Tropical Island Get-a-way Day Camp
Feb
23
9:00 AM09:00

Tropical Island Get-a-way Day Camp

Tropical Island Get-a-way Day Camp


Friday, February 23 |  9am-2pm

Ages: 6-11
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main Street, Los Gatos
Hours: 9am-2pm
Fee: $95 ($75 advance price, if booked at least 3 weeks prior to camp)
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org

Chase away those winter blahs! Come take a tropical break at NUMU! We’re making treasure chests, crafting paper leis, and racing mini-rafts across our own man made sea. Campers also learn about island wildlife and culture, and explore their own creativity. Sound like paradise? It is! Sign up today!

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. 

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MakerSpace Open Studio  | Kente Cloth Collage
Feb
24
to Feb 25

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Kente Cloth Collage

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Kente Cloth Collage

Saturday + Sunday February 24-25 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $6 Materials Fee*

Discover interesting facts about Kente cloth and its importance to the Akan people while we use collage to make our own "kente cloth" designs!

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

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

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Seuss-ville Paper Sculptures
Mar
3
to Mar 4

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Seuss-ville Paper Sculptures

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Seuss-ville Paper Sculptures 

Saturday + Sunday March 3-4 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $6 Materials Fee*

Make a mat for a cat in a hat or a box for a fox in some socks! Celebrate the art of Dr. Seuss! We'll design our own seussian city and use paper, cardboard, and paint to sculpt it into life.

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

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

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Buzzy Bugs
Mar
10
to Mar 11

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Buzzy Bugs

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Buzzy Bugs 

Saturday + Sunday March 10-11 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $6 Materials Fee*

Bug out over our newest project! We'll use papier-mache, wire, and paint to create giant buzzy bugs.

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

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

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Live from NUMU - You’re In the Artist’s Studio! 
Mar
10
2:00 PM14:00

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

Live from NUMU - You’re In the Artist’s Studio! 
Featuring Kristin Lindseth

Saturday, March 10th | 2pm-3pm
Free with admission | Free for members

In the Artist’s Studio exhibiting artist, Kristin Lindseth will conduct a live sculpture demonstration to introduce museum visitors to her work and creative process and get a glimpse of the life of an artist.  In this unique virtual studio visit, Kristin will invite visitors to view artist tools and personal items, along with rarely seen photographs of Kristen's private studio space. 

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

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Museum Explorer: Exhibition Tour and Hands-on Activity for the Family
Mar
11
12:00 PM12:00

Museum Explorer: Exhibition Tour and Hands-on Activity for the Family

Museum Explorer: Exhibition Tour and Hands-on Activity for the Family

Sunday March 11 | 12-1:30pm

$12 per Junior Explorer + Parent Admission. Materials included in fee.
Parents are required to accompany children throughout the duration of the program.

Explorers must be 6 yrs - 10 yrs old. Pre-registration required.  

Calling all Junior explorers! Join us for a tour of the exciting Waterlines exhibition in the NUMU art gallery.  Kids will engage and discuss aspects of the water cycle, explore art pieces in the exhibition and how they were made, and learn fun facts and trivia about the artists and works on view. Afterward, Explorers and their family trek downstairs to the NUMU Studio to make and decorate weather barometers to take home.  Explorers will use mason jars to make and decorate their barometers and learn how weather forms and how to predict weather. 

A minimum registration of 5 Explorers is required to offer this program. If the minimum requirement is not met, you will receive a cancellation notice one week before the program date. 

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What a Long Strange Trip It's Been: Chateau Liberté Documentary Screening and Talk-Back
Mar
15
6:30 PM18:30

What a Long Strange Trip It's Been: Chateau Liberté Documentary Screening and Talk-Back

What a Long Strange Trip It's Been:
Chateau Liberté Documentary Screening and Talk-Back

Thursday, March 15, 2018  |  6:30 - 8:00pm
$10 General  |  Free to Members  |  Ages 21+
Please RSVP so we know how many folks are coming to the party! 

Join us for a screening of the developing documentary about the legendary Chateau Liberté in Los Gatos, followed by a discussion with those who worked, played and lived to tell about "The Chateau." The event will take place at Charley's LG (15 N. Santa Cruz, Los Gatos). No host bar. All proceeds support the exhibition: House of Freedom: Chateau Liberté, on view through July 2018. 

