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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. Derwent has provided Charcoal, Pastel, Graphite 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.-

March 1

Annie
March 8

Kia
March 15

Kelsie
March 22

Tracey
March 29

Aurora
 

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

March 1

Bonita
March 8

Kia
March 15

Sherry
March 22

Shanna
March 29

Aurora
 

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.

Please note pricing has changed for the life drawing pass.


Registration is $15 per person, per session. $45 for four sessions (buy three get one free), $75 for 8 sessions (buy five get three free) valid for Wednesday and Sunday sessions! Seats are limited, sign up today!

Your upcoming models:

February 26

Tracey (costumed)
March 5

Ifat (costumed)
March 19

Ifat (costumed)
March 26

J (costumed)
 
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Drawing and Painting for Kids   
Mondays, Starting February 6, 2017
3:30pm-5:00pm

Please note class is cancelled February 27.

During each class you will make a different project with instruction from artist Kenny McBride. Try out painting with acrylics, watercolor, drawing, color pencil and more. Sign up for individual sessions or a month at a time. All levels, Ages 7-12.

Registration is $35 per class -or- $130 for a month (four sessions).

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Life Drawing with Kaleeka Bond   
CANCELLED

Mondays, February 20, 27, March 6, 13 2017
6:00pm-8:45pm

Please note class this class is cancelled, if you have any questions please contact rebecca@artsupplywarehouse.com.

Artist Kaleeka Bond will teach you how to draw from the figure. Learn how to find your line and see the underlying anatomical structure. During this class you can use pencil, pen, ink, and markers. Learn different techniques while drawing from a live model. Please bring a pad of paper to class and your preferred drawing material

Registration is $55 per session -OR- $199 for the series. Ages 18+. Skill Level: All.

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Printmaking with AKUA ink   
Saturday, February 25, 2017
10:30am-12:30pm

Join us for this fun demonstration with Artist and educator Charles Ciali. Learn all about AKUA professional grade water-based printmaking inks made for multiple applications. During this free demo make your own print! Enter for a chance to win a AKUA ink set when you attend.

Registration is FREE. Ages 12+. Skill Level: All.

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Painting Landscapes from Photographs   
Saturday, February 25, 2017
10:00am-4:00pm

During this six hour course leanr the basics of landscape painting from photographs. Plein air painter Cynthia Britain will demonstrate color harmony, paint application, and how to find a strong composition. Great for oil and acrylic painters. Bring a photograph to work from to class. For a list of materials required email rebecca@artsupplywarehouse.com.

Registration is $99. Ages 18+. Skill Level: All.

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Encaustic and Pigment Stick Workshop   
CANCELLED

Saturday and Sunday, March 4, 5, 2017
10:00am-4:00pm

Please note class this class is cancelled, if you have any questions please contact rebecca@artsupplywarehouse.com.

During day one learn encaustic techniques with the diretion of artist Caryl St. Ama. Learn techniques for layering, creating texture and more! In day two discover what you can do with pigment sticks. Learn how to prepare appropriate substrates and direct mark-making, use of brayers and stencils, encaustic, and mixed media. Artists from all backgrounds will see how this product can enhance their work. Choose to attend March 4, March 5th, or both days. Most materials are provided and are included in the cost. There are a couple items you will need to bring, please contact rebecca@artsupplywarehouse.com for the list.

Registration is $120 per day -or- $225 for both days. Ages 17+. Skill Level: All.

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Screen Printing Demo with Speedball   
Saturday, March 11, 2017
10:00am-12:00pm

During this demo Micah Tompkins will demonstrate various screen printing methods. Learn about screen printing with a stencil and the photo emulsion method all using Speedball products. Great for being abl to print cards, one of a kind prints and t-shirts. At the end of the demo you will get to run a print to take home.

Registration is $10. Ages 13+. Skill Level: All.

