Workshops and Demos

What’s New at Art Central – thru April 8th!

Come get creative with us!!

• Thursday, March 14 & 28 and Saturday, March 23 – “Painting Seascapes with Strong Values” in Watercolor with Harwood “Woody” Benton (ongoing)

• Friday, March 15 – “Painting Bishops Peak” Acrylic Workshop with Drew Davis

• Saturday, March 16 – Chinese Brush Lesson/Koi with Hilda Vandergriff

• Sunday, March 17 – Chinese Brush Lesson/Hibiscus with Hilda Vandergriff

• Tuesday, March 19 – Zentangle and the Art of Mindful Creation with Debbie Gedayloo

• Saturday, March 23 – Informal Talk/Q&A on the Leon Amyx Mini Retro Exhibit by son Chet Amyx

• Saturday, March 30 – Paint your Pet with Karyn Blaney

• Saturday, April 6 – Intro into Oil Painting with Drew Davis

Please remember that we have a small parking lot. If you are attending one of our demonstrations or workshops, and it is not a physical hardship for you, please park on one of the nearby side streets. We appreciate your consideration!


CLASS: WATERCOLOR PAINTING

THURSDAY, MARCH 14th & 28th; SATURDAY MARCH 23rd, 10:30AM – 1PM (ongoing, every other Thursday, and once a month on Saturdays)

PAINTING SEASCAPES WITH STRONG VALUES

WITH HARWOOD “WOODY” BENTON

FEE: $45 per class101818_woodybenton.jpg

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: ACRYLIC PAINTINGBISHOPS-PEAK

FRIDAY, MARCH 15th, 12:30 – 3:30PM

PAINTING BISHOPS PEAK

WITH DREW DAVIS

FEE: $50

3-hour Acrylic painting workshop with Drew Davis:
Drew has over 18 years experience as a professional artist working in oil and acrylic paint, and has been teaching art workshops for over 4 years. He works with numerous subject matters in a colorful, loosely impressionist style.

CLASS DESCRIPTION 

In this 3 hour acrylic painting workshop, we will explore steps to create a fun representational abstract painting of the iconic Bishops Peak in San Luis Obispo. Drew will break down his creative process to construct a vibrant, energetic painting in an easy-to-understand way. He will share various universal techniques in regards to shape, value, color and brushstrokes to create movement, balance and energy. What you learn can be applied to all painting styles and subjects. In this class we will work from supplied printed photos, but you are also welcome to bring your own images. Students will receive individual focus that is unique to each person’s needs. This class is for all skill levels!

SUPPLIES
– Arrive a few minutes early to purchase your Canvas from at Art Central: 1 small (8″x10″) & 1 larger (16″x20″)

– Paints, brushes and other materials will be provided.

You are welcome to BYOB. 🙂

Come join the fun!

(Limited to 15 spaces)

Contact Drew for info by phone: 805-234-2302 or email: drew@drewdavis.com.

CLASS: CHINESE BRUSHESKOI BRUSH

SATURDAY, MARCH 16th, 12:30 – 2:30PM

KOI FISH CHINESE BRUSH LESSON

WITH HILDA VANDERGRIFF

FEE: $40

Have you ever wanted to learn how to paint using Chinese Brush Painting Techniques?

Join Artist, Hilda Vandergriff, for a fun learning experience. You will be learning century old techniques of the Orient. Learn to paint koi and bamboo leaves using simple brush strokes.

You will receive a lesson handout and follow along the demo step by step. Hilda is passionate about her teaching and wants people to learn about the ancient Chinese art and materials. Her goal is to bring out creativity; she brings lots of enthusiasm and positive thinking in her teaching style.

Learn how to paint with Chinese brushes & ink, specialty papers and more!

SUPPLIES

–  Chinese art brushes (large, medium and small for details)
– Black Chinese ink
– Special textured paper, sumi paper, mulberry or rice paper
– Yasutomo Authentic Chinese Watercolor set
– A white ceramic plate for watercolors
– A small bowl for holding black Chinese ink
– Wool felt cloth for laying down the paper to paint on
– 1 water container
– Paper Towels

To enroll contact: Hilda Vandergriff

Phone: 559-322-6557

Email: Hvandergri@aol.com

CLASS: CHINESE BRUSHES

SUNDAY, MARCH 17th, 12:30 – 2:30PMHIBISCUS BRUSH

HIBISCUS CHINESE BRUSH LESSON

WITH HILDA VANDERGRIFF

FEE: $40

Have you ever wanted to learn about Chinese brush painting? Sign up and learn how to paint hibiscus flowers, using simple strokes. A simple verse for painting will be provided for you to practice and add to your painting is optional.

Learn how to load a brush with colors and how to paint with Chinese ink.  Learn about seal chops and the variety of papers you can paint on. You will receive a lesson handout and follow along the lesson step by step. You will go home with a beautiful painting and gained knowledge about Chinese art techniques.

Hilda is passionate about her teaching and wants people to learn about the ancient Chinese art. 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.

SUPPLIES

– Chinese art brushes (large, medium and small for details)
– Black Chinese ink
– Special textured paper, sumi paper, mulberry or rice paper
– Yasutomo Authentic Chinese Watercolor set
– A white ceramic plate for watercolors
– A small bowl for holding black Chinese ink
– Wool felt cloth for laying down the paper to paint on
– 1 water container
– Paper Towels

To enroll contact: Hilda Vandergriff

Phone: 559-322-6557

Email: Hvandergri@aol.com

WORKSHOP: ZENTANGLE ART tangles2

TUESDAY, MARCH 19th, 10:30AM – 1PM

ZENTANGLE AND THE ART OF MINDFUL CREATION

WITH DEBBIE GEDAYLOO

FEE: $40 for new students, $25 for continuing students.

Spend the afternoon exploring your creative self. The Zentangle Method is designed to expand your way of seeing things and to help you quiet your mind, all while playing in the realm of art.

No artistic confidence is needed in order to have fun and focus using this process of creating.

It’s yoga on paper!

$3 discount if paid by cash or check. Pre-payment reserves your place in the class, must be paid at least 48 hours in advance. Non-refundable. To register, please contact debbiegedayloo@gmail.com or 805-550-2487

INFORMAL TALK/Q&A: LEON AMYX MINI-RETRO EXHIBIT1940 hay truck .jpg

SATURDAY, MARCH 23rd, 2PM – 3PM

LEON AMYX:
CALIFORNIA SCENE PAINTER OF THE SALINAS VALLEY

WITH CHET AMYX

Free! No registration required.

An opportunity to view Leon Amyx’s Mini-Retro Exhibit and listen to his son Chet Amyx reflect on his father’s accomplishments from 1929 to 1993 – start to finish. To learn more about his exhibit please click here.  Chet will be delighted to answer any questions you may have!


WORKSHOP: ACRYLIC PAINTING

121618_KarynBlaneySATURDAY, MARCH 30th, 12PM – 2PM

PAINT YOUR PET

WITH KARYN BLANEY

FEE: $45

Karyn will walk you through the process of painting your very own beloved pet. All skill levels welcome, no prior painting experience is necessary.

To enroll, click on the following link and follow the instructions to send in your photos.  Only 7 spots remaining so register soon.

 

WORKSHOP: OIL PAINTING

SATURDAY, APRIL 6th 10:30-4pmoil drew

INTRO INTO OIL PAINTING

WITH DREW DAVIS

FEE: $70

In this workshop Drew will introduce you to the beautiful richness of painting with oils.
Using oils can be very intimidating- and many don’t ever begin because it can feel overwhelming!
He will share tips and tricks he has learned over His 17-year professional painting career and help you feel comfortable to explore the medium yourself. By the end of this workshop, your fears will be diminished, and you will have a better grasp on this amazing, versatile medium!
We will cover basic use of brushes and tools, various oil mediums and their advantages, preparing canvases and panels for painting, mixing colors, how to plan out a painting and more!
This is an introduction you won’t want to miss!

Supply list:

  • Quinacridone red (or Alizarin Crimson)
  • Pthalo blue
  • Cad yellow light
  • Raw sienna
  • Titanium white
  • 16×20 canvas or canvas panel
  • Odorless mineral spirits
  • Liquin or Galkyd
  • #4 bright
  • #6 bright
  • #12 flat
  • Pallete knife
  • Palette (small baking tins or glass work well)
  • Brush tub with mesh
  • Paper towels/rags

To enroll, please click on the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-into-oil-painting-art-central-tickets-50935544585

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