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Gold Leaf Manuscripts
Mar
17
to Mar 18

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Gold Leaf Manuscripts

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Gold Leaf Manuscripts 

Saturday + Sunday March 17-18 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $6 Materials Fee*

It's Saint Patrick's Day! Come and learn a traditional Irish art form that has been in use for centuries; gold leaf. Kids will learn about illuminated manuscripts and have the chance to create their own with ink and quills, then decorate using gold leaf!

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

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

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Exhibition Closing: Waterlines
Mar
18
11:00 AM11:00

Exhibition Closing: Waterlines

Waterlines

On View October 6, 2017 - March 18, 2018

Opening October 6, New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU) presents Waterlines, an art exhibition that delves into our deep connection with one of Earth’s most important elements.

Californians often think and talk about water. Both in its abundance and scarcity, this essential natural resource is part of our collective consciousness. Our concern for water manifests in our technological innovations, our public policy and our creativity. Even the name of our region, Bay Area, expresses our geographic connection to water and informs our community identity.

Through the art of sixteen artists, working in diverse media including drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, installations and sound, Waterlines presents unique interpretations of meaning and relationship with water. Exhibiting artists include: Judith Belzer, Barbara Boissevain, Marie Cameron, Matthew Chase-Daniel, Christel Dillbohner, Linda Gass, Nancy Genn, Liz Hickok, Theodora Varnay Jones, Pantea Karimi, Cheryl E. Leonard, Danae Mattes, Marsha McDonald, Klea McKenna, Ryan M. Reynolds and Linda Simmel. 

Curator Marianne McGrath explains, “Water has been the subject of many exhibitions and with Waterlines, NUMU aims to contribute to the conversation about this vital resource. Along with being a basic need for all life, water is a source of pleasure, it is exalted in religion, and throughout history it has been a route for trade and travel. In every way we understand water, artists offer us new ways to explore its meaning and substance.”

Major support for Waterlines is provided by Badger Meter.

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Boy Scout Workshop  |  Art Merit Badge
Mar
18
1:00 PM13:00

Boy Scout Workshop | Art Merit Badge

Boy Scout Workshop  |  Art Merit Badge

Sunday, March 18, 2018 |  1-4pm  |  $40 per participant*

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

All participants must come with a signed Blue Card. 

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

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*badge is included in fee.

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Exhibition Closing: In The Artist’s Studio: Featuring George Rivera And Kristin Lindseth
Mar
18
5:00 PM17:00

Exhibition Closing: In The Artist’s Studio: Featuring George Rivera And Kristin Lindseth

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

January 19, 2018 – March 18, 2018. Free Admission for all visitors

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

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

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

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Robert Semans Workshop | Portrait Painting
Mar
24
to Mar 25

Robert Semans Workshop | Portrait Painting

Robert Semans Workshop | Portrait Painting

March 24-25, 2018  |  10:00am - 5:00pm | Two Days

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

Cost: $300  |  $285 for NUMU Members

Location: NUMU Studio at New Museum Los Gatos

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

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

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

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Storytelling with Stop Motion
Mar
24
to Mar 25

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Storytelling with Stop Motion

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Storytelling with Stop Motion 

Saturday + Sunday March 24-25 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $6 Materials Fee*

Lights, Camera, Action! Use modeling clay and imagination to make a short stop-motion movie! Participants will storyboard an idea, make figures with modeling clay, and draw their own movie backgrounds in order to make a short film.

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

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

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

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

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

March 29 - May 6, 2018

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

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

 Download ArtNow 2018 Press Release. 

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Coffee Tawk
Mar
29
2:00 PM14:00

Coffee Tawk

Coffee Tawk
with Lisa Coscino, Executive Director, NUMU

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

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

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

Upcoming Tawk: April 26

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

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Papier-mache Planets

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Papier-mache Planets

Saturday + Sunday March 31 - April 1 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $6 Materials Fee*

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

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

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

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

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Children's Book Day

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Children's Book Day

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

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

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

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

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

Cardboard Constructors Day Camp

Cardboard Constructors Day Camp


Monday, April 9 |  9am-2pm

Ages: 6-11
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St, Los Gatos
Hours: 11am-4pm
Fee: $95 ($75 advance price, if booked at least 3 weeks prior to camp)
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Charles and Peggy Bergtold Collection

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

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

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

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

DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE

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

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

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Wildflower Seed Bombs

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Wildflower Seed Bombs

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

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

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

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

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

Los Gatos Historic Homes Tour

Now in its 23rd year, the Los Gatos Historic Homes Tour takes place on one day only - Saturday, April 21st from 9am to 5pm in the historic Johnson Avenue neighborhood, the first commercial center of Los Gatos which comprised 131 acres of land purchased in 1874 by Peter Johnson from Denmark.  Seven distinctive neighborhood homes will be featured, including the first home built on Johnson’s land and two homes that were formerly a grocery store and elementary school built in the late 1890s.  The neighborhood also includes the historic Spreckles’ Hospital which in turn became the Eastfield Ming Quong Orphanage for Chinese girls and today serves as the conference center for Uplift Family Services.

