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50th Anniversary Seal Serving you for over 50 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 comprehensive stock and knowledge. 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 Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016 to honor their significant impact on the fine art materials industry.
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Andy & Cynthia Lenz - Lifetime Achievement

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Rives BFK Printing Paper.
22x30 white, 250 grams, acid-free. 100% cotton, 100 Pack.
List $840.00
Only $420.00!
You save huge...!

Mixing Media - Pastel/Watercolors/Pencils
Saturday, September 14, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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Your $10 registration fee is refunded as a credit toward any Royal Talens (Rembrandt/Van Gogh) and Bruynzeel products for the day of the demo.

Many artists are surprised to learn that soft pastels and colored pencils can be mixed with water media for dramatic effects. By combining watercolors with Rembrandt®pastels and Bruyneel®Pencils, you can achieve a variety of marvelous outcomes. And with new Interference and Metallic colors, the end result is even more stunning.

Jeff is the Art Education Director for Royal Talens North America. He holds a BA and MFA in painting and drawing. He has more than a decade of college and university teaching experience in studio art, and more than twenty years in the art material industry with product expertise in a variety of mediums; Olson’s lectures deliver meaningful insights into the history, development, and application of artists’ materials.

Learn more about Jeff: jeffolson-art.com

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

Enter the free raffle—over $100 worth of supplies will be given away!

PARKING Car parking will not be available in the Lenz Arts parking lot. Free parking can be found either behind the lawyer's office across the street or on the streets around Holy Cross Church. There are metered spaces nearby as well.

Important! You must register to attend!
• All seating will be reserved and limited.
• Please use the "Buy Now" link below to register. If you have trouble call us and we can take your credit card registration over the phone.

10:30 a.m. Session:
If yours is canceled, can you attend the other session?
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And more demos coming. . . check back for more information!

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

Lenz Arts storefront
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.

Free Onsite Parking

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