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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.

- Mix it Up! Mixed Media by Mark Eanes
Dates: Oct. 15, 19, 29; Nov. 5, 9, 2018 | Grades K-6

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Weaving with Fiber
Dates: Dec. 10, 14; Jan. 14, 18, 24, 28, 2019 | Grades 1-6

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Michael Stevens: Building with Wood
Dates: Feb. 11, 15, 22; Mar. 1, 4, 22; Apr. 5, 2019 | Grades 2-6

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Ceramics: Fantastic Creatures
Dates: Apr. 15, 19, 22, 29; May 10, 13, 17, 20, 2019 | Grades K-6


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TO REGISTER: Call 530-758-3370 to register your class.
Program Time: 9:30-11:30 AM.
Fee: $6/student, 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.

    CLASSES

  CONTINUING WATERCOLOR with artist JOANNE ANDRESEN

Wednesday, 9:30-11:30 AM | $120 members |$130 nonmembers
May 15, 22, 29 & June 5, 12 (5 sessions)

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

 
MAKE STUFF!
Clay Creatures


Saturday, May 18, 12-2 PM
Cost: $5 members | $8 nonmembers


Sculpt a make-believe creature out of paper clay, exploring texture and touch, pulling inspiration from the ceramic work in Walk on the Wild Side. Great for ages 4-11.


 
Exhibit A, Abstraction by Design

Saturday, June 8, 2019, 10 AM - 4 PM
Sunday, June 9, 2019, 10 AM - 4 PM
$275 members | $300 non-members

REGISTER ONLINE


This mixed media triptych workshop taught by Michael Shemchuk is a two-day studio class followed by a curated show of attendees artwork. Each student will have the special opportunity to have their work hung in the Gallery.


 
MAKE STUFF!
Build to the Beat


Saturday, June 15, 12-2 PM
Cost: $5 members | $8 nonmembers


How can sound and hearing relate to art? Come explore the art of music making, and build your own instrument, using recycled materials! Great for ages 4-11.


 

BOTANICAL PRINTING with DOROTHY YUKI


Saturday, July 13, 10 AM - 4 PM
Cost: $140 members | $160 nonmembers

REGISTER ONLINE


Botanical Printing lead by artist Dorothy Yuki uses inspiration from nature to demonstrate a myriad of possibilities in enhancing paper and fabric. In this course, students will learn about mordants and modifiers on creating botanical prints made from plants and natural dyes on fabric and paper.


 
Portrait Study Workshop

Friday, August 16, 6:30-9:30 PM
Saturday, August 17, 9 AM-5 PM
Cost: $275 members | $300 nonmembers

REGISTER ONLINE


This upcoming portrait study workshop will explore aspects of single-sitting portrait study. Working directly with the sitter, attendees will learn techniques for accurately establishing composition, scaling, massing, and background. Artist Del Almedia will elaborate on efficient methods for quick and accurate color mixing for a harmonious and direct approach to portrait painting. Become more decisive, fluid, and expressive. Take home an array of new methods and your own success on canvas.


    PRESENTATION & TALKS

 
Artist Talk
Walk on the Wild Side


Saturday, May 4, 5 PM

Ceramic sculpture by Northern California artists that embraces the surreal, comical, or disturbing side of life is the focus of this group exhibit. This second ‘post funk art’ generation of artists pushes the medium of clay for its expressive properties, and its ability to convey life-like textures and surfaces that they bring to fantastic heights of skill and imagination.


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    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 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

Any questions?
email Sohyung, pencegraphicdesign@gmail.com

- Experienced Male and Female Models
- Wet and Dry media Welcome!

- SPACE IS LIMITED!
 
UPCOMING MEETUPS
DATE MODEL
Apr. 10 Dave
Apr. 24 Jane
May 8 Dave
May 22 Brie
Jun 12 Alvin

For more information,
go to the Davis Figure Drawing Meet-up Site or
email pencegraphicdesign@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.
Learn about Internship opportunity
, CLICK HERE   >>

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