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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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For registration, questions, comments, and more please contact:

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

brought to you by Art Supply Warehouse
 
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OPEN CALL: No Pressure   
Drop off Entries: June 10 - June 16
Opening Reception: June 22 4-5pm
Show Dates: June 22 - August 3

OPEN CALL! Make art out of used spray paint cans. Instructions: Repurpose a used spray paint can. Paint, draw on it, create a sculpture, etc. (please email catalyst@artsupplywarehouse if sculpture is over 12" in depth or width to ensure there is space). Drop off entries June 10 - June 16 at Art Supply Warehouse. Limited to three entries per person.

Questions? Email 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.-

May 1

Annie
May 8

Sophie
May 15

Kia
May 22

Aurora
May 29

JJ
 

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

May 1

Alyssa
May 8

Sophie
May 15

Kia
May 22

Roberto
May 29

Sherry
 

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:

April 28

Tracey
May 12

Ifat (costumed)
May 19

J (nude)
May 26

Bonita (nude)
 
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Art Class for Kids   
Mondays May 6, 13, 20, 27, 2019
4:00pm-5:00pm

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 nature. Looking at nature for inspiration students will create projects using clay, painting, drawing, and printing. All materials provided.

Registration is $110 for the series -or- $30 per session, and includes all materials. Ages: 6-13

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Mail Art with Jacki Long   
Thursdays May 9, 16, 23, 30, 2019
10:00am-1:00pm

Join Jacki Long for a month of creating mail art! Make cards, postcards, stamp art and more during this month long series. You will use a variety of media, acrylic, watercolor, collage, markers and more! All materials are provided.

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

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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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Gelli Printing with Golden Open   
Saturday May 18, 2019
10:00am-1:00pm

Gelatin printing with a silicone printing plate allows for beautiflly layered prints. Direct painting on plates make beautiful monoprints and the surface also allows for creating acyrlic skins that are great for collage or a sculptural painting of its own. Bring printing and handmade papers to print on (larger than 6"x6").

Registration is $45, bring papers to print on, includes all other materials. Ages 15+. Skill level all.

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Joy of Painting Landscapes with Bob Ross   
Sunday May 19, 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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Watercolor Techniques   
Saturday May 25, 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 to transfer an image so you can focus on painting. Bring your favorite watercolors and brushes with you, watercolor paper will be provided.

Registration is $45. Ages 16+. Skill level all.

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Acrylic Landscapes   
Sunday May 26, 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. Materials will be provided.

Registration is $45. Ages 16+. 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.

The supply list for the class is available online. Please click on the link here.
Registration is $199. Ages 18+.

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Urban Sketching   
Mondays, June 3-24, 2019
10:00am-1:00pm

Paint dynamic sketches with Louisa McHugh, signature member of the National Watercolor Society. Focus on plein air and urban sketching using pen, ink and watercolor. During this series study value studies, composition, sketching and watercolor techniques. During the last week paint on location.

The supply list for the class is available online. Please click on the link here.
Registration is $45 per class -or- $160 for the series. Ages 18+.

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Portrait Painting with the Zorn Palette   
SOLD OUT

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 7, 8, 9, 2019
9:30am-4:30pm

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

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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Abstract Painting with Elaine Cohen   
Saturday June 15, 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. Includes all materials.

Registration is $99. Ages 16+. Skill level all.

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Painting with Alcohol Ink   
Sunday June 23, 2019
12:00pm-3:00pm

Learn how to paint with alcohol inks on Yupo and tiles. Artist Leti Stiles will demonstrate different ways to paint and play with the inks on different materials. You will make multiple paintings during this class. No art experience required.

Registration is $49. Ages 16+. Skill level all.

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The Joy of Painting Landscapes   
Sunday June 30, 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. Ages 18+. Skill level all.

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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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Observation & Imagination with Nancy Gruskin   
Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20, 2019
10:00am-4:00pm

Interested in simplifying your work? Stengthening compositions? Experimenting with new approaches to drawing and painting? Working from a still-life arrangement, photographs and art reproductions, learn how to edit and find the big shapes. Cut, paste, draw, and paint as you explore ways to invigorate your art practice. Incorporate imagination and memory into your process. Slide shows of the work of modern and contemporary artists will supplement the exercises. Intermediate to advanced.
List of supplies are available here.

Registration is $275. 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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