The Sculpture Studio

March 16 – August 18

5 – 7 pm
Saturdays & Sundays
12 – 4 pm


Sculpture: Three-dimensional art made by one of four basic processes: carving, modeling, casting, constructing. This interactive space for all ages offers innovative artist-designed installations and hands-on activities that explore the materials, techniques and tools that artists use to create sculpture. With a focus on the human figure, experience the process of making works in the round and in relief by using terracotta modeling compound, rubber press molds, plaster head forms, and wire armatures. A display of some of the tools used for sculpting include chisels for carving, a steel spatula for waxwork in bronze casting, and a loop tool for manipulating clay. A selection of touchable materials help illuminate the transformation of ingots of bronze, blocks of marble, and raw clay into finished three-dimensional sculptures.

Santa Barbara Art Museum

Museum Hours

Tues - Sun 11 am - 5 pm
Thurs 11 am - 8 pm
Closed Mondays and holidays
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Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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