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45th Anniversary Seal Serving you for over 47 years, Lenz Arts offers the largest selection of fine art supplies and the oldest custom frame shop on the Central Coast. Described as "one of the last real art stores on the West Coast," people drive for hours to take advantage of our selection of materials. From the finger-painting toddler to the professional gallery artist, we've got you covered!
Andy & Cynthia Lenz, founders of Lenz Arts, were presented with the International Art Materials Association's 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award to honor their significant impact on the fine art materials industry.
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Andy & Cynthia Lenz - Lifetime Achievement

 

 

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In-Store DEMO - Free!

Oil Painting with Winsor & Newton Oils
John Crump of New Zealand
Tuesday, May 17, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

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John Crump's painting journey began in the 1960s. Well-known as a “NZ impressionist” John's style of painting is celebrated in New Zealand and beyond. His bold, confident brushwork and beautiful color and drawing of landscape, and his ability to catch a fleeting moment of nature helped steer him toward plein air painting in the outdoors.

With time and experience John has found that his love of color, tone, and design have brought new subjects - flower or still life studies done in the studio, on those windy or wet days when outdoor work becomes impossible.

John's paintings have gone into corporate and private collections in New Zealand and around the world.

You can learn more about John's work and also his series of instructional painting DVDs at his website:
johncrump.co.nz

John is a fan of Winsor & Newton Artists' Oils and will be making his presentation with these professional oil paints.

And remember that we will have lots of one-day sales on the day of the demonstration!

A note on parking. Given that this is a weekday demo, we need to ask you to park at Holy Cross Church and walk down. We need to keep our lot open for in-and-out customers—we have to pay the bills!—and demo attendees who have issues walking.


In-Store DEMO - Free!

Oil Painting with M.Graham Oils
Richard Robinson of New Zealand
Wednesday, May 18, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

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Originally a graphic designer, Richard Robinson started painting full time in 2001. He is well known in New Zealand for his landscape paintings with much of his work residing now in private and corporate collections worldwide. More recently Richard has become a popular teacher through his workshops and instructional videos sold primarily through his teaching website livepaintinglessons.com.

Richard has been featured in several international arts magazines and in 2012 was the opening speaker for the world's largest plein air painting convention held in the United States. He travels the world teaching and painting. Richard is married with two children, now residing in New Zealand. Richard's artwork may be found on his website:
newzealandartist.com

Richard is a fan of M.Graham Oils and will be making his presentation with these professional oil paints.

And remember that we will have lots of one-day sales on the day of the demonstration!

A note on parking. Given that this is a weekday demo, we need to ask you to park at Holy Cross Church and walk down. We need to keep our lot open for in-and-out customers—we have to pay the bills!—and demo attendees who have issues walking.


In-Store Demo - Free!

Golden Brand Acrylics
Saturday, May 28, 1-3 p.m.

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Judy Gittelsohn, our presenter, has been painting in Northern California for over 30 years. She is represented by Anne Loucks Gallery, Art Dimensions Los Angeles and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists’ Gallery. Her paintings have been published in TIME magazine and Metropolitan Home Magazine.

She will demonstrate and discuss Golden Acrylic paints including Golden's slow-drying Open Acrylics. Judy demonstrates up and down the West Coast. Learn more about Judy at her website: judyg.com

And remember that we will have lots of one-day sales on the day of the demonstration! Plus a free raffle and free samples for those who attend the demo!

 


And more demos coming. . . check back for more information!

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Wow! Charbonnel Aqua Wash Etching Inks!

Silk Cut Lino
Lenz Arts is now stocking Silk Cut Lino, the pinacle of printing linoleums!

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Our 10,000 square foot location—wall to wall supplies for you!

Art Materials/General Information: (831) 423-1935
Custom Picture Framing: (831) 425-7111
Hours, directions, and full contact information.

 

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