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Our next open exhibit is coming up! In this show we’re celebrating the human form and all things figurative. We’d love to see your take!

Drop off is THIS Wednesday, August 30th from 10am-4pm

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Hyperallegic Article by Michael Glover

“Dr. Paul Gachet, the physician, phrenologist, artist, and art collector, was as van Gogh himself once described him in a letter to his brother, a “ready-made friend and something like a new brother”, at the end of the painter’s life. 

They met in the village of Auvers-sur-Oise, where van Gogh lodged in an attic room above the Café de la Mairie for 70 days in 1890, before taking his own life on July 29. The doctor invited him to lunch, and urged van Gogh to resume painting because through his art he would find ways of unburdening himself. He made 74 paintings, together with works on paper, during those 70 days.”

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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.

Grown Up Finger Painting with Paste Paper with Mary Lou Johnson

Unleash your inner child by decorating papers with colored paste with combs, sponges, brushes, and yes, your fingertips!

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When: Saturday, August 26th, 1:30-3:30pm

Ages: All

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When: Thursdays, September 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th, 10:30am-1:30pm

Ages: All

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When: Saturday, September 9th, 1-4:30pm

Ages: All

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When: Saturday, September 16th, 1:30-4:30pm

Ages: All

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When: Saturday, September 23rd, 10:30am-4:30pm

Ages: 16+

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When: Thursdays, Oct 5th – Nov 2nd, 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: 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, August 28th

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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Join the Atascadero Art Association for their August demo featuring Judy Johnson-Williams! She’ll show you how she makes her cut cardboard art.

The demo will be in the Martin Polin room at the Atascadero Library on Saturday, August 26 at 2:30 pm.

“Colors of Conservation” 2023 – Exhibit – SLOPE Painters

The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County and SLOPE announce, “Colors of Conservation”, Summer 2023, an annual exhibit of original landscape paintings of our precious open spaces, historic ranch lands, waterways, and coastal areas.

For details go to their website or call (805) 544-9096. The event will be held in the Milking Parlor at the Octagon Barn Center Friday, August 25, 5-8pm, and Saturday, August 26, 10am-4pm. 

Join this 4-day workshop taught by David Limrite from October 7th-10th.

In this workshop, students will be challenged to look for what could be, instead of seeing what is. If you are looking for a fresh perspective for your creativity, an energy boost for you and your work, or if you are just looking for a different workshop experience, then this workshop is for you.

More info here!

Explore your creativity, learn new skills, and connect with others at the welcoming and inclusive environment that is The Pottery Atascadero! Whether you are a seasoned potter or a beginner, Alecia and her team are here to guide you on your pottery journey.

They have a broad range of classes for those of you beginning, continuing, exploring, kids, adults and everything in between.

Check out their calendar!

Let’s keep in touch!

– and remember –

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”

– Vincent Van Gogh

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