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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.-

July 29

Paul
August 5

Annie
August 12

Sherry
August 19

Camille
August 26

Kelsie
 

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

July 29

Christina
August 5

Shanna
August 12

Alyssa
August 19

Paul
August 26

Kelsie
 

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 2

Rachel (costumed)
August 9

Tracey (costumed)
August 16

Mike (nude Ben Franklin)
August 23

JJ (partial nude)
August 30

Ifat (nude)
 

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Mixed Media and Collage on Canvas   
Saturday August 1st, 2015
10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

During this lively class with Jacki Long you will collage and paint on a 12x12 canvas. Jacki will demonstrate various techniques she utilizes in her collage paintings. At the end of the class you will have a finished collage painting that you can hang on your wall or give to a friend.

Registration is $45 for the class, all materials provided. Seats are limited, sign up today!

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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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Travel Journal Series   
Tuesday August 4, 11, 18, 25 2015
10:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Create a one of a kind journal that details your travels in this fun class with instructor Bobbi Boyd. Document your experience through a combination of souvenirs, sketches, maps, paintings and text. Bobbi will cover technqiues like how to draw in public, how to take photographs specific to your experience, and more.

Materials needed for class: Please bring a watercolor booklet or journal, watercolor paint, brushes, palette and momentos (tickets, receipts, sketches, photographs, etc) from your travels to class.

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

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Drawing Basics   
Tuesday August 4, 11, 18, 25 2015
6:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

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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Chinese Brush Painting   
Saturday August 8, 2015
Beginner: 10:00 a.m.- 12:45 p.m.
Intermediate: 1:30 p.m.- 4:15 p.m.

Discover the art of chinese brush painting with artist Whea-Fun Teng. Learn how to paint orchids, birds, and more. New students should take the beginner class and are welcome to attend both the beginner and intermediate class in the same day. The intermediate class is for students who have taken chinese brush painting before.

Materials required for class include a small and medium haboku brush and palette, watercolor paint and paper will be provided. A list of suggested materials used for this class is here.

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

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Figure Drawing Workshop   
Saturday August 15th, 2015
10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Explore the figure with artist Kaleeka Bond. Learn how to observe and draw the human figure from a live model. Kaleeka will guid you on how to draw the figure through demonstration, lecture and one on one help. Please bring charcoal pencils, willow charcoal, and a kneaded eraser to class, paper will be provided. Ages: 18+

Registration is $110 for the class. 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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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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