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Learn 3D Encaustic Painting with Flo Bartell!

Two Day Workshop

ENCAUSTIC in 3D with FLO BARTELL

Encaustic Workshop with Flo Bartell
Saturday, September 8th 11am – 4pm & Sunday, September 9th, 12:30-3:30pm
Fee: $275

Let the aroma, rich colors, and sensual feel of wax seduce you!

Learn encaustic basics, how to add dimensional elements to your paintings, and how to combine other media with wax. Most supplies will be provided. (A list of other supplies will be given after registration.)

Interested students should email Flo.bartell@gmail.com with encaustic in the subject line.

Hurry, Flo’s classes fill quickly!!!

Don’t miss Sydney Hall’s oil painting workshop!

Class is filling quickly!

Finding and Using Color in Painting

with Sydney Hall

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Coloring for Adults…Finding and Using Color in Painting
Saturday, August 18, 12:30-3:30 pm
Fee: $35

Vibrancy of Color – This painting class will focus on the fundamentals essential to oil painting. Emphasis is placed on properly starting a painting and relationships found within a subject. We will discuss equipment, design concepts, abstraction, tone, color, and paint handling. Fine tuning will be ongoing and we will explore and learn to see color; simplifying your creation; shadow planes vs. light planes; color change vs. value change; perspective; pushing distance; adding the opposite on the color wheel does not make your shadow color; white is not the answer to making something lighter; and more. We will have fun and laugh a lot as well. I look forward to working with you! This particular class is expressly for oil painters.

www.sydneyhall.com, www.facebook.com/sydneyhallstudio

All levels welcome, no experience needed. Students will be emailed a supply list when class is confirmed. A list may also be picked up at Art Central. Intended for adults (this particular class is not for children.)

Five student minimum; payments to be received by Tuesday August 14th, please.

Interested students should contact Sydney Hall byemail: sydpaints@yahoo.com
with Art Central Oil Painting Workshop in the subject line or phone: 805-782-9288.

 

 

 

Time change for August 24th Workshop

Workshop moved to 10:30am – 1:30pm!

Abstraction: Acrylic Painting with Drew Davis

Apologies, the Friday, August 24th workshop with Drew Davis has been rescheduled to
10:30am – 1:30pm (from the original 2-5pm).

Abstraction: 3-hour Acrylic Painting Workshop with Drew Davis
Friday, August 24, 2018    10:30am – 1:30pm
Fee: $45 

Drew has over 16 years experience as a professional artist and 4 years of teaching art workshops. In this 3-hour acrylic painting workshop, Drew will break down his creative process used to construct his vibrant, energetic abstract paintings.

Explore how to use contrast, shapes and colors to create interesting forms. He will share various techniques in how to use color and brush strokes to create movement, balance and energy. This class is for all skill levels!

We will be working mostly from our imaginations–but, you are welcome to bring your own images for inspiration of shape and color. We will be doing several small warm-up pieces and one larger. Paints, brushes and other materials will be provided. Canvas and additional materials can be purchased at Art Central. You are welcome to BYOB. Come join the fun!

Hurry–limited to 15 spaces!

Contact Drew for info by phone: 805-234-2302, or email: drew@drewdavis.com or purchase your spot by clicking here.

 

Reminder for Three Great Workshops

Don’t miss out–coming up soon:

Acrylic Workshop with Drew Davis

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Chinese Brush Painting with Hilda Vandergriff

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Coloring for Adults with Sydney Hall

 

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3-Hour Acrylic Painting Workshop with Drew Davis
Friday, August 10, 2018    2 – 5pm
Fee: $45

Drew has over 16 years experience as a professional artist and 4 years of teaching Art workshops. In this 3 hour acrylic painting workshop, Drew will break down his creative process used to construct vibrant, energetic paintings in an easy-to-understand way. You will explore how to use a photograph and break it down into its simplest painted form. 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 person’s needs. This class is for all skill levels! We will be working from printed photos, but you are welcome to bring your own images. We will be doing one small warm-up piece and one larger. Paints, brushes and other materials will be provided. Canvas and additional materials can be purchased at Art Central. You are welcome to BYOB. Come join the fun!

Contact Drew for info by phone: 805-234-2302, or email: drew@drewdavis.com or purchase your spot by clicking here.

