Normandy and French Landscapes through the eyes of the Impressionists
Sep
29
7:00 pm19:00

Normandy and French Landscapes through the eyes of the Impressionists

Normandy and French Landscapes through the eyes of the Impressionists with Celine Glon

Thursday, September 29  |  7pm - 8pm  |  $10 Members, $15 Non-Members

This lecture is a voyage to Normandy, which was for most impressionist artists their birthplace, and home. Its proximity to Paris together with the burgeoning number of fashionable seaside resorts like Honfleur, Deauville or Trouville along its coast meant that artists came to the region by train and stayed, producing an artistic legacy which would be hard to rival anywhere.

Discover painters such as Eugene Boudin and his influence Claude Monet’s work upon introducing the latter to natural light. Impressionist painters used this natural light to concentrate on landscapes, towns and scenes of daily life. 

Finally, travel to Giverny and discover where Claude Monet lived and gardened. Claude Monet was widely considered to be one the best-known Impressionists and certainly a major character in Normandy’s artistic heritage. Giverny became the perfect place for quiet reflection and then spent the rest of his days capturing it in oils.

Celine Glon is the founder and CEO of Et Voila Paris which offers customized tours of France with expert guides. She has collaborated with the Dallas Museum of Art to give a series of lectures and has taught diverse cultural classes to adults at Southern Methodist University Continuing Education Programs. Celine is involved with the Silicon Valley French Alliance through which she gives lectures on a variety of French cultural subjects. 

Funding for this program provided by: Silicon Valley Creates and The Borgenicht Foundation. 

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

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

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

$10 Members, $15 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. Please wear clothes you don't mind getting messy, as indigo will stain fabrics. 

NUMU Visiting Artist | Cuong Nguyen
Oct
1
Oct 2

NUMU Visiting Artist | Cuong Nguyen

  • NUMU Atelier | New Museum Los Gatos

Cuong Nguyen Workshop | Pastel Portrait Sketch

October 1 - 2, 2016 | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Two Days

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

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

Location: NUMU Studio at New Museum, Los Gatos

Visiting Artist  |  Cuong Nguyen | www.icuong.com

Our local legend Cuong Nyugen is always ready to work in pastel from a live model. People love working with Cuong and his workshops sell out quickly. Two models in two days with Cuong will help students acquire greater understanding in methods of rendering naturalistic flesh tones in Cuong's personal choice of pastel colors and fine papers. 

The core of the lesson will be based on drawing, values, edges, composition and creating life-like skin tone color. Students will focus on the fundamentals of drawing the human head while developing new skills in soft pastel.

The workshop will feature a live model each day, and Cuong will demonstrate his own techniques to draw from life. Students will learn to use an approach that helps them see the big shapes first, and then go into details towards the end of the session. A detailed materials list will be provided upon registration.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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

Arcadia  |  Living Sculpture
Oct
1
7:00 pm19:00

Arcadia | Living Sculpture

Arcadia  |  Living Sculpture

Saturday, October 1  |  7-9pm

Tickets  |  $65 NUMU Members, $75 General

Join NUMU and San Francisco-based floral artist Flower Couture for our fall fundraiser. Celebrate the beauty of impermanence with an evening of music, food, wine, and performance art. Immerse yourself in a floral environment, witness the creation of artwork in this mortal medium, and be part of a multi-media installation. Proceeds will provide support for exhibitions and education programming. Made possible in part by Silicon Valley Creates. 

Applying to Art School presented by CCA
Oct
6
6:00 pm18:00

Applying to Art School presented by CCA

Thursday, October 6  |  6-8pm  |  No Charge

An arts education is both relevant and valuable in today's world. Learn about California College of the Art's undergraduate academic programs, admission requirements, portfolio preparation, and campus life. CCA's admissions representatives will answer questions and offer information on the next step. Parents will be welcomed to the Parent Corner, which will offer parents information about applying to art school and financing your education.  

MakerSpace Open Studio
Oct
8
Oct 9

MakerSpace Open Studio

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Wear Your Sculpture

Saturday + Sunday October 8-9|  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.

