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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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For registration, questions, comments, and more please contact:

CATALYST
6630 Westminster Blvd.
Westminster, CA 92683
714.891.3626
catalyst@artsupplywarehouse.com

brought to you by Art Supply Warehouse
 
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ARTOBERFEST 2018   
25% OFF ALMOST EVERYTHING (in-store only) Friday October 19, 2018 - Sunday October 21, 2018
FREE DEMO'S Saturday October 20, 2018 - Sunday October 21, 2018

SATURDAY and SUNDAY 10:00AM - 4:00PM
- Paint a pumpkin with POSCA paint markers. Show your receipt to paint a free pumpkin! (while supplies last)

SATURDAY OCTOBER 20, 2018 --- 10:30AM - 1:00PM
- Screenprint a drink koozie (for our annual St. Drools root beer) with Speedball screen printing supplies.
- Draw a bio-luminsescent fish with Sakura gel pens on black Strathmore cards.
- Paint and play with Daniel Smith watercolor on Stillman and Birn all media paper.
- Learn to make a mono-print with Golden OPEN acrylic on Gelli Plates.
- Paint a watercolor greeting card for a friend with Strathmore Paper.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 20, 2018 --- 1:30PM - 4:00PM
- Paint your own mini abstract painting with Liquitex mediums and paint.
- See a giant pumpkin get painted with POSCA paint markers.
- Paint a rock and hide it with Creativity for Kids.
- Color and paint animals with CHEEP acrylic and M. Graham watercolor.
- Play with FW acrylic ink on Canson mix media paper.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 21, 2018 --- 10:30AM - 1:00PM
- Learn how you can make props for Halloween and Cosplay costumes with Hot Wire Foam.
- Make an Inktober themed drawing with Pentel inking products.
- Create a collage card for a friend with Black Ink decorative papers.
- Paint with watercolor and doodle with Hahnemuhle watercolor postcards and the Youtangle set.
- Make a painting using stencils with Amsterdam Acrylic and Ink.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 21, 2018 --- 1:30PM - 4:00PM
- Play with Jacquard Pinata alcohol ink on Yupo and Clayboard.
- Face painting with Snazaroo face paint.
- Paint a Halloween decoration with Fleur paint.
- Customize a flower pot with Molotow paint markers.
- Draw and color with Caran d'Ache professional color pencils.
- Learn all about airbrush and airbrush techniques with Iwata Medea.

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Exhibition: Cisco and Friends   
Opening Reception September 22, 4pm-7pm
Exhibition dates September 22, 2018 - October 27, 2018

Join us for this fun exhibition with over 30 pieces of art by local artists dedicated to our pet friends. During the opening reception bring a photo of your pet and get a pet caricature by Justin Galloway. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the non-profit Barks of Love.

Questions? Contact catalyst@artsupplywarehouse.com

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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. Faber-Castell has provided Charcoal, Pastel, Graphite, Pitt Pens 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.

Please note that there will not be a modeling session October 21 4pm-7pm or October 31 6pm-9pm

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

October 3

Angel
October 10

Shanna
October 17

Bailey
October 24

Kelsie
October 31

Kia
 

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

October 3

Alyssa
October 10

Bonita
October 17

Sophie
October 24

Kelsie
 

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:

September 30

Allesandra (nude)
October 7

Annie (nude)
October 14

JJ (costumed)
October 28

Tracey (costumed)
 
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Kids Art Class   
Mondays November 5 - November 26, 2018
4:00pm-5:30pm

Great for young artists interested in learning a variety of skills. During this fun series artist Jorge Mujica will lead students through projects with a wide range of art materials, including clay, painting, drawing, and more. Learn about color and composition through a range of projects. Parents are welcome to join in on the weekly project with their kids. This class is bilingual Spanish/ English. Great for kids ages 7-11.

Durante esta divertida serie, el artista Jorge Mujica dirigirá a los artistas jóvenes a través de proyectos con una amplia gama de materiales de arte, como arcilla, pintura, dibujo y más. Aprende sobre el color y la composición a través de una variedad de proyectos. Los padres son bienvenidos a participar en el proyecto semanal con sus hijos. Ideal para niños de 7-11 años. Esta clase es bilingue ingles/ espanol.

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

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Mix Media Journaling   
Thursdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25, 2018
10:00am-1:00pm

Create a journal full of different mix media techniques. Use collage, watercolor, paint, and more. Learn different techniques each session to help you 'loosen up.' Draw, paint and play with a variety of materials during this fun class.

Registration is $45 per session -or- $160 for the series and includes all materials. Skill Level: All. Ages: 16+.

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Acrylic Landscape   
Saturday October 13, 2018
10:00am-1:00pm

Learn to paint landscapes with acrylic's with artist Joe A. Oakes during this class. Learn about color mixing, how to layer colors, composition, and more. Joe A. Oakes will take you step by step through the painting process. You will paint a landscape painting during this class. Sponsored by M. Graham paint.

Registration is $45 and includes all materials. Skill Level: All. Ages: 16+.

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Watercolor Ink and Pen with Marabu   
Saturday October 20, 2018
10:00am-12:00pm

Play with Marabu Graphix Watercolor ink and Graphix pens during this fun and playful class. Artist Jamie Buchanan will demonstrate how to combine these products. Each student will walk away with three card sized watercolor creations. All materials provided. Skill Level: All. Ages: 16+.

