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    Art Class: Landscapes in Oil: Essential Skills (Ages 16+)
    Five Saturdays: June 26; July 3; July 10; July 17; and July 24, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. each day
    Become a landscape painter this summer during the Santa Paula Art Museum’s five-part Landscapes in Oil course! Join teaching artist Gabriel Islas inside the Museum’s Cole Creativity Center for step-by-step projects that will teach you the basic elements of composition, color, perspective, and traditional techniques in oil painting. The five-part course begins Saturday, June 26, and is $175.00 per person. All skill levels are welcome and all materials will be provided. Space is extremely limited and preregistration is required.
    Currently, visitors must wear a face mask unless fully vaccinated. The Museum will be closed on Sunday, July 4, for Independence Day.
    Art Class: Pen and Ink Drawing (Ages 12+)
    Three Sessions: Wednesday, July 14; Thursday, July 15; and Thursday, July 22, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    There’s only one spot left in teaching artist Mariann Romero’s three-part Pen and Ink Drawing course, which begins Wednesday, July 14. Participants will learn the traditional method of pen and ink drawing using a dipping pen and liquid ink, a technique that artists have been using for centuries! All materials will be provided. The cost of the three-part course is $70.00. All skill levels are welcome. Preregistration is required.
    Shannon Celia:
    Santa Paula Sojourn
    Thru June 27, 2021
    Erin Hanson:
    Colors of California
    Thru July 25, 2021
    Duane Dammeyer and Rima Muna: What Remains
    Thru July 25, 2021
    Michelle Jung:
    Making Waves
    Thru September 12, 2021
    Western Sky by Sharon Weaver, 2021, Oil on canvas, 24 x 24 inches, Available for purchase.
    New Exhibit:Vistas, Varmints, and Vagabonds: The PAC6 Paints the Wild West
    On view July 31, 2021 to November 7, 2021. An opening reception will be held Sunday, August 1, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    The PAC6 Painters return to the Santa Paula Art Museum this summer! The PAC6 is a group of six women artists dedicated to painting the beauty and grandeur of the American landscape; they are Linda Brown, Marian Fortunati, Nita Harper, Debra Holladay, Laura Wambsgans, and Sharon Weaver. With Vistas, Varmints, and Vagabonds, the group has set out to capture the adventurous spirit of the American west, including its iconic scenery, pioneering characters, and formidable wildlife. Don’t miss the opening reception on Sunday, August 1, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Kids’ Ceramics Camp a Great Success
    Teaching artist Patti Keller fired up the Museum’s kiln for the first time during last week’s Kids’ Ceramics Camp at the Cole Creativity Center! During the weeklong camp, Keller, a ceramic artist based out of Ventura, taught kids basic skills for hand-building and glazing ceramics with projects like pinch pots and coil vases. Be sure to follow the Museum on Facebook and Instagram to see more images and updates from our exhibits and programs!

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