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Back to School with Earth Paints

Back to School (or home)!

Are you ready for the school year?

Natural Earth Paint offers natural, high-quality supplies that are safe for both the classroom and the home. Whether you’re a parent, a university student, an arts educator, or a life-long learner, we’ve got you covered. We’re offering discounts on our most popular kits as well as ideas for educational opportunities – 8 blog posts on the History of Earth Paint, from Prehistoric times through today!

10% Off Natural Earth Paint Kits

Start the school year off right with 10% off our Complete Eco-Friendly Oil Paint Kit and our Natural Earth Paint Kit for students of all ages! Just use code BackToSchool at checkout. Code expires September 8th.

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Natural Earth Paint Kit Tutorial

Using our Natural Earth Paint Kit is as easy as ABC, 123! Just add water, mix, and get painting. For a tutorial on how to paint and play with our kid-friendly paint set, click the button below to watch our video!

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The History of Natural Pigments

Natural earth pigments have colored human history for thousands of years, so they provide a window into the past for learners young and old. Our History Page provides resources to help students learn about the Prehistoric Era, Ancient Egypt, the Middle Ages, and more through the lens of natural pigments. It’s a great resource for teachers and parents alike!

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ScrappyCraft Announces New Hours

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Starting May 4, 2020, ScrappyCraft’s new hours will be from 9–5:30 Monday–Saturday and 12–5 on Sunday.

From now until May 4 we are open 10–4 Monday–Saturday and 12–5 on Sunday.

Central Art Supply February Events

Central Art Supply February Events

You’re invited!

 

Central Art’s Creative Art Extravaganza 2020 is coming Feb. 21 & 22!

 

 Stop in NOW to pick up your Official Invitation containing a full schedule of mini workshops, as well as a chance to enter to win prizes,

including a $200 shopping spree from Central Art!

 

We’ll see you there!

 

Central Art 2020 Extravaganza: “Made For Each Other”

Mini Workshop Schedule

 

*Pre-registration required for ALL classes. Payment is required at time of reservation. Call 541-773-1444 or visit Central Art to register.
 

Friday, Feb. 21

 
10:00 – 11:00 Taking Watercolor On The Go $10
Create a watercolor brush with QoR watercolors and learn how to take your paint, brush, and water with you in one convenient tool! Easy application and techniques will inspire you to take your art on the go!
11:30 – 12:30 Drawing with Paint $10
Explore the many ways to draw with paint using Abstract Acrylics, liners, and tips to create unique, fun, and creative strokes that will enhance your painting experience.

 

1:00 – 2:00 Mix It Up Workshop $10
Discover new textures and techniques with Mixed Media Collage using a wide range of products featuring Strathmore Heavy Weight Mixed Media Board. Express yourself and make something awesome!
2:30 – 4:30pm Pour it on! $25
Experiment with 3-4 different pour ‘types’ using Liquitex products. Learn to create cells with acrylic compatible materials, while creating unique, one-of-a-kind works of art.

 

Saturday, Feb. 22

 

11:00 – 12:00 Still Life of Flowers in Sumi Style $10
Learn how to see your surroundings and express your feeling in Sumi style. Energetic strokes and unique expression composition will be emphasized using Sumi ink and Marie’s Watercolor.
12:30 – 1:30 Painting Wearable Accessories $10
Use Angelus leather paints to create colorful designs and paintings to customize your leather goods. Learn how to prepare the surface and seal the paints for wearable one-of-a-kind art!

 

2:00 – 4:00 Alcohol Ink Fun! $25
 Create an alcohol ink masterpiece with Masterpiece Alcohol Ink Art Panels and Jacquard’s Pinata Alcohol inks. Enjoy the extra open time using these panels as you work on your project.
 

Sumi Still Life Painting Workshop with Yuming Zhu

at Central Art Supply – Sunday, February 23, 2020

 

When: Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020

Where: Central Art classroom

Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm

Fee: $95 *Pre-registration required. Payment required at time of reservation. Call 541-773-1444 or visit Central Art in-store to register.

Max. 12 students

 

This workshop will concentrate on learning how to see your surroundings and express your feelings in Sumi style. We would arrange flowers in vases or baskets, interpret and re-compose them on rice paper in a traditional and expressive Sumi style. Energetic strokes and unique expression/composition will be emphasized. We will use Sumi ink and Marie’s Watercolor, to paint on absorbent single hand-made Shuan (rice) paper. Knowledge of Sumi philosophy and materials will be introduced.

 

About the Artist

Yuming Zhu is a very passionate and well-known artist in the Greater Seattle area. Sumi/Chinese Watercolor, Oil and Pastel are the mediums Yuming loves to express himself with. Yuming was interviewed by Art Business News magazine (refer to the article “Simply Sumi-E: Capturing Nature with Sumi-e Master Yuming Zhu”). He participated in the “Five Thoughts of Asian Art” program that was offered through the Seattle Art Museum and KCTS Channel 9, and in 2015 he was the artist for Amazon Series “The Man In The High Castle”.

 

He continues teaching sumi painting and calligraphy at Bellevue College, art centers in the Greater Seattle area and nation-wide. His artwork can also be seen in galleries. To view Yuming’s work, visit: www.yumingfineart.com.

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Green Friday Deals from Natural Earth Paint!

