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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

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
Jan. 6 - Feb. 3, 2016 (5 weeks)

BEGINNING WATERCOLOR
Wednesdays
January 6- February 3, 2016
12:30-2:00 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
January 6- February 3, 2016
10:45-12:15 PM
$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.

DRAWING FOR ALL LEVELS
Wednesdays
January 6- February 3, 2016
9:00-10:30 AM
$100 (members) / $110 (nonmembers)

This class is intended for people who would like to learn or refresh their knowledge of the basics of drawing. Using a viewfinder to isolate a subject a person can observe the interaction of negative and positive spaces and learn to replicate what is seen. Values (light to dark), perspective, proportion, composition and shading to show volume will be applied to the drawing of objects as well as faces.
There will be a simple assignment each week and group discussion of drawings.

Please bring two pencils, an eraser and a drawing tablet no smaller than 11” x 14”

To register by Jan. 30, 2016, 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.

Questions: joanneandresen@gmail.com






PRESENTATION & TALKS

JUROR'S TALKS
Friday, Feb. 12 (FREE)
5:15-6 PM
Sharon Bladholm
Sharon Bladholm, one of the exhibit's jurors, leads an illustrated talk about her work as an artist with various scientific expeditions, including her current projects.


6-6:45 PM
Shih-Wen Young
Shih-Wen Young will talk about the selection of work for the
current consilience show. Young is a physicist and artist who
with Sharon Bladholm, juried the Consilience exhibit.


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BLOOM II DEMONSTRAION DAY
FRIDAY, MARCH 11
SATURDAY, MARCH 12


 

TEATIME DEMONSTRATION
SUNDAY, MAY 22




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

NEW! Yoga for Runners & Others - READ MORE >
NEW! Yoga for Pregnancy - READ MORE >

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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