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Needled Felt and Fiber Landscape Painting

Needled Felt and Fiber Landscape Painting

Oct 25, 9:00am - Oct 25, 4:00pm+2Oct 26, 9:00am - Oct 26, 4:00pmOct 27, 9:00am - Oct 27, 4:00pm

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

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present felting and fiber landscape artist, 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 three-day workshop, Debbie will demonstrate a new twist on felting and fiber-painting. Students will be creating individual landscapes using wool, yarn, string, beads, shells and more. Landscapes as a topic, will allow for endless expression for each participant.

Whether you are an experienced artist or a first-time creator, this workshop will open your eyes to a new medium, using felting and fiber as art. All skill levels are welcome.

WHAT: Needle Felt and Fiber Landscape Painting
WHEN: October 25th, 2019 5:30pm - 8:00pm, October 26 & 27, 2019 9am – 4pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
COST: $220.00 MBAA Members, $225.00 Non Members
Pre-registration is required, contact: Art Center Morro Cay (805) 772-2504
Register Online at: www.artcentermorrobay.org, artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/
Full refund provided 7 days before workshop
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Quick Studies in Clay

Quick Studies in Clay

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

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

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a ½ day workshop, Quick Studies in Clay with Anne Grannis.

Anne will be teaching techniques to sculpt a whole figure, a torso, or a bas relief using water-based clay. This intense session will guide the beginning or advanced sculptor in the essence of figure sculpting, giving the student a spontaneous, emotional arena to work in; without the finishing details of a refined piece. We will be working from a live model.

Anne has been teaching and working with clay since she was a girl growing up in an artistic household of New England. She has taught ceramic workshops, stone carving and sculpture in Northern California areas; Fort Mason Art School, San Francisco and Half Moon Bay. She was the Artistic Council Chair of SFWA Gallery – Sculpture Representative. She’s taught Quick Studies in Clay in Half Moon Bay, Redwood City, and Palo Alto and now shares her knowledge with us in Morro Bay.

Anne says: “I often use natural clay, as it is an amazingly pliable medium with which to work and being a material originating eons ago, I can connect with the far past to create anything large and rough or small and detailed, with everything in between. My sense of whimsy prevails.”

Clay and tools will be provided. Please bring a 12” to 14” square board to work on and an apron. Bring your favorite tools or supplies if you have them. Firing of the art is the responsibility of the student, and/or you may work with the instructor outside of the workshop for firing.

WHAT: Quick Studies in Clay
WHEN: November 1, 2019 - 1am-4pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St. Morro Bay, CA 93442
COST: $120. MBAA Members $125. Non Members
CONTACT: Art Center Morro Bay (805) 772-2504, www.artcentermorrobay.org

Pre-registration is required:
Register Online: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/
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2020 - Beaches and Birds

2020 - Beaches and Birds

Jan 17, 1:00pm - Jan 17, 4:00pm+2Jan 18, 1:00pm - Jan 18, 4:00pmJan 19, 1:00pm - Jan 19, 4:00pm

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

January 2020

An Introduction to Soft Pastels and the Art of Pastel Painting – Beaches and Birds
3 Day Workshop

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a workshop in soft pastel by award winning artist, Greg Trombly, PhD. Discover the magic of pastels in a relaxed and supportive environment, focusing on basic drawing and observation skills.

This workshop is designed to provide plenty of hands on guidance, allowing students to work from reference photos of their choice. Students from beginner to advanced are welcome.

Emphasis will be placed on composition, color and value. Greg will begin each day with a short demonstration, followed by independent work from personal reference photos and instructor guidance. Students are encouraged to bring a reference photo of an ocean seascape or favorite bird. Images will be provided for reference to those who do not bring their own.

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.

Connect with other artists and learn basic skills in soft pastel. This class is not utilizing oil pastel, rather “soft pastel”. A materials list will be provided. This workshop is designed for beginners however all skill levels are welcome.

COST: $165. Members; $175. Non-Members for the 3-day workshop.
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: January 17-19, 1-4pm
PRE-REGISTER: Reserve your space online: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/
May cancel registration up to 7 days of scheduled workshop for full refund.
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org
MATERIAL LIST: Materials list can be found at the gallery or contact Gail Martin at gailm1314@gmail.com to request one.
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2020 - Painting Tune-Up Workshop

2020 - Painting Tune-Up Workshop

Mar 13, 10:00am - Mar 13, 4:00pm+2Mar 14, 10:00am - Mar 14, 4:00pmMar 15, 10:00am - Mar 15, 4:00pm

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

March 13, 14, & 15, 2020

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a 3-day workshop, Painting Tune-Up, with Trowzers Akimbo.

Trowzers provides demonstrations and leads step by step exercises, tuning your knowledge and skills to keep your painting sessions humming along like a well-oiled machine.

