22nd Los Gatos Historic Home Tour
Apr
22
Apr 23

22nd Los Gatos Historic Home Tour

22nd Los Gatos Historic Homes Tour

Saturday + Sunday, April 22-23  |  10am-4pm

New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU) is proud to present the 22nd Los Gatos Historic Homes Tour. The Tour takes place on April 22 and 23, 2017, 10am-4pm each day. New this year is a series of supporting programs and events taking place throughout the week leading up the Tour weekend. This popular bi-annual community showcase is NUMU’s largest fundraising event.  All proceeds from ticket and ad sales benefit programs and exhibits at NUMU, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

This year’s Tour returns to the Almond Grove Historic District and features distinctive and unique homes giving tour goers the opportunity to take a close and leisurely look at one of the oldest neighborhoods in Los Gatos, dating from the mid 19th century. A ‘bonus’ home will be revealed to ticket holders on the first day of the tour.

General Admission is $50 and includes admission to both Tour dates, April 22 and 23, as well as admission to a panel discussion on Historic Homes Architecture and Restoration at NUMU on Wednesday evening, April 19.

A $75 limited VIP ticket is also available and includes admission to the Tour, panel discussion, and a private reception hosted by the newly opened Whitney Modern in downtown Los Gatos on Friday evening, April 21.  

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Recycled eARTh Day
Apr
22
Apr 23

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Recycled eARTh Day

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Recycled eARTh Day

Saturday + Sunday April 22-23|  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. 

Celebrate earth day at NUMU--we'll be making art...with recyclables! Kids of all ages can learn about inventiveness and sustainability by turning ordinary recyclables into stunning sculptures. 

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

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Friday, April 28  |  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  |  Koinobori Carp Windsocks
Apr
29
Apr 30

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Koinobori Carp Windsocks

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Koinobori Carp Windsocks

Saturday + Sunday April 29-30  |  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 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!

Collecting 101: Collecting in the Long Term
May
4
6:00 pm18:00

Collecting 101: Collecting in the Long Term

Collecting 101: Collecting in the Long Term

Thursday, May 4  |  6-8pm  |  Free with Admission to NUMU

Workshop held @ Whitney Modern Fine Art Gallery
(24 N. Santa Cruz, 2nd Floor)

Space is limited, please purchase your ticket in advance via Paypal (below). NUMU members ONLY are asked to RSVP to education@numulosgatos.org. You will not be issued a ticket, your name will be on a list at the door of the event. 

Once you’ve covered the best practices in obtaining and caring for your collection, our final workshop will look to caring for your collection in the long term. This will include how-to’s on protecting, growing, and lending your collection for exhibits. Expert panelists will include preparators, insurance companies, security, and collections management.

NUMU and the Whitney Modern gallery present a series of workshops on collecting art, inspired by NUMU’s current exhibition, A Call to Collect, which features works from the collections of three Los Gatos collectors. Learn the basics of collecting art from experts across the field, including gallerists, museum professionals, and conservators. The workshops will be structured as an interactive seminar, providing participants the opportunity to ask experts practical and theoretical questions about collecting art.

Resource sheet with insurance, security, and collections management vendor contacts will be available. Online sources will also be offered at each workshop providing relevant and useful information to all participants. 

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! 

NUMU Visiting Artist | Robert Semans
May
13
May 14

NUMU Visiting Artist | Robert Semans

Bob Semans Workshop | Fundamentals of Oil Painting

May 13 - 14, 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

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

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!

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|  500 Mile American Indian Spiritual Marathon Drum 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). 

1pm  |  Talking Circle + Potluck

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 feel free to 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 theindividual/s rekindle the power of creativity and healing.  

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

 

Camp NU  |  Story Camp
Jun
12
Jun 14

Camp NU | Story Camp

Camp NU  |  Story Camp


Monday-Wednesday, June 12-14  |  9am-12pm

Ages 6-10
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. 

Is your child a natural storyteller? Let them develop their skills at Camp NU. They will learn the importance of collaborative creativity with group projects, including creating their own story stones and producing a collaborative theatrical play. They will learn new storytelling formats with activities like comic book writing and stop motion movie making. Skills developed include creative and critical thinking, imagination, cooperating, and physical and verbal expression.