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Green Friday Deals!

As we get close to the upcoming spending frenzy for our loved ones, It’s the perfect time of year to be conscious of where we put our time and money! Whether it’s donations to great causes, supporting local businesses, hand-made gifts from the heart or earth-friendly gifts made in the USA, there are so many wonderful options! We wish you a beautiful Winter season and offer you these fabulous discounts on our natural art supplies – hand-made in small batches with lots of love. -The Natural Earth Paint Family

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Plan Your List Accordingly This Season & Take Note Of Our Holiday Hours!

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Wishing all of you a happy, healthy and artistic holiday season

 

Filled with friends, family and fun!

 

We look forward to serving you!

 

 

– Your Friends at Central Art

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Will You Be The One To Solve This Creative Caper at Central Art?

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Was it Colonel Mustard? Mr. Green? Perhaps Professor Plum was the perpetrator! Something is most assuredly afoot at Central Art, and we need you to help us get to the bottom of it!

 

Using the clues we’ll reveal each day on our Facebook page during the week of Halloween (Monday – Saturday, 10/28 – 11/2), you get to use your brilliant deductive and observational skills to determine “Clue-Done-It”, what they used, and in which room the deed was done!

 

Be sure to pick up your “Detective Notes” in-store, check our Facebook page each day for a new clue, and work the case until you have made your ultimate conclusion.

 

Still stumped? Stop in Wednesday, Oct. 30th to talk to the suspects in person! Miss Scarlett, Col. Mustard, and the rest of the characters will be appearing in costume and ready for your interrogation.

 

Each Notes slip must be filled out and turned in by Saturday, Nov. 2nd to be entered to win an exclusive Evidence Bag filled with goodies!

 

The winner will be announced by Monday, Nov. 4th.

 

Come and play with us!

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Rock These Amazing Mineral-Based Colors in Central Art’s Next Workshop

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Watercolor Exploration Workshop Series –

“Great Blue Heron”  with Katrina Meister

 

When: Thursday, September 19, 2019

Where: Central Art

Time: 2pm – 5pm

Fee: $45 *Space is limited. Pre-registration required. Payment is required at time of registration.

 

Katrina has teamed up with Central Art to create the Watercolor Exploration Workshop Series! Each class is focused on supplies or techniques, all materials are included in the cost of the class, and you will have some to take home to continue on your own!

 

Our next will be using some of Daniel Smith’s Primatek colors, paints made from ground stones and minerals, they have a great granular quality! We’ll be painting a beautiful Great Blue Heron in this workshop!

 

Contact Katrina 541-601-7221 for more information, and call or stop by

Central Art 541-773-1444 to sign up!

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Shh! Annual Don’t Tell Dan Sidewalk Sale At Central Art

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Shhh – We’ve done it again! While Dan wasn’t looking, we raided our art supply stores and emerged from the depths of the building, loaded down with a menagerie of great products that are either over-stocked, over-looked or over-staying their welcome.

 

We want to give them a proper send-off, so for 2 DAYS ONLY, we’re offering a wide variety of back-stock and discontinued inventory at YARD SALE prices during Central Art’s annual Sidewalk Sale! You won’t want to miss an opportunity like this!

 

Get here early Friday, July 19th between 9am and 6pm, or stop in

Saturday, July 20th between 10am and 4pm for a second chance to catch these amazing deals before they’re gone forever!

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Paint Brushes

Let’s talk tools of the trade. I’m looking at my supplies more closely recently–oils v. acrylics, canvas v. masonite board or panels, “everyday” brushes v. investment brushes, spray varnish v. gloss medium…and on.

I changed up my brushes a few months ago. The whole truth is that my aunt in Victoria was taking a painting class and her instructor recommended a collection of go-to higher quality brushes but would last a long time and make a big difference. Hmmm. I’m of the school that the “everyday” workhorse brushes are just fine, especially for a painter like me who is fairly rough on them…forgetful to wash, leaves out, etc…I asked my aunt what she thought after switching over herself and she thought they made a big difference…so that was all the suggestion I needed. Off to the candy store I went.  I have 6 total–so nothing crazy but one each of my most used sizes. Three are Princeton and three are Aquatec and they seem about equal quality to me and they were in the same price range. I’ve also heard that Trekell sells terrific brushes–haven’t tried yet but know that I know they matter….I’m on their website.

Verdict? Totally, completely 100% worth it using fewer brushes that are better quality. They feel different. They are holding their shape. I’m cleaning them more frequently. My paintings feel better. And…they’re so pretty!!!!

“Paintbrushes in Harney Tin” 8×10″ SOLD

Get Your Artwork Ready For It’s Close-Up This June!

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Central Art's Truckload of Frames Sale is rolling into town for 2 DAYS ONLY! Friday & Saturday June 14th & 15th, save  30-60% off our entire stock of readymade frames!

Central Art’s Truckload of Frames Sale is rolling into town for 2 DAYS ONLY!Friday & Saturday June 14th & 15th, save  30-60% off our entire stock of readymade frames!

Stock up on frames that beautifully  accent your collection of artistic masterpieces, whether you’re redecorating or have a show coming up!

Hurry in Friday 6/14 between 9am and 5pm, or Saturday 6/15 between 10am and 2pm to take advantage of this 2 DAY ONLY event and save BIG!

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