Summer Celebration
Jun
24
12:00 pm12:00

Summer Celebration

Summer Celebration

Saturday, June 24  |  12-4pm  |  FREE for NUMU Members
$10 General Admission, $6 for Seniors, Students or Military, FREE for ages 18 and under

New Museum Los Gatos is pleased to present its annual Summer Celebration on Saturday, June 24, 12pm-4pm. Since opening in the Los Gatos Civic Center in June 2015, NUMU has hosted summer and fall events to celebrate the opening of new exhibitions, and showcase the variety of supporting programs and activities that take place in the museum galleries and the MakerSpace and Atelier studio spaces.

During the June 24th Summer Celebration, visitors are invited to tour two new exhibitions, Power of the Page: Artists’ Books as Agents for Change and Abstracts From Life: Bay Area Figurative Past and Present, and (July 25th) closing exhibitions, Cement Prairie: The History and Legacy of the 1952 American Indian Urban Relocation Act and Back From Extinction: Muwekma Ohlone’s Heritage, History, and Legacy. NUMU curators will be available to answer questions and lead tours of the art and history exhibitions.

Visiting artist Michele Théberge will spend the day at the museum engaging visitors in her interactive art installation, Seeds of Hope that seeks to amplify the hopes and dreams of all people living in America. Théberge introduced this project as part of 100 Days Action. She will invite museum visitors to share their thoughts and aspirations and translate them into painted paper seeds that will be added to the Seeds of Hope wall installation in the museum. NUMU will continue to collect stories from museum visitors throughout the summer and the artist will return periodically to add visitors’ contributions to the installation that will remain on view through mid-September.

New this year is a mini Market Place featuring local artists and makers who will be selling their works and wares at the museum, including jewelry from local artist Kathryn Janoff, Native American jewelry from the collection of former Indian Store owner, Janice Benjamin,  natural dyed textiles from NUMU MakerSpace instructor Zoe Umholtz, and artists' books and other original works from NUMU Store vendor, Rae Trujillo.    

Art-making is also a big part of the day’s events. Power of the Page exhibiting artist, Michelle Wilson will lead a project for kids and adults to create activist posters on hand-pulped paper. This fun and stimulating art project is a continuation of Wilson's ongoing “Books Bombs” community installation series. 

Visitors will also be invited to observe a Native American Ti Pi painting demonstration. Local Ti Pi maker, Jesse Salcedo made the TI Pi on view in the Cement Prairie exhibition in NUMU’s history gallery.  Salcedo’s Ti Pi is featured at the annual Stanford Pow Wow and various pow wows around the Bay Area.  Salcedo mixes common Indian imagery in a modern context to show the merging of traditional and contemporary design. Artists from NUMU’s MakerSpace and Atelier Studio programs will participate in the painting demonstration.    

Admission to the Summer Celebration is free for NUMU members and visitors under 18 years of age.  General admission pricing applies to all other visitors.

Summer Celebration Press Release

NUMU Visiting Artist | Joseph Daily
Jun
26
Jun 30

NUMU Visiting Artist | Joseph Daily

  • NUMU Atelier | New Museum Los Gatos

Joseph Daily Workshop | Classical Portrait Painting in Oil

Workshop Cancelled

This five-day feature length workshop will allow Joseph to guide students through the process of building a strong under painting and progress toward a finer finished portrait.

Joseph is the son of two professional artists and graduated from the School of Visual Arts, New York City. His tutelage by Marvin Mattelson earned him a solid foundation to become a naturalistic painter and educator. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Questions? Call Instructor Gabriel Coke at 831-345-1845 or email numustudio@gmail.com

 

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop
Jun
30
1:00 pm13:00

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Friday, June 30  |  1pm-5pm  |  Ages 13+

$20 Members, $25 General, includes materials

Explore the basics of dyeing indigo, learn new techniques, and practice creating patterns and varying color depth. Yards of muslin fabric will be provided, and participants are welcome to bring their own un-dyed cotton, linen, or silk fabrics as well, including t-shirts and napkins. Please wear clothes you don't mind getting messy, as indigo will stain fabrics.

Zoë Umholtz is a graduate of the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland Oregon majoring in Fiber Arts. She has been living in California for the past three years, and has been rediscovering her love for natural indigo dyeing and working with small, local communities. 

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Paint Fireworks
Jul
1
Jul 2

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Paint Fireworks

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Paint Fireworks

Saturday July 1  |  12-4pm  |  FREE!
Find us at the Town of Los Gatos' Red, White & Blue Block Party  in downtown Los Gatos, at the end of N. Santa Cruz Ave. 

Sunday July 2  |  12pm - 4pm  |  $6 Materials Fee*  | @ NUMU

Celebrate the Fourth of July at NUMU where we'll be using straws and paint to make fireworks that pop!

Every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers visitors of all ages a hands-on opportunity to explore, discover and create. Ages 4+, no new entry after 3:30pm. All children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. 

*MakerSpace Open Studio materials fee does not include adult admission to NUMU.  

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Painting Ripples + Reflections
Jul
8
Jul 9

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Painting Ripples + Reflections

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Painting Ripples + Reflections

Saturday + Sunday July 8-9|  12pm - 4pm  |  $6 Materials Fee*

Create reflections with art! Use wax crayons to create the first layers of your lake and house. Then we'll fill in the rest of the painting with batiked watercolors, and collage windows and doors to create beautiful mixed media .

Every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers visitors of all ages a hands-on opportunity to explore, discover and create. Ages 4+, no new entry after 3:30pm. All children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. 

*MakerSpace Open Studio materials fee does not include adult admission to NUMU.  

Camp NU  |  Nature Art Camp
Jul
10
Jul 12

Camp NU  |  Nature Art Camp

Camp NU  |  Nature Art Camp


Monday-Wednesday, July 10-12  |  9am-12pm

Ages 6-11
Location New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main Street, Los Gatos
Hours 9am-12pm
Fee $135 (includes $35 materials fee)

Get your summer started with Camp NU! Explore, discover, and create in our maker and art-focused camps designed to build creative and critical thinking skills, and enhance your children's imaginations. 

Help your child's love of nature blossom at our fantastical Nature Art Camp. Participants will learn about the local wildlife with outdoor art projects like bird feeder building and nature walks where they will learn to identify native plants. They'll also expand their artistic skills by practicing drawing from nature, creating a nature journal to record their findings, and mixing their own natural color paints from plant pigments.

Snack will be provided for all participants, please include any food restrictions in the registration form. Parents must bring registration and PayPal receipt when you sign your child in on the first day. Parents are responsible for signing their children in with a Camp NU staff member, and completing the emergency contact form. 

Gentle Yoga & Meditation
Jul
13
10:30 am10:30

Gentle Yoga & Meditation

Gentle Yoga & Meditation

Thursday, July 13  |  10:30-11:30am  |  Ages 10+
$20 Pre-Registration  |  $25 Drop-In

Pre-Register Here

This easeful yoga class will incorporate guided meditation, breath work, gentle movements (both seated and standing poses), resting postures, beautiful music and hands on healing. Focus will be on reducing stress and fatigue, improving circulation and mobility, finding joy in movement, and exploring a loving community of support with others.

Cindy Walker has twenty-five years experience teaching yoga and meditation. She holds a B.A. in Movement Therapy & Psychology, and the Yoga Alliance - 500 eRYT certification. She currently teaches at YogaSource - Los Gatos, The Courtside Club and privately in client one-on-one sessions.  http://www.yogaandtheartofliving.com/

The minimum age for participation in this class is 10. All payments are final and no refunds are offered except in the case of cancellation by New Museum Los Gatos. 