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. 

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. 

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

 

Annual Summer Celebration
Jun
24
11:00 am11:00

Annual Summer Celebration

Annual Summer Celebration

Saturday, June 24  |  11am-4pm  |  FREE for NUMU Members
$10 General Admission, $6 for Seniors, Students or Military, FREE for ages 18 and under

Join NUMU this summer as we celebrate our 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, and help us to welcome our new exhibition, Power of the Page. 

Our Summer Celebration will include Seeds of Hope: A Project in Support of Immigrants, an art installation by Bay Area artist Michelle ThébergeSeeds of Hope is an interactive installation work that seeks to amplify the dreams and hopes of all Americans in a secular prayer action. Each immigrant or non-immigrant is represented by a small painting of a seed. Michelle Théberge will be installing the pieces in NUMU during our Summer Celebration, and she invites the Los Gatos and South Bay community to participate. 

Community Art Activity, create activist posters on hand-pulped paper with exhibiting artist Michelle Wilson, and her art initiative, BOOK BOMBS, which re-contextualizes public spaces, particularly park benches, empty lots, and abandoned buildings, drawing on the history of guerrilla art, graffiti traditions, and the artist multiple. 

Look out for more interactive programs throughout the galleries, tipi painting, and MakerSpace crafts and activities. 

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

June 26 - 30, 2017 |  10:00am - 5:00pm | Five Days

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

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

Location: NUMU Studio at New Museum Los Gatos

 www.jqdaily.com

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

 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

NUMU Visiting Artist | Jim McVicker
Sep
8
Sep 10

NUMU Visiting Artist | Jim McVicker

Jim McVicker Workshop | Plein Air Rendezvous

September 8 - 10, 2017 |  8:00am - Dusk | Three Days

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Cost: $680 (includes some catering)  |  $645 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

David Cheifetz | Still Life in Oil
Apr
12
Apr 15

David Cheifetz | Still Life in Oil

David Cheifetz | Still Life in Oil 

April 12-15, 2018 | 10:00am-5:00pm | Four Day

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

Cost: $580 General $555 NUMU Members   

David is a classically trained young painter with a naturally creative mind. His paintings are expressionistic and highly conceptual. His virtuosity in realism allows him to explore many directions. Many students enjoy exercising their imagination along with David's support. He is a warm and friendly young painter who inspires confidence in creativity.

Students will work on still life composition, brush painting, and knife painting. Any skill level in painting is welcome. David will offer advice for each person’s level. However, more advanced students will find it easier to focus on the subtleties of composition. A solid drawing background is highly recommended.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

www.davidcheifetz.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


Historic Homes Tour VIP Reception
Apr
21
6:00 pm18:00

Historic Homes Tour VIP Reception

Historic Homes Tour VIP Reception

Friday, April 21  |  6-8pm
Admission with Historic Homes Tour VIP Ticket + Wristband

This $75 limited VIP ticket includes admission to a private reception hosted by Whitney Modern gallery in downtown Los Gatos on Friday, April 21, 6-8pm.  

Whitney Modern is premiering an exhibition featuring works by contemporary Bay Area artists that address the theme of "Home" in celebration of the Historic Homes Tour.  VIP Reception tickets are limited and available on a first come first served basis. 

Tour ticket holders will be given a wristband for entry.
Pick up wristband(s) at New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU) on: 
Wednesday April 19 1pm-7pm
Thursday April 20 11am-5pm
Friday April 21 11am-4:30pm
Saturday April 22 9:30am - 3:30pm
Sunday April 23 9:30am - 3:30pm

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop
Apr
21
1:00 pm13:00

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Friday, April 21  |  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
Apr
20
6:00 pm18:00

Make + Mingle

Make + Mingle

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

Enjoy a glass of wine or two and pull up a stool at the craft table where local leatherware maker Khoi Le will help you make a personalized stamped leather key chain. All materials provided. And while you're here, you can explore the galleries. Oh, and bring your friends!

