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2015 Workshops

Build Your Marketing Strategy/Brand Class I

with Penny Fitzgerald

Sunday, July 12. 12:30pm-3:30pm
Fee: $35

Gain insight into the best strategy for your marketing success.

You'll Learn how to combine your background, experience, and passion into a definitive statement of your unique approach in art. Your takeaway includes knowing the necessary elements of building your strategic skills for presenting your work. You will explore what brand means and how it applies to you as an artist. This 3 hour session is guided by brand professional Penny Fitzgerald.

Website: http://artsuccesscenter.com
email: penny@artsuccesscenter.com

for Impact

withJason Mayr

Thursday-Saturday, July 23-25, 10am-1pm
Fee: $125 + materials for 3 classes

In this workshop we will learn how the eye and paint work together. This knowledge allows you to paint the invisible, mysterious, and vague as well as the clear, focused and bright. Bringing these two together can give your paintings a brilliant sense of impact that will delight the viewers eyes. This workshop is open to all.

To register contact Jason Mayrat jkmayr@aol.com or (805)-234-6941

Beginning and
Continuing Encaustics

with Flo Bartell

Saturday, August 8. 12pm-4pm
Fee: $65 and materials

Join Flo Bartell for beginning and continuing encaustics. You will learn basic materials and techniques or work in a supervised setting to extend your knowledge of working in wax. Instruction, $65. Materials, $15 plus your choice of painting substrate.

To register or for more information, contact Flo at flo.bartell@gmail.com with encaustic in the subject line.

Get Started

with Ardella Swanberg

Saturday, August 15. 1-4pm
Fee: $15 if registered before August 8th
($20 after August 8th)

Have you always wanted to try doing a vacation journal?  Did someone give you a wonderful leather bound journal with creamy pages but you are afraid to ruin it?  Learn how to get past the fear.  Discover some of the many ways to compose journals of your thoughts, doodles, watercolors, adventures, friends, and so on. Try as many ideas and media as you can in three hours. Examples and media will be available for your use. Bring your own favorite materials, archival glue and your journal or purchase them at Art Central.

Contact Ardella Swanberg at home (805)-771-0281 or cell (805)-234-1754

Advanced Coloring Book in Watercolor

with Tracy Taylor

Update: Class is now full. Contact Tracy if you would like to be placed on a waiting list
Saturday August 22. 1pm-4pm
Fee: $30

Join Tracy Taylor for three hours of fun and vibrant color. Tracy will take you through her creative process step by step so that you can create your own colorful watercolor painting. Some materials supplied. Eight students maximum.

Contact Tracy, regarding questions or registration, by email: tracytaylor@charter.net.


with Larry Le Brane

Thursday, August 20. 5-8pm
Fee: $45

Join fine arts instructor, Larry Le Brane in this skill-centered course, 1 of 4 Drawing Foundation Classes. Each session focuses on specific fundamental skills. Take only 1 or all lessons at Art Central. This fun & popular series explores drawing using a proven, easy ‘right-brain’ approach, with lecture, demos, student practice & coaching. Students will provide their own art supplies get a Materials List with Registration Confirmation, less than $10 & available at Art Central. Students will use SHADING to achieve REALISTIC & MOOD LIGHTING in drawing. Class focus includes exercises to construct a VALUE SCALE & SHADING A SPHERE. For all skill levels, from very beginning drawing to artists & painters who want to enhance drawing skills in other creative media. 4 Student minimum.

‘Draw Your Summer to a Close’ in Larry’s Cool Class! REGISTER & QUESTIONS: Larron4@charter.net or (805)-528-8791.

A Different Canvas – Painting on Found Objects

withJeanne Miller

Saturday, August 29. 11am-2pm
Fee: $30, includes some materials
($35 if registered after July 15th)

Bring YOUR found object, and interesting handmade papers, acrylic colors, etc., if you have, or you may purchase at Art Central. Limited to 10 participants.Create unique, personal works of art using 'found objects' as your canvas. Consider an item made of wood (a small table, wooden shelf, picture frame, framed mirror, old cutting board, tree branch, driftwood), metal (saws, shovel heads, buckets...), or stone. (No glass painting surfaces, please.) You will learn surface preparation, priming, painting and sealing, using acrylics. You will complete about a 10"x10" finished area during our 3 hours so keep that in mind when selecting your object. Bring a photo or sketch of what you would like to paint, or choose from one of the simple patterns that will be available at the workshop.

Call or email with questions, or to register -- Jeanne Miller, westernartist@gmail.com, or (805)-602-7817. www.pinedancestudio.com