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EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

Education 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 offer several drawing workshops for adults, provides ArtSmart and KidsCreate programs for children, and provides an Internship Program for University students.

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    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.

- Culture, Symbols & You

    Dates: Oct. 28 | Nov. 4, 15 | Dec. 2, 6, 2019 | Grades K-6

- Our Land(scape) Exploring Abstraction
    Dates: Dec. 16, 2019 | Jan. 6, 13, 17, 24, 27, 2020 | Grades 1-6

- The Science of Watercolor Painting
    Dates: Feb. 10, 24, 27, 28 | Mar. 2, 6, 9, 12, 23, 2020 | Grades 1-6

- Photography: Capturing Light
    Dates: Apr. 17, 20, 24, 27 | May 11, 15, 18, 22, 2020 | Grades 1-6

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PROGRAM TIME: 9:30-11:30 AM
FEE: $7/student
, which includes tour, supplies, and instruction.

TO REGISTER: Email pencegallery@gmail.com to register your class.

    CLASSES

  CONTINUING WATERCOLOR
with artist
JOANNE ANDRESEN
Wednesday, 9-11:30 AM | $96 members, $104 nonmembers
Feb. 12, 26 & Mar. 4, 11 (4 sessions | No class on Feb. 19)

This class is intended for artists who have had some experience with watercolor. Our 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.

How to register
- Send a check to Joanne Andresen, 2314 Fortuna Court, Davis, CA 95616
or bring a check that day and call the Pence to confirm
Questions? e-mail: joanneandresen@gmail.com or call 530-902-1072


  INTRODUCTION to DRAWING & PAINTING
with artist JOANNE ANDRESEN
Thursday, 9-10:30 AM | $96 members, $104 nonmembers
Feb 13, 27 & Mar. 5, 12 (4 sessions | No class on Feb. 20)
All materials included


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 everyday objects, which can be a challenge to draw in an accurate way. 


How to register
- Send a check to Joanne Andresen, 2314 Fortuna Court, Davis, CA 95616
or bring a check that day and call the Pence to confirm

Questions? e-mail: joanneandresen@gmail.com or call 530-902-1072

    WORKSHOPS




 
HEALING ARTS WORKSHOP
with Art Therapist AMY VIDRA
Tuesdays, 6-7:30 PM | (FREE)
Jan. 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar. 3, 2020 (6 sessions)
Apr. 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 2020 (6 sessions)

To register, click here to download the form

The Pence Gallery Healing Arts Workshop uses art as a healing language for those experiencing grief from the loss of a family member or friend. Art-based interventions can improve a person’s coping skills and their overall quality of life. Creating art projects provides opportunities for discussion, education, and connecting with peers in a safe and supportive space. The art media utilized is carefully chosen to create an outlet for grief, providing tangible ways of memorializing and remembering, and helping to bridge the gap in expressing difficult emotions. Participants must be 18 or older, and no art experience is necessary.

This new program is generously sponsored by Bob and Joanne Andresen.

 
LEAF-PAPER-PRINT-COLLAGE
Botanical Printmaking & Collage Workshop
with HANNAH KLAUS HUNTER

Feb. 21, 22, & 23, 2020 | 10 AM-4 PM
Cost: $300 members | $325 nonmembers (Materials not included)
Click Here to Register!

Enhance your art practice in inspiring and unique ways with artist Hannah Klaus Hunter. Join us for an exciting three-day exploration into the world of botanical printmaking and collage, accessible forms whether you’re a newcomer or a seasoned artist. Through collage and botanical contact printing (or ecoprinting), create expressive and engaging works of art.


 
SQUARED
An Abstraction by Design Workshop with
MICHAEL SHEMCHUK
Saturday, April 4 | Sunday, April 5, 2020 | 10 AM-4 PM
Cost: $275 members | $300 nonmembers (Open to all levels.)
FULL

2- Days 3-Panels - Corner to Corner.
This workshop not only tackles the square, we tackle the squares within the square. In other words we work on the classic grid to create mixed media artwork. Bring your abstract ideas and your aesthetics to this workshop, as we use our compositional skills and apply the techniques of glueing, painting, sanding, peeling and collaging to create our square abstractions, all within the grid format.

    PRESENTATION & TALKS

 


Artist Talk: SANDY DELEHANTY
Sunday, Mar. 1, 2-3 PM (FREE)

Sandy Delehanty discusses her process for jurying the Pence’s Water + Color Juried National Exhibition 2020, as well as her own work. Delehanty is a signature member of the American Women Artists; her paintings have been displayed in more than 50 national competitions, including the American Watercolor Society International Exhibit in 2018 and 2019.

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Sponsored by Bob & Joanne Andresen


 


Art History Lecture: CATHERINE ANDERSON
Saturday, Mar. 7, 2-3 PM (FREE)

Art historian Catherine Anderson discusses the history of watercolor in relation to the Pence’s Water + Color Juried National Exhibition 2020.

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Sponsored by Bob & Joanne Andresen


    ADULT WORKSHOPS

  DAVIS FIGURE DRAWING GROUP
Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 6:30 - 9:30PM | $15/person
NO SESSION ON DEC. 25, 2019

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 instruction is provided. People of all skill levels are welcome and encouraged to join the group.

Payment: cash, check, or credit card (Visa/Mastercard/Discover) in person

- Experienced Male and Female Models | Wet and Dry media Welcome!
- SPACE IS LIMITED!


For more information, go to the Davis Figure Drawing Meet-up Site or email Katharine Schultz, pencegallery@gmail.com

JOIN US NOW! @ www.meetup.com/davisfigure or just come!

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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.


    INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The Pence Internship is offered to qualified college-age students seeking to enter the museum/gallery profession.
Fellows work closely with the Director on all aspects of gallery management and also complete projects relating to exhibitions, curating collections, and arts administration.
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    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
The Pence is a nonprofit art organization that depends upon volunteer support and expertise. We welcome your involvement!

Please download the pdf version of Volunteer Opportunites form by clicking the link below and complete the form and
-   fax back to 530-758-4670
-   email it to Katharine Schultz, pencegallery@gmail.com or
-   drop off at the Gallery at 212 D Street, Davis, CA 95616

Volunteer Opportunties Form

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