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Join Spencer on Mondays through Dec. 18th from 3:30-4:30pm for beginning drawing for kids!

This class series is designed to teach students ages 6-12 the important basic building blocks of drawing. Students learn about various drawing techniques and materials such as graphite, charcoal, and paint pens!

Spencer goes over all the fundamentals in this ongoing weekly class series. Students will learn how to draw things from life, including animals, places, and people!

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In this 5 class series you’ll practice a few simple principles that can help you create more compelling paintings. These principles transcend genre and style because they are principles of art. 

Class meets Thursdays, Oct 5th – Nov 2nd (5 classes), 10:30am -1:30pm

You’ll use pen and paper and oil paint to do the exercises. Desire to improve your craft is the only prerequisite! All levels are welcome.

CAL POLY Class Kits are available!

We’ve made back-to-school shopping easy with ready-to-pick-up class kits for select art and architecture classes at Cal Poly!

Available Kits:

ARCH131 (Design & Visual Communication 1.1)

ART101 (Fundamentals of Drawing) Professors Pines & Werner

ART102 (Art & Design Foundation Studies) Professors Werner & Sheffield

ART209 (Beginning Painting)

LA170 (Principles of Design Communication) Professors Liggett & Kletzing.

Art Central’s kits have been updated for FALL 2023 and everything in them has been approved by your Cal Poly professor.

Buy online or walk in & pick one up!

This show is a celebration of the human figure. Stop in at Art Central through October 2nd to see how our local artists explored the human form!

Upcoming Classes & Workshops

For more info on each class, click on the “click here” button for more info about each class, or click on the class title which will take you to our calendar!

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.

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When: THIS Saturday, September 16th, 1:30-4:30pm

Ages: All

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When: Saturday, September 23rd, 10:30am-4:30pm

Ages: 16+

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When: Thursdays, Oct 5th – Nov 2nd, 10:30am-1:30pm

Ages: All

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When: Saturday, October 14th, 12-3pm

Ages: 15+

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When: Sunday, October 22nd, 12:30-3:30pm

*** Ages: 21+***

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When: Fridays, Oct 27th-Nov 17th, 10:30am-12:30pm

Ages: All

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When: Mondays, Sept. 11th – Dec. 18th, 3:30-4:30pm

Ages: 6-12

“Slo Drawz” Drawing & Social Club

Want to improve your drawing skills while also building a community of supportive creatives? Then join the drawing group Slo Drawz!

  Artist: Cody Wood

2nd and 4th Monday of each month, 5-7 pm

Next Session Monday, September 25th

Please join us, sessions are $20 each with a suggested tip for the fabulous models! Advance registration is suggested – maximum of 15 people per session! Please sign up by messaging the Instagram @SloDrawz or at

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Creative Volunteers Needed!

The Elks Lodge in San Luis Obispo puts on a haunted house and carnival every year that’s free and open to the public! This year the theme will be “Lodge” with a reception, ballroom, lounge/bar, and much more. In order to fulfill their vision, the group is looking for artistic volunteers to help with creative direction! 

They’re hoping to find one or more energetic creative individuals who can assist Saturday & Sunday, October 21st & 22nd, and then some evenings on the following days leading up to the event (to be held Friday & Saturday, October 27th & 28th).

For more info please contact Nancy at (805) 543-0322 or 

 North County artist Mandy Weathers is hosting an art show dedicated to aiding women and their children in San Luis Obispo County who are seeking a safe place. The show aims to allocate 75% of net art sales to support women’s shelters within the county.

Stop by Joebella Coffee Roasters in Atascadero to view the collection from now until the end of October.

What motivates us to pick up a paintbrush or visualize a complex idea in a piece of glass? Find out what artists in Art Center Morro Bay‘s exhibit Inspiration have to say!

Showing September 21st through November 6th with a reception on Sunday, September 24th from 2-4pm.

In this hands-on class, Judy Knott will walk you through several gelli plate printing exercises to create beautiful papers that can be used in collages and abstract paintings. Grab a few friends and book into this class if you’re looking for fun things to do in Morro Bay!

Workshop takes place October 7th from 12:30-4:30pm

For more local art news, check out the Central Coast Artists Collective’s newsletter!

Let’s keep in touch!

– and remember –

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.

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