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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Visit Larry Le Brane's 'Out on a Whim' Exhibit, Sept 17-Nov 2

Visit Larry Le Brane's 'Out on a Whim' Exhibit, Sept 17-Nov 2

Sep 19, 12:00pm - Sep 19, 4:00pm+32Sep 20, 12:00pm - Sep 20, 4:00pmSep 21, 12:00pm - Sep 21, 4:00pmSep 24, 12:00pm - Sep 24, 4:00pmSep 25, 12:00pm - Sep 25, 4:00pmSep 26, 12:00pm - Sep 26, 4:00pmSep 27, 12:00pm - Sep 27, 4:00pmSep 28, 12:00pm - Sep 28, 4:00pmOct 1, 12:00pm - Oct 1, 4:00pmOct 2, 12:00pm - Oct 2, 4:00pmOct 3, 12:00pm - Oct 3, 4:00pmOct 4, 12:00pm - Oct 4, 4:00pmOct 5, 12:00pm - Oct 5, 4:00pmOct 8, 12:00pm - Oct 8, 4:00pmOct 9, 12:00pm - Oct 9, 4:00pmOct 10, 12:00pm - Oct 10, 4:00pmOct 11, 12:00pm - Oct 11, 4:00pmOct 12, 12:00pm - Oct 12, 4:00pmOct 15, 12:00pm - Oct 15, 4:00pmOct 16, 12:00pm - Oct 16, 4:00pmOct 17, 12:00pm - Oct 17, 4:00pmOct 18, 12:00pm - Oct 18, 4:00pmOct 19, 12:00pm - Oct 19, 4:00pmOct 22, 12:00pm - Oct 22, 4:00pmOct 23, 12:00pm - Oct 23, 4:00pmOct 24, 12:00pm - Oct 24, 4:00pmOct 25, 12:00pm - Oct 25, 4:00pmOct 26, 12:00pm - Oct 26, 4:00pmOct 29, 12:00pm - Oct 29, 4:00pmOct 30, 12:00pm - Oct 30, 4:00pmOct 31, 12:00pm - Oct 31, 4:00pmNov 1, 12:00pm - Nov 1, 4:00pmNov 2, 12:00pm - Nov 2, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association Gallery is excited to feature mixed media artist Larry Le Brane’s exhibit "Out on a Whim," with imaginative sculpture & functional fine craft, Sept 17-Nov 2, 2020.
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Larry’s collection will include whimsical & unique artwork with exaggerated stiletto footwear, Day-of-the-Dead sculpture, a car & fish, glasscapes & popular functional fine craft. His eclectic designs blend a love for manipulating unusual materials, found objects-such as musical instruments, fused glass, drawing, painting, & detailed craftsmanship with a street-wise & academic background.
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People ask Larry, "why shoes?" He shared, “My stiletto creations are suggestive, provocative, curvy forms combined with themes that fulfill flights of footwear fantasies. It’s so fun to watch guests circle around the high heels, trying to figure out “what IS that, & WHAT was he thinking of!” One of my favorite reactions was a young kid who pointed at my shoe sculpture & asked, “Hey Mom, is that art?”
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"Out On a Whim" will complement Art Center Morro Bay’s annual member showcase, "Perspectives.” Whether you’re eager to experience an exhibit in person, looking for home décor, or a one-of-a-kind gift, you’re in for a treat! This exhibit is free & open to the public. Art Center Morro Bay is open 12-4pm, Thur-Mon, & follows safety precautions as you comfortably view our art.
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ART SHOWN: Larry Le Brane’s “How Bad Do You Want the Cheese?” Fused glass, stiletto knives, found objects
WHAT: "Out On a Whim" Guest Artist Exhibit
WHEN: Sept 17-Nov 2, 2020, 12-4pm, Thur-Mon
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main, Morro Bay CA 93442
CONTACT: 805.772.2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org
COST: Free
NO RECEPTION: Sorry, canceled due to Covid-19 precautions.
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Perspectives

