Weekend dates all summer long

Whether you’re a raw beginner or a seasoned painter, this is the perfect place to join a fun group of fellow artists to create art in a museum. Don’t have any gear? Not to worry— everything required for your day of art making will be provided.

Drop-in classes are a great opportunity for new artists to create in a relaxing, encouraging atmosphere. Each class is only $25 for SLOMA members, $29 general, including all materials.

Drop-In Acrylic Painting with Cat Lemoine
Sundays, June 23, June 30, July 7, August 4, and August 11 from 1 to 3 PM
Learn (or re-learn) the beauty of painting with this introduction to acrylic with Central Coast artist Catherine Lemoine. Students are invited to bring any photos or objects they would like to paint. Examples will also be provided by the instructor.

Art Making for Stress Relief with Judy Johnson-Williams
Saturdays, June 22 & 29, 11 AM to 1 PM.

De-stress this summer and get your creative juices flowing with two drop-in classes with Judy Johnson-Williams.

June 22: Nature Journaling
Want to get out in nature? Art blocked? This introductory class is about being attuned to the natural world and how to participate as an artist-scientist. We will sketch the wonderful bounty of plants and wildlife around the museum. Can’t draw? The first hour will feature friendly drawing instruction to get you started and there are many alternative techniques: tracing leaves, rubbings, and counting for noticing and recording what’s around us. Then we will go outside and see what we can find.

June 29: Make a Sketchbook
Better than buying one! You can make your own in the perfect size size (to fit in your backpack, pocket), with the paper you like, hard or soft covers. We will make three different book forms (stitched, sidebound, one sheet) and then take them outside to try them out. No experience necessary. 

Drop-In Oil Painting with Christine Cortese
Saturdays, July 13 & 20, 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Explore the possibilities of still life painting. Create a realist depiction of the subject matter or let your imagination go wild with an abstract interpretation! Artists of all levels are invited to discover their own style.

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