Come get creative with us!!
• Wednesday, October 23rd, November 6th & 13th – Drawing Plus: Beyond the Basics with Virginia Mack (ongoing)
• Wednesday, October 23rd, November 6th & 13th – Basic Drawing with Virginia Mack
• October 24th, 25th, & 26th – “Taking the Edge Off” 3-Day Oil Painting Workshop with Jason Mayr
• SATURDAY, October 26th – SUPER SPOOKY 20% OFF SALE!
• SUNDAY, October 27th – Vines in the Fall with Drew Davis
• Wednesday, October 30th – TAKE-IN art for “LITTLE TREASURES” Gallery Exhibit
• Friday, November 1st – ART AFTER DARK – “Little Treasures” Holiday Exhibit
• Saturday, November 2nd – Golden Lecture Demo with Judy Gittelsohn
• Saturday, November 2nd – Painting Symbols with Judy Gittelsohn
• Saturday, November 9th – Bookmaking with Jo Swanberg
• Saturday, November 16th – Paint Your Pet with Karyn Blaney
• Sunday, November 17th – Fluid Acrylic Pouring with Rachel Elkins
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.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23RD – 3rd of 3 classes
NOVEMBER 6TH, 13TH & 20TH 10:30AM – 1PM
DRAWING PLUS: BEYOND THE BASICS – 3 class sessions
WITH VIRGINIA MACK
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 805-975-5374
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23RD 3rd of 3 sessions
NOVEMBER 6TH, 13TH & 20TH 2PM – 4:30PM
BASIC DRAWING – 3 class sessions
WITH VIRGINIA MACK
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.
CLASS: OIL PAINTING
OCTOBER 24TH, 25TH, & 26TH, 11AM – 4PM
“TAKING THE EDGE OFF” 3-DAY OIL PAINTING WORKSHOP
WITH JASON MAYR
Learn to breathe life into your paintings with the When, Why & How of edges. We will cover how edges affect Structure, Flow, Focus, Value and Color. Get a leg up if you are a new painter or take your paintings to a level you never imagined with these tools and understanding.
To enroll, contact Jason at email@example.com or 805-234-6941.
SUPER SPOOKY 20% OFF SALE!!!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26TH, 10AM – 5PM
20% off EVERYTHING* in the store!
* not including gallery art or items on clearance
If there are membership discounts greater than 20% off, membership discounts will apply instead. This is a great way for members to save on items that are not normally discounted. Sorry, the 20% may not be combined with other discounts.
Celebrate with us and enjoy great savings!
CLASS: ACRYLIC PAINTING
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27TH, 12:30AM – 3:30PM
VINES IN THE FALL
WITH DREW DAVIS
In this 3 hour acrylic painting workshop, Drew will guide us in the exploration of the impressionistic painting of Vines in the Fall.
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 work from supplied printed photos. Students will receive personal attention in addition to general instruction each step along the way.
This class is for all skill levels! All painting supplies will be provided, but canvas will need to be purchased prior to class. Please arrive a few minutes early to select your canvas on the day of the workshop.
I also encourage you to bring your favorite brushes, tools or paints if you have them.
1 small canvas (8″x10″) 1 larger canvas (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!
DEMO: GOLDEN ACRYLICS
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND, 10:30AM – 12:30PM
GOLDEN PAINTS LECTURE/DEMO
WITH JUDY GITTELSOHN
FREE! Registration required.
The Golden lecture/demo is a fast paced one and one half-hour free educational presentation on acrylic paints, gels and mediums: an advanced technical explanation of acrylics, and their inherent possibilities. It covers information about the different types of pigments, viscosities, types of paints, grounds and color mixing. Various gels and mediums are demonstrated. Did you know you can alter the surface and the texture with Gels? Do you know which Gels you like? You will learn many ways to paint and advance your work. I will explain the properties of Heavy Body, Fluids, and High Flow.
The possibilities will blow your mind.
You will learn how to extend paint to save money, and how to mix paints with gels to create unique textural surfaces. Get key information on color mixing, blending and controlling drying time. Learn how to use different products to make surfaces for watercolors, graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, oil and soft pastels. Techniques for the use of iridescent and interference paints will be shown. The lecture covers, lightfastness of pigments and health and safety concerns.
A packet of literature and free samples of paint and gels are available for all those who attend.
To reserve a spot at this free lecture, contact Art Central at firstname.lastname@example.org
CLASS: GOLDEN ACRYLICS
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND, 1:30PM – 4:30PM
WITH JUDY GITTELSOHN
Transform letters, words and symbols into paintings with GOLDEN Paints Certified Instructor, Judy Gittelsohn. In this workshop, students will explore the interpretive nature of words and their meanings, by choosing letters, dissecting them, and responding to them using various Golden Paints and mediums. This is an opportunity to be a poet, a painter, a priest…(you might need other certification to be the priest) but the poet and painter, you can do here with me. Learn how to use Golden materials and at the same time learn how to mine your mind. Find things that are familiar and turn them into tender, sensitive and meaningful poetry through the medium of paint. We will explore Golden Heavy Body Acrylics, Golden Fluid Acrylics, Golden High Flow Acrylics and Golden Gels. This is an intense course for all levels of abilities. If you can write, you can paint. If you can paint, you can dramatically change the way you perceive and process experiences and emotions.
To enroll, contact Judy Gittelsohn at email@example.com or 650-248-5381
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH, 12:30PM – 4PM
WITH JO SWANBERG
People say that the book is going out of style. But for artists and writers, it will always be important for practicing and keeping their ideas. Learn how to make a small (7-1/2 X 5-1/2) sketchbook or journal starting with the pages. You will learn to tear the pages, sew them together, attach a cover and finish the book. Books make great gifts. Please call or email me to reserve your space. Money or check must be paid in advance and cannot be refunded unless I cancel the class. We need a minimum of 5 people, so feel free to bring a friend!
Materials you need to bring to the class:
2 pieces Arches Cover (printmaking paper) or watercolor paper or colored drawing paper (about 30”x20”)
1 piece fabric (at least 17”x17”) (you can use old clothes like jeans or favorite cotton shirts)
1 sheet of decorative paper
1 bone folder
Small bottle of PH Neutral PVA glue (it says it is ideal for bookbinding)
Waxed linen thread
Binder’s needle or heavy duty craft needle
(Art Central has most of these materials)
To enroll, contact Ardella Swanberg
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH, 12:30PM – 3:30PM
FLUID ACRYLIC POURING
WITH RACHEL ELKINS
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 day of class. Last minute registrations are accepted if class minimum is met and space allows.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 805-554-2482