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What’s Happening at Art Central – October 15 – November 4


The next three weeks at Art Central are filled with lots of fun & interesting workshops!

• Thursday, October 18 – 1st of 5 – Watercolor Painting Class with Woody Benton
• Saturday, October 20 – Oil Painting Workshop with Sydney Hall
• Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21 – ARTS Obispo’s 2nd weekend of the 20th Anniversary Open Studios Art Tour! Catalogs are still available at Art Central
• Sunday, October 21 – Acrylic Painting Workshop with Drew Davis
• Wednesday, October 24 & Thursday, October 25 – Clay Sculpting with Rochelle Niemerow
• Friday, October 26 – Acrylic Painting Workshop with Drew Davis
• Saturday, October 27 – Mixed Media Workshop with Spencer Poulter
• Sunday, October 28 – Zentangle Art with Debbie Gedayloo
• Tuesday, October 30 – Pick-up art for “Personal Best”
• Wednesday, October 31 – Taking in art for our Holiday exhibit: “LITTLE TREASURES”

• Friday, November 2 – Art After Dark Reception for our Holiday exhibit: “LITTLE TREASURES”
• Saturday, November 3 – Life Drawing with Jose Lemus

To get all of the details and information on how to register: (more…)

What’s Happening at Art Central – October 8 – 31


The next three weeks at Art Central are filled with lots of fun & interesting workshops!

• Saturday, October 13 & Sunday, October 14 – Art Central Paper Mache Play Date
• Thursday, October 18 – 1st of 5 – Watercolor Painting Class with Woody Benton
• Saturday, October 20 – Oil Painting Workshop with Sydney Hall
• Sunday, October 21 – Acrylic Painting Workshop with Drew Davis
• Wednesday, October 24 & Thursday, October 25 – Clay Sculpting with Rochelle Niemerow
• Friday, October 26 – Acrylic Painting Workshop with Drew Davis
• Saturday, October 27 – Mixed Media Workshop with Spencer Poulter
• Sunday, October 28 – Zentangle Art with Debbie Gedayloo
• Wed, Oct 31 – Taking in art for our Holiday exhibit: “LITTLE TREASURES” 

To get all of the details and information on how to register: (more…)

Acrylic Lesson with Hilda Vandergriff

Learn about Van Gogh’s Impressionist Painting Techniques
 
With Hilda Vandergriff

 

Acrylic Lesson with Hilda Vandergriff: Van Gogh Sunflowers
Sunday, September 16, 12:30-2:30 pm

Fee: $40

You will receive a lesson handout and watch demo steps on the painting process, using bold, bright colors and harsh brush strokes. This is a class for anyone and you will take home a finished painting. Come have fun painting and learn about Vincent Van Gogh and acrylics.  Hilda is passionate about her teaching and wants people to learn art techniques while having fun.  Her goal is to bring out creativity; she brings lots of enthusiasm and positive thinking in her teaching style.

Bring your own supplies, including acrylic paint colors: Titanium White, Hansa or Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Quinacridone Magenta, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue and Dioxazine Violet. Acrylic brushes: Flat size ½, Filbert size ½, flat ¼ inch.  Pre-stretched canvas – size 11” x 14″. A pen and a light-color pastel pencil, disposal palette pad 9×12, 2 water containers and paper towels.

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

Popular class, enroll today!

 

 

New Workshop with Jim Tyler & Workshop Reminders

Award-Winning Jim Tyler…

…is Teaching a Workshop on the Basics of Pastels!

Painting Big Sur with Pastels
Saturday, September 15, 1-4 pm

Fee: $50

In this workshop we’ll learn all about pastels while completing a painting of the Big Creek Bridge area of Big Sur.  Pastels are one of the most direct mediums in art: just choose a color and put it on the sanded paper. There is no mixing of paints on a palette. During the workshop, you’ll learn the techniques of applying pastels with the side, edge and ends of the stick; how to layer and mix pastels; the different kinds of pastel and paper; and how to frame a pastel painting.
 
