I'm Katie Bariel. This is my story...

I have been on the central coast for over 15 years with the exception of a 2 year jaunt to the central valley. I have been a bartender, a waitress, an organic gardener,an event coordiinator  , a wife, a mom, a lover of the outdoors and many other things. I stumbled upon a great little art studio while in the valley and it became one of my favorite places. I met great people, while getting to experiment with new and fun materials and technics from jewelry to stained glass. I found a new passion. It wasn't just the crafting but also the way it brought people together and how people old and young respond when you set them up with all the materials they need to create. So... returning to the Central Coast I was inspired to start a similar studio here.  Left Coast Art Studio is modeled after the beautiful Garden Street Studio. The concept is simple, it is a space for people of all ages to create. I help lead people to create using the techniques I have learned and by supplying the space and materials they need. One of the best aspect of this studio is the variety of artists who come here to teach and share their passions and skills.

I absolutley love coming in, turning on some music, brewing a cup of coffe and spreading out with a new project, surrounded by a community of creative and inspiring people..  The ideas that come from collaboration always amaze me. I look forward to meeting you and having some fun together. See you at Left Coast Art Studio!