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New Workshops AND Reminders!

By July 1, 2018July 25th, 2018No Comments

Art Central has some great new workshops coming up in July!

Make sure to read aaallll the way down for reminders on workshops coming next week!

Hilda Vandergriff Sunflowers

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:


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: or phone: 805-242-6802

Spencer Poulter 2

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

These workshops are just around the corner!
Don’t miss out on all these great experiences in art and learning!
Sign up today!!!

JonCollins by Spencer Poulter

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:

Drew Davis July 15

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  by phone: 805-234-2302, or email: