classes and workshops, Workshops and Demos

Celebrate the holidays with us at Art Central… thru January 5th!

Come get creative with us!!

• Monday, December 9th – Beginning Fused Glass with Sheri Klein

• Wednesday, December 11th & 18th – Drawing Beyond the Basics with Virginia Mack (ongoing)

• Wednesday, December 11th & 18th  – Basic Drawing with Virginia Mack

• Saturday, December 14th – Painting the Sierras with Pastels with Jim Tyler

• Tuesday, December 17th – Zentangle and the Art of Mindful Creation with Debbie Gedayloo

Thursday, December 19th – Holiday Chalkboard Class with Esperanza Bonilla

• Saturday, December 28th – Painting Hollister Peak with Drew Davis

• Sunday, January 5th – Painting Spyglass Park Sunrise with Drew Davis

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!


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MONDAY, DECEMBER 9TH, 1pm – 3pm

BEGINNING FUSED GLASS

WITH SHERI KLEIN

FEE: $35

Are you looking for a couple hours of creative escapism? You will love the simplicity of this fused glass workshop.

You choose the project you want to make – some options are bowls, trays spoon rests, tiles, wall hangings, magnets, wind chimes and hanging vases. Use one of samples presented in class as a guide or come up with your own design.

This class includes all the supplies you will need to construct some great fused glass pieces using pre-cut components. Materials include a variety of colors of sheet glass plus lots of extras, including fusible decals, frit, stringer, and rods. Every project is guaranteed to be unique!

You will tack-glue your piece together in class. Sheri will take it home to fire in the kiln and it will be ready to pick up in one week.

To register, contact Sheri Klein at sherikleinart@gmail.com


CLASS: DRAWING

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11TH, 2nd of 3 classes

10:30AM – 1PM

Coming up… DECEMBER 18TH, JANUARY 8TH, 22ND, & 29TH

BEYOND THE BASICS – 3 class sessions

WITH VIRGINIA MACK

FEE: $35/session – Advance sign-up required

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, DECEMBER 11TH, 2nd of 3 classes

10:30AM – 1PM

Coming up… DECEMBER 18TH, JANUARY 8TH, 22ND, & 29TH

IMG_20190518_122017559.jpgBASIC DRAWING –  3 class sessions

WITH VIRGINIA MACK

FEE: $40/session – Advance sign-up required

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: PASTEL

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PAINTING THE SIERRAS WITH PASTELS

WITH JIM TYLER

FEE: $85

In this Art Central workshop, we’ll cover all of the basics for applying pastels with the side, edge and ends of the stick; how to layer and blend pastels; the different kinds of pastel and paper; and we’ll talk about how to frame a pastel painting. Also, we’ll start with an underpainting technique to add an inner glow to the art.

What you should bring:
– Your pastels. If you don’t have your own pastels, Art Central sells some great sets. I recommend a set of Sennelier half sticks, as much as your budget allows. A less expensive option is to get a set of 48 hard pastel sticks, although in the long run you’ll probably want to get softer pastels. If you don’t have the budget to buy your own pastels, I have a limited number of sets available to borrow for a fee of $25.

– An 8″ x 10″or 11” x 14” piece of sanded paper, plus a little scrap paper. I recommend UArt, 500 or 600 grit. This is also available at Art Central.

– A backboard to mount your paper on. This can be matboard or foamcore or anything similar. Tape your paper to your board using artists tape or masking tape.

– A rag to keep your fingers clean.

What I’ll provide:
– A reference photo for each student.
– Miscellaneous pastel supplies
– Tables, chairs and table easels.

Please let me know if you have questions. I’ll send out a reminder right before the workshop starts. To reserve a spot, please inquire about availability and then send a check for $85 to the address below.

Jim Tyler
805-748-2220
jimtylerfineart@gmail.com
http://www.JimTylerFineArt.com
104 Twin Ridge Drive,San Luis Obispo, CA 93405


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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19TH, 12PM – 2PM

HOLIDAY CHALKBOARD CLASS

WITH ESPERANZA BONILLA

FEE: $30, $25 with college ID

Learn how to make your own chalkboard sign choosing from a variety of
custom calligraphy templates. You’ll learn how to use paint markers and
practice basic calligraphy techniques. These signs are perfect as a gift
or to hang in your kitchen. No experience is necessary. Please purchase
chalkboards in store, all other materials will be supplied.
Supplies Provided:
Paint markers
Sign templates
Pencils

To enroll, visit pinturaartstudio.com/pages/events


WORKSHOP: ZENTANGLE ART

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17TH, 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 


WORKSHOP: ACRYLIC

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28TH, 10:30pm – 1:30pmHollister.jpg

PAINTING HOLLISTER PEAK

WITH DREW DAVIS

FEE: $50

3- hour Acrylic painting workshop with Drew Davis:
Drew has over 18 years experience as a professional artist working in oil and acrylic paint, and has been teaching art workshops for over 5 years. He works with numerous subject matters in a colorful, loosely impressionist style.

CLASS DESCRIPTION
In this 3 hour acrylic painting workshop, we will explore steps to create a fun representational abstracted painting of the iconic Hollister Peak in San Luis Obispo. Drew will break down his creative process to construct vibrant, energetic paintings in an easy-to-understand way. He will share various universal techniques in regards to shape, value, color and brush strokes to create movement, balance and energy. What you learn can be applied to all painting styles and subject. In this class we will work from supplied printed photos. Students will receive individual focus that is unique to each person’s needs. This class is for all skill levels!

SUPPLIES
– Arrive a few minutes early to purchase your Canvas from at Art Central: 1 small (8″x10″) & 1 larger (16″x20″)

– Paints, brushes and other materials will be provided.

You are welcome to BYOB. 🙂

Come join the fun!

(Limited to 15 spaces)

To enroll, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/painting-hollister-peak-art-central-tickets-82027120325


WORKSHOP: ACRYLIC

SUNDAY, JANUARY 5th, 12:30pm – 3:30pmSpyglass_Shell Beach_24x36_WEB

PAINTING SPYGLASS PARK SUNRISE

WITH DREW DAVIS

FEE: $50

3- hour Acrylic painting workshop with Drew Davis:
Drew has over 18 years experience as a professional artist working in oil and acrylic paint, and has been teaching art workshops for over 5 years. He works with numerous subject matters in a colorful, loosely impressionist style.

CLASS DESCRIPTION
In this 3 hour acrylic painting workshop, we will explore steps to create a fun representational abstracted painting of the view of Spyglass Park in Shell Beach. Drew will break down his creative process to construct vibrant, energetic paintings in an easy-to-understand way. He will share various universal techniques in regards to shape, value, color and brush strokes to create movement, balance and energy. What you learn can be applied to all painting styles and subject. In this class we will work from supplied printed photos. Students will receive individual focus that is unique to each person’s needs. This class is for all skill levels!

SUPPLIES
– Arrive a few minutes early to purchase your Canvas from at Art Central: 1 small (8″x10″) & 1 larger (16″x20″)

– Paints, brushes and other materials will be provided.

You are welcome to BYOB. 🙂

Come join the fun!

(Limited to 15 spaces)

To enroll, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/painting-spyglass-park-sunrise-art-central-tickets-82030749179


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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