Perspectives

Sep 19, 12:00pm - Sep 19, 4:00pm+44Sep 20, 12:00pm - Sep 20, 4:00pmSep 21, 12:00pm - Sep 21, 4:00pmSep 22, 12:00pm - Sep 22, 4:00pmSep 23, 12:00pm - Sep 23, 4:00pmSep 24, 12:00pm - Sep 24, 4:00pmSep 25, 12:00pm - Sep 25, 4:00pmSep 26, 12:00pm - Sep 26, 4:00pmSep 27, 12:00pm - Sep 27, 4:00pmSep 28, 12:00pm - Sep 28, 4:00pmSep 29, 12:00pm - Sep 29, 4:00pmSep 30, 12:00pm - Sep 30, 4:00pmOct 1, 12:00pm - Oct 1, 4:00pmOct 2, 12:00pm - Oct 2, 4:00pmOct 3, 12:00pm - Oct 3, 4:00pmOct 4, 12:00pm - Oct 4, 4:00pmOct 5, 12:00pm - Oct 5, 4:00pmOct 6, 12:00pm - Oct 6, 4:00pmOct 7, 12:00pm - Oct 7, 4:00pmOct 8, 12:00pm - Oct 8, 4:00pmOct 9, 12:00pm - Oct 9, 4:00pmOct 10, 12:00pm - Oct 10, 4:00pmOct 11, 12:00pm - Oct 11, 4:00pmOct 12, 12:00pm - Oct 12, 4:00pmOct 13, 12:00pm - Oct 13, 4:00pmOct 14, 12:00pm - Oct 14, 4:00pmOct 15, 12:00pm - Oct 15, 4:00pmOct 16, 12:00pm - Oct 16, 4:00pmOct 17, 12:00pm - Oct 17, 4:00pmOct 18, 12:00pm - Oct 18, 4:00pmOct 19, 12:00pm - Oct 19, 4:00pmOct 20, 12:00pm - Oct 20, 4:00pmOct 21, 12:00pm - Oct 21, 4:00pmOct 22, 12:00pm - Oct 22, 4:00pmOct 23, 12:00pm - Oct 23, 4:00pmOct 24, 12:00pm - Oct 24, 4:00pmOct 25, 12:00pm - Oct 25, 4:00pmOct 26, 12:00pm - Oct 26, 4:00pmOct 27, 12:00pm - Oct 27, 4:00pmOct 28, 12:00pm - Oct 28, 4:00pmOct 29, 12:00pm - Oct 29, 4:00pmOct 30, 12:00pm - Oct 30, 4:00pmOct 31, 12:00pm - Oct 31, 4:00pmNov 1, 12:00pm - Nov 1, 4:00pmNov 2, 12:00pm - Nov 2, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 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 and its 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 from September 17 through November 2, 2020. This event is free and open to the public. Art Center Morro Bay is open from 12pm – 4pm daily.

WHAT: Perspectives
WHEN: September 17 through November 2, 2020
RECEPTION: Postponed due to Covid-19
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org
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Creativity

Creativity

Sep 23, 10:30am - Sep 23, 3:00pm+17Sep 30, 10:30am - Sep 30, 3:00pmOct 7, 10:30am - Oct 7, 3:00pmOct 14, 10:30am - Oct 14, 3:00pmOct 21, 10:30am - Oct 21, 3:00pmOct 28, 10:30am - Oct 28, 3:00pmNov 4, 10:30am - Nov 4, 3:00pmNov 11, 10:30am - Nov 11, 3:00pmNov 18, 10:30am - Nov 18, 3:00pmNov 25, 10:30am - Nov 25, 3:00pmDec 2, 10:30am - Dec 2, 3:00pmDec 9, 10:30am - Dec 9, 3:00pmDec 16, 10:30am - Dec 16, 3:00pmDec 23, 10:30am - Dec 23, 3:00pmDec 30, 10:30am - Dec 30, 3:00pmJan 6, 10:30am - Jan 6, 3:00pmJan 13, 10:30am - Jan 13, 3:00pmJan 20, 10:30am - Jan 20, 3:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

THE INDOOR CREATIVITY DAY IS CURRENTLY POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19.

FREE and Open to the Public

We welcome you to join the Creativity Group at Art Center Morro Bay. Use our art studio!

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 Art Center Morro Bay classroom. Bring your art work, art supplies, and join others working in various mediums. Bring your lunch and stay for the whole time, Easels may be available to use.

CONTACT: 805-772-2504
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
WHEN: Wednesdays 10:30am - 3pm
COST: Free
www.artcentermorrobay.org

#mbaaadultclasses

56 interested
Sea Glass Wire Jewelry

Sea Glass Wire Jewelry

Oct 3, 10:00am - Oct 3, 11:00am

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

PLEASE NOTE: This is an at-home class: Craft at your own pace from the comfort and safety of your home using supplies and a how-to video provided by Creative Me Time.

Choose your project from wire wrap using a bail maker to sea glass hammered metal jewelry where you'll learn how to drill holes in sea glass. Check out kit details at www.CreativeMeTime.com

No experience necessary. Several kits are available to choose from.

WHAT: Sea Glass Jewelry
WHEN: Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 10:00 - 11:00 (kit pick-up time)
COST: $50 - $80 (kits and video)
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
#mbaaadultclasses

Pre-registration is required, contact: Joan at 805-286-5993 or www.creativemetime.com

5 interested
Resin Workshop

Resin Workshop

Oct 3, 10:00am - Oct 3, 11:00am

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

*Please note, this is an at home class: Craft at your own pace from the comfort and safety of your own home using supplies and a video provided by Creative Me Time.

