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Reopening on Tuesday, May 11.
Tuesday – Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm
Thursdays, 11 am – 8 pm

Welcome back to SBMA! We will be reopening on Tuesday, May 11. To ensure social distancing in the galleries, advance ticketing reservations are highly recommended and guarantee your entry time.

Please arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before your scheduled time slot to avoid crowding. The suggested visit time is 60 minutes. Your ticket will be required for entrance (printed or on smartphone).

Masks are required for all visitors 2 years and older at all times and in all areas of the Museum, including lobby, galleries, stairs, elevator, Museum Store, and restrooms. Masks must be worn covering nose and mouth. For more information on what to expect during your visit, click here.

If you are no longer able to visit during your selected time slot, please contact tickets@sbma.net to cancel your reservation so that a space may be opened up for another visitor.

Ticket Cost:
SBMA Member: Adult: FREE
SBMA Member: Senior (age 65+): FREE
SBMA Member: Child (ages 6-17): FREE
SBMA Member: Child (under 6 years): FREE
Non-Member: Adult: FREE
Non-Member: Senior (age 65+): FREE
Non-Member: Child (ages 6-17): FREE
Non-Member: Child (under 6 years): FREE

Adult Studio Art Workshop (via Zoom): Drawing

Thursday, May 13, 2021
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Experiment with an assortment of drawing tools inspired by Eugene Berman’s mixed media on paper Composition II (1940). Use pencil, ballpoint, and felt-tipped pens to combine different types of mark-making and to add texture, depth, and range your drawings.

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

Required supplies:

  • Prismacolor ebony pencil
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Eraser
  • Ballpoint pen
  • Sharpie marker
  • 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): Drawing

Thursday, June 10, 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.

Ticket Cost:
Workshop via Zoom: FREE

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.

Ticket Cost:
Workshop via Zoom: FREE