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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- 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. Faber-Castell has provided Charcoal, Pastel, Graphite, Pitt Pens 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.-

January 2

Annie
Janaury 9

JJ
January 16

Sherry
January 23

Bonita
January 30

Kia
 

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

January 2

Alyssa
January 9

JJ
January 16

Sherry
January 23

Shanna
January 30

Kia
 

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:

December 30

Shanna (costumed)
January 6

Aurora (costumed)
January 13

Ifat (nude)
January 27

Eve (nude)
 
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Art Class for Kids: Fantasy   
Mondays January 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019
4:00pm-5:30pm

Join us for our art class for kids! Learn a variety of techniques through projects themed after fantasy. Play with clay, paint, moldmaking, 3-D and 2-D techniques all with the guidance of artist Jorge Mujica. Each week work on a different project. Parents are welcome to join in.

Registration is $110 for the series -or- $30 per session, and includes all materials. Ages: 6-11












Art Class for Kids: Portrait Photobooth   
Mondays February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019
4:00pm-5:30pm

During this fun weekly series for kids with artist Jorge Mujica, parents are welcome to join in on the project. This month kids will create a large wall sized backdrop and props to create their own photo booth for portraits. Kids can take home their personal backdrop at the end of the series.

Registration is $110 for the series -or- $30 per session, and includes all materials. Ages: 6-11

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Drawing Bootcamp for High School Students   
Thursdays January 10, 17, 24, 2019
4:30pm-6:00pm

Perfect for high school students to learn the do's and dont's of drawing, and practice timed sketching. Learn shading techniques and draw a still life during this series taught by Keri McBride, a high school arts teacher with over 20 years of experience.

Materials required: pad of drawing paper, graphite pencils (2B, HB, 4B, 6B), vine charcoal, and a piece of charcoal paper.

Registration is $85 for the series -or- $30 per session

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Watercolor for the True Beginner   
Thursday January 10, 17, 24, 2019
6:30pm-8:30pm

This class is for the true beginner. Learn wet on wet, sponging techniques, resist, wet on dry and more with Keri McBride! Paint a floral painting and a landscape. Materials required: watercolor paper pad, a set or tray of water color paints with a variety of colors, two watercolor brushes of varying size, a pencil for sketching.

Registration is $90 for the series -or- $35 per session

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WEEKLY SERIES: Painting Landscapes with Joe A Oakes   
Thursdays January 17 - February 7, 2019
10:00am-1:00pm

Learn to paint landscapes with acrylic's. Joe A. Oakes will teach you color mixing, how to layer colors, composition, and more. Joe A. Oakes will take you step by step through the painting process. You will paint multiple landscape paintings during this class.

Registration is $160 for the series -or- $45 per class, All materials provided.

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Printmaking with Akua Inks   
SOLD OUT

Saturday January 26, 2019
10:00am-12:00pm

Please note this class is sold out. To be placed on a waiting list please email catalyst@artsupplywarehouse.com.

Learn about Akua inks during this hands-on demo on monotype printmaking. Create prints using Akua Intaglio and Liquid Pigment Inks, learning how these incredible inks lend themselves to a wide range of printmaking and other techniques/ media and get to use the Akua pin press. Each attendee will receive a sample of Akua Intaglio Ink and be entered for a chance to win an Akua Starter Set!

Registration is $10, all materials provided, limited seats available.

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The Joy of Painting Landscapes with Bob Ross   
Call to Sign Up

Sunday January 27, 2019
10:00am-2:00pm

Please note there is only one seat left for this workshop. To see if it is available please call Art Supply Warehouse at (714)-891-3626 to sign up.

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."

Registration is $45, all materials provided, limited seats available. Ages: 18+

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Printing with Gelli Plates and Copic Markers   
Saturday February 2, 2019
10:00am-1:00pm

Create one of a kind prints by drawing with Copic markers on the Gelli Plate! During this fun class play with a variety of mediums and create multiple prints. Artist Aleta Jacobson will take you through the process step by step. Bring an 8x10 image you would like to reference, or pull from a stack of magazine images.

