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This summer, SBMA is offering seven weeks of in-person art camp at the Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House. Children spend their day immersed in hands-on art making and creative problem solving, while being inspired by original works of art from the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions.

For more information or if you would like to be added to the waitlist for a sold-out camp(s), please email communityprograms@sbma.net or call 805.884.6457.

Summer Camp – Sculpture (Ages 5 – 6)

June 17 – 21, 2024 (Monday – Friday)
9 am – 3 pm

Use wire, wood, clay, and other mixed-media materials to build a variety of sculptures, inspired by some of the Museum’s favorite 3-D works. Mix it up by adding color, changing medium, or making still images move while exploring scale, balance, gravity, and surface texture.

Instructor: Jason Summers

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

Ticket Cost:
SBMA Member: $300.00
Non-Member: $350.00

Summer Camp – Textiles + Prints (Ages 7 – 9)

June 17 – 21, 2024 (Monday – Friday)
9 am – 3 pm

Sew, weave, dye, and embroider reimagined works in the Museum’s collection using fabric, felt, and repurposed textiles. Experiment with different printmaking techniques and the magic of making multiples from inked plates, blocks, and found objects.

Instructor: Nicola Ghersen

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

Ticket Cost:
SBMA Member: $300.00
Non-Member: $350.00

Summer Camp – Sculpture (Ages 8 – 11)

June 17 – 21, 2024 (Monday – Friday)
9 am – 3 pm

Use wire, wood, clay, and other mixed-media materials to build a variety of sculptures, inspired by some of the Museum’s favorite 3-D works. Mix it up by adding color, changing medium, or making still images move while exploring scale, balance, gravity, and surface texture.

Instructor: Carlos Bardales

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

Summer Camp – Sculpture (Ages 5 – 6)

June 24– 28, 2024 (Monday – Friday)
9 am – 3 pm

Use wire, wood, clay, and other mixed-media materials to build a variety of sculptures, inspired by some of the Museum’s favorite 3-D works. Mix it up by adding color, changing medium, or making still images move while exploring scale, balance, gravity, and surface texture.

Instructor: Carlos Bardales

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

Summer Camp – Sculpture (Ages 7 – 9)

June 24– 28, 2024 (Monday – Friday)
9 am – 3 pm

Use wire, wood, clay, and other mixed-media materials to build a variety of sculptures, inspired by some of the Museum’s favorite 3-D works. Mix it up by adding color, changing medium, or making still images move while exploring scale, balance, gravity, and surface texture.

Instructor: Jason Summers

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

Summer Camp – Textiles + Prints (Ages 8 – 11)

June 24– 28, 2024 (Monday – Friday)
9 am – 3 pm

Sew, weave, dye, and embroider reimagined works in the Museum’s collection using fabric, felt, and repurposed textiles. Experiment with different printmaking techniques and the magic of making multiples from inked plates, blocks, and found objects.

Instructor: Nicola Ghersen

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

Summer Camp – Textiles + Prints (Ages 5 – 6)

July 8 – 12, 2024 (Monday – Friday)
9 am – 3 pm

Sew, weave, dye, and embroider reimagined works in the Museum’s collection using fabric, felt, and repurposed textiles. Experiment with different printmaking techniques and the magic of making multiples from inked plates, blocks, and found objects.

Instructor: Nicola Ghersen

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

Ticket Cost:
SBMA Member: $300.00
Non-Member: $350.00

Summer Camp – Re-Made: Art & Sustainability (Ages 7 – 9)

July 8 – 12, 2024 (Monday – Friday)
9 am – 3 pm

Play with line, shape, color, and composition as you stitch, assemble, and paint using recycled materials and found objects. Campers will discover new ways of re-making as they design textile pieces from scrap fabric, print on reclaimed materials, and create sketchbooks from discarded books, all inspired works of art in the Museum’s collection.

Instructor: Loree Gold

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

Summer Camp – Textiles + Prints (Ages 8 – 11)

July 8 – 12, 2024 (Monday – Friday)
9 am – 3 pm

Sew, weave, dye, and embroider reimagined works in the Museum’s collection using fabric, felt, and repurposed textiles. Experiment with different printmaking techniques and the magic of making multiples from inked plates, blocks, and found objects.

Instructor: Carlos Bardales

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

Summer Camp – Textiles + Prints (Ages 5 – 6)

July 15 – 19, 2024 (Monday – Friday)
9 am – 3 pm

Sew, weave, dye, and embroider reimagined works in the Museum’s collection using fabric, felt, and repurposed textiles. Experiment with different printmaking techniques and the magic of making multiples from inked plates, blocks, and found objects.

Instructor: Carlos Bardales

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

Summer Camp – Ceramics + Re-Made Workshop (Ages 6 – 8)

July 15 – 19, 2024 (Monday – Friday)
9 am – 3 pm

Spend the morning in the clay lab learning the basic techniques of throwing pottery at the wheel in a fun and relaxed environment, making simple clay forms and experimenting with surface decoration and glazing techniques. After lunch, head to the Re-Made Workshop to create by combining, reusing, and repurposing materials into unexpected projects inspired by works of art in the Museum’s collection.

Instructor: Jason Summers and Loree Gold

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

Summer Camp – Drawing + Painting (Ages 8 – 11)

July 15 – 19, 2024 (Monday – Friday)
9 am – 3 pm

Get inspired by the stunning works of art in the special exhibition A Legacy of Giving, featuring gifts from Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree. Young artists explore the fundamentals of drawing and a variety of painting techniques and media, including watercolor, acrylic, and ink, as they dive deep into the effects of color and light in plein air landscapes, seascapes, and cityscape inspired by Barbizon and Impressionist painters.

Instructor: Nicola Ghersen

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

Summer Camp – Drawing + Painting (Ages 5 – 6)

July 22 – 26, 2024 (Monday – Friday)
9 am – 3 pm

Get inspired by the stunning works of art in the special exhibition A Legacy of Giving, featuring gifts from Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree. Young artists explore the fundamentals of drawing and a variety of painting techniques and media, including watercolor, acrylic, and ink, as they dive deep into the effects of color and light in plein air landscapes, seascapes, and cityscape inspired by Barbizon and Impressionist painters.

Instructor: Nicola Ghersen

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

Summer Camp – Drawing + Painting (Ages 7 – 9)

July 22 – 26, 2024 (Monday – Friday)
9 am – 3 pm

Get inspired by the stunning works of art in the special exhibition A Legacy of Giving, featuring gifts from Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree. Young artists explore the fundamentals of drawing and a variety of painting techniques and media, including watercolor, acrylic, and ink, as they dive deep into the effects of color and light in plein air landscapes, seascapes, and cityscape inspired by Barbizon and Impressionist painters.

Instructor: Carlos Bardales

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

Summer Camp – Ceramics + Re-Made Workshop (Ages 9 – 12)

July 22 – 26, 2024 (Monday – Friday)
9 am – 3 pm

Spend the morning in the clay lab learning the basic techniques of throwing pottery at the wheel in a fun and relaxed environment, making simple clay forms and experimenting with surface decoration and glazing techniques. After lunch, head to the Re-Made Workshop to create by combining, reusing, and repurposing materials into unexpected projects inspired by works of art in the Museum’s collection.

Instructor: Jason Summers and Loree Gold

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

Summer Camp – Drawing + Painting (Ages 5 – 6)

July 29 – August 2, 2024 (Monday – Friday)
9 am – 3 pm

Get inspired by the stunning works of art in the special exhibition A Legacy of Giving, featuring gifts from Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree. Young artists explore the fundamentals of drawing and a variety of painting techniques and media, including watercolor, acrylic, and ink, as they dive deep into the effects of color and light in plein air landscapes, seascapes, and cityscape inspired by Barbizon and Impressionist painters.

Instructor: Carlos Bardales

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

Ticket Cost:
SBMA Member: $300.00
Non-Member: $350.00

Summer Camp – Ceramics + Re-Made Workshop (Ages 6 – 8)

July 29 – August 2, 2024 (Monday – Friday)
9 am – 3 pm

Spend the morning in the clay lab learning the basic techniques of throwing pottery at the wheel in a fun and relaxed environment, making simple clay forms and experimenting with surface decoration and glazing techniques. After lunch, head to the Re-Made Workshop to create by combining, reusing, and repurposing materials into unexpected projects inspired by works of art in the Museum’s collection.

Instructor: Jason Summers and Loree Gold

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

Summer Camp – Drawing + Painting (Ages 7 – 9)

August 5 – 9, 2024 (Monday – Friday)
9 am – 3 pm

Get inspired by the stunning works of art in the special exhibition A Legacy of Giving, featuring gifts from Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree. Young artists explore the fundamentals of drawing and a variety of painting techniques and media, including watercolor, acrylic, and ink, as they dive deep into the effects of color and light in plein air landscapes, seascapes, and cityscape inspired by Barbizon and Impressionist painters.

Instructor: Carlos Bardales

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

Summer Camp – Ceramics + Re-Made Workshop (Ages 9 – 12)

August 5 – 9, 2024 (Monday – Friday)
9 am – 3 pm

Spend the morning in the clay lab learning the basic techniques of throwing pottery at the wheel in a fun and relaxed environment, making simple clay forms and experimenting with surface decoration and glazing techniques. After lunch, head to the Re-Made Workshop to create by combining, reusing, and repurposing materials into unexpected projects inspired by works of art in the Museum’s collection.

Instructor: Jason Summers and Loree Gold

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