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What’s Happening at Art Central – October 22 – November 12

By October 22, 2018October 25th, 2018No Comments

The next three weeks at Art Central are filled with lots of fun & interesting workshops!

• Wednesday, October 24 & Thursday, October 25 – Clay Sculpting with Rochelle Niemerow
• Friday, October 26 – Acrylic Painting Workshop with Drew Davis
• Saturday, October 27 – Mixed Media Workshop with Spencer Poulter
• Sunday, October 28 – Zentangle Art with Debbie Gedayloo
• Tuesday, October 30 – Pick-up art for “Personal Best”
• Wednesday, October 31 – Taking in art for our Holiday exhibit: “LITTLE TREASURES”

• Friday, November 2 – Art After Dark Reception for our Holiday exhibit: “LITTLE TREASURES”
• Saturday, November 3 – Life Drawing with Jose Lemus
• Thursday, November 8 – Painting Seascapes with Strong Values with Hardwood “Woody” Benton continues.  This class will meet 1/2 hour early: 10:30-12:30pm
• Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10 – Intro Oil Painting with Drew Davis

To get all of the details and information on how to register:

Class: Watercolor Painting
Thursdays, continuing November 8, 10:30am-12:30pm

(subsequent classes meet 11am-1pm)

Painting Seascapes with Strong Values 
with Harwood “Woody” Benton 
Fee: $40 per class

5 classes:  10/18, 11/8, 11/15, 12/6 and 12/20.  Take one, two, or all!

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 a seascape scene 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, please contact by e-mail:

Workshop: Clay Sculpting
Wed, Oct 24, 11am – 3pm & Thurs, Oct 25 12:30 – 3:30pm
Sculpting the Human Form 101
with Rochelle Niemerow
Fee: for 2 days $55

In this two-day class, we will be working in ceramic clay and exploring proportion and movement of the human form. A great class to expand your creativity and imagination!
Students will each purchase a 25 lb. bag of clay. (Available at Art Central.)

To enroll, contact Rochelle at

Workshop: Acrylic Painting
Friday, October 26, 10:30am – 1:30pm
The Cityscape
with Drew Davis
Fee: $45 early bird rate, $50 after October 18

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. We will explore how to look at a city scene 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 supplied photos – however you are welcome to bring your own photo to paint from if you’d like.

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!

Reserve your spot by clicking here or contact Drew: 805-234-2302,

Workshop: Mixed Media
Abstract Silhouette in Oil
with Spencer Poulter
Saturday, October 27, 12:30 – 3:30pm
Fee: $40

This class encompasses creating a fun abstract background with use of oil paints and collage materials. The second half of the class focuses on cutting a silhouette from the background and pulling it forward with contrasting color. Some materials provided. Other materials available for purchase at Art Central. All skill levels welcome!

To enroll (559) 250-3081 or e-mail

Workshop: Zentangle Art
Zentangle and the Art of Mindful Creation
with Debbie Gedayloo
Sunday, October 28, 12:30 – 3:30pm
Fee: $37 for new students and $22 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!

Please buy a black Micron, #01, all other materials are supplied.

Pre-registration is required by contacting:

Workshop: Drawing
Saturday, November 3, 11am – 2pm
Life Drawing
with Jose Lemus
Fee: $45Jose 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.

Material will be dry media and will be available for purchase at Art Central.  

To see some of Jose’s work, stop by THE STATION (311 South Higuera) before the end of October!

Please contact Jose by texting to (805) 234-2228 or email

Workshop: Oil Painting
Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10, 10am – 4pm
Intro to Oil Painting
with Drew Davis
Fee: $250110918_DrewDavis

In this 2-day intensive workshop, Drew will introduce you to the beautiful richness of painting with oils. Using oils can be very intimidating- and many don’t even think of trying them because it feels overwhelming!

Drew will share tips and tricks he has learned over His 17-year professional painting career and help you feel comfortable to explore the medium yourself. By the end of this workshop, your fears will be diminished, and you will have a better grasp on this amazing, versatile medium!

We will cover basic use of brushes and tools, various oil mediums and their advantages, preparing canvases and panels for painting, how to plan out a painting and more!

This is an introduction you won’t want to miss!

Reserve your spot by contacting Drew: 805-234-2302,

START CREATING FOR OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY EXHIBIT – Little Treasures!  Take-in Wednesday, 10/31 from 10am-4pm.  Please send us JPEGS of your little treasures!

Here’s the entry form:  2018-11 and 12 Little Treasures