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Archive for May, 2018

You won’t want to miss this art exhibit!

“Figuratively Teaching”

Join us for the show opening on
June 1st from 6-8pm during Art After Dark

 – Students of David Limrite –

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“I am honored and delighted that Art Central is hosting ‘Figuratively Teaching’, which celebrates the accomplishments of my devoted students. This is a wonderful opportunity for the hardworking artists that have spent time with me in one of my classes or workshops, to share with you the results of their hard work.

I am an artist first, however, I am passionate about teaching and helping artists be the best and most creative artists they can be. My mixed media figure drawing and painting classes are playgrounds that encourage artists to be curious about what a drawing or a painting can be. My classes are all about learning, mark making, decision making and risk taking.

All of this shows up in my students work, and for that, I am very proud.”

– David Limrite

 

 

Participating Artists:

Diana Mulder, Arleen Blake, Christine Cortese, Cathy Bettencourt, Sharon Carro, Rebecca Simmons, Marie Ramey, Tracy Paz, Patti Robbins, Abby Belknap, Ana Bass, Pam Seeley, Rebecca Geddes, Susan Burgunder, Jeri Edwards, Kathie Jimison, Patricia Soenke, Sharon Harris, Kathy Spencer Canepa, KC Caldwell, Flo Bartell, Beate Amler

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immerse yourself in acrylics… 1 great demo and 2 awesome workshops!

Don’t miss out on these amazing workshops and demos!

GOLDEN ACRYLIC PAINT
Lecture-Demonstration
with 
Judy Gittelsohn

Saturday June 16th, 10:30am-12:30pm
Fee: FREE!

A fast paced one and a half-hour free educational presentation on acrylic paints, gels and mediums: an advanced technical explanation of acrylics, and their inherent possibilities. It covers information about the different types of pigments, viscosities, types of paints, grounds and color mixing. Various gels and mediums are demonstrated. The possibilities will blow your mind. You will learn how to extend paint to save money, and how to mix paints with gels to create unique textural surfaces. Get key information on color mixing, blending and controlling drying time. Learn how to use different products to make surfaces for watercolors, graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, oil and soft pastels. Techniques for the use of iridescent and metallic paints will be shown. The lecture covers, lightfastness of pigments and health and safety concerns.  A packet of literature and free samples of paint and gels are available for all those who attend.

To Enroll in this demo, contact Art Central by email:
artcentralslo@yahoo.com or phone us: 805-747-4200

Don’t miss out on learning new techniques and sign up today!

 

 

PLANTS, PLACES AND TREES IN 360 DEGREES:
A Golden Paints Workshop
by Judy Gittelsohn

Saturday June 16th, 1:30-4:30pm
Fee: $60 (includes all materials)

Interested in learning more ways to paint and ways to think about painting? This workshop will introduce you to many techniques and methods as well as mine your brain for interesting deep connections and ideas that are possible.  Artist participants will have the opportunity to use all types of paint; Golden Heavy Body Acrylics, Golden Fluid Acrylics, Golden Gels and mediums and more.  We will take one conceptual idea – studying something in the round, with views of 360 degrees and visit it over and over again.  We will study in depth one subject using many techniques.  If you have never painted, want to learn more, or want to jump in a new direction, this will be a useful afternoon. I’ll share my approach and experience with you and you’ll walk away with a fresh and invigorating view.  Please join me.  All levels are welcome.  All materials provided.

To enroll in this workshop, contact Judy by email: me@judyg.com or phone 650-248-5381

Sign up today before it fills up!

 

 

 

 A REMINDER FOR AN EXCITING ACRYLIC PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH DREW DAVIS!

