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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- 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Please take note that starting January 8th there will be two Wednesday life drawing sessions: Afternoon: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Evening: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 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.-

April 2

Sherry
April 9

Ifat
April 16

Annie
April 23

Tracey
April 30

Michael
 

Your upcoming models Wednesday evening 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.-

April 2

Camille
April 9

Alyssa
April 16

Shanna
April 23

Paul
April 30

Christina
 

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:

April 6

Courtney (costume)
April 13

Danielle (costume)
April 20

Vanna (costume)
April 27

Rivi (partial nude)
 

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Screen Printing   
Saturday April 19, 2014
10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Screen printing is a great process to create multiple hand made fine art prints, print a logo, or print on t-shirts. Learn how to screen print using photo-emulsion. During this class Speedball will take you through the process step-by-step. At the end of the session you will pull a print from a pre-made screen.

Skill level: All. Ages: 16+.

Registration is $10. This class is limited to 20 seats, sign up today!

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Block Printing   
Saturday April 19, 2014
12 p.m.- 2 p.m.

THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT! If you wish to be put on a wait list please email rebecca@artsupplywarehouse.com.

Learn about how to use block printing on multiple surfaces. A great process for creating a stamp for a logo, printing patterns on material, and creating a series of fine art prints. Learn different tips and techniques for this multifaceted medium.

Skill level: All. Ages: 16+.

Registration is $10. This class is limited to 20 seats, sign up today!

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Encaustic Painting   
Saturday April 26, 2014
10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

This one-day hands on class will explore the versatility and beauty of the ancient medium encaustics. Certified Enkaustikos instructor Pamela Smith Hudson will cover the basics: color mixing, layering, fusing, smooth vs. textured surfaces, image transfers, collage, stencils and lots of extra surprises. Encaustics are compatible with many other drawing and painting mediums. In this class you will experiment with many exciting products.

Skill level: All. Ages: 16+.

Registration is $125 (Registration includes one full day of instruction as well as a $55 kit fee. The kit includes three Enkaustiko's hot sticks, wax medium, cleaning wax, a mixing brush, a hake brush, and multiple surfaces to paint on.) This class is limited to 10 seats, sign up today!

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Bob Ross: The Joy of Painting   
Saturday May 3, 2014
10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Back by popular demand, Judy Lugo will once again 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" Bob Ross painting. No painting experience necessary for this class! As Bob Ross once siad, "painting is not just for the chosen few -- it is for everyone." All materials provided. At the end of the class you will receive a coupon for 15% off your purchase of Bob Ross products.

Skill level: All. Ages: 18+.

Registration is $40 (Registration includes instruction and materials for the class) This class is limited to 18 seats, sign up today!

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Basic Watercolor   
Saturday May 10, 2014
10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

This class is for the novice. No prior experience necessary. Artist Linda Gunn will show you the basic techniques you need to know to start painting with watercolors today! Learn how to do washes, wet on wet, how to mix color, how to keep your paintings from getting muddy and more!

Skill level: All. Ages: 14+.

Registration is $45 (Registration includes instruction and materials for the class) This class is limited to 18 seats, sign up today!

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Mixed Media Faces   
Saturday May 17, 2014
10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Artist Jacki Long will teach you how to loosen up and simplify portraits. In this class you will paint multiple faces, trying out different styles and mediums using acrylic paint, pencils and collage. Find different ways to manipulate paint and combine different mediums without using a brush. Materials will be provided.

Skill level: All. Ages: 13+.

Registration is $45 (Registration includes instruction and materials for the class) This class is limited to 18 seats, sign up today!

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Silk Painting: Full Day Workshop   
Saturday May 24, 2014
10 a.m.- 4 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! No prior art or painting experience necessary for this class.

Skill level: All. Ages: 16+.

Registration is $90 (Registration includes instruction and materials for the class) This class is limited to 10 seats, sign up today!

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Watercolor with Frank Eber   
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 1-3, 2014
9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Bring your painting skills to a higher level! In this three day workshop Frank Eber will share advanced watercolor techniques. Learn how to paint luminous watercolors through manipulation of tonal value, color and edge! 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 demos broken into parts Frank will help students keep up and absorb all aspects of the painting techniques covered.
(Some watercolor experience required! Suggested supply list will be provided.)

Registration is $249. This class is limited to 18 seats, sign up today!

A couple of Frank Eber's watercolor paintings are pictured below:

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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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