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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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6630 Westminster Blvd.
Westminster, CA 92683

brought to you by Art Supply Warehouse
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OPEN CALL: Make Art out of used Spray Cans   
Drop off entries May 28 - June 3, 2018

Make art out of used spray paint cans to enter this show. Repurpose, paint over, or draw on a spray can. Drop off entries May 28- June 3, 2018 to Art Supply Warehouse. Limit three entries per person. Must be appropriate for artists of all ages. 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.

Please note there isn't a life drawing session on Wednesday July 4th

Your upcoming models Wednesday afternoon 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.-

July 11

July 18

July 25


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

July 11

July 18

July 25


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:

July 1

J (nude)
July 8

Annie (nude)
July 22

Tracey (costume)
July 29

Bonita (nude)
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Draw, Paint, Create for Kids!   
Mondays, July 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018

Please note there will not be a class on July 2

Great for young artists interested in learning a variety of skills. During this fun series artist Jorge Mujica will lead students through the process of creating with a wide range of art materials. Students will learn about different techniques and materials through a range of projects. Great for kids ages 7-11.

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

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Beginning Painting   
Mondays, July 9 - July 30, 2018
6:00pm- 8:45pm

During this series of classes learn how to paint using acrylics. Artist Jorge Mujica will cover composition, color, as well as different acrylic mediums to use in your painting. Bring a photo or master painting for reference.

Registration is $160 for the series -or- $45 per session, all materials provided, sponsored by Amsterdam Acrylics.

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Watercolor Flowers with Lawrence Yun   
Saturday and Sunday July 14, 15, 2018

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 birds of paradise) from nature to be painted. Individual assistance will be given throughout the course to meet each students needs. Some watercolor experience suggested. MATERIALS REQUIRED. Please email catalyst@artsupplywarehouse.com to get a list of materials required for the class.

Registration is $199. Skill Level: Beginning-Intermediate. Ages: 16+.

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Painting with M. Graham Watercolor and Gouache   
Sold Out

Saturday, July 21, 2018
Watercolor 10:00am-11:00am
Gouache 11:00am- 12:00pm

Please note this class is currently sold out. If you wish to be put on a waiting list, please email catalyst@artsupplywarehouse.com.

Learn about the distinct qualities of M. Graham watercolor and gouache with a representative from M. Graham. Play with paint and test out different techniques at the end of each session. Receive free samples of paint. Choose to attend either watercolor or gouache or both!

Registration is $5, receive free samples and a coupon for $5 off your purchase of M. Graham watercolor or gouache when you attend. Skill Level: All

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Screenprinting 101   
Saturday and Sunday, July 21, 22, 2018
Saturday 1:00pm-3:00pm and Sunday 11:00am- 3:00pm

During this two part class learn how to screenprint using the photo emulsion process. Instructor Melissa Scrivner will take you step by step through the process from applying emulsion, to burning the screen and printing at the end. Bring your own black and white design to print. Materials provided include screen, photo emulsion, ink, bag and paper to print on.

Registration is $115 and includes all materials. Skill Level: Beginning-Intermediate. Ages: 16+.

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FREE! Rock Painting   
Saturday, July 28, 2018

Our community rocks! Drop in between 11:30am - 1:30pm and join us for a rock painting party with the Creativity for Kids Hide & Seek Rock Painting kit from Faber- Castell. Show off community spirit painting rocks and hiding them all over town. Find the ASW rock hidden in the store and get a free Faber-Castell set of 12 Metallic EcoPencils, 24 set of Triangular Colored EcoPencils and 24 Duo Tip washable markers.

Registration is FREE. Skill Level: All. Ages: All.

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Joy of Painting with Bob Ross: Landscapes   
Saturday, July 28, 2018

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 and includes all materials. Skill Level: All. Ages: 18+.

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Painting with Alcohol Ink   
Sunday, July 29, 2018

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. No art experience required.

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

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Printing without a Press with Charlie Ciali   
Saturday and Sunday, August 4, 5, 2018

Learn how to create monotypes with artist and instructor Charlie Ciali. Use non-toxic AKUA ink and modifiers learning a variety of printing technqiues. Participants will be working with plates ranging in size from 8"x10" and smaller. Create multiple original monotypes during this class with the use of a pin press.

Registration is $199 and includes all materials. Skill Level: All. Ages: 16+.

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Mix Media Collage   
Thursdays, August 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018

Paint, draw, collage, doodle, and play during this mix media class with Jacki Long. Try out different technqiues and materials while you create mix media work on paper, canvas, panels and more! This class is great for beginners and artists looking to "loosen" up.

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

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Color and Light Watercolor with Keiko Tanabe   
Friday, Saturday and Sunday August 10, 11, 12, 2018

Learn how to make color and light sing in watercolor. Explore the energy and rhythm of vibrant colors. Learn to make expressive paintings full of light, and capture the mood and atmosphere of landscapes, cityscapes, waterscapes and interior scenes. Keiko will do two demonstrations each day with lots of one-on-one guidance. Watercolor experience suggested.

Registration is $299. Skill Level: Beginning-Intermediate. Ages: 18+.

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Painting Landscapes with Acrylics   
Saturday August 25, 2018

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.

Registration is $45. Skill Level: Beginning-Intermediate. Ages: 18+.

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Pouring with Acrylic   
Sunday August 26, 2018

Play with different pouring techniques during this fun class with Leti Stiles. Perfect for anyone with a desire to create, no experience necesary. You will create multiple abstract painting sduring this class. Paint, mediums and canvases will be provided.

Registration is $60. Skill Level: All. Ages: 14+.

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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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