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Archive for August, 2018

Morro Bay Art in the Park–this weekend!

Looking for something fun to do this weekend?

Morro Bay Art in the Park
Saturday-Monday, September 1-3
Morro Bay Park

Now in its 62nd year, Morro Bay Art in the Park has 108 booths representing 125 artists.

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Happy Labor Day!

We will be closed on Sunday & Monday, September 2nd & 3rd, for Labor Day.  

Have a GREAT holiday!

Acrylic Lesson with Hilda Vandergriff

Learn about Van Gogh’s Impressionist Painting Techniques
 
With Hilda Vandergriff

 

Acrylic Lesson with Hilda Vandergriff: Van Gogh Sunflowers
Sunday, September 16, 12:30-2:30 pm

Fee: $40

You will receive a lesson handout and watch demo steps on the painting process, using bold, bright colors and harsh brush strokes. 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.

Bring your own supplies, including acrylic paint colors: Titanium White, Hansa or Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Quinacridone Magenta, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue and Dioxazine Violet. Acrylic brushes: Flat size ½, Filbert size ½, flat ¼ inch.  Pre-stretched canvas – size 11” x 14″. A pen and a light-color pastel pencil, disposal palette pad 9×12, 2 water containers and paper towels.

To enroll, contact Hilda by phone: 559-322-6557 or email: hvandergri@aol.com.

Popular class, enroll today!

 

 

New Workshop with Jim Tyler & Workshop Reminders

Award-Winning Jim Tyler…

…is Teaching a Workshop on the Basics of Pastels!

Painting Big Sur with Pastels
Saturday, September 15, 1-4 pm

Fee: $50

In this workshop we’ll learn all about pastels while completing a painting of the Big Creek Bridge area of Big Sur.  Pastels are one of the most direct mediums in art: just choose a color and put it on the sanded paper. There is no mixing of paints on a palette. During the workshop, you’ll learn the techniques of applying pastels with the side, edge and ends of the stick; how to layer and mix pastels; the different kinds of pastel and paper; and how to frame a pastel painting.
 
Limited to 8 students. No prior experience with pastels is needed; all levels are welcome. Some materials provided. Class materials list on hand at Art Central.
Contact Jim Tyler for questions or registration by phone: 805-748-2220, or email: jimtylerfineart@gmail.com

 

And, don’t miss out on these great workshops with Flo Bartell and Ardella Swanberg!

Encaustic in 3D Workshop with Flo Bartell
Saturday, September 8th 11am – 4pm & Sunday, September 9th, 12:30-3:30pm
Fee: $275

Let the aroma, rich colors, and sensual feel of wax seduce you!

Learn encaustic basics, how to add dimensional elements to your paintings, and how to combine other media with wax. Most supplies will be provided. (A list of other supplies will be given after registration.)

Interested students should email Flo.bartell@gmail.com with encaustic in the subject line.

 


 

Advancing in Watercolor   Ardella Swanberg
Mondays and Thursdays: 
Sept. 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, Oct. 8, 11
1-4pm each day
Fee: $180

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, negative shapes, 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.

For more information and to register, contact Ardella at (805) 234-1754 or ardellajo@yahoo.com.

 

Watercolor Demonstration and Workshop

New Instructor

Harwood “Woody” Benton

Demonstration: September 15

Workshop: September 22

 

Demonstration
Painting Seascapes in Watercolor

Saturday, September 15, 2018    10am – 12pm
Fee: FREE!

Come watch as the 2018 Recipient of the Judge’s Choice Award recipient for the Central Coast Watercolor Society demonstrates how to plan, develop and bring to life seascapes from the local area.

Woody Benton has been painting for over forty years in the challenging medium of watercolor. He has been teaching adults new to painting as well as those with some knowledge how to capture the beauty of landscapes, seascapes, architecture and people from around the world.

Please join us – no signup necessary!

And then, join Woody for…

Workshop
Painting Strong Values in Watercolor 

Saturday, September 22, 2018   10:30am – 1:30pm
Fee: $40 

Watercolor painting is the process of staining heavy paper with water based pigment. With practice and patience, you can learn to capture the subtle shapes and light in the world around you. Watercolor, at its best, is about being in the moment and finding the essence of a subject rather than getting caught up in all of the minute details. In this class, we will start from a blank page and learn to bring to life a seascape scene from start to finish. 

Woody will demonstrate technique and then guide each person as they try their hands at this wonderful medium. This class is for adults. You do not have to have any prior experience. Woody has inspired adults for decades to add this form of moving meditation to their self-care regime.

To enroll, please contact by e-mail:  info@bentonstudio.com. 

Woody will be supplying paint and paper, all you’ll need is a brush and a palette! 

Only a couple of spots left for Printmaking Workshop with Tricia

Art Central is proud to host

Tricia Reichert’s Printmaking Workshop

What is Relief Printmaking? Come find out!

