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!
Pop-Up 3D Art
December 4, 6, 9, 12, 18
Following a tour of historic and present-day pop-up books and cards, dating from 19th century European examples to more well-known pop-up art books and stories, students will create their own pop-up cards using paper cutting and paper engineering techniques with artist Maria Winkler. Winkler's collection forms the basis for this great exhibit.
Cost: $5 per person
Art & Science Mix
January 15, 17, 23, February 3, 6, 12, 24
Students will learn about the amazing connections between the fields of art and science as they explore this juried exhibit of sculpture, paintings, photography, and textiles on the theme of the merging of the visual with the scientific. With an emphasis on how the eye enables us to see light and color, students will create a painting that plays with the viewer's sense of reality.
Cost: $5 per person
Blooming Still-Life paintings
March 12, 17, 20, April 4, 10, 14
Still life paintings and sculpture rendering the beauty of flowers will inspire students' interpretations of blooms as a subject in their own paintings. Students will learn basic ink wash painting traditions with painter Stacey Vetter, rendering both the parts of the flower, as well as conveying a specific mood.
Cost: $5 person
Ceramics That Shout
May 14, 16, 19, 22, 28, June 2, 5
Our ceramics exhibit, Controversial Clay, includes the work of reputed artists Clayton Bailey, Robert Arneson and Richard Notkin, shows that the medium of clay is perfect for communicating a social or political message. Following a guided tour, students will learn hand-building techniques and how to represent an issue through humor, surprise and exaggeration.
Cost: $7 person (includes firing fee)
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.