Make + Mingle
Jan
19
6:00 pm18:00

Make + Mingle

Make + Mingle

Thursday, January 19  |  6-8pm  |  $25 General, $20 Members  |  21+

Presale tickets HERE

Our first Make + Mingle is generously sponsored by Charley's LG. We will be serving up a specialty cocktail with a complementary arts + craft chaser. Make your own custom felt coaster set. 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, craft project and materials. Wine, beer, and water will also be served. 

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop
Jan
20
1:00 pm13:00

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Friday, January 20  |  1pm-5pm  |  Ages 13+

$20 Members, $25 General, includes materials

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

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

NUMU Visiting Artist | Robert Semans
Jan
21
Jan 22

NUMU Visiting Artist | Robert Semans

  • NUMU Atelier | New Museum Los Gatos

Bob Semans Workshop | Fundamentals of Oil Painting

January 21 - 22, 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

Visiting Artist |  Robert Semans | www.robertksemans.com

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  |  Constellation + Moon Phase Mobiles
Jan
21
Jan 22

MakerSpace Open Studio | Constellation + Moon Phase Mobiles

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Constellation + Moon Phase Mobiles

Saturday + Sunday January 21-22  |  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. 

Take the night sky home with you! Use blues, purples, and greens to paint beautiful images of the galaxy, and then make your own mobiles with the constellations in our galaxy, as well as the different lunar phases. Take the night sky home with you!

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop
Jan
27
1:00 pm13:00

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Friday, January 27  |  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  |  Tin Foil Sculpture
Jan
28
Jan 29

MakerSpace Open Studio | Tin Foil Sculpture

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Tin Foil Sculpture

Saturday + Sunday January 28-29|  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. 

Use cardboard shapes, sharpies and aluminum foil to create beautiful sculpted art pieces, inspired by Mexican tooling art techniques. The process includes working a rounded tool on the back side of of soft metal or aluminum foil to create a beautiful piece of raised art, traditionally called Repujado. 

Let's Go to the Moon with Dennis Wingo + Casey Harper
Feb
2
7:00 pm19:00

Let's Go to the Moon with Dennis Wingo + Casey Harper

Let's Go to the Moon with Dennis Wingo + Casey Harper

Thursday, February 2  |  7-8pm  |  Free with Admission to NUMU

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

Mackenzie "Casey" Harper is the current Project Lead for LOIRP, where she began working as an intern in 2008 at age 12. LOIRP is where she developed her love for how engineering, machinery, and how things work. She then became fulfillment manager on the ISEE-3 Reboot Project in 2014, before becoming the LOIRP Project Lead. She will study robotics engineering at UCSC. 

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

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Friday, February 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. 

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Collage Freedom Quilts
Feb
4
Feb 5

MakerSpace Open Studio | Collage Freedom Quilts

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Collage Freedom Quilts

Saturday + Sunday February 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. 

We're making freedom quilts for Black History Month. Use stencils to create beautiful patterns and make your own squares that you can take home or add to our enormous community quilt! 

Art Now Program  |  Portrait Drawing from Live Model
Feb
4
1:00 pm13:00

Art Now Program | Portrait Drawing from Live Model

Saturday, February 4, 2017  |  1 - 5pm  | $80
SIGN UP HERE

Begin or expand your skills in drawing people's faces from life. We will study and practice drawing a seated model in dramatic lighting, and learn the essential skills needed to demonstrate your ability to draw different human forms. This is highly valuable for students interested in animation, game design, or other graphic media. Class will include expert demonstrations and exercises. 

Dreamcatcher + Spirit Pouch Workshop
Feb
9
6:00 pm18:00

Dreamcatcher + Spirit Pouch Workshop

Dreamcatcher + Spirit Pouch Workshop

Thursday, February 9  |  6:00-8:00pm
All Ages, 12 and under should be accompanied by an adult

Pricing TBA, dependent upon size of dreamcatcher and pouch. 

Learn about the legend of the dreamcatcher. By forming a web of life with the sacred hoop, the dreamcatcher will capture your good thoughts, ideas, visions, and dreams. The hole in the hoop will allow the bad thoughts and negativity to pass through the web. Create your own dreamcatcher, either 6" or 12", all materials included.

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

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

Space is limited, please email education@numulosgatos.org to save your spot for this workshop. Payment will be accepted on the day of the workshop, and will be dependent upon what craft you create. 

Feb
9
6:30 pm18:30

Launch into Space: Rocket Building Workshop

Launch into Space: Rocket Building Workshop

Thursday, February 9, 2017 | 6:30pm - 8pm | $15

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. 

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop
Feb
10
1:00 pm13:00

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Friday, February 10  |  1pm-5pm  |  Ages 13+

$20 Members, $25 General, includes materials

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

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

NUMU Visiting Artist | Robert Semans
Feb
11
Feb 12

NUMU Visiting Artist | Robert Semans

  • NUMU Atelier | New Museum Los Gatos

Bob Semans Workshop | Fundamentals of Oil Painting

February 11 - 12, 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

Visiting Artist |  Robert Semans | www.robertksemans.com

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  |  DIY Valentines
Feb
11
Feb 12

MakerSpace Open Studio | DIY Valentines

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  DIY Valentines

Saturday + Sunday February 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. 

Make your own Valentines cards for your favorite people! We'll have collage and cardmaking supplies, paper lace, stamp embossing (and tutorials) and even printmaking to make your own fantastical valentines. 

Make + Mingle  |  Valentine's Second Chance
Feb
16
6:00 pm18:00

Make + Mingle | Valentine's Second Chance

Make + Mingle  |  Valentine's Second Chance

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

We will be serving up a love potion specialty cocktail 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, craft project and materials. Wine and water will also be served. 

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

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Friday, February 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. 

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Kid Inventors Day
Feb
18
Feb 19

MakerSpace Open Studio | Kid Inventors Day

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Kid Inventors Day

Saturday + Sunday February 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. 

Celebrate Kid Inventors Day with a tinkering workshop at NUMU. We’ll have a jar of “problems” for your young inventor to solve using cardboard, tape, straws, sticks, and who knows what else!

Visualizing Kepler's Dream  |  SOMNIUM Presentation
Feb
23
7:00 pm19:00

Visualizing Kepler's Dream | SOMNIUM Presentation

Visualizing Kepler's Dream  |  SOMNIUM Presentation

Thursday, February 23  |  7-8pm  |  Free with Admission

Using computer graphics simulations, this talk illustrates the first science fiction story: Johannes Kepler's Somnium (1634). A dreamer imagines a fanciful voyage to the moon, accompanied by his bewitching mother and guided by a helpful demon. From sunrises to seasons to extraterrestrials, Kepler's narrator describes what it would be like to see the cosmos from an off-world point of view. Danny Bazo, Karl Yerkes, and Marko Peljhan will also answer questions about their piece in Making Contact: SETI Artists in Residence.

The artist team of Danny Bazo, Karl Yerkes, and Marko Peljhan, from the Systemics Lab in the Media Arts and Technology Program at UC Santa Barbara, have collaborated with NASA and SETI scientist Jon Jenkins on SOMNIUM: A  SETI AIR Project, a work motivated by the Kepler Space Telescope and the search for Earth-like exoplanets. 

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

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Friday, February 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  |  Makers' Mardi Gras
Feb
25
Feb 26

MakerSpace Open Studio | Makers' Mardi Gras

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.

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 Papurus 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.

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 a part of the relocation program. 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. 

NUMU Visiting Artist | Robert Semans
Mar
11
Mar 12

NUMU Visiting Artist | Robert Semans

Robert Semans Workshop | Fundamentals of Oil Painting

March 11 - 12, 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

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.

