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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 a Curatorial Fellowship for University students.



ArtSmart
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 three 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.


Pine-needle Basketry Workshop
Oct. 11, noon-2 PM

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In this hands-on workshop, attendees will learn how to weave pine needles into a simple basket shape, based on Melissa Woodburn's own work on display.

Ages 10-adult are welcome.
Cost: $5 members | $8 nonmembers
RSVP by Oct. 10.

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IMAGES OF WORKSHOP

Paintings with Rhythm, Pattern & Geometry in October
Oct. 13, 16, 23, & 30, 2014

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Mark Emerson's large-scale paintings shimmer with layers of vibrant color, in which shifts in movement are conveyed through dynamic shapes.

Students will mainpulate geometric shapes and patterns to show motion and enrgy in their acrylic paintings.

For grades 1-6.

Nature in the Abstract Workshop
Oct. 19, 1-4 PM

cunningham Lynne Cunningham, artist and author of the recently published book, Nature in the Abstract, will
introduce painting techniques in acrylic and teach participants how to paint an abstract inspired by
nature. Learn to recognize shapes and patterns from nature, and transform them into small paintings.

Cunningham is a Signature Artist member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters.
Her book is available at a discount for participants.

Cost: $80 members | $85 nonmembers


Quilted Masterpieces
Nov. 20 | Dec. 1, 4, 5, 8, 10, & 17, 2014

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This exhibit of colorful quilts by seven fiber artists from the Foothills, ARTful Women, includes quilts that tell stories or show places, through pattern, shape, and color.

Young artists will produce a quilt block with fabric and thread that is both traditional and contemporary in design.

For grades 2-6.


ARTful Women Talk
Friday, Dec. 12, 6-7:15 PM

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As part of our 2nd Friday ArtAbout, hear a wonderful slide presentation about the Artful Women exhibit, our current local quilt exhibit, by participating fiber artists. Afterwards, enjoy seeing their amazing work in person, in this interactive walk-through of the exhibit. 

FREE.


Seastruck
Jan. 15, 16, 26, & 29 | Feb. 5 & 12, 2015

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Artists have long reflected on how to capture the beauty of our oceans and all the creatures that live in it.

This exhibit includes work by artists who primarily depict man's relationship to the ocean and current environmental concerns.

Students will create a print that captures their interest in ocean life and seafaring.

For grades K-6.


Ceramic Creatures
Apr. 2, 6, 16, & 20, 2015

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Artists Peter & Camille VandenBerge are masters at sculpting clay into human figures that often serve to protect and nurture animals.

Following a tour of their exhibit, students will learn how to sculpt clay to create an expressive animal sculpture, using pose and gesture to create a sense of movement.

For grades K-6.




workshops

DAVIS FIGURE DRAWING GROUP
@ THE PENCE GALLERY


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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, acyrlics, and other wet media are now fine for this session.

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



triyoga

A safe and Gentle Flow to Flexibility, Strength and Relaxation


TriYoga

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 or
530-746-8456


Stories on Stage

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

Stories on Stage is taking a summer break for July and August,
but will be back at the Pence starting on September 13th.

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


Brunelle Curatorial Fellowship

The Brunelle Curatorial Fellowship 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 literature relating to exhibitions, curating collections, and arts administration.

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