Events

Oil Painting with Jason Mayr

Oil Painting with Jason Mayr

Oct 9, 9:00am - Oct 1, 1:00pm

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

Learn to paint still life in oil
Beginner to advanced students

Mondays, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA 93442
COST: $30.00 MBAA members or $35.00 for non-members

For more information or registration, contact Jason at 805-234-6941 or email: jkmayr@aol.com These are ongoing classes.

Visit www.artcentermorrobay.org or call Art Center Morro Bay at (805)772-2504

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Social Justice

Social Justice

Oct 9, 12:00pm - Oct 30, 4:00pm

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

Open and Free to the Public

Art Center Morro Bay presents an undefined exhibition on “Social Justice.”

In this remarkable exhibit, artists express their own concepts of human rights, inequality and betrayal.

Throughout history, art has provided a glimpse into social circumstances surrounding daily life. Today’s climate of shifting world powers make social justice a fertile subject for artist and viewer alike. For this exhibit, artists were invited to define social justice by confronting issues of income disparity, homelessness, health and environmental concerns, immigration, racism and gun violence, to name a few. Its beauty lies in its ability to throw light on our own ignorance.

In the Russell Gallery upstairs, we present Dark Corners, a series of provocative black and white photographs of social conditions by artist Sam Peck. Mr. Peck describes himself as a Buddhist feminist who abhors human suffering. His work is a stark portrayal of the power vacuum in our American culture. As a photographer, Mr. Peck uses his lense to shock and protest the vulnerability of women in a man’s world, where “weapons are metaphors for empowering victims to change the course of events, one way or another.” This exhibit depicts scenes that some viewers may find disturbing and is not suitable for children.

Martin Luther King, Jr. preached that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Don’t miss these creative works that aim to raise public consciousness, build community and promote social change.

“Social Justice” is on display from September 21 through October 30, 2017. Meet the artists at the opening reception Sunday, September 24, 2pm-4pm. This event is free and open to the public. Art Center Morro Bay is open from 12pm – 4pm daily.

WHAT: Social Justice
WHEN: September 21 through October 30, 2017
RECEPTION: Sunday, September 24, 2pm–4pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org

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Zen Doodle Adult Coloring Book Club

Zen Doodle Adult Coloring Book Club

Oct 13, 10:00am - Sep 28, 11:30am

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

FREE and Open to the Public

Drop-in for the Adult coloring book club! Open to all community members. Relax and unwind with the new Adult coloring books! Learn the latest doodle craze called Zen Doodle. Anyone can do it, no experience necessary! Bring your own coloring books or get started with a page from ours.

WHEN: Friday mornings 10am - 11:30am
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay, CA 93442
COST: Free and open to the public

For more information visit www.artcentermorrobay.org or call 805-772-2504

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Resin Beach Art

Resin Beach Art

Oct 28, 10:00am - Oct 28, 12:00pm

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

Instructor provides an assortment of shells, colored beach glass, an 11” x 14” frame and resin to complete a beautiful custom beach scene. Class fee is $75. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED at www.CreativeMeTime.com Contact Joan Martin Fee for additional info at 805-286-5993.

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main Street Morro Bay
805-772-2504
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Creativity every Wednesday

Creativity every Wednesday

Nov 1, 10:30am - Nov 1, 3:00pm

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

FREE and Open to the Public

We welcome you to join the Creativity Group at Art Center Morro Bay. Creativity is held each Wednesday from 10:30 am – 3:00 pm unless other events/classes conflict. FREE, informal and open to the public. Meet in the activity room of Art Center Morro Bay. Bring your art work, in any medium, and join others working in various mediums. Bring your lunch and stay for the whole time, or come and go as it works for you. No pre registration needed.

CONTACT: Ann 805-534-9708
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
WHEN: Wednesdays 10:30am - 3pm
COST: Free

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Pine Needle Basket Weaving

Pine Needle Basket Weaving

Nov 4, 9:30am - Nov 4, 2:30pm

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

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a workshop in pine needle basket weaving with Elizabeth Bear. Employing coiling techniques and long-leaf pine needles, this art form has remained virtually the same for hundreds of years.

Elizabeth Bear earned a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Santa Barbara. She owned and operated Dream Weaver, a store in Santa Barbara that carried a variety of hand woven products. She combined her love of weaving and pine needle basketry to produce uniquely designed works of art. Her baskets have been displayed in the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden store and galleries in California and New Mexico.

