Come get creative with us!!
• Wednesday, June 5th – Artwork Drop-off for THE PAINTERS GROUP Art After Dark, 10-4pm
• Thursday, June 6th, June 20th & Saturday, June 22nd – “Painting in Watercolor with Strong Values” with Harwood “Woody” Benton (ongoing)
• Friday, June 7th – Join THE PAINTERS GROUP for Artist’s Reception during Art After Dark 6-8pm
• Saturday, June 8th – Golden Acrylic Lecture/Demo with Judy Gittelsohn – Morning
• Saturday, June 8th – “Materials As Metaphor” Golden Acrylic Class with Judy Gittelsohn – Afternoon
• Sunday, June 9th – Free Summer Series: From Charcoal to Oil Paint – The Beauty and Joy of Making it Easy with Jason Mayr
• Wednesday, June 12th – Drawing Plus with Virginia Mack
• Saturday, June 15th – Still Life In Action: Acrylic Painting Workshop with Drew Davis
• Monday, June 17th – Advancing in Watercolor with Ardella Swanberg
• Tuesday, June 18th – Zentangle and the Art of Mindful Creation with Debbie Gedayloo
• Wednesday, June 19th – Drawing Plus with Virginia Mack
• Wednesday, June 26th – Drawing Plus with Virginia Mack
• Saturday, June 29th – Paint Your Pet with Karyn Blaney
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, JUNE 6th, JUNE 20th, & SATURDAY, JUNE 22nd; 10:30AM – 1PM (ongoing, every other Thursday, and once a month on Saturdays)
PAINTING IN WATERCOLOR WITH STRONG VALUES
WITH HARWOOD “WOODY” BENTON
FEE: $45 one session
$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
New exhibit at Art Central: ART AFTER DARK – JUNE 7th, 6 – 8pm
The Painters Group – “A Closer Look”
DEMO: GOLDEN ACRYLIC
SATURDAY, JUNE 8th, 10:30AM – 12:30PM
GOLDEN ACRYLIC LECTURE/DEMO
WITH JUDY GITTELSOHN
FREE – Sign up required, see below!
The Golden lecture/demo is a fast paced 1.5 hour educational presentation on acrylic paints, gels and mediums: an advanced technical explanation of acrylics, and their inherent possibilities. It covers information about the different types of pigments, viscosities, types of paints, grounds and color mixing. Various gels and mediums are demonstrated.
You will learn how to extend paint to save money, and how to mix paints with gels to create unique textural surfaces. Get key information on color mixing, blending and controlling drying time. Learn how to use different products to make surfaces for watercolors, graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, oil and soft pastels. Techniques for the use of iridescent and interference paints will be shown. The lecture also covers lightfastness of pigments and health and safety concerns.
A packet of literature and free samples of paint and gels are available for all those who attend.
Presenter – Judy Gittelsohn, Certified Golden Paints Working Artist
PLEASE e-mail Art Central IN ADVANCE to sign up for this free demonstration! email@example.com
WORKSHOP: GOLDEN ACRYLIC
SATURDAY, JUNE 8th, 1PM – 4PM
MATERIALS AS METAPHOR
WITH JUDY GITTELSOHN
Judy Gittelsohn, Certified Golden Paints Working Artist leads Materials As Metaphor: a three-hour Golden Paints workshop featuring three separate projects!
Using watercolor paper and plenty of water, plunge into the flow and enjoy the voyage. Experience effects of Golden High Flow and Golden Fluid Acrylics. Wet into wet with water leading the way.
Now on board (acid free backing board), learn how to add depth, texture and interesting dimension. Golden Heavy Body Acrylics will help you scramble down the gulch, scale the shale, scratch at the edges, shimmer at the shore and explore the heady world of rough Golden Gels. Pumice gel, Glass bead gel and more.
Forging the Stream
A Fierce offering.
Formulate a theme, a symbol, something simple, an emblem and then some. A synthesis on canvas. Blending and layering and delaying and engaging. Then selecting and eliminating and refining and highlighting.
Delighting in your findings.
The blank canvas manifest.
Please bring one canvas 16 x 20 or larger. All other materials are provided, and you may bring brushes and tools of your choice. All levels welcome.
To enroll, contact Judy Gittelsohn by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 650-248-5381
LECTURE: CHARCOAL to OIL
SUNDAY, JUNE 9th, 1PM – 2:30PM
Also: JULY 27th & AUGUST 10th
FROM CHARCOAL TO OIL PAINT: THE BEAUTY AND JOY OF MAKING IT EASY
WITH JASON MAYR
FREE, Registration required.
These presentations will explore how we can create powerful paintings with just a few simple concepts and tools . Beginning with a blank mind and blank page the ideas will be introduced with clear and simple illustrations. We will then turn to masterpieces of the past and present to see how the concepts were employed in their master works. The presentation is aimed at artist and non-artist alike.
Each presentation will build one upon the other but each one can also stand alone. You can come to one or come to all.
Contact Jason by email: email@example.com or phone: 805-234-6941 to register.
The event is free but registration is required.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12th, 19th, & 26th, 11AM – 2PM
WITH VIRGINIA MACK
You are on your kayak, on a walk, or in your yard. What you see before you grabs your attention. At this moment, some would pull out their cameras, but not you. You reach for your drawing pencils, pens, ink, and watercolors. You want to create your response to what you are seeing. This 3-part workshop will build the skills you need to do so.
Learn how to use materials fluidly, moving in and out of media as you respond to subject matter. We will build drawing skills while experimenting with interactions between media: ink work and watercolor washes, open color and pencil work, pen and ink, ink washes, and watercolor. Learn how to build basic forms, textures, and set mood. This class is for both beginning and experienced students. Basic materials provided for the first session.
CLASS: ACRYLIC PAINTING
SATURDAY, JUNE 15th, 10:30AM – 1:30PM
STILL LIFE IN ACTION
WITH DREW DAVIS
In this 3 hour acrylic painting workshop, Drew will guide us in the exploration of painting a still life in an exciting and impressionistic way. Drew will break down the creative process he uses to make vibrant, energetic representational abstract paintings in an easy-to-understand way. He will share techniques using shape, value, color and brushwork to create movement and balance in your paintings.
In this class we will work from a live still life set up of Drew’s choosing, however you are welcome to bring any props you would like. All supplies needed for the class will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring your favorite brushes, tools or paints if you have them. Students will receive personal attention in addition to general instruction each step along the way. This class is for all skill levels!
Please arrive a few minutes early to purchase your canvas from at Art Central:
1 small (8″x10″)
1 larger (16″x20″ or 18″x24″)
Easels, paints, brushes, aprons, palettes, water jars and all other materials will be provided.
You are welcome to BYOB. 🙂 Come join the fun!
CLASS: WATERCOLOR – starting date changed
MONDAY, JUNE 17th, (1st of 8 classes) – 1st and 3rd Mondays, 1PM – 4PM
ADVANCING IN WATERCOLOR
WITH ARDELLA SWANBERG
FEE: $200 for 8 Classes payable by June 12th, 2019
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.
Assignment: In class plan a painting using the steps provided.
WORKSHOP: ZENTANGLE ART
TUESDAY, JUNE 18th, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-550-2487
WORKSHOP: ACRYLIC PAINTING
SATURDAY, JUNE 29TH, 11AM – 1PM
PAINT YOUR PET
WITH KARYN BLANEY
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 paintbrush of your own to take home.
Please email 2-3 headshots of your pet (using good lighting, preferably taken outdoors) to email@example.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-june-tickets-59741546574?aff=erelexpmlt