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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.-

April 1

Paul
April 8

Sherry
April 15

Annie
April 22

Christina
April 29

Tracey
 

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

April 1

Camille
April 8

Alyssa
April 15

Michael
April 22

Courtney
April 29

Shanna
 

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:

March 29

Michael (costume)
April 5

JJ (costumed)
April 12

Danielle (nude)
April 19

Rachel (costume)
April 26

Ifat (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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Caricature   
Thursdays April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 2015
6 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

Join Justin Galloway, illustrator and caricature artist for over 20 years, for this delightful series. During this series of classes Justin will break down the process of drawing a caricature into an easy to follow process through demonstration and instruction. Learn how to simplify a portrait into shapes and forms. Understand how to observe facial features and accentuate certain attributes.

Skill level: All. Ages: 14+.

Registration is $160 for the series -or- $45 per class, this includes all the materials needed for the class. This class is limited to 15 seats, sign up today!

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Silk Painting   
Saturday May 2, 2015
10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

During this full day workshop textile artist Erica Batchelder will cover many silk painting techniques. Learn how to use dye-na-flow to paint vibrant paintings and patterns on silk. Erica will discuss resist methods, salting, diluting, wet on wet and more!

Skill level: All. Ages: 16+

Registration is $90. Seats are limited, 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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Abstract Painting   
Saturday May 9, 2015
10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Explore abstract painting with Elaine Cohen. Step "out of the box" and paint from imagination and emotion. Topics covered will include basic elements of design, color, paint application, and more. Visual and text references will be provided by the instructor to guide students on their journey. You will try out various brushes, paint, specialty tools and mediums during class.

Skill level: All.

Registration is $99. Seats are limited, sign up today!

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Bob Ross: The Joy of Painting   
Saturday May 16, 2015
10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Back by popular demand, Judy Lugo will be here to take you step by step through the oil painting process Bob Ross style. During this class you will finish a 16"x 20" painting. This class is great for beginning to intermediate painters. As Bob Ross once said, "painting is not just for the chosen few -- it is for everyone." Receive a coupon for 15% off Bob Ross products.

Skill level: All. Materials will be provided.

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

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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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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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