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Archive for August, 2017

Participating in Open Studios Tour?

Sign up ON-LINE for the Preview Show!

Art Central is honored and delighted to be hosting the Open Studios Preview Show for the 3rd consecutive year!

Let potential studio visitors see what wonderful work you have by participating in the 12x12x12 Preview Show!  It’s a great opportunity for additional exposure.  

For more info and to register, click on REGISTER ONLINE Here! 


Last year’s show was amazing!


Have a Great Labor Day!

Art Central
– will be CLOSED –
Sunday the 3rd & Monday the 4th

We wish you all a fun & restful Labor Day!

ART AFTER DARK! It’s ALL about communication…

Hi, all!  Join us this Friday evening, from 6-8pm to see a really unusual and inspiring exhibit!

“Social Media”

A Series of Collaborative Paintings

Israel Dedina and Jillian Rice have put together a great exhibit which shows how artists can create a connection through the act of painting together.  

Please join us!ptg2d





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– Workshop Cancellation –

Due to unforeseen circumstances,
Hilda Vanderfriff’s September 2nd Acrylic Painting workshop has been canceled.


Art Central apologizes for any inconvenience 

Don’t forget! Collage playdate tomorrow!

We still have some room, so join us!

$15 includes all supplies – just bring your creativity!

Saturday, Aug 26th, 11-2pm!

New Product Showcase! Saturday, September 16th!

Art Central
wants to inspire you with awesome new products!

On Saturday, September 16th, from 12-3 pm we’ll be offering you the opportunity to try out some great new products… for FREE!

Check out some of the cool new items you’ll see… (click on the pictures for videos of each product!  COOL!)

marabu marble1

Marabu Easy Marble Paint –
A truly easy way to give a marble pattern to almost anything.  Just dunk it!

Marabu glas

– Marabu Porcelain & Glass Paint Markers –
Decorate everything from wine glasses to mugs to windows!

Marabu Fashion Design Produkte

– Marabu Fashion Sprays & Liners –
Customize your outfit!  Write, draw and decorate on shirts, pants, skirts…you name it!

sennelier abstract

– Sennelier Abstract Acrylic Paints –
A great line of quality acrylic paints, from a renowned company, that’s also economical?  Yes, PLEASE!

Jacquard screen printing ink

– Jacquard Screen Printing Ink –
Beautiful colors, archival, light fast, enhanced open/working time, and wash safe once heat set.  What more could you want from a screen printing ink?

Amazing deals will be offered on these products… but ONLY if you come in  Saturday! Don’t miss out! 

Saturday Sept. 16th!

12 – 3pm!

GET CREATIVE… no sign-up necessary! 

Bring your own wine glass, T-shirt, or whatever you want to try out these products!


Workshop Reminder

Larry Le Brane’s
Next Drawing Workshop
is Only a Week Away!

Larry Le Brane_Drawing 11, Art Central

Larry Le Brane: Drawing Foundation Series “Perspective”
Thurs. August 31st, 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: or phone: 805-528-8791

Don’t miss out on the chance to learn perspective in drawing from such a knowledgeable instructor.  Sign up today!

Art Central’s Week with the Tibetan Monks

We had a great week
at Art Central with the
visiting Tibetan Monks!

Despite their busy schedule while visiting San Luis Obispo, the monks of the Drepung Gomang Monastery were all smiles.

The monks posed for life drawing, helped us create prayer flags using woodcut printing, and painted Mani stones.

Participants had a great time playing and learning, and proceeds from the workshops went to the monks and their monastery… a “win win” for everyone!

Art Central was proud to host such a wonderful event and we are grateful to the monks, the coordinators, and all participants.
Thank you all!

Please remember – this week the monks will be creating their Medicine Buddha Mandala at Earthtones Gifts, Gallery & Center for Healing.

Earthtones is located at 1319 Park Street, in downtown Paso Robles.

Upcoming Workshop Announcement!

Art Central is excited to have
Charmaine Martinez Teach Brush Lettering!

Charmaine Martinez: Brush Lettering Workshop
Sat. September 9th, 1-4pm
Fee: $25
This 3-hour workshop will introduce basic brush lettering techniques. Learn how to transform your handwriting into Instagram-able works of art! We will practice the basic strokes that make up the building blocks of beautiful, fluid letterforms. We will also explore different drawing tools and media for lettering. Anyone who has an interest in lettering is welcome. No previous experience necessary. The instructor is right-handed, so the class will be taught from a right-handed perspective. Materials will be available for purchase at Art Central.
Contact Charmaine for questions or to register for the workshop:

Don’t miss out on a chance to learn this beautiful (and useful) technique from a supremely knowledgeable teacher.
Sign up today!

Upcoming Acrylic Workshop!

Art Central is Proud to Host
Hilda Vandergriff’s
Acrylic Painting Workshop

Hilda Vandergriff Acrylic Pumpkin

Hilda Vandergriff: Acrylic Painting Workshop
Sat. September 2nd, 1-3pm
Fee: $30.  Materials list on hand at Art Central
Join Artist, Hilda Vandergriff, for a fall inspired acrylic art lesson. You will learn brush strokes, layering, details and background. You will receive a lesson handout and follow along the demo step by step. This art lesson is great for a group of friends, teenagers, and parent with child.  Open to anyone, lesson for all levels. You will go home with a beautiful pumpkin painting. Hilda is passionate about her teaching and wants people to learn about Acrylics. Her goal is to bring out creativity; she brings lots of enthusiasm and positive thinking in her teaching style.

To sign up contact:  Hilda Vandergriff at 559-322-6557 or email at

The following materials will be needed and maybe purchased at Art Central Art Supply.
Acrylic brushes (Flat size ¾”, Flat 1” and Round size 4) Royal Soft Grip are good
Pre-stretched Canvas – Size 11” x 14”
Liquitex Acrylic brand paint is good. Instructor will be using Ultra Marine Blue, Manganese Blue, Magenta, Perm Rose, Medium Yellow, Light Yellow, and Titanium White
Acrylic paper sheets to mix colors on or acrylic palette
Water container for washing brushes of colors
Pen and Pencil
Paper Towels

If you have ever wanted to learn about the acrylic painting process, this is a great chance to learn the basics…And have fun to boot!  Sign up today!