Workshops & Events

Welcome to our Workshops & Events Calendar!

We have a large offering of workshops this season! From Recurring Workshops to Adult Workshops, Youth Workshops and Family Workshops.

Simply click on an event to bring up the Event information. Then click ‘See more details‘ . This will open a new window where you can add the event to your own Google Calendar!

December 2022

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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2
3
  • Reception for Little Treasures
4
5
  • SlowDrawz (Figure & Still life)
6
7
  • Virginia Mack - Beginning Watercolor
8
  • Introduction to Oil Painting
  • Art Exploration for Kids
  • Beginning Drawing For Kids
9
10
11
  • Paint your Pet with Karyn Blaney
12
  • SlowDrawz (Figure & Still life)
13
14
  • Virginia Mack - Beginning Watercolor
15
  • Introduction to Oil Painting
  • Art Exploration for Kids
  • Beginning Drawing For Kids
16
17
18
19
  • SlowDrawz (Figure & Still life)
20
21
  • Virginia Mack - Watercolor workshop (intermediate - advanced)
  • Virginia Mack - Beginning Watercolor
22
  • Introduction to Oil Painting
  • Art Exploration for Kids
  • Beginning Drawing For Kids
23
24
  • Christmas Eve! CLOSE at 2pm
25
26
27
28
  • Virginia Mack - Watercolor workshop (intermediate - advanced)
  • Virginia Mack - Beginning Watercolor
29
  • Introduction to Oil Painting
  • Art Exploration for Kids
  • Beginning Drawing For Kids
30
31

Recurring Workshops

Adult Workshops

Youth Workshops

Family Workshops

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If you’re interested in teaching a class at Art Central, please download and fill out the PDF form. Send your completed forms to events.artcentralslo@gmail.com

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December 7, 2022
  • Virginia Mack - Beginning Watercolor

    December 7, 2022  1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Beginning Watercolor: Watercolor without Fear. Wednesdays 1:30-3:30, $35/session.
    To enroll please contact Virginia Mack: vbmack@charter.net   

    WATERCOLOR WITHOUT FEAR

    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!

    VIRGINIA MACK

    See more details

December 8, 2022
  • Introduction to Oil Painting

    December 8, 2022  10:15 am - 1:15 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Intro to Oil Painting with Spencer Collins 

    3 hour class, for ages 16-100

    This is the perfect class for those wanting to try oil painting for the first time. We discuss color theory, layering paint, and how to use various mediums. 
    Each student will create a dynamic landscape image with use of a reference image. This will be a recurring weekly class on Thursday. 

    To sign-up contact Spencer at spencerpoulter@yahoo.com 

    $30 per class or $100 for four classes. 

    *Majority of materials included. Additional supplies available at Art Central! 
        Students will need to purchase a 16x20 Canvas.

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  • Art Exploration for Kids

    December 8, 2022  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Art Exploration for Kids with Spencer Collins

    1-hour class, Ages 5-11

    In this class series, students learn about drawing and acrylic painting. In each class, students will recreate a famous piece of art from history! 

    Enroll your student in 10 classes for only $180
    Enroll your student in 5 classes for $100
    Enroll in one class for $28
    Refer another student and receive $5 off any class


    Oct 13th: Picasso - Abstract Faces
    Oct 20th: Dali - Melting Clocks
    Oct 27th: Pollock - Splatter Paint 
    Nov 3rd: Van Gogh - Starry Night 
    Nov 10th: Klimt - Tree of Life
    Nov 17th: Mondrian - Line and Color 
    Nov 24th: NO CLASS, HOLIDAY 
    Dec 1st: Matisse - Colorful Plants
    Dec 8th: Haring - Fun Figures with Posca Paint Pens
    Dec 15th: Kandinsky - Music on Paper 
    Dec 22nd: Seurat - Pointillism Sunflowers 
    Dec 29th: Klee - Geometric Shapes 

    To sign-up contact Spencer at spencerpoulter@yahoo.com 

    $28 per session. 11-week course. Weekly on Thursdays 2-3 pm (Excluding November 24th, Thanksgiving)

    *Majority of materials included, additional supplies available at Art Central

    See more details

  • Beginning Drawing For Kids

    December 8, 2022  3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Beginning Drawing For Kids with Spencer Collins

    1.5-hour class, Ages 8-13

    This class is designed to teach young students the important basic building blocks of drawing. Students learn about various drawing techniques and materials such as graphite, charcoal, and paint pens! From the basics of shading a cylinder to drawing animals, we go over all the fundamentals in this ongoing weekly class series. 

