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After School Art Classes: 7 & 8 Year Olds

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

RELIEF SCULPTURE: Design and create 3-d artwork within rectangular boundaries. Learn to arrange found materials, balancing shapes, colors, textures & space. It’s abstract sculpture viewed only from the front! October 3, 10, 17, 24. $48 includes all materials. LAYERS IN PAINTING: Discover inspiration in SLOMA for your mixed media painting. Combine a variety of images, materials and techniques to create your abstract artwork. October 31, November 7, 14. $36 includes all materials.

Alternative Viewpoints

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

If you see a man in the moon or a flock of sheep in fluffy clouds, you should experience the interactive, mixed media and sculpture exhibit, Alternative Viewpoints, on view at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art between February 2 through April 1, 2018. Artist Lori Wolf Grillias enjoys exploring her passions of synchronicity, play, and pareidolia and encompassing these elements into her artwork. Ruta Saliklis, SLOMA’s curator and director of exhibitions, advises that the public slow down when vi...

Aquarius 2018

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

The Museum of Art is pleased to present Aquarius 2018, the annual exhibition of California watercolors organized by the Central Coast Watercolor Society. This year’s juror, Michael Reardon, selected 40 paintings that display a wide range of watercolor techniques and subject matter. Along with the paintings juried into the exhibition, several paintings by Mr. Reardon will be on display. A public reception with the artists and juror will take place on Friday, March 2 from 6-9pm in conjunction with...

Art At High Noon: Peggy Sivert Zask

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

On Thursday, February 1, meet Peggy Sivert Zask to discuss the exhibition Dimensions 2018, for which she served as juror. Ms. Zask currently operates the Zask Gallery in Rancho Palos Verdes as well as serving as an important figure in the founding of South Bay Contemporary Art Museum. Bring your lunch and enjoy a feast for the eyes with Art at High Noon, an art appreciation program for working adults. SLOMA will host an art history lecture, artist's talk, or activity that fits perfectly within ...

Art In A Box: 5 & 7 Year Olds After School Art Class

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Create relief sculpture in a box. Use painted areas and found objects to make an interesting design. It’s fun putting together color, texture and spaces! Mondays, Feb 5, 12, 19, 26. $48 includes all materials

Bryn Forbes: A Light Behind Every Window

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Delving into the mystery of individual existence in modern life is the theme of A Light Behind Every Window, according to the presenting artist Bryn Forbes. Opening with a reception for the artist on Friday, November 3, 6–9 pm, this exhibition focuses on city scapes from around the world colliding in color-filled images, illustrating how frenzied and isolated people are becoming in the worlds of glass and steel, buildings, and vehicles, and screens. Collapsing the incredible complexity of a thr...

California Sculpture SLAM 2017

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

OVERVIEW // “When I walk around a sculpture, I love to be surprised by what I see on the other side,” says Brigitte Micmacker, juror for this year’s SLAM, a biennial exhibition of contemporary sculpture by California artists, opening on September 1 at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art and running through October 29, 2017. California Sculpture SLAM offers a unique opportunity to see current works by both established and emerging sculptors. This year’s call for entries, without adherence to stric...

Capture Plein Aire: Kids Art Class

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Find inspiration in the outdoors. Paint at an easel using acrylic paints like a real plein air artist. Ages 9-12. Wednesdays, April 11, 18, 25. Time: 3:15-4:45pm. $36 includes all materials.

Carnevale Di Venezia

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Colorful and elegant dresses, enchanting costumes, intriguing masks, models from all over Europe….. all were in Venice, Italy, for Carnevale 2016. Peggy Jansson and Cheryl Strahl were there to capture it all. Close out 2017 with their breathtaking photography. Carnevale will be on view in SLOMA's McMeen Gallery December 1 to December 31, 2017. Centered on the ancient origins of Venice, Carnevale suggests mysteries and artistry of times gone by. Join Peggy and Cheryl as they share their alluring ...

Collage Portraits: 5-6 Year Olds

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Combine drawing, painting and various textured materials to create pictures of yourself, family and friends. DETAILS // April 9, 16, 23. $36 includes all materials.

Create Beautiful Patterned Fabrics: Kids After School Art Class

8500 San Gabriel Road, Atascadero, CA 93422, 805-543-8562

Learn the Indonesian technique of batik. Create beautifully designed fabrics with your own intricate patterns. Grades 2-5, at San Gabriel Elementary School in Atascadero. Thursdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22. 3:00pm-4:30pm. $48 includes all materials.

Creative Collage: 9-12 Year Olds After School Art Class

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Use diverse materials to explore collage. Combine newspaper, magazines, found objects, fabric and more. Experiment with often unexpected results! Wednesdays, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 at 3:15-4:45pm. $48 includes all materials.

Drawing With A Grid Workshop

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Learn from scratch how to create realistic drawings from photos using the fun and easy grid method, making your creation as large or as small as you would like. Or work on your own grid projects with guidance from Lury. Beginners welcome! Class will include helpful exercises and step-by-step instructions through drawing using objects and photo images. Drawing is the foundation for so many different types of artistic media, from painting to sculpture to craftmaking. March 9–11, 2018. 9 AM — 4 ...

Electric Abstractions

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Electric Abstractions focuses on three California artists using computer technology to create contemporary fine art. Daniel Leighton, Robert Chapman, and Jayne Behman have been creating images digitally for years—drawing with digits and painting with pixels. A public reception with the artist will take place on Friday, May 4 from 6-9 PM in conjunction with Art After Dark. Members-only preview 5 to 6 PM. The exhibition is on view April 20 - June 10 from 11am-5pm daily except Tuesdays.

Exploring Drawing: 7 & 8 Year Olds After School Art Class

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Learn various approaches to drawing. Expand your talent using many different styles, materials and subject matter. It’s fun to explore! Tuesdays, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27. Time: 3:15pm-4:45pm. $48 includes all materials.

Expressive Mask Making: Grades 3-6 Art Class

8500 San Gabriel Road, Atascadero, CA 93422, 805-543-8562

Find inspiration from Spanish artists in planning your masks. Learn to upcycle trash into extraordinary, expressive masks. Thursdays, January 11, 18, 25, 2018 at San Gabriel Elementary, in Atascadero. Time: 3:00-4:30pm. Grades 3-6. $36, includes materials. Register through SLOMA: http://www.sloma.org/education/youth-atascadero.php?event=1451

Film Night at SLOMA: 24x36 A Movie About Movie Posters

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

What happened to the illustrated movie poster? Where did it disappear to and why? 24x36 is a documentary that explores the world of illustrated movie poster art; the artists who create it, companies and studios that commission it, galleries that display it and collectors and fans who hang it. Through interviews with a number of key art personalities from the '70s and '80s, as well as many modern, alternative poster artists 24x36 aims to answer these questions. Related Programming Thursday, Jan...

Grades 3 – 6 After School Art Classes at Ocean View Elementary

1208 Linda Drive, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420, 805-543-8562

Each session runs on Tuesdays for 3 weeks, starting January 16. Time: 3:00-4:30 pm. January 16-30: Expanding Drawing & Collage. February 6-27: Painting Ocean Sights and Sounds. March 6-27: Weaving As A Creative Form. With teaching artist Susan Connors. For details, visit: http://www.sloma.org/education/ocean-view-arroyo-grande.php

Harmony Glassworks

2180 Old Creamery Road, Harmony, CA 93435, (805) 927-4248

Harmony Glassworks offers a one-of-a-kind experience in contemporary glass art. Harmony Glassworks is an art gallery, studio, and school all in one. Our mission is to create unsurpassed glass art and share the joy of glassblowing with the public, through our unique glass gallery and in-house glassblowing classes. Inside the gallery you will find a large selection of hand blown glass from some of the best glass artists in the world including profound works by Jiri Pacinek, Jason Christian, Charl...

Hidden Gems: Selections from the Permanent Collection

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Rarely seen but always honored, the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art’s is exhibiting Hidden Gems: Selections from the Permanent Collection from July 7 – August 27, 2017. This exhibition offers a glimpse of the California Central Coast’s visual history and unique identity. Curator Ruta Saliklis selected original paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, photographs, and ceramics for display in Hidden Gems. Saliklis included favorites such as George Gibson’s Sparkling Ranch, Robert Burridge's The Wh...

Incredibly Vibrant Portraits: Kids' After School Art Class

8500 San Gabriel Road, Atascadero, CA 93422, 805-543-8562

Grades 2-5 After School Art Class at San Gabriel Elementary in Atascadero. Use Sandra Silberzweig art as inspiration. Cubism, folk, expressionism and modern art all combine to make incredibly creative oil pastel portraits. Thursdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22. $48 includes all materials.

Insect Inspiration: Kids Art Class

8500 San Gabriel Road, Atascadero, CA 93422, 805-543-8562

GRADES 2 THRU 5: INSECT INSPIRATION! Enter the amazing, iridescent, colorful, natural world of insects. Learn sculpting paper mache techniques to create your own unique, giant insect. DETAILS // April 12, 19, 26. $36 includes all materials.

Jewelbox

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Jewelbox is a non-juried exhibition showcasing artwork from members of The Painters Group. Members were asked to submit up to 3 pieces for exhibition, maximum size 12 x 12 inches. The concept was deliberately left open, with the only restriction being the size of the artwork. The exhibition opens February 2 through April 1. The opening reception is in conjunction with Art After Dark at 6-9pm on Friday February 2.

Josh Nelson In Concert

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Enjoy an afternoon concert in the Gray Wing with pianist John Nelson, accompanied by an immersive multi-media presentation combining video and light to compliment his original music and the artwork on view. DETAILS // Sunday, June 10 at 5 PM. An opportunity to visit with the artist and enjoy light refreshments follows the one-hour performance. Tickets are $20 general seating, online or call SLOMA.

Kids' Eye View 2017

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Celebrating the prowess of the younger members of our community, Kids’ Eye View showcases selected artwork created during SLOMA’s 2017 youth summer art camps. During six week-long camps, nearly 200 students—from 5-year-olds to teens—enjoyed “brains-on” art classes taught by inspiring teaching artists. A closing reception to celebrate the young artists will take place on Sunday, October 1, 2–4 PM. Artwork by Annika, 10 years old

Landscape Painting Workshop

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

The focus of this workshop is working in the studio to increase confidence with color identification and color mixing to capture outdoor light and color. The first day will be spent inside and the following three days will be on location (weather permitting). The plein air painting days will take all the studio study into the field and we will paint from life capturing the natural light. Design and composition, perspective, and palette organization will be addressed. After the workshop, artists ...

Mokuhanga Japanese Woodblock Printing

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Learn amazing water-based Japanese woodblock printing in this 3-day workshop where students create a multicolor woodblock print. We begin with a short introduction of Japanese woodblock printing history. Mokuhanga is a hands-on process using wood, watercolors, brushes, and a baren to print on Japanese washi paper. Carol will teach various printing and carving techniques, including kento registration of color blocks to the key block. We use natural, non-toxic materials, safe for the artist and t...

Morro Bay Surfboard Art Festival at SLOMA

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obipspo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, in partnership with the Morro Bay Surfboard Art Festival, will bring close to a dozen unique surfboard art installations to Farmers’ Market in Downtown San Luis Obispo on Thursday night, November 2. The size, unique shape and bright, eye-catching colors of the surfboards will attract Market-goers of all ages to the outdoor display. (Broad Street, between Higuera and Monterey Street). Local Central Coast artists transformed the donated and re-purposed surfboards...

Off the Walls 2017

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Over the years, SLOMA has acquired artworks and other collectibles from friends of the Museum with the intention that the items may be sold to benefit the exhibitions and education programs. Now is your opportunity to take home a bargain with Off The Walls 2017. Buy it now or bid to buy. Event ends December 31 at 3 PM. Original paintings, prints, textile arts, sculptures, and more are available. Once a piece is sold, a new artwork replaces it. Buyers can take home a unique work of art... Off Th...

Passion for Color and Pattern

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Patti Robbins has been a full-time artist for over a decade and excels at painting still lifes. In her home studio, she arranges fruits, flowers, vessels, and patterned textiles to indulge her passion for color and pattern. With produce and flowers from her garden, she creates vibrant arrangements that translate into dramatic realistic compositions. DETAILS // A public reception with the artist will take place on Friday, April 6 from 6-9 PM in conjunction with Art After Dark. Members-only previ...

Permanent Collection Spotlight

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Every second Monday of the month at 5:30 PM, the Museum presents Permanent Collection Spotlight, an after-hours exploration of artwork in SLOMA's permanent collection. Each month three pieces are chosen to put on display. Participants are encouraged to join in an open conversation about the artwork with trained docents utilizing Visual Thinking Strategies. This interactive event is free and open to the public. Upcoming Events: December 11: Arne Nybak and Friends

Personal Journey: A Stitched Timeline

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Scraps and moments tell a story. We will create a small scroll timeline using fabric, stitching, and embellishments to represent various experiences and changes in your personal journey. This is a process-oriented workshop. We will start with a fabric and notions “swap.” An abundance of materials is a source of inspiration and will become our palette. Several fabric collage techniques will be demonstrated — layering scraps, appliqué, integrating lace and found embroidery. We will also provide ...

