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Watercolor Workshop Reminder

Want to learn how to take your
watercolors to the next level?

Don’t miss out on Ardella’s watercolor workshop series…
– It’s just a week away! –

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Ardella Swanberg: Advancing in Watercolor
August 7, 14, 21, 28 and September 11, 18, 25 and October 9, 2017
1PM to 4PM
$180 for 8 weeks.  Enrollment deadline by July 31, 2017
After learning the basics of painting, you need to learn more about how to make an outstanding composition.  This class leads you beyond copying photos and paintings into your own vision with unusual color schemes, design, and abstraction in easy to understand steps. Use your own photographs and drawings for originality.  The classes will cover planning a painting, elements and principles of art, color theory, lively whites, designing with collage, value patterns, and how to save a painting. These principles will help to have your paintings accepted into competitions.
To register, contact Ardella by email: ardellajo@yahoo.com
or phone: 805-234-1754

Lesson 1: Materials and planning a painting
Assignment:  In class plan a painting using these steps. Bring it to the next class for critique. Also bring your own photo of a landscape.

Lesson 2: The Elements and Principles of Art.
Assignment:  You will use negative painting to enhance a painting.  Bring that painting and your own photo of any subject to the next class.

Lesson 3: Apply color theory.
Assignment: design a painting that uses a color scheme that you would never have tried before.  Bring the painting to the next class.

Lesson 4: Lively whites in a still life.
Assignment:  Plan and paint a painting of a white still life in class. Finish and bring it for critique the next week.  Also bring your own photo and some textures that you find in magazines, origami, or textiles.

Lesson 5:  Using collage to work out design concepts.
Assignment: Make your own painting using your collage as inspiration. Bring your own photo of shadows of plants or trees to the next class.

Lesson 6: Finding interesting value patterns
Assignment: Use one of your value sketches to make a painting. Look at paintings by Cezanne.

Lesson 7: Abstraction
Assignment: Make a painting in the style of Cezanne.  Bring a painting to the next class that you think is so bad that you want to throw it away.

Lesson 8: Saving a poor painting. Assignment: Fix a bad painting.

Summer Clearances and Closeouts!!!

Looking for a SIZZLING deal for your summer art fun?

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We just got in some great closeouts!  Something for everyone!

Paint brushes, paints, calligraphy brushes and markers….

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We’ve put some other items into clearance, as well, such as SolarFast

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Hope to see you soon!!!

 

 

Calligraphy & Lettering Workshops!

Art Central is proud to host two great workshops
by Mary Lou Johnson!

Italic Sampler

Mary Lou Johnson: Introduction to the Basics of Italic Script Calligraphy
Saturday August 12th 10:30am to 3:30pm with 1 hour lunch break
Fee: $40 for 3 hour class
Suitable for beginners or tune up for Italic hand lettering.
Class members will learn basics of using a broad edge pen to produce the beautiful thick and thin patterns of the Italic Script or Italic Calligraphy. Several brands of ink will be available for use as well as 3 styles of broad edge pen; Speedball C-2, Felt tip 2.5mm and Pilot Parallel pen 2.4. Pen patterns, stroke families and the Italic “recipe” for letter height and angle will be introduced. Paper suitable for lettering will be on hand as well as tools to make future lettering projects much easier. Resources are listed on my website for future references.
Class materials list will be on hand at Art Central.
Contact Mary Lou Johnson, 805-441-3246, mljohnson805@att.net for questions and registration.
Class limited to 8.

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Mary Lou Johnson: Funky Letters with Pilot Parallel Pens
Sunday August 13th 1 to 3pm
Fee: $30 for 2 hour class
Suitable for beginners or anyone who would like to add an informal lettering style to their art.
Class members will learn basics of using a broad edge Pilot Parallel pen to produce the bouncy, flourished strokes of the Funky Lettering style. This pen can skip, lift and roll to create amazing strokes. Any water-soluble ink, water color or walnut ink works with this pen in a continual stroke suitable for letters, drawing, pen patterns. I will be using Lisa Englebrecht’s Funky letters featured in her book, Modern Calligraphy and Hand Lettering. Additional resources are listed on my website for future references.
Class materials list: Pilot Parallel Pen in size 2.4 mm or 3.8 mm, plus lots of copy paper for practice. Arches Text wove will be available for purchase and try outs. Leave the rules at the door and prepare to create your own alphabet!
Contact Mary Lou Johnson, 805-441-3246, mljohnson805@att.net for questions and registration.
Class limited to 8.

And don’t forget Mary Lou
is giving a Calligraphy Demonstration

this weekend…for FREE!

Mary Lou Johnson: Introduction to Italic Calligraphy Demonstration
Sat. July 22nd, 1:30-2:30pm
Fee: FREE!
Mary Lou Johnson will letter free name tags for book marks using a broad edge pen with several different inks as well as water colors.  She will also demo Pilot Parallel pens with color blending.  Pen patterns with the broad edged pen (Speedball Nibs and Pilot Parallel pens will also be demonstrated.
To enroll, contact Art Central by email: artcentralslo@yahoo.com or phone:805-747-4200

Advanced Watercolor Workshop Series!

