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Upcoming Events thru March 11th!

Come learn something new with us!!

• Thursday, February 14 & 28 – Painting Seascapes with Strong Values with Harwood “Woody” Benton (ongoing)
• Saturday, February 16 – Watercolor Painting with Strong Values with Harwood “Woody” Benton
• Saturday, February 16 – Pleine Aire Primer – DEMO!! with Jonathon Gaetke
• Sunday, February 17 – “Floral Abstraction” Acrylic Workshop with Drew Davis
• Tuesday, February 19 – Zentangle and the Art of Mindful Creation with Debbie Gedayloo
• Friday, February 22 – Introduction to Interpretive Drawing of the Human Figure with Jose Lemus

• Saturday, February 23 – “Painting Marigold Fields” Pastel Workshop with Jim Tyler
• Saturday, March 2 & Sunday. March 3 – Draw THEN Paint Watercolor with Tracy Taylor
• Friday, March 8 & Saturday, March 9 – Encaustic Playdate with Flo Bartell

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!


CLASS: WATERCOLOR PAINTING
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14th & 28th, 10:30AM – 1PM (ongoing, every other Thursday)
PAINTING SEASCAPES WITH STRONG VALUES
WITH HARWOOD “WOODY” BENTON
FEE: $45 per class101818_woodybenton.jpg

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 show you how to create relationships with strong values, guiding 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. Paper supplied, students supply their own paint & brushes. To enroll, please contact by e-mail: cerulean777@icloud.com.


WORKSHOP: WATERCOLOR PAINTING
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16th, 10:30AM- 1PM
WATERCOLOR PAINTING WITH STRONG VALUES
WITH HARWOOD “WOODY” BENTON
FEE: $45

Similar to Woody’s ongoing class, and a great introduction to his teaching style.

Woody supplies paint and paper, all you need is a brush and a palette!

To enroll, contact by email: cerulean777@icloud.com

 

DEMO: OIL PAINTINGpleine aire
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16th, 2PM – 3PM
PLEIN AIR PRIMER – DEMO
WITH JONATHON GAETKE
FEE: FREE!!

If you have a love of nature and a desire to paint—plein air painting may be for you.  As with any new endeavor, an introductory level of solid information makes for a good start.

Whether you are new to painting or open to a fresh point of view – join local artist and California Art Club member Jonathan Gaetke for this free informative lecture, demonstration and Q&A Session.

• Equipment and supplies
• Preparation/Practice/strategies
• Scouting/timing/locations, weather, and clothing

Preview the “Big 4” components of a successful painting as you watch Jonathan do a “Pleine Aire” demonstration, showing you how to embrace nature, a blank canvas and make a good start.

With 19 years of experience, Question and Answer session will give you the confidence you need to start painting outdoors!  Sign-ups appreciated, e-mail us at artcentralslo@yahoo.com

 

WORKSHOP: ACRYLIC PAINTINGdrew-flower-image (1)
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17th, 12:30 – 3:30PM
FLORAL ABSTRACTION
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 4 years. He works with numerous subject matters in a colorful, loosely impressionist style.
In this 3 hour acrylic painting workshop, we will explore how to deconstruct images of flowers to create representational abstract paintings. Drew will break down his creative process used to construct vibrant, energetic paintings in an easy-to-understand way. He will share various techniques he uses with shapes, values, colors and brush strokes to create movement, balance and energy. In this class we will work from supplied printed photos, but you are welcome to bring your own images. Students will receive individual focus that is unique to each person’s needs. This class is for all skill levels!

– Please arrive a few minutes early to purchase your canvas from at Art Central.  You will need 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)
Contact Drew for info by phone: 805-234-2302 or email: drew@drewdavis.com.

WORKSHOP: ZENTANGLE ART tangles2
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19th, 10:30AM – 1PM
ZENTANGLE AND THE ART OF MINDFUL CREATION
WITH DEBBIE GEDAYLOO
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 register, please contact debbiegedayloo@gmail.com or 805-550-2487

CLASS:  LIFE DRAWINGp1110088x
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND, 1PM – 4PM
INTRODUCTION TO INTERPRETIVE DRAWING OF THE HUMAN FIGURE
WITH JOSE LEMUS
FEE: $45

Class will be geared towards beginning and intermediate students. (Jose defines “beginning” as a student that has an interest, is willing to take chances and have an enjoyable time producing art.)

