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Reminder for Three Great Workshops

By August 8, 2018February 28th, 2019No Comments

Don’t miss out–coming up soon:

Acrylic Workshop with Drew Davis


Chinese Brush Painting with Hilda Vandergriff


Coloring for Adults with Sydney Hall



3-Hour Acrylic Painting Workshop with Drew Davis
Friday, August 10, 2018    2 – 5pm
Fee: $45

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 vibrant, energetic paintings in an easy-to-understand way. You will explore how to use a photograph and break it down into its simplest painted form. 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 one small warm-up piece and one larger. Paints, brushes and other materials will be provided. Canvas and additional materials can be purchased at Art Central. You are welcome to BYOB. Come join the fun!

Contact Drew for info by phone: 805-234-2302, or email: or purchase your spot by clicking here.

Chinese Brush Painting Lesson: Cat with Blossoms, with Hilda Vandergriff
Sunday August 12th, 12:30 – 2:30pm
Fee: $40 

Have you ever wanted to learn about Chinese brush painting? Sign up and learn how to paint a cat, a bee and blossoms, using simple strokes. Learn to paint cat fur and how to write a Chinese calligraphy word for “Happiness.” Learn how to load a brush with colors and how to paint with Chinese ink.  Learn about seal chops and the variety of papers you can paint on. You will receive a lesson handout and follow along the lesson step by step. You will go home with a beautiful painting and gained knowledge about Chinese brush painting techniques. Hilda is passionate about her teaching and wants people to learn and have 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.
Please bring or purchase a Chinese brush (or two) for class at Art Central that day!

To enroll, contact Hilda by phone:  559-322-6557 or email:



Coloring for Adults…Finding and Using Color in Painting with Sydney Hall
Saturday, August 18, 12:30-3:30 pm
Fee: $35

Vibrancy of Color – This painting class will focus on the fundamentals essential to oil painting. Emphasis is placed on properly starting a painting and relationships found within a subject. We will discuss equipment, design concepts, abstraction, tone, color, and paint handling. Fine tuning will be ongoing and we will explore and learn to see color; simplifying your creation; shadow planes vs. light planes; color change vs. value change; perspective; pushing distance; adding the opposite on the color wheel does not make your shadow color; white is not the answer to making something lighter; and more. We will have fun and laugh a lot as well. I look forward to working with you! This particular class is expressly for oil painters.,

All levels welcome, no experience needed. Students will be emailed a supply list when class is confirmed. A list may also be picked up at Art Central. Intended for adults (this particular class is not for children.)

Five student minimum; payments to be received by Tuesday August 14th, please.

Interested students should contact Sydney Hall by email: with Art Central Oil Painting Workshop in the subject line or phone: 805-782-9288.


Enroll in a class today!