classes and workshops, Workshops and Demos

Come get Creative with us at Art Central – thru March 14th

Come get creative with us!!

• Wednesdays, February 12th through March 25th – Basic Drawing with Virginia Mack

• Wednesdays, February 12th through March 25th – Drawing Plus: Beyond the Basics with Virginia Mack

• Thursday, February 13th – Relief Printmaking with Tricia Reichert

• Saturday, February 15th – Valentine Paint Your Pet  with Karyn Blaney

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

• Tuesday, February 18th – Zentangle with Debbie Gedayloo

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

• Saturday, February 22nd – Fluid Acrylic Pouring with Rachel Elkins

• Sunday, February 23rd – Acrylic Painting Workshop with Drew Davis

• Saturday, February 29th – Pastel Workshop All Day with Jim Tyler

• Thursdays, March 5th through March 26th – Oil Painting Workshop with Jason Mayer

• Saturday, March 7th – California Poppies with Hilda Vandergriff

• Saturday, March 7th – Monarch Butterflies with Hilda Vandergriff

• Saturday, March 14th – Painting the SLO Mission 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.

 


WORKSHOP: DRAWING

FEBRUARY 12TH, 19TH & 26TH
MARCH 11TH, 18TH & 25TH0721181445
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

FEBRUARY 12TH, 19TH & 26TH
MARCH 11TH, 18TH & 25TH0321190927b_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: PRINT MAKING

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13THGoldfish
10AM-4PM

RELIEF PRINTING WORKSHOP 
WITH TRICIA REICHERT

FEE: $80

Many of the prints that you will see on the walls in this Printmaking exhibit are relief prints. Come along to my workshop to try your hand at making a relief print.

What is a Relief Print?

Relief printing is achieved by rolling ink onto the surface of a carved block. The areas that are carved away will not print, but those shapes of the image that are left will accept the ink and form the final print. The print will be a mirror image of what you see on your printing block!

Come and learn how to design, carve and print a block (relief) print. Any subject can be adapted to work for this printmaking process. Bring along your ideas for the subject, or choose from a variety of mine for this project.

Carving the design is very easy on this soft rubber block and water-based inks will be used in this workshop.

Materials
Rubber print block –  you can buy your block when you come to the workshop
Carving tools  – (I have some extra carving tools, but not enough for everybody)

To enroll, contact Tricia by email: tricia@portraitsandprints.com or phone: 805-473-8961


WORKSHOP: PET PORTRAITS

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15THpaint ur pet 2
10:30-12:30PM
VALENTINE PAINT YOUR PET 
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. You will need to purchase a canvas when you arrive, about $5 plus a 15% student discount. Paint, brushes, instruction and your pet template is provided for you. The cost is $45/per painter.

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. Note: please park on side streets.

To enroll, please click the following link:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/valentine-paint-your-pet-tickets-77953506035


WORKSHOP: PASTEL

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH
12:30-3:30PM

PAINTING SEASIDE FLOWERS IN PASTELS 
WITH JIM TYLERpainting seaside flowers
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: ZENTANGLE

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH
10:30-1PM

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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: 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 Art Central for supply list.
No painting experience necessary. Students should have basic drawing skills.

To enroll, either call Christina at 818-469-2326, e-mail her at ChristinaRamosFineArt@gmail.com or follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/painting-the-still-life-in-acrylic-tickets-85531816967 

(PLEASE NOTE – There were problems with Eventbrite but they have been ironed out.  If you tried to sign up before, and couldn’t, please try again now!)

 


WORKSHOP: ACRYLIC POURING
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND
11-2PM
FLUID ACRYLIC POURING 
WITH RACHEL ELKINS
FEE: $45
Come learn the techniques, tips and tricks of Acrylic Pouring. 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 hand out to take home for future experimentation.

 

What you should bring:
– A 12” x 12” canvas or panel. This is available at Art Central.
– Apron, t-shirt or painting smock (not required, but recommended! Available at Art Central)

 

What I’ll provide:
– All paints and other materials required to create one pour painting in class.
– 3 sample paintings.
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 reach the minimum number of students required will be canceled 48 hours prior. Last minute registrations are accepted if class minimum is met and space allows.
To enroll, contact Rachel Elkins by phone: 805-554-2482 or email: rachel@inhisarmsjewelryart.com

WORKSHOP: ACRYLIC PAINTING
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23RDSuper Bloom by Drew Davis
12:30pm – 3:30PM
FLORAL ABSTRACTION 
WITH DREW DAVIS
FEE: $55

He will share various techniques in how to use color and brush strokes to create movement, balance and energy. There will be individual focus that is unique to each persons needs. This class is for all skill levels!

We will be working from print​ed photos, but you are welcome to bring your own images to work from. We will be doing a warm-up piece and one larger.

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!


WORKSHOP: PASTEL
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29THsierras
10:30-4:30PM
PAINTING SIERRAS IN 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.
– A 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. To reserve a spot, please inquire about availability and then send a check for $85 to the address below.
To enroll, contact Jim Tyler to reserve a spot on the wait-list 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: OIL PAINTING
THURSDAY, MARCH 5TH
1-4PM
Weekly on Thursdays, March 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th
A four part workshop series.
THE TRANQUIL LANDSCAPE IN OIL 
WITH JASON MAYR
FEE: $220
Come develop and “finish” a single oil painting over the 4 week class. Jason will lead you through the process with as much or as little assistance as you need depending on your experience and desire.  All levels welcome. Jason is a professional award winning artist with nearly 20 years teaching experience. Always striving for Beauty through inspiration and understanding is foundation of both his art and his teaching.

 

5 student minimum.
To enroll, contact Jason Mayr by phone: 805-234-6941

 


WORKSHOP: WATERCOLOR

SATURDAY, MARCH 7TH
POPPIES10:30-12:30PM

CALIFORNIA POPPIES 
WITH HILDA VANDERGRIFF

FEE: $45 PER PERSON

Learn how to create 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, MARCH 7THMONARCH
1:30-3:30PM

MONARCH BUTTERFLIES 
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: ACRYLIC PAINTING
SATURDAY, MARCH 14THslo mission
10:30pm – 1:30PM
PAINTING THE SLO MISSION 
WITH DREW DAVIS
FEE: $55

In this 3 hour acrylic painting workshop, Drew will guide us in the exploration of the impressionistic painting of the SLO Mission. Drew will break down the creative process he uses to make vibrant, energetic representational abstract paintings in an easy-to-understand way. He will share techniques using shape, value, color and brushwork to create movement and balance in your paintings.
In this class we will work from supplied printed photos. Students will receive personal attention in addition to general instruction each step along the way. This class is for all skill levels!

SUPPLIES:
All painting supplies will be provided, but canvas will need to be purchased prior to class. Please arrive a few minutes early to select your canvas on the day of the workshop. I also encourage you to bring your favorite brushes, tools or paints if you have them.
– 1 small (8″x10″)
– 1 larger (16″x20″ or 18″x24″)
– Easels, paints, brushes, aprons, palettes, water jars and all other materials will be provided.
You are welcome to BYOB. 🙂 Come join the fun!

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Drew’s professional art career began in 2001 and has been instructing painting workshops for over 4 years. His primary medium is oil and acrylic paints on canvas. Working in a bold, colorful, impressionistic style, he transforms his subjects into stunning, energetic, abstracted yet familiar forms. To see Drew’s work, please visit his website www.drewdavisart.com or find him on Instagram and facebook @drewdavisfineart.

To enroll, follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/painting-the-slo-mission-art-central-tickets-92854866405


 

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