This class will look at the complexity of the Human Form and explore methods of simplification. Methods and techniques will be explored that lead to the use of simplicity in lines, forms and values.

A live model will be providing a variety of poses and students will produce multiple interpretive drawings that reflect an appreciation of the human body.

Class size will be limited to 12 artists.

Material will be dry media and will be available for purchase at Art Central.  

Please contact Jose by texting to (805) 234-2228 or email imdjose344@gmail.com

 

WORKSHOP: PASTEL PAINTINGmarigoldsonturri - jimtyler
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd, 1PM – 4PM
“Painting Marigold Fields” PASTEL WORKSHOP
WITH JIM TYLER

FEE: $50 for 3 hour class

In this workshop we’ll learn all about pastels while completing a painting of the Marigold fields off of Turri Road near San Luis Obispo. 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.

Class size limited to 12. 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

CLASS:  DRAW AND PAINT030219_TracyTaylor
SATURDAY, MARCH 2ND & SUNDAY, MARCH 3RD, 12:30PM – 3:30PM
“Draw THEN Paint”
WITH TRACY TAYLOR
FEE: $50 includes some materials

Hi everyone! This is going to be a challenge class. I’m not going to draw for you! I’m going to help YOU learn to draw by setting up a couple still lifes.  Saturday we will sketch and draw (you need to bring a sketch pad and pencils).  By the end of Saturday we will have a drawing on good watercolour paper, and Sunday we paint!
We’ll be working hard and stressing, but having fun at the same time and rockin’ out to good music!
To register, call Tracy 805-704-5690  15 people maximum
Get ready to blast off!


 

PLAYDATE:  ENCAUSTICIMG_1616
FRIDAY, MARCH 8TH & SATURDAY, MARCH 9TH, 11AM – 4PM
ENCAUSTIC PLAYDATE
WITH FLO BARTELL
FEE: $50 includes some materials

Join the fun! If you have at least a basic knowledge of encaustic techniques and would like to join other artists for a day or two of painting fun, sign up for our Encaustic Play Days. Paint and medium will be provided. You bring projects/ boards you want to work on, and any special supplies or tools you like to use.  Flo Bartell will be here working in an open studio setting and will be available for consultation. There will be no formal instruction.

You may register for one day or two. $35 per day. To register, send an email to artcentralslo@yahoo.com.

THIS SATURDAY!

Here’s what you can expect on Saturday! 

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~ doors open ~ 10am sharp ~

Gift bags for our first 75 customers
RAFFLE TICKET to every customer (4 different gift packs – choose the one you want to try for!) Winning tickets will be drawn Monday, Feb 11.

~ the deals ~ 

Discount on Membership renewals
Most Easels, Tables, Storage Carts
Cradled panels (best prices ever – pre-book!)
‘Sennelier’ Oils
‘Black Ink’ Handmade papers
‘Select’ Artiste Brushes
Gel Plates
‘Porcelaine Glas’ Markers
‘Abstract’ Acrylics
Assorted Pens
‘Posca’ Markers
‘Extreme’ Kolinsky Sables – long and short handles
‘Pilot’ Parallel Pens
Extra discount on select Clearance items
Select ‘Gamblin’ Oil sets
‘’Pop’ Gel Pens
‘Marabu’ Fabric Fashion Sprays
‘Catalyst’ painting tools
‘Shiva’ and ‘R&F’ Paint Sticks
‘Liquitex’ Pouring Medium
‘Aquash’ brushes
‘Fredrix’ Canvas Rolls
‘Stonehenge’ Watercolor Paper
‘LaCarte’ Paper & ‘Sennelier’ pastel sets, Sale begins after Jim’s demo ends
(no earlybirds, but we will do rainchecks on these if we run out!)

~ the demonstrations ~

11am Watercolor with Woody Benton
using Stonehenge Aqua 300lb Cold Press watercolor paper

1:15pm Pastel with Jim Tyler
Jim’s opening ‘act’ will be Andrew (one of my favorite manufacturer reps), who will give a very brief but lively history of Sennelier and demo Cretacolor Charcoal pencils

~ the play-stations ~

“TRY-ME!” tables all around the store – come, sit, enjoy new products. Ask questions, learn, and get your creativity revitalized! Many of the products at the try-me stations will be on sale, so if you like them, it’ll be a great opportunity to pick them up!

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~ In the Morning ~

Gel Plate Printing with Shirley
Collage and Greeting Cards with Mia
Pentel Pens and more with Steve
Porcelain Glas Markers on tile with Greg
Abstract Acrylic Paints with Andrew
Pilot Parallel Pens with Mary Lou

~ In the Afternoon ~

Liquitex Acrylic Pouring with Mia
Pastel stencils with Mary Lou
Sennelier Pastels, Cretacolor Charcoal and LaCarte Papers with Andrew
Posca Markers on our “I LOVE ART CENTRAL” banner!

And don’t forget – Pre-order our cradled panels at the best prices we’ve ever offered – e-mail us for pricelist: artcentralslo@yahoo.com, subject line CRADLED PANELS!

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~ thank you so much ~

As many of you know, our anniversary event is our biggest event of the year.  We work hard to make it a very special event, because for us, it’s our way of showing our appreciation for the support that we get from our loyal customers.

In today’s world of point-click-ship, having a brick and mortar store is a challenge.  We are expected to offer the same pricing as the on-line giants.  We do our best to achieve this with our membership pricing, and for the most part, I believe that our discounted prices are darn close (and sometimes better) than those that can be found from the virtual Megastores.  (I have other names for them, but this is a public forum.)

We are also expected to be able to answer questions about a wide variety of art supplies, and to be professional, courteous and gracious.  Luckily for me, my staff is all that, and more.  I have been blessed with employees who are generous with their knowledge, and so patient – not only with our customers, but with me!  (I am not nearly as sweet as they are and I am truly grateful for them).  Please join us this Saturday, February 9th, from 10am to 5pm – and please let my staff know exactly how wonderful they are! 

Thank you for supporting us and making Art Central the best independent art supply store in the county.  

Gratefully – etty

PS – I’ll be sending out one more post (just one, I promise!) on Thursday with info on the day, including ALL our fabulous deals.

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What’s coming to Art Central thru March 4th!

Don’t miss the ANNIVERSARY SALE this Saturday, Feb. 9th!!

• THIS Saturday, February 9 – ART CENTRAL’S 8th ANNIVERSARY EVENT!
• Thursday, February 14 & 28 – Painting Seascapes with Strong Values with Harwood “Woody” Benton (ongoing)
• Saturday, February 16 – Watercolor Painting with Strong Values with Harwood “Woody” Benton
• Saturday, February 16 – Pleine Aire Primer – DEMO!! with Jonathon Gaetke
• Sunday, February 17 – “Floral Abstraction” Acrylic Workshop with Drew Davis
• Tuesday, February 19 – Zentangle and the Art of Mindful Creation with Debbie Gedayloo
• Friday, February 22 – Introduction to Interpretive Drawing of the Human Figure with Jose Lemus

• Saturday, February 23 – “Painting Marigold Fields” Pastel Workshop with Jim Tyler
• Saturday, March 2 & 3 – Draw THEN Paint Watercolor with Tracy Taylor


 


CLASS: WATERCOLOR PAINTING
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14th & 28th, 10:30AM – 1PM (ongoing, every other Thursday)
PAINTING SEASCAPES WITH STRONG VALUES
WITH HARWOOD “WOODY” BENTON
FEE: $45 per class101818_woodybenton.jpg

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 show you how to create relationships with strong values, guiding 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. Paper supplied, students supply their own paint & brushes. To enroll, please contact by e-mail: cerulean777@icloud.com.


WORKSHOP: WATERCOLOR PAINTING
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16th, 10:30AM- 1PM
WATERCOLOR PAINTING WITH STRONG VALUES
WITH HARWOOD “WOODY” BENTON
FEE: $45

Similar to Woody’s ongoing class, and a great introduction to his teaching style.

Woody supplies paint and paper, all you need is a brush and a palette!

To enroll, contact by email: cerulean777@icloud.com

 

DEMO: OIL PAINTINGpleine aire
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16th, 2PM – 3PM
PLEIN AIR PRIMER – DEMO
WITH JONATHON GAETKE
FEE: FREE!!

If you have a love of nature and a desire to paint—plein air painting may be for you.  As with any new endeavor, an introductory level of solid information makes for a good start.

Whether you are new to painting or open to a fresh point of view – join local artist and California Art Club member Jonathan Gaetke for this free informative lecture, demonstration and Q&A Session.