Drew Davis June 3rd

Acrylic painting workshop with Drew Davis:
“BREAKING DOWN THE BASICS”  

Sunday, June 3rd, 12:30-3:30pm.
Fee: $45 per person

Drew has over 16 years experience as a professional artist and 4 years of teaching Art workshops. In this 3 hour acrylic painting workshop, Drew will break down his creative process used to construct his vibrant, energetic abstract paintings.  We will explore how to use contrast, shapes and colors to create interesting forms.  He will share various techniques in how to use color and brush strokes to create movement, balance and energy.  This class is for all skill levels!  We will be working mostly from our imaginations — but you are welcome to bring your own images for inspiration of shape and color.  We will be doing several small warm-up pieces and one larger. Paints, brushes and other materials will be provided. Canvas and additional materials can be purchased at Art Central. Snacks will be provided and you are welcome to BYOB. Come join the fun!

Contact Drew for questions or register at drewdavis.com/classes
by phone: 805-234-2302, or email: drew@drewdavis.com

Don’t miss this opportunity to explore your creativity
and sign up today! 

holiday hours reminder…

Just a reminder that we will be closed Sunday and Monday in honor of Memorial Day. 

(we’ll be here today until 5pm!)

Have a safe and creative weekend!

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“Figuratively Teaching” – YOU’RE INVITED!

-Exhibit of the Students of David Limrite-

JOIN US FRIDAY JUNE 1ST DURING ART AFTER DARK FROM 6-8PM

SHOW RUNS THRU JULY 3RD

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“‘Figuratively Teaching’ celebrates the accomplishments of my devoted students. This is a wonderful opportunity for the hardworking artists that have spent time with me in one of my classes or workshops, to share with you the results of their hard work.

I am an artist first, however, I am passionate about teaching and helping artists be the best and most creative artists they can be. My mixed media figure drawing and painting classes are playgrounds that encourage artists to be curious about what a drawing or a painting can be. My classes are all about learning, mark making, decision making and risk taking.

All of this shows up in my students work, and for that, I am very proud.”

David Limrite

 

Melt Down - Patti Robbins 23x29

“Melt Down” – Patti Robbins

Blue Lipped Beauty - Christine Cortese 24x36

“Blue Lipped Beauty” – Christine Cortese

Bather - Diana Mulder 24x24

“Seated Nude” Diana Mulder

Geisha Girl by Rebecca Simmons 11x11

“Geisha Girl” – Rebecca Simmons

Marc - Marie Ramey

“Marc” – Marie Ramey

Between Acts1 small by arleen blake

“Between Acts” – Arleen Blake

Movement in the landscap - Abby Belknap

“Movement in the landscape” – Abby Belknap

My Guy - Ana Bass 28x36

“My Guy” – Ana Bass

Ready, Willing by KC Caldwell 22x30

“Ready, Willing” – KC Caldwell

Pam Seeley

“Quieting the Rage” Pam Seeley

Stay Awhile - Jeri Edwards 16x20

“Stay Awhile” – Jeri Edwards

Stitched by Kathie Jimison 19x25

“Stitched” – Kathie Jimison

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“What If” – Kathy Spencer Canepa

Cathy Bettencourt 15x22

“Day Dream” Cathy Bettencourt

Marsha, Labor Day 2014 - Tracy Paz 33x21

“Marsha, Labor Day 2014” – Tracy Paz

Rebecca Geddes 10.5x13

“Looming (sketchbook)” Rebecca Geddes

Sharon Carro 18x24

“Day One” Sharon Carro

Susan Burgunder 25x30

“Sitting Woman” – Susan Burgunder

Untitled - Patricia Soenke 23x31

“Untitled” – Patricia Soenke

Urban Decay - Sharon Harris 30x24

“Urban Decay” – Sharon Harris

We Will Be Closed Sunday & Monday!

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We will be closed Sunday May 27th and Monday May 28th 2018
In honor of Memorial Day

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Thank you for understanding

 

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Oil Painting Workshop Announcement!

