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CATALYST
6630 Westminster Blvd.
Westminster, CA 92683
714.891.3626
catalyst@artsupplywarehouse.com

brought to you by Art Supply Warehouse
 
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Nude Life Drawing Sessions Every Wednesday   
Wednesday afternoon- 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Wednesday evening- 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Figure drawing is a cornerstone of artistic training. The figure presents many technical issues including form, structure, foreshortening and more. Stripped of the cultural baggage of clothing, the nude figure can express every aspect of humanity, from the heroic to the pathetic.

Join us every Wednesday for our life drawing session that focuses on the figure. This uninstructed session is great for students young and old. Starting with shorter poses to warm up your artistic brain, we range from 2 minute poses to 20 minute poses. All mediums are welcome. Easels, benches, and refreshments are provided. Please bring your own paper and drawing materials. Faber-Castell has provided Charcoal, Pastel, Graphite, Pitt Pens and other drawing pencils for attendees to try out during the session.

We request courtesy, maturity, and respect to the model and other artists. Photography is not allowed. We promote an open atmosphere where artists can interact, view, discuss, and encourage each other. Please note that models are subject to change without notice.

Registration is $15 per person, per session. OR you can purchase a pass for $60 for five sessions ($12 a session) valid for Wednesday and Sunday sessions (this is available in-store only)! Limited seats are available, first come first serve.

Your upcoming models Wednesday afternoon 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.-

December 5

Stacy
December 12

Eve
December 19

Kia
December 26

JJ
 

Your upcoming models Wednesday evening 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.-

December 5

Stacy
December 12

Sherry
December 19

Kia
December 26

JJ
 

Nude/Costumed Long Pose Life Drawing Sessions Every Sunday   
Sundays 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Join us Sunday evenings for long pose sessions. During this session the model will strike one pose for the entire session. This allows the attendee to make an advanced study of the figure or portrait. With a longer pose one can not only study the figure, but focus on color issues as well. Painting from life rather than a picture can achieve more realistic results. This session is designed for painters, pastel artists, and anyone who desires time for a more in depth study, all mediums are welcome. Models will be nude or costumed. Please note that the models are subject to change without notice.
Registration is $15 per person, per session. OR you can purchase a pass for $60 for five sessions ($12 a session) valid for Wednesday and Sunday sessions (this is available in-store only)!

Your upcoming models:

December 2

Annie (nude)
December 9

Ifat (nude)
December 16

Tracey (costumed)
December 30

Shanna (costumed)
 
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Acrylic Pouring: Holiday ornaments and cards   
Saturday December 15, 2018
11:00am-1:00pm

Learn about pouring during this FREE demonstration. Joseph "Dean" Chesmore will show you the acrylic pouring process step by step during this demo. See how you can make holiday cards and ornaments using this fun method.

Registration is FREE

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Mix Media Giant Canvas with Jacki Long   
Saturday December 15, 2018
10:00am-4:00pm

Take a break from the busy holiday season and join us for this fun workshop. Create a large mix media canvas painting with the help of Jacki Long. Use paint, acrylic mediums, collage and more to create a one of a kind painting. Bring a reference if you like. You will go hom with your own 30x40 painting.

Registration is $99, and includes all materials.

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5 Paintings in a Day   
Saturday January 5, 2018
10:00am-4:00pm

Paint, collage, draw, and more on multiple paintings during this workshop. Make five paintings in one workshop with the guidance of Jacki Long. Play with a range of materials and product while you create unique paintings during this fun workshop. All materials provided. Skill Level: All, Ages: 16+

Registration is $99

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Acrylic Pouring   
Sunday January 6, 2018
12:00pm-3:00pm

Create one of a kind paintings using the acrylic pouring method with guidance from instructor Leti Stiles. Try out different methods and materials and create multiple paintings during this class. All materials provided. Skill Level: All Ages: 14+

Registration is $60, and includes all materials.

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Art Class for Kids: Fantasy   
Mondays January 7, 14, 21, 28, 2018
4:00pm-5:30pm

Join us for our art class for kids! Learn a variety of techniques through projects themed after fantasy. Play with clay, paint, moldmaking, 3-D and 2-D techniques all with the guidance of artist Jorge Mujica. Each week work on a different project. Parents are welcome to join in.

Registration is $110 for the series -or- $30 per session, and includes all materials. Ages: 6-11

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Drawing Bootcamp for High School Students   
Thursdays January 10, 17, 24, 2018
4:30pm-6:00pm

Perfect for high school students to learn the do's and dont's of drawing, and practice timed sketching. Learn shading techniques and draw a still life during this series taught by Keri McBride, a high school arts teacher with over 20 years of experience.

Materials required: pad of drawing paper, graphite pencils (2B, HB, 4B, 6B), vine charcoal, and a piece of charcoal paper.

Registration is $85 for the series -or- $30 per session

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Watercolor for the True Beginner   
Thursday January 10, 17, 24, 2018
6:30pm-8:30pm

This class is for the true beginner. Learn wet on wet, sponging techniques, resist, wet on dry and more with Keri McBride! Paint a floral painting and a landscape. Materials required: watercolor paper pad, a set or tray of water color paints with a variety of colors, two watercolor brushes of varying size, a pencil for sketching.