– Art Central is Proud to Host Ardella Swanberg’s –

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Ardella Swanberg: Advancing in Watercolor
August 7, 14, 21, 28 and September 11, 18, 25 and October 9,
1PM to 4PM
$180 for 8 weeks by July 31, 2017
After learning the basics of painting, you need to learn more about how to make an outstanding composition.  This class leads you beyond copying photos and paintings into your own vision with unusual color schemes, design, and abstraction in easy to understand steps. Use your own photographs and drawings for originality.  The classes will cover planning a painting, elements and principles of art, color theory, lively whites, designing with collage, value patterns, and how to save a painting. These principles will help to have your paintings accepted into competitions.
To register, contact Ardella by email:
ardellajo@yahoo.com
or phone: 805-234-1754

Lesson 1: Materials and planning a painting
Assignment:  In class plan a painting using these steps. Bring it to the next class for critique. Also bring your own photo of a landscape.
Lesson 2: The Elements and Principles of Art.
Assignment:  You will use negative painting to enhance a painting.  Bring that painting and your own photo of any subject to the next class.
Lesson 3: Apply color theory.
Assignment: design a painting that uses a color scheme that you would never have tried before.  Bring the painting to the next class.
Lesson 4: Lively whites in a still life.
Assignment:  Plan and paint a painting of a white still life in class. Finish and bring it for critique the next week.  Also bring your own photo and some textures that you find in magazines, origami, or textiles.
Lesson 5:  Using collage to work out design concepts.
Assignment: Make your own painting using your collage as inspiration. Bring your own photo of shadows of plants or trees to the next class.
Lesson 6: Finding interesting value patterns
Assignment: Use one of your value sketches to make a painting. Look at paintings by Cezanne.
Lesson 7: Abstraction
Assignment: Make a painting in the style of Cezanne.  Bring a painting to the next class that you think is so bad that you want to throw it away.
Lesson 8: Saving a poor painting. Assignment: Fix a bad painting.

Don’t miss out on your chance to learn how to take your watercolor painting to the next level.  Sign up today! 

Italic Calligraphy Demonstration Reminder!

Mary Lou’s
Calligraphy Demonstration

is just a week away!

Italic Sampler

 

Mary Lou Johnson: Introduction to Italic Calligraphy Demonstration
Sat. July 22nd, 1:30-2:30pm
Fee: FREE!
Mary Lou Johnson will letter free name tags for book marks using a broad edge pen with several different inks as well as water colors.  She will also demo Pilot Parallel pens with color blending.  Pen patterns with the broad edged pen (Speedball Nibs and Pilot Parallel pens will also be demonstrated.
To enroll, contact Art Central by email: artcentralslo@yahoo.com or phone: 805-747-4200.

Don’t miss this chance to see a masterful
display of Italic calligraphy…And it’s FREE!

And, mark your calendar.  Mary Lou will be teaching lettering workshops August 12th and 13th!

Stay tuned for more information!

Cancellation today’s workshop

unfortunately, Lorri’s Acrylic workshop scheduled for today is cancelled due to a family emergency.

So sorry!!!

A beautiful reception for “becoming River”

 

Thank you to all who came to the artist reception of “becoming River” last week! It was a wonderful success and if you did not get a chance to stop by, the show will be up through July 31st.


 

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I am in awe of the love, kindness and support with which this show was received. As an artist I create work for myself, not necessarily to show or to provide a message. My artistic process is my happiness and therapy, reflection and meditation, and I have come to value it more than the product. In a professional art world where there sometimes seems to be a pressure to produce for the viewers, I am amazed by the beautiful responses to this collection of rather personal pieces.

I would like to thank everyone who came to the opening reception last night, your presence provided so much support and I am so happy to have been able to share my work with you. I give all my gratitude to the people who helped me put this show together — my parents: who have always stood by me and supported my passions, all my beautiful friends: who inspire me everyday with their love, and Etty: who gave me the opportunity and space to showcase my art.

-Aubrey Pongluelert



 

Reminder – Call for Artists: August Show!

Our August show is fast approaching & we want to show your work! This group exhibit is all about the Wild West!



Take-in for the show is Wednesday, August 2nd between 10am- 4pm. If you would like to participate please fill out this entry form: 2017-8 Wild Wild West and send us jpegs of your work for us to advertise!

email your pictures to artcentral93401@gmail.com

Drawing Foundation Series Workshop Reminder!

Larry Le Brane’s next drawing workshop is just a week away! 


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Larry Le Brane: Drawing Foundation Series “The Magic of Line”
Thurs. July 20th 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


Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this wonderful workshop! Sign up now!

Acrylic Painting Workshop Reminder!

A fun and insightful
Acrylic Workshop is Next Week!

Lorri Trogdon: Acrylic Workshop “Table Talk”
Sat. July 15th, 12-3:30
Fee: $60
Join me for a wonderful painting experience. Loosen up! Explore painting a beautiful and colorful arrangement of flowers, basket and pottery containers. I use Golden liquid acrylics for a loose watercolor look, laying in color and objects for the initial painting. I then bring it up a level with oil paint for impact if needed. Supplies: Golden Liquid Acrylics: (available at Art Central,) Canvas 16×20 (or what you have in rectangle size,) brushes (bring what you have, I like rigger, flats, rounds and filberts,) Paper towels, Drawing pencil, Mixing palette for your paint (I prefer the Masterson paint palette) its great keeps your paint wet for days (available at Art Central), Small Easel, Water Container
Please contact me for sign-up by phone: 805-481-7545 or email: Lorripaints@msn.com

Don’t miss out on this chance to learn a great approach to the acrylic medium from Lorri!
Signup today!