• Equipment and supplies
• Preparation/Practice/strategies
• Scouting/timing/locations, weather, and clothing

Preview the “Big 4” components of a successful painting as you watch Jonathan do a “Pleine Aire” demonstration, showing you how to embrace nature, a blank canvas and make a good start.

With 19 years of experience, Question and Answer session will give you the confidence you need to start painting outdoors!  Sign-ups appreciated, e-mail us at artcentralslo@yahoo.com

 

WORKSHOP: ACRYLIC PAINTINGdrew-flower-image (1)
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17th, 12:30 – 3:30PM
FLORAL ABSTRACTION
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 4 years. He works with numerous subject matters in a colorful, loosely impressionist style.
In this 3 hour acrylic painting workshop, we will explore how to deconstruct images of flowers to create representational abstract paintings. Drew will break down his creative process used to construct vibrant, energetic paintings in an easy-to-understand way. He will share various techniques he uses with shapes, values, colors and brush strokes to create movement, balance and energy. In this class we will work from supplied printed photos, but you are welcome to bring your own images. Students will receive individual focus that is unique to each person’s needs. This class is for all skill levels!

– Please arrive a few minutes early to purchase your canvas from at Art Central.  You will need 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)
Contact Drew for info by phone: 805-234-2302 or email: drew@drewdavis.com.

WORKSHOP: ZENTANGLE ART tangles2
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19th, 10:30AM – 1PM
ZENTANGLE AND THE ART OF MINDFUL CREATION
WITH DEBBIE GEDAYLOO
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 register, please contact debbiegedayloo@gmail.com or 805-550-2487

CLASS:  LIFE DRAWINGp1110088x
Friday, February 22nd, 1PM – 4PM
Introduction to Interpretive Drawing of the Human Figure
with Jose Lemus
Fee: $45

Class will be geared towards beginning and intermediate students. (Jose defines “beginning” as a student that has an interest, is willing to take chances and have an enjoyable time producing art.)

This class will look at the complexity of the Human Form and explore methods of simplification. Methods and techniques will be explored that lead to the use of simplicity in lines, forms and values.

A live model will be providing a variety of poses and students will produce multiple interpretive drawings that reflect an appreciation of the human body.

Class size will be limited to 12 artists.

Material will be dry media and will be available for purchase at Art Central.  

Please contact Jose by texting to (805) 234-2228 or email imdjose344@gmail.com

 

WORKSHOP: PASTEL PAINTINGmarigoldsonturri - jimtyler
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd, 1PM – 4PM
“Painting Marigold Fields” PASTEL WORKSHOP
WITH JIM TYLER

FEE: $50 for 3 hour class

In this workshop we’ll learn all about pastels while completing a painting of the Marigold fields off of Turri Road near San Luis Obispo. 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.

Class size limited to 12. 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

CLASS:  DRAW THEN PAINTTracy Taylor - Keeping an eye on things - Watercolor
SATURDAY, MARCH 2ND & SUNDAY, MARCH 3RD, 12:30PM – 3:30PM
“Draw THEN Paint” WITH TRACY TAYLOR
FEE: $50 includes some materials

Hi everyone! This is going to be a challenge class. I’m not going to draw for you! I’m going to help YOU learn to draw by setting up a couple still lifes.  Saturday we will sketch and draw (you need to bring a sketch pad and pencils).  By the end of Saturday we will have a drawing on good watercolour paper, and Sunday we paint!
We’ll be working hard and stressing, but having fun at the same time and rockin’ out to good music!
To register, call Tracy 805-704-5690  15 people maximum
Get ready to blast off!

This event is gonna be EPIC!

If you’ve been to our anniversary events in the past, you know how much fun they are.  If you haven’t, don’t miss this one!  

8 YEARS AND GOING STRONG!

Last week we told you about the demonstrations, and hinted at several products that would be on sale.  But wait, THERE’S MORE!

Furniture sale! An INSANE deal on Extreme Kolinsky sable brushes, and of course our pre-order sale on Art Alternatives cradled boards, if you are interested in the cradled boards please email us at artcentralslo@yahoo.com

 CELEBRATE. PLAY. CREATE. SAVE. 

 

We’ll have tables set up all around the store with great products to try – including:

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Acrylic pouring at 1:30 – 3pm

aquashAquash brushes 

pentel-sparkle-pop-pensPentel Pop Gel Pens

black-inkHandmade papers for collage

parallelpensParallel Pens for calligraphy

glassmarkerPorcelain and glass markers

and sennelier abstract acrylic paints

You’re gonna L♥VE our event!

