We know you were planning on bringing in your work! Can't wait to see you! And we look forward to our reception this Friday - JOIN US!
WHAT IS PIGMENT? Simply put, color. Pigments have a lengthy and rich history, especially in regards to use by humankind, and there is a surprising amount of nuance to the substances we use for color. PIGMENT THROUGH THE AGES The first pigments used by humans were the most easily obtained, from the earth. Ochres and… Continue reading Much ado about pigment
We sent out a request looking for specific colors that might interest oil painters from the Rembrandt line - there are some unusual colors, so there has been some confusion! If you're interested, please click on the color chart link, below. We look forward to hearing what colors you'd like us to bring in! Rembrandt Oil… Continue reading Clarification on Rembrandt Oils
and ask them, "How did you do that?!" You have the opportunity to spend time with artists Michael V. Messina, Kabe Russell, and Dennis Jackson. Find out more about their stunning photographs, creative and technical process, and so much more. Located at Art Central on 1329 Monterey St. San Luis Obispo, 93401 (Oh, of course it's free!) Join us… Continue reading Meet the Artists…
WE WANT YOUR ART! Did you know all these things originated in California? Here on the Central Coast we definitely get to appreciate the scenic beauty and incredible wildlife, but there are so very many beautiful places in California. Not to mention, from Mt. Shasta to the Mojave we are vibrant with culture. Without a doubt there are endless things native to California that can inspire everyone to make art. So,… Continue reading “California Native”
We still have room! 11-2pm!
Hey oil painters! We just started carrying 40ml Rembrandt oil colors but we still have so much room! So we want to know what colors you, the artists, would like to see in the store. Currently we carry Titanium White, Cold Grey, Transparent Oxide Brown, Naples Yellow Deep, Permanent Red Medium, and Cobalt Blue Light. We… Continue reading What colors would YOU like?
The next couple of weeks are busy with workshops! At a glance: Collage Play-Date Sat. August 13th, 11am-2pm Fee: $15 includes all materials. Come by Art Central for a collage play day! We supply paper and materials, but you can also bring any other images/mixed media you choose. If you have never collaged before, don’t worry,… Continue reading Upcoming Workshops Reminder!
Take an extra 20% off on any CLEARANCE items thru this Saturday! (Aug. 13th) Plus - we've put a number of popular items on sale for Back-to-School. We've got some great deals - take advantage! AND MORE! Sale prices may not be combined with member discounts!
We just got a delivery of cool pastel, brightly colored and marbled matboards - and we got a screamin' deal! Selling them - (while supplies last) - for $6 a sheet! (Usually $11.95 and up!) First come, first serve!