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Friendly Reminder! We’ll be closed Sunday the 3rd & Monday the 4th for

Independence Day!

Workshops and Classes at Art Central

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.


NEXT CLASS July 5th

Email Ardella to Enroll
ardellajo@yahoo.com

Class Fee:
$40 per class

Ages: 16+

Class limited to 12 students

Ardella Swanberg’s specialty is watercolor but she is interested in how other media interact with it. So in this class, she proposes to MIX IT UP! Explore using watercolor, gouache, acrylic, and any other water-soluble media. Each media has unique characteristics. Some play well with others and some don’t; in this class, find out what they do! Bring your favorite media and she will provide some unusual items to try out.

Email Spencer to Enroll
spencerpoulter@yahoo.com

Class Fee:
$25 for one student – $40 for two

Ages: 11-16

Class limited to 10 students

This is a perfect class for anyone with a love for drawing and are trying to take their art to the next level. In this class, we will focus on using one point perspective to make the artworks look more 3-dimensional. Students will be using graphite in this lesson.

Email Spencer to Enroll
spencerpoulter@yahoo.com

Class Fee:
$25 for one student – $40 for two

Ages: 5-11

Class limited to 10 students

In this class we will focus on creating shapes and shading images, with a focus on lighting and tone. Students will be using Graphite pencils in this class. They will learn about various pencils’ “hardness” and why that makes a difference. This is a great lesson for beginners!

*Majority of supplies included. Materials available at Art Central!

Email Spencer to Enroll
spencerpoulter@yahoo.com

Class Fee:
$30 per student

Ages: 16-100

Class limited to 10 students

In this class, we will focus on creating shapes and shading images, with a focus on lighting and shadow. You will learn the differences between different types of charcoals and how to properly use erasers depending on the medium.

Enroll via @mcrobbinsstudios on Instagram or text:

(209) 347-7295

Class Fee:
$25 per class (cash, check, or Venmo)

Ages: 5+

Class limited to 12 students

-Proceeds support Transitions-Mental Health inspiring hope, growth, recovery, and wellness in our community!
-Join me in this step by step tutorial to learn how to paint lavender flowers. I will also go over some easy acrylic techniques to add some texture into your painting (using items you probably have in your kitchen!).
-Required Materials: one 8”x 10” canvas which is available to purchase at Art Central.

Casual Pointed Pen with Mary Lou Johnson

FULL – Ask to be added to the waitlist!

Email or Text Mary Lou Johnson to Enroll:
(805) 441-3246 or mljohnson805@att.net

When: Saturday, July 16th, 12-4 pm

Fee: $35 plus a $5 material fee

Class Limited to 6 Students

An easy introduction to cursive-style lettering with a pointed pen. A practical guide to lettering capitals and minuscules will be the focus of the class. Suitable for those new to a pointed pen and great review for those who are experienced with Copperplate and pointed pen. 

Bring a few blank envelopes for tips and tricks on envelope addressing.

Email Spencer to Enroll
spencerpoulter@yahoo.com

Class Fee:
$30 for one student – $50 for two

Ages: 16-100

Class limited to 10 students

In this class, we will make original and creative cards. Using 4×6 inch cards and watercolor paints we will create organic floral designs. The final portion of this class will introduce embellishing by using Gold Leaf to enhance our overall design. 
*Majority of materials Included, necessary supplies available at Art Central

Email Spencer to Enroll
spencerpoulter@yahoo.com

Class Fee:
$25 for one student – $40 for two

Ages: 5-11

Class limited to 10 students

In this one-hour class, students will learn how to mix colors using Acrylic Paints. On a 12×12 canvas panel, they will outline and fill in their own personal color wheel! Students will learn the basics of color matching and also what contrasting colors are and how they relate to each other. This is a wonderful class for beginners! 

*Majority of materials included
*Needed materials 10×10 Canvas Panel, available at Art Central.

Email Spencer to Enroll
spencerpoulter@yahoo.com

Class Fee:
$25 for one student – $40 for two

Ages: 11-16

Class limited to 10 students

This is a perfect class for anyone with a love for drawing and are trying to take their art to the next level. In this class, we will focus on using one point perspective to make the artworks look more 3-dimensional. Students will be using graphite in this lesson.

Email Spencer to Enroll
spencerpoulter@yahoo.com

Class Fee:
$25 for one student – $40 for two

Ages: 5-11

Class limited to 10 students

This is a wonderful class for the artist that loves to get messy (Aprons encouraged)! Using acrylic paints and various collage materials, students will layer to construct a balanced colorful painting. Gloves will be provided to all students.

All skill levels welcome.

*Majority of materials included, supplies available at Art Central!

Email Spencer to Enroll
spencerpoulter@yahoo.com

Class Fee:
$30 per pair! (child and favorite person)

Ages: 5-11

Class limited to 10 students

Share this class with your favorite family members – Mom? Dad? Grandma, or Grandpa? In this class, we will use Posca Paint Pens to decorate frames. You are encouraged to participate with your child! Bring in a 4×6 picture of your child or family (or maybe the family pet!) and we will create colorful frames to match. These papier-mâché frames make great gifts. Each pair of participants gets 2 frames to decorate.