Relief Printmaking Workshop with Tricia Reichert
Saturday, August 25th, 10:30am-4pm

Fee:$75

Relief printing is achieved by rolling ink onto the surface of a carved block. The areas that are carved away will not print, but those shapes of the image that are left will accept the ink and form the final print. The print will be a mirror image of what you see on your printing block! Come and learn how to design, carve and print a block (relief) print. Any subject can be adapted to work for this printmaking process. Bring along your ideas for the subject, or choose from a variety of mine for this project. Carving the design is very easy on this soft rubber block and water-based inks will be used in this workshop.

To enroll, please contact Tricia by email: tricia@portraitsandprints.com.

www.portraitsandprints.com

Eight-Week Watercolor Workshop

Take your painting to a new level with this stellar workshop!

Advancing in Watercolor with Ardella Swanberg

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, negative shapes, 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.

Advancing in Watercolor
Ardella Swanberg
Mondays and Thursdays: 
Sept. 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, Oct. 8, 11

1-4pm

Fee: $180

Lesson 1: Materials and planning a painting
Lesson 2: The Elements and Principles of Art
Lesson 3: Apply color theory
Lesson 4:  Lively whites in a still life
Lesson 5:  Using collage to work out design concepts
Lesson 6: Finding interesting value patterns
Lesson 7: Abstraction 
Lesson 8: Saving a painting

For more information and to register, contact Ardella at (805) 234-1754 or ardellajo@yahoo.com.

Don’t miss this one!!!

 

Learn 3D Encaustic Painting with Flo Bartell!

Two Day Workshop

ENCAUSTIC in 3D with FLO BARTELL

Encaustic Workshop with Flo Bartell
Saturday, September 8th 11am – 4pm & Sunday, September 9th, 12:30-3:30pm
Fee: $275

Let the aroma, rich colors, and sensual feel of wax seduce you!

Learn encaustic basics, how to add dimensional elements to your paintings, and how to combine other media with wax. Most supplies will be provided. (A list of other supplies will be given after registration.)

Interested students should email Flo.bartell@gmail.com with encaustic in the subject line.

Hurry, Flo’s classes fill quickly!!!

Workshops, Workshops, Workshops!

Art Central has three great workshops coming up

Drawing, Painting and Printmaking!!!

 

Drawing Foundation Series with Larry LeBrane
Thursday, August 23, 2018    5 – 8pm
Fee: $45

Study shading and apply principles of value to achieve the illusion of natural and mood lighting. Make your drawings come alive. The last session in the series of four mini-classes focusing on specific fundamental drawing skills, teaching students to ‘see differently.’ Take only one or all sessions. Beginning skill levels. Students get a material list when class is confirmed. For information or to enroll, contact: larron4@charter.net

 


Abstraction: 3-hour Acrylic Painting
Workshop with Drew Davis
Friday, August 24, 2018  10:30am -1:30pm
Fee: $45 

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.

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. You are welcome to BYOB. Come join the fun!

Contact Drew for info by phone: 805-234-2302, or email: drew@drewdavis.com or purchase your spot by clicking here.

 

Relief Printmaking Workshop with Tricia Reichert
Saturday August 25th, 10:30am-4pm

Fee:$75

Relief printing is achieved by rolling ink onto the surface of a carved block. The areas that are carved away will not print, but those shapes of the image that are left will accept the ink and form the final print. The print will be a mirror image of what you see on your printing block! Come and learn how to design, carve and print a block (relief) print. Any subject can be adapted to work for this printmaking process. Bring along your ideas for the subject, or choose from a variety of mine for this project. Carving the design is very easy on this soft rubber block and water-based inks will be used in this workshop.
To enroll, please contact Tricia by email: tricia@portraitsandprints.com.

 

Don’t miss out–enroll in a class today!!!

Don’t miss Sydney Hall’s oil painting workshop!

Class is filling quickly!

Finding and Using Color in Painting

with Sydney Hall

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Coloring for Adults…Finding and Using Color in Painting
Saturday, August 18, 12:30-3:30 pm
Fee: $35

Vibrancy of Color – This painting class will focus on the fundamentals essential to oil painting. Emphasis is placed on properly starting a painting and relationships found within a subject. We will discuss equipment, design concepts, abstraction, tone, color, and paint handling. Fine tuning will be ongoing and we will explore and learn to see color; simplifying your creation; shadow planes vs. light planes; color change vs. value change; perspective; pushing distance; adding the opposite on the color wheel does not make your shadow color; white is not the answer to making something lighter; and more. We will have fun and laugh a lot as well. I look forward to working with you! This particular class is expressly for oil painters.

www.sydneyhall.com, www.facebook.com/sydneyhallstudio

All levels welcome, no experience needed. Students will be emailed a supply list when class is confirmed. A list may also be picked up at Art Central. Intended for adults (this particular class is not for children.)

Five student minimum; payments to be received by Tuesday August 14th, please.

Interested students should contact Sydney Hall by email: sydpaints@yahoo.com
with Art Central Oil Painting Workshop in the subject line or phone: 805-782-9288.