classes and workshops, Workshops and Demos

Join us! Exciting new Workshops at Art Central… thru September 1st!

Come get creative with us!!

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

• Wednesday, August 7th, 14th, & 21st – Drawing Plus: Beyond the Basics with Virginia Mack (ongoing)

• Wednesday, August 7th, 14th, & 21st – Drawing Plus with Virginia Mack

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

• Saturday, August 10th – Free Summer Series: From Charcoal to Oil Paint – The Beauty and Joy of Making it Easy with Jason Mayr

• Sunday, August 11th Making Sense of the Abstract: Acrylic/Mixed Media Workshop with Drew Davis

• Saturday, August 17th – Problem Solving in Watercolor with Woody Benton

• Saturday, August 17th Naked Ladies with Tracy Taylor

• Monday, August 19th – Advancing in Watercolor with Ardella Swanberg

• Tuesday, August 20th Zentangle and the Art of Mindful Creation with Debbie Gedayloo

• Thursday, August 22nd Mountainscapes in Watercolor with Woody Benton (part 3 of 4)

• Saturday, August 24th – Intro to Interpretive Drawing of the Human Figure with Jose Lemus

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 

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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 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: DRAWING20160704_162736.jpg

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7TH, 14TH, & 21ST, 10:30AM – 1PM (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, AUGUST 7TH, 14TH, & 21ST, 2PM – 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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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.


LECTURE: CHARCOAL TO OIL

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10TH, 1PM – 2:30PMPicture1

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.


CLASS: ACRYLIC/MIXED MEDIAmaking sense of the abstract.jpg

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11TH, 12:30PM – 2PM

MAKING SENSE OF THE ABSTRACT

WITH DREW DAVIS

FEE: $50

In this 3 hour acrylic painting workshop, Drew will guide us in the exploration of painting an expressionistic abstract painting. 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/making-sense-of-the-abstract-acrylicmixed-media-workshop-tickets-61971251682


CLASS: WATERCOLOR091518_woodybenton

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17TH, 10:30AM – 1PM

PROBLEM SOLVING IN WATERCOLOR

WITH WOODY BENTON

FEE: $45

For those watercolor painters who have painted yourselves into a corner, this is an opportunity to bring the piece you are currently working on and have some input as how to solve your problems.

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 Saturdays. Paper will be provided. Students may purchase supplies at Art Central.

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


ART PARTY: WATERCOLOR Image result for naked ladies flowers

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17TH, 12PM – 4PM

NAKED LADIES

WITH TRACY TAYLOR

FEE: $60

Inspired by the late-summer blooming Naked Ladies, Tracy Taylor brings to you an all-day Watercolor Art Party! During the first half of the class, Tracy will have bundles of fresh flowers available for still life sketching and drawing, and she will guide you to a finalized drawing on a sheet of fine watercolor paper. After a quick lunch break (*make sure to bring a sack lunch!*), watercolors will be provided to add pops of color to your drawing. Tracy will be providing dessert and beverages. Come and join our fun and laid-back Art Party with lots of Naked Ladies!

Please bring:

  • Sketching pencils
  • Sketch pad
  • Sack lunch***

All other materials will be provided!

To enroll, contact Tracy by phone: 805-704-5690 or email: taylorwatercolours@gmail.com


CLASS: WATERCOLOR 

MONDAY, AUGUST 19th, (5th 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 5: Using collage to work out design concepts.
Finish and bring your painting of lively whites for critique Also bring your own photo, scissors, glue and textures on paper that you find in magazines, origami, or textiles.
Assignment: Make your own painting using your collage as inspiration.
To enroll, contact: ardellajo@yahoo.com1-805-234-1754

WORKSHOP: ZENTANGLE ART

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 20th, 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

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MOUNTAINSCAPES IN WATERCOLOR (part 3 of 4-part series)

WITH WOODY BENTON

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

In this class, you will learn how to sketch the bones of any landscape with particular attention to mountainscapes.

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.


CLASS:  LIFE DRAWINGp1110088x

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24TH, 11:30AM – 2:30PM

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

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