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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.


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ARTSMART PROGRAM

The Pence Gallery has an impressive schedule of art exhibits to involve your students in exploring the world through hands-on art experiences. Professional artists teach the projects, which are designed to introduce new concepts, art materials, and themes in the visual arts. Enjoy four great projects to stimulate creativity and connect art to different disciplines!

TO REGISTER: Call 530-758-3370 to register your class.
Fee is $5 or $7 per student, which includes tour, supplies, and instruction.
Program Time: 9:30-11:30 AM.


Reservations should be made at least 2 weeks in advance and are confirmed with payment.
Each group needs two chaperones in addition to the teacher. Groups up to 36 students can be accommodated. Homeschool groups are welcome!
Teachers are encouraged to preview exhibit content before their visit.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

WATERCOLOR PAINTING & DRAWING CLASSES
with artist JOANNE ANDRESEN
Sept. 16 - Oct. 14, 2015 (5 weeks)

Classes are held in the Pence Gallery classroom upstairs.

BEGINNING WATERCOLOR
Wednesdays
11:30 AM - 1 PM
$115 (members) / $125 (nonmembers)
All materials included

This class is intended for students who have never taken a watercolor class or would like to be reacquainted with watercolor. Students will be using a limited palette while practicing techniques of painting on dry and wet paper, building exciting colors through glazing, exploring light and dark progression of values while applying paint with a light touch.


CONTINUING WATERCOLOR
Wednesdays
9:45 - 11:15 AM
$100 (members) / $110 (nonmembers)


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.

ART JOURNALS
Back by popular demand because it is informative and fun!
Wednesdays
8:30 - 9:30 AM
$75 (members) / $85 (nonmembers)


An alternative to writing about your day may be the making of an art journal. Using pencil, pens and perhaps washes of watercolor there will be different subjects covered each week such as: comparing and measuring to get an accurate drawing, shading to add dimension and easily understood perspective.

Materials list:
Sharpened pencils
Eraser
9' x 12" art journal
Tombow pen in black or gray
(both available at the Paint Chip)
Permanent fine tipped pen in black or brown.
(additional items such as colored pencils
supplied by instructor)

To register by Sept 13,

please send a check to Joanne Andresen
2314 Fortuna Court, Davis, CA 95616
Please indicate on memo line of check the specific class.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM.

Questions: joanneandresen@gmail.com






Children's Book
ILLUSTRATION WEEKEND WORKSHOP
with JULIA CAIRNS


Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015
Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015
11 AM - 5 PM

This is a class for anyone who is interested in illustrating, especially for children. Julia will introduce you to her unique style of illustration that combines whimsy, color and story-telling. You are welcome to work on a book you may have already written, or simply become familiar with a more illustrative style of painting. Julia will explain the whole process of illustrating a book for children, how to approach publishers, what to submit, and identifying where your individual strengths lie. 


About the artist
Julia Cairns has been painting all her life, she lived and worked in  Botswana, Africa, for many years before moving to the US.  She has illustrated 11 books for children. Two of her books, ’We all went on Safari’ and ‘Mama Panya’s
Pancakes,
’ have  garnered numerous awards and have been translated into 15 different languages. Her work has been featured on many products from calendars to fabric. Julia currently lives just outside Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she continues to paint and hold workshops. During the early 90’s, she lived in Davis and exhibited her work at various galleries downtown,
including Artistic Touch and Art Connections.

Visit www.juliacairns.com  to see more of Julia’s work.

To register by Oct. 20th, please contact the Pence Gallery
530.758.3370
212 D Street, Davis, CA 95616
Tues-Sun. 11:30 AM - 5 PM (closed Mondays)

Registration Fee:
$215 members
$225 nonmembers







PRESENTATION & TALKS

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Public Talk: BLESSINGS

Sunday, July 26, 2-3 PM (FREE)

Artist Robert Jean-Ray brings his knowledge of Caron’s multi-layered paintings to the Pence! Join him for a talk on the artist’s fascinating use of narrative and personal symbolism in her work.




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. Click here >>




ADULT WORKSHOPS

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DAVIS FIGURE DRAWING GROUP
@ THE PENCE GALLERY


Whether you've drawn from the model before, or this is your first time, everyone is welcome!

Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 6:30 - 9:30PM
Come hang out on Wednesday evening and draw the figure.
Cost is $14
Oils, acrylics, and other wet media are now fine for this session.

For more information,
go to the Davis Figure Drawing Meet-up Site

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STORIES ON STAGE


Stories on Stage
hold their monthly 2nd Saturday poetry readings at the Pence, which feature a new poet / writer, read by an actor or actress.

Click here for a schedule of upcoming writers and stop by.

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TriYoga

TRIYOGA DAVIS
A safe and Gentle Flow to Flexibility, Strength and Relaxation


Regular Classes on Tuesdays, Monthly
5:30 PM: Multi-level Series
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



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