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

Historic Homes Architecture and Restoration Panel Discussion
Apr
19
7:00 pm19:00

Historic Homes Architecture and Restoration Panel Discussion

Historic Homes Architecture and Restoration Panel Discussion

Wednesday, April 19  |  7-8pm
Admission with General Historic Homes Tour Ticket

Kick off the 22nd Los Gatos Historic Homes tour with an expert panel discussing the historic homes of Los Gatos, the architectural styles featured in the tour, and their restoration and renovation.

The panel discussion will feature Soroush Ghahramani, Department Chair of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at West Valley Discussion, Leonard Pacheo, Historic Commissioner, and Gary Kohlsaat, Architect. 

Family Art Day  |  All Things Spring
Apr
15
12:00 pm12:00

Family Art Day | All Things Spring

Family Art Day  |  All Things Spring

Saturday, April 15  |  12pm-3pm  |  $10 per participating child, all materials included

PRE-REGISTER HERE

Celebrate spring at NUMU! Family Art Day offers the entire family the opportunity to explore art through hands-on stations, crafts, and live demos. 

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

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

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Friday, April 14  |  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. 

Members Reception for Exhibition Opening: Abstracts From Life
Apr
13
6:00 pm18:00

Members Reception for Exhibition Opening: Abstracts From Life

Members Reception for Exhibition Opening: Abstracts From Life

Thursday April 13, 2017  |  6:00pm - 8:00pm

NUMU Membership has it's benefits! We're honored to offer members invitations to exclusive exhibition previews, private and public tours and more!

This Members Reception will celebrate the opening of the exhibition Abstracts From Life.This exhibition investigates the genesis of the Bay Area Figurative movement and features several generations of artists, including contemporary artists working locally and internationally.  The Bay Area Figurative movement has connections to West Coast jazz music, and we will be joined by a local jazz trio, featuring Michael Whalen on vibraphone, Jason Lewis on drums, and Ian Houts on bass. 

This evening is an opportunity for NUMU members to gather and celebrate with other NUMU supporters, exhibition sponsors, exhibiting artists and NUMU curators. 

A no-host bar will available at the museum. A wonderful selection of restaurants are located within walking distance to NUMU should you wish to grab a bite to eat before or after the Reception.

More about the exhibition!

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Fantastic Birds
Apr
8
Apr 9

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Fantastic Birds

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Fantastic Birds

Saturday + Sunday April 8-9|  12pm - 4pm  |  $5 Materials Fee (with adult admission)e

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. 

Create your own fantastic flock of birds with bright feathers of all colors, and carry them home with you!

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop
Apr
7
1:00 pm13:00

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Friday, April 7  |  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  |  Prank-in-a-Box
Apr
1
Apr 2

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Prank-in-a-Box

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Prank-in-a-Box

Saturday + Sunday April 1-2  |  12pm - 4pm  |  $5 Materials Fee

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. 

This project will really jump out at you! Come create a hilarious prank that you can play on your whole family--with art. We'll be decorating our own joke boxes and filling them with something to surprise your family and friends...

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop
Mar
31
1:00 pm13:00

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Friday, March 31  |  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. 

Indigo Dye Night Workshop
Mar
30
6:00 pm18:00

Indigo Dye Night Workshop

Indigo Dye Night Workshop

Thursday, March 30  |  6-8:30pm  |  Ages 13+

$30 NUMU Members, $35 General

It will be a night to dye for! Take advantage of this pop-up evening workshop to explore the basics of dyeing with indigo, learn new folding techniques, and practice creating patterns and varying color depth. 

Each participant will be provided with one yard of muslin fabric, but 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 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.

Collecting 101: Practical Guide to Starting your Collection
Mar
30
6:00 pm18:00

Collecting 101: Practical Guide to Starting your Collection

Collecting 101: Practical Guide to Starting your Collection

Thursday, March 30  |  6-8pm  |  Free with Admission to NUMU

Workshop held @ Whitney Modern Fine Art Gallery (24 N. Santa Cruz, 2nd Floor)

Space is limited, please purchase your ticket in advance via Paypal (below). NUMU members ONLY are asked to RSVP to education@numulosgatos.org. You will not be issued a ticket, your name will be on a list at the door of the event. 

