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ART CENTRAL'S 2018 WORKSHOP & DEMONSTRATION SCHEDULE

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Painting Values in Watercolor
with Harwood "Woody" Benton
Saturday, September 22nd, 10:30am – 1:30pm
Fee: $40 
Watercolor painting is the process of staining heavy paper with water based pigment. With practice and patience, you can learn to capture the subtle shapes and light in the world around you. Watercolor, at its best, is about being in the moment and finding the essence of a subject rather than getting caught up in all of the minute details. In this class, we will start from a blank page and learn to bring to life a seascape scene from start to finish. 
Woody will demonstrate technique and then guide each person as they try their hands at this wonderful medium. This class is for adults. You do not have to have any prior experience. Woody has inspired adults for decades to add this form of moving meditation to their self-care regime. To enroll, please contact by e-mail: 
cerulean777@icloud.com.
Woody will be supplying paint and paper, all you'll need is a brush and a palette! 

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Finding and Using Color in Painting
with Sydney Hall 
Sunday, September 23rd 12:30 - 3:30pm
Fee: $35 

Vibrancy of Color - This painting class will focus on the fundamentals essential to oil painting. Emphasis is placed on properly starting a painting and relationships found within a subject. We will discuss equipment, design concepts, abstraction, tone, color, and paint handling.
Fine tuning will be ongoing and we will explore and learn to see color; simplifying your creation; shadow planes vs. light planes; color change vs. value change; perspective; pushing distance; adding the opposite on the color wheel does not make your shadow color; white is not the answer to making something lighter; and more. We will have fun and laugh a lot as well. I look forward to working with you! This particular class is expressly for oil painters.
 www.sydneyhall.com and      www.facebook.com/sydneyhallstudio.
All levels welcome, no experience needed. (Students will be emailed a supply list when class is confirmed. A list may also be picked up at Art Central.) Intended for adults (this particular class is not for children.)
Five student minimum; payments to be received by Wednesday, September 19th, please.
Interested students should contact Sydney Hall by email: sydpaints@yahoo.com with Art Central Oil Painting Workshop in the subject line or phone: 805-782-9288.

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Lynn Bacigalupo: Calm & Centering Mandalas Saturday September 29th, 1-3pm
Fee: $25 

When you create space in your life, a world of possibilities open up.  Come experience the calming benefits of meditation through the art of creating mandalas. We will explore this ancient art form of using symmetrical patterning to center your mind.  Please bring a black or colored micron pen (0.5mm or finer), available for purchase at Art Central. :-)   Class includes guided meditation and mandala creation.  All levels welcome, no experience needed.

To enroll, contact Lynn by email:  lbacigalupo@gmail.com or phone: 805-242-6802.

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Oil Painting and Watercolor Pencils on Claybord
with Spencer Poulter
Sunday, September 30th, 12:30 - 3:30pm
Fee: $40

Have you always wanted to try oil painting or using water color pencils? Do you want to improve your technique?
For this class, we will be painting local scenes from around San Luis Obispo County. We will be going over the basics of layering a landscape with an emphasis on light and shadow. Artists are encouraged to bring their own reference photos, but references will be available. All skill levels welcome. Some materials provided. 
See Spencer's work at: spencerpoulterart.com.
To enroll, please contact Spencer at (559) 250-3081 or email spencerpoulter@yahoo.com.

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Art Business 101 and Then Some - Lecture and Q & A with Sydney Hall
Saturday, October 6th, 12:30 - 3:30pm
Fee: $20 /*$15 with student school ID

The workshop will be a lecture followed by Q & A and will focus on the fundamentals essential to striking out on your own as a fine artist and the business aspects essential to this endeavor.
This is about the real bare bones of choosing the path to be an artist and the business aspects which will be crucial for you to do so. We are talking a real life non-academia perspective from the gutter on up of the art biz as lived by a professional painter of 21 plus years. We will discuss and explore “all the hats” you will need to wear for this business to sustain itself, your product, marketing, budgeting, organizing and so much more... All manner various tools you will need including a thick skin and the ability to laugh at yourself. Please email me as far in advance as possible a few of your questions for the Q & A. Be succinct, as I will be sorting through a gamut of them for us to discuss after the informational talk. We will have fun and laugh a lot as well I am sure, as the life of an artist often contains a broad brushstroke of colorful anecdotes. I look forward to meeting you! 
 www.sydneyhall.com and www.facebook.com/sydneyhallstudio. 
15 Student minimum. Payments to be received by Tuesday, October 2nd please. (Students will be emailed further information when class is confirmed.)
*Intended student age: over 18.
Interested students should contact Sydney Hall by email:  sydpaints@yahoo.com with Art Central Art Business 101 Workshop in the subject line or phone:  805-782-9288.

