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ATCs are SO Much Fun!

Artist trading cards (ATCs) are 2.5 by 3.5 mm in size, the same format as modern trading cards (hockey cards or baseball cards). They are self-made unique works or small series, signed and dated on the reverse by the artist/producer, exchanged, and collected by the people who participate in the collaboration. There are many websites and forums with ATC swapping going on; is a very friendly site for artists and crafters of all abilities and experience levels. Or trade them with local artists around town.

Here are some of the reasons that you may want to try making your own!

Check out the cards some of our staff have been enjoying making:

Heavy Duty Stretcher Bars 50% Off!

We won’t be getting more of these (Fredrix brand) stretcher bars so come by and get 50% off of what we have left in stock.

Heavy duty stretcher bars only.

In honor of spring, this show features our community’s various takes on the beautiful flowers and critters that come out to play this season. Huge thanks to everyone who participated. Flutter by and take a look!

Feeling inspired? Join Acrylic Painting with Catherine Lemoine to create your own beautiful flowers & butterflies!


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When: Saturday, April 22nd, 11am-2:30pm & Sunday, April 23rd, 12:30-3:30pm

Ages: All

Upcoming Classes & Workshops

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.

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!

“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!

Next meeting (Figure) is Monday, April 17th, 5-7pm

Starting May 1st, the group will be switching to second and fourth Mondays 5-7pm.

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 email Chantelle at

Sculpey World with Zoe Williamson

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When: Saturday, May 13th, 10:30am-12pm

Ages: 6+

Printmaking for Kids with Cheryl Barton & Maryanne Nucci

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When: Saturday, May 13th, 1:30-4:30pm

Ages: 8-12

Mommy & Me Paper Mache Frames with Spencer Collins

Spend quality time as a family on Mother’s Day and decorate adorable frames!

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When: Sunday, May 14th, 11am-12pm

Ages: 5-11

Watercolor Without Fear with Virginia Mack

When: Tuesdays, 10:30am-12:30pm

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When: Wednesdays, 1:30pm-3:30pm


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Beyond the Basics Watercolor with Virginia Mack

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When: Wednesdays, 10:30am-12:30pm

Ages: 16-100

Intro to Oil Painting with Spencer Collins

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When: Thursdays, 10:15am-1:15pm

Ages: 16+

Beginning Drawing for Kids with Spencer Collins

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When: Thursdays, 3:30pm-4:45pm

Ages: 8-13

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“Coastal Perspectives” – Call for Artists – Cambria Center for the Arts

Submit your work to Cambria Center for the Arts for an upcoming juried photography show! This show will include work that captures artists’ unique perspectives of the Central California region. 

The submission window is April 17th through 21st; notification of acceptance will be made on April 25 through 26.  Accepted works will be on display from May 5 until July 2, with an artists’ reception on May 6 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.  Cash prizes will be awarded.

“Great Plein-Art Painting Experience” with Laurel Sherrie – Workshop

Come on out, enjoy the beauty of the Camatta, a 32,000 acre ranch near Hwy 58, east of Santa Margarita, CA. Laurel will teach the “Great Plein-Air Painting Experience”, class on site at the incredible Camatta Ranch, April 29 1-4pm.

This class is for everyone, beginners to advanced. Join in the fun and take home a painting you have created. Limited to 13 students. Information on the whole weekend of “Capturing Art at the Camatta” can be found here.

“Our Central Coast” – Call for Artists – Studios in the Park

Morro Bay Art Association will be teaming up with Paso Robles Art Association, Cambria for the Arts and Atascadero Art Association for an exciting summer exhibit hosted by Studios on the Park!

Deadline for submissions is May 1st

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“The Power of Red” – Exhibit – Art Center Morro Bay

There is no denying the power of red. The color symbolizes an undeniable sense of extremes: strength, passion, heat, luck, wealth and confidence.

Each artist in this show was asked, “In a single word, what does the use of red represent in your artistic creation? Anger? Joy? Foreboding? Realism? Love? Danger?”

This exhibit will be on display until May 15th

Fused Glass Class – Le Brane Design

Join instructor, mixed-media & glass artist Larry Le Brane for Art Workshops in a dedicated glass studio in Los Osos-Baywood Park, CA. Try Beginning Fused Glass, or his weekly Fused Glass Labs to make glass projects independently. Larry’s classes have been popular with new art students & Central Coast professional artists & for almost 20 years. Enjoy private classes with friends & family, too.

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Oil Painting Workshops with Libby Tolley

Join Libby Tolley for her 2023 studio and plein air oil painting workshops! She’s offering a Plein Air Essentials workshop for studio artists wanting to learn to work on location, and artists that have not worked with her before.

Other workshops available as well, click here for more info!

Let’s keep in touch!

– and remember –

If art doesn’t make us better, then what on earth is it for?