Chinese Brush Painting Lesson: Cat with Blossoms, with Hilda Vandergriff
Sunday August 12th, 12:30 – 2:30pm
Fee: $40 

Have you ever wanted to learn about Chinese brush painting? Sign up and learn how to paint a cat, a bee and blossoms, using simple strokes. Learn to paint cat fur and how to write a Chinese calligraphy word for “Happiness.” Learn how to load a brush with colors and how to paint with Chinese ink.  Learn about seal chops and the variety of papers you can paint on. You will receive a lesson handout and follow along the lesson step by step. You will go home with a beautiful painting and gained knowledge about Chinese brush painting techniques. Hilda is passionate about her teaching and wants people to learn and have fun. Her goal is to bring out creativity; she brings lots of enthusiasm and positive thinking in her teaching style.  Come and have a fun time painting and learning.
Please bring or purchase a Chinese brush (or two) for class at Art Central that day!

To enroll, contact Hilda by phone:  559-322-6557 or email: hvandergri@aol.com

 

 

Coloring for Adults…Finding and Using Color in Painting with Sydney Hall
Saturday, August 18, 12:30-3:30 pm
Fee: $35

Vibrancy of Color – This painting class will focus on the fundamentals essential to oil painting. Emphasis is placed on properly starting a painting and relationships found within a subject. We will discuss equipment, design concepts, abstraction, tone, color, and paint handling. Fine tuning will be ongoing and we will explore and learn to see color; simplifying your creation; shadow planes vs. light planes; color change vs. value change; perspective; pushing distance; adding the opposite on the color wheel does not make your shadow color; white is not the answer to making something lighter; and more. We will have fun and laugh a lot as well. I look forward to working with you! This particular class is expressly for oil painters.

www.sydneyhall.com, www.facebook.com/sydneyhallstudio

All levels welcome, no experience needed. Students will be emailed a supply list when class is confirmed. A list may also be picked up at Art Central. Intended for adults (this particular class is not for children.)

Five student minimum; payments to be received by Tuesday August 14th, please.

Interested students should contact Sydney Hall by email: sydpaints@yahoo.com with Art Central Oil Painting Workshop in the subject line or phone: 805-782-9288.

 

Enroll in a class today!

 

 

Two More Workshops to wrap up August!

Workshops for everyone!!!

Drawing Foundation Series: Shading with Larry LeBrane

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Abstraction: Acrylic Painting with Drew Davis

Drawing Foundation Series with Larry LeBrane
Thursday, August 23, 2018    5 – 8pm
Fee: $45

Study shading and apply principles of value to achieve the illusion of natural and mood lighting. Make your drawings come alive. The last session in the series of four mini-classes focusing on specific fundamental drawing skills, teaching students to ‘see differently.’ Take only one or all sessions. Beginning skill levels. Students get a material list when class is confirmed. For information or to enroll, contact: larron4@charter.net.

Enroll today!

Abstraction: 3-hour Acrylic Painting Workshop with Drew Davis
Friday, August 24, 2018   2-5pm
Fee: $45 

Drew has over 16 years experience as a professional artist and 4 years of teaching art workshops. In this 3-hour acrylic painting workshop, Drew will break down his creative process used to construct his vibrant, energetic abstract paintings.

Explore how to use contrast, shapes and colors to create interesting forms. He will share various techniques in how to use color and brush strokes to create movement, balance and energy. This class is for all skill levels!

We will be working mostly from our imaginations–but, you are welcome to bring your own images for inspiration of shape and color. We will be doing several small warm-up pieces and one larger. Paints, brushes and other materials will be provided. Canvas and additional materials can be purchased at Art Central. You are welcome to BYOB. Come join the fun!

Hurry–limited to 15 spaces!

Contact Drew for info by phone: 805-234-2302, or email: drew@drewdavis.com or purchase your spot by clicking here.

 

Two Great Workshops!

It’s Summer! What better time for an inspiring workshop?

Acrylic Workshop with Drew Davis

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Chinese Brush Painting with Hilda Vandergriff

Sunday, August 12 Chinese Brush Painting Lesson: Cat with Blossoms,  Hilda Vandergriff

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Friday, August 10 Acrylic Painting with Drew Davis

3-Hour Acrylic Painting Workshop with Drew Davis
Friday, August 10, 2018    2 – 5pm
Fee: $45

Drew has over 16 years experience as a professional artist and 4 years of teaching Art workshops. In this 3 hour acrylic painting workshop, Drew will break down his creative process used to construct vibrant, energetic paintings in an easy-to-understand way. You will explore how to use a photograph and break it down into its simplest painted form. 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 person’s needs. This class is for all skill levels! We will be working from printed photos, but you are welcome to bring your own images. We will be doing one small warm-up piece and one larger. Paints, brushes and other materials will be provided. Canvas and additional materials can be purchased at Art Central. You are welcome to BYOB. Come join the fun!

