classes and workshops, Workshops and Demos

Explore new mediums in the New Year with us at Art Central… thru January 31st!

Come get creative with us!!

• Friday, January 3rd – ART AFTER DARK – “Menagerie” show opening with A-ME

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

• Wednesday, January 8th, 22nd, 29th – Drawing Plus: Beyond the Basics with Virginia Mack

• Wednesday, January 8th, 22nd, 29th – Basic Drawing with Virginia Mack

• Friday, January 10th-14th – 3rd annual ART SUPPLIES FUNDRAISER!!!

• Tuesday, January 21st – Zentangle with Debbie Gedayloo

• Tuesday, January 21st – Inspiration and Experimentation with Ardella Swanberg

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.


ART EXHIBIT: MENAGERIEIMG_20190903_153245_116

ART AFTER DARK, FRIDAY, JANUARY 3rd
FROM 6-8pm

“MENAGERIE” 
FEATURING ARTIST A-ME

Artwork by local artist A-ME. “Menagerie” is a socially awkward but artistically powerful exhibit – raw and dynamic, primitive yet sophisticated. The art, like the artist, is a study of contrasts.

Join us for the show opening during Art After Dark on January 3rd from 6-8pm, show runs through February 3rd.


WORKSHOP: ACRYLIC

SUNDAY, JANUARY 5thSpyglass_Shell Beach_24x36_WEB
FROM 12:30pm – 3:30pm

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


WORKSHOP: DRAWING

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8TH
FROM
10:30AM – 1PM
Coming up…  JANUARY 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


WORKSHOP: DRAWING

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8TH
FROM 2PM – 4:30PM
Coming up… JANUARY 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

SALE: FUNDRAISER SALE ON USED ART SUPPLIESused artsupply sale image

FRIDAY, JANUARY 10th – JANUARY 14th 
During store hours

Join us for our 3rd annual used art supplies sale fundraising a scholarship for a lucky local high school student.

If you or anyone you know have art / drafting / craft supplies you would like to donate – please email Etty at artcentralslo@yahoo.com.


WORKSHOP: ZENTANGLEtangles2

TUESDAY, JANUARY 21st
FROM 10:30AM-1PM

ZENTANGLE WITH DEBBIE GEDAYLOO – Every third Tuesday

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 enroll, please contact Debbie Gedayloo
Email: debbiegedayloo@gmail.com Phone: 805-550-2487


WORKSHOP: MIXED AND UNMIXED MEDIA

TUESDAY, JANUARY 21st920 Bridal Veil
Third Tuesday of each month FROM 1:30-4:30PM

INSPIRATION AND EXPERIMENTATION
WITH ARDELLA SWANBERG

FEE: $25 (paid at least 5 days before each class)

Please contact me if you plan to attend! I need to know in advance so I can bring enough of the experimental supplies you will need.

Join me to get inspired and enjoy experimenting the 3rd Tuesday of every month. The goal of this class is to introduce ourselves to media and ideas we have never tried.  Do you want to paint more freely, and to add pizzazz with confidence? One way to achieve this is to acquaint yourself with what different mediums can do. We don’t need brand new paper for this. We can start with covering over paintings that didn’t work or practicing on the backs of old paintings. Some of the things we will explore are texture, mixing pastel with gesso, stamping words or patterns, and adding a third dimension.

Tuesday, January 21:  We will start with watercolor so please bring paper, paints and brushes, etc. and we will experiment with various ways to add texture to watercolor. I will bring stencils, salt, wax and lots of other cool stuff!

Tuesday, February 18:  Bring your painting from January or a new one and your favorite supplies. We’ll add a third dimension to our paintings with acrylic molding paste, gluing mat board supports under shapes and adding sea shells or feathers. I will bring the acrylic molding paste, mat board, and other fun objects. Feel free to bring parts of your own collection of found objects or paper.

Tuesday, March 17:  Bring an old painting or new paper and your painting supplies. We will add fabric and paper to our substrate that we first paint. I will bring some collage paper, music sheets, pieces of cloth, etc. If you have some cloth and paper scraps that you want to use, bring them!

To register, please contact Jo by phone: 805-234-1754,  or e-mail: ardellajo@yahoo.com


HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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