Day Trip to the Norton Simon Museum

Henri Matisse: OdalisqueMay 4, 2019


Join SLOMA for a day trip to the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena. Internationally known for its impressive collection of European and Asian art, as well as its commanding view of the annual Tournament of Roses Parade, the museum also boasts an extensive collection of modern art, including works by Picasso, Braque, and Rivera.

In addition to the museum’s collection on view, travelers will tour Matisse/Odalisque, an exhibition exploring the theme of the odalisque in European art in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The odalisque, a harem slave or concubine, was a popular subject in European art throughout the colonial period. Featuring artworks by Henri Matisse, Frédéric Bazille, and Pablo Picasso, among others, it shows that artists employed dazzling combinations of color and ornament to foreground the orientalist subject as a work of pictorial fantasy.

Saturday, May 4, 2019. Registration $115 SLOMA members, $130 general includes round trip transportation, admission, and snacks. Convenient pickups in SLO and Arroyo Grande.

Sign up online or call SLOMA at 805-543-8562 to reserve your seat!

Youth Art Classes

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.

Adult Art Programs

From basic techniques to hands-on experiences in contemporary and multicultural art forms, we strive to stimulate creative thinking and encourage integration of the arts into every aspect of daily life. All of our art classes are taught by professional teaching artists.

To sign up for a workshop, register online or call SLOMA at 805-543-8562.

In consideration of our instructors, please review our cancelation policy: Students must pay in full at time of enrollment. Refunds may be requested up to 30 days prior to the workshop date and will be processed minus a $100 cancelation fee. No refunds will be granted after the 30 day mark. If the Museum of Art cancels the workshop, students will receive a full refund.

Workshops & Drop-In Classes

Wednesday Life Drawing Classes

Life Drawing


People of all levels of drawing skill are welcome. Sessions incorporate multiple poses for 3 hours. From one minute gestures to 20 minutes, giving the artist a variety of poses to work from. Please bring your own drawing materials.

A model is provided along with tables and easels. No instruction. No photos please. Coffee, snacks and music provided.


$20 members, $25 nonmembers at the door.
Wednesday mornings: 9 AM — Noon.
Wednesday evenings: 6:30 PM — 9 PM.