Open Book Discussion with Power of the Page Artists
Jul
13
6:00 pm18:00

Open Book Discussion with Power of the Page Artists

Open Book Discussion with Power of the Page Artists

Thursday, July 13  |  Free with Admission

6-6:45pm Hands-on Viewing  |  7-8pm Artist Conversation

Join us for a unique opportunity to meet with the current exhibiting artists, participate in a hands-on viewing of their artists' books, and learn more about the exhibiting artists and their work in a panel discussion. Participating artists include Casey Gardner, Michelle Wilson, Mary V. Marsh, Camden Richards, Jamie Shaffer, Lisa Kokin, and Renee Billingsley.

From 6-6:45pm, participate in an interactive viewing, where the books will be taken out of the exhibit cases and presented directly to visitors. This is an opportunity to engage with the exhibiting artists, interact with their artists' books, and hear them describe and present their works in their own words. 

From 7-8pm, join us for a panel discussion that will explore the unique nature of the medium, the history and practice of creating artists' books, and the themes and narratives these artists have employed in their works. 

Power of the Page: Artists Books as Agents for Change is an exhibition that celebrates artist made books as agents for change and social awareness. Artists’ books are conceived as works of art in their own right and employ the unique expression of an artist’s design, words and images. In Power of the Page: Artists Books as Agents for Change, artists’ books tell stories of liberty and give voice to the call for justice. Narratives range from personal to public, from mythical to political.

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop
Jul
14
1:00 pm13:00

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Friday, July 14  |  1pm-5pm  |  Ages 13+

$25 Members, $30 General, includes materials

Explore the basics of dyeing indigo, learn new techniques for folding, twisting, tying and clamping fabric, then practice creating patterns and varying color depth, and your designs will be completely individual. Each participant will be provided with one yard of muslin, however participants are encouraged to bring their own un-dyed cotton, linen, or silk fabrics as well, including t-shirts and napkins. Please wear clothes you don't mind getting messy, as indigo will permanently stain fabrics.

Zoë Umholtz is a graduate of the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland Oregon majoring in Fiber Arts. She has been living in California for the past three years, and has been rediscovering her love for natural indigo dyeing and working with small, local communities.

 No pre-registration is required for this class, which is offered every second and fourth Friday of each month. This class is suitable for beginners as well as more advanced participants. 

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Ocean Mobiles
Jul
15
Jul 16

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Ocean Mobiles

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Ocean Mobiles

Saturday + Sunday July 15-16  |  12pm - 4pm  |  $6 Materials Fee*

Learn about life in the ocean by creating a mobile. Each sea animal represents a level in the ocean and you'll learn a bit about what the ocean is like at that depth as you create a beautiful piece of art.

Every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers visitors of all ages a hands-on opportunity to explore, discover and create. Ages 4+, no new entry after 3:30pm. All children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. 

*MakerSpace Open Studio materials fee does not include adult admission to NUMU.  

Gentle Yoga & Meditation
Jul
20
10:30 pm22:30

Gentle Yoga & Meditation

Gentle Yoga & Meditation

Thursday, July 20  |  10:30-11:30am  |  Ages 10+
$20 Pre-Registration  |  $25 Drop-In

Pre-Register Here

This easeful yoga class will incorporate guided meditation, breath work, gentle movements (both seated and standing poses), resting postures, beautiful music and hands on healing. Focus will be on reducing stress and fatigue, improving circulation and mobility, finding joy in movement, and exploring a loving community of support with others.

Cindy Walker has twenty-five years experience teaching yoga and meditation. She holds a B.A. in Movement Therapy & Psychology, and the Yoga Alliance - 500 eRYT certification. She currently teaches at YogaSource - Los Gatos, The Courtside Club and privately in client one-on-one sessions.  http://www.yogaandtheartofliving.com/

The minimum age for participation in this class is 10. All payments are final and no refunds are offered except in the case of cancellation by New Museum Los Gatos. 

Camp NU | Dr. Doolittle Day Camp
Jul
21
9:00 am09:00

Camp NU | Dr. Doolittle Day Camp

Camp NU | Dr. Doolittle Day Camp


Friday, July 21  |  9am-2pm

Ages 6-11
Location New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main Street, Los Gatos
Hours 9am-2pm
Fee $65 (includes $35 materials fee)

Get your summer started with Camp NU! Explore, discover, and create in our maker and art-focused camps designed to build creative and critical thinking skills, and enhance your children's imaginations. 

Does your child love animals? Let them go wild at our Dr. Doolittle Day Camp where we’ll be spending the day making beautiful art for animal lovers. Kids will be making a bird they can take home with them, working together to design fantastic beasts, making pipe cleaner animals, and looking at some of our coolest taxidermy!

Snack will be provided for all participants, please include any food restrictions in the registration form. Participants must bring their own lunch. Parents must bring registration and PayPal receipt when you sign your child in on the first day. Parents are responsible for signing their children in with a Camp NU staff member, and completing the emergency contact form. 

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Clay Critters
Jul
22
12:00 pm12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Clay Critters

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Clay Critters

Saturday + Sunday July 22-23  |  12pm - 4pm  |  $6 Materials Fee*

What's your favorite animal? Experiment with sculpture, and make a menagerie of animals by sculpting just a few simple shapes.

Every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers visitors of all ages a hands-on opportunity to explore, discover and create. Ages 4+, no new entry after 3:30pm. All children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. 

*MakerSpace Open Studio materials fee does not include adult admission to NUMU.  

Camp NU  |  STEAM Camp
Jul
24
9:00 am09:00

Camp NU  |  STEAM Camp

Camp NU  |  STEAM Camp


Monday-Wednesday, July 24-26  |  9am-12pm

Ages 6-11
Location New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main Street, Los Gatos
Hours 9am-12pm
Fee $135 (includes $35 materials fee)

Get your summer started with Camp NU! Explore, discover, and create in our maker and art-focused camps designed to build creative and critical thinking skills, and enhance your children's imaginations. 

Let your child's imagination soar to the stars with NUMU STEAM Camp. Campers will learn about a variety of scientific topics...with art! We'll build a solar oven to learn about renewable energy, study engineering concepts with golf balls and cardboard tube "roller coasters", and explore polymers by creating bouncy balls. Campers can discover space exploration with soaps and beads and experiment with chemical reactions--with paint!

Snack will be provided for all participants, please include any food restrictions in the registration form. Parents must bring registration and PayPal receipt when you sign your child in on the first day. Parents are responsible for signing their children in with a Camp NU staff member, and completing the emergency contact form. 

Gentle Yoga & Meditation
Jul
27
10:30 am10:30

Gentle Yoga & Meditation

Gentle Yoga & Meditation

Thursday, July 27  |  10:30-11:30am  |  Ages 10+
$20 Pre-Registration  |  $25 Drop-In

Pre-Register Here

This easeful yoga class will incorporate guided meditation, breath work, gentle movements (both seated and standing poses), resting postures, beautiful music and hands on healing. Focus will be on reducing stress and fatigue, improving circulation and mobility, finding joy in movement, and exploring a loving community of support with others.

Cindy Walker has twenty-five years experience teaching yoga and meditation. She holds a B.A. in Movement Therapy & Psychology, and the Yoga Alliance - 500 eRYT certification. She currently teaches at YogaSource - Los Gatos, The Courtside Club and privately in client one-on-one sessions.  http://www.yogaandtheartofliving.com/

The minimum age for participation in this class is 10. All payments are final and no refunds are offered except in the case of cancellation by New Museum Los Gatos. 

Accordion Journal Workshop
Jul
27
6:00 pm18:00

Accordion Journal Workshop

Accordion Journal with Flag Books and Pockets Workshop

Thursday, July 27  |  6-9pm  |  Ages 16+
$60 Members, $65 General

Pre-Register Here

Create this fun hard-cover hybrid book form that combines an accordion book, pockets and a flag book in one! Perfect for use as a travel journal, a special book to commemorate an event, or as a showcase for your photographs or artwork. Illustrated step-by-step instructions are included so you can make this book again with your own ideas.