Connect with the smells, texture and beauty of nature as we learn the art of basket weaving. During this workshop, Ms. Bear will guide students through the traditional technique of coiling used by ancient cultures. You’ll start two baskets, one to complete in class and another for practice at home. Each piece is a work of art as unique as the person who makes them.

These make great holiday gifts filled with treats. Bring scissors (sharp, please!) and a bag lunch. All other materials are provided.


WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: November 4, 2017 9:30am – 2:30pm
Pre Registration Required: Reserve your space online at www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504
COST: $110 MBAA Members; $125 non-Members, must be paid by October 28, 2017.
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Byzantine Art Inspired Acrylic Angel Painting Workshop

Byzantine Art Inspired Acrylic Angel Painting Workshop

Nov 9, 1:00pm - Nov 9, 5:00pm

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

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present the art workshop, Byzantine Art Inspired Acrylic Angels by award winning artist, Larry Kappen.

Larry has had a lifelong love of art. He recalls being one of three students, selected by a high school teacher, to reproduce a 12th Century Byzantine Mosaic of Archangel Michael, for a holiday display. Larry has been creating his own versions of angel icons during the holidays, ever since. He enjoys the simplicity of painting these timeless pieces, using elaborate patterns, color and texture, with acrylic paint on wood and Masonite panels.

During this workshop, students will create their own Byzantine inspired, original angel acrylic paintings, using a variety of demonstrated techniques.

Larry Kappen earned his Master of Art degree at California State University, Long Beach. He is a member of California Art Club, Southern California Plein Air Painters Association, San Luis Outdoor Painters for the Environment (SLOPE) and former member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society. Larry has exhibited nationally and internationally. His artwork is in private collections in the United States, Italy, Japan and Great Britain.

Larry was an art teacher at the high school, college and university levels. For 12 years, he participated in the I Madonnari Street Painting Festival in San Luis Obispo. As a teacher at Santa Maria High School, where he taught for 23 years, Larry initiated the Santa Maria High School mural project. The mural includes over 40 panels depicting reproductions of famous paintings.

Don’t miss this 12th Century Byzantine inspired workshop, painting with acrylic on wood or Masonite panels.

Gallery open 12pm - 4pm daily

Where: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay
Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017, 1:00 - 5:00pm
Pre Resistration Required online: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop or by calling 805-772-2504
Cost: $50. Members or $55. Non Members - supplies included, must be paid by November 2, 2017
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Alcohol Ink Playtime

Alcohol Ink Playtime

Nov 11, 10:00am - Nov 11, 12:00pm

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

You'll have great fun playing with fabulous colors of alcohol inks. Transform six tiles into coasters, five dominoes into magnets and five ornaments into gorgeous masterpieces using several techniques! Class fee is $50. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED at www.CreativeMeTime.com Contact Joan Martin Fee for additional info at 805-286-5993.

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main Street Morro Bay
805-772-2504

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Sea Glass Wire Wrapped Jewelry

Sea Glass Wire Wrapped Jewelry

Nov 11, 1:00pm - Nov 11, 3:00pm

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

All materials are provided to make one necklace and two earrings including genuine local sea glass and use of tools. No experience necessary. Class fee is $50. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED at www.CreativeMeTime.com Contact Joan Martin Fee for additional info at 805-286-5993.

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main Street Morro Bay
805-772-2504

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Succulent Sunday

Succulent Sunday

Nov 12, 1:00pm - Nov 12, 3:00pm

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

Choose from different sizes and shapes of wreaths or paint a ccustom made birdhouse then plant with succulents. Everything is included – use of tools, beautiful, locally grown succulents, wreath forms, birdhouse planter – so all you do is sign-up, create and enjoy! Class fee ranges $70-90. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED at www.CreativeMeTime.com Contact Joan Martin Fee for additional info at 805-286-5993.

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main Street Morro Bay
805-772-2504

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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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Resin Beach Art

Resin Beach Art

Nov 18, 10:00am - Nov 18, 12:00pm

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

Instructor provides an assortment of shells, colored beach glass, an 11” x 14” frame and resin to complete a beautiful custom beach scene. Class fee is $75. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED at www.CreativeMeTime.com Contact Joan Martin Fee for additional info at 805-286-5993.

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main Street Morro Bay
805-772-2504
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Mosaics

Mosaics

Nov 19, 1:00pm - Nov 19, 4:00pm

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

Choose from hearts, planters, rocks, mirrors, necklaces, frames, etc. All projects are super simple and perfect for a beginner. Everything is provided to complete the project. Class fee ranges $35-95. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED at www.CreativeMeTime.com Contact Joan Martin Fee for additional info at 805-286-5993.
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