Make + Mingle  | What's Your Sign
Sep
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

Make + Mingle | What's Your Sign

Make + Mingle  |  What's Your Sign? 

Thursday, September 21 |  6-8pm  |  $20 Members, $25 General

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Explore your star sign and become enlightened. Meet Moonstone Metaphysical owner Susan Diamond who will set your astrological course in a private one-on-one session.  

And while you wait, grab a glass of vino and pull up a stool at the craft table where you can adult-color your way through the zodiac. Colored pencils will be available but feel free to bring our own coloring tools to take it up a notch.  Buy your ticket in advance to get your name on the list to meet with Susan. 
 

Ticket includes gallery admission, two drinks, craft project and materials.  Your ticket(s) will be reserved under your name and available at the door. 

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Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop  Friday, September 22 
Sep
22
1:00pm 1:00pm

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop Friday, September 22 

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Friday, September 22  |  1pm-5pm  |  Ages 13+

$25 Members, $30 General, includes materials

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

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

No pre-registration is required for this class, which is offered every second and fourth Friday of each month. This class is suitable for beginners as well as more advanced participants.

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Create a Comic
Sep
24
12:00pm12:00pm

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Create a Comic

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Create a Comic

Sunday 24  |  12pm - 4pm  |  $6 Materials Fee*

For National Comic Book day we'll be using template to create the comics you've always wanted to read: comics that are written by you! Learn to storyboard, design characters, ink and color your drawings to create an amazing end result!

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

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

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Book Art: Leporello Style with Victoria May
Sep
28
6:30pm 6:30pm

Book Art: Leporello Style with Victoria May

Book Art: Leporello Style with Victoria May

Thursday, September 28  |  6:30-8:30pm  | Ages 13+

$65 Members, $70 General, includes materials

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In this workshop students will learn how to make a modular folded structure to create an accordion book with layers, windows and pop-ups. Explore conveying an idea or telling a story through text, images and structural shifts in the paper treatment. Use stencils and rubbings to translate abstract concepts into visual motifs that transition over the course of the pages. 

Victoria May uses fabric and stitching as the basis for mixed-media artworks and installations that address the tenderness and absurdity in the human condition. She is an avid advocate for material re-use and frequently does so in her own work. She currently teaches Book Arts and Textile Arts at Cabrillo College, San Francisco State University and in workshop settings.  In 2010 she received a Santa Cruz County Rydell Fellowship. In 2015 she was named an Artist Laureate by Silicon Valley Creates. She exhibits in the Bay Area and nationally. 

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Make a Monster
Sep
30
to Oct 1

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Make a Monster

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Make a Monster

Saturday + Sunday September 30 - October 1  |  12pm - 4pm  |  $6 Materials Fee*

Use cut paper shapes and your own imagination to turn a drawing of yourself into a Halloween monster!

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

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

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Boy Scout Workshop  |  Art Merit Badge
Oct
1
1:00pm 1:00pm

Boy Scout Workshop | Art Merit Badge

Boy Scout Workshop  |  Art Merit Badge

Sunday, October 1  |  1-4pm  |  $40 per participant*

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

All participants must come with a signed Blue Card. 

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

*badge is included in fee.

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Members Preview Party |  Waterlines
Oct
5
7:00pm 7:00pm

Members Preview Party | Waterlines

Members Preview Party  |  Waterlines

Thursday, October 5  |  7:00-8:30pm
Admission reserved for NUMU Members Only. Members RSVP here.
Become a member and join the party.

Please join us for a preview party celebrating the opening of Waterlines, an exhibition that presents unique interpretations of meaning and relationship with water through the art of sixteen artists working in diverse media including drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, installations and sound.

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Exhibition Opening: Waterlines
Oct
6
11:00am11:00am

Exhibition Opening: Waterlines

Waterlines

On View October 6, 2017 - March 18, 2018

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

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

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

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

Major support for Waterlines is provided by Badger Meter.

