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with Rachel Corvese
Inspiration, presentation, and conversation: What is Visionary Art? 

Saturday, April 23rd at 1 pm

Then… if you can, stay for her Acrylic workshop from 2-4pm, for only $25!

Save your spot today (for demo and/or workshop) by contacting Rachel Corvese at

In this Demo, we’ll talk about big names in visionary art, where they came from, how they got here, and how we can tap into the inspiration that they thrive off of. 

Participants of the demo are encouraged to bring a donation of canned/dry food for a food drive. 

Stay afterward to participate in a magical acrylic painting journey! For $25, you’ll be guided through a small painting, and leave with insight on how to navigate your own bigger and brighter projects. Purchase a canvas from Art Central or bring your own; all brushes and paints will be provided!

Thank you to everyone for supporting our exhibit
“SLOPE Honors Pristine Coastal Visions”

We enjoyed an amazing Artist reception this past Saturday! If you missed it, we encourage you to come and take a look at this exhibit – thru May 30th!

A portion of all painting sales will benefit the proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary in moving from the nomination phase to being designated as a National Marine Sanctuary. SLOPE has chosen to contribute toward this process because of the many benefits to our central coast area in their goal to protect our beautiful coast. This will be accomplished through better water quality, protection of wildlife and sustainable fishing, prevention of oil spills through a ban on oil leasing and development and protection of indigenous sites. Benefiting from the time-tested indigenous knowledge of coastal areas, a sustainable future for our coast will be insured. Visit to learn more.

SLOPE is a group of professional artists working with local and national organizations to create artworks depicting the beauty and uniqueness of California’s Central Coast. Their art is used to draw public attention for the purpose of raising awareness and generating funds for preserving local lands for open space, wildlife, and ecologically respectful recreation, ranching, and farming.

Students Making a Difference

A big shoutout of support and congratulations to Bella Rinaldi and friends of CalPoly for their successful fundraiser for those affected by the current situation in Ukraine.
We are proud to have been able to support their efforts in bringing awareness and raising $1700 in donations to aid in relief. Well done, ladies!

We are still hosting our Virtual Gallery Exhibits here on our blog

– we have received a few entries this week but we are waiting on more entries to post our next Virtual Gallery –

Here’s how you can participate:

Send images of your artwork to 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!

Workshops at Art Central


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Want to better understand every body? Come draw with Rachel and work on style, proportions, and loosening the fixed perspectives we have on art and ourselves. A live, clothed model will pose from 1-20 minutes over a 2 hour period. Bring your mark-making tools, sketchbooks and your friends!  Veteran figure drawer? Pick up some toned paper and white conte or charcoal from Art Central.

Email Rachel to Enroll

Class Fee:
$15 per class, or $50 for 4 classes (Cash or Venmo)

Ages 16+

Class limited to 12 students

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This is an explorative acrylic painting workshop, meant to expose the ideas in your mind, and express them on canvas. Artists of any skill level are welcome to join. We will find patterns in our mark-making, and explore our creativity as we slowly recognize images in our creations.
Required supplies: canvas or gesso board and your favorite big and small brushes. 
-Rachel will supply primary colors and black/ white. If you have a favorite color you’d like to paint with, please do! All other supplies can be purchased from Art Central. 

Email Rachel to Enroll

Class Fee:
$30 per class, or $100 for 4 classes (Cash or Venmo)

Ages: 10+

Class limited to 12 students

There are still a few more sessions of the Lino Cut Printmaking Workshop with The Central Coast Printmakers!

If you enjoyed their workshops be sure to sign up for
their next series starting June 14th for Woodblock Printing!

-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 will be teaching these workshops.

Email Tricia Reichert to Enroll:

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

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 )*

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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 and for those with watercolor experience who wish to expand their knowledge of painting in watercolors.

Email Virginia Mack to Enroll:  

Class Fee:
$35 per class

Limited to 12 spaces

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Due to unforeseen circumstances, Expressive Collage and The Art of Drawing with Chantelle Goldthwaite have been cancelled.

Other local workshop opportunities

Upcoming Workshop with Jason Mayr:

When:  Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 29th, 30th & May 1st, 9 am – 2 pm in Atascadero.

Sign up now to reserve your spot before the class is full. $175 for this 3-day workshop.

All levels and sketching mediums are welcome.  No paints please.

Contact: Cindy Mayr Phone: 805-471-7090

Website direct link:

In-person and online classes with Tricia Reichert: