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

  • Santa Paula Art Museum 123 N 10th Street Santa Paula, CA 93060 USA (map)

PLEASE NOTE THAT 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.

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, to assimilate that into the students’ 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. The cost of this course is $100.00 per person, which includes all four sessions. All supplies will be provided. Pre-registration is required and online registration is preferred. Click here to register online.

Having trouble registering for class online? Please call us at (805) 525-5554. 

About Our Teaching Artist: Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Karen Browdy has been a Californian since 1969. After careers in education and graphic design, Karen’s interests turned to fine art - first calligraphy and watercolor, and then collage, mixed media, and assemblage. An experienced traveler, Karen has developed many strategies to capture memories of places and experiences. Visit Karen’s website at

Earlier Event: July 25
Artist Demonstration: Elena Roche
Later Event: August 4
Free Family Day