The program guide provided to all tour goers includes historical and architectural information on the featured homes as well as back stories and trivia on the history of the Johnson Avenue neighborhood, including the locations of the former sites of a private zoo of exotic animals, and the baseball field where Los Gatan Hal Chase practiced. (He was later implicated in the Black Sox scandal of 1919.)  Local musicians will serenade tour goers in several homes, one homeowner’s private artists studio will be open for viewing, and vintage cars on loan by local collectors will be parked on neighborhood streets for all to enjoy.

Tickets: Pricing and Availability
Tickets for both events go on sale on February 26, 2018.  Historic Homes Tour and A Bigger Bash tickets are limited. Both events are expected to sell out.

April 21 Los Gatos Historic Homes Tour
$50 p/person | available for purchase Feb 26 - April 15  | buy online and at NUMU

After April 16, $65 p/person | available for purchase through April 21st or until sold out | purchase at NUMU & select tour homes only | not available online

April 22  A Bigger Bash
$175 p/person | available for purchase Feb 26 - April 15  | buy online and at NUMU

Tour+Bash Combo
$200 p/person | available for purchase Feb 26 - April 15  | buy online and at NUMU

All proceeds from ticket sales, tour program ad sales, and event sponsorships benefit programs and exhibits at NUMU, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.    

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

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

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Colorful Chameleons!

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Colorful Chameleons

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

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

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

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

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Artist Led Workshops: Indigo Dyeing with Zoë Umholtz | Sunday, April 22 | 1pm-5pm | Ages 13+
Apr
22
1:00 PM13:00

Artist Led Workshops: Indigo Dyeing with Zoë Umholtz | Sunday, April 22 | 1pm-5pm | Ages 13+

Artist Led Workshops: Indigo Dyeing with Zoë Umholtz

Sunday, April, 22nd  |  1pm-5pm  |  Ages 13+

$65 Member |  $75 General includes materials

Workshop fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable

Celebrate Earth Day with this fun, informative, and all natural Indigo Dye workshop led by local artist instructor Zoë Umholtz. Participants will create stunning textile samples using folding, tying and/or pole wrapping techniques while learning the uniqueness of dying with Indigo. 

Workshop fee include one yard of muslin fabric, indigo dye bath and simple dye resist materials. * Gloves are NOT included. Students must bring their own pre-washed cotton, linen, hemp and silk fabrics (ex: t-shirts, table linens, pillow cases, makeup bags and totes) Got any old garments or fabrics? In the spirit of celebrating the Earth, Recycle, Reduce, and Reuse. 

Zoë Umholtz is a graduate of Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland Oregon majoring in Fiber Arts.  Zoë has earned a reputation at NUMU as a talented and encouraging instructor in the multi-dimensional art of indigo dyeing. Sign up and start or re-start your indigo dyeing practice in the NUMU Studio. Follow Zoë on Instagram @zoeumholtz. 

Pre-registration is required for this class, which is offered every third Sunday of each month. This class is suitable for beginners as well as more advanced participants.

 

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A Bigger Bash
Apr
22
to Apr 23

A Bigger Bash

Now in its 23rd year, the Los Gatos Historic Homes Tour takes place on one day only - Saturday, April 21st from 9am to 5pm in the historic Johnson Avenue neighborhood, the first commercial center of Los Gatos which comprised 131 acres of land purchased in 1874 by Peter Johnson from Denmark.  Seven distinctive neighborhood homes will be featured, including the first home built on Johnson’s land and two homes that were formerly a grocery store and elementary school built in the late 1890s.  The neighborhood also includes the historic Spreckles’ Hospital which in turn became the Eastfield Ming Quong Orphanage for Chinese girls and today serves as the conference center for Uplift Family Services.

