classes and workshops, Workshops and Demos

Come get Creative with us at Art Central – thru February 10th

Come get creative with us!!

• Thru January 14th – 3rd annual USED ART SUPPLIES FUNDRAISING SALE – last 2 days!!!

• Saturday, January 18th – Fluid Paint Pouring with Rachel Elkins

• Sunday, January 19th – Pastel Workshop with Jim Tyler 

• Tuesday, January 21st – Zentangle with Debbie Gedayloo

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

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

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

• Saturday, January 25th – Polymer Clay Modeling with Mark Edwards

• Saturday, January 25th – Beginning Fused Glass with Sheri Klein

• Saturday, February 1st – OUR ANNIVERSARY EVENT!  SAVE THE DATE!

• Friday, February 7th – Art After Dark – FREE PRESS” – The Central Coast Printmakers exhibit

• Saturday, February 8th – California Poppies with Hilda Vandergriff

• Saturday, February 8th – Monarch Butterflies with Hilda Vandergriff

• Sunday, February 9th, 16th – Pastel Workshop with Jim Tyler

• Friday, February 21st – Golden acrylic Workshop with Christina Ramos

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.


SALE: FUNDRAISER SALE ON USED ART SUPPLIESused artsupply sale image

THRU JANUARY 14th 
10am to 5:30pm, in our gallery

TODAY AND TOMORROW!

EVERYTHING must go – make an offer!

Join us in our 3rd annual used art supplies sale fundraising a scholarship for a deserving local high school student.  Please remember – cash or local check ONLY!


CLASS: ACRYLICacrylicpouring
SATURDAY, JANUARY 18TH 

11AM – 2PM
FLUID ACRYLIC POURING
WITH RACHEL ELKINS
FEE: $45
In this fun, interactive workshop, Rachel will demonstrate Fluid Paint Pouring and different 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: PASTELS

SUNDAY, JANUARY 19thPOPPIES
12:30-3:30PM

PAINTING POPPIES WITH PASTELS
WITH JIM TYLER 
FEE: $50

In this Art Central workshop, we’ll paint a smaller portion of the poppies in this paining. 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.

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 9” x 12” piece of sanded paper, plus a little scrap paper. I recommend UArt 400 – 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.
– Tables, chairs and table easels. Please let me know if you have questions. I’ll send out a reminder right before the workshop starts.

This workshop is full, but to inquire about future classes with this instructor please contact Jim Tyler by phone: 805-748-2220 or email: jimtylerfineart@gmail.com
Instagram @jimtylerfineart www.JimTylerFineArt.com 104 Twin Ridge Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405


WORKSHOP: ZENTANGLEtangles2

TUESDAY, JANUARY 21st
10:30AM-1:00PM

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


WORKSHOP: MIXED AND UNMIXED MEDIA

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

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 Ardella (Jo) by phone: 805-234-1754 or e-mail: ardellajo@yahoo.com


WORKSHOP: DRAWING

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22ND, 29TH0721181445
10:30AM – 1PM

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 22ND, 29TH0321190927b_HDR
2PM – 4:30PM

BASIC 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. 

To enroll, contact Virginia by email: vbmack@charter.net or phone: 805-975-5374


WORKSHOP: MODELING CLAY

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25THModeling dudes
10:30AM – 12:30PM

MODELING WITH POLYMER CLAY
WITH MARK EDWARDS 

FEE: $10 Per person

Interested in making your own details, custom figures, and personalized features that make your railroad unique? Have you wanted to learn more about using polymer clay to make arts and craft items, as well as strong decorative parts?

Participants will receive one-on-one instruction on types of polymer clay, working with the material, blending colors, common tools, the hardening process and more. Registration is only $10 per student, which includes polymer clay to create the take-home class project, personalized instruction, as well as access to tools and ovens to finish your creation.

Polymer clay is a readily available, plastic modeling material that hardens when baked 10-15 minutes in a conventional kitchen oven. Projects using polymer clay have been featured in Garden Railways and other model railroading publications.

To enroll, contact Mark by phone: 805-748-3300 or e-mail: edwardsms.slo@gmail.com


WORKSHOP: FUSED GLASS

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25TH
SoapStainedGlass1:30PM-3:30PM

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



EVENT: ANNIVERSARY

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1STsave the date
10AM-5PM!

