March 2019 COLORbar

March 2019 Fine Art Giveaway

Paul K. Chappell

John Langdon

Art After Dark Paso

First Saturday of Every Month: 6 pm - 9 pm
Studios on the Park celebrates Art After Dark Paso, a fun tradition of art, wine, and live music-filled evenings at the start of every month! Free. Wine for $8/glass.

Featured Wineries & Musicians
April 6: Rava Wines & Brophy Clark Cellars & Ynana Rose
May 4: Firestone 805 & Herman Story
June 1: Thacher Winery & B & the Hive
July 6: TBA
August 3: Treana
September 7: Windward


Winery Partners Wine Bar

Every Friday and Saturday: 6 pm - 9 pm
Enjoy a glass of Paso Robles’ top wines while you mingle with local artists, or create a masterpiece of your own. Join Studios on the Park and our winery partners while you explore our studios and try your hand at watercoloring with our $10 COLORbar. Wine is available for just $8 a glass and all proceeds benefit Studios' nonprofit work providing free arts education to over 6500 local children every year.

March 22-23: Allegretto Vineyards & Wines
March 29-30: Peachy Canyon Winerys
April 5-6: Rava Wines and Brophy Clark Cellars
May 17: Vino Vargas


COLORbar: "Best Friends" by Betty Wick

March 2019
Experience watercolor painting with Studios on the Park's unique COLORbar. Create your own masterpiece by filling in already prepared original design by former resident artist Betty Wick. The $10 participation fee includes all materials (but no instruction) and supports Studios' essential arts services to local children and adults.


Fine Art Giveaway: "Purple Lilies"

March 2019
Visit Studios this month and enter to win "Purple Lilies" a reproduction of a digital photograph by resident artist Dean Crawford Jr.


Peace Literacy: Our Human Needs and the Tangles of Trauma

with Paul K. Chappell
Saturday, March 23: 10 am - 12 pm

West Point graduate, Iraq war veteran, former army captain, and Peace Leadership Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Paul K. Chappell gives this two hour workshop on the peace literacy skills we need to overcome challenging times. He is the author of the Road to Peace book series. His websites are and


Veteran Service Dog Meet-and-Greet

with Tara Tanaka
Saturday, March 30: 1 pm - 3 pm

Come meet Tara Tanaka, a psychologist at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. She volunteers her time as a weekend puppy raiser for the New Life K9 program at the California Men's Colony. The New Life K9 program trains service dogs for Veterans and First Responders with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. When Tara is not spending her weekends with Quinn, her New Life K9 puppy, she enjoys time with her family and their 12-year-old rescue dog.


PRAA General Meeting

with a special presentation by John Langdon
Saturday, April 20: 10 am - 12 pm

Join the Paso Robles Art Association for their General Meeting to hear all that is new with the Association followed by a special presentation by John Langdon. John is an American graphic designer, ambigram artist, painter, author and PRAA member who will discuss the Art of the Ambigram.

You may be familiar with his work from Dan Brown’s bestseller Angels & Demons, but if you have not encountered the art of the ambigram before, be prepared to be amazed. As an artist, John’s subject matter is words: “Words, for me, are not just language - they are also visual. As a graphic design professional, I specialize in typography and logo design. From these I developed a new art form known as 'ambigrams.' Ambigrams are words that can be read equally well from more than one point of view.”

John’s presentation will cover how he came up with the idea of ambigrams, how he develops them, and how they can be used. In addition, he will talk about how his love of words and symmetry have branched out into a painting career.

Held in The Showroom gallery (Studio #7 inside Studios on the Park), the meeting is free and open to all - bring a friend! Please plan to enter through the big yellow door on Railroad Street as Studios on the Park is closed to the public until 12 pm.