The program guide provided to all tour goers includes historical and architectural information on the featured homes as well as back stories and trivia on the history of the Johnson Avenue neighborhood, including the locations of the former sites of a private zoo of exotic animals, and the baseball field where Los Gatan Hal Chase practiced. (He was later implicated in the Black Sox scandal of 1919.)  Local musicians will serenade tour goers in several homes, one homeowner’s private artists studio will be open for viewing, and vintage cars on loan by local collectors will be parked on neighborhood streets for all to enjoy.

And new to this year’s weekend event is A Bigger Bash – an evening event on Sunday, April 22nd at the History Club of Los Gatos – another historic Johnson neighborhood landmark founded in 1897 by a philanthropic group of women interested in studying history and world affairs and supporting charitable causes.  A Bigger Bash revelers will be treated to a fun and festive evening celebrating local history, arts and culture. In addition to wine, food, song, and dance, an address by a noted guest speaker will round out the evening’s program.

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Coffee Tawk
Apr
26
2:00 PM14:00

Coffee Tawk

Coffee Tawk
with Lisa Coscino, Executive Director, NUMU

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

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

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

Upcoming Tawks TBD.

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Sock Penguins
Apr
28
to Apr 29

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Sock Penguins

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Sock Penguins

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

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

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

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

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  May the Fourth: Star Wars Open Studios
May
5
to May 6

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Boy Scout Workshop | Art Merit Badge

Boy Scout Workshop  |  Art Merit Badge

Sunday, May 6th |  1-4pm  |  $40 per participant*

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

All participants must come with a signed Blue Card. 

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

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*badge is included in fee.

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

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

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

March 29 - May 6, 2018

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

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

 Download ArtNow 2018 Press Release. 

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Viking Ships Ahoy!
May
12
to May 13

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Viking Ships Ahoy!

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Viking Ships Ahoy!

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

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

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

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

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Robert Semans Workshop | Portrait Painting
May
26
to May 27

Robert Semans Workshop | Portrait Painting

Robert Semans Workshop | Portrait Painting

May 26-27, 2018  |  10:00am - 5:00pm | Two Days

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

Cost: $300  |  $285 for NUMU Members

Location: NUMU Studio at New Museum Los Gatos

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

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

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

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

Elizabeth Zanzinger Workshop | Alla Prima Portrait in Oil

Elizabeth Zanzinger Workshop | Alla Prima Portrait in Oil

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

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

Cost: $390  |  $265 for NUMU Members

Location: NUMU Studio at New Museum Los Gatos

Elizabeth Zanzinger is one of the bay area's most talented and versatile oil painters. She is also an accomplished teacher and her workshops are very special occasions for us. Students can expect very thorough demonstrations and personal instruction in technique. Her expansive knowledge of color is well communicated throughout the weekend. We will paint with two models in two days. 

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Exhibition Closing: Faces of Resistance: Through the Lens of Ilka Hartmann
Jul
15
11:00 AM11:00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photograph courtesy of Ilka Hartmann.

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

Exhibition Closing: Chateau Liberte: House of Freedom

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

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

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

Download the Press Release here.

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

Jim McVicker Workshop | Still Life Painting

Jim McVicker Workshop |  Still Life Painting

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

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

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

David Gray Workshop | Painting The Classical Portrait From Life

David Gray Workshop | Painting The Classical Portrait From Life

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

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

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Sis Boom Bah! The Life and Times of Los Gatos High School
Sep
7
11:00 AM11:00

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

The Wildcats are coming to NUMU, September 2018!

About Sis Boom Bah!

For 130 years, Los Gatos High School has remained one of the town’s most iconic institutions. The historic trajectory of LGHS has run parallel to some of the most significant social and cultural events in this, and the last two, centuries. From its small town roots and the settling of the American West in 1887, to the optimism of the second industrial revolution at the turn of the 20th century; the rejection of social norms in the Roaring Twenties to tenacious patriotism in supporting the war effort against fascism during World War II, LGHS has played a major role in the community. In the 1950s, the Wildcat legacy continued in the era of seemingly unlimited prosperity which birthed Rock ’n’ Roll. LGHS survived the social upheavals of the tumultuous 1960s, catching its breath in time for the peaceful, easy feeling of the following decade while in the 1980s, students in the MTV generation shifted from a “peace and love” mentality to a “me first” mindset in an era of opulent excess. By the closing of the 20th century, and into this new millennium, multiple generations of Los Gatos teenagers left indelible footprints up and down the hallways of the Los Gatos High School and the town itself.

