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


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.


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.)


Acrylic Pour Workshop

with Workshop Mamas
Saturday, September 28: 1 pm - 3 pm
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Join Workshop Mamas for this popular and exciting workshop. We will demonstrate both Dirty Pour as well and a Pull Pour, then you can decide which to do yourself. All materials are supplied but preregistration is required. $75.


Fall Pumpkin & Flowers Painting

with ArtSocial 805
Thursday, October 17: 6 pm - 8 pm
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Adults can get in the fall spirit with ArtSocial 805 at Studios on the Park! Artists from ArtSocial 805 leads students through creating the Fall Pumpkin and Flowers painting. The $40 cost includes all materials and some sips and bites. BYOB acceptable.

Questions? Contact instructor, Karyn Blaney at or 903.368.2496.


California Impressionism Workshop

with Karl Dempwolf
Wednesday, October 23-Friday, October 25: 9 am - 4 pm
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For decades, Karl Dempwolf made it his life's work to learn from the paintings of California Impressionism’s great masters and figure out just how they made such wonderful compositions, found such rich yet tasteful colors, and used such wonderful brushwork.

In this rare workshop, Karl reveals the priceless techniques he discovered and shares his years of experience so that you can take your paintings to the next level. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate painter, or an experienced professional work en plein air or in the studio, there is value for you.

Smaller, on-location studies are the focus of the three days. Karl says “I prefer that the students work small on location, 9×12 or 8×10 or smaller forcing the student to decide on masses and shapes in a relatively confined area, and therefore reducing the amount of information they are able to include in a painting. The student can use any medium he or she prefers, they can use a minimalist pallet or a full complement of colors, the only requirement I have insisted on for years is that they bring a sketch pad and pencil where some of the students thinking is exposed and an early critique will assist them in their efforts.”

Participants should bring plein air easels and supplies and plan to paint outside in beautiful Paso Robles wine country. In case of rain or a heat wave, an indoor option is available and participants may bring larger paintings to work on.

$400 cash/check, $425 credit.