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At Central Art our number one goal is to help you find the shade, tone, hue, or chroma that best suits your individuality while maintaining that balance in your artistic expression, whatever form it may take. If you're feeling faded, stop in and together we'll work out a formula to reach artistic nirvana! Come celebrate the spectrum of color with us at Central Art!
“Mix it up” at Central Art!

No matter the background, one thing we all have in common – we’re constantly searching for the right balance in the things that fill every well of life’s color palette: relationships, work, play, even our creative passions. We often find that what works in theory can turn out quite differently when applied to a surface.

At Central Art our number one goal is to help you find the shade, tone, hue, or chroma that best suits your individuality while maintaining that balance in your artistic expression, whatever form it may take.

If you’re feeling faded, stop in and together we’ll work out a formula to reach artistic nirvana! Come celebrate the spectrum of color with us at Central Art!

-Adam

 

*Also be sure to check out this issue’s Featured Artist section as well as our upcoming Events including Southern Oregon Plein Air 2019, and a schedule of upcoming Classes!

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FEATURED ARTIST –

Jhenna Quinn Lewis

Jhenna Quinn Lewis was born in Chicago, IL. She studied at University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, later owned and operated The Candystick Gallery in Ferndale, CA, before becoming a full-time artist.

 

“I am drawn to simplicity of color, style, and composition. My inspiration comes from Japanese masters such as Utagawa Hiroshige, Uta Maro, and Hasegawa Tōhaku. In college, I took courses on the Japanese Tea Ceremony and the art of flower arrangement. It is there I discovered the tenets of wabi-sabi, the adherence to beauty in the imperfect, the impermanent, and in austerity. By removing all that is unnecessary in my compositions and exercising restraint and simplicity, I invite the viewer to slow down. Be patient and look. Pay attention to all the necessary details. I believe this is why my works impart a meditative feeling.”

This quote from Gilbert White (1720-1793) best expresses what Jhenna aspires to create in her paintings:

“The language of birds is very ancient, and, like other ancient modes of speech, very elliptical: little is said, but much is meant and understood…”

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Ann’s Favorite Things

Golden and Ampersand have set a high bar of excellence in everything they do. Their products are made with quality, integrity, and attention to detail that gives the artist a wonderful experience.

 

Not only do I love their products, but the entire staff of Golden and Ampersand are such genuine, amazing people who I am proud to call my close business associates and friends.

 

They go above and beyond, offering a tremendous amount of support to many art materials retailers like Central Art, by sending product samples, providing staff training, and by supporting all of our events.

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Tombow Marker Case

This marker storage case features 108 slots to carry and store Tombow Dual Brush Pens and other writing instruments. This durable and portable case allows to you stay organized and prepared wherever inspiration strikes. The accordion style base can be unfolded for desk use, or fold the base and snap the lid on either side to secure the case for travel.
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Unison Pastel Sets

Artist John Hersey took it upon himself to create the tools with which he wished to work, and thus created Unison Pastels. Inspired by a fascination with the texture and deep black pigment of soft charcoal he sought to create a line of pastels with similar attributes. What sets Unison Pastels apart is the process by which they are made. Each pastel is rolled by hand and then air-dried. The 374

creamy textured and deeply pigmented

colors in Unison’s line are likewise the result of a unique process. Rather than adding black and white to pure colors in order to make tints, the color range was designed as a total spectrum, with “cycles of related hues to reflect what he (Hersey) sees in nature.”

It is from this process that the company name – Unison Color – is derived.

 

Deals Aplenty On Your Creative Faves! (It’s Ok. You Can Be Excited.)

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Stonehenge Black Watercolor Pads

The first 100% cotton black watercolor paper: Stonehenge Aqua Coldpress Black.

Black paper is not a new thing, but black 100% cotton paper sized for watercolor is. Utilizing their vast experience producing new papers for emerging markets, Legion was able to work directly with artists to create something totally new and desirable. And with recent introductions of new metallic and pearlescent watercolor paints, pencils, pens, markers and inks, the timing couldn’t be better for Stonehenge Aqua Coldpress Black to bring these media to life.

