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Archive for April, 2017

Call for Artists!

Call for Artists-

‘Feathered Acrobatics’

Wild Wings in Flight


Our June exhibit, “Feathered Acrobatics”, is open to all artists!

We welcome artists of all ages to share work that explores ideas and images of flight. We are open to any interpretation of this, whether it be birds or other winged creatures, themes of movement or freedom… let your creativity soar!

Take-in for this show is Wednesday, May 31st, 10am-4pm.

Art After Dark Artist Reception on Friday, June 2nd from 6-8pm.

For all information, please download this PDF -> 2017-1 Feathered Acrobatics

REMINDER! We need your images to advertise! Please send us JPEGS of art you’ll be including in the exhibit, as soon as you can- it helps us advertise and gives YOU great exposure! Please e-mail images to us at: artcentral93401@gmail.com.

 

attention bargain hunters…

I’m a bargain hunter, too!  

I love a great price, and I’m always on the lookout for deals.  So when products are on clearance from my distributors, I check them out!

Recently we scored big with some amazing items, which, as usual, have been placed in our clearance section.  And, as usual, our score is yours!  I won’t spill the beans on specifics, but I will do some name-dropping…  

Artograph, Daylight, Stabilo, Derwent…

Hope to see you soon!

                                                                      etty

Upcoming May Workshops

There are two fun and educational workshops coming to Art Central in May!

Don’t miss out on the chance to learn hands on from two great instructors.  And stay tuned for more great upcoming events at Art Central!

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Joan M. Skinner: East Meets West Watercolor Workshop
4 day Workshop. May 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th 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

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Lynn Bacigalupo: Calm & Centering Mandalas
Sunday May 14th, 1-3pm
Fee: $25 per workshop
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

Deadline! Sign up by 4/22, for the 4/29 Workshop!

We need to know if
you are taking Judy’s workshop
by THIS Saturday!

Low enrollment might cause us to cancel this amazing workshop.  Don’t miss out on this chance to learn advanced acrylic techniques from a master of the craft!  Contact Judy before this Saturday ( April 22) to save your spot in the workshop.

Judy Gittelsohn: Golden Acrylic Painting Advanced Workshop
Sat. April 29th 10am-4pm
Fee: $125
Participants will explore a range of Golden products and we will paint all day! The day will be divided into three parts:
1. Using and understanding gels to build texture and create interesting surfaces.
2. Layering and blending to develop intense, rich and surprising colors.
3. Applying Golden Glazing medium for a final glaze. Artists will experience drizzle, drip, and grit. Examples of mediums to be used: clear tar gel, self leveling gel, coarse molding paste, fiber paste, glass bead gel and more. With this hands-on experience to delight or inspire, the participants will work intensely on creating an artwork incorporating these techniques and materials. The paints will be Golden Heavy Body, Golden Fluid and Golden High Flow. I will offer prompts and suggestions on materials and concepts during the day. All levels are welcome! All materials except canvas provided. Please bring a canvas / purchase one from Art Central. You are welcome to bring additional brushes, although some will be available for your use.
Contact Judy Gittelsohn for questions or registration by phone: 650 248 5381, or email: me@judyg.com

Don’t miss out on these great workshops!!!

We wanted to remind you of two workshops coming soon to Art Central.

These workshops are an amazing chance to learn firsthand from two incredibly talented instructors!

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Larry LeBrane: Drawing Foundation Series “Perspective”
Thurs. April 27th 5pm-8pm
Fee: $45
Learn how to use 1, 2 & 3-point perspective & apply to drawing forms. A popular class & skill that many students like to re-visit. 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

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Judy Gittelsohn: Golden Acrylic Painting Advanced Workshop
Sat. April 29th 10am-4pm
Fee: $125
Participants will explore a range of Golden products and we will paint all day! The day will be divided into three parts: 1. Using and understanding gels to build texture and create interesting surfaces. 2. Layering and blending to develop intense, rich and surprising colors. 3. Applying Golden Glazing medium for a final glaze. Artists will experience drizzle, drip, and grit. Examples of mediums to be used: clear tar gel, self leveling gel, coarse molding paste, fiber paste, glass bead gel and more. With this hands-on experience to delight or inspire, the participants will work intensely on creating an artwork incorporating these techniques and materials. The paints will be Golden Heavy Body, Golden Fluid and Golden High Flow. I will offer prompts and suggestions on materials and concepts during the day. All levels are welcome! All materials except canvas provided. Please bring a canvas / purchase one from Art Central. You are welcome to bring additional brushes, although some will be available for your use.
Contact Judy Gittelsohn for questions or registration by phone: 650 248 5381, or email: me@judyg.com

Have a great Easter!

Art Central will be

Closed for Easter Sunday

We will be open our regular hours on Saturday
and will resume regular hours on Monday.

Have a great holiday!

Art After Dark Fun!

With the ever incredible
Ellen Jewett on hand,
Art Central’s Art After Dark was a blast!

Ellen gave insight into her working process and even helped participants with their own creations.

Stay tuned for more fun events at Art Central.
Thank you, to all who attended!

April’s Art After Dark special Play-Date!

 

This Friday, (yes, TOMORROW!) join us at Art Central’s Art After Dark with Ellen Jewett!

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The ever exciting, ever exuberant Ellen Jewett will be here from 6-8pm, demonstrating and explaining the working process of her beautiful mixed media pieces.  Not only that, but she’ll invite you to sit down and try it, too!  No experience necessary, just a willingness to have fun!  Come by, play and learn!

Don’t miss out on this chance to see the creative process of a dynamic (and really fun) local artist!

AND… Our current exhibit, SPRING SUCCULENCE, continues through the end of April.  Come and enjoy local artists’ interpretation of the beauty and bounty of Spring!

Check Out These Upcoming Events at Art Central!

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Lynn Bacigalupo: Calm & Centering Mandalas
Sunday April 9th, 1-3pm
Fee: $25 per workshop
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

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Larry LeBrane: Drawing Foundation Series “Perspective”
Thurs. April 27th 5pm-8pm
Fee: $45
Learn how to use 1, 2 & 3-point perspective & apply to drawing forms. A popular class & skill that many students like to re-visit. 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

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Judy Gittelsohn: Golden Acrylic Painting Advanced Workshop
Sat. April 29th 10am-4pm
Fee: $125
Participants will explore a range of Golden products and we will paint all day!  The day will be divided into three parts:  1. Using and understanding gels to build texture and create interesting surfaces.  2. Layering and blending to develop intense, rich and surprising colors.  3. Applying Golden Glazing medium for a final glaze.  Artists will experience drizzle, drip, and grit.  Examples of mediums to be used:  clear tar gel, self leveling gel, coarse molding paste, fiber paste, glass bead gel and more. With this hands-on experience to delight or inspire, the participants will work intensely on creating an artwork incorporating these techniques and materials.  The paints will be Golden Heavy Body, Golden Fluid and Golden High Flow.  I will offer prompts and suggestions on materials and concepts during the day. All levels are welcome!  All materials except canvas provided.  Please bring a canvas / purchase one from Art Central. You are welcome to bring additional brushes, although some will be available for your use.
Contact Judy Gittelsohn for questions or registration by phone: 650 248 5381, or email:
me@judyg.com.

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But LOOK… there’s more!

Art Central has a great lineup of workshops, demonstrations and classes.  Take a look… we have something for everyone! 

Joan M. Skinner: East Meets West Watercolor Workshop 4 day Workshop
May 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th 10:45-2pm
Fee: $100 for 4 day workshop
To register, contact Joan by phone: 805-473-1202 or 661-972-3688 or email: joanmskinner@aol.com

Lynn Bacigalupo: Calm & Centering Mandalas
Sunday May 14th, 1-3pm
Fee: $25 per workshop
To enroll, contact Lynn by email: lbacigalupo@gmail.com or phone: 805-242-6802

Larry LeBrane: Drawing Foundation Series: “Form, Composition & Critique”
Thurs. May 25th 5pm-8pm
Fee: $45
To enroll, contact Larry by email: larron4@charter.net or phone: 805-528-8791

Hilda Vandergriff: Watercolor Workshop
Sat. June 3rd, 1-3pm
Fee: $30
Materials list on hand at Art Central To sign up contact: Hilda Vandergriff at 559-322-6557 or email at Hvandergri@aol.com

Ardella Swanberg: Book Making
Sat. June 10th, 12:30pm-4:30pm
Fee: $30
To enroll, contact Ardella by email: ardellajo@yahoo.com or phone: 805-771-0281

David Limrite: “Pushing Charcoal” Mixed Media Drawing, Process, and The Artist
Sun. June 11th, 1-3pm
Fee: Free Demonstration!
To enroll, contact Art Central by email: artcentralslo@yahoo.com
or phone:805-747-4200

Larry LeBrane: Drawing Foundation Series “Value”
Thurs. June 29th 5pm-8pm
Fee: $45
To enroll, contact Larry by email: larron4@charter.net or phone: 805-528-8791

Lorri Trogdon: Acrylic Workshop “Table Talk”
Sat. July 15th, 12-3:30
Fee: $60
Please contact me for sign-up by phone: 805-481-7545 or email: Lorripaints@msn.com

Lorri Trogdon: Acrylic Workshop “Country Garden”
Sat. August 5th 12-3:30
Fee: $60
Please contact me for sign-up by phone: 805-481-7545 or email: Lorripaints@msn.com

Hilda Vandergriff: Acrylic Painting Workshop
Sat. September 2nd, 1-3pm
Fee: $30
Materials list on hand at Art Central To sign up contact: Hilda Vandergriff at 559-322-6557 or email at Hvandergri@aol.com

Charmaine Martinez: Brush Lettering Workshop
Sat. September 9th, 1-4pm
Fee: $25
Contact Charmaine for questions or to register for the workshop: charmainemartinez@gmail.com

Lorri Trogdon: Acrylic Workshop “Wine Tasting”
Sat. October 7th, 12-3:30
Fee: $60
Please contact me for sign-up by phone: 805-481-7545 or email: Lorripaints@msn.com

Remember to check our blog often… we are always adding more great events!

Calligraphy Workshop Canceled

Due to unfortunately unseen events  Victoria Johnson’s calligraphy class has been canceled.  Art Central apologizes for any inconvenience. 

Victoria Johnson: Beginning to Advanced Calligraphy Workshop
CANCLED Sunday April 23rd, 12:30pm-3:30pm