Workshops & Events

Welcome to our Workshops & Events Calendar!

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!

July 2021

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  • Private Glass Workshop - Sheri Klein
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  • Virginia Mack - Plein Aire
  • Virginia Mack - Beginning Watercolor
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  • Virginia Mack - Plein Aire
  • Virginia Mack - Beginning Watercolor
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  • Creative Class with Mae Wilson
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  • Mae Wilson - Inking Comics - for Kids
  • Mae Wilson- Inking Comics for adults
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  • Interpretive Figure Drawing with Jose Lemus

Interested in teaching a class?

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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July 24, 2021
  • Creative Class with Mae Wilson

    July 24, 2021  10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Nonsense Zines: 
    Want to draw or tell stories? Not sure where to start? Nonsense zines and word-bags are a great way to get your creative juices flowing. In this two-hour workshop, you'll create a creative brainstorming kit and use it to write an 8-page minizine. A lot of fun and great for all ages, no drawing experience needed!

    $25 per person
    Materials included
    To register, contact Mae Wilson at inkyfingered@gmail.com

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July 30, 2021
  • Mae Wilson - Inking Comics - for Kids

    July 30, 2021  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    In Inking Comics, we will be using sumi ink to create comics and illustrations in black and white and
    greyscale. Students will learn to use a brush to create illustrations, and create short comics. Students
    of all experience levels are welcome, young artists encouraged!

    $20 per student each session

    To register, contact Mae Wilson:
    inkyfingered@gmail.com (email preferred) or call 805-215-6964

     

    Materials Required:

    -Brushes

    -Dip Pens

    -Ink

     

    Materials Provided:

    -Paper

    -mixing trays

    -water

    -drawing models

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  • Mae Wilson- Inking Comics for adults

    July 30, 2021  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Ages 12+
    A 4-part workshop 

    In Inking Comics, we will be using sumi ink to createcomics and illustrations in black and white and greyscale. Students will learn best practices inbrushwork, create illustrations, study the graphic work of other cartoonists,use a dip pen, and create short comics. Students of all experience levels are welcome.

    $90 for the entire 4-part series

    To register, contact Mae Wilson:
    inkyfingered@gmail.com (email preferred) or call 805-215-6964

     

    Materials Required:

    -Brushes

    -Dip Pens

    -Ink

     

    Materials Provided:

    -Paper

    -mixing trays

    -water

    -drawing models

    See more details

July 31, 2021
  • Interpretive Figure Drawing with Jose Lemus

    July 31, 2021  11:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Join Jose for an interprative figure drawing with live model. "Experience the joy of creativity by making it fun and interesting rather than being pressured for perfection!"

    Must be 18 years or older.

    Please bring: 18x24 smooth Newsprint pad, Black Conte crayon medium, and enthusiasm.
    Newsprint and Conte can be purchased at Art Central!

    Please contact Jose at 805-234-2228 or e-mail him at imdjose344@gmail.com.
    $65 per person, cash payment please.

     

    <img src="https://artcentralslo.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/27626a5371b5de010985c62fe8610247.jpg">

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August 6, 2021
  • Mae Wilson - Inking Comics - for Kids

    August 6, 2021  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    In Inking Comics, we will be using sumi ink to create comics and illustrations in black and white and
    greyscale. Students will learn to use a brush to create illustrations, and create short comics. Students
    of all experience levels are welcome, young artists encouraged!

    $20 per student each session

    To register, contact Mae Wilson:
    inkyfingered@gmail.com (email preferred) or call 805-215-6964

     

    Materials Required:

    -Brushes

    -Dip Pens

    -Ink

     

    Materials Provided:

    -Paper

    -mixing trays

    -water

    -drawing models

    See more details

  • Mae Wilson- Inking Comics for adults

    August 6, 2021  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Ages 12+
    A 4-part workshop 

    In Inking Comics, we will be using sumi ink to createcomics and illustrations in black and white and greyscale. Students will learn best practices inbrushwork, create illustrations, study the graphic work of other cartoonists,use a dip pen, and create short comics. Students of all experience levels are welcome.

