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
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.
TO REGISTER: Call 530-758-3370 to register your class.
Program Time: 9:30-11:30 AM.
Fee is $5/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.
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WORKSHOPS & CLASSES
WATERCOLOR PAINTING & DRAWING CLASSES
with artist JOANNE ANDRESEN
Sept. 16 - Oct. 14, 2015 (5 weeks)
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.
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.
Back by popular demand because it is informative and fun!
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.
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.
Classes are held in the Pence Gallery classroom upstairs.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM.
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
212 D Street, Davis, CA 95616
Tues-Sun. 11:30 AM - 5 PM
PRESENTATION & TALKS
PAULA WENZL BELLACERA:
RAPTORS AND RABBITS
Saturday, October 10, 3-4 PM (FREE)
Paula Bellacera is at once a consummate scientist and an obsessive artist. Her recent charcoal studies of birds and mammals from the Yolo Basin region, coupled with her sculptural depictions of them are the basis for this solo exhibit. Bellacera has an intriguing knack for blending her physical observations of real creatures, with an ability to endow them with wit, daring, and charm.
MARK LANNING, JR.:
DEVILS LAKE AND THE BLACK HILLS
Friday, October 16, 7-8:30 PM (FREE)
Mark Lanning will discuss his experience as a photographer documenting the personal and cultural histories of residents and migrants in both North and South Dakota. Lanning will also sign copies of his handmade books on each series.
ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY BY F/8:
POINT OF VIEW
Saturday, December 12, 2-3:30 PM (FREE)
Six members of the f8 Davis-based photography group will lead visitors through their current work on display in the Abstract Photography exhibit, with special attention to the role of abstraction, science and technology. For more details, visit our website.
The Pence Internship is
offered to qualified college-age students
seeking to enter the museum/gallery
Fellows work closely with the
Director on all aspects of gallery
management and also complete projects
relating to exhibitions,
curating collections, and arts
Learn about Internship opportunity. Click here >>
|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
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.
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,
contact: Kamala, email@example.com, 530-746-8456