Join us as we explore what it’s meant to be a Los Gatos Wildcat over the course of 130 years. In this three-dimensional Yearbook style exposition, you will learn about and relive highlights of Wildcat dominance in sports, arts, student activities, and the social events that created lasting friendships and a distinct campus community. Experience the evolution of high school events and traditions over the last century, and check in on notable alumni who left their mark locally and on the world stage.  

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

Zhaoming Wu Workshop | Alla Prima Clothed Figure Painting

Zhaoming Wu Workshop | Alla Prima Clothed Figure Painting

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

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

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

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Cuong Nguyen | Portrait in Pastel
Nov
9
to Nov 11

Cuong Nguyen | Portrait in Pastel

Cuong Nguyen | Portrait in Pastel 

November 10 - 12, 2018  | 10:00am to 5:00pm | Three Days

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

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

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

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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

Date July 2019 TBA | 6 Day Workshop
Time 10am - 5pm
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.
 

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Members Preview Party of Los Gatos History Gallery
Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Members Preview Party of Los Gatos History Gallery

Members Preview Party of Los Gatos History Gallery

Thursday, February 22 | 7-8pm
Must be a current NUMU Member to attend | Become a member!

NUMU Members are welcome to join us for a Members Preview Party celebrating the opening of The Los Gatos History Gallery.

Discover the history, stories, tragedies, triumphs and legacies of Los Gatos’ original inhabitants, innovators, artists, political figures, industry leaders, and events and happenings that have shaped the town. The History Gallery invites public participation and conversation through regularly changing exhibits featuring objects from the museum’s permanent collection set against a backdrop of original murals created expressly to reveal and revel in the history of the “gem of the foothills.” Learn more!

Members Enjoy a no-host wine bar and are welcome to bring a guest!

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Coffee Tawk: "Can art change your life?"
Feb
22
2:00 PM14:00

Coffee Tawk: "Can art change your life?"

Coffee Tawk
with Lisa Coscino, Executive Director, NUMU

February's Tawpic: "Can art change your life?"

Thursday, February 22  | 2 - 3pm
Free with Admission | Free for Members

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

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

Upcoming Tawks: March 15 & April 26.

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MakerSpace Open Studio  | King Tut's Tomb
Feb
17
to Feb 18

MakerSpace Open Studio  | King Tut's Tomb

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  King Tut's Tomb

Saturday + Sunday February 17-18 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $6 Materials Fee*

Learn a little about Ancient Egypt--with art! Make a sarcophagus at NUMU and find out what the ancient Egyptians kept inside!

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

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

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Six Approaches to Abstracting the Figure Workshop
Feb
16
to Feb 18

Six Approaches to Abstracting the Figure Workshop

Six Approaches to Abstracting the Figure Workshop with Melinda Cootsona

Friday-Sunday, February 16-18, 2018  |  10am-3pm  | Skill Level: Intermediate

Class Fee: $550

All class fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable

 

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

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

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

All class fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable

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

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

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MakerSpace Open Studio  | Googly Eye Valentines
Feb
10
to Feb 11

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Googly Eye Valentines

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Googly Eye Valentines

Saturday + Sunday February 10-11 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $6 Materials Fee*

Make your own Valentine cards for your favorite people. We’ll focus on making bug eyed cards, but we also have collage supplies, ribbons, paper lace, stamp embossing supplies (and tutorials) and even printmaking to make fantastical valentines.

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

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

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Makers Mardi Gras
Feb
3
to Feb 4

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Makers Mardi Gras

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Makers Mardi Gras

Saturday + Sunday February 3-4 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $6 Materials Fee*

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 noise-maker to get in the Mardi Gras spirit.

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

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

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Andrew P. Hill: Renaissance Man, with Historian Peggy Conaway Bergtold
Feb
1
6:30 PM18:30

Andrew P. Hill: Renaissance Man, with Historian Peggy Conaway Bergtold

Andrew P. Hill: Renaissance Man
with Historian Peggy Conaway Bergtold

Thursday, February 1  |  6:30 - 7:30pm
$10 General  | Free for Members

Sold Out. Sign up for the Wait List! 

WAITLISTED INDIVIDUALS WILL BE NOTIFIED IF SEATS BECOMES AVAILABLE,  AT THE DOOR ON EVENT DAY.
 