Choose from a beach scene in an 11" x 14" frame, two resin necklaces, a memory box, beach inspired cutting or cheese board. Photos of projects and pricing are at www.CreativeMeTime.com

Everything is provided to complete your project. 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, Oct 3 10 am – 11 am (KIT PICK-UP TIME)
COST: Various
#mbaaadultclasses

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Succulents - Choose Your Projects

Succulents - Choose Your Projects

Oct 4, 10:00am - Oct 4, 11:00am

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

PLEASE NOTE: This is an at home class - everything is included to complete the project of your choice (except the succulent pumpkins) and a how-to video is provided so you can create at your leisure in the comfort and safety of your home.

Choose from two sizes of round wreaths, heart wreath, square wreath or a succulent pumpkin.

WHAT: Succulents - Choose Your Project
WHEN: Sunday, Oct 4 2020 10:00 - 11:00 (Kit pick-up)
COST: Various
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
#mbaa

18 interested  ·  1 going
Abstraction and Multiple Viewpoint Perspective Workshop - 2020

Abstraction and Multiple Viewpoint Perspective Workshop - 2020

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 Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

ZOOM WORKSHOP
Abstraction & Multiple Viewpoint Perspective
3 Day Workshop with Trowzers Akimbo
October 9 th – 11 th 10am-4pm

Morro Bay Art Association presents Trowzers Akimbo 3-Day workshop Abstraction & Multiple Viewpoint Perspective via ZOOM.

Learn from this amazing artist right from your home. Stay connected with other artists and have fun in this zoom workshop. In organic art, with its floating structure orbiting a nodal point, one invites multiple perspectives, existing in a similarly fluid temporal reality, which are assembled by the viewer to create a single composite image. Our gaze wanders through the picture, turning this way and that, zooming in,
panning out, the image held together by its own internal design. We will be playing with tension between 2-D pattern and 3-D depth. We see it in the works of Pablo Picasso and Georges
Braque.

The workshop goal is to introduce and explore the fascination of Multiple Viewpoint Perspective and for each attendee to go home with an abstract painting of their own design. Akimbo studied art and received his BFA at CalArts in Southern California. 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

“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

What you'll need have prior to the Zoom Workshop:
 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.)
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: Abstraction and Multiple Viewpoint Perspective
WHEN: October 9th, 10th, & 11th, 2020 - 10am-4pm
WHERE: ZOOM INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU PRIOR TO WORKSHOP
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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Sea Glass Wire Jewelry

Sea Glass Wire Jewelry

Oct 18, 10:00am - Oct 18, 11:00am

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

PLEASE NOTE: This is an at-home class: Craft at your own pace from the comfort and safety of your home using supplies and a how-to video provided by Creative Me Time.

Choose your project from wire wrap using a bail maker to sea glass hammered metal jewelry where you'll learn how to drill holes in sea glass. Check out kit details at www.CreativeMeTime.com

No experience necessary. Several kits are available to choose from.

WHAT: Sea Glass Jewelry
WHEN: Sunday, Oct 18, 2020 10:00 - 11:00 (kit pick-up time)
COST: $50 - $80 (kits and video)
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
#mbaaadultclasses

Pre-registration is required, contact: Joan at 805-286-5993 or www.creativemetime.com

