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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: Patricia Newton, artbypatricianewton@gmail.com

Preregister at: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/
refunds available up to 7 days before workshop
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Sea Glass Wire Wrapped Jewelry Project

Sea Glass Wire Wrapped Jewelry Project

Jun 26, 10:00am - Jun 26, 11:00am

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Create in the comfort and safety of your home with this kit featuring local sea glass and a how-to video to guide you to a successful, fun project. Time and date listed are for curbside kit pickup.

​Learn basic wire wrapping to create a lovely necklace and two pierced earrings. All materials are provided including local sea glass, jewelry findings, and jewelry wire except for basic jewelry tools (wire cutters, round nose pliers and flat nose pliers) available for purchase on website.

Choose from brown, green or white genuine local sea glass (Joan will contact you about your color selection after purchase.)

Preregistration required at www.creativemetime.com or contact 805-286-5993

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Sea Glass Hammered Metal Jewelry

Sea Glass Hammered Metal Jewelry

Jun 26, 1:00pm - Jun 26, 2:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

​​​Create in the comfort and safety of your home with a kit featuring local sea glass and a how-to video to guide you to a successful, fun project.

Choose from wire wrapping or hammered sea glass jewelry.

All materials are provided including local sea glass, jewelry findings except for basic jewelry tools (wire cutters, round nose pliers and flat nose pliers) available for purchase.

Choose from brown, green or white genuine local sea glass (Joan will contact you about your color selection after purchase.)

Class fee is $40

Preregistration required at www.creativemetime.com or contact 805-286-5993
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Mosaics for Beginners

Mosaics for Beginners

Jun 27, 10:00am - Jun 27, 2:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Create in the comfort and safety of your home guided by a how-to video. Date and time listed are for curbside kit pickup.

​​Choose from several projects to make your heart sing while learning mosaic basics to complete your project.

Kits include everything you need to complete your project at home, except for wheeled nippers, which are sold separately for $10 with kit purchase.

Preregistration required at www.creativemetime.com

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Make Marbled Silk Scarves with Sharon Gellerman,  Sat/Aug 21,  2021

Make Marbled Silk Scarves with Sharon Gellerman, Sat/Aug 21, 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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Polymer Clay Jewelry Making

Polymer Clay Jewelry Making

Aug 28, 1:00pm - Aug 28, 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: August 28, 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


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
WHEN: OCTOBER 9 & 10, 2021, 1PM-3PM
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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Beaded Glass Pearl Bracelet - November 13, 2021

Beaded Glass Pearl Bracelet - November 13, 2021

Nov 13, 9:00am - Nov 13, 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: November 13, 2021 - 9am-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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Making a Mosaic Trivet

Making a Mosaic Trivet

Dec 18, 1:00pm - Dec 18, 4:00pm+1Dec 19, 1:00pm - Dec 19, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

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. Mosaics 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 Paul 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 teacher and former owner of Bay Osos Montessori School in Los Osos.

Paula has previously worked with fabric and decoupage. A 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 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 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 workshop project.

What a great thing to learn right before holidays!


WHAT: Making a Mosaic Trivet

WHEN: December, 18 & 19, 2021 (Saturday and Sunday) 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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