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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- 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.-

November 19

Courtney
November 26

Michael
December 3

Annie
December 10

Stacy
December 17

JJ
 

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

November 19

Shanna
November 26

Tracey
December 3

Sherry
December 10

Stacy
December 17

JJ
 

Nude/Costumed Long Pose Life Drawing Sessions Every Sunday   
Sundays 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Please take note there is no life drawing session December 7.

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:

November 16

Paul (costume)
November 23

Rivi (partial nude)
November 30

JJ (costume)
December 14

Paul (costume)
December 21

Rivi (partial nude)
December 28

Tracey (nude)
 

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Understanding Contemporary Oil Painting Materials   
Saturday November 22, 2014
10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Join us for this enlightening demonstration presented by Gamblin Artists Colors artist Timoth Robert Smith, covering information essential for all oil painters. Timothy will cover color theory, color mixing, pigments, application techniques, mediums and more. This class is great for artists just learning how to paint with oils, as well as artists who have been painting with oils for years. Attendees will receive FREE samples at the end of the session.

Skill level: All. Ages: 14+.

Registration is $10, this includes product for the class and a materials kit. This class is limited to 10 seats, sign up today!

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Watercolor Portraits with Fealing Lin   
SOLD OUT

Friday, Saturday and Sunday December 5-7, 2014
9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.


Note: This class is currently sold out. If you wish to be put on a waiting list in case someone cancels, please email rebecca@artsupplywarehouse.com or call (714)-891-3626.

Portrait painting can be intimidating when using watercolor. Work with award winning watercolor artist Fealing Lin, (NWS) to learn how to combine impressionistic strokes and semi-abstract techniques to elicit life and movement in portraiture.

During this three day class, Fealing will teach you how to relax and enjoy the process of portraiture as you discover the spontaneity of watercolor. Learn how light effects dimension, shape, and value, as well as how to use the transparency of watercolor to allow the glow of the paper underneath to shine through.

Skill level: All. Ages: 18+.

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

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Large Canvas Portrait Collage with Jacki Long   
Saturday December 13 -OR- 20, 2014
10 a.m.- 4 p.m.


Note: The December 13 session of this class is currently sold out. If you wish to be put on a waiting list in case someone cancels, please email rebecca@artsupplywarehouse.com or call (714)-891-3626.

Join Jacki Long and learn how to create large portraits using paper, canvas and gel medium. Jacki will lead you through the class exploring color choices, composition, technique, and how to let loose and enjoy the process. Feel free to bring photo references with you. Paper, a large canvas, and gel medium will be provided.

Skill level: All. Ages: 16+.

Registration is $129, this includes materials. This class is limited to 12 seats, sign up today!

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Introduction to Figure Drawing   
Saturday January 3, 2015
10 a.m.- 1 p.m.


Join figurative artist Kaleeka Bond for this great introduction to drawing the figure. Kaleeka Bond will guide you through the process step-by-step, showing you how to get started, how to measure the figure and break down the keys to understanding proportions.

In this special session you will draw from a life model allowing you plenty of practice.

Skill level: All. Ages: 18+. Materials required: Kneaded eraser, willow charcoal, 2b, 4b, and 6b charcoal pencils. Paper, easels and drawing boards provided.

Registration is $50. This class is limited to 18 seats, sign up today!

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Mixed Media Journaling   
Thursdays January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015
10:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.


Join artist Jacki Long known for her beautiful collages and journals in this playful class. Try different mediums learing new techniques and methods. Each session you will work on a different project led by Jacki. By the end of hte class you will have a book full of creative inspiriation. Lots of materials will be provided, feel free to bring your favorite tools with you.

Skill level: All. Ages: 15+.

Registration is $120 for the series -OR- $35 per session, this includes materials. This class is limited to 18 seats, sign up today!

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Caricature with Justin Galloway   
Saturday January 10, 2015
12:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.


Join Justin Galloway, illustrator and caricature artist for over 20 years, for this delightful class. In this class 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: 12+.

Registration is $45, this includes materials. This class is limited to 18 seats, sign up today!

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Intro to Plein Air   
Saturday January 17, 2015
10 a.m.- 12 p.m.


Intrested in painting outdoors, but not sure where to start? Enjoy painting "en plein air" but could use some tips? Join us for a wonderful session with experienced plein air artist Kristen Olson to learn tips and technqiues to paint outdoors like Monet and Renoir. She will cover suggested materials, painting tips, where to begin and more. Kristen Olson will also do a short painting demonstration to showcase various techniques. Receive a coupon towards your purchase of plein air painting supplies when you attend this session.

Skill level: All. Ages: 16+.

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

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Powerful Watercolors   
Friday, Saturday and Sunday January 23, 24, 25, 2015
9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Join watercolor artist Nancy Oleksa for a three day adventure exploring watercolor pigments, their properties, and the Munsell Color Wheel. When used in combination, create beautiful, powerful, and dramatic paintings.

Curriculum: Days one and two- Color wheel and color properties will be explored through wet into wet exercises where first warm, then cool hues are combined to set the stage for paintings to follow. Practice application of cool hues in still life subjects and wet into wet of warm pigments. Day three- Exploration of arial perspective. Learn how warm hues advance and cool hues recede. Find out how hte select combination of certain pigments provide depth in landscape and cityscape paintings.

Skill level: All. Ages: 16+.

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

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Abstract Painting   
Saturday January 31, 2015
10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

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

Skill level: All. Ages: 16+.

Registration is $90, this includes all the materials needed for the class. This class is limited to 12 seats, 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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