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3-Dimensional Effects with Liquitex   
Saturday March 11, 2017
1:00pm-3:00pm

During this two hour workshop sponsored by Liquitex Daniela Campins will introduce Liquitex textured gels and mediums followed by the opportunity for participants to explore the techniques demonstrated. Techniques include impasto, graffito, knife painting, and more.

Registration is $10. Skill Level: All.

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Bob Ross: Joy of Painting Landscapes   
Saturday, March 18, 2017
10:00am-2:00pm

Learn how to paint landscapes Bob Ross style. Judy Lugo will lead you through th eprocess 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." All materials provided, receive a coupon for 15% off Bob Ross products. Skill Level: All. Ages: 18+.

Registration is $45

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Silk Scarves   
Saturday, March 19, 2017
12:00pm-3:00pm

During this class create a unique silk scarf. Leti will guide you on the basics of working with silk and dyes. Simple techniques produce beautiful results. Walk out with a ready to wear silk scarf perfect for gift giving. One scarf will be provided, and all other materials. No experience necessary.

Registration is $50

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Giant Mixed Media Canvas Collage   
Thursdays, March 23, 30, 2017
10:00am-1:00pm

During this two day workshop, create a giant collage on canvas with direction and guidance from Jacki Long. Using paint, paper, paint markers, gesso, mediums and more, create a large mixed media painting.

Registration is $85. All materials provided. Sign up today as there are limited seats available.

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Fun With Scratch Art   
Saturday, March 25, 2017
10:00am-2:00pm

Learn how to make a beautiful drawing that looks like an engraving using ScratchBord by Ampersand. Instructor Darshini Aithal will lead you through the process. Start with transferring the image, then scratch the image into the board. Learn how to create different textures and more! All materials are provided. Ages: 12+. Skill Level: All.

Registration is $50

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Watercolor with Keiko Tanabe   
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 31, April 1, 2, 2017
9:30am-4:00pm

This workshop is designed to help students paint watercolor landscapes full of atmosphere and light. Keiko Tanabe will cover the fundamentals and a variety of techniques focusing on the California landscape. Demonstrations each day, one-on-one guidance, and questions and answer sessions. Keiko Tanabe's paintings have been juried into many international exhibitions and has had her paintings published in leading art magazines in the U.S., France, and Japan. Some watercolor experience suggested. Email rebecca@artsupplywarehouse.com for the material list.

Registration is $299. Ages 18+. Skill Level: All.

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Everyday Places and People with Graham Berry   
Friday and Saturday, June 16 and 17, 2017
9:30am-4:00pm

Learn from artist Graham Berry on how to draw and paint the human form accurately while capturing the body in movement as well in repose. Discover tips and techniques on how to use watercolor media to capture the illusion of light and be bold with color! Students will work from source photographs that will be provided. Paint step-by-step from start to finish. Materials required, please contact rebecca@artsupplywarehouse.com for the list.

Registration is $199. Ages 18+. Skill Level: All.

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Watercolor Portraits with Fealing Lin   
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 7-9, 2017
9:30am-4:00pm

During this workshop, Fealing Lin will teach you how to relax and enjoy the process as you discover the spontaneity and uniqueness of watercolor. Discover how values and temperature change when planes of the face change, as well as how to use transparent glazing to allow the glow of the paper to shine through. Each day of the workshop there will be a lecture, an exercise and a demo. Materials required, please email rebecca@artsupplywarehouse.com for the list.

Registration is $299. Ages 18+. Skill Level: All.

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Watercolor Flowers with Lawrence Yun   
Saturday and Sunday, July 29 and 30, 2017
9:30am-4:00pm

Paint flowers up close in a representational style. Explore the compositional potentials. Lectures and emonstrations will focus on materials, technique and design in painting. Bring a few flowers of your choice (i.e. orchid, rose, birds, of paradise) from nature to be painted. Individual assistance will be given throughout the course to meet each students needs. Some watercolor experience is preferred, but not necessary. Materials required, please contact rebecca@artsupplywarehouse.com for the list. Skill level: Beginning-Intermediate.

Registration is $199. Ages 16+. Skill Level: All.

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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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