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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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Saturday March 23
10:30AM - 1PM
Acrylic pouring with Liquitex on Ampersand panels
Speedball gel printing with Akua on Arhem paper
Play with Art Advantage watercolor on Bee watercolor paper
Paint with Daniel Smith watercolor
Get your face painted with Snazaroo

1:30PM - 4PM
Marble objects with Marabu Easy Marble
FW inks on Strathmore Mix Media and Watercolor cards
Mixed Media with Faber Castell
General Pencil, Art of the Endangered with Jonathan Martinez
Create a small masterpiece with Pentel's professional inking products

Sunday March 24
10:30AM - 1PM
Perfectly Pearl Ex tips and Techniques
Paint with Golden's vibrant QOR watercolor
Collage with Black Ink decorative paper
Play with Van Gogh watercolors and half pans and Amsterdam acrylic inks

1:30PM - 4PM
Color with Spectra AD markers on Koh-I-Noor Bristol
Paint popsicles with Fleur mineral paint
Collage with Black Ink decorative paper
Play with Tim Holtz alcohol ink on Yupo

Plus all Saturday and Sunday 10:30AM-4PM participate in our Rock Swap! Paint a rock, leave a rock, take a rock.

Print a limited edition block print on our new Speedball Printing press!

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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.-

March 6

Annie
March 13

Eve
March 20

Stacy
March 27

Kelsie
 

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

March 6

Aron
March 13

Shanna
March 20

Stacy
March 27

Kelsie
 

Nude/Costumed Long Pose Life Drawing Sessions Every Sunday   
Sundays 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Please note there will not be a Sunday modeling session March 3 and March 24.

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:

March 10

Ifat (costumed)
March 17

JJ (costumed)
March 31

Tracey (costumed)
 
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Art Class for Kids   
Mondays March 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. This month kids will create projects based on the theme of flying. Looking at winged creatures, bugs, birds, as well as planes for inspiration. Clay, painting, and drawing are incorporated in the projects.

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











Mondays April 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019
4:00pm-5:30pm

During this fun weekly series for kids with artist Jorge Mujica, parents are welcome to join in. This month kids will create projects based on the theme of animals. Looking at a variety of creatures for inspiration students will create using clay, painting, and drawing. Materials provided.

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

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Modern Calligraphy   
Thursdays March 14 & 21, 2019
10:00am-1:00pm

During this class play with lettering and pointed pens and learn how to create a stylized modern calligraphy script great for invitations, signage, cards and more. Calligrapher Barbara Close will take you through the process step by step.

Bring an oblique pen holder and Hunt 22B and 56 nibs to class (available here) all other materials provided.
Registration is $45 per class, -or- $85 for both. Ages 16+. Skill level all.

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Drawing for the True Beginner   
Thursdays, March 14, 21, 28, 2019
6:00pm-8:00pm

Perfect for a true beginner learn the do's and dont's of drawing. Learn shading techniques, draw a still life and a portrait during this series taught by Keri McBride, an 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 $35 per class -or- $95 for the series. Ages 16+. Skill level all.

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Acrylic Landscapes with Joe A Oakes   
Saturday March 16, 2019
10:00am-1:00pm

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 through the painting process step by step. You will paint a landscape painting to take home with you in this class.

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

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Encaustic Painting with Wax   
Saturday, March 23 2019
10:00am-12:00pm

Join R&F artist Caryl St Ama for an introduction to painting with hot wax (encaustics). During the demo learn about a variety of methods, how to have your own encaustic setup at home, and more. Make a small encaustic painting during the class with direction from Caryl. Materials provided.

Registration is $10 for this demo. Limited seating available.

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Light and Atmosphere with Keiko Tanabe   
Sold Out

Saturday and Sunday, March 23, 24, 2019
10:00am-4:00pm

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

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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Weekly Series: Landscape Painting with Joe A Oakes   
Thursdays March 28 - April 18, 2019
10:00am-1:00pm

Learn to paint landscapes with acrylic's. Joe A. Oakes will teach you 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 series of classes. Materials will be provided.

Registration is $45 per session -or- $160 for the series.

