Workshops and events

 

Our Gallery is a great environment for workshops, product demos, Playdates, and team building events.  This unique setting is the stage for a variety of events. We host drawing & painting classes, art marketing seminars, we have non-instructional Playdates, where participants can discover new materials and have fun, and much more!

We are integrating a new Outreach program to allow people to find the freedom to be creative with new and exciting products away from our store. 

Questions about signing up or making a payment for a workshop? Contact the instructor directly, unless stated otherwise.  Art Central is frequently updating the workshop list so check back often!

If you are an instructor interested in teaching a workshop, please contact us well in advance. Workshops are organized on a first come first serve basis. We are open to creative ideas!

Past workshops have include sculpting, drawing, zentangling, mandalas, watercolor, oil painting, mixed media, acrylic painting, acrylic pouring, encaustic painting and sculpting, ink drawing and painting, silk painting, print making, clay, paper-mache, journal making, finger painting, perspective, calligraphy, abstract painting, landscape painting, still life painting, and much more!

 

 

Current Workshops

 

ART CENTRAL'S 2018 WORKSHOP & DEMONSTRATION SCHEDULE

We are working to add new workshops & demonstrations to our lineup...
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Painting Seascapes with Strong Values
with Harwood "Woody" Benton
Thursday, December 6 and December 20, 11am-1pm 
Fee: $40
5 classes:  10/18, 11/8, 11/15, 12/6 and 12/20.  Take one, two, or all!
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 show you how to create relationships with strong values, guiding 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. Paper supplied, students supply their own paint & brushes. To enroll, please contact by e-mail: cerulean777@icloud.com.

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Holiday Garlands with Infinite Possibilities
with Tracy Taylor
Saturday, December 1, 11am-1:30pm
Fee: $35
This year, for my daughter, I am making her a garland with collage so I was thinking let's make garlands. They can be personal or seasonal. Bring with you a piece of fancy paper, rubber cement, and magazines to cut up.  I have string, hole punch, large letters stamp set, and glitter. Let's just have fun crafting!! 
There will be snacks and punch. BYO wine.
To enroll: Text to 805.704.5690

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California Central Coast Pastel Society Meeting (3CPS),
Demonstration and Workshop
with LaVone Sterling
Saturday, December 8, 10am-4:30pm
Fee: Meeting and Demo are FREE! – WORKSHOP $50

LaVone is an award winning California artist whose pastel paintings are internationally recognized. Her work has been published in magazines, books and her painting “Golden Glow” is on the box lid of Sennelier Soft Pastel Landscape Set of 30 half-sticks.

Meeting and Demo from 10-12pm. Workshop (sign-up in advance through www.3cps.org required) from 12:30 - 4:30pm.For more information, go to www.3cps.org.

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Painting Strong Values in Watercolor
with Harwood "Woody" Benton
 
Saturday, December 15, 11am-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.
Woody will be supplying paint and paper, all you'll need is a brush and a palette!
To enroll, contact by e-mail: cerulean777@icloud.com

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Paint Your Pet
with Karyn Blaney 
Sunday, December 16, 1pm-3pm
Fee: $45
Karyn will walk you through the process of painting your very own beloved pet. All skill levels welcome, no prior painting experience is necessary.
To enroll, RSVP to artsocial805@yahoo.com and pay via PayPal to kfblaney@yahoo.com or Venmo (Karyn-Blaney-1). Need to pay w/cash or check? no problem!