Registration is $45, all supplies are provided. Ages 14+. Skill level all.

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Greg Simkins Painting Seminar   
Saturday February 9, 2019
1:00pm-5:00pm

Please note this class is currently sold out.

We are lucky to host with Trekell Professional Art Supplies a painting seminar with Greg "Craola" Simkins which will focus on acrylic painting with an emphasis on surface preparation, tools, under-painting and glazing. Please bring your pen, notepad and questions. Limited space available.

Registration is $139, to sign up and for more information please visit Greg "Craola" Simkins website here.

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Acrylic Landscape with Joe A. Oakes   
Sunday February 10, 2019
11:00am-2:00pm

Learn to paint landscapes with acrylic's with artist Joe A. Oakes during this class. Learn about color mixing, how to layer colors, composition, and more. Joe A. Oakes will take you step by step through the painting process. You will paint a landscape painting during this class. Sponsored by M. Graham.

Registration is $45 for the class, All materials provided.

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Journal Journey Mixed Media Journaling   
Thursdays, February 14 - March 7, 2019
10:00am-1:00pm

Make your own accordion journal during the four sessions of this workshop. Each session learn different methods creating pages of the book. A the end of the series put together your book to create an accordian journal. Use paint, collage, graphite, watercolor and more during this fun series.

Registration is $45 per class -or- $160 for the series, all supplies are provided. Ages 14+. Skill level all.

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Painting a Vincent Van Gogh Landscape   
Saturday February 16, 2019
10:00am-4:00pm

During this full day workshop instructor Charlene Mosley will show you step by step how to paint ytour own landscape painting in the Van Gogh style. Bring a landscape photo or reference of your choice and learn how to compose your painting, choose, and mix color. Skill Level: All. Ages: 16+.

Registration is $99 for the class, All materials provided.

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Acrylic Pouring   
Sunday February 17, 2019
12:00pm-3:00pm

Create one of a kind paintings using the acrylic pouring method with guidance from instructor Leti Stiles. Try out different methods and materials and create multiple paintings during this class.

Registration is $60 for the class, All materials provided.

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The Joy of Painting Landscapes   
Saturday February 23, 2019
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."

Registration is $45, all supplies are provided. Ages 18+. Skill level all.

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Contemporary Oil Painting Techniques with Gamblin   
Saturday February 23, 2019
11:00am-12:30pm

Please note this demonstration will be held at Art Supply Warehouse. Seating will be first come first serve the day of the demonstration.

Learn about contemporary oil painting techniques with Gamblin. Artist Timothy Robert Smith will go over color theory, color palettes, oil painting mediums and more. Learn about different oil painting techniques and the oil painting process.

Registration is FREE. Ages 15+. Skill level all.

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Printing without a Press   
Saturday and Sunday March 2 and 3, 2019
10:00am-4:00pm

Discover the joy of printmaking using the AKUA Pin Press with artist Charlie Ciali. Learn the basic elements of printing and create beautiful monotypes playing with color, texture, and composition. Charlie will work with each student to help them acheive their goals. All supplies are included (Akua inks, paper, stencils, tools, pencils and pin press). Choose between one-day (either Saturday or Sunday) or two day (Saturday and Sunday).

Registration is $175 for two days, $99 for one day, all supplies are provided. Ages 18+. Skill level all.

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Abstract Painting   
Saturday March 9, 2019
10:00am-4:00pm

During this full day workshop with artist Elaine Cohen create abstract paintings using acrylic paint. Learn how to layer paint, acrylic mediums and different ways to make marks. Learn about composition while you paint a large painting to take home.

Registration is $99, all supplies are provided. Ages 18+. Skill level all.

