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    Sunday, July 7 is Free Family Day at the Santa Paula Art Museum and Free First Sunday at Santa Paula’s Four 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 exhibits, you’ll experience hands-on art activities for the whole family, with local artists sharing new ideas and projects each month. On Sunday, July 7 we’ll be exploring “Color in Motion” as we celebrate local artist Sam Grasso’s beautiful mobile that hangs inside the Museum’s Cole Creativity Center. Visitors will be able to create their own mobile and take part in a collaborative art project led by teaching artist Lisa Ann Mahony. Have fun and make your own works of art while you make memories with friends and family! Admission is free for everyone and all materials will be provided.

    Plus, the Santa Paula Art Museum’s Free Family Days coincide with Free First Sundays 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 10:00am to 4:00pm, and Sunday from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. 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 >>

    Class: Animation Creations (Ages 8-12)

    Date & Time: THIS IS A WEEK-LONG COURSE that will be taught Monday, July 8, 2019 through Friday, July 12, 2019, from 10:00am to 11:30am each day

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

    Description of event: Do you love cartoons? Have you ever wanted to make your own movie? This is the camp for you! Learn all about the fun process of stop motion animation, test out animation techniques and materials, and make your own original short animation to screen for your family and friends. All supplies will be provided. This class is for children age 8 to 12 (other ages allowed if parent believes the course will be appropriate). The cost of this week-long class is $75.00 per child. Preregistration is required, and online registration is preferred. Having trouble registering for class online? Please call us at (805) 525-5554. 

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

    Event cost: $75.00 per week per child

    Class: Super-Power Creative Journal (Ages 8-12)

    Date & Time: THIS IS A WEEK-LONG COURSE that will be taught Monday, July 8, 2019 through Friday, July 12, 2019, from 12:00pm to 1:30pm each day

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

    Description of event: Identify your super-powers! Led by popular former Aspire teacher Lisa Mahony, students will make their own creative journal to learn new art skills to personalize journals, harness the power of their creativity, and learn to think like an artist. All supplies will be provided. This class is for children age 8 to 12 (other ages allowed if parent believes the course will be appropriate). The cost of this week-long class is $75.00 per child. Preregistration is required, and online registration is preferred. Having trouble registering for class online? Please call us at (805) 525-5554. 

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

    Event cost: $75.00 per week per child

    Premiere Party: On Location in the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore

    Date & Time: Saturday, July 13, 2019, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Address: Santa Paula Art Museum, 117 N. 10th Street, Santa Paula, CA 93060 / (805) 525-5554

    Description of event: You’re invited to the premiere of the Santa Paula Art Museum’s upcoming exhibition, “On Location in the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore,” opening Saturday, July 13, 2019. Calling themselves the Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore, a group of conservation-minded artists have spent nearly 30 years capturing the beauty of the Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area in hopes of protecting this fragile area for future generations. The 72 artworks to be displayed are the results of the group’s latest efforts including the process of recovery from the devastating Woolsey Fire. All of the works in the exhibit will be available for purchase. The exhibition will run through November 3, 2019.

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

    Event cost: $10.00 for museum members, and $15.00 for non-members

    Book Club: “The Artist’s Way” (Ages 16+)

    Date & Time: Wednesday, July 17, 2019, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm; Wednesday, August 21, 2019, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm; Wednesday, September 18, 2019, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm; and Wednesday, October 16, 2019, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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

    Description of event: Now in its 25th year of publication, “The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity” by Julia Cameron has earned a place as a cornerstone book on the subject of creativity. Join us to explore the ideas and challenges that reveal the symbiosis between our creative and spiritual selves. Based on the foundational idea that we all have something to share and learn from each other, all will be welcome to participate including first time readers, return readers, the artistically curious, and professional artists. Monthly gatherings will be held on the third Wednesday of each month from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, and we will explore two chapters of Cameron’s book at a time. Participation is free and drop-ins are welcome. Book Club is open to everyone age 16 and over. We encourage you to bring refreshments to share. Those attending should purchase or borrow their own copy of the book (available on Amazon). Preregistration is not required, but RSVPs are appreciated.