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

Make + Mingle  |  St. Patrick's Eve
Mar
16
6:00 pm18:00

Make + Mingle | St. Patrick's Eve

Make + Mingle  |  St. Patrick's Eve

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

We will be serving up a specialty cocktail 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, craft project and materials. Wine and water will also be served. 

NUMU Visiting Artist | TJ Cunningham
Mar
17
Mar 19

NUMU Visiting Artist | TJ Cunningham

  • NUMU Atelier | New Museum Los Gatos

TJ Cunningham Workshop | Alla-Prima Portrait Painting

March 17 - 19, 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  |  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

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 of Charge

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. 

NUMU Visiting Artist | Felicia Forte
Apr
7
Apr 9

NUMU Visiting Artist | Felicia Forte

  • NUMU Atelier | New Museum Los Gatos

Felicia Forte Workshop | Alla-Prima Portrait Painting

April 7 - 9, 2017 | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Three Days

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

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

Location: NUMU Studio at New Museum Los Gatos

Visiting Artist  |  Felicia Forte | www.feliciaforte.com

This oil painting workshop teaches a single-session alla-prima portrait technique using a traditional limited palette. Over the three days of this workshop Felicia will do in-depth morning demonstrations and exercises designed to illustrate the fundamentals of Felicia's technique. Afternoons will be spent painting the model with Felicia's guidance.

These exercises will culminate in painting the model using the Zorn palette, a muted version of a primary color palette, allowing for ease in color harmony. Felicia will demonstrate each day of class as well as offer each student personal critique and advice

Felicia Forte is a representational oil painter based in Detroit Michigan. She has studied at The California Art Institute and The Art Students League of New York. Felicia is a sought after instructor of drawing and painting who and has taught at various institutions including The Sadie Valeri Atelier, The San Jose Museum of Art and The Walt Disney Family Museum.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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

 

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

Visiting Artist  |  Elizabeth Zanzinger | www.ezanzinger.com

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

 

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

Visiting Artist  |  Adrian Gottlieb | 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

 

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

Visiting Artist  |  Joseph Daily | 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

 

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.

Visiting Artist  |  Jim McVicker | 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.

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.

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

NUMU Visiting Artist | Douglas Flynt
Aug
24
Aug 29

NUMU Visiting Artist | Douglas Flynt

  • NUMU Atelier | New Museum Los Gatos

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

July 24 - 29, 2017 |  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

Visiting Artist  |  Douglas Flynt | www.douglasflynt.com

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.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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


Art Now Program  |  Observational Drawing from Still Life + Casts
Jan
14
1:00 pm13:00

Art Now Program | Observational Drawing from Still Life + Casts

Saturday, January 14  |  1-5pm  |  $40
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Practice artistic observational skills and produce highly realistic drawings in a studio environment. Lessons will include classical methods of rendering form in graphite, charcoal and chalk on a variety of papers. These skills are applicable to all areas of art, including modern digital media. 

Max capacity: 8 students. Pre-registration Required.

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Snowy Day Art
Jan
14
Jan 15

MakerSpace Open Studio | Snowy Day Art

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Snowy Day Art

Saturday + Sunday January 14-15  |  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 winter like The Snowy Day author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats by using puff paints to create long paintings of your favorite snowy day activities. 

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop
Jan
13
1:00 pm13:00

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Friday, January 13  |  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. 

Stories of American Indian Relocation
Jan
12
7:00 pm19:00

Stories of American Indian Relocation

Stories of American Indian Relocation

Thursday, January 12  |  7-8pm

Free with Admission to NUMU*
 

Between 1952 and 1980, thousands of American Indians left their reservations to 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. 

Join us as we talk to members of the San Jose Indian community who migrated to the area as a part of the relocation program. We will discuss their struggles, successes, and current methods of maintaining their heritage, both for themselves and future generations.

*all proceeds go to support programming + exhibits, NUMU is a nonprofit 501(c)3.

