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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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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.-

January 3

Annie
January 10

Britney
January 17

Shoko
January 24

Bonita
January 31

Rebekah
 

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

January 3

Tracey
January 10

Aurora
January 17

Shoko
January 24

Kristina
January 31

Shanna
 

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:

January 7

Sherry (costumed)
January 21

Vailence (costumed)
January 28

J (draped)
 
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Mixed-Media Journaling   
Thursdays, January 4-25, 2018
10:00am-1:00pm

Start the year right! Join this fun class with Jacki Long and explore collage, graphite, acrylics, watercolor , paint markers and more while you create your own journal full of creative inspiration. Each class will focus on different techniques while exploring what interests you.

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

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Watercolor Sketching   
Fridays, January 5-26, 2018
10:00am-1:00pm

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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Bob Ross: Joy of Painting Landscapes   
Saturday, January 6, 2018
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."

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

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Draw, Paint, Create!   
Mondays, Starting January 8, 2018
4:00pm-5:15pm

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. Learn to draw from life and photographs. Instruction will be geared towards each individual students drawing level. Each student will receive their own sketchbook to draw in during class. All materials provided.

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

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Leaves, Twigs & Seed Pods watercolor with Lawrence Yun   
Saturday and Sunday, January 13 and 14, 2018
9:30am-4:00pm

Paint leaves, twigs and seed pods from nature of your choice, in a representational style. Explore the compositional potentials. Lectures and demos will focus on materials, technique and design in painting. Individual assistance will be given throughout the course to meet each students needs. Some watercolor experience is suggested. For a list of materials required email- rebecca@artsupplywarehouse.com. Bring leaves, twigs and seed pods from nature to be painted.

Registration is $199. Limited to 10 students. Ages 16+. Skill Level: All.

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Intro to Printmaking   
SOLD OUT

Saturday, January 20, 2018
10:00am-12:00pm

This class is currently sold out. If you wish to be placed on a waiting list please email rebecca@artsupplywarehouse.com

Receive an introduction to printmaking with Akua inks and accessories through a hands-on demonstration on monotype printmaking. Create your own prints using Akua Intaglio and Liquid Pigment Inks. Each attendee will receive a sample of Akua Intaglio Ink and be entered for a chance to win an Akua Starter Set! Great for painters, mixed media artists, photographers and animators.

Registration is $10. All materials provided. Skill Level: All.

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Contemporary Oil Painting Techniques   
Saturday, January 20, 2018
1:00pm-3:00pm

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 techiques and the oil painting process.

Registration is $10. Bring pen and paper to take notes. Skill Level: All.

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Drawing Portraits from Photographs   
Saturday, January 27, 2018
10:00am-1:00pm

Draw portraits from photographs with artist Ja'Rie Gray. Learn how to sketch in the facial structure first, check proportions, as well as composition. Then work on shading techniques to create a realistic and three dimensional portrait. All materials will be provided.

Registration is $49. Skill Level: All. Ages: 16+

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Acrylic Pouring   
Sunday January 28, 2018
12:00pm-3:00pm

Play with acrylic paint and create fun and colorful acrylic paintings with the popular pouring method. Artist Leti Stiles will take you step by step through the process covering materials and techniques. You will make multiple paintings during this class. All materials provided. Skill level: All. Ages: 16+.

Registration is $60.

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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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Watercolor Portraits with Fealing Lin   
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, February 2-4, 2018
9:30am-4:00pm

During this three day workshop with Fealing Lin (NWS) learn how to create watercolor portraits full of life and color. Fealing Lin will demonstrate techniques and take you step by step through her process. You will paint multiple portaits during this class. Some watercolor experience reccomended. For materials list email rebecca@artsupplywarehouse.com

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

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Understanding Acrylic Mediums   
Saturday February 10, 2018
10:00am-1:00pm

Play with acrylic paint and mediums during this fun class with Liquitex Artist Daniela Campins. Create a sample board of liquitex mediums during htis class learning about how to use each medium and what effects each medium creates. At the end make a small painting with the mediums provided. Material fee is included in the price of the class.

Registration is $49. Ages 16+. Skill Level: All.

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Bob Ross Joy of Painting Landscapes   
Sunday February 11, 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 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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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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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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