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MEET THE ARTISTS!

You’re invited to our Artists Reception for

“SLOPE Honors Pristine Coastal Visions”

This Saturday, April 9th from 2-4pm

A portion of all painting sales from this exquisite exhibit will benefit the proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary in moving from the nomination phase to being designated as a National Marine Sanctuary. SLOPE has chosen to contribute toward this process because of the many benefits to our central coast area in their goal to protect our beautiful coast. This will be accomplished through better water quality, protection of wildlife and sustainable fishing, prevention of oil spills through a ban on oil leasing, and development and protection of indigenous sites. Benefiting from the time-tested indigenous knowledge of coastal areas, a sustainable future for our coast will be insured. Join us this Saturday to learn more about the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary.

Members featured in this exhibit:
Dennis Curry, Jan French, Dotty Hawthorne, Sandi Heller, Daniel Jones, Laurel Sherrie, and Jim Tyler.
Participating Emeritus Members:
Bruce Everett, Tracy Paz, Rosanne Seitz, Denise Schryver, Libby Tolley, and Anne Laddon. 


FREE ACRYLIC PAINTING DEMO!

Saturday, April 23rd at 1 pm
Stay after for her Acrylic workshop from 2-4pm

Free Acrylic Paint Demo with Rachel Corvese
Inspiration, presentation, and conversation: What is Visionary Art? 

Save your spot today by contacting Rachel Corvese at raisedcreations@gmail.com

In this Demo, we’ll talk about big names in visionary art, where they came from, how they got here, and how we can tap into the inspiration that they thrive off of. 

Participants of the demo are encouraged to bring a donation of canned/dry food or for a food drive. 

Stay afterwards to participate in a magical acrylic painting journey. For $25, you’ll be guided through a small painting, and leave with insight on how to navigate your own bigger and brighter projects. Purchase a canvas from Art Central or bring your own; all brushes and paints will be provided!


Welcome to this week’s

VIRTUAL GALLERY

“Cloud Watching” by Riki Schumacher
Oil and cold wax on 8×8” cradled board.

“A simplified, imagined scene.  I worked on simple shapes and limited colors. It brings me a peaceful feeling carrying the distant atmosphere of the hills closer.”-Riki Schumacher
“Succulent Bloom” by Sammie Bankston
This bloom appeared on a throw-away succulent.  I set it aside, ignored it and it produced this lovely bloom.  As a reward, I’m keeping and nurturing it! 

Winsor Newton watercolor on 140# Arches paper – 8” x 10” using 4 colors: cadmium red, Hansa yellow light, Prussian Blue, and Raw Sienna.
Watercolor, pen, and pencil
by Roxanne Rogoway
7×10
Watercolor and charcoal
by Roxanne Rogoway
7×10
Mixed media on watercolor paper
by Roxanne Rogoway
7×10
“So Bittersweet” by Susan Kounanis 
Oil Painting 
9×12
 “Railroad Tracks on the Bluffs in La Selva Beach”
by Kate Miller
Plein air oil painting on wood, 5”x6”
“Oak Tree in Atascadero” by Kate Miller
Plein air oil painting on wood, 5”x6”

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Want to be featured in our next Virtual Gallery?
Send images of your artwork to artcentralslo@yahoo.com with the subject “Virtual Gallery”. Please attach your image as a jpeg. Include your name, along with the title, medium & size of the artwork. And although not required, we’d love a few words about your artwork or inspiring thoughts for our viewers!


Workshops at Art Central

CLICK HERE TO GO TO OUR EVENTS CALENDAR

Sadly, we had to cancel our Kreative Kids Easter Egg Event this Saturday, April 9th.

Please stay tuned for future playdates and workshops. Hopefully as life returns to normal we’ll be able to host lots of fun events like this!


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Want to better understand every body? Come draw with Rachel and work on style, proportions, and loosening the fixed perspectives we have on art and ourselves. A live, clothed model will pose from 1-20 minutes over a 2 hour period. Bring your mark-making tools, sketchbooks and your friends!  Veteran figure drawer? Pick up some toned paper and white conte or charcoal from Art Central.

Email Rachel to Enroll
raisedcreations@gmail.com

Class Fee:
$15 per class, or $50 for 4 classes (Cash or Venmo)

Ages 16+

Class limited to 12 students

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This is an explorative acrylic painting workshop, meant to expose the ideas in your mind, and express them on canvas. Artists of any skill level are welcome to join. We will find patterns in our mark-making, and explore our creativity as we slowly recognize images in our creations.
Required supplies: canvas or gesso board and your favorite big and small brushes. 
-Rachel will supply primary colors and black/ white. If you have a favorite color you’d like to paint with, please do! All other supplies can be purchased from Art Central. 

