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one-of-a-kind gems!

Check out these beautiful Plein Aire Pochade Boxes made by local artist, Gary Parks.

AMAZING selection and AWESOME deals through the end of July!

(art supplies shown in boxes sold separately)

We are excited to announce more of our workshops here at Art Central!

Please remember that we have a small parking lot. If you are attending one of our demonstrations or workshops, and it is not a physical hardship for you, please park on one of the nearby side streets. We appreciate your consideration.

Please note – Until further notice, unvaccinated participants must be masked during classes.


Interpretive Figure Drawing with Jose Lemus

Sat, July 31st, 11am – 2pm

Join Jose for an interpretative figure drawing with a live model. “Experience the joy of creativity by making it fun and interesting rather than being pressured for perfection!”

Must be 18 years or older.

$65 per student, cash payment only

Please bring: 18×24 smooth Newsprint pad, Black Conte crayon medium, and enthusiasm.
products available for sale at Art Central!

To register, please contact Jose at 805-234-2228 or e-mail him at imdjose344@gmail.com.


Inking Comics Workshop with Mae Wilson
FOR ADULTS

Ages 12+
A 4-part workshop:
July 30th, Aug 6th, 13th, and 20th
from 2-4pm

In Inking Comics, we will be using Sumi ink to create comics and illustrations in black and white and greyscale. Students will learn best practices in brushwork, create illustrations, study the graphic work of other cartoonists, use a dip pen, and create short comics. Students of all experience levels are welcome.

$90 for the entire 4-part series

To register, contact Mae Wilson:
inkyfingered@gmail.com (email preferred) or call 805-215-6964

Materials Required: Brushes, Dip Pens, Ink

Materials Provided: Paper, mixing trays, water, drawing models


Inking Comics Workshop with Mae Wilson
FOR KIDS

Ages 8-12
A 2-part workshop:
July 30th, Aug 6th
from 11am-1pm

In Inking Comics, we will be using Sumi ink to create comics and illustrations in black and white and
greyscale. Students will learn to use a brush to create illustrations and create short comics. Students
of all experience levels are welcome, young artists encouraged!

$20 per student each session

To register, contact Mae Wilson:
inkyfingered@gmail.com (email preferred) or call 805-215-6964

Materials Required: Brushes, Dip Pens, Ink

Materials Provided: Paper, mixing trays, water, drawing models



Discovering Italic Calligraphy with Mary Lou Johnson

Sat, Aug 7th, 10:30am-3:30pm
AND Sun, Aug 8th from 1-3:30pm

In this 2-day workshop, Mary Lou Johnson will start with an intro to the basics of the italic script, a good review for intermediate level, and a great start for beginners. Then Learn the use of broad edge pen proportion, pen angle, and letter spacing using Pilot Parallel Pens. Practice will result in finished weather grams ready to hang in your yard or patio. See her website here: https://www.mjohnsondesign.com/

Ages: Teen and Adult
Price: $45 per student, payable by check
To Register: Contact Mary Lou by email: mljohnson805@att.net or text: (805)441-3246

Provided Materials: Paper and other tools for trial
Required Materials: Pilot Parallel Pen(s) 2.4mm (available for purchase at Art Central) 


Bees Watercolor Workshop with Hilda Vandergriff

Friday, August 13th from 10:30am – 12:30pm

Learn how to paint Bees with Daniel Smith Genuine colors.  In this lesson, you will learn how to paint a loose background and how to bring out blossoms. Your main star attraction will be the bees. The bees will have greater delicate details.  A lesson handout will be emailed to you so you can prepare your watercolor paper once payment is received. You will watch demo steps on the painting process. This is a class for anyone, no experience is required. Come have fun painting and learn about watercolors. 

Fee: $49.00 per person payable by cash or check
To enroll contact: Hilda Vandergriff
Phone: 559-679-5099
Email: Hvandergri@aol.com
Ages: 8 Years and older

*To reserve your spot mail the lesson fee to Hilda Vandergriff, 1854 N. Pamela Ave., Clovis, CA 93619. Fees will not be processed until after the art lesson.  A credit wavier certificate will be issued if you cancel 24 hours before date of lesson. 

Materials Needed (available at Art Central)

-Daniel Smith Watercolor Paint for this Lesson: Rhodonite Genuine, Amethyst Genuine, Turquoise Genuine, New Gamboge, Burnt Sienna, Paynes Grey

-Watercolor brush sizes round #8, #4, a rigger brush, 1” flat brush

-9×12 watercolor pad or Arches 140 lb. paper 

-Watercolor palette 

-Water container 

-Paper Towels 


Layer-On-Layer with Shirley Horacek

Saturday, August 14th from 10:30am – 1:30pm

Watercolor, Elegant Writers, colored tissue collage and watercolor crayons equals a colorful “layer-on-layer” painting. Learn how to combine a variety of materials to enjoy in all your painting ventures!

Fee: $40 per person payable by cash or check
To enroll contact: Shirley Horacek
Email:  bnshoracek@gmail.com
Ages: 18 Years and older

Required materials – (available at Art Central)

Arches 140 lb Watercolor Paper Cold press, Elegant Writer 1.3 extra fine black pen, transfer paper, *Watercolor crayons or pencils (*Since these are a bit expensive, I am willing to share mine)


Live demo with David Limrite:
Expressive Figure Drawing using oil paint sticks 

August 15th, 1 – 3pm

In this two-hour demo, David will demonstrate creating an emotionally charged, expressive figure drawing with oil paint sticks from a live model.

FREE

To register, please contact us at artcentralslo@yahoo.com, please include your phone number.

LIMITED TO 12 participants.

*This Demo will be streamed LIVE on our Instagram account @artcentralslo so if you can’t make it or we run out of room, please go and watch the demo on our Instagram.


Imaginative masks with Dorothy
FOR KIDS

Aug 21st from 10:30am-12:30pm
Ages 7yrs -11 yrs old (parents may participate)
Cost: $20 per student, plus purchase a mask from Art Central ($4 ea)

What: Come join in the fun! Use brightly colored paper, maps, feathers, pictures and text from magazines, beads and all kinds of bling to adorn your mask!  Make it happy, spooky, silly… make it a reflection of yourself or something or someone you’d want to be.  The possibilities are endless!

*we will photograph images of completed projects to use as advertising in future classes

(Children must wear masks)

To register, contact Dorothy by email:
timdorothy60@charter.net

Monthly Printmaking workshop with the Central Coast Printmakers

Cost: $15 per person
(High School and College students will receive a discount if they show student ID).

The first workshop is NOW FULL on Tuesday, August 10th from 10am-4pm 

Register now for the next available workshop, September 14th from 10am-4pm

To register: Contact Tricia Reichert at Tricia@tricia-reichert.com

The Central Coast Printmakers are holding one-day workshops (10am-4pm with a break for lunch) at Art Central on the second Tuesday of each month starting in August. The cost for these workshops is $15.00, some supplies will be provided and the rest can be purchased on-site. (Full vaccination will be required for these workshops).

Maryanne Nucci and Tricia Reichert will be teaching these, along with some of the other members of the Printmaking group.

CCP would like to introduce more people to the very interesting and varied world of hand-made prints. We are pretty passionate about all of the possibilities of contemporary printmaking and we are looking forward to sharing some of them with you. All ages are welcome and no prior experience is necessary to attend these workshops, just a desire to learn, explore and experiment. 

Some of our members will also be attending each of these workshops to join in and help you along the way. 

Also, if you enjoy the workshops, we’d like to invite you to become a member and join in with us as we learn and share with each other in our various studios throughout the year.

The *Central Coast Printmakers* is a dedicated group located in California’s San Luis Obispo County. CCP was founded over 25 years ago by Barbara & Rosey Rosenthal. With 30+ diverse active members, CCP’s mission is to maintain the tradition of making art prints & designing plates by hand. Our printmaking processes include etching, linocuts, woodcuts, silkscreen, collagraphs, & monoprints. Members participate in local demos, open studio tours, education, exhibits & community events.

To join the Central Coast Printmakers group,
Please contact Tricia Reichert at Tricia@tricia-reichert.com or Evy Justensen at evyjust@gmail.com.

ALSO – “Printmakers out there who have not found us yet are very welcome to come to our meeting on August 1st at 2pm.” Meet these awesome printmakers! This meeting will be held at Art Central. We ask that if it does not create a physical hardship for you, that you do not park in our lot for the meeting. There is free all-day parking on Pepper Street. Thank you for your cooperation!


Hilda Vandergriff – Bird of Paradise Watercolor Lesson

Thursday, September 9th 10:30am – 12:30pm

Learn how to paint a beautiful Bird of Paradise flower painting using watercolors.  In this lesson, you will learn how to paint a loose background and how to bring out flowers with vibrant colors. Your main star attraction will be the colorful flowers. A lesson handout will be emailed to you so you can prepare your watercolor paper once payment is received. You will watch demo steps on the painting process. This is a class for anyone, no experience is required. Come have fun painting and learn about watercolors. 

To enroll contact: Hilda Vandergriff
Phone: 559-679-5099
Email: Hvandergri@aol.com
Fee: $49.00 per person, payable by cash or check
Ages: 8 Years and older

To reserve your spot mail the lesson fee to Hilda Vandergriff, 1854 N. Pamela Ave., Clovis, CA 93619. Fees will not be processed until after the art lesson.  A credit waiver certificate will be issued if you cancel 24 hours before the date of the lesson. 

Materials Needed for Lesson: 

-Daniel Smith Watercolor Paint: New Gamboge, Imperial Purple, Cobalt Teal Blue, Ultra Marine Blue, Permanent Rose, Payne’s Grey

   -Watercolor brush sizes round #10, #8, #4, and a rigger brush

   -9×12 watercolor pad or Arches 140 lb. paper  

   -Watercolor palette 

   -Water container 

   -Paper Towels 


We need art instructors!

We recently started resuming our workshops and demos here at Art Central and are looking for more instructors to work with! If you would like to teach any classes please contact us at events.artcentralslo@gmail.com with the subject “Art Teacher Inquiry”

If you’re interested in teaching a class at Art Central, please download and fill out the PDF form. Send your completed forms to events.artcentralslo@marie-crosby

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