∼ Come celebrate with us ∼

SATURDAY, FEB 9th – 10am ’til 5pm!

 

(Keep watching, more info coming soon…)

 

 

Upcoming Events thru Feb 25!

Try something new!  A variety of new classes coming….

• Thursday, January 31, Feb 14 – Painting Seascapes with Strong Values with Harwood “Woody” Benton (ongoing)
• Friday, February 1 – Art After Dark featuring a Mini-Retro exhibit by Leon Amyx
• Saturday and Sunday, February 2 and 3 – Beginner Copperplate Calligraphy 2-day workshop with Mary Lou Johnson
• Saturday, February 9 – ART CENTRAL’S 8th ANNIVERSARY EVENT!

• Saturday, February 16 – Watercolor Painting with Strong Values with Harwood “Woody” Benton
• Saturday, February 16 – Pleine Aire Primer – DEMO!! with Jonathon Gaetke
• Sunday, February 17 – “Floral Abstraction” Acrylic Workshop with Drew Davis
• Tuesday, February 19 – Zentangle and the Art of Mindful Creation with Debbie Gedayloo
• Friday, February 22 – Introduction to Interpretive Drawing of the Human Figure with Jose Lemus

• Saturday, February 23 – “Painting Marigold Fields” Pastel Workshop with Jim Tyler


 


CLASS: WATERCOLOR PAINTING
THURSDAY, JANUARY 31th, FEBRUARY 14th, 10:30AM – 1PM (ongoing, every other Thursday)
PAINTING SEASCAPES WITH STRONG VALUES
WITH HARWOOD “WOODY” BENTON
FEE: $45 per class101818_woodybenton.jpg

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 show you how to create relationships with strong values, guiding 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. Paper supplied, students supply their own paint & brushes. To enroll, please contact by e-mail: cerulean777@icloud.com.


WORKSHOP: COPPERPLATE CALLIGRAPHY 02022019_ml johnson
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd, 11AM – 4PM & SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd, 12:30PM – 3:30PM
BEGINNER COPPERPLATE CALLIGRAPHY
WITH MARY LOU JOHNSON
FEE: $65 includes all materials

Great introduction to copperplate script … suitable for beginners and a wonderful “brush-up” for other lettering artists. Mary Lou has an abundance of experience with all kinds of calligraphic lettering, but absolutely adores this style. It is suitable for wedding invitations and greeting cards, as well as informal everyday elegance. Students will be able to use the copperplate script with pencil and/or a pointed pen by the end of this workshop. This workshop includes a complete review of pen cleaning, set-up, and troubleshooting inks.

Bring your lunch and relax with Mary Lou and your fellow students, and enjoy perusing Mary Lou’s collection of samples and books!

To register, please contact Mary Lou at 805-441-3246 or e-mail her at mljohnson805@att.net.

ART CENTRAL’S 8th ANNIVERSARY EVENT FEB 9th

Art Central will celebrate 8 years in business!  Giveaways, promotions, demonstrations, try-me stations – LOTS to do ALL DAY!

Watch our blog for more information on what will be going on!


WORKSHOP: WATERCOLOR PAINTING
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16th, 10:30AM- 1PM
WATERCOLOR PAINTING WITH STRONG VALUES
WITH HARWOOD “WOODY” BENTON
FEE: $45

Similar to Woody’s ongoing class, and a great introduction to his teaching style.

Woody supplies paint and paper, all you need is a brush and a palette!

To enroll, contact by email: cerulean777@icloud.com

 

DEMO: OIL PAINTINGpleine aire
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16th, 2PM – 3PM
PLEIN AIR PRIMER – DEMO
WITH JONATHON GAETKE
FEE: FREE!!

If you have a love of nature and a desire to paint—plein air painting may be for you.  As with any new endeavor, an introductory level of solid information makes for a good start.

Whether you are new to painting or open to a fresh point of view – join local artist and California Art Club member Jonathan Gaetke for this free informative lecture, demonstration and Q&A Session.

• Equipment and supplies
• Preparation/Practice/strategies
• Scouting/timing/locations, weather, and clothing

Preview the “Big 4” components of a successful painting as you watch Jonathan do a “Pleine Aire” demonstration, showing you how to embrace nature, a blank canvas and make a good start.

