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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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Birding Photography - From Camera to Computer

Birding Photography - From Camera to Computer

Jan 13, 6:45am - Jan 13, 11:30am

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

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a one-day workshop, Birding Photography – From Camera to Computer.
Join local photographer, Brady Cabe on a Central Coast birding walk! This workshop begins with a photographic journey in the field, where Brady will share photo tips, local birding knowledge, and wildlife photography ethics information along the way. After the field session, sit down with Brady in the classroom, to learn methods of editing wildlife images, exposure techniques and getting the most out of each shot. Class includes 2 1/2 hours in the field and 1 1/2 hours in a classroom setting for discussion and editing techniques. Students will meet instructor at Art Center Morro Bay, then proceed to outdoor shooting location of instructor's choice.
Students should be prepared to bring a laptop computer with Lightroom or Photoshop and notepad for editing session. All cameras are acceptable. A telephoto lens and monopod/tripod is recommended.
Brady will give a free demonstration, prior to this workshop on January 7, 3-5pm at Art Center Morro Bay. Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn from an experienced wildlife photographer in and out of the classroom!

DATE: January 13, 2018
TIME: 6:45am – 9:30am field session and 10am - 11:30am classroom session
COST: $125. MBAA Members or $130. Non MBAA Members, paid by December 13, 2017.
WHERE: Meet at Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, CA 93442, then on to location, to be determined by instructor
PRE-REGISTER REQUIRED: 805-772-2504 or online: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/
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Exploration of Abstract Painting

Exploration of Abstract Painting

Mar 7, 9:30am - Mar 9, 4:00pm

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

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to welcome back award winning artist, Krista Harris, for a workshop in abstract painting.

Krista is a professional artist of international fame. Her masterful use of vibrant color evokes energy, strength and simplicity. Her captivating work will lure you in, to explore richly layered designs that reveal a deeper place – somewhere pure and personal.

Open to both beginning and intermediate students, this workshop is an authentic and creative experience in exploring and understanding nonobjective painting.

Explore ways of thinking and visualizing, abstractly. Learn to use materials, methods and ways of resolve, to advance your own studio practice or simply have the gift of 3 days of nothing but art and camaraderie with other artists. The theories and practices taught can be applied to those who work in a realistic manner or artists who are curious about abstract painting but not sure how to make the leap.

Krista earned her BFA from East Carolina University, and her work is collected widely in private and corporate collections throughout the world, including Duke Memorial Cancer Center, Durham, NC; Northern Trust Bank, Chicago, IL; and the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Grand Cayman Island. Krista currently lives in Southwest Colorado and participates in international art fairs including SOFA NYC, Chicago and Palm Beach International Art Fair.

WHAT: Workshop “Introduction to Abstract Painting”
WHEN: March, 7, 8 & 9, 2018 10am – 4pm
COST: $475. MBAA Members or $500. Non Members
A minimum of $100. to hold a seat. Must be paid in full no later than February 7, 2018.
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Preregistration Required, contact: Lynn Douglass 661-619-2461 or purchase online artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop

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Start to Finish - A Take Home Collage

Start to Finish - A Take Home Collage

Mar 22, 9:00am - Mar 22, 12:30pm

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

1-Day Workshop

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a one-day workshop in Mixed Media Collage given by award winning artist Page Graeber. Her captivating work includes a variety of artistic mediums which signify bold and vibrantly rich color. Her skilled use of media conveys an eye for the dramatic, composition and subject matter.

During Page’s workshop, students will learn several techniques at one time to create a stunning collage. Beginning with a sturdy foundation, setting a mood, layering mixed media and adding embellishments to your composition for a unique finish.
Students do not need prior experience and supplies will be provided.

Page is a member of several local art groups. She is a past President of the Paso Robles Art Association, Signature Member of Watercolor West International, International Society of Acrylic Painters and Central Coast Watercolor Society. Her work is fun and vibrant as she states, "My work is a projection of my personality".

Don’t miss this fun filled mixed media workshop!

DATE: March 22, 2018
TIME: 9am – 12:30pm
COST: $65. MBAA Members or $70. Non MBAA Members
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay, CA 93442
REGISTER: 805-772-2504 or online: www.artcentermorrobay.org
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Portraits in Pastel

Portraits in Pastel

Aug 2, 10:00am - Aug 2, 5:00pm

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

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, Cuong 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 Required at: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/

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WHAT: “Portrait in Pastel” workshop
WHEN: August, 2, 3 & 4, 2018 10am – 5pm
COST: $375. MBAA Members or $400. Non Members, must be paid in full by July 2, 2018
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: Lynn Douglass 661- 619-2461
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