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

    Event cost: Free for everyone

    Class: Recycled Rainbow (Ages 6-8)

    Date & Time: THIS IS A FOUR-PART COURSE that will be taught on four consecutive Saturdays: Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 10:00am to 12:00pm; Saturday, July 27, 2019, from 10:00am to 12:00pm; Saturday, August 3, 2019, from 10:00am to 12:00pm; and Saturday, August 10, 2019, from 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

    Description of event: Students will work cooperatively to create a collaborative rainbow out of recycled materials. Color expression, color theory, and inventive materials will be combined to form a multimedia artwork that students will be able to share with their families during a celebratory reception. All supplies will be provided. This class is for children age 6 to 8 (other ages allowed if parent believes the course will be appropriate). The cost of this four-part class is $80.00 per child. Preregistration is required, and online registration is preferred. Having trouble registering for class online? Please call us at (805) 525-5554. 

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

    Event cost: $80.00 per child for four sessions

    Garden Mosaics (Ages 12+)

    Date & Time: THIS IS A TWO-PART CLASS on Saturday, July 27, 2019, from 10:00am to 2:00pm, and Sunday, July 28, 2019, from 10:00am to 2:00pm

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

    Description of event: Liven up your summer garden with colorful custom mosaics! In Gail Hercher’s two-part “Garden Mosaics” class at the Santa Paula Art Museum, every student will create a tile and flower pot of their own design and learn everything they need to know to practice mosaics at home including materials, tools, methods and substrates. Handouts, examples and books about mosaic work will also be on hand for plenty of inspiration. All materials and supplies will be provided in this fun, family-friendly class for all skill levels! This class is open to everyone age 12 and over. The cost of this two-part class is $60.00 per person. Preregistration is required, and online registration is preferred. Having trouble registering for class online? Please call the Museum at (805) 525-5554.

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

    Event cost: $60.00 per person for both sessions

    Class: Conversations in Art History – Matisse (Ages 16+)

    Date & Time: THIS IS A FOUR-PART CLASS that will be taught on Thursday, August 1, 2019, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm; Thursday, August 8, 2019, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm; Thursday, August 15, 2019, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm; and Thursday, August 22, 2019, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.

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

    Description of event: The focus of the four-part “Conversations in Art History” class will be the life and work of artist Henri Matisse. Collaborative projects will encourage exploration of Matisse’s art in fun, supportive, and inventive ways. The goal is to first learn about the artist and, secondly, for students to assimilate what they have learned into their own art techniques. Students will share their own perspectives on the artist’s style and sensibility during discussions and visual exercises. Students are welcome to bring any books or information on Matisse to share and are encouraged to bring their own sketchbook. This class is for everyone age 16 and over. All skill levels are welcome, and all supplies will be provided. The cost of this course is $100.00 per person, which includes all four sessions. Preregistration is required, and online registration is preferred. Having trouble registering for class online? Please call us at (805) 525-5554. 

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

    Event cost: $100.00 per person for all four sessions

    Landscape Bootcamp (Ages 16+)

    Date & Time: Saturday, August 17, 2019, from 10:00am to 5:00pm

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

    Description of event: Learn the tricks of successful landscape painting in award-winning artist Sharon Weaver’s “Landscape Bootcamp” at the Santa Paula Art Museum! From picking the right visual reference, to understanding shapes, color mixing, and the fundamentals of composition, Sharon will teach the right components to achieve distance, atmosphere and details. Students will learn how to transfer the beauty of nature into an original landscape painting with harmony, interest and drama! All skill levels are welcome, and all supplies will be provided. This class is open to everyone age 16 and over. The cost of this class is $85.00 per person. Preregistration is required, and online registration is preferred. Having trouble registering for class online? Please call the Museum at (805) 525-5554.

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

    Event cost: $85.00 per person

    Projects in Block Printing: Personal Stationary (Ages 16+)

    Date & Time: Saturday, August 31, 2019, from 10:00am to 2:00pm

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

    Description of event: Bring your creative ideas to life in Matilda Morrison’s “Project in Block Printing” class at the Santa Paula Art Museum! Block printing is a versatile and expressive technique that is easy enough for beginners, with endless potential to dive into a deeper practice. Learn the essentials of block printing tools and techniques, as well as tips and tricks for successful stationary printing. All skill levels are welcome, and all supplies will be provided. This class is open to everyone age 16 and over. The cost of this class is $45.00 per person. Preregistration is required, and online registration is preferred. Having trouble registering for class online? Please call the Museum at (805) 525-5554.

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

    Event cost: $45.00 per person

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