Crafty Readers: The Great Cake Mystery
Aug
17
10:00 AM10:00

Crafty Readers: The Great Cake Mystery

Crafty Readers: The Great Cake Mystery


August 10 & 17 | 10am-12pm

CANCELLED

Ages: 8-11
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St, Los Gatos
Fee: $85 ($65 advance price, if booked at least 3 weeks prior to camp)
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org

Have you ever said to yourself, Wouldn’t it be nice to be a detective? This is the story of an African girl who says just that. Her name is Precious. When a piece of cake goes missing from her classroom, a traditionally built young boy is tagged as the culprit. Precious, however, is not convinced. She sets out to find the real thief. Along the way she learns that your first guess isn’t always right. She also learns how to be a detective.

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Paper Lights
Aug
18
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Paper Lights

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Paper Lights

Saturday August 18 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $8 Materials Fee*

Light it up! Using copper tape and LED lights, build circuitry into your fun, summer-inspired paper art.

Every Saturday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers young visitors 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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Summer Printmaking Demo Series
Aug
18
2:00 PM14:00

Summer Printmaking Demo Series

Martha Castillo | Clayprinting   

Sat. August 18th  |  2pm-3pm
Spotlight Gallery (Upper Floor)
Free with Admission  |  Free to Members  |  RSVP Required

Clayprinting is a new and innovative approach to monotype printmaking. The technique trades traditional plates and ink for potter's clay and pure pigments. The process is water based, non-toxic, and only hand tools are required. Martha Castillo will guide viewers thru the steps from blank surface to finished print.

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Clay Printing with Printmaker Martha Castillo
Aug
24
to Aug 25

Clay Printing with Printmaker Martha Castillo

Clay Printing with Printmaker Martha Castillo

Friday-Saturday, August 24 + 25, 2018  

10am-3pm  | Skill Level: No Experience Required

Fee: NUMU Member: $190 | General: $210

A $30 Materials Fee will be collected the first day of the class


All workshop fees are non-refundable and non-transferable

In this two-day workshop, students will be introduced to a new and innovative approach to monotype printmaking called Clay Print. This technique substitutes potter's clay and pure pigments for the traditional rigid plate and printmaker’s inks.  Involving a buildup of many layers of pigmented clay slip on an un-fired clay slab, the prints are hand pulled onto a polyester ‘canvas’. This medium appeals to artists with ceramic backgrounds, printmaking, and other mediums as well. 

Students will learn to make vibrant monotype prints using only potter’s clay and pure pigments. The process is water based, and uses hand tools only; no press, no fumes, and easy cleanup!  The technique is ideally suited to impressionist style and abstract imagery; However, using stencils and masks creates the possibility for more representational work.

Beginning with a comprehensive demonstration of the technique, each student will prepare their individual printing plate. We will devote the rest of the workshop to building layers of color and shapes to create images and make prints, with additional demonstrations as needed. Each student receives plenty of individual attention, while still being free to work at their own pace. In addition to making prints, we will have opportunities for group and/or individual critiques along the way and will discuss various methods of displaying finished works: several examples will be provided.

At the end of the workshop, students will keep their clay printing board and should have several finished prints to take home. A handout will list sources for various materials and supplies, as well as instructions for caring for the board, and for building larger ones. 

About the Instructor

Award-winning artist, Martha Castillo has taught art classes in various mediums to adults and children for more than 50 years. Martha teaches and gives demos in her Palo Alto studio as well as Bay Area venues, including Art Guilds, Open Studios, the Richmond Art Center, and venues farther afield. She exhibits at Gallery House in Palo Alto, and other venues, and is a member of the California Society of Printmakers.

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Poké-Planters
Aug
25
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Poké-Planters

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Poké-Planters

Saturday August 25 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $8 Materials Fee*

Turn your old water bottles into cute Pokémon and kitty themed planters and add succulents for a cool summertime craft!

Every Saturday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers young visitors 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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High School Musical Screening and Talkback with the Screenwriter
Aug
25
6:00 PM18:00

High School Musical Screening and Talkback with the Screenwriter

Disney Channel's Wildcats are Coming to LGHS!
Free Admission for Sis Boom Bah! Hall Pass Members Only!

Join us for a fun-filled evening to get fired up for the September 8th opening of Sis Boom Bah! The Life and Times of Los Gatos High School, an exhibition at NUMU that celebrates the 100+year old history of LGHS.  

Doors open at 6pm at the LGHS Theater. High School Musical screenwriter, Peter Barsocchini will share the movie's back story which was inspired by his then pre-teenage daughter, Gabriella. Then, the movie starts and the sing-along begins! Feel free to dress up as your favorite HSM character, or not! HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! Tickets cannot be purchased, admission reserved for Sis Boom Bah! Hall Pass Members only!

6pm        Doors Open @ Los Gatos High School Theater | 20 High School Court (plenty of free street and on-campus parking)
6:15pm  Talkback with screenwriter, Peter Barsocchini
6:45pm  Screening & Sing-along

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Cardboard Automatons
Sep
1
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Cardboard Automatons

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Cardboard Automatons

Saturday September 1 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $8 Materials Fee*

Use cardboard boxes and wooden skewers to create moving, story-telling machines. Each participant will have the opportunity to plan a simple machine with some guidance in designing and building! This workshop will be a fun blend of art and engineering where participants can put gears and motion into practice.

