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New classes and workshops around the town (or county…!)

By March 14, 2012March 19th, 2012No Comments


Learn How to Photograph Your Art with professional photographer Deborah Denker. In the first hour, Deborah shows you the professional approach to photographing all artistic media (paintings, glass, ceramic, fiber, & more). The second hour, Deborah demonstrates how to use your own digital “point-and-click” without a professional lighting kit or studio. March 19 4:30pm only $10 for ARTS Obispo Members call (805) 544-9251 to sign up now!

Oil Painting with Jason Mayr. Ongoing classes meet each Monday from 9:00am – 12:00pm $25 per session. Open to the public. Art Center Morro Bay welcomes members and non-members of all skill levels into our classes. Please call Art Center Morro Bay at 805-772-2504 or email your instructor to register. For more information or to register e-mail Jason at

Make art in 2012 with local artist & instructor, Larry Le Brane:   New Beginning Fused Glass Class: 3 Saturdays March 10-24 1-4 pm. $120/3 weeks (3-5 projects.) Request Workshop Flyer at 805.528.8791 or Limited enrollment, save space now for fun, fun, fun!!

Abstract, mixed media collage. Two Day Workshop With Lynn Kishiyama Date:  Thursday & Friday, March 22 & 23, 2012 OR  Saturday & Sunday, March 24 & 25, 2012  Time: 10 am to 4:30 p.m. Cost: $195 Includes materials & lunch & handouts Where:  Lynn’s Ranch Studio  6055 Vista del Paso Way, Paso Robles CA  93446 Contact: Studio:   805-423-2500. In this two day workshop you will explore color theory, compo¬sition, and texture.  Use these elements as a foundation for planning and creating your dynamic collage. You will experi¬ment with different materials, mediums and techniques and use them to expand your creative expression to achieve the ef¬fect you desire. Your creativity and passion will be rewarded when you complete an original ready-to-frame collage during this action packed and fun workshop. Sign up with a friend and you both deduct $15 from your workshop fee.

Weekend Workshop with Ken Christensen March 24, 25, 2012:      Ken Christensen is offering a special weekend workshop for oil painting. Ken will share his wonderful technique for on-site painting. Participants will work at two of Ken’s favorite sites in the Morro Bay, Los Osos area. Each day Ken will paint a demo and then coach participants as they paint their own works. The Saturday session will begin at 10:30 to noon with an opening talk in Ken’s studio. After a lunch break, work will continue on-site from 1:30 to 5:30. The Sunday session will also be from 1:30 to 5:30.  Tuition is $190. A list of suggested materials and possible accommodations for out of town students will be supplied upon registration. A small deposit is required.  Call Ken at 805 528 1498, or by email at You can see Ken’s work and learn more about him at

Oil Painting Workshop with Ken Christensen June 19-22, 2012:     Join Ken Christensen for a stimulating and fun four day plein air workshop. Each day Ken will paint a demo while explaining his bold and colorful technique, and then participants will paint their own interpretations of the beautiful landscapes chosen. Artists will work in four different locations in the Morro Bay, Los Osos area with a variety of subjects from seascapes to mountains. The first day of the workshop will begin with an opening talk in Ken’s studio from 10:30 to noon. Then, the painting sessions will be from 1:30 to 5:30 each day.   A list of suggested materials and possible lodging for out of town students will be made available upon registration. Class size is limited so early registration is encouraged. Tuition is $380 for the four days. A small deposit is required. Contact Ken at or calling (805) 528 1498. See Ken’s work at

Seeking volunteer artist from the central coast area to assist our seniors here at The Villages of Garden Creek the assisted living for our beauties! We would like to have a short 45-60 minute art class once a month or every other week depending on your schedule. Please if your interested contact :  Gabrielle Villegas /  Life Enrichment Assistant / The Villages of San Luis Obispo / 73 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo CA 93405      Phone: (805) 543-2311

Dave’s Art Farm in Arroyo Grande:    Painting Classes for All Levels:   Mar. 14-16 & 19-21:   “The Artist Workshop” /  April 23 – 27:    Painting Head, Hands, and Feet  /  May 18 – 20:   Painting & Drawing Objects in Dimension  /  July 9 – 13:      Figure and Portrait Painting  /  Sept. 3 – 7:      Landscapes with Greg LaRock  /  For details, go to:  or email:

The 2012 Paso Robles Festival of the Arts is proud to present two exciting 2-day painting workshops by award-winning artists Ray Roberts & Peggi Kroll-Roberts.  Get into the spirit of Central California’s premier art festival with instruction from these master painters! Sign up for both workshops by April 1st and receive a $50 discount. Space is limited to 12 students so don’t delay! This is a rare opportunity to learn from the very best!  Ray Roberts:  Back to the Basics Plein Air & Studio Workshop – Tues, 5/22 – Wed, 5/23, 9 am – 4 pm.   Peggi Kroll-Roberts:  Costumed Figure Painting & Still Life Workshop – Thurs, 5/24 – Fri, 5/25, 9 am – 4 pm.   For more info, e-mail

Bill Eckert is offering a new class! “Getting to Know Color”.    4 hour class, all materials supplied. Limited space available. Also, in April, his very popular “Getting to Know Acrylics” class will also be available. Check here for info on his upcoming classes and registration: