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Upcoming Workshops Reminders!

Another dynamo workshop with Drew, plus reminders about great workshops with Kirk and Larry at Art Central next week!

Acrylic Painting Workshop with Drew Davis: “Breaking down the Basics”
Sunday July 15th, 12:30 – 3:30pm
Fee: $45 per person Drew Davis July 15
Drew has over 16 years experience as a professional artist and 4 years of teaching Art workshops. In this 3 hour acrylic painting workshop, He will break down his creative process used to construct vibrant, energetic paintings in an easy-to-understand way. We will explore how to break down images of flowers to create vibrant representational abstract paintings of them. 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 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. Snacks will be provided, and you are welcome to BYOB. Come join the fun!
Contact Drew for questions or register at drewdavis.com/classes by phone: 805-234-2302, or email: drew@drewdavis.com

And remember – these next 2 workshops are coming up fast…

Kirk Cruz Valley of Serenity
The Art of Positive Creating, Fun with Pens and Markers: A workshop with Kirk Cruz
Sunday June 24th, 2 – 4 pm

Fee: $35

How to let go and have fun making art.  This workshop will help you to Explore the different paths of letting go while enjoying your process. Find the freedom that is so important in creating Art.  You’ll find the self-discovery and empowerment, that allows the Artist in you to surface.  All levels of Artist and non-Artist are welcome.  Class materials list is available at Art Central.
Contact Kirk Cruz for questions or registration by texting: (559) 994-2161
or email: mirancho1969@hotmail.com

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Drawing Foundation Series with Larry Le Brane: Drawing Perspective
Thursday June 28th, 5 – 8pm
Fee: $45

Learn how to use 1, 2 & 3-point perspective & apply to drawing forms. A popular class & skill that many students like to re-visit. Larry Le Brane’s “Drawing Foundation Series”: 4 Mini-Classes, each session focuses on specific fundamental drawing skills, learning how to ‘see differently.’ Take only 1 or all sessions. 4 Student minimum. Beginning skill levels. Students get a Material List when class is confirmed.
To Enroll: Contact larron4@charter.net

Don’t miss out on these inspiring workshops!
Sign up today!

New Drawing Class Announcement

Art Central is happy to host a
portrait drawing workshop

with Spencer Poulter!

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Spencer Poulter: “Portrait Drawing and Proportion Training”
Sunday July 8th, 12:30 – 3:30
Fee: 45$ for class 

This drawing class will help train your eye to better understand how to draw portraits. We will be using charcoal pencils and acrylic paint to create gestural images of the human form with an emphasis on the face. I will have a clothed male model present. This class is meant for medium-advanced skill levels.
Supplies needed: 18 x 24 Sketch paper pad, brushes, easels if desired(otherwise we will be working flat on the table.)
Supplies Provided: Black acrylic paint, Vine charcoal, Compressed charcoal
Contact Spencer for questions or registration by phone: (559) 250-3081, or email: spencerpoulter@yahoo.com

Don’t miss out on this chance to learn (or brush up on) the nuanced and essential skills of portrait drawing with a fun and knowledgeable instructor.  Sign up today!

Workshop & Demo Reminder

Judy Gittelsohn’s
Amazing Acrylic
Workshop & Demonstration
Is Next Week!

 

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Golden Acrylics Paint Lecture-Demonstration with Judy Gittelsohn
Saturday June 16th, 10:30am-12:30pm
Fee: FREE!

A fast paced one and one half-hour free educational presentation on acrylic paints, gels and mediums: an advanced technical explanation of acrylics, and their inherent possibilities. It covers information about the different types of pigments, viscosities, types of paints, grounds and color mixing. Various gels and mediums are demonstrated. The possibilities will blow your mind. You will learn how to extend paint to save money, and how to mix paints with gels to create unique textural surfaces. Get key information on color mixing, blending and controlling drying time. Learn how to use different products to make surfaces for watercolors, graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, oil and soft pastels. Techniques for the use of iridescent and metallic paints will be shown. The lecture covers, lightfastness of pigments and health and safety concerns. The lecture will also include a brief explanation of the new Qor Watercolors and an overview of the stunning color palette of Williamsburg Oils.  A packet of literature and free samples of paint and gels are available for all those who attend.
To Enroll, contact Art Central by email: artcentralslo@yahoo.com
or phone us: 805-747-4200

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Plants, Places and Trees in 360 Degrees: A Golden Paints Workshop by Judy Gittelsohn
Saturday June 16th, 1:30-4:30pm
Fee: $60 (includes all materials)

Interested in learning more ways to paint and ways to think about painting? This workshop will introduce you to many techniques and methods as well as mine your brain for interesting deep connections and ideas that are possible.  Artist participants will have the opportunity to use all types of paint; Golden Heavy Body Acrylics, Golden Fluid Acrylics, Golden Gels and mediums and more.  We will take one conceptual idea – studying something in the round, with views of 360 degrees and visit it over and over again.  We will study in depth one subject using many techniques.  If you have never painted, want to learn more, or want to jump in a new direction, this will be a useful afternoon. I’ll share my approach and experience with you and you’ll walk away with a fresh and invigorating view.  Please join me.  All levels are welcome.  All materials provided.
To enroll, contact Judy by email: me@judyg.com or phone 650-248-5381

Don’t miss out on either one of these chances to learn from such a knowledgeable and talented acrylic painter.
Sign up today!

