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Archive for July, 2018

COME AND PLAY THIS SATURDAY!

FREE EVENT!

NEW PRODUCTS TO INSPIRE

Saturday July 21st from 11-2pm

– Come get CREATIVE and MESSY –

Try it all! 

 Cool new stuff you’ll see:

Derwent Procolor colored pencils, Pebeo ‘4Artists’ paint markers, Pentel Pop Gel Pens, New types of Yupo paper, Ampersand Smooth Primed Artists Panels, Marabu Fashion Sprays and liners AND MORE!

Check out our last blog for more details Wow! Another NEW PRODUCT showcase! 

AND…

Don’t forget!  The same day we will be holding an oil painting demonstration in our Gallery with

SYDNEY HALL! Sydney Hall Sonoma

Sydney Hall Painting Demo: A Peek into Exploring the Vibrancy of Color
Saturday, July 21st – STARTS at 11 am.
Free!
Meet the artist, see pigment in action as the dollops of paint and notes of color make their way to the canvas layer by layer.  After you see her demo, you’ll want to sign up for her upcoming workshop!

Sydney is a Contemporary Impressionist oil painter, and local to the Central Coast. From still-life to landscape, her paintings are about bringing the kaleidoscopic moments of what surrounds us into focus.   www.sydneyhall.com.

COME AND BRING YOUR FRIENDS!

A Great Demo Saturday along with our New Product showcase!

Art Central is excited to have
the outstanding painter
Sydney Hall
demonstrate her artistic process

Sydney’s demonstration of painting and color will begin at 11am this Saturday, July 21st, alongside our
New Product Showcase

Sydney Hall Painting Demonstration: A Peek into Exploring the Vibrancy of Color
Saturday, July 21st – STARTS at 11 am.
Fee: Free!
Meet the artist, see pigment in action as the dollops of paint and notes of color make their way to the canvas layer by layer.  And, after you see her demo, you’ll want to sign up for her upcoming workshop!

Sydney is a Contemporary Impressionist oil painter, and local to the Central Coast. From still-life to landscape, her paintings are about bringing the kaleidoscopic moments of what surrounds us into focus.   www.sydneyhall.com.

Pop in for this splendid Saturday event and be inspired! Don’t miss out!  

Save the date
Saturday, July 21st from 11 am to 2 pm
Amazing demonstration and our
New Product Showcase!

Workshop Reminders!

Art Central is happy to host these AMAZING upcoming events…

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Drawing Foundation Series with Larry Le Brane: Structure of Form, Composition & Critique Thursday July 26th, 5 – 8pm
Fee: $45

Draw groups of forms to explore composition alternatives.  Includes individual & popular group critique. Larry Le Brane’s “Drawing Foundation Series”: 4 Mini-Classes, each session focuses on specific fundamental drawing skills, learning how to ‘see differently.’ Take only 1 or all sessions. 4 Student minimum. Beginning skill levels. Students get a Material List when class is confirmed.
To enroll: Contact larron4@charter.net

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Lynn Bacigalupo: Calm & Centering Mandalas
Saturday July 28th, 1-3pm
Fee: $25 per workshop

When you create space in your life, a world of possibilities open up.  Come experience the calming benefits of meditation through the art of creating mandalas. We will explore this ancient art form of using symmetrical patterning to center your mind.  All materials are provided, simply bring yourself 🙂  Class includes guided meditation and mandala creation.  All levels welcome, no experience needed. 
To enroll, contact Lynn by email: lbacigalupo@gmail.com or phone: 805-242-6802

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Abstract Silhouette Painting in Oil with Spencer Poulter
Sunday July 29th, 12:30 – 3:30pm
Fee: $40

This class encompasses creating a fun abstract background with use of oil paints and collage materials. the second half of the class focuses on cutting a silhouette from the background and pulling it forward with contrasting color. This is a three-hour class from 12-3pm at Art Central. Some materials provided. Other materials available for purchase at Art Central. All skill levels welcome!
To Enroll (559) 250-3081 spencerpoulter@yahoo.com

And…
THIS SATURDAY… July 21st
Art Centrals New Product Showcase!

 

Sorry…  Hilda Vandergriff Sunflowers  Acrylic Lesson with Hilda Vandergriff: Van Gogh Sunflowers CANCELLED    Sunday July 22nd, 12:30 – 2:30pm

Wow! Another NEW PRODUCT showcase!

