Free Family Day at the Santa Paula Art Museum and Free First Sunday at Santa Paula’s Museums

SANTA PAULA, CA – Join us for Free Family Day at the Santa Paula Art Museum on the first Sunday of every month from 12:00pm to 3:00pm! In addition to enjoying our current exhibitions, you’ll experience hands-on art activities for the whole family, with local artists sharing new ideas and projects each month. Admission will be free for everyone and all art-making materials will be provided. On Sunday, April 7, join us for a fun and creative assemblage project – “art boxes” inspired by American assemblage artist Joseph Cornell. Artist Karen Browdy and students from her local “Conversations in Art History” class will share their own Cornell inspired “art boxes” and lead guests in a creative exploration of materials and design. Be creative, have fun, and make art while you make memories with friends and family!

The Santa Paula Art Museum’s Free Family Days coincide with Free First Sunday at all of Santa Paula’s museums. Santa Paula’s four museums are all located along a one mile stretch of the city’s historic downtown, and all four museums offer free admission on the first Sunday of every month. Make a day of it and visit the Santa Paula Art Museum, the Agriculture Museum, the Aviation Museum of Santa Paula, and the California Oil Museum for free! Hours and activities will vary by location, so be sure to check each museum’s website for full details.

The Santa Paula Art Museum occupies two historic buildings located at 117 N 10th Street and 123 N 10th Street in downtown Santa Paula. The Museum features rotating exhibitions of vintage and contemporary art, creative classes for children and adults, family-friendly events, live musical performances, a gift shop, and more. Regular museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Regular admission is $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors, and free for students and museum members. For more information, please contact the Museum by calling (805) 525-5554, or e-mail [email protected].

 

Please scroll down for a list of other upcoming events at the Santa Paula Art Museum through early June 2019 (this may not be a complete list of Museum events) >>

 

Free Family Day

Date & Time: Sunday, April 7, 2019, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Address: Santa Paula Art Museum, 123 N. 10th Street, Santa Paula, CA 93060 / (805) 525-5554

Description of event: Join us for Free Family Day at the Santa Paula Art Museum on the first Sunday of every month from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. In addition to enjoying the Museum’s current exhibitions, you’ll experience hands-on art activities for the whole family and local artists sharing new ideas and projects each month. On Sunday, April 7, join us for a fun and creative assemblage project – “art boxes” inspired by American assemblage artist Joseph Cornell. Artist Karen Browdy and students from her local “Conversations in Art History” class will share their own Cornell inspired “art boxes” and lead guests in a creative exploration of materials and design. Be creative, have fun, and make art while you make memories with friends and family. Admission is free for everyone.

Website for event and registration: https://www.santapaulaartmuseum.org

Event cost: Free for everyone

 

Class: Ukrainian Egg Decorating (Ages 16+)

Date & Time: THIS IS A TWO-PART COURSE on Friday, April 12, 2019, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm AND Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 10:00am to 1:00pm

Address: Santa Paula Art Museum, 123 N. 10th Street, Santa Paula, CA 93060 / (805) 525-5554

Description of event: Celebrate spring with the rich colors, intricate patterns, and traditional techniques of Ukrainian egg decorating at the Santa Paula Art Museum! Learn the basics of tools and techniques on day one (April 12), and immerse yourself in practice on day two (April 13). Endlessly creative and somewhat addictive, join us and turn your eggs into masterpieces!

This class is for everyone age 16 and over. All skill levels are welcome. The cost of this two-part class is $80.00 per person, and all supplies will be provided. The class will run from 6:00pm to 9:00pm on Friday, April 12 and from 10:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday, April 13. Pre-registration is required, and online registration is preferred. You can also register by phone by calling (805) 525-5554. 