Every Saturday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers young visitors 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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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
8
11:00 AM11:00

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

About Sis Boom Bah!

This three-dimensional yearbook-style exhibition explores what it has meant to be a LGHS Wildcat over the course of the school's 100 years+ history.  Visitors to the exhibition will experience highlights of Wildcat dominance in sports, the arts, student activities, and the social events that created lasting friendships and a distinct campus community.  Visitors will also learn about 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. In addition the exhibition will explore the history of the teenager, a word that came into the American lexicon in the early 20th century.

Visitors don’t have to be a graduate or current student at Los Gatos High School to appreciate the exhibition because it is as much a history of the school as it is a history of the Town, its residents and the common experience of being a teenager, responding to local and global trends, politics, lifestyles and culture.

Since opening its doors in its current location in 1908, Los Gatos High School (LGHS) 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 that 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.

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Exhibition Opening Celebration
Sep
8
11:00 AM11:00

Exhibition Opening Celebration

Summer’s here and we’re busy gearing up for the opening of Sis Boom Bah! The Life & Times of Los Gatos High School exhibition on Saturday, September 8th. So, mark your calendar!

We hope that you can join us and join in on the fun. We’ll have surprises and festivities throughout the day as we celebrate the opening our expansive, entertaining exhibition.

Meantime, check out Sis Boom Bah! on our website for complete exhibitions details, news and information. And, place an order for your yearbook catalog and plan to join the yearbook signing party in January 2019.

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Art School Applications: Everything You Need to Know
Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

Art School Applications: Everything You Need to Know

Art School Applications: Everything You Need to Know

Presented by California College of the Arts

Thursday, September 13  |  6-7pm  |  RSVP Required

Applying to Art School can be confusing and overwhelming. But don't despair! We're here to help. Admissions Counselors from California College of the Arts will be onsite at NUMU to share important information on how to analyze art school curriculums, and understand the ins and outs of the application process and portfolio development.

You will also learn about career opportunities in the arts, and how to apply for scholarships and financial aid. And please bring your parents! They will also benefit from the information, guidance and resources generously shared by the folks from The California College of the Arts.

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Vegetable Prints
Sep
15
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Vegetable Prints

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Vegetable Prints

Saturday September 15 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $8 Materials Fee*

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!

Every Saturday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers young visitors 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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Sep
16
1:00 PM13:00

Boy Scout Workshop | Art Merit Badge

Boy Scout Workshop  |  Art Merit Badge

Sunday, September 16, 2018  |  1-3pm
$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.

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Urban Sketching with Suhita Shirodkar
Sep
21
to Sep 22

Urban Sketching with Suhita Shirodkar

Urban Sketching with Suhita Shirodkar

Friday-Saturday, Sept. 21 + 22, 2018  

10am-4pm  | Skill Level: Beginner + | Ages: 18+

Fee: NUMU Member: $180  |  General: $200

All workshop fees are non-refundable and non-transferable

An introduction to urban sketching and visual journaling designed for beginners and those with some experience alike: We will explore drawing and painting in a sketchbook, a wonderful way to record life and the world around you. With the set of skills gained from this workshop, students will have a strong basis on which to build a journaling or urban sketching practice. We will also touch upon a host of topics and techniques that go into working in sketchbooks: drawing everyday objects and people, learning perspective, understanding value and the basics of color theory and mixing watercolors. Students will apply these skills outdoors and add in urban sketching: drawing architecture and combining the skills with strategies for working outdoors.

About the Instructor:
Suhita Shirodkar is an urban sketcher and a watercolor artist, whose work revolves around seeing and capturing the world around her, both the everyday and the exotic. She works primarily in sketchbooks using watercolor, pen & ink and mixed media. She has been featured in the Mercury News, on KQED and teaches workshops in exciting locales such as Brazil, Singapore and England, as well as locally. Her current show,“Sign of the Times: The Vintage Signs of San Jose Captured in Urban Sketches” is a solo show of over 75 urban sketches and paintings in watercolor and pen & ink. At Pasetta House, History San Jose on weekends from March 18th through December 23rd, 2018.

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Saucers from Space!
Sep
22
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Saucers from Space!

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Saucers from Space!

Saturday September 22 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $8 Materials Fee*

Get "far-out" at NUMU! Join us in the MakerSpace for some space-y fun as we use recyclables, hot glue, and paint to create flying saucers that look like they could sail between the stars!

Every Saturday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers young visitors 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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Farm2Fabric: Natural Dye Workshop with Local Artist, Ruby Dosen
Sep
23
10:00 AM10:00

Farm2Fabric: Natural Dye Workshop with Local Artist, Ruby Dosen

Farm2Fabric: Natural Dye Workshop with Local Artist, Ruby Dosen

Sunday, September 23  | 10am-4pm
Skill Level: Beginner + | Ages: 16 +

Fee: NUMU Member: $80  | General: $100
Materials included in fee

All workshop fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

This fun, experimental,  dig-in-and-dye-it workshop is perfect for new and experienced makers alike. Spend the day learning how to upcycle scarves, fabric remnants, pillow cases, curtains, t-shirts into something new, wearable, useful and wonderfully artistic. Make your own organic dyes using materials from your fridge crisper, compost bin and garden -  fruits, flowers, vegetables, botanicals and herbs. Learn natural dyeing techniques including bundle, dip, and raw color transfer to fabrics.
You’ll take home at least one, original wearable or functional piece of art and all the know-how to continue experimenting at home.  

