Elizabeth Zanzinger Workshop |  Alla Prima Portrait in Oil
Jun
23
to Jun 24

Elizabeth Zanzinger Workshop | Alla Prima Portrait in Oil

(Class Full)
Elizabeth Zanzinger Workshop
| Alla Prima Portrait in Oil

June 23- 24, 2018 |  10:00am - 5:00pm | Two Days

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

Cost: $390  |  $370 for NUMU Members

Location: NUMU Studio at New Museum Los Gatos

The Visiting Artist Workshop Program hosts bright, well-trained and internationally experienced educators in the NUMU Studio. Elizabeth Zanzinger is one of the Bay Area's most talented and versatile oil painters. She is also an accomplished teacher and her workshops are very popular. Students can expect thorough demonstrations and personal instruction in technique. And, Zanzinger's expansive knowledge of color is generously shared throughout the weekend-long session. Students will paint from two models during the workshop.

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  "Stained Glass" Suncatchers
Jun
23
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | "Stained Glass" Suncatchers

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  "Stained Glass" Suncatchers

Saturday June 23 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $8 Materials Fee*

Time to catch some sun with a new beautiful suncatcher! Kids will melt beads in chosen colors, hang them up in dazzling patterns, and end up with unique beautiful suncatchers.

Every Saturday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers young visitors 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.  

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Jun
28
11:00 AM11:00

Exhibition Opening: In the Artist’s Studio: David Middlebrook

Exhibition Opening:

In the Artist’s Studio: David Middlebrook

June 28, 2018 – October 21, 2018

In the Artist’s Studio supports NUMU’s mission and success in being able to story tell in new ways. Most people do not have the opportunity to visit an artist’s studio and learn first hand how artwork is made, but more importantly why it is made. Art making is a response to environmental, cultural, political and personal experiences. NUMU intends to offer ideas and insight into this practice and thereby share the ingenuity, intelligence and empathy that goes into the creative process. 

In this second installment of In the Artist’s Studio, NUMU is pleased to invite you into the studio of Los Gatos resident David Middlebrook for an introduction to his work, creative process and life as an artist. In this virtual studio visit, you will see his sculpture, view art making tools and personal items, along with photographs of private studio spaces, which are rarely open to the public.

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Coffee Tawk with Lisa Coscino, Executive Director, NUMU
Jun
28
2:00 PM14:00

Coffee Tawk with Lisa Coscino, Executive Director, NUMU

Coffee Tawk
with Lisa Coscino, Executive Director, NUMU

Tawpic: What’s that cost? How do you value contemporary art?

Thursday, June 28th  | 2 - 3pm
Free with Admission | Free for Members

You bring your coffee, we'll bring the cookies!

Join us for an hour-long casual conversation about art, life and how they intersect with NUMU Executive Director, Lisa Coscino. Bring your favorite cup of joe (or chai) and share your thoughts and ideas about what's important and of interest to you. This monthly gathering happens 2-3pm on Thursdays in the NUMU galleries. 

Upcoming Tawk: July 26th.

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Cardboard Mad Hatter Hats
Jun
30
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Cardboard Mad Hatter Hats

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Cardboard Mad Hatter Hats

Saturday June 30 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $8 Materials Fee*

Go mad as a hatter at NUMU! Create your own custom hat with cardboard and foam paper and decorate it to look as crazy as possible.

Every Saturday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers young visitors 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.  

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Summer Printmaking Demo Series
Jun
30
2:00 PM14:00

Summer Printmaking Demo Series

Susan Leone Howe | Mokuhanga Woodcut Printmaking  

Sat. June 30th  |  2pm-3pm
Spotlight Gallery (Upper Floor)
Free with Admission  |  Free to Members  |  RSVP Required

Susan Leone Howe will provide a demonstration of Mokuhanga woodcut printmaking,  roughly translated as “wood impression picture”. This printing tradition flourished in Japan in the 18th and 19th centuries. The wood printing blocks are usually hand carved and traditional inks are water-based. Susan will run one impression through the press to display in the demo gallery. 

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Papermaking Day
Jul
7
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Papermaking Day

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Papermaking Day

Saturday July 7 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $8 Materials Fee*

This Saturday we will be learning how paper is made! Take paper scraps and transform them into paper through a simple pulp process under the guidance of our Open Studio instructors. Then decorate with different colored dyes, flowers, leaves and petals!

Every Saturday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers young visitors 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.  

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In Conversation with Photographer Ilka Hartmann & Author Lise Pearlman
Jul
12
4:30 PM16:30

In Conversation with Photographer Ilka Hartmann & Author Lise Pearlman

In Conversation with Photographer Ilka Hartmann & Author Lise Pearlman

Thurs. July 12th  | 4:30-8:30pm
Free to Members  | $10 non-members  | RSVP Requested

Join us for a joint conversation and book release* event with photographer Ilka Hartmann and author Lise Pearlman.  Pearlman’s new book, Call me Phaedra: The Life and Times of Movement Lawyer Fay Stender, examines the rise and success of Bay Area civil rights lawyer, Fay Stender. The saga of this feminist icon will fascinate those who lived through the tumultuous 1960s and 1970s.
 
Joining Pearlman is photographer Ilka Hartmann whose powerful and moving photographs of Huey Newton and the Black Panthers are featured in the current exhibit, Faces of Resistance: Through the Lens of Ilka Hartmann, and in Pearlman’s book.

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Crafty Readers: Thorfinn the Nicest Viking Book 1
Jul
13
10:00 AM10:00

Crafty Readers: Thorfinn the Nicest Viking Book 1

Crafty Readers: Thorfinn the Nicest Viking
(Thorfinn and the Awful Invasion)


July 13 & 20 | 10am-12pm

Ages: 7-10
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St, Los Gatos
Fee: $85 ($65 advance price, if booked at least 3 weeks prior to camp)
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org

Thorfinn comes from a long line of ferocious, rampaging Vikings... But Thorfinn is a peace-loving, tea-drinking, jam-making thoroughly nice Viking. The first book introduces Thorfinn and explains how he got his Viking name (Thorfinn the Very-Very-Nice-Indeed).

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Silk-Cut Linoleum Relief Printing with Robynn Smith
Jul
14
to Jul 15

Silk-Cut Linoleum Relief Printing with Robynn Smith

Silk-Cut Linoleum Relief Printing with Robynn Smith

Saturday-Sunday, July 14 + 15, 2018  

10am-4pm  | Skill Level: Beginner + | Ages: 13+

Fee: NUMU Member: $200 | General:  $225

Fees include all materials

All class fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable

Discover a new, wonderful way to make prints using a popular new printmaking material, called silk-cut linoleum! Beginning printmakers or professional artists, this workshop is for you. In this class, we will explore traditional relief printing with some new, contemporary twists. Using a linoleum plate, carving tools, and richly pigmented, water soluble inks, students will create unique prints. 

All materials are included, but if you have carving tools for wood or linoleum, and favorite brayer or two, bring them!

About the Instructor:
Robynn Smith is an internationally exhibiting painter and printmaker, founder of Blue Mouse Studios, the MPC Printmakers and International Print Day in May. Robynn Smith is also featured in NUMU’s upcoming printmaking exhibition, “Thinking Outside the Frame” opening Fri. May 18th through Sun. Sept. 30th.

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Wooden Peg People
Jul
14
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Wooden Peg People

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Wooden Peg People

Saturday July 14 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $8 Materials Fee*

Looking for a fun activity for July? You'll hit the nail on the peg with this activity! We're using wooden pegs, fabrics, and our own creative minds to create tiny peg people your kids will love to play with!

Every Saturday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers young visitors 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.  

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Summer Printmaking Demo Series
Jul
14
2:00 PM14:00

Summer Printmaking Demo Series

Jami Taback | Monoprinting 

Sat. July 14th  |  2pm-3pm
Spotlight Gallery (Upper Floor)
Free with Admission  |  Free to Members  |  RSVP Required

Using a small table press, Jami Taback will create vibrant dreamy prints using templates cut from plastic and rolled with non toxic water based inks. A history of printmaking and information about the press will be part of the conversation.