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Mix Media Marathon with Jacki Long   
Saturday March 30, 2019
10:00am-4:00pm

During this fun workshop with Jacki Long you will paint, collage, draw, and more on canvas, paper and multiple surfaces. Create many different paintings using a wide variety of techniques. This class will help you loosen up and enjoy the process of creating.

Registration is $99 for the class, All materials provided. Skill Level: All, Ages: 14+

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Acrylic Pouring   
Sunday March 31, 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. Canvas sizes range from 5"x5" to 10"x10".

Registration is $60 for the class, All materials provided. Skill Level: All, Ages: 14+

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How to Draw Portraits   
Thursdays, April 4 - 25, 2019
6:00pm-8:00pm

During this series of workshops learn how to draw portraits. Instructor Ja'rie Gray will show you how to draw a portrait from a photograph step by step. Please bring a black and white photo to draw from, drawing paper, charcoal pencils (H, HB, 2B, 4B), thin willow sticks, plastic and kneaded eraser.

Registration is $35 per session, $130 for the series. Limited seating available.

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Joy of Painting Landscapes with Bob Ross   
Saturday April 6, 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." Skill Level: All. Ages: 18+.

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

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Landscape Painting with Joe A Oakes   
Sunday April 7, 2019
11:00am-2:00pm

Learn to paint landscapes with acrylic's. Joe A. Oakes will teach you 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.

Registration is $45 for the class, All materials provided. Skill Level: All, Ages: 16+

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Watercolor with Emilee Reed   
Mondays, April 8 - 29, 2019
10:00am-1:00pm

Learn watercolor techniques with Emilee Reed. Focus on color, layering, how to create shadows, highlights and more! Pre drawn sketches will be provided so you can focus on painting. Bring your favorite watercolors and brushes with you, watercolor paper will be provided.

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

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Color Mixing Studio with Golden   
Saturday April 13, 2019
10:00am-1:00pm

Having an eye for color and knowing how to mix the color you need is a powerful skill for artists. Golden artist Kathyrn Duncan will help you hone your color theory and teach you to mix any color you want with just a few pigments on your palette. Discuss color relationships, paint your personal color wheel and perfect your palette. Bring your favorite brushes, all other materials provided.

Registration is $45, bring your favoriate brushes, all other supplies are provided. Ages 16+. Skill level all.

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Intro to Brush Script   
Sunday April 14, 2019
10:00am-4:00pm

Learn basic brush calligraphy scripts during this class with Barbara Close. Barbara will cover tips and techniques. each attendee will receive a calligraphy pen and sheets for practicing the script. Great for learning hand lettering for signs, invitations, etc.

Registration is $45 for the class, All materials provided. Skill Level: All, Ages: 16+

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Acrylic Pouring   
Friday April 19, 2019
6:00pm-9:00pm

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. Skill Level: All, Ages: 14+

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Watercolor on Yupo Abstracted Landscape   
Saturday, April 20, 2019
10:00am-1:00pm

Play with watercolor on Yupo as you paint abstracted landscapes with direction from Annie Clavel. This is not a plein air class, but uses landscape photos or memories of landscapes as a starting point. Play with composition, color and more. Please bring watercolor paint (artists grade preferred) and brushes, paper will be provided.

Registration is $45. Skill Level: All, Ages: 16+

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How to Screen Print   
Saturday April 27, 10am - 12pm & Sunday April 28, 10am - 2pm

Learn the step by step process of screen printing using the photo emulsion method. Instructor Melissa Scrivner will show you how to apply photo emulsion to the screen, how to correctly prepare your image, how to burn your screen, and how to print your image. Bring your own black and white design to class the first day. Materials provided include screen, photo emulsion, ink, and more.

Registration is $115, supplies are provided. Ages 16+. Skill level all.

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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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Watercolor Flowers with Lawrence Yun   
Saturday & Sunday, June 1, 2, 2019
9:30am-3:30pm

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, brids of paradise) from nature to be painted. Individual assistance will be given throughout the course to meet each students needs. Some watercolor experience suggested. Skill level: Beginning- Intermediate.

Registration is $199. Ages 18+.

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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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