Workshops and Demos

Exciting things are coming to Art Central… – thru May 26th!

Come get creative with us!!

• Thursday, May 9 & May 23; Saturday, May 11- “Painting in Watercolor with Strong Values” with Harwood “Woody” Benton (ongoing)

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

• Sunday, 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

• Tuesday, May 21st – Zentangle and the Art of Mindful Creation with Debbie Gedayloo

• Tuesday, May 22nd & Wednesday, May 23rd – Encaustic Playdate with Flo Bartell

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, MAY 9th & MAY 23rd; SATURDAY 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.

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

WORKSHOP: ZENTANGLE ART

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TUESDAY, MAY 21st, 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

PLAYDATE: ENCAUSTIC 

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TUESDAY, MAY 21ST, 2PM – 5PM (free, optional) & WEDNESDAY, MAY 22ND, 10:30AM – 4PM

ENCAUSTIC PLAYDATE

WITH FLO BARTELL

FEE: $35 (5/22)

Join the fun! If you have at least a basic knowledge of encaustic techniques and would like to join other artists for a day or two of waxy fun, sign up for our Encaustic Play Days. Paint and medium will be provided. You bring projects/ boards you want to work on, and any special supplies or tools you like to use.

Flo Bartell will be here working in an open studio setting and will be available for consultation. There will be no formal instruction.

Tuesday will be a short day; so if you’d like to get a head start on your Wednesday project (on us!), come by in the afternoon! If you wish to participate in either of the Play Days, please contact Flo Bartell at flo.bartell@gmail.com or 805-528-7983.

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