6 interested
Winterfaire and Craft Show

Winterfaire and Craft Show

Nov 5, 12:00pm - Nov 6, 12:00pm+50Nov 6, 12:00pm - Nov 7, 12:00pmNov 7, 12:00pm - Nov 8, 12:00pmNov 8, 12:00pm - Nov 9, 12:00pmNov 9, 12:00pm - Nov 10, 12:00pmNov 10, 12:00pm - Nov 11, 12:00pmNov 11, 12:00pm - Nov 12, 12:00pmNov 12, 12:00pm - Nov 13, 12:00pmNov 13, 12:00pm - Nov 14, 12:00pmNov 14, 12:00pm - Nov 15, 12:00pmNov 15, 12:00pm - Nov 16, 12:00pmNov 16, 12:00pm - Nov 17, 12:00pmNov 17, 12:00pm - Nov 18, 12:00pmNov 18, 12:00pm - Nov 19, 12:00pmNov 19, 12:00pm - Nov 20, 12:00pmNov 20, 12:00pm - Nov 21, 12:00pmNov 21, 12:00pm - Nov 22, 12:00pmNov 22, 12:00pm - Nov 23, 12:00pmNov 23, 12:00pm - Nov 24, 12:00pmNov 24, 12:00pm - Nov 25, 12:00pmNov 25, 12:00pm - Nov 26, 12:00pmNov 26, 12:00pm - Nov 27, 12:00pmNov 27, 12:00pm - Nov 28, 12:00pmNov 28, 12:00pm - Nov 29, 12:00pmNov 29, 12:00pm - Nov 30, 12:00pmNov 30, 12:00pm - Dec 1, 12:00pmDec 1, 12:00pm - Dec 2, 12:00pmDec 2, 12:00pm - Dec 3, 12:00pmDec 3, 12:00pm - Dec 4, 12:00pmDec 4, 12:00pm - Dec 5, 12:00pmDec 5, 12:00pm - Dec 6, 12:00pmDec 6, 12:00pm - Dec 7, 12:00pmDec 7, 12:00pm - Dec 8, 12:00pmDec 8, 12:00pm - Dec 9, 12:00pmDec 9, 12:00pm - Dec 10, 12:00pmDec 10, 12:00pm - Dec 11, 12:00pmDec 11, 12:00pm - Dec 12, 12:00pmDec 12, 12:00pm - Dec 13, 12:00pmDec 13, 12:00pm - Dec 14, 12:00pmDec 14, 12:00pm - Dec 15, 12:00pmDec 15, 12:00pm - Dec 16, 12:00pmDec 16, 12:00pm - Dec 17, 12:00pmDec 17, 12:00pm - Dec 18, 12:00pmDec 18, 12:00pm - Dec 19, 12:00pmDec 19, 12:00pm - Dec 20, 12:00pmDec 20, 12:00pm - Dec 21, 12:00pmDec 21, 12:00pm - Dec 22, 12:00pmDec 22, 12:00pm - Dec 23, 12:00pmDec 23, 12:00pm - Dec 24, 12:00pmDec 24, 12:00pm - Dec 25, 12:00pmDec 25, 12:00pm - Dec 26, 12:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

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 November 5, 2020 through January 4, 2021.

This event is free and open to the public. Art Center Morro Bay, is open from 12pm – 4pm daily.

Image courtesy of Richard Ristine

WHAT: Paintings, Photography & Fine Crafts
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
WHEN: November 5, 2020 – January 4, 2021
RECEPTION: All receptions are temporarily postponed due to Covid-19
CONTACT: www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504
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Making a Mosaic Trivet - November 2020

Making a Mosaic Trivet - November 2020

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

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 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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Sea Glass Wire Jewelry

Sea Glass Wire Jewelry

Nov 14, 10:00am - Nov 14, 11:00am

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

PLEASE NOTE: This is an at-home class: Craft at your own pace from the comfort and safety of your home using supplies and a how-to video provided by Creative Me Time.

Choose your project from wire wrap using a bail maker to sea glass hammered metal jewelry where you'll learn how to drill holes in sea glass. Check out kit details at www.CreativeMeTime.com

No experience necessary. Several kits are available to choose from.

WHAT: Sea Glass Jewelry
WHEN: Saturday, Nov 14 2020 10:00 - 11:00 (kit pick-up time)
COST: $50 - $80 (kits and video)
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
#mbaaadultclasses

Pre-registration is required, contact: Joan at 805-286-5993 or www.creativemetime.com

4 interested
Resin Workshop

Resin Workshop

Nov 14, 10:00am - Nov 14, 11:00am

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

*Please note, this is an at home class: Craft at your own pace from the comfort and safety of your own home using supplies and a video provided by Creative Me Time.

Choose from a beach scene in an 11" x 14" frame, two resin necklaces, a memory box, beach inspired cutting or cheese board. Photos of projects and pricing are at www.CreativeMeTime.com

Everything is provided to complete your project. 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 14 10 am – 11 am (KIT PICK-UP TIME)
COST: Various
#mbaaadultclasses

1 interested
Mosaics - Choose Your Projects

Mosaics - Choose Your Projects

Nov 15, 10:00am - Nov 15, 11:00am

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

*Please note, this is an at home class: Craft at your own pace from the comfort and safety of your own home using supplies and a video provided by Creative Me Time.

Choose your project from listing on www.CreativeMeTime.comAll projects are super simple and perfect for a beginner. Everything is provided to complete the project including the base piece, broken china pieces, baubles, glue, grout and instruction EXCEPT WHEELED NIPPERS (Wheeled nippers can be purchased from instructor). See project photos at www.CreativeMeTime.com

WHAT: Mosaics Choose Your Project
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street
WHEN: Sunday, Nov 15 10 am – 11 am (KIT PICK-UP TIME)
COST: Various
#mbaaadultclasses

4 interested
Sea Glass Wire Jewelry

Sea Glass Wire Jewelry

Nov 28, 10:00am - Nov 28, 11:00am

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

PLEASE NOTE: This is an at-home class: Craft at your own pace from the comfort and safety of your home using supplies and a how-to video provided by Creative Me Time.

