Welcome to the Morro Bay Art Association and its member gallery.

Our Mission: To champion art as essential to life and give our community a creative voice.

Art Center Morro Bay

Where we connect art lovers with artists.

“The love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Art Center Morro Bay Events


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Winter Faire and Fine Crafts

Winter Faire and Fine Crafts

Nov 11, 12:00pm - Nov 11, 4:00pm+40Nov 12, 12:00pm - Nov 12, 4:00pmNov 13, 12:00pm - Nov 13, 4:00pmNov 14, 12:00pm - Nov 14, 4:00pmNov 15, 12:00pm - Nov 15, 4:00pmNov 16, 12:00pm - Nov 16, 4:00pmNov 17, 12:00pm - Nov 17, 4:00pmNov 18, 12:00pm - Nov 18, 4:00pmNov 19, 12:00pm - Nov 19, 4:00pmNov 20, 12:00pm - Nov 20, 4:00pmNov 21, 12:00pm - Nov 21, 4:00pmNov 22, 12:00pm - Nov 22, 4:00pmNov 23, 12:00pm - Nov 23, 4:00pmNov 24, 12:00pm - Nov 24, 4:00pmNov 25, 12:00pm - Nov 25, 4:00pmNov 26, 12:00pm - Nov 26, 4:00pmNov 27, 12:00pm - Nov 27, 4:00pmNov 28, 12:00pm - Nov 28, 4:00pmNov 29, 12:00pm - Nov 29, 4:00pmNov 30, 12:00pm - Nov 30, 4:00pmDec 1, 12:00pm - Dec 1, 4:00pmDec 2, 12:00pm - Dec 2, 4:00pmDec 3, 12:00pm - Dec 3, 4:00pmDec 4, 12:00pm - Dec 4, 4:00pmDec 5, 12:00pm - Dec 5, 4:00pmDec 6, 12:00pm - Dec 6, 4:00pmDec 7, 12:00pm - Dec 7, 4:00pmDec 8, 12:00pm - Dec 8, 4:00pmDec 9, 12:00pm - Dec 9, 4:00pmDec 10, 12:00pm - Dec 10, 4:00pmDec 11, 12:00pm - Dec 11, 4:00pmDec 12, 12:00pm - Dec 12, 4:00pmDec 13, 12:00pm - Dec 13, 4:00pmDec 14, 12:00pm - Dec 14, 4:00pmDec 15, 12:00pm - Dec 15, 4:00pmDec 16, 12:00pm - Dec 16, 4:00pmDec 17, 12:00pm - Dec 17, 4:00pmDec 18, 12:00pm - Dec 18, 4:00pmDec 19, 12:00pm - Dec 19, 4:00pmDec 20, 12:00pm - Dec 20, 4:00pmDec 21, 12:00pm - Dec 21, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

WHAT: Paintings, Photography & Fine Crafts
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
WHEN: October 31, 2019 – January 6, 2020
RECEPTION: Sunday, November 3, 2pm - 4pm
CONTACT: www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present The Annual Winter Faire & Juried Craft Show, featuring some of the finest artworks on the Central Coast.
This very special holiday event offers a collective of exceptional paintings, photography and fine crafts, spanning a variety of artistic mediums from traditional to contemporary. Crafts include fiber, wood, glass, sculpture, pottery, jewelry and more.
Whether you are attending this extraordinary exhibit to observe or to find that perfect holiday gift, you are in for a delight! The Annual Winter Faire & Craft Show will be on display from October 31, 2019 through January 6, 2020.

Meet the artists at the opening reception Sunday, November 3, 2pm-4pm. This event is free and open to the public. Art Center Morro Bay, is open from 12pm – 4pm daily.
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Square Art Shop

Square Art Shop

Nov 11, 2:00pm - Nov 11, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

CALL FOR ARTISTS!

The new Square Art Shop is up and running! This new ongoing "curated" exhibit, is for MBAA Members only! There are no take-in fees for this exhibit, all prices are fixed and a 25% Commission applies to work sold.

Acceptable canvas or panel sizes are 6×6, 8×8, 10×10 and 12×12 squares; 1 ½” deep. All media and techniques welcomed.

Non-Members may participate by becoming an MBAA Member.

For more information, contact Barbara Sitar, bsitar66@gmail.com or 617-320-2956

WHAT: Square Art Shop – Take-in
WHEN: Monday, November 11, 2-3pm
COST: Members Only
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
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Finding Inspiration in Whatever You Love

Finding Inspiration in Whatever You Love

Nov 11, 3:00pm - Nov 11, 5:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a demonstration in ceramics, in Finding Inspiration in Whatever You Love by Giselle Massey.

Giselle grew up in Los Osos, where the Central Coast became a constant source of inspiration for her work. Her love of creativity and self expression blossomed into an art filled passion. Childhood summers spent outdoors in barefoot freedom have forever bonded her to the surrounding ecosystem. Perhaps it’s no surprise that the same plants and flowers she enjoyed during her childhood, are a recurring theme in her work.

“One of my passions is to bring art into everyday moments of life with functional ceramics like mugs, planters, and bowls. I carve and texture nearly every piece I make, often leaving portions of clay bare as a part of the design to be enjoyed by hands as well as eyes”.

During this demonstration, Giselle will engage participants in a lively discussion about ways to find inspiration in our environment, and share the process of her intricately carved designs and inlaid glazes.

If you’ve wondered how to create functional ceramics that are beautiful too, don’t miss this opportunity to see how it’s done!

WHAT: Finding Inspiration in Whatever You Love
WHEN: November 11, 2019 3-5pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or visit www.artcnetermorrobay.org
COST: Free and open to the public
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Watercolor Wet & Wild with Virginia Mack

Watercolor Wet & Wild with Virginia Mack

Nov 14, 9:00am - Nov 14, 12:00pm+1Nov 21, 9:00am - Nov 21, 12:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is very excited to host watercolor classes designed for artists, beginner to advanced. Classes will be ongoing throughout the year, featuring a variety of guest instructors. Classes are every Thursday from 9am – Noon, featuring guest instructors teaching 3 – 4 sessions each. Pre-registration is recommended.

Please register online at www.artcentermorrobay.org or by calling (805) 772-2504 and speak with the docent between 12 noon – 4pm daily.

Virginia Mack worked as a part-time instructor at both Allan Hancock College and Cuesta College in the fine arts departments.

Virginia and her late husband John, also an artist, spent endless hours exploring the back roads of San Luis Obispo County seeking those bits of landscape that are visually stimulating. Virginia works primarily in watercolors and mixed media and is a colorist at heart. She builds most of her pieces in a wet-on-wet process (wet watercolor paints on wet watercolor paper) resolving the pieces as the paper slowly dries. She creates the forms with rich colors that she plays off against contrasting colors thereby subduing them while preserving their presence in layers of color. She often mixes the watercolor process with work using colored pencils, pastel, charcoal, and pencil.

Virginia received her education in fine arts at the University of California, Berkeley. She has taken additional classes at The California College of Arts and Crafts and in independent workshops.

Drop-ins are welcomed.

Register Online: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/

WHAT: Watercolor classes with Virginia Mack
COST: Members - $30. per class
Non-Members: $35. per class
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: November 7th, 14th, & 21st, 2019, 9am-12pm
CONTACT: Art Center Morro Bay (805) 772-2504, www.artcentermorrobay.org
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Friday Life Drawing

Friday Life Drawing

Nov 15, 9:00am - Nov 15, 12:00pm+41Nov 22, 9:00am - Nov 22, 12:00pmNov 29, 9:00am - Nov 29, 12:00pmDec 6, 9:00am - Dec 6, 12:00pmDec 13, 9:00am - Dec 13, 12:00pmDec 20, 9:00am - Dec 20, 12:00pmDec 27, 9:00am - Dec 27, 12:00pmJan 3, 9:00am - Jan 3, 12:00pmJan 10, 9:00am - Jan 10, 12:00pmJan 17, 9:00am - Jan 17, 12:00pmJan 24, 9:00am - Jan 24, 12:00pmJan 31, 9:00am - Jan 31, 12:00pmFeb 7, 9:00am - Feb 7, 12:00pmFeb 14, 9:00am - Feb 14, 12:00pmFeb 21, 9:00am - Feb 21, 12:00pmFeb 28, 9:00am - Feb 28, 12:00pmMar 6, 9:00am - Mar 6, 12:00pmMar 13, 9:00am - Mar 13, 12:00pmMar 20, 9:00am - Mar 20, 12:00pmMar 27, 9:00am - Mar 27, 12:00pmApr 3, 9:00am - Apr 3, 12:00pmApr 10, 9:00am - Apr 10, 12:00pmApr 17, 9:00am - Apr 17, 12:00pmApr 24, 9:00am - Apr 24, 12:00pmMay 1, 9:00am - May 1, 12:00pmMay 8, 9:00am - May 8, 12:00pmMay 15, 9:00am - May 15, 12:00pmMay 22, 9:00am - May 22, 12:00pmMay 29, 9:00am - May 29, 12:00pmJun 5, 9:00am - Jun 5, 12:00pmJun 12, 9:00am - Jun 12, 12:00pmJun 19, 9:00am - Jun 19, 12:00pmJun 26, 9:00am - Jun 26, 12:00pmJul 3, 9:00am - Jul 3, 12:00pmJul 10, 9:00am - Jul 10, 12:00pmJul 17, 9:00am - Jul 17, 12:00pmJul 24, 9:00am - Jul 24, 12:00pmJul 31, 9:00am - Jul 31, 12:00pmAug 7, 9:00am - Aug 7, 12:00pmAug 14, 9:00am - Aug 14, 12:00pmAug 21, 9:00am - Aug 21, 12:00pmAug 28, 9:00am - Aug 28, 12:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

FRIDAY LIFE DRAWING

Learn drawing fundamentals, values and composition, in a creative atmosphere designed to concentrate on drawing the human figure. Live models are afforded in this relaxed environment, appropriate for all skill levels. Artists provide their own art materials. Pre-registration is not required and drop-ins are welcome.

Image courtesy of Larry Armstrong

WHAT: Friday Life Drawing
WHERE: Morro Bay Recreation Center, 1001 Kennedy Way, Morro Bay, CA 93442
COST: $10. Per session
WHEN: Fridays, 9am – 12pm
CONTACT: Diane Mason, (805) 400-7529
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Zen Doodle Adult Coloring Book Club

Zen Doodle Adult Coloring Book Club

Nov 15, 10:00am - Nov 15, 11:30am+43Nov 22, 10:00am - Nov 22, 11:30amNov 29, 10:00am - Nov 29, 11:30amDec 6, 10:00am - Dec 6, 11:30amDec 13, 10:00am - Dec 13, 11:30amDec 20, 10:00am - Dec 20, 11:30amDec 27, 10:00am - Dec 27, 11:30amJan 3, 10:00am - Jan 3, 11:30amJan 10, 10:00am - Jan 10, 11:30amJan 17, 10:00am - Jan 17, 11:30amJan 24, 10:00am - Jan 24, 11:30amJan 31, 10:00am - Jan 31, 11:30amFeb 7, 10:00am - Feb 7, 11:30amFeb 14, 10:00am - Feb 14, 11:30amFeb 21, 10:00am - Feb 21, 11:30amFeb 28, 10:00am - Feb 28, 11:30amMar 6, 10:00am - Mar 6, 11:30amMar 13, 10:00am - Mar 13, 11:30amMar 20, 10:00am - Mar 20, 11:30amMar 27, 10:00am - Mar 27, 11:30amApr 3, 10:00am - Apr 3, 11:30amApr 10, 10:00am - Apr 10, 11:30amApr 17, 10:00am - Apr 17, 11:30amApr 24, 10:00am - Apr 24, 11:30amMay 1, 10:00am - May 1, 11:30amMay 8, 10:00am - May 8, 11:30amMay 15, 10:00am - May 15, 11:30amMay 22, 10:00am - May 22, 11:30amMay 29, 10:00am - May 29, 11:30amJun 5, 10:00am - Jun 5, 11:30amJun 12, 10:00am - Jun 12, 11:30amJun 19, 10:00am - Jun 19, 11:30amJun 26, 10:00am - Jun 26, 11:30amJul 3, 10:00am - Jul 3, 11:30amJul 10, 10:00am - Jul 10, 11:30amJul 17, 10:00am - Jul 17, 11:30amJul 24, 10:00am - Jul 24, 11:30amJul 31, 10:00am - Jul 31, 11:30amAug 7, 10:00am - Aug 7, 11:30amAug 14, 10:00am - Aug 14, 11:30amAug 21, 10:00am - Aug 21, 11:30amAug 28, 10:00am - Aug 28, 11:30amSep 4, 10:00am - Sep 4, 11:30amSep 11, 10:00am - Sep 11, 11:30am

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

FREE and Open to the Public

Drop-in for the Adult coloring book club! Open to all community members. Relax and unwind with the new Adult coloring books! Learn the latest doodle craze called Zen Doodle. Anyone can do it, no experience necessary! Bring your own coloring books or get started with a page from ours.