Email Rachel to Enroll
raisedcreations@gmail.com

Class Fee:
$30 per class, or $100 for 4 classes (Cash or Venmo)

Ages: 10+

Class limited to 12 students

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CCP would like to introduce more people to the very interesting and varied world of handmade prints. All ages are welcome and no prior
experience is necessary to attend these
workshops.
-Some members will also be attending each of these workshops to join in and help you along the way. If you enjoy the workshops and printmaking, we’d like to invite you to become a member of the printmakers.

-Maryanne Nucci and Tricia Reichert will be teaching these workshops.

Email Tricia Reichert to Enroll:
Tricia@tricia-reichert.com


Class Fee:
$50 per class (some supplies included)


Limited to 10 spaces


*(Full vaccination and masking will be required )*

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This is a watercolor class designed to let you jump in and try out this engaging medium through experimentation.

As we progress, we will experience and develop the basic techniques of watercolor painting and realize the characteristics of the medium.

This class is designed for beginners and for those with watercolor experience who wish to expand their knowledge of painting in watercolors.

Email Virginia Mack to Enroll:
vbmack@charter.net  

Class Fee:
$35 per class

Limited to 12 spaces

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This is a class for those who love imagining ways to further their visual expressions. We are mostly watercolor-based but branch out into other media. We discuss all elements but mostly color and its interactions, and we explore composition, intention, and process.

Email Virginia Mack to Enroll:
vbmack@charter.net  
Class Fee:
$35 per class
3rd Wednesday session will be held around the county “En Plein Aire”

Limited to 12 spaces

NEW SERIES WITH
CHANTELLE GOLDTHWAITE
beginning May 9th!

In our sessions together we will be using still-life as a means of exploring the concepts of line, contour and composition. Our focus will be on process and exploration through the use of various mediums and exercises. Join us as we release all the ‘shoulds’, expectations and judgment around making art the ‘right’ way and allow ourselves to experiment and create from a place of curiosity. These practices will help you to create art that is more engaging, vulnerable and authentic.

Email Chantelle to Enroll
acszecsey@earthlink.net

Class Fee:
$20 per class, or $65 for 4 classes
(Cash, Venmo, or Paypal)

Ages: 16+

Class limited to 12 students
*Required materials list to follow
 

Collage is the ultimate form of expressive play…anything goes. It does not require artistic ‘talent’,  theory or skill. One only need know how to cut, tear, paste and tape. While we will discuss technique, our main focus will be on process and experimentation. There is no wrong way. Collage can be utilized as a mindfulness practice allowing you to release stress, be more present and satiate that creative urge. Join us as we explore minimalist, narrative, abstract and figurative concepts through the simple act of cut and paste.

Email Chantelle to Enroll
acszecsey@earthlink.net

Class Fee:
$20 per class, or $65 for 4 classes
(Cash, Venmo, or Paypal)

Ages: 16+

Class limited to 12 students
*Required materials list to follow


Attention Teachers!

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Are you interested in teaching or demonstrating? We are looking to book more demos and workshops here at Art Central!


NEW Local Workshop with Jason Mayr (in Atascadero)

Where: Private Property in Atascadero, Ca. The two-acre property, as well as the surrounding properties, have old growth oaks in a gorgeous park-like setting where deer often roam and rest. There is a large north light studio where we will meet each morning for the demonstrations and feedback.

Instructor: Jason Mayr is a professional artist with over 20 years of teaching experience. He strives to meet with each artist where ever they are on their own artistic path. Jason connects with students through instructing, motivating, and inspiring them to grow, stretch, and become a better artist.

Sketching Trees with a Sense of Life

When:  Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 29th, 30th & May 1st, 9 am – 2 pm

Description: Each day will begin with demonstrations focusing on gesture, volume, and atmospheric perspective. On the second and third days, there will also be opportunity for feedback on your own work if desired. There will be ample time each day to do your own sketches and Jason will be available for questions and suggestions.

All levels and sketching mediums are welcome.  No paints please.

Cost: $175

Contact: Cindy Mayr at JasonMayrFineArt@gmail.com or 805-471-7090
Website link:  https://www.jasonmayr.com/workshop/30119/sketching-trees-with-a-sense-of-life

Sign up now to reserve your spot before the class is full.


HAPPY PAINTING!

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