classes and workshops, Workshops and Demos

Exciting things are coming to Art Central… thru November 24th!

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Come get creative with us!!

• 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

• Wednesday, November 6th, 13th, & 20th – Drawing Plus: Beyond the Basics with Virginia Mack (ongoing)

• Wednesday, November 6th, 13th, & 20th – Basic Drawing with Virginia Mack

• 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

• Tuesday, November 19th – Zentangle and the Art of Mindful Creation with Debbie Gedayloo

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.


DEMO: GOLDEN ACRYLICS

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND, 10:30AM – 12:30PM

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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 artcentralslo@yahoo.com


CLASS: GOLDEN ACRYLICS

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND, 1:30PM – 4:30PM

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WITH JUDY GITTELSOHN

FEE: $70

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 me@judyg.com or 650-248-5381


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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH – 1st of 3 classes

NOVEMBER 13TH & 20TH, 10:30AM – 1PM

 

DRAWING PLUS: BEYOND THE BASICS – 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, NOVEMBER 6TH – 1st of 3 classes

NOVEMBER 13TH & 20TH, 10:30AM – 1PM

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WITH VIRGINIA MACK

FEE: $40/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

CLASS: BOOKMAKING

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH, 12:30PM – 4PM

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WITH JO SWANBERG

FEE: $30

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. Registration and payment required by Nov 6th. 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
Scissors
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
ardellajo@yahoo.com
1-805-234-1754


CLASS:  ACRYLIC

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH, 12:30PM – 3:30PM

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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 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, NOVEMBER 19TH, 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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