Come get creative with us!!
• Thursday, April 25 & May 9 and Saturday, April 27 & May 11- “Painting in Watercolor with Strong Values” with Harwood “Woody” Benton (ongoing)
• Tuesday, April 16 – Zentangle and the Art of Mindful Creation with Debbie Gedayloo
• Thursday, April 18 & Friday, April 19 – Encaustic Playdate with Flo Bartell
• Saturday, April 20 – Collaborative Painting with Israel Dedina & David Krawitz
• Saturday, April 27 – Introduction to Interpretive Drawing of the Human Figure with Jose Lemus
• Sunday, April 28th – Western Art Acrylic Painting with Shauna Jellison
• Sunday, May 4th – Acrylic Painting Workshop with Drew Davis
• Saturday, May 5th – Plaster Casting Demonstration with Gina Gruenberg
• Saturday, May 11th – Paint Your Pet with Karyn Blaney
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!
CLASS: WATERCOLOR PAINTING
THURSDAY, APRIL 25th & May 9th; SATURDAY APRIL 27th & MAY 11th, 10:30AM – 1PM (ongoing, every other Thursday, and once a month on Saturdays)
PAINTING IN WATERCOLOR WITH STRONG VALUES
WITH HARWOOD “WOODY” BENTON
FEE: $45 one session
$150 for 5 consecutive classes
Watercolor painting is the process of staining heavy paper with water based pigment. With practice and patience, you can learn to capture the subtle shapes and light in the world around you. Watercolor, at its best, is about being in the moment and finding the essence of a subject rather than getting caught up in all of the minute details. In this class, we will start from a blank page and learn to bring to life the subject of choice from start to finish. Woody will demonstrate technique and show you how to create relationships with strong values, guiding each person as they try their hands at this wonderful medium.
This class is for adults. You do not have to have any prior experience. Woody has inspired adults for decades to add this form of moving meditation to their self-care regime. Paper supplied, students supply their own paint & brushes.
To enroll, contact Woody Benton
WORKSHOP: ZENTANGLE ART
TUESDAY, APRIL 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-550-2487
THURSDAY, APRIL 18TH & FRIDAY, APRIL 19TH, 10:30AM – 4PM
WITH FLO BARTELL
FEE: $35 per day
Join the fun! If you have at least a basic knowledge of encaustic techniques and would like to join other artists for a day or two of waxy fun, sign up for our Encaustic Play Days. Paint and medium will be provided. You bring projects/ boards you want to work on, and any special supplies or tools you like to use. Flo Bartell will be here working in an open studio setting and will be available for consultation. There will be no formal instruction.
You may register for one day or two. $35 per day. If you wish to participate, please contact Flo Bartell at email@example.com or 805-528-7983.
WORKSHOP: SOCIAL PAINTING
SATURDAY, APRIL 20TH, 1PM – 4PM
COLLABORATIVE ART PROJECT
WITH ISRAEL DEDINA & DAVID KRAWITZ
FREE! All ages and experience levels welcome!
If you like to have fun, meet new people, and express yourself creatively, this event is for you! Israel and David will be hosting a collaborative painting experience where anyone can contribute to one, big art project. You may stay for as long as you’d like and paint anything you want; this is not a structured class, but a fun, open & creative space.
No registration required – just come by whenever you’d like!
CLASS: LIFE DRAWING
SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH, 1PM – 4PM
INTRODUCTION TO INTERPRETIVE DRAWING OF THE HUMAN FIGURE
WITH JOSE LEMUS
Class will be geared towards beginning and intermediate students. (Jose defines “beginning” as a student that has an interest, is willing to take chances and have an enjoyable time producing art.)
This class will look at the complexity of the Human Form and explore methods of simplification. Methods and techniques will be explored that lead to the use of simplicity in lines, forms and values.
A live model will be providing a variety of poses and students will produce multiple interpretive drawings that reflect an appreciation of the human body.
Class size will be limited to 12 artists, participants 18 and older, only.
Material will be dry media and will be available for purchase at Art Central.
Please contact Jose by texting to (805) 234-2228 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
WORKSHOP: ACRYLIC PAINTING
SUNDAY, APRIL 28TH, 12:30-3:30PM
WESTERN ART INTRO – PAINT A HORSE
WITH SHAUNA JELLISON
Learn how to paint a horse!
Shauna Jellison will walk you through beginning acrylic painting step by step with painting a horse in a loose and modern take on western art style.
Shauna will provide a picture to work from (image will be different from example shown above). If you’d like to paint your own horse, please email Shauna at least a week prior. Please make certain that your picture is of the whole body of the animal.
Paints and brushes provided. Please pick up graphite transfer paper and a 14″x18″ canvas at Art Central day of class.
To sign up please email email@example.com or call/text 858-822-8884 to reserve a spot. Payment due day of class, cash or check only.
WORKSHOP: ACRYLIC PAINTING
SATURDAY, MAY 4TH, 12:30AM – 3:30PM
PAINTING AVILA BEACH
WITH DREW DAVIS
3-hour Acrylic painting workshop with Drew Davis:
Drew has over 18 years experience as a professional artist working in oil and acrylic paint, and has been teaching art workshops for over 4 years. He works with numerous subject matters in a colorful, loosely impressionist style.
In this 3 hour acrylic painting workshop, we will explore steps to create a fun representational abstract painting of Avila Beach. Drew will break down his creative process to construct a vibrant, energetic painting in an easy-to-understand way. He will share various universal techniques in regards to shape, value, color and brushstrokes to create movement, balance and energy. What you learn can be applied to all painting styles and subjects. In this class we will work from supplied printed photos, but you are also welcome to bring your own images. Students will receive individual focus that is unique to each person’s needs. This class is for all skill levels!
– Arrive a few minutes early to purchase your Canvas from at Art Central
– Paints, brushes and other materials will be provided.
You are welcome to BYOB. 🙂
(Limited to 15 spaces)
Contact Drew for info by phone: 805-234-2302 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEMO: PLASTER CASTING
SUNDAY, MAY 5TH, 12:30AM – 2PM
LIFECASTING: THE PLASTER MASK
WITH GINA GRUENBERG
FREE! No Registration Required!
Please join Gina Gruenberg for a free one hour demonstration of life casting at Art Central. The demo will be of a “negative” plaster bandage face mask on a live model.
The process of making plaster molds from the human form dates back to the 7th or 8th millennium BC. Direct casting was even used to cast the remains of the Pharaohs of Egypt to transport them into the afterlife!
Gina Gruenberg has been doing “life” or “direct” casting for over 20 years. She creates plaster-infused gauze Masks and Papier Mâché masks of people and animals, having studied mask making and giant puppet building in Minneapolis, Philadelphia and New York.
Some of her work can be viewed in the member gallery of www.philasculptors.org
WORKSHOP: ACRYLIC PAINTING
SATURDAY, MAY 11TH, 2PM – 4PM
PAINT YOUR PET
WITH KARYN BLANEY