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

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


For the Birds

For the Birds

Jan 11, 12:00pm - Jan 11, 4:00pm

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

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

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 11 through February 19, 2018. Meet the artists at the opening reception Sunday, January 14th, 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

WHAT: For the Birds
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
WHEN: January 11 – February 19, 2018
RECEPTION: January 14, 2 -4pm
CONTACT: artcenter.morrbay@gmail.com or 805-772-2504

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Zen Doodle Adult Coloring Book Club

Zen Doodle Adult Coloring Book Club

Jan 12, 10:00am - Jan 19, 11:30am

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

FREE and Open to the Public Every Friday

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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Birding Photography Workshop - From Camera to Computer

Birding Photography Workshop - From Camera to Computer

Jan 13, 6:45am - Jan 13, 11:30am

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

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a one-day workshop, Birding Photography – From Camera to Computer.
Join local photographer, Brady Cabe on a Central Coast birding walk! This workshop begins with a photographic journey in the field, where Brady will share photo tips, local birding knowledge, and wildlife photography ethics information along the way. After the field session, sit down with Brady in the classroom, to learn methods of editing wildlife images, exposure techniques and getting the most out of each shot. Class includes 2 1/2 hours in the field and 1 1/2 hours in a classroom setting for discussion and editing techniques. Students will meet instructor at Art Center Morro Bay, then proceed to outdoor shooting location of instructor's choice.
Students should be prepared to bring a laptop computer with Lightroom or Photoshop and notepad for editing session. All cameras are acceptable. A telephoto lens and monopod/tripod is recommended.
Brady will give a free demonstration, prior to this workshop on January 7, 3-5pm at Art Center Morro Bay. Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn from an experienced wildlife photographer in and out of the classroom!

DATE: January 13, 2018
TIME: 6:45am – 9:30am field session and 10am - 11:30am classroom session
COST: $125. MBAA Members or $130. Non MBAA Members
WHERE: Meet at Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, CA 93442, then on to location, to be determined by instructor
PRE-REGISTER REQUIRED: 805-772-2504 or online: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/
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Creativity every Wednesday

Creativity every Wednesday

Jan 17, 10:30am - Jan 24, 3:00pm

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

FREE and Open to the Public

We welcome you to join the Creativity Group at Art Center Morro Bay. Creativity is held each Wednesday from 10:30 am – 3:00 pm unless other events/classes conflict. FREE, informal and open to the public. Meet in the activity room of Art Center Morro Bay. Bring your art work, in any medium, and join others working in various mediums. Bring your lunch and stay for the whole time, or come and go as it works for you. No pre registration needed.

CONTACT: Ann 805-534-9708
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
WHEN: Wednesdays 10:30am - 3pm
COST: Free

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Alcohol Inks Play Time II

Alcohol Inks Play Time II

Jan 21, 1:00pm - Jan 21, 3:00pm

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

Learn even more alcohol ink techniques! This class is perfect for beginners or those who have taken Joan's previous alcohol ink play time class. In this class you'll use stencils to create five unique, one-of-a-kind cards (includes envelopes), a gorgeous drip technique vase and you'll make five gorgeous heart-shaped ornaments to admire all year. Class fee is $55. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED at www.Creative MeTime.com Contact Joan Martin Fee for additional info at 805-286-5993.

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main Street Morro Bay
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Learn to Paint in Oil With Jason Mayr

Learn to Paint in Oil With Jason Mayr

Jan 22, 9:00am - Jan 22, 1:00pm

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

Learn to paint still life in oil
Beginner to advanced students

Monday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA 93442
COST: $30.00 MBAA members or $35.00 for non-members

To pre-register for this class, contact Jason at 805-234-6941 visit his website at www.JasonMayr.com or email: jkmayr@aol.com

Visit www.artcentermorrobay.org or call Art Center Morro Bay at (805)772-2504
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Succulent Sunday - Choose Your Project

Succulent Sunday - Choose Your Project

Jan 28, 1:00pm - Jan 28, 3:00pm

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

Choose from different sizes and shapes of wreaths or paint a custom made birdhouse then plant with succulents. Everything is included – use of tools, beautiful, locally grown succulents, wreath forms, birdhouse planter – so all you do is sign-up, create and enjoy! Class fee ranges $70-90. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED at www.Creative MeTime.com Contact Joan Martin Fee for additional info at 805-286-5993.

