Adult Studio Art Workshop (via Zoom)

Introduction to Watercolor Painting

Learn the basics of watercolor painting from SBMA Senior Teaching Artist Itoko Maeno. Focusing on light-hued flowers, this one-hour class is inspired by Alfredo Ramos Martínez's painting Flowers (ca. 1935). Use the following artwork as inspiration while you paint, or take a photograph of a flower from your garden or local park.

View the inspiration image for this class on the Museum's online collection.

Required supplies:

  • Watercolor paper
  • Watercolor paint + brush
  • Two cups of water
  • Pencil
  • Paper towel or cloth

Meet your instructor: Itoko Maeno

Itoko has been a Teaching Artist with the Santa Barbara Museum of Art for over 20 years. With specialties in painting, printmaking, and ceramics, she provides art lessons to all ages ranging from kindergarten students to adults. Celebrated for her watercolors, she also enjoys painting in oil and acrylic. Besides teaching art, Itoko has illustrated more than 20 picture book titles, including My Way Sally, awarded the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Picture Book, and Minou, nominated for the Caldecott Honor.

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