By Meagan Friberg
Throughout the month of August, the artists of Studios on the Park and guest instructors continue to share their talents with the community. Check out a few of the offerings happening this month, sign up for one or two, and discover or expand your artistic knowledge!
Aug. 1, 8, 29, Sept. 5
This 4-week class session offered on Monday nights for adults will have participants exploring with clay in an open studio format with Anna Meyrick. No experience necessary! Take full advantage of the artistic possibilities of the hand building and slab methods; bring your own ideas for projects or dive into a new experiment while creating vases, vessels, flowers, creatures and more. The first three weeks are dedicated to building with clay, with the final class set aside for glazing finished pieces. $120 fee for the four class session includes materials and firing; finished pottery is food-safe; some clay tools provided; additional tools available for purchase. For more info on the artist/instructor, see www.annameyrickmosaics.com.
Art After Dark Paso
Make plans to spend the evening in beautiful Downtown Paso Robles as Studios on the Park celebrates Art After Dark Paso! This fun tradition is filled with art, wine, and live music. This month’s featured winery is Bella Luna Winery, with musical guests Jazz on the Vine.
Drawing Lab for Kids
Pati Lee Motto
Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27
9-10 am Ages 4-6: Getting Ready
10-11:30 am Ages 7-8: Basic Drawing
12-2 pm Ages 9+: Fundamentals
Pati Motto combines her years of corporate training experiences and classroom teaching as she provides students with an exciting set of drawing projects designed by Mona Brookes, founder of Monart in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. Her philosophy – Everyone Can Learn to Draw – excites kids (& adults) to go beyond what they think they can do. Kids learn to draw, develop creative problem-solving skills, and increase their self-confidence.
Mixing Colors to Get the Color You Want
Limited to five students, this Wednesday class focuses on the techniques of mixing color; the property of colors that will give artists their desired colors; strategies for identifying and feel for mixing color, and the mechanics of color in nearly any media. Although acrylics will be used, the exercises are applicable to any painting media. All materials included; $95. For more info on the artist/instructor, see www.wbeckertstudio.com
Oil Painting in Color Intensive: Still Life Workshop
9 am-5 pm
This 3-day hands-on workshop places emphasis on easel-side critiques. Elio believes that giving instruction is important, but showing students how this instruction applies to their individual work is crucial and he develops a program for improving each individual's ability as a painter. Participants will experience hands-on instruction at their individual easels, group critiques, and instructor’s large demonstration each night. $375; limited to 10 students; call Studios for general workshop resources and materials information. For more info on the artist/instructor, see www.colorrelations.com.
To find more information on these classes and events and other happenings at Studios on the Park during August and throughout the year, call (805) 238-9800, stop by 1130 Pine St. or go to www.StudiosOnThePark.org for registration, costs, and more.