Choose your project from wire wrap using a bail maker to sea glass hammered metal jewelry where you'll learn how to drill holes in sea glass. Check out kit details at www.CreativeMeTime.com

No experience necessary. Several kits are available to choose from.

WHAT: Sea Glass Jewelry
WHEN: Saturday, Nov 28 2020 10:00 - 11:00 (kit pick-up time)
COST: $50 - $80 (kits and video)
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
#mbaaadultclasses

Pre-registration is required, contact: Joan at 805-286-5993 or www.creativemetime.com

1 interested
Succulents Wreaths

Succulents Wreaths

Nov 29, 10:00am - Nov 29, 11:00am

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

PLEASE NOTE: This is an at home class - everything is included to complete the project of your choice (you will need some garden shears and something to poke holes) and a how-to video is provided so you can create at your leisure in the comfort and safety of your home.

Choose from two sizes of round wreaths, heart wreath or square wreath.

WHAT: Succulents - Choose Your Project
WHEN: Sunday, Nov 29 2020 10:00 - 11:00 (Kit pick-up)
COST: Various
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
#mbaa

12 interested
Succulents - Choose Your Projects

Succulents - Choose Your Projects

Nov 29, 10:00am - Nov 29, 11:00am

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

PLEASE NOTE: This is an at home class - everything is included to complete the project of your choice (except you'll need to provide garden shears and something to poke holes in the moss) and a how-to video is provided so you can create at your leisure in the comfort and safety of your home.

Choose from two sizes of round wreaths, heart wreath, square wreath or a succulent pumpkin.

WHAT: Succulents - Choose Your Project
WHEN: Sunday, Nov 29 2020 10:00 - 11:00 (Kit pick-up)
COST: Various
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
#mbaa

1 interested
Resin Workshop

Resin Workshop

Dec 5, 10:00am - Dec 5, 11:00am

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

*Please note, this is an at home class: Craft at your own pace from the comfort and safety of your own home using supplies and a video provided by Creative Me Time.

Choose from a beach scene in an 11" x 14" frame, two resin necklaces, a memory box, beach inspired cutting or cheese board. Photos of projects and pricing are at www.CreativeMeTime.com

Everything is provided to complete your project. 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 5 10 am – 11 am (KIT PICK-UP TIME)
COST: Various
#mbaaadultclasses

7 interested
Sea Glass Wire Jewelry

Sea Glass Wire Jewelry

Dec 5, 10:00am - Dec 5, 11:00am

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

PLEASE NOTE: This is an at-home class: Craft at your own pace from the comfort and safety of your home using supplies and a how-to video provided by Creative Me Time.

Choose your project from wire wrap using a bail maker to sea glass hammered metal jewelry where you'll learn how to drill holes in sea glass. Check out kit details at www.CreativeMeTime.com

No experience necessary. Several kits are available to choose from.

WHAT: Sea Glass Jewelry
WHEN: Saturday, Dec 5 10:00 - 11:00 (kit pick-up time)
COST: $50 - $80 (kits and video)
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
#mbaaadultclasses

Pre-registration is required, contact: Joan at 805-286-5993 or www.creativemetime.com

Succulents Wreaths

Succulents Wreaths

Dec 6, 10:00am - Dec 6, 11:00am

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

PLEASE NOTE: This is an at home class - everything is included to complete the project of your choice (you will need some garden shears and something to poke holes) and a how-to video is provided so you can create at your leisure in the comfort and safety of your home.

Choose from two sizes of round wreaths, heart wreath or square wreath.

WHAT: Succulents - Choose Your Project
WHEN: Sunday, Dec 6 2020 10:00 - 11:00 (Kit pick-up)
COST: Various
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
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Disrupted Realism - Lecture by John Seed - January 2021

Disrupted Realism - Lecture by John Seed - January 2021

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

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 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: January 11, 2021 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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Polymer Clay Jewelry Making

Polymer Clay Jewelry Making

Feb 20, 1:00pm - Feb 20, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a ½ day workshop, Introduction to Polymer Clay Jewelry Making with artist Jane Morgan.

In this fun and informative class, you will learn a variety of polymer clay techniques to create stunning one of a kind pieces of jewelry. We will cover the basics of using this incredibly versatile material. You will learn how to create gradient blends of color, how to make custom colors, how to use stamps and household items to create texture and depth in the clay. Jane will demonstrate how mica powder can add interest to your piece as well as incorporating beads and other elements. She will explain tips and techniques to drilling holes, sanding and buffing, and resin as a surface treatment. There’ll be plenty of time for you to create, ask questions, and most importantly, have fun!

