This week, the rolling hills of S.B. County’s picturesque Santa Ynez Valley will be recorded on canvas with the paintbrushes of many budding artists when the Wildling Art Museum’s first-ever Building a Painting Workshop begins on Tuesday. The week-long, multigenerational series of art classes-which will teach students to use the methods employed by the late Ray Strong, noted landscape painter-is a perfect way for a parent/child team to pass the last lazy days of summer together, or for any Santa Barbarans seeking to translate what they see all around them into art.

A professional instructor will guide students through the various techniques, from learning preparatory drawings and panels to the final completion of a student’s own acrylic landscape. It takes place from Monday, August 3 to Friday, August 7, 10 a.m.-noon, at the Wildling Art Museum (2928 San Marcos Ave., Los Olivos). $115-$130; ages 6+. Must preregister. Call 686-8315 for more info.


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