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 a Curatorial Fellowship for
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!
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.
Pine-needle Basketry Workshop
Oct. 11, noon-2 PM
In this hands-on workshop, attendees will learn how to weave pine needles into a simple basket shape, based on Melissa Woodburn's own work on display.
Ages 10-adult are welcome.
Cost: $5 members | $8 nonmembers
RSVP by Oct. 10.
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IMAGES OF WORKSHOP
Paintings with Rhythm, Pattern & Geometry in October
Oct. 13, 16, 23, & 30, 2014
Mark Emerson's large-scale paintings shimmer with layers of vibrant color, in which shifts in movement are conveyed through dynamic shapes.
Students will mainpulate geometric shapes and patterns to show motion and enrgy in their acrylic paintings.
For grades 1-6.
Nature in the Abstract Workshop
Oct. 19, 1-4 PM
||Lynne Cunningham, artist and author of the recently published book, Nature in the Abstract, will
introduce painting techniques in acrylic and teach participants how to paint an abstract inspired by
nature. Learn to recognize shapes and patterns from nature, and transform them into small paintings.
Cunningham is a Signature Artist member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters.
Her book is available at a discount for participants.
Cost: $80 members | $85 nonmembers
Nov. 20 | Dec. 1, 4, 5, 8, 10, & 17, 2014
This exhibit of colorful quilts by seven fiber artists from the Foothills, ARTful Women, includes quilts that tell stories or show places, through pattern, shape, and color.
Young artists will produce a quilt block with fabric and thread that is both traditional and contemporary in design.
For grades 2-6.
ARTful Women Talk
Friday, Dec. 12, 6-7:15 PM
As part of our 2nd Friday ArtAbout, hear a wonderful slide presentation about the Artful Women exhibit, our current local quilt exhibit, by participating fiber artists. Afterwards, enjoy seeing their amazing work in person, in this interactive walk-through of the exhibit.
Jan. 15, 16, 26, & 29 | Feb. 5 & 12, 2015
Artists have long reflected on how to capture the beauty of our oceans and all the creatures that live in it.
This exhibit includes work by artists who primarily depict man's relationship to the ocean and current environmental concerns.
Students will create a print that captures their interest in ocean life and seafaring.
For grades K-6.
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.
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, acyrlics, and other wet media are now fine for this session.
For more information,
go to the Davis Figure Drawing Meet-up Site
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,
contact: Kamala @ firstname.lastname@example.org or
Stories on Stage
Stories on Stage
hold their montly 2nd Saturday poetry readings at the Pence, which
feature a new poet / writer, read by an actor or actress.
Stories on Stage is taking a summer break for July and August,
but will be back at the Pence starting on September 13th.
for a schedule of upcoming writers and stop by.
The Brunelle Curatorial Fellowship 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
literature relating to exhibitions,
curating collections, and arts
Learn about Internship opportunity. Click here >>