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Exhibition Closing: Chateau Liberte: House of Freedom
Jul
15
11:00 AM11:00

Exhibition Closing: Chateau Liberte: House of Freedom

This exhibition explores the century-long history of a 72-acre property in the Los Gatos mountains that was, at different times, a stagecoach stop, restaurant, bordello, and resort. In the 1960s, the property was renamed “Chateau Liberté”, which translates to “House of Freedom” and became a magnet for motorcycle bikers and hippies who wanted to cast aside the moral compass of suburbia in this hideaway. The exhibition lays out the arc of the property’s history from its beginnings in the mid 1850s, through the 20th century, and to its present-day status as a private residence.

The focus of the exhibition is the property’s transformation into Chateau Liberté during the era of the Summer of Love – 1965 to 1975 – where it attracted some of the biggest names in rock music with Bay Area roots including: The Doobie Brothers, The Tubes, Hot Tuna, members of the Grateful Dead and a host of other artists who played the club circuit at that time. Chateau Liberté: House of Freedom / Faces of Resistance: Through the Lens of Ilka Hartmann Historic records, photographs, ephemera and stories from the locals and legends who helped to create a perfect storm of music and mayhem are just some of the artifacts and treasures on view. Visitors will see original hand drawn promotional posters and flyers, Chateau Liberté’s original carved wooden door, photos of the property’s evolution and guests, and a short documentary with interviews from local residents who frequented the Chateau back in the day.

Chateau Liberté: House of Freedom is generously supported by Azuca, Los Gatos - the place to go for local arts and crafts and whimsical gifts.

Download the Press Release here.

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Boy Scout Workshop  |  Art Merit Badge
Jul
15
1:00 PM13:00

Boy Scout Workshop | Art Merit Badge

Boy Scout Workshop  |  Art Merit Badge

Sunday, July 15, 2018  |  1-4pm
$40 per participant

Explore our art exhibitions with a NUMU Art Educator, discuss the elements of art and design, and render a subject with a variety of media. Discuss 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.

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Camp NU: Movie Magic Day Camp
Jul
16
9:00 AM09:00

Camp NU: Movie Magic Day Camp

Camp NU: Movie Magic Day Camp


July 16 | 9am-2pm

Ages: 6-11
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St, Los Gatos
Fee: $95 ($75 advance price, if booked at least 3 weeks prior to camp)
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org

Does your child dream of being in pictures? Join us here at NUMU where we'll help them write, direct, and produce their own movie! Kids will work together to storyboard ideas, write scripts, create costumes and backdrops, and make some movie magic! They'll learn about the importance of collaborative creativity with group projects like story stones and stop motion movie making.

Snacks 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.

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Crafty Readers: Thorfinn the Nicest Viking Book 1
Jul
20
10:00 AM10:00

Crafty Readers: Thorfinn the Nicest Viking Book 1

Crafty Readers: Thorfinn the Nicest Viking
(Thorfinn and the Awful Invasion)


July 13 & 20 | 10am-12pm

Ages: 7-10
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St, Los Gatos
Fee: $85 ($65 advance price, if booked at least 3 weeks prior to camp)
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org

Thorfinn comes from a long line of ferocious, rampaging Vikings... But Thorfinn is a peace-loving, tea-drinking, jam-making thoroughly nice Viking. The first book introduces Thorfinn and explains how he got his Viking name (Thorfinn the Very-Very-Nice-Indeed).

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Encaustic "Wax" Painting and Printmaking with Evelyn Klein
Jul
21
to Jul 22

Encaustic "Wax" Painting and Printmaking with Evelyn Klein

Encaustic "Wax" Painting and Printmaking with Evelyn Klein

Saturday-Sunday July 21 + 22

9:30am- 2:30pm  | Skill Level: Beginner + | Ages: 18+

Fee: NUMU Member: $ 230  | General: $250

A $30 Materials fee will be collected the first day of class

All class fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable

Try something new! This fun exploratory workshop is perfect for artists of all abilities.

Make original prints using encaustics or ‘wax paint’ combined with mixed media. Students will learn to paint with non-toxic wax pigments on a hot surface to create original prints. This process will be repeated to build up layers, depth and transparency. Students will be shown how to add layers of prints, drawings, and photographs to wood panel, canvas, and paper surfaces. Students will further develop their work by incorporating other materials on top of the existing layers, such as cold wax, oil pastels, and oil glazes. While exploring the intrinsic nature of the materials, their behaviors, and properties, students will be able to manipulate and combine these techniques in various media.

About the Instructor:

Evelyn Klein is a teaching artist and printmaker in Carmel, California. Learn more about Evelyn.


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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Musical Maracas
Jul
21
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Musical Maracas

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Musical Maracas

Saturday July 21 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $8 Materials Fee*

It's time to make and shake at NUMU! Join us as we create maracas using recycled products like easter eggs and spoons and decorate them with paint, jems, and tissue paper for extra festive-ness!

Every Saturday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers young visitors 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.  

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Exhibition Closing: Faces of Resistance: Through the Lens of Ilka Hartmann
Jul
22
11:00 AM11:00

Exhibition Closing: Faces of Resistance: Through the Lens of Ilka Hartmann

While the San Francisco Haight-Ashbury neighborhood attracted thousands of young people searching for peace, love and community during the Summer of Love, other social justice movements were gaining traction in the wake of the turbulent Civil Rights and Free Speech movements of the early 1960s. Ilka Hartmann arrived in the San Francisco Bay Area from her native Germany in 1964. Initially a student of theology, she took a photography class that re-mapped her dedicated, life-long path as a photographer. In the 1960s Hartmann found herself at the epicenter of the Anti-War and Social Justice movements at UC Berkeley. From this juncture, she launched her 53-year career as a photographer and activist, chronicling major social justice events, and personalities.

Visitors to the exhibition are invited to explore connections between movements in the late 1960s and early 1970s and social justice movements today. The exhibition features photographs and personal items from Hartmann's own collection. 

Notable personalities and events captured in photographs in the exhibition include: Huey Newton, the Black Panthers, Kathleen Cleaver, Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, Dennis Banks and the American Indian Movement, the Anti-war movement, San Francisco LGBT marches and parades in the early 1970s.

Ephemera also on view includes: protest flyers, original Black Panther newspapers and manuscripts, a beaded cross necklace worn by United Farm Worker marchers, and an original, handwritten speech written by Dennis Banks at a 1979 No Nukes Rally in San Luis Obispo, CA.

Ilka Hartmann's work has been exhibited widely, including locally at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Oakland Museum of California, and in permanent Bay Area displays focused on important people and events. On Alcatraz Island her photographs are shown daily in a film about the Indian Occupation of the island. Her work was also exhibited internationally in Berlin and Hamburg, at URBIS in Lancaster (England), in China and Brazil.

Her images have been published in Der Spiegel, Encyclopedia Britannica, the Oxford Dictionary, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Smithsonian Handbook on the North American Indian series and other books, newspapers and magazines. Her photographs are included in films and television programs shown in the United States, Canada and Europe. Among her books are The Town that Fought to Save Itself (with Orville Schell,) a story of Bolinas in the 1970s; Pearson, A Harbor Seal Pup (with Susan Meyers;) and books on the Indian occupation of Alcatraz, Native American life and the Black Panthers. Hartmann lives in a small community on the Northern California coast.

Faces of the Resistance: Through the Lens of Ilka Hartmann is generously supported by The Borgenicht Foundation.

The Borgenicht Foundation works to promote the understanding of secularism as the way and hope for establishing peace in the world. In addition, the Foundation supports social justice, conservation and historic preservation, the arts, health, and education.

Photograph courtesy of Ilka Hartmann.

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Coffee Tawk with Lisa Coscino, Executive Director, NUMU
Jul
26
2:00 PM14:00

Coffee Tawk with Lisa Coscino, Executive Director, NUMU

Coffee Tawk
with Lisa Coscino, Executive Director, NUMU

Tawpic: To be determined

Thursday, July 26th  | 2 - 3pm
Free with Admission | Free for Members

You bring your coffee, we'll bring the cookies!

