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What’s Happening at Art Central – September 24 – October 14

By September 24, 2018September 28th, 2018No Comments

Look at what is coming up in the next three weeks at Art Central!

• Saturday, September 29 – Mixed Media Workshop with Lynn Bacigalupo
• Sunday, September 30 – Landscape Oil Painting and Watercolor Pencil Workshop with Spencer Poulter
• Wednesday, October 3 – Take-in of artwork 10am-4pm for “Personal Best” exhibit 
• Friday, October 5 – Art After Dark Art Exhibit Opening – “Personal Best”
• Saturday, October 6 – Art Business Workshop with Sydney Hall
• Sunday, October 7 – Acrylic Painting Workshop with Drew Davis
• Saturday, October 13 & Sunday, October 14 – Art Central Paper Mache Play Date

?? start thinking about creating work for our Holiday exhibit “Little Treasures”   2018-11 and 12 Little Treasures

To get all of the details and information on how to register:Workshop: Mixed MediaCANCELLED, sorry!
Saturday, September 29, 1-3pm
Calm & Centering Mandalas
with Lynn Bacigalupo

Fee: $25 

When you create space in your life, a whole world of possibilities opens up. Come experience the calming benefits of meditation through the art of creating mandalas.

We will explore this ancient art form of using symmetrical patterning to center your mind.

Please bring a black or colored micron pen (0.5mm or finer), available for purchase at Art Central. 🙂   Class includes guided meditation and mandala creation.  All levels welcome, no experience needed.

To enroll, contact Lynn by email: or phone: 805-242-6802.

Workshop: Mixed Media – CANCELLED, sorry!

Sunday, September 30, 12:30-3:30pm
Landscape Oil Painting and Watercolor Pencils on Claybord
with Spencer Poulter
Fee: $40

Have you always wanted to try oil painting or using watercolor pencils? Do you want to improve your technique?

For this class, we will be painting local scenes from around San Luis Obispo County. We will be going over the basics of layering a landscape with an emphasis on light and shadow. Artists are encouraged to bring their own reference photos, but references will be available. All skill levels welcome. Some materials provided.

See Spencer’s work at:

To enroll, please contact Spencer at (559) 250-3081 or email

Gallery Show: Opening During Art After DarkKurt Buxton
Friday, October 5, 6-8pm
“Personal Best”
Fee: Free to attend!!

Join us for our October show “Personal Best” a show highlighting our local artists’ best work! From paintings, to sculptures, to drawings, this show has it all. Meet the artists and enjoy some free hors d’oeuvres.

Show runs through October 29th, don’t miss it!

Workshop: Art Business
Saturday, October 6, 12:30-3:30pm
Art Business 101 and Then Some – Lecture and Q & A
with Sydney Hall
Fee: $20/*$15 with student school ID

The workshop will be a lecture followed by Q & A and will focus on the fundamentals essential to striking out on your own as a fine artist and the business aspects essential to this endeavor.

This is about the real bare bones of choosing the path to be an artist and the business aspects which will be crucial for you to do so. We are talking a real life non-academia perspective from the gutter on up of the art biz as lived by a professional painter of 21 plus years. We will discuss and explore “all the hats” you will need to wear for this business to sustain itself, your product, marketing, budgeting, organizing and so much more… All manner of various tools you will need, including a thick skin and the ability to laugh at yourself. Please email me as far in advance as possible with a few of your questions for the Q & A. Be succinct, as I will be sorting through a gamut of them for us to discuss after the informational talk. We will have fun and laugh a lot as well, I am sure, as the life of an artist often contains a broad brushstroke of colorful anecdotes. I look forward to meeting you!  and  

15 Student minimum.  Payments to be received by Tuesday, October 2nd please. (Students will be emailed further information when class is confirmed.)

Interested students should contact Sydney Hall by email: with Art Central Art Business 101 Workshop in the subject line or phone:  805-782-9288.

*Intended student age: over 18.

Workshop: Acrylic Painting
Sunday, October 7, 12:30-3:30pm
Loosely Landscapes
with Drew Davis
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. We will explore how to use a photograph and break it down into its simplest painted form. 

He will share various techniques on 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!

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

Play Date: Paper Mache
Saturday, October 13, 11am-2pm and Sunday, October 14, 12:30-3pm
ART CENTRAL Paper Mache Play Date
Fee: $25 includes a variety of materials

This is a non-instructional play date.  Bring a friend, make new friends, and immerse yourself in the wonderful and messy world of paper mache!  We will supply plaster wrap, Celluclay (shredded paper with plaster – great for modeling), wire mesh, plaster, armature wire, acrylic paints and more.  Feel free to bring things like empty paper towel or TP rolls, cardboard boxes, paper plates, etc., to help form your sculpture.  Although there is no formal instruction, we will be able to give some guidance if necessary.

Limited to 12 people.  You are welcome to stay later on Saturday (til 4pm) if you need more time to work on your piece, or if you’re just having too much fun to leave!  Paints will be available on Sunday so if you wish to paint your masterpiece, you may do so.  And, most importantly, you may leave the mess for us to clean up!

To sign up, please e-mail, or call us at 805-747-4200.  Payment check or cash only.