Paso Robles Art Association 1130 Pine St, Paso Robles CA  Phone: (805) 712-4555

Lin Mercer

CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

The Paso Robles Art Association offers classes and workshops in all media. The Association has three focused media groups – Painting, Pastels, and Photography. These groups are open sessions where artists can work on their piece, ask questions, discuss techniques, and receive guidance from a session leader or other artists. The Association also has classes to teach elements of art across the broad spectrum of styles and media. Whether you are an amateur or professional artist, our classes and workshops provide ART FOR EVERYONE.

 

Painting

Our painting workshop is an open session for painters using oils, acrylic, and watercolors. Our members paint their interests – anything from traditional landscape scenes to abstract art. Come paint with us. Furnish your own art supplies, bring a lunch, and enjoy a friendly critique at noon. All skill levels are welcome!

Meets on Tuesdays, 9 am–1 pm. Enter through the yellow door at the rear entrance to the Studios on the Park building on Railroad St. FREE for members ($5 for non-members).

Contact Information: Page Graeber pagegraeber85@gmail.com

 

Pastels

Color. Color. Color. But don’t call pastels “chalk.” Stop by and try out dry pastels knowing we have supplies to share while you explore, and answering any questions you might have (Yes, classes are available). Pastel artists are encouraged to bring work in progress and share in our creative experience. All ability levels are welcome.

 

Meets three times a month: the second Saturday of the month, 10 am–12 pm; the third Wednesday, 12 pm–2 pm; and the fourth Saturday, 12 pm–2 pm. Enter through the yellow door at the rear entrance to the Studios on the Park building on Railroad St. FREE for members ($5 for non-members).

Contact Information: Carolyn Braun cbraunpastels@gmail.com

 

Photography

Our amateur and experienced photographers share a love of photography. Our members promote the art and science of digital photography by educating members and the public about digital photography as an art form. We provide an opportunity to strengthen skills, learn from others, and enjoy the camaraderie of those who share a love of photography. Occasionally, field trips are scheduled for photo shoots and special lectures are held on topics specific to photography. 

Meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 7 pm–9 pm. Enter through the yellow door at the rear entrance to the Studios on the Park building on Railroad St. FREE for members. Prospective members may come to three meetings before joining.

Contact Information: Ron Johnson ronjohnson@hotmail.com

 

Atelier 101: Painting Workshop

This workshop is for acrylic painters who are looking for an opportunity to paint with other creative painters, and who would like an opportunity to share guidance and direction with instructor WB Eckert. Bring your own painting, or work from a provided set up. This is a great opportunity to bring that painting that you are struggling with, work on it in the clinic with some constructive direction. Bring your own materials. Drop-ins welcome!

 

Monday, February 3 and 17, 10am to 1pm. Enter through the yellow door at the rear entrance to the Studios on the Park building on Railroad St. $25 per student. 

Contact & Sign Up Information: Bill Eckert wbeckertstudio.com/classes-workshops or call (805) 238-2001.

Mixing Colors to Get the Color You Want

This class focuses on techniques and strategies for mixing colors, with hands-on exercises. You will be using acrylic paint but the techniques and exercises are applicable to all painting media. Paint, brushes, and equipment are included in the class. You will need to provide one 9 x 12 inch Bristol board pad and wear clothing suitable for painting.

 

Monday, February 10, 10am to 1pm. Enter through the yellow door at the rear entrance to the Studios on the Park building on Railroad St. $45 Per Student

Contact & Sign Up Information: Bill Eckert wbeckertstudio.com/classes-workshops

or call (805)-238-2001.

 

Painting With Acrylics For Beginners
Everything you need to know to get you started painting with acrylics. This is a hands-on beginner's class for those interested in learning how to paint with acrylics. Paints, brushes, and equipment supplied. Materials needed: 6 - 8x10" canvas boards, clothes suitable for painting. 

Monday, February 24, 10am to 1pm.. Enter through the yellow door at the rear entrance to the Studios on the Park building on Railroad St. $60 Per Student

Contact & Sign Up Information: Bill Eckert wbeckertstudio.com/classes-workshops

or call (805)-238-2001.

Brushes and Brush Techniques: An Introduction

“What’s that brush, and what can I do with it?” Ever wonder why brushes are different shapes and how they are used to execute various techniques? Improve your painting skills with a clearer knowledge of your tools and how to use them to the best advantage. This class is a hands-on exploration of the various types of artist’s brushes, what they are used for, and some experimentation with brushwork.

Materials needed: Materials needed: 6-8x10 canvas boards (or larger), Brushes and paints are supplied.

Next Class TBD. Enter through the yellow door at the rear entrance to the Studios on the Park building on Railroad St. $55 per student.

Contact & Sign Up Information: Bill Eckert wbeckertstudio.com/classes-workshops

or call (805)-238-2001.

 

Life Drawing

Welcome, all artists, painters, drawers, and sketchers to the return of life drawing. Come join the fun in a relaxed, inclusive environment! These unguided, non-instructional sessions facilitated by Lury Norris are for artists of all levels to come and draw unhindered, and in whatever medium and style they choose!  Expect a different professional live nude model every week.

Provide your own materials in the medium of your choice – suggest pencils, vine charcoal, hard charcoal and 18x24 inch paper (newsprint and sketch). There are tables and chairs for your use but no easels. $15 per session. No model fee but tips appreciated. 

Contact Information: Lury Norris lurysmail@gmail.com

 

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