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Robert Semans Workshop | Fundamentals of Oil Painting
Oct
7
to Oct 8

Robert Semans Workshop | Fundamentals of Oil Painting

Robert Semans Workshop | Fundamentals of Oil Painting

October 7-8, 2017    |  10:00am - 5:00pm | Two Days

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

Cost: $280  |  $265 for NUMU Members

Location: NUMU Studio at New Museum Los Gatos

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

These two-day workshops feature open instruction in oil painting, with special attention to color and how it is affected by light and shadow (chiaroscuro). Also the use of the palette as a tool in color mixing, how it can aid the mixing of colors and eliminate common problems.

As an artist Robert has drawn inspiration over the years from several painters including the old masters Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Velasquez and more recent master such as Sargent, George Innes, Mancini, Aaron Shikler, Walter Vaes and others.

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Spooky Spider Sculptures
Oct
7
to Oct 8

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Spooky Spider Sculptures

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Spooky Spider Sculptures

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

Get ready for Halloween with the spookiest animal! We'll make huge spiders out of wire, tissue paper, and paint...that can really move their legs!

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

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

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Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop Friday, October 13 | 1pm-5pm | Ages 13+
Oct
13
1:00pm 1:00pm

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

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

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

$25 Members, $30 General, includes materials

 

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

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

No pre-registration is required for this class, which is offered every second and fourth Friday of each month. This class is suitable for beginners as well as more advanced participants.

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Family Art Day
Oct
14
12:00pm12:00pm

Family Art Day

Fall Family Art Day

Saturday, October 14|  12-3pm  |  $15 per participant

Kids and families will explore hands-on art stations, crafts, and live art demos all in celebration of Fall Harvest, Halloween, and Dia de los Muertos! Create your own pumpkin patch, build a terror-arium, paint pumpkins and more. Enjoy the rich talent and diversity of local artists and instructors and explore the museum's current exhibits Produced in collaboration with LGS Rec.

Located at New Museum Los Gatos and the Los Gatos Town Plaza. Children ages 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Will be occurring, rain or shine! 

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Monster-Mash Mummies + Franken-men
Oct
21
to Oct 22

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Monster-Mash Mummies + Franken-men

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Monster-Mash Mummies + Franken-men

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

Take a monster home for Halloween! We'll be making mummies and franken-men out of recyclables, wire, and cloth strips so they can bend their limbs and roll their eyes!

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

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

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Exhibition Closing: Radiant Light: The Story of Eastfield/Ming Quong
Oct
22
11:00am11:00am

Exhibition Closing: Radiant Light: The Story of Eastfield/Ming Quong

In the 1930s, the Ming Quong orphanage in Los Gatos, housed rescued and abandoned Chinese girls from the Bay Area.  Over the course of several decades, Ming Quong would become part of a larger thread of merging organizations dedicated to giving at risk children a better life. Today the historic property is the home of Uplift Family Services. This exhibit will explore 150 years of organization's origins. 

Today, Uplift Family Services is one of the largest and most comprehensive family-centered treatment programs in California. Its history began in 1867 with a single building in San Jose that provided shelter for homeless youth under the name Eastfield Home of the Benevolence.  Over the course of 150 years, the organization merged with other agencies, including Ming Quong, which provided safety and education for Chinese girls trapped in slavery and prostitution. Ming Quong,  founded in San Francisco’s Chinatown in 1874,  would eventually open another children’s home in Los Gatos in 1936.  With the help of local philanthropic organizations, it continued to ensure that children without advocates could have a second chance at life. This exhibit celebrates Donaldina Cameron and the Los Gatos Ming Quong Home that would eventually become Uplift Family Services.

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Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop | Friday, October 27 | Ages 13+
Oct
27
1:00pm 1:00pm

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop | Friday, October 27 | Ages 13+

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Friday, October 27 |  1pm-5pm  |  Ages 13+

$25 Members, $30 General, includes materials

 

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

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

No pre-registration is required for this class, which is offered every second and fourth Friday of each month. This class is suitable for beginners as well as more advanced participants.

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Batik Haunted Houses
Oct
28
to Oct 29

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Batik Haunted Houses

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Batik Haunted Houses

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

Create a spooky haunted house with watercolor, paper, and wax crayons; the vivid painted backgrounds will make your house look even scarier!

