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
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.
Apr. 2, 6, 16, & 20, 2015
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 & CLASSES
|Joanne Andresen's Art Workshops
Wednesdays 10:30-12:15 PM
$100 ($110 nonmembers)
5 weeks: April 15- May 13, 2015
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 will supply their own materials. Instructor has Arches watercolor paper available for purchase.
To register by April 12, please click the link below to download the registration form.
Joanne Andresen Art Classes Registration Form
Classes are held in the Pence Gallery classroom upstairs.
Questions? Email email@example.com
PRESENTATION & TALKS
Artist Talk with Camille VandenBerge
Friday, April 17, 7 - 8:30 PM
Peter VandenBerge’s work spans four decades of ceramic history, beginning with Robert Arneson’s first ceramic class at UC Davis. VandenBerge has developed a distinctly gestural style of figurative work that largely centers on stylized portraits of men and women, carrying upon their heads a string of personal objects. Lately those belongings have shifted to include elephants, tigers, and other endangered animals. Camille VandenBerge, a sculptor raised in her father’s studio, conveys a sense of the mystical in her female figures, who also serve to protect various creatures, real and imagined.
Artist Talk, Shenny Cruces
Saturday, May 2nd, 4 PM (FREE)
Shenny Cruces presents an illustrated view of her work in ceramics, with emphasis on her process and significance.
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
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,