    $90 for the entire 4-part series

    To register, contact Mae Wilson:
    inkyfingered@gmail.com (email preferred) or call 805-215-6964

     

    Materials Required:

    -Brushes

    -Dip Pens

    -Ink

     

    Materials Provided:

    -Paper

    -mixing trays

    -water

    -drawing models

    See more details

August 7, 2021
  • Mary Lou Johnson - Calligraphy Workshop

    August 7, 2021  10:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Discovering Italic Calligraphy with Pilot Parallel Pens

    In this 2-day workshop, Mary Lou Johnson will start with an intro to the basics of italic script, a good review for intermediate level, and a great start for beginners. Then Learn the use of broad edge pen proportion, pen angle, and letter spacing. Practice will result in finished weathergrams ready to hang in your yard or patio. See her website here: https://www.mjohnsondesign.com/ 

    Ages: Teen and Adult
    Price: $45 per student, payable by check
    To Register: Contact Mary Lou by email: mljohnson805@att.net or text: (805)441-3246
    Provided Materials: Paper and other tools for trial
    Required Materials: Pilot Parallel Pen(s) 2.4mm or 3.8mm - available for purchase day of at Art Central 

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August 8, 2021
  • Mary Lou Johnson - Calligraphy Workshop

    August 8, 2021  1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Discovering Italic Calligraphy with Pilot Parallel Pens

    In this 2-day workshop, Mary Lou Johnson will start with an intro to the basics of italic script, a good review for intermediate level, and a great start for beginners. Then Learn the use of broad edge pen proportion, pen angle, and letter spacing. Practice will result in finished weathergrams ready to hang in your yard or patio. See her website here: https://www.mjohnsondesign.com/ 

    Ages: Teen and Adult
    Price: $45 per student, payable by check
    To Register: Contact Mary Lou by email: mljohnson805@att.net or text: (805)441-3246
    Provided Materials: Paper and other tools for trial
    Required Materials: Pilot Parallel Pen(s) 2.4mm or 3.8mm - available for purchase day of at Art Central 

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August 10, 2021
  • FULL - Print Makers Workshop

    August 10, 2021  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Join the Central Coast Print Makers the Second Tuesday of every month in a guided workshop. Learn tips and tricks of the print making process along with new focuses each month. Registration required.

    Printmaking Workshops at Art Central

    Cost: $15 per person
    (High School and College students will receive a discount if they show student ID).

    To register please contact Tricia Reichert
    Email: Tricia@tricia-reichert.com
    Phone: 1-805-473-8961

    The Central Coast Printmakers are holding one-day workshops (10am-4pm with a break for lunch) at Art Central on the second Tuesday of each month starting in August. The cost for these workshops is $15.00, some supplies will be provided and the rest can be purchased on-site. (Full vaccination will be required for these workshops).

    Maryanne Nucci and Tricia Reichert will be teaching these, along with some of the other members of the Printmaking group.

    CCP would like to introduce more people to the very interesting and varied world of hand-made prints. We are pretty passionate about all of the possibilities of contemporary printmaking and we are looking forward to sharing some of them with you. All ages are welcome and no prior experience is necessary to attend these workshops, just a desire to learn, explore and experiment. 

    Some of our members will also be attending each of these workshops to join in and help you along the way. 

    Also, if you enjoy the workshops, we’d like to invite you to become a member and join in with us as we learn and share with each other in our various studios throughout the year.

    The *Central Coast Printmakers* is a dedicated group located in California’s San Luis Obispo County. CCP was founded over 25 years ago by Barbara & Rosey Rosenthal. With 30+ diverse active members, CCP’s mission is to maintain the tradition of making art prints & designing plates by hand. Our printmaking processes include etching, linocuts, woodcuts, silkscreen, collagraphs, & monoprints. Members participate in local demos, open studio tours, education, exhibits & community events.

    To join the Central Coast Printmakers group,

    Please contact Tricia Reichert at Tricia@tricia-reichert.com or Evy Justensen at evyjust@gmail.com

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August 11, 2021
  • Virginia Mack - Watercolor workshop (intermediate - advanced)

    August 11, 2021  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

    August 11, 2021  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

August 13, 2021
  • Hilda Vandergriff - Bees Watercolor Workshop

    August 13, 2021  10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Learn how to paint Bees with Daniel Smith Genuine colors.  In this lesson, you will learn how to paint a loose background and how to bring out blossoms. Your main star attraction will be the bees. The bees will have greater delicate details.  A lesson handout will be emailed to you so you can prepare your watercolor paper once payment is received. You will watch demo steps on the painting process. This is a class for anyone, no experience required. Come have fun painting and learn about watercolors. 

