Carnegie Art Museum update for April 11 — The Children’s Workshop

April 11, 2019

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FREE ART WORKSHOPS        Ages 8-10

Tuesdays      3:30-5:00 p.m.

Imagine, create and spark lifelong connections with art at the CAM! Join Ojai Artist and educator Heidi Bradbury and experienced CAM educators as they provide hands-on, dynamic, and creative art lessons.  Workshops are open to children of all skills levels.

This class is free and all materials are included thanks to the generous sponsorship from The Children’s Workshop who’s mission is to promote arts education for children, thereby, enhancing their social and emotional development and their academic achievement.

April 23         Spring Bloom – Students create an image of the beautiful Southern California bloom.

April 30         Crazy Creature- This project is made entirely out of paper. Students use their imagination to create their own creature adding  legs, wings, spikes, stripes, dots….

May 7           Through the Window- Students create the view through the window.  It can be looking out or in or it can be an imaginary scene or realistic.

Space is limited, reservations required  805-385-8171 or email


Come celebrate Mother’s Day with us!

Saturday, May 4    3-5 pm

An afternoon of champagne, snacks and art making with flowers!
During this workshop we will discover the wonders of natural dye while using the eco-dye technique.
Using local, seasonal flowers we will create beautiful colors and prints on natural fabrics and all leave with a hand dyed silk scarf.
No prior art experience necessary! All supplies included.

$45 per person – $40 for members. Reservation Required. Space is limited. Click here to sign-up today or contact 805.385.8171 or email



Saturday, April 13  –  Mariano Zaro and Corrine Contreras with CSUCI student poet Corinne Brown

readings begin at 6 pm

$5 / members and students free

Organized and hosted by Marsha de la O

This event is supported in part by Poets & Writers 


Educated by Tara Westover

Thursday, April 18   6 pm
$5 / CAM members free

Join fellow art and book lovers at our next CAM Book Club discussion. Book selections focus on making connections with art and history inspired by current exhibitions and the museum’s permanent collection.  Click here to learn more about the book.


Wednesday, April  24

6-7 pm  |  ages 13 to adult     $5 donation / members $3

Buddhist Meditation is an ancient set of teachings, which enables the practitioner to connect body and mind in the moment with utmost loving-kindness to oneself and to the rest of the world  Mindful and light physical movements are used to bring oneself to present moment.

Bhante (Reverend) Sutadhara, a Sri Lankan Buddhist monk whose training is based on Insight Meditation, will guide sessions with quiet time to practice the techniques individually in a relaxing setting surrounded by beautiful art.

Click here for reservations or contact us at  805.385.8171 or email:


Chimps with Skulls (triptych detail), graphite on paper by Adonna Khare; 5’ x 3’(panel).

Adonna Khare & Alexandra Manukyan

Thursday, April 25    6pm

$5 general/members free      reservations appreciated

TRAC2019 attendees free with conference badge

Join two outstanding artists in the current The Imaginary exhibit for a rare chance to learn directly from the sources about their stunning art, context, processes, and techniques. Adonna Khare, a winner the world’s largest art competition ArtPrize, focuses on carbon pencil drawings and the environment. Her art has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, NPR, and Juxtapoz Magazine. Alexandra Manukyan studied art and art education in Armenia and has a BFA in graphic design from UCLA. Her extensive career in fashion and entertain laid further ground work for her fine art career creating traditionally rich, yet surreal figurative paintings suggestive of the perilous consequence of environmental destruction. Her works are widely exhibited and collected.

The Imaginary and its Gallery Talk are presented in partnership with TRAC2019-The Representational Art Conference- a California Lutheran University Arts Initiative Event.


Saturday, April 27     noon- 3 pm

Experience a fun afternoon of art!  Family Day at the Carnegie Art Museum offers creative looking activities in the museum galleries, hands-on art projects  and much more.  Families with children of all ages and abilities are welcome.  Materials are provided.

Projects are inspired by the current exhibit The Imaginary:

  • Magical Collage
  • Under Water World with recycled materials
  • Collaborative Art Project
  • Create your own sculpture with Kaboom Imagination Playground

No reservations required and admission is FREE for the whole family.

HOME is where the heART is

Carnegie Art Museum Cornerstones

Sunday, May 5, 2019   3-5pm
at the Ventura home of Virginia Beale
for museum members & their guests.
Adults only please.  (ages 13+)

Virginia Beale, award winning painter of landscapes
showing the beauty of our planet with works in the
Community Memorial Hospital Collection, will share
about her art and studio.

$35 per person includes light refreshments alfresco.
Space limited / 805-385-8254.
Location given at time of reservation.  Click here to register today!


through-May 19, 2019
The Imaginary– art commingling realism and imagination

To Live a Life Beneath,   oil on Belgian linen, 48″ x 36,”  by Alexandra Manukyan, 2018.

Peter Adams
Benjamin Anderson
Nikita Budkov
Nansi Bielanski-Gallup
Stephanie Elise
Lani Emanuel
Gail Faulkner
David C. Gallup
Adonna Khare
Joanne Julian
Vanessa Lemen
Sherry Loehr
Elizabeth McGhee
Jeff Mann
Alexandra Manukyan
Jennifer Moses
Andrea Mosley
Mona Neuhaus
Paul Pitsker
Christopher Slatoff
Alexey Steele
Adrienne Stein
William Stout

Exhibited in partnership with The Representational Art Conference (TRAC2019)- a California Lutheran University Arts Initiative Event.



Thursdays and Fridays  |  11 am – 4 pm

Guest Artist Exhibit-  May 2-June 16, 2019

Reception May 2, 2019  5:30-7:30 (Food Truck Nite) – Free


EARTH DAY AT PLAZA PARK Stop by the Carnegie’s booth for some creative fun using Kaboom Imagination Playground interactive building!

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