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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!

QoR Watercolors
Saturday, March 28, 1-3 p.m.

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Mike Bailey, President Emeritus of National Watercolor Society (NWS), has won many honors for his paintings, including being an exhibitor on the International Biennial Watercolor Competition in Shanghai, China. He has received awards from the National Watercolor Society, San Diego Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America, and others, and he is a member of the NWS, the American Watercolor Society, and the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society. Mike is an entertaining and expert instructor who teaches across the country and around the world.
www.mebaileyart.com

Mike will demonstrate and discuss the newly-released (in the last 12 months) QoR Watercolors. Learn why many watercolors artists are loving this new paint, incuding the new binder used in QoR and the much higher pigment load.

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!

 


Michael Harding Oil Paints
Friday, April 17, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

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Michael Harding, based in the UK, started making his highly-regarded oil paints in 1982. In Michael's words, "There were various experiments before I hit on the right consistency and then gradually the hard work began to pay off, I produced my first paints and suddenly found myself in business. Almost immediately I started supplying the Royal College of Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Word spread and demand for my paint grew at an alarming rate." Learn more about Michael and his paint:
www.michaelharding.co.uk
We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to be able to get Michael back—he must have enjoyed Santa Cruz!

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

 


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!

 


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!

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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