Wear Your Sculpture: Decorate 3D masks with paper sculptures, paint, flowers, and feathers, inspired by our Arcadia fundraiser and the work of San Francisco floral designer, Flower Couture. 

NUMU Visiting Artist | Robert Semans
Oct
15
Oct 16

NUMU Visiting Artist | Robert Semans

  • NUMU Atelier | New Museum Los Gatos

Bob Semans Workshop | Fundamentals of Oil Painting

October 15 - 16, 2016  |  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

 

Fall Family Art Day
Oct
15
12:00 pm12:00

Fall Family Art Day

Fall Family Art Day

Saturday, October 15  |  12-3pm  |  $10 per participant

Kids, and those young at heart, will explore hands-on art stations, crafts, and live art demos all in celebration of Fall Harvest, Halloween, and Dia de los Muertos! Create your own stained glass leaves, build a terror-arium, paint pumpkins and more. Enjoy the rich talent and diversity of local artists and instructors and explore New Museum Los Gatos, bringing art, innovation, history, and Bay Area Stories to Silicon Valley. Produced in collaboration with LGS Rec. 

Located at New Museum Los Gatos and the Los Gatos Town Plaza. No registration required. Children ages 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

Essay Writing + Artist Statement Workshop
Oct
22
10:30 am10:30

Essay Writing + Artist Statement Workshop

Saturday, October 22  |  10:30am-12:30pm  |  No Charge 

Develop your writing skills, a necessary attribute for all artists. Learn tips on writing an art statement, and incorporating it into your personal essay. Conducted by CCA Counselor Laura Garcia.

Exploring Digital Art
Oct
29
12:30 pm12:30

Exploring Digital Art

Exploring Digital Art

Saturday, October 29|  12:30-2pm

$39 Pre-Registration, $49 Drop-In  |  Ages 8+

Pre-Register now with LGS Recreation

Explore New Museum Los Gatos' (NUMU) current art exhibitions with instructor Elizabeth Greer, and enhance your knowledge and skill set by creating your own digital art. Combine the elements of art with different perspectives, points of view, and artistic themes through photography and the works of NUMU's exhibiting artists. Then, develop your own photographs and digital creations on tablets! 

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.

NUMU Visiting Artist | Robert Semans
Nov
12
Nov 13

NUMU Visiting Artist | Robert Semans

  • NUMU Atelier | New Museum Los Gatos

Bob Semans Workshop | Fundamentals of Oil Painting

November 12 - 13, 2016  |  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

Exploring Digital Art
Nov
12
12:30 pm12:30

Exploring Digital Art

Exploring Digital Art

Saturday, November 12  |  12:30-2pm

$39 Pre-Registration, $49 Drop-In  |  Ages 8+

Pre-Register now with LGS Recreation

Explore New Museum Los Gatos' (NUMU) current art exhibitions with instructor Elizabeth Greer, and enhance your knowledge and skill set by creating your own digital art. Combine the elements of art with different perspectives, points of view, and artistic themes through photography and the works of NUMU's exhibiting artists. Then, develop your own photographs and digital creations on tablets! 

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.

Meet your Mentor Night  |  Arts Professionals
Nov
17
6:00 pm18:00

Meet your Mentor Night | Arts Professionals

Thursday, November 17  |  6-8pm  |  No Charge

Have you ever wondered how a graphic designer works? How museum exhibits are designed? The role design plays in the tech world of Silicon Valley? Explore the different ways arts professionals use their skills across a variety of professional fields. Bring your questions and meet designers, animators, and more in a mentor speed-meeting night at NUMU!

