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Archive for December, 2016

New Year, New Workshops!

Art Central
is offering new workshops
with the coming new year!

Check out these two great workshop series going on in January!

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Jonathan Gaetke: Introduction to Oils (Painting the Grisaille)
4 session workshop: Jan 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Cost: $120.00
This class is geared towards adult students. Artist Jonathan Gaetke believes painting is a skill anyone can learn. Working from direct observation, students will be introduced to basic oil painting skills while learning the grisaille method. Emphasis will be placed on representational painting elements such as drawing, values, edges and composition. Demonstration, exercises and individual instruction at your easel in a fun and supportive environment will provide a solid foundation to create believable works of art in oil. Class size is limited to no more than 10 students.
For registration and supply list see class link at www.jonathanfineart.com or call 805-470-9627

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Ardella Swanberg: Beginning Watercolor
8 session workshop: Jan 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, Feb 6th, 13th, 27th, Mar 6th 1pm to 4pm
Cost: $185.00
This class is for the person who wants to learn the basics.  I teach the way a painter makes art.  You will learn to use your own ideas for paintings.  A list of needed supplies will be provided before the class starts.
Topics to be covered are:
Lesson 1 — You will learn how to select and use tools and materials.  There will time to practice using wet on wet, dry on wet and interesting additions to the paint such as salt and glycerin
Lesson 2 – You will learn how to mix paint to get the color you want.  You will make your own color wheel and learn how to use it.  You will try out several color schemes.
Lesson 3 — You will learn how to plan your painting and how the elements of design (line, shape, value, color, and shape) are used in art.  You will paint a painting from your own photo or sketch.
Lesson 4 – We will paint a still life from a display we make.
Lesson 5 — After a demonstration of how to paint water, you will try painting a wave or a waterfall using new techniques.
Lesson 6—You will learn about the principles of design and apply them to a painting from your own photo or sketch or by using your own photo.
Lesson 7 – After a demonstration of how to paint a portrait in watercolor, you will paint on from a sketch I provide.
Lesson 8 – You will learn how to save a bad painting by using the elements and principles of art and more paint.
To register for the workshop, call Ardella at: 771-0281 or email: ardellajo@yahoo.com

PapersCollage Play-Date
Sat. February 4th, 11am-1pm
Fee: $15 includes all materials.
Come by Art Central for a collage play day! We will 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, this group event will spark your creativity and imagination! Register in advance by phone: 805-747-4200 or email: artcentralslo@yahoo.com
-UPDATE-
The supremely talented and ever entertaining Tracy Taylor will be on hand to help participants in the creation of there own prayer flags!  All materials provided!
Make sure you register in advance!  If we don’t meet our required signups, we will be forced to cancel the Play-Date!

 

Art Central’s Holiday Hours

Happy Holidays, Friends!

Our hours are as follows:

-Christmas Eve  ~ 10-2pm

-Christmas Day ~ Closed

-December 26th to 30th ~ 10-5:30pm

-New Years Eve ~ 10-2pm

-New Years Day ~ Closed

Wishing you and yours a WONDERFUL holiday!

Etty, William, Nick, Melissa & Logan

SNEAKY BLOG SALE…

The following specials are not being advertised ANYWHERE but to our blog followers – and this is definitely a “WHILE SUPPLIES LAST” kind of thing! 

For most of these items,  we only have 1 or 2 of a kind – so it’s first come, first serve… Take a look …  NOW THROUGH CHRISTMAS EVE!…

 

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Kolinsky Style 11 Round #10

50% OFF!

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Arches Watercolor 140CP 44.5x10yd

50% OFF!

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Winsor and Newton Series 7 #8

50% OFF!

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Grumbacher Oil Set

45% OFF!

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R&F Encaustic Starter Kit

45% OFF!

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dewent-wc-72-pencil-set Derwent 72 Pencil Watercolor Set

40% OFF!

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Prismacolor Nupastel 96 Set

35% OFF!

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Gamblin Deluxe Painting System

30% OFF!

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Artograph LED Lightpad A930 9×12

20% OFF!

AND…

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EXTRA 10% off our wooden easels … & they are ALREADY on sale!

 

Creative Holiday Savings!

Happy Holidays from everyone here at Art Central…  Come by and enjoy these creative deals on spectacular products!

Any and all artists are welcome to join in on the savings!  We have something for everyone on your gift list!

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Create your OWN set!  Fill the “MARQUIS” easel with $60 worth of materials and take it home with you FOR FREE!

OR…

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Fill the “MERCED” easel with $150 worth of materials and get it for FREE!

These easels are lightweight, compact and great for dorm rooms and limited space!

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ALL WOOD STUDIO FLOOR EASELS ARE 35% OFF!

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Pick the perfect gift for your children, grandchildren, little sister or brother… Any and all children’s craft sets are 20% off – (but only if you mention that you saw it HERE!!!!)

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Prismacolor colored pencil sets are 35% off!  (AND… Prismacolor is also offering a mail-in rebate!  BAM!)

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Micron black 3-set and 6-set are 30% off!

Please enjoy these amazing creative deals at Art Central until Christmas Eve

Offers may not be combined with each other, or with student or member discount

HO, HO, HO!!! Take advantage of the savings!

A Question for Plein Air Painters!

Are you a
“lone wolf”

out door painter?
Do you have
a “pack”
you paint with?

Art Central wants to know!

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We are always interested becoming more involved in and learning more about our local art community here on the Central Coast.  Please send us info about local painting groups, so that we can share with others – especially those new to the community who are looking to get involved!  Plus… Would you would like to share your plein air painting experience and practices?

We want to hear about it!

We need JPEGS… NOW!

January is nearly here, and with it our upcoming show
“Stories”

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New Times has expressed interest in the show but they need photos!

Please email j-pgs of the work you are submitting to:
artcentral93401@gmail.com

NEED IDEAS for this exhibit?

read on…..

“And there is, I submit, no better way of gaining that understanding than by examining native ceremonies, rituals, songs, dances, prayers, and stories. For it is in ceremony, ritual, song, dance, and prayer that the sum total of what people believe about life, being, existence, and relationships are [sic.] symbolically expressed an articulated; as it is in story, fable, legend, and myth that fundamental understandings, insights, and attitudes toward life and human conduct, character, and quality in their diverse forms are embodied and passed on.

Whether sub-consciously or intentionally, they chose to communicate via narratives that teach about themselves and their culture. Since narratives communicate symbolically, they invite interpretation.

Storytellers choose those narratives (from their repertoire) appropriate to the occasion, to communicate symbolically their message. They offer specific, symbolic examples of their culture or worldview, or “the sum total of what people believe about life, being, existence, and relationships,”

“…story is what tells us, finally, what it is to be human beings. And we need to know. I mean, there’s no other way as a species we can know what it is to be ourself. And we’re the only species for whom that’s true.” -Russell Banks