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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.


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.

NEW: Young Adult Class!

Email Spencer to Enroll
spencerpoulter@yahoo.com

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

Ages: 11-16

Class limited to 10 students

Materials Included

More classes with Spencer in July!

This is a perfect class for anyone with a love for drawing who is trying to take their art to the next level. In this class, we will focus on using one-point perspective to make the artwork 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 be making 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 (Mention you are taking a class to receive a 15% student discount!)

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 charcoals and how to properly use erasers depending on the medium.

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 (Mention you are taking a class to receive a 15% student discount!)

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.) Mention that you
re taking a class to receive the student discount!)

Email Ardella to Enroll
ardellajo@yahoo.com

Class Fee:
$40 per class

Ages: 16+

Class limited to 12 students

Next Class with Ardella will be June 21st

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. Let’s find out what they do. We can paint watercolor over gouache, add pastel or charcoal, or even acrylic. We will work small on different surfaces to find out what works best. Bring your favorite media and she will provide some unusual items to try out!

Discovering Italic Calligraphy with Mary Lou Johnson – 3 Spots Left!

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

When: Saturday, June 25th, 12-4 pm

Fee: $35, a Parallel pen, and a $5 material fee

Class Limited to 6 Students

Learn the basics of Italic Script using a Pilot Parallel Pen. (2.4 mm suggested size, available at Art Central) Upper and lower case letters will be reviewed and demonstrated. Italic letters are fun to write and are a great choice for many creative projects. We will explore the versatility of the Pilot Pens featuring a broad edge. Bring your favorite short quotation suitable for lettering a weathergram.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.


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

Make a Mosaic with Joan Fee at Art Center Morro Bay

June 25  10:00 – 12:00pm

You know you want to. Learn how simple, easy and fun it is to create a custom mosaic under the guidance of Joan Martin Fee. Everything is included to complete your project from garden rock to wall art to a cutie cast iron turtle.  Pre-registration required here.

Succulents and Driftwood with Joan Fee at Art Center Morro Bay

June 26  10:00am – 12:00pm

Enjoy a relaxing morning creating with succulents. It’s super easy and super fun!  You have several projects to choose from including lush wreaths or create a beautiful garden hanging using reclaimed wood, driftwood and succulents.  Learn more

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/


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)


Clay for Sale!

Back Bay Pottery has too much B Mix with Speckles WC408 Laguna Clay Cone 5.

Visit Back Bay Pottery for more info!


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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