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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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OPEN CALL: Make Art out of used Spray Cans   
Drop off entries May 28 - June 3, 2018

Make art out of used spray paint cans to enter this show. Repurpose, paint over, or draw on a spray can. Drop off entries May 28- June 3, 2018 to Art Supply Warehouse. Limit three entries per person. Must be appropriate for artists of all ages. Questions? Email catalyst@artsupplywarehouse.com.

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Tattoo Flash Art Exhibit   
Opening Reception May 5, 6pm-8pm
Show Dates: May 5 - May 26, 2018

The Tattoo Flash Art Exhibit showcases art from local tattoo artists. Check out flash art as well as paintings and drawings that inspire their work. Available to view throughout the week. To schedule a time to view the exhibit email Catalyst@artsupplywarehouse.com -or- call (714)-891-3626.

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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.-

June 6

June 13

June 20

June 27


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

June 6

June 13

June 20

June 27


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:

June 3

J (nude)
June 10

Bailey (costumed)
June 17

Bonita (nude)
June 24

Sherry (costumed)
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Draw, Paint, Create for Kids!   
Mondays, June 4, 11, 18, 25, 2018

Great for young artists interested in learning a variety of skills. During this fun series artist Jorge Mujica will lead students through the process of creating with a wide range of art materials. Students will learn about different techniques and materials through a range of projects. Great for kids ages 7-11.

Registration is $30 per session -or- $110 for the series. All materials provided. Skill Level: All.

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Portrait Drawing for Teens   
Mondays June 18 - July 2, 2018
10:00am- 12:30pm

Perfect for artists ages 13-19, learn how to draw a portrait during this class. Learn proportions and shading while drawing a self portrait from life. Art educator Keri McBride wil lead students through the process step by step, working one on one with each student.

Registration is $40 per session -or- $105 for three sessions

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Speedball Printmaking Tour: Los Angeles   
Friday June 22, 2018
10:00am- 11:30pm

Carlos Hernandez and Bill Flick will explain their creative process for screen printing and block printing while they hand print a commemorative block print. Learn about both block printing and screen printing with Speedball during this FREE event.

Registration is FREE! Skill level: All.

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Abstract Painting with Elaine Cohen   
Saturday June 23, 2018
10:00am- 4:00pm

During this fun class learn about design principles, composition and color while making your own large abstract painting. Play with acrylic paint and try out a variety of different techniques and materials with artist Elaine Cohen.

Registration is $99

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The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross    
Saturday June 30, 2018
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." Skill Level: All. Ages: 18+

Registration is $45, all materials provided.

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Introduction to Caricature   
Saturday July 7, 2018
10:00am- 1:00pm

Learn how to draw caricatures with instructor and artist Justin Galloway. Learn how to accentuate and exaggerate features while still staying true to the person you are drawing. Justin will demonstrate during this class and you will draw multiple caricatures with his help.

Registration is $45, all materials provided.

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Beginning Painting   
Mondays, July 9 - July 30, 2018
6:00pm- 8:45pm

During this series of classes learn how to paint using acrylics. Artist Jorge Mujica will cover composition, color, as well as different acrylic mediums to use in your painting. Bring a photo or master painting for reference.

Registration is $160 for the series -or- $45 per session, all materials provided, sponsored by Amsterdam Acrylics.

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Watercolor Flowers with Lawrence Yun   
Saturday and Sunday July 14, 15, 2018

Paint flowers up close in a representational style. Lectures and demonstrations 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 suggested. MATERIALS REQUIRED. Please email catalyst@artsupplywarehouse.com to get a list of materials required for the class.

Registration is $199. Skill Level: Beginning-Intermediate. Ages: 16+.

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Color and Light Watercolor with Keiko Tanabe   
Friday, Saturday and Sunday August 10, 11, 12, 2018

Learn how to make color and light sing in watercolor. Explore the energy and rhythm of vibrant colors. Learn to make expressive paintings full of light, and capture the mood and atmosphere of landscapes, cityscapes, waterscapes and interior scenes. Keiko will do two demonstrations each day with lots of one-on-one guidance. Watercolor experience suggested.

Registration is $299. Skill Level: Beginning-Intermediate. 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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