All workshop materials are provided, however you’re encouraged to bring items from home to add to the materials collection (makes it more fun and interesting!), including organic household and garden materials described above, and pre-washed white natural fabrics or remnants including cotton, linen, wool, muslin, and silk, and recycled denim.  

About the Instructor:
Local South Bay Artist, Ruby Dosen is a prolific, multifaceted artist who embraces the traditions of the Japanese Wabi-Sabi aesthetic in her practice - asymmetry, simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty and intimacy, and appreciation of the ingenuous integrity of natural objects and processes.  Ruby is a Reiki Master and healing arts practitioner, photographer, painter and fiber artist. She also creates of one of a kind original wearable artworks and is an avid art collector.  Ruby has been creating and making art since she was a child growing up in Croatia and Chicago.  

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Coffee Tawk with Lisa Coscino, Executive Director, NUMU
Sep
27
2:00 PM14:00

Coffee Tawk with Lisa Coscino, Executive Director, NUMU

Coffee Tawk
with Lisa Coscino, Executive Director, NUMU

Thursday, September 27th  | 2 - 3pm
Free with Admission | Free for Members

Tawpic: TBD  

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. 

Upcoming Tawk: TBD.

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10 Week Figure Drawing Workshop with Warren Chang
Sep
28
3:30 PM15:30

10 Week Figure Drawing Workshop with Warren Chang


10-Week Figure Drawing Workshop with Warren Chang

Fridays |  September 28 thru December 14 | 3:30pm-6:30pm
* No class Friday November 9th & 23rd 

Skill Level: Beginner + | Ages: 16+

Fee: NUMU Member: $450  | General: $480

All class fees are non-refundable and non-transferable

Develop or expand your skills in drawing the human figure at this 10 week Figure Drawing workshop series led by acclaimed Monterey Bay Area artist, Warren Chang. The workshop will offer a comprehensive guide to rendering the human figure with an emphasis on focusing on the head and hands and study breakdowns of the individual features of the face and the clothed figure. Students will also explore the fundamentals of tonal drawing in charcoal and light and shadow or “Chiaroscuro”.  

About the Instructor:

Warren Chang is an award-winning Monterey Bay Area artist with over 30 years of experience as a professional illustrator and fine artist. Chang is most known for his arresting narrative paintings of farmworkers from the Monterey County area. NUMU will be presenting an exhibition of Chang's paintings in January 2019. Learn more about Warren here.

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Paper Puppets!
Sep
29
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Paper Puppets!

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Paper Puppets!

Saturday September 29 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $8 Materials Fee*

It's time to puppet up at NUMU as we turn paper into puppets! We'll be creating paper bag puppets and paper roll marionettes using paper, markers, glue, and yarn. So join us for open studio and walk out with a new friend!

Every Saturday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers young visitors 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: Thinking Outside the Frame
Sep
30
11:00 AM11:00

Exhibition Closing: Thinking Outside the Frame

Thinking Outside the Frame
May 18 - September 30, 2018

New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU) and the California Society of Printmakers is pleased to present Thinking Outside the Frame, a juried group printmaking exhibition featuring works that fall outside of the realm of traditional printmaking, including large-scale prints, installation and book arts.

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Girl Scouts: Brownies Letterboxer Badge
Oct
6
9:00 AM09:00

Girl Scouts: Brownies Letterboxer Badge

Girl Scouts: Brownies Letterboxer Badge


Saturday, October 6 |  9-11am

Scout Level: Brownies
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St, Los Gatos
Fee: $30 per participant, $5 per chaperone
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org

Come see what's new at NUMU! At New Museum Los Gatos scouts will have fun looking at, talking about, and making art with our inventive museum educators and artists. Our workshops introduce techniques that teach scouts to express themselves and explore their world--with art! More programs and dates are available, email makerspace@numulosgatos.org for details. 

Brownies, it's time to shout and stamp! Brownie level girl scouts will get the chance to learn all about letterboxes with New Museum Los Gatos' exciting letterboxer badge program. Join us as we create unique stamps for each scout, make a troop letterbox, and partake in a scavenger hunt for a letterbox hidden somewhere in the museum!

  • Troop leaders must provide enough adult chaperones to maintain Girl Scouts official ratio (1:6, with an additional adult chaperone for every additional 6 scouts)

  • Adult chaperones must sign in at the front desk 

  • Children will be working with art supplies and may get messy. Dress accordingly!  

  • Parents/guardians are responsible for bringing scouts to and from events, bathroom escorts, and supervision while in the museum galleries. 

  • To reserve a private badge program for you troop, please email. 

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Mini-Haunted Houses
Oct
6
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Mini-Haunted Houses

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Mini-Haunted Houses

Saturday October 6 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $8 Materials Fee*

Home is where the haunt is! Create a haunted house of your own with a cemetery lawn and monsters in every room using cardstock, markers, paper, and glue.

