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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.-

December 7

Sophie
December 14

Annie
December 21

Camille
December 28

Aurora
 

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

December 7

Paul
December 14

Sherry
December 21

Kia
December 28

Beth
 

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!

Please note there will not be a figure drawing session on December 25.

Your upcoming models:

December 4

Tracey (costumed)
December 11

Kelsie
December 18

Bonita (nude)
 
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MATERIAL | ACRYLIC    
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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Coloring Cards with Copic   
Saturday, December 3, 2016
10:00am-1:00pm

Join us for this fun holiday themed class. Learn all about shading and coloring techniques with Copic markers. Artist Lori Johnson will demonstrate how to utilize these unique markers. Make cards for your friends and loved ones while learning shading techniques. Copic Sketch Markers required: 0 (blender), G07, G28.

Registration is $45. Ages 13+. Skill Level: All.

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In-Store Demo: Hot Wire Foam Factory   
Sunday, December 4, 2016
11:00pm-1:00pm

Find out how you can make three dimensional sculptures, props, and more using hte hot wire foam cutter by Hot Wire Foam Factory. During this demo learn how to use the foam cutter and what foam to use.

This is a FREE demonstration at Art Supply Warehouse. Ages 13+. Skill Level: All.

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In-Store Demo: Ceracolor Water-soluble Wax Paint   
Friday, December 9, 2016
11:00am-1:00pm

Learn about painting with water-soluble wax. This unique paint allows you to paint with wax without using heat. Multimedia artists love this medium that can be used with acrylics, gouache, tempera, watercolors, and encaustic paint.

This is a FREE demonstration at Art Supply Warehouse. Ages 13+. Skill Level: All.

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In-Store Demo: Oil Paint with Rublev Colours   
Friday, December 9, 2016
2:00pm-3:00pm

During this question and answer session, learn about Rublev Oil paint and mediums. These unique oil paints are made based on the masters recipes. Learn about how Rublev makes these historical oil paints and mediums, and how they are different from modern oil paint.

This is a FREE demonstration at Art Supply Warehouse. Ages 13+. Skill Level: All.

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Mixed Media Play with Marabu   
Saturday, December 10, 2016
11:00am-1:00pm

Find endless mixed media possibilities with Marabu. Learn about techniques using the Art Crayon. Work on porous and non-porous surfaces, such as glass, styrofoam, and paper-mache using Marabu Glass and Porcelain paints and Easy Marble. Learn how to use the non-aerosol spray on textile and more. Marabu has a paint for every surface.

Registration is $10. Ages 12+. Skill Level: All.

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Cards and Mail Art with Jacki Long   
Saturday, December 17, 2016
10:00am-1:00pm

During this class try out a variety of techniques on different cards and mail art perfect to give to friends. Combining drawing, watercolor, collage and more. Make as many as time allows. All materials provided, and no art experience necessary.

Registration is $45, limited seats available, sign up now. Ages 13+. Skill Level: All.

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Acrylic Portraits   
Saturday, January 7, 2016
10:00am-1:00pm

Artist Cynthia Lujan (@desfigurados) will help you create a unique portrait from a photograph with acrylic paint and color pencil. Learn how to utilize different media and how to layer acrylic to create depth. Learn how to alter the photograph for your painting and more. All materials provided. Bring a black and white photograph to paint from.

Registration is $45, limited seats available, sign up now. Skill Level: All.

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Watercolor Flowers   
Saturday and Sunday, January 14, 15, 2016
9:30am-4:00pm

Paint flowers up close in a representationl style. 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, 2016
10:00am-1:00pm

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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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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