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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.-

November 1

Annie
November 8

Britney
November 15

Shoko
November 22

Tracey
November 29

Kia
 

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

November 1

J
November 8

Aurora
November 15

Shoko
November 22

Sherry
November 29

Kia
 

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:

November 5

Bonita (nude)
November 12

Rebekah (nude)
November 19

Kristina (costumed)
 
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The Great Art Swap   
Accepting Submissions: September 15 - October 15
Opening Reception: October 14, 7pm-9pm

Participate in our first art swap! Collage, draw, paint, etc on a provided Strathmore Postcard. Bring it to Art Supply Warehouse September 15 - October 15 to have it on display until November 12. At the end of the exhibit another artists card will be mailed to you.

To pick up a Strathmore postcard just stop by Art Supply Warehouse. Or when you place on online order, just request for one to be added to your order. Postcards will be provided at no cost.
RSVP to the opening reception via Facebook.

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Draw, Paint, Create!   
Mondays, November 6 - December 18, 2017
4:00pm-5:00pm

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 students 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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Creativity Booster   
Thursday, November 16, 2017
10:00am-1:00pm

Artist Jacki Long will help you get past a creativity block. Bring a painting, collage, or drawing that you are working on to class as well as something that inspires you. Share your work, then play with different materials during this class.

Registration is $45. Skill Level: All.

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Sketching in Watercolor with Joseph Stoddard   
SOLD OUT

Saturday, November 18, 2017
10:00am-4:00pm

This class is currently sold out. If you would like to be added to the wait list email rebecca@artsupplywarehouse.com/catalyst

Join Joseph Stoddard in this fun one day watercolor workshop while you learn about color mixing, how to layer color, and more. Great for artists interested in learning how to sketch with watercolor and ink. Materials required- email rebecca@artsupplywarehouse.com for the material list.

Registration is $99. Some materials required, email rebecca@artsupplywarehouse.com for the list. Ages 18+. Skill Level: All.

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Cards, Tags, and Postcards   
Thursday, November 30, 2017
10:00am-1:00pm

During this fun class make cards, tags, postcards and envelopes to give out to friends an dloved ones. Jacki Long will guide you to collage, paint, draw, and more.

Registration is $45. Skill Level: All.

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Play with Alphabets   
Saturday, December 2, 2017
10:00am-1:00pm

During this fun workshop with instructor and calligraphist Darshini Aithal you will get to play with different calligraphy scripts. You will have time to make a couple of cards for friends and family. You will receive two calligraphy pens, a practice book and multiple blank cards as a part of the fee for the class.

Registration is $55. All materials provided. Ages 13+. Skill Level: All.

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

During this 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.

Registration is $50. All materials provided. Ages 15+. Skill Level: All.

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Critique and Portfolio Review   
Thursday, December 7, 2017
6:00pm-9:00pm

Artist, curator and co-founder of CACTtUS, Jorge Mujica will be here to critique your artwork. Great for artists looking for feedback, and students looking to apply to college for either a MFA or BFA. This is specifically for drawing and painting. Please bring two pieces of art with you to class, one finished and one in progress.

Registration is $45. Limited to 12 students. Ages 16+. Skill Level: All.

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Acrylic Landscape Painting   
Saturday, December 9, 2017
10:00am-1:00pm

Artist and Educator Joe A. Oakes will take you through the landscape painting process with acrylic paint, teaching color theory, color mixing, and composition. Paint a landscape during this class.

Registration is $49. All materials provided. Ages 14+. Skill Level: All.

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Mixed-Media Journaling   
Thursdays, January 4-25, 2017
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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Bob Ross: Joy of Painting Landscapes   
Saturday, January 6, 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."

Registration is $45. All materials provided. Ages 18+. 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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Watercolor Portraits with Fealing Lin   
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, February 3-5, 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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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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