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Birds take center stage at Morro Bay watercolor workshop 

birds of the winter garden

Workshop is open to all skill levels

– Art Center Morro Bay is set to conduct its “Birds of the Winter Garden” interactive watercolor workshop on Jan. 26, from noon to 3 p.m.

This three-hour workshop covers fundamental drawing and watercolor painting techniques, emphasizing sketching, composition, lights and darks, and details with ink with artist Fred Ventura. Participants will explore color mixing and application, with a focus on creating accurate bird images using watercolors.

Ventura will lead the workshop, providing step-by-step demonstrations to facilitate real-time interactions and individual guidance between teachers and participants. The primary objective is for attendees to complete a watercolor painting featuring a winter garden scene with a bird as the subject.

The workshop is open to all skill levels, including beginners, and those seeking to enhance their artistic abilities. For inquiries, individuals can contact Fred Ventura at or (805) 709-2281.

The event will take place on Jan. 26, from noon to 3 p.m. at Art Center Morro Bay, located at 835 Main Street, in Morro Bay.

To participate, attendees are required to bring a basic paint set (eight colors), small and medium brushes, and 9×12 cold press paper. The registration fee is $50 for MBAA members and $60 for non-MBAA members. Interested individuals can register for the workshop by visiting the workshop registration page.



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