Student Supplied Materials: bone folder, scissors, ruler or quilt ruler, pencil, eraser, self-healing cutting mat at least 12” x 18”, X-acto knife and extra blades. Optional: brayer.

Instructor Supplied Materials: All papers your book and covers, pre-cut Davey board covers, glue, glue brushes, waxed paper, tools to share, illustrated step-by-step instructions.

About the Instructor
Ginger Burrell is an artist and teacher. She has her BFA in Photography from San Jose State University’s school of Art and Design. Ginger has been teaching book arts for ten years and still loves the “aha” moment when students discover their own book making talents. Ginger’s primary medium is artists’ books. Her work includes photography, monotype and composite imagery and explores a range of topics from the personal, to the political, to the universal. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and her books are held in private and public collections. Ginger lives in Morgan Hill, California with her husband, Greg, and “too many” cats.

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop
Jul
28
1:00 pm13:00

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Friday, July 28  |  1pm-5pm  |  Ages 13+

$25 Members, $30 General, includes materials

Explore the basics of dyeing indigo, learn new techniques for folding, twisting, tying and clamping fabric, then practice creating patterns and varying color depth, and your designs will be completely individual. Each participant will be provided with one yard of muslin, however participants are encouraged to bring their own un-dyed cotton, linen, or silk fabrics as well, including t-shirts and napkins. Please wear clothes you don't mind getting messy, as indigo will permanently stain fabrics.

Zoë Umholtz is a graduate of the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland Oregon majoring in Fiber Arts. She has been living in California for the past three years, and has been rediscovering her love for natural indigo dyeing and working with small, local communities.

 No pre-registration is required for this class, which is offered every second and fourth Friday of each month. This class is suitable for beginners as well as more advanced participants. 

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Harry Potter's Birthday
Jul
29
Jul 30

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Harry Potter's Birthday

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Harry Potter's Birthday

Saturday + Sunday July 29-30  |  12pm - 4pm  |  $15 Materials Fee*

It's that time of year again--and your Hogwarts letter has just arrived! Join us once more as we celebrate the Boy-Who-Lived--with arts and crafts! Make your own wand, create a dragon's egg and sit under the Sorting Hat as it tells you which Hogwarts house you will be joining. 

Every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers visitors of all ages a hands-on opportunity to explore, discover and create. Ages 4+, no new entry after 3:30pm. All children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. 

*MakerSpace Open Studio materials fee does not include adult admission to NUMU.  

Gentle Yoga & Meditation
Aug
3
10:30 am10:30

Gentle Yoga & Meditation

Gentle Yoga & Meditation

Thursday, August 3  |  10:30-11:30am  |  Ages 10+
$20 Pre-Registration  |  $25 Drop-In

Pre-Register Here

This easeful yoga class will incorporate guided meditation, breath work, gentle movements (both seated and standing poses), resting postures, beautiful music and hands on healing. Focus will be on reducing stress and fatigue, improving circulation and mobility, finding joy in movement, and exploring a loving community of support with others.

Cindy Walker has twenty-five years experience teaching yoga and meditation. She holds a B.A. in Movement Therapy & Psychology, and the Yoga Alliance - 500 eRYT certification. She currently teaches at YogaSource - Los Gatos, The Courtside Club and privately in client one-on-one sessions.  http://www.yogaandtheartofliving.com/

The minimum age for participation in this class is 10. All payments are final and no refunds are offered except in the case of cancellation by New Museum Los Gatos. 

After the Lovin' Launch Party
Aug
3
6:00 pm18:00

After the Lovin' Launch Party

After the Lovin' Launch Party

Thursday, August 3  |  6-8pm  |  Free with Admission

Music. Beer. Chateau Rat Reunion! Join us, as we celebrate the opening of two exhibitions that celebrate a decade of music and movements during the era of the Summer of Love. 

Chateau Liberté: House of Freedom explores the century-long history of a 27-acre property, known most famously as Chateau Liberté, in the Los Gatos mountains that was, at different times, a stagecoach stop, restaurant, bordello, and resort.

Faces of Resistance: Through the Lens of Ilka Hartmann tells the story of Bay Area photographer Ilka Hartmann, who launched her 53-year career as a photographer and activist in the 1960s, chronicling major civil rights and social justice movements, events, and personalities.

Day Camp NUM-EW
Aug
4
9:00 am09:00

Day Camp NUM-EW

Day Camp NUM-EW


Friday, August 4  |  9am-2pm

Ages 6-11
Location New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main Street, Los Gatos
Hours 9am-2pm
Fee $65 (includes $35 materials fee)

Get your summer started with Camp NU! Explore, discover, and create in our maker and art-focused camps designed to build creative and critical thinking skills, and enhance your children's imaginations. 

Want a fantastically gross way to spend a summer day? At Day Camp NUM-EW we’ll be spending the day making our own slime and glow in the dark foam, creating art with Jell-o, and making bug badges that kids can take home with them! We’ll also be making our own bouncy balls and fizzy bath bombs!

Snack will be provided for all participants, please include any food restrictions in the registration form. Participants must bring their own lunch. Parents must bring registration and PayPal receipt when you sign your child in on the first day. Parents are responsible for signing their children in with a Camp NU staff member, and completing the emergency contact form. 

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Plant Fossil Tiles
Aug
5
Aug 6

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Plant Fossil Tiles

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Plant Fossil Tiles

Saturday + Sunday August 5-6  |  12pm - 4pm  |  $6 Materials Fee*

Learn a new technique for preserving a plant forever--with clay! We will be pressing native plants into clay, choosing from local and native Californian plants. 

Every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers visitors of all ages a hands-on opportunity to explore, discover and create. Ages 4+, no new entry after 3:30pm. All children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. 

*MakerSpace Open Studio materials fee does not include adult admission to NUMU.  

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop
Aug
11
1:00 pm13:00

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Friday, August 11  |  1pm-5pm  |  Ages 13+

$25 Members, $30 General, includes materials

Explore the basics of dyeing indigo, learn new techniques for folding, twisting, tying and clamping fabric, then practice creating patterns and varying color depth, and your designs will be completely individual. Each participant will be provided with one yard of muslin, however participants are encouraged to bring their own un-dyed cotton, linen, or silk fabrics as well, including t-shirts and napkins. Please wear clothes you don't mind getting messy, as indigo will permanently stain fabrics.

Zoë Umholtz is a graduate of the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland Oregon majoring in Fiber Arts. She has been living in California for the past three years, and has been rediscovering her love for natural indigo dyeing and working with small, local communities.

 No pre-registration is required for this class, which is offered every second and fourth Friday of each month. This class is suitable for beginners as well as more advanced participants. 

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Sandy Beach Paintings
Aug
12
Aug 13

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Sandy Beach Paintings

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Sandy Beach Paintings

Saturday + Sunday August 12-13|  12pm - 4pm  |  $6 Materials Fee*

Before you go back to school, have fun at the beach with art! We'll use paint and sand to create the perfect beach weather so that summer never has to end.

Every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers visitors of all ages a hands-on opportunity to explore, discover and create. Ages 4+, no new entry after 3:30pm. All children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. 

*MakerSpace Open Studio materials fee does not include adult admission to NUMU.  

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Black Light Velvet Posters
Aug
19
Aug 20

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Black Light Velvet Posters

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Black Light Velvet Posters

Saturday + Sunday August 19-20|  12pm - 4pm  |  $6 Materials Fee*

Celebrate the Summer of Love at NUMU! We'll be using black light paint, wax crayons, and black velvet to recreate the famous posters from the 60s.