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

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

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Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop | Friday November 3 | 1pm-5pm | Ages 13+
Nov
3
1:00pm 1:00pm

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop | Friday November 3 | 1pm-5pm | Ages 13+

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Friday, November 3  |  1pm-5pm  |  Ages 13+

$25 Members, $30 General, includes materials

 

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

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

No pre-registration is required for this class, which is offered every second and fourth Friday of each month. This class is suitable for beginners as well as more advanced participants.

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Dia de los Muertos
Nov
4
to Nov 5

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Dia de los Muertos

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Dia de los Muertos

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

Celebrate el Dia de los Muertos at NUMU. We'll be decorating traditional sugar skulls with royal icing, beads, and colored foil.

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

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

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Boy Scout Workshop  |  Art Merit Badge
Nov
5
1:00pm 1:00pm

Boy Scout Workshop | Art Merit Badge

Boy Scout Workshop  |  Art Merit Badge

Sunday, November 5|  1-4pm  |  $40 per participant*

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

All participants must come with a signed Blue Card. 

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

*badge is included in fee.

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Cuong Nguyen | Portrait in Pastel
Nov
10
to Nov 12

Cuong Nguyen | Portrait in Pastel

Cuong Nguyen | Portrait in Pastel 

November 10 - 12, 2017  | 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.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

www.icuong.com

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

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Autumn Leaf Luminaries

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Autumn Leaf Luminaries

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

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

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

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

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

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

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

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

$25 Members, $30 General, includes materials

 

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

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

No pre-registration is required for this class, which is offered every second and fourth Friday of each month. This class is suitable for beginners as well as more advanced participants.

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Robert Semans Workshop | Fundamentals of Oil Painting
Nov
18
to Nov 19

Robert Semans Workshop | Fundamentals of Oil Painting

Robert Semans Workshop | Fundamentals of Oil Painting

November 18-19, 2017  |  10:00am - 5:00pm | Two Days

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

Cost: $280  |  $265 for NUMU Members

Location: NUMU Studio at New Museum Los Gatos

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

These two-day workshops feature open instruction in oil painting, with special attention to color and how it is affected by light and shadow (chiaroscuro). Also the use of the palette as a tool in color mixing, how it can aid the mixing of colors and eliminate common problems.

As an artist Robert has drawn inspiration over the years from several painters including the old masters Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Velasquez and more recent master such as Sargent, George Innes, Mancini, Aaron Shikler, Walter Vaes and others.

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

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  March of the Monarchs
Nov
18
to Nov 19

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  March of the Monarchs

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  March of the Monarchs

Saturday + Sunday November 18-19  |  12pm - 4pm  |  $6 Materials Fee*

Monarch butterflies are back in the Bay Area! Make one to take home with you, with a paper frame and tissue paper wings.

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

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

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

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Recycla-Guys

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Recycla-Guys

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

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

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

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

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

How to Prepare for San Francisco National Portfolio Day 2018

How to Prepare for San Francisco National Portfolio Day 2018

A Free Program for High School Students

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

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

NUMU is pleased to collaborate with California College of the Arts (CCA) and offer a preparatory program on November 25, 1-2pm at New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU). The program, lead by CCA Admissions staff,   provides a comprehensive array of tutorials, one-on-one critiques and guided lessons to ensure students are fully prepared for National Portfolio Day. 

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

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

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

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

$25 Members, $30 General, includes materials

 

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

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

No pre-registration is required for this class, which is offered every second and fourth Friday of each month. This class is suitable for beginners as well as more advanced participants.

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Tissue Trees
Dec
2
to Dec 3

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Tissue Trees

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Tissue Trees

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

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

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

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

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

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

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

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

$25 Members, $30 General, includes materials

 

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

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

No pre-registration is required for this class, which is offered every second and fourth Friday of each month. This class is suitable for beginners as well as more advanced participants.

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

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Creative Holiday Cards

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Creative Holiday Cards

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

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

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

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

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Exhibition Closing: Chateau Liberte: House of Freedom
Feb
4
11:00am11:00am

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.

