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Adult Studio Art Workshop (via Zoom): Watercolor Painting - Cloud SkyScape

Thursday, December 10, 2020
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Learn the basics of watercolor painting from SBMA Senior Teaching Artist Itoko Maeno. Focusing on painting the sky, this one-hour class is inspired by Frederic Church's Landscape at Sunset (1871). Study the artwork or take your own photograph of the sky to use as inspiration while you paint.

View the inspiration image for this class on the Museum’s online collection.

Required supplies:
  • Watercolor paper
  • Watercolor paint + brush
  • Two cups of water
  • Pencil
  • Paper towel or cloth

Meet your Instructor: Itoko Maeno

Itoko has been a Teaching Artist with the Santa Barbara Museum of Art for over 20 years. With specialties in painting, printmaking, and ceramics, she provides art lessons to all ages ranging from kindergarten students to adults. Celebrated for her watercolors, she also enjoys painting in oil and acrylic. Besides teaching art, Itoko has illustrated more than 20 picture book titles, including My Way Sally, awarded the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Picture Book, and Minou, nominated for the Caldecott Honor.

Adult Studio Art Workshop (via Zoom): Watercolor Painting - Cloud SkyScape

Saturday, December 12, 2020
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Learn the basics of watercolor painting from SBMA Senior Teaching Artist Itoko Maeno. Focusing on painting the sky, this one-hour class is inspired by Frederic Church's Landscape at Sunset (1871). Study the artwork or take your own photograph of the sky to use as inspiration while you paint.

View the inspiration image for this class on the Museum’s online collection.

Required supplies:
  • Watercolor paper
  • Watercolor paint + brush
  • Two cups of water
  • Pencil
  • Paper towel or cloth

Meet your Instructor: Itoko Maeno

Itoko has been a Teaching Artist with the Santa Barbara Museum of Art for over 20 years. With specialties in painting, printmaking, and ceramics, she provides art lessons to all ages ranging from kindergarten students to adults. Celebrated for her watercolors, she also enjoys painting in oil and acrylic. Besides teaching art, Itoko has illustrated more than 20 picture book titles, including My Way Sally, awarded the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Picture Book, and Minou, nominated for the Caldecott Honor.

Ticket Cost:
Workshop via Zoom: FREE

Adult Studio Art Workshop (via Zoom): Introduction to Drawing

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Be inspired by Utagawa Kuniyoshi’s woodblock print, Kabuki Actor Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII as Jiraiya (center) with a Monster Toad (1852), as you create a dynamic composition in triptych form. SBMA Teaching Artist Tina Villadolid explores why drawing from the masters is a helpful exercise, where to begin on the blank page, and how lines and angles convey action and movement.

Supplies

Meet Your Instructor
Tina Villadolid has been a Teaching Artist for the Santa Barbara Museum of Art for over 22 years. Connecting with the people in her community through art has brought her so much joy! Tina loves to paint with oils, sculpt with clay, create installation art, draw portraits with charcoal, and write songs. She is conversational in Spanish, has two grandchildren, is originally from New York City, and lives with her cat, Chappie James, Jr.

Ticket Cost:
Workshop via Zoom: FREE