Come get creative with us!!
• Tuesday, May 21st – Zentangle and the Art of Mindful Creation with Debbie Gedayloo
• Tuesday, May 21st & Wednesday, May 22nd – Encaustic Playdate with Flo Bartell (FULL)
• Thursday, May 23rd, June 6th, & June 20th – “Painting in Watercolor with Strong Values” with Harwood “Woody” Benton (ongoing)
• Saturday, June 1st – Colorful Sculpey Clay Beadmaking with Shauna Jellison
• Sunday, June 2nd – Painting Class with Andrew Hagan
• Monday, June 17th – Advancing in Watercolor with Ardella Swanberg
• Friday, June 7th – join THE PAINTERS GROUP for Artists Reception during Art After Dark 6-8pm
• Saturday, June 8th – Golden Acrylic Lecture/Demo with Judy Gittelsohn
• Saturday, June 8th – “Materials As Metaphor” Golden Acrylic Class with Judy Gittelsohn
• Sunday, June 9th – Free Summer Series: From Charcoal to Oil Paint – The Beauty and Joy of Making it Easy with Jason Mayr
• Saturday, June 15th – Still Life In Action: Acrylic Painting Workshop with Drew Davis
- Monday, June 17th – Advancing in Watercolor with Ardella Swanburg
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!
WORKSHOP: ZENTANGLE ART
TUESDAY, MAY 21st, 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
PLAYDATE: ENCAUSTIC (FULL)
TUESDAY, MAY 21ST, 2PM – 5PM (free, optional) & WEDNESDAY, MAY 22ND, 10:30AM – 4PM
WITH FLO BARTELL
FEE: $35 (5/22)
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.
Tuesday will be a short day; so if you’d like to get a head start on your Wednesday project (on us!), come by in the afternoon! If you wish to participate in either of the Play Days, please contact Art Central at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLASS: SCULPEY CLAY
SATURDAY, JUNE 1st, 1PM – 3PM
COLORFUL SCULPEY CLAY BEADMAKING
WITH SHAUNA JELLISON
FEE: $10 each, SOME materials included
Hand make your own creative beads, possibilities are endless! With an oven-bake colorful polymer clay, sit down, relax and create beads for a personalized necklace, bracelet, key chain, or earrings as a gift or for yourself to enjoy!
Materials available to purchase at time of class
-minimum of 2 colors of Sculpey clay, variety of colors available in store.
To enroll, email: email@example.com
CLASS: MODEL PAINTING
SUNDAY, JUNE 2nd, 1PM – 4PM
3D MODEL PAINTING CLASS
WITH ANDREW HAGAN
Color your Sunday afternoon by learning how to paint your very own finely detailed mini-figure from start to finish while having a great time getting hands-on with a brush and your imagination.
All skill levels are encouraged and welcome and we will customize your experience accordingly.
If you have never painted a 3D figure of any kind, this is the time and place to try it! You will learn all the basics about the entire process from choosing your supplies to having a fully painted model in your hand to bring home after the class.
If you are familiar with model painting, this workshop will be a great way to practice your painting skills while working on a new model, ask questions and learn new painting techniques.
We will provide: small plastic model and a selection of acrylic model paints
What you need to bring to class: brushes, palette, cup for water.
You can also bring your own model and paint if you like.
If you don’t have something from the list, supplies are available for purchase at Art Central.
About the instructor: Andrew Hagan is a long time artist, hobbyist and experienced model painter. He loves painting figures for table-top war games. He won several prizes with his painting skills.
Who can participate: Both kids and adults are welcome to attend. Bring your friends and family!
To enroll, contact Andrew by phone: (732) 268-9915 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CLASS: WATERCOLOR (STARTING DATE CHANGED)
MONDAY, JUNE 17th, 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.
CLASS: WATERCOLOR PAINTING
THURSDAY, MAY 23rd, JUNE 6th, & JUNE 20th; 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
New exhibit at Art Central: ART AFTER DARK – JUNE 7th, 6 – 8pm
The Painters Group – “A Closer Look”
DEMO: GOLDEN ACRYLIC
SATURDAY, JUNE 8th, 10:30AM – 12:30PM
GOLDEN ACRYLIC LECTURE/DEMO
WITH JUDY GITTELSOHN
The Golden lecture/demo is a fast paced one and one half-hour free educational presentation on acrylic paints, gels and mediums: an advanced technical explanation of acrylics, and their inherent possibilities. It covers information about the different types of pigments, viscosities, types of paints, grounds and color mixing. Various gels and mediums are demonstrated.
The possibilities will blow your mind!
You will learn how to extend paint to save money, and how to mix paints with gels to create unique textural surfaces. Get key information on color mixing, blending and controlling drying time. Learn how to use different products to make surfaces for watercolors, graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, oil and soft pastels. Techniques for the use of iridescent and interference paints will be shown. The lecture covers, lightfastness of pigments and health and safety concerns.
The lecture will also include a brief explanation of the new Qor Watercolors and an overview of the stunning color palette of Williamsburg Oils.
A packet of literature and free samples of paint and gels are available for all those who attend.
Presenter – Judy Gittelsohn, Certified Golden Paints Working Artist
PLEASE e-mail Art Central IN ADVANCE to sign up for this free demonstration! email@example.com
WORKSHOP: GOLDEN ACRYLIC
SATURDAY, JUNE 8th, 1PM – 4PM
MATERIALS AS METAPHOR
WITH JUDY GITTELSOHN
Judy Gittelsohn, Certified Golden Paints Working Artist leads Materials As Metaphor: a three-hour Golden Paints workshop featuring three separate projects!
Using watercolor paper and plenty of water, plunge into the flow and enjoy the voyage. Experience effects of Golden High Flow and Golden Fluid Acrylics. Wet into wet with water leading the way.
Now on board (acid free backing board), learn how to add depth, texture and interesting dimension. Golden Heavy Body Acrylics will help you scramble down the gulch, scale the shale, scratch at the edges, shimmer at the shore and explore the heady world of rough Golden Gels. Pumice gel, Glass bead gel and more.
Forging the Stream
A Fierce offering.
Formulate a theme, a symbol, something simple, an emblem and then some. A synthesis on canvas. Blending and layering and delaying and engaging. Then selecting and eliminating and refining and highlighting.
Delighting, in your findings.
The blank canvas manifest.
Please bring one canvas 16 x 20 or larger. All other materials are provided, and you may bring brushes and tools of your choice. All levels welcome.
To enroll, contact Judy Gittelsohn by email:firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 650-248-5381
LECTURE: CHARCOAL to OIL
SUNDAY, JUNE 9th, 1PM – 2:30PM
Also: JULY 27th & 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: email@example.com or phone: 805-234-6941 to register.
The event is free but registration is required.
CLASS: ACRYLIC PAINTING
SATURDAY, JUNE 15th, 10:30AM – 1:30PM
STILL LIFE IN ACTION
WITH DREW DAVIS
In this 3 hour acrylic painting workshop, Drew will guide us in the exploration of painting a still life in an exciting and impressionistic way. 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 work from a live still life set up of Drew’s choosing, however you are welcome to bring any props you would 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!