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!

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.

Indigo Dye Night
Sep
1
6:00 pm18:00

Indigo Dye Night

Indigo Dye Night

Thursday, September 1  |  6-8pm  |  All Ages
$15 Members, $20 General  |   Pre-Registration Required

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.

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. 

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.

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.

"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. 

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. 

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!

Exploring Digital Art
Sep
10
12:30 pm12:30

Exploring Digital Art

Exploring Digital Art

Saturday, September 10  |  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! Pre-register for $39 or drop in at NUMU for $49 (day of).

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.

Learn how to Letter with Jillian Schiavi
Sep
15
6:00 pm18:00

Learn how to Letter with Jillian Schiavi

Learn how to Letter with Jillian Schiavi

Thursday, September 15  |  6-8pm  |  $25 Members, $30 General

Rethink your Thursday evenings with NUMU Nights! Come transform your writing with calligrapher and letter artist Jillian Schiavi. Learn the secret to creating beautiful and professional cards, invitations and more, inspired by our current exhibition, Script & Scribble: The History and Art of Handwriting

Since the fifth grade, Jillian Schiavi has been cultivating a love for lettering and drawing. An East Coast native, she recently relocated to the Bay Area to continue building her passion for illustration and modern calligraphy. She lends her artistic style to logo designs for small creative businesses, stationery design, editorial stories, and teaching workshops. Alongside her creative freelance career at www.jillyink.com, Jillian is also an actor and Independent Consultant with Arbonne International. She enjoys collaborating with, and learning from other creative individuals, and empowering men and women to design their lives around freedom of choice.

http://jillyink.com/

 

NUMU Atelier September Visiting Artist   |   David Gray
Sep
16
Sep 18

NUMU Atelier September Visiting Artist | David Gray

  • NUMU Atelier | New Museum Los Gatos

Oil Portrait Sketch Workshop

September 16 - 18, 2016  |  10:00am - 5:00pm

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

Email numustudio@gmail.com to register

David Gray is a highly accomplished realist painter who excels at this particular quick-sketch technique.

This painting workshop is excellent for artists interested in realistic oil painting techniques. David teaches how to manage a traditional portrait painters' palette, and demonstrates his alla prima ("first stroke") style.

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.

www.davidgrayart.com

 

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. 

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
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
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. 

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.

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 Atelier October Visiting Artist | Cuong Nguyen
Oct
1
Oct 2

NUMU Atelier October Visiting Artist | Cuong Nguyen

  • NUMU Atelier | New Museum Los Gatos

Pastel Portrait Sketch Workshop

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

$380 (includes model fee)  |  $350 for NUMU Members

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. Cuong is a really talented and entertaining teacher, you don't want to miss this fun weekend in our cool new studio!

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.  

NUMU Atelier October Visiting Artist | Robert Semans
Oct
15
Oct 16

NUMU Atelier October Visiting Artist | Robert Semans

  • NUMU Atelier | New Museum Los Gatos

Bob Semans Oil Painting Workshop

Visiting Artist  |  Robert Semans

October 15 - 16, 2016  |  10:00am - 5:00pm

$280  |  $265 for NUMU Members

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.

 

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! Experience 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 the wide audience of Silicon Valley.

Located at New Museum Los Gatos and the Los Gatos Town Plaza

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 Atelier November Visiting Artist | Robert Semans
Nov
12
Nov 13

NUMU Atelier November Visiting Artist | Robert Semans

Bob Semans Oil Painting Workshop

Visiting Artist  |  Robert Semans

November 12 - 13, 2016  |  10:00am - 5:00pm

$280  |  $265 for NUMU Members

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.

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.

Mentor Speed-Dating Night  |  Arts Professionals
Nov
17
6:00 pm18:00

Mentor Speed-Dating 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-dating night at NUMU!

NUMU Atelier December Visiting Artist | Robert Semans
Dec
10
Dec 11

NUMU Atelier December Visiting Artist | Robert Semans

Bob Semans Oil Painting Workshop 

Visiting Artist  |  Robert Semans

December 10 - 11, 2016  |  10:00am - 5:00pm

$280  |  $265 for NUMU Members

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.

NUMU Atelier January Visiting Artist | Robert Semans
Jan
21
Jan 22

NUMU Atelier January Visiting Artist | Robert Semans

Bob Semans Oil Painting Workshop

Visiting Artist  |  Robert Semans

January 21 - 22, 2016  |  10:00am - 5:00pm

$280  |  $265 for NUMU Members

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.


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. 

NUMU Atelier August Visiting Artist | Felicia Forte
Aug
12
Aug 14

NUMU Atelier August Visiting Artist | Felicia Forte

  • NUMU Atelier | New Museum Los Gatos

Alla-Prima Portrait Painting Workshop

August 12 - 14, 2016  |  10:00am - 5:00pm

SOLD OUT, thank you!

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

Email numustudio@gmail.com to register

This oil painting workshop teaches a single-session alla-prima portrait technique using a traditional limited palette. Over the three days of this workshop we will practice a series of exercises designed to illustrate the fundamentals of Felicia's technique.

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 San Francisco, California. 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.

www.feliciaforte.com

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.

MakerSpace Open Studio
Jul
30
Jul 31

MakerSpace Open Studio

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Harry Potter: Art is Magic

Saturday + Sunday July 30-31  |  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.  