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Exhibition Closing: Art & Environment: The Paintings of Andrew P. Hill
Feb
4
11:00am11:00am

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

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

On View: September 15, 2017 - February 4, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

The Charles and Peggy Bergtold Collection

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

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

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

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

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Exhibition Closing: Waterlines
Mar
18
11:00am11:00am

Exhibition Closing: Waterlines

Waterlines

On View October 6, 2017 - March 18, 2018

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

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

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

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

Major support for Waterlines is provided by Badger Meter.

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NUMU Visiting Artist | TJ Cunningham
Mar
23
to Mar 25

NUMU Visiting Artist | TJ Cunningham

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TJ Cunningham Workshop | Alla-Prima Portrait Painting

March 2018 TBA | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Three Days

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

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

Location: NUMU Studio at New Museum Los Gatos

Visiting Artist  |  TJ Cunningham | www.cunninghamfineart.com

Alla Prima essentially means “all at once” and is usually painted in one session while the paint is still wet. TJ Cunningham will teach how this can be accomplished through daily demonstrations and individual instruction. 

Each day the class will focus on a specific feature of the face. Flesh-tones, construction of the head, pose and lighting will be thoroughly discussed.

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

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Exhibition Closing: Faces of Resistance: Through the Lens of Ilka Hartmann
Jul
15
11:00am11:00am

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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Douglas Flynt Workshop | Still Life with Focus on Light and Form
Jul
23
2:00pm 2:00pm

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

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

July 2018 TBA | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Six Days

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

Cost: $800 | $760 for NUMU Members

Location: NUMU Studio at New Museum Los Gatos

Douglas Flynt may very well be one of today's most gifted educators. His gift for explaining and demonstrating color and physical practice are unmatched.

This 6-day workshop is dedicated to color and light and how to control the phenomenon with oil paint. The workshop will feature thoughtfully produced lecture demonstrations and students will paint subjects from observation.

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

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Zhaoming Wu Alla | Prima Portrait Painting
Oct
13
to Oct 14

Zhaoming Wu Alla | Prima Portrait Painting

Zhaoming Wu | Alla Prima Portrait Painting

October 13, 14, 2018 | 10 am to 5 pm | Two Day

Skill Level:  Intermediate to Advanced

Cost: $480 General | $455 NUMU 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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Exhibition Closing: Power of the Page: Artists' Books As Agents For Change
Sep
17
11:00am11:00am

Exhibition Closing: Power of the Page: Artists' Books As Agents For Change

Opening May 4, 2017 and on view through September 17, 2017, New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU) presents Power of the Page: Artists Books as Agents for Change, an exhibition that celebrates artist made books as agents for change and social awareness.

The book has played a vital role in the realization of our modern freedoms. The medium of the book creates opportunity for both intimate reflection and broad communication. Artists’ books are conceived as works of art in their own right and employ the unique expression of an artist’s design, words and images. In Power of the Page: Artists Books as Agents for Change, artists’ books tell stories of liberty and give voice to the call for justice. Narratives range from personal to public, from mythical to political.

Works on view in the exhibition include selections from artists from the Bay Area and beyond, including: Renee Billingslea, Ginger Burrell, Julie Chen, Casey Gardner, Diane Jacobs, Lisa Kokin, Susan Laudermilk, Mary V. Marsh, Camden Richards, Clarissa Sligh, Michelle Wilson and Linda Vallejo.  

Curator Marianne McGrath says “The themes and subject matter explored in Power of the Page is timely. The combination of art, creative craftsmanship and the book format create a unique platform for these issues. I am excited to share this work with the community.”

NUMU will also present a variety of related programs to the exhibition, including summer artist bookmaking workshops for all ages, and a project on June 24th during NUMU’s Summer Celebration event where members of the community will be invited to create and print their own activist posters.

Power of the Page: Artists Books as Agents for Change is generously supported by Wanda Kownacki. NUMU also gratefully acknowledges support from its many donors and members.

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Autumn Leaves
Sep
16
to Sep 17

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Autumn Leaves

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Autumn Leaves

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

Celebrate the arrival of autumn with some autumn leaves of your own design! We'll imprint real leaves into clay then paint them lovely autumnal colors.

