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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.

PREPARING YOUR CLASS
(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



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

DJUSD Disclaimer: Not all organizations with access to this distribution network are required to abide by anti-discrimination statutes. Parents are encouraged to contact the activity sponsor directly if they have questions.

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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