Personal Portraits: 9-12 Year Olds Art Class

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Develop realistic self-portrait drawings focusing on shading and proportion. Work in abstraction to create mixed media portrait collages. Wednesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31 at 3:15-4:45pm. $48 includes materials. Instructor Vicki Shafer is a graduate of University of Oregon with a degree in dance and an MFA in Creative Arts. She has been an artist since childhood. Since retiring as an art teacher in Walla Walla Public School, she is currently working in printmaking, watercolor, fiber arts, and c...

Phantom Project 8: Original Prints by the Central Coast Printmakers

959 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Visit the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art's Pop Up Gallery at 959 Higuera Street (at Morro Street) in downtown San Luis Obispo. PP8 features artwork from the Central Coast Printmakers. The exhibition is on view December 1 to December 30, 2017. SLOMA's Pop Up Gallery is open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 1–7 PM. Admission is free and open to the public.

Plein Air Watercolor Workshop

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

The portability of watercolor makes it an ideal medium for plein air painting and early Fall is the perfect time of year to paint in and near San Luis Obispo. This 4-day workshop will include demonstrations of drawing, painting, how to interpret complex motifs, the importance of silhouettes, the division between light and shadow, organizing the watercolor palette, and working outdoors. Lord’s experience painting in oils and drawing at ateliers means that she is prepared to explain her painting c...

Pocket Sketching and Watercolor

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Learn enough to play for a lifetime! Pocket Sketching is the perfect technique for travel journaling, hiking, biking, sauntering, or sitting in a café. Capture a scene in 25 minutes or less using a water-soluble pen, a 4 x 6 inch pad of paper, and a small paint set. Ideal for the timid beginner to paint fearlessly in public, as well as the advanced artist who wants minimal equipment, total portability, speed, no interruptions, and no clean-up. Workshop covers several of the watercolor technique...

Point Buchon Plein Air Festival

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

PAINT-OUT: Thursday, October 5 through Saturday, October 7. Select artists have the once-in-a lifetime opportunity to paint some of the most scenic views of the California Central Coast while the public watches. See the artists paint the headlands and beaches, historic ranch land, and sweeping ocean vistas on PG&E's private land on the Point Buchon Trail. GRAND OPENING & SALE: Friday, October 6, 6–9 pm. View the Festival Artist's fresh paintings at the Festival's Grand Opening exhibition and sa...

Putting It Together: 7 & 8 Year Olds After School Art Class

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

EDUCATION // 7 - 8 YEAR OLDS: PUTTING IT TOGETHER MAR 6 - MAR 27 Explore papermaking & marble-izing, and how to choose your materials. Combine media to create your own art book. DETAILS // March 6, 13, 20, 27. $48 includes all materials

Re-Energize Your Creative Journey

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

The objective of this workshop is to provide intermediate and advanced artists with the opportunity to reenergize your creativity and kick start your art making. The focus will be on helping artists hone in on your style, find your unique personal artistic style and give voice to your creative spirit. With the guidance of experienced and professional artist, teacher, coach, and mentor, David Limrite, this workshop will explore creativity and art making as an expressive activity, which will resu...

Restorative Justice

3220 South Higuera Suite 103A, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, (805) 242 - 1272

Restorative Partners is a non-profit organization that serves people impacted by crime with a continuum of services and programs designed to meet their diverse needs. Our professional staff and an army of volunteers offer programs that focus on body, mind and spiritual transformation, incorporate trauma care, address responsibility and accountability, reduce violence and lower recidivism inside the San Luis Obispo County Juvenile Hall, Jail, and Honor Farms. Additionally, Restorative Partners pr...

Roses Are Red: Painting In Acrylic

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Students will work with two floral images, likely the classic Love Rose and American Beauty. This class will show students how to transfer an image to canvas and will explore "hard" lines versus "soft" lines to create dynamic flower petals. Students are invited to bring in their own rose photos or live roses to work from. Learn how to create the background, how different brushes create different effects, incorporate stencils, and, of course, no class is complete without laughter. Students shou...

San Luis Obisbo Museum of Art

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo , CA 93401, (805) 543-8562

Provide and promote diverse visual arts experiences for people of all ages and backgrounds through exhibition, education, creation, and collaboration; and preserve the Museum's permanent collection as an artistic legacy of the California Central Coast.

Selections: NYC

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

The works chosen in Selections: NYC, represent a wide variety of subject matter and studio practices. The variety seen in this exhibition is a reflection of the diversity one would encounter on wandering through the multitudinous galleries of New York's arts districts, primarily the areas of Chelsea and Lower East side. Participating artists include Louis Brawley, WIlliam Carroll, Brenda Goodman, Pamela Jorden, Michael Pribich and Bill Weiss. Join us, Thursday, November 2 at 12 PM for Art at Hig...

SLOMA Exhibition - Thursday Painters: A Legacy

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

One of the best things that artists can do to advance their ability is to meet other artists, to talk to them, and to watch them work. This has been as true in San Luis Obispo County as it has been in art colonies from Cape Cod to Carmel—places where artists began to congregate and form art associations. As early as 1946, a handful of painters, enjoying Harold Forgostein’s adult education classes, gathered regularly to paint alongside other artists, to watch them work, and see how they interpre...

SLOMA Exhibition: Fragments

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Challenging its membership is nothing new for The Painters Group (TPG), one of the Central Coast’s largest and most active artists group and an affiliate of the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (SLOMA). TPG’s most recent challenge was issued when the group’s leadership announced Fragments as the title and theme of TPG’s next exhibition at SLOMA on October 6, 2017 through November 26, 2017. Image: Lux (et umber incendit), John Langdon; 2017

SLOMA Exhibition: Leon Borensztein: Sharon

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Leon Borensztein is a renowned photographer whose artwork captures the integral beauty of people in otherwise painful and challenging situations. His photographs are a glimpse into his life as a single father caring for his severely disabled daughter, Sharon, from infancy until age 29. The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art has organized the exhibition Sharon from July 7 to August 27, 2017 so that gallery visitors can fully engage with these powerful photographs up close. SLOMA’s curator Ruta Salikl...

SLOMA Film Night - Everybody Street

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Everybody Street illuminates the lives and work of New York's iconic street photographers and the incomparable city that has inspired them for decades. The documentary pays tribute to the spirit of street photography through a cinematic exploration of New York City, and captures the visceral rush, singular perseverance and at times immediate danger customary to these artists. Featured Photographers: Bruce Davidson, Elliott Erwitt, Jill Freedman, Bruce Gilden, Joel Meyerowitz, Rebecca Lepkoff, M...

