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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

  INTRODUCTION to DRAWING & PAINTING with artist JOANNE ANDRESEN
Thuresday, 9-11 AM

Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31 & Feb 7 | $120 members |$130 nonmembers
(add $15 if student has no supplies)

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.


  CONTINUING WATERCOLOR with artist JOANNE ANDRESEN
Wednesday, 9:30-11:30 AM

Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30 & Feb 6 | $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.


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
Click HERE to download the registration form

Classes are held in the Pence Gallery classroom upstairs. Parking is good for 2 hours.
Questions? e-mail: joanneandresen@gmail.com or call 530-902-1072


WORKSHOPS

 
Fluid Acrylics, a paint pouring workshop

Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
$85 members | $100 non-members

REGISTER ONLINE


This paint pouring class lead by artist, Wende Obata, is a cathartic workshop in which " Participants will turn off their outside influences, tune in to their inner child as they create unique paintings."

This one day workshop is multi-textural: educational, artful, uniquely individual, and fail-proof. Equally worthy, it is soulful, healing and happy. Participants will turn off their outside influences, tune in to their inner child as they create unique paintings.


 
DOROTHY YUKI: Botanical Printing

Saturday & Sunday, Mar. 23 & 24, 2019, 10 AM - 4 PM
$260 members | $280 non-members

REGISTER ONLINE


This two-day workshop 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. What happens when we combine beautiful flowers, leaves and other natural materials with water and metal, or onions?

By the end of class, each student will leave with an assortment of handmade prints made from plants and natural dyes on fabric and paper. There is an ADDITIONAL fee of $25 per attendee, made out to the artist Dorothy Yuki, paid on the day of the class for the cost of materials.


 
Exhibit A, Abstraction by Design

Friday, June 7, 2019, 10 AM - 4 PM
Saturday, June 8, 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.


PRESENTATION & TALKS

 
MICHAEL STEVENS

Sunday, Mar. 3, 2-3 PM (FREE)


Sculptor Michael Stevens draws inspiration from a myriad of popular media sources, most related to his childhood growing up in the 50s. Questioning the concept of childhood as an idyllic state, Stevens’ three-dimensional pieces involve multiple figures, largely carved out of wood. By juxtaposing popular American paintings found in antique shops and junk stores, with carved toys, fish, and other figures, Stevens creates an amazingly uncertain world that is both playful and dangerous simultaneously.


 
JAN SCHNURR

Sunday, Mar. 17, 2-3 PM (FREE)


Jan Schnurr is a mixed media artist who explores the beauty inherent in both natural and man-made forms. Many of her abstract two-dimensional works focus on creating patterns with geometric and organic shapes. These repeated shapes often include rust stains, left by bits of hardware. Newer work delves into the random mixing of ink drops in bright hues. Sponsored by Terence Leung, Ron and Rosie Soohoo, Don Yee & Frances Leung, and Kit and Bonnie Lam. 


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
Jan. 23 Ivy
Feb. 13 Marcus
Feb. 27 Ashton
Mar. 13 Tim
Mar. 27 Brie

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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