Demos

Leather Tooling

Leather Tooling

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

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

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a demonstration of Leather Tooling by local craftsman, Finn Hansen. Tooling leather is the process of cutting into the leather to create shapes and designs. It’s a lot easier than you'd think, and the results can be beautiful! Tooled leather items often include, purses, belts, saddles, or just about anything made from leather. A variety of tools are used to achieve different designs. The designs on tooled leather range from the simple to the ornate. Some designs are part of an artistic tradition in many nations. Elaborate stars, flowers, curves, wildlife and initials are a few of the designs you can make, tooling leather. Finn Hansen became interested in leather crafting while attending Junior High School. Later while attending Cal Poly, he began to work at a local leather store. Five years later, he bought the store and has provided custom tooling and restorative leather work ever since! Tooling leather is a great craft. Whether you’re wanting to make a beautiful horse saddle for yourself or a custom belt for a friend, see how intricate designs are carved into leather. WHAT: Leather Tooling WHEN: Monday, January 14, 2019, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St. Morro Bay, CA 93442 CONTACT: www.artcentermorrobay.org or (805) 772-2504 #mbaademos... See MoreSee Less

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Watercolor, Fix It or Forget It

Watercolor, Fix It or Forget It

Feb 11, 3:00pm - Feb 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 ways to analyze problems and find solutions in watercolor. Join Kathy Miller for “Watercolor, Fix It or Forget It.” We always have a glowing ideal of what our work should look like. Enthusiasm reigns as we begin to paint. But what happens if our artistic process goes awry and our original concept is lost? Kathy will help us analyze problem areas and offer different solutions. She says “There are multiple ways to address any problem.” She will demonstrate salvage techniques utilizing things like gesso, crayons, or ink which may be a little out of our comfort zone. Don’t toss out an unfinished or disappointing painting. Turn it into something you can be proud of. Kathy Miller will show you how. Pelican Flight© courtesy of Kathy Miller WHAT: Watercolor, Fix It or Forget It WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay WHEN: February 11, 2019, 3-5pm COST: FREE #mbaademos... See MoreSee Less

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Compositing in Photoshop

Compositing in Photoshop

Mar 11, 3:00pm - Mar 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 Compositing in Photoshop, by Kathy Curtis-Cahill. After earning a degree in Art Education, Kathy moved from upstate New York to Los Angeles and became involved in the entertainment industry as a Set Decorator. Her career spanned 30 years while working in television commercials, music videos, independent films, and eventually television series. Kathy garnered an Emmy Nomination in 2001 for her work on the CBS series Judging Amy, and ended her career after 6 years at ABC’s Criminal Minds. Kathy learned comprehensive skills that helped her transform empty movie sets to realistic living environments. Building a large inventory of photographs, she eventually started a website to license them to other television and film productions. In 2011 after retiring from set decoration, she began to pursue fine art photography full time. Join us for this informative demonstration of Kathy’s unique perspective and talent with Photoshop©. She will show you how to make an incredible image step by step, using concrete, user friendly ways to create composited images. Haywood Pine© courtesy of Kathy Curtis-Cahill WHAT: Compositing in Photoshop WHEN: Monday, March 11, 2019 3pm – 5pm WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA COST: FREE #mbaademos... See MoreSee Less

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Tempera Batik

Tempera Batik

Apr 8, 3:00pm - Apr 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 present a demonstration in tempera batik painting by award winning artist, Julie Dunn. Tempera batik is a style of painting that was developed to resemble true batik without the use of fabric, wax or dyes. Batik is an Indonesian word that means “to dot.” To create her work, Dunn creates a line drawing on colored paper with a permanent black marker pen. The entire painting is painted with several layers of tempera paint, without painting over the marker pen lines. Ancient Egyptians and Indians used this resist process, but today it is used around the world. Dunn’s unique style is characterized by a vivid use of color and a contrast between realism and the abstract. Before relocating to the Central Coast, Dunn taught overseas where she experienced a variety of cultures and artistic styles that influence her current work. Dunn said this is a process oriented style of painting that can bring, truly wonderful, interesting and more importantly, unexpected results. Tempera batik provides a unique vehicle of interpretation with the use of vibrant color. Julie earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from California State University Fullerton and a Professional Clear Single Subject Teaching Credential from National University, Bakersfield, CA. If you’re interested in making a move toward tempera batik in your own work, this is a great opportunity to see firsthand how one artist begins and moves through this artistic process. WHAT: Tempera Batik WHEN: April 8, 2019, 3PM-5PM WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442 CONTACT: www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504 #mbaademos... See MoreSee Less

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Spinning

Spinning

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

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

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a demonstration in, The Art of Fiber and Spinning with Nancy Weber. Hand-spinning is the art of twisting fiber, fleece, or roving of wool, silk, alpaca, angora, mohair, flax, etc. into a continuous thread by using a spinning wheel or drop spindle. Handspun yarn is used for knitting and weaving projects. By using a hackle, a steel comb that separates flax fibers, you can layer colors together before pulling through a diz and spinning. Blending boards are also used as a layering or mixing board. Blending boards are work well for creating layers of fiber and color to create interesting effects in the finished yarn. Nancy is an accomplished instructor of twenty-two years, designing and creating unique apparel with a large variety of hand-spun fiber. During this demonstration, she will show you how to use a Hackle or Blending Board to create roving into yarn of unique and difficult to find colors. Nancy will give you a hands on experience using her spinning wheel to create yarn. Don’t miss this opportunity for a truly hands on experience! WHAT: SPINNING WHEN: Monday, May 13, 2019 3pm – 5pm WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA COST: FREE CONTACT: www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504 #mbaademos... See MoreSee Less

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Stone Carving Lecture & Video Presentation