SLOMA Film Night - Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft and Design

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

andmade Nation documents the new wave of art, craft and design that is capturing the attention of the nation. It is the feature film debut of director, author, artist, and curator Faythe Levine. Levine traveled to 15 cities and covered more than 19,000 miles to interview artists, crafters, makers, curators, and community members. Today’s craft world has emerged as a synthesis of historical technique, punk culture, and the DIY ethos, also influenced by traditional handiwork, modern aesthetics, p...

SLOMA Film Night - Tyrus

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

People worldwide have seen the Disney animated classic Bambi and been deeply moved by it, but few can tell you the name of the artist behind the film. Even fewer are aware of this pioneering artist’s impact on American art and popular culture. Until his death at the age of 106, Tyrus Wong (1910-2016) was America’s oldest living Chinese American artist and one of the last remaining artists from the golden age of Disney animation. The quiet beauty of his Eastern-influenced paintings caught the eye...

SLOMA Film Night: Peggy Guggenheim - Art Addict

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

A colorful character who was not only ahead of her time but helped to define it, Peggy Guggenheim was an heiress to her family fortune who became a central figure in the modern art movement. As she moved through the cultural upheaval of the 20th century, she collected not only art, but artists. Her colorful personal history included such figures as Samuel Beckett, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp as well as countless others. While fighting through personal tragedy, sh...

SLOMA Trip: Bouquets To Art At The De Young Museum

50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118, 805-543-8562

Enjoy a day by the bay with SLOMA as we take a floral tour of the de Young Museum in San Francisco. Bouquets to Art is the de Young Museum’s annual floral takeover that lasts one week only. Florists from San Francisco to Tokyo breathe new life into the de Young's collections, creating their own masterpieces inspired by famed artworks. Custom floral installations mimic pieces from the de Young's permanent collection, filling the galleries with ephemeral beauty. Your ticket also includes a lunch...

Spring Into Art: 7 & 8 Year Olds Art Camp

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

WATERCOLOR INSPIRATION with teaching artist Debby Veldkamp You will be surrounded by the best of the west watercolors as you learn to use this tricky and magical medium. Try a different style every day. Paint what you see and feel. After a break, it's time for SEARCHING LINE WITH WIRE with teaching artist Brian Williams. Create sculptures using colorful and flexible wire. It’s fun and challenging at the same time. Make your artwork realistic, abstract or fanciful. It’s up to you. DETAILS // Apri...

Spring Into Art: 9-12 Year Olds Art Camp

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

TAKING TEXTURE TO THE MAX with teaching artist Susan Connors.Explore creating art with texture that you can see and texture that you can feel. Work in mixed media, collage and try drawing with paint. After a break at 10:30, it's time for WET AND WONDERFUL WATERCOLORS with teaching artist Debby Veldkamp. Be inspired by Aquarius—an exhibit or watercolor paintings by the best. Learn to use this tricky and magical medium. Try a different style every day. Paint what you see and feel. DETAILS // Apri...

Spring Into Art: Teen Art Camp

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

EXPLORATION OF WILD AND CRAZY MATERIALS Join Los Angeles teaching artist, Vicky Hoffman, as you explore spatial cues—how overlapping materials and colors interact. Every day is a new experience. Follow your instincts and set your creativity free. Explore art making using unusual collage techniques, often with unexpected results! Make your own artistic statements using lots of different materials that are fun. You will be surprised! VICKY HOFFMAN Artist Vicky Hoffman studied art at San Diego...

Still Life In Painting: 7-8 Year Olds Art Class

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Discover inspiration in SLOMA’s still life exhibit. Learn to set up your own still life to paint, considering color scheme, textures and use of space. April 10, 17, 24. 3:15pm-4:45pm. $36 includes all materials.

Surprise Yourself: 7-8 Year Olds Art Class

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Learn how everything comes out backwards when you make original prints. Watch your work multiply as you change ink colors to make each print different. Tuesdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30 at 3:15-4:45pm. $48 includes all materials. Instructor: Barbara Rosenthal is a graduate of UC Berkeley with a BA in Sociology. Barbara’s artwork, based on natural and social themes, and taught painting and printmaking, using traditional and innovative techniques. She has practiced, studied and taught art for the...

Visual Rhetoric

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Visual Rhetoric is a juried exhibition in SLOMA's McMeen Gallery highlighting contemporary California sculpture. Presented in conjunction with the Central Coast Sculptors Group, the exhibition will be on view April 6–29, 2018. About the Juror Garet Zook, Cal Poly University Art Gallery Specialist, and a sculptor, spent his youth in Ventura, California. He is an alumnus of the Art and Design Department at Cal Poly (2006). After receiving his Masters in sculpture from Mass Art in Boston (2011) he...

Wet & Wild Watercolor: 9-12 Year Olds After School Art Class

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Explore various approaches to create paintings in watercolor. Work from wet-on-wet to monoprint, representational to colors and shapes. Wednesdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28. $48 includes all materials.

Workshop: Mixed Media - Focus on Image Transfer Techniques

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406, 805-543-8562

Discover exciting new ways to add texture and mystery to painterly compositions with a variety of image transfer techniques. Drawing on varied sources such as personal snapshots, found images, or old family photographs, students will learn how to skillfully blend these images into a painterly surface, creating expressive and evocative compositions. Emphasis will be placed on class demonstrations combined with individualized instruction as students become proficient with each technique. About th...

World of Shapes: 5 & 6 Year Olds Art Class

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Use oil pastels and crayons to create basic geometric shapes. Learn to use shapes to create drawing and discover how shapes are the foundation of expressive work. Combine materials and let your imagination soar! Class Dates: Mondays, January 8, 15, 22, 29 at 3:15-4:45 pm. Cost: $48, includes all materials. Instructor Susan Connors received a degree in Studio Art and Art History from the University of Maryland in Europe, studying in some of Europe's greatest museums. She has been a teaching arti...

Youth After School Art Classes: 5 & 6 Year Olds

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

GROW SOME ART: Explore lines, shapes and colors. Learn to create and combine these elements of art in your drawing and painting. It’s fun to make original artwork! October 2, 9 , 16, 23. $48 includes all materials. ART IN NATURE: Discover the colors & textures in nature. Create drawings, paintings & collage of rocks, leaves, trees and landscapes. Express nature in watercolor and mixed media. October 30 & November 6, 13, 20. $48 includes all materials.



