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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: Art on Paper   
Submit By: February 10, 2018
Drop Off: February 12, 2018- February 18, 2018
Show Dates: February 24, 2018 - April 7, 2018

Submit up to three pieces of art on paper to catalyst@artsupplywarehouse.com (prints, paintings, sketches, etc are acceptable)

Include Name, title, dimensions, pricing, and contact information (email and phone)

Notifcation by email February 12, 2018

Drop off artwork to Art Supply Warehouse (6672 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CA) February 12, 2018- February 18, 2018 during business hours.

Questions? 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.-

February 7

Annie
February 14

Kia
February 21

Kirstina
February 28

J
 

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

February 7

Shoko
February 14

Kia
February 21

Aurora
February 28

Sherry
 

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:

February 11

Tracey (costumed)
February 18

Rebekah (nude)
February 25

Bonita (nude)
 
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Watercolor Sketching   
Fridays February 9 - March 2, 2018
10:00am-1:00pm

Please note this class is continuing in February. You can choose to sign up for four sessions (the series), or individual classes.

During this fun class with Barbara Spies explore watercolor techniques. Play with different watercolor styles, paint from photographs or bring objects to paint from. Barbara will offer creative guidance and inspiration each class. Bring a sketchbook and basic watercolor supplies to class.

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

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Draw, Paint, Create!   
Mondays, February 5 - 26, 2018
4:00pm-5:15pm

Please note this class is continuing in February. You can choose to sign up for four sessions (the series), or individual classes.

Great for young artists interested in learning a variety of skills. This class focuses on starting with a foundation in drawing. Learn observational skills, different materials and mediums. Each class we will focus on a different project and concept. We will cover painting, drawing, color theory, color mixing, different materials and more. Instruction will be geared towards each individual students drawing level. All materials provided.

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

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Draw, Paint, Create with Clay for Kids!   
Mondays, March 5 - 26, 2018
4:00pm-5:30pm

Great for young artists interested in learning a variety of skills. During this fun series guest artist Jorge Mujica will lead students through the process of creating with clay. Make a self portrait, a pinch pot, and a cactus out of clay. All materials provided.

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

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Calligraphy and Lettering   
Thursdays, February 1-22, 2018
10:30am-1:30pm

Learn different scripts and calligraphy techniques during this four week series. Each session focuses on a different script, trying out different pens and techniques. You will receive one pen and a practice book the first class. Some calligraphy pens will be required.

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

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Mix Media Canvas   
Saturday February 17, 2018
10:00am-4:00pm

During this class learn how to collage on canvas and more! Jack Long will demonstrate different mix media techniques and then you will create your three mix media paintings on canvas. There will be a short break in the middle of the class.

Registration is $99. Ages 16+. Skill Level: All.

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Paint with your Imagination   
Sundays February 18 - March 11, 2018
12:00pm-3:00pm

Over the course of four classes learn to draw and paint with more confidence and the absence of reference. Instructor Kenny McBride will focus on composition, light and color theory, perspective and originality. Create paintings and drawings from your imagination.

Registration is $160 -or- $45 per class. Ages 14+. Skill Level: All.

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Chinese Brush Painting Landscape   
Saturday February 24, 2018
10:00am-1:00pm

A single brushstroke is capable of conveying vitality, delicacy, and contemplation. During this class Gloria (Whea-Fun Teng) will teach you different strokes and composition. You will make multiple paintings during this class. Paper and paint will be provided, just two Hoboku brushes are required for this class. All items used and needed in the class are available here.

Registration is $45. Ages 18+. Skill Level: All.

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Acrylic Landscape Painting   
Saturday March 3, 2018
10:00am-4:00pm

Learn how to paint a landscape with acrylics with Joe A. Oakes. Learn how to mix color, techniques and more while you follow Joe along step by step through the painting process. During this class you will paint one acrylic landscape painting. All materials provided.

Registration is $99. Ages 14+. Skill Level: All.

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Anatomy for Artists   
Thursdays March 8-29, 2018
6:00pm-8:45pm

Learn human anatomy with Ja'Rie Gray in artist-focused lessons that cover the critical foundation that every figurative artist needs to know. Strenthen your life drawing skills as you study bone and muscel structure. Great for artists intent on mastering the human figure.

Registration is $160 for the series -or- $45 per class. Ages 14+. Skill Level: All.

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Encaustic Painting with Caryl St Ama   
Saturday March 10, 2018
10:00am-4:00pm

During this full day workshop with Caryl St Ama, expand your knowledge of encuastic techniques, ranging from building up layers, creating textures, image transfers and more. During this class you will create multiple paintings. All materials provided.

Registration is $109. Ages 18+. Skill Level: All.

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Abstract Painting with Elaine Cohen   
Saturday March 24, 2018
10:00am-4:00pm

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 application, and more. You will try out various mediums, specialty tools, and brushes during the class. Create one large painting during this class. All materials provided.

Registration is $99. Ages 16+. Skill Level: All.

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Bob Ross Joy of Painting Landscapes   
Sunday March 25, 2018
10:00am-2:00pm

Learn how 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 chosen few -- it is for everyone." All materials provided.

Registration is $45. Ages 18+. Skill Level: All.

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Mix Media Faces with Jacki Long   
Saturday March 31, 2018
10:00am-4:00pm

During this fun workshop create multiple drawings, paintings, and collages of faces. Jacki Long will demonstrate different techniques to help you loosen up. All materials provided.

Registration is $99. Ages 16+. Skill Level: All.

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Sketching Watercolor Landscapes with Joseph Stoddard   
Saturday April 7, 2018
10:00am-4:00pm

During this full day watercolor workshop learn about color mixing, how to layer color and more with artist Joseph Stoddard. Great for artists interested in learning how to sketch landscapes with watercolor and ink. For materials list please email rebecca@artsupplywarehouse.com.

Registration is $99. Ages 16+. Skill Level: All.

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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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