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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 | $120 members, $130 nonmembers


March/April class will be rescheduled.
April 29 & May 6, 13, 20, 27
June 3, 10, 17, 24 & July 1

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


    WORKSHOPS




 
HEALING ARTS Workshop
with Art Therapists AMY VIDRA and JULIE KARP
Tuesdays, 6-7:30 PM | (FREE)
HEALING ARTS will be rescheduled.

To register, click here to download the form or
call Julie Karp at (916) 924-8424.

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.


 
THE SIX ESSENTIAL SKILLS SETS OF DRAWING
with David Lobenberg
Saturday, May 30 | Sunday, May 31 | 10-4 PM
Cost: $250 nonmembers | $225 members
(Open to all levels, materials not included)
Please click here to download materials list.
Click here to register

Led by David Lobenberg, this two-day workshop will help establish a drawing foundation by covering the six primary skills sets of drawing: angles, proportion, position, contours, values, and shapes. No prior drawing experience is necessary. At the end of the workshop, each participant will say confidently, “Yes, I can draw!”

 
SQUARED
An Abstraction by Design Workshop with
MICHAEL SHEMCHUK
Saturday, April 4 | Sunday, April 5 | 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.

 
BOTANICAL BLUEPRINTS:
INTRO TO CYANOTYPE with Linda Clark Johnson

Saturday, June 27 | 10 AM-2 PM (Ages 12 to Adult)
Cost: $100 members | $110 nonmembers
Click here to register

You don’t need to be an artist to enjoy making beautiful blue cyanotypes! Led by artist Linda Clark Johnson, this introductory class will teach you the basics of this fun and easy alternative photographic technique. Using light sensitive chemicals you’ll expose prints of plants in the sun and process them in water. By the time you leave you’ll have 4 gorgeous 8 x 10 blueprints and the know-how to create more at home.

- The class is 4 hours and the fee includes all materials.
- Students should bring foliage and flowers to print with and a lunch.

Any questions please call: (530) 758 3370



    PRESENTATION & TALKS



Photographer’s Talk w/Gene Beley
April 19, 2-3 PM (FREE)

This program may be videoed and not open to the public, thus please check our website for updates.

Gene Beley shares his stories about accompanying Cash at Folsom prison and other venues to capture his pivotal performances.

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DAVID OLIVANT
June 13, 2-3 PM (FREE)

David Olivant, professor of Art at CSU Stanislaus, shares his drawings and found-object sculpture in this engaging talk in his solo exhibit.



    ADULT WORKSHOPS

  DAVIS FIGURE DRAWING GROUP
Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 6:30 - 9:30PM | $15/person

We've unfortunately had to cancel figure drawing on March 11 and March 25. In light of the coronavirus, Yolo County Health has advised all organizations to cancel events until the end of the month.

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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