The Painted Cork Art Studio – Matt Jones

1129 Soquel Ave
Santa Cruz, 95062
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us at The Painted Cork Art Studio for a First Friday! Enjoy tasty nibbles, wine, beer and AMAZING ART!

This First Friday we will be displaying the amazing and vividly colored artwork of Matt Jones! Matt's work is figurative abstract and is considered psychedelic in nature. While creating his paintings, Matt likes to challenge himself by adding as many layers of color as possible within each piece while carefully hiding the main figure in such a way that it doesn’t dominate the piece. There is truly a “WOW” factor element to Matt's bold acrylic paintings and they are definitely a "must see"! You can even slip on a pair of 3D glasses and to give you the ability to see into a deeper level of his art. Matt Jones has been painting 42 years. He grew up surfing, fishing and exploring in Santa Cruz and these experiences have a huge influence on his work. He's also had 14 years of “LIVE” painting which he claims has shaped him into the painter he is today. Come explore Matt's amazing work!

Click here to view Matt's website

What is The Painted Cork?  The Painted Cork is a new BYOB "Paint and Sip" art studio in Santa Cruz. Guests get their creative juices flowing as a professional Art instructor guides them through a 2 to 3 hour acrylic on canvas painting class while they enjoy their favorite wine, beer or beverages and snacks. All Art supplies are included in the classes such as brushes, paints, canvases, easels and aprons, and every class is taught step by step so there is NO EXPERIENCE necessary! We also have an alcohol free "FAMILY ROOM" studio for the Kiddos and family events! Check our our calendar of classes on our website!

We will have a special painting class happening on First Friday May 4th from 6:30-8:30pm!  Come paint the "Steamers Lane Lighthouse" with us for ONLY $25!  Come check out the brilliant artwork of Matt Jones before, during or after the class! His fantastic art will be on display from 5-9pm.  We will have refreshments for the art show, but feel free to bring your own wine, beer or food to enjoy throughout the class!

Click here to register for the 6:30-8:30pm Steamers Lane painting class

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