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Catalyst is an art space. A gallery. A Studio. A classroom. An experience. We've developed this space as a place for creativity, creation and fun. Become part of our community. Join us in learning and development experiences. Let us know what you'd like to see here, in this space, we'd like to make it your space too. Let us know what you're missing in the realm of art creation. Knowledge? Space? Materials? Creativity?

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6630 Westminster Blvd.
Westminster, CA 92683

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.-

August 2

August 9

August 16

August 23

August 30


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

August 2

August 9

August 16

August 23

August 30


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. $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:

August 6

Shoko (costumed)
August 13

Aurora (nude)
August 20

Britney (costumed)
August 27

Bonita (costumed)
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OPEN CALL: The Great Art Swap   
Accepting Submissions: September 15 - October 15
Opening Reception: October 14, 7pm-9pm

Participate in our first art swap! Collage, draw, paint, etc on a provided Strathmore Postcard. Bring it to Art Supply Warehouse September 15 - October 15 to have it on display until November 12. At the end of the exhibit another artists card will be mailed to you.

To pick up a Strathmore postcard just stop by Art Supply Warehouse. Or when you place on online order, just request for one to be added to your order. Postcards will be provided at no cost.
RSVP to the opening reception via Facebook.

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Acrylic Landscape Painting   

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Please note this class is SOLD OUT. If you wish to be placed on the waiting list please email rebecca@artsupplywarehouse.com

During this class Artist and Educator Joe A. Oakes will take you through the landscape painting process with acrylic paint teaching color theory, color mixing, and composition. Paint a landscape during this class. All materials provided. Ages 14+. Skill Level: All.

Registration is $49.

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Winsor & Newton Artists' Colour Demo   
Saturday, August 26, 2017

Winsor Newton artist Daniela Campins will help take the mystery out of oil painting wan dhte materials used to create them. You will learn about oil painting guidelines such as fat over lean, fundamentals of color mxing, pigments, and Liquin mediums. All attendees will receive a sample pack of Winsor & Newton Artist Oil Color materials.

Registration is $10.

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Chinese Brush Painting Landscapes   
Saturday September 2, 2017

A single brushstroke is a capable of conveying vitality, delicacy, and contemplation. During this class Gloria (Whea-Fun Teng) will teach you different strokes and composition. You will make multiple landscape paintings during this class. Paper and paint will be provided, two Hoboku brushes are required for this class.

Registration is $45. Ages 15+. Skill Level: All.

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Faces in a Crowd Series   
Thursdays September 7-28, 2017

Join artist Jacki Long for this fun mix media workshop series. Each week work on a different project, including mini journals, canvas, postcards and more! Play with portraiture using graphite, acrylic, paint markers, watercolor, and collage in this truly mix media class.

Registration is $160 for the series -or- $45 per class. Ages 15+. Skill Level: All.

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Drawing and Sketching in all Media   
Fridays, September 8-29, 2017

Artist and instructor Barbara Spies will help you play and try out a variety of media- pastel, watercolor , pen and ink, graphite and more. Bring a drawing book, and your preferred drawing medium with you to the first day of class, as well as objects or pictures to draw from.

Registration is $160 for the series -or- $45 per class. Ages 15+. Skill Level: All.

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Mat Cutting Techniques with Logan   
Saturday September 9, 2017
10:00am-12:00pm OR 1:00pm-3:00pm

Learn how to measure and cut your own mat! You will receive hands on experience cutting mats using Logan mat cutters during this class. LEarn how to cut single and double mats and how to hinge your artwork into a finished mat. Choose from a morning and afternoon session.

Registration is $35. All materials provided. Ages 15+. Skill Level: All.

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Draw Create Paint!   
Mondays, Starting September 11, 2017

Great for young artists interested in learning a variety of skills. The first four sessions will focus on drawing techniques. Students will try out graphite, ink, and charcoal. Learn to draw from life, photographs, and interpret what you see. Each student will receive their own sketchbook to draw in during class. All materials provided.

Registration is $30 per class -OR- $110 for the series. All materials provided. Ages 7-11. Skill Level: All.

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Beginning Calligraphy   
Saturday September 16, 2017

During this class play with different calligraphy pens and brushes. Artist Darshini Aithal will teach you a basic script and you will practice during class with her guidance. Each attendee receives two calligraphy pens with different nibs and a practice book.

Registration is $50. All materials provided. Ages 15+. Skill Level: All.

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Ebru Paper Marbling   
Sunsday September 17, 2017

During this class artist Danny Rodriguez will teach the art of Ebru Marbling. Learn the process required to prep everything for marbling with tips for techniques. Danny will demonstrate a variety of techniques to create different designs. During this class you will make many sheets of your own marbled paper. All materials provided.

Registration is $49. All materials provided. Ages 12+. Skill Level: All.

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Bob Ross Joy of Painting Landscapes   
Saturday September 23, 2017

Learn how to paint landsccapes Bob Ros 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. Ages 18+. Skill Level: All.

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Acrylic Pouring   
Saturday September 24, 2017

During this class play with acrylic paint with Leti Stiles as she teaches you how to pour acrylic paint to create different designs. Learn what materials to use, how to create different designs and more! You will make multiple paintings during class.

Registration is $60. All materials provided. Ages 18+. Skill Level: All.

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Up Close and Personal Watercolor Portraits   
Saturday October 7, 2017

During this class artist Nancy Oleksa will teach you how to paint small up close portraits. Nancy will demonstrate different painting techniques and cover watercolor pigment and color theory. Learn how to keep your colors clean and bright while painting portraits.

Registration is $99. All materials provided. Ages 18+. 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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