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Class: Women Create (Ages 16+)

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

“Women Create” is an ongoing series exclusively for women age 16 and over. The class features a new art project, muse, and discussion each month. Our March muse will be artist Artemisia Gentileschi and her powerful Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting. Students will look more closely at Gentileschi’s compelling image as they learn skills like color mixing, creating flat washes, and glazing. Join us, relax, and get creative among friends! All skill levels are welcome, and all supplies are provided. The cost of the class is $35.00 per person. 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 March Muse: Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1692) was an Italian Baroque painter and the first woman to become a member of the Accademia di Arte del Disegno in Florence. Gentileschi was invited to London in 1638 by Charles I, and probably produced her Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting while in England. In the painting, Artemisia holds a brush in one hand and a palette in the other, cleverly identifying herself as the female personification of painting - something her male contemporaries could never do. The artwork is now in the collection of the Royal Collection Trust.

About Our Teaching Artist: Mary-Gail King is an award-winning artist and self-proclaimed “Creative Catalyst.” As a Contemporary Impressionist she has a traditional Impressionist's approach to paint and focuses on creating luminous color while capturing the essence of her subject. As a Creative Catalyst she helps people recognize and unleash their own creative powers. King is also an artist-in-residence at Studio Channel Islands in Camarillo.