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Class: Exploring Hockney's "Secret Knowledge" (Ages 16+)

  • Santa Paula Art Museum's Cole Creativity Center 123 N 10th Street Santa Paula, CA 93060 USA (map)

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A THREE-PART CLASS that will be taught on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm; Thursday, October 24, 2019, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm; and Sunday, October 27, 2019, from 12:00pm to 2:00pm.

Ever wonder why the great masters were so great? You're not the only one! Explore the landmark book and documentary film Secret Knowledge in which artist David Hockney reveals the secret tools and techniques used by generations of painters for their incredibly realistic results. Viewing the film together, this class, led by art historian Meg Phelps, will put the scholarship in context, explore topics in the film in greater depth, and discuss the relevance to the discourse of art history. SPECIAL BONUS: students can join us (and Museum Educator Hilary Morefield) on Sunday, October 27 for a special live camera obscura recreation on site! This class is for everyone age 16 and over. The cost of this three-part class is $30.00 per person. 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: In addition to being Santa Paula Art Museum's Curator of Creativity, Meg Phelps has taught at Ventura College for over 20 years as a lecturer in Art History, Art Appreciation, and the History of Photography. She now teaches exclusively online and can't wait to get back to a face-to-face classroom!