Art Central is excited to have
a new oil painting workshop
with Susan Jenkins

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Oil Painting Workshop with Susan Jenkins: Rooster on 16”x20” Canvas
Sunday June 10th, 12:30 – 5:00pm
Fee: $75.00

Learn to paint in oil by following along with me as I create a rooster on 16”x20” canvas.  We will draw it in with thinned paint, using odorless thinner. I teach an easy, fast, measuring technique. We will then paint it in with our oils. I do not use a medium.  This class will be about painting a rooster, measuring and drawing and painting!  All levels are welcome.
Paint colors used:  Cad yellow light (I use Azo yellow Graham you may use the yellow of your choice. Cad orange.  Yellow ochre. Naphthol red or cad red.  Alizarin Crimson.  Dioxazine purple.  Ultra-Marine blue.  Phthalo blue.  Ivory black.  Burnt umber.  Titanium white.
Brushes:  2,4,6, Bristle filbert
You will need:  Odorless thinner.  Paper towels.  Palette and palette knife for mixing as needed.  See you there!!
To Enroll, Contact Susan Jenkins by email: susanjenkinsart@msn.com

Don’t miss out on this chance to
learn oils from a great artist and teacher!
Sign up today!

Amazing Workshop Reminder

Tracy Taylor’s
workshop is almost here…
Don’t miss out on your chance
to paint, learn and play
with this amazing artist.

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Under-watercolor Workshop with Tracy Taylor
Saturday June 2nd, 11am – 2pm
Fee: $40

It’s time to paint with water-colorist Tracy Taylor!  It’s an Art Party: I draw it and you paint it!  For the more advanced, I will have a still life set up. Cost includes all materials (the same as I work with) and we will turn the volume up!
Maximum of 14 students.
To enroll, contact Tracy Taylor by phone: 805-704-5690

There are only 2 spots left!
Sign up today!

 

What a Weekend!

We hosted three amazing workshops this weekend!

Friday morning began with a team building event for Cal Poly Housing. Everyone had a blast getting creative together! 

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In the afternoon we had a full classroom for “Breaking Down the Basics” with Drew Davis. In this 3 hour acrylic painting workshop, Drew shared his creative process and the results were incredible! The class had an amazing time sipping on margaritas while creating vibrant, energetic paintings. 

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We wrapped up the weekend with Rochelle Neimerow’s “Sculpting A Human Bust” a two-day workshop that teaches the process of basic forms and facial features, so that you can create a bust from your imagination! The class was a huge success — each person created their own unique bust and had a great time learning and working beside one another! 

 

Two Exciting Workshop Announcements

Art Central is happy to host
another Drew Davis
Acrylic Painting Workshop

Drew Davis June 3rd

Acrylic painting workshop with Drew Davis: “Breaking Down the Basics”
Sunday, June 3rd, 12:30-3:30pm.
Fee: $45 per person

Drew has over 16 years experience as a professional artist and 4 years of teaching Art workshops. In this 3 hour acrylic painting workshop, Drew will break down his creative process used to construct his vibrant, energetic abstract paintings.  We will explore how to use contrast, shapes and colors to create interesting forms.  He will share various techniques in how to use color and brush strokes to create movement, balance and energy.  This class is for all skill levels!  We will be working mostly from our imaginations — but you are welcome to bring your own images for inspiration of shape and color.  We will be doing several small warm-up pieces and one larger. Paints, brushes and other materials will be provided. Canvas and additional materials can be purchased at Art Central. Snacks will be provided and you are welcome to BYOB. Come join the fun!
Contact Drew for questions or register at drewdavis.com/classes  by phone: 805-234-2302, or email: drew@drewdavis.com

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity
to learn the basics of acrylic paint.
Sign up today! 

Art Central is proud to host
an alcohol ink workshop
with Shirley Horacek

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Shirley Horacek – “Flower Power – Using Alcohol Inks with Line Deign”
Saturday, June 9th, 1:30-4:30 pm
Fee: $25

Alcohol inks and Yupo are a perfect combination for creating flowing bursts of color that will blossom into bright flowers or plants with the addition of white Posca Pen lines. This workshop is pure fun, easy and rewarding.  Most materials will be provided.  Students need only to provide/purchase a white Posca pen with a fine point or point of your choice.  
Contact Shirley Horacek for questions or registration by phone: (805) 929-1614 or email: bnshoracek@gmail.com

Don’t miss out on this chance to
learn a fun and exciting mixed media process.
Sign up today!