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Calligraphy & Its History with Cheryl Barton

While learning calligraphic practices of several letterforms, this class will also look at the compelling history and evolution of the scripts we use today. Over four consecutive Fridays (starting Oct. 27th) you’ll learn calligraphic basics, the classic Uncial script used in SLO, the use of Versals in medieval manuscripts, and have a chance to design your own cards!

Craftmakers includes a variety of artists who work in fiber, clay, glass, metal, paper, and found objects. First formed in the mid-70s, the group exhibited work at the San Luis Art Center (now SLOMA), held meetings and classes, and offered studio visits. Craftmakers is now a member of the Central Coast Artists Collective, striving to enliven the art scene with imaginative pieces created with originality and skill.

Participating artists: Carolyn Chambers, Charlotte Daigle, Linda Elder, Kate Froman, Gina Gilbert, Gini Griffin, Sharon Harris, Barry Lundgren, M’Lou Mayo, Lauren Rayburn, Beryl Reichenberg, Maureen Wellard, Keasha Willingham

Art After Dark, a self-guided art walks hosted by SLO County Arts on the First Friday of each month countywide, gives the community an opportunity to experience visual, literary, and performing art in galleries and other venues every month.

Lil Pupkins & 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 IN ADVANCE 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 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 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.

Vicki Hoffman will be doing a presentation on the symbolism and use of color. Bring a friend and any questions you might have!

October 14th at 2:30pm at Atascadero Library Polin Room – upstairs

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

Check out the Central Coast Artists Collective newsletter for more events!

Let’s keep in touch!

– and remember –

What joy there is in hearing yourself think and to make that thinking into ink.

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