What’s going on in our

Central Coast Art World

We are here to help connect artists
with local opportunities and
continue to encourage artistic growth

If you are a local instructor or artist with events you would like us to share
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Local Workshops and Demos

Continue your artistic venture by taking advantage of art classes from local artists and instructors.

Local Art Exhibits

Support your local artists by stopping by their exhibits.

Local Artists Opportunities

Find opportunities from exhibit entries to mural commission and everything in-between.

Art Central is absolutely wonderful
at keeping artists informed, supplied,
and connected.  Thank you.

– Rosey Rosenthal

Local Workshops and Demos

Oil painting workshops with Jason Mayr

The most important decisions about a painting are made before the paint even touches the canvas. Mayr Studio’s new 13-week course “The Wonders of Oil Painting” will begin August 2nd, 2021. This is an essential course for those ready to slow down and take the time required to do it right. The course will cover the process from concept to varnishing your finished piece. Everyone willing to learn, practice, and grow is welcome regardless of your current skill level. There will be 6 weeks of study and preparation, 6 weeks of executing the painting, and 1 week to review and celebrate our time and growth together. These 13 weeks will go by regardless of your decision. But only one decision will result in the tremendous growth of your artistic development. Join Jason and Mayr Studio and let’s grow better together. To register: https://onlinecourses.jasonmayr.com/courses/the-wonders-of-painting-3-month-course


Find Jason on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/MayrStudio Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/themayrstudio/
and on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/user/mayrstudio

Don’t miss out – this is something that many never teach!


Watercolor and multimedia classes with Tricia Reichert

Find a full list of Tricia Reichert’s Classes HERE

We are all really enjoying my current online Foliage and Foregrounds in
Pastel class. Here is my painting of Birches in the Forest from a recent lesson.

Thanks so much,

Tricia Reichert’s in-person class offerings for the Fall can be found
on her website at Triciareichert.com
Her online classes for the Fall and Video watercolor classes can be
found on her online site at Tricia.yondo.com

Questions? please contact Tricia at 805-473-8961

Plein Air Online Series with Ken Christensen

Ken is starting a great new series of painting classes available online. These classes condense his normal four-day on-site workshops into a series of 22 episodes. He leads students through the complete process of Plein air painting, from the materials you will need to the final touch-ups and cleaning. There are two complete paintings demonstrated on-site as he explains each step of the way.

For more info visit this site: https://christensenfineart.thinkific.com/

and view more about Ken visit his site here: https://www.kenchristensen.net/

Online sculpture class with Deborah Flocco and Bill Gnictel

Start your journey in clay sculpture with a new online class with amazing ceramic artists Deborah Flocco and Bill Gnictel.

Learn to sculpt the human form in clay. Beginners are welcome and encouraged.

No experience is necessary, all skill levels are accepted for these classes. For more information on dates, prices, and registration call (845) 598-4453

Mixed Media Workshops and Demos with David Limrite


Find a list of Davids current and upcoming workshops, events, and demos here: https://www.davidlimrite.com/work-with-me

Online classes with Craig Orback:

For adults & teens 15+

Thursdays 1:30pm to 4pm (Pacific Time)
September 9 – October 14 (6 week workshop)

Online using Zoom.

In the final class in a three part series, we move beyond the basics covered in children’s book illustration I & II. We will continue to work on your existing illustration projects with the goal of submitting to publishers and agents. This class will cover how to create and or what to include in a portfolio, a dummy book, an illustration website, email and print samples as well as effective strategies for contacting publishers and agents, all with the goal of possible publication! You can continue with the projects started in the series I and II classes or begin something new. It is not a prerequisite to have taken Illustrating Children’s Books Part I & II.

Craig Orback is an award winning children’s book illustrator with over 20 books published for such clients as Simon and Schuster, Little Brown books and Henry Holt books.
For more information and to register, email Craig at craig@craigorback.com

The online workshop will take place on Thursdays 10am to 12:30pm (Pacific Time)

September 9 – October 14. Online using Zoom.

The in-person option will take place on Saturdays 10am to 12:30pm (Pacific Time)

September 11 – October 16. In-person at Cloud 9 Art School in Bothel


Explore the fun versatile mediums of acrylic or acryla/gouache paint through landscape
painting. If oil or water color paint are too intimidating then either of these quick drying water
based mediums might be the perfect fit. Explore several landscapes based on your own
photos in this class for beginners or those looking to explore a new medium.

For more information and to register, email Craig at craig@craigorback.com

For adults & teens 15+

Wednesdays 10am to 12:30pm (Pacific Time)
September 8 – October 13 (6 week workshop)

Online using Zoom.

The first class in a three part series will cover paint colors, brushes, surfaces,
how to paint a color wheel, brush strokes, mixing colors and values.

This class will set you up nicely for the slightly more advanced beginning acrylics 102.

Out of class drawing assignments required.
Supply list will be provided upon registration.

Please visit my illustration website and blog at http://www.craigorback.comNOW AVAILABLE:  
BORN TO DRAW COMICS, The Story of Charles Schulz and the Creation of PeanutsChristy Ottaviano/Henry Holt Books/Macmillanhttps://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250173737

Local Art Exhibits

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NEW Gallery Opening!
The Enchanted Gallery of Wonders by Amy T. Won Gallery

“To all explorer hearts aching for an unknown more, sail with me on a wonder-filled journey of re-embracing our humanity, our wildness, our very essence of aliveness.

– Amy T. Won

Hours: Monday-Friday By Appointment
Address: 2280 Sunset Dr. Suite E (for Enchantment!), Los Osos, CA 93402
Phone: (Eight Oh Five)-242-6887
Instagram @amytwon Website www.amytwon.com
Art medium: watercolor, oil, and words. 

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