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

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

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Exhibition Opening: Art & Environment: The Paintings of Andrew P. Hill
Sep
15
11:00am11:00am

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

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

On View: September 15, 2017 - February 4, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

The Charles and Peggy Bergtold Collection

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

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

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

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

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NUMU Visiting Artist   |   David Gray
Sep
15
to Sep 17

NUMU Visiting Artist | David Gray

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David Gray Workshop | Oil Portrait Sketch

September 15 - 17, 2017   |  10:00am - 5:00pm | Three Days

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

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

Location: NUMU Studio at New Museum Los Gatos

Visiting Artist  |  David Gray | www.davidgrayart.com

This painting workshop is excellent for artists interested in realistic oil painting techniques. David Gray teaches how to manage a traditional portrait painters' palette, and demonstrates his alla prima ("first stroke") style. David is a highly accomplished realist painter who excels at this particular quick-sketch technique. This workshop condenses many of the skills taught in lengthy portrait painting courses, with a more impressionistic use of traditional painting techniques.

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.

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

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Art School Applications: Everything You Need to Know about California College of the Arts
Sep
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

Art School Applications: Everything You Need to Know about California College of the Arts

Art School Applications: Everything You Need to Know

Presented by California College of the Arts

Thursday, September 14  |  7-8pm  |  Free with RSVP

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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Exhibition Closing: Abstracts from Life: Bay Area Figurative Past and Present
Sep
10
11:00am11:00am

Exhibition Closing: Abstracts from Life: Bay Area Figurative Past and Present

Abstracts From Life: Bay Area Figurative Past and Present

Opening March 24, 2017 and on view through September 10, 2017, New Museum Los Gatos presents Abstracts From Life: Bay Area Figurative Past and Present.

Artists have studied the human figure throughout the ages. One regional expression of this practice is Bay Area Figurative, an art movement that emerged from California mid-20th century abstraction and continues as an enduring tradition. This group exhibition investigates the genesis of the Bay Area Figurative movement and features several generations of artists, including contemporary artists working locally and internationally.

The exhibition includes selections from private collections, galleries, the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation, and the Oliveira Administrative Trust. Featured paintings, drawings and sculpture include works by: Michael Azgour, Joan Brown, Suhas Bhujbal, Linda Christensen, Richard Diebenkorn, Dennis Hare, Mitchell Johnson, Brigitte McReynolds, Nathan Oliveira, Joan Savo, Jennifer Pochinski, William Rushton, Terry St. John and James Weeks. Interactive activities that allow visitors to create their own figures will also be presented in the exhibition gallery.

“In the spirit of NUMU’s mission to tell stories of the Bay Area that reach the greater community and beyond in scope, innovation and interest, this exhibition highlights an important art movement that helped distinguish our region.” Says art curator, Marianne McGrath. “The locally connected and globally relevant artists in the exhibition have made significant contributions to art history and contemporary art.”

Throughout the duration of the exhibition, NUMU will present a variety of related programs, including music performances, art talks, yoga and movement experiences. 

Abstracts From Life: Bay Area Figurative Past and Present is generously supported by NUMU Curators’ Circle Members, the Daane Family. NUMU also gratefully acknowledges support from its many donors and members.

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Balloon Fiesta
Sep
9
to Sep 10

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Balloon Fiesta

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Balloon Fiesta

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

Get geared up for the Balloon Fiesta by making a papier-mache balloon of your own! We'll be using balloons, plaster, and paint to make amazing mini-hot air balloons.

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

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

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Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop |  Friday, September 8  |  1pm-5pm  |  Ages 13+
Sep
8
1:00pm 1:00pm

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop | Friday, September 8  |  1pm-5pm  |  Ages 13+

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Friday, September 8  |  1pm-5pm  |  Ages 13+ 

$25 Members, $30 General, includes materials

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

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

No pre-registration is required for this class, which is offered every second and fourth Friday of each month. This class is suitable for beginners as well as more advanced participants.

