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Sketching in the Galleries

Thursday, December 8, 2022
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

All skill levels are invited to experience the tradition of sketching from original works of art in current exhibitions. Museum Teaching Artists provide general guidance and all materials.

Ticket Cost:
General Admission: FREE

Winter Gift-Making Workshop

Saturday, December 10, 2022
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Children ages 5-12 gain inspiration from works of art in the Museum’s collection to draw, paint, print, collage, and sculpt artful gifts to share with friends and family.

Instructors: Nicola Ghersen + Jason Summers

Email communityprograms@sbma.net or call 805.884.6457 for more information.

Ticket Cost:
SBMA Member: $120.00
Non-Member: $150.00

Writing in the Galleries

Thursday, December 15, 2022
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Writers of all levels are invited to participate in this informal exploration of the Museum’s galleries as an impetus to writing. Monthly sessions are led by a visiting writer who begins with a conversation and prompt, partially inspired by works on view. Participants write on their own, then reconvene to share and comment on each other’s work. Please bring something on which to write.

In this special December session, SBCC Creative Writing Professor Joshua Escobar explores the idea of transformation as a prompt for writing. Participants may submit their work for consideration of inclusion in a related public reading and performance at SBMA on February 12 or to the upcoming issue of Open Fruit, SBCC's Creative Writing Magazine. For further information, contact jmescobar2@pipeline.sbcc.edu.

Ticket Cost:
General Admission: FREE

Winter After-School Multimedia Class: Birds + Trees

Tuesdays, January 10 – February 14
3:30 – 5:30 pm

Combine materials and techniques to create mixed media pieces that include painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpture. Depictions of birds and trees crossing cultures and time in the Museum’s collections will ignite imaginations and inspire both individual and collaborative creations.

Ages: 5 – 12

Instructors: Nicola Ghersen + Jason Summers

Email communityprograms@sbma.net or call 805.884.6457 for more information.

Ticket Cost:
SBMA Member: $150.00
Non-Member: $200.00