WHEN: Friday mornings 10am - 11:30am
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay, CA 93442
COST: Free and open to the public

For more information visit www.artcentermorrobay.org or call 805-772-2504
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Alcohol Ink Holiday Play Time

Alcohol Ink Holiday Play Time

Nov 16, 1:00pm - Nov 16, 3:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

Gorgeous! Stunning! Exciting!
You'll have great fun experimenting with all fabulous colors of alcohol inks. You'll apply inks into five glass ornaments and spritz them with compressed air to achieve unusual swirl effects. They'd look gorgeous on your tree this holiday season or as a conversation starter at an ornament exchange. Then, it's on to applying your choice of alcohol inks on six coasters and five dominoes and spritz them with compressed air or alcohol. Wow! Everyone looks totally different! We'll add magnets to the back of the dominoes.

Everything is included to complete six coasters, five magnets and five ornaments.

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Succulents - Choose Your Project

Succulents - Choose Your Project

Nov 17, 10:00am - Nov 17, 12:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

Learn how easy it is to create with succulents. Choose from two sizes of round moss wreaths or a grapevine wreath or make a Wood Succulent Vertical Garden or holiday tree. Care instructions are provided so your succulent projects thrive for a very long time.

​Everything's included - Use of tools, beautiful, locally grown succulents, wreath forms or wood vertical planter and use of tools - so all you do is sign-up, create and enjoy! Preregister at creativemetime.com or by calling Joan at 805-286-5993.

WHAT: Succulent Workshop - Choose Your Project
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay
WHEN: Sunday, Nov 17

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Old World Painting and Drawing with Jason Mayr

Old World Painting and Drawing with Jason Mayr

Nov 18, 9:00am - Nov 18, 1:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

This bi-weekly oil painting class is a 10 month course through November, beginning with drawing techniques and progressing through black and white, limited palette to full palette.

All levels of ability and experience are welcome.

Each class consists of a video lesson and 3 reference images (a landscape, portrait and still life) that are emailed before the class at Morro Bay Art Center. The student can choose to paint one or all of the reference images or work from their own reference. Class time is spent painting with direction and feedback from Jason. Following the class another video will be delivered, Friday Feedback where we look at a students work and see how the lesson might be applied to make the painting even more beautiful. Each lesson/block ends with Monday Morning Inspiration (video emailed) where a master painting is examined and broken down to give the artist ideas of how the lesson was used to create that masterpiece.

The reference images are the same images for both lessons/blocks in that month. This allows the artist time to develop a painting. We ask for students to please sign up ahead of time so that the reference images and video lesson may be sent out before class time.

For a 2019 Course Description visit www.artcentermorrobay.org

Register by contacting Jason Mayr at (805) 234-6941 or email: jasonmayrfineart@gmail.com

WHAT: Old World Painting and Drawing with Oil

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442, 805-772-2504

WHEN: Mondays (twice a month) 9:00am - 1:00pm, beginning February 4, 2019

COST: $35.00 MBAA members or $40.00 for non-members

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Art Center Morro Bay is open 12-4pm daily

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Sea Glass Hammered Wire Jewelry

Sea Glass Hammered Wire Jewelry

Nov 23, 10:00am - Nov 23, 12:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

​​​​Learn how to drill holes in sea glass, how to harden, strengthen and texturize wire to create a gorgeous jewelry set.

No experience necessary. Everything is provided for the project including local sea glass, use of tools in the class, wire and jewelry findings. Joan will demonstrate how to drill holes then you choose from sea glass she has pre-drilled to create your jewelry. Preregister at creativemetime.com or by calling Joan at 805-286-5993.

WHAT: Sea Glass Hammered Wire Jewelry
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay
WHEN: Saturday, Nov 23
10 am - 12 pm
COST: $45

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Mosaic - Choose Your Project

Mosaic - Choose Your Project

Nov 23, 1:00pm - Nov 23, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

Choose your project from the exciting selections such as a mosaic rock, a heart, a trivet, stepping stone, etc. All projects are super simple and perfect for a beginner. Everything is provided to complete the project including use of tools, the base piece, broken china pieces, baubles, glue, grout and instruction. Preregister at creativemetime.com or by calling Joan at 805-286-5993.

WHAT: Mosaics - Choose Your Project
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay
WHEN: Saturday, Nov 23
1 pm - 4 pm
COST: $45-$90

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Resin Necklaces

Resin Necklaces

Nov 24, 10:00am - Nov 24, 12:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

Create two stunning necklaces by adding charms, beads, trinkets, glitter, paper and many other treasures to metal tray bezels. We'll mix resin and encase your necklaces so they glisten. The resin needs to dry so you will be provided with a covered to-go container for your trip home then your necklaces need to dry undisturbed until the next day.

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Square Art Shop - Wine and Paint Party

Square Art Shop - Wine and Paint Party

Nov 25, 4:00pm - Nov 25, 7:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present, the Square Art Shop workshop for MBAA members, hosted by Barbara Sitar.

Barbara Sitar, a professional art curator and artist, has curated for galleries in Prague, Republic of Czechoslovakia. She is introducing the Square Art Shop an on-going exhibit at Art Center Morro Bay.

This workshop presents various techniques and approaches to the creative process and is intended to inspire and guide artists toward the creation of their own square art piece.

Expect help, encouragement, clever tips, fun and nonjudgmental sharing of creativity. Artists can expect to expand their creative process, give themselves permission to grow, to push themselves to create better paintings and to be inspired and encouraged by their peers.

Join Barbara, get motivated and learn how to produce and sell a stunning square art to be included in the new Square Art Shop, scheduled for a soft launch after art take-in on November 11.

Please bring your own supplies to this workshop and be prepared with an idea or concept of your square art piece. Given dry time, your square art may go on the wall at the end of the workshop!

Acceptable canvas or panel sizes are 6×6, 8×8, 10×10 and 12×12 squares; 1 ½” deep. All media and techniques welcomed.

Non-Members may join this workshop by becoming a MBAA Member.

WHAT: Square Art Shop – Wine & Paint Party
WHEN: Monday, November 25, 4-7pm
COST: $20.00 – Members Only
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: Barbara Sitar, bsitar66@gmail.com or 617-320-2956
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Resin Workshop

Resin Workshop

Nov 30, 9:00am - Nov 30, 11:00am

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

Your choice - create a scene in an 11" x 14" frame or make two resin necklaces or coasters.

Joan will bring a huge assortment of shells, colored beach glass and glitter to design your scene. Choose a white frame or two metal necklace bezels for your base. After your scene is complete, you will encase it in glistening resin.Preregistration is required at www.CreativeMeTime.com or by calling 805-286-5993.

WHAT: Resin Workshop
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street
WHEN: Saturday, Nov 30 10 am – 12 pm
COST: Various
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Alcohol Ink Holiday Play Time

Alcohol Ink Holiday Play Time

Nov 30, 1:00pm - Nov 30, 3:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

Gorgeous! Stunning! Exciting!
You'll have great fun experimenting with all fabulous colors of alcohol inks. You'll apply inks into five glass ornaments and spritz them with compressed air to achieve unusual swirl effects. They'd look gorgeous on your tree this holiday season or as a conversation starter at an ornament exchange. Then, it's on to applying your choice of alcohol inks on six coasters and five dominoes and spritz them with compressed air or alcohol. Wow! Everyone looks totally different! We'll add magnets to the back of the dominoes.

Everything is included to complete six coasters, five magnets and five ornaments.

25 interested  ·  2 going
Resin Workshop

Resin Workshop

Dec 7, 10:00am - Dec 7, 12:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

Your choice - create a scene in an 11" x 14" frame or make two resin necklaces or coasters.

Joan will bring a huge assortment of shells, colored beach glass and glitter to design your scene. Choose a white frame or two metal necklace bezels for your base. After your scene is complete, you will encase it in glistening resin.Preregistration is required at www.CreativeMeTime.com or by calling 805-286-5993.

WHAT: Resin Workshop
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street
WHEN: Saturday, Dec 7 10 am – 12 pm
COST: Various
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Succulents - Choose Your Project

Succulents - Choose Your Project

Dec 7, 1:00pm - Dec 7, 3:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

Learn how easy it is to create with succulents. Choose from two sizes of round moss wreaths or a grapevine wreath or make a Wood Succulent Vertical Garden or holiday tree. Care instructions are provided so your succulent projects thrive for a very long time.

​Everything's included - Use of tools, beautiful, locally grown succulents, wreath forms or wood vertical planter and use of tools - so all you do is sign-up, create and enjoy! Preregister at creativemetime.com or by calling Joan at 805-286-5993.

WHAT: Succulent Workshop - Choose Your Project
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay
WHEN: Saturday, Dec 7

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Mosaic - Choose Your Project

Mosaic - Choose Your Project

Dec 8, 1:00pm - Dec 8, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

Choose your project from the exciting selections such as a mosaic rock, a heart, a trivet, stepping stone, etc. All projects are super simple and perfect for a beginner. Everything is provided to complete the project including use of tools, the base piece, broken china pieces, baubles, glue, grout and instruction. Preregister at creativemetime.com or by calling Joan at 805-286-5993.

WHAT: Mosaics - Choose Your Project
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay
WHEN: Sunday, Dec 8
1 pm - 4 pm
COST: $45-$90

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Children's Art - Meet Jackson Pollack

Children's Art - Meet Jackson Pollack

Jan 4, 9:00am - Jan 4, 12:00pm+1Jan 4, 1:00pm - Jan 4, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present Meet Jackson Pollack in an ongoing art series, Meet the Masters, with elementary school teacher, Mandy Covish. This series of art classes is designed to introduce youngsters to famous artists and their technics.

Mandy has taught primarily 2nd and 3rd grade levels in the Merced City School District and Clovis Unified School district. With her recent relocation to the Central Coast she is eager to begin teaching on the Central Coast. Mandy taught GATE students (Gifted and Talented Education) for seven years, emphasizing on the arts as a vehicle to promote higher thought processes. She worked as the Reading Intervention Teacher and successfully implemented a fluency and comprehension program through Read Naturally, Soar to Success, Seeing Stars utilizing appropriate leveled books for grades K-6.

