Family Resource Center

An Art Laboratory for Playful Problem Solving

January 28, 2023 – May 14, 2023
Thursdays, 5 – 7 pm PT
Saturday & Sunday, 12 – 4 pm PT

Inspired by the exuberantly unpredictable exhibition Out of Joint, featuring the work of local artist Joan Tanner, the Family Resource Center is transformed into an “art laboratory,” a space for experimentation where energy, uncertainty, and opportunity are the currents of chance that spark creativity.

Visitors are invited to contribute to the large-scale collaborative construction, to make smaller-scale sculptures using a variety of everyday building materials: bird netting, metal sheeting, newspaper, zip ties, wood, and more, and to draw on paper using oil pastels, chalk, and conte crayons. A word bank provides potential prompts for ideas or themes. .

Come play!

Santa Barbara Art Museum

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