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Two Great Workshops!

By July 25, 2018No Comments

It’s Summer! What better time for an inspiring workshop?

Acrylic Workshop with Drew Davis


Chinese Brush Painting with Hilda Vandergriff

Sunday, August 12 Chinese Brush Painting Lesson: Cat with Blossoms,  Hilda Vandergriff


Friday, August 10 Acrylic Painting with Drew Davis

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: