Workshops and Demos

New Workshops and Demos at Art Central… – thru May 19th!

Come get creative with us!!

• Thursday, April 25 & May 9 and Saturday, April 27 & May 11 – “Painting in Watercolor with Strong Values” with Harwood “Woody” Benton (ongoing)

• Saturday, April 27 – Introduction to Interpretive Drawing of the Human Figure with Jose Lemus

• Sunday, May 4th – Acrylic Painting Workshop with Drew Davis

• Saturday, May 5th – Plaster Casting Demonstration with Gina Gruenberg

• Saturday, May 11th – Paint Your Pet with Karyn Blaney

• Saturday, May 18th – Succulents Watercolor Lesson with Hilda Vandergriff

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, APRIL 25th & MAY 9th; SATURDAY APRIL 27th & MAY 11th, 10:30AM – 1PM (ongoing, every other Thursday, and once a month on Saturdays)

PAINTING IN WATERCOLOR WITH STRONG VALUES

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WITH HARWOOD “WOODY” BENTON

FEE: $45 one session
OR
$150 for 5 consecutive classes

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 the subject of choice 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, contact Woody Benton
Email: cerulean777@icloud.com.

CLASS:  LIFE DRAWINGp1110088x

SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH, 1PM – 4PM

INTRODUCTION TO INTERPRETIVE DRAWING OF THE HUMAN FIGURE

WITH JOSE LEMUS

FEE: $45

Class will be geared towards beginning and intermediate students. (Jose defines “beginning” as a student that has an interest, is willing to take chances and have an enjoyable time producing art.)

This class will look at the complexity of the Human Form and explore methods of simplification. Methods and techniques will be explored that lead to the use of simplicity in lines, forms and values.

A live model will be providing a variety of poses and students will produce multiple interpretive drawings that reflect an appreciation of the human body.

Class size will be limited to 12 artists, participants 18 and older, only.

Material will be dry media and will be available for purchase at Art Central.  

Please contact Jose by texting to (805) 234-2228 or email imdjose344@gmail.com

WORKSHOP: ACRYLIC PAINTING

SATURDAY, MAY 4TH, 12:30AM – 3:30PMfile

PAINTING AVILA BEACH

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 Avila Beach. 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

– Paints, brushes and other materials will be provided.

You are welcome to BYOB. 🙂
(Limited to 15 spaces)

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

DEMO: PLASTER CASTING

SUNDAY, MAY 5TH, 12:30AM – 2PMside profile plaster mask

LIFECASTING: THE PLASTER MASK

WITH GINA GRUENBERG

FREE! No Registration Required!

Please join Gina Gruenberg for a free one hour demonstration of life casting at Art Central. The demo will be of a “negative” plaster bandage face mask on a live model.

The process of making plaster molds from the human form dates back to the 7th or 8th millennium BC.  Direct casting was even used to cast the remains of the Pharaohs of Egypt to transport them into the afterlife!

Gina Gruenberg has been doing “life” or “direct” casting for over 20 years. She creates plaster-infused gauze Masks and Papier Mâché masks of people and animals, having studied mask making and giant puppet building in Minneapolis, Philadelphia and New York. 

Some of her work can be viewed in the member gallery of www.philasculptors.org

WORKSHOP: ACRYLIC PAINTING

SATURDAY, MAY 11TH, 2PM – 4PMpaintyourpetthumb

PAINT YOUR PET

WITH KARYN BLANEY

FEE: $45

Come Paint Your Pet at Art Central with artist Karyn Blaney of ArtSocial805.

Karyn will walk you through the process of painting your very own beloved pet. All supplies, even your pet template is provided for you. The cost is $45/per painter and includes a paint brush of your own to take home.

Please email 2-3 headshots of your pet (using good lighting, preferably taken outdoors) to artsocial805@yahoo.com by May 4th. ONE pet per photo please.

Space limited to 18 guests. To register, click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paint-your-pet-at-art-central-may-tickets-54498460362?aff=ebapi

WORKSHOP: WATERCOLOR PAINTING

SATURDAY, MAY 18TH, 12:30PM – 2:30PMsucculents

SUCCULENTS WATERCOLOR LESSON

WITH HILDA VANDERGRIFF

FEE: $40

Learn how to paint succulents using a few tubes of paint. Learn how to apply layers of color and values. Learn how to mix colors from light to darker tones. Learn how to apply an interesting shadow in the foreground. You will receive a lesson handout and watch demo stepson the painting process. This is a class for anyone and you will take home a finished painting. Come have fun painting and learn about watercolors!

SUPPLIES
-Daniel Smith Watercolor Paint for this Lesson: Aureoline Yellow, Naples Yellow, Cobalt Turquoise, Serpentine Green, Violet, Quinacridone Gold, Ultra Marine Blue, Permanent Rose, Payne’s Gray
-Watercolor brushes (Round size 8, 6 and 4) 9×12
-Watercolor paper pad or Arches 140 lb. watercolor paper
-Watercolor palette with mixing area or white plate
-Water container for cleaning brushes
-Paper Towels
-Pencil, Pen and Eraser
-Transfer Paper

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

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