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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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Greg Tromblys Pastel Magic

Greg Trombly's Pastel Magic

Feb 8, 1:00pm - Feb 22, 4:00pm

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

Introduction to Soft Pastels and the Art of Pastel Painting
Landscapes, Rockscapes, Seascapes and Sunsets

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.

This course is held February 8 & 15 & 22, 2018, 1-4pm. Emphasis will be placed on composition, color and value. Greg will begin each workshop with a short demonstration, followed by independent work from personal reference photos and instructor guidance. Students are encouraged to bring a reference photo of a sunset and shoreline for these classes.


February 8
Introduction to pastel with a demonstration of “Landscape or Seascape”. Color, value and composition will be discussed. Independent work from reference photos.

February 15
Review of previous work, demonstration of “Floral Rockscape”. Independent work from reference photos.

February 22
Demonstration of “Skies and Sunsets”. Independent work from reference photos.

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. A materials list will be provided.


COST: $30. Members; $35. non-Members per class.
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: February 8 & 15 & 22, 2018, 1-4pm
PRE-REGISTER: Reserve your space online at www.artcentermorrobay.org
CONTACT: 805-772-2504

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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
Non refundable deposit 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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Joy of Plein Air Landscape Painting

Joy of Plein Air Landscape Painting

Jun 12, 9:00am - Jun 14, 4:00pm

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

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present, Joy of Plein Air Landscape Painting, a 3-day workshop by award winning artist, Debra Joy Groesser.

Debra Groesser earned a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Bellevue College, Bellevue, Nebraska. Debra paints many subjects, however, is noted for her impressionistic style, plein air landscape work. Debra states, “Painting is such a spiritual experience for me. Nothing inspires me more than being out on location, capturing the subtle nuances of color, light and atmosphere that can only be achieved by painting from nature. Debra also paints portraits and figurative works. In 2011, she was commissioned by Omaha Performing Arts to create a large portrait of Richard and Mary Holland, which hangs at the Holland Performing Arts Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

Debra is a signature member and President/CEO of the American Impressionist Society, a Master Signature member of Plein Air Artists, Colorado, a Signature member of Laguna Plein Air Painters Association and American Plains Artists. She is an elected artist member of Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters and the Salmagundi Club in New York. Her work has been featured in several national art publications including Art of the West, American Art Collector, Southwest Art and a feature article in the October/November 2014 issue of Plein Air Magazine. She was a finalist in Southwest Art Magazine’s 2012 Artistic Excellence competition. Debra was a faculty member for the 2014 and 2015 Plein Air Conventions in Monterey, California

Debra is represented by SouthWind Art Gallery, Topeka KS, Mary Williams Fine Art, Boulder CO, Vanessa Rothe Fine Art, Laguna Beach CA, Montgomery-Lee Fine Art, Park City UT and The Mission Gallery, St. George UT.

Prior to the workshop, Debra will give a demonstration, free and open to the public on Monday, June 11, 2018, 3-5pm. This workshop will begin with an indoor class encompassing preparation, use of value and tools. The following 2 days will be held out of doors, on location. This schedule may be modified, due to inclement weather.

This workshop is appropriate for beginners to advanced.

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WHAT: Joy of Plein Air Landscape Painting workshop
WHEN: June, 12, 2018, 9am – 5pm (Classroom). June 13 & 14, 2018, 8am – 4pm on location.
COST: $375. MBAA Members or $400. Non Members, Non refundable deposit of $100. will hold a seat, must be paid in full by May 12, 2018.
WHERE: Demonstration and Classroom: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442. Outdoor location to be determined.
CONTACT: Lynn Douglass 661- 619-2461 or Patricia Newton 805-423-1100
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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 1, 2018. A non fefundable deposit of $100. will hold a seat, must be paid in full by July 1, 2018
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: Lynn Douglass 661- 619-2461
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