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CATALYST
6630 Westminster Blvd.
Westminster, CA 92683
714.891.3626
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.

Please take note the Wednesday evening life drawing session is now 6pm-9pm.

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.-

May 6

Annie
May 13

Tracey
May 20

JJ
May 27

Camille
 

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

May 6

Kelsie
May 13

Alyssa
May 20

Sherry
May 27

Anne
 

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!

Your upcoming models:

May 3

Danielle (nude)
May 10

Ifat (nude)
May 17

Paul (costume)
May 24

Rachel (costume)
May 31

Christina (nude)
 

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Plein Air series with Kristen Olson   
Wednesdays April 1, 2015- June 17, 2015
10 a.m.- 1 p.m.


Paint waves, water, rocks, plant life, and quaint local scenes with Kristen Olson. During this series, meet at a variety of local OC gems to paint "en plein air." Kristen will start each morning with a demonstration and lecture, then give one-on-one help throughout the rest of the day. Each session is open to beginner-advance level students and painters working in watercolor, oil, acrylic or gouache. You will visit locations such as Heisler Park, Laguna Beach, Sherman Gardens, Crescent Bay point park, Balboa Island, and more.

Skill level: All. Ages: 16+.

Registration is $50 per session, $180 for four sessions, $395 for the series. This class is limited to 12 seats, sign up today!

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Figure Drawing Series   
Mondays May 4, 11, 18, June 1, 2015
6 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

Learn how to draw the figure with instructor and artist Kaleeka Bond. Learn the basic structure of the figure and how to observe and draw what you see. Get step by step guidance from Kaleeka along the way. During this class you will be drawing from a live model.

Skill level: All. Please bring newsprint, drawing board, charcoal pencils, and willow charcoal to class.

Registration is $199 for the series -or- $55 per session. This class is limited to 15 seats, sign up today!

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Painting the Figure in Watercolor   
Tuesdays May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2015
10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Learn how to paint portraits and the figure in watercolor with artist Bobbi Boyd. Start with basic proportions and how to draw a base structure. Learn to utilize watercolor to create depth with light and shadow using a variety of techniques. Bring a photo reference to class.

Skill level: All.

Registration is $160 for the series -or- $45 per session. This class is limited to 15 seats, sign up today!

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Mixed Media Collage Series   
Thursdays May 7, 14, 21, 28, 2015
10:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Join Artist Jacki Long for this fun collage adventure. Each week you will start a different project, trying out a variety of techniques and processes. Jacki will cover photo altering, monoprints, a range of collage and mixed media techniques. Try out creative drawing techniques, how to utilize stamps in collage and more!

Skill level: All, materials will be provided.

Registration is $140 for the series -or- $40 per class. Class is limited to 18 seats, sign up now!

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Faces in a Crowd   
Saturday May 23, 2015
10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Collage and paint multiple portraits on boards and a small canvas with artist Jacki Long. Bring a photo for reference or paint a portrait from your imagination. You will learn different collage techniques, discuss color and composition.

Skill level: All. Materials will be provided.

Registration is $45. Seats are limited, sign up today!

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Watercolor with Yupo   
Saturday May 30, 2015
10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Join Bobbi Boyd for this fun class exploring what you can do with Yupo synthetic paper. Learn different techniques with watercolor, including wiping off and manipulating the paint on the surface as you go. Yupo is a synthetic paper that allows you to wipe away as much as you would like, and allows watercolor to sit on top of the surface before drying for an extended period of time. Great for beginning and more advanced watercolor artists.

Skill level: All. Materials will be provided, feel free to bring your own watercolor and brushes if you have them.

Registration is $45. Seats are limited, sign up today!

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Book Binding   
Saturday June 6, 2015
10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Learn how to bind books! Great for gifts, journals and artists books. Artist Joy Shannon will show you multiple methods to bind a book. During this class you will make two small books, one using the Coptic stitch style and one style of your choice.

Skill level: All. Materials will be provided.

Registration is $45. Seats are limited, sign up today!

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Chinese Brush Painting   
Sunday June 7, 14, 21, 28 2015
12:00 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.