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street Morro Bay
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Old World Drawing and Painting with Jason Mayr

Old World Drawing and Painting with Jason Mayr

Feb 5, 9:00am - Nov 19, 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, beginning with drawing techniques and progressing through black and white, limited palette to full palette.

All levels of ability and experience are welcome.

For a 2018 Course Description visit www.artcentermorrobay.org

Register by contacting Jason Mayr at 805-234-6941 or email: jkmayr@aol.com


WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442, 805-772-2504
WHEN: Mondays (bi- weekly) 9:00am - 1:00pm, beginning February 5, 2018
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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Greg Tromblys Pastel Magic

Greg Trombly's Pastel Magic

Feb 8, 1:00pm - Feb 22, 4:00pm

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

Introduction to Soft Pastels and the Art of Pastel Painting
Landscapes, Rockscapes, Seascapes and Sunsets

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.

This course is held February 8 & 15 & 22, 2018, 1-4pm. Emphasis will be placed on composition, color and value. Greg will begin each workshop with a short demonstration, followed by independent work from personal reference photos and instructor guidance. Students are encouraged to bring a reference photo of a sunset and shoreline for these classes.


February 8
Introduction to pastel with a demonstration of “Landscape or Seascape”. Color, value and composition will be discussed. Independent work from reference photos.

February 15
Review of previous work, demonstration of “Floral Rockscape”. Independent work from reference photos.

February 22
Demonstration of “Skies and Sunsets”. Independent work from reference photos.

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.


Connect with other artists and learn basic skills in soft pastel. A materials list will be provided.


COST: $30. Members; $35. non-Members per class.
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: February 8 & 15 & 22, 2018, 1-4pm
PRE-REGISTER: Reserve your space online at www.artcentermorrobay.org
CONTACT: 805-772-2504

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Beginner Mosaic Class

Beginner Mosaic Class

Feb 11, 1:00pm - Feb 11, 4:00pm

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

Choose from hearts, planters, rocks, mirrors, necklaces, frames, etc. All projects are super simple and perfect for a beginner. Everything is provided to complete the project. Class fee ranges from $40-$95. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED at www.CreativeMeTime.com. Contact Joan Martin Fee for additional info at 805-286-5993.

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

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A Weavers Tools

A Weavers Tools

Feb 12, 3:00pm - Feb 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 of fabric weaving by award winning artist, Sandra Rude.

Sandra Rude’s pursuit of artistic knowledge took her to Handweaver’s Studio in London, England, where she learned to weave. Sandra’s goal as a handweaver is to produce interesting cloth, cloth that industry cannot generate. Sandra is a professional weaver who enjoys complex design, richly layered and unusual fabrics, utilizing natural fibers.

Sandra begins with skeins of undyed thread, and dyes them in the color palette she has chosen for the project. She measures the warp (lengthwise threads), winding it onto a loom. Depending on the project, she uses either specialized weave design software or Adobe Photoshop to assist her during the design process.

Sandra uses a Jacquard loom to make beautiful tapestries, and a more traditional treadle loom to weave scarves, wraps, the occasional table linens and yardage for tailoring.

Sandra’s masterful work has been exhibited in national juried and invitational shows, such as the Smithsonian Craft Show and The American Craft Council. She is a current member of the Central Coast Weavers Guild, Conference of Northern California Handweavers, Complex Weavers, and the Handweaver’s Guild of America. She has published articles in the Complex Weavers Journal and Weaver’s Magazine.
During this demonstration, Sandra will provide a slide show of her looms, weaving, design and dying process. The hardware and software that she uses will also be discussed.
If you have dreamed of pursuing skills as a weaver or just want to see how these fabrics and stunning tapestries, scarves and other items are made, don’t miss a demonstration by this prestigious weaver.

WHAT: Demonstration of weaving scarves, tapestries and more
WHEN: February 12, 2018, 3PM - 5PM
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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Resin Beach Art

Resin Beach Art

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

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

Joan Fee provides an assortment of shells, colored glass, an 11” x 14” frame and resin to complete a beautiful custom beach scene. Class fee is $80. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED at www.Creative MeTime.com Contact Joan Martin Fee for additional info at 805-286-5993.

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

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Sea Glass Wire Wrap Jewelry

Sea Glass Wire Wrap Jewelry

Feb 17, 1:00pm - Feb 17, 3:00pm

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

Create an amazing necklace and pierced earrings using genuine, local sea glass. All materials are provided including use of tools. No experience necessary. Class fee is $60. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED at www.CreativeMeTime.com. Contact Joan Martin Fee for additional info at 805-286-5993

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