Every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers visitors of all ages a hands-on opportunity to explore, discover and create. Ages 4+, no new entry after 3:30pm. All children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. 

*MakerSpace Open Studio materials fee does not include adult admission to NUMU.  

Six Approaches to Abstracting the Figure Workshop
Aug
25
Aug 27

Six Approaches to Abstracting the Figure Workshop

Six Approaches to Abstracting the Figure Workshop with Melinda Cootsona

Friday-Sunday, August 25-27  |  10am-3pm 

ADD YOUR NAME TO WORKSHOP WAIT LIST

This three-day workshop will look at six different approaches to abstracting figurative work. This will include Abstraction Within the Form, Flattening, Pattern and Collage, Exaggeration • Distortion, Cropping, Fractured • Deconstructed

Slide presentations of some art history, as well as inspiring images of artists who currently work with these methods will be presented. Student will then focus on two or three of the approaches for the three-day course. The goal is for every student to discover new and exciting ways to create abstracted imagery that can become integrated and personal in their own work.

Students should have some experience with drawing the figure. You do not need to be an expert by any means, but you will get more out of this class if you have worked with the figure before attending. Students should have a working knowledge of their medium. Oil or acrylic paint are acceptable.  (Melinda personally works with oil paint.) The minimum age for participation in this workshop is 20, younger participants will be accepted with approval from the artist. 

About the Instructor
Melinda Cootsona
 is a figurative painter in Northern California. Greatly influenced by the Bay Area artistic tradition, her paintings focus on the strength of the female figure. Her paintings are created with layers of oil paint, applied and then scraped away revealing figures that fill the canvas in varying poses of contemplation or reflection in abstracted surroundings.  

Melinda has been included in exhibitions at the Bakersfield Museum of Art and the Triton Museum in California, The San Francisco Art Market, The Coos Bay Museum of Art in Oregon, and Art Basel Miami, as well as many group and solo shows throughout the U.S.

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Paper Pups
Aug
26
Aug 27

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Paper Pups

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Paper Pups

Saturday + Sunday August 26-27|  12pm - 4pm  |  $6 Materials Fee*

Celebrate National Dog Day at NUMU, and create a dog of your own from a paper roll! Choose your favorite breed, from mastiff to chihuahua. Don't forget, only paper pups are allowed in the museum. Please celebrate National Dog Day with your pup outside on the civic center lawn!

Every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers visitors of all ages a hands-on opportunity to explore, discover and create. Ages 4+, no new entry after 3:30pm. All children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. 

*MakerSpace Open Studio materials fee does not include adult admission to NUMU.  

NUMU Visiting Artist | Jim McVicker
Sep
8
Sep 10

NUMU Visiting Artist | Jim McVicker

Jim McVicker Workshop | Plein Air Rendezvous

September 8 - 10, 2017 |  9am - 5pm | Three Days

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Cost: $480 (includes some catering)  |  $455 for NUMU Members

Location: Quail Hollow Ranch in Felton, CA and Harley Farms in Pescadero, CA.

www.jimmcvickerpaints.com

Join us for three days of plein air painting with Jim McVicker, one of the most celebrated plein air painters of his generation. We will work in two rural locations in the Santa Cruz mountains and coast.

Morning demonstrations by Jim will be followed by students working individually in the afternoon. We expect Jim and company to flourish in this natural habitat. Students will enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner through Saturday afternoon. Then we head north Saturday night to paint in Pescadero on Sunday.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Questions? Call Instructor Gabriel Coke at 831-345-1845 or email numustudio@gmail.com

NUMU Visiting Artist   |   David Gray
Sep
15
Sep 17

NUMU Visiting Artist | David Gray

  • NUMU Atelier | New Museum Los Gatos

David Gray Workshop | Oil Portrait Sketch

September 15 - 17, 2017   |  10:00am - 5:00pm | Three Days

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

Cost: $480 (includes model fee)  |  $455 for NUMU Members

Location: NUMU Studio at New Museum Los Gatos

Visiting Artist  |  David Gray | www.davidgrayart.com

This painting workshop is excellent for artists interested in realistic oil painting techniques. David Gray teaches how to manage a traditional portrait painters' palette, and demonstrates his alla prima ("first stroke") style. David is a highly accomplished realist painter who excels at this particular quick-sketch technique. This workshop condenses many of the skills taught in lengthy portrait painting courses, with a more impressionistic use of traditional painting techniques.

Students will be painting one-day portraits of three separate models over three days. Mornings will be an intimate demonstration session including direct painting techniques. Generous afternoon studio time will allow students to complete a portrait in a day.

This workshop condenses many of the skills taught in lengthy portrait painting courses, with a more impressionistic use of traditional painting techniques. It's a very expressive and energetic kind of painting, and David's teaching style reflects this.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Questions? Call Atelier Director, Gabriel Coke 831-345-1845 or email numustudio@gmail.com

Robert Semans Workshop | Fundamentals of Oil Painting
Oct
7
Oct 8

Robert Semans Workshop | Fundamentals of Oil Painting

Robert Semans Workshop | Fundamentals of Oil Painting

October 7-8, 2017    |  10:00am - 5:00pm | Two Days

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

Cost: $280  |  $265 for NUMU Members

Location: NUMU Studio at New Museum Los Gatos

Bob Semans is a master painter with an enormous body of knowledge and experience. Bob offers a proper introduction into using a palette as means of managing and mixing color. Students will practice painting form by paying special attention to the effects of light and shade in the studio environment. 

These two-day workshops feature open instruction in oil painting, with special attention to color and how it is affected by light and shadow (chiaroscuro). Also the use of the palette as a tool in color mixing, how it can aid the mixing of colors and eliminate common problems.

As an artist Robert has drawn inspiration over the years from several painters including the old masters Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Velasquez and more recent master such as Sargent, George Innes, Mancini, Aaron Shikler, Walter Vaes and others.

Robert is an experienced and entertaining teacher, and we are pleased to have him back in our studio once again. Students provide their own brushes and paints. A materials list is provided upon registration.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Cuong Nguyen | Portrait in Pastel
Nov
10
Nov 12

Cuong Nguyen | Portrait in Pastel

Cuong Nguyen | Portrait in Pastel 

November 10 - 12, 2017  | 10:00am to 5:00pm | Three Days

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

Cost: $450 General | $425 NUMU Members  

Our good friend Coung has become widely successful in many media. His love for pastel painting combines his expertly rendered drawings with his masterful use of color. Coung is always ready to share and demonstrate his methods of creating highly realistic skin tones. His love for detail and beauty show in his prolific body of work. His workshops are always fun and inspiring.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

www.icuong.com

Robert Semans Workshop | Fundamentals of Oil Painting
Nov
18
Nov 19

Robert Semans Workshop | Fundamentals of Oil Painting

Robert Semans Workshop | Fundamentals of Oil Painting

November 18-19, 2017  |  10:00am - 5:00pm | Two Days

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

Cost: $280  |  $265 for NUMU Members

Location: NUMU Studio at New Museum Los Gatos

Bob Semans is a master painter with an enormous body of knowledge and experience. Bob offers a proper introduction into using a palette as means of managing and mixing color. Students will practice painting form by paying special attention to the effects of light and shade in the studio environment. 

These two-day workshops feature open instruction in oil painting, with special attention to color and how it is affected by light and shadow (chiaroscuro). Also the use of the palette as a tool in color mixing, how it can aid the mixing of colors and eliminate common problems.

As an artist Robert has drawn inspiration over the years from several painters including the old masters Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Velasquez and more recent master such as Sargent, George Innes, Mancini, Aaron Shikler, Walter Vaes and others.

Robert is an experienced and entertaining teacher, and we are pleased to have him back in our studio once again. Students provide their own brushes and paints. A materials list is provided upon registration.