    Enroll your student in 10 classes for only $180
    Enroll your student in 5 classes for $100
    Enroll in one class for$28
    Refer a student and receive $5 off any class

    To sign-up contact Spencer at spencerpoulter@yahoo.com 

    $28 per session. 11-week course. Weekly on Thursdays 3:30-5 pm (Excluding November 24th, Thanksgiving)

    *Majority of materials included, additional supplies available at Art Central

    See more details

December 11, 2022
  • Paint your Pet with Karyn Blaney

    December 11, 2022  12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Come Paint Your Pet at Art Central with artist Karyn Blaney of ArtSocial805. Karyn will walk you through the process of painting your very own beloved pet. 

    You will need to purchase a 12x12 or 11x14 canvas when you arrive (ask for your 15% student discount!) 

    Paint, brushes, aprons, instruction and your pet template is provided for you. The cost is $45/per painter. 

    Please email 2-3 headshots of your pet (using good lighting, preferably taken outdoors) to contact@artsocial805.com by December 5th.. ONE pet per photo please. 

    Space limited to 18 guests.  Note: please park on side streets.

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paint-your-pet-at-art-central-in-slo-tickets-460213961347

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December 12, 2022
  • SlowDrawz (Figure & Still life)

    December 12, 2022  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Evening Figure and Still life Series

    Reoccurring class every Monday. This class will switch each week. One week will have a live model, the following week will be a still-life set up (no model).

    This is an open studio style class with no guided instructions. Students are encouraged to bring whatever medium they desire. Community, critique, and positive encouragement are what this class is all about!

    Payment: $20 per session or sign-up for the entire month for $60. On days where there is a figure model we suggest bringing a $3-$5 tip but not required

    See more details

December 14, 2022
  • Virginia Mack - Beginning Watercolor

    December 14, 2022  1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Beginning Watercolor: Watercolor without Fear. Wednesdays 1:30-3:30, $35/session.
    To enroll please contact Virginia Mack: vbmack@charter.net   

    WATERCOLOR WITHOUT FEAR

    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!

    VIRGINIA MACK

    See more details

December 15, 2022
  • Introduction to Oil Painting

    December 15, 2022  10:15 am - 1:15 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Intro to Oil Painting with Spencer Collins 

    3 hour class, for ages 16-100

    This is the perfect class for those wanting to try oil painting for the first time. We discuss color theory, layering paint, and how to use various mediums. 
    Each student will create a dynamic landscape image with use of a reference image. This will be a recurring weekly class on Thursday. 

    To sign-up contact Spencer at spencerpoulter@yahoo.com 

    $30 per class or $100 for four classes. 

    *Majority of materials included. Additional supplies available at Art Central! 
        Students will need to purchase a 16x20 Canvas.

    See more details

  • Art Exploration for Kids

    December 15, 2022  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Art Exploration for Kids with Spencer Collins

    1-hour class, Ages 5-11

    In this class series, students learn about drawing and acrylic painting. In each class, students will recreate a famous piece of art from history! 

    Enroll your student in 10 classes for only $180
    Enroll your student in 5 classes for $100
    Enroll in one class for $28
    Refer another student and receive $5 off any class


    Oct 13th: Picasso - Abstract Faces
    Oct 20th: Dali - Melting Clocks
    Oct 27th: Pollock - Splatter Paint 
    Nov 3rd: Van Gogh - Starry Night 
    Nov 10th: Klimt - Tree of Life
    Nov 17th: Mondrian - Line and Color 
    Nov 24th: NO CLASS, HOLIDAY 
    Dec 1st: Matisse - Colorful Plants
    Dec 8th: Haring - Fun Figures with Posca Paint Pens
    Dec 15th: Kandinsky - Music on Paper 
    Dec 22nd: Seurat - Pointillism Sunflowers 
    Dec 29th: Klee - Geometric Shapes 

    To sign-up contact Spencer at spencerpoulter@yahoo.com 

    $28 per session. 11-week course. Weekly on Thursdays 2-3 pm (Excluding November 24th, Thanksgiving)

    *Majority of materials included, additional supplies available at Art Central

    See more details

  • Beginning Drawing For Kids

    December 15, 2022  3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Beginning Drawing For Kids with Spencer Collins

    1.5-hour class, Ages 8-13

    This class is designed to teach young students the important basic building blocks of drawing. Students learn about various drawing techniques and materials such as graphite, charcoal, and paint pens! From the basics of shading a cylinder to drawing animals, we go over all the fundamentals in this ongoing weekly class series. 

    Enroll your student in 10 classes for only $180
    Enroll your student in 5 classes for $100
    Enroll in one class for$28
    Refer a student and receive $5 off any class

    To sign-up contact Spencer at spencerpoulter@yahoo.com 

    $28 per session. 11-week course. Weekly on Thursdays 3:30-5 pm (Excluding November 24th, Thanksgiving)

    *Majority of materials included, additional supplies available at Art Central

    See more details

December 19, 2022
  • SlowDrawz (Figure & Still life)

    December 19, 2022  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Evening Figure and Still life Series

    Reoccurring class every Monday. This class will switch each week. One week will have a live model, the following week will be a still-life set up (no model).