Every Saturday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers young visitors 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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Abstract Expressive Painting with Zoya Scholis
Oct
7
11:00 AM11:00

Abstract Expressive Painting with Zoya Scholis

Abstract Expressive Painting with Zoya Scholis

Sunday, October 7, 2018  

11am-3pm  | Skill Level: Beginner + | Ages: 18+

Fee: NUMU Members: $135 | General: $155

All class fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable

Zoya Scholis is an actively exhibiting painter, who dedicates herself to leading Art for Personal Growth Workshops around the Bay Area. Her teaching style includes movement, improv games and music to enhance learning and creative inspiration. This painting and movement workshop is inspired by the American Abstract expressionist, Joan Mitchell. Students will learn about the life and work of this groundbreaking artist and the motivation behind her painting style. In this workshop, students will be encouraged to use use full range of motion and emotion to work loose marks expressively. Fundamentally it's about expressing life energy and real emotions through the style of abstract expressionism painting.

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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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The Fundamentals of Drawing with Laurel Bushman
Oct
20
to Oct 21

The Fundamentals of Drawing with Laurel Bushman

The Fundamentals of Drawing with Laurel Bushman

Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 20 + 21, 2018  

10am-3pm  | Skill Level: Beginner + | Ages: 18+

Fee: NUMU Member: $160  |  General: $180

A $30 Materials fee will be collected on the first day of class

All class fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable

In this two-day workshop, Students will learn unique approaches to the different stages of  drawing using black and white charcoal pencils. Emphasis will be placed on how to become organized and flexible during the drawing process while drawing with a realistic approach. Students will complete two drawings over the course of the workshop, along with a number of small studies. I will conduct drawing demonstrations for the class during the course of the workshop; However, students will focus the majority of their time working on their projects and will receive personal attention through each phase of the drawing process. Upon completion of the workshop, students will have gained skills in creating interesting compositions, unique approaches to drawing and the inspiration to begin their own personal art practice at home!  Lastly, these skills will translate across different media and help artists create various types of artwork in the future.

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Floating Phantoms
Oct
20
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Floating Phantoms

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Floating Phantoms

Saturday October 20 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $8 Materials Fee*

Create a halloween decoration that's truly Boo-tiful! Use cheese cloth, a glowstick, and your imagination to make a floating phantom to haunt your halls!

Every Saturday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers young visitors 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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Oct
21
11:00 AM11:00

Exhibition Closing: In the Artist’s Studio: David Middlebrook

Exhibition Opening:

In the Artist’s Studio: David Middlebrook

June 28, 2018 – October 21, 2018

In the Artist’s Studio supports NUMU’s mission and success in being able to story tell in new ways. Most people do not have the opportunity to visit an artist’s studio and learn first hand how artwork is made, but more importantly why it is made. Art making is a response to environmental, cultural, political and personal experiences. NUMU intends to offer ideas and insight into this practice and thereby share the ingenuity, intelligence and empathy that goes into the creative process. 

In this second installment of In the Artist’s Studio, NUMU is pleased to invite you into the studio of Los Gatos resident David Middlebrook for an introduction to his work, creative process and life as an artist. In this virtual studio visit, you will see his sculpture, view art making tools and personal items, along with photographs of private studio spaces, which are rarely open to the public.

More information including high res images for download may be found on our Press Resources Page.  Read press coverage for the exhibition on the NUMU in the News page. Sign-up to receive our Press Releases.

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Dancing Skeletons
Oct
27
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Dancing Skeletons

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Dancing Skeletons

Saturday October 27 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $8 Materials Fee*

No bones about it, this is the perfect halloween craft! Use your art skills to turn a paper roll, paint, yarn, and cardstock into a fun skeleton puppet. All you have to do is make sure your hip bone's connected to your leg bone!

Every Saturday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers young visitors 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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How to Prepare for San Francisco National Portfolio Day 2019
Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

How to Prepare for San Francisco National Portfolio Day 2019

How to Prepare for San Francisco National Portfolio Day 2019

Presented by California College of the Arts

A Free Program for High School Students at NUMU

Thursday, November 1  |  6-7pm  |  RSVP Required

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 San Francisco Art Institute in San Francisco on January 12, 2019.  NPD offers participants the opportunity to present their work to college admissions officers, and receive important feedback on preparing for the college application process.A Free Program for High School Students at NUMU

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Girl Scouts: Brownies Painting Badge
Nov
3
9:00 AM09:00

Girl Scouts: Brownies Painting Badge

Girl Scouts: Brownies Painting Badge


Saturday, November 3 |  9-11am

Scout Level: Brownies
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St, Los Gatos
Fee: $30 per participant, $5 per chaperone
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org

Come see what's new at NUMU! At New Museum Los Gatos scouts will have fun looking at, talking about, and making art with our inventive museum educators and artists. Our workshops introduce techniques that teach scouts to express themselves and explore their world--with art! More programs and dates are available, email makerspace@numulosgatos.org for details. 

Brownies, become a master painter at NUMU! Tour the art galleries for ideas, find out how colors make you feel and end the workshop by painting it up in our MakerSpace studio.

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Takbon Texture Printmaking with Cindy Davis
Nov
4
10:30 AM10:30

Takbon Texture Printmaking with Cindy Davis

Takbon Texture Printmaking with Cindy Davis

Sunday, November 4  | 10:30am-4:30pm
Skill Level: Beginner + | Ages: 16 +

Fee: NUMU Member: $100  | General: $120
All Materials Included with Tuition

All class fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Explore the ancient process of Takbon, a traditional Korean printmaking technique for transferring the textures of objects onto paper. The result is similar to a rubbing, but instead of using friction and a crayon or charcoal, an inked dauber is tapped on the surface of the paper. This gentle method of tapping reveals minute details and allows for the arrangement of different objects in a single print. Novice and experienced printmakers  are invited to discover this unique approach to printmaking and experiment a variety of shape and texture combinations using natural objects, such as leaves, flat seashells, large feathers, as well as coins, buttons, keys, ceramic tiles, anything with texture and depth! Students are encouraged to bring a favorite short poem or haiku, which can be printed with an embossing label maker and illustrated. By the end of the workshop, students will take home 6-8 prints and a new found appreciation of an ancient art form. 