Students will learn about the Abstract Expressionist, Jackson Pollock, whose paintings emphasize repetition and movement. Students will create “Friendly Watercolor Monsters” with straws. They will paint with marbles and yarn to experience "drip-style" painting on canvas! Students will be working with acrylics and watercolor during this workshop, please wear suitable clothing.

WHAT: Meet Jackson Pollack
WHEN: January 4, 2020
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, Activities Room, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
TIMES: K-2nd Graders 9am-12pm;
3rd-6th Graders 1pm – 4pm
COST: $20.00 per session
CONTACT:www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504


Preregistration is required: Contact Art Center Morro Bay (805) 772-2504 or online: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/

Refunds are provided up to 3 days before the beginning of class. Class programs are designed as age appropriate, however, bringing closely aged children together in either class is OK. Parents are asked to stay with children 7 years or younger.

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For the Birds

For the Birds

Jan 9, 12:00pm - Jan 9, 4:00pm+39Jan 10, 12:00pm - Jan 10, 4:00pmJan 11, 12:00pm - Jan 11, 4:00pmJan 12, 12:00pm - Jan 12, 4:00pmJan 13, 12:00pm - Jan 13, 4:00pmJan 14, 12:00pm - Jan 14, 4:00pmJan 15, 12:00pm - Jan 15, 4:00pmJan 16, 12:00pm - Jan 16, 4:00pmJan 17, 12:00pm - Jan 17, 4:00pmJan 18, 12:00pm - Jan 18, 4:00pmJan 19, 12:00pm - Jan 19, 4:00pmJan 20, 12:00pm - Jan 20, 4:00pmJan 21, 12:00pm - Jan 21, 4:00pmJan 22, 12:00pm - Jan 22, 4:00pmJan 23, 12:00pm - Jan 23, 4:00pmJan 24, 12:00pm - Jan 24, 4:00pmJan 25, 12:00pm - Jan 25, 4:00pmJan 26, 12:00pm - Jan 26, 4:00pmJan 27, 12:00pm - Jan 27, 4:00pmJan 28, 12:00pm - Jan 28, 4:00pmJan 29, 12:00pm - Jan 29, 4:00pmJan 30, 12:00pm - Jan 30, 4:00pmJan 31, 12:00pm - Jan 31, 4:00pmFeb 1, 12:00pm - Feb 1, 4:00pmFeb 2, 12:00pm - Feb 2, 4:00pmFeb 3, 12:00pm - Feb 3, 4:00pmFeb 4, 12:00pm - Feb 4, 4:00pmFeb 5, 12:00pm - Feb 5, 4:00pmFeb 6, 12:00pm - Feb 6, 4:00pmFeb 7, 12:00pm - Feb 7, 4:00pmFeb 8, 12:00pm - Feb 8, 4:00pmFeb 9, 12:00pm - Feb 9, 4:00pmFeb 10, 12:00pm - Feb 10, 4:00pmFeb 11, 12:00pm - Feb 11, 4:00pmFeb 12, 12:00pm - Feb 12, 4:00pmFeb 13, 12:00pm - Feb 13, 4:00pmFeb 14, 12:00pm - Feb 14, 4:00pmFeb 15, 12:00pm - Feb 15, 4:00pmFeb 16, 12:00pm - Feb 16, 4:00pmFeb 17, 12:00pm - Feb 17, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

The Morro Bay Art Association is presenting it's Annual, For the Birds exhibit in celebration of the Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival. This exhibit is a collection of fine art paintings and photography depicting Morro Bay’s vast array of indigenous species of birds, birds seen around the world and all things bird-related.

During this exhibit, Art Center Morro Bay will be featuring glass sculptor, George Jercich. George graduated from San Jose State University in 1984 with his MFA in Sculpture/Plastic Arts. He travelled throughout the USA, Europe and Asia seeking experiences in glass. He attended Pilchuck Glass School, the Interglas Symposium in Novy Bor, Czechoslovakia, participated in American/Thai Cultural Exchange Programs and co-instructed glassblowing at Ox-Bow Summer School of the Arts (SAIC). George is also the co-founder of the California Glass Exchange. George instructed glassblowing, glass forming, 3D design and sculpture courses at Cal Poly for over 35 years.

Stop in to see this remarkable exhibit. Art Center Morro Bay will offer bird related gifts or you may find that perfect work of art!

For the Birds will be on display from January 9 through February 17, 2020. Meet the artists at the opening reception Sunday, January 12th, 2pm-4pm.

This event is free and open to the public. Art Center Morro Bay is open from 12pm – 4pm daily. For more information, visit our website at www.artcentermorrobay.org

Image courtesy of George Jercich

WHAT: For the Birds
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
WHEN: January 9 – February 17, 2020
RECEPTION: January 12, 2 -4pm
CONTACT: artcenter.morrbay@gmail.com or 805-772-2504

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Pastel Magic Demonstration

Pastel Magic Demonstration

Jan 13, 3:00pm - Jan 13, 5:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

Free and Open to the Public

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a demonstration in soft pastel by award winning artist, Greg Trombly, PhD. Discover the magic of pastels, focusing on basic drawing and observation skills.

Dr. Greg Trombly holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Education from State University of New York at Oswego and State University of New York at Albany. In addition, he holds a PhD in the Cultural Foundations of Education from Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Trombly has been an educator and administrator for the public school system and at the university level. He has continued art education by participating in workshops from acclaimed artists such as Terri Ludwig and Daniel Greene. He exhibits artwork in New York, and his artwork is held in private collections throughout the country.

This demonstration will explore color, value and composition with a variety of soft pastels. Greg will apply color combinations that will illuminate the creation of shoreline with a sunset sky. Interaction with the artist is welcome and encouraged.

This demo is free and open to the public.

Greg will give a pastel workshop January 19, 3-5pm. For more information about this demo or workshop, visit our website at www.artcentermorrobay.org

WHAT: Free Art Demonstration
COST: FREE and open to the public
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: Monday, January 13, 2020
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org
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2020 - Beaches and Birds

2020 - Beaches and Birds

Jan 17, 1:00pm - Jan 17, 4:00pm+2Jan 18, 1:00pm - Jan 18, 4:00pmJan 19, 1:00pm - Jan 19, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

January 2020

An Introduction to Soft Pastels and the Art of Pastel Painting – Beaches and Birds
3 Day Workshop

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a workshop in soft pastel by award winning artist, Greg Trombly, PhD. Discover the magic of pastels in a relaxed and supportive environment, focusing on basic drawing and observation skills.

This workshop is designed to provide plenty of hands on guidance, allowing students to work from reference photos of their choice. Students from beginner to advanced are welcome.

Emphasis will be placed on composition, color and value. Greg will begin each day with a short demonstration, followed by independent work from personal reference photos and instructor guidance. Students are encouraged to bring a reference photo of an ocean seascape or favorite bird. Images will be provided for reference to those who do not bring their own.

Greg Trombly holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Education from State University of New York at Oswego and State University of New York at Albany. In addition, he holds a PhD in the Cultural Foundations of Education from Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio. Greg has been an educator and administrator for the public school system and at the university level. He has continued art education by participating in workshops from acclaimed artists such as Terri Ludwig and Daniel Greene. He is an associate member of Pastel Society of America, exhibits artwork in New York, and his artwork is held in private collections throughout the country.

Connect with other artists and learn basic skills in soft pastel. This class is not utilizing oil pastel, rather “soft pastel”. A materials list will be provided. This workshop is designed for beginners however all skill levels are welcome.

COST: $165. Members; $175. Non-Members for the 3-day workshop.
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: January 17-19, 1-4pm
PRE-REGISTER: Reserve your space online: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/
May cancel registration up to 7 days of scheduled workshop for full refund.
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org
MATERIAL LIST: Materials list can be found at the gallery or contact Gail Martin at gailm1314@gmail.com to request one.
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Sculptors: Enter “Occupies Space” by Jan, 19, 2020 in Morro Bay!

Sculptors: Enter “Occupies Space” by Jan, 19, 2020 in Morro Bay!

Jan 19, 11:00am - Jan 19, 5:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

⚜ MARK YOUR CALENDAR to enter “OCCUPIES SPACE,” a juried Member Exhibition of sculpture with diverse materials, styles & techniques at Art Center Morro Bay, CA April 2-May 11, 2020! This exhibit is open to all CURRENT MEMBERS of Central Coast Sculptors Group, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art &/OR Morro Bay Art Association. DEADLINE: Enter up 3 original works by SUN/JAN 19, 2020. CLICK for ONLINE ENTRY: sloma.org/exhibits/call-for-artists/
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⚜ “Occupies Space” is co-hosted by CCSG & will be held concurrent with The Painters Group’s prestigious “Brushstrokes 2020” exhibit. All sculpture entries must be for sale. There will be 3 Juror Awards for sculpture. Work previously exhibited at SLOMA, Art Center Morro Bay, or in any past CCSG exhibit is NOT ELIGIBLE. Sculptures previously shown in CCSG’s “Phantom Project” exhibits ARE ELIGIBLE. Since paintings will be on Gallery walls, all submitted sculpture MUST be free-standing or pedestal mounted.
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⚜ Our JUROR is acclaimed Gail Enns of Monterey, CA, a fine art curator through Celadon Arts & the art space, Green Chalk Contemporary: greenchalkcontemporary.com. Gail Enns’ previous curated exhibits included: “The New Domestics, Finding Beauty in the Mundane;” “Transcendental Vision, Japanese Culture and Contemporary Art;” “Joseph Campbell, The Artist’s Way;” & “Assimilations,” an exhibition of American artists at the Nippon Gallery, NY Chamber of Commerce. She also produced exhibitions at the Japanese Embassy’s Information Center & the New Zealand Embassy in Washington, D.C., as well as directing exhibits at her Anton Gallery in Washington, DC.
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⚜ It’s EASY to JOIN these 3 groups & there’s NO Residency Requirements! CLICK HERE To JOIN: sloma.org/join/artist-groups/ OR HERE: artcentermorrobay.org/
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⚜ Artists will be NOTIFIED of acceptance & non-acceptance by email NO LATER THAN MON/FEB 10, 2020. Perfect for established, recognized, emerging & student sculptors! We hope you’ll ENTER by 5 pm, SUNDAY, JANUARY, 19, 2020: sloma.org/exhibits/call-for-artists/

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⚜ QUESTIONS? Contact CCSG’s Carl Berney at sculpto707@gmail.com. ART SHOWN in banner courtesy of CCSG artists.
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WHAT: Call for Sculpture: “Occupies Space”
HOSTED BY: Central Coast Sculptors Group
WHEN: April 2-May 11, 2020
RECEPTION: Sunday, April 5, 2020, 2-4pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: Carl Berney at sculpto707@gmail.com. centralcoastsculptors.org
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Children's Art - Meet the Masters, Piet Mondrian

Children's Art - Meet the Masters, Piet Mondrian

Feb 1, 9:00am - Feb 1, 12:00pm+1Feb 1, 1:00pm - Feb 1, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present Meet Piet Mondrian in an ongoing art series, Meet the Masters, with elementary school teacher, Mandy Covish. This series of art classes is designed to introduce youngsters to famous artists and their technics.

Mandy has taught primarily 2nd and 3rd grade levels in the Merced City School District and Clovis Unified School district. With her recent relocation to the Central Coast she is eager to begin teaching on the Central Coast. Mandy taught GATE students (Gifted and Talented Education) for seven years, emphasizing on the arts as a vehicle to promote higher thought processes.

