Demos

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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Building Texture Using Acrylics and Mixed Media Collage

Building Texture Using Acrylics and Mixed Media Collage

Aug 13, 3:00pm - Aug 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 acrylic and mixed media collage by Holly Beals.

Holly earned a Bachelor of Art Degree at Chico State University and worked as a Graphic Designer, primarily in Marketing Design. Later, Holly relocated to China and taught English to college students in Tibet. Holly relayed, “The creative work I do, will forever be flavored by those experiences, on the roof of the world”.

The incorporation of mixed media collage technique, with texture, unexpected color combination and unique lighting, continue to be the focus of her work.

This demonstration will explore subject matter ranging from landscape to figurative in a contemporary style. In combination with torn paper, glue and water based sealer, Holly will use various brush techniques to layer on acrylic paint, revealing the textures beneath. Discussion will include thoughts on composition, materials, color choices and dry brush vs. wet brush techniques. Dive into a world of texture!

If you’ve wondered how to create powerful collages with the use of acrylic and mixed media, don’t miss this great opportunity to learn about techniques that will help you become a better artist.

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: August 13, 2018, 3pm – 5pm
CONTACT: www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504
COST: Free and open to the public
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Go Wild Embellishing Pine Needle Baskets

Go Wild Embellishing Pine Needle Baskets

Nov 12, 3:00pm - Nov 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 pine needle basket weaving with embellishments, by award winning artist, Sheri Smith Holgate.

A passion for basketry has taken Sheri on a path of exploration in the countless ways a coiled basket can be embellished, from pine needles collected along the forest floor, to an expressive art form. Sheri uses traditional techniques and combines them with fibers, ribbons, beads, wire and hardware.

Sheri attended University of Oregon EMU Craft Center Continuing Education. She taught youth arts, workshops and Smithsonian Arts through Nature. Sheri is a member of Pine Needle Group, Columbia Basin Basketry Guild, National Basketry Organization, Art Forum Eugene, Oregon and Willamette Baskets Group. Sheri’s pine needle baskets have been featured in numerous publications, and she authored a tutorial for a French magazine, Le Lien Creatif, on pine needle pendants.

This demonstration will explore a variety of ways to start a basket, and add various fibers, beads and wire into your coiling.

If you’ve previously made pine needle baskets or wanted to pursue the art of coiled basketry, don't miss this opportunity to learn techniques from an experienced basket weaver.

Sheri will be teaching a class on Tuesday, November 13. Students will be making a beautiful, personalized pine needle pendant. Registration can be made at Art Center Morro Bay or online at www.artcentermorrobay.org

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: November 12, 2018, 3pm – 5pm
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org
COST: Free and open to the public
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