Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Classes & Workshops

PRAA Splashing Paint with the Painters' Guild

April 23: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Painters of every media meet and paint together, share ideas and provide friendly critiques. Furnish your own art supplies. For artists of all skill levels - beginners welcome.

Sponsored by Paso Robles Art Association. Free for PRAA members and $5 for non-members. For more information, call Page Graeber at 805.239.7337 or email pagegraeber@charter.net.

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Classes & Workshops

Meditation 101 with Carmen Rose

April 23: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Learn how a simple practice can help reduce stress, bring clarity to the mind, and cultivate care and compassion toward oneself and others. Classes will cover the different meditation styles, meditation myths, and the importance of formal and informal practice. This four-class series is experiential—a journey through the breath, the mind, the body and Self— with a goal to generate enough enthusiasm that participants feel compelled to further explore meditation and mindfulness.

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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 features works, very small and very large, exploring the myriad 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

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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