Stone Carving Lecture & Video Presentation

Jun 10, 3:00pm - Jun 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 lecture and video presentation of stone carving, by award winning artist, Carl Berney. This informative lecture will reveal the principal process that even a novice will appreciate and understand. Various mediums, materials and the use of tools will also be discussed. Carl enjoys the translucency that gives marble sculpture a visual depth beyond its surface that evokes a certain realism when used for figurative work. He also works with alabaster, limestone and bronze. These figurative sculptors that include felines and the abstract, address both the sensual and the spiritual. Carl studied sculpture in Pietrasanta Italy, near ancient quarries that had been opened up by Michelangelo. This experience inspired Carl to further his education and branch out into other mediums to include wood, plaster, plastic, terra cotta and bronze. Carl’s fine art sculptures are in collections throughout the United States. If you’ve wondered how to begin sculpting as an art form or would just like to see how it’s done, please join us for this interesting and informative lecture and video presentation. Image, Solace© courtesy of Carl Berney WHAT: Stone Carving Lecture and Video Presentation WHEN: Monday, June 10, 2019 3pm – 5pm WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA CONTACT: www.artcentermorrobay.org or (805) 772-2504 #mbaademos... See MoreSee Less

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Creating Mosaics

Creating Mosaics

Jul 8, 3:00pm - Jul 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 present a demonstration of working with tiles to create mosaic garden stepping stones, wall hangings, trivets or repurposed furniture with mosaic tops. 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 BC and are all over the world. Mosaics adorn the ceilings in cathedrals with elaborate details or they can be found in a simple pattern on stepping stones in your gardens. With practice, you can create a custom mosaic all your own. Anne Hodges and Paula Hulet owners of Cracked Up Mosaic will be here to teach you step by step instructions in the creation of mosaics. 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 for her own garden and the community garden at Estero Bay United Methodist Church in Morro Bay where Paula Hulet is the Pastor. During this demonstration attendees will learn how to design and create a mosaic stepping stone. How to select materials, lay out a pleasing pattern, adhere the tiles to the base, and apply mortar and grouting. Join us, just in time for gardening season, for great ideas and techniques to spruce up your outdoors! WHAT: Creating Mosaics WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA WHEN: Monday, July 8, 2019 3pm – 5pm CONTACT: www.artcentermorrobay.org or (805)772-2504 #mbaademos... See MoreSee Less

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Painting with Wool-Needle and Wet-Felting Fiber Art

Painting with Wool-Needle and Wet-Felting Fiber Art

Aug 12, 3:00pm - Aug 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 wool-needle and wet-felting fiber art, by Debbie Gedayloo. Debbie has a 30-year history of teaching art to adults and children. While teaching English as a second language, Debbie used visual art to help educate her students. Her love of creativity and self expression blossomed into fiber art. “Wool is such a tactile medium with a personality that yearns to be drawn forth”. Debbie designed and painted a cow for the 2016 San Luis Obispo County Cow Parade and has participated in Imadonnari street painting festivals in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Temecula, Carlsbad, Laguna Niguel, Ventura and Prescott. During this demonstration, Debbie will engage participants in a lively discussion and hands on exploration of needle felting. She will give an overview of techniques used in wet felting, sculpture and fiber painting. If you’ve wondered how to create fiber paintings using wool and other fibers, don’t miss this opportunity to see how it’s done! WHAT: Painting with Wool-Needle and Wet-Felting Fiber Art WHEN: Monday, August 12, 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 #mbaademos... See MoreSee Less

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Zentangle© Demonstration

Zentangle© Demonstration

Sep 9, 3:00pm - Sep 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 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: September 9, 2019 3pm - 5pm COST: Free Demonstration CONTACT: www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504 #mbaademos... See MoreSee Less

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Exit Through the Gift Shop

Exit Through the Gift Shop

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

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

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a Documentary Film, "Exit Through the Gift Shop". An amusing, engrossing look at underground art. This British documentary film, is about and directed by Bansky, an infamous and shadowy graffiti, street artist. It tells the story of Thierry Guetta, a French immigrant in Los Angeles, who runs a vintage clothing shop, and his obsession with street art, and Guetta's eventual fame as a street artist himself, dubbed Mr. Brainwash. The film charts Guetta's constant documentation on film, of his every waking moment. It portrays a chance encounter with his cousin, French, urban artist, nic named Invader, to his introduction to a host of street artists, with a focus on Shepard Fairey and Banksy. Banksy’s anonymity is preserved by obscuring his face and altering his voice. Rhys Ifans narrates an overlapping documentary where the line between what is real and what might be fake blurs as modern art and celebrity are put under the microscope. The film premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2010, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Since its release, there has been extensive debate over whether the documentary is genuine or a mockumentary. Banksy is a graffiti artist with a global reputation whose work can be seen on walls from post-hurricane New Orleans to the separation barrier on the Palestinian West Bank. He fiercely guards his anonymity to avoid prosecution. He rose to prominence for his provocative stenciled pieces in the late 1990s. Balloon Girl, the image of a young girl letting go of her balloon suggests that innocence can easily be lost. Banksy is known to mock society and he implies through his artwork that society makes children grow old too fast. The stencil is originally accompanied by the sentence “There is always hope”, a positive message which suggests that no matter what happens there is always a hope for better days. Enjoy popcorn and a movie with us! WHAT: Through the Gift Shop WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA WHEN: Monday, October 14, 2019 3pm – 5pm COST: Free #mbaademos... See MoreSee Less

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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 #mbaademos... See MoreSee Less

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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

Demos are 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: https://artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/ or (805) 772-2504 For more information, www.artcentermorrobay.org or Gail Martin Gailm1314@gmail.com (805)234-8766 #mbaademos... See MoreSee Less

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