Join us for an hour-long casual conversation about art, life and how they intersect with NUMU Executive Director, Lisa Coscino. Bring your favorite cup of joe (or chai) and share your thoughts and ideas about what's important and of interest to you. This monthly gathering happens 2-3pm on Thursdays in the NUMU galleries. 

Upcoming Tawk: TBD.

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Crafty Readers: The Haunted Library
Jul
27
10:00 AM10:00

Crafty Readers: The Haunted Library

Crafty Readers: The Haunted Library (Book One)


July 27 & August 3 | 10am-12pm

Ages: 7-10
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St, Los Gatos
Fee: $85 ($65 advance price, if booked at least 3 weeks prior to camp)
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org


When ghost boy Kaz’s haunt is torn down and he is separated from his ghost family, he meets a real girl named Claire, who lives above the town library with her parents and her grandmother. Claire has a special ability to see ghosts when other humans cannot and she and Kaz quickly form a friendship. The two join forces to solve the mystery of the ghost that’s haunting the library. Could it be one of Kaz’s lost family members?

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Arts-kaban
Jul
28
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Arts-kaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Arts-kaban!

Saturday July 28 |  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, crafts, and fun games! Make your own wand, sit under the sorting hat, create a Monster Book of Monsters, pot a mandrake, and so much more! Get active with Quidditch in the park led by competitive Community Quidditch team, the Silicon Valley Vipers! *Dress up in your wizarding finest for the chance to win a cool MakerSpace prize!

Every Saturday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers young visitors 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.  

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Camp NU: Pirate Island Camp
Jul
30
to Aug 1

Camp NU: Pirate Island Camp

Camp NU: Pirate Island Camp


July 30 - August 1 | 9am-12pm

Ages: 6-11
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St, Los Gatos
Fee: $155 ($135 advance price, if booked at least 3 weeks prior to camp)
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org

Ahoy, mateys! Are you ready for a life at sea? Join us for Pirate Island Camp where our pirate campers can make treasure chests, paint puffy sand castles, create paper leis, and race mini-rafts across our own man made sea. Your camper will get the chance to learn about pirates, island life, ocean science, and explore their own creativity!

Snacks 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.

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Jim McVicker Workshop | Still Life Painting
Aug
3
to Aug 5

Jim McVicker Workshop | Still Life Painting

Jim McVicker Workshop |  Still Life Painting

Date August 3, 4, 5, 2018 | 3 Day Workshop
Time 10am - 5pm
Skill Level Intermediate to advanced
Cost $490* General | $465* NUMU Member
 

Jim McVicker has been a professional full time oil painter for 45 years. He and his wife Terry paint from life at home in the studio and outdoors on location. He learned by painting with his lifelong friends in Humboldt County. His painting style is true Impressionism. His process leaves the mark of searching and exploring each subject until his observations are complete. Every painting Jim finishes has the look of a well-loved work of Art. Students will have three days to to study and practice in the style of this truly legendary, and nationally renowned, California painter.

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Crafty Readers: The Haunted Library
Aug
3
10:00 AM10:00

Crafty Readers: The Haunted Library

Crafty Readers: The Haunted Library (Book One)


July 27 & August 3 | 10am-12pm

Ages: 7-10
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St, Los Gatos
Fee: $85 ($65 advance price, if booked at least 3 weeks prior to camp)
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org

When ghost boy Kaz’s haunt is torn down and he is separated from his ghost family, he meets a real girl named Claire, who lives above the town library with her parents and her grandmother. Claire has a special ability to see ghosts when other humans cannot and she and Kaz quickly form a friendship. The two join forces to solve the mystery of the ghost that’s haunting the library. Could it be one of Kaz’s lost family members?

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Mini-Zoos
Aug
4
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Mini-Zoos

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Mini-Zoos

Saturday August 4 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $8 Materials Fee*

Go wild at NUMU! Create a zoo's worth of animals out of paper rolls and craft shadow box habitats for them to roam in this fun collage activity!

Every Saturday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers young visitors 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.  

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Camp NU: Music Makers Camp
Aug
6
to Aug 8

Camp NU: Music Makers Camp

Camp NU: Music Makers Camp


August 6 - 8 | 9am-12pm

Ages: 6-11
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St, Los Gatos
Fee: $155 ($135 advance price, if booked at least 3 weeks prior to camp)
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org

Help your kid get into the groove at NUMU. We'll be making our own musical instruments using a wild array of craft supplies from didgeridoos to homemade kazoos your child will spend a fun 3 days creating, playing, and orchestrating. Let's make some noise! No musical knowledge necessary.

Snacks 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.

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Crafty Readers: The Great Cake Mystery
Aug
10
10:00 AM10:00

Crafty Readers: The Great Cake Mystery

Crafty Readers: The Great Cake Mystery


August 10 & 17 | 10am-12pm

Ages: 8-11
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St, Los Gatos
Fee: $85 ($65 advance price, if booked at least 3 weeks prior to camp)
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org


Have you ever said to yourself, Wouldn’t it be nice to be a detective? This is the story of an African girl who says just that. Her name is Precious. When a piece of cake goes missing from her classroom, a traditionally built young boy is tagged as the culprit. Precious, however, is not convinced. She sets out to find the real thief. Along the way she learns that your first guess isn’t always right. She also learns how to be a detective.

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  DIY Hummingbird Feeders
Aug
11
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | DIY Hummingbird Feeders

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  DIY Hummingbird Feeders

Saturday August 11 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $8 Materials Fee*

Looking for a nice gift for your feathery friends? This one is nice and...cheep! We'll be using recycled materials to craft cute hummingbird feeders that will have visitors flocking to your yard!

Every Saturday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers young visitors 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.  

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Crafty Readers: The Great Cake Mystery
Aug
17
10:00 AM10:00

Crafty Readers: The Great Cake Mystery

Crafty Readers: The Great Cake Mystery


August 10 & 17 | 10am-12pm

Ages: 8-11
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St, Los Gatos
Fee: $85 ($65 advance price, if booked at least 3 weeks prior to camp)
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org

Have you ever said to yourself, Wouldn’t it be nice to be a detective? This is the story of an African girl who says just that. Her name is Precious. When a piece of cake goes missing from her classroom, a traditionally built young boy is tagged as the culprit. Precious, however, is not convinced. She sets out to find the real thief. Along the way she learns that your first guess isn’t always right. She also learns how to be a detective.

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Paper Lights
Aug
18
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Paper Lights

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Paper Lights

Saturday August 18 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $8 Materials Fee*

Light it up! Using copper tape and LED lights, build circuitry into your fun, summer-inspired paper art.

Every Saturday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers young visitors 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.  

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Summer Printmaking Demo Series
Aug
18
2:00 PM14:00

Summer Printmaking Demo Series

Martha Castillo | Clayprinting   

Sat. August 18th  |  2pm-3pm
Spotlight Gallery (Upper Floor)
Free with Admission  |  Free to Members  |  RSVP Required

Clayprinting is a new and innovative approach to monotype printmaking. The technique trades traditional plates and ink for potter's clay and pure pigments. The process is water based, non-toxic, and only hand tools are required. Martha Castillo will guide viewers thru the steps from blank surface to finished print.

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Clay Printing with Printmaker Martha Castillo
Aug
24
to Aug 25

Clay Printing with Printmaker Martha Castillo

Clay Printing with Printmaker Martha Castillo

Friday-Saturday, August 24 + 25, 2018  

10am-3pm  | Skill Level: No Experience Required

Fee: NUMU Member: $190 | General: $210

A $30 Materials Fee will be collected the first day of the class


All class fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable

In this two-day workshop, students will be introduced to a new and innovative approach to monotype printmaking called Clay Print. This technique substitutes potter's clay and pure pigments for the traditional rigid plate and printmaker’s inks.  Involving a buildup of many layers of pigmented clay slip on an un-fired clay slab, the prints are hand pulled onto a polyester ‘canvas’. This medium appeals to artists with ceramic backgrounds, printmaking, and other mediums as well. 

Students will learn to make vibrant monotype prints using only potter’s clay and pure pigments. The process is water based, and uses hand tools only; no press, no fumes, and easy cleanup!  The technique is ideally suited to impressionist style and abstract imagery; However, using stencils and masks creates the possibility for more representational work.

