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  

Shibori Workshop

with Zest it Up
Sunday, February 17: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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This will be an afternoon of learning, playing, and empowering! This is a unique chance to get out and have some fun on a Sunday afternoon. Come join the Zest it Up team as we roll up our sleeves and teach you the ancient Japanese technique of Shibori. It is a beautiful craft that will absolutely beautify your home. Each attendee will leave with 4 hand dyed napkins with the option to purchase more.

Of course, there will be a yummy spread of food and beverages, because there just has to be good grub while you craft! All is included in your ticket. So hurry up and snag your spot, spaces will be limited and we don't want you to miss out! Grab a friend or two and make it a kick-off to an early weekend vibe! $50.


PRAA Atelier 101: Painting Workshop

with WB Eckert
Wednesday, February 20: 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.


Wishing for Spring Painting Party

with Karyn Blaney of ArtSocial 805
Saturday, February 23: 4 pm - 6 pm
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Are you wishing for some clear skies and slightly warmer weather? Professional lead artist, Karyn Blaney of ArtSocial 805 instructs you through the process of creating this Bumble Bee painting.

The cost of $40/person includes all supplies (canvas, paints, brushes and apron) and some sips and sweet bites! There’s no experience necessary, just a desire to have fun and create something amazing. Ages 18 and up

Questions? Please call Karyn at 903.368.2496 or email


Studios Life Drawing Group

Facilitated by Lury Norris
Monday, February 25: 2 pm - 5 pm
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Welcome all artists, painters, drawers and sketchers to the return of life drawing with a model in Paso Robles! 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 a different professional live nude model every week. $15 participation fee, no model fee but tips are appreciated. Materials are not provided so please bring paper and pencil or whatever you prefer to work with. Lury suggests vine charcoal, hard charcoal and 18"x24" paper (newsprint or sketch). There are tables and chairs for your use but no easels. We ask that you please clean up your area after the session. There is also a sink if you need water for wet media.


PRAA Enhance Your Drawing Skills: Basic Perspective

with WB Eckert
Wednesday, February 27: 9 am - 12 pm
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Learning the principles of basic perspective will increase the accuracy of your work. Every object and scene around you (and in your imagination) is composed of three dimensional shapes. Learning how to draw these shapes in space convincingly will not only enhance your drawing skills, but will also give you confidence in portraying real-life scenes. This class lays out the basic principles of one and two point perspective in simple exercises so that you can understand how to construct convincing geometric shapes in your drawings. Please bring: 11"x14” drawing pad (minimum size), two #2B pencils, kneaded eraser, 18” straight edge or ruler. $45.



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


Ultimate Beginning Drawing Tutorial:

Seeing and recording forms, shapes, and edges accurately

with Lury Norris
Thursday Evenings February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28: 4:30 pm  - 6 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. $70 for four classes or $20/class.. $10 optional materials fee.