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don’t miss out!

Last chance to sign up… class starts Saturday!

Please contact Joan no later than tomorrow,Wednesday, March 29th for this wonderful workshop!

PLEASE NOTE – If you wish, instead of purchasing paint, you may pay Joan a $20 materials fee.  This fee will cover your paint needs for the 4-class session. (materials fee does not cover other supplies – paper, brushes, etc.)

Joan M. Skinner: East Meets West Watercolor Workshop

Joan Skinner Roses
4 day Workshop. April 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd 10:45-2pm
Fee: $100 for 4 day workshop
Bringing negative painting of the early 1900’s and Chinese brush painting styles together, using watercolor Arches 140 CP and Chinese brush painting brushes and DaVinci colors, and a limited palette. The focus is on value and contrast of color, with the style of Southern School China brush painting to bring energy and action to the picture. All levels welcome.
To register, contact Joan by phone: 805-473-1202 or 661-972-3688
or email: joanmskinner@aol.com

Workshop Reminders!

There is still room in these
great (very near) workshops!

Don’t miss out on a chance to learn from these phenomenal instructors!

1Larry Le Brane_BW Drawing_ pencilLarry LeBrane: Drawing Foundation Series “The Magic of Line”
Thurs. March 30th 5pm-8pm
Fee: $45
Learn the use of line contour with visual devices to achieve the illusion of “deep space” on a 2-dimensional plane. Explore composition placement. Includes individual feedback & group critique. These 4 Drawing Foundation mini-classes focus on specific fundamental skills. Take only 1 or all lessons. For ALL skill levels, very beginning to practicing painters & artists. To enroll, contact Larry by email: larron4@charter.net or phone: 805-528-8791


Joan Skinner RosesJoan M. Skinner: East Meets West Watercolor Workshop 4 day Workshop.
April 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd 10:45-2pm
Fee: $100 for 4 day workshop
Bringing negative painting of the early 1900’s and Chinese brush painting styles together, using watercolor Arches 140 CP and Chinese brush painting brushes and DaVinci colors, and a limited palette. The focus is on value and contrast of color, with the style of Southern School China brush painting to bring energy and action to the picture. All levels of students welcome. To register, contact Joan by phone: 805-473-1202 or 661-972-3688 or email: joanmskinner@aol.com

 

WOW… AWESOME WORKSHOP!

Our 3-D encaustic workshop with Flo Bartell this past weekend was a fantastic creative success!

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We had so much fun learning about a variety of tools and techniques for sculpting and painting with wax.

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Here’s a glimpse of some of the wonderful work our participants produced over the 2 days!

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If you didn’t have the chance to join us, we’re sorry you missed it, but keep your eyes open for more of Flo’s encaustic events throughout the upcoming summer and fall.

 

Upcoming Mandalas Workshop

Looking for a fun and relaxing creative process?  Art Central is happy to host this great workshop!

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Lynn Bacigalupo: Calm & Centering Mandalas
Sunday April 9th, 1-3pm
Fee: $25
Embrace this ancient art form to calm and center your mind. Learn how to create mandalas, using symmetrical patterning as a form of meditation. We will begin with a guided meditation and set a personal intention for our practice. All levels are welcome, no experience needed.
To enroll, contact Lynn by email: lbacigalupo@gmail.com or phone: 805-242-6802

This is a wonderful way to both relax and be creative.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn a whole new way to create!

Phenomenal Watercolor Workshop!

Art Central is proud to be hosting an exciting watercolor workshop by the talented Joan Skinner!

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Joan M. Skinner: East Meets West Watercolor Workshop
4 day Workshop. April 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd 10:45-2pm
Fee: $100 for 4 day workshop
Bringing negative painting of the early 1900’s and Chinese brush painting styles together, using watercolor Arches 140 CP and Chinese brush painting brushes and DaVinci colors, and a limited palette. The focus is on value and contrast of color, with the style of Southern School China brush painting to bring energy and action to the picture. All levels of students welcome.
To register, contact Joan by phone: 805-473-1202 or 661-972-3688
or email: joanmskinner@aol.com

Want to learn how to draw?

The first installment of Larry Le Brane’s Drawing Fundamentals series is coming soon!

Magic of Line

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Larry LeBrane: Drawing Foundation Series “The Magic of Line”
Thurs. March 30th 5pm-8pm
Fee: $45 per work
Learn the use of line contour with visual devices to achieve the illusion of “deep space” on a 2-dimensional plane. Explore composition placement. Includes individual feedback & group critique. These 4 Drawing Foundation mini-classes focuses on specific fundamental skills. Take only 1 or all lessons. For ALL skill levels, very beginning to practicing painters & artists. To enroll, contact Larry by email: larron4@charter.net or phone: 805-528-8791

If you have ever wanted to learn the fundamental skills of drawing (or polish your existing ones) this workshop series is perfect!  Take all four or only the ones you like.  Your choice!

– Magic of Line, March 30th –
 – Perspective, April 27th –
 – Form, Composition and Critique, May 25th –
– Value, June 29th –

unexpected bonus… DEMO next Saturday!

During Flo Bartell’s workshop next weekend, she will offer a short demonstration – join us!  Just stop in, it’s free, and no sign-up is required!  Starts at 1:15pm.

Learn how to make a lightweight painting panel for encaustics or any other painting medium. This type of panel allows for carving into the panel to create interesting, relief dimensional effects.

Saturday, March 18th…. BE HERE!

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Do you want to…

create a 3-D Encaustic? 

If you do, you MUST sign up no later than THIS Tuesday, March 14th!

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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

Collaborative Art Project this Saturday

*  *  Team up with Israel and Jill  *  *   

Let’s create something BIG!

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Collaborative Painting Project THIS  Saturday, March 11th, 10am -4pm

 FREE … ages 10 to 110 are welcome

Our names are Jillian Rice and Israel Dedina. A few months ago we started working on a social art project. We wanted to see if we could try to paint social interactions. We started to invite people to paint with us when we painted in our studio along with when we took our paintings to various music festivals. Throughout the process we have begun to develop two different styles of our “collaborative painting”. In one process we invite people to add and contribute whatever they want, wherever they want. At the beginning the painting looks like a jumbled mess but as time goes on stories emerge. collaboration 24
After doing this a number of times we started to notice trends in the way people added. This is when the second style of our collaborative work emerged. For this one we still invite people to add to pieces but we first ask them to watch what we are doing and if they still want to add we invite them to do so in a way that will add to what we are trying to do. We find that people that have never painted before can contribute as much to a piece as someone who has painted their whole life. 
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For this event we will be exploring both styles simultaneously. For this to be possible we need your help. Please join us on March 11 from 10-4 to explore the world of social painting, help make something cool, and enjoy yourself. No experience is necessary.
Sign-ups are not necessary – just show up when you want, and stay as long as you’d like

Join us at Art Central this Saturday, March 11th, any time between 10am-4pm for this intriguing event!

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Upcoming Encaustic Workshop

Art Central is excited to host

Flo Bartell’s 3-D encaustic Workshop

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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

Make sure to mark your calendar so you don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to work with a truly incredible artist!