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By March 16, 2020March 18th, 2020No Comments

Re: COVID-19 

Dear friends – In the interest of keeping our customers and employees healthy and safe we continue to follow the daily updates and guidelines recommended by SLO Public Health. We’re routinely disinfecting all door handles, counter tops, pin pads and common touch points. Please help the community by staying home if you’re feeling sick.  

Art After Dark for April has been cancelled and Art Central classes have been cancelled or altered through the end of March – please see below for further details. As the situation unfolds, we will post updates accordingly.  AND – IMPORTANT!  PLEASE NOTE:

*  *  * Effective Tuesday, March 17th, we will reduce our store hours  *  *  *

Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm  /  Sunday 12 – 4pm

Please note – we may further reduce store hours if necessary.  We will post immediately if we need to do so, and apologize for any inconvenience.

Stay safe and be creative!

Thank you – Etty

Come get creative with us!

• Tuesday, March 17th – Zentangle with Debbie Gedayloo – Cancelled, hope to see you next month

• Tuesday, March 17th – Inspiration and Experimentation with Ardella Swanberg – Switched to e-mail class – please contact her for more info

• Wednesdays, March 18th, 25th – Drawing Plus: Beyond the Basics with Virginia Mack – Cancelled until further notice

• Wednesdays, March 18th, 25th – Basic Drawing with Virginia Mack – Cancelled until further notice

• Saturday, March 21st – Kreative Kids Event at Art Central – Cancelled

• Saturday, March 28th – Annual TAX RELIEF 25% OFF Sale! at Art Central – also, unfortunately cancelled…

• Friday, April 3rd – Art After Dark Arts Obispo has cancelled Art After Dark for April

Please remember that we have a small parking lot. If you are attending one of our demonstrations or workshops, and it is not a physical hardship for you, please park on one of the nearby side streets. We appreciate your consideration.


TUESDAY, MARCH 17THtangles2 10:30AM – 1:00PM

– Every third Tuesday

FEE: $40 for new students, $25 for continuing students.

Spend the afternoon exploring your creative self. The Zentangle Method is designed to expand your way of seeing things and to help you quiet your mind, all while playing in the realm of art. No artistic confidence is needed in order to have fun and focus using this process of creating.

It’s yoga on paper!

$3 discount if paid by cash or check. Pre-payment reserves your place in the class, must be paid at least 48 hours in advance. Non-refundable.

To enroll, contact Debbie Gedayloo — Email:

Phone: 805-550-2487

WORKSHOP: MIXED AND UNMIXED MEDIA – Work from home – contact Ardella for details

TUESDAY, MARCH 17th920 Bridal Veil
Third Tuesday of each month


FEE: $25 (paid at least 5 days before each class)

Please contact me if you plan to attend! I need to know in advance so I can bring enough of the experimental supplies you will need.

Join me to get inspired and enjoy experimenting the 3rd Tuesday of every month. The goal of this class is to introduce ourselves to media and ideas we have never tried.  Do you want to paint more freely, and to add pizzazz with confidence? One way to achieve this is to acquaint yourself with what different mediums can do. We don’t need brand new paper for this. We can start with covering over paintings that didn’t work or practicing on the backs of old paintings. Some of the things we will explore are texture, mixing pastel with gesso, stamping words or patterns, and adding a third dimension.

Bring an old painting or new paper and your painting supplies. We will add fabric and paper to our substrate that we first paint. I will bring some collage paper, music sheets, pieces of cloth, etc. If you have some cloth and paper scraps that you want to use, bring them!

To register, please contact Ardella (Jo) — Email: Phone: 805-234-1754

WORKSHOP: DRAWING  Cancelled until further notice

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18TH & 25TH0721181445
10:30AM – 1:00PM

BEYOND THE BASICS – 3 class sessions

FEE: $35/session – Advance sign-up required

You know that a masterpiece lurks within you, but it is elusive. You are a devoted artist, a painter, but each piece is missing something. What is it? How can you push to the next level? You are ready to go Beyond the Basics.

In Drawing Plus: Beyond the Basics, we will work our way through drawing exercises that will further awaken you to the dynamics of painting and drawing: composition, color interactions, the impact of choices of medium. Join us. Your masterpiece awaits!

This is a series of workshops designed to be experienced in an open-ended way. You may continue as long as you wish, or try just one or two sessions. Each month, there will be a new series of dates for the sessions. (If you are an experienced artist, you do not need to take Drawing Plus before taking these workshops.)

Basic materials will be supplied.

To enroll, contact Virginia Mack — Email:  Phone: 805-975-5374

WORKSHOP: DRAWING  Cancelled until further notice

WEDNESDAY, 18TH & 25TH0321190927b_HDR
2PM – 4:30PM

BASIC DRAWING – 3 class sessions

FEE: $40/session – Advance sign-up required

With a pencil, a drawing pad, and a smile on your face, you are ready!

This series of classes will allow you to gain the skills you need to capture what you see with accuracy and spirit.

In each class, we will address a specific area of drawing, and as you proceed, you will gain confidence and mastery.

We will use a variety of media (samples provided,) and will develop both sketching and drawing techniques. Skill areas will include understanding basic drawing processes, the techniques used with each medium, use of elements (line, shape, volume, value, color, and texture) in developing naturalistic subjects, and principles of composition. The class is designed for both beginners and those with developing drawing skills already in place. 

To enroll, contact Virginia Mack — Email: Phone: 805-975-5374



11:00AM – 2:00PM

Join us for this fun filled morning!

Paint pouring, spin-art, rock painting, frame decorating, and helping us paint a big mural!

Do one activity or all of them – you pick!

Ages 5 thru 12 – parent must accompany 9 and younger.
5 different activities to enjoy – please dress for mess!
Advance registration required. Limited to 30 children.

Please park on the street, additional parking can be found on Pepper street 1/2 a block north of us.

To purchase your ticket(s), please follow this link:


SATURDAY, MARCH 28TH   25% off ALL our art supplies!

Join us on March 28th ALL DAY from 10am – 4pm and SAVE! –  Obviously this won’t happen – but once we’re back in business and things are back to normal, we’ll figure out a way to celebrate!

 PLEASE NOTE:  Arts Obispo has cancelled Art After Dark for April, so we are asking the Printmakers group to keep their exhibit “FREE PRESS” up in our gallery for an additional month.  We hope you’ll have the opportunity to come by and see this beautiful show!