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!

August 2022

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  • Virginia Mack - Watercolor workshop (intermediate - advanced)
  • Virginia Mack - Beginning Watercolor
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  • Painting Planets and Stars! - Children's Class
  • Intro to Drawing - Children's Class
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  • Intro to Drawing - Children's Class
  • Painting Sunflowers! - Children's Class
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  • Intro to Oil Painting - Adult Class
  • Intermediate Oil Painting - Adult Class
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  • Printmaker Workshop
10
  • Virginia Mack - Beginning Watercolor
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  • Printmaking Bouquets - Children's Class
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13
  • Fun Frames with the Family! - Family Class
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  • Intro to Drawing - Children's Class
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  • Intro to Oil Painting - Adult Class
  • Intermediate Oil Painting - Adult Class
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  • Virginia Mack - Beginning Watercolor
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  • Blue and Yellow Make Green - Children's Class
  • Painting Planets and Stars! - Children's Class
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  • Intro to Oil Painting - Adult Class
  • Intermediate Oil Painting - Adult Class
23
  • Printmaker Workshop
24
  • Virginia Mack - Watercolor workshop (intermediate - advanced)
  • Virginia Mack - Beginning Watercolor
25
  • Milk Carton Bird Houses - Children's Class
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27
  • Painting Big Sur with Pastels with Jim Tyler
28
  • Painting Big Sur with Jim Tyler
29
  • Intro to Oil Painting - Adult Class
  • Intermediate Oil Painting - Adult Class
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  • Virginia Mack - Watercolor workshop (intermediate - advanced)
  • Virginia Mack - Beginning Watercolor

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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August 13, 2022
  • Fun Frames with the Family! - Family Class

    August 13, 2022  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Fun Frames with the Family! with Spencer Collins

    1 hour class, for ages 5-11

    In this one-hour class, we will use Posca Paint Pens to decorate frames! We encourage participating with your child! Bring in a 4x6 picture of your child or family(maybe the family pet!) and we will create a colorful frame to match! These papier-mâché frames make great gifts! 

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

    $25 per student or $40 for 2 participants. 

    *Most Supplies Included! Necessary supplies are available for purchase at Art Central.

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August 14, 2022
  • Intro to Drawing - Children's Class

    August 14, 2022  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Beginning Drawing with Spencer Collins

    1 hour class, for ages 5-11

    This will be a two-part class. Each class will be its own complete separate lesson so feel free to sign up for whichever your student is interested in.

    Part one (August 7th) will focus on creating shapes, shading images, and focus on lighting. In part two (Aug 14th) students will learn the basics of how to draw animals and faces!

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

    $25 per student or $40 for 2 students. 



    *Materials Included!

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August 15, 2022
  • Intro to Oil Painting - Adult Class

    August 15, 2022  10:30 am - 1:30 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 will 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 reoccurring weekly class on Mondays. 


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

    $30 per student or $75 for 3 classes. 

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

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  • Intermediate Oil Painting - Adult Class

    August 15, 2022  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Intermediate Oil Painting with Spencer Collins 

    3 hour class, for ages 16-100

    This class will be for students who may have tried oil painting in the past but are looking to advance their skill levels. Each student will receive individual attention and be able to choose their painting subject. Color theory and proportion study will be a focus in the class. Students will need to bring in a color reference photo. Feel free to bring multiple images to choose from. This will be a reoccurring class on Mondays starting August 1st. 

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

    $30 per student or $75 for 3 classes. 

    Majority of supplies included. Supplies available at Art Central! 

    See more details

August 17, 2022
  • Virginia Mack - Beginning Watercolor

    August 17, 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

August 18, 2022
  • Blue and Yellow Make Green - Children's Class

    August 18, 2022  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Color Theory with Spencer Collins

    1 hour class, for ages 5-11

    In this one-hour class, we will focus on mixing primary colors to create a color wheel! This fun project involves color matching. This is a great class for all skill levels!

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

    $25 per student or $40 for 2 students. 

    *Most Supplies Included! Necessary supplies are available for purchase at Art Central.