 

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Paper Weaving
Sep
2
to Sep 3

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Paper Weaving

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Paper Weaving

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

This Labor Day weekend, learn how to weave using paper plates! We'll be weaving beautiful, multicolored yarn tapestries with a technique that's easy enough for anyone to try.

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

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

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Paper Pups
Aug
26
to Aug 27

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Paper Pups

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Paper Pups

Saturday + Sunday August 26-27|  12pm - 4pm  |  $6 Materials Fee*

Celebrate National Dog Day at NUMU, and create a dog of your own from a paper roll! Choose your favorite breed, from mastiff to chihuahua. Don't forget, only paper pups are allowed in the museum. Please celebrate National Dog Day with your pup outside on the civic center lawn!

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

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

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Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop
Aug
25
1:00pm 1:00pm

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Friday, August 25  |  1pm-5pm  |  Ages 13+

$25 Members, $30 General, includes materials

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

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

No pre-registration is required for this class, which is offered every second and fourth Friday of each month. This class is suitable for beginners as well as more advanced participants. 

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Six Approaches to Abstracting the Figure Workshop
Aug
25
to Aug 27

Six Approaches to Abstracting the Figure Workshop

Six Approaches to Abstracting the Figure Workshop with Melinda Cootsona

Friday-Sunday, August 25-27  |  10am-3pm 

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

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

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

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

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

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Black Light Velvet Posters
Aug
19
to Aug 20

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Black Light Velvet Posters

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Black Light Velvet Posters

Saturday + Sunday August 19-20|  12pm - 4pm  |  $6 Materials Fee*

Celebrate the Summer of Love at NUMU! We'll be using black light paint, wax crayons, and black velvet to recreate the famous posters from the 60s.

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

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

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 Make + Mingle  |  Summer of Love
Aug
17
6:00pm 6:00pm

Make + Mingle | Summer of Love

Make + Mingle  |  Summer of Love

Thursday, August 17  |  6-8pm  |  $20 Members, $25 General

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Come celebrate the Summer of Love, some more!  You’ll have SEW much fun sipping wine and  embroidering groovy denim patches to embellish your bell bottoms, jean jackets and more!  This project is simple and fun.  All materials are included and no sewing experience is required.

Karen Harlan and Elizabeth Greer are local makers who have been teaching arts and crafts in the area for years. Inspired by the 50th anniversary of San Francisco's Summer Of Love, they have designed a quick fun project in keeping with the theme of that era.  
 

Ticket includes gallery admission, two drinks, craft project and materials.  Your ticket(s) will be reserved under your name and available at the door. 

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Sandy Beach Paintings
Aug
12
to Aug 13

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Sandy Beach Paintings

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Sandy Beach Paintings

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

Before you go back to school, have fun at the beach with art! We'll use paint and sand to create the perfect beach weather so that summer never has to end.

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

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

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Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop
Aug
11
1:00pm 1:00pm

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Friday, August 11  |  1pm-5pm  |  Ages 13+

$25 Members, $30 General, includes materials

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

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

 No pre-registration is required for this class, which is offered every second and fourth Friday of each month. This class is suitable for beginners as well as more advanced participants. 

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Plant Fossil Tiles
Aug
5
to Aug 6

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Plant Fossil Tiles

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Plant Fossil Tiles

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

Learn a new technique for preserving a plant forever--with clay! We will be pressing native plants into clay, choosing from local and native Californian plants. 

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

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

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Day Camp NUM-EW
Aug
4
9:00am 9:00am

Day Camp NUM-EW

Day Camp NUM-EW


Friday, August 4  |  9am-2pm

Ages 6-11
Location New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main Street, Los Gatos
Hours 9am-2pm
Fee $65 (includes $35 materials fee)

Get your summer started with Camp NU! Explore, discover, and create in our maker and art-focused camps designed to build creative and critical thinking skills, and enhance your children's imaginations. 

Want a fantastically gross way to spend a summer day? At Day Camp NUM-EW we’ll be spending the day making our own slime and glow in the dark foam, creating art with Jell-o, and making bug badges that kids can take home with them! We’ll also be making our own bouncy balls and fizzy bath bombs!