    This is an open studio style class with no guided instructions. Students are encouraged to bring whatever medium they desire. Community, critique, and positive encouragement are what this class is all about!

    Payment: $20 per session or sign-up for the entire month for $60. On days where there is a figure model we suggest bringing a $3-$5 tip but not required

    See more details

December 21, 2022
  • Virginia Mack - Watercolor workshop (intermediate - advanced)

    December 21, 2022  10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Beyond the Basics:

    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: vbmack@charter.net    

    See more details

  • Virginia Mack - Beginning Watercolor

    December 21, 2022  1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Beginning Watercolor: Watercolor without Fear. Wednesdays 1:30-3:30, $35/session.
    To enroll please contact Virginia Mack: vbmack@charter.net   

    WATERCOLOR WITHOUT FEAR

    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!

    VIRGINIA MACK

    See more details

December 22, 2022
  • Introduction to Oil Painting

    December 22, 2022  10:15 am - 1:15 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Intro to Oil Painting with Spencer Collins 

    3 hour class, for ages 16-100

    This is the perfect class for those wanting to try oil painting for the first time. We discuss color theory, layering paint, and how to use various mediums. 
    Each student will create a dynamic landscape image with use of a reference image. This will be a recurring weekly class on Thursday. 

    To sign-up contact Spencer at spencerpoulter@yahoo.com 

    $30 per class or $100 for four classes. 

    *Majority of materials included. Additional supplies available at Art Central! 
        Students will need to purchase a 16x20 Canvas.

    See more details

  • Art Exploration for Kids

    December 22, 2022  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Art Exploration for Kids with Spencer Collins

    1-hour class, Ages 5-11

    In this class series, students learn about drawing and acrylic painting. In each class, students will recreate a famous piece of art from history! 

    Enroll your student in 10 classes for only $180
    Enroll your student in 5 classes for $100
    Enroll in one class for $28
    Refer another student and receive $5 off any class


    Oct 13th: Picasso - Abstract Faces
    Oct 20th: Dali - Melting Clocks
    Oct 27th: Pollock - Splatter Paint 
    Nov 3rd: Van Gogh - Starry Night 
    Nov 10th: Klimt - Tree of Life
    Nov 17th: Mondrian - Line and Color 
    Nov 24th: NO CLASS, HOLIDAY 
    Dec 1st: Matisse - Colorful Plants
    Dec 8th: Haring - Fun Figures with Posca Paint Pens
    Dec 15th: Kandinsky - Music on Paper 
    Dec 22nd: Seurat - Pointillism Sunflowers 
    Dec 29th: Klee - Geometric Shapes 

    To sign-up contact Spencer at spencerpoulter@yahoo.com 

    $28 per session. 11-week course. Weekly on Thursdays 2-3 pm (Excluding November 24th, Thanksgiving)

    *Majority of materials included, additional supplies available at Art Central

    See more details

  • Beginning Drawing For Kids

    December 22, 2022  3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Beginning Drawing For Kids with Spencer Collins

    1.5-hour class, Ages 8-13

    This class is designed to teach young students the important basic building blocks of drawing. Students learn about various drawing techniques and materials such as graphite, charcoal, and paint pens! From the basics of shading a cylinder to drawing animals, we go over all the fundamentals in this ongoing weekly class series. 

    Enroll your student in 10 classes for only $180
    Enroll your student in 5 classes for $100
    Enroll in one class for$28
    Refer a student and receive $5 off any class

    To sign-up contact Spencer at spencerpoulter@yahoo.com 

    $28 per session. 11-week course. Weekly on Thursdays 3:30-5 pm (Excluding November 24th, Thanksgiving)

    *Majority of materials included, additional supplies available at Art Central

    See more details

December 24, 2022
  • Christmas Eve! CLOSE at 2pm

    December 24, 2022  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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December 25, 2022
December 28, 2022
  • Virginia Mack - Watercolor workshop (intermediate - advanced)

    December 28, 2022  10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Beyond the Basics:

    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: vbmack@charter.net    

    See more details

  • Virginia Mack - Beginning Watercolor

    December 28, 2022  1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Beginning Watercolor: Watercolor without Fear. Wednesdays 1:30-3:30, $35/session.
    To enroll please contact Virginia Mack: vbmack@charter.net   

    WATERCOLOR WITHOUT FEAR

    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!

    VIRGINIA MACK

    See more details

December 29, 2022
  • Introduction to Oil Painting

    December 29, 2022  10:15 am - 1:15 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Intro to Oil Painting with Spencer Collins 

    3 hour class, for ages 16-100

    This is the perfect class for those wanting to try oil painting for the first time. We discuss color theory, layering paint, and how to use various mediums. 
    Each student will create a dynamic landscape image with use of a reference image. This will be a recurring weekly class on Thursday. 