NUMU Visiting Artist | Robert Semans
Dec
10
Dec 11

NUMU Visiting Artist | Robert Semans

  • NUMU Atelier | New Museum Los Gatos

Bob Semans Workshop | Fundamentals of Oil Painting

December 10 - 11, 2016  |  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

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, 2016  |  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

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

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: $580 (includes model fee)  |  $550 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 | Douglas Flynt
Jul
24
Jul 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

NUMU Visiting Artist | Lee Price
Aug
7
Aug 11

NUMU Visiting Artist | Lee Price

  • NUMU Atelier | New Museum Los Gatos

Lee Price Workshop | Oil Painting From The Photograph

August 7 - 11, 2017 |  10:00am - 5:00pm | Five Days

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Cost: $800 | $770 for NUMU Members

Location: NUMU Studio at New Museum Los Gatos

Visiting Artist  |  Lee Price | www.leepricestudio.com

Lee Price is one of the greatest living painters working today. Lee explores the subjects of food, body image, beds and bathtubs from a feminine perspective.

This five-day, feature-length workshop will benefit all painters who employ the use of photography in their creative process. Practical matters of reaching a beautiful end result in painting are the central goal for Lee's students.

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


Exploring Digital Art
Sep
24
12:30 pm12:30

Exploring Digital Art

Exploring Digital Art

Saturday, September 24  |  12:30-2pm

$39 Pre-Registration, $49 Drop-In|  Ages 8+

Pre-Register now with LGS Recreation

Explore New Museum Los Gatos' (NUMU) current art exhibitions with instructor Elizabeth Greer, and enhance your knowledge and skill set by creating your own digital art. Combine the elements of art with different perspectives, points of view, and artistic themes through photography and the works of NUMU's exhibiting artists. Then, develop your own photographs and digital creations on tablets! 

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.

MakerSpace Open Studio
Sep
24
Sep 25

MakerSpace Open Studio

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Paper Lights

Saturday + Sunday September 24-25  |  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.

Light it up! Using copper tape and LED lights, build circuitry into your fall leaves and trees. 

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop
Sep
23
1:00 pm13:00

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

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

$10 Members, $15 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. Please wear clothes you don't mind getting messy, as indigo will stain fabrics. 

MakerSpace Open Studio
Sep
17
Sep 18

MakerSpace Open Studio

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Book Art

Saturday + Sunday September 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.

Inspired by our current exhibition, Mitchell vs. Steinbeck, join us as we create our own book and pop-up art! Saturday from 1-3pm, join us on the Civic Centre Lawn with the Los Gatos library to choose your favorite Los Gatos author and create your own book art.  

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

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

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

$10 Members, $15 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. Please wear clothes you don't mind getting messy, as indigo will stain fabrics. 

NUMU Visiting Artist   |   David Gray
Sep
16
Sep 18

NUMU Visiting Artist | David Gray

  • NUMU Atelier | New Museum Los Gatos

David Gray Workshop | Oil Portrait Sketch

September 16 - 18, 2016  |  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

MakerSpace Open Studio
Sep
10
Sep 11

MakerSpace Open Studio

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Moon Lanterns

Saturday + Sunday September 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.

Inspired by Autumn Moon Festivals, and in celebration of our upcoming McMoons exhibit we will be building our own Moon Paper Lanterns. Then decorate them using moon images and art from NASA and McMoons and glow in the dark paint!

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

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

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

$10 Members, $15 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. Please wear clothes you don't mind getting messy, as indigo will stain fabrics. 

"A True Poet in Paint": Arthur F. Mathews and the California Decorative Mythography
Sep
8
7:00 pm19:00

"A True Poet in Paint": Arthur F. Mathews and the California Decorative Mythography

"A True Poet in Paint": Arthur F. Mathews and the California Decorative Mythography

Thursday, September 8  |  7-8pm  |  $15 Non Members, $10 Members

The histories of epic poetry and pastoral landscape painting converge in this lecture on California artist Arthur Frank Mathews (1860-1945) and his career as a leading painter, writer, and art educator in San Francisco at the turn of the nineteenth century. The lecture focuses on Mathews's interest in mythology and considers what may have informed his "California Decorative" visions of California as Arcadia.  