Contact Drew for info by phone: 805-234-2302, or email: drew@drewdavis.com or purchase your spot by clicking here.

Chinese Brush Painting Lesson: Cat with Blossoms, with Hilda Vandergriff
Sunday August 12th, 12:30 – 2:30pm
Fee: $40 

Have you ever wanted to learn about Chinese brush painting? Sign up and learn how to paint a cat, a bee and blossoms, using simple strokes. Learn to paint cat fur and how to write a Chinese calligraphy word for “Happiness.” Learn how to load a brush with colors and how to paint with Chinese ink.  Learn about seal chops and the variety of papers you can paint on. You will receive a lesson handout and follow along the lesson step by step. You will go home with a beautiful painting and gained knowledge about Chinese brush painting techniques. Hilda is passionate about her teaching and wants people to learn and have fun. Her goal is to bring out creativity; she brings lots of enthusiasm and positive thinking in her teaching style.  Come and have a fun time painting and learning.
Please bring or purchase a Chinese brush (or two) for class at Art Central that day!

To enroll, contact Hilda by phone:  559-322-6557 or email: hvandergri@aol.com

 

 

 

It was a great weekend!

This past weekend was packed with creative fun… here are some highlights!

Art After Dark at Art Central 

We had an awesome turnout at the opening reception of David Limrite’s students in “Figuratively Teaching” last Friday during Art After Dark! It was so much fun talking with the amazing artists in the show (some are pictured below).

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Watercolor Workshop with Tracy Taylor

Tracy’s under-watercolor class filled our gallery on Saturday, everyone had a blast creating vibrant watercolor paintings of sea animals and plants. The finished pieces are breathtaking! 

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Abstract Acrylics with Drew Davis 

Drew taught another amazing workshop on Sunday! Working mostly from imagination, we used various techniques in color and brushstroke to create movement. Everyone had a blast learning from Drew and creating energetic abstract paintings!

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New Product Showcase! Saturday, September 16th!

Art Central
wants to inspire you with awesome new products!

On Saturday, September 16th, from 12-3 pm we’ll be offering you the opportunity to try out some great new products… for FREE!

Check out some of the cool new items you’ll see… (click on the pictures for videos of each product!  COOL!)

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Marabu Easy Marble Paint –
A truly easy way to give a marble pattern to almost anything.  Just dunk it!

Marabu glas

– Marabu Porcelain & Glass Paint Markers –
Decorate everything from wine glasses to mugs to windows!

Marabu Fashion Design Produkte

– Marabu Fashion Sprays & Liners –
Customize your outfit!  Write, draw and decorate on shirts, pants, skirts…you name it!

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– Sennelier Abstract Acrylic Paints –
A great line of quality acrylic paints, from a renowned company, that’s also economical?  Yes, PLEASE!

Jacquard screen printing ink

– Jacquard Screen Printing Ink –
Beautiful colors, archival, light fast, enhanced open/working time, and wash safe once heat set.  What more could you want from a screen printing ink?    https://www.jacquardproducts.com/jacquard-screen-ink.html

Amazing deals will be offered on these products… but ONLY if you come in  Saturday! Don’t miss out! 

Saturday Sept. 16th!

12 – 3pm!

GET CREATIVE… no sign-up necessary! 

Bring your own wine glass, T-shirt, or whatever you want to try out these products!

 

Exciting Events at Art Central!

We have two
very exciting, very different
events this weekend at Art Central!

Saturday, May 21st, 12 – 2pm
 SolarFast Play-Date

This workshop is limited to 8 maximum.  Don’t wait to reserve your space!

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SolarFast dyes natural fabrics without stiffening the material.  Use stencils, or just about anything to create unique designs and silhouettes.  Photographic negatives work great!  You can even draw and  paint it on directly with a brush!  SolarFast is activated by sunlight… SO easy!  Just apply the dye, create your design, and put in the sun!

Bring $10, your own natural fiber substrate (shirt, pants, scarf, etc.) and any stencils or objects you would like to use.  We’ll supply the rest! 