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  • Painting Planets and Stars! - Children's Class

    August 18, 2022  2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Painting Planets and Stars! with Spencer Collins

    1 hour class, for ages 5-11

    This class will demonstrate layering colors using watercolor paints. This is a wonderful class for particularly creative students as it encourages individuality. Students will paint planets using various colors and will learn different brush techniques to create the stars!

    Email Spencer to Enroll: 
    spencerpoulter@yahoo.com

    Class Fee:
    $25 for one student - $40 for two

    Class limited to 10 students

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

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August 22, 2022
  • Intro to Oil Painting - Adult Class

    August 22, 2022  10:30 am - 1:30 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 will 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 reoccurring weekly class on Mondays. 


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

    $30 per student or $75 for 3 classes. 

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

    See more details

  • Intermediate Oil Painting - Adult Class

    August 22, 2022  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Intermediate Oil Painting with Spencer Collins 

    3 hour class, for ages 16-100

    This class will be for students who may have tried oil painting in the past but are looking to advance their skill levels. Each student will receive individual attention and be able to choose their painting subject. Color theory and proportion study will be a focus in the class. Students will need to bring in a color reference photo. Feel free to bring multiple images to choose from. This will be a reoccurring class on Mondays starting August 1st. 

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

    $30 per student or $75 for 3 classes. 

    Majority of supplies included. Supplies available at Art Central! 

    See more details

August 23, 2022
  • Printmaker Workshop

    August 23, 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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August 24, 2022
  • Virginia Mack - Watercolor workshop (intermediate - advanced)

    August 24, 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

    August 24, 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

August 25, 2022
  • Milk Carton Bird Houses - Children's Class

    August 25, 2022  2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Proceeds support Transitions-Mental Health inspiring hope, growth, recovery, and wellness in our community!

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

    Ages 3+

    Class Fee: $25

    Milk cartons have so many possibilities for crafting. Just their shape alone is a work of art! I (Meagan Robbins) love that they already looks like a house, with a little chimney and everything. The purpose of this project is to spark young mind’s imagination and creativity in seeing objects as something more than just what they are. A simple and colorful craft that is good for toddlers on up!

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August 27, 2022
  • Painting Big Sur with Pastels with Jim Tyler

    August 27, 2022  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    "Painting Big Sur with Pastels": Intro to Pastel Workshop with Jim Tyler


    In this Art Central workshop, we'll cover all of the basics for applying pastels with the side, edge, and ends of the stick; how to layer and blend pastels; the different kinds of pastel and paper; and how to frame a pastel painting. All experience levels welcome.


    When: Saturday, August 27th from 1-4pm
    Class Fee: $50

    What you should bring (supplies available at Art Central!):

    • Your pastel set
      • If you don't have your own pastels, consider a set of Sennelier half sticks, as much as your budget allow.
    • An 8"x10" sheet of sanded paper (UArt 400-600 grit), and some scrap sanded paper
      • Attach your paper to foam core using artists tape or clamps.
      • [Jim Tyler] will email you a sample sketch so that you can have your sketch done before class.
      • Optionally, [Jim Tyler] can provide the pre-sketched paper for $15; you'll just need to bring the mounting board.
    • A rag to wipe your fingers

    To reserve a spot, please inquire about availability first and then send a check for $50 to the address below or leave a check with Art Central. Paypal and Venmo also accepted.


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

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August 28, 2022
  • Painting Big Sur with Jim Tyler

    August 28, 2022  12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    "Painting Big Sur with Pastels"Intro to Pastel Workshop with Jim Tyler


    In this Art Central workshop, we'll cover all of the basics for applying pastels with the side, edge, and ends of the stick; how to layer and blend pastels; the different kinds of pastel and paper; and how to frame a pastel painting. All experience levels welcome.


    When: Sunday, August 28th from 12:30-3:30pm
    Class Fee: $50

    What you should bring (supplies available at Art Central!):

    • Your pastel set
      • If you don't have your own pastels, consider a set of Sennelier half sticks, as much as your budget allow.
    • An 8"x10" sheet of sanded paper (UArt 400-600 grit), and some scrap sanded paper
      • Attach your paper to foam core using artists tape or clamps.
      • [Jim Tyler] will email you a sample sketch so that you can have your sketch done before class.
      • Optionally, [Jim Tyler] can provide the pre-sketched paper for $15; you'll just need to bring the mounting board.
    • A rag to wipe your fingers

    To reserve a spot, please inquire about availability first and then send a check for $50 to the address below or leave a check with Art Central. Paypal and Venmo also accepted.


