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
CLICK HERE to download Winter/Spring 2018 Programs
Please CLICK HERE to register for classes and/or to see all available classes.
- 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
March 28 - May 2 (6 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.
|BEGINNING DRAWING & WATERCOLOR
One class two areas of study
Thursday, 9-11 AM
March 29 - May 3 (6 sessions)
$120 members |$130 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.
To register, 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
BOTANICAL PRINT & COLLAGE
WORKSHOP with HANNAH HUNTER
Saturday, Apr. 7, 10 AM-4 PM
$105 ($115 nonmembers)
Click here to register.
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. Students will have an opportunity to create a small accordion style book or a quilt style paper collage. Hannah’s work is currently on view at the Pence at this time.
|Fundamentals of Portrait Drawing with Deziree Dizon
Sunday, Apr. 15, 22 & 29, 5-8 PM
$80 ($85 nonmembers)
Click here to register.
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.
Click here to download Winter/Spring 2018 Programs
Please click here to register for classes and/or to see all available classes.
- PRESENTATION & TALKS -
|Artist Talk: NICOLE MUELLER
Saturday, Mar. 24, 1-3 PM (Free)
Artist Nicole Mueller’s works use shifting figure-ground relationships, vibrant color, and pockets of deep space to create pathways that weave in and out of her compositions. Included in the exhibit are a variety of abstract works that are painted, cut, collaged, and arranged into mixed-media paintings and works on paper, and a window installation that creates a colorful, shifting space for reflection. Sponsored by Mark M. Glickman and Lanette M. McClure as part of the Glickman McClure Artist Award.
|Artist Talk: BAY AREA CLAY
Saturday, Sat. April 28, 5-6:30 PM (Free)
- 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
email Sohyung, email@example.com
- 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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 >>