in the visual arts is one of the main
purposes of the Pence Gallery. Frequent
lectures given by the exhibiting
artist or curator are an important part of
each show. The Gallery also offers an several drawing workshops for adults, provides
ArtSmart and KidsCreate programs for children, and
provides an Internship Program
- ARTSMART PROGRAM -
ArtSmart, the Pence Gallery’s fieldtrip for school groups, engages students in exploring the world through hands-on experiences. Students enjoy learning about the art on display with a docent, and put their ideas to work in their own art project. Our artists introduce new concepts, materials, and themes in the visual arts. Choose from four projects designed to stimulate your students’ creativity and connect art to different disciplines.
TO REGISTER: Call 530-758-3370 to register your class.
- CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING - Dates: Oct. 20, 23, 27; Nov. 6, 13, 2017
- SEEING MYSELF - Dates: Dec. 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 2017
- ART and SCIENCE: NATURE JOURNALS - Dates: Feb. 2, 5, 16, 23, 26; Mar. 5, 16; Apr. 2, 6, 2018
- CERAMICS with A MESSAGE - Dates: Apr. 30; May 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 2018
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Program Time: 9:30-11:30 AM.
, which includes tour, supplies, and instruction. $7/student for ceramics
, which also includes firing offsite.
Reservations should be made at least 2 weeks in advance. Each group needs two chaperones in addition to the teacher.
Groups up to 35 can be accommodated, and homeschool groups are welcome.
- WORKSHOPS & CLASSES -
||Ink Brush Painting wiht Shimo
Saturday, Oct. 14, 1-4 PM
FREE / Great for artists agges 15 and up
During the workshop, students will learn about Chinese ink painting, and the connection to Shimo’s current work. He will demonstrate simple techniques of using sticks, brushes, and other objects, to paint. Artists will learn how to use traditional Chinese brushes with ink and paint to create delicate paintings of natural objects, such as lotus flowers and branches. Register by Oct. 12 by emailing email@example.com or calling (530)758-3370.
RSVP by Oct. 10th.
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2-5 PM
|After hearing a brief talk by Terry about his interactive sculptures, students will learn to use cardboard in ways they never imaged to create a hybrid kinetic animal sculpture, which will then be animated by incorporating hacked remote control car parts. Ages 8-13.
RSVP by Oct. 17th.
Make Stuff programs are sponsored by City of Davis Arts Contract.
||Stop Motion Videos
Sunday, Oct. 22, 1-4 PM
|Teens and adults alike will be challenged to see beyond reality as they create abstract stop-motion videos using smartphones, clay and everyday materials. Participants will create a full video from start to finish and even give them a chance to show off their work to the class. Ages 13 to adult.
RSVP by Oct. 17th.
Click here to watch videos by Terry Peterson
- Crossing the Delta Starring Oscar Award Winning Worms
- Live and Let Die
||Fundamentals of Portrait Drawing
Nov. 2nd, 9th & 16th, 6-9 PM
Cost: $80 members | $85 nonmembers
|This portrait drawing class will teach students what to look for when capturing a person's face on a piece of paper. The class wil lead the students in how to draw a person's likeness and to create a three-dimensional form through light and shadow, and how to liven up the face through color.
With artist JOANNE ANDRESEN
|BEGINNING DRAWING AND WATERCOLOR:
one class two areas of study
Sept. 28-Oct. 26 (5 weeks), 9-11 AM
$115 members | $125 nonmembers
One of the stumbling blocks faced by students who want to paint is not being able to draw.
Basic drawing skills will be practiced in this class before painting with watercolors. The subject matter will include every day objects, which can be a challenge to draw in an accurate way.
Students should bring two sharpened #2 pencils and a tablet of drawing paper no smaller than 9"x 12".
All watercolor materials (paint, brushes, and various tools to create texture) will be supplied by the instructor. Good watercolor paper ( Arches)can be purchased in class for $6.
Sept. 27 - Oct. 25 (5 weeks), 9-11:30 AM
$100 members | $110 nonmembers
This class is intended for artists who have had some experience with watercolor. September's emphasis will be on painting nature. Studying skies, trees, rocks and water and how each appears in sun and shade and different weather conditions will be part of our lessons. We will use photos and live subject matter as the inspiration for paintings. A friendly class environment makes class critiques helpful and stress free.
Artists should bring their supplies. Arches 140lb. paper will be for sale at cost.
Please send a check to
2314 Fortuna Court, Davis, CA 95616, or
bring a check that day and call the Pence to confirm.
* Please indicate on memo line of check the specific class.
Classes are held in the Pence Gallery classroom upstairs.
Parking is good for 2 hours.
Questions? e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 530-902-1072
- PRESENTATION & TALKS -
||Artist Talk with SARA POST
Thursday, Oct. 19, 6:30-8:30 PM
Cost: $35 members | $45 nonmembers
|Meet at the Pence Gallery for a session of art talk with mixed media artist Sara Post. Putting words to visual work can be challenging.
Bring 3-5 pieces of your artwork for an evening of discussion and feedback. We'll also watch a video of artists discussing their work.
- ADULT WORKSHOPS -
DAVIS FIGURE DRAWING GROUP @ THE PENCE GALLERY
Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 6:30 - 9:30PM | $14/person
|Whether you've drawn from the model before, or this is your first time, everyone is welcome!
Come hang out on Wednesday evening and draw the figure. This group is for both experienced artists and amateurs to have an opportunity to draw from the nude model. If you have never drawn from a live model before and would like to join us, you are very welcome! The atmosphere is relaxed and non-competitive. This is not a class, and no insturction is provided. People of all skil levels are welcome and encouraged to join the group.
OCT. 11 & 25
For more information,
go to the Davis Figure Drawing Meet-up Site
SIGN UP NOW!
@ www.meetup.com/davisfigure or just come!
- Experienced Male and Female Models
- Wet and Dry media Welcome!
- SPACE IS LIMITED!
STORIES ON STAGE
Stories on Stage Davis pairs short fiction selections by established and emerging writers with regional actors who read the pieces to a live audience. Second Saturdays at the Pence from September through June.
Click here for a schedule of upcoming writers and stop by.
A safe and Gentle Flow to Flexibility, Strength and Relaxation
Regular Classes on Tuesdays, Monthly (Starts in early Sept.)
7:30 PM: Basic Level
For more information, or to register on line via PayPal,
contact: Kamala, email@example.com, 530-746-8456
- INTERNSHIP PROGRAM -
The Pence Internship is
offered to qualified college-age students
seeking to enter the museum/gallery
Fellows work closely with the
Director on all aspects of gallery
management and also
complete projects relating to exhibitions,
curating collections, and arts
Learn about Internship opportunity, CLICK HERE >>