    Fee: $49.00 per person payable by cash or check
    To enroll contact: Hilda Vandergriff
    Phone: 559-679-5099
    Email: Hvandergri@aol.com
    Ages: 8 Years and older

    *To reserve your spot mail the lesson fee to Hilda Vandergriff, 1854 N. Pamela Ave., Clovis, CA 93619. Fees will not be processed until after the art lesson.  A credit wavier certificate will be issued if you cancel 24 hours before date of lesson. 

    Materials Needed (available at Art Central)

    Daniel Smith Watercolor Paint for this Lesson: 

       -Rhodonite Genuine, Amethyst Genuine, Turquoise Genuine, 

       -New Gamboge, Burnt Sienna, Paynes Grey


       -Watercolor brush sizes round #8, #4, a rigger brush, 1” flat brush

       -9x12 watercolor pad or Arches 140 lb. paper 

       -Watercolor palette 

       -Water container 

       -Paper Towels 

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  • Mae Wilson- Inking Comics for adults

    August 13, 2021  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Ages 12+
    A 4-part workshop 

    In Inking Comics, we will be using sumi ink to createcomics and illustrations in black and white and greyscale. Students will learn best practices inbrushwork, create illustrations, study the graphic work of other cartoonists,use a dip pen, and create short comics. Students of all experience levels are welcome.

    $90 for the entire 4-part series

    To register, contact Mae Wilson:
    inkyfingered@gmail.com (email preferred) or call 805-215-6964

     

    Materials Required:

    -Brushes

    -Dip Pens

    -Ink

     

    Materials Provided:

    -Paper

    -mixing trays

    -water

    -drawing models

    See more details

August 14, 2021
  • Shirley Horacek - Layer on Layer

    August 14, 2021  10:30 am - 1:30 pm

    Watercolor and Elegant Writers and colored tissue collage and watercolor crayons equals a colorful "layer-on-layer" painting. Learn how to combine a variety of materials to enjoy in all your painting ventures!

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August 15, 2021
  • DAVID LIMRITE demo

    August 15, 2021  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Live demo with David Limrite:
    Expressive Figure Drawing using oil paint sticks 

    In this two hour demo, David will demonstrate creating an emotionally charged, expressive figure drawing with oil paint sticks from a live model.

    To register, please contact us at artcentralslo@yahoo.com, and please include your phone number.

    LIMITED TO 12 participants.

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August 18, 2021
  • Virginia Mack - Watercolor workshop (intermediate - advanced)

    August 18, 2021  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

    August 18, 2021  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

August 20, 2021
  • Mae Wilson- Inking Comics for adults

    August 20, 2021  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Ages 12+
    A 4-part workshop 

    In Inking Comics, we will be using sumi ink to createcomics and illustrations in black and white and greyscale. Students will learn best practices inbrushwork, create illustrations, study the graphic work of other cartoonists,use a dip pen, and create short comics. Students of all experience levels are welcome.

    $90 for the entire 4-part series

    To register, contact Mae Wilson:
    inkyfingered@gmail.com (email preferred) or call 805-215-6964

     

    Materials Required:

    -Brushes

    -Dip Pens

    -Ink

     

    Materials Provided:

    -Paper

    -mixing trays

    -water

    -drawing models

    See more details

August 21, 2021
  • Imaginative masks with Dorothy

    August 21, 2021  10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Come adorn an Imaginative mask!

    When: 10:30-12:30 8 max age range 7yrs -11 yrs old 

    Cost: $20 per student, plus purchase a mask from Art Central ($4 ea)

    What: Come join in the fun! Use brightly colored paper, maps, feathers, pictures and text from magazines, beads and all kinds of bling to adorn your mask!  Make it happy, spooky, silly... make it a reflection of yourself or something or someone you'd want to be.  The possibilities are endless!

    (parents may participate)

    "we will photograph images of completed projects to use as advertising in future classes"

    (Children must wear masks)

    To Register, contact Dorothy by email at timdorothy60@charter.net

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