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Light and Atmosphere with Keiko Tanabe   
Saturday and Sunday, March 23, 24, 2019
10:00am-4:00pm

Working outside with all senses immersed in the scene gives an artist an ultimate painting experience. Keiko Tanabe, a plein-air watercolor painter, explains how to tackle basic outdoor elements and key artistic elements to build a landscape painting that is strong in composition and content. On Saturday and Sunday 10AM - 4PM with two demos a day, various subjects and locations will be explored learning how to capture light and atmosphere. This class meets offsite. Instructor will confirm locations before class.

Registration is $250.

Materials required for this workshop. Follow the link here.

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Watercolor Illustrated Journal with Brenda Swenson   
SOLD OUT

Friday, Saturday, Sunday May 3 - 5, 2019
9:30am-4:00pm

This class is sold out. If you wish to be added to the waiting list please email catalyst@artsupplywarehouse.com

The Illustrated journal is the creative process of merging images and words together on a page. In the workshop we will explore fun and exciting ways to be creative with images, words and page design. Each day we'll explore different drawing technqiues, watercolor, and ink. Whether you're interested in creating an illustrated journal for travel, gardening, daily life.. amazing things happen when you put images and words together. You will come away from the workshop excited and inspired about your work! Best of all your illustrated journal will uniquely reflect your style and creative voice.

Brenda Swenson is the artist author of two books, Keeping a Watercolor Sketchbook (Finalist, Award of Excellence) and Steps to Success in Watercolor. Her artwork has been featured in Splash 11, 12, 14 and 19, Artistic Touch4, Creative Freedom, Watercolor Artist, Watercolor Magazine, Watercolor Highlights, Wheels of Time, Plein Air Magazine and numerous other publications. She also has two DVD's on watercolor techniques. Brenda has achieved signature status in WW, NWWS, and SDWS. An active participant in the arts community she has served on the board of directors for the National Watercolor Society and Watercolor West.

The supply list for the class is available online. Please click on the link here.
Registration is $375. Skill Level: All. Ages: 18+.

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Encaustic Painting with Wax   
Saturday May 11, 2019
10:00am-4:00pm

R & F instructor and LA based artist, Caryl St Ama will expand your knowledge of encuastic technique and safe practices in the full day workshop. Topics include image transfer, layering with paint and pigment sticks, creating textures with stencils, collage and more. During this class you will create multiple paintings.

Registration is $110, and includes all materials. Ages 18+. Skill level all.

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Portrait Painting with the Zorn Palette   
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 7, 8, 9, 2019
9:30am-4:30pm

Working from a live model, painting in the alla prima (wet on wet) you'll use the famous Zorn palette- three colors plus white, to create beautiful, naturalistic skin tones. Sarah Sedwick will lead you through short exercises, demonstrations, and longer-duration paintings. Instruction will be in oils, but acrylics are welcome. Perfect for students beginning- advanced. Ages 15+.

Registration is $375 (includes model fee)

Materials required for this workshop. Follow the link here.

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Watercolor Portrait and Landscape with Stan Miller   
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 26, 27, 28, 2019
9:00am-4:00pm

In this workshop students have the option to choose portrait or landscape painting. Each day, Stan Miller will demonstrate both a portrait and a landscape. Students can choose to be guided through their painting based on Stan's demonstration or have the option of working on their own subjects. Technique, color, choosing paintable subjects, understanding composition and design will also be addressed in this workshop.

Stan Miller is an internationally known American artist. He has won awards, exhibited his work, instructed workshops and juried art events around the world. He is an award winner and signature member of the American Watercolor Society. In 2018 he was on the Jury of Awards for the 15st American Watercolor Society International Exhibition. Recent exhibitions and awards: 2016 Quondam International Exhibition, Quindao, China. 2015 World Watercolor Exhibition - Hanoi, Vietnam. 2015 Frist PLace, The Artist's Magazine Competition. 2014 World Watermedia Competition and Exhibition - Narbonne, France. 2014 World Watermedia Exposition and Exhibition, Bangkok, Thailand. In 2010, 2013 and 2018 American Watercolor Society Exhibition in NYC. Registration is $345 (includes model fee)

Materials required for this workshop. Follow the link here.

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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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