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
Wednesday, October 3, 17, 24: 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.


Jack-O’-Lantern Sculpting

with Jordan Hockett
Saturday, October 6, 13, 20, 27: 1 pm - 3 pm
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Don't just carve a boring jack-o’-lantern! Come and learn how to sculpt a three-dimensional face on your orange gourd! After this demonstration by professional artist Jordan Hockett your pumpkins will come alive with their own personalities.

If you would like to carve your own, Jordan offers instruction and tools for $20. BYOP (Bring Your Own Pumpkin). Ages 12 and up due to sharp tools.


Studios Life Drawing Group

Facilitated by Lury Norris
Monday, October 8 & 22: 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.


Saturday Night Paint Party

with Lury Norris
Saturday, October 13: 6 pm - 8:30 pm: Autumn Beechwood Forest
Saturday, October 27: 6 pm - 8:30 pm: Halloween Jack & Cat
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It's paint party time! Make the most of your Saturday night by uncorking your inner artist while sipping on Paso’s finest wines. If you've never painted before, this is a fun way to get started! Local, professional artist Lury Norris takes you step-by-step through creating your very own gorgeous masterpiece in acrylics. This fun and easy painting experience is surprisingly rewarding and all supplies are provided. Studios Winery Partner wines available for purchase. $40 fee includes all materials.


Beginning Cookie Decorating

with Arty McGoo
Saturday, October 20: 10 am - 12:30 pm
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Come learn the art of cookie decorating from local resident and internationally-renowned cookie artist Arty McGoo! This course is appropriate for everyone ages 12 & up. Come join Arty as she shares several dough and icing recipes, gives tips on basic decorating techniques, and teaches you how to decorate beautiful cookies! You'll leave with new skills, new friends, and outstanding cookies! Limited to 20 students. $50 price includes all supplies used during the class.


PRAA Making Art On an iPad: Introduction for Beginners

with WB Eckert
Wednesday, October 31: 9 am - 12 pm
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Learn the basics of using the iPad to draw and paint digital art with excellent and affordable “Procreate” app.

Legitimizing the iPad as a tool for creating art, venerable artist and visual explorer David Hockney showed 33 of his 5 foot tall iPad paintings at the De Young Museum in San Francisco In 2013. Many artists today are embracing digital art for sketching and painting, for personal work as well as professional work, both painting and graphic art scenarios. This is an excellent tool for painters as well. It can be used for everyday sketching, compositional layouts, exploring changes to our paintings, and having our digital creations professionally printed very conveniently.

Using the exciting app that David Hockney used, Procreate, this beginner's introduction class will explore the program features, basic navigation, tools, basic actions, and methods of sketching and painting on the iPad; as well as how layers work, sizing your work, and sharing and printing. Students will work hands on exploring this exciting medium on their iPads. $45 per student.

Materials *Please read carefully!*
1. *Any iPad that supports iOS 10 and later (iPad4 and up and iPad Pro), or iPad that already has a version of Procreate loaded (older Procreate versions will not have all the current features).

2. The “Procreate” app (available on the iPad app store for $5.99 and “Early Access” if applicable $2.99 (in-program purchase - adds perspective guides and perspective assist if not already included).

3. Standard stylus, pressure sensitive stylus, or Apple Pencil. (You can use your finger for drawing, but accuracy is very difficult in most scenarios).



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 October 4, 11, 18, 25: 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. RSVP required 24 hours in advance. $70 for four classes or $20/class.


Yoga Sundays at Studios

with Jane Hian, Suzi Riley and Anita Speciale
Sunday Mornings: 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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Stretch your body, soothe your soul and get a little artistic inspiration with Studios morning yoga classes. Held before open hours, these gentle one-hour sessions give attendees of all abilities the luxury of having an inspiring setting all to themselves. As a center for art and creativity, Studios is the perfect place to reflect and discover the beauty within.

Beginners and drop-in attendees are welcome. Entrance to Studios is through the main doors. Please note there are no change room facilities. Students are asked to bring their own yoga mat but a limited number are also available on loan. $10 cash or check. Limited scholarships are provided. Contact the office at 805.238.9800 if you know a student that may be interested.