With 19 years of experience, Question and Answer session will give you the confidence you need to start painting outdoors!  Sign-ups appreciated, e-mail us at artcentralslo@yahoo.com

 

WORKSHOP: ACRYLIC PAINTINGdrew-flower-image (1)
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17th, 12:30 – 3:30PM
FLORAL ABSTRACTION
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 4 years. He works with numerous subject matters in a colorful, loosely impressionist style.
In this 3 hour acrylic painting workshop, we will explore how to deconstruct images of flowers to create representational abstract paintings. Drew will break down his creative process used to construct vibrant, energetic paintings in an easy-to-understand way. He will share various techniques he uses with shapes, values, colors and brush strokes to create movement, balance and energy. In this class we will work from supplied printed photos, but you are welcome to bring your own images. Students will receive individual focus that is unique to each person’s needs. This class is for all skill levels!

– Please arrive a few minutes early to purchase your canvas from at Art Central.  You will need 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)
Contact Drew for info by phone: 805-234-2302 or email: drew@drewdavis.com.

WORKSHOP: ZENTANGLE ART tangles2
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19th, 10:30AM – 1PM
ZENTANGLE AND THE ART OF MINDFUL CREATION
WITH DEBBIE GEDAYLOO
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 register, please contact debbiegedayloo@gmail.com or 805-550-2487

CLASS:  LIFE DRAWINGp1110088x
Friday, February 22nd, 1PM – 4PM
Introduction to Interpretive Drawing of the Human Figure
with Jose Lemus
Fee: $45

Class will be geared towards beginning and intermediate students. (Jose defines “beginning” as a student that has an interest, is willing to take chances and have an enjoyable time producing art.)

This class will look at the complexity of the Human Form and explore methods of simplification. Methods and techniques will be explored that lead to the use of simplicity in lines, forms and values.

A live model will be providing a variety of poses and students will produce multiple interpretive drawings that reflect an appreciation of the human body.

Class size will be limited to 12 artists.

Material will be dry media and will be available for purchase at Art Central.  

Please contact Jose by texting to (805) 234-2228 or email imdjose344@gmail.com

 

WORKSHOP: PASTEL PAINTING
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd, 1PM – 4PMmarigoldsonturri - jimtyler
“Painting Marigold Fields” PASTEL WORKSHOP
WITH JIM TYLER

FEE: $50 for 3 hour class

In this workshop we’ll learn all about pastels while completing a painting of the Marigold fields off of Turri Road near San Luis Obispo. 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.

Class size limited to 12. 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

Leon Amyx Mini Retro – You’re Invited!

JOIN US FEBRUARY 1ST
Exhibit opening during Art After Dark from 6-8pm

Exhibit runs February 1st – April 1st

LEON AMYX:
CALIFORNIA SCENE PAINTER OF THE SALINAS VALLEY

After graduating from San Jose State College in l932 Leon moved to Salinas to teach art to 7th and 8th graders at the Central Grammar School. He began painting landscapes of the area immediately.

John Steinbeck, who was born in Salinas, was living in Pacific Grove at the time. Although it seems that Leon and John Steinbeck never personally crossed paths, their lives’ work did. In 1933 Steinbeck wrote to a friend, “I think I would like to write a story of the whole (Salinas) Valley.” From 1932 through the 1960s Amyx focused on painting “The Valley,” from Moss Landing by the bay to San Ardo in the south.

Steinbeck grew up in a house on Central Avenue, a mere four blocks from Central Park where Amyx started teaching at the new Salinas Junior College in 1936.

In 1939 Steinbeck wrote the “Grapes of Wrath,” a story about a poor family fleeing the dust bowl in Oklahoma. During this same time period Amyx painted scenes of East Salinas. This part of Salinas was undeveloped and colloquially known as “Little Oklahoma” because that was where families, often poor and from Oklahoma, settled.

Steinbeck’s 1932 book “Pastures of Heaven” took place in Corral de Tierra, half way between Salinas and Monterey. Amyx and his family moved to San Benancio, the Canyon next to Corral de Tierra, in 1946. Amyx extended his area of painting to these two canyons.

Perhaps the most interesting parallel in their creative work was Steinbeck’s 1938 “The Long Valley,” a collection of short stories depicting the region. Amyx’s 1940-42 Master’s thesis, “Salinas Valley: An art study in Human Geography,” included 34 paintings of the farming activity in the valley.

