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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.

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& Classes

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    CLASSES

  CONTINUING WATERCOLOR
with artist
JOANNE ANDRESEN

CANCELLED

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.

How to register
- Send a check to Joanne Andresen, 2314 Fortuna Court, Davis, CA 95616
or bring a check that day and call the Pence to confirm
Questions? e-mail: joanneandresen@gmail.com or call 530-902-1072


    WORKSHOPS

 

Surface History:
Layered Mixed Media Paintings
with SARA POST (via Zoom)

November 7-8, 9:30-11:30 AM & 2:30-3:30 PM
$ 225 members/ $ 250 non-members (materials not included)

Click here to register

Using mostly materials you have on hand, learn a variety of techniques for creating abstract layered paintings. Artists will work on mixed media or oil paper, adding and subtracting a creative mix of collage, drawing, printing and painting. Workshop includes daily Zoom instruction; slide shows of mixed media artwork from established artists and individual feedback on student work. Materials list available upon registration.


 

Expressive Portrait Painting in Watercolor
with MISUK GOLTZ (via Zoom)

November 12-13, 9:30-2:00 PM
$ 150 members/ $ 160 non-members (materials not included)

Please click here to download the materials list.
Please click here to download the class outline.

Click here to register

There is no “right” recipe to paint portraits. Artist Misuk Goltz will teach you to tackle portrait painting and capture the essence of the person you want to paint in watercolor. In this two-day online workshop, you will learn how to prepare reference materials and sketches, mix colors for skin tone, and create an interesting background to produce a complete portrait. Participants should have some experience with watercolor but no experience with portrait painting is needed.

For any questions, please call 530.758.3370 or
email pencegallery@gmail.com.




 
HEALING ARTS Workshop
with Art Therapists AMY VIDRA and JULIE KARP
Tuesdays, 6-7:30 PM | (FREE)
HEALING ARTS will be rescheduled.

To register, click here to download the form or
call Julie Karp at (916) 924-8424.

The Pence Gallery Healing Arts Workshop uses art as a healing language for those experiencing grief from the loss of a family member or friend. Art-based interventions can improve a person’s coping skills and their overall quality of life. Creating art projects provides opportunities for discussion, education, and connecting with peers in a safe and supportive space. The art media utilized is carefully chosen to create an outlet for grief, providing tangible ways of memorializing and remembering, and helping to bridge the gap in expressing difficult emotions. Participants must be 18 or older, and no art experience is necessary.

This new program is generously sponsored by Bob and Joanne Andresen.



    PRESENTATION & TALKS


    ADULT WORKSHOPS

  DAVIS FIGURE DRAWING GROUP
Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 6:30 - 9:30PM | $15/person

CANCELLED

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

- Experienced Male and Female Models | Wet and Dry media Welcome!
- SPACE IS LIMITED!


For more information, go to the Davis Figure Drawing Meet-up Site or email Katharine Schultz, pencegallery@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.


    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.
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    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
The Pence is a nonprofit art organization that depends upon volunteer support and expertise. We welcome your involvement!

Please download the pdf version of Volunteer Opportunites form by clicking the link below and complete the form and
-   fax back to 530-758-4670
-   email it to Katharine Schultz, pencegallery@gmail.com or
-   drop off at the Gallery at 212 D Street, Davis, CA 95616

Volunteer Opportunties Form

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