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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)
March 1

JJ (costumed)
March 8

Danielle (nude)
March 22

Rachel (costume)
March 29

Ifat (nude)
 

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Mixed-Media Journaling   
Sundays March 8, 15, 22, 29 2015
12 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.

Join Artist Jacki Long for a fun, motivational series of classes. Try out collage, painting, and drawing to get your creative spirit going. At the end of the class your sketchbook will be full of different methods and techniques.

Skill level: All.

Registration is $140 for the series -or- $40 per class, this includes all the materials needed for the class. This class has limited seating, sign up today!

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Shibori Tying   
Saturday March 28, 2015
10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Learn how to create intricate patterns when dyeing cloth. Textile artist Erica Batchelder will show you different shibori tying methods during this class. Learn how to twist and tie cloth to create the patterns you want. Great for scarves, book bags and more! Works great for indigo dyeing.

Registration is $45 for the class, and includes materials.

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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, 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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Abstract Painting: Color   
Fridays April 3, 10, 17, 24 2015
10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

In this series of classes artist Don Ray McKinney will help you understand color theory in relation to painting. Focusing on abstract painting he will cover concepts of color and pigment discussing different color combinations and theories. While this is focused on abstraction, this is a great class for all painters and designers looking for a better understanding of color.

Don Ray McKinney has been an active artist for over 40 years. Primarily a painter, he has exhibited in several solo exhibitions and a few American Museums. He has lectured and taught at numerous Universities and Colleges across the United States.

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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Watercolor Painting: Drop in   
Tuesdays April 7, 14, 21, 28, 2015
10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Join artist Bobbi Boyd and discover what you can do with watercolor. A great class for both beginners and intermediate students. Bobbi Boyd will help lead you in your watercolor painting process. Bring a resource to work off of and Bobbi will help you step by step to achieve your goal.

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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FREE Molotow Spray Paint Demo   
Saturday April 4
10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Join us for a FREE demonstration with Molotow spray paint and markers. Test out spray paints and markers on giant canvases and get tips from grafitti artist Vyal as he paints the back wall of Catalyst.

Skill level: All.

Registration is FREE! First 20 to sign up get a free set of paint markers when they attend!

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Color and Watercolor   
Saturday April 11
10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Join us for a very informative workshop with award winning Nan Oleksa covering how to use color in your watercolor paintings to create beautiful dramatic watercolors. During this one day adventure explore watercolor pigments, their properties, and the color wheel. This workshop is great for new and intermediate students.

Skill level: All, some watercolor experience encouraged.

Registration is $129. Class is limited to 15 seats, sign up now!

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Chinese Brush Painting   
Saturday April 18
10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Artist Gloria Whea-Fun Tang will teach you the process of chinese brush painting. Learn 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. There are some materials required for this class, please contact Rebecca@artsupplywarehouse.com for the list.

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

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Painting the Urban Landscape   
Saturday April 25
10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Paint the urban landscape with artist Timothy Robert Smith. In this oil painting class learn how to simplify the landscape and work from a photo. In this full day session you will focus on composition and color. Great for beginning and intermediate oil painting students.

Timothy Roberth Smith received his MFA from LCAD, and is a Gamblin certified instructor. He currently teaches and exhibits throughout southern California.

Skill level: All. Please bring a canvas and a photo to work from, paint and brushes will be provided.

Registration is $90. Seats are limited, 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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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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