Workshops & Events

Welcome to our Workshops & Events Calendar!

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May 2022

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  • Virginia Mack - Watercolor workshop (intermediate - advanced)
  • Virginia Mack - Beginning Watercolor
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  • Exhibit: "SLOPE Honors Pristine Coastal Visions"
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  • Printmaker Workshop
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  • Virginia Mack - Beginning Watercolor
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  • Figure Drawing Workshop with Rachel Corvese
  • Acrylics workshop with Rachel Corvese
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  • Virginia Mack - Beginning Watercolor
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  • Figure Drawing Workshop with Rachel Corvese
  • Acrylics workshop with Rachel Corvese
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  • Children's Art Class - Golden Poppies with Meagan Robbins
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  • Children's Art Class - Watercolor Galaxies
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  • Virginia Mack - Watercolor workshop (intermediate - advanced)
  • Virginia Mack - Beginning Watercolor
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  • Happy Holiday! Art Central closed May 29 and 30
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  • Happy Holiday! Art Central closed May 29 and 30
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Our Current Workshops

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

    May 25, 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    

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  • Virginia Mack - Beginning Watercolor

    May 25, 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

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May 29, 2022
  • Happy Holiday! Art Central closed May 29 and 30

    May 29, 2022 - May 30, 2022  

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May 30, 2022
  • Happy Holiday! Art Central closed May 29 and 30

    May 29, 2022 - May 30, 2022  

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June 1, 2022
  • Virginia Mack - Watercolor workshop (intermediate - advanced)

    June 1, 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

    June 1, 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

June 2, 2022
  • Figure Drawing Workshop with Rachel Corvese

    June 2, 2022  10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    $15/ class  -  $50/ 4 class pack

    Email Rachel to sign up: raisedcreations@gmail.com  

    Want to better understand every body? Come draw with Rachel and work on style, proportions, and loosening the fixed perspectives we have on art and ourselves. A live, clothed model will grace us with poses lasting from 1-20 minutes over a 2 hour period. Bring your mark-making tools, sketchbooks and your friends! 

    Veteran figure drawer? Pick up some toned paper and white conte or charcoal from Art Central for those longer poses. 

    ~Sketch paper and pens can be supplied for those who don't have any. 

    ~pay by venmo or cash. 
    ~ages 16+
    ~Limited to 12 spaces. 

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  • Acrylics workshop with Rachel Corvese

    June 2, 2022  1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

    $30/ class -  $100/ 4 class pack

    Email Rachel to sign up: raisedcreations@gmail.com

    This is an explorative workshop, meant to expose the ideas in your mind, and express them on canvas. Artists of any skill level are welcome to join. We will paint with chaos, find patterns in our mark-making, and explore our creativity as we slowly recognize images in our creations. You can leave your piece abstract, or fine-tune an image that emerges with layers of acrylic paint. If you end up with an underpainting that leads to a meaningful project, you may finish at home or bring your pieces back and work on the same piece over multiple sessions. 

    ~Required supplies: canvas or gesso board and your favorite big and small brushes. 
    ~I will supply primary colors and black/white. If you have a favorite color you'd like to paint with, please do! All other supplies can be purchased from Art Central. 

    ~pay by Venmo or cash 
    ~ages 10+ and all skill levels 

    ~Limited to 12 spaces. 

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June 4, 2022
  • Artists Reception "Out of the Blue"

    June 4, 2022  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Join us in meeting the artists of "The GROUP" and view their diverse artwork in our exhibit "Out of the Blue"

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June 5, 2022
  • Children's Art Class - Abstract Collage

    June 5, 2022  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Abstract Collage with Spencer Poulter
    1 hour class, Ages 5-11

    This is a wonderful class for the artist that loves to get messy(Aprons encouraged)! Using Acrylic paints and various collage materials students will layer to construct a balanced colorful painting. Gloves will be provided to all students. All skill levels welcome. 

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

    $35 per student or $60 for 2 students. Materials not included. 