Students will learn about the famous artist Piet Mondrian. Students will create abstract art using LINES, SQUARES, and RECTANGLES. They will be using canvas, wooden blocks, and acrylic paints to create their own individual masterpieces, please wear suitable clothing.

WHAT: Meet Piet Mondrian
WHEN: February 1, 2020
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, Activities Room, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
TIMES: K-2nd Graders 9am-12pm;
3rd-6th Graders 1pm – 4pm
COST: $20.00 per session
CONTACT:www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504


Preregistration is required: Contact Art Center Morro Bay (805) 772-2504 or online: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/

Refunds are provided up to 3 days before the beginning of class. Class programs are designed as age appropriate, however, bringing closely aged children together in either class is OK. Parents are asked to stay with children 7 years or younger.
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The Healing Power of Art

The Healing Power of Art

Feb 10, 3:00pm - Feb 10, 5:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a presentation of “The Healing Power of Art” with Anne Gill Kellogg.

Art therapy utilizes art media, images and the creative art process as reflections of an individual’s development, personality, interests, concerns, and conflicts. Art therapy practice, utilizing developmental and psychological theories, reconciles emotional conflicts, fosters self-awareness, problem solving, aids in reducing anxiety, reality orientation and increases self-esteem. It is practiced alongside other health programs and treatments.

Anne Gill Kellogg’s demo will include an introduction to the subject of “The Healing Power of Art” using visual aids, examples of Anne’s own work, drawings, and reference materials supporting the power of art.

Different types of art journalizing will be presented and explored. If you already have an art journal, bring it! Otherwise, bring in any sketch book you’d like to use to start your own art journal and any art materials you’d like to add. Some supplies will be available at the demo.

Anne Gill Kellogg attended Otis Art Institute and Art Center of Design, earned a Bachelor of Art in Psychology and Applied Art and earned a Masters degree from Loyola Marymount University in clinical art therapy/family therapy. She had a private practice for 21 years and taught 18 years at the elementary and at College level.

Join us for an interesting afternoon exploring this unique therapy. Lucia Capacchione, PH.D. and Art Therapist says, “Imagery is a window on your inner world…it is a means of transformation and liberation from distortions in this realm that may unconsciously direct your life and shape your health.”


WHAT: The Healing Power of Art
WHEN: Monday, February 10th , 2020 3pm – 5pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
COST: FREE
CONTACT: www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504
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Solvang – Two Museums Excursion

Solvang – Two Museums Excursion

Feb 20, 9:30am - Feb 20, 4:30pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

Sunny Fields…
Translated into Danish, is Solvang!

The Danish Village of Solvang was established in 1911 by a group of Danish teachers and mimics a European village. There, you’ll find superior pastries, friendly shopkeepers dressed in authentic Danish attire, windmills, the Danish Maid, wooden shoes, cuckoo clocks, museums, galleries and Danish history.

Thanks to its Danish lifestyle and architecture, Solvang is known as “California’s Denmark” and hosts a million visitors a year to it’s charming village.

Discover the art and history that Solvang is renowned for!
Art Center Morro Bay invites you to join us on a field trip to Solvang where we will visit the Wildling Museum and the Elverhoj Museum of History and Art along with some free time to explore this beautiful village.

Since opening in 2000, the Wildling has hosted and/or organized over 65 exhibitions. They have shared the awe-inspiring works of giants like Ansel Adams, Georgia O’Keeffe, Maynard Dixon, Carl Oscar Borg, and so many more. Their exhibitions have surveyed the early history of wilderness art and showcased contemporary artists like Clyde Butcher, dedicated to bringing awareness to specific wilderness areas.

�Explore the quaint village of Solvang where you’ll find great restaurants to enjoy while the group breaks for lunch. Don’t forget to bring home some delicious Danish pastries.

Then, return as a group to explore the Elverhoj History & Art Museum. The Elverhøj Museum is the former residence of one of Solvang’s most artistic families, which is now a community museum devoted to the history of Solvang, the Danish-American pioneer spirit, the colorful heritage of Denmark, and the arts.

The historic hand-crafted structure was the dream home of Viggo Brandt-Erichsen and his wife, Martha Mott. He was an internationally recognized painter and sculptor and she was an accomplished painter and art teacher. In 1950 the Brandt-Erichsens began building their home in the style derived from the large farmhouses of 18th century Jutland in northern Denmark. They incorporated many elements of Scandinavian architecture. Our tour guide will tell us about the interesting history and art of this magnificent home.

Wear comfortable walking shoes and layered clothing.
Pre-registration is required. Refunds will be given for cancellations made fourteen (14) days prior to excursion with the exception of a $20.00 non-refundable, registration fee. A minimum attendance of 20 passengers must be met by February 7th or this excursion will be canceled and a full refund will be returned to registrants.

WHAT: Solvang – 2 Museums
WHERE: Bus leaves at 9:30 am from Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: Thursday, February 20th, 2020, 9:30am – 4:30pm
CONTACT: (805)772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org
COST: $65.00 Members or $75.00 Non-Members (museums ticket price included)
REGISTER: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/
or call Gail Martin 805-234-8766

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Aquarius 2020

Aquarius 2020

Feb 20, 12:00pm - Feb 20, 4:00pm+39Feb 21, 12:00pm - Feb 21, 4:00pmFeb 22, 12:00pm - Feb 22, 4:00pmFeb 23, 12:00pm - Feb 23, 4:00pmFeb 24, 12:00pm - Feb 24, 4:00pmFeb 25, 12:00pm - Feb 25, 4:00pmFeb 26, 12:00pm - Feb 26, 4:00pmFeb 27, 12:00pm - Feb 27, 4:00pmFeb 28, 12:00pm - Feb 28, 4:00pmFeb 29, 12:00pm - Feb 29, 4:00pmMar 1, 12:00pm - Mar 1, 4:00pmMar 2, 12:00pm - Mar 2, 4:00pmMar 3, 12:00pm - Mar 3, 4:00pmMar 4, 12:00pm - Mar 4, 4:00pmMar 5, 12:00pm - Mar 5, 4:00pmMar 6, 12:00pm - Mar 6, 4:00pmMar 7, 12:00pm - Mar 7, 4:00pmMar 8, 12:00pm - Mar 8, 4:00pmMar 9, 12:00pm - Mar 9, 4:00pmMar 10, 12:00pm - Mar 10, 4:00pmMar 11, 12:00pm - Mar 11, 4:00pmMar 12, 12:00pm - Mar 12, 4:00pmMar 13, 12:00pm - Mar 13, 4:00pmMar 14, 12:00pm - Mar 14, 4:00pmMar 15, 12:00pm - Mar 15, 4:00pmMar 16, 12:00pm - Mar 16, 4:00pmMar 17, 12:00pm - Mar 17, 4:00pmMar 18, 12:00pm - Mar 18, 4:00pmMar 19, 12:00pm - Mar 19, 4:00pmMar 20, 12:00pm - Mar 20, 4:00pmMar 21, 12:00pm - Mar 21, 4:00pmMar 22, 12:00pm - Mar 22, 4:00pmMar 23, 12:00pm - Mar 23, 4:00pmMar 24, 12:00pm - Mar 24, 4:00pmMar 25, 12:00pm - Mar 25, 4:00pmMar 26, 12:00pm - Mar 26, 4:00pmMar 27, 12:00pm - Mar 27, 4:00pmMar 28, 12:00pm - Mar 28, 4:00pmMar 29, 12:00pm - Mar 29, 4:00pmMar 30, 12:00pm - Mar 30, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

The Central Coast Watercolor Society is proud to present “Aquarius”, a Pacific regional water media exhibition hosted by Morro Bay Art Association.
This juried event, is an assembly of some of the finest contemporary artworks of the West Coast.
Judge of Awards:

M.E. “Mike” Bailey, AWS, NWS, is the judge for this celebrated event.

M. E. Bailey is a professional plein air artist, nationally recognized for his superior use of watercolor. Mike began teaching watercolor at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1999, where he turned his innovative workshops into a full time career with an international following.

Mike’s artwork has been published in Northlight books, Splash and Watercolor, and Watercolor Artist Magazine. Mike is a current member of Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society, Signature Member of American Watercolor Society, past President and Signature Member of National Watercolor Society.

His work is collected widely throughout the USA, Europe and Australia.

Don’t miss this extraordinary event! Whether you are attending this exhibit to observe or to find that perfect painting for yourself or as a gift, you are in for a delight. Aquarius will be on display February 20 – March 30, 2020. Meet the artists at the opening reception, Sunday, February 23, 2pm-4pm. This event is free and open to the public. Art Center Morro Bay is open 12 – 4pm daily.

Image, Bad Parking Place© courtesy of M.E. Bailey

WHAT: Aquarius
WHEN: February 20 – March 30, 2020
RECEPTION: February 23, 2020, 2-4pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org

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Children's Art - Elements of Color

Children's Art - Elements of Color

Mar 7, 9:00am - Mar 7, 12:00pm+1Mar 7, 1:00pm - Mar 7, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present Elements of Art/Color in an ongoing art series, with elementary school teacher, Mandy Covish.

Mandy taught primarily 2nd and 3rd grade levels in the Merced City School District and Clovis Unified School district. With her recent relocation to the Central Coast she is eager to begin teaching on the Central Coast. Mandy taught GATE students (Gifted and Talented Education) for seven years, emphasizing on the arts as a vehicle to promote higher thought processes.

Students will learn about the Primary Colors and the Color Wheel. Students will be using acrylic paints, wax crayons, canvas, and oil pastels in this workshop.

WHAT: Elements of Art-Color
WHEN: March 7, 2020
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, Activities Room, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
TIMES: K-2nd Graders 9am-12pm;
3rd-6th Graders 1pm – 4pm
COST: $20.00 per session
CONTACT:www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504

Preregistration is required: Contact Art Center Morro Bay (805) 772-2504 or online:
artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/

Refunds are provided up to 3 days before the beginning of class. Class programs are designed as age appropriate, however, bringing closely aged children together in either
class is OK. Parents are asked to stay with children 7 years or younger.
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Gypsy Junk and Vintage Journals

Gypsy Junk and Vintage Journals

Mar 9, 3:00pm - Mar 9, 5:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a demonstration of Junk and Vintage Journal Making with Colleen Ray.

A junk journal is typically made with craft supplies, recycled paper, junk mail and found materials. A vintage junk journal is made with items from bygone eras, or made to look like they are by applying aging techniques. Vintage journals are often created around a theme and filled with visual and tactile interest as opposed to stark, blank pages. The splashes of color, texture, pockets and tuck spots are filled with ephemera and create an inviting place to journal or draw,
or stash things away.

Colleen will demonstrate how to make a simple folio style journal with vintage appeal that participants can easily make at home to use as a travel journal, a gardening journal, an
affirmations journal, or art journal.

Join Colleen Ray as she shares these unique and wonderful journals. Each one, a work of art;
and as distinctive and one-of-a-kind as its maker.

WHAT: Gypsy Junk & Vintage Journals
WHEN: Monday, March 9 th , 2020 3pm – 5pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
COST: FREE
CONTACT: www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504

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2020 - Painting Tune-Up Workshop

2020 - Painting Tune-Up Workshop

Mar 13, 10:00am - Mar 13, 4:00pm+2Mar 14, 10:00am - Mar 14, 4:00pmMar 15, 10:00am - Mar 15, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

March 13, 14, & 15, 2020

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a 3-day workshop, Painting Tune-Up, with Trowzers Akimbo.

Trowzers provides demonstrations and leads step by step exercises, tuning your knowledge and skills to keep your painting sessions humming along like a well-oiled machine.