Trowzers Akimbo was raised in Venice, Ca and the eclectic vibe of the area is represented in much of his work The art colony esthetic of the beach town attracted the best of art teachers to the school system and Betty Edwards, who wrote the influential book, "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” was among his talented high school art teachers. Teachers in art school included Bill Moore, Don Graham, Harold Kramer, Emerson Woelffer and one of the Group of Seven hard-edge painters, Frederick Hammersley. Prior to practicing fine art painting full-time, Trowzers worked as an NBC on air graphic artist, freelance illustrator/graphic designer, animated/live action tv commercial director/designer and as a creative director and chief creative officer in the computer game industry. Work for NBC included over 200 commercial segue illustrations for the Tonight Show, starring Johnny Carson, design of The Gong Show logo and body painting of GoGo dancers for Laugh-In. Trowzers contributed illustrations to the Sesame Street Workshop’s printed publications monthly. He is responsible for the creation of over 50 computer games. Among his many awards, Akimbo was awarded an Emmy for his animated titles for NBC: The First 50 Years: A Closer Look. Powerful influences in his painting work are Sargent, Manet, Monet, Cézanne, Gauguin, Lautrec, and Van Gogh.

Akimbo studied art and received his BFA at CalArts in Southern California.

Trowzers has collected numerous Best of Show and 1st Place awards for his paintings. His work is included in the upcoming Artists Magazine publication, Strokes of Genius 11.

“I believe any painter's work I've ever seen has influenced my work on some level.”
- Trowzers Akimbo

During this 3-day workshop, you will review painting fundamentals and be introduced to new methods of analysis and creative procedure that will make you more productive and your paintings more successful. Discover tools that will assist you in painting with confidence and authority.


WHAT: Painting Tune-Up
WHEN: March 13th, 14th, & 15th, 2020 - 10am-4pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St. Morro Bay, CA 93442
COST: $400. MBAA Members $425. Non Members*
CONTACT: Art Center Morro Bay (805) 772-2504, www.artcentermorrobay.org
Pre-registration is required.
Register Online: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/
Refunds for cancellations up to 7 days before workshop

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2020 Plein Air Still Life and Landscape

2020 Plein Air Still Life and Landscape

Apr 14, 9:00am - Apr 14, 5:00pm+1Apr 15, 9:00am - Apr 15, 5:00pm

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

April 2020

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present International, plein air artist and instructor, Guido Frick.

Guido Frick was born in Konstanz, Germany and studied art in Prague Czechoslovakia. Professor Emeritus Dr. Janos Herczeg; University of Szeged, Hungary, refers to Frick as the “living” Bongart.

Mr. Frick teaches his Impressionistic style throughout Europe and America’s western states. Capturing the mood, with oil and watercolor, he approaches each subject with bold and vigorous brushwork, using brilliant color. Frick relays, “As a painter I do not like to be labeled. I am always crossing the borderline between Impressionism and Expressionism. In art there should be no borders, no fences, no stop signs. To learn how to paint means to learn how to see.”

Frick is represented by New Masters Gallery, Carmel CA, Sunset Art Gallery, Amarillo, TX, Evergreen Fine Art Gallery, Evergreen CO, Bebb Fine Art, Ludlow, England and Galerie See Motive, Konstanz, Germany.

Frick has been featured in numerous periodicals and magazines throughout Europe and the U.S. to include, Art Journey America Landscapes: 89 Painters’ Perspectives by Kathy Kipp, Maler sehen den Bodensee: 200 Jahre Landschaftsmalerei aus privatem Besitz by Carlo Karrenbauer, Southwest Art, American Artist Workshop, Art of the West, Art Talk, Western Art Collector Magazine and Oil Painting with the Masters by North Light Books.

During this workshop, Guido will teach you how to interpret and translate what you are seeing to a canvas and develop your own artistic language. He will discuss the use of colors, values, mood, drama and atmosphere while painting outdoors.

Day 1: Students will be work on a still-life of choice, while painting outdoors to capture the complexity of color working in sunlight. There will be an introduction and theoretical instruction followed by a demo, then students will paint.

Day 2: Students will be a paint plein air landscape at a location to be determined. A full landscape demo will be provided. Guido will circulate giving personal instruction. At the end of each session he will be able to critic your work giving you individual ideas and personalized help.

All levels are welcome. You may choose to paint in oil, acrylic or watercolor. Contact Gail Martin for a supply list.

