Free art workshops for all ages on weekends, 2 – 4 p.m.
The workshops are taught by professional artists, and admission and materials are free. All ages, children and adults are welcome!
Saturday, July 7, 2018 Painting Techniques with Shelley Heffler and Linda Jo Russell. Create a Mandala, an art form and tool for introspection. We’ll use a combination of printing and painting techniques to create brightly colored circular and centrally focused art pieces.
Saturday, July 21, 2018 Sculpture with Sharon Louise Barnes. Paint on paper, then combine cut paper with found objects to make an abstract work. Process and materials are essential elements of the mixed media work of Sharon Louise Barnes
Sunday, June 23, 2018 Cancelled
Self Portraits with Jay Reed
Explore, experiment, and invent different ways to expand on the time-honored art form of self-portraiture. Artist Jay Reed will show you how to combine contemporary digital techniques with traditional fine art material to create an original self-portrait. Also, draw inspirations from Jay Reed’as work, along with Ellen Cantor, Carl Shubs, and the other Fresh Awards artists which will be on view in the gallery.
Saturday, June 9, 2018
On-Site Photography + Composition with Carl Shubs
Explore the everyday environment in a fresh way. Artist Carl Shubs will take you outside to photograph on Slauson Ave. Enjoy the opportunity to discover a new perspective of this busy street. Once you have your images, Shubs will use a computer and projector to demonstrate principals of compositional techniques, which may help to refine or define your artistic vision.
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Photography and Collage with Ellen Cantor
We will provide photos or if you like please bring your own to this mixed media workshop. Using a variety of materials you will highlight different elements of your photograph and in the process find new ways of expression. Artist Ellen Cantor, will demonstrate and guide us through the process answering any questions you may have about your work or hers!
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Assemblage Sculpture with Ben Zask
Be creative and eco friendly as you make an assemblage sculpture. Be inspired by artist Ben Zask ‘s imaginative and contemporary techniques as he shows you how to use “found” wood, metal, and other types of treasures to create your original object. You will secure the parts using glue, wire, screws, and nuts & bolts! Also, Mr. Zask’s graceful sculptures will be on view in the gallery.
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Hand-made Books with Nicholette Kominos
Inspired by the tradition of experimental artists’ books, explore and imagine new ways to design a book. With artist Nicholette Kominos we will use or fuse craft, construction, fine art materials and techniques, to find an approach that is enjoyable and suits your style. A variety of materials will be provided such as oil pastels, newspapers, plastic vending capsules, fancy tape, and rainbow glitter.
Saturday, April 21, 2018
SKIN and BONES SCULPTURES with Peggy Sivert
Join artist Peggy Sivert and have fun making inventive sculptures. You will begin by making a framework using wire (bones). Then complete your one-of-a-kind form with papier-mâché (skin). Ms. Sivert will guide you through the process and show you how she creates wonderfully nuanced mixed media sculptures!
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Mono Prints with Pamela Smith Hudson
Join printmaker and painter Pamela Smith Hudson for a workshop to learn how to easily make your own mono prints, an especially fun method for kids or first-time printmakers. Also, Smith Hudson’s mixed media paintings will be on exhibit so that you can see how she incorporates printmaking with collage and other fine art processes to construct her subtle and beautiful abstract work.
Saturday, March 17, 2018
SGRAFFITO: Drawing Workshop with Eva Malhotra
Eva Malhotra makes jewel-like paintings by first building up layers of colored paint then carving into the layers, to create colorful shapes, lines, and forms. In this workshop we will begin with a similar method. The artist will demonstrate and guide us through the process answering any questions you may have about your work or hers!
Saturday, March 10, 2018
ABSTRACT SCULPTURES with Kristan Marvell
Have fun making abstract sculptures from carved chunks of Styrofoam. We will use collage material to enhance designs and wood skewers to secure the structures to create beautiful forms. The sculptor Kristan Marvell will be on hand to share techniques and discuss how he turns his Styrofoam sculptures into bronze.
Past Projects in the South Bay
Sustainable Art Workshop for all ages!
September 10, 11:00 – 1:00 2016 pm at the LOFT
Join Curator, Tracey Weiss, along with Peggy Sivert Zask and Elizabeth Kniesley to create your own sustainable art using materials we provide or bring along your own post consumer waste (paper, cardboard, slides, plastic bottles, plastic bags, fabric remnants etc). All ages are welcome.
Past Student workshops
SKYLINE: Student art workshops, May 20, 2016
Cabrillo Avenue Elementary School in San Pedro visits South Bay Contemporary.
Susan Hadeshi, 2nd grade classroom teacher, Ben Zask, Curator and Art Instructor