Central Art’s Annual Truck Load Of Frames Sale Event – June 14th & 15th!

The truck will be rolling in with a fresh new supply of ready-made frames to beautifully accent your personal gallery of masterpieces! Hurry in Friday 6/14 between 9am and 5pm, or Saturday 6/15 between 10am and 2pm and save 30-60% off our entire stock of frames!
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Mediums Are The Message In This GOLDEN Days “Maxi” Workshop!

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Don’t miss our upcoming “GOLDEN Days” Workshop:

Taking The Mystery Out Of Mediums – on Friday May 17th!

 

When: Friday, May 17th, 2019

Where: Central Art

Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Fee: $45 per person

 

Acrylic mediums can be used in so many different ways, and application is NOT limited to just acrylic painting! These amazingly versatile gels, pastes and fluids can be used with pastels, oils, encaustics – even watercolor!

 

Whatever you work in, find out how you can make acrylic mediums work for you in this one-of-a-kind workshop co-sponsored by GOLDEN Artist Colors! *Don’t forget – you’ll get to do a complete project in class and take extra goodies from GOLDEN home with you for even more creative playtime!

 

Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Limit 10 students for workshop, no group reservations will be accepted. Payment is required to register. Call 541-773-1444 or visit us in-store to reserve your seat.

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Learn The Ever-Popular Art of Acrylic Pouring at Central Art

Get Your Creativity Flowing & Learn The Ever-Popular Art of Acrylic Pouring!
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GOLDEN Days Acrylic Pouring Workshop
When: Fri. May 10, 2019
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Where: Central Art
Fee: $45

The first workshop will be Acrylic Pouring! on May 10th, 2019 2pm – 5pm at Central Art’s classroom.

You will receive a kit full of GOLDEN goodies for four pours using Golden’s Gloss and Matte Pouring Mediums, Golden Fluid Colors, and Golden High Flow Colors on Ampersand Pouring Panels, Art Alternative Canvas, and creating an acrylic skin on Plexiglass. One of the pours will be an embellished Geode pour.

 

You will also learn how to create specific patterns using different techniques such as swirl or ring pours and how to create LONG LASTING cells and working “wet on wet”. You will also receive a worksheet with Tips & Tricks, FAQ’s, Troubleshooting, and more.

 

Class size is limited to 10 students, so Pre-Registration is Required. Call 541-773-1444 or stop in and register now before it’s full! Limit one registration per person, no group sign ups.

 

GOLDEN Days Workshop #2

“Taking the Mystery Out of Mediums”

 

Where: Central Art

When: Friday, May 17th, 2019
Time: 2pm – 5pm
Cost: $45.00 per person (NO group reservations). Pre-registration is required.

In this second “GOLDEN Days” workshop we will be exploring the wonderful and sometimes mysterious world of acrylic mediums.

 

We will learn the differences between pastes, gels, grounds, and gessos, then break it down even further and explore differences within each medium and how to incorporate them into mixed media art.

 

Explore multiple surfaces and sheens that can be created, use of color, and how different media work on varying textures.

 

We will use texture gels and pastes to create interesting textures and effects on Strathmore Mixed Media cards and Ampersand panels. You’ll also make sample boards using the pastes and gels in your kit to use in the future for your own personal reference.

 

Your kits will be full of GOLDEN Goodies to make several projects and still have plenty leftover so you can continue to unveil the mysteries of mediums!!

 

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  Call 541-773-1444 or stop by Central Art and sign up today!

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Come For The Parade, Stay For The Artistic Inspiration!

Central Art Suply 2019 Pear Blossom Hours

 

Come for the pears, stay and shop for art supply wares!

Central Art Supply Pear Blossom Hours

 

Stop by Central Art this Saturday, April 13th – We’ll be open between 1:00pm and 5:00pm and ready to help you find what you need to create your next masterpiece!

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Acrylics or Watercolor? Choose Your Own Art-venture with 2 FREE Art Demos this April!

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2 FREE Painting Demos this April!

