A Painting Workshop with Artist Kevin A. Short Sunday, October 23, 2022, 1-4pm

COST: [$150]
Organizer: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

Kevin A. Short, the artist whose show The Peaceful Sea is currently on display in the SBMM gallery and Munger Theater, will teach a class on the museum’s patio on Sunday, October 23, from 1-4pm. This class is open to all levels and Kevin will be teaching on an individual level at each participant’s easel or table. Topics that will be covered include color, color harmony, how to design a painting, and how to mix paint.

This special event is limited to no more than 15 people, so registration will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Cost is $150 per person, and participants are asked to bring their own art supplies, including paper, canvas, paint, brushes, and/or pencils. A full list of supplies and directions will be sent to all registered participants. To register, email Linda Fields at or (805) 456-8743.

For everyone who has always wanted to study with a celebrated painter in a small class setting, this is the chance to learn from an acclaimed artist…and to join him for a wine and cheese reception afterwards.

Kevin A. Short began his art training with a toy watercolor set and a pile of crayons, drawing on leftover butcher paper in the middle of the kitchen floor, before going on to formally study oil painting at the University of New Mexico, Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

Raised in Santa Barbara, he developed his love of the ocean through sailing, fishing, and spending long days in the local surf. Now internationally recognized for his contemporary landscapes of the Pacific Coast, Short is considered a particularly intelligent observer of the ocean who paints the surfing and coastal subcultures using his signature heavy, impressionist brushstrokes and rich, saturated color palettes. His paintings conjure specific moments in time, both imagined and remembered, and celebrates all the living colors of the sea.

Emily Falke, Director of Collections and Curator at SBMM and herself an artist, says, “Short’s paintings are imbued with narrative and emotion. They chronicle our experiences as a coastal community, depicting all the outdoor joys available to us–paddling, boating, surfing, swimming, just being at the beach—and pay tribute to the beauty of the ocean and the culture that has helped form this part of the world. The opportunity to study with Kevin is a very special one indeed.”

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