9TH ANNUAL ANNIVERSARY EVENT!! 

9 AMAZING YEARS!  We want to thank all of you for your business and continuous support for Art Central. We will be having our BIGGEST sale of the year, along with play-stations, demonstrations by local artists, free raffles, and don’t forget about our incredible goody bags for the first lucky group of customers!


 

WORKSHOP: WATERCOLOR

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH
POPPIES10:30-12:30PM

CALIFORNIA POPPIES 
WITH HILDA VANDERGRIFF

FEE: $45 PER PERSON

 

Learn how to California Poppies and Lupine using a few tubes of paint. Learn how to apply layers of color and values. Learn how to mix colors from light to darker tones. Learn how to apply an interesting contrasting background. You will receive a lesson handout and watch demo steps on the painting process. This is a class for anyone and you will take home a finished painting. Come have fun painting and learn about watercolors.

What you’ll need to bring, supplies available at Art Central:
-Watercolor Paint: New Gamboge, Perm Rose, Cobalt Blue, and Phthalo Blue
-Watercolor brushes (Round size 8, 6 and 4)
-9×12 watercolor paper pad or Arches 140 lb. watercolor paper
-Watercolor palette
-Water container
-Paper Towels
-Pencil, Pen and Eraser
-Graphite transfer Paper

To enroll contact: Hilda Vandergriff by phone: 559-679-5099 or email: Hvandergri@aol.com


WORKSHOP: WATERCOLOR

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8THMONARCH
1:30-3:30PM

CALIFORNIA POPPIES 
WITH HILDA VANDERGRIFF

FEE: $45 PER PERSON

Learn how to paint Monarch Butterflies, leaves and a simple background wash. This style is more botanical with details. Learn how to apply layers of color and values. Learn how to mix colors from light to darker tones. You will receive a lesson handout and watch demo steps on the painting process. This is a class for anyone. Come have fun painting and learn about watercolors.

What you’ll need to bring, supplies available at Art Central:
-Watercolor Paint: New Gamboge, Perm Rose, French Ultra Marine Blue, Paynes Grey, Sap Green, Quinacridone Gold
-Watercolor brushes round size 8, 6 and 4 and a rigger brush 9×12
-watercolor paper pad or Arches 140 lb. watercolor paper
-Watercolor palette
-Water container
-Paper Towels Viva Brand
-Pencil, Pen and Eraser
-Transfer Paper

To enroll contact: Hilda Vandergriff by phone: 559-679-5099 or email: Hvandergri@aol.com


WORKSHOP: PASTEL
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH or 16THpainting seaside flowers
12:30-3:30PM
PAINTING SEASIDE FLOWERS IN PASTELS 
WITH JIM TYLER
FEE: $50
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.
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 9” x 12” piece of sanded paper, plus a little scrap paper. I recommend UArt 400 – 600 grit. This is also available at Art Central.
– A backboard to mount your paper on. This can be mat-board or foam-core 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.
– 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 $50 to the address below or leave a check with Art Central.
To enroll, contact Jim Tyler by phone: (805)748-2220 or email: jimtylerfineart@gmail.com
Instagram @jimtylerfineart
www.JimTylerFineArt.com
104 Twin Ridge Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405


WORKSHOP: GOLDEN ACRYLIC
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21SThttps___cdn.evbuc.com_images_84311821_214029999428_1_original
10:30-2:30PM

PAINTING THE STILL LIFE IN ACRYLIC
WITH CHRISTINA RAMOS, Certified GOLDEN artist and instructor 

FEE: $69

This class covers the basics of painting with acrylics. Learn with Christina Ramos, a certified Golden Acrylics artist and instructor. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced painter, this is the class for you. Learn fundamental techniques used by the instructor, to create realistic images. Each student will have individual attention, and the instructor will demonstrate all the techniques used to paint a small still life. All paint will be supplied by the instructor.

Students will bring brushes and one 8×10 canvas. Contact store for supply list.
No painting experience necessary. Students should have basic drawing skills.

To enroll, follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/painting-the-still-life-in-acrylic-tickets-85531816967


 

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