NUMU Visiting Artist | TJ Cunningham
Mar
23
Mar 25

NUMU Visiting Artist | TJ Cunningham

  • NUMU Atelier | New Museum Los Gatos

TJ Cunningham Workshop | Alla-Prima Portrait Painting

March 2018 TBA | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Three Days

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

Cost: $480 (includes model fee)  |  $455 for NUMU Members

Location: NUMU Studio at New Museum Los Gatos

Visiting Artist  |  TJ Cunningham | www.cunninghamfineart.com

Alla Prima essentially means “all at once” and is usually painted in one session while the paint is still wet. TJ Cunningham will teach how this can be accomplished through daily demonstrations and individual instruction. 

Each day the class will focus on a specific feature of the face. Flesh-tones, construction of the head, pose and lighting will be thoroughly discussed.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Questions? Call instructor Gabriel Coke at 831-345-1845 or email numustudio@gmail.com

Douglas Flynt Workshop | Still Life with Focus on Light and Form
Jul
23
2:00 pm14:00

Douglas Flynt Workshop | Still Life with Focus on Light and Form

Douglas Flynt Workshop | Still Life with Focus on Light and Form

July 2018 TBA | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Six Days

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

Cost: $800 | $760 for NUMU Members

Location: NUMU Studio at New Museum Los Gatos

Douglas Flynt may very well be one of today's most gifted educators. His gift for explaining and demonstrating color and physical practice are unmatched.

This 6-day workshop is dedicated to color and light and how to control the phenomenon with oil paint. The workshop will feature thoughtfully produced lecture demonstrations and students will paint subjects from observation.

Questions? Call Instructor Gabriel Coke at 831-345-1845 or email numustudio@gmail.com

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Zhaoming Wu Alla | Prima Portrait Painting
Oct
13
Oct 14

Zhaoming Wu Alla | Prima Portrait Painting

Zhaoming Wu | Alla Prima Portrait Painting

October 13, 14, 2018 | 10 am to 5 pm | Two Day

Skill Level:  Intermediate to Advanced

Cost: $480 General | $455 NUMU Members  

Capturing the likeness of his subjects, Zhaoming leaves his mark with expressive and masterly strokes of paint. The movement and energy in his portraits leaves a personal relic of each subject's character. Zhaoming is a kind and wise presence and he is well liked by his students.


Born and bred in Guangzhou, China, Zhaoming Wu graduated from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art in China. Zhaoming is a very successful painter and is currently an instructor of painting at the Academy of Art University where he earned his MFA.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

www.zhaomingwu.com


Cancelled Today!  Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop
Jun
23
1:00 pm13:00

Cancelled Today! Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Friday, June 23  |  1pm-5pm  |  Ages 13+

$20 Members, $25 General, includes materials

Explore the basics of dyeing indigo, learn new techniques, and practice creating patterns and varying color depth. Yards of muslin fabric will be provided, and participants are welcome to bring their own un-dyed cotton, linen, or silk fabrics as well, including t-shirts and napkins. Please wear clothes you don't mind getting messy, as indigo will stain fabrics.

Zoë Umholtz is a graduate of the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland Oregon majoring in Fiber Arts. She has been living in California for the past three years, and has been rediscovering her love for natural indigo dyeing and working with small, local communities. 

NUMU Visiting Artist | Adrian Gottlieb
Jun
19
Jun 23

NUMU Visiting Artist | Adrian Gottlieb

  • NUMU Atelier | New Museum Los Gatos

Adrian Gottlieb Workshop | Classical Methods of Oil Portrait Painting

June 19 - 23, 2017 | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Five Days

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Cost: $680 (includes model fee)  |  $645 for NUMU Members

Location:  NUMU Studio at NUMU Los Gatos

www.adriangottlieb.com

Painter and portraitist Adrian Gottlieb offers instruction in painting methods developed from the Renaissance through the early 20th century with a particular emphasis on his ongoing research and experimentation with 16th and 17th century painting techniques.

NUMU invites students to spend five days under Adrian’s instruction to practice the fundamentals of portrait painting in oil, using these techniques. This rare glimpse into the depth of what Adrian has to offer will assist any student in gaining a better understanding of oil painting.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Questions? Call Instructor Gabriel Coke at 831-345-1845 or email numustudio@gmail.com

 

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Sliding Aquariums
Jun
17
Jun 18

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Sliding Aquariums

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Sliding Aquariums

Saturday + Sunday June 17-18  |  12pm - 4pm  |  $5 Materials Fee*

Celebrate Father's Day by going fishing...in an aquarium you made yourself! We'll be designing and decorating fish that slide back and forth in their cardboard aquariums.

Every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers visitors of all ages a hands-on opportunity to explore, discover and create. Ages 4+, no new entry after 3:30pm. All children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. 

*MakerSpace Open Studio materials fee does not include adult admission to NUMU.  

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop
Jun
16
1:00 pm13:00

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Friday, June 16  |  1pm-5pm  |  Ages 13+

$20 Members, $25 General, includes materials

Explore the basics of dyeing indigo, learn new techniques, and practice creating patterns and varying color depth. Yards of muslin fabric will be provided, and participants are welcome to bring their own un-dyed cotton, linen, or silk fabrics as well, including t-shirts and napkins. Please wear clothes you don't mind getting messy, as indigo will stain fabrics.

Zoë Umholtz is a graduate of the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland Oregon majoring in Fiber Arts. She has been living in California for the past three years, and has been rediscovering her love for natural indigo dyeing and working with small, local communities. 

Expressing Yourself Through Artists' Books Workshops
Jun
16
10:00 am10:00

Expressing Yourself Through Artists' Books Workshops

Expressing Yourself Through Artists' Books Workshops

Fridays, June 2, 9, 16  |  10am-1pm  |  Ages 16+
One class  |  $42
Three classes  |  $125 General, $120 Members

Register Here

Express yourself through writing and art-making techniques. Each week we’ll make a new handmade book with content we’ve created with words and images. We’ll make small collages, paint with acrylics, and use gelatin plates for printing. We’ll use writing techniques such as list-making, metaphors and word association. You’ll learn how to make three book forms:  Long-Stitch Binding, an Accordion Book, and a Pop-Up Book. Illustrated step-by-step instructions are included so you can make more books with your own ideas.

Student Supplied Materials: lined paper or notebook, bone folder, scissors, small paint brushes, archival black fine tip marker (not a Sharpie), ruler or quilt ruler, pencil, eraser, awl, self-healing cutting mat at least 12” x 18”, X-acto knife and extra blades, magazines to cut up. Optional: brayer, colored pencils, archival fine tip markers in assorted colors.

Instructor Supplied Materials: All papers for books and covers, acrylic paints, glue, glue brushes, waxed linen, needles, beads, gelatin plates, waxed paper, tools to share, illustrated step-by-step instructions.

About the Instructor
Ginger Burrell is an artist and teacher. She has her BFA in Photography from San Jose State University’s school of Art and Design. Ginger has been teaching book arts for ten years and still loves the “aha” moment when students discover their own book making talents. Ginger’s primary medium is artists’ books. Her work includes photography, monotype and composite imagery and explores a range of topics from the personal, to the political, to the universal. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and her books are held in private and public collections. Ginger lives in Morgan Hill, California with her husband, Greg, and “too many” cats.

Camp NU  |  Mess-Makers Day Camp
Jun
16
9:00 am09:00

Camp NU  |  Mess-Makers Day Camp

Camp NU | Mess-Makers Day Camp


Friday, June 16  |  9am-2pm

Ages 6-10
Location New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main Street, Los Gatos
Hours 9am-2pm
Fee $65 (includes $35 materials fee)

Get your summer started with Camp NU! Explore, discover, and create in our maker and art-focused camps designed to build creative and critical thinking skills, and enhance your children's imaginations. 

