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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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For registration, questions, comments, and more please contact:

CATALYST
6630 Westminster Blvd.
Westminster, CA 92683
714.891.3626
catalyst@artsupplywarehouse.com

brought to you by Art Supply Warehouse
 
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OPEN CALL: Make Art out of used Spray Cans   
Drop off entries May 28 - June 3, 2018

Make art out of used spray paint cans to enter this show. Repurpose, paint over, or draw on a spray can. Drop off entries May 28- June 3, 2018 to Art Supply Warehouse. Limit three entries per person. Must be appropriate for artists of all ages. Questions? Email catalyst@artsupplywarehouse.com.

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Tattoo Flash Art Exhibit   
Opening Reception May 5, 6pm-8pm
Show Dates: May 5 - May 26, 2018

The Tattoo Flash Art Exhibit showcases art from local tattoo artists. Check out flash art as well as paintings and drawings that inspire their work. Available to view throughout the week. To schedule a time to view the exhibit email Catalyst@artsupplywarehouse.com -or- call (714)-891-3626.

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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.

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. OR you can purchase a pass for $60 for five sessions ($12 a session) valid for Wednesday and Sunday sessions (this is available in-store only)! Limited seats are available, first come first serve.

Your upcoming models Wednesday afternoon 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.-

May 9

Kia
May 16

Ifat
May 23

Sherry
May 30

Angel
 

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

May 9

Kia
May 16

Ifat
May 23

Bonita
May 30

Shanna
 

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. OR you can purchase a pass for $60 for five sessions ($12 a session) valid for Wednesday and Sunday sessions (this is available in-store only)!

Your upcoming models:

May 6

Annie (draped)
May 13

J (nude)
May 20

Bailey (costumed)
May 27

TBA
 
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Draw, Paint, Create for Kids!   
Mondays, June 4, 11, 18, 25, 2018
4:00pm-5:30pm

Great for young artists interested in learning a variety of skills. During this fun series artist Jorge Mujica will lead students through the process of creating with a wide range of art materials. Students will learn about different techniques and materials through a range of projects. Great for kids ages 7-11.

Registration is $30 per session -or- $110 for the series. All materials provided. Skill Level: All.

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Mix Media Journal   
Thursdays May 3, 17, 24, 31, 2018
10:00am-1:00pm

During this playful class learn to loosen up with Jacki Long. Play with watercolor, acrylics, collage, color pencil, paint markers and more while you create multiple journals full of inspiration.

Registration is $45 per class -or- $160 for the series. Skill Level: All. Ages: 16+.

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The Joy of Painting Landscapes   
Saturday May 26, 2018
10:00am-2:00pm

Learn to paint a landscape Bob Ross style. Judy Lugo will lead you through the process of painting with oils step-by-step. No painting experience necessary for this class! As Bob Ross once said, "painting is not just for the chose few -- it is for everyone."

Registration is $45. All materials provided. Skill Level: All.

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Beginning Acrylic Painting   
Cancelled

Sunday May 27, 2018
10:00am-2:00pm

Please note that this class is cancelled. If you are interested in taking this class in the future please contact catalyst@artsupplywarehouse.com

During this class learn how to paint with acrylics. Great for artists just starting with acrylics, or those looking for more instruction. Artist Jorge Mujica will cover composition, color, as well as different acyrlic mediums to use in your painting. Bring a photo or a master painting for reference.

Registration is $45. Includes all materials needed for the class. Skill Level: All. Ages: 15+.

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SUMMER SLAM: Ironlak painting demo  
Saturday June 2, 2018
11:00am

Stop by Art Supply Warehouse for this Ironlak spray painting demo with artists EWOK and MERLOT. Get to see them in action as they paint a 8ft x 40ft panel. Ironlak will be on sale for $5 can during this event. Stock up!

This demonstration will be at Art Supply Warehouse and is FREE!

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Intro to Oil Painting   
Sunday June 3, 2018
12:00pm-3:00pm

During this class learn how to paint with oils. Artist David Thibault will teach you the basics of mixing color, and how to paint wet on wet, perfect for plein aire painting. During this class you will paint a landscape. Bring a photo for reference.

Registration is $45. Includes all materials needed for the class. Skill Level: All. Ages: 15+.

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Acrylic Pouring   
Sunday June 10, 2018
12:00pm- 3:00pm

Play with acrylic paint and create fun and colorful paintings with the popular pouring method. Artist Leti Stiles will take you step by step trhough the process covering materials and techniques. You will make multiple paintings during this class. Materials will be provided.

Registration is $60 and includes all materials for this class. Skill level: All.

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Block Printing   
Saturday June 16, 2018
10:00am- 1:00pm

During this class learn how to turn an illustration or image into a block print, perfect to make cards, posters, packaging and more! Instructor Marissa Suto will take you step by step through the process of transferring the image, carving the block, and printing.

Registration is $45 and includes all materials for this class. Skill level: All.

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Image Transfer and Glazing with Liquitex   
Saturday June 16, 2018
1:30pm- 3:30pm

Liquitex artist Daniela Campins will demonstrate both glazing techniques and image transfer methods during this hands on workshop. Each attendee will try out many Liquitex materials and a variety of techniques. Bring three toner based prints (laser, xerox, NOT INK JET).

Registration is $10 and includes all materials for this class. Skill level: All.

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Watercolor Flowers with Lawrence Yun   
Saturday and Sunday July 14, 15, 2018
9:30am-4:00pm

Paint flowers up close in a representational style. Lectures and demonstrations will focus on materials, technique and design in painting. Bring a few flowers of your choice (i.e. orchid, rose birds of paradise) from nature to be painted. Individual assistance will be given throughout the course to meet each students needs. Some watercolor experience suggested. MATERIALS REQUIRED. Please email catalyst@artsupplywarehouse.com to get a list of materials required for the class.

Registration is $199. Skill Level: Beginning-Intermediate. Ages: 16+.

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Color and Light Watercolor with Keiko Tanabe   
Friday, Saturday and Sunday August 10, 11, 12, 2018
9:30am-4:00pm

Learn how to make color and light sing in watercolor. Explore the energy and rhythm of vibrant colors. Learn to make expressive paintings full of light, and capture the mood and atmosphere of landscapes, cityscapes, waterscapes and interior scenes. Keiko will do two demonstrations each day with lots of one-on-one guidance. Watercolor experience suggested.

Registration is $299. Skill Level: Beginning-Intermediate. Ages: 18+.

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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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