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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. 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.-

May 3

Annie
May 10

Shanna
May 17

Sophie
May 24

Kia
May 31

Camille
 

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

May 3

J
May 10

Sherry
May 17

Sophie
May 24

Kia
May 31

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.

Please note we do not have a life drawing session on May 14th.


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:

May 7

Bonita (nude)
May 21

Aurora (costumed)
May 28

Tracey (costumed)
 
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Portrait of the Artist   
Available to view April 15, 2017 - May 27, 2017

The self portrait is a traditional painting genre that focuses on the artist as subject matter and can take various forms. Abstract, humorous, or literal, the self portrait is an expression of how the artist views themselves. This collection of 16 paintings range in subject matter and painting style.

This exhibition is sponsored by Masterpiece Canvas.

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Paint and Stencils with Jorge Mujica   
RESCHEDULED

Thursdays, May 25 and June 1, 2017
6:00pm-8:45pm

This class is being rescheduled. If you have any questions please email rebecca@artsupplywarehouse.com

During this class play with stenciling techniques, learn how to make your own stencil. Play with ink and paint using your handmade stencils to make paintings on paper. During this class you will have the chance to make multiple stencils and paintings. No experience necessary. Ages 14+.

Registration is $45 per sessions -or- $85 for both

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Colorful Cityscapes in Watercolor   
Saturday, May 20, 2017
10:00am-4:00pm

During this watercolor workshop with artist Nan Oleksa discover how to use color! This class is an informative, fun watercolor exploration of color, light and design. Focus on cityscapes provided by Nan, while you learn about pigment and color theory. Material list available on request.

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

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Charcoal Portraits from Photographs   
Sundays, May 21 - June 11, 2017
12:00pm-3:00pm

Learn to draw portraits in charcoal with instructor Kaleeka Bond. Learn about the structure of the head, how to layer and build up your drawing step by step, how to utilize lighting, and a variety of charcoal drawing techniques. During this class you will be working from photographs, please bring some with you. Some materials required (charcoal pencils, willow charcoal, newsprint pad, and drawing paper).

Registration is $45 per class -or- $160 for the series. Skill Level: All. Ages 15+.

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Bob Ross: Joy of Painting Landscapes   
Saturday, May 27, 2017
10:00am-2:00pm

Learn how to paint landscapes 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, receive a coupon for 15% off Bob Ross products. Skill Level: All. Ages: 18+.

Registration is $45

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Bob Ross: Joy of Painting Flowers   
Saturday, June 3, 2017
10:00am-2:00pm

Learn how to paint flowers 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, receive a coupon for 15% off Bob Ross products. Skill Level: All. Ages: 18+.

Registration is $45

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Plein Air with Cynthia Britain   
Saturdays, June 3 - 24, 2017
9:30am-4:00pm

During this series of classes you will learn how to creat a strong composition by breaking up the landscape into shapes nad values. Start with a demonstration at Cynthia Britain's studio, then paint on location in Laguna Beach. Learn different techniques that help you create strong paintings on location. Materials and a plein air easel required. Skill level: Beginning - Intermediate. Ages 18+.

Registration is $100 per day -or- $380 for all four sessions

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Sketching with Don Colley   
Monday, June 5, 2017
12:00pm-2:00pm
At Art Supply Warehouse

During this demo learn all about Faber Castell Pitt Pens, pencils and more! Artist Don Colley, known for his sketches of people and places will demonstrate drawing techniques and products. This demonstration will be held at Art Supply Warehouse.

Registration is FREE

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Mix Media Marathon   
Thursdays, June 8-29, 2017
10:00am-1:00pm

During this collage and mix media workshop with Jacki Long you will play with a variety of materials and techniques. Each week is a new adventure. Collage and paint in a mini journal, play with paint, markers, and more on canvas, make postcards, and create a magic book with heavyweight watercolor paper.

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

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Beginning Calligraphy: Roman Script   
Saturday, June 10, 2017
10:00am-1:00pm

During this fun class, instructor Darshini Aithal will show you how to write using different calligraphy nibs. Learn the strokes necessary for a basic calligraphy alphabet- Roman Script, great for cards, invitations, and more! Fee includes a small kit for this class.

Registration is $50

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Everyday Places and People with Graham Berry   
SOLD OUT

Friday and Saturday, June 16 and 17, 2017
9:30am-4:00pm

This class is SOLD OUT. If you wish to be put on the waiting list, please email rebecca@artsupplywarehouse.com.

Learn from artist Graham Berry on how to draw and paint the human form accurately while capturing the body in movement as well in repose. Discover tips and techniques on how to use watercolor media to capture the illusion of light and be bold with color! Students will work from source photographs that will be provided. Paint step-by-step from start to finish. Materials required, please contact rebecca@artsupplywarehouse.com for the list.

Registration is $199. Ages 18+. Skill Level: All.

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Ink on Yupo   
Sunday, June 25, 2017
12:00pm-3:00pm

During this intermediate ink on yupo class learn how to paint with alcohol inks on Yupo, testing out a variety of materials. Artist Leti Stiles will show you how to use Pinata inks on Yupo and tiles, testing out different techniques. Some painting experience recommended. All materials provided.

Registration is $50. Ages 15+.

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Watercolor Portraits with Fealing Lin   
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 7-9, 2017
9:30am-4:00pm

During this workshop, Fealing Lin will teach you how to relax and enjoy the process as you discover the spontaneity and uniqueness of watercolor. Discover how values and temperature change when planes of the face change, as well as how to use transparent glazing to allow the glow of the paper to shine through. Each day of the workshop there will be a lecture, an exercise and a demo. Materials required, please email rebecca@artsupplywarehouse.com for the list.

Registration is $299. Ages 18+. Skill Level: All.

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Watercolor Flowers with Lawrence Yun   
Saturday and Sunday, July 29 and 30, 2017
9:30am-4:00pm

Paint flowers up close in a representational style. Explore the compositional potentials. Lectures and emonstrations will focus on materials, technique and design in painting. Bring a few flowers of your choice (i.e. orchid, rose, birds, of paradise) from nature to be painted. Individual assistance will be given throughout the course to meet each students needs. Some watercolor experience is preferred, but not necessary. Materials required, please contact rebecca@artsupplywarehouse.com for the list. Skill level: Beginning-Intermediate.

Registration is $199. 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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