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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 9 - 11, 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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Girl Scouts: Juniors Drawing Badge
Dec
8
9:00 AM09:00

Girl Scouts: Juniors Drawing Badge

Girl Scouts: Juniors Drawing Badge


Saturday, December 8 |  9-11am

Scout Level: Juniors
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St, Los Gatos
Fee: $30 per participant, $5 per chaperone
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org

Come see what's new at NUMU! At New Museum Los Gatos scouts will have fun looking at, talking about, and making art with our inventive museum educators and artists. Our workshops introduce techniques that teach scouts to express themselves and explore their world--with art! More programs and dates are available, email makerspace@numulosgatos.org for details. 

Draw it out at New Museum Los Gatos. Our drawing badge workshop helps scouts learn the basics of drawing, explore different drawing tools, and discover a little bit about graphic design! Complete the experience by creating your own masterpiece downstairs in our MakerSpace Studio.

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Girl Scouts: Brownies Painting Badge
Feb
2
9:00 AM09:00

Girl Scouts: Brownies Painting Badge

Girl Scouts: Brownies Painting Badge


Saturday, February 2 |  9-11am

Scout Level: Brownies
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St, Los Gatos
Fee: $30 per participant, $5 per chaperone
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org

Come see what's new at NUMU! At New Museum Los Gatos scouts will have fun looking at, talking about, and making art with our inventive museum educators and artists. Our workshops introduce techniques that teach scouts to express themselves and explore their world--with art! More programs and dates are available, email makerspace@numulosgatos.org for details. 

Brownies, become a master painter at NUMU! Tour the art galleries for ideas, find out how colors make you feel and end the workshop by painting it up in our MakerSpace studio.

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Girl Scouts: Juniors Drawing Badge
Mar
2
9:00 AM09:00

Girl Scouts: Juniors Drawing Badge

Girl Scouts: Juniors Drawing Badge


Saturday, March 2 |  9-11am

Scout Level: Juniors
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St, Los Gatos
Fee: $30 per participant, $5 per chaperone
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org

Come see what's new at NUMU! At New Museum Los Gatos scouts will have fun looking at, talking about, and making art with our inventive museum educators and artists. Our workshops introduce techniques that teach scouts to express themselves and explore their world--with art! More programs and dates are available, email makerspace@numulosgatos.org for details. 

Draw it out at New Museum Los Gatos. Our drawing badge workshop helps scouts learn the basics of drawing, explore different drawing tools, and discover a little bit about graphic design! Complete the experience by creating your own masterpiece downstairs in our MakerSpace Studio.

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Girl Scouts: Brownies Letterboxer Badge
Apr
6
9:00 AM09:00

Girl Scouts: Brownies Letterboxer Badge

Girl Scouts: Brownies Letterboxer Badge


Saturday, April 6 |  9-11am

Scout Level: Brownies
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St, Los Gatos
Fee: $30 per participant, $5 per chaperone
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org

Come see what's new at NUMU! At New Museum Los Gatos scouts will have fun looking at, talking about, and making art with our inventive museum educators and artists. Our workshops introduce techniques that teach scouts to express themselves and explore their world--with art! More programs and dates are available, email makerspace@numulosgatos.org for details. 

Brownies, it's time to shout and stamp! Brownie level girl scouts will get the chance to learn all about letterboxes with New Museum Los Gatos' exciting letterboxer badge program. Join us as we create unique stamps for each scout, make a troop letterbox, and partake in a scavenger hunt for a letterbox hidden somewhere in the museum!

  • Troop leaders must provide enough adult chaperones to maintain Girl Scouts official ratio (1:6, with an additional adult chaperone for every additional 6 scouts)

  • Adult chaperones must sign in at the front desk 

  • Children will be working with art supplies and may get messy. Dress accordingly!  

  • Parents/guardians are responsible for bringing scouts to and from events, bathroom escorts, and supervision while in the museum galleries. 

  • To reserve a private badge program for you troop, please email. 

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Girl Scouts: Brownies Painting Badge
May
4
9:00 AM09:00

Girl Scouts: Brownies Painting Badge

Girl Scouts: Brownies Painting Badge


Saturday, May 4 |  9-11am

Scout Level: Brownies
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St, Los Gatos
Fee: $30 per participant, $5 per chaperone
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org

Come see what's new at NUMU! At New Museum Los Gatos scouts will have fun looking at, talking about, and making art with our inventive museum educators and artists. Our workshops introduce techniques that teach scouts to express themselves and explore their world--with art! More programs and dates are available, email makerspace@numulosgatos.org for details. 

Brownies, become a master painter at NUMU! Tour the art galleries for ideas, find out how colors make you feel and end the workshop by painting it up in our MakerSpace studio.

