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Workshops, Workshops, Workshops!

Art Central has three great workshops coming up

Drawing, Painting and Printmaking!!!

 

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

 


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!

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

 

Relief Printmaking Workshop with Tricia Reichert
Saturday August 25th, 10:30am-4pm

Fee:$75

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.
To enroll, please contact Tricia by email: tricia@portraitsandprints.com.

 

Don’t miss out–enroll in a class today!!!

Wanted for donation!

Do you have a gazillion art magazines that you’ve hoarded forever?  Know you’ll probably never look at them again, but it’s so hard to let them go?…  

Do you want to donate them to students who will be able to use them in their art classes?

Drop them off here, and we’ll give them to the students.  

Before you ask, yes, all kinds…

thanks in advance!

 

Sizzling Sennelier SALE this SATURDAY!

Meet our Sennelier rep, and take advantage of this one-day sale!

Andrew, our Sennelier representative, is an expert on Sennelier and he’ll be here to explain and answer questions as well as allowing you to try out these gorgeous pastels and oil paints. You REALLY don’t want to miss this event. 

Following Tricia’s demo (which is now full), Andrew will set out a variety of Sennelier art supplies for you to  fall in love with!  Be here by 12:30pm to take advantage of this rare opportunity.  We’ll keep him here as long as we can, but chances are he’ll be leaving by 2pm.  

(Yes, you have to be here to get the deals – trust us, it will be worth it!)

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We hope to see you this Saturday – August 11th!

Meeting, Deals and Demos with Tricia and Andrew – this Saturday, Aug 11

The new and vibrant group 3CPS (California Central Coast Pastel Society) is having their meeting and a demonstration of pastel by Tricia Reichert here at Art Central this Saturday, August 11th, at 11am.  If you are interested in joining 3CPS, please be here by 11am for the meeting.  Tricia’s demonstration will begin shortly thereafter. 

PLEASE NOTE – This event is free, but space is limited. 

SIGN UP IN ADVANCE required!  

 sennelier pastel sets

Additionally, Art Central’s Sennelier rep, Andrew, will be here to show off, demonstrate and allow artists to try the silky smooth Sennelier pastels & delicate LaCarte pastel paper.  A variety of sets will be available that day at unbelievable deals.  Be here to take advantage of the opportunity to learn about these creamy beautiful pastels and possibly to take some home with you!                 sennelier oils
Andrew will answer questions about the pastels, paper AND also Sennelier OIL PAINT – this gorgeous, buttery oil is a paint everyone should try.  Andrew will bring samples to hand out, plus opportunities to try the paint.  And Art Central will offer our Sennelier oil paint at 50% off that day to participants!  

SIGN up today!  artcentralslo@yahoo.com or call us at 805-747-4200

for more information on this great new pastel organization, please e-mail:  info@3cps.org

Reminder to all – If it is not a physical hardship for you, we request that you not park in our lot. Please park on one of the nearby side streets – Pepper Street has free all day parking.
ALSO, we’re so sorry but our restroom is temporarily out of service.

 

What is Relief Printmaking?

Relief Printmaking Workshop with Tricia Reichert

Saturday August 25th, 10:30am-4pm
Fee:$75
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.
To enroll, please contact Tricia by email: tricia@portraitsandprints.com

This class will fill up FAST!  Don’t delay!

Tricia Apple Harvest(6x6)Rubberblocksm       Tricia Kitty Love lino cut         Tricia Plaice lino cut       Tricia SummerBerries(6x6)Linocutwithwatercolor      Tricia Roses are Red lino cut  

Some materials will be provided, but you’ll need to bring:

Pencil, Sharpie Marker, Rubber print block (4×6 or similar), Linoleum Carving tools

Colored water based inks (if desired)

Above materials are all available at Art Central!

 

M.L.Burdick Vibrant Show “Inky Dreams”

Last night during Art After Dark, we were delighted to share the colorful imagery of M.L. Burdick.  Her new exhibit, aptly titled “Inky Dreams” will be up all month.

If you were unable to join us last night, be sure to come by soon!

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You REALLY don’t want to miss this show!!!

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Join Margaret and Art Central for “Inky Dreams”

6-8pm during Art After Dark

Tomorrow night! (Friday Aug 3rd)

New Oil Painting Workshop with Sydney Hall

Coloring for Adults

Finding and Using Color in Painting

with Sydney Hall

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.

Sign up today!

THIS AUGUST… JOIN US FOR INKY DREAMS

Join us for the opening reception of local contemporary abstract artist M.L. Burdick’s SOLO Show

“INKY DREAMS”

Art After Dark, Friday, August 3rd from 6-8pm
Show runs thru September 4th.

 

BF (She Knows), M.L. Burdick, 20x26, Mixed Media, 2015

“BF (She Knows)”

Weeping Willow - Margaret Burdick 40 x 60 (1)

“Weeping Willow”

Staircase 12-14-16 Margaret Burdick

“Staircase”

'The Grid', M.L. Burdick

“The Grid”

plankton arise ML Birdick

“Plankton Arise”

Tempest Up All Night - Margaret Burdick 20 x 26

“Tempest Up All Night”

 

 

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M.L. Burdick (Margaret), is a contemporary abstract painter who lives and works on the Central Coast of California. Her mixed-media work combines alcohol-based ink, acrylic, and oil pigments to make abstract paintings inspired by the microscopic world.

 

These works reflect the artist’s deep interest in natural processes. Details, detached from context, produce abstract and inspiring components.

From the small to the large, from the muted to the vivid, every painting begins with the same basic materials. The end results range widely, and while always in the domain of the abstract, the paintings are often strangely realistic.

Burdick’s highly intuitive process uses diverse painting techniques applied spontaneously. This free and impulsive painting style allows the energy of both the forms and the colors to fully emerge.

The paintings seem straightforward. However, they lead the viewer into a unique universe of abstract form and vibrant color and give rise to many unexpected and intriguing interpretations.

Come meet Margaret on August 3rd, from 6-8pm, during ART AFTER DARK!!!

 

Call For Artists – WE WANT YOUR BEST!

call for artists

OPEN TO ALL

We want YOUR art for our October exhibit:

“PERSONAL BEST”

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What do you think is YOUR best artwork?

Art work drop-off date is October 2nd or 3rd between 10-4pm, Artist’s reception and opening will be during Art After Dark, Friday October 5th from 6-8pm. Artwork will hang through Oct 29th 2018. 

Entries limited to one per artist (your best one!)

We are accepting ALL MEDIUMS

2-D artwork should be no larger than 16″ x 20″, (framed prints acceptable), sculptures no larger than 16″ (in any direction), and jewelry must be one piece or set per artist, and must fit in our enclosed 12×12 shadow box frames.

Please print out this attached PDF: 2018-10 Personal Best and bring it with you when you drop off your artwork on Oct. 2 or 3rd.

We can’t wait to see what you bring us!