    SATURDAY, July 21st

11 – 2pm

Art Central
wants to inspire you with fresh and unique new materials

Take the opportunity to try out some great new art supplies… for FREE!

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of course, as usual, we’ll be offering HOT prices on ALL of these items! 

* * * SATURDAY ONLY  * * *

Check these out…

‘4ARTIST’ PAINT MARKERS BY PEBEO –
The 4Artist Marker is an oil-based, multi-technique paint marker that is ideal for a wide array of applications including writing, drawing, flat washes and traditional oil painting techniques. It can be used plein-aire for underpainting. The extremely versatile 4Artist Marker integrates perfectly with mixed media applications and can be used in tandem with LOTS of other mixed media products, as well as a number of craft applications. Use 4Artist Markers on paper, canvas, plastics, wood, metal… ENDLESS possibilities!

 

 

– MILKY, SOLAR & SPARKLE POP GEL PENTEL PENS –
Get your BLING on!  Milky pop gel pens offer vivid pastel ink contrasts well with dark colored paper, Solar pop gel pens are vibrant fluorescent neon ink colors, and Sparkle pop gel pens have glittery iridescent ink that is reflective and sparkling, producing different results when writing on black or white paper.  Awesome for detail, bling, mixed media, or colorful writing.  Check out the Solars under black light, too!

 

– DERWENT PROCOLOUR PENCILS –

The Procolour range of colored pencils feature a strong pencil core with a smooth formulation and highly pigmented color laydown. Suitable for a wide range of pencil techniques including blending, layering and cross-hatching. These pencils offer increased blendability while maintaining a very strong core and are designed with a clean no-dust formula. 72 brilliant colors!

– MARABU FASHION SPRAYS AND LINERS –
Customize your outfit! Draw, stencil, decorate on shirts, pants, skirts…you name it! These fabric sprays and liners are so easy to use, and the color is BRILLIANT! Bring a fabric that is at least 80% cotton or other natural fiber, to try them out! Metallic sprays shimmer beautifully on light or dark fabric, and the regular colors work best on light colored or white fabric.

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– YUPO PAPER – 

IT’S ABOUT TIME… We’ve brought in the TRANSLUCENT & THE HEAVY WEIGHT!  This synthetic paper made of 100% polypropylene is one of our most popular surfaces – it offers a unique alternative to traditional art papers. Waterproof and stain-resistant, it is exceptionally strong, durable and will not buckle or tear. It is acid-free, archival and has a smooth surface. As a watercolor paper, it has the advantage of being non-absorbent so colors lie on top of its surface producing brilliant, vibrant effects. Best of all, it allows you to wipe off unwanted sections of your painting and start again with a fresh surface!  A favorite for artists who work with alcohol inks and markers, also great with Posca Markers and the new 4Artist Markers!

Come and try out these new varieties!

 

– NEW AMPERSAND ARTIST PANELS PRIMED SMOOTH –

These panels feature an ultra-smooth finished surface that is GREAT for oils, acrylics and mixed media. A warp-resistant, non-flexible alternative to canvas, the panel is made of top quality 3/8″ MDF with a smooth acrylic coating. The surface allows for fine brushwork and palette knife painting. It is also perfect for mounting papers, prints and canvas. The uncradled panels feature slots on the back for easy hanging. 

 

But wait, there’s MORE… (more cool new stuff, that is!)

Join us on Saturday, July 21st

11 – 2pm!

GET CREATIVE. no sign-up necessary! 

We will have lots of different surfaces for you to try that day, but if you prefer, B.Y.O.S! (Bring Your Own Surface) Want to try these products on an old pair of shoes? Shirts? Handbag? Rocks? Bring it in!

 

 

WOW – what a show!

We had an overwhelming response from pastel artists for our new exhibit, “Introducing Pastels” – nearly 60 beautiful paintings!

Please join us tomorrow evening, for our Artists’ reception!

Friday, June 6th, from 6 – 8pm

And…  be certain to visit the new website of the California Central Coast Pastel Society: 

https://3cps.org/

See you tomorrow night!

Happy Independence Day!

We will be closed Wednesday, July 4th

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Have a great holiday!