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

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After the Lovin' Launch Party
Aug
3
6:00pm 6:00pm

After the Lovin' Launch Party

After the Lovin' Launch Party

Thursday, August 3  |  6-9pm  |  Free with Admission

Music. Beer. Chateau Rat Reunion! Join us, as we celebrate the opening of two exhibitions that celebrate a decade of music and movements during the era of the Summer of Love. No-host bar.

Chateau Liberté: House of Freedom explores the century-long history of a 27-acre property, known most famously as Chateau Liberté, in the Los Gatos mountains that was, at different times, a stagecoach stop, restaurant, bordello, and resort.

Faces of Resistance: Through the Lens of Ilka Hartmann tells the story of Bay Area photographer Ilka Hartmann, who launched her 53-year career as a photographer and activist in the 1960s, chronicling major civil rights and social justice movements, events, and personalities.

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Harry Potter's Birthday
Jul
29
to Jul 30

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Harry Potter's Birthday

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Harry Potter's Birthday

Saturday + Sunday July 29-30  |  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 and crafts! Make your own wand, create a dragon's egg and sit under the Sorting Hat as it tells you which Hogwarts house you will be joining. 

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

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

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Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop
Jul
28
1:00pm 1:00pm

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Friday, July 28  |  1pm-5pm  |  Ages 13+

$25 Members, $30 General, includes materials

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

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

 No pre-registration is required for this class, which is offered every second and fourth Friday of each month. This class is suitable for beginners as well as more advanced participants. 

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Accordion Journal Workshop
Jul
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

Accordion Journal Workshop

Accordion Journal with Flag Books and Pockets Workshop

Thursday, July 27  |  6-9pm  |  Ages 16+
$60 Members, $65 General

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Create this fun hard-cover hybrid book form that combines an accordion book, pockets and a flag book in one! Perfect for use as a travel journal, a special book to commemorate an event, or as a showcase for your photographs or artwork. Illustrated step-by-step instructions are included so you can make this book again with your own ideas.

Student Supplied Materials: bone (paper) folder, scissors, ruler or quilt ruler, pencil, eraser, self-healing cutting mat at least 12” x 18”, X-acto knife and extra blades. Optional: brayer. *If you have any questions about the materials list please contact us at 408.354.2646 or education@numulosgatos.org.

Instructor Supplied Materials: All papers for your book and its covers, pre-cut Davey board covers, glue, glue brushes, waxed paper, tools to share, illustrated step-by-step instructions.

About the Instructor
Ginger Burrell is an artist and teacher. She has her BFA in Photography from San Jose State University’s school of Art and Design. Ginger has been teaching book arts for ten years and still loves the “aha” moment when students discover their own book making talents. Ginger’s primary medium is artists’ books. Her work includes photography, monotype and composite imagery and explores a range of topics from the personal, to the political, to the universal. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and her books are held in private and public collections. Ginger lives in Morgan Hill, California with her husband, Greg, and “too many” cats.

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Camp NU  |  STEAM Camp
Jul
24
9:00am 9:00am

Camp NU  |  STEAM Camp

Camp NU  |  STEAM Camp


Monday-Wednesday, July 24-26  |  9am-12pm

Ages 6-11
Location New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main Street, Los Gatos
Hours 9am-12pm
Fee $135 (includes $35 materials fee)

Get your summer started with Camp NU! Explore, discover, and create in our maker and art-focused camps designed to build creative and critical thinking skills, and enhance your children's imaginations. 

Let your child's imagination soar to the stars with NUMU STEAM Camp. Campers will learn about a variety of scientific topics...with art! We'll build a solar oven to learn about renewable energy, study engineering concepts with golf balls and cardboard tube "roller coasters", and explore polymers by creating bouncy balls. Campers can discover space exploration with soaps and beads and experiment with chemical reactions--with paint!

Snack will be provided for all participants, please include any food restrictions in the registration form. 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  |  Clay Critters
Jul
22
12:00pm12:00pm

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Clay Critters

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Clay Critters

Saturday + Sunday July 22-23  |  12pm - 4pm  |  $6 Materials Fee*

What's your favorite animal? Experiment with sculpture, and make a menagerie of animals by sculpting just a few simple shapes.