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Tunnel Books
Jan
7
Jan 8

MakerSpace Open Studio | Tunnel Books

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Tunnel Books

Saturday + Sunday January 7-8  |  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. 

Explore the world of 3D art by making your own tunnel book. Come with an idea that you'd like to turn into a multi-layered paper picture, and then see it come to life in 3D with paper, scissors, and glue. 

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop
Jan
6
1:00 pm13:00

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Friday, January 6  |  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. 

Black Box Theater  |  Reel Injun Screening
Dec
23
11:30 am11:30

Black Box Theater | Reel Injun Screening

Black Box Theater  |  Reel Injun Screening

Friday, December 23|  11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm
Free with Admission

13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

In support of our exhibition Cement Prairie: The History and Legacy of the 1952 American Indian Urban Relocation Program, NUMU's Black Box Theatre will be screening Reel Injun

Reel Injun (2009) is a 2009 Canadian documentary film directed by Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge, and Jeremiah Hayes that explores the portrayal of Native Americans in film. 

Rating: PG Running Time: 1 hour 26 minutes Genres: Documentary, Western

Black Box Theater  |  Reel Injun Screening
Dec
22
11:30 am11:30

Black Box Theater | Reel Injun Screening

Black Box Theater  |  Reel Injun Screening

Thursday, December 22|  11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm
Free with Admission

13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

In support of our exhibition Cement Prairie: The History and Legacy of the 1952 American Indian Urban Relocation Program, NUMU's Black Box Theatre will be screening Reel Injun

Reel Injun (2009) is a 2009 Canadian documentary film directed by Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge, and Jeremiah Hayes that explores the portrayal of Native Americans in film. 

Rating: PG Running Time: 1 hour 26 minutes Genres: Documentary, Western

Trailer Available Below:

Black Box Theater  |  Reel Injun Screening
Dec
21
1:30 pm13:30

Black Box Theater | Reel Injun Screening

Black Box Theater  |  Reel Injun Screening

Wednesday, December 21  |  1:30pm, 3:30pm
Free with Admission

13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

In support of our exhibition Cement Prairie: The History and Legacy of the 1952 American Indian Urban Relocation Program, NUMU's Black Box Theatre will be screening Reel Injun

Reel Injun (2009) is a 2009 Canadian documentary film directed by Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge, and Jeremiah Hayes that explores the portrayal of Native Americans in film. 

Rating: PG Running Time: 1 hour 26 minutes Genres: Documentary, Western

Trailer Available Below:

Black Box Theater  |  Reel Injun Screening
Dec
18
11:30 am11:30

Black Box Theater | Reel Injun Screening

Black Box Theater  |  Reel Injun Screening

Sunday, December 18|  11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm
Free with Admission

13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

In support of our exhibition Cement Prairie: The History and Legacy of the 1952 American Indian Urban Relocation Program, NUMU's Black Box Theatre will be screening Reel Injun

Reel Injun (2009) is a 2009 Canadian documentary film directed by Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge, and Jeremiah Hayes that explores the portrayal of Native Americans in film. 

Rating: PG Running Time: 1 hour 26 minutes Genres: Documentary, Western

Spirit Pouch Workshop
Dec
17
12:30 pm12:30

Spirit Pouch Workshop

Spirit Pouch Workshop

Saturday, December 17  |  12:30-2:30pm
Ages 6+, kids ages 6-12 should be accompanied by an adult

$25 General  |  $15 NUMU Members

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

At this workshop, you will also have the option of creating a spirit pouch for your dog. Native/Indigenous people have worn medicine/spirit pouches for thousands of years. Most tribes have dogs for protection and warnings, but humans have realized the dogs' faithfulness and loyalty. The medicine pouch for your dog is filled with native herbs to protect the spirit of its caretaker. Attach the pouch to your dog's collar, so where your pet goes, you are at its side. 

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

 Space is limited, please email education@numulosgatos.org to save your spot for this workshop. Payment will be accepted on the day of the workshop.