Can’t keep your kids from making a mess? Send them to us! At our Mess-Makers Day Camp we will be experimenting all day long with different messy painting techniques. They will paint with squirt guns and fizzing paints, experiment with paper marbling, and create their own exploding vinegar and baking soda rockets.

Snack will be provided for all participants, please include any food restrictions in the registration form. Participants must bring their own lunch. Parents must bring registration and PayPal receipt when you sign your child in on the first day. Parents are responsible for signing their children in with a Camp NU staff member, and completing the emergency contact form. 

Taking Alcatraz Screening and Conversation
Jun
15
6:00 pm18:00

Taking Alcatraz Screening and Conversation

Taking Alcatraz Screening and Conversation
Presented at the California Historical Society

Thursday, June 15  |  6pm

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE
 

Join the California Historical Society (CHS) and New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU) for a powerful program that explores the history of the occupation of Alcatraz, from November 20, 1969, to June 11, 1971. Participants include the filmmakers of Taking Alcatraz, as well as the Native Americans who occupied the island and those who supported them. This program is a collaboration between the NUMU’s exhibition Cement Prairie: The History and Legacy of the 1952 American Indian Urban Relocation Program, open through June 25, 2017, and the CHS Exhibition Public Program Series for On The Road to the Summer of Love.

First, view the film, Taking Alcatraz, by John Ferry and producer Grace De Soto, then hear and participate in a discussion with photographers, filmmakers, and occupiers of Alcatraz, including Ilka Hartmann, Eloy Martinez, Sacheen Littlefeather, Allan Harrison, Dr. Larry Brilliant, Mary Crowley, and John Ferry.

Los Gatos Art Association GBAO Juried Exhibition Opening Reception
Jun
15
6:00 pm18:00

Los Gatos Art Association GBAO Juried Exhibition Opening Reception

Los Gatos Art Association GBAO Juried Exhibition Opening Reception

Thursday, June 15  |  6-8pm

Greater Bay Area Open (GBAO) exhibition is on view at NUMU through August 19. 

The Greater Bay Area Open (GBAO) is a fine art only juried art competition and exhibition presented by the Los Gatos Art Association and held in Los Gatos, CA at NUMU, the New Museum of Los Gatos. GBAO is open to artists in the greater Bay Area. The 2017 juror is well-known and highly respected artist and teacher, George Rivera.

The Los Gatos Art Association (LGAA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the enrichment and support of the arts community. Our mission is to promote creative expression in the pictorial and allied arts by fostering high standards, extending appreciation, and encouraging cooperation and camaraderie among artists. Membership is open to all artists and art supporters. www.lgaa.org 

Make + Mingle  |  Sip + Stitch Your Own Artist Books
Jun
15
6:00 pm18:00

Make + Mingle  |  Sip + Stitch Your Own Artist Books

Make + Mingle  |  Sip + Stitch Your Own Artist Books

Thursday, June 15  |  6-8pm  |  $20 Members, $25 General

Sip and stitch and get into the art and craft of bookmaking. Design books that fit your style! With a bit of folding and an easy pamphlet stitch you’ll make a Do-Si-Do, a Gatefold and a Wrapped Cover book. And, you’ll have your choice of cover papers!  

Ginger Burrell is an artist and teacher, and an exhibiting artist in NUMU's current art exhibit, Power of the Page: Artists' Books as Agents of Change. Ginger has been teaching book arts for ten years and still loves the “aha” moment when students discover their own book making talents. 

Ticket includes gallery admission, two drinks, craft project and materials.  Your ticket(s) will be reserved under your name and available at the door. 

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Dot Art
Jun
10
Jun 11

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Dot Art

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Dot Art

Saturday + Sunday June 10-11|  12pm - 4pm  |  $5 Materials Fee*

We're going dotty this weekend! Join us to learn how to make pointillist style paintings using cotton swabs, watercolors, and imagination.

Every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers visitors of all ages a hands-on opportunity to explore, discover and create. Ages 4+, no new entry after 3:30pm. All children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. 

*MakerSpace Open Studio materials fee does not include adult admission to NUMU.  

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop
Jun
9
1:00 pm13:00

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Friday, June 9  |  1pm-5pm  |  Ages 13+

$20 Members, $25 General, includes materials

Explore the basics of dyeing indigo, learn new techniques, and practice creating patterns and varying color depth. Yards of muslin fabric will be provided, and participants are welcome to bring their own un-dyed cotton, linen, or silk fabrics as well, including t-shirts and napkins. Please wear clothes you don't mind getting messy, as indigo will stain fabrics.

Zoë Umholtz is a graduate of the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland Oregon majoring in Fiber Arts. She has been living in California for the past three years, and has been rediscovering her love for natural indigo dyeing and working with small, local communities. 

Expressing Yourself Through Artists' Books Workshops
Jun
9
10:00 am10:00

Expressing Yourself Through Artists' Books Workshops

Expressing Yourself Through Artists' Books Workshops

Fridays, June 2, 9, 16  |  10am-1pm  |  Ages 16+
One class  |  $42
Three classes  |  $125 General, $120 Members

Register Here

Express yourself through writing and art-making techniques. Each week we’ll make a new handmade book with content we’ve created with words and images. We’ll make small collages, paint with acrylics, and use gelatin plates for printing. We’ll use writing techniques such as list-making, metaphors and word association. You’ll learn how to make three book forms:  Long-Stitch Binding, an Accordion Book, and a Pop-Up Book. Illustrated step-by-step instructions are included so you can make more books with your own ideas.

Student Supplied Materials: lined paper or notebook, bone folder, scissors, small paint brushes, archival black fine tip marker (not a Sharpie), ruler or quilt ruler, pencil, eraser, awl, self-healing cutting mat at least 12” x 18”, X-acto knife and extra blades, magazines to cut up. Optional: brayer, colored pencils, archival fine tip markers in assorted colors.

Instructor Supplied Materials: All papers for books and covers, acrylic paints, glue, glue brushes, waxed linen, needles, beads, gelatin plates, waxed paper, tools to share, illustrated step-by-step instructions.

About the Instructor
Ginger Burrell is an artist and teacher. She has her BFA in Photography from San Jose State University’s school of Art and Design. Ginger has been teaching book arts for ten years and still loves the “aha” moment when students discover their own book making talents. Ginger’s primary medium is artists’ books. Her work includes photography, monotype and composite imagery and explores a range of topics from the personal, to the political, to the universal. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and her books are held in private and public collections. Ginger lives in Morgan Hill, California with her husband, Greg, and “too many” cats.

Boy Scout Workshop  |  Art Merit Badge
Jun
4
1:00 pm13:00

Boy Scout Workshop | Art Merit Badge

Boy Scout Workshop  |  Art Merit Badge

Sunday, June 25  |  1-4pm  |  $40 per participant*

Explore our current art exhibits with a NUMU Art Educator, discuss the elements of art and design, and learn how to render a subject of your choice in a variety of different mediums. Discuss different potential art professions and the education, training, and experience required for this profession.

All participants must come with a signed Blue Card. 

Taught by Elizabeth Greer, Merit Badge Counselor. Elizabeth Greer has been working with elementary and middle school students for over 15 years. She is a long-time member and past president of the Art Docents of Los Gatos. An active Maker, Elizabeth enjoys exploring the intersection of art, science and technology with students while creating projects like rockets, digital art and photography, and LED artworks in classes at NUMU and the Los Gatos Recreation Department. 

*badge is included in fee.

