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

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Learn the basics of watercolor painting from SBMA Senior Teaching Artist Itoko Maeno. Focusing on landscape, this one-hour class is inspired by Stuart Davis’ Yellow Hills (1919). Study the artwork or use a photograph of a local landscape 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

Armchair Travel Lecture (via Zoom) - Armenia and Georgia: Monasteries, Manuscripts, Mountains, and Modernism with Dr. Keelan Overton

Thursday, April 22, 2021
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join Dr. Overton for a historical overview of Armenia and Georgia through the lens of art and architecture. With beautiful images as a backdrop, she will share on the fascinating sites she visited in 2019 when she was there for a month doing research and planning the SBMA tour Armenia and Georgia: Monasteries, Manuscripts, Mountains, and Modernism for which she will be the study leader in 2022. She will also be the study leader for SBMA’s Morocco tour in 2022.

Keelan Overton (PhD, UCLA, 2011) is a historian of Islamic art and architecture specializing in the eastern Islamic world. Her recent book is the edited volume Iran and the Deccan: Persianate Art, Culture, and Talent in Circulation, 1400-1700 (Indiana University Press, June 2020). Her current book is a global history of Persian tilework, and this project has been awarded a Getty Scholar grant. For the last six years, Keelan has been as an Independent Scholar based in Santa Barbara, where she divides her time between research, writing, teaching, and travel. This year, she will be teaching at Pomona College and in residence at the Getty working on her book. Dr. Overton previously served as the Curator of Islamic Art at the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art (Shangri La) in Honolulu (2011-12) and as an Associate Curator in the Art of the Middle East department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2014 – 15).

Ticket Cost:
Virtual Experience via Zoom: FREE

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

Saturday, April 24, 2021
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Learn the basics of watercolor painting from SBMA Senior Teaching Artist Itoko Maeno. Focusing on landscape, this one-hour class is inspired by Stuart Davis’ Yellow Hills (1919). Study the artwork or use a photograph of a local landscape 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

Three Perspectives on Contemporary Painting: A Conversation with Suzanne Hudson, Math Bass, and Christina Quarles (via Zoom)

Friday, April 30, 2021
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

In her forthcoming book Contemporary Painting (Thames and Hudson, April 2021), Los Angeles-based art historian and critic Suzanne Hudson considers painting as a vibrant and sometimes contentious critic of a dynamic global society. Two esteemed painters, Math Bass and Christina Quarles, who are discussed in Hudson's book, join the author in a conversation about painting. This event is moderated by curators from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara.

This event is sponsored in part by The Museum Contemporaries at SBMA

image credit - From left: Suzanne Hudson; Christina Quarles, Photo (cropped): Erik Carter, Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles, 2021; Math Bass, Photo (cropped): Steven Taylor, 2021

Ticket Cost:
Virtual Experience via Zoom: FREE

Adult Studio Art Workshop (via Zoom): Drawing

Thursday, May 6, 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.

Ticket Cost:
Workshop via Zoom: 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.

Ticket Cost:
Workshop via Zoom: FREE

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