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New Year, New Workshops!

By December 26, 2016December 29th, 2016No Comments

Art Central
is offering new workshops
with the coming new year!

Check out these two great workshop series going on in January!


Jonathan Gaetke: Introduction to Oils (Painting the Grisaille)
4 session workshop: Jan 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Cost: $120.00
This class is geared towards adult students. Artist Jonathan Gaetke believes painting is a skill anyone can learn. Working from direct observation, students will be introduced to basic oil painting skills while learning the grisaille method. Emphasis will be placed on representational painting elements such as drawing, values, edges and composition. Demonstration, exercises and individual instruction at your easel in a fun and supportive environment will provide a solid foundation to create believable works of art in oil. Class size is limited to no more than 10 students.
For registration and supply list see class link at or call 805-470-9627

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Ardella Swanberg: Beginning Watercolor
8 session workshop: Jan 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, Feb 6th, 13th, 27th, Mar 6th 1pm to 4pm
Cost: $185.00
This class is for the person who wants to learn the basics.  I teach the way a painter makes art.  You will learn to use your own ideas for paintings.  A list of needed supplies will be provided before the class starts.
Topics to be covered are:
Lesson 1 — You will learn how to select and use tools and materials.  There will time to practice using wet on wet, dry on wet and interesting additions to the paint such as salt and glycerin
Lesson 2 – You will learn how to mix paint to get the color you want.  You will make your own color wheel and learn how to use it.  You will try out several color schemes.
Lesson 3 — You will learn how to plan your painting and how the elements of design (line, shape, value, color, and shape) are used in art.  You will paint a painting from your own photo or sketch.
Lesson 4 – We will paint a still life from a display we make.
Lesson 5 — After a demonstration of how to paint water, you will try painting a wave or a waterfall using new techniques.
Lesson 6—You will learn about the principles of design and apply them to a painting from your own photo or sketch or by using your own photo.
Lesson 7 – After a demonstration of how to paint a portrait in watercolor, you will paint on from a sketch I provide.
Lesson 8 – You will learn how to save a bad painting by using the elements and principles of art and more paint.
To register for the workshop, call Ardella at: 771-0281 or email:

PapersCollage Play-Date
Sat. February 4th, 11am-1pm
Fee: $15 includes all materials.
Come by Art Central for a collage play day! We will supply paper and materials, but you can also bring any other images/mixed media you choose. If you have never collaged before, don’t worry, this group event will spark your creativity and imagination! Register in advance by phone: 805-747-4200 or email:
The supremely talented and ever entertaining Tracy Taylor will be on hand to help participants in the creation of there own prayer flags!  All materials provided!
Make sure you register in advance!  If we don’t meet our required signups, we will be forced to cancel the Play-Date!