 

 

Call For Artists – reminder for the NEW Central Coast Pastel Society exhibit!

We want your art for our July exhibit

“INTRODUCING PASTELS”

Welcoming the new California Central Coast Pastel Society 

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This show is open to all styles of pastel painting!

Please note:  artists must be members of the California Central Coast Pastel Society, and membership is open to anyone interested in pastels. They welcome a variety of subject matter, from landscapes to abstracts and everything in between! Come take part in the vibrant and varied world of pastels!

TO DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM, CLICK HERE:   2018-7 Introducing Pastels

For information on joining the California Central Coast Pastel Society, please contact KC Caldwell by email:  fogcatchers@gmail.com

Take-in will be on July 2nd and 3rd, 10am to 4pm (if you’ll be out of town on these dates, please try to coordinate drop-off with a friend!)

Show opens July 6th during Art After Dark from 6-8 pm and runs through July 30th

Announcing MORE workshops!

Art Central workshops designed to inspire, spark, and ignite… 

Don’t miss out!

 

 

The Art of Positive Creating, Fun with Pens and Markers:
A workshop with Kirk Cruz

Sunday June 24th, 2 – 4 pm
Fee: $35

How to let go and have fun making art.  This workshop will help you to Explore the different paths of letting go while enjoying your process. Find the freedom that is so important in creating Art.  You’ll find the self-discovery and empowerment, that allows the Artist in you to surface.  All levels of Artist and non-Artist are welcome.  Class materials list is available at Art Central.
Contact Kirk Cruz for questions or registration by texting: (559) 994-2161
or email: mirancho1969@hotmail.com

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And… there are a few spaces available in the following workshops! Shirley and Susan are amazing – come and create with them!

Shirley Horacek
“Flower Power – Using Alcohol Inks with Line Design”

Saturday, June 9th, 1:30-4:30 pm
Fee: $25

Alcohol inks and Yupo are a perfect combination for creating flowing bursts of color that will blossom into bright flowers or plants with the addition of white Posca Pen lines. This workshop is pure fun, easy and rewarding.  Most materials will be provided.  Students need only to provide/purchase a white Posca pen with a fine point or point of your choice.  
Contact Shirley Horacek for questions or registration by phone: (805) 929-1614 or email: bnshoracek@gmail.com

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Oil Painting Workshop with Susan Jenkins
Rooster on 16”x20” Canvas

Sunday June 10th, 12:30 – 5:00pm
Fee: $75.00

Learn to paint in oil by following along with me as I create a rooster on 16”x20” canvas.  We will draw it in with thinned paint, using odorless thinner. I teach an easy, fast, measuring technique. We will then paint it in with our oils. I do not use a medium.  This class will be about painting a rooster, measuring and drawing and painting!  All levels are welcome.
Paint colors:  Cadmium yellow light (I use Azo Yellow Graham, you may use the yellow of your choice) * Cadmium orange * Yellow ochre * Naphthol red or Cadmium red * Alizarin Crimson * Dioxazine purple * Ultramarine blue * Phthalo blue * Ivory black * Burnt umber * Titanium white.
Brushes:  2,4,6 Bristle filbert
You will need:  Odorless thinner, paper towels, palette and palette knife for mixing as needed.  See you there!!
To Enroll, please contact Susan Jenkins by email: susanjenkinsart@msn.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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You won’t want to miss this art exhibit!

“Figuratively Teaching”

Join us for the show opening on
June 1st from 6-8pm during Art After Dark

 – Students of David Limrite –

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“I am honored and delighted that Art Central is hosting ‘Figuratively Teaching’, which celebrates the accomplishments of my devoted students. This is a wonderful opportunity for the hardworking artists that have spent time with me in one of my classes or workshops, to share with you the results of their hard work.

I am an artist first, however, I am passionate about teaching and helping artists be the best and most creative artists they can be. My mixed media figure drawing and painting classes are playgrounds that encourage artists to be curious about what a drawing or a painting can be. My classes are all about learning, mark making, decision making and risk taking.

All of this shows up in my students work, and for that, I am very proud.”

– David Limrite

 

 

Participating Artists:

Diana Mulder, Arleen Blake, Christine Cortese, Cathy Bettencourt, Sharon Carro, Rebecca Simmons, Marie Ramey, Tracy Paz, Patti Robbins, Abby Belknap, Ana Bass, Pam Seeley, Rebecca Geddes, Susan Burgunder, Jeri Edwards, Kathie Jimison, Patricia Soenke, Sharon Harris, Kathy Spencer Canepa, KC Caldwell, Flo Bartell, Beate Amler

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immerse yourself in acrylics… 1 great demo and 2 awesome workshops!

Don’t miss out on these amazing workshops and demos!

GOLDEN ACRYLIC PAINT
Lecture-Demonstration
with 
Judy Gittelsohn

Saturday June 16th, 10:30am-12:30pm
Fee: FREE!

A fast paced one and a half-hour free educational presentation on acrylic paints, gels and mediums: an advanced technical explanation of acrylics, and their inherent possibilities. It covers information about the different types of pigments, viscosities, types of paints, grounds and color mixing. Various gels and mediums are demonstrated. The possibilities will blow your mind. You will learn how to extend paint to save money, and how to mix paints with gels to create unique textural surfaces. Get key information on color mixing, blending and controlling drying time. Learn how to use different products to make surfaces for watercolors, graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, oil and soft pastels. Techniques for the use of iridescent and metallic paints will be shown. The lecture covers, lightfastness of pigments and health and safety concerns.  A packet of literature and free samples of paint and gels are available for all those who attend.

To Enroll in this demo, contact Art Central by email:
artcentralslo@yahoo.com or phone us: 805-747-4200

Don’t miss out on learning new techniques and sign up today!

 

 

PLANTS, PLACES AND TREES IN 360 DEGREES:
A Golden Paints Workshop
by Judy Gittelsohn

Saturday June 16th, 1:30-4:30pm
Fee: $60 (includes all materials)

Interested in learning more ways to paint and ways to think about painting? This workshop will introduce you to many techniques and methods as well as mine your brain for interesting deep connections and ideas that are possible.  Artist participants will have the opportunity to use all types of paint; Golden Heavy Body Acrylics, Golden Fluid Acrylics, Golden Gels and mediums and more.  We will take one conceptual idea – studying something in the round, with views of 360 degrees and visit it over and over again.  We will study in depth one subject using many techniques.  If you have never painted, want to learn more, or want to jump in a new direction, this will be a useful afternoon. I’ll share my approach and experience with you and you’ll walk away with a fresh and invigorating view.  Please join me.  All levels are welcome.  All materials provided.

To enroll in this workshop, contact Judy by email: me@judyg.com or phone 650-248-5381

Sign up today before it fills up!

 

 

 

 A REMINDER FOR AN EXCITING ACRYLIC PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH DREW DAVIS!

Drew Davis June 3rd

Acrylic painting workshop with Drew Davis:
“BREAKING DOWN THE BASICS”  

Sunday, June 3rd, 12:30-3:30pm.
Fee: $45 per person

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.  We will 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. Snacks will be provided and you are welcome to BYOB. Come join the fun!

Contact Drew for questions or register at drewdavis.com/classes
by phone: 805-234-2302, or email: drew@drewdavis.com

Don’t miss this opportunity to explore your creativity
and sign up today! 

holiday hours reminder…

Just a reminder that we will be closed Sunday and Monday in honor of Memorial Day. 

(we’ll be here today until 5pm!)

Have a safe and creative weekend!

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“Figuratively Teaching” – YOU’RE INVITED!

-Exhibit of the Students of David Limrite-

JOIN US FRIDAY JUNE 1ST DURING ART AFTER DARK FROM 6-8PM

SHOW RUNS THRU JULY 3RD

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“‘Figuratively Teaching’ celebrates the accomplishments of my devoted students. This is a wonderful opportunity for the hardworking artists that have spent time with me in one of my classes or workshops, to share with you the results of their hard work.

I am an artist first, however, I am passionate about teaching and helping artists be the best and most creative artists they can be. My mixed media figure drawing and painting classes are playgrounds that encourage artists to be curious about what a drawing or a painting can be. My classes are all about learning, mark making, decision making and risk taking.

All of this shows up in my students work, and for that, I am very proud.”

David Limrite

 

Melt Down - Patti Robbins 23x29

“Melt Down” – Patti Robbins

Blue Lipped Beauty - Christine Cortese 24x36

“Blue Lipped Beauty” – Christine Cortese

Bather - Diana Mulder 24x24

“Seated Nude” Diana Mulder

Geisha Girl by Rebecca Simmons 11x11

“Geisha Girl” – Rebecca Simmons

Marc - Marie Ramey

“Marc” – Marie Ramey

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“Between Acts” – Arleen Blake

Movement in the landscap - Abby Belknap

“Movement in the landscape” – Abby Belknap

My Guy - Ana Bass 28x36

“My Guy” – Ana Bass

Ready, Willing by KC Caldwell 22x30

“Ready, Willing” – KC Caldwell

Pam Seeley

“Quieting the Rage” Pam Seeley

Stay Awhile - Jeri Edwards 16x20

“Stay Awhile” – Jeri Edwards

Stitched by Kathie Jimison 19x25

“Stitched” – Kathie Jimison

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“What If” – Kathy Spencer Canepa

Cathy Bettencourt 15x22

“Day Dream” Cathy Bettencourt

Marsha, Labor Day 2014 - Tracy Paz 33x21

“Marsha, Labor Day 2014” – Tracy Paz

Rebecca Geddes 10.5x13

“Looming (sketchbook)” Rebecca Geddes

Sharon Carro 18x24

“Day One” Sharon Carro

Susan Burgunder 25x30

“Sitting Woman” – Susan Burgunder

Untitled - Patricia Soenke 23x31

“Untitled” – Patricia Soenke

Urban Decay - Sharon Harris 30x24

“Urban Decay” – Sharon Harris