After School Art Classes: 7 & 8 Year Olds

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

RELIEF SCULPTURE: Design and create 3-d artwork within rectangular boundaries. Learn to arrange found materials, balancing shapes, colors, textures & space. It’s abstract sculpture viewed only from the front! October 3, 10, 17, 24. $48 includes all materials. LAYERS IN PAINTING: Discover inspiration in SLOMA for your mixed media painting. Combine a variety of images, materials and techniques to create your abstract artwork. October 31, November 7, 14. $36 includes all materials.

Alternative Viewpoints

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

If you see a man in the moon or a flock of sheep in fluffy clouds, you should experience the interactive, mixed media and sculpture exhibit, Alternative Viewpoints, on view at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art between February 2 through April 1, 2018. Artist Lori Wolf Grillias enjoys exploring her passions of synchronicity, play, and pareidolia and encompassing these elements into her artwork. Ruta Saliklis, SLOMA’s curator and director of exhibitions, advises that the public slow down when vi...

Aquarius 2018

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

The Museum of Art is pleased to present Aquarius 2018, the annual exhibition of California watercolors organized by the Central Coast Watercolor Society. This year’s juror, Michael Reardon, selected 40 paintings that display a wide range of watercolor techniques and subject matter. Along with the paintings juried into the exhibition, several paintings by Mr. Reardon will be on display. A public reception with the artists and juror will take place on Friday, March 2 from 6-9pm in conjunction with...

Art At High Noon: Peggy Sivert Zask

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

On Thursday, February 1, meet Peggy Sivert Zask to discuss the exhibition Dimensions 2018, for which she served as juror. Ms. Zask currently operates the Zask Gallery in Rancho Palos Verdes as well as serving as an important figure in the founding of South Bay Contemporary Art Museum. Bring your lunch and enjoy a feast for the eyes with Art at High Noon, an art appreciation program for working adults. SLOMA will host an art history lecture, artist's talk, or activity that fits perfectly within ...

Art In A Box: 5 & 7 Year Olds After School Art Class

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Create relief sculpture in a box. Use painted areas and found objects to make an interesting design. It’s fun putting together color, texture and spaces! Mondays, Feb 5, 12, 19, 26. $48 includes all materials

Bryn Forbes: A Light Behind Every Window

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Delving into the mystery of individual existence in modern life is the theme of A Light Behind Every Window, according to the presenting artist Bryn Forbes. Opening with a reception for the artist on Friday, November 3, 6–9 pm, this exhibition focuses on city scapes from around the world colliding in color-filled images, illustrating how frenzied and isolated people are becoming in the worlds of glass and steel, buildings, and vehicles, and screens. Collapsing the incredible complexity of a thr...

California Sculpture SLAM 2017

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

OVERVIEW // “When I walk around a sculpture, I love to be surprised by what I see on the other side,” says Brigitte Micmacker, juror for this year’s SLAM, a biennial exhibition of contemporary sculpture by California artists, opening on September 1 at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art and running through October 29, 2017. California Sculpture SLAM offers a unique opportunity to see current works by both established and emerging sculptors. This year’s call for entries, without adherence to stric...

Capture Plein Aire: Kids Art Class

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Find inspiration in the outdoors. Paint at an easel using acrylic paints like a real plein air artist. Ages 9-12. Wednesdays, April 11, 18, 25. Time: 3:15-4:45pm. $36 includes all materials.

Carnevale Di Venezia

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Colorful and elegant dresses, enchanting costumes, intriguing masks, models from all over Europe….. all were in Venice, Italy, for Carnevale 2016. Peggy Jansson and Cheryl Strahl were there to capture it all. Close out 2017 with their breathtaking photography. Carnevale will be on view in SLOMA's McMeen Gallery December 1 to December 31, 2017. Centered on the ancient origins of Venice, Carnevale suggests mysteries and artistry of times gone by. Join Peggy and Cheryl as they share their alluring ...

Collage Portraits: 5-6 Year Olds

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Combine drawing, painting and various textured materials to create pictures of yourself, family and friends. DETAILS // April 9, 16, 23. $36 includes all materials.

Create Beautiful Patterned Fabrics: Kids After School Art Class

8500 San Gabriel Road, Atascadero, CA 93422, 805-543-8562

Learn the Indonesian technique of batik. Create beautifully designed fabrics with your own intricate patterns. Grades 2-5, at San Gabriel Elementary School in Atascadero. Thursdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22. 3:00pm-4:30pm. $48 includes all materials.

Creative Collage: 9-12 Year Olds After School Art Class

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Use diverse materials to explore collage. Combine newspaper, magazines, found objects, fabric and more. Experiment with often unexpected results! Wednesdays, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 at 3:15-4:45pm. $48 includes all materials.

Drawing With A Grid Workshop

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Learn from scratch how to create realistic drawings from photos using the fun and easy grid method, making your creation as large or as small as you would like. Or work on your own grid projects with guidance from Lury. Beginners welcome! Class will include helpful exercises and step-by-step instructions through drawing using objects and photo images. Drawing is the foundation for so many different types of artistic media, from painting to sculpture to craftmaking. March 9–11, 2018. 9 AM — 4 ...

Electric Abstractions

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Electric Abstractions focuses on three California artists using computer technology to create contemporary fine art. Daniel Leighton, Robert Chapman, and Jayne Behman have been creating images digitally for years—drawing with digits and painting with pixels. A public reception with the artist will take place on Friday, May 4 from 6-9 PM in conjunction with Art After Dark. Members-only preview 5 to 6 PM. The exhibition is on view April 20 - June 10 from 11am-5pm daily except Tuesdays.

Exploring Drawing: 7 & 8 Year Olds After School Art Class

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Learn various approaches to drawing. Expand your talent using many different styles, materials and subject matter. It’s fun to explore! Tuesdays, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27. Time: 3:15pm-4:45pm. $48 includes all materials.

Expressive Mask Making: Grades 3-6 Art Class

8500 San Gabriel Road, Atascadero, CA 93422, 805-543-8562

Find inspiration from Spanish artists in planning your masks. Learn to upcycle trash into extraordinary, expressive masks. Thursdays, January 11, 18, 25, 2018 at San Gabriel Elementary, in Atascadero. Time: 3:00-4:30pm. Grades 3-6. $36, includes materials. Register through SLOMA: http://www.sloma.org/education/youth-atascadero.php?event=1451

Film Night at SLOMA: 24x36 A Movie About Movie Posters

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

What happened to the illustrated movie poster? Where did it disappear to and why? 24x36 is a documentary that explores the world of illustrated movie poster art; the artists who create it, companies and studios that commission it, galleries that display it and collectors and fans who hang it. Through interviews with a number of key art personalities from the '70s and '80s, as well as many modern, alternative poster artists 24x36 aims to answer these questions. Related Programming Thursday, Jan...