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New Workshops AND Reminders!

Art Central has some great new workshops coming up in July!

Make sure to read aaallll the way down for reminders on workshops coming next week!

Hilda Vandergriff Sunflowers

Acrylic Lesson with Hilda Vandergriff: Van Gogh Sunflowers
Sunday July 22nd, 12:30 – 2:30pm
Fee: $40.00 per person

Learn about Vincent Van Gogh impressionist painting techniques, bold bright colors and harsh brush strokes. 
You will receive a lesson handout and watch demo steps on the painting process. This is a class for anyone and you will take home a finished painting. Come have fun painting and learn about Vincent Van Gogh and acrylics.  Hilda is passionate about her teaching and wants people to learn art techniques while having fun.  Her goal is to bring out creativity; she brings lots of enthusiasm and positive thinking in her teaching style.  Come and have a fun time painting and learning.
Acrylic Paint Colors: Titanium White, Hansa Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Permanent Rose, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue and Violet.
Acrylic brushes Royal Soft Grip or other brand: (Flat size ½, Filbert size ½, flat ¼ inch)
Pre-stretched Canvas – Size 11” x 14.”  A pen and a light color pastel pencil, Canson disposal palette pad, 2 Water containers and Paper towels
To enroll, contact Hilda by phone:  559-322-6557 or email: hvandergri@aol.com

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Drawing Foundation Series with Larry Le Brane: Structure of Form, Composition & Critique Thursday July 26th, 5 – 8pm
Fee: $45

Draw groups of forms to explore composition alternatives.  Includes individual & popular group critique. Larry Le Brane’s “Drawing Foundation Series”: 4 Mini-Classes, each session focuses on specific fundamental drawing skills, learning how to ‘see differently.’ Take only 1 or all sessions. 4 Student minimum. Beginning skill levels. Students get a Material List when class is confirmed.
To enroll: Contact larron4@charter.net

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Lynn Bacigalupo: Calm & Centering Mandalas Saturday July 28th, 1-3pm
Fee: $25 per workshop

When you create space in your life, a world of possibilities open up.  Come experience the calming benefits of meditation through the art of creating mandalas. We will explore this ancient art form of using symmetrical patterning to center your mind.  All materials are provided, simply bring yourself 🙂  Class includes guided meditation and mandala creation.  All levels welcome, no experience needed. 
To enroll, contact Lynn by email: lbacigalupo@gmail.com or phone: 805-242-6802

Spencer Poulter 2

Abstract Silhouette Painting in Oil with Spencer Poulter
Sunday July 29th, 12:30 – 3:30pm
Fee: $40

This class encompasses creating a fun abstract background with use of oil paints and collage materials. the second half of the class focuses on cutting a silhouette from the background and pulling it forward with contrasting color. This is a three-hour class from 12-3pm at Art Central. Some materials provided. Other materials available for purchase at Art Central. All skill levels welcome!
To Enroll (559) 250-3081 spencerpoulter@yahoo.com

These workshops are just around the corner!
Don’t miss out on all these great experiences in art and learning!
Sign up today!!!

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Spencer Poulter: “Portrait Drawing and Proportion Training”
Sunday July 8th, 12:30 – 3:30
Fee: 45$ for class 

This drawing class will help train your eye to better understand how to draw portraits. We will be using charcoal pencils and acrylic paint to create gestural images of the human form with an emphasis on the face. I will have a clothed male model present. This class is meant for medium-advanced skill levels.
Supplies needed: 18 x 24 Sketch paper pad, brushes, easels if desired(otherwise we will be working flat on the table.)
Supplies Provided: Black acrylic paint, Vine charcoal, Compressed charcoal
Contact Spencer for questions or registration by phone: (559) 250-3081, or email: spencerpoulter@yahoo.com

Drew Davis July 15

Acrylic Painting Workshop with Drew Davis: “Breaking down the Basics”
Sunday July 15th, 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, He will break down his creative process used to construct vibrant, energetic paintings in an easy-to-understand way.  We will explore how to break down images of flowers to create vibrant representational abstract paintings of them. He will share various techniques in how to use color and brush strokes to create movement, balance and energy.  There will be individual focus that is unique to each person’s needs. This class is for all skill levels!  We will be working from printed photos, but you are welcome to bring your own images. 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