This free program is for students aged 12 – 14 with a passion for art, a curiosity for learning in a museum environment, and a craving for new experiences with artists and peers. Mentored by an SBMA Teaching Artist participants dive into the themes of a current exhibition and/or a featured artist during a session of four – six weekly classes. Inspired by these themes, the group creates art in a variety of mediums, showcases their resulting artwork, and leads activities connected to their discoveries at a culminating event.
Classes take place 4 – 6 pm on Thursdays at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art or Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House. There is a 12-student capacity and enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants must be able to commit to all classes and the culminating event dates within each session.
Over the course of four weeks, students create a performance backdrop inspired by the large-scale sculpture of local artist Joan Tanner, whose work will be on view in the exhibition Out of Joint, February 12 – May 14, 2023.
The set piece will be installed in the Museum’s Mary Craig Auditorium for the February 12 concert, Ted Nash - Transformation: The Music of Words, featuring student composers and writers from a workshop led by Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and composer Ted Nash.