classes and workshops, Workshops and Demos

What’s happening at Art Central… thru July 28th!

Come get creative with us!!

• Monday, July 1st – Advancing in Watercolor with Ardella Swanberg

• Thursday, July 4th – CLOSED for 4th of July

• Wednesday, July 10th, 17th, & 24th – Drawing Plus: Beyond the Basics with Virginia Mack (ongoing)

• Wednesday, July 10th, 17th, & 24th – Drawing Plus with Virginia Mack

• Saturday, July 13th – Watercolor and Ink Resist Part I with Shirley Horacek

• Sunday, July 14th – Painting the Vibrant Seascape with Drew Davis

• Monday, July 15th – Advancing in Watercolor with Ardella Swanberg

Tuesday, July 16th – Zentangle and the Art of Mindful Creation with Debbie Gedayloo

• Saturday, July 20th – Watercolor and Ink Resist Part II with Shirley Horacek

• Thursday, July 25th- “Painting in Watercolor with Strong Values” with Harwood “Woody” Benton (ongoing)

• Saturday, July 27th – Free Summer Series: From Charcoal to Oil Paint – The Beauty and Joy of Making it Easy with Jason Mayr

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.

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 10TH, 17TH, & 24TH, 10:30AM – 12:30PM (ongoing)

 

DRAWING PLUS: BEYOND THE BASICS

WITH VIRGINIA MACK

FEE: $30/session

You know that a masterpiece lurks within you, but it is elusive. You are a devoted artist, a painter, but each piece is missing something. What is it? How can you push to the next level?
You are ready to go Beyond the Basics. In Drawing Plus: Beyond the Basics, we will work our way through drawing exercises that will further awaken you to the dynamics of painting and drawing: composition, color interactions, the impact of choices of medium. 
Join us. Your masterpiece awaits!

This is a series of workshops designed to be experienced in an open-ended way. You may continue as long as you wish, or try just one or two sessions. Each month, there will be a new series of dates for the sessions. 

(If you are an experienced artist, you do not need to take Drawing Plus before taking these workshops.)

Basic materials will be supplied.

To enroll, contact Virginia by email: vbmack@charter.net or phone: 805-975-5374

CLASS: DRAWING

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10TH, 17TH, & 24TH, 1:30PM – 4:30PM

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WITH VIRGINIA MACK

FEE: $35/session

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.

To enroll, contact Virginia by email: vbmack@charter.net  or phone: 805-975-5374

WORKSHOP: ACRYLIC PAINTING

SATURDAY, JUNE 29TH, 11AM – 1PMpaintyourpetthumb

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 paintbrush 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-june-tickets-59741546574?aff=erelexpmlt

CLASS: WATERCOLOR 

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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.

Lesson 2: The Elements and Principles of Art.
Bring your finished painting to the next class for critique. Also bring your own photo of a landscape. I will talk about designing a painting.
Assignment: You will apply the Elements and Principles to design a painting.
To enroll, contact: ardellajo@yahoo.com1-805-234-1754

CLASS: WATERCOLOR 

SATURDAY, JULY 13th & 20th, 11AM – 2PMink resist.png

WATERCOLOR AND INK RESIST

WITH SHIRLEY HORACEK

FEE: $45 for both classes

Join the fun and challenge in creating a watercolor and ink resist painting during this two day workshop. A small step-by-step sample will be completed first to learn the technique, followed by a half sheet painting. Both paper and image will be provided for the sample painting as well as white tempera paint and black India ink.

Students may provide their own half sheet image or use one provided by the instructor. Bring your regular watercolor painting supplies. Students should also bring a few older synthetic brushes for the tempera application as well as an apron. It may also be wise to wear old clothes for India ink use. Arches 140# cold press watercolor paper will be needed for this workshop, available for purchase at Art Central with a 15% student discount.

To register, contact Shirley Horacek by phone: (805) 929-1614 or email: bnshoracek@gmail.com

CLASS: ACRYLIC PAINTING 

SATURDAY, JULY 14th, 12:30PM – 3:30PMpainting the vibrant seascape.jpg

PAINTING THE VIBRANT SEASCAPE

WITH DREW DAVIS

FEE: $50

In this 3 hour acrylic painting workshop, Drew will guide us in the exploration of painting a beautiful impressionistic seascape. 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 be working work from a provided photograph, however you are welcome to bring your own image to work from if you’d 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!

SUPPLIES

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!

To enroll, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/painting-the-vibrant-seascape-acrylic-painting-workshop-tickets-61969368048

CLASS: WATERCOLOR 

MONDAY, JULY 15th, (3rd of 8 classes) – 1st and 3rd Mondays, 1PM – 4PM920 Bridal Veil.jpg

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.

Lesson 3: Apply color theory.
Bring your finished painting for critique.
Assignment: I will talk about color schemes and you will try them out. You will design a painting that uses a color scheme that you would never have tried before.  
To enroll, contact: ardellajo@yahoo.com1-805-234-1754

WORKSHOP: ZENTANGLE ART

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TUESDAY, JULY 16th, 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 

CLASS: WATERCOLOR PAINTING

THURSDAY, JULY 25th; 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.

LECTURE: CHARCOAL TO OIL

SATURDAY, JULY 27th, 1PM – 2:30PMPicture1

Also: 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: jkmayr@aol.com or phone: 805-234-6941 to register. 
The event is free but registration is required.

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