Beginning with a comprehensive demonstration of the technique, each student will prepare their individual printing plate. We will devote the rest of the workshop to building layers of color and shapes to create images and make prints, with additional demonstrations as needed. Each student receives plenty of individual attention, while still being free to work at their own pace. In addition to making prints, we will have opportunities for group and/or individual critiques along the way and will discuss various methods of displaying finished works: several examples will be provided.

At the end of the workshop, students will keep their clay printing board and should have several finished prints to take home. A handout will list sources for various materials and supplies, as well as instructions for caring for the board, and for building larger ones. 

About the Instructor

Award-winning artist, Martha Castillo has taught art classes in various mediums to adults and children for more than 50 years. Martha teaches and gives demos in her Palo Alto studio as well as Bay Area venues, including Art Guilds, Open Studios, the Richmond Art Center, and venues farther afield. She exhibits at Gallery House in Palo Alto, and other venues, and is a member of the California Society of Printmakers.


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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Poké-Planters
Aug
25
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Poké-Planters

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Poké-Planters

Saturday August 18 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $8 Materials Fee*

Turn your old water bottles into cute Pokémon and kitty themed planters and add succulents for a cool summertime craft!

Every Saturday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers young visitors 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.  

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Cardboard Automatons
Sep
1
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Cardboard Automatons

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Cardboard Automatons

Saturday September 1 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $8 Materials Fee*

Use cardboard boxes and wooden skewers to create moving, story-telling machines. Each participant will have the opportunity to plan a simple machine with some guidance in designing and building! This workshop will be a fun blend of art and engineering where participants can put gears and motion into practice.

Every Saturday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers young visitors 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.  

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David Gray Workshop | Painting The Classical Portrait From Life
Sep
6
to Sep 9

David Gray Workshop | Painting The Classical Portrait From Life

David Gray Workshop | Painting The Classical Portrait From Life

Date September 6 - 9 | 4 Day Workshop
Time 10am - 5pm
Skill Level Beginner to Advanced
Cost $625* General | $600* Members
Location: NUMU Studio at New Museum Los Gatos

In this intensive 4-day program, David will take you step by step through his four stage process of building a portrait from life. From under-drawing to final glazes, learn the tips and tools needed to achieve an accurate likeness in oil. The fundamental skills emphasized in the class will be drawing, value and color relationships, achieving a sense of three dimensional form, and paint handling. 

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Sis Boom Bah! The Life and Times of Los Gatos High School
Sep
8
11:00 AM11:00

Sis Boom Bah! The Life and Times of Los Gatos High School

About Sis Boom Bah!

A three-dimensional yearbook-style exhibition that explores what it has meant to be a LGHS Wildcat over the course of the school's 100 years+ history.  Relive highlights of Wildcat dominance in sports, the arts, student activities, and the social events that created lasting friendships and a distinct campus community.  Experience the evolution of high school events and traditions over the last century, and check in on notable alumni who left their mark locally and on the world stage. In addition the exhibition will explore the history of the teenager, a word that came into the American lexicon in the early 20th century.

Visitors don’t have to be a graduate or current student at Los Gatos High School to appreciate the exhibition because it is as much a history of the school as it is a history of the Town, its residents and the common experience of being a teenager, responding to local and global trends, politics, lifestyles and culture.

Since opening its doors in its current location in 1908, Los Gatos High School (LGHS) has remained one of the town’s most iconic institutions. The historic trajectory of LGHS has run parallel to some of the most significant social and cultural events in this, and the last two, centuries.  

From its small town roots and the settling of the American West in 1887, to the optimism of the second industrial revolution at the turn of the 20th century; the rejection of social norms in the Roaring Twenties to tenacious patriotism in supporting the war effort against fascism during World War II, LGHS has played a major role in the community. In the 1950s, the Wildcat legacy continued in the era of seemingly unlimited prosperity that birthed Rock ’n’ Roll. LGHS survived the social upheavals of the tumultuous 1960s, catching its breath in time for the peaceful, easy feeling of the following decade while in the 1980s, students in the MTV generation shifted from a “peace and love” mentality to a “me first” mindset in an era of opulent excess. By the closing of the 20th century, and into this new millennium, multiple generations of Los Gatos teenagers left indelible footprints up and down the hallways of the Los Gatos High School and the town itself.

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Vegetable Prints
Sep
15
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Vegetable Prints

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Vegetable Prints

Saturday September 15 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $8 Materials Fee*

It turns out a lot of vegetable look just as nice as they taste. We'll be using celery, carving potatoes, broccoli, and mushrooms to experiment with printmaking. Create your prints with different patterns and colors from each vegetable!

Every Saturday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers young visitors 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.  

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Sketchbook and Urban Sketching with Suhita Shirodkar
Sep
21
to Sep 22

Sketchbook and Urban Sketching with Suhita Shirodkar

Sketchbook and Urban Sketching with Suhita Shirodkar

Friday-Saturday, Sept. 21 + 22, 2018  

10am-4pm  | Skill Level: Beginner + | Ages: 13+

Fee: NUMU Member: $180  |  General: $200

All class fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable

An introduction to urban sketching and visual journaling designed for beginners and those with some experience alike: We will explore drawing and painting in a sketchbook, a wonderful way to record life and the world around you. With the set of skills gained from this workshop, students will have a strong basis on which to build a journaling or urban sketching practice. We will also touch upon a host of topics and techniques that go into working in sketchbooks: drawing everyday objects and people, learning perspective, understanding value and the basics of color theory and mixing watercolors. Students will apply these skills outdoors and add in urban sketching: drawing architecture and combining the skills with strategies for working outdoors.

About the Instructor:
Suhita Shirodkar is an urban sketcher and a watercolor artist, whose work revolves around seeing and capturing the world around her, both the everyday and the exotic. She works primarily in sketchbooks using watercolor, pen & ink and mixed media. She has been featured in the Mercury News, on KQED and teaches workshops in exciting locales such as Brazil, Singapore and England, as well as locally. Her current show,“Sign of the Times: The Vintage Signs of San Jose Captured in Urban Sketches” is a solo show of over 75 urban sketches and paintings in watercolor and pen & ink. At Pasetta House, History San Jose on weekends from March 18th through December 23rd, 2018.

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Exhibition Closing: Thinking Outside the Frame
Sep
30
11:00 AM11:00

Exhibition Closing: Thinking Outside the Frame

Thinking Outside the Frame
May 18 - September 30, 2018

New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU) and the California Society of Printmakers is pleased to present Thinking Outside the Frame, a juried group printmaking exhibition featuring works that fall outside of the realm of traditional printmaking, including large-scale prints, installation and book arts.

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Girl Scouts: Brownies Letterboxer Badge
Oct
6
9:00 AM09:00

Girl Scouts: Brownies Letterboxer Badge

Girl Scouts: Brownies Letterboxer Badge


Saturday, October 6 |  9-11am

Scout Level: Brownies
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St, Los Gatos
Fee: $30 per participant, $5 per chaperone
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org

Come see what's new at NUMU! At New Museum Los Gatos scouts will have fun looking at, talking about, and making art with our inventive museum educators and artists. Our workshops introduce techniques that teach scouts to express themselves and explore their world--with art! More programs and dates are available, email makerspace@numulosgatos.org for details. 

Brownies, it's time to shout and stamp! Brownie level girl scouts will get the chance to learn all about letterboxes with New Museum Los Gatos' exciting letterboxer badge program. Join us as we create unique stamps for each scout, make a troop letterbox, and partake in a scavenger hunt for a letterbox hidden somewhere in the museum!

  • Troop leaders must provide enough adult chaperones to maintain Girl Scouts official ratio (1:6, with an additional adult chaperone for every additional 6 scouts)

  • Adult chaperones must sign in at the front desk 

  • Children will be working with art supplies and may get messy. Dress accordingly!  

  • Parents/guardians are responsible for bringing scouts to and from events, bathroom escorts, and supervision while in the museum galleries. 

  • To reserve a private badge program for you troop, please email. 