    *materials needed 
    Collage Paper (news paper, sheet music, wrapping paper, etc)
    Basic Acrylic Paint Set (yellow,red,blue,white)
    Small Student Grade Brush Set
    1 (11x14) ) Artist Board

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June 7, 2022
  • Mix it up! with Jo Swanberg

    June 7, 2022  1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    First and Third Tuesdays of the month
    $40 per class
    Please Email Ardella To Sign up: ardellajo@yahoo.com

    Ardella (Jo) Swanberg's specialty is watercolor but she is interested in how other media interact with it. So in this class, she proposes to MIX IT UP! explore using watercolor, gouache, acrylic, and any other water-soluble media. Each media has unique characteristics. Some play well with others and some don't. Let's find out what they do. We can paint watercolor over gouache, add pastel or charcoal, or even acrylic. We will work small on different surfaces to find out what works best. Bring your favorite media and I will supply the rest.

    See more details

June 8, 2022
  • Virginia Mack - Beginning Watercolor

    June 8, 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

June 12, 2022
  • Children's Art Class - Pinch Pots

    June 12, 2022  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Pinch Pots with Spencer Poulter
    1 hour class, for ages 5-11


    In this class students will learn the basics of creating a pinch pot using modeling clay. Students will learn about different types of clay. This clay will not require firing in a kiln so students will be able to take their projects home that same day to air dry. This is an especially good class for young students with no previous experience. 

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

    $25 per student or $40 for 2 students

    *materials Included

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June 14, 2022
  • Children's Classes with Meagan Robbins

    June 14, 2022  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Enroll via @mcrobbinsstudios on Instagram or text:
    209-347-7295

    Class Fee:
    $25 per class, or $60 for the 3 June classes (Cash Check or Venmo)

    Ages: 5+

    Class limited to 12 students

    Meagan is offering 3 classes – all will use 8×10″ canvas and acrylic paints. Each painting will include some type of sparkle/glitter at the end. “The reason I like to incorporate glitter is to give students the freedom to create designs with glue before bringing them to me. We add glitter, shake off the extra, and reveal their very own sparkly design and individuality.”  All paintings work on strengthening a steady hand, along with learning the correct techniques of layering and mixing colors. 

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  • Printmaker Workshop

    June 14, 2022  1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    WOODBLOCK PRINTING SERIES
    workshop led by Maryanne Nucci and Tricia Reichert

    Fee: $50.00
    (some supplies will be provided and the rest can be purchased on-site).
    There will be 10 places available in each class.

    (Full vaccination and masking will be required).

    *To register (or to be included on the interest list) for these workshops, please contact Tricia* at Tricia@tricia-reichert.com

    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 and printmaking, 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.

    (High School and College students will receive a discount if they show
    student ID).

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June 15, 2022
  • Virginia Mack - Beginning Watercolor

    June 15, 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

June 21, 2022
  • Children's Classes with Meagan Robbins

    June 21, 2022  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Enroll via @mcrobbinsstudios on Instagram or text:
    209-347-7295

    Class Fee:
    $25 per class, or $60 for the 3 June classes (Cash Check or Venmo)

    Ages: 5+

    Class limited to 12 students

    Meagan is offering 3 classes – all will use 8×10″ canvas and acrylic paints. Each painting will include some type of sparkle/glitter at the end. “The reason I like to incorporate glitter is to give students the freedom to create designs with glue before bringing them to me. We add glitter, shake off the extra, and reveal their very own sparkly design and individuality.”  All paintings work on strengthening a steady hand, along with learning the correct techniques of layering and mixing colors. 

    See more details

  • Mix it up! with Jo Swanberg

    June 21, 2022  1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    First and Third Tuesdays of the month
    $40 per class
    Please Email Ardella To Sign up: ardellajo@yahoo.com

    Ardella (Jo) Swanberg's specialty is watercolor but she is interested in how other media interact with it. So in this class, she proposes to MIX IT UP! explore using watercolor, gouache, acrylic, and any other water-soluble media. Each media has unique characteristics. Some play well with others and some don't. Let's find out what they do. We can paint watercolor over gouache, add pastel or charcoal, or even acrylic. We will work small on different surfaces to find out what works best. Bring your favorite media and I will supply the rest.

    See more details

June 22, 2022
  • Virginia Mack - Watercolor workshop (intermediate - advanced)

    June 22, 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

    June 22, 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