Join author, leading Los Gatos historian and retired director of the Los Gatos Public Library, Peggy Conaway Bergtold, on a journey through the prolific career of Andrew P. Hill. Referencing original paintings and photographs from the private collection of Charles and Peggy Bergtold, on view in the Art & Environment: The Paintings of Andrew P. Hill exhibition, Peggy will present the life and times of Hill, a 19th and early 20th century pioneering artist who founded the Sempervirens Club and preserved the trees at Big Basin Redwoods State Park in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Chalk and Glue Texture Art
Jan
27
to Jan 28

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Chalk and Glue Texture Art

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Chalk and Glue Texture Art

Saturday + Sunday January 27-28 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $6 Materials Fee*

Make a textured drawing using glue and chalk! We'll experiment with creating glue lines on a drawing before adding in chalky colors to give it life.

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

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

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Winter Bird Feeders
Jan
20
to Jan 21

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Winter Bird Feeders

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Winter Bird Feeders

Saturday + Sunday January 20-21 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $6 Materials Fee*

Feed the birds with a little help from our MakerSpace! We'll be designing, decorating and filling birdfeeders to help our feathered friends have a happy winter.

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

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

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Michael Azgour  |  Expressive Interpretations of the Figure in Environment
Jan
20
10:00 AM10:00

Michael Azgour | Expressive Interpretations of the Figure in Environment

CANCELLED Michael Azgour  |  Expressive Interpretations of the Figure in Environment

Saturday, January 20th, 2018  |  10 am-1 pm  |  Skill Level: Beginner +

Member $95  |  General  $100

Class fees are non-transferrable or refundable

 

In this high-energy workshop, students will break the boundaries by prioritizing abstraction and intuitive paint application. With a focus on major concepts including: composition, figure-ground relationship, and process, students will have access to live feedback from the instructor as concepts are being reinforced through demonstrations and group discussion. This workshop is open to students of all skill levels.

Michael Azgour is an actively exhibiting artist, whose work addresses concepts related to images in contemporary culture. His paintings combine evocative expressive representation with geometric abstraction, reflecting upon memory, technology, and the human condition. Azgour’s award-winning paintings have been exhibited in galleries and museums in the United States and Europe. Michael teaches drawing and painting courses at Stanford University.

Students are responsible for providing their own materials. A materials list will be provided upon registration.

 

 

 

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Exhibition Opening: In The Artist’s Studio: Featuring George Rivera And Kristin Lindseth
Jan
19
11:00 AM11:00

Exhibition Opening: In The Artist’s Studio: Featuring George Rivera And Kristin Lindseth

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

January 19, 2018 – March 18, 2018. Free Admission for all visitors

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

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

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

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Kid Inventors Day (K.I.D.)
Jan
13
to Jan 14

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Kid Inventors Day (K.I.D.)

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Kid Inventors Day 

Saturday + Sunday January 13-14 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $6 Materials Fee*

Celebrate the return of 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!

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

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

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All Aboard! The History of the Railroad in Los Gatos
Jan
11
6:30 PM18:30

All Aboard! The History of the Railroad in Los Gatos

All Aboard! The History of the Railroad in Los Gatos

Thursday, January 11, 2018  |  6:30 - 7:30pm  |   Sold Out.  |  Price:  $10.00 General  |  Free to Members

 

NUMU welcomes guest speaker, Derek R. Whaley, a local railroad historian, creator of the website, "Santa Cruz Trains: Railroads of the Monterey Bay." Derek will share Los Gatos and Santa Cruz mountains railroad history, back stories, and trivia-worth-knowing. Hear Derek share the history of how Los Gatos, a quiet frontier town at the turn of the century, became the most popular destination in the Bay Area after the arrival of the railroad. Learn about the impact of the South Pacific Coast Railroad in Los Gatos in the late 1800s and discover the importance of Grove Park for railroad passengers, locals, and travelers from the Bay Area.

For more information on Derek R. Whaley, visit his website at

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Artist Walk and Talk on the Los Gatos Creek Trail
Jan
11
11:00 AM11:00

Artist Walk and Talk on the Los Gatos Creek Trail

Walk and Talk on the Los Gatos Creek Trail

Thursday, January 11, 2018  @ NUMU  |  11am - Meet at NUMU  |   RSVP pre-registration required.  |  Price:  $10.00 General - Pay at the door |  Free to Members  |  Ages 18+

Join the Waterlines exhibiting artists and exhibition curator Marianne McGrath for a hike along the Los Gatos Creek trail. Learn about the artists' practices and connections with the natural environment, and the role that hiking plays in creativity and problem solving. 

