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Summer Art Academy for Adults in Partnership with the Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Unlocking the Secrets of Wabi-Sabi in Art
Monday – Friday, July 7 – 11
9:30 am - 3:15 pm
Location: Crane Country Day School (SBMA Partner School)
1795 San Leandro Ln, Montecito, CA 93108

Registration Fee: $285 SBMA Members/$295 Non-Members

Wabi-sabi is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, humble, and unconventional. Weathered wood, hand-made paper, a fallen leaf, bird prints in the sand, blossoms scattered on a perfectly groomed pebbled pathway, the frayed edge of your grandmother's lace tablecloth... wabi-sabi is woven into your spirit and recognized by your heart and mind.

Explore this inspiring aesthetic and philosophy as you discover and celebrate wabi-sabi in art and writing. This creative journey culminates in paintings (abstract and representational—in watercolor, acrylic, and ink), printmaking projects, photography, and mixed-media collages. Create innovative and exciting art pieces using techniques that render ideas and impressions with confidence, freedom, and fluency.

Keep an illustrated artist's journal of the week, and observe how wabi-sabi emerges in your poems, observations, and memoirs.

The large, bright, indoor/outdoor studio spaces of the art building at Crane Country Day School is an ideal location for this summer's SBMA Art Academy. Enjoy a picnic lunch on campus or at nearby delis and restaurants.

Included is a visit to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art for inspiration.

A list of art supplies to bring to class will be sent to you upon registration.

Facilitators: Teaching Artists Joni Chancer and Gina Rester-Zodrow
Image/s: Isamu Noguchi, Ceremony, 1982. Jasper, granite, wood. Museum purchase. The Mary and Leigh Block Fund.

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