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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. $45 for four sessions (buy three get one free), $75 for 8 sessions (buy five get three free) valid for Wednesday and Sunday sessions! When you sign up for either pass, stop by Art Supply Warehouse to pick up your pass for entry to the life drawing session. Limited seats are available, sign up today!

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

June 1

Annie
June 8

Tracey
June 15

Ifat
June 22

JJ
June 29

Bonita
 

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

June 1

Alexandra
June 8

Rivi
June 15

J
June 22

Shanna
June 29

Kelsie
 

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

Please note there will not be a long pose life drawing session on Sunday June 19, 2016 due to scheduled events.

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:

May 29

Tracey (costumed)
June 5

Sherry (costume)
June 12

Andrew (nude)
June 26

Alyssa (nude)
 
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Be on the Cover of our Limited Edition Sketchbook   
Deadline to enter: June 24, 2016
Notification by: July 1, 2016

The theme for this series of Limited Edition Sketchobooks is the figure. To Enter: Submit up to five drawings or paintings created during a life drawing session. Each image must be 9"x12" at 300 dpi. Only digital entries will be accepted. There is no fee to enter but you must have proof of purchase of a life drawing session at Catalyst within the past three months. Email submissions to catalyst@artsupplywarehouse.com with the subject "Sketchbook Entry." Please include your name, phone number, and email. Each artist featured on the cover will receive 5 sketchbooks with their art on the cover.

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Portraiture from Photographs   
Mondays June 6, 13, 20, 27, 2016
6pm-8:45pm

Artist and Instructor Kaleeka Bond will show you how to create a life like portrait from a photograph using pastels. Kaleeka will instruct through demonstration and one on one assistance showing you how to compose a portrait and achieve accurate representation from a photograph. Some materials required.

Registration is $45 per class -or- $160 for the series. Ages 16+. Skill Level: All. Seats are limited, sign up today!

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Altered Photos with Jacki Long   
Saturday, June 25, 2016
10:00am-1:00pm

Take old photos and turn them into art with Jacki Long. Use bleach, paint, drawing materials and more to alter old photographs. Please bring photographs (either film or printed from you compter) to alter. All other materials provided.

Registration is $45, all materials provided. Ages 15+. Skill Level: All. Seats are limited, sign up today!

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Chinese Brush Painting   
Saturday, June 25, 2016
2:00pm-5:00pm

Instructor Whea Fun Teng will demonstrate various chinese brush painting techniques. With masterful technique a single ink brushstroke is capable of conveying vitality, delicacy, and contemplation. Learn how to utilize the brush stroke to create beautiful paintings. One medium and one large haboku brush is required for class.

Registration is $45. Ages 15+. Skill Level: All. Seats are limited, sign up today!

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Ink on Yupo   
Sold Out

Sunday, June 26, 2016
12:00pm-3:00pm

Learn how to paint with alcohol inks on Yupo, testing out a variety of materials. Use Pinata inks on Yupo and tiles, testing out different techniques. Artist Leti Stiles will demonstrate different ways to paint and play with the inks on different materials.

Registration is $45. All materials provided. Ages 15+. Skill Level: All. Seats are limited, sign up today!

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Liquitex Acrylics Demonstration (at Art Supply Warehouse)   
Thursday, June 30, 2016
1:00pm-2:00pm

Liquitex offers the most diverse range of professional acrylic products including five unique ranges of professional acrylic colors, innovative mediums, and a range of painting tools. During this demo learn about the endless possibilities of acrylic color and mediums with Liquitex artist Daniela Campins. Each attendee will receive a sample pack of Liquitex Artist Materials.

Registration is FREE. Ages 13+. Skill Level: All. RSVP today!

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Graphite and Mixed Media   
Saturday, July 2, 2016
10:00am-1:00pm

Join artist Jacki Long in this fun class that uses a variety of media. Try out and play with water soluble graphite creating loose and textured backgrounds. Jacki will show you how to combine this with acrylics and collage on canvas. Each student will work on their own mix media painting during this class.

Registration is $45. All materials provided. Ages 15+. Skill Level: All. Seats are limited, sign up today!

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Silk Painting   
Saturday July 9, 2016
10:00am-5:00pm

In this full day class you will be immersed in the magic of painting on silk. Learn to paint in a precise and controlled manner on silk using the Sistek Method. Leti will guide you through the preparation process of design and painting with silk dyes. This is an intermediate class, some painting experience is helpful but not necessary.

Registration is $125. All materials provided. Ages 16+. Skill Level: All. Seats are limited to 10, sign up today!

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Watercolor Flowers with Lawrence Yun   
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, July 15, 16, 17, 2016
10:00am-4:00pm

Paint flowers up close in a representational style. Explore the compositional potentials. 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 is preferred, but not necessary. Email rebecca@artsupplywarehouse.com for list of supplies required for the class.

Registration is $299, please inquire for list of materials required. Ages 18+. Skill Level: Beginning-Intermediate. Seats are limited to ten, sign up today!

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Bob Ross: The Joy of Painting Flowers   
Saturday July 23, 2016
10:00am-2:00pm

Learn how to paint a floral painting Bob Ross style. Judy Lugo will lead you through the process of painting with oils step-by-stp. 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.

Registration is $45. All materials provided. Ages 16+. Skill Level: All. Seats are limited, sign up today!

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Get Creative and Play   
Sunday, July 24 and 31, 2016
12:00pm-3:00pm

Join Artist and art educator Pamela Smith-Hudson in a creative journey combining a wide range or materials an dprocesses. Ranging from encaustic to printmaking to markmaking and drawing discover the rich possibilities in creative play. During each class you will delve into different materials and technqiues.

Registration is $45 per class -or- $80 for the series. All materials provided. Ages 16+. Skill Level: All. Seats are limited, sign up today!

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Mastering the Portrait in Charcoal   
Saturday and Sunday, August 6 and 7, 2016
10:00am-5:00pm

Learn to master the art of the portrait with artist Brianna Lee. In this workshop learn step-by-step techniques for achieving masterful portraits in charcoal. Sturctural and proportional construciton of the head, shading and detailing, and massing shapes will be covered through detailed handouts, live demos and one on one critiques in this two day workshop. Model fee included in price, some materials required.

Registration is $220. Email rebecca@artsupplywarehouse.com to get the list of materials required. Ages 16+. Skill Level: All. Seats are limited, sign up today!

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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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