Jane is an engineer, sociologist, and educator by training and has been creative all her life. Her polymer clay work has been praised by nationally known polymer clay artists and varies from precise technical work to organically inspired pieces. Jane loves to create and teach; she finds peace in the creative process. Along with polymer clay, Jane has exhibited fused glass art locally in shows and at the SLO Art Museum, Studios on the Park.

WHAT: Polymer Clay Jewelry Making 
WHEN: February 20, 2021 – 1pm-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
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Art in the 21st Century - March 2021

Art in the 21st Century - March 2021

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

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a documentary of four contemporary Los Angeles artists. Community is what the L.A. art world is all about. Join us for this free video highlighting four contemporary artists who share their space, time and freedom to experiment.

Diana Thater was born in San Francisco in 1962. She makes video installations that poetically grapple with threats to the natural world, from the extinction of species to long-lasting environmental disasters such as the nuclear fallout of Chernobyl. Many of the artist’s works take the space where people and animals meet as their subject, exploring the experiences of wild gorillas in a Cameroon park, a wolf trained to work in Hollywood films, and a monkey-inhabited temple in India.

Liz Larner was born in Sacramento, California in 1960. She experiments with abstract sculptural forms in a dizzying array of materials, including polychromatic ceramics that evoke the tectonic geologic shifts of the western landscape. An inventor of new forms, Larner’s sculptures are not easy to categorize. They defy easy description by design, such as the geometric sculpture of a cube turning into a sphere that is both yet neither, or a complex chain of linked metal rings that never tangles and can also be worn as jewelry.

Tala Madani was born in Tehran, Iran in 1981. She skewers stereotypes in her sharply satirical paintings that evoke clashes of culture: men and women, the rational and the absurd, Western and non-Western. Madani’s figurative paintings often feature a riotous cast of middle-aged men, balding and stocky, whose libidinal mayhem wreaks havoc on any situation the artist thrusts them into.

Edgar Arceneaux was born in Los Angeles in 1972. He investigates historical patterns through drawings, installations, and multimedia events, such as the reenactment of Ben Vereen’s tragically misunderstood blackface performance at Ronald Reagan’s 1981 Inaugural Gala. In the artist’s work, linear logic is abandoned in favor of wordplay and visual associations, revealing how language, technology, and systems of ordering produce reality as much as describe them.

WHAT: Art in the 21st Century
COST: FREE and open to the public
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: Monday, March 8, 2021, 3-5pm
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.ArtCenterMorroBay.org
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Architecture of Light - March 2021

Architecture of Light - March 2021

Mar 19, 9:00am - Mar 19, 4:00pm+2Mar 20, 9:00am - Mar 20, 4:00pmMar 21, 9:00am - Mar 21, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present world renowned artist and author, Thomas W. Schaller for a watercolor workshop, “Architecture of Light”.

Following a 20-year career in New York City as an architect and architectural artist, Thomas Schaller is now based in Los Angeles where he devotes himself full-time to fine art in watercolor.

Mr. Schaller feels that a final painting begins long before an artist ever touches brush to paper!

The focus of this workshop will be less about technical expertise and more about intent, inspiration, observation and finding your unique artist voice. Enjoy daily demonstrations and discussions. You'll learn everything you need to know about atmospheric expression in watercolor, including depictions of sky, water, and fog. Then take your art to the next level by exploring the tension, resolution, and connections between complements, including warm and cool, vertical and horizontal, man-made and natural. You'll discover how to make sure all the parts of your painting work in unison to tell a powerfully communicative story! Students may bring their own photo reference – something that resonates with them personally.

“As an artist, it is light, that is the constant narrative in my work. So when I’m deciding on what it is I wish to paint, I concentrate less on specific objects – places or things – and more on the strength of a strong abstract value composition of darks and lights. A common phrase we often hear is: “Mother Nature is the best teacher” While I agree that real world observation is a crucial skill for the artist, no less so are the lessons to be learned from memory, dreams, and pure invention.” ~ Thomas W. Schaller, AWS, NWS, TWSA

Mr. Schaller has authored art books, instructional video’s, DVD’s and has been featured in several publications. He is one of the few watercolor artists to be featured in The American Masters Exhibition 2015 at the famed Salmagundi Club in NYC. He received a Graham Foundation Grant and was a two-time recipient of the Hugh Ferris Memorial Prize. In 2017 he was a finalist for the Lynx Prize for Contemporary Art; Trieste. In 2019 he was awarded the Abu Rawash Master Award.