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Zhaoming Wu Workshop | Alla Prima Clothed Figure Painting
Oct
13
to Oct 14

Zhaoming Wu Workshop | Alla Prima Clothed Figure Painting

Zhaoming Wu Workshop | Alla Prima Clothed Figure Painting

Date October 13, 14, 2018 2 Day Workshop
Times 10am - 5pm
Skill Level Intermediate to Advanced
Cost $480* General | $455* 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.

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The Fundamentals of Drawing with Laurel Bushman
Oct
20
to Oct 21

The Fundamentals of Drawing with Laurel Bushman

The Fundamentals of Drawing with Laurel Bushman

Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 20 + 21, 2018  

10am-3pm  | Skill Level: Beginner + | Ages: 13+

Fee: NUMU Member: $160  |  General: $180

A $30 Materials fee will be collected on the first day of class

All class fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable

In this two-day workshop, Students will learn unique approaches to the different stages of  drawing using black and white charcoal pencils. Emphasis will be placed on how to become organized and flexible during the drawing process while drawing with a realistic approach. Students will complete two drawings over the course of the workshop, along with a number of small studies. I will conduct drawing demonstrations for the class during the course of the workshop; However, students will focus the majority of their time working on their projects and will receive personal attention through each phase of the drawing process. Upon completion of the workshop, students will have gained skills in creating interesting compositions, unique approaches to drawing and the inspiration to begin their own personal art practice at home!  Lastly, these skills will translate across different media and help artists create various types of artwork in the future.

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Oct
21
11:00 AM11:00

Exhibition Closing: In the Artist’s Studio: David Middlebrook

Exhibition Opening:

In the Artist’s Studio: David Middlebrook

June 28, 2018 – October 21, 2018

In the Artist’s Studio supports NUMU’s mission and success in being able to story tell in new ways. Most people do not have the opportunity to visit an artist’s studio and learn first hand how artwork is made, but more importantly why it is made. Art making is a response to environmental, cultural, political and personal experiences. NUMU intends to offer ideas and insight into this practice and thereby share the ingenuity, intelligence and empathy that goes into the creative process. 

In this second installment of In the Artist’s Studio, NUMU is pleased to invite you into the studio of Los Gatos resident David Middlebrook for an introduction to his work, creative process and life as an artist. In this virtual studio visit, you will see his sculpture, view art making tools and personal items, along with photographs of private studio spaces, which are rarely open to the public.

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Girl Scouts: Brownies Painting Badge
Nov
3
9:00 AM09:00

Girl Scouts: Brownies Painting Badge

Girl Scouts: Brownies Painting Badge


Saturday, November 3 |  9-11am

Scout Level: Brownies
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St, Los Gatos
Fee: $30 per participant, $5 per chaperone
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org

Come see what's new at NUMU! At New Museum Los Gatos scouts will have fun looking at, talking about, and making art with our inventive museum educators and artists. Our workshops introduce techniques that teach scouts to express themselves and explore their world--with art! More programs and dates are available, email makerspace@numulosgatos.org for details. 

Brownies, become a master painter at NUMU! Tour the art galleries for ideas, find out how colors make you feel and end the workshop by painting it up in our MakerSpace studio.

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Cuong Nguyen | Portrait in Pastel
Nov
9
to Nov 11

Cuong Nguyen | Portrait in Pastel

Cuong Nguyen | Portrait in Pastel 

November 9 - 11, 2018  | 10:00am to 5:00pm | Three Days

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

Cost: $450* General | $425* NUMU Members  
 

Our good friend Cuong has become widely successful in many media. His love for pastel painting combines his expertly rendered drawings with his masterful use of color. Cuong 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.

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Girl Scouts: Juniors Drawing Badge
Dec
8
9:00 AM09:00

Girl Scouts: Juniors Drawing Badge

Girl Scouts: Juniors Drawing Badge


Saturday, December 8 |  9-11am

Scout Level: Juniors
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St, Los Gatos
Fee: $30 per participant, $5 per chaperone
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org

Come see what's new at NUMU! At New Museum Los Gatos scouts will have fun looking at, talking about, and making art with our inventive museum educators and artists. Our workshops introduce techniques that teach scouts to express themselves and explore their world--with art! More programs and dates are available, email makerspace@numulosgatos.org for details. 

Draw it out at New Museum Los Gatos. Our drawing badge workshop helps scouts learn the basics of drawing, explore different drawing tools, and discover a little bit about graphic design! Complete the experience by creating your own masterpiece downstairs in our MakerSpace Studio.

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Girl Scouts: Brownies Painting Badge
Feb
2
9:00 AM09:00

Girl Scouts: Brownies Painting Badge

Girl Scouts: Brownies Painting Badge


Saturday, February 2 |  9-11am

Scout Level: Brownies
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St, Los Gatos
Fee: $30 per participant, $5 per chaperone
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org

Come see what's new at NUMU! At New Museum Los Gatos scouts will have fun looking at, talking about, and making art with our inventive museum educators and artists. Our workshops introduce techniques that teach scouts to express themselves and explore their world--with art! More programs and dates are available, email makerspace@numulosgatos.org for details. 

Brownies, become a master painter at NUMU! Tour the art galleries for ideas, find out how colors make you feel and end the workshop by painting it up in our MakerSpace studio.

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Girl Scouts: Juniors Drawing Badge
Mar
2
9:00 AM09:00

Girl Scouts: Juniors Drawing Badge

Girl Scouts: Juniors Drawing Badge


Saturday, March 2 |  9-11am

Scout Level: Juniors
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St, Los Gatos
Fee: $30 per participant, $5 per chaperone
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org

Come see what's new at NUMU! At New Museum Los Gatos scouts will have fun looking at, talking about, and making art with our inventive museum educators and artists. Our workshops introduce techniques that teach scouts to express themselves and explore their world--with art! More programs and dates are available, email makerspace@numulosgatos.org for details. 

Draw it out at New Museum Los Gatos. Our drawing badge workshop helps scouts learn the basics of drawing, explore different drawing tools, and discover a little bit about graphic design! Complete the experience by creating your own masterpiece downstairs in our MakerSpace Studio.

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Girl Scouts: Brownies Letterboxer Badge
Apr
6
9:00 AM09:00

Girl Scouts: Brownies Letterboxer Badge

Girl Scouts: Brownies Letterboxer Badge


Saturday, April 6 |  9-11am

Scout Level: Brownies
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St, Los Gatos
Fee: $30 per participant, $5 per chaperone
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org

Come see what's new at NUMU! At New Museum Los Gatos scouts will have fun looking at, talking about, and making art with our inventive museum educators and artists. Our workshops introduce techniques that teach scouts to express themselves and explore their world--with art! More programs and dates are available, email makerspace@numulosgatos.org for details. 

Brownies, it's time to shout and stamp! Brownie level girl scouts will get the chance to learn all about letterboxes with New Museum Los Gatos' exciting letterboxer badge program. Join us as we create unique stamps for each scout, make a troop letterbox, and partake in a scavenger hunt for a letterbox hidden somewhere in the museum!

  • Troop leaders must provide enough adult chaperones to maintain Girl Scouts official ratio (1:6, with an additional adult chaperone for every additional 6 scouts)

  • Adult chaperones must sign in at the front desk 

  • Children will be working with art supplies and may get messy. Dress accordingly!  

  • Parents/guardians are responsible for bringing scouts to and from events, bathroom escorts, and supervision while in the museum galleries. 

  • To reserve a private badge program for you troop, please email. 

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Girl Scouts: Brownies Painting Badge
May
4
9:00 AM09:00

Girl Scouts: Brownies Painting Badge

Girl Scouts: Brownies Painting Badge


Saturday, May 4 |  9-11am

Scout Level: Brownies
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St, Los Gatos
Fee: $30 per participant, $5 per chaperone
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org

Come see what's new at NUMU! At New Museum Los Gatos scouts will have fun looking at, talking about, and making art with our inventive museum educators and artists. Our workshops introduce techniques that teach scouts to express themselves and explore their world--with art! More programs and dates are available, email makerspace@numulosgatos.org for details. 

