2018 Workshops

 

Debbie Gedayloo: Zentangle and the Art of Mindful Creation Two Day Workshop
Sat. Jan 6th, 12-4pm and Sun. Jan 7th, 12:30-3:30pm Fee: $75

Start your creative year with a weekend of mindful-artful play. The Zentangle Method is made for ALL levels of artistic experience. Discover the practice of Zentangle and how it can increase focus, mindfulness and creativity. It’s yoga on paper!! The Zentangle Method is more about breath and intentional movement than art…the art is the side benefit. Come join Debbie Gedayloo and expand your creative flow. Pre-paid registration: Cost: $75 for new students and $60 for continuing practitioners.
Contact: debbiegedayloo@gmail.com to save your seat.

 

Grown Up Finger Painting; Making your own paste paper with Mary Lou Johnson.
Saturday March 3rd, 1:30-3:30am
Fee: $20 with $10 Material Fee

Demonstration of making paste paper with paste and acrylic pigments, ink spray, stamps and texture tools. Using Arches Text Wove paper, to be supplied. Play stations will have all tools and materials needed. Paste paper can be used with multi media art, cards, hand lettering and book binding. Bring aprons, its messy fun. Take away will be small booklet including recipes, tips and samples to make in class. Limited to 4 people per class.
Contact Mary Lou Johnson, 805-441-3246, mljohnson805@att.net for questions and registration.

 

Grown Up Finger Painting; Making your own paste paper with Mary Lou Johnson.
Saturday March 3rd, 10:30am-12:30pm
Fee: $20 with $10 Material Fee

Demonstration of making paste paper with paste and acrylic pigments, ink spray, stamps and texture tools. Using Arches Text Wove paper, to be supplied. Play stations will have all tools and materials needed. Paste paper can be used with multi media art, cards, hand lettering and book binding. Bring aprons, its messy fun. Take away will be small booklet including recipes, tips and samples to make in class.
Limited to 4 people per class.
Contact Mary Lou Johnson, 805-441-3246, mljohnson805@att.net for questions and registration.

 

Abstract Silhouette Painting in Oil with Spencer Poulter
Friday March 23rd, 12-3pm
Fee: $40
This class encompasses creating a fun abstract background with use of oil paints and collage materials. the second half of the class focuses on cutting a silhouette from the background and pulling it forward with contrasting color. This is a three-hour class from 12-3pm at Art Central. Some materials provided. Other materials available for purchase at Art Central. All skill levels welcome! To Enroll (559) 250-3081 spencerpoulter@yahoo.com

 

Mary Lou Johnson: Introduction to Calligraphy with Italic Script Saturday March 24th, 10:30am – 3:30pm Fee: $40
Repeat of class offered last year. Introduction for beginners using a broad edge pen. Letter forms, proportions and a recipe for making Italic letters will be introduced. Beginners will learn to use proper pen angle and letter formation using pilot parallel pens and Speedball Nibs. Practice writing sentiments for greeting cards, such as Happy Birthday, Celebrate, Congratulations and other messages on Arches Text Wove paste paper, card stock and Canson papers to be used in following Card Capers class.
No material fee. Limited to 8 people.
Contact Mary Lou Johnson, 805-441-3246, mljohnson805@att.net for questions and registration.

 

Creative Handmade Journal Making with Rochelle Niemerow
Saturday April 7th, 11am-3pm & Sunday April 8th, 12:30–3:30pm
Fee: $45

A great class full of twist and turns for the imagination!!
Two days of fun creating a stunning Handmade Journal, wrapped in fabric, or papers, found objects, sculpted item's it's boundless!!  It all falls together in the beautiful pages of your handmade book! 
Supplies: Sculpting, Fabrics, Paper, Firm cardboard, Glue, Cutting tools, Rubber stamps AND a great imagination!!!
To enroll, contact Rochelle Niemerow by email: elegant.buddha@hotmail.com

 

Lynn Bacigalupo: Calm & Centering Mandalas Saturday April 28th, 1-3pm
Fee: $25 per workshop

Embrace this ancient art form to calm and center your mind. Learn how to create mandalas, using symmetrical patterning as a form of meditation. We will begin with a guided meditation and set a personal intention for our practice. All levels are welcome, no experience needed.
To enroll, contact Lynn by email: lbacigalupo@gmail.com or phone: 805-242-6802

 

Pour Your Painting: Acrylic Pouring Medium Workshop Saturday May 5th, 11am – 1pm
Fee: $20 (includes all materials)

Work with Mia to explore the fun and exciting process of painting with acrylic pouring medium.  This workshop will supply all the materials you need (paint, pouring mediums and 2 wood panels) and instruct you on the basic techniques of this popular new painting medium.  Come to learn, create and have FUN!
To enroll, Contact Art Central by email:  artcentralslo@yahoo.com or phone us: 805-747-4200
Payment secures reservation, and is required before workshop. (check or cash only, please!)  Max enrollment of 10 students.
Wear cloths you can get color on, it can be messy!

 

Acrylic painting workshop with Drew Davis: “Breaking Down the Basics”
Friday, May 18th, 2pm-5pm.
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 vibrant, energetic paintings in an easy-to-understand way.  We will explore how to use a photograph and break it down 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 persons 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. 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

 

Sculpting A Human Bust with Rochelle Niemerow Saturday May 19th, 11am-3pm & Sunday May 20th, 12:20-3:30pm
Fee: $45

This is a creative and fun two-day class, sculpting a bust from your imagination.  I will take you through the process of basic forms and facial features, then finishing the bust with drawings or adornments.  You will have two choices of clay, ceramic or plastina.
Supplies: Clay, some tools, an apron AND a great imagination!!!
To enroll, contact Rochelle Niemerow by email: elegant.buddha@hotmail.com

 

Drawing Foundation Series with Larry Le Brane: The Magic of Line
Thursday May 24th, 5 - 8pm
Fee: $45

Learn the use of line contour with visual devices to achieve the illusion of “deep space” on a 2-dimensional plane. Explore composition placement. Includes individual feedback & group critique. 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

 

Under-watercolor Workshop with Tracy Taylor Saturday June 2nd, 11am – 2pm
Fee: $40

It's time to paint with water-colorist Tracy Taylor!  It’s an Art Party: I draw it and you paint it!  For the more advanced, I will have a still life set up. Cost includes all materials (the same as I work with) and we will turn the volume up! Maximum of 14 students.
To enroll, contact Tracy Taylor by phone: 805-704-5690

 

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

 

Shirley Horacek - "Flower Power - Using Alcohol Inks with Line Deign"
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

 

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 used:  Cad yellow light (I use Azo yellow Graham you may use the yellow of your choice. Cad orange.  Yellow ochre. Naphthol red or cad red.  Alizarin Crimson.  Dioxazine purple.  Ultra-Marine 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, Contact Susan Jenkins by email: susanjenkinsart@msn.com

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Acrylic Painting Workshop with Drew Davis: “Breaking down the Basics”
Sunday July 15th, 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, 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