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Girl Scouts: Juniors Drawing Badge
Jun
1
9:00 AM09:00

Girl Scouts: Juniors Drawing Badge

Girl Scouts: Juniors Drawing Badge


Saturday, June 1 |  9-11am

Scout Level: Juniors
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St, Los Gatos
Fee: $30 per participant, $5 per chaperone
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org

Come see what's new at NUMU! At New Museum Los Gatos scouts will have fun looking at, talking about, and making art with our inventive museum educators and artists. Our workshops introduce techniques that teach scouts to express themselves and explore their world--with art! More programs and dates are available, email makerspace@numulosgatos.org for details. 

Draw it out at New Museum Los Gatos. Our drawing badge workshop helps scouts learn the basics of drawing, explore different drawing tools, and discover a little bit about graphic design! Complete the experience by creating your own masterpiece downstairs in our MakerSpace Studio.

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Boy Scout Workshop  |  Sculpture Merit Badge
Aug
12
1:00 PM13:00

Boy Scout Workshop | Sculpture Merit Badge

Boy Scout Workshop  |  Sculpture Merit Badge

CLASS FULL

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Sunday, August 12, 2018  |  1-3pm
$40 per participant

Explore our art galleries with a NUMU Art Educator while earning your Sculpture merit badge.  During the workshop you'll create your own mold and sculpture using plaster, discuss professional opportunities as a sculptor and the education and training requirements for this profession. All participants must come with a signed Blue Card.


Taught by Elizabeth Greer, Merit Badge Counselor.

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  DIY Hummingbird Feeders
Aug
11
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | DIY Hummingbird Feeders

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  DIY Hummingbird Feeders

Saturday August 11 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $8 Materials Fee*

Looking for a nice gift for your feathery friends? This one is nice and...cheep! We'll be using recycled materials to craft cute hummingbird feeders that will have visitors flocking to your yard!

Every Saturday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers young visitors 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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Crafty Readers: The Great Cake Mystery
Aug
10
10:00 AM10:00

Crafty Readers: The Great Cake Mystery

Crafty Readers: The Great Cake Mystery


August 10 & 17 | 10am-12pm

CANCELLED

Ages: 8-11
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St, Los Gatos
Fee: $85 ($65 advance price, if booked at least 3 weeks prior to camp)
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org


Have you ever said to yourself, Wouldn’t it be nice to be a detective? This is the story of an African girl who says just that. Her name is Precious. When a piece of cake goes missing from her classroom, a traditionally built young boy is tagged as the culprit. Precious, however, is not convinced. She sets out to find the real thief. Along the way she learns that your first guess isn’t always right. She also learns how to be a detective.

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Camp NU: Music Makers Camp
Aug
6
to Aug 8

Camp NU: Music Makers Camp

Camp NU: Music Makers Camp

CANCELLED

August 6 - 8 | 9am-12pm

Ages: 6-11
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St, Los Gatos
Fee: $155 ($135 advance price, if booked at least 3 weeks prior to camp)
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org

Help your kid get into the groove at NUMU. We'll be making our own musical instruments using a wild array of craft supplies from didgeridoos to homemade kazoos your child will spend a fun 3 days creating, playing, and orchestrating. Let's make some noise! No musical knowledge necessary.

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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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Mini-Zoos
Aug
4
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Mini-Zoos

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Mini-Zoos

Saturday August 4 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $8 Materials Fee*

Go wild at NUMU! Create a zoo's worth of animals out of paper rolls and craft shadow box habitats for them to roam in this fun collage activity!

Every Saturday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers young visitors 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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Crafty Readers: The Haunted Library
Aug
3
10:00 AM10:00

Crafty Readers: The Haunted Library

Crafty Readers: The Haunted Library (Book One)


July 27 & August 3 | 10am-12pm

Ages: 7-10
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St, Los Gatos
Fee: $85 ($65 advance price, if booked at least 3 weeks prior to camp)
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org

When ghost boy Kaz’s haunt is torn down and he is separated from his ghost family, he meets a real girl named Claire, who lives above the town library with her parents and her grandmother. Claire has a special ability to see ghosts when other humans cannot and she and Kaz quickly form a friendship. The two join forces to solve the mystery of the ghost that’s haunting the library. Could it be one of Kaz’s lost family members?

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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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Camp NU: Pirate Island Camp
Jul
30
to Aug 1

Camp NU: Pirate Island Camp

Camp NU: Pirate Island Camp


July 30 - August 1 | 9am-12pm

Ages: 6-11
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St, Los Gatos
Fee: $155 ($135 advance price, if booked at least 3 weeks prior to camp)
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org

Ahoy, mateys! Are you ready for a life at sea? Join us for Pirate Island Camp where our pirate campers can make treasure chests, paint puffy sand castles, create paper leis, and race mini-rafts across our own man made sea. Your camper will get the chance to learn about pirates, island life, ocean science, and explore their own creativity!

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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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Arts-kaban
Jul
28
to Jul 29

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Arts-kaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Arts-kaban

Saturday + Sunday July 28-29  |  12pm - 4pm  |  $15 Materials Fee*

It’s that time of year again and your Hogwarts letter has just arrived! Join us once more as we celebrate the Boy-Who-Lived with arts, crafts, and fun games! Make your own wand, sit under the sorting hat, create a Monster Book of Monsters, pot a mandrake, and so much more! Get active with Quidditch(Saturday only) in the park led by competitive Community Quidditch team, the Silicon Valley Vipers! *Dress up in your wizarding finest for the chance to win a cool MakerSpace prize!