The paintings in this exhibit include 19 paintings that show the progression of Amyx’s work – from his student days starting in 1929, through 6 decades to his last painting in 1993.

In the thirties Amyx spent most summers studying at the California College of Arts and Crafts, the University of California in Berkeley and Mills College. He studied with well know artists, including Xavier Martinez, Hamilton Wolf, Earl Loran, Leon Kroll and Millard Sheets.

Amyx became associated with the southern California scene painters while studying and working with Sheets at the Claremont graduate school during the summers of 1940, 41 and 42.

In the late 1940s through the 1950s Amyx took a renewed interest in Cezanne and Cezanne’s emphasis on composition, concepts Amyx was introduced to earlier when studying with Earl Loran. From this Amyx developed a very personal style on his views of the landscape. His family would later refer to these unique landscapes as the “real Amyx” paintings.

In the summers of 1957 and 1958 Amyx returned to Claremont to study ceramics under Paul Soldner. He became so enamored with clay that in the 1960s he developed and taught the ceramics program at Hartnell College. He also continued to paint on location, but his work appeared to be done more spontaneously and became more impressionistic.

During a sabbatical trip to Europe in 1962-’63 and another visit after his retirement in 1973, he would do hundreds of small sketches. Paintings from these sketches during the 1970s were lighter and more colorful, perhaps an influence from seeing the Impressionists’ paintings in France.

In the 1980s Amyx developed macular degeneration. When the condition
progressed to the point that he could no longer see to paint representationally, he explored total abstraction. With his background in music and knowledge of composition he would create wonderful rhythmic and dynamic paintings.

Please enjoy Leon Amyx’s life’s work at Art Central Gallery during Art After Dark this Friday and talk with his son, Chet Amyx, one of Art Central’s exhibiting artists.

This extraordinary Mini Retro will hang for two months – Don’t miss it!

DID YOU MARK YOUR CALENDAR? FEBRUARY 9TH!

It’s time for

  *  OUR ANNIVERSARY EVENT  *  

Join us in celebrating 8 years in business

Along with many other exciting events throughout the day, you won’t want to miss our free demonstrations with local artists WOODY BENTON and JIM TYLER!

Woody Benton
Watercolor Demo 11am – 12pm121518_woodybentonlive_crop1

Jim Tyler
Pastel Demo 1:30pm – 2:30pmjim-tyler-working.jpg

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Watch for tantalizing hints – what can you expect to enjoy during the day?

hint #1… great deals on…

– Thank you so much for your support –

Stay tuned for more info!

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AND THE WALLS CAME TUMBLING DOWN!

We had some major demolition work done this week – we said goodbye to the arches!

The store was draped in plastic on Monday and the walls began coming down. After hours of work, and LOTS of noise, the project was complete — leaving us plenty of new space for our upcoming Anniversary Event!  (And a LOT of plaster dust to clean.)

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Stop in and check it out!  

Upcoming Events thru Feb 18!

Many NEW Classes, Workshops, and Demos to start out your New Year!

• Saturday, January 26 – The Wonder of Wax with Flo Bartell – beginning encaustic
• Thursday, January 31 – Painting Seascapes with Strong Values with Harwood “Woody” Benton (ongoing)
• Friday, February 1 – Art After Dark featuring a Mini-Retro exhibit by Leon Amyx
• Saturday and Sunday, February 2 and 3 – Beginner Copperplate Calligraphy 2-day workshop with Mary Lou Johnson
• Saturday, February 9 – ART CENTRAL’S 8th ANNIVERSARY EVENT!
• Thursday, February 14 – Painting Seascapes with Strong Values with Harwood “Woody” Benton (ongoing)
• Saturday, February 16 – Watercolor Painting with Strong Values with Harwood “Woody” Benton
• Saturday, February 16 – Pleine Aire Primer – DEMO!! with Jonathon Gaetke
• Sunday, February 17 – Floral Abstraction Acrylic Workshop with Drew Davis
• Tuesday,February 19 – Zentangle and the Art of Mindful Creation with Debbie Gedayloo


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WORKSHOP: BEGINNING ENCAUSTIC 011
SATURDAY, JANUARY 26th, 11AM – 4PM
THE WONDER OF WAX
WITH FLO BARTELL
FEE: $125 includes most materials.