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Moving Sculptures
Jun
3
Jun 4

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Moving Sculptures

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Moving Sculptures

Saturday + Sunday June 3-4  |  12pm - 4pm*  |  $5 Materials Fee**

*Open Studio will open at 12:30pm on Sunday, June 4 due to a private event
Make a sculpture you can move! We'll be using wire and tissue paper to create beautiful, moveable, and pose-able sculptures.

Every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers visitors of all ages a hands-on opportunity to explore, discover and create. Ages 4+, no new entry after 3:30pm. All children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. 

**MakerSpace Open Studio materials fee does not include adult admission to NUMU. Open Studio will open at 12:30pm on Sunday, June 4 due to a private event. NUMU is now offering MakerSpace Birthday Parties on the weekends! Click here to learn more about our custom MakerSpace birthday parties. 

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop
Jun
2
1:00 pm13:00

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Friday, June 2  |  1pm-5pm  |  Ages 13+

$20 Members, $25 General, includes materials

Explore the basics of dyeing indigo, learn new techniques, and practice creating patterns and varying color depth. Yards of muslin fabric will be provided, and participants are welcome to bring their own un-dyed cotton, linen, or silk fabrics as well, including t-shirts and napkins. Please wear clothes you don't mind getting messy, as indigo will stain fabrics.

Zoë Umholtz is a graduate of the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland Oregon majoring in Fiber Arts. She has been living in California for the past three years, and has been rediscovering her love for natural indigo dyeing and working with small, local communities. 

Expressing Yourself Through Artists' Books Workshops
Jun
2
10:00 am10:00

Expressing Yourself Through Artists' Books Workshops

Expressing Yourself Through Artists' Books Workshops

Fridays, June 2, 9, and 16  |  10am-1pm  |  $125 General, $120 Members  |  Ages 16+

Register Here

Express yourself through writing and art-making techniques. Each week we’ll make a new handmade book with content we’ve created with words and images. We’ll make small collages, paint with acrylics, and use gelatin plates for printing. We’ll use writing techniques such as list-making, metaphors and word association. You’ll learn how to make three book forms:  Long-Stitch Binding, an Accordion Book, and a Pop-Up Book. Illustrated step-by-step instructions are included so you can make more books with your own ideas.

Student Supplied Materials: lined paper or notebook, bone folder, scissors, small paint brushes, archival black fine tip marker (not a Sharpie), ruler or quilt ruler, pencil, eraser, awl, self-healing cutting mat at least 12” x 18”, X-acto knife and extra blades, magazines to cut up. Optional: brayer, colored pencils, archival fine tip markers in assorted colors.

Instructor Supplied Materials: All papers for books and covers, acrylic paints, glue, glue brushes, waxed linen, needles, beads, gelatin plates, waxed paper, tools to share, illustrated step-by-step instructions.

About the Instructor
Ginger Burrell is an artist and teacher. She has her BFA in Photography from San Jose State University’s school of Art and Design. Ginger has been teaching book arts for ten years and still loves the “aha” moment when students discover their own book making talents. Ginger’s primary medium is artists’ books. Her work includes photography, monotype and composite imagery and explores a range of topics from the personal, to the political, to the universal. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and her books are held in private and public collections. Ginger lives in Morgan Hill, California with her husband, Greg, and “too many” cats.

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Flying Mobiles
May
27
May 28

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Flying Mobiles

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Flying Mobiles

Saturday + Sunday May 27-28  |  12pm - 4pm  |  $5 Materials Fee (with adult admission)

Every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers visitors of all ages a hands-on opportunity to explore, discover and create. Ages 4+, no new entry after 3:30pm. All children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Decorate your yard for spring with a DIY bird wind mobile. We'll be embossing and decorating aluminum foil birds and hanging them so they can fly in a mobile. The shine of them might even keep birds out of your garden!

NUMU Visiting Artist | Elizabeth Zanzinger
May
27
May 28

NUMU Visiting Artist | Elizabeth Zanzinger

  • NUMU Atelier | New Museum Los Gatos

Elizabeth Zanzinger Workshop | Oil Portrait Sketch

May 27 - 28, 2017 | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Two Days

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

Cost: $380 (includes model fee) • $360 for NUMU Members

Location: NUMU Studio at New Museum Los Gatos

www.ezanzinger.com

Elizabeth Zanzinger is rapidly becoming one of the bay area's most popular young masters. Her workshops fill quickly and create a special occasion for the local art community. Elizabeth is highly skilled in fine realism to painterly impressionism with commanding virtuosity. Two models in two days with Elizabeth will be a weekend to remember.

This two-day oil painting workshop will focus on specific observational skills to help you create more efficient, fun, and accurate alla-prima portrait paintings from life.

Elizabeth will demonstrate time-saving techniques with a limited contemporary palette to achieve lively results that reflect the sitter’s uniqueness. Emphasis will be placed on drawing and fresh color, with demos and helpful individual feedback throughout.

Special attention will also be given to portrait anatomy and the dynamics of color and light. Each day we will work with a new model so we can practice achieving the individual characteristics that lead to a solid likeness and a successful portrait study.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Questions? Call Instructor Gabriel Coke at 831-345-1845 or email numustudio@gmail.com

 

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop
May
26
1:00 pm13:00

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Friday, May 26  |  1pm-5pm  |  Ages 13+

$20 Members, $25 General, includes materials

Explore the basics of dyeing indigo, learn new techniques, and practice creating patterns and varying color depth. Yards of muslin fabric will be provided, and participants are welcome to bring their own un-dyed cotton, linen, or silk fabrics as well, including t-shirts and napkins. Please wear clothes you don't mind getting messy, as indigo will stain fabrics.

Zoë Umholtz is a graduate of the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland Oregon majoring in Fiber Arts. She has been living in California for the past three years, and has been rediscovering her love for natural indigo dyeing and working with small, local communities. 

Spirit Pouch Workshop
May
20
2:00 pm14:00

Spirit Pouch Workshop

Spirit Pouch Workshop

Saturday, May 20  |  2pm-4pm
Ages 6+, participants 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult

Register Here

Create a deer leather pouch for yourself or your loved ones, and learn to transform it to a medicine or spirit pouch by placing sacred items in it, giving it power.

Pablo Diego Viramontes, nHanHu (Otomi Nation) is a renowned Native/Indigenous Craftsperson and Art Instructor who has exhibited his art regionally, nationally, and internationally.  He received his MA., Lifetime Teaching Credential, and BA from San Jose State University.  He retired from santa Clara County Office of Education, Alternative Schools Department with over 40 years experience working with "at risk" students.  He is currently on the board with the Indian Health Center Santa Clara Valley He is an Advisor and leader, and drum caretaker of the 500 Mile American Indian Spiritual Marathon.  His workshops include dreamcatchers, pouches, hand drums, powwow drums, ojo de dios, rattles, rainsticks, bead work and much more.  Using ritual and ceremony in every workshop participants discover their gifts of "HANDS", helping theindividual/s rekindle the power of creativity and healing.  

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Nichos Boxes
May
20
May 21

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Nichos Boxes

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Nichos Boxes

Saturday + Sunday May 20-21  |  12pm - 4pm  |  $5 Materials Fee (with adult admission)

Every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers visitors of all ages a hands-on opportunity to explore, discover and create. Ages 4+, no new entry after 3:30pm. All children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Nichos are decorative mixed media shadow boxes. We'll be stamping aluminum foil, decorating and gluing to make a cute little shadow box that will turn your favorite things into art! Bring in a favorite object to put inside or create something new at NUMU.

Cement Prairie: Stories of American Indian Relocation  |  Community Day
May
20
12:00 pm12:00

Cement Prairie: Stories of American Indian Relocation  |  Community Day

Cement Prairie: Stories of American Indian Relocation  |  Community Day

Saturday, May 20  |  12pm-4pm |  Free with Admission

12pm  |  Potluck for Talking Circle Participants

Following the 500 Mile American Indian Spiritual Marathon running team's training run, there will be a potluck for the team. The public is welcome to bring a dish for themselves and their friends. The Drum Circle and Talking Circles will begin at 1pm.

