classes and workshops, Workshops and Demos

Get creative for the holidays at Art Central… thru December 8th!

Come get creative with us!!

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

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

• 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

• Saturday, December 7th – Free Holiday Card Making Event for kids of all ages!

• Sunday, December 8th – Beginning Linocut Class with Esperanza Bonilla

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.


NEWSFLASH! OUR Sennelier Artist Oil Paints are now 40% off EVERY DAY for our members! Try this beautiful paint – you’ll fall in love!


CLASS: DRAWING

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH – 2nd of 3 classes

& NOVEMBER 20TH, 10:30AM – 1PM

Coming up… DECEMBER 4TH, 11TH & 18TH

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 13TH – 2nd of 3 classes

& NOVEMBER 20TH, 2PM – 4:30PM

Coming up… DECEMBER 4TH, 11TH & 18TH

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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

WORKSHOP: ACRYLIC PAINTING

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH, 11AM – 1PM  

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WITH KARYN BLANEY

FEE: $45

Come Paint Your Pet at Art Central with artist Karyn Blaney of ArtSocial805.

Karyn will walk you through the process of painting your very own beloved pet. All supplies, even your pet template is provided for you. The cost is $45/per painter and includes a paintbrush of your own to take home.

Please email 2-3 headshots of your pet (using good lighting, preferably taken outdoors) to artsocial805@yahoo.com. ONE pet per photo please.

Space limited to 18 guests. To register, click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paint-your-pet-at-art-central-in-slo-tickets-64670211343


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 


REMINDER:  We will close early on Wed, Nov 27th, and we’ll be closed for Thanksgiving Day.  


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7TH, 11AM – 1PM

FREE HOLIDAY CARD MAKING EVENT!Image result for christmas clip art"

Join us for exciting holiday card making here at Art Central! Kids are encouraged to create! Your 1st card is free, all supplies included. Children under the age of 10, please bring an adult with you! You and your adult will each receive a card to create. Want to make another one? Extras are only $2 each! 

We will offer opportunities to try stamping, calligraphy, sparkly pens, watercolor pencils, and lots more!  Instructors will be on hand to help you make beautiful cards!


WORKSHOP: PRINTMAKING

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8TH, 12:30pm – 3pm

BEGINNING LINOCUT CLASS

WITH ESPERANZA BONILLA

FEE: $30 or $25 with college student ID

Learn how to carve your own linocut print from start to finish! 
In this beginning class, you will carve a beautiful California oak tree and make 
multiple prints to take home with your freshly carved printing block. No
experience is necessary. To enroll, visit pinturaartstudio.com/pages/events

Please purchase 4×6 “Speedy Carve” block – available at Art Central

ALL other supplies are included!


Please remember – help us feed pups in need!!!

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Art Central will be accepting donations (dog food or checks gratefully accepted) now thru Christmas Eve!

All donations will go to Second Chance at Love, a no-kill animal welfare organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of dogs in dire need.

Please make checks payable to Second Chance at Love Humane Society.

Visit their website for more info!

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