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, 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.
- Mix it Up! Mixed Media by Mark Eanes
Dates: Oct. 15, 19, 29; Nov. 5, 9, 2018 | Grades K-6
- Weaving with Fiber
Dates: Dec. 10, 14; Jan. 14, 18, 24, 28, 2019 | Grades 1-6
- Michael Stevens: Building with Wood
Dates: Feb. 11, 15, 22; Mar. 1, 4, 22; Apr. 5, 2019 | Grades 2-6
- Ceramics: Fantastic Creatures
Dates: Apr. 15, 19, 22, 29; May 10, 13, 17, 20, 2019 | Grades K-6
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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.
||CONTINUING WATERCOLOR with artist JOANNE ANDRESEN
Wednesday, 9-11:30 AM | $120 members |$130 nonmembers
Sept. 11, 18, 25 & Oct. 9, 16 (5 sessions | No class on Oct. 2)
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: email@example.com or call 530-902-1072
Saturdays, 12-2 PM
Cost: $5 members | $8 nonmembers
(Pay at the door. No pre-registration required.)
October 19-Paintings in Motion
Pulling inspiration from the wild lines and repeated patterns in Jamie Madison’s colorful collages, young artists will make gesture drawings and splatter paintings.
November 16-Tasty Impressions
Through printmaking and short writing activities, children are invited to use their sense of taste and relationship with food to create a tasty masterpiece taking inspiration from artist Jose Arena’s paintings.
December 14-Scent(sational) Art
Exploring natural scents, children will craft fragrant handmade pieces of art for home or as gifts for loved.
Make Stuff is supported, in part, by a grant from
the City of Davis Arts & Cultural Affairs program.
BOTANICAL PRINTING with DOROTHY YUKI
Saturday, July 13, 10 AM - 4 PM
Cost: $140 members | $160 nonmembers
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
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 DELADIER ALMEIDA 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.
Artist Talk: JULIA COUZENS
Friday, August 9, 5:30 PM (FREE)
Join us for an evening Artist Talk at the Pence. Juror Julia Couzens will share her thoughts and process for the selection of artwork in Slice this year, as well as share some of her more recent works and investigations as an installation artist.
DAVIS FIGURE DRAWING GROUP @ THE PENCE GALLERY
Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 6:30 - 9:30PM | $14/person
Figure Drawing sessions are increasing to $15 per session as of Sept. 1, 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
email Sohyung, firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
JOIN US NOW!
@ www.meetup.com/davisfigure or just come!
|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
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 >>