Every Saturday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers young visitors 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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Members' Reception | In the Artist’s Studio: David Middlebrook
Jul
26
5:00 PM17:00

Members' Reception | In the Artist’s Studio: David Middlebrook

Members’ Reception | In the Artist’s Studio: David Middlebrook

Thursday, July 26th  |  5:00-7:00pm
Reserved for NUMU Members 
RSVP Required. RSVP Here
Become a NUMU Member & Join the Party! 

Please join us for a Private Reception celebrating the opening of In the Artist’s Studio: David Middlebrook, the second installation of a new exhibition series that invites visitors to experience a virtual studio visit of local artists. 

In The Artist’s Studio presents an introduction to Middlebrook’s work, creative process and life. Visitors will see the artist’s sculptures, art making tools, personal items, and photographs of private studio spaces, which are rarely open to the public. In David Middlebrook’s studio, and in his installations around the world, he brings to his art practice his life experiences, skill, imagination, passion, humor, history and, most importantly, the magic that occurs only in the artist’s studio.

5-7pm           Enjoy the exhibition and meet David Middlebrook 
No host wine* bar, light snacks
*Joyce wine generously donated by Liza and Ray Beshoff

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Coffee Tawk with Lisa Coscino, Executive Director, NUMU
Jul
26
2:00 PM14:00

Coffee Tawk with Lisa Coscino, Executive Director, NUMU

Coffee Tawk
with Lisa Coscino, Executive Director, NUMU

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

Tawpic: One Painting: Investigating the concept of presenting an exhibition of just one artwork. We'll also explore the practice of Slow Looking. Guest Tawker, East Bay Gallerist George Lawson will be joining the conversation.  

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. 

Upcoming Tawk: TBD.

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Exhibition Closing: Faces of Resistance: Through the Lens of Ilka Hartmann
Jul
22
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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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Musical Maracas
Jul
21
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Musical Maracas

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Musical Maracas

Saturday July 21 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $8 Materials Fee*

It's time to make and shake at NUMU! Join us as we create maracas using recycled products like easter eggs and spoons and decorate them with paint, jems, and tissue paper for extra festive-ness!

Every Saturday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers young visitors 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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Crafty Readers: Thorfinn the Nicest Viking Book 1
Jul
20
10:00 AM10:00

Crafty Readers: Thorfinn the Nicest Viking Book 1

Crafty Readers: Thorfinn the Nicest Viking
(Thorfinn and the Awful Invasion)


July 13 & 20 | 10am-12pm

Ages: 7-10
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St, Los Gatos
Fee: $85 ($65 advance price, if booked at least 3 weeks prior to camp)
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org

Thorfinn comes from a long line of ferocious, rampaging Vikings... But Thorfinn is a peace-loving, tea-drinking, jam-making thoroughly nice Viking. The first book introduces Thorfinn and explains how he got his Viking name (Thorfinn the Very-Very-Nice-Indeed).

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Camp NU: Movie Magic Day Camp - Cancelled
Jul
16
9:00 AM09:00

Camp NU: Movie Magic Day Camp - Cancelled

Camp NU: Movie Magic Day Camp - cancelled


July 16 | 9am-2pm

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

Does your child dream of being in pictures? Join us here at NUMU where we'll help them write, direct, and produce their own movie! Kids will work together to storyboard ideas, write scripts, create costumes and backdrops, and make some movie magic! They'll learn about the importance of collaborative creativity with group projects like story stones and stop motion movie making.

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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Boy Scout Workshop  |  Art Merit Badge
Jul
15
1:00 PM13:00

Boy Scout Workshop | Art Merit Badge

Boy Scout Workshop  |  Art Merit Badge

Sunday, July 15, 2018  |  1-4pm
$40 per participant

Explore our art exhibitions with a NUMU Art Educator, discuss the elements of art and design, and render a subject with a variety of media. Discuss 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.

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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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Summer Printmaking Demo Series
Jul
14
2:00 PM14:00

Summer Printmaking Demo Series

Jami Taback | Monoprinting 

Sat. July 14th  |  2pm-3pm
Spotlight Gallery (Upper Floor)
Free with Admission  |  Free to Members  |  RSVP Required

Using a small table press, Jami Taback will create vibrant dreamy prints using templates cut from plastic and rolled with non toxic water based inks. A history of printmaking and information about the press will be part of the conversation.

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Wooden Peg People
Jul
14
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Wooden Peg People

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Wooden Peg People

Saturday July 14 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $8 Materials Fee*

Looking for a fun activity for July? You'll hit the nail on the peg with this activity! We're using wooden pegs, fabrics, and our own creative minds to create tiny peg people your kids will love to play with!

Every Saturday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers young visitors 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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Crafty Readers: Thorfinn the Nicest Viking Book 1
Jul
13
10:00 AM10:00

Crafty Readers: Thorfinn the Nicest Viking Book 1

Crafty Readers: Thorfinn the Nicest Viking
(Thorfinn and the Awful Invasion)


July 13 & 20 | 10am-12pm

Ages: 7-10
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St, Los Gatos
Fee: $85 ($65 advance price, if booked at least 3 weeks prior to camp)
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org

Thorfinn comes from a long line of ferocious, rampaging Vikings... But Thorfinn is a peace-loving, tea-drinking, jam-making thoroughly nice Viking. The first book introduces Thorfinn and explains how he got his Viking name (Thorfinn the Very-Very-Nice-Indeed).