Registration is $90 for the series -or- $35 per session

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Painting Landscapes with Joe A Oakes   
Saturday January 12, 2018
10:00am-1:00pm

Learn to paint landscapes with acrylic's with artist Joe A. Oakes during this class. Learn about color mixing, how to layer colors, composition, and more. Joe A. Oakes will take you step by step through the painting process. You will paint a landscape painting during this class. Sponsored by M. Graham.

Registration is $45 for the class, All materials provided.

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Vincent Van Gogh Landscape   
Sunday January 13, 2018
11:00am-2:00pm

Paint a Van Gogh landscape using Van Gogh oils during this class with artist Charlene Mosley. Learn the process step by step with guidance and one on one instruction. You will go home with your very own Van Gogh painting painted by you! All materials provided. Skill Level: All, Ages: 14+.

Registration is $45 for the class

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WEEKLY SERIES: Painting Landscapes with Joe A Oakes   
Thursdays January 17 - February 7, 2018
10:00am-1:00pm

Learn to paint landscapes with acrylic's. Joe A. Oakes will teach you color mixing, how to layer colors, composition, and more. Joe A. Oakes will take you step by step through the painting process. You will paint multiple landscape paintings during this class.

Registration is $160 for the series -or- $45 per class, All materials provided.

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Leaves, Twigs and Seed Pods with Lawrence Yun   
Saturday and Sunday, January 19, 20, 2019
10:00am-4:00pm

During this watercolor workshop with Lawrence Yun beginners will develop a solid foundation in watercolor, while more advanced students will incorporate complex ideas and techniques. Lectures will focus on materials, techniques, concepts and design. Pease bring a selection of seed pods, branches and tree bark (please be aware of a limitation of space). Skill Level: All.

Registration is $199, limited seats available.

Materials required for this workshop. Follow the link here.

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Printmaking with Akua Inks   
Saturday January 26, 2019
10:00am-12:00pm

Learn about Akua inks during this hands-on demo on monotype printmaking. Create prints using Akua Intaglio and Liquid Pigment Inks, learning how these incredible inks lend themselves to a wide range of printmaking and other techniques/ media and get to use the Akua pin press. Each attendee will receive a sample of Akua Intaglio Ink and be entered for a chance to win an Akua Starter Set!

Registration is $10, all materials provided, limited seats available.

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The Joy of Painting Landscapes with Bob Ross   
Sunday January 27, 2019
10:00am-2:00pm

Learn how to paint a landscape Bob Ross style. Judy Lugo will lead you through the process of painting with oils step-by-step. No painting experience necessary for this class! As Bob Ross once said, "painting is not just for the chosen few -- it is for everyone."

Registration is $45, all materials provided, limited seats available. Ages: 18+

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Light and Atmosphere with Keiko Tanabe   
Saturday and Sunday, March 23, 24, 2019
10:00am-4:00pm

Working outside with all senses immersed in the scene gives an artist an ultimate painting experience. Keiko Tanabe, a plein-air watercolor painter, explains how to tackle basic outdoor elements and key artistic elements to build a landscape painting that is strong in composition and content. On Saturday and Sunday 10AM - 4PM with two demos a day, various subjects and locations will be explored learning how to capture light and atmosphere. This class meets offsite. Instructor will confirm locations before class.

Registration is $250.

Materials required for this workshop. Follow the link here.

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Watercolor Illustrated Journal with Brenda Swenson   
Friday, Saturday, Sunday May 3 - 5, 2019
9:30am-4:00pm

The Illustrated journal is the creative process of merging images and words together on a page. In the workshop we will explore fun and exciting ways to be creative with images, words and page design. Each day we'll explore different drawing technqiues, watercolor, and ink. Whether you're interested in creating an illustrated journal for travel, gardening, daily life.. amazing things happen when you put images and words together. You will come away from the workshop excited and inspired about your work! Best of all your illustrated journal will uniquely reflect your style and creative voice.

Brenda Swenson is the artist author of two books, Keeping a Watercolor Sketchbook (Finalist, Award of Excellence) and Steps to Success in Watercolor. Her artwork has been featured in Splash 11, 12, 14 and 19, Artistic Touch4, Creative Freedom, Watercolor Artist, Watercolor Magazine, Watercolor Highlights, Wheels of Time, Plein Air Magazine and numerous other publications. She also has two DVD's on watercolor techniques. Brenda has achieved signature status in WW, NWWS, and SDWS. An active participant in the arts community she has served on the board of directors for the National Watercolor Society and Watercolor West.

The supply list for the class is available online. Please click on the link here.
Registration is $375. Skill Level: All. Ages: 18+.

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Be a sleuth!

Have you noticed something on the Catalyst Website or Newsletter that isn't quite right? Be it a factual error, incorrect spelling or some other random stupidity, we want to hear about it.

Find an error and receive a voucher for a FREE life drawing session on a Wednesday or Sunday. Send an email to rebecca@artsupplywarehouse.com, include your name, contact information, and the mistake we made with the correct spelling or fact. One winner per week. The first person to email in a valid mistake wins!

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Suggestions for Catalyst

We're listening!

Want to learn more about a particular subject? Have a great idea for a class you would like to attend? Let us know! We will do our best to make it happen.

Send an email to rebecca@artsupplywarehouse.com, include your name and contact information, and we will get back to you.

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