1pm  |  500 Mile American Indian Spiritual Marathon Drum Circle + Talking Circle

The California 500 Mile American Indian Spiritual Marathon running team, following the leadership and tradition of early Native American runners who were messengers, is a multicultural group of individuals dedicated to preserving the tradition of spiritual running. Their principal message is, All Life is Sacred. They run and train together in different locations about once a month, and in June, they run across California in the annual 500 Mile Spiritual Marathon. The May training run will take place on the Los Gatos trails and will conclude with a drum circle at New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU). 

The talking circle is a traditional way to discuss and share stories as a group. Join us as we speak with members of the San Jose Indian community who migrated to the area as part of the relocation program and enjoy one another's company as a community. Please bring a dish or dessert to share. 

2-4pm  |  Spirit Pouch Workshop with Pablo Diego Viramontes  |  $35 Materials Fee

Create a leather pouch for yourself or your loved ones.

Pablo Diego Viramontes, nHanHu (Otomi Nation) is a renowned Native/Indigenous Craftsperson and art instructor who has exhibited his art regionally, nationally, and internationally.  He received his MA., Lifetime Teaching Credential, and BA from San Jose State University.  He retired from Santa Clara County Office of Education, Alternative Schools Department with over 40 years experience working with "at risk" students.  He is currently on the board with the Indian Health Center Santa Clara Valley He is an Advisor and leader, and drum caretaker of the 500 Mile American Indian Spiritual Marathon.  Using ritual and ceremony in every workshop participants discover their gifts of "HANDS", helping the individual/s rekindle the power of creativity and healing.  

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop
May
19
1:00 pm13:00

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Friday, May 19  |  1pm-5pm  |  Ages 13+

$20 Members, $25 General, includes materials

Explore the basics of dyeing indigo, learn new techniques, and practice creating patterns and varying color depth. Yards of muslin fabric will be provided, and participants are welcome to bring their own un-dyed cotton, linen, or silk fabrics as well, including t-shirts and napkins. Please wear clothes you don't mind getting messy, as indigo will stain fabrics.

Zoë Umholtz is a graduate of the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland Oregon majoring in Fiber Arts. She has been living in California for the past three years, and has been rediscovering her love for natural indigo dyeing and working with small, local communities. 

Make + Mingle  |  Zin & Zines
May
18
6:00 pm18:00

Make + Mingle | Zin & Zines

Make + Mingle  |  Zin & Zines

Thursday, May 18  |  6-8pm  |  $25 General, $20 Members  |  21+

No physical ticket will be issued. Your name will be added to the guest list, please check in at admissions desk.

Sip on Zin(fandel), and make a Zine with visiting artist, Victoria May. Learn the trick to folding a single piece of paper into a small booklet, and illustrate it with your words, ideas, and artwork.

Paper, drawing and writing tools provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own collected ephemera, photos, drawings and/or collage materials to add to their own zines. Victoria May teaches Book Arts and Fiber Arts at Cabrillo College in Aptos. 

Ticket includes gallery admission, two drinks, craft project and materials.  Your ticket(s) will be reserved under your name and available at the door. 

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Stencils and Stamping
May
13
May 14

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Stencils and Stamping

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Stencils and Stamping

Saturday + Sunday May 13-14  |  12pm - 4pm  |  $5 Materials Fee (with adult admission)

Every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers visitors of all ages a hands-on opportunity to explore, discover and create. Ages 4+, no new entry after 3:30pm. All children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Bring in a shirt or bag to decorate with stamps and patterns you'll be making yourself! We'll be making our own stamps out of corks and foam stickers, rubber erasers, and even cardboard and yarn!

NUMU Visiting Artist | Robert Semans
May
13
May 14

NUMU Visiting Artist | Robert Semans

Bob Semans Workshop | Fundamentals of Oil Painting

Workshop Cancelled

Bob Semans is a master painter with an enormous body of knowledge and experience. Bob offers a proper introduction into using a palette as means of managing and mixing color. Students will practice painting form by paying special attention to the effects of light and shade in the studio environment. 

These two-day workshops feature open instruction in oil painting, with special attention to color and how it is affected by light and shadow (chiaroscuro). Also the use of the palette as a tool in color mixing, how it can aid the mixing of colors and eliminate common problems.

As an artist Robert has drawn inspiration over the years from several painters including the old masters Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Velasquez and more recent master such as Sargent, George Innes, Mancini, Aaron Shikler, Walter Vaes and others.

Robert is an experienced and entertaining teacher, and we are pleased to have him back in our studio once again. Students provide their own brushes and paints. A materials list is provided upon registration.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Questions? Call Instructor Gabriel Coke at 831-345-1845 or email numustudio@gmail.com

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop
May
12
1:00 pm13:00

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Friday, May 12  |  1pm-5pm  |  Ages 13+

$20 Members, $25 General, includes materials

Explore the basics of dyeing indigo, learn new techniques, and practice creating patterns and varying color depth. Yards of muslin fabric will be provided, and participants are welcome to bring their own un-dyed cotton, linen, or silk fabrics as well, including t-shirts and napkins. Please wear clothes you don't mind getting messy, as indigo will stain fabrics.

Zoë Umholtz is a graduate of the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland Oregon majoring in Fiber Arts. She has been living in California for the past three years, and has been rediscovering her love for natural indigo dyeing and working with small, local communities. 

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  May the 4th be with you!
May
6
May 7

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  May the 4th be with you!

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  May the 4th be with you! Star Wars Open Studio

Saturday + Sunday May 6-7  |  12pm - 4pm  |  $5 Materials Fee (with adult admission)

Every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers visitors of all ages a hands-on opportunity to explore, discover and create. Ages 4+, no new entry after 3:30pm. All children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Carp windsocks are hung in Japan from April through May to celebrate Children's Day and the hope that the family's Celebrate May the Fourth at NUMU with a variety of arts and crafts set in a galaxy far, far, away. We'll be making light sabers, paper roll star wars characters, and Star Wars shadow puppets. So come finish your Jedi training and May the Fourth be with us! 

“Let’s Go to the Moon!” with Dennis Wingo + Casey Harper @ Evergreen College
May
5
7:00 pm19:00

“Let’s Go to the Moon!” with Dennis Wingo + Casey Harper @ Evergreen College

Visual Performing Arts Center Theater at
Evergreen Valley College
3095 Yerba Buena Rd, San Jose CA 95135

In 1960, President Kennedy challenged the country to land a man on the moon by the end of the decade. In order to reach this daunting goal, NASA needed high-res photographs of the lunar surface to pinpoint the first Apollo moon landing. The images taken by the unmanned Lunar Orbiter in 1966 were almost lost to history until 2008, when a band of rogue scientists and some twelve-year-old summer interns worked together to save them in an abandoned McDonald’s building on the NASA campus. Come hear this lively tale of how this team saved lunar image history.

Hosted by the Evergreen College Physics and Astronomy Department 

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop
May
5
1:00 pm13:00

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Friday, May 5  |  1pm-5pm  |  Ages 13+

$20 Members, $25 General, includes materials

Explore the basics of dyeing indigo, learn new techniques, and practice creating patterns and varying color depth. Yards of muslin fabric will be provided, and participants are welcome to bring their own un-dyed cotton, linen, or silk fabrics as well, including t-shirts and napkins. Please wear clothes you don't mind getting messy, as indigo will stain fabrics.

Zoë Umholtz is a graduate of the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland Oregon majoring in Fiber Arts. She has been living in California for the past three years, and has been rediscovering her love for natural indigo dyeing and working with small, local communities.