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What’s Happening at Art Central – October 29 – November 19

By October 29, 2018No Comments

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

• 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
• Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10 – Intro Oil Painting with Drew Davis
• Thursday, November 15 – Painting Seascapes with Strong Values with Hardwood “Woody” Benton continues
• Saturday, November 17 – Playdate with Manufacture Reps

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

Class: Watercolor Painting
Thursdays, continuing November 8, 10:30am – 12:30PM, and November 15, 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:

Class: 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.  

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,

Playdate 111718_Playdate_Logos
Saturday, November 17, 11am – 2pm
with Manufacture Reps
Fee: FREE!

Sales Reps from Speedball, Strathmore, Pentel, Black Ink Papers, and Faber Castell will be coming in to show off some of our most popular products.


Peter, Dawn, John Mark and Kari will be here between 11 and 2pm to have fun with you and answer your questions about their products. No sign up necessary, come in and try new products while creating unique holiday cards.
Join us, visit each table, stay as long as you’d like!
All ages welcome. Children under 11 with adult.


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