Learn the anceint art and history of chinese brush painting with artist Whea Fun Tang. In this class you will learn different techniques and strokes to make leaves, bamboo, flowers, branches and more. Discover how to make each brush stroke a defining line or shape. You will create not just a representation of an object, but a symbolic expression.

Skill level: All. Materials needed for class: Chinese watercolor set, shuen (rice) paper, two (small and medium) round haboku brushes, and a palette (list of suggested items available here. Please also bring a small towel and water container to class.

Registration is $160 for the series -OR- $45 per session. Seats are limited, sign up today!

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Figure Drawing Series   
Mondays June 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015
6:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

Learn how to draw the figure with instructor and artist Kaleeka Bond. Learn the basic structure of the figure from a live model and how to observe and draw what you see. Get step by step guidance from Kaleeka along the way.

Skill level: All. Ages 18+. Please bring newsprint, drawing board, charcoal pencils and willow charcoal.

Registration is $199 for the series -OR- $55 per session. Seats are limited, sign up today!

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Drawing 101: Drawing Basics   
Tuesdays June 9, 16, 23, 30 2015
6:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

During this series learn the foundation to art. Learn different drawing processes and techniques, how to observe and more. Each session artist and instructor Barbara Spies will cover a different project and technique. Drop in for one class or take all four.

Skill level: All. Some materials provided for the class, please bring preferred drawing medium and paper to class.

Registration is $160 for the series -OR- $45 per session. Seats are limited, sign up today!

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Watercolor: Flowers and Still Life   
Tuesdays June 9, 16, 23, 30 2015
10:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Artist and Instructor Bobbi Boyd will cover watercolor techniques showing you how to paint flowers and still lifes. Learn how to compose a painting, how to paint light and shadows, and more. Learn about color nad pigment, and how to keep a watercolor painting from getting muddy. Bobbi Boyd will bring flowers to paint, but feel free to bring your own reference of your choice.

Skill level: All. Please bring watercolors, palette, brushes, 140lb or 300lb cold press watercolor paper, and a watercolor board.

Registration is $160 for the series -OR- $45 per session. Seats are limited, sign up today!

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Caricature: Beginning and Intermediate   
Saturday June 13, 2015
Beginning session- 10:00 a.m.- 12:45 p.m.
Intermediate session- 1:30 p.m.- 4:15 p.m.

Caricature artist and instructor Justin Galloway will take you step-by-step through the process of drawing a caricature. During the first session he will cover the basics. In the second class you will go more in depth into refining the face and structure. The intermediate session is perfect for those who are looking for more in-depth instruction, or who have taken a caricature class before.

Skill level: All. Materials will be provided.

Registration is $45 per session -OR- $85 when you sign up for both. Seats are limited, sign up today!

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Silk Painting   
Saturday June 20, 2015
10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

During this full day workshop textile artist Erica Batchelder will cover many silk painting techniques. Create a scarf full of swatches showing techniques such as resist methods, salting, diluting, wet on wet and more! Then create a full sized scarf of your choice. No prior art or painting experience necessary for this class. Bring design ideas or image references to class if you wish.

Skill level: All. Materials will be provided

Registration is $90. Seats are limited, sign up today!

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Pen & Ink   
Saturday June 27, 2015
10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Artist Barbara Spies will teach how to draw using pen and ink. Learn different shading techniques, different ways to approach a drawing, and different styles to utilize when drwaing with ink. During this class you will work on multiple drawings learning how to utilize pens to your advantage.

Skill level: All. Materials will be provided for the class, please bring preferred drawing medium and paper to class.

Registration is $45. Seats are limited, sign up today!

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Watercolor Landscapes with Frank Eber   
Friday, Saturday and Sunday August 7, 8, 9 2015
10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Bring your painting skills to a higher level! In this three day workshop Frank Eber will share advanced watercolor techniques. Learn to paint luminous watercolor through manipulation of tonal value, color and adge! Learn time sensitive and challenging wet-on-wet and dry-on-wet approaches in landscapes, cityscapes or street scenes.

Frank Eber will provide discussion and demonstration on composition, direct color mixing, positive and negative painting as well as the "state of mind" while painting. With numerous demosntrations broken into parts Frank will help students keep up and absorb all aspects of the painting techniques covered.

Skill level: Some watercolor experience recomended. List of materials will be provided upon sign up.

Registration is $249. 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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