Your Creativity – Our Supplies!

Archive for January, 2017

Art After Dark Feb 3rd… “Stories” continues… but there’s more in store!

February continues our ‘Stories’ exhibit.  If you haven’t seen it yet, we highly recommend it; we think this show is one of our best to date.

And… this Friday, during Art After Dark, Art Central will be doing something special! Come and make prayer flags with the exuberant Tracy Taylor…it’s gonna be a blast!!

(See these uber-cool examples!)

See you soon!

Workshops and Play-dates on the Way!

Art Central has some
great upcoming events!

Register as soon as you can!
Low enrollments will result in canceled events.

Sign up and don’t miss out!

cpd9

Collage 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

968 Live Oake Life

Ardella Swanberg: Beginning Watercolor
8 session workshop: Feb 6th, 13th, 27th, Mar 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, Apr 3rd
1:00-4:00pm

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

hilda-vandergriff-gfish

Hilda Vandergriff: Chinese Brush Painting Workshop
Sat. March 4th, 1-3pm
Fee: $30. Materials list on hand at Art Central
Have you ever wanted to earn how to paint using Chinese Brush Painting Techniques? Join Artist, Hilda Vandergriff, for a fun learning experience.  You will be learning century old techniques of the orient.  Simple brush strokes you can use for fish, lotus leaves, bamboo, calligraphy word for fish and backgrounds too.  You will receive a lesson handout and follow along the demo step by step.

To sign up contact: Hilda Vandergriff at 559-322-6557 or email at Hvandergri@aol.com

The following materials will be needed and maybe purchased at Art Central Art Supply.
Any size Chinese brushes you may have
Black Chinese ink, ink stone if you have, but not necessary
Sumi Paper or Rice paper (as much as you would like to paint on)
Watercolors (Ultra Marine Blue, Perm Rose, New Gamboge)
A white ceramic plate or small bowl for holding black ink
White felt cloth for laying down the Sumi paper to paint on
2 water containers (one for watercolors and one for black ink)
A small spray water bottle
Paper Towels

flobartell-3

Flo Bartell: 3D Encaustic Workshop 2 day workshop
Sat. March 18th 10:30-4:30, Sun. March 19th 12:30-4:00
Fee: $250 for two day workshop
Learn to use wax to create sculpture or to add dimensional elements to your encaustic paintings. No encaustic experience needed.  Two day workshop.  Tuition includes some materials.  Full list supplied after enrollment.
To enroll, contact Flo by email: flo.bartell@gmail.com or phone: 805-528-7983

Save the date!! Art Central’s Anniversary Event February 11th!!!

anniversary-clipart-anniversary_clipart-3

*  *  Join us Saturday, February 11th *  *     

it’s our 6th anniversary!

Product giveaways, demonstrations, workshops, exclusive events both morning and afternoon. Plus opportunities to try out new stuff!

Our first 50 customers will get a gift bag!  And don’t fret if you’re busy in the morning, there will be afternoon giveaways as well!

Want to know more?

STAY TUNED!

anniversary-clipart-anniversary_clipart-3

 

 

Call for Artists!

Call for artists –

‘Spring Succulence’

Our upcoming exhibit is titled “Spring Succulence”.  We welcome artists of all ages to participate.  Come share art that expresses the ripeness of spring… See ideas below!

This will be a 2-month show, with an Art After Dark Artist Reception on Friday, March 3rd from 6-8pm.  Take-in for this show is Wednesday, March 1st 10am – 4pm.

For all information, please download this PDF -> 2017-2-springtime-succulence

REMINDER – WE NEED YOUR IMAGES TO ADVERTISE! Please send us JPEGS of art you know you’ll be including in the exhibit, as soon as you can – it helps us advertise, and it gives YOU great exposure!   Please e-mail images to us at:  artcentral93401@gmail.com

Define succulence?

ADJECTIVE …. full of juice; juicy….rich in desirable qualities….affording mental nourishment….(of a plant) having fleshy and juicy tissues.

NOUN ….a succulent plant, as a sedum or cactus.
OR……Anything with triple creamfat, fat, and more fatthe succulence of it all!

What a night!!!

Art After Dark Recap – ‘Stories’ Edition

What a truly amazing show we have hung this month!  Thank you to all who came out to support your local artists and thank you so much to everyone participating. Here are a few pictures from throughout the night.

This exhibit is special in many ways, but one in particular is that the artists have really offered us a window to their souls.  Many participants included verbiage explaining the “story” behind their art.  You owe it to yourself to experience it.

Be sure to let your friends and family know about the show!

“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.”

-Pablo Picasso

Architectural Intrigue…

Today we are sharing the creations of several local architecture students!  

First…the amazing creativity of Cuesta College’s Kendall Reed.

kendall-reed-perform-center-wall-sec-4

kendall-reed-perform-center-wall-sec-1

Next…  an intricate project by Cal Poly’s Michael Aguilar.

1487786_10201228447413569_1384187756_o

mkcig

Last, but far from least…  a wonderful image from Chelzea Furtado, a third year Cal Poly student.

moneyshot finished.png

For your chance to be featured, please send us an email at artcentralslo@yahoo.com with your name and a few different shots of your masterpiece!

 

 

 

Workshop Reminder!

These Wonderful Workshops Are Mere Days Away!

– Sign up now! –
Don’t miss out on these educational and FUN opportunities!

jonathan-gaetke-with-students

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

968 Live Oake Life

Ardella Swanberg: Beginning Watercolor
8 session workshop: Feb 6th, 13th, 27th, Mar 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, Apr 3rd
1:00-4:00pm

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

Join us this Friday, and welcome Richard Rowe to our Gallery!

Welcome, Richard!

img_1019

Richard Rowe has been making pottery since 1972.  He studied ceramics at Cal State Fullerton under Jerry Rothman and graduated with degrees in art and history in 1976.  For the next 30 years he sold his wares at galleries and art festivals throughout the southwestern United States.

 

In 1988, he and his wife Sandy moved to Cayucos, where he opened Cayucos Clay Works, a studio and showspace.  During this time he taught College for Kids at Cuesta College and did several workshops for Children’s Creative Projects.  He also worked on the planning committee for the Open Studios Tour in its early years.  A mosaic sculpture in Cayucos features tiles made at the Clayworks in support of the mural.

img_1017

 For the last five years, Richard has been a member of numerous Succulent Societies in California and has made unknown numbers of planters for the popular and unusual plants.  He shows in succulent shows around the state.  His planters may also be found at Desert Creations in Northridge, CA. 

His limited editions and one-of-a-kind pieces are in private collections all over the world.

Come in this Friday night for Art After Dark, and help us welcome Richard to Art Central Gallery!

img_1015

img_1010

 

Art After Dark Reception… and YOU’RE INVITED!

“Stories”

SEE A COLLECTION OF WORKS THAT TELL STORIES … AFTER ALL, A PICTURE IS WORTH 1000 WORDS…

Enjoy this colorful exhibit for 2 months!   

Artists Reception is Friday, January 6th, from 6-8pm. Show runs through Feb. 28th

And… please visit artsobispo.org/maps/art-after-dark/all to see all the great art receptions this Friday night!