Trowzers Akimbo was raised in Venice, Ca and the eclectic vibe of the area is represented in much of his work The art colony esthetic of the beach town attracted the best of art teachers to the school system and Betty Edwards, who wrote the influential book, "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” was among his talented high school art teachers. Teachers in art school included Bill Moore, Don Graham, Harold Kramer, Emerson Woelffer and one of the Group of Seven hard-edge painters, Frederick Hammersley. Prior to practicing fine art painting full-time, Trowzers worked as an NBC on air graphic artist, freelance illustrator/graphic designer, animated/live action tv commercial director/designer and as a creative director and chief creative officer in the computer game industry. Work for NBC included over 200 commercial segue illustrations for the Tonight Show, starring Johnny Carson, design of The Gong Show logo and body painting of GoGo dancers for Laugh-In. Trowzers contributed illustrations to the Sesame Street Workshop’s printed publications monthly. He is responsible for the creation of over 50 computer games. Among his many awards, Akimbo was awarded an Emmy for his animated titles for NBC: The First 50 Years: A Closer Look. Powerful influences in his painting work are Sargent, Manet, Monet, Cézanne, Gauguin, Lautrec, and Van Gogh.

Akimbo studied art and received his BFA at CalArts in Southern California.

Trowzers has collected numerous Best of Show and 1st Place awards for his paintings. His work is included in the upcoming Artists Magazine publication, Strokes of Genius 11.

“I believe any painter's work I've ever seen has influenced my work on some level.”
- Trowzers Akimbo

During this 3-day workshop, you will review painting fundamentals and be introduced to new methods of analysis and creative procedure that will make you more productive and your paintings more successful. Discover tools that will assist you in painting with confidence and authority.


WHAT: Painting Tune-Up
WHEN: March 13th, 14th, & 15th, 2020 - 10am-4pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St. Morro Bay, CA 93442
COST: $400. MBAA Members $425. Non Members*
CONTACT: Art Center Morro Bay (805) 772-2504, www.artcentermorrobay.org
Pre-registration is required.
Register Online: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/
Refunds for cancellations up to 7 days before workshop

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Brushstrokes 2020

Brushstrokes 2020

Apr 2, 12:00pm - Apr 2, 4:00pm+38Apr 3, 12:00pm - Apr 3, 4:00pmApr 4, 12:00pm - Apr 4, 4:00pmApr 5, 12:00pm - Apr 5, 4:00pmApr 6, 12:00pm - Apr 6, 4:00pmApr 7, 12:00pm - Apr 7, 4:00pmApr 8, 12:00pm - Apr 8, 4:00pmApr 9, 12:00pm - Apr 9, 4:00pmApr 10, 12:00pm - Apr 10, 4:00pmApr 11, 12:00pm - Apr 11, 4:00pmApr 12, 12:00pm - Apr 12, 4:00pmApr 13, 12:00pm - Apr 13, 4:00pmApr 14, 12:00pm - Apr 14, 4:00pmApr 15, 12:00pm - Apr 15, 4:00pmApr 16, 12:00pm - Apr 16, 4:00pmApr 17, 12:00pm - Apr 17, 4:00pmApr 18, 12:00pm - Apr 18, 4:00pmApr 19, 12:00pm - Apr 19, 4:00pmApr 20, 12:00pm - Apr 20, 4:00pmApr 21, 12:00pm - Apr 21, 4:00pmApr 22, 12:00pm - Apr 22, 4:00pmApr 23, 12:00pm - Apr 23, 4:00pmApr 24, 12:00pm - Apr 24, 4:00pmApr 25, 12:00pm - Apr 25, 4:00pmApr 26, 12:00pm - Apr 26, 4:00pmApr 27, 12:00pm - Apr 27, 4:00pmApr 28, 12:00pm - Apr 28, 4:00pmApr 29, 12:00pm - Apr 29, 4:00pmApr 30, 12:00pm - Apr 30, 4:00pmMay 1, 12:00pm - May 1, 4:00pmMay 2, 12:00pm - May 2, 4:00pmMay 3, 12:00pm - May 3, 4:00pmMay 4, 12:00pm - May 4, 4:00pmMay 5, 12:00pm - May 5, 4:00pmMay 6, 12:00pm - May 6, 4:00pmMay 7, 12:00pm - May 7, 4:00pmMay 8, 12:00pm - May 8, 4:00pmMay 9, 12:00pm - May 9, 4:00pmMay 10, 12:00pm - May 10, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to host, The Painters Group of San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, and their compelling, juried exhibit, Brushstrokes 2020.

This annual event is a collective of exceptional paintings, featuring works from current TPG and MBAA members throughout the Central Coast. A variety of accepted mediums include acrylic, oil, mixed media, watercolor, pastel and digital, encompassing a wide range of subject matter of figurative, landscape and abstract. Deadline for entry is December 16, 2019, 5 p.m. For more information about entry, contact Charlotte D'Aigle, email: charlotteberney@aol.com

The juror, Marcia Harvey, is an award winning artist who earned a Bachelor of Art degree in Studio Art from the University of California and Master of Fine Art degree from Washington State University. Marcia is currently on the Faculty of Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo and teaches Printmaking. She is an author and blogger, who stated of her own artwork, “These works are still lifes and landscapes, field notes and occasions, letters and witnessing’s. Like the painters of 17th Century Dutch still lifes, I’m interested in illustrating mundane objects with a care and regard for them, and an emphasis on the transitory nature of life.”

Whether you are attending this striking exhibit to observe or to purchase, you are in for a delight!

Image, Field of Cream Cups© courtesy of Marcia Harvey

Brushstrokes is on display in the Russell Gallery, upstairs, April 2 through May 11, 2020. Meet the artists at the opening reception Sunday, April 5, 2pm-4pm. This event is free and open to the public. Art Center Morro Bay is open from 12pm – 4pm daily.

WHAT: Brushstrokes 2020
WHEN: April 2 through May 11, 2020
RECEPTION: Sunday, April 5, 2pm-4pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org
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Perspectives

Perspectives

Apr 2, 12:00pm - Apr 2, 4:00pm+39Apr 3, 12:00pm - Apr 3, 4:00pmApr 4, 12:00pm - Apr 4, 4:00pmApr 5, 12:00pm - Apr 5, 4:00pmApr 6, 12:00pm - Apr 6, 4:00pmApr 7, 12:00pm - Apr 7, 4:00pmApr 8, 12:00pm - Apr 8, 4:00pmApr 9, 12:00pm - Apr 9, 4:00pmApr 10, 12:00pm - Apr 10, 4:00pmApr 11, 12:00pm - Apr 11, 4:00pmApr 12, 12:00pm - Apr 12, 4:00pmApr 13, 12:00pm - Apr 13, 4:00pmApr 14, 12:00pm - Apr 14, 4:00pmApr 15, 12:00pm - Apr 15, 4:00pmApr 16, 12:00pm - Apr 16, 4:00pmApr 17, 12:00pm - Apr 17, 4:00pmApr 18, 12:00pm - Apr 18, 4:00pmApr 19, 12:00pm - Apr 19, 4:00pmApr 20, 12:00pm - Apr 20, 4:00pmApr 21, 12:00pm - Apr 21, 4:00pmApr 22, 12:00pm - Apr 22, 4:00pmApr 23, 12:00pm - Apr 23, 4:00pmApr 24, 12:00pm - Apr 24, 4:00pmApr 25, 12:00pm - Apr 25, 4:00pmApr 26, 12:00pm - Apr 26, 4:00pmApr 27, 12:00pm - Apr 27, 4:00pmApr 28, 12:00pm - Apr 28, 4:00pmApr 29, 12:00pm - Apr 29, 4:00pmApr 30, 12:00pm - Apr 30, 4:00pmMay 1, 12:00pm - May 1, 4:00pmMay 2, 12:00pm - May 2, 4:00pmMay 3, 12:00pm - May 3, 4:00pmMay 4, 12:00pm - May 4, 4:00pmMay 5, 12:00pm - May 5, 4:00pmMay 6, 12:00pm - May 6, 4:00pmMay 7, 12:00pm - May 7, 4:00pmMay 8, 12:00pm - May 8, 4:00pmMay 9, 12:00pm - May 9, 4:00pmMay 10, 12:00pm - May 10, 4:00pmMay 11, 12:00pm - May 11, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present Perspectives.

This exhibit explores how perspective gives a three-dimensional feeling to a flat surface. Linier perspective creates the illusion of distance to a vanishing point. It’s a system of representing the way objects appear to get smaller and closer together, the farther away they are from the viewer. We see parallel lines as converging in the distance, although in reality they really don’t. Roads and railway lines are obvious examples.
Multiple vanishing points such as a cityscapes, enable a more naturalistic representation.
Atmospheric or aerial perspective, creates the sense of distance by simulating changes affected by color such as blue in a mountain as it meets the sky.
This exhibit celebrates artistic expression in all media to include textile, encaustic, mixed media, oil, watercolor, acrylic and photography. This theme extends itself to anything that represents a variety of perspectives.

Oil painting image is copyrighted and courtesy of Patricia Newton

Perspectives will be on display in the Main gallery downstairs from April 2 through May 11, 2020. Meet the artists at the opening reception Sunday, April 5, 2pm-4pm. This event is free and open to the public. Art Center Morro Bay is open from 12pm – 4pm daily.

WHAT: Perspectives
WHEN: April 2 through May 11, 2020
RECEPTION: Sunday, April 5, 2pm-4pm.
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org
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Children's Art - Elements of Art - Lines

Children's Art - Elements of Art - Lines

Apr 4, 9:00am - Apr 4, 12:00pm+1Apr 4, 1:00pm - Apr 4, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present Meet Jackson Pollackin an ongoing art series, Meet the Masters, with elementary school teacher, Mandy Covish. This series of art classes is designed to introduce youngsters to famous artists and their technics.

Mandy has taught primarily 2nd and 3rd grade levels in the Merced City School District and Clovis Unified School district. With her recent relocation to the Central Coast she is eager to begin teaching on the Central Coast. Mandy taught GATE students (Gifted and Talented Education) for seven years, emphasizing on the arts as a vehicle to promote higher thought processes.

Students will learn about the Element of LINE in Art. They will create Line Self Portraits, Abstract Line Sculptures, and Line Monsters!

WHAT: Elements of Art - LINES

WHEN: April 4, 2020
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, Activities Room, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
TIMES: K-2nd Graders 9am-12pm;
3rd-6th Graders 1pm – 4pm
COST: $20.00 per session
CONTACT:www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504

Preregistration is required: Contact Art Center Morro Bay (805) 772-2504 or online:
artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/

Refunds are provided up to 3 days before the beginning of class. Class programs are designed as age appropriate, however, bringing closely aged children together in either
class is OK. Parents are asked to stay with children 7 years or younger.
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Demo Plein Air Still-Life and Landscape

Demo Plein Air Still-Life and Landscape

Apr 13, 3:00pm - Apr 13, 5:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present International, plein air artist and instructor, Guido Frick.

Guido Frick was born in Konstanz, Germany and studied art in Prague Czechoslovakia. Professor Emeritus Dr. Janos Herczeg; University of Szeged, Hungary, refers to Frick as the “living” Bongart.

Mr. Frick teaches his Impressionistic style throughout Europe and America’s western states. Capturing the mood, with oil and watercolor, he approaches each subject with bold and vigorous brushwork, using brilliant color. Frick relays, “As a painter I do not like to be labeled. I am always crossing the borderline between Impressionism and Expressionism. In art there should be no borders, no fences, no stop signs. To learn how to paint means to learn how to see.”