Brownies, become a master painter at NUMU! Tour the art galleries for ideas, find out how colors make you feel and end the workshop by painting it up in our MakerSpace studio.

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Girl Scouts: Juniors Drawing Badge
Jun
1
9:00 AM09:00

Girl Scouts: Juniors Drawing Badge

Girl Scouts: Juniors Drawing Badge


Saturday, June 1 |  9-11am

Scout Level: Juniors
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St, Los Gatos
Fee: $30 per participant, $5 per chaperone
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org

Come see what's new at NUMU! At New Museum Los Gatos scouts will have fun looking at, talking about, and making art with our inventive museum educators and artists. Our workshops introduce techniques that teach scouts to express themselves and explore their world--with art! More programs and dates are available, email makerspace@numulosgatos.org for details. 

Draw it out at New Museum Los Gatos. Our drawing badge workshop helps scouts learn the basics of drawing, explore different drawing tools, and discover a little bit about graphic design! Complete the experience by creating your own masterpiece downstairs in our MakerSpace Studio.

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Exhibition Closing: In the Artist’s Studio: Featuring George Rivera and Kristin Lindseth
Jun
17
11:00 AM11:00

Exhibition Closing: In the Artist’s Studio: Featuring George Rivera and Kristin Lindseth

Exhibition Closing
In the Artist’s Studio:
Featuring George Rivera and Kristin Lindseth

January 19, 2018 – June 17, 2018. Free admission for all visitors

With this first installation of In The Artist’s Studio, visitors are invited into the studios of George Rivera and Kristin Lindseth for an introduction to their work, creative process and lives as artists. In this virtual studio visit, a selection of the artists' works, art making tools and personal items, along with rarely seen photographs of private studio spaces - rarely open to the public - are on view. 

An artist’s studio is both a sacred creative space and a functional workshop, each as unique as the individual artist. The studios of artists provide a treasure trove of insight into their practices and personas. Examples from art history include painter Francis Bacon, known for working amongst a disheveled hoard of creative material. Georgia O’Keefe’s adobe home studio is filled with found bone fragments and rocks, and punctuated with windows that provide magnificent views - all informed and inspired her creative process. Constantin Brancusi’s workspace was chock-full with not only his sculptures, but also his own handmade furniture. 

George Rivera and Kristin Lindseth, like O’Keefe and many other artists throughout time, work in their home studio and the adjacent outdoor spaces. The studio space, where Rivera does most of his work, is filled with a collection of things, almost like a living collage or assemblage, along with guitars, amps and motorcycles. For Kristin Lindseth, she is most often working just outside the studio or in the foundry, venturing up the mountain trails near her home where ideas come to her as she hikes. Both artists bring to their studio practice their life experiences, skill, imagination, passion, memorable responses to works from art history and, most importantly, the magic that occurs only in the artist’s studio.

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Sculpted Sea Turtles
Jun
16
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Sculpted Sea Turtles

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Sculpted Sea Turtles

Saturday June 16 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $8 Materials Fee*

Totally Tubular! Create a cool environment out of paper and markers for a fun sea turtle you craft yourself.

Every Saturday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers young visitors 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.  

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CANCELLED Crafty Readers: Dragon Masters (Book 1)
Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

CANCELLED Crafty Readers: Dragon Masters (Book 1)

Crafty Readers: Dragon Masters Book One


June 15 & 22 | 10am-12pm

Ages: 8-11
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St, Los Gatos
Fee: $85
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org

Dragon Masters: Rise of the Earth Dragon is the story of a gentle peasant boy, eight-year-old Drake, who is chosen by the magical Dragon Stone to train dragons along with three other Dragon Masters-in-training. The four students must learn to connect with their dragons and discover their unique powers.

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Glow in the Dark Jellyfish Jamboree
Jun
9
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Glow in the Dark Jellyfish Jamboree

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Glow in the Dark Jellyfish Jamboree

Saturday June 9 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $8 Materials Fee*

Your friends will all be jelly of your new jellyfish decoration! This weekend we'll make glow in the dark jellyfish with bowls and string; you'll end up with an art project that really lights up your life.

Every Saturday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers young visitors 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.  

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Live from NUMU - You're in the Artist’s Studio  Featuring George Rivera
Jun
2
2:00 PM14:00

Live from NUMU - You're in the Artist’s Studio Featuring George Rivera

Live from NUMU - You’re In the Artist’s Studio! 
Featuring George Rivera

Saturday, June 2nd | 2pm-3pm
$10 General | Free for members

In the Artist’s Studio exhibiting artist, George Rivera will conduct a live demonstration as he discusses his work and creative process. In this unique virtual studio visit, George will invite visitors to learn about his approach to portraiture and the classical techniques he utilizes to create his work. 


George Rivera and Kristin Lindseth are the featured artists in the newly launched In the Artist's Studio exhibition program in the Michael and Alyce Reception Area.  

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Express Yourself with Buttons and Badges
Jun
2
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Express Yourself with Buttons and Badges

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Express Yourself with Buttons and Badges 

Saturday June 2 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $8 Materials Fee*

Design your own buttons or badges and express yourself! We'll be using shrink plastic and markers to design cool badges, then shrinking them in our oven and making them into wearable art!

Every Saturday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers young visitors 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.  

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Cancelled - Robert Semans Workshop | Portrait Painting
Jun
2
to Jun 3

Cancelled - Robert Semans Workshop | Portrait Painting

Cancelled - Robert Semans Workshop | Portrait Painting

June 2-3, 2018  |  10:00am - 5:00pm | Two Days

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

Cost: $300  |  $285 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. 

Study the fundamentals and methodology of portrait painting with a live model. Bob will spend time demonstrating several key steps toward creating a successful portrait painting in oil. This will include posing and lighting the model in the studio; plus developing an accurate drawing and likeness. The workshop will devote time to study the nature of flesh tones and how color changes from light to shadow.

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.

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Mini-Koinobori Windsocks
May
26
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Mini-Koinobori Windsocks

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Mini-Koinobori Windsocks

Saturday May 26 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $8 Materials Fee*

Enjoy a belated Japanese Children's day activity-- Carp windsocks are hung in Japan from April through May to celebrate Children's Day and the hope that the family's children will grow up brave. Put together and decorate a carp windsock in honor of Children's Day, then hang it up in front of your house!

Every Saturday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers young visitors 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.  

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Marie-Antoinette & Louis XVI Lecture by Celine Glon
May
20
2:00 PM14:00

Marie-Antoinette & Louis XVI Lecture by Celine Glon

Marie-Antoinette & Louis XVI
Lecture by Celine Glon

Sunday, May 20  | 2 - 3:30pm
$25 General  | $20 Members | $15 Students

Advanced ticket purchase required*

Why was Coppola’s film about Marie-Antoinette mauled by French critics? Join us for a fun, informative lecture on Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette and learn more about this royal couple who were always met with opposition. Learn how Louis XVI’s actions lead to the outbreak of the French Revolution, learn about daily life in the 18th century, and learn how Marie-Antoinette broke the strict etiquette rules imposed by Louis XIV.

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LGHS Wildcats Roadshow
May
19
12:00 PM12:00

LGHS Wildcats Roadshow

LGHS Wildcats Roadshow

Saturday May 19 | 12-4pm
Free Museum Admission

Calling all Los Gatos High School Alumni and keepers of LGHS swag! We want to see your special, personal, and precious LGHS memorabilia for possible inclusion in NUMU’s September 2018 exhibition: Sis Boom Bah: The Life and Times of Los Gatos High School.

So, go through your closet, basement, and garage and gather that beloved Wildcat swag and bring it on down to NUMU! We’re looking for:

  • Athletic Equipment and Uniforms

  • Art Projects

  • Graduation Caps, Tassels, and Diplomas

  • Yearbooks

  • Text Books

  • Prom Dresses and Photos

  • Theater Costumes and Props

  • School Club Memorabilia

  • Other Ephemera: Photos, Letters and Notes, Writing Assignments, Tests, Homework, Report Cards, and those Doodled-On Notebooks and Folders

  • And anything else symbolic of your high school experience. We want to see it all!

Our curatorial staff will be on-hand to examine your objects and hear the stories behind them.

If you don’t have anything to bring, no problem! Please come and share your favorite high school memories. Local TV cable station, KCAT will be on hand to talk with you and record your stories.

May 19th will be an exciting day for storytelling and strolls down memory lane. We will also be pre-selling the Sis Boom Bah exhibition catalog. Order yours early before they sell out.

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Members Preview Party | Thinking Outside the Frame
May
17
6:00 PM18:00

Members Preview Party | Thinking Outside the Frame

Members Preview Party | Thinking Outside the Frame

Thursday, May 17th  |  6-8pm
Admission reserved for NUMU Members, CSP Members and Exhibiting Artists. 
RSVP here
Become a NUMU member and join the party!

Please join us for a Members Preview Party celebrating the opening of Thinking Outside the Frame, an exhibition that presents works that fall outside of the realm of traditional printmaking, including large-scale prints, installation and book arts. Explore a range of content from the work of artists who include printmaking among their many modes of expression and those who use printmaking as their primary method of creative practice.

6-8pm     Enjoy the exhibition and meet exhibiting artists
                No host bar and light snacks 
                Exhibiting Artists, NUMU and CSP members are invited to bring a guest

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Coffee Tawk
May
17
2:00 PM14:00

Coffee Tawk

Coffee Tawk
with Lisa Coscino, Executive Director, NUMU

Thursday, May 17  | 2 - 3pm
Free with Admission | Free for Members

May's Tawpic: Censorship in the Arts

You bring your coffee, we'll bring the cookies!

Join us for an hour-long casual conversation about art, life and how they intersect with NUMU Executive Director, Lisa Coscino. Bring your favorite cup of joe (or chai) and share your thoughts and ideas about what's important and of interest to you. This monthly gathering happens 2-3pm on Thursdays in the NUMU galleries. Oh, and we'll bring the cookies!

RSVP HERE

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Viking Ships Ahoy!
May
12
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Viking Ships Ahoy!

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Viking Ships Ahoy!

Saturday May 12 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $8 Materials Fee*

It's International Viking Day at NUMU! We'll turn recyclables into fabulous viking ships with tissue paper, paint, and hot glue. Skaal, vikings!

Every Saturday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers young visitors 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.  

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Exhibition Closing: ArtNow: Annual Santa Clara County Juried High School Exhibition
May
6
5:00 PM17:00

Exhibition Closing: ArtNow: Annual Santa Clara County Juried High School Exhibition

Exhibition Closing: ArtNow: Annual Santa Clara County Juried High School Exhibition

March 29 - May 6, 2018

ArtNow is an annual juried Santa Clara County high school art exhibition and educational program, presented by New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU). The ArtNow Exhibition and supporting programs offer opportunities for high school student artists, from Palo Alto to Gilroy, to gain real-world experience in participating in a juried museum exhibition. Each year, a new theme is chosen for the exhibition and students are asked to submit works based on that theme.  The theme for ArtNow 2018 is Perspectives.  $10,000 in scholarships and awards are given to participating students in support of pursuit of professions in the visual arts.

Applications to the 2018 ArtNow exhibition are open to all Santa Clara County high school students, grades 9-12, public, private, and homeschooled. Applications and art submissions open Monday, November 20, 2017 and close Friday, January 26, 2018. The exhibition opens at NUMU on March 29, 2018 with a student reception and awards ceremony. A professional development scholarship, and cash awards in several categories, including painting, watercolor and drawing, sculpture, and video art will be awarded at the opening reception. The exhibition closes on May 6, 2018. 

 Download ArtNow 2018 Press Release. 

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Boy Scout Workshop  |  Art Merit Badge
May
6
1:00 PM13:00

Boy Scout Workshop | Art Merit Badge

Boy Scout Workshop  |  Art Merit Badge

Sunday, May 6th |  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. 

Click Here to Register

*badge is included in fee.

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  May the Fourth: Star Wars Open Studios
May
5
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | May the Fourth: Star Wars Open Studios

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  May the Fourth: Star Wars Open Studios

Saturday aMay 5 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $15 Materials Fee*

Celebrate May the Fourth at NUMU with a variety of arts and crafts set in a galaxy far, far, away. So come finish your Jedi training and May the Fourth be with us!

Every Saturday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers young visitors 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.  

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Sock Penguins
Apr
28
to Apr 29

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Sock Penguins

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Sock Penguins

Saturday + Sunday April 28-29 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $6 Materials Fee*

How does a penguin make art? Igloos it together! For World Penguin Day, we'll do the same with a fun, no-sew, sock penguin craft! Bring in a black sock and take home a cute new penguin pal!

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.  

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April Coffee Tawk - Rescheduled
Apr
26
2:00 PM14:00

April Coffee Tawk - Rescheduled

April Coffee Tawk - Rescheduled to May 17
with Lisa Coscino, Executive Director, NUMU

Thursday, April 26  | 2 - 3pm
Free with Admission | Free for Members

This program has been rescheduled to Thursday May 17 | 2-3pm

You bring your coffee, we'll bring the cookies!

Upcoming Tawk May 17th

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A Bigger Bash
Apr
22
5:00 PM17:00

A Bigger Bash

New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU) is excited to announce plans for Celebrate History Weekend events including the Los Gatos Historic Homes Tour on Saturday, April 21st and A Bigger Bash on Sunday, April 22nd History Club of Los Gatos. These weekend events are NUMU's largest fundraising initiatives of the year.

A Bigger Bash takes place on Sunday, April 22nd at the History Club of Los Gatos,  A Bigger Bash revelers will be treated to a fun and festive evening celebrating local history, arts and culture. 

The evening begins with a hosted wine reception and the smooth jazz stylings of the LGHS jazz ensemble on the lovely outdoor garden patio, followed by a sumptuous buffet dinner with digestive assistance provided by the LGHSA Cappella Group.

 The dessert bar will roll out along with featured speaker Joel Selvin, notable music critic and author known for his weekly column in the San Francisco Chronicle (1972-2009). Joel's next book, "Fare Thee Well: The Final Chapter in the Grateful Dead's Long Strange Trip" will be published in June by Da Capo Books. 

Spirited FUNdraising antics will ensue, followed by live music and dancing. Yep. Dancing. Oh, and there's a RAFFLE! 
 

All Proceeds Benefit NUMU's Exhibitions and Programs.

Celebrate History Weekend is generously supported by The History Club of Los Gatos

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Colorful Chameleons!
Apr
21
to Apr 22

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Colorful Chameleons!

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Colorful Chameleons

Saturday + Sunday April 21-22 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $6 Materials Fee*

Come create a colorful chameleon at NUMU! We'll be using paper, markers, and our imaginations to create crazy 3D patterned lizards!

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.  

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Los Gatos Historic Homes Tour
Apr
21
9:00 AM09:00

Los Gatos Historic Homes Tour

New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU) is excited to announce Celebrate History Weekend events including the Los Gatos Historic Homes Tour on Saturday, April 21st and A Bigger Bash on Sunday, April 22nd at the History Club of Los Gatos.

Now in its 23rd year, the Los Gatos Historic Homes Tour takes place on one day only - Saturday, April 21st from 9am to 5pm in the historic Johnson Avenue neighborhood, the first commercial center of Los Gatos which comprised 131 acres of land purchased in 1874 by Peter Johnson from Denmark.  Seven distinctive neighborhood homes will be featured, including the first home built on Johnson’s land and two homes that were formerly a grocery store and elementary school built in the late 1890s.  

The program guide provided to all tour goers includes historical and architectural information on the featured homes as well as back stories and trivia on the history of the Johnson Avenue neighborhood, including the locations of the former sites of a private zoo of exotic animals, and the baseball field where Los Gatan Hal Chase practiced.  Local musicians will serenade tour goers in several homes, one homeowner’s private artists studio will be open for viewing, and vintage cars on loan by local collectors will be parked on neighborhood streets for all to enjoy.

All Event Proceeds Benefit NUMU's Exhibitions and Programs.

Celebrate History Weekend is generously supported by History Club of Los Gatos.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Wildflower Seed Bombs
Apr
15
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Wildflower Seed Bombs

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Wildflower Seed Bombs

Sunday April 15 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $6 Materials Fee*

Grow wild at NUMU where we'll use papier-mache, food dye, and seeds to make beautiful wildflower seed bombs that will sprout and bring you your own crop of native Californian wildflowers! 

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.  

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Exhibition Closing: Art & Environment: The Paintings of Andrew P. Hill
Apr
15
11:00 AM11:00

Exhibition Closing: Art & Environment: The Paintings of Andrew P. Hill

ART & ENVIRONMENT: THE PAINTINGS OF ANDREW P. HILL
Featuring rarely seen works from The Charles and Peggy Bergtold Collection

On View: September 15, 2017 - April 15, 2018

New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU) is pleased to present Art and the Environment: The Paintings of Andrew P. Hill, an exhibition featuring works from The Charles and Peggy Bergtold Collection, the largest privately held collection of Andrew P. Hill paintings. The exhibition opens in NUMU’s Spotlight Gallery on September 15, 2017 and runs through February 4, 2018.  Featured are 12 rarely displayed paintings by Andrew P. Hill depicting Santa Clara Valley landscapes and portraits of prominent San Jose citizens from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including Hill’s wife, Florence Hill, Jane Stanford, Julia Farney, and the Rea family.  Other exhibition highlights include rare photographs of Hill’s San Jose photography studio before it was destroyed in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire, collectable books featuring Hill, and select photographs taken by Hill of the Santa Cruz redwood forests, courtesy of the Sourisseau Academy for State and Local History in San Jose.

Born August 9, 1853, Andrew Putnam Hill was a painter, photographer and leading environmentalist.  He was best known for his successful efforts to save the redwood trees from destruction in California’s Santa Cruz mountains, leading to the establishment of Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California’s oldest state park. In 1899 while on a magazine photography assignment, Hill was approached by the owner of the property who demanded he turn over his photos. He boldly told Hill that he planned to log the forest and turn the trees into railroad ties. Hill recorded his feelings of the encounter: 

“…the thought flashed through my mind that these trees, because of their size and antiquity, were among the natural wonders of the world, and should be saved for posterity. I said to myself, I will start a campaign immediately to make a public park of this place.” – Andrew P. Hill, on saving the redwoods.

Hill would go on to fight against the destruction of Northern California’s redwood forests. He organized groups from Stanford University, Santa Clara University, and mobilized scientists and local activists to join him. 

For two years the group lobbied California legislators to save the redwood trees from decimation and to create a public park. They raised $250,000, an enormous sum in those days to secure the land and in 1902 Big Basin Redwoods State Park was opened.  In addition to taking hundreds of photographs of the redwood trees surrounding Santa Clara Valley, Hill was also an avid painter of the natural beauty that he fought so hard to save.

The Charles and Peggy Bergtold Collection

As a longtime resident of Los Gatos, Charles Bergtold grew up in a time when there were still vast orchards throughout the Santa Clara Valley. His interest in the history of the valley extended to exploring local historic sites, abandoned houses, and searching the area for old cars and antiques. His love of local history eventually led to a forty-year career collecting and selling antiques in Los Gatos.

Bergtold’s interest in Hill began when he read books published on the Santa Clara Valley, which included Hill’s illustrations and photographs of early ranches, vast orchards and the pioneers who settled in the area.  After reading Grand and Ancient Forest, by Carolyn de Vries about Andrew P. Hill, Bergtold was inspired to include as many Hill works as he could find in his art collection. 

Peggy Conaway Bergtold is a former Los Gatos Library director and leading Los Gatos historian. She has written five books on the history and people of Los Gatos and received the Pat O’ Laughlin Contribution to Literature Award. She writes a Los Gatos history column for the Los Gatos Weekly, a publication of the Bay Area News Group.

Art & Environment: The Paintings of Andrew P. Hill is supported in part by The Charles and Peggy Bergtold Collection.  Selected photos are provided by the Sourisseau Academy for State and Local History in San Jose CA.

DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE

More information on this exhibit may be found on our website through the Press Resources Page. You may also sign-up to receive our Press Releases Here.

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Spring Family Art Day  |  All Things Spring!
Apr
14
12:00 PM12:00

Spring Family Art Day  |  All Things Spring!

Spring Family Art Day  |  All Things Spring! 

Saturday April 14 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $15 Materials Fee*

Spring Family Art Day is in full bloom at NUMU! Join us this year as we celebrate spring with seed bombs, succulent planters, garden decor and other fun art projects. Family Art Day offers the entire family the opportunity to explore art through crafts, easy hands-on stations, and live demos. 

Presented in collaboration by Los Gatos-Saratoga Recreation and New Museum Los Gatos. 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.  

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Cardboard Constructors Day Camp
Apr
9
9:00 AM09:00

Cardboard Constructors Day Camp

Cardboard Constructors Day Camp


Monday, April 9 |  9am-2pm

Ages: 6-11
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St, Los Gatos
Fee: $95 ($75 advance price, if booked at least 3 weeks prior to camp)
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org

Get your STEAM on at NUMU’s Spring day camp! We’ll spend a day learning, creating and  exploring everyone’s favorite construction materials: cardboard, string, and duct tape! Campers will work together to build a box fort hang out, construct armor, design and build mazes, rollercoasters, and Rube Goldberg machines. Register now! This camp fills up quickly!

Snacks 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. 

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Children's Book Day
Apr
7
to Apr 8

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Children's Book Day

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Children's Book Day

Saturday + Sunday April 7-8 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $6 Materials Fee*

Book it to NUMU where we'll be celebrating Children's Book Day by creating our own picture books.  We'll focus on character design and plots and let kids be the authors of their own adventures!

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.  

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Papier-mache Planets
Mar
31
to Apr 1

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Papier-mache Planets

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Papier-mache Planets

Saturday March 31 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $6 Materials Fee*

Explore the universe at NUMU! We'll be using papier-mache and our minds to design planets, either real or imaginary!

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.  

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Coffee Tawk: The Obama Portraits: The role of the critic and censorship in the arts.
Mar
29
2:00 PM14:00

Coffee Tawk: The Obama Portraits: The role of the critic and censorship in the arts.

Coffee Tawk
with Lisa Coscino, Executive Director, NUMU

Tawpic: The Obama Portraits: The role of the critic and censorship in the rrts.

Thursday, March 29  | 2 - 3pm
Free with Admission | Free for Members

You bring your coffee, we'll bring the cookies!

Join us for an hour-long casual conversation about art, life and how they intersect with NUMU Executive Director, Lisa Coscino. Bring your favorite cup of joe (or chai) and share your thoughts and ideas about what's important and of interest to you. This monthly gathering happens 2-3pm on Thursdays in the NUMU galleries. 

Upcoming Tawk: April 26.

RSVP to Coffee Tawk

 

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Exhibition Opening: ArtNow: Annual Santa Clara County Juried High School Exhibition
Mar
29
11:00 AM11:00

Exhibition Opening: ArtNow: Annual Santa Clara County Juried High School Exhibition

Exhibition Opening: ArtNow: Annual Santa Clara County Juried High School Exhibition

March 29 - May 6, 2018

ArtNow is an annual juried Santa Clara County high school art exhibition and educational program, presented by New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU). The ArtNow Exhibition and supporting programs offer opportunities for high school student artists, from Palo Alto to Gilroy, to gain real-world experience in participating in a juried museum exhibition. Each year, a new theme is chosen for the exhibition and students are asked to submit works based on that theme.  The theme for ArtNow 2018 is Perspectives.  $10,000 in scholarships and awards are given to participating students in support of pursuit of professions in the visual arts.

Applications to the 2018 ArtNow exhibition are open to all Santa Clara County high school students, grades 9-12, public, private, and homeschooled. Applications and art submissions open Monday, November 20, 2017 and close Friday, January 26, 2018. The exhibition opens at NUMU on March 29, 2018 with a student reception and awards ceremony. A professional development scholarship, and cash awards in several categories, including painting, watercolor and drawing, sculpture, and video art will be awarded at the opening reception. The exhibition closes on May 6, 2018. 

 Download ArtNow 2018 Press Release. 

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