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

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

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Make + Mingle  |  Summer of Love
Jul
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

Make + Mingle  |  Summer of Love

Make + Mingle  |  Summer of Love

Thursday, July 20  |  6-8pm  |  $20 Members, $25 General

Get your groove-y on and celebrate the Summer of Love at NUMU! Using black light paint, wax crayons, and black velvet you can recreate iconic poster art from the '60s, while sipping on Chardonnay and Rosé from Los Gatos' own Left Bend Winery. Can you dig it? 

Ticket includes gallery admission, two drinks, craft project and materials.  Your ticket(s) will be reserved under your name and available at the door. 

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Ocean Mobiles
Jul
15
to Jul 16

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Ocean Mobiles

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Ocean Mobiles

Saturday + Sunday July 15-16  |  12pm - 4pm  |  $6 Materials Fee*

Learn about life in the ocean by creating a mobile. Each sea animal represents a level in the ocean and you'll learn a bit about what the ocean is like at that depth as you create a beautiful piece of art.

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

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

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Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop
Jul
14
1:00pm 1:00pm

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Indigo Dye Drop-In Workshop

Friday, July 14  |  1pm-5pm  |  Ages 13+

$25 Members, $30 General, includes materials

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

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

 No pre-registration is required for this class, which is offered every second and fourth Friday of each month. This class is suitable for beginners as well as more advanced participants. 

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Open Book Discussion with Power of the Page Artists
Jul
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

Open Book Discussion with Power of the Page Artists

Open Book Discussion with Power of the Page Artists

Thursday, July 13  |  Free with Admission

6-6:45pm Hands-on Viewing  |  7-8pm Artist Conversation

Join us for a unique opportunity to meet with the current exhibiting artists, participate in a hands-on viewing of their artists' books, and learn more about the exhibiting artists and their work in a panel discussion. Participating artists include Casey Gardner, Michelle Wilson, Mary V. Marsh, Camden Richards, Jamie Shaffer, Lisa Kokin, and Renee Billingsley.

From 6-6:45pm, participate in an interactive viewing, where the books will be taken out of the exhibit cases and presented directly to visitors. This is an opportunity to engage with the exhibiting artists, interact with their artists' books, and hear them describe and present their works in their own words. 

From 7-8pm, join us for a panel discussion that will explore the unique nature of the medium, the history and practice of creating artists' books, and the themes and narratives these artists have employed in their works. 

Power of the Page: Artists Books as Agents for Change is an exhibition that celebrates artist made books as agents for change and social awareness. Artists’ books are conceived as works of art in their own right and employ the unique expression of an artist’s design, words and images. In Power of the Page: Artists Books as Agents for Change, artists’ books tell stories of liberty and give voice to the call for justice. Narratives range from personal to public, from mythical to political.

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Gentle Yoga & Meditation
Jul
13
10:30am10:30am

Gentle Yoga & Meditation

Gentle Yoga & Meditation

Thursday, July 13  |  10:30-11:30am  |  Ages 10+
$20 Pre-Registration  |  $25 Drop-In

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This easeful yoga class will incorporate guided meditation, breath work, gentle movements (both seated and standing poses), resting postures, beautiful music and hands on healing. Focus will be on reducing stress and fatigue, improving circulation and mobility, finding joy in movement, and exploring a loving community of support with others.

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, The Courtside Club and privately in client one-on-one sessions.  http://www.yogaandtheartofliving.com/

The minimum age for participation in this class is 10. All payments are final and no refunds are offered except in the case of cancellation by New Museum Los Gatos. 

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Painting Ripples + Reflections
Jul
8
to Jul 9

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Painting Ripples + Reflections

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Painting Ripples + Reflections

Saturday + Sunday July 8-9|  12pm - 4pm  |  $6 Materials Fee*

Create reflections with art! Use wax crayons to create the first layers of your lake and house. Then we'll fill in the rest of the painting with batiked watercolors, and collage windows and doors to create beautiful mixed media .

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

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

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