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immerse yourself in acrylics… 1 great demo and 2 awesome workshops!

By May 29, 2018February 28th, 2019No Comments

Don’t miss out on these amazing workshops and demos!

Judy Gittelsohn

Saturday June 16th, 10:30am-12:30pm
Fee: FREE!

A fast paced one and a half-hour free educational presentation on acrylic paints, gels and mediums: an advanced technical explanation of acrylics, and their inherent possibilities. It covers information about the different types of pigments, viscosities, types of paints, grounds and color mixing. Various gels and mediums are demonstrated. The possibilities will blow your mind. You will learn how to extend paint to save money, and how to mix paints with gels to create unique textural surfaces. Get key information on color mixing, blending and controlling drying time. Learn how to use different products to make surfaces for watercolors, graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, oil and soft pastels. Techniques for the use of iridescent and metallic paints will be shown. The lecture covers, lightfastness of pigments and health and safety concerns.  A packet of literature and free samples of paint and gels are available for all those who attend.

To Enroll in this demo, contact Art Central by email: or phone us: 805-747-4200

Don’t miss out on learning new techniques and sign up today!



A Golden Paints Workshop
by Judy Gittelsohn

Saturday June 16th, 1:30-4:30pm
Fee: $60 (includes all materials)

Interested in learning more ways to paint and ways to think about painting? This workshop will introduce you to many techniques and methods as well as mine your brain for interesting deep connections and ideas that are possible.  Artist participants will have the opportunity to use all types of paint; Golden Heavy Body Acrylics, Golden Fluid Acrylics, Golden Gels and mediums and more.  We will take one conceptual idea – studying something in the round, with views of 360 degrees and visit it over and over again.  We will study in depth one subject using many techniques.  If you have never painted, want to learn more, or want to jump in a new direction, this will be a useful afternoon. I’ll share my approach and experience with you and you’ll walk away with a fresh and invigorating view.  Please join me.  All levels are welcome.  All materials provided.

To enroll in this workshop, contact Judy by email: or phone 650-248-5381

Sign up today before it fills up!





Drew Davis June 3rd

Acrylic painting workshop with Drew Davis:

Sunday, June 3rd, 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, Drew will break down his creative process used to construct his vibrant, energetic abstract paintings.  We will explore how to use contrast, shapes and colors to create interesting forms.  He will share various techniques in how to use color and brush strokes to create movement, balance and energy.  This class is for all skill levels!  We will be working mostly from our imaginations — but you are welcome to bring your own images for inspiration of shape and color.  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
by phone: 805-234-2302, or email:

Don’t miss this opportunity to explore your creativity
and sign up today!