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A beautiful Seascape by Garrett Matueski
“Sky and Sea 1” by Lia Anisgard
“Tree on the Edge” by Li Anisgard

Here’s how to participate in our next VIRTUAL GALLERY:

Send us images of what you are creating… funny images or quotes, crafts, artwork, custom masks… to include in our next blog. Don’t be shy, send us your works in progress or pieces or crafts you have finished during this COVID time.
Include with image: your name, artwork title, medium, size, and any short messages you would like to share with our art community at this time!

PLEASE don’t reply to this e-mail, images won’t attach! Please EMAIL US HERE


Show off your creations in our annual “Little Treasures” holiday exhibit this December and January!

This well loved annual exhibit is unique in that art must sell for $100 or less for the holiday season. The best gift is a one-of-a-kind piece of art created by one of our local fine artists! Show runs December 3rd through the end of January.

To participate, please fill out this form and drop off with your artwork and entry fee – either Wednesday, November 25th, or Monday, November 30th – between 10am and 4pm.
If you would like us to include your artwork in our advertising, (PLEASE DO!) e-mail us your images with your name, title of your artwork, and medium. ARTIST CONTRACT DOWNLOAD

Contact our local Art Instructors
for more information on Private Classes!

Instructor: Mark Mertens
Subjects and Mediums: Plein air seascape and landscape oil painting and workshop or classroom seascape and landscape using pastels.
Age Group: Adults from beginners to experienced artists. 
Check out more about him here:

Instructor: Tanya-Emma Wiater
Mediums: charcoal, graphite, digital painting and drawing, photoshop, procreate on ipad, oil painting and watercolor.
All examples of her work can be found on her Instagram
Age Group: Willing to teach any age range, adult is preferable.
“I’m 32 and I’m originally from Massachusetts, I graduated from Laguna College of Art and Design in 2017 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts.”

Instructor: Rebecca Walzer 
Subjects and Mediums: A wide variety of lessons, depending on what the families and students want, from postcards to still life paintings. I like to use examples from art history and from around the world, and to draw inspiration from the natural world. I also like to make use of recycled materials when at all possible.  One of my favorite lessons is making flags inspired by Tibetan prayer flags from old white cotton sheets, permanent markers and colored markers. Depending on the availability of supplies and the age of the students, we can also work with oil pastels, printmaking, collage, papermaking and painting with watercolors.  Embroidery is also an option if any are interested in expressing themselves with thread!
Age Group: Children of all ages! Interested in working with students, or groups of students, at home following social distancing guidelines: either outdoors or with masks and spaced out, but open to suggestions!
“I’ve lived on the central coast for almost thirty years, and I raised my three daughters here.  When not doing art I spend my time in my garden, exploring the dunes, backpacking in Big Sur, making elaborate meals with my eldest daughter and playing make believe with my granddaughter.
Before things closed in the spring I was teaching art in the public schools through Children’s Creative Project, which I’ve been doing for twelve years.  I’ve had the opportunity to teach a wide variety of student populations, preschool through adult;  regular ed, deaf and hard of hearing, medically fragile, autistic, emotionally disturbed and migrant education students.”


We will be releasing new ART CENTRAL INTRO ART KITS soon!

Stay tuned for details on these great holiday kits!



There will be a two part (am and pm) Pastel Workshop on December 5th.
The next weekly session of Pastel Classes starts on January 1st.
Go to and select Live Sessions, scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the class listings.

You can also find a free Beginning Pastel (Dunes) lesson on YouTube at Tricia Reichert Studio.


Every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday starting at 6:55pm (pst) Jason holds the Mayr Studio Sketch Club LIVE on Mayr Studio Facebook page.  It gets going at 7pm and runs about 20 minutes. Sundays we work on 4 five minute sketches, Tuesdays we work on 2 ten minute sketches and Thursdays we work on 1 twenty minute sketch.

For those that don’t have Facebook we do rebroadcast onto our YouTube channel MayrStudio.

Grab your pencils and paper and come join us. It’s fun for all levels, no pressure just old fashioned sketching fun for the whole family.

R&F Core Instructors Jeff HirstLisa Pressman, and Susan Stover, along with artists Paula Roland and Helen Dannelly have taught and exhibited together, as well as collaborated to teach workshops. This year, in a direct response to student requests to stay connected and go deeper with content, they banded together to create Catalyst Art Lab, an online space to gather and learn. There you will find live and recorded class offerings in multiple mediums, as well as a robust and engaging artist community. Membership options allow students access to weekly live Zoom “office hours,” as well as critique sessions to help you stay connected and motivated while learning about materials and processes.

Enrollment is now open and new members will be accepted until Friday, November 20. To read our blog post with more information, visit R&F’s blog Unique Color. To learn about membership, check out Catalyst Art Lab.  

Check out SLO County Arts Council’s latest newsletter HERE


  • Ellen Jewett says:

    Hi you guys, Wonderful stuff, hugs Ellen

    Sent from my iPad


  • Holly Smirl says:

    I wrote a book during CoVID about a yearlong backpacking trip around the world. It includes 800+ photos and illustrations. Holly Smirl