Website for event and registration: https://www.santapaulaartmuseum.org/creativity

Event cost: $80.00 per person

 

Free Family Day

Date & Time: Sunday, May 5, 2019, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Address: Santa Paula Art Museum, 123 N. 10th Street, Santa Paula, CA 93060 / (805) 525-5554

Description of event: Join us for Free Family Day at the Santa Paula Art Museum on the first Sunday of every month from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. In addition to enjoying the Museum’s current exhibitions, you’ll experience hands-on art activities for the whole family and local artists sharing new ideas and projects each month. Be creative, have fun, and make a masterpiece while you make memories with friends and family. Admission is free for everyone.

Website for event and registration: https://www.santapaulaartmuseum.org

Event cost: Free for everyone

 

Class: Buttonhole Bookmaking (Ages 16+)

Date & Time: Saturday May 11, 2019, from 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Address: Santa Paula Art Museum, 123 N. 10th Street, Santa Paula, CA 93060 / (805) 525-5554

Description of event: On Saturday, May 11, join paper specialist Gail Hercher at the Santa Paula Art Museum and indulge in the joy of hand-crafted, personal books. This bookmaking 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. This class is for everyone age 16 and over. All skill levels are welcome, and all supplies are provided. The class will run from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. The cost of this class is $40.00 per person. Pre-registration is required, and online registration is preferred. Having trouble registering for class online? Please call us at (805) 525-5554. 

Website for event and registration: https://www.santapaulaartmuseum.org/creativity

Event cost: $40.00 per person

 

Class: The Art of Travel (Ages 16+)

Date & Time: THIS IS A THREE-PART COURSE on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm; Wednesday, May 29, 2019, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm; and Wednesday, September 4, 2019, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

Address: Santa Paula Art Museum, 123 N. 10th Street, Santa Paula, CA 93060 / (805) 525-5554

Description of event: Whether traveling to far-off destinations or enjoying close-to-home outings, capture the magic of your summer travels with an artful journal! Join artist, experienced traveler, and creative journal keeper Karen Browdy to prepare, plan, and share journaling ideas for artful adventures! This three-part course includes three distinct sessions: “Pack a Bag” on Wednesday, May 22, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, and learn what essentials to assemble into your own travel kit to take your art show on the road; “Take a Test Drive” on Wednesday, May 29, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, as we take a little excursion with your travel kit, make sure nothing has been forgotten, and test drive a small composition; “Share Your Adventures” on Wednesday, September 4, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, as we come together to share our journaling successes, what we learned on the road, and enjoy what everyone has created. The cost of this three-part course is $85.00 per person. Pre-registration is required, and online registration is preferred. Having trouble registering for class online? Please call us at (805) 525-5554. 

Website for event and registration: https://www.santapaulaartmuseum.org/creativity

Event cost: $85.00 per person

 

Class: Watercolor Intensive (Ages 16+)

Date & Time: THIS IS A THREE-PART COURSE on Saturday June 15, 2019, from 11:00am to 2:00pm; Saturday June 22, 2019, from 11:00am to 2:00pm; and Saturday June 29, 2019, from 11:00am to 2:00pm

Address: Santa Paula Art Museum, 123 N. 10th Street, Santa Paula, CA 93060 / (805) 525-5554

Description of event: Follow experienced watercolorist Wana Klasen on a journey to deepen your watercolor practice during a three-part “Watercolor Intensive” at the Santa Paula Art Museum. Learn tips and tricks to help you feel comfortable in the medium as well as Wana’s joyful perspective on a meaningful personal practice. Find your flow, embrace your inner artist, and dive into watercolors! This three-part course includes three distinct sessions: “Paper, Paint and Practice” on Saturday, June 15, from 11:00am to 2:00pm; “Tips, Tools and Techniques” on Saturday, June 22, from 11:00am to 2:00pm; and “Expanding Expectations” on Saturday, June 29, from 11:00am to 2:00pm. The cost of this course is $120.00 per person, which includes all three sessions. Pre-registration is required, and online registration is preferred. Having trouble registering for class online? Please call us at (805) 525-5554. 

Website for event and registration: https://www.santapaulaartmuseum.org/creativity

Event cost: $120.00 per person

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