Join Guido Frick for a free demonstration, Monday, April 13, 2020, 3-5pm

WHAT: Plein Air Still-Life and Landscape

WHEN: Tuesday, Wednesday April 14-15, 2020

COST: $385.00 members - $395.00 non-members

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442

Pre-registration is requiredhttps://artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/or (805) 772-2504

For more information, www.artcentermorrobay.orgor Gail Martin Gailm1314@gmail.com (805)234-8766
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Mark Making-Developing Your Signature Style in Abstract Painting

Mark Making-Developing Your Signature Style in Abstract Painting

Jun 19, 10:00am - Jun 19, 4:00pm+1Jun 20, 10:00am - Jun 20, 4:00pm

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

2020

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present esteemed artist, Diane Williams & Chuck Potter for a two-day workshop, Mark Making – Developing Your Signature Style in Abstract Painting.

Diane Williams and Chuck Potter both hold Master of Fine Art degrees in Studio Art and Consciousness studies from John F Kennedy University, Berkeley, California. Additionally, both have studied at the University of Hangzhou China, incorporating calligraphy, traditional Chinese landscape painting and Chinese medicine with their western art practices.
Diane and Chuck were adjunct professors for National University and have mentored graduate students from John F Kennedy, University. They also have an extensive exhibition list.
Their works can be found in corporate, public, and personal collections nationally and worldwide.
Mark making is as distinctive as your fingerprint, adding a personal touch to your painting. Marks can energize a painting or highlight movement, texture or direction. In this 2-day workshop you will practice abstract acrylic painting techniques that are enhanced by your personal mark making. Feeling stuck, or that something personal or dynamic is missing in your painting? This class is designed to help you develop your signature style by identifying your personal and unique marks.
Venture with us into the realm of self-expression by identifying your own unique style. We will be exploring a variety of techniques using water soluble pencils, Sumi ink, charcoal, sticks, scrapers, and other mark making tools. We will also use stencils, stamping, special patinas and other applications to create multi-dimensional layering effects adding depth and visual interest. The results are alive, authentic and exhilarating. Unveil the mysteries of abstraction by practicing techniques in form, rhythm and motion. Each student will receive individual instruction and group critique.
This workshop is appropriate for beginning to intermediate artists.

REGISTER: Pre-register at www.artcentermorrobay.org or artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/
May cancel registration up to 7 days of scheduled workshop for full refund.
WHAT: Mark Making – Developing Your Signature Style in Abstract Painting
WHEN: June 19 & 20, 2020, 10am – 4pm
COST: $225. MBAA Members or $235. Non Members
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: Gail Martin (805) 234-8766
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2020 Portraits in Pastel

2020 Portraits in Pastel

Jul 17, 10:00am - Jul 19, 5:00pm

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

July 2020

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present award winning artist, Cuong Nguyen for a three-day workshop, “Portraits in Pastel”.

A professional artist of international acclaim, Cuong Nguyen, works in both oil and pastel, though casual viewers may have difficulty distinguishing the two media in his hands. He almost never blends strokes, yet achieves a level of detail and smoothness of gradation that is unusual in pastel paintings!

Mr. Nguyen studied at the Academy of Art in Saigon, Vietnam. He earned a degree in Illustration & Graphic Design from San Jose State University and established a successful career as an icon designer with a prominent Silicon Valley company before becoming a professional artist. Ultimately, Cuong’s passion for art resurfaced. He began to create sidewalk chalk drawings. These ephemeral artworks were as large as 16' x 24'. Cuong soon established a reputation for painting amazingly lifelike portraits on asphalt. He began to exhibit in international art fairs and returned to his studio, where he spent endless hours refining techniques with more traditional media.

Cuong Nguyen is a member of Oil Painters of America, International Guild of Realism, a Distinguished Pastellist with Pastel Society of America and Pastel Society of the West Coast, Master Pastelist with Pastel of America and Master IAPS Circle with International Association of Pastel Societies. His work has been exhibited at national and international exhibits; the Triton Museum in Santa Clara, California and the Haggin Museum in Stockton.

Cuong is currently represented by John Pence gallery in San Francisco, California.

Learn about drawing, values, edges and composition, in a workshop designed to create in a relaxed, informative yet focused environment, for all skill levels. Students will concentrate on drawing the human head and creating life-like skin tone colors using the green foundation technique, while developing new skills in soft pastel and pastel pencil. This workshop will feature live models.

Preregister at: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/

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WHAT: “Portrait in Pastel” workshop
WHEN: July 17, 18 & 19, 2020 10am – 5pm
COST: $400. MBAA Members or $425. Non Members
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: Gail Martin (805) 234-8766
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2020 - Abstraction and Multiple Viewpoint Perspective Workshop

2020 - Abstraction and Multiple Viewpoint Perspective Workshop

Oct 9, 10:00am - Oct 9, 4:00pm+2Oct 10, 10:00am - Oct 10, 4:00pmOct 11, 10:00am - Oct 11, 4:00pm

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

October 9, 10, & 11, 2020

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a 3-day workshop, Abstraction and Multiple Viewpoint Perspective, with Trowzers Akimbo.

While Multiple Viewpoint Perspective will be the main focus of this intensive workshop, other abstraction vehicles will also be discussed and encouraged. The workshop goal will be for each attendee to go home with an abstract painting of their own design.

Trowzers Akimbo was raised in Venice, Ca and the eclectic vibe of the area is represented in much of his work. The art colony esthetic of the beach town attracted the best of art teachers to the school system and Betty Edwards, who wrote the influential book, "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” was among his talented high school art teachers. Teachers in art school included Bill Moore, Don Graham, Harold Kramer, Emerson Woelffer and one of the Group of Seven hard-edged painters, Frederick Hammersley. Prior to practicing fine art painting full-time, Trowzers worked as an NBC on air graphic artist, freelance illustrator/graphic designer, animated/live action tv commercial director/designer and as a creative director and chief creative officer in the computer game industry. Work for NBC included over 200 commercial segue illustrations for the Tonight Show, starring Johnny Carson, design of The Gong Show logo and body painting of GoGo dancers for Laugh-In. Trowzers contributed illustrations to the Sesame Street Workshop’s printed publications monthly. He is responsible for the creation of over 50 computer games. Among his many awards, Akimbo was awarded an Emmy for his animated titles for NBC: The First 50 Years: A Closer Look. Powerful influences in his painting work are Braque and Picasso (how can these two inventors of cubism and multiple viewpoint perspective, standing on the shoulders of Cézanne, not be an influence), Matisse, Gauguin, Lautrec, Van Gogh, Klee and Kandinsky.

Akimbo studied art and received his BFA at CalArts in Southern California.

“Honestly, I'm a bit of a sponge. I believe any painter's work I've ever seen has influenced my work on some level.”
- Trowzers Akimbo

3-Day Workshop Agenda
Methods of Abstraction slide Presentation
Multiple Viewpoint Perspective Fundamentals
Sketching Information from the Model for Your Final Design
Designing Your Abstract Painting
Compose/Layout Your Painting
Discussion of the 5 Graphic Means
Let’s Paint Your Design
Critique of Paintings
What you'll need to bring:
Canvas, panel or other painting substrate
Painting supplies (oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, etc.)
Graphite pencil and eraser
Sketchbook or paper pad
Optional tools (Charcoal pencil, drawing pen, etc.)
Bag lunch (or plan to go out to lunch)


WHAT: Abstraction and Multiple Viewpoint Perspective
WHEN: October 9th, 10th, & 11th, 2020 - 10am-4pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St. Morro Bay, CA 93442
COST: $400. MBAA Members $425. Non-Members*
CONTACT: Art Center Morro Bay (805) 772-2504, www.artcentermorrobay.org
Pre-registration is required.
Register Online: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/
Refunds for cancellations up to 7 days before workshop

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2020 - Making a Mosaic Trivet

2020 - Making a Mosaic Trivet

Nov 6, 1:00pm - Nov 6, 4:00pm+1Nov 7, 1:00pm - Nov 7, 4:00pm

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

November 6 & 7, 2020

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present, Making a Mosaic Trivet with the owners of Cracked Up Mosaics, Anne Hodges and Paula Hulet.
Mosaics are works of art created by using glass or ceramic tiles and grout to make a picture. They date as far back as 1500 B.C. and are found all over the world. Mosaics adorn the ceilings in cathedrals with elaborate details but can be as simple as a beautiful trivet to adorn your home.

Anne Hodges and Paula Hulet will teach you step by step, how to make a mosaic trivet.

Anne has worked in calligraphy and stained glass, focusing on mosaics for the last 10 years. She is a retired Montessori teacher and former owner of Bay Osos Montessori School in Los Osos. Paula has previously worked with fabric and decoupage but her love of gardening led her to collaborate with Anne creating beautiful mosaic pieces. Paula is a retired Pastor from the Estero Bay United Methodist Church and is currently involved with Yes, We Can Peacebuilders, nonviolence awareness classes. She can also be seen volunteering on the Embarcadero.

During this workshop you will learn how to design and create a mosaic trivet. You will learn how to select materials, lay out a pleasing pattern, and adhere the tiles to the trivet base. Anne and Paula will teach you how to properly grout and then seal your project. All materials will be supplied, however, if you have a favorite tile or ceramic pieces you may bring those and incorporate them into your project.
What a great thing to learn right before Christmas!

WHAT: Making a Mosaic Trivet
WHEN: Friday and Saturday, November 6 & 7, 2020 from 1-4pm each day.
COST: $60. MBAA Members, $65. Non-Members
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442

Pre-registration is required, contact: Art Center Morro Cay (805) 772-2504 Register Online at: www.artcentermorrobay.org
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