Demos

Demonstration of Woodturning - November 13

Demonstration of Woodturning - November 13

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

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

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a demonstration of
woodturning, by artist, Mike Rude.

Using a lathe, like the potter’s wheel and hand-held tools (turnery) to cut and shape, an operator known as a turner can generate a variety of forms.

Mike began wood turning in 1998 and studied under instructors from around the world. Much of his work is created from wood found from logs or trees located on the Central Coast and Northern California. Mike’s lathe-turned bowls, boxes, plates, vases, rolling pins, and pepper mills are intended for display, yet are surprisingly functional.

Mike Rude is a member of the American Association of Woodturners and Central Coast Woodturners Club. His unique creations are exhibited in several galleries and juried craft shows, including the Contemporary Craft Shows in Pasadena and San Francisco, California.

During this demonstration, Mike will give an overview of woodturning techniques. He will provide an orientation of lathes, wood grains, including soft and hard wood, with an overview of turnery.

Learn basic tips and tricks from a skilled woodturner!

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: November 13, 2017, 3pm – 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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Wildlife Photography

Wildlife Photography

Jan 7, 3:00pm - Jan 7, 5:00pm

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

Free and Open to the Public

In celebration of the annual Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival, Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a demonstration of Wildlife Photography by Brady Cabe.

Brady is a seasoned photographer who enjoys the outdoors. With both feet and tripod in the water, he captures wildlife, a sunset, or the Milky Way late into the night. His passion for photographing the night sky overflows into summertime astrophotography.

Beginning with a photo slideshow featuring local birds, Brady will discuss locations and tips for getting that close up shot. He will cover use of camera settings, lenses and strategies for getting close, with an emphasis on the ethical treatment of wildlife. Brady will cover the use of light and ways to improve composition.

Hoping to boost your photo power, Brady will share factors that give images, impact and inspiration through his stunning photography. Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn tricks and fundamentals that could change the way you shoot. Bring your camera for an after-event mingle with other aspiring and experienced photographers.


WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: Sunday, January 7, 2017, 3pm – 5pm
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or visit www.artcentermorrobay.org
COST: Free and open to the public
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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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