Thursday, April 25, 2019

Classes & Workshops

Ultimate Beginning Drawing Tutorial: Seeing and recording forms, shapes, and edges accurately with Lury Norris

April 25: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Learn how to truly record what you see. With patient guidance and expert instruction from Lury Norris, this class is for the true novice, for the person who says they can “barely draw a stick figure.” Lury teaches you to work with pictures and still lifes, using pencil and charcoal on paper. Study at your own pace and gain the ability to take your subject and record it with true accuracy. RSVP required 24 hours in advance. $20/class.

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Classes & Workshops

Organizing a Scene Into a Compelling Work of Art, A Painting Workshop with John Cosby

April 22 - April 26: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Paso Robles area is so paintable with all its country charm and Studios on the Park has a wonderful studio in which to work. Organizing a scene is the key to a successful painting. This 5-day workshop with John Cosby is a very effective way to learn these skills with two days of study in the studio and three out in nature. The studio days inform your color and design skills and the outdoor days apply those skills. John has found that if you cannot place your shapes correctly and with tonal accuracy in the beginning your chances of finishing well diminish. He tends to paint with strong, saturated color. This is the way he sees the world and have worked hard to figure out how to balance strong color with being true to the mood of the scene. For John finding a way to control small movements in both tone and color temperature was the key. There are many methods to achieve this control but the one John teaches and paints with involves mixing 3 to 4 tonally correct pools of color and then mixing small changes out of each pool. John has found that this method can be passed to a student relatively quickly and then once practiced will allow that artist to express themselves in a more direct manner. If you want to capture the light and atmosphere of a place you have to be organized and execute your design with confidence. John will show you how to do that.

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Exhibitions

The Big Little Art Show

April 04 - April 28

Size does matter! Studios on the Park is pleased to present The Big Little Art Show, guest curated by founding resident artist and professional watercolorist Judy Lyon. This exciting exhibition showcases only works that are very large and very small and the myriad of ways that scale affects the perception of art.

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Exhibitions

Welcoming Spring

April 01 - April 30

Digital artists Deb Hofstetter and Dean Crawford Jr. showcase their images capturing the look and feel of spring with fresh colors, new life and beautiful nature scenes.

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Exhibitions

Transformational Energy Art

April 01 - April 30

Come experience multi-dimensional art with scientific and spiritual elements shown to shift energy incorporated into the artwork. Resident artist Deprise Brescia uses semiprecious stones to amplify energy along with affirmations, prayers, music, color and more. See how she sets positive intentions to create artwork that uplifts places, spaces and people.

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Special Events

COLORbar: "April Showers" by Jordan Hockett

April 01 - April 30

Experience watercolor painting with Studios on the Park's unique COLORbar. Create your own masterpiece by filling in an already prepared original design by resident artist Jordan Hockett. The $10 participation fee includes all materials (but no instruction) and supports Studios' essential arts services to local children and adults.

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Exhibitions

On the Wild Side

April 04 - May 01

Adventure is calling so let your spirit soar, take a risk and let your inner animal loose. Visit the Paso Robles Art Association gallery in April and walk on the wild side with their local member artists.

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Exhibitions

Spring Middle School Exhibit

April 04 - May 19

The Paso Robles Joint Unified School District Gallery is proud to proud to announce the opening of its annual Middle School showcase. Art instructors Tracie Gonzales (Lewis Middle School) and Daniel Park (Flamson Middle School) have been diligently helping their art students to prepare this exhibit and the results are spectacular. You will be amazed at the talent and sophistication of these young artists!

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