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Larry Le Brane: Drawing Foundation Series “Value”
Thurs. June 29th 5pm-8pm
Fee: $45
Study shading & applying principles of value to achieve the illusion of natural & mood lighting. Make your drawings come alive with this skill. These 4 Drawing Foundation mini-classes focus on specific fundamental skills. Take only 1 or all lessons. For ALL skill levels, very beginning to practicing painters & artists.
To enroll, contact Larry by email: larron4@charter.net or phone: 805-528-8791

 

Debbie Gedayloo: Zentangle and The Art of Mindful Creation Workshop
Saturday, July 8 (12-4pm) and Sunday, July 9 (12:30-3:30pm)
Fee: $75 for two-day workshop and kit
“Anything is possible, one stroke at a time”
Join Certified Zentangle Teacher, Debbie Gedayloo, for an exploration of self-awareness and quieting of the mind through this fascinating method of breath and art. Anyone who can write their name, can utilize this portable, accessible medium. The Zentangle method is not just an art form; it is a self-discovery practice. Students will be introduced to the basics of the method, meditation and the creation of several tiles. The only requirement for participation is a willingness to try something new and to experience one’s self. Newcomers to the Zentangle method, as well as those who have experience, are welcome.
To register, contact: Debbie Gedayloo at debbiegedayloo@gmail.com or 550-2487.

 

Lorri Trogdon: Acrylic Workshop “Table Talk”
Sat. July 15th, 12-3:30
Fee: $60
Join me for a wonderful painting experience.  Loosen up!  Explore painting a beautiful and colorful arrangement of flowers, basket and pottery containers.  I use Golden liquid acrylics for a loose watercolor look, laying in color and objects for the initial painting.  I then bring it up a level with oil paint for impact if needed. Supplies: Golden Liquid Acrylics: (available at Art Central,) Canvas 16x20 (or what you have in rectangle size,) brushes (bring what you have, I like rigger, flats, rounds and filberts,) Paper towels, Drawing pencil, Mixing palette for your paint (I prefer the Masterson paint palette) its great keeps your paint wet for days (available at Art Central), Small Easel, Water Container
Please contact me for sign-up by phone: 805-481-7545 or email: Lorripaints@msn.com

 

Larry Le Brane: Drawing Foundation Series “The Magic of Line”
Thurs. July 20th 5pm-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. These 4 Drawing Foundation mini-classes focus on specific fundamental skills. Take only 1 or all lessons. For ALL skill levels, very beginning to practicing painters & artists.
To enroll, contact Larry by email: larron4@charter.net or phone: 805-528-8791

 

Mary Lou Johnson: Introduction to Italic Calligraphy Demonstration
Sat. July 22nd, 1:30-2:30pm
Fee: FREE!
Mary Lou Johnson will letter free name tags for book marks using a broad edge pen with several different inks as well as water colors.  She will also demo Pilot Parallel pens with color blending.  Pen patterns with the broad edged pen (Speedball Nibs and Pilot Parallel pens will also be demonstrated.
To enroll, contact Art Central by email: artcentralslo@yahoo.com or phone:805-747-4200

 

Lorri Trogdon: Acrylic Workshop “Country Garden”
Sat. August 5th 12-3:30
Fee: $60
Join me for a wonderful painting experience.  We will paint a country house with its fence and wondering flowers learning to drop color and leave the whites!  And you will Loosen up!  I use Golden liquid acrylics for a loose watercolor look, laying in color and objects for the initial painting.  I then bring it up a level with oil paint for impact if needed. Supplies: Golden Liquid Acrylics: (available at Art Central,) Canvas 16x20 (or what you have in rectangle size,) brushes (bring what you have, I like rigger, flats, rounds and filberts,) Paper towels, Drawing pencil, Mixing palette for your paint (I prefer the Masterson paint palette) its great keeps your paint wet for days (available at Art Central), Small Easel, Water Container
Please contact me for sign-up by phone: 805-481-7545 or email: Lorripaints@msn.com

 

Mary Lou Johnson: Introduction to the Basics of Italic Script Calligraphy
Saturday August 12th 10:30am to 3:30pm with 1 hour lunch break
Fee: $40 for 3 hour class
Suitable for beginners or tune up for Italic hand lettering.
Class members will learn basics of using a broad edge pen to produce the beautiful thick and thin patterns of the Italic Script or Italic Calligraphy. Several brands of ink will be available for use as well as 3 styles of broad edge pen; Speedball C-2, Felt tip 2.5mm and Pilot Parallel pen 2.4. Pen patterns, stroke families and the Italic "recipe" for letter height and angle will be introduced. Paper suitable for lettering will be on hand as well as tools to make future lettering projects much easier. Resources are listed on my website for future references.
Class materials list will be on hand at Art Central.
Contact Mary Lou Johnson, 805-441-3246, mljohnson805@att.net for questions and registration.
Class limited to 8.


