Santa Paula Art Museum update for April 8 — We’ve Got a Kiln!

April 8, 2019
By
JEANETTE COLE ART CENTER & COLE CREATIVITY CENTER
Here are the Museum’s top 5 moments from the past week:
We’ve Got a Kiln!
This week the Museum was gifted a kiln from an absolutely wonderful donor who prefers to remain anonymous. Having our own kiln opens up so many opportunities for new classes. Thank you anonymous!
Family Portrait
Family was a big theme for us this past week starting with the lovely group pictured here. Artist Jose Galvan’s family made a special trip to see his self-portrait currently on exhibit.
Free Family Day
Over 100 kids and parents enjoyed Free Family Day on Sunday. Working together, families created “art boxes” inspired by artist Joseph Cornell. Click here to view pics from our photo booth at the event.
Face of California
We received over 100 entries from artists across California for the Museum’s upcoming Face of California group exhibition. The accepted artworks will be on display beginning May 18.
Twenty Paintings Sold
Susan Petty’s oil painting entitled Coral Aloes was the twentieth painting to sell from our current exhibit Common Ground – a show Petty shares with Meredith Brooks Abbott and Gail Pidduck.
Upcoming Class
Spring Break Classes for Kids
Week-long sessions will be offered April 15 through April 19, and April 22 through April 26
During spring break, the Santa Paula Art Museum and the City of Santa Paula’s Parks and Recreation Department will partner to offer several art classes for children ages 6 to 13. Students can explore creative journaling, animation, clay, mosaics, and painting. All classes will be held at the Santa Paula Art Museum’s Cole Creativity Center. Many of these classes are subsidized by Measure T. Parents can register their child for class(es) at the Santa Paula Community Center, Monday through Thursday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Registration will remain open until all spots are filled. The Community Center is located at 530 W Main Street in Santa Paula. To download the class flyer, please use the button below.
Upcoming Class
Women Create (Ages 16+)
Tuesday, April 9, 2019, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Women Create is an ongoing art series exclusively for women age 16 and over. The class features a new art project, muse, and discussion each month. Our April muse will be artist John Singer Sargent’s (1856–1925) daring, stylish and slightly scandalous Madame X, painted in 1883. Join us, relax, and get creative among friends! All skill levels are welcome, and all supplies are provided. Pre-registration is required. The cost of this class is $35.00 per person.
Upcoming Class
Ukrainian Egg Decorating (Ages 16+)
Friday, April 12, 2019, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, and Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Just in time for Easter! Celebrate spring with the rich colors, intricate patterns, and traditional techniques of Ukrainian Egg Decorating! Learn the basics of tools and techniques on day one, and immerse yourself in practice on day two. Join us and turn your eggs into masterpieces! All skill levels are welcome, and all supplies are provided. Pre-registration is required. The cost of this two-part class is $80.00 per person.
Upcoming Class
Buttonhole Bookmaking (Ages 16+)
Saturday, May 11, 2019, from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Join paper specialist Gail Hercher and indulge in the joy of hand-crafted, personal books. This class will focus on the “buttonhole binding” technique, with endless creative potential for personalized details and creative variations. Each student will leave with at least one unique buttonhole-bound book. All skill levels are welcome, and all supplies are provided. Pre-registration is required. The cost of this class is $40.00 per person.
Support the Museum
Become a Member or Renew Your Membership
Become a member or renew your membership in the Santa Paula Art Museum today! All of our members enjoy free regular admission to the Museum, free admission to gallery talks and artist demonstrations, discounted admission to special events including exhibit premieres, concerts, and the annual art auction, 10% off the cost of art classes at the Museum’s Cole Creativity Center, 10% off purchases in the Museum’s gift shop, and 10% off purchases of fine art made available for sale in our exhibitions. Your membership will also benefit others as it will allow the Museum to offer school tours, art classes, free family days, bilingual exhibit content, artist-in-the-classroom experiences, student exhibitions, and other meaningful programs to everyone in our community.
Support the Museum
Shop the Museum Gift Store
The gift shop is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm, and Sundays from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Support the work of the Santa Paula Art Museum by shopping in our gift shop and Pop-Up Art Shop! The Museum’s gift shop offers a wide variety of gifts including cards, jewelry, accessories, books, home goods, and more. The Pop-Up Art Shop features art by some of our favorite local artists like George Lockwood, Gina Niebergall, and Anette Power. Every purchase you make benefits the Santa Paula Art Museum and members of the museum receive 10% off every purchase (if you’re not already a member, you can join above).
Avocado Study by George Lockwood, acrylic on board, 12.5 x 14.5 inches, $450.00

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