PROGRAM TIME: 9:30-11:30 AM
FEE: $7/student
, which includes tour, supplies, and instruction.
TO REGISTER: Email pencegallery@gmail.com to register your class.

Reservations should be made at least 2 weeks in advance. Each group needs two chaperones in addition to the teacher. Groups from 20 to 35 can be accommodated, and homeschool groups are welcome.

(You can pick up a hard copy before your visit.)

Culture, Symbols & You
Dates: Oct. 28 | Nov. 4, 15 | Dec. 2, 6, 2019
Grades K-6

Pulling inspiration from Jose Arenas’ colorful paintings, students will learn about symbolism and how images, patterns, and colors can hold unique personal and cultural meaning. Young artists will compose a collage of images and drawings to express their own identity, especially in relationship to their family’s heritage.

Image: Jose Arenas

Our Land(scape) Exploring Abstraction
Dates: Dec. 16, 2019 | Jan. 6, 13, 17, 24, 27, 2020
Grades 1-6

How do artists start with a picture of a real place, and end up with a painting that depicts the spirit of a location, rather than a direct representation. By drawing landscapes with color pencils, cutting and recomposing their landscape, students will learn how to build a mixed media painting that has balance and rhythm, while maintaining its abstract quality. Sacramento painter Mark Bowles’ abstracted paintings will be the subject of the tour.

Image: Mark Bowles

The Science of Watercolor Painting
Dates: Feb. 10, 24, 27, 28 | Mar. 2, 6, 9, 12, 23, 2020
Grades 1-6

The remarkable materials of watercolor painting are simple: pigment, binder, and water. Learn about how these materials interact, and create a still-life inspired by Yolo County's natural agricultural abundance. Students will see a variety of watercolor paintings by renowned artists from across the U.S., as selected for our Water + Color Juried National exhibit, 2020.

Image: Sandy Delehanty

Photography: Capturing Light
Dates: Apr. 17, 20, 24, 27 | May 11, 15, 18, 22, 2020
Grades 1-6

Photo-journalists have long used the camera as a means of recording the world around them. Explore the photographic process and learn how documentation mixed with individual creativity can result in magical images. Students will view 1968: A Folsom Redemption, an exhibit of photos by Dan Poush of performer Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, and other musicians performing at Folsom Prison. Students will build a narrative from items provided to design a sunprint of their own.

Image: Dan Poush

(You can pick up a hard copy before your visit.)

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The Pence Gallery is a non-profit art organization. ArtSmart programs are aligned to the California State Standards in the visual arts and history/social science. No refunds for cancellations less than 7 days before the program date. (No ceramics this year.)

212 D Street, Davis, CA 95616 | phone 530.758.3370 | fax 530.758.4670 | Open Hours Tue-Sun 11:30 AM - 5 PM | 2nd Friday ArtAbout Reception 6-9 PM (free admission)

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