Your Creativity – Our Supplies!


Check out what is happening in the next three weeks at Art Central!

• Tuesday, Oct 2 and Wed, October 3 – Take-in of artwork 10am-4pm for “Personal Best” exhibit 
• Friday, October 5 – Art After Dark Art Exhibit Opening – “Personal Best”
• Sunday, October 7 – Acrylic Painting Workshop with Drew Davis
• Saturday, October 13 & Sunday, October 14 – Art Central Paper Mache Play Date
• Thursday, October 18 – 1st of 5 – Watercolor Painting Class with Woody Benton
• Saturday, October 20 – Oil Painting Workshop with Sydney Hall
• Sunday, October 21 – Acrylic Painting Workshop with Drew Davis

AND… Start thinking about creating art for our Holiday exhibit “Little Treasures”   2018-11 and 12 Little Treasures

To get all of the details and information on how to register:

Gallery Show: Opening During Art After DarkKurt Buxton
Friday, October 5, 6-8pm
“Personal Best”
Fee: Free to attend!!

Join us for our October show “Personal Best” a show highlighting our local artists’ best work! From paintings, to sculptures, to drawings, this show has it all. Meet the artists and enjoy some free hors d’oeuvres.

Show runs through October 29th, don’t miss it!


Workshop: Art Business – Cancelled, sorry!
Saturday, October 6, 12:30-3:30pm
Art Business 101 and Then Some – Lecture and Q & A
with Sydney Hall
Fee: $20/*$15 with student school ID

The workshop will be a lecture followed by Q & A and will focus on the fundamentals essential to striking out on your own as a fine artist and the business aspects essential to this endeavor.

This is about the real bare bones of choosing the path to be an artist and the business aspects which will be crucial for you to do so. We are talking a real life non-academia perspective from the gutter on up of the art biz as lived by a professional painter of 21 plus years. We will discuss and explore “all the hats” you will need to wear for this business to sustain itself, your product, marketing, budgeting, organizing and so much more… All manner of various tools you will need, including a thick skin and the ability to laugh at yourself. Please email me as far in advance as possible with a few of your questions for the Q & A. Be succinct, as I will be sorting through a gamut of them for us to discuss after the informational talk. We will have fun and laugh a lot as well, I am sure, as the life of an artist often contains a broad brushstroke of colorful anecdotes. I look forward to meeting you!

www.sydneyhall.com  and  www.facebook.com/sydneyhallstudio  

15 Student minimum.  Payments to be received by Tuesday, October 2nd please. (Students will be emailed further information when class is confirmed.)

Interested students should contact Sydney Hall by email:  sydpaints@yahoo.com with Art Central Art Business 101 Workshop in the subject line or phone:  805-782-9288.

*Intended student age: over 18.


Workshop: Acrylic Painting
Sunday, October 7, 12:30-3:30pm
Loosely Landscapes
with Drew Davis
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 vibrant, energetic paintings in an easy-to-understand way. We will explore how to use a photograph and break it down into its simplest painted form. 

He will share various techniques on 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 one small warm-up piece 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!

Reserve your spot by clicking here or contact Drew: 805-234-2302, drew@drewdavis.com.


Play Date: Paper Mache
Saturday, Oct 13, 11am-2pm and Sunday, Oct 14, 12:30-3pm
ART CENTRAL Paper Mache Play Date
Fee: $25 includes a variety of materials

This is a non-instructional play date.  Bring a friend, make new friends, and immerse yourself in the wonderful and messy world of paper mache!  We will supply plaster wrap, Celluclay (shredded paper with plaster – great for modeling), wire mesh, plaster, armature wire, acrylic paints and more.  Feel free to bring things like empty paper towel or TP rolls, cardboard boxes, paper plates, etc., to help form your sculpture.  Although there is no formal instruction, we will be able to give some guidance if necessary.

Limited to 12 people.  You are welcome to stay later on Saturday (til 4pm) if you need more time to work on your piece, or if you’re just having too much fun to leave!  Paints will be available on Sunday so if you wish to paint your masterpiece, you may do so.  And, most importantly, you may leave the mess for us to clean up!

To sign up, please e-mail artcentralslo@yahoo.com, or call us at 805-747-4200.  Payment check or cash only.


Class: Watercolor Painting
Thursdays, starting October 18, 11am-1pm
Painting Seascapes with Strong Values 
with Harwood “Woody” Benton 
Fee: $40 per class

5 classes:  10/18, 11/8, 11/15, 12/6 and 12/20.  Take one, two, or all!

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 show you how to create relationships with strong values, guiding 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. Paper supplied, students supply their own paint & brushes. To enroll, please contact by e-mail: cerulean777@icloud.com.


Workshop: Oil Painting
Saturday, October 20, 12:30-3:30 pm
MORE Finding and Using Color in Painting
with Sydney Hall
Fee: $35

Vibrancy Of Color- The 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, paint handling. Fine tuning will be ongoing We will be exploring and learning to see color, how to simplify 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  and  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 Student Age: Over 18. 5 Student minimum. Payments to be received by Tuesday, October 16th 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.


Workshop: Acrylic Painting
Sunday, October 21, 12:30–3:30pm
Defining Still Life
with Drew Davis
Fee: $45 early bird rate, $50 after October 11 

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 vibrant, energetic paintings in an easy-to-understand way. We will explore how to look at an object and break it down into its simplest painted form. 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 a still life arrangement—however, you are welcome to bring your own small object to paint during the warm-up time.

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!

Reserve your spot by clicking here or contact Drew: 805-234-2302, drew@drewdavis.com.

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