Frick is represented by New Masters Gallery, Carmel CA, Sunset Art Gallery, Amarillo, TX, Evergreen Fine Art Gallery, Evergreen CO, Bebb Fine Art, Ludlow, England and Galerie See Motive, Konstanz, Germany.

Frick has been featured in numerous periodicals and magazines throughout Europe and the U.S. to include, Art Journey America Landscapes: 89 Painters’ Perspectives by Kathy Kipp, Maler sehen den Bodensee: 200 Jahre Landschaftsmalerei aus privatem Besitz by Carlo Karrenbauer, Southwest Art, American Artist Workshop, Art of the West, Art Talk, Western Art Collector Magazine and Oil Painting with the Masters by North Light Books.

As a prelude to his workshop, Guido will give a free demo!

During this workshop, Guido will teach you how to interpret and translate what you are seeing to a canvas and develop your own artistic language. He will discuss the use of colors, values, mood, drama and atmosphere while painting outdoors.
Day 1: Students will be work on a still-life of choice, while painting outdoors to capture the complexity of color working in sunlight. There will be an introduction and theoretical instruction followed by a demo, then students will paint.

Day 2: Students will be a paint plein air landscape at a location to be determined. A full landscape demo will be provided. Guido will circulate giving personal instruction. At the end of each session he will be able to critic your work giving you individual ideas and personalized help.

All levels are welcome. You may choose to paint in oil, acrylic or watercolor. Contact Gail Martin for a supply list.

Join Guido Frick for a free demonstration, Monday, April 13, 2020, 3-5pm

WHAT: Demo - Plein Air Still-Life and Landscape
DEMO: MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2020, 3-5pm

WORKSHOP: Tuesday, Wednesday April 14-15, 2020
COST: $385.00 members - $395.00 non-members
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Pre-registration is required for workshop: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/ or (805) 772-2504
For more information, www.artcentermorrobay.org or Gail Martin Gailm1314@gmail.com (805)234-8766
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2020 Plein Air Still Life and Landscape

2020 Plein Air Still Life and Landscape

Apr 14, 9:00am - Apr 14, 5:00pm+1Apr 15, 9:00am - Apr 15, 5:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

April 2020

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present International, plein air artist and instructor, Guido Frick.

Guido Frick was born in Konstanz, Germany and studied art in Prague Czechoslovakia. Professor Emeritus Dr. Janos Herczeg; University of Szeged, Hungary, refers to Frick as the “living” Bongart.

Mr. Frick teaches his Impressionistic style throughout Europe and America’s western states. Capturing the mood, with oil and watercolor, he approaches each subject with bold and vigorous brushwork, using brilliant color. Frick relays, “As a painter I do not like to be labeled. I am always crossing the borderline between Impressionism and Expressionism. In art there should be no borders, no fences, no stop signs. To learn how to paint means to learn how to see.”

Frick is represented by New Masters Gallery, Carmel CA, Sunset Art Gallery, Amarillo, TX, Evergreen Fine Art Gallery, Evergreen CO, Bebb Fine Art, Ludlow, England and Galerie See Motive, Konstanz, Germany.

Frick has been featured in numerous periodicals and magazines throughout Europe and the U.S. to include, Art Journey America Landscapes: 89 Painters’ Perspectives by Kathy Kipp, Maler sehen den Bodensee: 200 Jahre Landschaftsmalerei aus privatem Besitz by Carlo Karrenbauer, Southwest Art, American Artist Workshop, Art of the West, Art Talk, Western Art Collector Magazine and Oil Painting with the Masters by North Light Books.

During this workshop, Guido will teach you how to interpret and translate what you are seeing to a canvas and develop your own artistic language. He will discuss the use of colors, values, mood, drama and atmosphere while painting outdoors.

Day 1: Students will be work on a still-life of choice, while painting outdoors to capture the complexity of color working in sunlight. There will be an introduction and theoretical instruction followed by a demo, then students will paint.

Day 2: Students will be a paint plein air landscape at a location to be determined. A full landscape demo will be provided. Guido will circulate giving personal instruction. At the end of each session he will be able to critic your work giving you individual ideas and personalized help.

All levels are welcome. You may choose to paint in oil, acrylic or watercolor. Contact Gail Martin for a supply list.

Join Guido Frick for a free demonstration, Monday, April 13, 2020, 3-5pm

WHAT: Plein Air Still-Life and Landscape

WHEN: Tuesday, Wednesday April 14-15, 2020

COST: $385.00 members - $395.00 non-members

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442

Pre-registration is requiredhttps://artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/or (805) 772-2504

For more information, www.artcentermorrobay.orgor Gail Martin Gailm1314@gmail.com (805)234-8766
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Children's Art, Elements of Art - Texture

Children's Art, Elements of Art - Texture

May 3, 9:00am - May 3, 12:00pm+1May 3, 1:00pm - May 3, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present Elements of Art/Color in an ongoing art series, with elementary school teacher, Mandy Covish.

Mandy taught primarily 2nd and 3rd grade levels in the Merced City School District and Clovis Unified School district. With her recent relocation to the Central Coast she is eager to begin teaching on the Central Coast. Mandy taught GATE students (Gifted and Talented Education) for seven years, emphasizing on the arts as a vehicle to promote higher thought processes.

Students will learn about the “elements of art”. They will be focusing on TEXTURE in this workshop. K-2 students will be creating Texture Ice Cream Cones, and 3-6 students will be creating CAT Faces. Students will also be using a variety of materials to produce a TEXTURE COLLAGE! Torn Paper, felt, and a variety of materials will be used in this workshop.

WHAT: Elements of Art-TEXTURE
WHEN: May 3, 2020
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, Activities Room, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
TIMES: K-2nd Graders 9am-12pm; 3rd-6th Graders 1pm – 4pm
COST: $20.00 per session
CONTACT:www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504

Preregistration is required: Contact Art Center Morro Bay (805) 772-2504 or online:artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/
Refunds are provided up to 3 days before the beginning of class. Class programs are designed as age appropriate, however, bringing closely aged children together in eitherclass is OK. Parents are asked to stay with children 7 years or younger.

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Zentangle

Zentangle

May 11, 3:00pm - May 11, 5:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a demonstration of Zentangle© with certified instructor, Debbie Gedayloo.

The Zentangle Method© of mindful creation is a way to relax, focus and expand one’s imagination. Through guided systematic patterns, students learn to trust their creativity, increase awareness, respond confidently to the unexpected and discover the fun and healing in creative expression.

Incorporating a practice of Zentangle© allows for increased neuroplasticity and youthfulness in the brain. Anyone can feel successful and confident with the practice. If you can write the letters: I, C, S, O…you can follow the patterns. The underlying theories and systematic approach in the Zentangle Method© allow the participants to quiet the mind and focus, one stroke at a time.

Debbie has practiced the art of Zentangle© for five years stating, “Often when sitting in meditation, I simply can’t quiet my mind and I bounce all over the place in my head. But, when I put the pen to the Zentangle© tile, the outside stimuli fade away and my entire being becomes quiet.” Debbie believes in the healing potential of this method and is excited to teach others how to tap into the hidden wisdom in each of us!

Zentangle© is non-representational and unplanned so you can focus on each stroke and not worry about the result. Join certified Zentangle© instructor, Debbie Gedayloo for monthly, celebratory and meditative art.

If you are looking for a calming artwork that anybody can do and you've wondered how it's done, don't miss this free event.

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
WHEN: May 11, 2020 3pm - 5pm
COST: Free Demonstration
CONTACT: www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504
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Learning to Breathe

Learning to Breathe

Jun 8, 3:00pm - Jun 8, 5:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

Free and Open to the Public

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to offer a presentation with Travel Photographer and Lecturer, Michael J. Costa.

Michael J. Costa first made the long the trek to the Mt. Everest Base Camp in 2016 and one year later returned to Nepal to explore the wonders of Annapurna and the Nagarkot region with
his camera. With images both awe-inspiring and down to earth, Costa captures the spirit of Nepal.

Whether you’re inspired by the great Himalaya mountain range, have a soul-searching experience in Buddhist or Hindu temples, or connect with the people that you meet along the journey, Costa says the adventure is unique for each traveler; determined by who you are and how you choose to engage with the experience.

“The images I captured along the way reflect the people and places I encountered, as well as the nature of my personal experience.” -Costa

Costa visually describes a journey that takes you to places like no others on earth. The rigorous hike to the base of Mt. Everest starts at 9,000 ft in Lukla, Nepal and brings you to the top of
Kalla Pathar at an elevation of 18,600 ft. The artist’s travels took him through different regions in this unique landscape – mountains and villages, plains and glaciers – as well refugee camps affected by the April 25, 2015 earthquake.

Michael J. Costa is a graduate of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He has worked as a photo journalist for the San Mateo Daily Journal and Sierra Star, and as a
videographer for Valley Public Television and Sierra Art Trails. Costa is represented by Stellar Gallery in Oakhurst, CA. He now splits his time between Oakhurst and Los Osos, CA

This exciting lecture demonstration will explore the grand vistas of the Himalayan landscape along the Annapurna Trail (up to 13,000 feet above sea Kathmandu and other, more remote,
locales.

This demo is free and open to the public.

WHAT: Free Art Lecture
COST: FREE and open to the public
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: Monday, June 8, 2020, 3-5pm
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org
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Mark Making-Developing Your Signature Style in Abstract Painting

Mark Making-Developing Your Signature Style in Abstract Painting

Jun 19, 10:00am - Jun 19, 4:00pm+1Jun 20, 10:00am - Jun 20, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

2020

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present esteemed artist, Diane Williams & Chuck Potter for a two-day workshop, Mark Making – Developing Your Signature Style in Abstract Painting.

Diane Williams and Chuck Potter both hold Master of Fine Art degrees in Studio Art and Consciousness studies from John F Kennedy University, Berkeley, California. Additionally, both have studied at the University of Hangzhou China, incorporating calligraphy, traditional Chinese landscape painting and Chinese medicine with their western art practices.
Diane and Chuck were adjunct professors for National University and have mentored graduate students from John F Kennedy, University. They also have an extensive exhibition list.
Their works can be found in corporate, public, and personal collections nationally and worldwide.
Mark making is as distinctive as your fingerprint, adding a personal touch to your painting. Marks can energize a painting or highlight movement, texture or direction. In this 2-day workshop you will practice abstract acrylic painting techniques that are enhanced by your personal mark making. Feeling stuck, or that something personal or dynamic is missing in your painting? This class is designed to help you develop your signature style by identifying your personal and unique marks.
Venture with us into the realm of self-expression by identifying your own unique style. We will be exploring a variety of techniques using water soluble pencils, Sumi ink, charcoal, sticks, scrapers, and other mark making tools. We will also use stencils, stamping, special patinas and other applications to create multi-dimensional layering effects adding depth and visual interest. The results are alive, authentic and exhilarating. Unveil the mysteries of abstraction by practicing techniques in form, rhythm and motion. Each student will receive individual instruction and group critique.
This workshop is appropriate for beginning to intermediate artists.

