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Encaustic with Mixed Media

Encaustic with Mixed Media

May 5, 10:00am - May 6, 4:00pm

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

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a 2-day Workshop combining the effects of encaustic with mixed media by award winning artist, Flo Bartell.

Flo expresses her response to the world through the texture and intense colors possible with encaustic (hot wax, resin and pigments), with mixed media applications that often include fiber. “I am driven to create, so I escape to my studio to savor the fragrance of wax, the rhythm and warmth of my torch and the texture and rich colors possible with encaustic. My paintings and sculptures evolve, even when I try to plan. I build up layers, then scrape them away, revealing a history. Then I add more wax. I experiment, construct, deconstruct and redo until my art reveals my story.”

Flo earned a BA in Education and English from Furman University, South Carolina and a Masters Degree in Counselor Education from University of South Carolina. Continued studies included two years of art education at Cuesta College. She pursued a career in education and mental health. After many years working in those disciplines, she opened a needlework business, taught needle arts, and designed children’s clothing, quilts, embroidery, and needlepoint.

Flo is a member of Surface Design Association and International Encaustic Artists. Currently, she serves as co-chairperson of the exhibition committee of International Encaustic Artists and Co-President of The Painters Group of San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. Flo served as a past President of Morro Bay Art Association.

Students will learn encaustic basics while experimenting with the numerous ways this versatile wax and pigment medium can be used. The possibilities are endless! Encaustic does not have to be difficult. Some experience is helpful but not required.

WHAT: Encaustic with Mixed Media Workshop
WHEN: May 5 & 6, 2017 10:00am - 4:00pm
COST: $225. MBAA Members & $250. Non Members
WHERE: St. Peter's by the Sea Episcopal Church, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: KC Caldwell 805-540-1470 or email fogcatchers@gmail.com


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All-Important Value in Your Pastel Landscape

All-Important Value in Your Pastel Landscape

Jun 23, 9:30am - Jun 24, 4:30pm

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

$250. MBAA Members & $275. Non Members

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a 2-day Workshop in Pastel by award winning artist, Clark Mitchell.

Clark is a professional artist from Sonoma County with an international following. His masterful use of color and interpretation lend a rich, distinctive dimension to his landscape paintings. Clark is known for his expressive capabilities and peaceful interpretations will make the viewer want to linger.

Clark earned a BA from Colorado College and continued his study of art through Academy of Art College in San Francisco, CA. He continues to challenge himself through continued painting expeditions throughout the state and across the country. He is ranked as Master Pastelist by Pastel Society of America and Distinguished Pastelist by Pastel Society of the West Coast and Signature Member of Laguna Plein Aire Painters of America.

Clark Mitchell is represented by several prestigious galleries. His work is collected widely throughout the world. He was the cover artist for American Artist’s March 1993 issue. He was chosen as poster artist for the Sedona Plein Air Festival for 2008. In 2009, his painting was on the cover of Southwest Art’s annual landscape issue. In 2011, Mitchell’s painting was on the cover of The Pastel Journal’s June issue.

Workshop fee includes an optional photo outing on June 22 from 3-5pm, followed by a Meet & Greet with Clark Mitchell at Art Center Morro Bay gallery. Students will enjoy a private showing of the exhibit, On and Off the Wall, sponsored by the Central Coast Sculpture Group and The Painters Group of SLOMA, as well as MBAA's exhibit. Let's Rock, portraying the many varied perspectives of Morro Rock. Afterwards, students who wish to may set up their easels at St. Peter's by the Sea.

WHAT: Pastel Painting Workshop
WHEN: June 23 & 24, 2017 9am-4pm
COST: $250. MBAA Members & $275. Non Members
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: KC Caldwell 805-540-1470 or email fogcatchers@gmail.com

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