Life DrawingONGOING: Wednesday Life Drawing

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St. Morro Bay, CA 93442
WHEN: Wednesday Evenings, 6-9pm
PRICE: $10.00 MBAA Members and Students / $12.00 Non Members
CONTACT: Bob Rodger (805) 528-4248,

We believe life drawing should be fun, accessible and expressive.  Art Center Morro Bay is proud to present a weekly, uninstructed, Life Drawing workshop, featuring a variety of male and female nude models.

Put yourself on the pathway to better art!  This evening workshop, is open to all adults regardless of experience. Bring your own art supplies and work with medium of choice.

Models pose for various lengths of time, up to 20 minutes while taking short breaks. There is no instruction.  This workshop is appropriate for beginner to advanced.

PLEASE NOTE: No advanced registration – pay upon arrival. Participants must be at least 18 years of age to attend. Students may be asked to wear a mask.

Jewelry Wrapping Design Workshop

WHEN: May 11th, 1-3pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay
PRICE: $150/MBAA Members; $165/Non-members

Join our wire-wrapped jewelry class and discover the art of creating stunning and unique pieces of jewelry. You’ll learn fundamental ire wrapping techniques, including how to shape and manipulate wire to create intricate designs. You will walk away with the skills to create necklaces, earrings and bracelets.

No experience necessary. Because each student selects their own bead collection, no two will be the same. This class is the perfect opportunity to unleash your creativity and make something truly special. During this two-hour class you will gain hands-on experience utilizing three simple tools, 24 gauge wire and a vast array of beads that you can personally choose from, all produced by the artist.

Jeweler Li Li Clever will take you through the process of making wire-wrapped jewelry. Clever, your instructor with 25 years of jewelry designing experience, will demonstrate multiple techniques, as well as, work individually with each student to address their artistry level.

Sign up now and start creating your own beautiful wire-wrapped jewelry!

The course will take place on May 11th from 1:00-3:00.

The photo exhibits the techniques being taught.

Papermaking Workshop with Anne Grannis

WHEN: May 5, 1-3pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay
PRICE: $45 members, $55 non-members

Join our papermaking class and discover the basics of creating your own handmade paper in this introductory class.

  • What you’ll learn in this class:
  • How to create paper pulp.
  • How to make recycled paper.
  • How to embed designs into your paper.
  • How to add inclusions like flowers, plants and thread into your paper.

You will also learn how damp paper can be molded and shaped to create sculptural projects, as well as used as collage, painted on, etc.

Taught by Anne Grannis, an accomplished artist and someone who loves to make stuff.

Grannis will provide the necessary materials to create the paper. Students need to bring several old towels and an apron. If you want, you can also bring inclusions like flowers, leaves, and/or fibers, like yarn or twine.