*Most supplies included, additional items are available at Art Central!

Enroll via @mcrobbinsstudios on Instagram or text:

(209) 347-7295

Class Fee:
$25 per class (cash, check, or Venmo)

Ages: 5+

Class limited to 12 students

-Proceeds support Transitions-Mental Health inspiring hope, growth, recovery, and wellness in our community!
-Join Meagan in an instructed project to create streamers for your room or patio. This house garland can be painted in endless ways. Here I used some white crayon resist, watercolor, and a splash of gold tempera paint.

– Watercolor paper not included, but is available for purchase at Art Central

Email Spencer to Enroll
spencerpoulter@yahoo.com

Class Fee:
$25 for one student – $40 for two

Ages: 5-11

Class limited to 10 students

In this class we will focus on creating shapes and shading images, with a focus on lighting and tone. Students will be using Graphite pencils in this class. They will learn between pencils’ different “hardness” and why that makes a difference. This is a great lesson for beginners!

*Majority of supplies included. Materials available at Art Central!

Email Spencer to Enroll
spencerpoulter@yahoo.com

Class Fee:
$25 for one student – $40 for two

Ages: 5-11

Class limited to 10 students

In this class students will learn the basics of creating a pinch pot using air-dry clay. Students will learn about different types of clay. This clay will not require firing in a kiln so students will be able to take their projects home that same day to air dry.

This is an especially good class for young students with no previous experience. 

Series starts August 1st!

Email Spencer to Enroll
spencerpoulter@yahoo.com

Class Fee:

$30 per student or $75 for 3 classes 

Ages: 16-100

Class limited to 10 students

This is the perfect class for those wanting to try oil painting for the first time. We will discuss color theory, layering paint, and how to use various mediums. Each student will create a dynamic landscape image with use of a reference image. This will be a reoccurring weekly class on Mondays. 

*Majority of materials included. Students will need to purchase a 16×20 Canvas, available at Art Central

Series starts August 1st!

Email Spencer to Enroll
spencerpoulter@yahoo.com

Class Fee:

$30 per student or $75 for 3 classes 

Ages: 16-100

Class limited to 10 students

This class will be for students who may have tried oil painting in the past but are looking to advance their skill levels. Each student will receive individual attention and be able to choose their painting subject. Color theory and proportion study will be a focus in the class. Students will need to bring in a color reference photo. Feel free to bring multiple images to choose from. This will be a reoccurring class on Mondays starting August 1st. 

Majority of supplies included. Supplies available at Art Central! 

Email Spencer to Enroll
spencerpoulter@yahoo.com

Class Fee:

$25 for one student- $40 for two

Ages: 5-11

Class limited to 10 students

This class will demonstrate layering colors using watercolor paints. This is a wonderful class for particularly creative students as it encourages individuality. Students will paint planets using various colors and learn different brush techniques to create the stars! Great for all skill levels. Enthusiasm required!

*Majority of supplies included, materials available at Art Central!

Email Spencer to Enroll
spencerpoulter@yahoo.com

Class Fee:

$25 for one student- $40 for two

Ages: 5-11

Class limited to 10 students

In this class we will focus on creating shapes and shading images, with a focus on lighting and tone. Students will be using Graphite pencils in this class. They will learn about various pencils’ “hardness” and why that makes a difference. This is a great lesson for beginners!

*Majority of supplies included. Materials available at Art Central!

Email Spencer to Enroll
spencerpoulter@yahoo.com

Class Fee:

$25 for one child- $40 for two

Ages: 5-11

Class limited to 10 students

In this class we will focus on creating shapes and shading images, with a focus on lighting and tone. Students will be using Graphite pencils in this class. They will learn about various pencils’ “hardness” and why that makes a difference. This is a great lesson for beginners!

*Majority of supplies included. Materials available at Art Central!

Email Spencer to Enroll
spencerpoulter@yahoo.com

Class Fee:

$25 for one student- $40 for two

Ages: 5-11

Class limited to 10 students

In this one hour class students will learn how to create a beautiful sunflower using acrylic paints! We will go over the basics of color mixing so it is a great class for young students just being introduced to the color wheel! All skill levels welcome!

*Majority of materials included. Supplies available at Art Central! 

Email Spencer to Enroll
spencerpoulter@yahoo.com

Class Fee:

$30 per pair! (child and favorite person)

Ages: 5-11

Class limited to 10 students

Share this class with your favorite family members – Mom? Dad? Grandma, or Grandpa? In this class, we will use Posca Paint Pens to decorate frames. You are encouraged to participate with your child! Bring in a 4×6 picture of your child or family (or maybe the family pet!) and we will create colorful frames to match. These papier-mâché frames make great gifts. Each pair of participants gets 2 frames to decorate.

ONGOING!

Email Virginia Mack to Enroll:
vbmack@charter.net  

Class Fee:
$35 per class

Limited to 12 spaces

This is a watercolor class designed to let you jump in and try out this engaging medium through experimentation. As we progress, we will experience and develop the basic techniques of watercolor painting and realize the characteristics of the medium.