Grades 3 – 6 After School Art Classes at Ocean View Elementary

1208 Linda Drive, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420, 805-543-8562

Each session runs on Tuesdays for 3 weeks, starting January 16. Time: 3:00-4:30 pm. January 16-30: Expanding Drawing & Collage. February 6-27: Painting Ocean Sights and Sounds. March 6-27: Weaving As A Creative Form. With teaching artist Susan Connors. For details, visit: http://www.sloma.org/education/ocean-view-arroyo-grande.php

Harmony Glassworks

2180 Old Creamery Road, Harmony, CA 93435, (805) 927-4248

Harmony Glassworks offers a one-of-a-kind experience in contemporary glass art. Harmony Glassworks is an art gallery, studio, and school all in one. Our mission is to create unsurpassed glass art and share the joy of glassblowing with the public, through our unique glass gallery and in-house glassblowing classes. Inside the gallery you will find a large selection of hand blown glass from some of the best glass artists in the world including profound works by Jiri Pacinek, Jason Christian, Charl...

Hidden Gems: Selections from the Permanent Collection

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Rarely seen but always honored, the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art’s is exhibiting Hidden Gems: Selections from the Permanent Collection from July 7 – August 27, 2017. This exhibition offers a glimpse of the California Central Coast’s visual history and unique identity. Curator Ruta Saliklis selected original paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, photographs, and ceramics for display in Hidden Gems. Saliklis included favorites such as George Gibson’s Sparkling Ranch, Robert Burridge's The Wh...

Incredibly Vibrant Portraits: Kids' After School Art Class

8500 San Gabriel Road, Atascadero, CA 93422, 805-543-8562

Grades 2-5 After School Art Class at San Gabriel Elementary in Atascadero. Use Sandra Silberzweig art as inspiration. Cubism, folk, expressionism and modern art all combine to make incredibly creative oil pastel portraits. Thursdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22. $48 includes all materials.

Insect Inspiration: Kids Art Class

8500 San Gabriel Road, Atascadero, CA 93422, 805-543-8562

GRADES 2 THRU 5: INSECT INSPIRATION! Enter the amazing, iridescent, colorful, natural world of insects. Learn sculpting paper mache techniques to create your own unique, giant insect. DETAILS // April 12, 19, 26. $36 includes all materials.

Jewelbox

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Jewelbox is a non-juried exhibition showcasing artwork from members of The Painters Group. Members were asked to submit up to 3 pieces for exhibition, maximum size 12 x 12 inches. The concept was deliberately left open, with the only restriction being the size of the artwork. The exhibition opens February 2 through April 1. The opening reception is in conjunction with Art After Dark at 6-9pm on Friday February 2.

Josh Nelson In Concert

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Enjoy an afternoon concert in the Gray Wing with pianist John Nelson, accompanied by an immersive multi-media presentation combining video and light to compliment his original music and the artwork on view. DETAILS // Sunday, June 10 at 5 PM. An opportunity to visit with the artist and enjoy light refreshments follows the one-hour performance. Tickets are $20 general seating, online or call SLOMA.

Kids' Eye View 2017

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Celebrating the prowess of the younger members of our community, Kids’ Eye View showcases selected artwork created during SLOMA’s 2017 youth summer art camps. During six week-long camps, nearly 200 students—from 5-year-olds to teens—enjoyed “brains-on” art classes taught by inspiring teaching artists. A closing reception to celebrate the young artists will take place on Sunday, October 1, 2–4 PM. Artwork by Annika, 10 years old

Landscape Painting Workshop

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

The focus of this workshop is working in the studio to increase confidence with color identification and color mixing to capture outdoor light and color. The first day will be spent inside and the following three days will be on location (weather permitting). The plein air painting days will take all the studio study into the field and we will paint from life capturing the natural light. Design and composition, perspective, and palette organization will be addressed. After the workshop, artists ...

Mokuhanga Japanese Woodblock Printing

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Learn amazing water-based Japanese woodblock printing in this 3-day workshop where students create a multicolor woodblock print. We begin with a short introduction of Japanese woodblock printing history. Mokuhanga is a hands-on process using wood, watercolors, brushes, and a baren to print on Japanese washi paper. Carol will teach various printing and carving techniques, including kento registration of color blocks to the key block. We use natural, non-toxic materials, safe for the artist and t...

Morro Bay Surfboard Art Festival at SLOMA

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obipspo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, in partnership with the Morro Bay Surfboard Art Festival, will bring close to a dozen unique surfboard art installations to Farmers’ Market in Downtown San Luis Obispo on Thursday night, November 2. The size, unique shape and bright, eye-catching colors of the surfboards will attract Market-goers of all ages to the outdoor display. (Broad Street, between Higuera and Monterey Street). Local Central Coast artists transformed the donated and re-purposed surfboards...

Off the Walls 2017

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Over the years, SLOMA has acquired artworks and other collectibles from friends of the Museum with the intention that the items may be sold to benefit the exhibitions and education programs. Now is your opportunity to take home a bargain with Off The Walls 2017. Buy it now or bid to buy. Event ends December 31 at 3 PM. Original paintings, prints, textile arts, sculptures, and more are available. Once a piece is sold, a new artwork replaces it. Buyers can take home a unique work of art... Off Th...

Passion for Color and Pattern

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Patti Robbins has been a full-time artist for over a decade and excels at painting still lifes. In her home studio, she arranges fruits, flowers, vessels, and patterned textiles to indulge her passion for color and pattern. With produce and flowers from her garden, she creates vibrant arrangements that translate into dramatic realistic compositions. DETAILS // A public reception with the artist will take place on Friday, April 6 from 6-9 PM in conjunction with Art After Dark. Members-only previ...

Permanent Collection Spotlight

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Every second Monday of the month at 5:30 PM, the Museum presents Permanent Collection Spotlight, an after-hours exploration of artwork in SLOMA's permanent collection. Each month three pieces are chosen to put on display. Participants are encouraged to join in an open conversation about the artwork with trained docents utilizing Visual Thinking Strategies. This interactive event is free and open to the public. Upcoming Events: December 11: Arne Nybak and Friends

Personal Journey: A Stitched Timeline

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Scraps and moments tell a story. We will create a small scroll timeline using fabric, stitching, and embellishments to represent various experiences and changes in your personal journey. This is a process-oriented workshop. We will start with a fabric and notions “swap.” An abundance of materials is a source of inspiration and will become our palette. Several fabric collage techniques will be demonstrated — layering scraps, appliqué, integrating lace and found embroidery. We will also provide ...