REGISTER: Pre-register at www.artcentermorrobay.org or artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/
May cancel registration up to 7 days of scheduled workshop for full refund.
WHAT: Mark Making – Developing Your Signature Style in Abstract Painting
WHEN: June 19 & 20, 2020, 10am – 4pm
COST: $225. MBAA Members or $235. Non Members
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: Gail Martin (805) 234-8766
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Pastels USA

Pastels USA

Jun 25, 12:00pm - Jun 25, 4:00pm+38Jun 26, 12:00pm - Jun 26, 4:00pmJun 27, 12:00pm - Jun 27, 4:00pmJun 28, 12:00pm - Jun 28, 4:00pmJun 29, 12:00pm - Jun 29, 4:00pmJun 30, 12:00pm - Jun 30, 4:00pmJul 1, 12:00pm - Jul 1, 4:00pmJul 2, 12:00pm - Jul 2, 4:00pmJul 3, 12:00pm - Jul 3, 4:00pmJul 4, 12:00pm - Jul 4, 4:00pmJul 5, 12:00pm - Jul 5, 4:00pmJul 6, 12:00pm - Jul 6, 4:00pmJul 7, 12:00pm - Jul 7, 4:00pmJul 8, 12:00pm - Jul 8, 4:00pmJul 9, 12:00pm - Jul 9, 4:00pmJul 10, 12:00pm - Jul 10, 4:00pmJul 11, 12:00pm - Jul 11, 4:00pmJul 12, 12:00pm - Jul 12, 4:00pmJul 13, 12:00pm - Jul 13, 4:00pmJul 14, 12:00pm - Jul 14, 4:00pmJul 15, 12:00pm - Jul 15, 4:00pmJul 16, 12:00pm - Jul 16, 4:00pmJul 17, 12:00pm - Jul 17, 4:00pmJul 18, 12:00pm - Jul 18, 4:00pmJul 19, 12:00pm - Jul 19, 4:00pmJul 20, 12:00pm - Jul 20, 4:00pmJul 21, 12:00pm - Jul 21, 4:00pmJul 22, 12:00pm - Jul 22, 4:00pmJul 23, 12:00pm - Jul 23, 4:00pmJul 24, 12:00pm - Jul 24, 4:00pmJul 25, 12:00pm - Jul 25, 4:00pmJul 26, 12:00pm - Jul 26, 4:00pmJul 27, 12:00pm - Jul 27, 4:00pmJul 28, 12:00pm - Jul 28, 4:00pmJul 29, 12:00pm - Jul 29, 4:00pmJul 30, 12:00pm - Jul 30, 4:00pmJul 31, 12:00pm - Jul 31, 4:00pmAug 1, 12:00pm - Aug 1, 4:00pmAug 2, 12:00pm - Aug 2, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

OPENING RECEPTION: June 28, 2-4pm
CLOSING RECEPTION: August 2, 2-4pm

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to host Pastel Society of the West Coast and their 34th Annual, International Exhibition of Pastels USA.

This juried event is a collective of exceptional pastel artworks, featuring some of the finest contemporary artists in the world. Many of the artists are internationally acclaimed. Former entries have come from all over North America and as far away as Africa, Turkey, Asia and Europe!

Jurors of Selection for this prestigious event are Mary Aslin, Brian Bailey, and Julie Freeman

Judge of Awards:

W. Truman Hosner will serve as judge of awards during this event.

Born in Detroit, 1950, W. Truman Hosner earned a Bachelor of Fine Art degree at Wayne State University and went on to study illustration at The Center for Creative Studies, College of Art and Design in Detroit. During his 17 years as a professional illustrator, his assignments included, among others, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Field and Stream magazine, CBS-Fox Video, and Reader’s Digest. At the peak of a very successful career in commercial art, Hosner re-focused himself and studied under two master painters at the Scottsdale Artists School in Arizona, Harley Brown and Dan Gerhartz. Plein-air fine art painting captured his passion. Over the past two decades he received personal mentoring from Max Altekruse, himself a student of the renowned Frank Reilly of the Art Students League in New York City.

Mr Hosner earned the distinction of Master Pastelist Pastel Society of America, Master Pastelist International Association of Pastel Societies, Maitre Pastelliste Societe de Pastel de L’est du Canada and Distinguished Member, Pastel Society of the West Coast.

Paintings by W. Truman Hosner have been featured in national and international museum collections and exhibitions throughout the USA, Canada, France and Asia.

“During a painting session, everything is always changing, the light is constantly modulating and then my painting slowly evolves, becomes dynamic, it pulsates energy and exuberance.”

Whether you are attending this extraordinary exhibit to observe or to purchase, you are in for a delight! “Pastels USA” will be on display from June 25 through August 2, 2020. The opening artist reception will be held Sunday, June 28, 2-4pn and the closing reception will feature the award ceremony on the last day of this event, Sunday, August 2, 2-4pm.

These events are free and open to the public.

Image: "The Narrator"© earned Best of Show in 2019, by Candice Grieve, PSA

WHAT: Pastel USA
WHEN: June 25 through August 2, 2020
OPENING RECEPTION: June 28, 2-4pm
CLOSING RECEPTION: August 2, 2-4pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or visit www.artcentermorrobay.org
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Elements of Art Shape, Children's Art

Elements of Art Shape, Children's Art

Jul 11, 9:00am - Jul 11, 12:00pm+1Jul 11, 1:00pm - Jul 11, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present Elements of Art/Color in an ongoing art series, with elementary school teacher, Mandy Covish.

Mandy taught primarily 2nd and 3rd grade levels in the Merced City School District and Clovis Unified School district. With her recent relocation to the Central Coast she is eager to begin teaching on the Central Coast. Mandy taught GATE students (Gifted and Talented Education) for seven years, emphasizing on the arts as a vehicle to promote higher thought processes.

Students will be learning about the elements of art. They will be focusing on the element of SHAPE in this workshop. Students will be creating Picasso Pop Art Can Portraits, Recycled Robots and Dog Art. Students will be using recycled materials including cardboard, cans and acrylic paints.


WHAT: Elements of Art - Shape
WHEN: July 11, 2020
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, Activities Room, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
TIMES: K-2nd Graders 9am-12pm; 3rd-6th Graders 1pm – 4pm
COST: $20.00 per session
CONTACT:www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504

Preregistration is required: Contact Art Center Morro Bay (805) 772-2504 or online:artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/
Refunds are provided up to 3 days before the beginning of class. Class programs are designed as age appropriate, however, bringing closely aged children together in eitherclass is OK. Parents are asked to stay with children 7 years or younger.
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Let's Etch a Credit Card

Let's Etch a Credit Card

Jul 13, 3:00pm - Jul 13, 5:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

Demos are FREE and Open to the Public

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a demonstration of dry-point etchings by accomplished artist and gallery owner, Rosey Rosenthal.

Rosey Rosenthal earned a Bachelor of Art degree in Graphic Arts and Illustration from Pratt Institute. It’s difficult to express Rosey’s accomplishments without mentioning his wife and partner, Barbara. The Rosenthal’s are founding members of the Central Coast Printmakers Group of (SLOMA) San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, originating 36 years ago. Rosey, his wife Barbara, Stevie Vorhees and Joan Sullivan operated The Baywood Gallery, at the pier in Baywood, CA. Rosey and Barbara initiated the artist group, (SLAG) an artists’ cooperative located within the San Luis Obispo, Creamery Building. The Rosenthal’s later opened “Art is for Everyone”, a gallery in Baywood Park serving the public for 9 years. They established a printmaking studio, “Granada Arts” in Los Osos, selling over 30,000 etchings and relief prints, where they have taught etching workshops since 1981. Barbara brought art to the San Luis Obispo public schools, through the Santa Barbara Creative Project, for nine years.

Participants of this demonstration should bring an old cancelled credit or membership card with an idea for a 2 1/8" x 3 1/4" dry-point etching (see photo). Rosey will have a small etching press and tools needed to scratch designs into the plastic cards. He will give a quick overview and demonstrate how to scratch and print a card, then ink and print your completed etching (original print).

This will be an interactive demonstration that you’re sure to enjoy!

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: July 13, 2020 3–5pm
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or email: artcenter.morrobay@gmail.com
www.artcentermorrobay.org
COST: Free and open to the public
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2020 Portraits in Pastel

2020 Portraits in Pastel

Jul 17, 10:00am - Jul 19, 5:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

July 2020

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present award winning artist, Cuong Nguyen for a three-day workshop, “Portraits in Pastel”.

A professional artist of international acclaim, Cuong Nguyen, works in both oil and pastel, though casual viewers may have difficulty distinguishing the two media in his hands. He almost never blends strokes, yet achieves a level of detail and smoothness of gradation that is unusual in pastel paintings!

Mr. Nguyen studied at the Academy of Art in Saigon, Vietnam. He earned a degree in Illustration & Graphic Design from San Jose State University and established a successful career as an icon designer with a prominent Silicon Valley company before becoming a professional artist. Ultimately, Cuong’s passion for art resurfaced. He began to create sidewalk chalk drawings. These ephemeral artworks were as large as 16' x 24'. Cuong soon established a reputation for painting amazingly lifelike portraits on asphalt. He began to exhibit in international art fairs and returned to his studio, where he spent endless hours refining techniques with more traditional media.

Cuong Nguyen is a member of Oil Painters of America, International Guild of Realism, a Distinguished Pastellist with Pastel Society of America and Pastel Society of the West Coast, Master Pastelist with Pastel of America and Master IAPS Circle with International Association of Pastel Societies. His work has been exhibited at national and international exhibits; the Triton Museum in Santa Clara, California and the Haggin Museum in Stockton.

Cuong is currently represented by John Pence gallery in San Francisco, California.

Learn about drawing, values, edges and composition, in a workshop designed to create in a relaxed, informative yet focused environment, for all skill levels. Students will concentrate on drawing the human head and creating life-like skin tone colors using the green foundation technique, while developing new skills in soft pastel and pastel pencil. This workshop will feature live models.

Preregister at: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/

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WHAT: “Portrait in Pastel” workshop
WHEN: July 17, 18 & 19, 2020 10am – 5pm
COST: $400. MBAA Members or $425. Non Members
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: Gail Martin (805) 234-8766
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Polymer Clay – Jewelry Making

Polymer Clay – Jewelry Making

Aug 8, 1:00pm - Aug 8, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

Introduction to Mokume Gane
with Jane Morgan

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a ½ day workshop, Introduction to Mokume Gane, with artist Jane Morgan. Mokume Gane is a traditional Japanese technique of laminating layers of colored metal and manipulating the result to create patterns. Polymer clay lends itself well to using a
modification of this technique.

During this class we will create beautiful designs using a modified Mokume Gane technique. We will then create veneers from the resultant designs and use those veneers to create a lovely and unique piece of jewelry. No two pieces are ever alike! Students will also be shown how to incorporate their Mokume Gane designs into larger and more complex pieces of work. All experience levels welcomed.

Jane is an engineer, sociologist and educator. Her polymer clay work has been praised by nationally known polymer clay artists, which varies from precise technical work to organically inspired pieces. She finds peace in the creative process and loves to teach . Along with polymer clay, Jane has exhibited fused glass at several local venues.

WHAT: Polymer Clay – Jewelry Making Mokume Gane Technique
WHEN: August 8, 2020 - 1am-4pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St. Morro Bay, CA 93442
COST: $50. MBAA Members $55. Non Members
$5. Materials fee paid to instructor the night of the workshop
CONTACT: Art Center Morro Bay (805) 772-2504, www.artcentermorrobay.org

Pre-registration is required:
Register Online: www.artcentermorrobay.org
Refunds for cancellations up to 7 days before workshop
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Viking Knit Chain

Viking Knit Chain

Aug 10, 3:00pm - Aug 10, 5:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present Viking Knit Chain a demonstration of jewelry making using knitted strands of silver wire, by lapidary artist, Beverly Brown.