Mr. Schaller is a signature member of many organizations including: American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Northwest Watercolor Society, San Diego Watercolor Society, California Watercolor Association, California Art Club, American Society of Architectural Perspectivists and New York Society of Renderers.

He is president emeritus of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators and founding member of the group, North American Watercolor Artists. His work has been included in major exhibitions and collections worldwide.

Discover why it’s better to be less concerned with technical expertise and more about inspiration and observation. This workshop is an indoor class and appropriate for skill levels of intermediate to advanced.

WHAT: “Architecture of Light” workshop
WHEN: March 19,20,21, 2021 9am – 4pm
COST: $425. MBAA Members or $450. Non-Members
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Preregister at: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/

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Folding Origami Cranes - April 2021

Folding Origami Cranes - April 2021

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

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a demonstration of how to fold an origami crane.

The orizuru, or paper crane, is a design that is considered to be the most classic of all Japanese origami. In Japanese culture, it is believed that its wings carry souls up to paradise, and it is a representation of the Japanese red-crowned crane, referred to as the "Honourable Lord Crane" in Japanese culture. It is often used as a ceremonial wrapper or restaurant table decoration. A thousand orizuru strung together is called senbazuru, meaning "thousand cranes", and it is said that if someone folds a thousand cranes, they are granted one wish. The significance of this is featured in Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, a classic story based on the life of Sadako Sasaki.

This hands-on demonstration will be a fun activity and you will learn how to fold your own paper crane. Instructions will be available for take home.

WHAT: Folding an Origami Crane
COST: FREE and open to the public
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: Monday, April 12, 2021, 3-5pm
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.ArtCenterMorroBay.org
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Beaded Glass Pearl Bracelet - May 2021

Beaded Glass Pearl Bracelet - May 2021

May 8, 10:00am - May 8, 12:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is pleased to present a jewelry workshop, “Making a Glass Pearl Bracelet” with Gail Martin.

During this workshop we will create a beautiful sea inspired faux pearl bracelet using Celestial Crystal® pearls with easy loop clasp. Celestial Crystal® glass and pearls are loved for their versatility, color selection and understated refinement. Faceting on these crystal beads reflect lively highlights while faux pearls are created with the elegant appearance of traditional pearls in mind.

This simple to learn technique needs relatively no special tools and you can take away a skill to use later. Make lovely beaded bracelets for friends and family birthday gifts or to sell at Art in the Park type venues.

Gail discovered the joy of jewelry making while taking classes from renowned bead maker and jewelry artist Klew of Klew Expressions.

WHAT: Beaded Glass Pearl Bracelet
WHEN: May 8, 2021 - 10am-12 Noon
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St. Morro Bay, CA 93442
COST: $40. MBAA Members $45. Non Members
All materials are provided and included in the workshop registration fee.
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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Learning to Breathe - June 2021

Learning to Breathe - June 2021

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

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 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 14, 2021, 3-5pm
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org
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Mark Making-Developing Your Signature Style - June 2021

Mark Making-Developing Your Signature Style - June 2021

Jun 18, 10:00am - Jun 18, 4:00pm+1Jun 19, 10:00am - Jun 19, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present esteemed artists, 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 Arts degrees in Studio Art and Consciousness studies from John F Kennedy University in 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 all skill levels.
Copyrighted Image© courtesy of Diane Williams


“Mark Making – Developing Your Signature Style in Abstract Painting” workshop.
WHEN: June 18th – 19th, 2021 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
Preregister at: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/
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Let's Etch a Credit Card - July 2021

Let's Etch a Credit Card - July 2021

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

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

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 12, 2021 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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Hammered Metal Jewelry - August 2021

Hammered Metal Jewelry - August 2021

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

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a demonstration in, hammered metal jewelry creating unique one-of-a-kind designs. Discover the exciting world of hammered metal to create gorgeous jewelry. 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 her home. Viewers were encouraged to submit ideas to 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: August 9, 2021 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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Silk Scarf Dying - August 2021

Silk Scarf Dying - August 2021

Aug 21, 10:00am - Aug 21, 1:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is pleased to present a ½ day workshop, “Dyeing Silk Scarves with Sharon Gellerman.

Sharon Gellerman is a local artist who creates one-of-a-kind, hand-marbled, silk scarves and silk tallits. Sharon has a fresh and modern interpretation of the classical art of marbling on fabric.

Through experimentation with color, technique and dye, she has refined her style and designs. Her sense of art has been greatly influenced by memories of Israel and her love of the California Coast. These elements are reflected in the intricate patterns and vibrant colors of her textile designs. These complex designs and skillful use of color make each scarf or tallit a unique and wearable piece of art.