To register for this Play Date, call us (805) 747-4200, or email us at artcentralslo@yahoo.com

For more information, click here!

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Sunday, May 22nd, 1 – 3pm
David Limrite’s oil-stick demonstration

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Oil Paint Sticks are versatile, direct, immediate, expressive and, at times, unpredictable. Working with them allows the artist to both draw and paint at the same time. This demonstration will explore basic drawing and painting techniques, as well as, a wide range of advanced techniques such as blending, washes, wiping, scraping, scratching back into, and Alla Prima. Please contact Art Central to reserve your place: (805) 747-4200, or e-mail us at artcentralslo@yahoo.com

FREE Demo!   (approximately 2 hours)


Don’t miss out on all the fun and these great learning opportunities!

SPECIAL Golden Artist Colors Demo and Workshop! Saturday, March 14th!

Exciting!

We are hosting a Golden Artist Colors demonstration and workshop on MARCH 14th!

TO SIGN UP for demo and / or workshop, please e-mail us at artcentralslo@yahoo.com.  Please include your name and phone#! 

Demonstration (morning, 10-12pm) is free, but sign-up in advance is required.  We have room for 25 MAXIMUM.

Workshop (afternoon, 1-4pm) is $65, and includes paints and brushes.  You will need to purchase your own canvas, board, etc.  (4 are recommended, try working on different surfaces!)  no larger than 9×12 or 10×10, please.  We have room for 12 MAXIMUM.  If there is a huge response, we will do a second workshop on Sunday, March 15th, from 12-3pm.  Registration must be accompanied by payment, please!  Cash or check only.  Please make checks payable to Art Central. 

DEMO: 

Saturday, March 14    

Time: 10 am-12 noon.

Instructor:  Certified Golden Paints working artist –  Judy Gittelsohn (www.judyg.com)

 

This is a free educational presentation on acrylic paints and mediums is a fantastic overview – including “new kid on the block”, Golden High-Flow Acrylics with its remarkable ink-like viscosity.  The lecture is an advanced technical explanation of acrylics.  You will be shown some examples of gels and mediums which work very well with the High Flow and the traditional Heavy Body and Fluid Acrylics.  We’ll cover the different types of pigments & their qualities of light fastness, and compare them to traditional Heavy Bodied Acrylic and Fluid Acrylic.  Will also discuss health and safety concerns.  Literature and free samples of paint and mediums for all those who attend. (See instructor info below.)

 

A Great Workshop with Fantastic Golden High Flow Paints and Mediums  – $65

Saturday, March 14, 1-4 pm.  (Min. 6; max 12.)

Instructor:  Judy Gittelsohn (www.judyg.com)

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This is a fantastic opportunity to explore with gusto!  Participants will engage in 6 exercises (or more) using a range of Golden products with an emphasis on the new High Flow Acrylics. We will understand how the Golden High Flow differs from Heavy Body and Fluid Acrylics and how to best enjoy these “ink-like” acrylic paints in our own artwork.

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You arrive ready to paint with a curious mind. I bring the brushes, refillable markers and Golden paints.  You may purchase your surfaces of choice, no larger than 9×12, 10×10, etc.  We will experience grounds such as micaceous iron oxide and light molding paste, and will discuss layering and glazes.

 

About Judy Gittelsohn

 

Judy Gittelsohn has been painting in the Bay Area for over 30 years and has been a Golden Paints Working Artist since 2001. She studied at the SF Art Institute and has exhibited widely in California. Gittelsohn has received grants to teach art to developmentally disabled individuals, people recovering from illness or injury, and at-risk youth.

 Judy Gittelsohn Flower catching a bird 2014

 

Artist Statement


My recent paintings are large acrylic color studies of words, letters, symbols and potions. These characters are placed in an atmosphere and rendered like a portrait. I like to take philosophical turns and twists on these everyday symbols. It is their emotion and character that I aim to reveal. My letters do not have to stand or support; they can float and fly and disappear and reveal. Paint can take us where physics cannot.

While my subject is contemporary, my approach is traditional. Layers of blended paint, shaped and forged, form my oversized view of each subject. The final image resembles enlarged pop art. The traditional painting approach and my close look at language and symbols is unexpected. I enjoy translating common symbols into visual compositions and telling a new story.

 

Judy Gittlesohn Odyssey, 2013 40 x 72