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Catalyst is an art space. A gallery. A Studio. A classroom. An experience. We've developed this space as a place for creativity, creation and fun. Become part of our community. Join us in learning and development experiences. Let us know what you'd like to see here, in this space, we'd like to make it your space too. Let us know what you're missing in the realm of art creation. Knowledge? Space? Materials? Creativity?

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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.-

September 2

Ifat
September 9

Annie
September 16

Mike
September 23

Camille
September 30

Stacy
 

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

September 2

Shanna
September 9

Ifat
September 16

Michael
September 23

Tracey
September 30

Stacy
 

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:

September 6

Rachel (costumed)
September 13

Paul (costumed)
September 20

Sherry (costumed)
September 27

Alyssa (nude)
 

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POP ROCKET: Exhibit and Opening reception   
Opening Reception: August 22, 2015 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Show Dates: August 22, 2015- September 26, 2015

Inspired by rockets, space exploration, cold war propaganda, and Andy Warhol (because who isn't) CATALYST presents POP ROCKET.

We will be screening Plan-9 from Outer Space (the best worst movie ever directed by Ed Wood) on one gallery wall during the opening reception. RSVP via Facebook here.

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Mixed Media Journaling   
Sunday August 2, 16, 23, 30 2015
12:00 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.

Try out many different techniques and mediums during this class. Smear paint, collage, play with paint markers, stabilo woody's, and more. Jacki will cover a different technique and project with optional projects to do at home each week.

Registration is $40 per class, $140 for the series. All materials provided. Seats are limited, sign up today!

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Drawing Basics   
Tuesday August 11, 18, 25 and September 1, 2015
6:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.


Please note this class has been moved back one week. There are still spots available.

Basic drawing lessons for beginner and experienced students. Beginning students will focus on drawing fundamentals and observation techniques. Intermediate students will work on a project of their choice. Please bring basic drawing materials with you (graphite pencil, charcoal pencil, eraser, and a drawing pad).

Registration is $45 per class, or $160 for the series. Seats are limited, sign up today!

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Paper Marbling Beginner and Intermediate   
Saturday August 22, 2015
Beginner: 10:00 a.m.- 12:45 p.m.
Intermediate: 1:30 p.m.- 4:15 p.m.

Learn how to marble paper with artist Danny Ebru. Learn how to set up a marbling station and how to make basic patterns in the beginner class. During the intermediate class delve into more advanced technqiues. Attend one or both classes. The intermediate class is for students who have had some experience marbling.

Registration is $45 per class, $85 for both. Seats are limited, sign up today!

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Altered Journals and Mail Art   
Thursdays September 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2015
10:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Join artist Jacki Long for a fun adventure into altering old library books to create one of a kind journals. Play with different materials altering the cover and pages inside. Make postcard art to mail to friends trying out a variety of different materials and techniques.

Registration is $40 per class -OR- $140 for the series, all materials provided. Seats are limited, sign up today!

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Bob Ross: The Joy of Painting   
Saturday September 5, 2015
10am-2pm

Certified Bob Ross instructor Judy Lugo will take you step by step through the oil painting process Bob Ross style. During this class you will finish a 16"x 20" landscape Bob Ross painting. No painting experience necessary for this class! As Bob Ross once said, "painting is not just for the chosen few-- it is for everyone."

Registration is $45, all materials provided. Skill Level: All, Ages: 18+. Seats are limited, sign up today!

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Color and Abstract Painting   
Sunday September 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2015
12 p.m.- 2:30 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 nad pigment discussing different color combinations and theories. While this is focused on abstraction, this is a great class for painters and designers looking for a better understanding of color.

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

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Abstract Painting with Elaine Cohen   
Saturday September 12, 2015
10am-4pm

Explore abstract painting with Elaine Cohen. Paint a large acrylic painting during the class with direction from Elaine. Sutdents will be able to "step out of the box" and paint from their imagination and emotions. Elaine will cover elements of design, color, paint application and more. Try out many different technqiues, tools and materials during this class.

Registration is $99, all materials provided. Skill Level: All, Ages: 16+. Seats are limited, sign up today!

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Block Printing   
Saturday September 19, 2015
10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Block printing is a widely used printmaking method great for stamping your own logo, creating patterns on decorative paper and cloth, and for making multiple art prints. During this class Joy Shannon will take you through the block printing process step by step. You will carve a block and print it during this class.

Registration is $55, all materials provided. Seats are limited, sign up today!

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Color for Watercolor Artists   
Saturday September 26, 2015
10am-4pm

During this informative class with Nan Oleksa you will learn to understand color relationships and how to use them expressively in a painting. Nan will go over how to set up a basic 6 color palette. During this full day workshop you will go over different color schemes making comparisons. Make a few small color studies understanding color and value relationships, color temperature and how to mix neutrals.

A list of suggested materials is available here. (Please note that the instructor suggests that you purchase the best brand you can afford either Daniel Smith, Winsor Newton, or Holbein and that there are a few extra items that she suggests you bring that are not available on the linked list. Brushes can be provided upon request. The list and instructions for the class will be sent when you sign up, if you have any questions feel free to contact Rebecca@artsupplywarehouse.com).

Registration is $129. 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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