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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 offers an several drawing workshops for adults, provides ArtSmart and KidsCreate programs for children, and provides an Internship Program for University students.

ArtSmart
Program

Teens
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.

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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.

- WORKSHOPS & CLASSES -

WATERCOLOR CLASSES with artist JOANNE ANDRESEN
Wed. 9-11:30 AM
March 29-April 26, $100 members | June 7-28, $90 members


CONTINUING WATERCOLOR
Students should be familiar watercolor materials and basic techniques such as painting wet into wet, dry brush, glazing and washes. Color mixing, value transitions, composition and brushwork will be emphasized. Painting outside of class will be encouraged and critiques of work will be part of the class structure. Students supply own materials. Instructor has Arches watercolor paper available for $5 a full sheet.
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Please send a check to Joanne Andresen, 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: joanneandresen@gmail.com




CANVAS & COCKTAILS
Saturday, 6:30-8:30 PM, $40 / $45 (nonmembers)
March 25, April 15 & 21| June 16

Fresh from teaching this workshop in San Diego, painter Kelly Roberts brings her supportive way of demonstrating how to paint a stunning landscape in our studio upstairs. Art supplies are provided, including a 11 x 14” canvas and acrylics. Wine, chocolates, and non-alcoholic drinks are included. Bring a friend, relax, and get arty with us for a great date night or girlfriend night-out!

RSVP to
758-3370 or penceartdirector@sbcglobal.net
by April 13 or April 19 for 2nd one


Each workshop is $40 / $45 (nonmembers),
and participants will do still-life scene
if they want to do both.



PAPER CLAY WITH MALIA LANDIS

Saturday, May 27, 3-6 PM
$15/$20 non-members (includes all supplies)

This class introduces students on how to make and hand build with paper clay. Students will learn about the various uses of the medium, and make their own paper clay and press molds to obtain texture and delicate edges.


MICHAEL SHEMCHUK:
ABSTRACTION BY DESIGN MIXED MEDIA
Saturday, June 17, Sunday, June 18, 11-4 PM
$215/$225 non-members (includes lunch first day)

Shemchuk is a Bay Area artist who shows his work nationally, and is represented by several art galleries.  His succinct use of mixed media, color, line, texture and composition enables a pictorial space layered with visual meaning and undeniable intentionality. This workshop puts into practice the physicality of painting and collage as well as the sensibility of balance and design. For media, we will use paint, paper, graphite and oil stick. Students will need to provide two wood panels 18"x18" to 24"x24", paint clothes/apron. Optional materials are collage papers and paint brushes. To register, call 530-758-3370 or email penceartdirector@sbcglobal.net by June 10th.




- PRESENTATION & TALKS -


ARTIST TALK WITH NANCY SELVIN
TEST ON CLAY: WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Saturday
April 29, 1 PM (FREE)

Join us to hear a fascinating talk by recognized artist Nancy Selvin, who currently lives and works in Berkeley. Her ceramic sculpture includes imagery, words, and processes as a means of quoting ancient Greek ceramics, and is part of the Clay on Clay exhibit.



- ADULT WORKSHOPS -

DAVIS FIGURE DRAWING GROUP @ THE PENCE GALLERY
Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 6:30 - 9:30PM

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.
Cost is $14 per person
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 insturction is provided.
People of all skil levels are welcome and encouraged to join the group.

NEXT MEETUPS: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8 & 22, 6:30-9:30 PM
For more information, go to the Davis Figure Drawing Meet-up Site
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SIGN UP NOW!
@ www.meetup.com/davisfigure or just come!
Experienced Male and Female Models | Wet and Dry media Welcome! | SPACE IS LIMITED!


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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.

TriYoga


triyoga

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,
visit
triyogadavis.com

contact: Kamala, info@triyogadavis.com, 530-746-8456




- 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.
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