This class is designed for beginners, as well as those with watercolor experience who wish to expand their knowledge of painting in watercolors.

ONGOING!

Email Virginia Mack to Enroll:
vbmack@charter.net  
Class Fee:
$35 per class
3rd Wednesday session will be held around the county “En Plein Aire”

Limited to 12 spaces

This is a class for those who love imagining ways to further their visual expressions. We are mostly watercolor-based but branch out into other media.

Woodblock Printing

Email Tricia Reichert to Enroll:
Tricia@tricia-reichert.com

Class Fee: $210 for a 6-part workshop series
(some supplies included)

(2 spaces still available – This workshop started June 14th, but you may still sign up!)


2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, 1 – 4:30 pm
June 14th, 28th, Jul 12th, 26th, Aug 9th, 23rd

Limited to 10 spaces
*(Full vaccination and masking will be required)*

NEW WOODBLOCK PRINTING SERIES
-Join The Central Coast Printmakers in exploring the very interesting and varied world of hand-made prints. In this series, you will be learning the process of carving and executing the ancient art of woodblock printing. All ages are welcome and no prior experience is necessary to attend these workshops.
-Some members will also be attending each of these workshops to join in and help you along the way. If you enjoy the workshops and printmaking, we’d like to invite you to become a member of the printmakers.
-Maryanne Nucci and Tricia Reichert are teaching these workshops.

Make sure to mention that you’re taking classes to receive a 15% student discount!


CALL FOR ARTISTS

Art Central – “THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE LOVELY”

OPEN WESTERN EXHIBIT

This exhibit runs from August 5th through October 3rd, 2022

For this open exhibit, we are accepting all mediums! Give us the best of your west! Our region has a rich history of cowboys and grit – We want to see what you think of when you imagine the gold seekers, shantytowns, bucking broncos, golden hills, and chaparral. Find more details in the contract below. If you are interested in participating, please send us an image of your artwork to artcentralslo@yahoo.com by July 15th.

To participate, please download and fill out this artist contract and bring it in with your artwork on Aug 3rd between 10 am-4 pm


Local Workshops, Events, & Calls for Artists

In-person and online classes with Tricia Reichert:

https://www.triciareichert.com/?page_id=227

Art Center Morro Bay – “UNLOCKED”

WHAT: Call to Artists, Unlocked
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
WHEN: August 9, 2022, 10am – 2pm
Information: Contact Patricia Newton, artbypatricianewton@gmail.com

This engaging exhibit will encompass a variety of artistic expression in all styles, ideas and mediums. Members are invited to submit up to (2) wall hung 2D pieces, (10) note cards, (5) portfolio prints, jewelry and (3) sculptures or 3D artworks. Please print entry forms and submit with your artwork on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 from 10am – 2pm.

One might first consider the feelings of being locked-up. This may conjure thoughts of incarceration and confinement. Shackled by pain and fear, bound by personal or family strife, suppressed emotions of anger, sadness, grief or frustration. In other words, what keeps you locked-up?

During this exhibit, artists are asked to emancipate themselves from artistic boundaries and unlock creative freedom! Inspired by the freedom of captivity, this exhibition focuses on the power of dreams, love, forgiveness and the power of letting go! Liberate your artistic boundaries and set your creative spirit free.

Submission information, fees and entry forms are located on the website: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/entry-forms/
Artist may become a member by going to ArtCenterMorroBay.org or artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/register/

SLO Botanical Garden – Fall Art in the Garden

Call for Artists

Apply for a booth at Art in the Garden and the Plant Sale!

Art in the Garden will take place on November 4, 5, and 6, 2022 at the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden. They are currently accepting applications for artist booths for this event.

Local artists will have the opportunity to show and sell their work in the Oak Glen Pavilion and throughout the Garden. The Garden’s semi-annual Plant Sale takes place on this weekend as well.


Art Center Morro Bay Demos

The June monthly meeting/free demo has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Art Center Morro Bay – Piñata Ink Demo with Spencer Collins

WHEN: July 11, 3-5pm

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442

COST: FREE

Art Center Morro Bay is happy to present an art demonstration provided by one of our favorite art supply stores, Art Central. 

During this interactive art demonstration, Spencer Collins will show you how to use Piñata Colors. You’ll get to use vivid alcohol inks on Yupo® and Posca Markers to add extra flair! Piñata Colors clean up with alcohol and re-wet themselves, allowing for unique effects and techniques not easily achieved with water-based inks. 

This general meeting and free art demonstration is open to the public.


Art Center Morro Bay offering art camp for kids – A-Town Daily News – Atascadero News Leader (atowndailynews.com)


Want to be featured in our next Virtual Gallery?

Send images of your artwork to artcentralslo@yahoo.com with the subject “Virtual Gallery”. Please attach your image as a jpeg. Include your name, along with the title, medium & size of the artwork. And although not required, we’d love a few words about your artwork or inspiring thoughts for our viewers! Works can be finished, unfinished, or simply artistic experiments! Once there are enough submissions, we’ll update the gallery.


HAPPY ART-MAKING!!

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