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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- 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Please take note that starting January 8th there will be two Wednesday life drawing sessions: Afternoon: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 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.-

September 3

Annie
September 10

Courtney
September 17

Jonathon
September 24

Ifat
 

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

September 3

Linda
September 10

Alexandra
September 17

Jonathon
September 24

Ifat
 

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:

August 31

Rachel (costume)
September 7

Tracey (costume)
September 14

Danielle (nude)
September 21

Paul (nude)
 

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A Journaling Excursion   
Fridays September 5th-26th, 2014
10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

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

Skill level: All. Ages: 16+.

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

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Portrait Collage   
Saturday September 13, 2014
10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

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

Skill level: All. Ages: 16+.

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

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Bob Ross: The Joy of Painting   
Saturday September 20, 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 this class you will finish a 16" x 20" painting. This class is great for beginning to intermediate painters. As Bob Ross once said, "painting is not just for the chosen few -- it is for everyone." All materials provided. At the end of the class, receive a coupon for 15% off Bob Ross products.

Skill level: All. Ages: 18+.

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

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Abstract Painting   
Saturday and Sunday September 27-28, 2014
10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

In this two day workshop dive into 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 application, and more.

Visual and text references will be provided by the instructor to guide students. You will try out various mediums, specialty tools, brushes, and paint during class.

Skill level: All. Ages: 16+.

Registration is $199. This class is limited to 12 seats, sign up today!

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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.


-Laguna Beach-
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 12-14, 2014
10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Paint waves, water and the colorful sea cliffs of Laguna Beach. During this three day workshop, meet at a variety of seaside locations to paint "en plein air." Focus on learning to paint the movement of water, wet sand reflections, sea rocks, cliffs and more. Each location will focus on a different lesson.

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



-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-
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 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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Landscape Painting   
Thursday October 9 - November 13, 2014
9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Join us for a six-week comprehensive painting course. This class will focus on the fundamentals of creating a great work of art. Kristen Olson will demonstrate in oil, watercolor, and gouache how to use composition and design to get to the heart of what a painting has to say. In this studio class, you will make quick sketches to practice different composition ideas and then move to canvas or paper. Bring your own photos or field studies to class. All media is welcome.

Skill level: All. Ages: 16+.

Registration is $270. This class is limited to 12 seats, sign up today!

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Watercolor Portraits with Fealing Lin   
Friday, Saturday and Sunday December 5-7, 2014
9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.

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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