Registration is $10, limited seats available.

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Abstract Painting with Elaine Cohen   
Saturday October 27, 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 per class and includes all materials. Skill Level: All. Ages: 16+.

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Van Gogh Landscape Painting   
Sunday October 28, 2018
11:00am-2:00pm

Paint a Van Gogh landscape using Van Gogh oils in this fun workshop. Artist Charlene Mosley (a painter from the movie Loving Vincent) will take you step by step through the oil painting process painting Van Gogh's "Wheat Field with Cypresses". Skill Level: All. Ages: 16+.

Registration is $45, all supplies provided, limited seats available.

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Mix Media Portraits   
Thursdays November 1, 8, 15, 29, 2018
10:00am-1:00pm

Every Thursday join Jacki Long for a project focused on creating a unique portrait. Use collage, graphite, acrylic, watercolor, paint markers, and more during this fun class. Each session try out a different technique and combine as many mediums as you wish. All materials provided. Skill Level: All. Ages: 16+.

Registration is $160 for the series -or- $45 per class, limited seats available.

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Charcoal Portraiture with Kate Zambrano   
Saturday November 3, 2018
10:00am-4:00pm

This one-day intensive drawing workshop will include demos as well as hands-on guidance. We will cover the importance of placement accuracy and values, as well as edges and textures. Draw from a model or bring own reference (you may take pictures of the model for future reference). Material list available here.

Registration is $100. Skill Level: All. Ages: 18+.

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Acrylic Pouring   
Sunday November 4, 2018
12:00pm-3:00pm

Play with acrylic paint and create fun and colorful paintings with the popular pouring method. Artist Leti Stiles will take you step by step through the process covering materials and techniques. You will make multiple paintings during this class.

Registration is $60 and includes all materials. Skill Level: All. Ages: 16+.

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Block Printing   
Saturday November 10, 2018
10:00am-1:00pm

Learn how to hand print your own cards. Instructor and artist Marissa Suto will demonstrate how to carve a linocut and print it during this class. You will have the chance to make two designs and print multiple cards during this class. You are welcome to bring your own design (no larger than 4"x6").

Registration is $45 per class and includes all materials. Skill Level: All. Ages: 14+.

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Mix Media: Wax, Collage and more   
Sunday November 11, 2018
11:00am-2:30pm

Join LA based artist Pamela Smith Hudson for an inspirational class. Jumpstart your creativity by experiementing with wax, solar printing, drawing, and collage during this fun class. You will have the opportunity to try out a variety of techniques while relating them to your own art practice.

Registration is $45 per class and includes all materials. Skill Level: All. Ages: 16+.

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Watercolor Sketching with Joseph Stoddard   
Saturday November 17, 2018
10:00am-4:00pm

Play with using expressive color and combining pen with your watercolor paintings during this watercolor sketching workshop with Joseph Stoddard. Learn about color mixing, how to layer color without getting muddy, and how to use pen to accentuate. Materials list is available here.

Registration is $99. Skill Level: All. Ages: 16+.

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A-Z Acrylics with Golden Artist Colors   
Saturday December 1, 2018
10:00am-1:00pm

Try out a wide range of materials with artist Kathryn Duncan. Test out a variety of different acrylic mediums and techniques and leave with multiple sample paintings. You will learn a wide range of acrylic painting techniques using Golden Acrylic paint.

Registration is $45. Must purchase the GOLDEN A-Z Acrylic Starter Set for this class available here. Skill Level: All. Ages: 16+.

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Leaves, Twigs and Seed Pods with Lawrence Yun   
Saturday and Sunday, January 19, 20, 2019
10:00am-4:00pm

During this watercolor workshop with Lawrence Yun beginners will develop a solid foundation in watercolor, while more advanced students will incorporate complex ideas and techniques. Lectures will focus on materials, techniques, concepts and design. Pease bring a selection of seed pods, branches and tree bark (please be aware of a limitation of space). Skill Level: All.

Registration is $199, limited seats available.

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Watercolor Illustrated Journal with Brenda Swenson   
Friday, Saturday, Sunday May 3 - 5, 2019
9:30am-4:00pm

The Illustrated journal is the creative process of merging images and words together on a page. In the workshop we will explore fun and exciting ways to be creative with images, words and page design. Each day we'll explore different drawing technqiues, watercolor, and ink. Whether you're interested in creating an illustrated journal for travel, gardening, daily life.. amazing things happen when you put images and words together. You will come away from the workshop excited and inspired about your work! Best of all your illustrated journal will uniquely reflect your style and creative voice.

Brenda Swenson is the artist author of two books, Keeping a Watercolor Sketchbook (Finalist, Award of Excellence) and Steps to Success in Watercolor. Her artwork has been featured in Splash 11, 12, 14 and 19, Artistic Touch4, Creative Freedom, Watercolor Artist, Watercolor Magazine, Watercolor Highlights, Wheels of Time, Plein Air Magazine and numerous other publications. She also has two DVD's on watercolor techniques. Brenda has achieved signature status in WW, NWWS, and SDWS. An active participant in the arts community she has served on the board of directors for the National Watercolor Society and Watercolor West.

The supply list for the class is available here.
Registration is $375. Skill Level: All. 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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