Classes & Workshops

Come to Studios on the Park—let our well-equipped studios, talented and supportive artists, and beautiful parkside setting bring out the artist in you!

Upcoming at studioS  

PRAA Atelier 101: Painting Workshop

with WB Eckert
Monday, August 5 & 19: 9 am - 12 pm
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This clinic is for acrylic painters who are looking for an opportunity to paint with like-minded painters and who would also 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. $25. Drop-ins welcome.


PRAA Mixing Colors to Get the Color You Want

with WB Eckert
Monday, August 12: 9 am - 12 pm
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This class focuses on the techniques of mixing color, the properties of color that will give us the colors we want; strategies for identifying and mixing color, and hands-on exercises. We will be using acrylics, but the exercises are applicable to any painting media. Limited to 6 students. Paint and brushes and equipment included. Material you supply: 1 - 9"x12" Bristol board pad, clothes suitable for painting. $45 per student.


Ultimate Beginning Drawing Tutorial:

Seeing and recording forms, shapes, and edges accurately

with Lury Norris
Thursday, August 8 & 22: 3:30 pm  - 5 pm
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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. Materials list: drawing pencils (preferably 2B and 4B), erasers (white plastic or pink pearl and some kneaded), and sketch paper (11"x14" best). RSVP required 24 hours in advance. $20/class. $10 optional materials fee.


Beginning Cookie Decorating

with Arty McGoo
Saturday, August 17: 10 am - 12 pm
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Come learn the art of cookie decorating with Arty McGoo! We'll discuss cookie basics and decorate a set of beautiful cookies. It's edible art! You will learn the basics of piping, flooding, wet on wet designs, and more! Come join us for fun, friendship, and fabulous cookies! This class is appropriate for everyone ages 12 & up. Limited to 20 students. $50 price includes all supplies used during the class.


PRAA Brushes and Brush Techniques: An Introduction

with WB Eckert
Monday, August 26: 9 am - 12 pm
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“What’s that brush, and what’s it for?” 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. $55 per student

Materials needed: 6-8x10 canvas boards (or larger), 4 brushes: 1 Filbert, 1 Bright, 1 Flat, and 1 Round. (Sizes #6 or #8 are recommended). All paints are supplied, Some brushes are available for use as well.) 



PRAA Splashing Paint with the Painters' Guild

Tuesday Mornings: 9 am - 12 pm
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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