SBMA Online

Home > Classes & Workshops:

Adult Workshops

Adult Studio Art Workshop (via Zoom): Drawing

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Start off the new year by creating loose, gestural drawings of Ganesha, the Hindu deity believed to be the remover of obstacles. Practice 2 to 5-minute sketches, drawing from a photo of SBMA’s 11th-century dancing Ganesha carved from sandstone. 

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

Required supplies

  • Prismacolor ebony pencil
  • Eraser
  • Pencil sharpener

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

Adult Studio Art Workshop (via Zoom): Watercolor Painting - Reflections on Water

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Learn the basics of watercolor painting from SBMA Senior Teaching Artist Itoko Maeno. Focusing on reflections on water, this one-hour class is inspired by Gifford Beal’s Landscape (1911). Study the artwork or take your own photograph of reflections on water 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): Drawing

Thursday, February 11, 2021
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

In honor of Black History Month, this session examines Jacob Lawrence’s screenprint The 1920’s…The Migrants Cast Their Ballots (1974). Draw details from his unique, modernist depiction of African-American migrant workers in the 1920s voting for the first time. Lawrence created this print as part of the Kent Bicentennial Portfolio, with artists contributing to the portfolio responding to the question “what does independence mean to you?”.

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

Required supplies:

  • Prismacolor ebony pencil
  • Eraser
  • Pencil sharpener

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

Adult Studio Art Workshop (via Zoom): Drawing

Thursday, February 18, 2021
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

In honor of Black History Month, this session examines Jacob Lawrence’s screenprint The 1920’s…The Migrants Cast Their Ballots (1974). Draw details from his unique, modernist depiction of African-American migrant workers in the 1920s voting for the first time. Lawrence created this print as part of the Kent Bicentennial Portfolio, with artists contributing to the portfolio responding to the question “what does independence mean to you?”.

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

Required supplies:

  • Prismacolor ebony pencil
  • Eraser
  • Pencil sharpener

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

Adult Studio Art Workshop (via Zoom): Watercolor Painting - Still Life

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Learn the basics of watercolor painting from SBMA Senior Teaching Artist Itoko Maeno. Focusing on still life, this one-hour class is inspired by Marsden Hartley’s Still Life (1929-1930). Study the artwork or set-up your own still life 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 - Still Life

Saturday, February 27, 2021
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Learn the basics of watercolor painting from SBMA Senior Teaching Artist Itoko Maeno. Focusing on still life, this one-hour class is inspired by Marsden Hartley’s Still Life (1929-1930). Study the artwork or set-up your own still life 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): Drawing

Thursday, March 11, 2021
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

During this session, extend the spirit of International Women’s Day and find inspiration from the artist Barbara Kasten, who at 84 years old, continues to challenge spatial relationships in her work. Drawing from her photograph, Construct NYC 11 (1982), explore her depiction of a 3-dimensional space on a 2-dimensional plane. 

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

Required Supplies

  • Prismacolor ebony pencil
  • Eraser
  • Pencil sharpener

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

Adult Studio Art Workshop (via Zoom): Drawing

Thursday, March 18, 2021
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

During this session, extend the spirit of International Women’s Day and find inspiration from the artist Barbara Kasten, who at 84 years old, continues to challenge spatial relationships in her work. Drawing from her photograph, Construct NYC 11 (1982), explore her depiction of a 3-dimensional space on a 2-dimensional plane. 

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

Required Supplies

  • Prismacolor ebony pencil
  • Eraser
  • Pencil sharpener

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

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

Sunday, March 21, 2021
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Learn the basics of watercolor painting from SBMA Senior Teaching Artist Itoko Maeno. Focusing on the depiction of folds of cloth or clothing, this one-hour class is inspired by George Rickey’s Study of Drapery (1978). Study the artwork or set up your own drapery 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): Watercolor Painting - Drapery

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Learn the basics of watercolor painting from SBMA Senior Teaching Artist Itoko Maeno. Focusing on the depiction of folds of cloth or clothing, this one-hour class is inspired by George Rickey’s Study of Drapery (1978). Study the artwork or set up your own drapery 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): Watercolor Painting - Drapery

Saturday, March 27, 2021
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Learn the basics of watercolor painting from SBMA Senior Teaching Artist Itoko Maeno. Focusing on the depiction of folds of cloth or clothing, this one-hour class is inspired by George Rickey’s Study of Drapery (1978). Study the artwork or set up your own drapery 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