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