The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art’s foremost educational objective is to ensure that you have a variety of enlightening, inspiring, and rewarding opportunities to put your own individual creativity into practice. Workshops and classes at the Museum are taught by professional artists who have earned the appreciation and respect of their students. Many of these teaching artists have become favorites of Museum members, and return to educate and inspire their classes year after year.

Adult art programs

Adult Art Programs

It’s never too late to start learning a new skill, or rekindle an old passion. SLOMA’s array of art education programs for adults provide an opportunity to hone your skills, whether you are a beginner or a trained artists yourself. Take a look at what we offer.

Youth art programs

Youth Art Programs

As part of its mission, the Museum offers a variety of opportunities for aspiring artists of all ages, including the next generation’s art enthusiasts. From classes to camps, there is something every young artist will enjoy.


Watercolor classes

Watercolor Painting

For raw beginners and seasoned painters, all materials provided. Ages 16 and up. Instructor Madeline Simonaro has taught art for over 30 years.

Nature as inspiration

Nature as Inspiration

Go outdoors to sketch what you see in nature. Learn to work from realism to abstraction. Teaching artist Juleen Packard.

Awaken partnership with county schools


SLOMA is proud to bring its art into the community in a variety of ways, including offering in-school programs, volunteer opportunities and other activities.