Limited to 8 students. No prior experience with pastels is needed; all levels are welcome. Some materials provided. Class materials list on hand at Art Central.
Contact Jim Tyler for questions or registration by phone: 805-748-2220, or email: jimtylerfineart@gmail.com

 

And, don’t miss out on these great workshops with Flo Bartell and Ardella Swanberg!

Encaustic in 3D 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.

 


 

Advancing in Watercolor   Ardella Swanberg
Mondays and Thursdays: 
Sept. 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, Oct. 8, 11
1-4pm each day
Fee: $180

After learning the basics of painting you need to learn more about how to make an outstanding composition. This class leads you beyond copying photos and paintings into your own vision with unusual color schemes, design, and abstraction in easy to understand steps. Use your own photographs and drawings for originality. The classes will cover planning a painting, negative shapes, elements and principles of art, color theory, lively whites, designing with collage, value patterns, and how to save a painting. These principles will help to have your paintings accepted into competitions.

For more information and to register, contact Ardella at (805) 234-1754 or ardellajo@yahoo.com.

 

Watercolor Demonstration and Workshop

New Instructor

Harwood “Woody” Benton

Demonstration: September 15

Workshop: September 22

 

Demonstration
Painting Seascapes in Watercolor

Saturday, September 15, 2018    10am – 12pm
Fee: FREE!

Come watch as the 2018 Recipient of the Judge’s Choice Award recipient for the Central Coast Watercolor Society demonstrates how to plan, develop and bring to life seascapes from the local area.

Woody Benton has been painting for over forty years in the challenging medium of watercolor. He has been teaching adults new to painting as well as those with some knowledge how to capture the beauty of landscapes, seascapes, architecture and people from around the world.

Please join us – no signup necessary!

And then, join Woody for…

Workshop
Painting Strong Values in Watercolor 

Saturday, September 22, 2018   10:30am – 1:30pm
Fee: $40 

Watercolor painting is the process of staining heavy paper with water based pigment. With practice and patience, you can learn to capture the subtle shapes and light in the world around you. Watercolor, at its best, is about being in the moment and finding the essence of a subject rather than getting caught up in all of the minute details. In this class, we will start from a blank page and learn to bring to life a seascape scene from start to finish. 

Woody will demonstrate technique and then guide each person as they try their hands at this wonderful medium. This class is for adults. You do not have to have any prior experience. Woody has inspired adults for decades to add this form of moving meditation to their self-care regime.

To enroll, please contact by e-mail:  info@bentonstudio.com. 

Woody will be supplying paint and paper, all you’ll need is a brush and a palette! 

Eight-Week Watercolor Workshop

Take your painting to a new level with this stellar workshop!

Advancing in Watercolor with Ardella Swanberg

After learning the basics of painting you need to learn more about how to make an outstanding composition. This class leads you beyond copying photos and paintings into your own vision with unusual color schemes, design, and abstraction in easy to understand steps. Use your own photographs and drawings for originality. The classes will cover planning a painting, negative shapes, elements and principles of art, color theory, lively whites, designing with collage, value patterns, and how to save a painting. These principles will help to have your paintings accepted into competitions.

Advancing in Watercolor
Ardella Swanberg
Mondays and Thursdays: 
Sept. 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, Oct. 8, 11

1-4pm

Fee: $180

Lesson 1: Materials and planning a painting
Lesson 2: The Elements and Principles of Art
Lesson 3: Apply color theory
Lesson 4:  Lively whites in a still life
Lesson 5:  Using collage to work out design concepts
Lesson 6: Finding interesting value patterns
Lesson 7: Abstraction 
Lesson 8: Saving a painting

For more information and to register, contact Ardella at (805) 234-1754 or ardellajo@yahoo.com.

Don’t miss this one!!!

 

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 by email: 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!