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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 offer several drawing workshops for adults, provides ArtSmart and KidsCreate programs for children, and provides an Internship Program for University students.

CLICK HERE to download Winter/Spring 2018 Programs
Please CLICK HERE to register for classes and/or to see all available classes.

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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.

- CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING - Dates: Oct. 20, 23, 27; Nov. 6, 13, 2017
- SEEING MYSELF - Dates: Dec. 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 2017
- ART and SCIENCE: NATURE JOURNALS - Dates: Feb. 2, 5, 16, 23, 26; Mar. 5, 16; Apr. 2, 6, 2018
- CERAMICS with A MESSAGE - Dates: Apr. 30; May 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 2018

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TO REGISTER: Call 530-758-3370 to register your class.
Program Time: 9:30-11:30 AM.
Fee: $6/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.

CLASSES

  CONTINUING WATERCOLOR with artist JOANNE ANDRESEN
Wednesday, 9-11:30 AM
March 28 - May 2 (6 sessions)
$120 members |$130 nonmembers

This class is intended for artists who have had some experience with watercolor. Our emphasis will be on painting nature. Studying skies, trees, rocks and water, and how each appears in sun and shade and different weather conditions, will be part of our lessons. We will use photos and live subject matter as the inspiration for paintings. A friendly class environment makes class critiques helpful and stress free.


  BEGINNING DRAWING & WATERCOLOR with artist JOANNE ANDRESEN
One class two areas of study
Thursday, 9-11 AM
March 29 - May 3 (6 sessions)
$120 members |$130 nonmembers

One of the stumbling blocks faced by students who want to paint is not being able to draw. Basic drawing skills will be practiced in this class, before painting with watercolors.  The subject matter will include everyday objects, which can be a challenge to draw in an accurate way. 

 


To register, please send a check to
Joanne Andresen, 2314 Fortuna Court, Davis, CA 95616, or
bring a check that day and call the Pence to confirm.
* Please indicate on memo line of check the specific class.

Classes are held in the Pence Gallery classroom upstairs. Parking is good for 2 hours.
Questions? e-mail: joanneandresen@gmail.com or call 530-902-1072


WORKSHOPS

Fundamentals of Portrait Drawing with Deziree Dizon
Sunday, Apr. 15, 22 & 29, 5-8 PM
$80 ($85 nonmembers)
Register online at Brown Paper Ticket

Faces are the most recognizable and memorable features of people. This drawing class will teach students what to look for when capturing a person's face. The teacher will lead students in how to capture a likeness from the construction of the face, to creating a three-dimensional form through light and shadow and how to liven up the face through color.

Deziree won the Pence Exhibit It! Curator Choice and Community Choice award for her pastel portrait work. The class fee includes all materials but students are welcome to bring their own materials. All levels of experience are welcome.


Kids Give Back: Art for a Purpose
Saturday, May 5, 1-4 PM, $5 per child (ages 8 +)

Register online at Brown Paper Ticket

Marc Lancet, whose ceramic sculpture is on display in our Bay Area Clay exhibit, will introduce social practice in art to children. Using found objects, kids will create their own sculptures, with different materials and methods of building. Finished sculptures will be exhibited and sold to benefit a local charity.

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Artistic Legacy: Wheel Throwing Demonstration
Saturday, May 12, 2-4 PM (FREE)


Join Ehren Tool for a wheel throwing demonstration on the Pence’s patio. Ehren will talk about his techniques for fabricating his unique ceramic cups, which are characterized by imagery related to war, and his experience as a veteran.

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Make Stuff: Form and Figure with Lisa Reinertson
Sunday, June 3, 12-4 PM

Cost includes materials: $25 members, $30 nonmembers

Register online at Brown Paper Ticket

Lisa Reinertson will demonstrate her techniques for sculpting small scale figures in clay in this workshop. Following the demonstration, students can work from a live clothed model, in order to capture both the figure and drapery. No firing is included in the class, which is open to anyone ages 18 and up with experience in clay.

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Click here to download Winter/Spring 2018 Programs
Please click here to register for classes and/or to see all available classes.


PRESENTATION & TALKS

  Artist Talk: BAY AREA CLAY
Saturday, Sat. April 28, 5-6:30 PM (Free)

Lisa Reinertson, curator of Bay Area Clay, discusses the project’s evolution, and artists Arthur Gonzalez, Monica Van den Dool, Ehren Tool, and Marc Lancet will delve into how their own ceramic work functions to critique current social and political concerns.

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ADULT WORKSHOPS

DAVIS FIGURE DRAWING GROUP @ THE PENCE GALLERY
Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 6:30 - 9:30PM | $14/person

Whether you've drawn from the model before, or this is your first time, everyone is welcome!

Come hang out on Wednesday evening and draw the figure. This group is for both experienced artists and amateurs to have an opportunity to draw from the nude model. If you have never drawn from a live model before and would like to join us, you are very welcome! The atmosphere is relaxed and non-competitive. This is not a class, and no instruction is provided. People of all skill levels are welcome and encouraged to join the group.

Payment: cash, check, or credit card
(Visa/Mastercard/Discover) in person

Any questions?
email Sohyung, pencegraphicdesign@gmail.com

- Experienced Male and Female Models
- Wet and Dry media Welcome!

- SPACE IS LIMITED!
 
UPCOMING MEETUPS
DATE MODEL
April 25 Robert
May 9 Tim
May 23 Jane
June 13 Brie
June 27 Alvin

For more information,
go to the Davis Figure Drawing Meet-up Site or
email pencegraphicdesign@gmail.com

JOIN US NOW!
@ www.meetup.com/davisfigure or just come!


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STORIES ON STAGE

Stories on Stage Davis pairs short fiction selections by established and emerging writers with regional actors who read the pieces to a live audience. Second Saturdays at the Pence from September through June.

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

triyoga

A safe and Gentle Flow to Flexibility, Strength and Relaxation

Regular Classes on
Tuesdays, Monthly (Starts in early Sept.), 7:30 PM: Basic Level


For more information, or to register on line via PayPal, visit
triyogadavis.com
contact: Kamala, info@triyogadavis.com, 530-746-8456


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   >>


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