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Archive for November, 2017

KISS for the holidays!

HolidayBannerkeep it simple!


Unassembled drafting chairs or ONYX drafting tables – 35% off!

Unassembled 6 or 10 drawer storage carts – 40% off!

Unassembled Children’s Easels – 50% off

and… Our other simple sale…

Any item in our store priced over $90

30% off!

Please note – discounts may not be combined with member or student discounts.

Discounts may not be applied to items already on sale or on clearance. 

We reserve the right to limit sale prices to products in the store.  

These awesome deals will disappear on Christmas Eve!






News from the industry…

Hi, All! 

Here is a mish-mash accumulation of some cool links that we thought you might like!  If you can’t open them in your e-mail, please click on the link at the bottom of this page to bring you to the blog itself.  



Art Central employees made this Molotow video!  Cool!


(for a limited time, we have a number of GOLDEN samples available, buy 3 regular Golden products, pick your choice of one of the samples!)

(for Tom… )



In addition to a stellar inventory of art supplies and lots of great workshops, Art Central also gathers useful information for all creatives! Be sure to “like” our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram, @artcentralslo,  and see what is going on here and in the area.  

AND  – new shipment of Gel printing plates arriving this week!  Great for making holiday greeting cards and gift tags…


Stay posted!  Our HOLIDAY SALE BLOG is coming soon!  (You’re gonna love it!)



this week and next…

First, a reminder that Ardella is teaching a super bookmaking workshop tomorrow, (Saturday Nov 18th) and has a space or two available!

Please call her to sign up:  805-771-0281! 

also tomorrow

all day…  Our introductory Uni-Posca sale!

and our holiday hours…

Wednesday, Nov 22nd – we will close around 3pm 

Thursday, Thanksgiving day – CLOSED

Friday, Nov 24th 10 – 5:30pm

Saturday, Nov 25th 10-5pm

Sunday, Nov 26th 12-4pm

Wishing all a happy Thanksgiving!





We Have Posca Markers!

Art Central is delighted to announce the arrival of (drum roll, please…..)

 Posca Paint Markers! 

Come in this Saturday to try them, AND take advantage of our

Introductory AWESOME SALE… 

Buy 3, get 1 free.  Buy 10, get 5 free!  Buy 30, get 25 free! 

*One day sale event Saturday 11/18/17 only*


Bright and colorful, Posca Paint Markers have superior coverage and opacity, allowing for nearly limitless creative possibilities.

Paints on paper, wood, canvas, plastics, ceramic, stone and metal!  These paint pens are a great way to customize just about everything: from surf boards to cellphone cases!

Famous surfboard artist Drew Brophy has been using Posca Markers in his work for years!

Posca Markers are a great way to customize your everything, from shoes and clothes to surf and skate boards!

 Come into Art Central and see what all the excitement is about!

POSCA PAINT MARKERS • Water-based paint • Alcohol & solvent free • Opaque matte finish • 40 Colors • Tip sizes ranging from .7mm to 15mm • Work on more than 50 surfaces including paper, wood, textiles, cardboard, metals, ceramics, glass, plastics and more • Ideal for fine art, crafts, kids projects, home décor, card making, board customization, murals & urban art



Bookmaking Workshop Reminder

Bookmaking Workshop
is Next Week!

Book small

Ardella Swanberg: Book Making
Sat. Nov. 18th, 12:30pm-4:30pm
Fee: $30
People say that the book is going out of style.  But for artists and writers it will always be important for practicing and keeping their ideas.  Learn how to make a small sketchbook or journal starting with the pages.  In this 4-hour workshop, you will learn to sew the pages together, and make a cover and finish the book.  Books make great gifts.  Please call or email me to reserve your space. 
To enroll, contact Ardella by email: or phone: 805-771-0281

Materials you need to bring to the class:
(Art Central will have most of these materials.)
2 pieces Arches Cover (printmaking paper)
2 pieces decorative paper 7-1/4” x 11
1 piece cotton fabric or paper 10” x 14”
1 bone folder
PVA glue or mat acrylic medium
Waxed linen thread
Binder’s needle or heavy duty craft needle

Don’t miss out on this fun and insightful workshop!

Help build the scholarship!

Hey there, artists!

We have had an phenomenal response to our sale of donated art supplies.  Sincere thanks to all of you who came in and purchased items.

It was decided that the money will go to Morro Bay Art Association, who in turn will give it to a deserving art student as a scholarship. 

So far, we’ve collected well over $400, and while most of the items were sold, we still have a bit – including a really nice selection of books.  I reduced all the prices on everything this morning, and would like to remind you that at the end of the day tomorrow (Sunday, at 4pm), everything that’s left will be donated or discarded. 


Please come and take a look, maybe find a bargain!  (cash only, please!)


Dianne A. Poore and her daughter Louellen. 

Louellen generously donated all the items that had belonged to her mom for this sale, and the scholarship will be in Dianne’s name.

Sale for a Good Cause

Art Central is hosting a sale, with all proceeds going to the Morro Bay Art Association, for an art scholarship.

The local art community recently suffered a loss in the passing of Dianne Poore.  In keeping with her generous spirit, her daughter elected to sell Dianne’s art books and supplies (many unopened) and to donate all of the proceeds.

Her daughter, Louellen, wrote the following:

“One of Dianne’s biggest passions and inspirations was ART! She was an artist from a very young age, and she never stopped learning, growing, exploring, and creating. Her beautiful art was one of her gifts to this world, as well as her love, compassion, kindness, and willingness to give and help. She would want nothing more then her art supplies to go towards helping someone to be able to pursue their passion of art. So, it is with so much gratitude that my Mom, Dianne Poore, and myself, Louellen Poore-Ferreira, offer this to our community! And a huge thank you to Etty, and Art Central for helping me make this happen! You are an angel! IMG_5062

Stop by to see if there is something that you can use!   (There is even a box of free stuff…)

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Please note – although we are helping by selling the supplies, we are not keeping any of the funds – so these items MUST be paid for with cash ONLY.  No checks, debit or credit cards will be accepted.  Thank you for understanding! 

We will offer these products through Sunday, November 12.  After that, everything left will be boxed up and donated.  

Art Central Hours:   Mon – Fri 10am-5:30pm, Sat 10am – 5pm, Sun 12-4pm




Last Saturday’s PlayDate was SO much fun!

Creativity was in the air at this past Saturday’s PlayDate!

Paperclay1We hope you joined the fun and learned about paperclay sculpting, calligraphy, linoleum cutting and drawing with glass and porcelain markers.       MaryLou Calligraphy 1


People played, learned, and visited our gallery, too!  LOTS of inspiration.

Rosey Linocut 1

If you missed the date, we plan to have more of these exciting events in the future. Be sure to check our blog and our Facebook page for announcements.

Glas markers2

Many thanks to these incredible artists – they shared their time and knowledge generously … and they had fun, too!

Rochelle Niemerow

Mary Lou Johnson

Jeanne Miller

Rosey Rosenthal

Play Date this Saturday!!!

Join the fun this Saturday, November 4th from 11am – 2pm for a free, fun Play Date!

Watch 4 artists demonstrate techniques, and then try them! For all levels, ages 12 and up.