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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.-

September 6

Kia
September 13

Annie
September 20

Sophie
September 27

Shoko
 

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

September 6

Kia
September 13

Sherry
September 20

Sophie
September 27

Shoko
 

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. $45 for four sessions (buy three get one free), $75 for 8 sessions (buy five get three free) valid for Wednesday and Sunday sessions! Seats are limited, sign up today!

Your upcoming models:

September 3

J (costumed)
Septmeber 10

Paul (nude)
September 17

Bonita (nude)
September 24

Rebekah (nude)
 
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OPEN CALL: 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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Faces in a Crowd Series   
Thursdays September 7-28, 2017
10:00am-1:00pm

Join artist Jacki Long for this fun mix media workshop series. Each week work on a different project, including mini journals, canvas, postcards and more! Play with portraiture using graphite, acrylic, paint markers, watercolor, and collage in this truly mix media class.

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

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Drawing and Sketching in all Media   
Fridays, September 8-29, 2017
10:00am-1:00pm

Artist and instructor Barbara Spies will help you play and try out a variety of media- pastel, watercolor , pen and ink, graphite and more. Bring a drawing book, and your preferred drawing medium with you to the first day of class, as well as objects or pictures to draw from.

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

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Draw Create Paint!   
Mondays, Starting September 11, 2017
4:00pm-5:00pm

Great for young artists interested in learning a variety of skills. The first four sessions will focus on drawing techniques. Students will try out graphite, ink, and charcoal. Learn to draw from life, photographs, and interpret what you see. Each student will receive their own sketchbook to draw in during class. All materials provided.

Registration is $30 per class -OR- $110 for the series. All materials provided. Ages 7-11. Skill Level: All.

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Bob Ross Joy of Painting Landscapes   
Saturday, September 23, 2017
10:00am-2:00pm

Learn how to paint landsccapes Bob Ros 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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Acrylic Pouring   
SOLD OUT

Sunday, September 24, 2017
12:00pm-3:00pm

This class is currently sold out! If you would like to be put on the waiting list, please email rebecca@artsupplywarehouse.com.

During this class play with acrylic paint with Leti Stiles as she teaches you how to pour acrylic paint to create different designs. Learn what materials to use, how to create different designs and more! You will make multiple paintings during class.

Registration is $60. All materials provided. Ages 18+. Skill Level: All.

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Van Gogh Oil Paint Demonstration   
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
6:00pm-8:00pm

Artist?s Tiffanie Mang and Charlene Mosley will be at Catalyst to talk about their experience participating in the first ever fully painted movie "Loving Vincent." Tiffanie and Charlene will both paint during this demo and discuss oil painting techniques with Van Gogh Oil paint. See stills from the movie and more! Seats will be available first come first serve, there will be standing room available as well. Check out the trailer for the movie here.

This demo is FREE, all ages are welcome.

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Creative and Abundant Artist with Shelley Rugg   
FREE

Thursday, September 28, 2017
6:00pm-8:00pm

This FREE workshop is for you if you love to make art and aren't in love with being a business person. You know you are ready to make a living doing what you love, but you just aren't sure what steps to take. Whether you are just starting out, or you've been doing this a while but sales aren't where you want them to be, learn what you need to do to create a sustainable and prosperous art business. Invest an evening in your business! The world needs more creative entrepreneurs like you!

Registration is FREE. Space is limited, please RSVP to shelley@creativeandabundantartist.com.

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Draw the Figure from a Photograph   
Saturday, September 30, 2017
10:00am-1:00pm

Figure artist and instructor Ja'Rie Gray will demonstrate the basics of figure drawing from a photograph. Learn about how to observe the figure, simple anatomy, and proportion. Learn basic drawing techniques such as contour drawings and shading techniques.

Registration is $45. All materials provided. Ages 18+, 14+ with parent permission. Skill Level: All.

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Mixed Media Play   
Sunday, October 1 - October 29, 2017
12:00pm-3:00pm

During this collage and mix media workshop with Jacki Long you will play with a variety of materials and techniques. Each week is a new adventure. Collage and paint in a mini journal, play with paint, markers, and more on canvas, make postcards, and create a magic book with heavyweight watercolor paper.

Registration is $160 for the series -or- $45 for the class. All materials provided. Ages 15+. Skill Level: All.

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Acrylic Painting with Cynthia Lujan   
Thursdays, October 5-26, 2017
6:00pm-8:45pm

Artist and instructor Cynthia Lujan will take you step by step through the acrylic painting process. Start with focusing on value, then move on to a monochromatic painting and last a full color painting. Bring a photograph for reference. Paint will be provided the first two class. The second two classes please bring your preferred acrylic paint colors, please bring a canvas with you to each class between 8x10 - 12x16. Brushes will be available, but if you have brushes you prefer to use you are welcome to bring those with you.

Registration is $160 for the series -or- $45 per class. All materials provided. Ages 15+. Skill Level: All.

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Up Close and Personal Watercolor Portraits   
Saturday, October 7, 2017
10:00am-4:00pm

During this class artist Nancy Oleksa will teach you how to paint small up close portraits. Nancy will demonstrate different painting techniques and cover watercolor pigment and color theory. Learn how to keep your colors clean and bright while painting portraits.

Registration is $99. All materials provided. Ages 18+. Skill Level: All.

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Abstract Painting with Elaine Cohen   
Saturday, October 14, 2017
10:00am-4:00pm

Explore abstract painting with artist Elaine Cohen. Learn about color, composition and more in this hands on class. Try out lots of different materials and techniques while you paint your own large painting during this class. All materials provided.

Registration is $99. All materials provided. Ages 15+. Skill Level: All.

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Paint with R & F Pigment Sticks   
Saturday, October 21, 2017
10:00am-12:00pm

R & F Pigment Sticks are oil paint (with pure wax) in stick form. Pigment sticks allow the painter to draw or paint directly onto a surface without brushes, palettes, paint tubes or solvents. During this demo artist Caryl St Ama will discuss the qualities of the Pigment sticks as well as demonstrate a variety of technqiues. During this class you will get to play with the Pigment sticks and test them out.

Registration is $5. All materials provided. Ages 15+. Skill Level: All.

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Holbein Artists Watercolor demo with Joseph Stoddard   
Saturday, October 21, 2017
1:00pm-3:00pm

Learn all about Holbein Watercolor paint with artist Joseph Stoddard. Joseph will cover painting techniques, color, and what makes Holbein the choice for watercolor artists all over the world.

Registration is $5. All materials provided. Ages 15+. Skill Level: All.

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Stencils and Spray Paint   
Saturday, October 28, 2017
10:00am-1:00pm

During this fun class with Artist Jorge Mujica learn how to make your own stencil and use premade stencils. Learn different spray painting techniques and how to use spray paint with a stencil. You will make multiple paintings on paper and canvas during this class.

Registration is $45. All materials provided. Ages 15+. 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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