Come get creative with us!!
• Wednesday, July 10th, 17th, & 24th – Drawing Plus: Beyond the Basics with Virginia Mack (ongoing)
• Wednesday, July 10th, 17th, & 24th – Drawing Plus with Virginia Mack
• Saturday, July 13th – Watercolor and Ink Resist Part I with Shirley Horacek
• Sunday, July 14th – Painting the Vibrant Seascape with Drew Davis
• Monday, July 15th – Advancing in Watercolor with Ardella Swanberg
• Tuesday, July 16th – Zentangle and the Art of Mindful Creation with Debbie Gedayloo
• Saturday, July 20th – Watercolor and Ink Resist Part II with Shirley Horacek
• Thursday, July 25th- “Developing your Basic Composition” with Woody Benton (part 1 of 4)
• Saturday, July 27th – Free Summer Series: From Charcoal to Oil Paint – The Beauty and Joy of Making it Easy with Jason Mayr
• Wednesday, July 31st – Artwork Drop-off for “Local Inspiration” Art After Dark, 10-4pm
• Friday, August 2nd – “Local Inspiration” Artist’s Reception during Art After Dark 6-8pm
Please remember that we have a small parking lot. If you are attending one of our demonstrations or workshops, and it is not a physical hardship for you, please park on one of the nearby side streets. We appreciate your consideration.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 10TH, 17TH, & 24TH, 10:30AM – 12:30PM (ongoing, every Wednesday)
DRAWING PLUS: BEYOND THE BASICS
WITH VIRGINIA MACK
You know that a masterpiece lurks within you, but it is elusive. You are a devoted artist, a painter, but each piece is missing something. What is it? How can you push to the next level? You are ready to go Beyond the Basics.
In Drawing Plus: Beyond the Basics, we will work our way through drawing exercises that will further awaken you to the dynamics of painting and drawing: composition, color interactions, the impact of choices of medium. Join us. Your masterpiece awaits!
This is a series of workshops designed to be experienced in an open-ended way. You may continue as long as you wish, or try just one or two sessions. Each month, there will be a new series of dates for the sessions. (If you are an experienced artist, you do not need to take Drawing Plus before taking these workshops.)
Basic materials will be supplied. To enroll, contact Virginia by email: email@example.com or phone: 805-975-5374
WEDNESDAY, JULY 10TH, 17TH, & 24TH, 1:30PM – 4:30PM
WITH VIRGINIA MACK
You are on your kayak, on a walk, or in your yard. What you see before you grabs your attention. At this moment, some would pull out their cameras, but not you. You reach for your drawing pencils, pens, ink, and watercolors. You want to create your response to what you are seeing. This 3-part workshop will build the skills you need to do so.
Learn how to use materials fluidly, moving in and out of media as you respond to subject matter. We will build drawing skills while experimenting with interactions between media: ink work and watercolor washes, open color and pencil work, pen and ink, ink washes, and watercolor. Learn how to build basic forms, textures, and set mood. This class is for both beginning and experienced students. Basic materials provided for the first session.
SATURDAY, JULY 13th & 20th, 11AM – 2PM
WATERCOLOR AND INK RESIST
WITH SHIRLEY HORACEK
FEE: $45 for both classes
Join the fun and challenge in creating a watercolor and ink resist painting during this two day workshop. A small step-by-step sample will be completed first to learn the technique, followed by a half sheet painting. Both paper and image will be provided for the sample painting as well as white tempera paint and black India ink.
Students may provide their own half sheet image or use one provided by the instructor. Bring your regular watercolor painting supplies. Students should also bring a few older synthetic brushes for the tempera application as well as an apron. It may also be wise to wear old clothes for India ink use. Arches 140# cold press watercolor paper will be needed for this workshop, available for purchase at Art Central with a 15% student discount.
To register, contact Shirley Horacek by phone: (805) 929-1614 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CLASS: ACRYLIC PAINTING
SUNDAY, JULY 14th, 12:30PM – 3:30PM
PAINTING THE VIBRANT SEASCAPE
WITH DREW DAVIS
In this 3 hour acrylic painting workshop, Drew will guide us in the exploration of painting a beautiful impressionistic seascape. Drew will break down the creative process he uses to make vibrant, energetic representational abstract paintings in an easy-to-understand way. He will share techniques using shape, value, color and brushwork to create movement and balance in your paintings.
In this class we will be working work from a provided photograph, however you are welcome to bring your own image to work from if you’d like. All supplies needed for the class will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring your favorite brushes, tools or paints if you have them. Students will receive personal attention in addition to general instruction each step along the way. This class is for all skill levels!
Please arrive a few minutes early to purchase your canvas from at Art Central:
1 small (8″x10″)
1 larger (16″x20″ or 18″x24″)
Easels, paints, brushes, aprons, palettes, water jars and all other materials will be provided.
