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How Nature Frames the Landscape: Trees & Leaves, Branches & Twigs

Saturday, December 6, 2014
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House
Registration Fee: $85 SBMA Members/$90 Non-Members (includes all materials for the class)

Explore nature’s art forms using acrylic paint and printing inks. We’ve all looked up through leafy trees to discover intricate light patterns formed by foliage. December is the month for the “sky windows” that are framed by the nearly bare branches of the season. Capturing the interplay of natural botanical shapes against colorful backgrounds is the focus of this Adult Studio Class. Works from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art provide illustrations of how various artists integrate the positive shapes (foliage) with the negative space around it to create depth, visual interest, and bold design. Use different techniques to design leafy patterns, branch borders, and sky windows, and explore color and texture, expressive line, repetition of shape, negative space, and the transition from realism to abstraction.

Facilitators: Joni Chancer & Gina Rester-Zodrow, SBMA Teaching Artists
Image/s: Jean-baptist-camille Corot, Les Glacis d’un Chateau-Fort en ruine (or La Freté-Milon), 1885-1865. Oil on canvas, 14 ½ x 9 ¼ inches. SBMA, Gift of the A.E. Clegg Family

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Painting Spring Skies in Watercolor & Acrylic

Saturday, April 25, 2015
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House
Registration Fee: $85 SBMA Members/$90 Non-Members (includes all materials for the class)

Viewers know just how important cloud-filled skies are in a landscape painting. With just a few experienced brushstrokes, an artist conveys season, weather, and mood. In this Adult Studio Class, study several inspirational skyscapes from the permanent collection of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art with guidance from Teaching Artists focused on atmospheric effects?from subtle, impressionistic mists to clear and vibrant cobalt skies, accented by clouds featuring the many different shades of “white.” Apply color, layering, and glazing techniques to give shape, depth, and volume to the skies and clouds that grace their fall landscape paintings in watercolor and acrylic.

Facilitators: Joni Chancer & Gina Rester-Zodrow, SBMA Teaching Artists
Image/s: Eugene Boudin, Abbreville: Eglise de Saint-Vulfran, 1894. Oil on panel, 18 x 14 1/2 in.. SBMA, Gift of Mrs. L. H. Kirkpatrick

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