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We are delighted to announce our new exhibit

“Back in the Studio”

This exhibit features the talented artists of SLO High School

March 4th thru March 28th

The impact of the pandemic had a deep and lasting effect on young students’ lives. Arts education has always helped students connect to their creativity, sense of identity, and expression of their voice. In this ever-changing time of recovery and expansion after COVID, arts education is more critical than ever. During the month of March, come and see the beautiful works of art created by the students of San Luis Obispo High School. The wide-ranging selection of works reflects the unique perspectives of our next generation through the powerful outlet of art. The exhibit will feature a variety of student work in many mediums, including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, and sculpture.

and… Your last chance to view the colorful photography in our current exhibit
“SLO City Scapes”
Featuring local photographer Bill Rumbler

This exhibit ends February 28th

Tomorrow – Saturday, February 26th, is your
LAST DAY to shop our donated art supplies in our
5th annual Scholarship Fundraiser Garage Sale!

ATTENTION PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS – on Monday February 28th starting at 10am, we invite you to come and take any unsold donated art supplies for your classroom –


We will then invite ANYBODY to come and take any leftover supplies between 2pm-5pm


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Want your artwork to be featured?
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


~pay by Venmo or cash 
~ages 10+ and all skill levels 

~Limited to 12 spaces. 
~Email Rachel to sign up:

Intuitive Painting with Acrylics:
with Rachel Corvese


Thursdays 1-4pm, beginning March 10th

$30/ class –  $100/ 4 class pack

This is an explorative 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 paint with chaos, find patterns in our mark-making, and explore our creativity as we slowly recognize images in our creations. You can leave your piece abstract, or fine-tune an image that emerges with layers of acrylic paint. If you end up with an underpainting that leads to a meaningful project, you may finish at home or bring your pieces back and work on the same piece over multiple sessions. 
~Required supplies: canvas or gesso board and your favorite big and small brushes. 
~I 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. 

~pay by venmo or cash. 
~ages 16+
~Limited to 12 spaces. 
~Email Rachel to sign up:

Figure Drawing (clothed):
With Rachel Corvese 


Fridays 11am -1pm, beginning March 11th

$15/ class  –  $50/ 4 class pack

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 grace us with poses lasting 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 for those longer poses. 

~Sketch paper and pens can be supplied for those who don’t have any. 

– Monthly PRINTMAKING WORKSHOPS at Art Central –

The Central Coast Printmakers will be holding a new series of printmaking workshops focusing on linocuts (moving on to reduction linocuts and multiple plate linocuts).

*(Full vaccination and masking will be required )*.

Maryanne Nucci and Tricia Reichert will be teaching these workshops.

CCP would like to introduce more people to the very interesting and varied world of hand-made prints. All ages are welcome and no prior
experience is necessary to attend these workshops.

Some of our 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 and join in with us as we learn and share with each other in our various studios throughout the year.

(High School and College students will receive a discount if they show student ID).

Monthly on (usually) the second Tuesday, 1–4pm

March 8th, April 12th, May 10th and June 14th

Fee: $50 per class (some supplies will be provided and the rest can be purchased on-site).
There will be 10 places available in each class.

*To register (or to be included on the interest list) for these workshops, please contact Tricia* at

– Weekly WATERCOLOR WORKSHOPS at Art Central –



Wednesdays 1:30-3:30, $35/session.

(No class on February 23rd because of our fundraiser event)

To enroll please contact Virginia Mack:   

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.




First and second Wednesdays of every month, 10:30am- 12:30pm, at Art Central, 3rd Wednesdays around the county
To enroll, please contact

Virginia Mack:   

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. We discuss all elements but mostly color and its interactions, and we explore composition, intention, and process.

Attention Teachers!

We are scheduling more demos and workshops! Please start thinking about demos and workshops you’d like to teach at Art Central!

In the hope that Omicron will slow down and slink away, we’d like to begin organizing workshops and classes again. With everything still up in the air we don’t expect you to commit 100%, but let’s start talking! Let us know your thoughts.

We can always cancel classes if covid still remains a safety hazard, but we would like to start booking more classes for March and April!


We know a lot of you were waiting on our shipment of clay… well it FINALLY came in!

Cone 5 AND cone 10 Clays

first come, first serve!

Create a piece of ‘animalistic human’ art at Morro Bay Art Center

animal art

Live animal models provided by Happy Hen Animal Sanctuary, Pacific Wildlife Care, caring owners

Thursday, March 3,10,17, and 24, from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m
at Art Center Morro Bay, located at 835 Main Street in Morro Bay, in the art studio/classroom.

The class fee for two sessions is $100, four sessions for $190, or four sessions online zoom streaming for $80.

– Create an artwork mirroring your psyche through animal form with a guided Jungian approach at an upcoming workshop at Art Center Morro Bay. Each session will include guided focus and silent self-inquiry, anatomy observation, animal symbolism, making collage, notes, sketches, and the creation of the final artwork. You will complete a surreal fusion of your inner self-image with an animal archetype through a live animal model, which will be present at the studio.

Attendees will use different art mediums, techniques, and collage according to their skills. Experience how to remove obstacles and self-judgment, focus on process, and let the art happen. Live animal models are provided in partnership with Happy Hen Animal Sanctuary, Pacific Wildlife Care, and caring owners.

Lead by Barbara Sitar, a visual artist, art curator and 2021 Art Center Morro Bay gallery director. Her sculptures, oil paintIngs, encaustIcs and ceramics explore intuition and creatIve states beyond conventIon. Her art therapy and mentoring work included terminal patients, Roma minorities, young adults and a wide range of artists in Europe and USA. She is currently involved in environmental art and interested in the neuroscience of creative process. This workshop is appropriate for adults of all levels. All art materials and supplies included.

Attendees must wear a mask indoors and show proof of COVID-19 vaccination during the first day of class.

For more information call (805) 772-2504 or visit