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Adult Studio Art Workshop (via Zoom): Drawing

Thursday, June 17, 2021
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

When color is the main event in a work of art, paying attention to the structure “behind the scenes” can be an interesting exercise. Looking at a black and white reproduction of Brad Eberhard’s Foreign Affairs (2008) oil on canvas on board, learn how to break down the lines, shapes, and dark to light values that add dynamism to the composition.

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

Required supplies:

  • Prismacolor ebony pencil
  • Eraser
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Paper

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.

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

Tuesday, June 22, 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 John Frederick Peto’s Still-Life with Cake (nd). Study the artwork or set up your own still-life 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: Still-Life

Saturday, June 26, 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 John Frederick Peto’s Still-Life with Cake (nd). Study the artwork or set up your own still-life 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