Have you ever thought about starting a collection, and wondered where to begin? Join museum professionals and gallerists as we discuss the basics of obtaining and caring for your burgeoning collection. This workshop will also include some of the practical basics and best practices for caring for and displaying your collection. Workshop leaders will include gallerists and professional framers.

NUMU And the Whitney Modern gallery present a series of workshops on collecting art, inspired by our current exhibition, A Call to Collect, which features works from the collections of three Los Gatos residents. Learn the basics of collecting art from experts across the museum, gallery, and conservation fields. Each workshop will be structured as an interactive seminar, providing participants the opportunity to ask experts both practical and theoretical questions about collecting art. 

Resource sheet with vendor contacts and tips on framing, lighting and installation will be provided at this workshop. Online sources will be provided at each workshop, offering relevant and useful information to all participants.

Art Now Program  |  Portfolio Review + Open Studio
Mar
25
12:00 pm12:00

Art Now Program | Portfolio Review + Open Studio

Saturday, March 25  |  12-5pm  |  Free for all students

Location: NUMU, 106 E. Main Street, Los Gatos

Concluding our Spring Workshop Series, the portfolio review will be held on the final weekend of the 2017 Art Now high school juried exhibition Choices. Meet with faculty from California College of the Arts (CCA) and prospective students can receive feedback on their portfolios. The session will also provide students with an opportunity to learn more about the CCA curricula, faculty, and application process. 

Our Open Studio will welcome new prospective students interested in developing their talents in drawing and painting. Drop in to observe, ask questions, or RSVP now for an individual introduction to classical methods of atelier training. We will be hosting a costumed portrait model from 1-4pm and offering open easels for drawing and painting in ideal studio conditions. 

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  DIY Shrinky Dinks
Mar
25
Mar 26

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  DIY Shrinky Dinks

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  DIY Buttons + Badges

Saturday + Sunday March 25-26  |  12pm - 4pm  |  $5 Materials Fee

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. 

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.

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop
Mar
24
1:00 pm13:00

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Friday, March 24  |  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  |  Rock Painting
Mar
18
Mar 19

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Rock Painting

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Rock Painting

Saturday + Sunday March 18-19|  12pm - 4pm  |  $5 Materials Fee

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. 

Beautify your neighborhood by painting rocks and leaving them outside your home for a look that totally...rocks! We'll be painting rocks with mandalas, animal shapes, and even self-portraits.

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop
Mar
17
1:00 pm13:00

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Friday, March 17 |  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  |  St. Patrick's Eve with Loma Brewing Co.
Mar
16
6:00 pm18:00

Make + Mingle | St. Patrick's Eve with Loma Brewing Co.

Make + Mingle  |  St. Patrick's Eve with Loma Brewing Co. 

Thursday, March 16  |  6-8pm  |  $25 General, $20 Members  |  21+

We will be serving up a specialty craft brew generously offered by Loma Brewing Co. with a complementary arts + craft chaser. Explore the galleries and check out the Black Box Theater's current film screening. Oh, and bring your friends!

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

MakerSpace Open Studio
Mar
11
Mar 12

MakerSpace Open Studio

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  St. Patrick's Celtic Knots

Saturday + Sunday March 11-12|  12pm - 4pm  |  $5 Materials Fee

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. 

Learn a little more about Irish history by creating your own celtic knots! Kids will be cutting out shapes and intertwining them on a bigger piece of paper to make a beautiful celtic collage.

Stories of American Indian Relocation: Talking Circle + Potluck
Mar
9
6:00 pm18:00

Stories of American Indian Relocation: Talking Circle + Potluck

Stories of American Indian Relocation: Talking Circle + Potluck

Thursday, March 9  |  6-8pm  |  Free with Admission

Between 1952 and 1980, thousands of American Indians left their reservations for one of six major cities in the United States. The program was designed to offer economic opportunities, assimilation into mainstream society and eventually end the reservation system. Many thrived in the cities, while others facing loneliness and cultural erosion. Ultimately, it united native peoples from diverse tribes, creating the modern Pan–Indian identity. 

The talking circle is a traditional way for Native American people to discuss and share stories collectively. Join us as we talk 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 feel free to bring a dish or dessert to share with everyone. 

