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ART CENTRAL'S 2018 WORKSHOP & DEMONSTRATION SCHEDULE

We are working to add new workshops & demonstrations to our lineup...
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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

 

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

 

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

 

Drawing for Oil & Acrylic Painting with Stan Bowen Saturdays: June 23rd, 30th, July 7th, 14th, 21st, August 4th, 11am-2pm
Fee: $30 per 3 hour session

Stan Bowen - painter and art teacher - will be teaching classes at Art Central. The beginning class will explore the fundamentals of drawing that will be a prerequisite for oil and acrylic painting classes. There will be six three-hour sessions that will start with basic drawing skills and will transition to painting using the learned drawing skills. Sessions begin at 11 am.
To enroll, contact Stan by email: stanbown@yahoo.com or phone: 805-203-5715

 

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

 

Acrylic Lesson with Hilda Vandergriff: Van Gogh Sunflowers
Sunday July 22nd, 12:30 – 2:30pm
Fee: $40.00 per person

Learn about Vincent Van Gogh impressionist painting techniques, bold bright colors and harsh brush strokes. 
You will receive a lesson handout and watch demo steps on the painting process. This is a class for anyone and you will take home a finished painting. Come have fun painting and learn about Vincent Van Gogh and acrylics.  Hilda is passionate about her teaching and wants people to learn art techniques while having fun.  Her goal is to bring out creativity; she brings lots of enthusiasm and positive thinking in her teaching style.  Come and have a fun time painting and learning.
Acrylic Paint Colors: Titanium White, Hansa Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Permanent Rose, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue and Violet.
Acrylic brushes Royal Soft Grip or other brand: (Flat size ½, Filbert size ½, flat ¼ inch)
Pre-stretched Canvas – Size 11” x 14.”  A pen and a light color pastel pencil, Canson disposal palette pad, 2 Water containers and Paper towels
To enroll, contact Hilda by phone:  559-322-6557 or email: hvandergri@aol.com

 

Drawing Foundation Series with Larry Le Brane: Structure of Form, Composition & Critique Thursday July 26th, 5 - 8pm
Fee: $45

Draw groups of forms to explore composition alternatives.  Includes individual & popular 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

 

Chinese Brush Painting Lesson by Hilda Vandergriff: Cat with Blossoms
Sunday August 12th, 12:30 – 2:30pm
Fee: $40.00 per person
Have you ever wanted to learn about Chinese brush painting? Sign up and learn how to paint a cat, a bee and blossoms, using simple strokes. Learn to paint cat fur and how to write a Chinese calligraphy word for “Happiness.” Learn how to load a brush with colors and how to paint with Chinese ink.  Learn about seal chops and the variety of papers you can paint on. You will receive a lesson handout and follow along the lesson step by step. You will go home with a beautiful painting and gained knowledge about Chinese brush painting techniques. Hilda is passionate about her teaching and wants people to learn and have fun. Her goal is to bring out creativity; she brings lots of enthusiasm and positive thinking in her teaching style.  Come and have a fun time painting and learning.
Chinese art brushes (large, medium and small for details)
Black Chinese ink
Special textured paper, sumi paper, mulberry or rice paper, Yasutomo Authentic Chinese Watercolor set
A white ceramic plate for watercolors, A small bowl for holding black Chinese ink, Wool felt cloth for laying down the paper to paint on, 1 water container, Paper Towels.
To enroll, contact Hilda by phone:  559-322-6557 or email: hvandergri@aol.com

 

Drawing Foundation Series with Larry Le Brane: Shading
Thursday August 23, 5 - 8pm
Fee: $45

Study shading & apply principles of value to achieve the illusion of natural & mood lighting. Make your drawings come alive with this skill. 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