Adult Art Studio Class

The Empty Center: Painting Under the Influence of the Master of the Lotus Garden

"Clouds moving, I reside my studio in the lotus"
— Bada Shanren

Artists of all levels are invited to paint in the garden under the heady double influence of Lotusland and Master Painter of the lotus garden, Bada Shanren. Participants gather for a brief introduction to the Chinese tradition of Bird and Flower painting, and then go off to explore the scene and site that most inspires them. Santa Barbara Museum of Art Teaching Artists and Lotusland garden guides are onsite to encourage and instruct. Afterwards share your work in progress over a glass of wine or cup of Jasmine tea on the main lawn.

Materials are provided for those who wish, or bring your own supplies (as long as you can carry them).

This program is a partnership between the Lotusland and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and is inspired by the exhibition Flowers on a River.

Advance reservations are required. Register Here

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