Painting the Inner and Outer Landscape

Date: Oct 29 2019 - Oct 31 2019

with Adam Wolpert

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Painting out of doors is a profound experience, one that engages all of our senses, our minds and our spirits. Faced with nature’s dynamic forces we are challenged to develop visual sensitivity, flexibility and resilience. We come into deeper relationship with the world and with ourselves when we open to the living landscape around us. We begin to see the world as never before and our paintings give evidence of that new vision.

This workshop will invite both intermediate and experienced painters to immerse themselves in landscape painting. Daily sessions will be devoted to painting rapid sketches and more developed small oil paintings out of doors. Basic oil technique, instruction in setting up a palette, mixing colors and brushwork will be balanced with a slide lecture on visual theory, composition and special issues in landscape painting. Workshop participants will learn from individual instruction and each other and have opportunities to share their paintings and experiences in a supportive environment. The spectacular beauty of the SLO area provides the perfect setting to explore this exciting practice.

About the Instructor

A passionate artist from an early age, Adam Wolpert explored the media of performance, ceramics, sculpture, and collage before turning seriously to painting while earning his BFA from the University of California Santa Barbara. After a rigorous 2-year training in classical realism at Studio Cecil-Graves in Florence, Italy, where he immersed himself in the work of the great European masters, Wolpert completed an MFA at UC San Diego. He has had major gallery representation since 1988, including many solo exhibitions and group shows and 18 years with the Jan Baum Gallery in Los Angeles. Wolpert co-founded the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center in 1994 and has taught and lectured extensively throughout California. Learn more about Adam Wolpert’s artwork at


Wednesday, October 29 to Friday, October 31, 2019 (rare midweek workshop!). 9 AM — 4 PM with breaks. First day meets at SLOMA, and then in spots around SLO County for plein air painting.

Registration $300 members, $325 general. Materials list online. Plein air easels required.
Please register by Friday, October 18, 2019. Call SLOMA at 805-543-8562 to register over the phone.

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.

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