Mary Okin is a scholar of American art specializing in the social history of California painting and the rise of women artists during the Gilded Age. Her master's thesis at San Jose State University, "Uncovering 'New Man' Feminism: Arthur F. Mathews at the San Francisco School of Design, 1890-1896," engages in the first feminist reading of Mathews and his contributions to the rise of women artists in California. After presenting at the New Museum Los Gatos, Mary will be continuing her study of American art at UC Santa Barbara, where she will join a new cohort of doctoral students in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture this fall. In her scholarship, Mary aims to complicate our understanding of the development of California painting in a regional, national, and international context, and to explore California's inherited and distinct aesthetic and cultural traditions.

Funding for this program provided by: Silicon Valley Creates and The Borgenicht Foundation. 

StoryShare
Sep
8
6:30 pm18:30

StoryShare

StoryShare

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

Come explore the art of storytelling. NUMU will host 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.

MakerSpace Open Studio
Sep
3
Sep 4

MakerSpace Open Studio

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Out to Sea with Art

Saturday + Sunday September 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.

Ahoy there! Design your own paper doll pirates, mermaids, and mermen. Then create DIY origami inspired pirate ships and fish to accompany them.

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

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

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

$10 Members, $15 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. Please wear clothes you don't mind getting messy, as indigo will stain fabrics. 

Indigo Dye Night
Sep
1
6:00 pm18:00

Indigo Dye Night

Indigo Dye Night

Thursday, September 1  |  6-8pm  |  All Ages

This program is full! Please email education@numulosgatos.org to add your name to the wait list. Thank you. 

Rethink your Thursday evenings with NUMU Nights! Come try your hand at our Shibori indigo dyeing vats in our MakerSpace. Explore the basics of dyeing indigo, learn new techniques and practice creating patterns and varying color depth. Muslin fabric will be provided and participants are welcome to bring their own un-dyed cotton, linen, or silk fabrics as well. Please wear clothes you don't mind getting messy, as indigo will stain fabrics.

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. She was an art director at Papyrus greeting card company for seven years and still freelances for them today.  She has also been a member of the Art Docents of Los Gatos since 2007 and enjoys sharing her love of art with children.

Guided Meditation  and Mindful Movement with Cindy Walker
Aug
31
12:30 pm12:30

Guided Meditation and Mindful Movement with Cindy Walker

Guided Meditation and Mindful Movement with Cindy Walker

Wednesday, August 31  |  12:30 - 1:30pm  |  $15 Pre-Registration until August 28, $20 Drop-In

Museums are generally quiet, peaceful places, ideal for contemplation and creative observation. NUMU would like to invite you to slow down, stop, observe, take some deep breaths and reflect… experience a type of meditation called "slow looking". We invite you to join us in a unique one hour meditation and mindful movement session within the NUMU art exhibit Et in Arcadia Ego, led by meditation and yoga instructor Cindy Walker, e-RTY. 

Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel to sit upon. Registration includes museum admission to all exhibits and meditation session. 

Cindy Walker has twenty-five years experience teaching yoga and meditation. She holds a B.A. in Movement Therapy & Psychology, and the Yoga Alliance - 500 eRYT certification. She currently teaches at YogaSource - Los Gatos, Courtside and Healthstyle Integrative Medical Center.  http://www.yogaandtheartofliving.com/

Funding for this program provided by: Silicon Valley Creates and the Borgenicht Foundation.

MakerSpace Open Studio
Aug
27
Aug 28

MakerSpace Open Studio

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Drawing with a Needle + Thread

Saturday + Sunday August 27-28  |  12pm - 4pm  |  $5 Materials Feee

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.  

Learn how to make embroidered art!  Take scrap fabric, draw your art on it and then enhance that with needles and thread. After making your drawing we will hot glue the fabric to a cardboard embroidery hoop and then a frame so you can put it on display!

Intro to Indigo Dyeing
Aug
26
1:00 pm13:00

Intro to Indigo Dyeing

Intro to Indigo Dyeing

Friday, August 26 |  1pm-4pm  |  $10 Members, $15 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. Please wear clothes you don't mind getting messy, as indigo will stain fabrics. 