After the hike, you are invited to return to NUMU for refreshments, an exhibition tour and continued conversation. 

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Squiggle Sculptures
Jan
6
to Jan 7

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Squiggle Sculptures

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Squiggle Sculpture

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

Try your hand at freestyle sculpture at NUMU. We'll use wire, nylon, and paint to create beautiful abstract sculptures.

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

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

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Hogwarts Winter Break Day Camp
Jan
5
9:00 AM09:00

Hogwarts Winter Break Day Camp

Day Camp Hogwarts Winter Break


Friday, January 5 |  9am-2pm

Ages: 6-11
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St, Los Gatos
Hours: 9am-2pm
Fee: $95 ($75 advance price, if booked at least 3 weeks prior to camp)
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org

Find a magical mixture of art, STEAM projects, and games at one of NUMU’s popular Harry Potter-themed Day camps. Join us for a winter break at Hogwarts! Campers will try their hand at wand making and table quidditch, brew up a fun STEAM project in potions class, and even learn to draw with quills. Book your ticket on the Hogwarts Express now! This camp fills up quickly!

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. 

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Mid-winter Snowglobes
Dec
30
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Mid-winter Snowglobes

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Mid-Winter Snow Globes

Saturday December 30 Only  |  12pm - 4pm  |  $6 Materials Fee*

Send off December in style at NUMU! We'll be creating our own snow globes; using shrinking plastic to design personalized figurines. Join in the winter craft that's really shakin'! 

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

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

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Two Holiday Traditions
Dec
23
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Two Holiday Traditions

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Two Holiday Traditions

Saturday December 23 Only|  12pm - 4pm  |  $10 Materials Fee*

Celebrate the holiday season at NUMU and make unique holiday crafts - such as Tiós de Nadal, a Catalan tradition and celebrate the Ethiopian holiday, Timkat. 

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

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

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Creative Holiday Cards
Dec
16
to Dec 17

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Creative Holiday Cards

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Creative Holiday Cards

Saturday + Sunday December 16-17  |  12pm - 4pm  |  $6 Materials Fee*

Create holiday cards to send to your friends and family! We'll make our own stamps and learn to create amazing cards to go with them, then we'll add handmade envelopes!

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

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

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Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop | Friday, December 15 | 1pm-5pm | Ages 13+
Dec
15
1:00 PM13:00

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop | Friday, December 15 | 1pm-5pm | Ages 13+

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Friday, December 15  |  1pm-5pm  |  Ages 13+

$25 Members, $30 General, includes materials

 

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

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Indigo Dye Night: Holiday Edition | Thursday, December 14 | 5pm-8pm  | Ages 13+
Dec
14
5:00 PM17:00

Indigo Dye Night: Holiday Edition | Thursday, December 14 | 5pm-8pm  | Ages 13+

Indigo Dye Night: Holiday Edition

Thursday, December 14th | 5pm-8pm  | Ages 13+

Advance Ticket Purchase (one week prior): $50 Member | $55 General | includes materials

At the Door: $60 Members | $65 General | includes materials

 

It’s that time of the year!  Time to whittle down your holiday gift checklist!  Get your dye on at NUMU’s Indigo Dye Night: Holiday Edition, Thursday December 14th, 5:00-8:00pm.

Maximum Participants 12. Pre-register early to ensure a spot in the class. Class fees are non-refundable. This class is suitable for beginners as well as more advanced participants.  A no-host wine bar will be provided. $5 per glass.

In this in depth three-hour workshop lead by our expert resident indigo dye artist, Zoë Umholtz, you’ll explore the basics of indigo dyeing, including unique techniques for folding, twisting, tying, clamping fabric, creating patterns and varying color depth resulting in designs that are wholly unique to your making. You’ll receive one yard of muslin, but we encourage you to bring multiples of un-dyed and pre-washed cotton, linen, silk fabrics, t-shirts, napkins, table linens, scarves, socks, make-up bags, and much more to complete your holiday gift list. The sky’s the limit in creating that perfect gift for your special someone, or for yourself. Please wear clothes you don't mind getting messy, as indigo will permanently stain fabrics.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Stuffed Snowmen
Dec
9
to Dec 10

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Stuffed Snowmen

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Stuffed Snowmen

Saturday + Sunday December 9-10|  12pm - 4pm  |  $6 Materials Fee*

Create a Stuffed Snowman to celebrate the season! Bring in old socks and we'll use buttons, scraps of fabric, and lots of ingenuity to make everlasting snowmen that you can leave up all year long! 