Presented by Jeanne LaRae

 

Acrylic Demo – Monday, April 8th – 10am-Noon

Watercolor Demo – Wednesday, April 10th – 2pm-4pm

 

Where: Central Art

Fee: Both Demos are FREE (limit 20 participants per day)

*Pre-registration is required. Seating is limited. Call or visit Central Art to reserve (One reservation per individual, please. No group reservations will be accepted). 541.773.1444

 

Jeanne LaRae uses light and shadow to create and tell a story she relates throughout her paintings of nature, landscapes, architecture, people, and animals.

 

Organizations –

American Impressionists Society, California Art Club, Intermountain Society of Artists, Oil Painters of America, Southern Oregon Society of Artists, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association – Artist Members

 

For more information on demos and upcoming classes, contact:

Jeanne LaRae

(714)743-3622

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Sign Up For Demo by Lupe Galvan at Central Art

Sign Up NOW! Enjoy a 2-hour Demo Presented by Lupe Galvan, MFA from 4pm-6pm 3/28/19!
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Lupe Galvan Free Drawing Demonstration

***SECOND SESSION***

Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 4:00pm-6:00pm!

 

Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Where: Classroom at Central Art

Fee: FREE (Pre-registration required)

 

There’s still time to sign up! The first session is full, but you can sign up to attend a repeat of Lupe Galvan’s demo on Thursday, March 28th from 4:00pm-6:00pm!

In this free demo, Lupe will cover how to draw a head/face and then demonstrate the use of a limited color palette on toned paper. Techniques shown will include using a measuring system and landmarks to draw a face, and how using a limited color palette can actually be beneficial in understanding color and creating color harmony.

 

Call 541-773-1444 to pre-register, as space is limited. Learn more about Lupe’s art and career by visiting https://www.lupegalvan.com

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Free Drawing Demo at Central Art March 28th

Enjoy a 2-hour Demo Presented by Lupe Galvan, MFA This March!

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Lupe Galvan Free Drawing Demonstration

Thursday, March 28, 2019

 

Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm

Where: Classroom at Central Art

Fee: FREE (Pre-registration required)

 

In this free demo, Lupe will cover how to draw a head/face and then demonstrate the use of a limited color palette on toned paper. Techniques shown will include using a measuring system and landmarks to draw a face, and how using a limited color palette can actually be beneficial in understanding color and creating color harmony.

Call 541-773-1444 to pre-register, as space is limited. Learn more about Lupe’s art and career by visiting https://www.lupegalvan.com

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It’s Just A Little Snow! Join Us For Day 2 of Central Art’s Extravaganza!

A Bit Of Snow Never Spoiled Anyone’s Creative Spark! And It Won’t Spoil Ours!

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We’ve heard there might be a little snow in the forecast,

but never fear! We’ll all be here!

 

Join us for Day 2 of Central Art’s 8th Annual Art Extravaganza, happening tomorrow (Sat. 2/9) from 10am – 3pm!

 

Vendors! Live Demos! Mini Workshops! Free Samples! Prizes!

And Much More!

 

A little snow won’t be able to stop us from having a fantastic time, and we hope it won’t stop you either!

 

Come one, come all! Art is calling!

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Learn the Ancient Art of Sumi Painting in This Workshop!

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Central Art workshop Chinese Painting with Yuming Zhu Sunday, February 10, 2019

Chinese Painting with Yuming Zhu

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Where: Central Art

Time: 9:30am-3:30pm

Fee: $95

This workshop will concentrate on learning how to see your surroundings and express your feeling in Sumi style. Study and arrange daily items and interpret them and re-compose them in a traditional and expressive Sumi painting.

 

Visit Central Art or Call 541-773-1444 to reserve your spot. Seating is limited, pre-registration is required for all workshops. Pay at time of registration to reserve spot.

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Don’t Miss Out On Post-Christmas Savings At Central Art

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It’s okay if you waited until the last minute – because you can still save BIG before the year is over! From 12/26 – 12/31/2018, take advantage of exclusive deals on select items Central Art’s After Christmas (AKA Dan’s “Stuff” Sale) event!

Selected easels, tables, art sets, sketchbooks and more are at their lowest prices of the season for ONE WEEK ONLY! Don’t miss out, hurry in and feed your art addiction at Central Art!

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