You are welcome to BYOB. 🙂 Come join the fun!
MONDAY, JULY 15th, (3rd of 8 classes) – 1st and 3rd Mondays, 1PM – 4PM
ADVANCING IN WATERCOLOR
WITH ARDELLA SWANBERG
FEE: $200 for 8 Classes payable by June 12th, 2019
After learning the basics of painting you need to learn more about how to make an outstanding composition. This class leads you beyond copying photos and paintings into your own vision with unusual color schemes, design, and abstraction in easy to understand steps. Use your own photographs and drawings for originality. The classes will cover planning a painting, negative shapes, elements and principles of art, color theory, lively whites, designing with collage, value patterns, and how to save a painting. These principles will help to have your paintings accepted into competitions.
Bring your finished painting for critique.
Assignment: I will talk about color schemes and you will try them out. You will design a painting that uses a color scheme that you would never have tried before.
WORKSHOP: ZENTANGLE ART
TUESDAY, JULY 16th, 10:30AM – 1PM
ZENTANGLE AND THE ART OF MINDFUL CREATION
WITH DEBBIE GEDAYLOO
FEE: $40 for new students, $25 for continuing students.
Spend the afternoon exploring your creative self. The Zentangle Method is designed to expand your way of seeing things and to help you quiet your mind, all while playing in the realm of art.
No artistic confidence is needed in order to have fun and focus using this process of creating.
It’s yoga on paper!
$3 discount if paid by cash or check. Pre-payment reserves your place in the class, must be paid at least 48 hours in advance. Non-refundable. To register, please contact email@example.com or 805-550-2487
CLASS: WATERCOLOR PAINTING
THURSDAY, JULY 25th; 10:30AM – 1PM
DEVELOPING YOUR BASIC COMPOSITION (part 1 of 4-part series)
WITH WOODY BENTON
FEE: $45 one session
$135 for all four classes
In this class, Woody will teach you how to select subject matter and composite the elements in a way that captures the spirit of the whole.
Woody Benton is offering a four part series that will help you to develop foundational skills for your watercolor adventure: Developing Your Basic Composition (7/25),Color Theory: The Mixology in Watercolor (8/8), Mountainscapes in Watercolor (8/22), & Capturing the Movement of Water in Watercolor (9/5).
Classes are offered to adults at all skill levels. Woody has inspires adults for decades in adding this form of moving meditation to their self care regime.
Classes will be offered on consecutive Thursdays. Paper will be provided. Students may purchase supplies at Art Central.
To enroll, contact Woody Benton
LECTURE: CHARCOAL TO OIL
SATURDAY, JULY 27th, 1PM – 2:30PM
Also: AUGUST 10th
FROM CHARCOAL TO OIL PAINT: THE BEAUTY AND JOY OF MAKING IT EASY
WITH JASON MAYR
FREE, Registration required.
These presentations will explore how we can create powerful paintings with just a few simple concepts and tools . Beginning with a blank mind and blank page the ideas will be introduced with clear and simple illustrations. We will then turn to masterpieces of the past and present to see how the concepts were employed in their master works. The presentation is aimed at artist and non-artist alike.
Each presentation will build one upon the other but each one can also stand alone. You can come to one or come to all.
Contact Jason by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 805-234-6941 to register.
The event is free but registration is required.
New exhibit at Art Central: ART AFTER DARK – AUGUST 2nd, 6 – 8pm
Join us for an OPEN exhibit featuring local artists inspired by our local beauty.
We are currently looking for artists to participate in this show, details coming soon.
Show runs through September 30th.
Meet the NEW Piñata Colors!
5 NEW reasons to love Piñata Color: Golden Yellow, Pink, Coral, Blue-Violet, and Teal!
Piñata Colors are fast-drying, super vibrant alcohol inks for non-porous surfaces like glass, metal, plastic, ceramic, YUPO®, leather, polymer clay and resin. Indelible and impervious to water, Piñata Colors clean up and re-wet with alcohol, allowing for unique effects and techniques not easily achieved with water-based inks.
WHY 5 NEW COLORS? Some colors are more challenging to mix from scratch than others. This is especially true of complex colors like teal and coral. Alcohol ink artists have been asking for these colors, and Jacquard is proud to announce their release.
NEW PIÑATA EXCITER: Jacquard is also proud to introduce the NEW Piñata Overtones Exciter Pack! This collection of 9 alcohol inks includes the 5 NEW colors + Blanco Blanco, Copper, Brass, & Pearl. The Piñata Overtones Exciter Pack makes a superb companion to the original Piñata Exciter Pack, offering a complex palette to compliment the more elementary colors in the original set… coming soon to Art Central!