Ceremonial Destruction of the Cosmic Microwave Mandala
Mar
5
2:00 pm14:00

Ceremonial Destruction of the Cosmic Microwave Mandala

Ceremonial Destruction of the Cosmic Microwave Mandala

Sunday, March 5  |  2pm-3pm  |  Free with admission to NUMU

Bring your own container to take part of the universe home with you!

Artist Rachel Sussman created a sand mandala for the exhibit Making Contact: SETI Artist in Residence. The Cosmic Microwave Mandala is an ephemeral artwork about eternity. Rachel Sussman weaves together the principles of physics, exploring the birth and nature of the universe, with the traditional Tibetan Buddhist practice of creating sand mandalas.

The mandala will be ceremoniously destroyed at the end of the exhibition in keeping with Buddhist beliefs on the transitory nature of life. Join us for the ceremonial destruction of the mandala, and if you come with a recyclable container you can bring home your own piece of the universe. 

Rachel Sussman is a contemporary artist with a transdisciplinary practice blending art, science, and philosophy. Sussman is a Guggenheim, NYFA and MacDowell Colony Fellow, TED speaker, and author of New York Times bestselling book, The Oldest Living Things in the World. Her exhibition record spans more than a decade in museums and galleries in the US and Europe, and her photographs and writing have been featured on global media outlets including the New York TimesWall Street JournalThe Guardian, and NPR’s Picture Show.

Shadowbox your Collection
Mar
4
1:00 pm13:00

Shadowbox your Collection

Shadowbox your Collection

Saturday, March 4  |   1-3pm  |  $20 Members, $25 General
Ages 8+

Design your own shadowbox with instructors Elizabeth Greer and Karen Harlan, and then  put it to use to showcase your favorite collection. Inspired by our current exhibition A Call to Collect, we are imagining how we might to display our treasured collections, coins, photographs, and more! Bring your favorite collection items, and mount them in your own shadowbox. 

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. 

Karen Harlan has been drawing, sewing and creating since childhood.  As a collector of vintage textiles, Karen likes to take something old and re-purpose it into something beautiful and useful for today.  Karen was an art director at Papyrus greeting card company for seven years and still freelances for them today.  She has also been a member of the Art Docents of Los Gatos since 2007 and enjoys sharing her love of art with children.

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Nature Journals
Mar
4
Mar 5

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Nature Journals

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Nature Journals

Saturday + Sunday March 4-5  |  12pm - 4pm  |  $5 Materials Fee

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. 

Celebrate the start of spring by making a nature journal! We'll be binding our own journals, and adding leaf and flower prints and animal life drawings.

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop
Mar
3
1:00 pm13:00

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Friday, March 3 |  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. 

Launch into Space: Rocket Building Workshop
Mar
2
6:30 pm18:30

Launch into Space: Rocket Building Workshop

Launch into Space: Rocket Building Workshop

Thursday, March 2  |  6:30-8pm  |  $20 Members, $25 General

Come join us as we build and launch rockets off into space! Learn the basics of physics and rocket propulsion using skateboards and balloons. Then build and launch air rockets with glow sticks attached so we can watch them soar through the evening sky - and then find them to launch again!

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. 

Pre-registration is required, limited to 10. Families welcome. Ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Makers' Mardi Gras + Mardi Gras Masks
Feb
25
Feb 26

MakerSpace Open Studio | Makers' Mardi Gras + Mardi Gras Masks

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Makers' Mardi Gras

Saturday + Sunday February 25-26  |  12pm - 4pm  |  $5 Materials Fee

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. 

Let the good times roll, Mardi Gras-MakerSpace style! Bring in a shoebox to decorate your own mini-Mardi Gras float, make a mask, and create a special jester hat to wear for Mardi Gras.

Mardi Gras Special: Face-painting Mardi Gras Masks with local artist, Sarah Joy

Sara Joy has always enjoyed celebrating Mardi Gras with her New Orleans-based family. She studied fine art in college, specializing in acrylic painting. Several years ago she discovered the joy of painting on skin, and will be offering fantastic painted Mardi Gras masks for workshop participants. Additional $5 fee per mask.