During this workshop every student will dye their own unique scarf. Sharon will guide you through the process and techniques used to obtain beautiful patterns and colors within the silk scarf. All materials, tools, and supplies are provided for you.

WHAT: Dying Silk Scarves
WHEN: Saturday, August 21, 2021 - 10am-1:00pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St. Morro Bay, CA 93442
COST: $45. MBAA Members $55. Non Members
All materials are provided and included in the workshop registration fee.
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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Quick Studies in Clay with Anne Grannis

Quick Studies in Clay with Anne Grannis

Oct 9, 1:00pm - Oct 10, 3:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a 2 half-days workshop, Quick Studies in Clay with Anne Grannis.

Anne will be teaching techniques to sculpt a whole figure, a torso, or a bas relief using water-based clay. This intense session will guide the beginning or advanced sculptor in the essence of figure sculpting, giving the student a spontaneous, emotional arena to work in; without the finishing details of a refined piece. We will be working from a live model.

Anne has been teaching and working with clay since she was a girl growing up in an artistic household of New England. She has taught ceramic workshops, stone carving and sculpture in Northern California areas; Fort Mason Art School, San Francisco and Half Moon Bay. She was the Artistic Council Chair of SFWA Gallery – Sculpture Representative. She’s taught Quick Studies in Clay in Half Moon Bay, Redwood City, and Palo Alto and now shares her knowledge with us in Morro Bay.

Anne says: “I often use natural clay, as it is an amazingly pliable medium with which to work and being a material originating eons ago, I can connect with the far past to create anything large and rough or small and detailed, with everything in between. My sense of whimsy prevails.”

Clay and tools will be provided. Please bring a 12” to 14” square board to work on and an apron. Bring your favorite tools or supplies if you have them. Firing of the art is the responsibility of the student, and/or you may work with the instructor outside of the workshop for firing.



WHAT: Quick Studies in Clay WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St. Morro Bay, CA 93442
COST: $125 MBAA Members $135. Non Members
 CONTACT: Art Center Morro Bay (805) 772-2504, www.artcentermorrobay.org


Pre-registration is required. 
Register Online: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/ 
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Dot Mandala

Dot Mandala

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

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC



Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a demonstration of Dot Mandala with Lynne Harrington.

A mandala is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Asian cultures. It can be understood in two different ways: externally as a visual representation of the universe or internally as a guide for several practices that take place in many Asian traditions, including meditation. In Hinduism and Buddhism, the belief is that by entering the mandala and proceeding towards its center, you are guided through the cosmic process of transforming the universe from one of suffering into one of joy and happiness.

In their most basic form, mandalas are circles contained within a square and arranged into sections that are all organized around a single, central point. They’re typically produced on paper or cloth, drawn on a surface with threads, fashioned in bronze, or built in stone. While extraordinary as a standalone work of art, mandalas hold symbolic and meditative meaning beyond their vibrant appearance.

Lynne works as the Director of Data Management at Cal Poly, but when not at work she enjoys creating art. She is passionate about dot mandalas, finding the process of creating them meditative and the end result beautiful. Lynne also enjoys ink and paper drawing and making jewelry that combines dot mandala techniques.



WHAT: Dot Mandala

COST: FREE and open to the public
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA

WHEN: Monday, October 11, 2021, 3-5pm

CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.ArtCenterMorroBay.org
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Movie Night, Walking on Water - November 2021

Movie Night, Walking on Water - November 2021

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

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a documentary film Walking on Water.

The transient mega-artwork of Christo Javacheff—made in collaboration with his wife Jeanne-Claude until her death in 2009—is celebrated in Andrey M. Paounov's documentary Walking on Water, which follows the creation of one of Christo's recent gigantic populist exhibitions: The Floating Piers, a series of walkways installed at Lake Iseo in northern Italy from June 18 to July 3, 2016.

The exhibit consisted of chains of interlocking plastic cubes, their tops covered with bright saffron cloth, which stretched from the village of Sulzano to (and around) islands in the lake, and when traversed gave pedestrians the illusion of walking on the water's surface. Paounov's film closes with images—many aerial—of the walkways as thousands of visitors enjoyed the effect.

The film covers the preliminary work of planning and design, in which Christo and his nephew and aide Vladimir Yavachev discuss the project, often breaking out in volatile arguments. Myriad logistical problems had to be overcome, before actual construction could proceed, and the opening was threatened by the fact that—contrary to promises—officials failed to take necessary measures for crowd control. Throughout, Christo comes across as an engaging figure—a cantankerous but committed octogenarian—and Yavachev is a dedicated servant of his art.


WHAT: Movie Night – Walking on Water
COST: FREE and open to the public
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: Monday, November 8, 2021
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.ArtCenterMorroBay.org

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