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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.-

October 1

Annie
October 8

Alexandra
October 15

Violet
October 22

Courtney
October 29

Stacy
 

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

October 1

Tracey
October 8

Shanna
October 15

Paul
October 22

Michael
October 29

Stacy
 

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 September 28 and October 26.

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:

October 5

Rachel (costume)
October 12

Tracey (costume)
October 19

Danielle (nude)
 

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Plein Air with Kristen Olson   


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-advanced level students and painters working in oil, watercolor, acrylic and gouache. Supply and location list will be emailed to you after sign up. Class size for each session is limited.


-Plein Air Orange County-
Wednesday, September 24- November 12, 2014
10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Paint waves, water, sea rocks, plant life, and quaint local scenes with Kristen Olson. During this series, meet at a variety of local Orange County gems to paint "en plein air." Each location will focus on a different lesson. List of locations by date is below-
September 24- Huntington Beach Pier
October 1- Montage Resort, Laguna Beach
October 8- Fullerton Arboretum
October 15- Heisler Park, Laguna Beach
October 22- No Class
October 29- Balboa Island
November 5- Montage Resort, Laguna Beach
November 12- Giracci Vineyards and Farms

Registration is $40 per session or $120 for four sessions. This class is limited to 12 seats per session.



-Mission San Juan Capistrano-
Saturday October 11, 2014
10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Throughout history, artists have painted Mission San Juan Capistrano. The mission is an artists paradise with colorful gardens, beautiful trees, koi ponds and historical buildings. Admission to Mission San Juan Capistrano is included for the first 6 students who sign up.

Registration is $115. This class is limited to 12 seats.



-Coastal Intensive-
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday October 20, 21, 22 2014
10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Join Kristen Olson in painting Laguna, Corona Del Mar, and Balboa Island. During the three day workshop paint a variety of locations "en plein air." There will be a lesson tailored to each location covering everything from composition, color and how to portray emotion in landscape.

Registration is $345. This class is limited to 12 seats.

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Explore Prismacolor   
Saturday October 18, 2014
10 a.m.- 12 p.m.


Note: This class was previously Design Your Shoes with Sharpie and Prismacolor. Please feel free to bring your shoes to this class to learn more about drawing on your shoes with prismacolor.

Learn everything you wanted to know about Prismacolor markers in this informative and fun class. Bring a pair of canvas shoes, an illustration, a t-shirt, or your sketchbook and play with Sharpie Stained and Prismacolor markers learning different tips and techniques. All the markers will be provided, just bring a project with you! Plus! Receive free product, giveaways, and a coupon for Sharpie and Prismacolor markers when you attend.

Skill level: All. Ages: 12+.

Registration is $10. This class is limited to 24 seats, sign up today!

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Day of the Dead Masks   
Saturday October 18, 2014
2 p.m.- 4 p.m.

Make your own Dia de los Muertos mask! Using a pre-made paper mache mask, create your own unique mask using acrylic paint, paint markers, glitter, sequins and more. Learn how ot make your own fun paper flowers to decorate the mask as well! Bring your artistic creativity and anything you might want to add! Mask, paint, paint markers and much more will be provided.

Skill level: All. Ages: 10+.

Registration is $25. This class is limited to 24 seats, sign up today!

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Encaustic Painting (sponsored by R&F Encaustics)   
Saturday October 25, 2014
10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Encaustic paint, composed of beeswax, damar resin and pigment is a unique medium unlike any other. A great medium to add to your repertoire, encaustic paint is an adaptable paint great for painting and sculptural work. Learn to manipulate the encaustic paint to create layers, thick textures, or smooth surfaces. Artist Amber Huebel will introduce you to some basic methods, cover studio safety and what you will need to get started.

Skill level: All. Ages: 16+.

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

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Create with Strathmore   
Sunday October 26, 2014
2 p.m.- 4 p.m.

Join us for a truly mixed media class with Pam Smith Hudson and Kari Foteff. Explore Strathmore artist papers and be amazed by the diversity of paper availalable. Play with printmaking, drawing materials, stenciling and more! During this fun session you will learn about the amazing range of Strathmore papers available and what materials you can mix together

Skill level: All. Ages: 12+.

Registration is $10. This class is limited to 24 seats, sign up today!

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Bob Ross "The Joy of Painting"   
Saturday November 1, 2014
10 a.m.- 2 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 htis class you will finish a 16" x 20" painting. This class once said, "painting is not just for the chosen few -- it is for everyone."

Skill level: All. Ages: 18+.

Registration is $45. All materials provided, brushes, paint, and canvas. This class is limited to 18 seats, sign up today!

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PAINT with Holbein   
Thursday November 6, 2014
11 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Join us for a very informative session about Holbein paint with Holbein artist and educator Matt Hopp. Learn everything you need to know about watercolor, acrylic, oil and acryla gouache. Matt works with artists to educate them not only on the unique physical attributes of Holbein Color, but their functional capabilities as well.

Skill level: All. Ages: 15+.

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

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Palette Knife Painting   
Saturday November 8, 2014
10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

During this full day palette knife painting class discover the world of possibilties for mixing colors, scraping, removing mistakes and creating textures. Find out how easy it can be to paint with oils by letting the knife do the painting for you! If you get excited over textures, enjoy icing a cake, or want something that makes applying paint easy- this clas is for you!

Skill level: All, some painting experience encouraged. Ages: 16+.

Registration is $90. All materials provided, palette knife (if you have a 1 1/4" diamond shaped metal knife, please bring yours with you), paint, and canvas. This class is limited to 18 seats, sign up today!

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Encaustic Painting with Wax   
Saturday November 15, 2014
10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Join artist Pamela Smith Hudson, certified Enkaustikos teacher in exploring the beauty and versatility of the encaustic medium. During this full day intensive class review color mixing, layering, fusing, smooth vs. textured surfaces and a variety of techniques including image transfers, collage, stencils and lots of surprises along the way. The encaustic medium is compatible with other drawing and painting mediums, experiment with exciting products.

Skill level: All. Ages: 16+.

Registration is $125, this includes product for the class and a materials kit. This class is limited to 10 seats, sign up today!

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Undertsanding 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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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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