Come celebrate Harry Potter's birthday (July 31!) in the MakerSpace! Contribute to a community project creating new magical and fantastic beasts for Hagrid, and watch our magnetic potions bubble and boil. What House are you in? Create your own Hogwarts House banner, and then make a magic wand to take home with you! 

Mixed Media Drop-In  |  Intro to Indigo Dyeing
Jul
29
1:00 pm13:00

Mixed Media Drop-In | Intro to Indigo Dyeing

Mixed Media Drop-In|  Intro to Indigo Dyeing

Friday, July 29|  1pm-4pm  |  $15, 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 Black Box  |  "Moneyball" Film Screening
Jul
28
6:00 pm18:00

NUMU Black Box | "Moneyball" Film Screening

Black Box  |  "Moneyball" Film Screening

Thursday July 28  |  6pm  |  Free with Admission

13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

Moneyball (2011) was directed by Bennett Miller and based on Michael Lewis' 2003 nonfiction book of the same name. It tells the story of the Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players. 

Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 2 hours 13 minutes Genres: Biography, Drama, Sport

NUMU Black Box  |  "A League of Their Own" Film Screening
Jul
23
Jul 24

NUMU Black Box | "A League of Their Own" Film Screening

Black Box  |  "A League of Their Own" Film Screening

Saturday + Sunday  July 23 - 24  |  2pm  |  Free with Admission

13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

A League of Their Own (1992) was directed by Penny Marshall and tells the fictionalized account of two sisters who joined the first female professional baseball league (All-American Girls Professional Baseball League) and struggled to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry

Rating: PG Running Time: 2 hours 8 minutes Genres: Comedy, Sport, Drama

MakerSpace Open Studio
Jul
23
Jul 24

MakerSpace Open Studio

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Shadow Box Landscapes

Saturday + Sunday July 23-24  |  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.   

Inspired by our current exhibition, Et in Arcadia Ego, we will be using cardboard boxes as shadow boxes and making our own paradise landscapes to go inside! Plan your landscape, then cut out trees, mountains, and animals from colored papers and decorate them individually to create your own landscape paradise. Walk through Et in Arcadia Ego to see how other artists imagine these beautiful landscapes. 

Mixed Media Drop-In  |  Intro to Indigo Dyeing
Jul
22
1:00 pm13:00

Mixed Media Drop-In | Intro to Indigo Dyeing

Mixed Media Drop-In|  Intro to Indigo Dyeing

Friday, July 22  |  1pm-4pm  |  $15, materials included

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
Jul
21
6:30 pm18:30

Los Gatos History's Mysteries

Los Gatos History's Mysteries

Thursday, July 21 |  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. 

Black Box  |  "42" Film Screening
Jul
21
6:00 pm18:00

Black Box | "42" Film Screening

Black Box  |  "42" Film Screening

Thursday July 21  |  6pm  |  Free with Admission

13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

42 (2013) is an American biographical sports film written and directed by Brian Helgeland about the racial integration of the American Professional Baseball by player Jackie Robinson. The movie follows the story of Jackie Robinson from his signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers organization in 1945 to his historic 1947 rookie season when he broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball.

Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 2 hours 8 minutes Genres: Biography, Drama, Sport

NUMU Black Box | "Baseball" Documentary Screening
Jul
16
Jul 17

NUMU Black Box | "Baseball" Documentary Screening

Saturday + Sunday  July 16 - 17  |  2pm  |  Free with Admission

13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

Baseball (1994) is an American documentary miniseries created by Ken Burns. Burns uses archived pictures and film footage, mixed with interviews. The miniseries is divided into "9 Innings." The 1st Inning "Our Game" will be shown on Saturday, the 5th Inning "Shadow Ball" will be screened on Sunday.  

MakerSpace Open Studio
Jul
16
Jul 17

MakerSpace Open Studio

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Make Your Own Paper

Saturday + Sunday July 16-17  |  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.  

Inspired by our current exhibition, Script & Scribble: The History of Handwriting we will be learning how paper is made! Take paper scraps and transform them into paper through a simple pulp process under the guidance of our Open Studio instructors. Then decorate with different colored dyes, flowers, leaves and petals!

Mixed Media Drop-In  |  Intro to Indigo Dyeing
Jul
15
1:00 pm13:00

Mixed Media Drop-In | Intro to Indigo Dyeing

Mixed Media Drop-In|  Intro to Indigo Dyeing

Friday, July 15  |  1pm-4pm  |  $15, 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. 

StoryShare
Jul
14
6:30 pm18:30

StoryShare

StoryShare

Thursday, July 14  |  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.

NUMU Black Box | "Field of Dreams" Film Screening
Jul
14
6:00 pm18:00

NUMU Black Box | "Field of Dreams" Film Screening

Thursday July 14 | 6pm | Free with Admission

13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

Field of Dreams (1989) is an American fantasy-drama film directed by Phil Alden Robinson. An Iowa corn farmer (Kevin Costner), hears voices, and interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields. Coining the famous phrase "If you build it, he will come." After completion of the diamond, the Chicago White Sox come. 

Rating: PG Running Time: 1 hour 47 minutes Genres: Drama, Family Fantasy

MakerSpace Open Studio
Jul
9
Jul 10

MakerSpace Open Studio

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  DIY Stop-Motion Movie Making

Saturday + Sunday July 9-10  |  11am - 4:30pm

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.  

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.