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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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CATALYST
6630 Westminster Blvd.
Westminster, CA 92683
714.891.3626
catalyst@artsupplywarehouse.com

brought to you by Art Supply Warehouse
 
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Exhibition: Cisco and Friends   
Opening Reception September 22, 4pm-7pm
Exhibition dates September 22, 2018 - October 27, 2018

Join us for this fun exhibition with over 30 pieces of art by local artists dedicated to our pet friends. During the opening reception bring a photo of your pet and get a pet caricature by Justin Galloway. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the non-profit Barks of Love.

Questions? Contact 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.

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.-

September 5

Kia
September 12

Tracey
September 19

Bailey
September 26

Stacey
 

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

September 5

Kia
September 12

Bonita
September 19

Aurora
September 26

Stacey
 

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:

September 9

Ifat (draped)
September 16

JJ (costumed)
September 23

Timothy (nude)
September 30

Allesandra (nude)
 
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Draw, Paint, Create for Kids!   
Thursdays September 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018
4:00pm-5:30pm

Please note the September 6th class is cancelled, we will resume September 13

Great for young artists interested in learning a variety of skills. During this fun series artist Jorge Mujica will lead students through projects with a wide range of art materials, including clay, painting, drawing, and more. Learn about color and composition through a range of projects. Parents are welcome to join in on the weekly project with their kids. This class is bilingual Spanish/ English. Great for kids ages 7-11.

Durante esta divertida serie, el artista Jorge Mujica dirigirá a los artistas jóvenes a través de proyectos con una amplia gama de materiales de arte, como arcilla, pintura, dibujo y más. Aprende sobre el color y la composición a través de una variedad de proyectos. Los padres son bienvenidos a participar en el proyecto semanal con sus hijos. Ideal para niños de 7-11 años. Esta clase es bilingue ingles/ espanol.

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

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Gelli Print on Cloth   
Saturday September 22, 2018
10:00am-1:00pm

Learn how to print on cloth using a gelli plate. Learn what materials to use, how to create different patterns and textures and more on cloth using a gelli plate to print. Must purchase and reserve the Gelli Plate Quilt Printing kit for the class. The kit is available here.

Registration is $45, limited seats available.

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Bob Ross: Joy of Painting   
Sunday September 23, 2018
10:00am-2:00pm

Learn 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. Skill level: All. Ages: 18+.

Registration is $45, limited seats available.

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Mix Media on a Large Canvas   
Saturday September 29, 2018
10:00am-4:00pm

Play with a variety of materials including acrylic paint, acrylic mediums, collage, graphite, paint markers and more! Artist and instructor Jacki Long will demonstrate a variety of methods for you to use on a large canvas to create your own large mix media painting. All materials provided. Skill Level: All. Ages: 16+.

Registration is $99, limited seats available.

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Acrylic Painting with Golden Artists Colors   
Sunday September 30, 2018
12:00pm-2:00pm

During this demo and lecture learn all about GOLDEN Acrylics. Golden working artist Kathryn Duncan will cover the whole range of products available including Open, Heavy body, Fluid, and High Flow, as well as the wide range of acrylic mediums. Skill Level: All. Attendees receive a $10 off coupon towards Golden products.

Registration is $10, limited seats available.

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Mix Media Journaling   
Thursdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25, 2018
10:00am-1:00pm

Create a journal full of different mix media techniques. Use collage, watercolor, paint, and more. Learn different techniques each session to help you 'loosen up.' Draw, paint and play with a variety of materials during this fun class.

Registration is $45 per session -or- $160 for the series and includes all materials. Skill Level: All. Ages: 16+.

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Monster Caricature with Justin Galloway   
Saturday October 6, 2018
10:00am-1:00pm

Learn how to draw caricature while drawing your favorite halloween themed characters for "inktober". Justin Galloway will cover the basics of drawing a caricature, covering proportion, features, and more! Bring images of your favorite halloween characters with you to class, all other supplies provided.

Registration is $45 and includes all materials. Skill Level: All. Ages: 16+.

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Intermediate Alcohol Ink   
Sunday October 7, 2018
10:00am-1:00pm

This class will teach you new ways to apply alcohol inks on Claybord and Yupo with Leti Stiles, adding your own creative flair. Learn a variety of techniques that will give you more control. Leti will provide the reference photos and guide you step by step. Some familiarity with alcohol inks is recommended, but not required.

Registration is $49 and includes all materials. Skill Level: All. Ages: 16+.

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Acrylic Landscape   
Saturday October 13, 2018
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 step by step through the painting process. You will paint a landscape painting during this class. Sponsored by M. Graham paint.

Registration is $45 and includes all materials. Skill Level: All. Ages: 16+.

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Uncial Script and Accordion Book   
Monday's October 15 and 22, 2018
10:00am-1:00pm

Calligrapher Barbara Close will demonstrate how to write the Uncial script and create a beautiful accordian book. During the first class Barbara will go over how to write the Uncial script step by step with time to practice. During the second class you will create an accordian book that you can add a quote or phrase to.

Registration is $85 -or- $45 per class and includes all materials. Skill Level: All. Ages: 16+.

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Abstract Painting with Elaine Cohen   
Saturday October 27, 2018
10:00am-4:00pm

During this fun class learn about design principles, composition and color while making your own large abstract painting. Play with acrylic paint and try out a variety of different techniques and materials with artist Elaine Cohen.

Registration is $99 per class and includes all materials. Skill Level: All. Ages: 16+.

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Charcoal Portraiture with Kate Zambrano   
Saturday November 3, 2018
10:00am-4:00pm

This one-day intensive drawing workshop will include demos as well as hands-on guidance. We will cover the importance of placement accuracy and values, as well as edges and textures. Draw from a model or bring own reference (you may take pictures of the model for future reference). Material list available here.

Registration is $100. Skill Level: All. Ages: 18+.

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Block Printing   
Saturday November 10, 2018
10:00am-1:00pm

Learn how to hand print your own cards. Instructor and artist Marissa Suto will demonstrate how to carve a linocut and print it during this class. You will have the chance to make two designs and print multiple cards during this class. You are welcome to bring your own design (no larger than 4"x6").

Registration is $45 per class and includes all materials. Skill Level: All. Ages: 14+.

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Watercolor Sketching with Joseph Stoddard   
Saturday November 17, 2018
10:00am-4:00pm

Play with using expressive color and combining pen with your watercolor paintings during this watercolor sketching workshop with Joseph Stoddard. Learn about color mixing, how to layer color without getting muddy, and how to use pen to accentuate. Materials list is available here.

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

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Watercolor Illustrated Journal with Brenda Swenson   
Friday, Saturday, Sunday May 3 - 5, 2019
9:30am-4:00pm

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 here.
Registration is $375. Skill Level: All. Ages: 18+.

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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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