    To sign-up contact Spencer at spencerpoulter@yahoo.com 

    $30 per class or $100 for four classes. 

    *Majority of materials included. Additional supplies available at Art Central! 
        Students will need to purchase a 16x20 Canvas.

    See more details

  • Art Exploration for Kids

    December 29, 2022  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Art Exploration for Kids with Spencer Collins

    1-hour class, Ages 5-11

    In this class series, students learn about drawing and acrylic painting. In each class, students will recreate a famous piece of art from history! 

    Enroll your student in 10 classes for only $180
    Enroll your student in 5 classes for $100
    Enroll in one class for $28
    Refer another student and receive $5 off any class


    Oct 13th: Picasso - Abstract Faces
    Oct 20th: Dali - Melting Clocks
    Oct 27th: Pollock - Splatter Paint 
    Nov 3rd: Van Gogh - Starry Night 
    Nov 10th: Klimt - Tree of Life
    Nov 17th: Mondrian - Line and Color 
    Nov 24th: NO CLASS, HOLIDAY 
    Dec 1st: Matisse - Colorful Plants
    Dec 8th: Haring - Fun Figures with Posca Paint Pens
    Dec 15th: Kandinsky - Music on Paper 
    Dec 22nd: Seurat - Pointillism Sunflowers 
    Dec 29th: Klee - Geometric Shapes 

    To sign-up contact Spencer at spencerpoulter@yahoo.com 

    $28 per session. 11-week course. Weekly on Thursdays 2-3 pm (Excluding November 24th, Thanksgiving)

    *Majority of materials included, additional supplies available at Art Central

    See more details

  • Beginning Drawing For Kids

    December 29, 2022  3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Beginning Drawing For Kids with Spencer Collins

    1.5-hour class, Ages 8-13

    This class is designed to teach young students the important basic building blocks of drawing. Students learn about various drawing techniques and materials such as graphite, charcoal, and paint pens! From the basics of shading a cylinder to drawing animals, we go over all the fundamentals in this ongoing weekly class series. 

    Enroll your student in 10 classes for only $180
    Enroll your student in 5 classes for $100
    Enroll in one class for$28
    Refer a student and receive $5 off any class

    To sign-up contact Spencer at spencerpoulter@yahoo.com 

    $28 per session. 11-week course. Weekly on Thursdays 3:30-5 pm (Excluding November 24th, Thanksgiving)

    *Majority of materials included, additional supplies available at Art Central

    See more details

December 31, 2022
January 1, 2023
January 4, 2023
  • Virginia Mack - Beginning Watercolor

    January 4, 2023  1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Beginning Watercolor: Watercolor without Fear. Wednesdays 1:30-3:30, $35/session.
    To enroll please contact Virginia Mack: vbmack@charter.net   

    WATERCOLOR WITHOUT FEAR

    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!

    VIRGINIA MACK

    See more details

January 6, 2023
  • Painting Hills & Fog with Pastels & an Underpainting Pastel Workshop with Jim Tyler

    January 6, 2023  10:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    In this Art Central workshop, we'll explore several methods for creating underpaintings. Then you'll select your favorite method and we'll proceed to paint this scene of hills and fog. We'll cover all of the basics for applying pastels, and how to layer and blend pastels while showcasing the underpainting. This is an instructor-led class with demonstrations each step of the way. All experience levels welcome.

    When: Friday, January 6th from 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Cost: $85

    What you should bring (supplies available at Art Central):
    - Your pastel set. Limited sets of pastels are available for rent through Art Central
    - Two sheets of 11" x 14" sanded paper, like UArt 400-500 grit, plus some scrap sanded paper. Attach the paper to foam core using artists' tape or clamps. I'll email an example of the sketch for this scene so that everyone can have the drawing done before the workshop starts. Optionally, [Jim Tyler] can provide the pre-sketched paper for $25 and you'll just have to bring the mounting board.
    - A small metal can, like a tuna fish can.
    - Acetone and/or denatured alcohol. [Jim Tyler] will have spare acetone.
    - A cheap paintbrush that's about 1" wide.
    - A rag to wipe your fingers
    - Several packing peanuts or a few paper towels for blending.

    What [Jim Tyler] will provide:
    - A reference photo for each student.
    - Tables, chairs, and table easels.

    To reserve a spot, please enquire about availability and then send a check for $85 to the address below or leave a check with Art Central. PayPal and Venmo are also accepted.

    Jim Tyler
    (805) 748-2220
    jimtylerfineart@gmail.com
    Instagram - @jimtylerfineart
    http://www.JimTylerFineArt.com
    104 Twin Ridge Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

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