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Little Pumpkins & Paint: An Art Central Charity Event

Join us here at Art Central, October 28th from 12-3pm for a fun, worthy cause and have your child create a spooky or whimsical design on a pumpkin for Halloween! Students will use paint markers to decorate their pumpkins in this guided lesson taught by local art teacher Spencer Collins!

Proceeds of this event will be donated to CAPSLO. Let’s use art to have fun and give back to our local community!

This will be a great class for all skill levels, open to children ages 6-12. Bring your child in any time between 12-2pm; the estimated time to complete a pumpkin is 45 minutes. Paint Markers and Pumpkins provided. Donation is $15 per pumpkin. Reserve your space and donate HERE!

Artober 2023: Our Official October Art Challenge

Fall is here and October is nigh, join us at Art Central for #artober with our first official daily art challenge!

How it goes:

1) Join in on the daily prompts! Do it everyday, every other day, or even weekly. No pressure to complete the whole month, only creativity & good vibes 🙂

2) Use any medium you want! Stick with your favorite or try something new.

3) Tag us @artcentralslo & use our hashtags to connect with other artists #artober #artcentralslo #acslotober

4) We’ll be featuring our community’s work in our blog & Instagram; make sure to follow us on both!

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: Friday, October 13th, 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: Sunday, October 29th, 12:30-3:30pm

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, October 9th

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

Watercolor Without Fear with Virginia Mack

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When: Tuesdays, 10:30am-12:30pm AND/OR Wednesdays, 1:30pm-3:30pm

Beyond the Basics Watercolor with Virginia Mack

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When: Wednesdays, 10:30am-12:30pm

Ages: 16-100

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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.

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

Come paint a hand thrown pumpkin and get creative together during their family clay sessions! These are not instructor led, but there will be someone on hand in case you have any questions.

The price is per person and there must be at least one participating paying adult for each family time session. They’ll fire and glaze your work within 2 weeks of your session.

Register here!

Art Center Morro Bay is gearing up to showcase a live demo featuring artist and educator Carol Manuputy. The event will take place on Oct. 9, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with Carol’s artistic philosophy firsthand.

The Cambria Center for the Arts invites submissions for a special holiday event. Learn more here!

Let’s keep in touch!

– and remember –

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting, and autumn a mosaic of them all.

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