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Town is bustling with new students finally able to meander around campus and learn in person. Please welcome these bright young people to our community! We encourage all ages to participate in our virtual gallery – Please share your work with us – the more, the merrier!

Please enjoy this week’s VIRTUAL GALLERY!

“Portrait of a lady on fire” by Rachael Wahl
18’ x 18’ Oil on Wood Panel
“The Lindwurm’s Treasure” by Rachael Wahl
24’ x 48’ Oil on Canvas
“Time Passages” by Susan Kounanis
Oil on linen panel 
 “El Rey” by Steve Andrews
Acrylic on Refrigerator Door
33″ x  21″ x 2″
“An absolute blast, such fun, using
color and shapes.  Also this found object
gave inspiration to create and not be
with limits, ‘Enjoy'” – Steve

Call For Artists – Art Central’s Virtual Gallery

Send in your latest creations and artwork to be featured in our Virtual Gallery!
Please email us your artwork to so we can continue to encourage, support, and inspire our local art community. In your email, please attach your image, name, title, medium, size along with any inspiring words for our blog followers!


Help us celebrate this year’s INKTOBER!

What is the Inktober challenge?

Inktober is a worldwide event that artists have always participated in. In October, following recommended prompts, every piece of artwork would be done in ink. … Inktober was created during October 2009 as a “challenge to improve his [Jake Parker the challenge originator’s] inking skills and develop positive drawing habits.”

Stay tuned for your daily prompts for ink drawings all month long starting October 1st!

ArtStation - Gold leaf and ink serie, Nogi San

Spice up your ink drawings with gold leafing!

We have everything you need to get started for gold leafing and silver leafing just ask us for help when you come in and we will get you set up with the right products to take your artwork to the next level!

Old World Art Gold Leafing Kit -

Do you have any used art equipment or supplies you would like to sell and clear out of your studio? We will be hosting another Virtual Garage Sale, email us at by September 27th to be included in our VIRTUAL GARAGE SALE LIVE ON OCTOBER 1ST

Include in your email:

Best way for others to contact you – phone, text or email

A (fairly) detailed description of what you are selling


one picture (JPEG) of each item. 

Art Central will only post offerings for art supplies. We will not assist in facilitating any purchases, nor will we take a commission on sales.  Please understand that we cannot be held liable for any “garage sale” transactions!

Thank you to everyone who came out to our art reception Saturday September 4th
for our new exhibit “Electric Esoterica” featuring the talented Dresden!

Electric Esoterica - Dresden

If you haven’t come by to check it out yet, stop by during our store hours to see some of Dresden’s electric artwork in person.

Don’t miss out on the limited workshops we are offering!

Hunakai Studio What is the Difference Between Oil Paints and Acrylic Paint?

Spencer Poulter – Color Theory using Oil Paints!

Saturday, September 25th from 12pm-2pm

Have you ever wanted to try oils without having to make a huge investment? This is a perfect class for beginners or those making the switch from acrylics or watercolors to oils. Color mixing is a skill that translates to all art mediums! In this class, students will learn about how to properly mix and match oil colors. Some Materials provided. 

To register: email Spencer at
Ages: 11+
Price: $40 per student – Venmo or cash preferred 
Materials needed: Any Palette Knife, Grey palette paper (12″x16″), 1″ Bristle Brush, 1″ synthetic flat or filbert brush. (paints provided)

Ongoing classes with Virginia Mack on Wednesdays… please e-mail her for specifics!

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Beyond the Basics

10am-12:30pm at Art Central (Not every Wednesday, please check with her for details)

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.

Price: $35/session
To register: contact Virginia Mack:  

Beginning Watercolor: Watercolor without Fear

1:30-3:30 pm at Art Central (Every Wednesday)

This is a watercolor class designed to let you jump in and try out this engaging medium through experimentation. We will push colors around, discover what we can do with the brushes, and enjoy the process.

Your results will let you discover the possibilities that watercolor offers you.

We will work with various subjects and with all subjects, we will explore different approaches. You will find your best approach, along with your favored palette of colors.

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.

Join us!

Price: $35/session
To register: Contact Virginia Mack:

Reminder – Morro Bay Art Center hosts a Figure Drawing Session every Wednesday from 6-9pm
no matter the experience, we highly recommend trying it out, figure drawing can teach you more about life drawing and perspective than any other type of practice. So this is an amazing opportunity to grow in any direction!

For all other LOCAL art events and classes
click HERE to take you to our local art events page!