classes and workshops, Workshops and Demos

What’s going on at Art Central… thru August 11th!

Come get creative with us!!

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

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

• Wednesday, July 17th, 24th, & August 7th – Drawing Plus: Beyond the Basics with Virginia Mack (ongoing)

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

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

• Thursday, July 25th- “Developing your Basic Composition” with Woody Benton (part 1 of 4)

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

• Wednesday, July 31st – Artwork Drop-off for “Local Inspiration” Art After Dark, 10-4pm

• Friday, August 2nd – “Local Inspiration” Artist’s Reception during Art After Dark 6-8pm

• Monday, August 5th – Advancing in Watercolor with Ardella Swanberg

• Thursday, August 8th- “Color Theory: The Mixology in Watercolor” with Woody Benton (part 2 of 4)

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 

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 

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 17TH, 24TH, & AUGUST 7TH, 10:30AM – 12:30PM (ongoing, every Wednesday)

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 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

CLASS: WATERCOLOR PAINTING

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DEVELOPING YOUR BASIC COMPOSITION (part 1 of 4-part series)

WITH WOODY BENTON

FEE: $45 one session
OR
$135 for all four classes

In this class, Woody will teach you how to select subject matter and composite the elements in a way that captures the spirit of the whole.

Woody Benton is offering a four part series that will help you to develop foundational skills for your watercolor adventure: Developing Your Basic Composition (7/25),Color Theory: The Mixology in Watercolor (8/8), Mountainscapes in Watercolor (8/22), & Capturing the Movement of Water in Watercolor (9/5).

Classes are offered to adults at all skill levels. Woody has inspires adults for decades in adding this form of moving meditation to their self care regime.

Classes will be offered on consecutive Thursdays. Paper will be provided. Students may purchase supplies at Art Central.

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.

New exhibit at Art Central:  ART AFTER DARK – AUGUST 2nd, 6 – 8pm

“Local Inspiration”

Join us for an OPEN exhibit featuring local artists inspired by our local beauty. 

We are currently looking for artists to participate in this show, details coming soon.

Show runs through September 30th.

CLASS: WATERCOLOR 

MONDAY, AUGUST 5th, (4th 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 4: Lively whites in a still life.
Bring your painting with an unusual color scheme to the class for critique.
Assignment: Plan and paint a painting of a white still life in class.
 
To enroll, contact: ardellajo@yahoo.com1-805-234-1754

CLASS: WATERCOLOR PAINTING

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8th; 10:30AM – 1PMwoody 4-part series.png

COLOR THEORY: THE MIXOLOGY IN WATERCOLOR (part 2 of 4-part series)

WITH WOODY BENTON

FEE: $45 one session
OR
$135 for all four classes

In this class, you will learn the basics of color theory and how to mix pure pigments so as to expand your range of color.
You will have the opportunity to put into practice what you have learned to create strong values in your paintings.

Woody Benton is offering a four part series that will help you to develop foundational skills for your watercolor adventure: Developing Your Basic Composition (7/25), Color Theory: The Mixology in Watercolor (8/8), Mountainscapes in Watercolor (8/22), & Capturing the Movement of Water in Watercolor (9/5).

Classes are offered to adults at all skill levels. Woody has inspires adults for decades in adding this form of moving meditation to their self care regime.

Classes will be offered on consecutive Thursdays. Paper will be provided. Students may purchase supplies at Art Central.

To enroll, contact Woody Benton
Email: cerulean777@icloud.com.

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