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

    See more details

August 29, 2022
  • Intro to Oil Painting - Adult Class

    August 29, 2022  10:30 am - 1:30 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 will 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 reoccurring weekly class on Mondays. 


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

    $30 per student or $75 for 3 classes. 

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

    See more details

  • Intermediate Oil Painting - Adult Class

    August 29, 2022  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Intermediate Oil Painting with Spencer Collins 

    3 hour class, for ages 16-100

    This class will be for students who may have tried oil painting in the past but are looking to advance their skill levels. Each student will receive individual attention and be able to choose their painting subject. Color theory and proportion study will be a focus in the class. Students will need to bring in a color reference photo. Feel free to bring multiple images to choose from. This will be a reoccurring class on Mondays starting August 1st. 

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

    $30 per student or $75 for 3 classes. 

    Majority of supplies included. Supplies available at Art Central! 

    See more details

August 31, 2022
  • Virginia Mack - Watercolor workshop (intermediate - advanced)

    August 31, 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

    August 31, 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

September 1, 2022
  • Drawing In Depth - Young Adult Class

    September 1, 2022  3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Drawing in Depth - Spencer Collins

    1-hour class 3:30-4:30. Ages 11-16

    This is a perfect class for anyone with a love for drawing who is trying to take their art to the next level. In this class, we will focus on using one-point and two-point perspective to make the artwork look more 3-dimensional. Students will be using graphite and charcoal in this lesson. 

    Email Spencer to Enroll
    spencerpoulter@yahoo.com
    Class Fee:
    $25 for one student - $40 for two

    Class limited to 10 students
    *Majority of materials included. Additional supplies are available at Art Central

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September 4, 2022
  • Happy Holiday! Art Central closed Sept 4 & 5

    September 4, 2022 - September 5, 2022  

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September 5, 2022
  • Happy Holiday! Art Central closed Sept 4 & 5

    September 4, 2022 - September 5, 2022  

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September 7, 2022
  • Virginia Mack - Beginning Watercolor

    September 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

September 8, 2022
  • Watercolors and Gold

    September 8, 2022  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Watercolors and Gold with Spencer Collins

    2-hour class, 12-2 pm. Open to all ages!

    In this class, we will be making original and creative cards. Using 4x6 inch cards and watercolor paints we will create organic floral designs. The final portion of this class will introduce embellishing by using Gold Leaf to enhance our overall design. 

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

    $30 per student or $50 for 2 students. 

    *Majority of materials included, necessary supplies available at Art Central!

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  • Intro to Collage- Young Adult Class

    September 8, 2022  3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Intro to Collage with Spencer Collins

    1 hour class, Ages 11-16

    Using acrylic paints and various collage materials, students will layer to construct a balanced colorful painting. We will go over color mixing and what materials and mediums work best for collage. Gloves will be provided to all students, but this is a wonderful class for the artist that loves to get messy! Aprons recommended. All skill levels welcome. 

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

    $25 per student or $40 for 2 students. 

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

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September 11, 2022
  • Draw your World! Children's Class Part 1

    September 11, 2022  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

     Draw your World!  with Spencer Collins

    1 hour class, for ages 5-11

    This is Part 1 of a 2-Part class. You do not have to enroll in both classes, but it is recommended. In this one-hour class, students will focus on creating shapes and shading images, with a focus on lighting. In Part 2 we will start to draw animals and faces! 

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

    $25 per student or $40 for both classes (Part 1 & Part 2)

    Class limited to 10 students 

    *Majority of Supplies Included! Necessary additional supplies available for purchase at Art Central.

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  • Pinch Pots

    September 11, 2022  2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Pinch Pots with Spencer Collins


    1 hour class, for ages 5-11

    In this class, students will learn the basics of creating a pinch pot using air-dry 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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