This class will include beginning encaustic techniques, safety precautions and studio requirements.

If you wish to participate, please contact Flo at flo.bartell@gmail.com or 805-528-7983. Space is very limited, so reserve your spot early!


CLASS: WATERCOLOR PAINTING
THURSDAY, JANUARY 31th AND FEBRUARY 14th, 10:30AM – 1PM (ongoing, every other Thursday)
PAINTING SEASCAPES WITH STRONG VALUES
WITH HARWOOD “WOODY” BENTON
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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 show you how to create relationships with strong values, guiding 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. Paper supplied, students supply their own paint & brushes. To enroll, please contact by e-mail: cerulean777@icloud.com.


WORKSHOP: COPPERPLATE CALLIGRAPHY 02022019_ml johnson
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd, 11AM – 4PM & SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd, 12:30PM – 3:30PM
BEGINNER COPPERPLATE CALLIGRAPHY
WITH MARY LOU JOHNSON
FEE: $65 includes all materials

Great introduction to copperplate script … suitable for beginners and a wonderful “brush-up” for other lettering artists. Mary Lou has an abundance of experience with all kinds of calligraphic lettering, but absolutely adores this style. It is suitable for wedding invitations and greeting cards, as well as informal everyday elegance. Students will be able to use the copperplate script with pencil and/or a pointed pen by the end of this workshop. This workshop includes a complete review of pen cleaning, set-up, and troubleshooting inks.

Bring your lunch and relax with Mary Lou and your fellow students, and enjoy perusing Mary Lou’s collection of samples and books!

To register, please contact Mary Lou at 805-441-3246 or e-mail her at mljohnson805@att.net.

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ART CENTRAL’S ANNIVERSARY EVENT
Art Central will celebrate 8 years in business on Saturday, February 9th!  Giveaways, promotions, demonstrations, try-me stations – LOTS to do ALL DAY!


WORKSHOP: WATERCOLOR PAINTING
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16th, 10:30AM- 1PM
WATERCOLOR PAINTING WITH STRONG VALUES
WITH HARWOOD “WOODY” BENTON
FEE: $45

Similar to Woody’s ongoing class, and a great introduction to Woody’s style of teaching.

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

To enroll, contact by email: cerulean777@icloud.com

 

DEMO: OIL PAINTINGpleine aire
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16th, 2PM – 3PM
PLEIN AIR PRIMER – DEMO
WITH JONATHON GAETKE
FEE: FREE!!

If you have a love of nature and a desire to paint—plein air painting may be for you.  As with any new endeavor, an introductory level of solid information makes for a good start.
Whether you are new to painting or open to a fresh point of view – join local artist and California Art Club member Jonathan Gaetke for this free informative lecture, demonstration and Q&A Session.

• Equipment and supplies
• Preparation/Practice/strategies
• Scouting/timing/locations, weather, and clothing
• Preview the “Big 4” components of a successful painting as you watch Jonathan do a “Pleine Aire” demonstration, showing you how to embrace nature, a blank canvas and make a good start. With 19 years of experience, Question and Answer session will give you the confidence you need to start painting outdoors!  Sign-ups appreciated, e-mail us at artcentralslo@yahoo.com

 

WORKSHOP: ACRYLIC PAINTING
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17th, 12:30 – 3:30PM
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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 4 years. He works with numerous subject matters in a colorful, loosely impressionist style.
In this 3 hour acrylic painting workshop, we will explore how to deconstruct images of flowers to create representational abstract paintings. Drew will break down his creative process used to construct vibrant, energetic paintings in an easy-to-understand way. He will share various techniques he uses with shapes, values, colors and brush strokes to create movement, balance and energy. In this class we will work from supplied printed photos, but you are welcome to bring your own images. Students will receive individual focus that is unique to each person’s needs. This class is for all skill levels!
– Please arrive a few minutes early to purchase your canvas from at Art Central.  You will need 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)
Contact Drew for info by phone: 805-234-2302 or email: drew@drewdavis.com.

WORKSHOP: ZENTANGLE ART tangles2
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19th, 10:30AM – 1PM
ZENTANGLE AND THE ART OF MINDFUL CREATION
WITH DEBBIE GEDAYLOO
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 register, please contact debbiegedayloo@gmail.com or 805-550-2487

 

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Art Central will celebrate 8 years in business on Saturday, February 9th!