Mexican Marzipan + Punch Workshop
Dec
17
12:00 pm12:00

Mexican Marzipan + Punch Workshop

Mexican Marzipan + Punch Workshop

Saturday, December 17  |  12-3pm  |  Free with NUMU admission

NUMU is partnering with the Consulate General of Mexico in San Jose to present a marzipan and punch workshop that is traditionally offered to the guests at the traditional Posadas that are celebrated during December in Mexico. 

Chef Bio
Chef Alberto Avramow Pitman was born and raised in Mexico City; where gastronomic diversity was the perfect scenery to stimulate his curiosity and train as a cook. Mexico's cultural heritage and traditions inspired him; executing dishes based on culinary traditions and techniques which have forged his style in Mexican cuisine.  
He is now working with his wife, Elizabeth Rueda, to develop his food truck COOLINARIA, a fusion of contemporary Mexican food and local produce. 

The Consulate General of Mexico in San Jose is a consular representation of the Mexican Government with active functions in the counties of Santa Clara, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz. It offers citizen services to the Mexican community and visa services to foreign citizens. It promotes the knowledge of Mexican culture and tradition and works to improve the bilateral ties with the Silicon Valley and the four counties, in particular in the economic, political, education, and cultural spheres, while serving the Mexican community in the area. 

All ages 8+, children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. 

MakerSpace Open Studio
Dec
17
Dec 18

MakerSpace Open Studio

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Winter Wonderland

Saturday + Sunday December 17-18|  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.

Come celebrate winter with us! Design and cut out paper snowflakes, build an egg-carton snowman, use batik printing to create a winter wonderland with wildlife, and come play in our homemade snow!

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

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

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

$20 Members, $25 General, includes materials

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

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

Black Box Theater  |  Reel Injun Screening
Dec
16
11:30 am11:30

Black Box Theater | Reel Injun Screening

Black Box Theater  |  Reel Injun Screening

Friday, December 16  |  11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm
Free with Admission

13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

In support of our exhibition Cement Prairie: The History and Legacy of the 1952 American Indian Urban Relocation Program, NUMU's Black Box Theatre will be screening Reel Injun

Reel Injun (2009) is a 2009 Canadian documentary film directed by Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge, and Jeremiah Hayes that explores the portrayal of Native Americans in film. 

Rating: PG Running Time: 1 hour 26 minutes Genres: Documentary, Western

Black Box Theater  |  Reel Injun Screening
Dec
15
11:30 am11:30

Black Box Theater | Reel Injun Screening

Black Box Theater  |  Reel Injun Screening

Thursday, December 15  |  11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm
Free with Admission

13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

In support of our exhibition Cement Prairie: The History and Legacy of the 1952 American Indian Urban Relocation Program, NUMU's Black Box Theatre will be screening Reel Injun

Reel Injun (2009) is a 2009 Canadian documentary film directed by Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge, and Jeremiah Hayes that explores the portrayal of Native Americans in film. 

Rating: PG Running Time: 1 hour 26 minutes Genres: Documentary, Western

Dreamcatcher Workshop
Dec
11
12:30 pm12:30

Dreamcatcher Workshop

Dreamcatcher Workshop

Sunday, December 11  |  12-2pm
Ages 6+, kids ages 6-12 should be accompanied by an adult

Pricing dependent upon size of dreamcatcher: 
12 inch: $45 General  |  $35 NUMU Members
6 inch: $30 General  |  $20 NUMU Members
3 inch: $15.00 General  |  $10 NUMU Members

Learn about the legend of the dreamcatcher. By forming a web of life with the sacred hoop, the dreamcatcher will capture your good thoughts, ideas, visions, and dreams. The hole in the hoop will allow the bad thoughts and negativity to pass through the web. Create your own dreamcatcher, either 6" or 12", all materials included. 

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

 Space is limited, please email education@numulosgatos.org to save your spot for this workshop. Payment will be accepted on the day of the workshop, and will be dependent upon the size of the dreamcatcher your child creates. 