Personal Portraits: 9-12 Year Olds Art Class

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Develop realistic self-portrait drawings focusing on shading and proportion. Work in abstraction to create mixed media portrait collages. Wednesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31 at 3:15-4:45pm. $48 includes materials. Instructor Vicki Shafer is a graduate of University of Oregon with a degree in dance and an MFA in Creative Arts. She has been an artist since childhood. Since retiring as an art teacher in Walla Walla Public School, she is currently working in printmaking, watercolor, fiber arts, and c...

Phantom Project 8: Original Prints by the Central Coast Printmakers

959 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Visit the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art's Pop Up Gallery at 959 Higuera Street (at Morro Street) in downtown San Luis Obispo. PP8 features artwork from the Central Coast Printmakers. The exhibition is on view December 1 to December 30, 2017. SLOMA's Pop Up Gallery is open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 1–7 PM. Admission is free and open to the public.

Plein Air Watercolor Workshop

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

The portability of watercolor makes it an ideal medium for plein air painting and early Fall is the perfect time of year to paint in and near San Luis Obispo. This 4-day workshop will include demonstrations of drawing, painting, how to interpret complex motifs, the importance of silhouettes, the division between light and shadow, organizing the watercolor palette, and working outdoors. Lord’s experience painting in oils and drawing at ateliers means that she is prepared to explain her painting c...

Pocket Sketching and Watercolor

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Learn enough to play for a lifetime! Pocket Sketching is the perfect technique for travel journaling, hiking, biking, sauntering, or sitting in a café. Capture a scene in 25 minutes or less using a water-soluble pen, a 4 x 6 inch pad of paper, and a small paint set. Ideal for the timid beginner to paint fearlessly in public, as well as the advanced artist who wants minimal equipment, total portability, speed, no interruptions, and no clean-up. Workshop covers several of the watercolor technique...

Point Buchon Plein Air Festival

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

PAINT-OUT: Thursday, October 5 through Saturday, October 7. Select artists have the once-in-a lifetime opportunity to paint some of the most scenic views of the California Central Coast while the public watches. See the artists paint the headlands and beaches, historic ranch land, and sweeping ocean vistas on PG&E's private land on the Point Buchon Trail. GRAND OPENING & SALE: Friday, October 6, 6–9 pm. View the Festival Artist's fresh paintings at the Festival's Grand Opening exhibition and sa...

Putting It Together: 7 & 8 Year Olds After School Art Class

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

EDUCATION // 7 - 8 YEAR OLDS: PUTTING IT TOGETHER MAR 6 - MAR 27 Explore papermaking & marble-izing, and how to choose your materials. Combine media to create your own art book. DETAILS // March 6, 13, 20, 27. $48 includes all materials

Re-Energize Your Creative Journey

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

The objective of this workshop is to provide intermediate and advanced artists with the opportunity to reenergize your creativity and kick start your art making. The focus will be on helping artists hone in on your style, find your unique personal artistic style and give voice to your creative spirit. With the guidance of experienced and professional artist, teacher, coach, and mentor, David Limrite, this workshop will explore creativity and art making as an expressive activity, which will resu...

Restorative Justice

3220 South Higuera Suite 103A, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, (805) 242 - 1272

Restorative Partners is a non-profit organization that serves people impacted by crime with a continuum of services and programs designed to meet their diverse needs. Our professional staff and an army of volunteers offer programs that focus on body, mind and spiritual transformation, incorporate trauma care, address responsibility and accountability, reduce violence and lower recidivism inside the San Luis Obispo County Juvenile Hall, Jail, and Honor Farms. Additionally, Restorative Partners pr...

Roses Are Red: Painting In Acrylic

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Students will work with two floral images, likely the classic Love Rose and American Beauty. This class will show students how to transfer an image to canvas and will explore "hard" lines versus "soft" lines to create dynamic flower petals. Students are invited to bring in their own rose photos or live roses to work from. Learn how to create the background, how different brushes create different effects, incorporate stencils, and, of course, no class is complete without laughter. Students shou...

San Luis Obisbo Museum of Art

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo , CA 93401, (805) 543-8562

Provide and promote diverse visual arts experiences for people of all ages and backgrounds through exhibition, education, creation, and collaboration; and preserve the Museum's permanent collection as an artistic legacy of the California Central Coast.

Selections: NYC

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

The works chosen in Selections: NYC, represent a wide variety of subject matter and studio practices. The variety seen in this exhibition is a reflection of the diversity one would encounter on wandering through the multitudinous galleries of New York's arts districts, primarily the areas of Chelsea and Lower East side. Participating artists include Louis Brawley, WIlliam Carroll, Brenda Goodman, Pamela Jorden, Michael Pribich and Bill Weiss. Join us, Thursday, November 2 at 12 PM for Art at Hig...

SLOMA Exhibition - Thursday Painters: A Legacy

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

One of the best things that artists can do to advance their ability is to meet other artists, to talk to them, and to watch them work. This has been as true in San Luis Obispo County as it has been in art colonies from Cape Cod to Carmel—places where artists began to congregate and form art associations. As early as 1946, a handful of painters, enjoying Harold Forgostein’s adult education classes, gathered regularly to paint alongside other artists, to watch them work, and see how they interpre...

SLOMA Exhibition: Fragments

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Challenging its membership is nothing new for The Painters Group (TPG), one of the Central Coast’s largest and most active artists group and an affiliate of the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (SLOMA). TPG’s most recent challenge was issued when the group’s leadership announced Fragments as the title and theme of TPG’s next exhibition at SLOMA on October 6, 2017 through November 26, 2017. Image: Lux (et umber incendit), John Langdon; 2017

SLOMA Exhibition: Leon Borensztein: Sharon

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Leon Borensztein is a renowned photographer whose artwork captures the integral beauty of people in otherwise painful and challenging situations. His photographs are a glimpse into his life as a single father caring for his severely disabled daughter, Sharon, from infancy until age 29. The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art has organized the exhibition Sharon from July 7 to August 27, 2017 so that gallery visitors can fully engage with these powerful photographs up close. SLOMA’s curator Ruta Salikl...

SLOMA Film Night - Everybody Street

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Everybody Street illuminates the lives and work of New York's iconic street photographers and the incomparable city that has inspired them for decades. The documentary pays tribute to the spirit of street photography through a cinematic exploration of New York City, and captures the visceral rush, singular perseverance and at times immediate danger customary to these artists. Featured Photographers: Bruce Davidson, Elliott Erwitt, Jill Freedman, Bruce Gilden, Joel Meyerowitz, Rebecca Lepkoff, M...