Mitchell vs. Steinbeck: Literary Rumble
Aug
25
7:00 pm19:00

Mitchell vs. Steinbeck: Literary Rumble

Mitchell vs. Steinbeck: Literary Rumble

Thursday, August 25  |  7pm-8pm  |  $10 General, Free for Members

Steinbeck Center Director, Susan Shillinglaw, and Los Gatos historian, Peggy Conaway discuss fabled Los Gatos residents, John Steinbeck and Ruth Comfort Mitchell. Despite the fact that Steinbeck and Mitchell lived six miles apart from one another in Los Gatos, where Steinbeck wrote his enormously influential novel, The Grapes of Wrath, they never met. Mitchell published her novel, Of Human Kindness, in response to Steinbeck's work. Join us for an evening of literary controversy!

LEGO + Minecraft Stop-Motion Movie Making Workshop
Aug
21
1:00 pm13:00

LEGO + Minecraft Stop-Motion Movie Making Workshop

LEGO + Minecraft Stop-Motion Movie Making Workshop

This Class is now FULL, please email education@numulosgatos.org to add your name to the wait list. 

Sunday, August 21  |  1pm - 3pm  |  $49 (materials included)  |  Ages 7+

Learn how to make a short stop-motion movie using LEGO bricks/minifigures or Minecraft blocks/minifigures. Then create background scenery, storyboards, gain experience using cameras and have fun being a director!

About the Instructor: Learn to Discover's passion is to bring high-quality technology education to students from pre-Kindergarten through and beyond beyond Grade 12. Our main focus areas are STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), design skills, and art, and may be expanded to other areas as demand and market research dictates.

Self-Portrait Workshop: A Few of my Favorite Things
Aug
20
1:00 pm13:00

Self-Portrait Workshop: A Few of my Favorite Things

Self-Portrait Workshop: A Few of my Favorite Things with Artist Elizabeth Barlow

Saturday, August 20  |  1-3pm  |  $25  | Families, all ages welcome

"Everyone knows how to take a selfie, right?  But artists have created “self-portraits” for hundreds of years that tell visual stories about who they are.  Artist Elizabeth Barlow makes “portraits in absentia” using people's favorite belongings (books, hats, toys) to represent them — and in this workshop she will help you create your own self-portrait using some of your favorite things.  

Bring a few objects that say something about you and your personality, for example you could bring a book, a toy, a postcard, a hat, and Elizabeth will show how to select and arrange the objects so that they tell a visual story of YOU.  Then she’ll help you make a colorful drawing of your objects.  At the end of the workshop you’ll have a “portrait in absentia” of yourself and will know a little bit more about how artists reveal who they are through self-portraits.”

MakerSpace Open Studio
Aug
20
Aug 21

MakerSpace Open Studio

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Vegetable Print Art

Saturday + Sunday August 20-21  |  11am - 4:30pm  |  $5 Materials Fee

Every Saturday and Sunday from 11am-4:30pm 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.  

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

Intro to Indigo Dyeing
Aug
19
1:00 pm13:00

Intro to Indigo Dyeing

Intro to Indigo Dyeing

Friday, August 19 |  1pm-4pm  |  $10 Members, $15 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. Please wear clothes you don't mind getting messy, as indigo will stain fabrics. 

Los Gatos History's Mysteries
Aug
18
6:30 pm18:30

Los Gatos History's Mysteries

Los Gatos History's Mysteries

Thursday, August 18 |  6:30pm-7:30pm  |  Free with admission  |  Free for Los Gatos Library Cardholders and Museum Members

Come help NUMU and the Los Gatos Library identify historic photographs of Los Gatos! Join us for light refreshments and music as we search through unidentified photographs from the Los Gatos Library's archives, and unidentified objects in NUMU's permanent collection. 

MakerSpace Open Studio
Aug
13
Aug 14

MakerSpace Open Studio

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Pop-Up Art

Saturday + Sunday August 13-14  |  11am - 4:30pm  |  $5 Materials Fee

Every Saturday and Sunday from 11am-4:30pm 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.  

