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45th Anniversary Seal Serving you for over 45 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!

Hear what one of our young customers says about Lenz Arts:
(Yes, unrelated and yes, not paid!)

 

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In-Store Demonstrations - Free!

Golden Brand Acrylics
Saturday, April 25, 1-3 p.m.

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Judy Gittelsohn, our presenter, has been painting in the Bay Area 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!

 


Golden Brand Acrylics WORKSHOP - $65
Saturday, May 2, 2-5 p.m.

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Blending, Layering, Glazing with Golden Acrylics

You will learn how to use Golden Acrylics to achieve results you love. Layer with Fluids, Heavy Body, and OPEN paints. Blend and Glaze using Acrylic Glazing Liquid. For an incredible three hours, delve into painting with all the gusto and concentration you can muster. You can chart new territory, push boundaries, discover your own technique. This is the day to experience and experiment.

All materials provided. Come ready to paint.

Spots are LIMITED. Call us at 831-423-1935 with your credit card number or come by to register. There's still room, but don't wait!

Judy Gittelsohn, our presenter, has been painting in the Bay Area 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.

Judy demonstrates up and down the West Coast. Learn more about Judy at her website: judyg.com

 


Old Masters' Techniques in Drawing and Painting
Saturday, May 9, 1-3 p.m.

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Matthew Riggs, from The Neoteric Renaissance Arts Cooperative will be speaking and demonstrating on his knowledge of Classical Realist Methods and Traditions based on his study from the Florence Academy of Art and his research and practice in the ten years since. He has collected many different artists works up to the 19th century from Europe and Russia. He will be showing and discussing these methods through a slide show presentation and will do a demo of some of the drawing methods. He will distinguish certain attributes necessary to achieve realistic qualities to the art forms of drawing and painting. Jonathan Chorn, Lisa Silas, and Matthew Riggs teach a full time program designed to provide the student with a great understanding of the techniques it takes to create a realistic work of art. This is a time honored, focused, challenging arts program for the artist willing to work to extraordinary lengths and push themselves to great levels.

We will have lots of one-day sales on the day of this demonstration!


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

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Silk Cut Lino
Lenz Arts is now stocking 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.

 

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