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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.-

January 28

Yoni
February 4

Annie
February 11

Ifat
February 18

Tracey
February 25

Stacy
 

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

January 28

Alexandra
February 4

Sherry
February 11

Courtney
February 18

Shanna
February 25

Michael
 

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 January 25.

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:

February 1

Rachel (costume)
February 8

Paul (costume)
February 15

Christina (nude)
 

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OPEN CALL: SKETCH   
Drop off Dates: 1/13/2015-1/17/2015
Notification by: 1/28/2015
Show dates: 2/7/2015-3/21/2015


The sketch is an important part of the artistic process. It is an idea, a thought, an impression of a scene or moment; it comes in a variety of styles, mediums, shapes and sizes.

ENTRY GUIDELINES: You may enter up to five sketches per person. All entries must be considered a sketch. All work must be ready to hang. Entry fee is $5. Please drop off work (clearly labeled) at Art Supply Warehouse with an attached form and proof of payment from 1/13/2015- 1/17/2015. Artwork not for sale is acceptable. Catalyst takes a 30% commision fee for all work sold. Please refrain from hateful or pornographic imagery. Catalyst does not retain liability for any damage or acts of nature.

Entry fee is $5. Questions? email Rebecca@artsupplywarehouse.com or call (714)-891-3626.

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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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Plein Air series with Kristen Olson   
Wednesdays January 14, 2015- March 18, 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 $45 per session, $140 for four session, $325 for the series. This class is limited to 12 seats, sign up today!

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How to Screenprint with Speedball   
Friday January 30, 2015
12:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.



Join us for a very informative demonstration on screen printing. Learn everything you need to know to print on cards, t-shirts, canvas and more. Demonstrating the photo-emulsion process we will demonstrate how to burn a screen during class. At the end of the session, make a print from a pre-made screen to take home.

Skill level: All. Ages: 13+.

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

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Abstract Painting   
SOLD OUT

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


This class is sold out, please call or email Rebecca@artsupplywarehouse.com to be put on the waiting list, or to be notified when we repeat this class again.

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 guide 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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Figure Drawing Series   
Mondays February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2015
3:30 p.m.- 6 p.m.

Learn the art of figure drawing with figurative artist Kaleeka Bond. During these four sessions Kaleeka will start each session with a quick demonstration, then spend the rest of the time helping each student one on one. Learn how to block in a gesture, how to measure, how to observe and understand proportions. During each session you will draw from a different live model.

MATERIALS REQUIRED: Kneaded eraser, 2b, 4b, and 6b charcoal pencils, willow charcoal, 18x24 newsprint pad, and drawing board.

Skill level: All. Ages: 18+ (15+ with consent of parent).

Registration is $55 per session, -or- $199 for the series. This class is limited to 15 seats, sign up today!

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Watercolor Painting: Drop in Series   
Tuesdays February 3, 10, 17, 24, 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. Bring a painting that you are working on to get tips and suggestions. Don't have a project to start? Bobbi will provide those just getting started with ideas and projects.

MATERIALS REQUIRED: Watercolor paint (student or artist grade acceptable), watercolor brushes, 140lb Watercolor Paper, and board.

Skill level: All. Ages: 15+.

Registration is $45 per session, -or- $160 for the series. This class is limited to 15 seats, sign up today!

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Drawing Basic Skills Series   
Tuesdays February 3, 10, 17, 24, 2015
3 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.

Let artist Barbara Spies help you sharpen your drawing abilities! Join us for this great series of classes geared towards beginning artists, students looking to fine tune their skills for college, or for fun! Bring a resource to work off of and Barbara will help you step by step to achieve your goal. Bring drawings that you have been working on to get tips and suggestions. Don't have a project to start? Barbara will provide you new ideas and projects.

MATERIALS REQUIRED: Preferred drawing medium (charcoal, graphite, pen and ink), and paper or drawing book.

Skill level: All. Ages: 12+.

Registration is $45 per session, -or- $160 for the series. This class is limited to 15 seats, sign up today!

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Make Your Own Journal   
Thursdays February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2015
10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.



Make your own journal choosing from various styles of books- hardbound, accordian style, stab-bound amd more! In this fun series Joy Shannon will show you how to make your own journal, and then fill it with different methods, painting, drawing, block printing, etc. You choose which style of book you wish to create and what methods you would like to test out. During the series you will be able to make up to two journals.

Skill level: All. Ages: 16+.

Registration is $140 for the series, $35 per session, book binding, and lino-block carving materials will be provided, however you will need to purchase your own lino-block and decorative papers (if you wish to). This class is limited to 15 seats, sign up today!

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Oil Painting 101   
Saturday February 7, 2015
10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Join Artist Timothy Robert Smith for a fun and informative class covering a variety of oil painting techniques. MFA graduate from LCAD, and Gamblin artist, Timothy Robert Smith will be able to lead and guide you through a painting during this class covering color, mediums, various techniques, and composition. You will go home with a finished painting at the end of the class.

Skill level: All. Ages: 16+.

Registration is $45, this includes all the materials needed for the class. This class is limited to 12 seats, sign up today!

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Paint with Flashe   
Saturday February 14, 2015
10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Join us for this fun and informative demo about Flashe vinyl paint by Lefranc and Bourgeois. Great for a wide range of surfaces, leather, canvas, panels, paper, metal and more, this paint dries to a mat velvety finish. During this class learn more about different techniques, and methods to use with Flashe. You will have a chance to try out the paint during class and take home samples.

Skill level: All. Ages: 14+.

Registration is $10, this includes all the materials needed for the class. This class is limited to 20 seats, sign up today!

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Watercolor Landscape with Keiko Tanabe   
Friday, Saturday and Sunday February 20, 21, 22, 2015
9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.

This workshop is designed to help students create watercolor paintings full of atmosphere and light. Focusing on the California landscape Keiko Tanabe will begin with fundamentals and move to different apporaches to create soft layers. During this weekend workshop there will be demonstrations each day, one-on-one guidance, and question-and-answer sessions.

Keiko born in Kyoto, Japan always enjoyed drawing and painting and won many awards for art as a child. In 2005 Keiko embarked on a professional art career discovering the joy of plein-air painting. Since then her paintings have been juried into many international exhibitions and has had her paintings published in leading art magazines in the U.S., France and Japan.

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

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Bob Ross: The Joy of Painting   
Saturday February 28, 2015
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 said, "painting is not just for the chosen few -- it is for everyone." At the edn of the class you will receive a coupon for 15% off your purchase of Bob Ross products.

Skill level: All. Ages: 18+.

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

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Learn to Airbrush   
Saturday March 7, 2015
11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Join us for this great introductory course showing you basic airbrush techniques. Artist Justin Galloway will take you through the parts of the airbrush, as well as show you different basic techniques to get you started. This class is great for beginners and those who need a refresher.

Skill level: All. Ages: 15+.

Registration is $129, 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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