Demos

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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Painting with Wool-Needle and Wet-Felting Fiber Art

Painting with Wool-Needle and Wet-Felting Fiber Art

Mar 12, 3:00pm - Mar 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: March 12, 2018 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
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Pastel Magic

Pastel Magic

Apr 9, 3:00pm - Apr 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 in soft pastel by award winning artist, Greg Trombly, PhD. Discover the magic of pastels, focusing on basic drawing and observation skills.

Dr. Greg Trombly holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Education from State University of New York at Oswego and State University of New York at Albany. In addition, he holds a PhD in the Cultural Foundations of Education from Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Trombly has been an educator and administrator for the public school system and at the university level. He has continued art education by participating in workshops from acclaimed artists such as Terri Ludwig and Daniel Greene. He exhibits artwork in New York, and his artwork is held in private collections throughout the country.

This demonstration will explore color, value and composition with a variety of soft pastels. Greg will apply color combinations that will illuminate the creation of shoreline with a sunset sky. Interaction with the artist is welcome and encouraged.

This demo is free and open to the public.

Greg will give a pastel workshop April 12, 13 & 14, 1-4pm. For more information about this demo or workshop, visit our website at www.artcentermorrobay.org

COST: FREE and open to the public
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: April 9, 2018, 3-5pm
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org
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From Plein Air to Studio

From Plein Air to Studio

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

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

FREE and Open to the Public

From Plein Air to Studio: Using Plein Air Studies to Create Effective Studio Paintings

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present, “From Plein Air to Studio: Using Plein Air Studies to Create Effective Studio Paintings”, an art demonstration, by award winning, plein air artist, Debra Joy Groesser.

Debra Groesser earned a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Bellevue College, Bellevue, Nebraska. Debra paints many subjects, however, is noted for her impressionistic style, plein air landscape work. Debra states, “Painting is such a spiritual experience for me. Nothing inspires me more than being out on location, capturing the subtle nuances of color, light and atmosphere that can only be achieved by painting from nature. Debra also paints portraits and figurative works. In 2011, she was commissioned by Omaha Performing Arts to create a large portrait of Richard and Mary Holland, which hangs at the Holland Performing Arts Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

Debra is a signature member and President/CEO of the American Impressionist Society, a Master Signature member of Plein Air Artists, Colorado, a Signature member of Laguna Plein Air Painters Association and American Plains Artists. She is an elected artist member of Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters and the Salmagundi Club in New York. Her work has been featured in several national art publications including Art of the West, American Art Collector, Southwest Art and a feature article in the October/November 2014 issue of Plein Air Magazine. She was a finalist in Southwest Art Magazine’s 2012 Artistic Excellence competition. Debra was a faculty member for the 2014 and 2015 Plein Air Conventions in Monterey, California

Debra is represented by SouthWind Art Gallery, Topeka KS, Mary Williams Fine Art, Boulder CO, Vanessa Rothe Fine Art, Laguna Beach CA, Montgomery-Lee Fine Art, Park City UT and The Mission Gallery, St. George UT.

This demonstration will explore composition, using plein air studies as a guide. Debra will apply color combinations that illuminate her painting based on plein air studies. Discussion will include blocking in your painting quickly with correct values from shadow to light, color choices based on plein air studies and why use a plein air study vs. photograph.

If you’ve thought about joining the world of plein air, or simply wish to expound on current skill level, don’t miss this great opportunity to learn techniques from a master, that will help you become a better artist.

This demo is free and open to the public. Debra will give a plein air workshop designed for beginner to advanced, June, 12, 2018, 9am – 5pm (Classroom). June 13 & 14, 2018, 8am – 4pm on location. Visit artcentermorrobay.org for more information and to pre-register.

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WHAT: From Plein Air to Studio: Using Plein Air Studies to Create Effective Studio Paintings
WHEN: June 11, 2018, 3-5pm
COST: Free
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442.
CONTACT: www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504
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