This weekend we'll be making art that really stands out--literally. Kids will learn the basics of pop-up art then use scissors, glue, and small knives to make their own pop-up creations. We will be demonstrating a few basic pop up techniques: sliding figures across the page, making them pop up from the page, and making figures move on the page. They will then design, decorate, cut out, and glue their very own pieces of pop-up art. 

Intro to Indigo Dyeing
Aug
12
1:00 pm13:00

Intro to Indigo Dyeing

Intro to Indigo Dyeing

Friday, August 12 |  1pm-4pm  |  $10 Members, $15 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. Please wear clothes you don't mind getting messy, as indigo will stain fabrics. 

Et in Arcadia Ego  |  A Panel Discussion
Aug
11
7:00 pm19:00

Et in Arcadia Ego | A Panel Discussion

Et in Arcadia Ego  |  A Panel Discussion

Thursday, August 11  |  7-8pm  |  $15 Non Members, $10 Members

Our current exhibition Et in Arcadia ego, explores the timeless myth of Arcadia as it has been represented by artists and writers, employing concepts such as idealized landscapes, liminal figures, and a contemplation of mortality. Join our panel of Et in Arcadia Ego exhibiting artists, David Ligare, Stephanie Peek, Holly Lane, and Seamus Conley as they discuss these themes in their work. The panel will be moderated by our Executive Director Lisa Coscino and our Art Curator Marianne McGrath. 

Funding for this program provided by: Silicon Valley Creates and The Borgenight Foundation. 

Black Box Theatre  |  Film Screening "Akeelah and the Bee"
Aug
6
Aug 7

Black Box Theatre | Film Screening "Akeelah and the Bee"

Black Box Theatre  |  Film Screening "Akeelah and the Bee"

Saturday + Sunday  |  2pm  |  Free with admission

13 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Akeelah and the Bee (2006) (Eleven-year-old Akeelah Anderson is determined to spell her way out of South Los Angeles and make it to the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. With a tutor behind her, Akeelah may even show her pessimistic mother she has what it takes to win.

Rating: PG Running Time: 1 hour 52 minutes Genres: Drama

 

MakerSpace Open Studio
Aug
6
Aug 7

MakerSpace Open Studio

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Writing without Pens

Saturday + Sunday August 6-7  |  11am - 4:30pm  |  $5 Materials Fee

Every Saturday and Sunday from 11am-4:30pm 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.  

Can you write without a pen or a pencil? This weekend try writing with quills and ink on our own clay tablets, made from modeling clay. Use pre-cut goose and crow feathers, found in Central Park, and inks to try different drawing techniques. Finally, try painting using our sumi brushes and ink!

Intro to Indigo Dyeing
Aug
5
1:00 pm13:00

Intro to Indigo Dyeing

Intro to Indigo Dyeing

Friday, August 5  |  1pm-4pm  |  $10 Members, $15 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. Please wear clothes you don't mind getting messy, as indigo will stain fabrics. 

Black Box Theatre  |   Film Screening "Stranger than Fiction"
Aug
4
6:00 pm18:00

Black Box Theatre | Film Screening "Stranger than Fiction"

Black Box Theatre  |  Film Screening "Stranger than Fiction"

Thursday |  6pm |  Free with admission
13 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Stranger than Fiction (2006) As best-selling novelist Kay Eiffel struggles with how to kill off her main character, IRS auditor Harold Crick begins hearing her voice in his head and slowly realizes that he must stop his own death. Featuring Actors Will FerrellMaggie Gyllenhaal and Dustin Hoffman.

Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 1 hour 53 minutes Genres: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

NUMU Black Box  |  "Sandlot" Film Screening
Jul
30
Jul 31

NUMU Black Box | "Sandlot" Film Screening

Black Box  |  "Sandlot" Film Screening

Saturday + Sunday July 30-31|  2pm  |  Free with Admission

13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

The Sandlot (1993) is American coming-of-age baseball film co-written and directed by David M. Evans. A new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his team in this coming of age movie set in the summer of 1962. Together, they get themselves into many adventures involving rival teams, lifeguards, and a vicious dog.

Rating: PG Running Time: 1 hour 41 minutes Genres: Comedy, Family Drama.