classes and workshops, Workshops and Demos

Exciting things are coming to Art Central… thru October 20th!

 Come get creative with us!!

• Wednesday, September 25th, October 9th, 16th, & 23rd – Drawing Plus: Beyond the Basics with Virginia Mack (ongoing)

• Wednesday, September 25th, October 9th, 16th, & 23rd – Basic Drawing with Virginia Mack

• Saturday, September 28th – Intro to Interpretive Drawing of the Human Figure with Jose Lemus

• Thursday, October 3rd – “Who’s the Boss?” Watercolor Workshop with Woody Benton

• Friday, October 4th – Art After Dark – “Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue” Artist’s Reception

• Saturday, October 5th – Fluid Acrylic Pouring with Rachel Elkins

• Tuesday, October 15th Zentangle and the Art of Mindful Creation with Debbie Gedayloo

• Thursday, October 17th – “Blossoming into Watercolors” 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.


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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH, OCTOBER 9TH, 16TH, & 23RD, 10:30AM – 1PM

 

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

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, SEPTEMBER 25TH, OCTOBER 9TH, 16TH, & 23RD, 2PM – 4:30PM

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WITH VIRGINIA MACK

FEE: $35/session

With a pencil, a drawing pad, and a smile on your face, you are ready!

This series of classes will allow you to gain the skills you need to capture what you see with accuracy and spirit.

In each class, we will address a specific area of drawing, and as you proceed, you will gain confidence and mastery.

We will use a variety of media (samples provided,) and will develop both sketching and drawing techniques. Skill areas will include understanding basic drawing processes, the techniques used with each medium, use of elements (line, shape, volume, value, color, and texture) in developing naturalistic subjects, and principles of composition. The class is designed for both beginners and those with developing drawing skills already in place. 

Join us!

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

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH, 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

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3RD, 10:30AM – 1PM

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WITH WOODY BENTON

 

FEE: $45

Sometimes, it feels as if the watercolor paint is dictating what actually happens on the page. In this class, you will learn to direct the paint to express what you had intended. 

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.


ART AFTER DARK

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4TH, 6 – 8PM

“Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue” ARTIST’S RECEPTION

Join us for a solo exhibit featuring encaustic artist Flo Bartell!
Show runs through October 28th.

“Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue is about a thirty year journey. For years I amused myself with color and line. In the early nineties through the beginning of this century, my work was mostly abstract water media painting that began with pouring. Swirls of red, yellow, and blue informed my next steps, kick-starting an evolution to blocks of color in my finished pieces. This exhibit will take you from that point to the present, showing my progression from hard edged water media paintings to flowing encaustics, through a period of adding texture and dimensional elements to wax, then sculpture and the addition of fiber, a few side journeys with graphite and ink, and finally, a new piece of digital art. 

Through it all, I have sought escape, entertainment, and the satisfaction of creating finished projects. Eventually those were not enough. I wanted my work to mean more. While I became more mindful of content, I also looked back at older work and realized I unknowingly had been painting my story. Now I paint or sculpt with more insight into my content. Perhaps you will be able to see when telling my story became more deliberate.

In addition to my shift to new media, I can see color changes through the years. In the beginning of these three decades, color was varied, then red was predominant, then I used neutral with a bit of bling to convey a feeling of time passing and beauty in age.

I am eager to put this show together. I suspect I will gain new insight and learn more about myself when I see these selected pieces, some of my favorites, gathered in one place.”

-Flo Bartell


CLASS:  ACRYLIC

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5TH, 11AM – 2PM

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WITH RACHEL ELKINS

FEE: $45

In this fun, interactive workshop, Rachel will demonstrate the “Dirty Pour,” “Flip Cup Pour,” and “Straw Technique” methods. She’ll discuss how to modify your paints with different pouring mediums, how to create cells, and provide recipes and instructions in a handout to take home for future experimentation.

All materials will be provided – except for a 12×12″ canvas to be purchased at Art Central upon arrival (with a 15% student discount). Please come dressed for mess.

In addition, because the canvas needs to fully set up and dry, students will need to make arrangements to pick up their painting.

Please register as soon as you plan on attending. Classes that don’t meet the minimum number of students required will be cancelled 48 hours before the last day of class. Last minute registrations are accepted if class minimum is met and space allows.

To register, email rachel@inhisarmsjewelryart.com or call 805-554-2482


WORKSHOP: ZENTANGLE ART

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15TH, 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 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17TH, 10:30AM – 1PM

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WITH WOODY BENTON

 

FEE: $45

In this class you will capture the essence of watercolor within the world of flowers.

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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