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
- 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 -
With artist JOANNE ANDRESEN
Wednesday, 9-11:30 AM
Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31 & Feb. 7 (5 sessions)
$120 members |$130 nonmembers
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.
Artists should bring their supplies. Arches 140 lb. paper will be for sale at cost.
|BEGINNING DRAWING & WATERCOLOR
One class two areas of study
Thursday, 9-11 AM
Jan. 11, 18, 25 & Feb. 1, 8 (5 sessions)
$135 members | $145 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 everyday 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.
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
||SCI-ART KIDS! with EXPLORIT SCIENCE CENTER
Saturday, Feb. 10, 1-4 PM | $5 per person
Science and art are not as different as people may think. Science offers a chance to work with the most unconventional materials to create unexpected and unique works of art. Together with staff from the Explorit Science Center, children ages 7-12 will have a hands-on art and science experience while learning a bit about biology and thinking outside the box.
||SCIENCE AS ART with ANNA DAVIDSON
Saturday, Feb. 24, 1-4 PM | $5 per person
Artist Dr. Anna Davidson “uses art and science in attempt to gain a deeper understanding of her relationship to nature as well as to the fellow inhabitants of planet earth.” In this Make Stuff workshop, participants will work with living material as a medium for their artwork. As well as learning a bit about biology, participants will get to watch their work of art grow and change with time.
Make Stuff programs are open to all levels of experience, and are supported by a City of Davis arts contract grant. This particular program is designed for artists ages 16 to adult.
ECOPRINTING with DOROTHY YUKI
Mar. 17, 10 AM-4 PM
$165 ($175 nonmembers)
The natural world we see everyday can provide a myriad of possibilities to enhance paper and fabric. In this course we will learn about mordants and modifiers in creating botanical prints. What happens when we combine beautiful flowers, leaves and other natural materials with water, metals, or even onions! Students will create their own eco prints and walk away with the skills to continue printing with natural objects.
Dorothy has worked on projects for MMOCA, Flax Art and Design, Kalligraphia, Ruth’s Table, FabMo and SCRAP-SF. She is a recipient of Honorable Mentions for her artwork at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art Altered Book Show 2014 and 2015. She has taught her Eco Print class in many locations, including at the San Francisco Center for the Book. All levels of experience are welcome to join the class. Class fee includes all materials.
BOTANICAL PRINT & COLLAGE
WORKSHOP with HANNAH HUNTER
Saturday, Apr. 7, 10 AM-4 PM
$85 ($95 nonmembers)
In this workshop, explore different techniques to create collages using tender, green spring foliage. In the morning, we'll learn different methods of creating botanical monoprints and collage papers. In the afternoon, we’ll learn new ways to combine those prints and papers into one or more inspiring collage works. Hannah’s work is currently on view at the Pence at this time.
|Fundamentals of Portrait Drawing with Deziree Dizon
Sunday, Apr. 8, 15 & 22, 1-4 PM
$80 ($85 nonmembers)
Faces are the most recognizable and memorable features of people. This drawing class will teach students what to look for when capturing a person's face. The teacher will lead students in how to capture a likeness from the construction of the face, to creating a three-dimensional form through light and shadow and how to liven up the face through color.
Deziree won the Pence Exhibit It! Curator Choice and Community Choice award for her pastel portrait work. The class fee includes all materials but students are welcome to bring their own materials. All levels of experience are welcome.
- PRESENTATION & TALKS -
||Artist Talk / Panel on Women & Art
Sunday, Dec. 10, 2-3:30 PM (Free)
|Photographer Kurt Edward Fishback undertook a four-year project to photograph 71 women artists in their studios, in order to retify the lack of gender balance in his studio portraits in his own work. In this talk, Kurt Edward Fishback will discuss his project, followed by a panel on women and art. Six of the women artists portrayed will talk about their own experience in the art world, and the future that they see for women artists. Participating local artists include Barbara Range, artist and Director of the Brickhouse Art Gallery, Joy Bertinuson, painter and professor at American River College and CSUS, and Kathrine Lemke Waste, watercolor artist and Board president of American Women Artists, Heidi Bekebrede, a multi media artist who works with paint, ceramics, song and words, Carly Pruett, an emerging artist from Nevada County, and Pam Dixon, painter and ceramic sculptor.
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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.
Dec. 13 & 27
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 >>