classes and workshops, Workshops and Demos

What’s new? Come get creative with us… thru September 15th!

Come get creative with us!!

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

• Wednesday, August 21st, September 11th – Drawing Plus: Beyond the Basics with Virginia Mack (ongoing)

• Wednesday, August 21st, September 11th – Drawing Plus with Virginia Mack

• 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

• Thursday, September 5th – Capturing the Movement of Water in Watercolor with Woody Benton (part 4 of 4)

• Thursday, September 5th – Karma Thupten “Painting the Eye of the Buddha”

• Saturday, September 7th Bird of Paradise Watercolor Lesson with Hilda Vandergriff

• Saturday, September 7th Sea Shells Watercolor Lesson with Hilda Vandergriff

• Saturday, September 14th – Problem Solving in Watercolor with Woody Benton

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.


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 


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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21ST, 10:30AM – 1PM 

 

DRAWING PLUS: BEYOND THE BASICS – 3rd of 3 class session

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 21ST, 2PM – 4:30PM

IMG_20190518_122017559.jpgDRAWING PLUS – 3rd of 3 class session

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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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.

Paper is provided. Students may purchase supplies at Art Central.

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


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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


CLASS: WATERCOLOR PAINTING

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CAPTURING THE MOVEMENT OF WATER IN WATERCOLOR (part 4 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 break free from the stiff wave and capture the fluid essence of water in seascapes, lakes and all other bodies of water.

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.

Paper is provided. Students may purchase supplies at Art Central.

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


CLASS: PAINTING

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th; 2PM – 4PM

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PAINTING THE EYE OF BUDDHA

WITH KARMA THUPTEN

Suggested donation: $20

Karma Thupten is a world famous Tibetan artist of the Karma Gadri tradtion.

His thankas (sacred paintings) are featured in monasteries, meditation halls, on home shrines, even as the artwork for the CDs of such musicians as Deva Premal.

Karma lives in Kathmandu, Nepal as a Tibetan refugee with his family. Join Karma as he guides you through the special techniques of how to draw the Eye of the Buddha. Space is limited.
To reserve, contact Bob Sachs phone: 805-904-6408 – email: pureland@att.net

Materials are provided.


WORKSHOP: WATERCOLOR PAINTINGbirds of paradise

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH, 10:30AM – 12:30PM

BIRD OF PARADISE WATERCOLOR LESSON

WITH HILDA VANDERGRIFF

FEE: $40

In this class, you will learn how to paint a beautiful Bird of Paradise painting using watercolors. Different compositions and simple backgrounds for options will be discussed. You will receive a lesson handout and watch demo steps on the painting process while learning watercolor tips. The lesson will be modified for easy learning. This is a class for anyone, no experience required. Come have fun painting and learn about watercolors!

MATERIALS
-Daniel Smith Watercolor Paint for this Lesson: New Gamboge, Imperial Purple, Cobalt Teal Blue, Ultra Marine Blue, Permanent Rose, Payne’s Grey

-Watercolor brush sizes round #10, #8, #4, and a rigger brush
-9×12 watercolor pad or Arches 140 lb. paper
-Watercolor palette
-Water container
-Paper Towels
-Pencil, Pen and Eraser

To enroll, contact Hilda Vandergriff Phone: 559-679-5099 Email: Hvandergri@aol.com


WORKSHOP: WATERCOLOR PAINTINGsea shells

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH, 1:30PM – 3:30PM

SEA SHELLS WATERCOLOR LESSON

WITH HILDA VANDERGRIFF

FEE: $40

In this class, you will learn how to paint Sea Shells. A demo on learning to use your photography will be discussed. You will learn to see lights and shadows. You will also learn to mix colors for shells and how to paint an interesting background with texture as well as how to use a masking fluid pen. You will receive a lesson handout and watch demo steps on the painting process. The lesson will be modified for easy learning. This is a class for anyone, no experience required! You will take home a finished painting. Come have fun painting and learn about watercolors!

MATERIALS
-Daniel Smith Watercolor Paint for this Lesson: Imperial Purple, Gold Orche, Cobalt Teal Blue, Ultra Marine Blue, Sepia, Permanent Rose, Paynes Grey

-Fine Line Masking Fluid Pen (OPTIONAL)
-Watercolor brush sizes round #8, #6, #4, 1” flat brush, rigger brush
-9×12 watercolor pad or Arches 140 lb. paper
-Transfer Paper
-Watercolor palette
-Water container
-Paper Towels
-Pencil, Pen, and eraser

To enroll, contact Hilda Vandergriff Phone: 559-679-5099 Email: Hvandergri@aol.com


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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH, 10:30AM – 1PM

PROBLEM SOLVING IN WATERCOLOR

WITH WOODY BENTON

FEE: $45

For those of you watercolor painters who have painted yourselves into a corner, this is an opportunity to bring the piece you are currently working on and receive some input to help you get back on track!

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.

Paper is provided. Additional supplies may be purchased at Art Central.

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

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