Mary Lou Johnson: Funky Letters with Pilot Parallel Pens
Sunday August 13th 1 to 3pm
Fee: $30 for 2 hour class
Suitable for beginners or anyone who would like to add an informal lettering style to their art.
Class members will learn basics of using a broad edge Pilot Parallel pen to produce the bouncy, flourished strokes of the Funky Lettering style. This pen can skip, lift and roll to create amazing strokes. Any water-soluble ink, water color or walnut ink works with this pen in a continual stroke suitable for letters, drawing, pen patterns. I will be using Lisa Englebrecht's Funky letters featured in her book, Modern Calligraphy and Hand Lettering. Additional resources are listed on my website for future references.
Class materials list: Pilot Parallel Pen in size 2.4 mm or 3.8 mm, plus lots of copy paper for practice. Arches Text wove will be available for purchase and try outs. Leave the rules at the door and prepare to create your own alphabet!
Contact Mary Lou Johnson, 805-441-3246, mljohnson805@att.net for questions and registration.
Class limited to 8.

 

Save Our Science Lab Coat Art Event
Saturday August 19th, 11am to 4pm
Fee: $20 per person or $10 per student
Art and Action come together to celebrate and promote science at all levels. The SOS Project aims to utilize the creative arts as a means of recognizing scientific exploration and to continue the dialogue on the importance of defending and funding science for its enhancement of civilization. By utilizing lab coats as our canvas, the SOS Project, as a traveling movement, will share the message of the importance of science by incorporating education, arts and public displays.
Sign-up online: https://saveourscienceac.eventbrite.com

 

Larry Le Brane: Drawing Foundation Series “Perspective”
Thurs. August 31st, 5pm-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. These 4 Drawing Foundation mini-classes focus on specific fundamental skills. Take only 1 or all lessons. For ALL skill levels, very beginning to practicing painters & artists.
To enroll, contact Larry by email: larron4@charter.net or phone: 805-528-8791

 

Hilda Vandergriff: Acrylic Painting Workshop
Sat. September 2nd, 1-3pm
Fee: $30.  Materials list on hand at Art Central
Join Artist, Hilda Vandergriff, for a fall inspired acrylic art lesson. You will learn brush strokes, layering, details and background. You will receive a lesson handout and follow along the demo step by step. This art lesson is great for a group of friends, teenagers, and parent with child.  Open to anyone, lesson for all levels. You will go home with a beautiful pumpkin painting. Hilda is passionate about her teaching and wants people to learn about Acrylics. Her goal is to bring out creativity; she brings lots of enthusiasm and positive thinking in her teaching style.

To sign up contact:  Hilda Vandergriff at 559-322-6557 or email at Hvandergri@aol.com

The following materials will be needed and maybe purchased at Art Central Art Supply.
Acrylic brushes (Flat size ¾”, Flat 1” and Round size 4) Royal Soft Grip are good
Pre-stretched Canvas – Size 11” x 14”
Liquitex Acrylic brand paint is good. Instructor will be using Ultra Marine Blue, Manganese Blue, Magenta, Perm Rose, Medium Yellow, Light Yellow, and Titanium White
Acrylic paper sheets to mix colors on or acrylic palette
Water container for washing brushes of colors
Pen and Pencil
Paper Towels

 

Charmaine Martinez: Brush Lettering Workshop
Sat. September 9th, 1-4pm
Fee: $25
This 3-hour workshop will introduce basic brush lettering techniques. Learn how to transform your handwriting into Instagram-able works of art! We will practice the basic strokes that make up the building blocks of beautiful, fluid letterforms. We will also explore different drawing tools and media for lettering. Anyone who has an interest in lettering is welcome. No previous experience necessary. The instructor is right-handed, so the class will be taught from a right-handed perspective. Materials will be available for purchase at Art Central.
Contact Charmaine for questions or to register for the workshop: charmainemartinez@gmail.com

 

Larry Le Brane: Drawing Foundation Series: “Form, Composition & Critique”
Thurs. September 28th, 5pm-8pm
Fee: $45
Draw groups of forms to explore composition alternatives.  Includes individual & popular group critique. These 4 Drawing Foundation mini-classes focus on specific fundamental skills. Take only 1 or all lessons. For ALL skill levels, very beginning to practicing painters & artists.
To enroll, contact Larry by email: larron4@charter.net or phone: 805-528-8791

 

Lorri Trogdon: Acrylic Workshop “Wine Tasting”
Sat. October 7th, 12-3:30
Fee: $60
Join me for a wonderful painting experience. You will paint beautiful bougainvillea, an old stone winery and the surrounding vineyards and you will loosen up!  I use Golden liquid acrylics for a loose watercolor look, laying in color and objects for the initial painting.  I then bring it up a level with oil paint for impact if needed. Supplies: Golden Liquid Acrylics: (available at Art Central,) Canvas 16x20 (or what you have in rectangle size,) brushes (bring what you have, I like rigger, flats, rounds and filberts,) Paper towels, Drawing pencil, Mixing palette for your paint (I prefer the Masterson paint palette) its great keeps your paint wet for days (available at Art Central), Small Easel, Water Container
Please contact me for sign-up by phone: 805-481-7545 or email: Lorripaints@msn.com

 

Larry Le Brane: Drawing Foundation Series “Value”
Thurs. October 26th, 5pm-8pm
Fee: $45
Study shading & applying principles of value to achieve the illusion of natural & mood lighting. Make your drawings come alive with this skill. These 4 Drawing Foundation mini-classes focus on specific fundamental skills. Take only 1 or all lessons. For ALL skill levels, very beginning to practicing painters & artists.
To enroll, contact Larry by email: larron4@charter.net or phone: 805-528-8791