Black Box Theater  |  Reel Injun Screening
Dec
11
11:30 am11:30

Black Box Theater | Reel Injun Screening

Black Box Theater  |  Reel Injun Screening

Sunday, December 11  |  11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm
Free with Admission

13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

In support of our exhibition Cement Prairie: The History and Legacy of the 1952 American Indian Urban Relocation Program, NUMU's Black Box Theatre will be screening Reel Injun

Reel Injun (2009) is a 2009 Canadian documentary film directed by Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge, and Jeremiah Hayes that explores the portrayal of Native Americans in film. 

Rating: PG Running Time: 1 hour 26 minutes Genres: Documentary, Western

MakerSpace Open Studio
Dec
10
Dec 11

MakerSpace Open Studio

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Let it Snow-globes

Saturday + Sunday December 10-11  |  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.

Make your own snow globe with glitter, jars, and your winter art!

Black Box Theater  |  Reel Injun Screening
Dec
10
11:30 am11:30

Black Box Theater | Reel Injun Screening

Black Box Theater  |  Reel Injun Screening

Saturday, December 10  |  11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm
Free with Admission

13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

In support of our exhibition Cement Prairie: The History and Legacy of the 1952 American Indian Urban Relocation Program, NUMU's Black Box Theatre will be screening Reel Injun

Reel Injun (2009) is a 2009 Canadian documentary film directed by Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge, and Jeremiah Hayes that explores the portrayal of Native Americans in film. 

Rating: PG Running Time: 1 hour 26 minutes Genres: Documentary, Western

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

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

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

$20 Members, $25 General, includes materials

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

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

Black Box Theater  |  Reel Injun Screening
Dec
9
11:30 am11:30

Black Box Theater | Reel Injun Screening

Black Box Theater  |  Reel Injun Screening

Friday, December 9  |  11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm
Free with Admission

13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

In support of our exhibition Cement Prairie: The History and Legacy of the 1952 American Indian Urban Relocation Program, NUMU's Black Box Theatre will be screening Reel Injun

Reel Injun (2009) is a 2009 Canadian documentary film directed by Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge, and Jeremiah Hayes that explores the portrayal of Native Americans in film. 

Rating: PG Running Time: 1 hour 26 minutes Genres: Documentary, Western

Anne Brigman Story Share + Curatorial Tour
Dec
8
6:30 pm18:30

Anne Brigman Story Share + Curatorial Tour

Anne Brigman Story Share + Curatorial Tour

Thursday, December 8  |  6:30pm - 8:00pm  |  Free for Members + NonMembers

Come explore the art of storytelling and poetry, inspired by our current exhibition In the Heart of the Wild: Anne Brigman and her Inner Circle. For this Story Share, we will be led on a tour of the exhibit In the Heart of the Wild by NUMU Art Curator Marianne McGrath. Then, the group will create stories individually or collaborate to build a story, inspired by the work of Anne Brigman. 

Born in 1869, Anne Brigman moved to Los Gatos when she was 16 years old. She first studied painting, but gravitated to photography and began exhibiting in 1902. Brigman focused on rugged landscapes and the female body, which resulted in new ways to explore feminine identity. She exhibited nationally and abroad, was published both as an artist in the photo journal Camera Work, and as a poet in her book Songs of A Pagan. All of her work reveals a love of nature, a connection to the mystical and an element of freedom. 

NUMU hosts a monthly gathering celebrating the oral tradition of storytelling. Led by experienced members of the Storytelling Association of California (SAC), participants, from novice to expert, can both listen and have the opportunity to share their own stores. No experience necessary. Second Thursday of each month downstairs, in the NUMU Studio. Adult content, may not be appropriate for children.

