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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.-

January 4

January 11

January 18

January 25


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

January 4

January 11

January 18

January 25


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!

Please note there will not be a figure drawing session on January 1 and January 15.

Your upcoming models:

January 8

Aurora (costumed)
January 22

Ifat (costumed)
January 29

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Opening Reception: Friday, November 11, 2016 7-9pm
November 11, 2016- January 28, 2017

This show explores how materials, specifically the acrylic medium, inform the artists process. The selected artwork exhibits each individuals distinct technique and perspective in relation to the materials used. This show features four local artists: Cynthia Lujan, Jorge Mujica, Shea Vititow, and Gloria Sanchez. To RSVP to the opening reception, let us know on facebook here.

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Collage and Mixed Media   
Thursdays, January 5, 12, 19, 26 2017

Play with different collage techniques during this series of classes. You will create collage on paper, collage mail art, collage on canvas and more! Learn how to add to your collage with different mediums, paint markers, color pencil, and paint during this mixed media class with Jacki Long. All materials provided.

Registration is $45 per class or $160 for the series, limited seats available, sign up now. Skill Level: All.

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Watercolor Flowers with Lawrence Yun   

Saturday and Sunday, January 14, 15, 2017

This class is full. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please call Art Supply Warehouse at (714)-891-3626, or email rebecca@artsupplywarehouse.com.

Paint flowers up close in a representational style with instruction from artist Lawrence Yun. Lectures and demonstration will focus on materials, technique and design in painting. Bring flowers of your choice (i.e orchid, rose, birds of paradise, etc.) to be painted. Great for beginning- intermediate students. Individual assistance will be given to meet each students need. Some watercolor experience is preferred, but not necessary. For list of materials required email rebecca@artsupplywarehouse.com.

Registration is $199, this class is limited to 10 students, sign up now. Skill Level: All.

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Acrylic Texture   
Saturday, January 21, 2017

Try out different acrylic mediums. Artist Shea Vititow will show you how you can create acrylic paintings using a variety of mediums to create texture, and add trinkets and three dimensional objects to your paintings. Bring objects to use in your paintings i.e items to collage, gems and more. All other items will be provided.

Registration is $45, this class size is limited, sign up now. Skill Level: All.

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Stencils and Spray   
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Learn how to make your own stencils with Artist Jorge Mujica. Then use different mediums, spray paint, acrylic and innk on paper with the stencils made during the class. Add finishing touches with paint markers and pastels.

Registration is $45, this class size is limited, sign up now. Skill Level: All.

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Color Wheel Portraits   
Saturday, February 4, 2017

Learn the color wheel and color theory with Artist Nan Oleksa while creating colorful portrait vignettes that are expressive and creative. During this workshop paint small watercolor portraits cropped close to concentrate only on the features. Through demonstration, lecture and one-on-one help learn all about color and portraiture in this one day workshop. Email rebecca@artsupplywarehouse.com for the materials list.

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

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Drawing and Painting for Kids   
Mondays, Starting February 6, 2017

During each class you will make a different project with instruction from artist Kenny McBride. Try out painting with acrylics, watercolor, drawing, color penciland 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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Beginning Calligraphy: Brush Script   
Saturday, February 11, 2017

During this fun class, instructor Darshini Aithal will show you how to write using different calligraphy nibs. Learn the strokes necessary for a basic calligraphy alphabet great for cards and invitations. Make personalized creative cards for loved ones during class. Fee includes a small kit for the class.

Registration is $50. Ages 16+. Skill Level: All.

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Ink on Yupo   
Sunday, February 12, 2017

During this advanced ink on yupo class learn how to paint with alcohol ink on Yupo, testing out a variety of materials. Artist Leti Stiles will show you how to use Pinata inks on Yupo and tiles, testing out different techniques. Some painting experience reccomended. All materails provided.

Registration is $49. Ages 15+. Skill Level: All.

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Weaving & Acrylics   
Saturday, February 18, 2017

During this multi media class artist Gloria Sanchez will demonstrate how ot combine weaving and acrylic painting. You will paint, cut into your canvas, and learn to weave during this fun class. All materials provided, you are welcome to bring your own reference, but it isn't required.

Registration is $45. Ages 16+. Skill Level: All.

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Japanese Marbling Suminagashi   
Sunday, February 19, 2017

Suminagashi (floating ink) is japanese marbling. Learn how to float ink on top of water with Artist Danny Rodriquez and create beautiful paper to use in art or craft. Learn how to create different designs and patterns. All materials provided.

Registration is $45. Ages 12+. Skill Level: All.

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Life Drawing with Kaleeka Bond   
Mondays, February 20, 27, March 6, 13 2017

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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Painting Landscapes from Photographs   
Saturday, February 25, 2017

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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Watercolor with Keiko Tanabe   
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 31, April 1, 2, 2017

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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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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