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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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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

 

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

 

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

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.  All materials are provided, simply bring yourself :-)  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

 

Abstract Silhouette Painting in Oil with Spencer Poulter
Sunday July 29th, 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. 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

 

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

 

Encaustic Workshop with Flo Bartell
Saturday September 8th: 11am – 4pm,
Sunday September 9th: 12:30 – 3:30pm
Fee: $275 for two-day workshop

Let the aroma, rich colors, and sensual feel of wax seduce you! Learn encaustic basics, how to add dimensional elements to your paintings, and how to combine other media with wax. Most supplies will be provided. (A list of other supplies will be given after registrations)
Interested students should email Flo.bartell@gmail.com with encaustic in the subject line.

 

Jim Tyler: "Painting Big Sur with Pastels"
Saturday September 15th, 1 - 4 pm.
Fee: $50

In this workshop we'll learn all about pastels while completing a painting of the Big Creek Bridge area of Big Sur.  Pastels are one of the most direct mediums in art: just choose a color and put it on the sanded paper.  There is no mixing of paints on a palette.  During the workshop, you'll learn the techniques of applying pastels with the side, edge and ends of the stick; how to layer and mix pastels; the different kinds of pastel and paper; and how to frame a pastel painting.
Limited to 8 students.  No prior experience with pastels is needed; all levels are welcome.  Some materials provided.  Class materials list on hand at Art Central.
Contact Jim Tyler for questions or registration by phone: 805-748-2220, or email: jimtylerfineart@gmail.com

 

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

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.  All materials are provided, simply bring yourself :-)  Class inclu
des 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