Artist Groups

How to take Professional Photos of your Art

with iPhone or iPad (or other smart phone)

February 18, 2023 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
CCA - Green Room

Learn the essentials for effectively photographing your artwork
In the first half we will take pictures of your artwork and will optimize for web and print in the second half of the workshop.

Instructor: Helmut Kuhn


  • A desire for better representation of your artwork.
  • Bring a few art pieces and your camera, iPhone, IPad or laptop.(or any other smart phone)
  • Apple iPad and software will be provided for the workshop if you don’t have your own.

Fee: $25 - for CCA members $10

Painting Critique Group

February 21, 2023 10:00 am - 11:30 am
On the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am
CCA - Green Room

This Group is for CCA members who are already painting. Once a month people will meet indoors for a critique of current paintings.

The group will meet once per month
On the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am.

For more info contact Cindy Stiles at or 661-703 2391

There is limited space. Please sign up below.

Drawing/painting Group

February 23, 2023 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Every 4th Thursday of the month
Cambria Center for the Arts - Green Room

Starting on February 23rd, 2023, CCA will begin holding still life drawing/painting sessions from 1:00 to 3:30 on the 4th Thursday of each month.  Located in the Green Room at Cambria Center for the Arts, Sessions will cost $5.00 per person. These sessions are offered for members only.  

You will need to bring your own supplies, an easel if you choose to paint and a drop cloth to protect the floor and tables.  There is no teacher, just lots of practice and support from others.  A still life will be provided. 

There will be no instructor. Artists just gather to draw or paint.

What is an Artist Group?

Member Artists of all levels are welcome to join one of these groups. They are scheduled get-togethers for those who like to work and create in a group setting. There is no instructor and no fee to attend these groups, but some have a limited number of seats to participate and there might be a sign up.
Contact the appropriate person listed for each group and get started.

The Wednesday Irregulars

the irregulars

Have you ever wanted to paint in the great outdoors? There's a group of Plein Air (out of doors) painters that meet every week call the Wednesday Irregulars.

The group was started casually by a few misfits here in Cambria over 20 years ago. Others eventually joined and it's become something that people look forward to each week. Some people are award winning artists, while others are less confident. There's a gathering after each session where the artists discuss the work and offer feedback. Each artist usually brings a lunch for this. No experience is necessary, but you will need your own supplies.

Artists work in different mediums depending on their preference and comfort level. Some people just use the venue to experiment with different tools. Sometimes people with no experience join in just because they always wanted to try painting. All are welcome!

An email is sent out each week with information on where everyone will meet. If you're interested contact Cam Arnold to get on the mailing list at

Looking forward to seeing you there