SLOMA Film Night - Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft and Design

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

andmade Nation documents the new wave of art, craft and design that is capturing the attention of the nation. It is the feature film debut of director, author, artist, and curator Faythe Levine. Levine traveled to 15 cities and covered more than 19,000 miles to interview artists, crafters, makers, curators, and community members. Today’s craft world has emerged as a synthesis of historical technique, punk culture, and the DIY ethos, also influenced by traditional handiwork, modern aesthetics, p...

SLOMA Film Night - Tyrus

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

People worldwide have seen the Disney animated classic Bambi and been deeply moved by it, but few can tell you the name of the artist behind the film. Even fewer are aware of this pioneering artist’s impact on American art and popular culture. Until his death at the age of 106, Tyrus Wong (1910-2016) was America’s oldest living Chinese American artist and one of the last remaining artists from the golden age of Disney animation. The quiet beauty of his Eastern-influenced paintings caught the eye...

SLOMA Film Night: Peggy Guggenheim - Art Addict

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

A colorful character who was not only ahead of her time but helped to define it, Peggy Guggenheim was an heiress to her family fortune who became a central figure in the modern art movement. As she moved through the cultural upheaval of the 20th century, she collected not only art, but artists. Her colorful personal history included such figures as Samuel Beckett, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp as well as countless others. While fighting through personal tragedy, sh...

SLOMA Trip: Bouquets To Art At The De Young Museum

50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118, 805-543-8562

Enjoy a day by the bay with SLOMA as we take a floral tour of the de Young Museum in San Francisco. Bouquets to Art is the de Young Museum’s annual floral takeover that lasts one week only. Florists from San Francisco to Tokyo breathe new life into the de Young's collections, creating their own masterpieces inspired by famed artworks. Custom floral installations mimic pieces from the de Young's permanent collection, filling the galleries with ephemeral beauty. Your ticket also includes a lunch...

Spring Into Art: 7 & 8 Year Olds Art Camp

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

WATERCOLOR INSPIRATION with teaching artist Debby Veldkamp You will be surrounded by the best of the west watercolors as you learn to use this tricky and magical medium. Try a different style every day. Paint what you see and feel. After a break, it's time for SEARCHING LINE WITH WIRE with teaching artist Brian Williams. Create sculptures using colorful and flexible wire. It’s fun and challenging at the same time. Make your artwork realistic, abstract or fanciful. It’s up to you. DETAILS // Apri...

Spring Into Art: 9-12 Year Olds Art Camp

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

TAKING TEXTURE TO THE MAX with teaching artist Susan Connors.Explore creating art with texture that you can see and texture that you can feel. Work in mixed media, collage and try drawing with paint. After a break at 10:30, it's time for WET AND WONDERFUL WATERCOLORS with teaching artist Debby Veldkamp. Be inspired by Aquarius—an exhibit or watercolor paintings by the best. Learn to use this tricky and magical medium. Try a different style every day. Paint what you see and feel. DETAILS // Apri...

Spring Into Art: Teen Art Camp

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

EXPLORATION OF WILD AND CRAZY MATERIALS Join Los Angeles teaching artist, Vicky Hoffman, as you explore spatial cues—how overlapping materials and colors interact. Every day is a new experience. Follow your instincts and set your creativity free. Explore art making using unusual collage techniques, often with unexpected results! Make your own artistic statements using lots of different materials that are fun. You will be surprised! VICKY HOFFMAN Artist Vicky Hoffman studied art at San Diego...

Still Life In Painting: 7-8 Year Olds Art Class

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Discover inspiration in SLOMA’s still life exhibit. Learn to set up your own still life to paint, considering color scheme, textures and use of space. April 10, 17, 24. 3:15pm-4:45pm. $36 includes all materials.

Surprise Yourself: 7-8 Year Olds Art Class

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Learn how everything comes out backwards when you make original prints. Watch your work multiply as you change ink colors to make each print different. Tuesdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30 at 3:15-4:45pm. $48 includes all materials. Instructor: Barbara Rosenthal is a graduate of UC Berkeley with a BA in Sociology. Barbara’s artwork, based on natural and social themes, and taught painting and printmaking, using traditional and innovative techniques. She has practiced, studied and taught art for the...

Visual Rhetoric

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Visual Rhetoric is a juried exhibition in SLOMA's McMeen Gallery highlighting contemporary California sculpture. Presented in conjunction with the Central Coast Sculptors Group, the exhibition will be on view April 6–29, 2018. About the Juror Garet Zook, Cal Poly University Art Gallery Specialist, and a sculptor, spent his youth in Ventura, California. He is an alumnus of the Art and Design Department at Cal Poly (2006). After receiving his Masters in sculpture from Mass Art in Boston (2011) he...

Wet & Wild Watercolor: 9-12 Year Olds After School Art Class

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Explore various approaches to create paintings in watercolor. Work from wet-on-wet to monoprint, representational to colors and shapes. Wednesdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28. $48 includes all materials.

Workshop: Mixed Media - Focus on Image Transfer Techniques

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406, 805-543-8562

Discover exciting new ways to add texture and mystery to painterly compositions with a variety of image transfer techniques. Drawing on varied sources such as personal snapshots, found images, or old family photographs, students will learn how to skillfully blend these images into a painterly surface, creating expressive and evocative compositions. Emphasis will be placed on class demonstrations combined with individualized instruction as students become proficient with each technique. About th...

World of Shapes: 5 & 6 Year Olds Art Class

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Use oil pastels and crayons to create basic geometric shapes. Learn to use shapes to create drawing and discover how shapes are the foundation of expressive work. Combine materials and let your imagination soar! Class Dates: Mondays, January 8, 15, 22, 29 at 3:15-4:45 pm. Cost: $48, includes all materials. Instructor Susan Connors received a degree in Studio Art and Art History from the University of Maryland in Europe, studying in some of Europe's greatest museums. She has been a teaching arti...

Youth After School Art Classes: 5 & 6 Year Olds

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

GROW SOME ART: Explore lines, shapes and colors. Learn to create and combine these elements of art in your drawing and painting. It’s fun to make original artwork! October 2, 9 , 16, 23. $48 includes all materials. ART IN NATURE: Discover the colors & textures in nature. Create drawings, paintings & collage of rocks, leaves, trees and landscapes. Express nature in watercolor and mixed media. October 30 & November 6, 13, 20. $48 includes all materials.