Dec
8
11:30 am11:30

Black Box Theater | Reel Injun Screening

Black Box Theater  |  Reel Injun Screening

Thursday, December 8  |  11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm
Free with Admission

13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

In support of our exhibition Cement Prairie: The History and Legacy of the 1952 American Indian Urban Relocation Program, NUMU's Black Box Theatre will be screening Reel Injun

Reel Injun (2009) is a 2009 Canadian documentary film directed by Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge, and Jeremiah Hayes that explores the portrayal of Native Americans in film. 

Rating: PG Running Time: 1 hour 26 minutes Genres: Documentary, Western

Black Box Theater  |  Earth Proxima Screening
Dec
7
1:30 pm13:30

Black Box Theater | Earth Proxima Screening

Black Box Theater  |  Earth Proxima Screening

Wednesday, December 7  |  1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:00pm
Free with Admission

13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

In support of our exhibition Making Contact: The SETI, NUMU's Black Box Theatre will be screening Earth Proxima

Since astronomers first discovered exoplanets in 1995, we've come to learn that there are a staggering amount of planets out there in the universe. But, we have yet to find one that's habitable, aside from our own. The Search for Earth Proxima is a short documentary about a group of scientists and their mission to build a telescope to hunt for an Earth-like planet around our closest neighbor: Alpha Centauri. 

Special Thanks: MissionCentaur.com, The SETI Institute, NASA Ames Research Center, European Southern Observatory, VLT, ALMA, Triple Ring Technologies, Positron Dynamics, Onda Corporation, and La Ventana Cine.
Artistic Renderings of Exoplanets Courtesy of NASA and ESO.

Rating: PG Running Time: 9 minutes 42 seconds Genres: Documentary

Black Box Theater  |  Reel Injun Screening
Dec
4
11:30 am11:30

Black Box Theater | Reel Injun Screening

Black Box Theater  |  Reel Injun Screening

Sunday, December 4  |  11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm
Free with Admission

13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

In support of our exhibition Cement Prairie: The History and Legacy of the 1952 American Indian Urban Relocation Program, NUMU's Black Box Theatre will be screening Reel Injun

Reel Injun (2009) is a 2009 Canadian documentary film directed by Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge, and Jeremiah Hayes that explores the portrayal of Native Americans in film. 

Rating: PG Running Time: 1 hour 26 minutes Genres: Documentary, Western

MakerSpace Open Studio
Dec
3
Dec 4

MakerSpace Open Studio

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Birdseed Holiday Ornaments

Saturday + Sunday December 3-4|  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.

Use cookie cutters, birdseeds, and other edible decorations to create holiday birdseed ornaments and then hang them in your yard to feed the birds this winter!

Black Box Theater  |  Reel Injun Screening
Dec
3
11:30 am11:30

Black Box Theater | Reel Injun Screening

Black Box Theater  |  Reel Injun Screening

Saturday, December 3  |  11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm
Free with Admission

13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

In support of our exhibition Cement Prairie: The History and Legacy of the 1952 American Indian Urban Relocation Program, NUMU's Black Box Theatre will be screening Reel Injun

Reel Injun (2009) is a 2009 Canadian documentary film directed by Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge, and Jeremiah Hayes that explores the portrayal of Native Americans in film. 

Rating: PG Running Time: 1 hour 26 minutes Genres: Documentary, Western

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

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

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

$20 Members, $25 General, includes materials

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

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

Black Box Theater  |  Reel Injun Screening
Dec
2
11:30 am11:30

Black Box Theater | Reel Injun Screening

Black Box Theater  |  Reel Injun Screening

Friday, December 2  |  11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm
Free with Admission

13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

In support of our exhibition Cement Prairie: The History and Legacy of the 1952 American Indian Urban Relocation Program, NUMU's Black Box Theatre will be screening Reel Injun

Reel Injun (2009) is a 2009 Canadian documentary film directed by Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge, and Jeremiah Hayes that explores the portrayal of Native Americans in film. 

Rating: PG Running Time: 1 hour 26 minutes Genres: Documentary, Western