Bev has taught wire sculpture and other jewelry techniques for 15 years. Her background in Occupational Therapy makes her uniquely qualified in her approach to teaching therapeutic techniques. She demonstrates how humor and patience can ease the stress of beginning a new craft, and stresses the importance of set-up and positioning to avoid frustration and fatigue.

Also known as Trichinopoly chain, Viking knit chain is claimed to have been made from melted coins which were then turned into wire worked cords. Examples of this chain have been found in archaeological sites in Scandinavia and also in the British Isles dating back to at least the 9th and 10th centuries -- the time of the Vikings. Viking Chain seems to have been used to make bracelets, trim on clothes, and other decorative items.

Bev Brown shows us how this ancient art is done and answers your questions. Learn how Bev Brown knits silver wire around a knitting or crochet needle to form her chain. She also creates her own clasps from silver.

WHAT: Viking Knit Chain
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: August 10, 2020 3-5pm
COST: FREE
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Santa Barbara Art Walk Excursion

Santa Barbara Art Walk Excursion

Sep 13, 8:00am - Sep 13, 5:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

Sunday, September 13, 2020 · 8am - 5pm

Morro Bay Art Association is pleased to offer an excursion to the Santa Barbara Art Walk.

The Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show was established in 1965 by local artists, inspired by the sidewalk art shows of Europe and the prestigious "Jardín del Arte" in Mexico City.
Sponsored by the City Parks and Recreation Department since 1966, the show is now the only continuous, non-juried arts festival of original drawings, paintings, graphics, sculpture, crafts and photography in the world. Whatever the size, subject, media and price, all are original art, done by the artists you meet.

Approximately 200 Santa Barbara County resident artists display their own original work in an informal atmosphere that encourages visitors to the show to talk with the artists about their work (and in some cases even to see them in action!).
This show is unique in that every artist lives in Santa Barbara County and personally produces each piece that is for sale.
Board a luxury charter in Morro Bay and travel in comfort right to the Art Walk! Then explore the art, restaurants, and local attractions with others. You’ll have approximately 3 ½ hours to discover beautiful art and crafts and do a little Christmas shopping if you care too.

This is a wonderful opportunity to leave the driving to us and is no more expensive than taking the train; and you don’t have to leave at 6am in the morning!

Wear comfortable walking shoes and layered clothing.
Pre-registration is required. Refunds will be given for cancellations made ten (10) days prior to excursion with the exception of a $20.00 non-refundable, registration fee.

WHAT: Excursion to Santa Barbara Art Walk
WHERE: Bus leaves at 8am from the Morro Bay Library, 625 Harbor St. There is parking on Dunes, Kennedy, and Shasta, as well as in the library parking lot.
WHEN: Sunday, September 13, 2020, 8am – 5:00pm
CONTACT: (805)772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org
COST: $68.00 Members or $75.00 Non-Members
REGISTER: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/
or call Gail Martin 805-234-8766

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Disrupted Realism - Lecture by John Seed

Disrupted Realism - Lecture by John Seed

Sep 14, 3:00pm - Sep 14, 5:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present lecturer John Seed discussing his recent book “Disrupted Realism”.

John Seed is a Professor Emeritus of art and art history who taught at Mt. San Jacinto College for 31 years. Seed has written about art and artists for Arts of Asia, Art Ltd., Catamaran, Harvard Magazine, International Artist, The HuffingtonPost and Poets and Artists. He was a featured expert in the Google Arts and Culture video series "Name That Art."

Disrupted Realism is the first book to survey the works of contemporary painters who are challenging and reshaping the tradition of Realism. Helping art lovers, collectors, and artists approach and understand this compelling new phenomenon, it includes the works of 38 artists whose paintings respond to the subjectivity and disruptions of modern experience. Widely published author and blogger John Seed, who believes that we are "the most distracted society in the history of the world," has selected artists he sees as visionaries in this developing movement. The artists' impulses toward disruption are as individual as the artists themselves, but all share the need to include perception and emotion in their artistic process.

WHAT: Lecturer John Seed
WHEN: September 14, 2020 3-5pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or visit www.artcentermorrobay.org
COST: Free and open to the public
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2020 - Abstraction and Multiple Viewpoint Perspective Workshop

2020 - Abstraction and Multiple Viewpoint Perspective Workshop

Oct 9, 10:00am - Oct 9, 4:00pm+2Oct 10, 10:00am - Oct 10, 4:00pmOct 11, 10:00am - Oct 11, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

October 9, 10, & 11, 2020

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a 3-day workshop, Abstraction and Multiple Viewpoint Perspective, with Trowzers Akimbo.

While Multiple Viewpoint Perspective will be the main focus of this intensive workshop, other abstraction vehicles will also be discussed and encouraged. The workshop goal will be for each attendee to go home with an abstract painting of their own design.

Trowzers Akimbo was raised in Venice, Ca and the eclectic vibe of the area is represented in much of his work. The art colony esthetic of the beach town attracted the best of art teachers to the school system and Betty Edwards, who wrote the influential book, "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” was among his talented high school art teachers. Teachers in art school included Bill Moore, Don Graham, Harold Kramer, Emerson Woelffer and one of the Group of Seven hard-edged painters, Frederick Hammersley. Prior to practicing fine art painting full-time, Trowzers worked as an NBC on air graphic artist, freelance illustrator/graphic designer, animated/live action tv commercial director/designer and as a creative director and chief creative officer in the computer game industry. Work for NBC included over 200 commercial segue illustrations for the Tonight Show, starring Johnny Carson, design of The Gong Show logo and body painting of GoGo dancers for Laugh-In. Trowzers contributed illustrations to the Sesame Street Workshop’s printed publications monthly. He is responsible for the creation of over 50 computer games. Among his many awards, Akimbo was awarded an Emmy for his animated titles for NBC: The First 50 Years: A Closer Look. Powerful influences in his painting work are Braque and Picasso (how can these two inventors of cubism and multiple viewpoint perspective, standing on the shoulders of Cézanne, not be an influence), Matisse, Gauguin, Lautrec, Van Gogh, Klee and Kandinsky.

Akimbo studied art and received his BFA at CalArts in Southern California.

“Honestly, I'm a bit of a sponge. I believe any painter's work I've ever seen has influenced my work on some level.”
- Trowzers Akimbo

3-Day Workshop Agenda
Methods of Abstraction slide Presentation
Multiple Viewpoint Perspective Fundamentals
Sketching Information from the Model for Your Final Design
Designing Your Abstract Painting
Compose/Layout Your Painting
Discussion of the 5 Graphic Means
Let’s Paint Your Design
Critique of Paintings
What you'll need to bring:
Canvas, panel or other painting substrate
Painting supplies (oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, etc.)
Graphite pencil and eraser
Sketchbook or paper pad
Optional tools (Charcoal pencil, drawing pen, etc.)
Bag lunch (or plan to go out to lunch)


WHAT: Abstraction and Multiple Viewpoint Perspective
WHEN: October 9th, 10th, & 11th, 2020 - 10am-4pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St. Morro Bay, CA 93442
COST: $400. MBAA Members $425. Non-Members*
CONTACT: Art Center Morro Bay (805) 772-2504, www.artcentermorrobay.org
Pre-registration is required.
Register Online: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/
Refunds for cancellations up to 7 days before workshop

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Incorporating Metal into Jewelry Designs

Incorporating Metal into Jewelry Designs

Oct 12, 3:00pm - Oct 12, 5:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a demonstration in jewelry making, incorporating metal to create unique one-of-a-kind designs. From wire wrapping to texturing metal pieces with a hammer, metal adds a beautiful element to jewelry making.,

Joan Martin Fee is described as a craft designer, television personality, author, magazine editor, Instructions editor, voiceover specialist and owner of creative me time. It’s amazing to know that Joan once had a full-time job in the aerospace industry.

One morning in 1990 she turned on the television and while flipping through the channels, came upon a nationally televised craft show, Aleene's Creative Living. She watched with great excitement and at the end noticed that it was taped only twenty minutes from home. Viewers were encouraged to submit their ideas to the "sharing segment" of the show. Joan did just that! She was totally shocked when the producer asked her to demonstrate how to make her "Dress up Dolly" using shrink wrap and feature her on the show! From that happenstance beginning, nearly 30 years ago, Joan's creative journey that includes working for the largest manufacturer's in the industry, brings us to today where she continues her passion of making people feel special through creativity.

During this demonstration, Joan will discuss metal gauges and demonstrate basic jewelry tools used to manipulate and make holes in the metal. Samples of several different techniques will be on display. Participants will have the hands-on experience of hardening and texturizing metal.


WHAT: Incorporation Metal into Jewelry Designs
WHEN: October 12, 2020 3-5pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or visit www,artcentermorrobay.com
COST: Free and open to the public

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2020 - Making a Mosaic Trivet

2020 - Making a Mosaic Trivet

Nov 6, 1:00pm - Nov 6, 4:00pm+1Nov 7, 1:00pm - Nov 7, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

November 6 & 7, 2020

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present, Making a Mosaic Trivet with the owners of Cracked Up Mosaics, Anne Hodges and Paula Hulet.
Mosaics are works of art created by using glass or ceramic tiles and grout to make a picture. They date as far back as 1500 B.C. and are found all over the world. Mosaics adorn the ceilings in cathedrals with elaborate details but can be as simple as a beautiful trivet to adorn your home.

Anne Hodges and Paula Hulet will teach you step by step, how to make a mosaic trivet.

Anne has worked in calligraphy and stained glass, focusing on mosaics for the last 10 years. She is a retired Montessori teacher and former owner of Bay Osos Montessori School in Los Osos. Paula has previously worked with fabric and decoupage but her love of gardening led her to collaborate with Anne creating beautiful mosaic pieces. Paula is a retired Pastor from the Estero Bay United Methodist Church and is currently involved with Yes, We Can Peacebuilders, nonviolence awareness classes. She can also be seen volunteering on the Embarcadero.

During this workshop you will learn how to design and create a mosaic trivet. You will learn how to select materials, lay out a pleasing pattern, and adhere the tiles to the trivet base. Anne and Paula will teach you how to properly grout and then seal your project. All materials will be supplied, however, if you have a favorite tile or ceramic pieces you may bring those and incorporate them into your project.
What a great thing to learn right before Christmas!

WHAT: Making a Mosaic Trivet
WHEN: Friday and Saturday, November 6 & 7, 2020 from 1-4pm each day.
COST: $60. MBAA Members, $65. Non-Members
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442

Pre-registration is required, contact: Art Center Morro Cay (805) 772-2504 Register Online at: www.artcentermorrobay.org
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Movie Night – Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Movie Night – Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Nov 9, 3:00pm - Nov 9, 5:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

Free and Open to the Public

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a documentary film Cave of Forgotten Dreams.

Cave of Forgotten Dreams is a 2010 documentary film by Werner Herzog about the Chauvet Cave in southern France, which contains the oldest human-painted images yet discovered. Some of them were crafted around 32,000 years ago. The film premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival and consists of images from inside the cave as well as of interviews with various scientists and historians. The film also includes footage of the nearby Pont d'Arc natural bridge.
The Chauvet Cave is one of the most famous prehistoric rock art sites in the world. Located in the Ardeche region of France, the cave art of Chauvet was discovered as recently as 1994 by Jean-Marie Chauvet. The importance of the Chauvet Cave art paintings is based on two factors: firstly, the aesthetic quality of the Palaeolithic cave paintings, and secondly, the great age of the rock art.
This film is rated G and is 95 minutes. Directed and Written by Werner Herzon, released by IFC Films.

WHAT: Movie Night – Cave of Forgotten Dreams
COST: FREE and open to the public
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: Monday, November 9, 2020
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org
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