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In Conversation with Photographer Ilka Hartmann & Author Lise Pearlman
Jul
12
4:30 PM16:30

In Conversation with Photographer Ilka Hartmann & Author Lise Pearlman

In Conversation with Photographer Ilka Hartmann & Author Lise Pearlman

Thurs. July 12th

4:30-6:30pm    Ilka Hartmann will in be the NUMU galleries for informal Q&A with visitors

7:00-8:30pm    "Talk by  Lisa Pearlman  about her new book "Call Me Phaedra. The Life and Times of Movement Lawyer Fay Stender", also a short trailer about the Huey Newton Trial."
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Free to Members  |  $10 non-members  |  RSVP Requested

Join us for a joint conversation and book release* event with photographer Ilka Hartmann and author Lise Pearlman.  Pearlman’s new book, Call me Phaedra: The Life and Times of Movement Lawyer Fay Stender, examines the rise and success of the Bay Area civil rights lawyer. The saga of this feminist icon will fascinate those who lived through the tumultuous 1960s and 1970s.
 
Joining Pearlman is photographer Ilka Hartmann whose powerful and moving photographs of Huey Newton and the Black Panthers are featured in the current exhibit, Faces of Resistance: Through the Lens of Ilka Hartmann, and in Pearlman’s book.

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Papermaking Day
Jul
7
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Papermaking Day

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Papermaking Day

Saturday July 7 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $8 Materials Fee*

This Saturday 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!

Every Saturday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers young visitors 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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Summer Printmaking Demo Series
Jun
30
2:00 PM14:00

Summer Printmaking Demo Series

Susan Leone Howe | Mokuhanga Woodcut Printmaking  

Sat. June 30th  |  2pm-3pm
Spotlight Gallery (Upper Floor)
Free with Admission  |  Free to Members  |  RSVP Required

Susan Leone Howe will provide a demonstration of Mokuhanga woodcut printmaking,  roughly translated as “wood impression picture”. This printing tradition flourished in Japan in the 18th and 19th centuries. The wood printing blocks are usually hand carved and traditional inks are water-based. Susan will run one impression through the press to display in the demo gallery. 

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Cardboard Mad Hatter Hats
Jun
30
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Cardboard Mad Hatter Hats

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Cardboard Mad Hatter Hats

Saturday June 30 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $8 Materials Fee*

Go mad as a hatter at NUMU! Create your own custom hat with cardboard and foam paper and decorate it to look as crazy as possible.

Every Saturday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers young visitors 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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Coffee Tawk with Lisa Coscino, Executive Director, NUMU
Jun
28
2:00 PM14:00

Coffee Tawk with Lisa Coscino, Executive Director, NUMU

Coffee Tawk
with Lisa Coscino, Executive Director, NUMU

Tawpic: What’s that cost? How do you value contemporary art?

Thursday, June 28th  | 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. 

Upcoming Tawk: July 26th.

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Jun
28
11:00 AM11:00

Exhibition Opening: In the Artist’s Studio: David Middlebrook

Exhibition Opening:

In the Artist’s Studio: David Middlebrook

June 28, 2018 – October 21, 2018

In the Artist’s Studio supports NUMU’s mission and success in being able to story tell in new ways. Most people do not have the opportunity to visit an artist’s studio and learn first hand how artwork is made, but more importantly why it is made. Art making is a response to environmental, cultural, political and personal experiences. NUMU intends to offer ideas and insight into this practice and thereby share the ingenuity, intelligence and empathy that goes into the creative process. 

In this second installment of In the Artist’s Studio, NUMU is pleased to invite you into the studio of Los Gatos resident David Middlebrook for an introduction to his work, creative process and life as an artist. In this virtual studio visit, you will see his sculpture, view art making tools and personal items, along with photographs of private studio spaces, which are rarely open to the public.

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  "Stained Glass" Suncatchers
Jun
23
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | "Stained Glass" Suncatchers

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  "Stained Glass" Suncatchers

Saturday June 23 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $8 Materials Fee*

Time to catch some sun with a new beautiful suncatcher! Kids will melt beads in chosen colors, hang them up in dazzling patterns, and end up with unique beautiful suncatchers.

Every Saturday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers young visitors 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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Elizabeth Zanzinger Workshop |  Alla Prima Portrait in Oil
Jun
23
to Jun 24

Elizabeth Zanzinger Workshop | Alla Prima Portrait in Oil

(Class Full)
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  |  $370 for NUMU Members

Location: NUMU Studio at New Museum Los Gatos

The Visiting Artist Workshop Program hosts bright, well-trained and internationally experienced educators in the NUMU Studio. 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 popular. Students can expect thorough demonstrations and personal instruction in technique. And, Zanzinger's expansive knowledge of color is generously shared throughout the weekend-long session. Students will paint from two models during the workshop.

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Exhibition Closing: In the Artist’s Studio: Featuring George Rivera and Kristin Lindseth
Jun
17
11:00 AM11:00

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 – June 17, 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 filled 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  |  Sculpted Sea Turtles
Jun
16
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Sculpted Sea Turtles

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Sculpted Sea Turtles

Saturday June 16 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $8 Materials Fee*

Totally Tubular! Create a cool environment out of paper and markers for a fun sea turtle you craft yourself.

Every Saturday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers young visitors 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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