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

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

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Tissue Trees
Dec
2
to Dec 3

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Tissue Trees

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Tissue Trees

Saturday + Sunday December 2-3  |  12pm - 4pm  |  $6 Materials Fee*

Make a magical winter forest at NUMU. We'll use tissue paper and cardstock to create stunning colorful pine forests.

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

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

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Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop | Friday, December 1 | 1pm-5pm | Ages 13+
Dec
1
1:00 PM13:00

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop | Friday, December 1 | 1pm-5pm | Ages 13+

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

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

$25 Members, $30 General, includes materials

 

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

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How to Prepare for San Francisco National Portfolio Day 2018
Nov
25
1:00 PM13:00

How to Prepare for San Francisco National Portfolio Day 2018

How to Prepare for San Francisco National Portfolio Day 2018

A Free Program for High School Students at NUMU 

Saturday, Nov. 25  @ NUMU  |  1-2pm  |   Free with RSVP

NUMU is pleased to collaborate with California College of the Arts (CCA) to offer a preparatory program lead by CCA Admissions staff who will provide guidelines and tips on what to expect on National Portfolio Day 2018.  CCA staff will also conduct portfolio reviews for students interested in applying to CCA. 

National Portfolio Day (NPD) is a free informational event for students who are considering applying to art college. NPD will be held at California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco on January 14, 2018, 12-4pm.  NPD offers participants the opportunity to present their work to college admissions officers, and receive important feedback on preparing for the college application process.

 

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Recycla-Guys
Nov
25
to Nov 26

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Recycla-Guys

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Recycla-Guys

Saturday + Sunday November 25-26  |  12pm - 4pm  |  $6 Materials Fee*

Use recycled materials to make a funny, pose-able little person to take home! Decorate your sculpture with tissue papers and paints.

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

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

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Robert Semans Workshop | Portrait Painting
Nov
18
to Nov 19

Robert Semans Workshop | Portrait Painting

Robert Semans Workshop | Portrait 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. 

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

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop | Friday, November 17 | 1pm-5pm | Ages 13+
Nov
17
1:00 PM13:00

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop | Friday, November 17 | 1pm-5pm | Ages 13+

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Friday, November 17 |  1pm-5pm  |  Ages 13+

$25 Members, $30 General, includes materials

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

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Indigo Dye Night: Holiday Edition | Thursday, November 16th | 5pm-8pm  | Ages 13+
Nov
16
5:00 PM17:00

Indigo Dye Night: Holiday Edition | Thursday, November 16th | 5pm-8pm | Ages 13+

Indigo Dye Night: Holiday Edition

Thursday, November 16th | 5pm-8pm  | Ages 13+

 $60 Members | $65 General | includes materials
 

It’s that time of the year!  Time to whittle down your holiday gift checklist!  Get your dye on at NUMU’s Indigo Dye Night: Holiday Edition, Thursday November 16th, 5:00-8:00pm.

Maximum Participants 12. Pre-register early to ensure a spot in the class. Class fees are non-refundable. This class is suitable for beginners as well as more advanced participants.  A no-host wine bar will be provided. $5 per glass.

In this in depth three-hour workshop lead by our expert resident indigo dye artist, Zoë Umholtz, you’ll explore the basics of indigo dyeing, including unique techniques for folding, twisting, tying, clamping fabric, creating patterns and varying color depth resulting in designs that are wholly unique to your making. You’ll receive one yard of muslin, but we encourage you to bring multiples of un-dyed and pre-washed cotton, linen, silk fabrics, t-shirts, napkins, table linens, scarves, socks, make-up bags, and much more to complete your holiday gift list. The sky’s the limit in creating that perfect gift for your special someone, or for yourself. Please wear clothes you don't mind getting messy, as indigo will permanently stain fabrics.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Autumn Leaf Luminaries
Nov
11
to Nov 12

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Autumn Leaf Luminaries

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Autumn Leaf Luminaries

Saturday + Sunday November 11-12  |  12pm - 4pm  |  $6 Materials Fee*

Make an Autumn Leaf Luminary to light up your nights! We'll be creating trees out of tissue papers on the outside of glass jars to create a beautiful stained glass effect.

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

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

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