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!

June 2022

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • Virginia Mack - Watercolor workshop (intermediate - advanced)
  • Virginia Mack - Beginning Watercolor
2
  • Figure Drawing Workshop with Rachel Corvese
  • Acrylics workshop with Rachel Corvese
3
4
  • Artists Reception "Out of the Blue"
5
  • Children's Art Class - Abstract Collage
6
7
  • Mix it up! with Jo Swanberg
8
  • Virginia Mack - Beginning Watercolor
9
10
11
12
  • Children's Art Class - Pinch Pots
13
14
  • Printmaker Workshop
15
  • Virginia Mack - Beginning Watercolor
16
17
18
19
20
21
  • Mix it up! with Jo Swanberg
22
  • Virginia Mack - Watercolor workshop (intermediate - advanced)
  • Virginia Mack - Beginning Watercolor
23
  • Drawing in Depth - Young Adult Class
24
25
  • Mary Lou Johnson-Discovering Italic Calligraphy
26
27
28
  • Printmaker Workshop
29
  • Virginia Mack - Watercolor workshop (intermediate - advanced)
  • Virginia Mack - Beginning Watercolor
30

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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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Our Current Workshops

June 25, 2022
  • Mary Lou Johnson-Discovering Italic Calligraphy

    June 25, 2022  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Email or Text Mary Lou Johnson to Enroll:
    (805) 441-3246 or mljohnson805@att.net

    Fee: $35, a Parallel pen, and a $5 material fee

      Learn the basics of Italic Script using a Pilot Parallel Pen. (2.4 mm suggested size, available at Art Central) Upper and lower case letters will be reviewed and demonstrated. Italic letters are fun to write and are a great choice for many creative projects. We will explore the versatility of the Pilot Pens featuring a broad edge. Bring your favorite short quotation suitable for lettering a weathergram.  

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June 28, 2022
  • Printmaker Workshop

    June 28, 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).

    See more details

June 29, 2022
  • Virginia Mack - Watercolor workshop (intermediate - advanced)

    June 29, 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

    June 29, 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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July 3, 2022
  • Happy Holiday! Art Central closed July 3 and 4

    July 3, 2022 - July 4, 2022  

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July 4, 2022
  • Happy Holiday! Art Central closed July 3 and 4

    July 3, 2022 - July 4, 2022  

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July 5, 2022
  • Mix it up! with Jo Swanberg

    July 5, 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 provide some unusual items to try out!

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July 6, 2022
  • Virginia Mack - Beginning Watercolor

    July 6, 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

July 7, 2022
  • Drawing in Depth - Young Adult Class

    July 7, 2022  10:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Drawing in Depth with Spencer Collins


     This is a perfect class for anyone with a love for drawing and are 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 artworks look more 3-dimensional. Students will be using graphite in this lesson.  

    Email Spencer to Enroll: 
    spencerpoulter@yahoo.com

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

    Ages: 11-16

    Class limited to 10 students

    *Majority of materials included

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  • Intro to Drawing - Children's Class

    July 7, 2022  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Intro to DRAWING- Children's Class


    Beginning Drawing with Spencer Collins

    1 hour class, for ages 5-11

    In this class we will focus on creating shapes and shading images, with a focus on lighting and tone. Students will be using Graphite pencils in this class. They will learn about various pencils' "hardness" and why that makes a difference. This is a great lesson for beginners!

    *Majority of supplies included. Materials available at Art Central!

    Email Spencer to Enroll: 
    spencerpoulter@yahoo.com

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

    Class limited to 10 students

    See more details

July 10, 2022
  • Intro to Drawing - Adult Class

    July 10, 2022  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA


    Beginning Drawing with Spencer Collins

    Ages: 16-100

    In this class, we will focus on creating shapes and shading images, with a focus on lighting and shadow. You will learn the differences between charcoals and how to properly use erasers depending on the medium.

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

    $30 per student

    Some materials included. Charcoal available at Art Central!

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July 12, 2022
  • Printmaker Workshop

    July 12, 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).

    See more details

July 13, 2022
  • Virginia Mack - Beginning Watercolor

    July 13, 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

July 14, 2022
  • Little Sparkle Lavender - Children's Class

    July 14, 2022  2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    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

    Join Meagan Robbins in this step by step tutorial to learn how to paint lavender flowers. I will also go over some easy acrylic techniques to add some texture into your painting (using items you probably have in your kitchen!).

    Ages 5+

    Class Fee: $25

    -Required Materials: one 8”x 10” canvas which is available to purchase at Art Central.

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July 16, 2022
  • MARY LOU CLASS-Casual Pointed Pen

    July 16, 2022  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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July 17, 2022
  • Watercolors and Gold

    July 17, 2022  12:15 pm - 2:15 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Watercolors and Gold with Spencer Collins

    2 hour Adult class

    Ages 16-100

    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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  • Blue and Yellow Make Green! Children's Color Class

    July 17, 2022  2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Children's color class with Spencer Collins

    Ages 5-11

    In this one hour class students will learn how to mix colors using Acrylic Paints. On a 12x12 canvas panel, they will outline and fill in their own personal color wheel! Students will learn the basics on color matching and also what contrasting colors are and how they relate to each other. This is a wonderful class for beginners! 

    *Majority of materials included
    *Needed materials 10x10 Canvas Panel (Available at Art Central, mention you are taking a class to receive a 15% student discount!)


    To sign-up contact Spencer at spencerpoulter@yahoo.com
    $25 per student or $40 for 2 students

     

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July 19, 2022
  • Mix it up! with Jo Swanberg

    July 19, 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 provide some unusual items to try out!

    See more details

July 20, 2022
  • Virginia Mack - Beginning Watercolor

    July 20, 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

July 21, 2022
  • Drawing in Depth - Young Adult Class

    July 21, 2022  10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Drawing in Depth - Spencer Collins


    This is a perfect class for anyone with a love for drawing and 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 artworks 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

    Ages: 11-16

    Class limited to 10 students

    *Majority of materials included. Supplies available at Art Central!

    See more details

  • Fun With Paper - Abstract Collage - Children's Class

    July 21, 2022  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Abstract Collage with Spencer Collins

    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 

    $25 per student or $40 for 2 students. 

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

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  • Fun Frames with the Family - Family Class

    July 21, 2022  3:00 pm - 4:00 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 class, we will use Posca Paint Pens to decorate frames. You are encouraged to participate 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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