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Loosely Landscapes
with Drew Davis
Sunday, October 7 - 12:30 - 3:30pm
Fee: $45

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 into its simplest painted form.
He will share various techniques on 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 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. You are welcome to BYOB. Come join the fun!
Reserve your spot by clicking here or contact Drew: 805-234-2302, drew@drewdavis.com.

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ART CENTRAL Paper Mache Play Date
Saturday, October 13 - 11am - 2pm &
Sunday, October 14 - 12:30 - 3pm 
Fee: $25 includes a variety of materials
This is a non-instructional play date.  Bring a friend, make new friends, and immerse yourself in the wonderful and messy world of paper mache!  We will supply plaster wrap, Celluclay (shredded paper with plaster - great for modeling), wire mesh, plaster, armature wire, acrylic paints and more.  Feel free to bring things like empty paper towel or TP rolls, cardboard boxes, paper plates, etc., to help form your sculpture.  Although there is no formal instruction, we will be able to give some guidance if necessary.
Limited to 12 people.  You are welcome to stay later on Saturday (til 4pm) if you need more time to work on your piece, or if you're just having too much fun to leave!  Paints will be available on Sunday so if you wish to paint your masterpiece, you may do so.  And, most importantly, you may leave the mess for us to clean up!
To sign up, please e-mail artcentralslo@yahoo.com, or call us at 805-747-4200.  Payment check or cash only.

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MORE Finding and Using Color in Painting
with Sydney Hall
Saturday, October 20th, 12:30-3:30 pm
Fee: $35 

Vibrancy Of Color- The painting class will focus on the fundamentals essential to oil painting. Emphasis is placed on properly starting a painting and relationships found within a subject. We will discuss equipment, design concepts, abstraction, tone, color, paint handling. Fine tuning will be ongoing We will be exploring and learning to see color, how to simplify your creation, shadow planes vs light planes, color change vs. value change, perspective, pushing distance, adding the opposite on the color wheel does not make your shadow color, white is not the answer to making something lighter... and more. We will have fun and laugh a lot as well. I look forward to working with you! This particular class is expressly for oil painters.
www.sydneyhall.com  and  www.facebook.com/sydneyhallstudio.
All levels welcome, no experience needed.  (Students will be emailed a supply list when class is confirmed. A list may also be picked up at Art Central.)

Intended Student Age: Over 18. 5 Student minimum. Payments to be received by Tuesday, October 16th please.

Interested students should contact Sydney Hall by email: sydpaints@yahoo.com with Art Central Oil Painting Workshop in the subject line or phone:  805-782-9288.

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Sculpting the Human Form 101
with Rochelle Niemerow
Wednesday, October 24 11am – 3pm &
Thursday, October 25 12:30 – 3:30pm
Fee: for 2 days $55

In this two-day class, we will be working in ceramic clay and exploring proportion and movement of the human form, A great class to expand your creativity and imagination! 
Students will each purchase a 25 lb bag of clay. Available at Art Central.
To enroll, contact Rochelle at elegant.buddha@hotmail.com.

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Abstract Silhouette in Oil
with Spencer Poulter
Saturday, October 27 – 12:30 – 3:30pm
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. Some materials provided. Other materials available for purchase at Art Central. All skill levels welcome!

To enroll (559) 250-3081 or email spencerpoulter@yahoo.com

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Zentangle and the Art of Mindful Creation
with Debbie Gedayloo
Sunday, October 28 – 12:30 – 3:30pm
Fee: $37 for new students and $22 for continuing students
Spend the afternoon exploring your creative self. The Zentangle Method is designed to expand your way of seeing things and to help you quiet your mind, all while playing in the realm of art.
No artistic confidence is needed in order to have fun and focus using this process of creating.
It’s yoga on paper!
Please buy a black Micron, #01, all other materials are supplied. Pre-registration is required by contacting: debbiegedayloo@gmail.com.