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Art on the Fly: Build Your Own Airship with Elizabeth Greer
Sep
26
1:00 PM13:00

Art on the Fly: Build Your Own Airship with Elizabeth Greer

Saturday, September 26, 2015 | 1 - 3pm | $15 

Build your own balloon blimp! Inspired by our Giants in the Sky exhibition, children and adults alike can create their own dirigibles. There will also be a demo on motorized airship models featured during the workshop, with kits available to take home. Parents with children welcome. Cost for this workshop: $15 materials fee. Please contact us at 408.354.2646 or at education@numulosgatos.org.

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Variety of Robotic Creations Class with Learn to Discover
Sep
17
3:30 PM15:30

Variety of Robotic Creations Class with Learn to Discover

Thursdays, September 17 - November 19, 2015 | 3:30 - 4:30pm | $250

Build and program a variety of "smaller" LEGO ® creations, to jumpstart your imagination. These are not just robots! You will build and program a spider, a roller coaster, a remote control vehicle, and more. Taught by Elizabeth Greer. 

Thursdays, September 17 - November 19. Space is limited and reservations are required. Pre-registration, limited to 10 students, ages 7 and up. Cost for this workshop: $250.00 for the entire ten week course. Supplies and admission to NUMU are included in the workshop fee. To make your reservation, please fill out the registration form below, or contact the NUMU administrative offices at 408-354-2646.

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Introduction to Screen Printing with Yoni Asega
Sep
12
1:00 PM13:00

Introduction to Screen Printing with Yoni Asega

Saturday, September 12, 2015 | 1-3pm | $20 materials fee

This workshop will explore the basics of screen printing,  a process derived from stencil printing. We will go over screen printing basics, history, screen printed monotypes and will cover two stencil making methods: photo emulsion and hand cut stencil.

If you choose to do a hand cut stencil it would be best to have your design cut out and ready to print in order to take full advantage of printing time. Best materials for hand cut stencils are: contact paper, thin plastic transparency paper, wax paper, or laminate copy paper. Alternatively, if you want to print a larger edition (10+ prints of the same image) I can burn your image on a screen using photo emulsion for an additional $20 fee. Files should be emailed to asega.jonathan@gmail.com no later than August 29th.  Acceptable files are .tiff , .Ai or .PSD.  If you don’t want to make a design but would still like to take the class there will be a few designs that you can choose from.

Water based inks will be provided in this workshop as well as newsprint for everyone to print on. You can also bring your own materials such as t-shirts, higher quality paper, etc. This course is suitable for beginners and for those looking for a refresher. If you have any questions, please contact us at 408.354.2646 or at education@numulosgatos.com. Cost for this workshop: $20 materials fee. 

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Intro to Robotics with Learn to Discover
Aug
22
10:30 AM10:30

Intro to Robotics with Learn to Discover

Students will learn to build and program a LEGO NXT Mindstorms Robot. They will be introduced to programming and engineering concepts and techniques. Taught by Shelly Laschkewitsch.

Space is limited and reservations are required. Pre-registration, limited to 10 students (working in teams of 2 per computer), ages 6 and up. Cost for this workshop: Free. Supplies and admission to NUMU are included. To make your reservation, please contact the NUMU administrative offices at 408-354-2646. 

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Jul
25
10:30 AM10:30

Intro to Animation with Learn to Discover

 Courtesy of Learn to Discover. 

Courtesy of Learn to Discover. 

Students will learn how to animate by using the Scratch programming language, developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. They will be introduced to animation concepts and techniques. Taught by Shelly Laschkewitsch. 

Space is limited and reservations are required. Pre-registration, limited to 10 students (working in teams of 2 per computer), ages 6 and up. Cost for this workshop: Free. Supplies and admission to NUMU are included. To make your reservation, please contact the NUMU administrative offices at 408-354-2646.

Please make sure to register for this program with the form below. 

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Jul
16
2:00 PM14:00

The Magic of Watercolor Mandalas

The Magic of Watercolor Mandalas with Michele Faia, Thursdays, July 9 – 30, 2015, 5-7:30 PM (4 Tait Avenue). This class is open to ages 13+. 

The Magic of Watercolor Mandalas: Their potential is amazing; they can heal, transform and open the heart. Mandalas, or sacred circles, are a powerful, ancient tool and in this unique class we will explore their magic. Emphasizing the ease and flow of watercolor, we will learn the basics of mandalas and watercolor and how magical they both are. We will paint from the heart, meditate, play, exercise our imagination and develop our creativity, all in the spirit of fun. For years Michele has used mandalas for healing and will share her incredible journey. No experience necessary, really! Come and enjoy a very special class and watch the magic.

Bring to the first class: One round watercolor brush (Simply Simmons is good, size 6); watercolor pigments (either Prang or small tubes with a rectangle palette and lid); a pad of watercolor paper (Strathmore, 140 lb, 11x15 or 12x12), or bring whatever you have. More supplies will be discussed at the first meeting. Michele's book Art in My Heart; The Power of Watercolor Mandala Making will be available at a student discount. 

Michele Faia has been teaching and painting for over 30 years. She holds Bachelor and Master's degrees in Art History and began as an art history instructor until she discovered the power of the mandala. She has been teaching watercolor mandala work and using them in her own healing for many years. Her second book on mandalas, Taking It To Heart: Waking Up To One’s Spiritual Calling With Color, Flowers and Messages, will be available this summer as an e-book.

Cost for this workshop: $80.00. Admission to NUMU is included in the workshop fee. To make your reservation, please contact the NUMU administrative offices at 408-354-2646.

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Jun
13
10:00 AM10:00

Airships Mail Printmaking Workshop with exhibiting artist Stacey Carter and artist and master printmaker Kathryn Kain

In conjunction with Giants in the Sky: The Rise and Fall of Airships, NUMU will host an Airships Mail Printmaking Workshop with exhibiting artist Stacy Carter and Kathryn Kain, artist and master printmaker. Inspired by the airships mail program of the 1930s, the workshop will offer opportunities to make small transfer monotypes with a printing press.  A selection of vintage images in the airship exhibit will be available as photocopy transfers to be printed on 100% cotton Rives BFK paper. This process uses traditional oil based inks with vegetable oil clean-up. The inks and papers are professional quality and result in beautiful unique prints. The workshop is open to all ages, children through adults.  Supplies are included in the $15.00 workshop fee.  Wear a shirt or smock to that can get dirty.

The location of this workshop is 4 Tait Avenue, Los Gatos 95030. Parking is limited. 

Purchase Tickets $15

Make sure to also register for the class here, so that we know you are coming!

 

Space is limited. To make your reservation, please contact the NUMU administrative offices at 408-354-2646.

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Jan
11
9:00 AM09:00

Family Art Day

Family Art Day: Flowers in Bronze
Join us for an afternoon of hands-on art activities for the whole family! The event is inspired by our current exhibition, The Manresa Seasons, featuring sculptor David Kimball Anderson’s bronze still lifes. Drawing from the Japanese tradition of flower arrangement, Ikebana, and Pacific Northwest artist Morris Graves’ painted still lifes, Anderson combines these mediums in his constructed still-life sculptures. Children and their families will be able to come and create their own constructed still-life sculptures, using a variety of art media.

$10 non-members, free for members

At the Art Museum | 4 Tait Avenue | 408.354.2646

 

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Dec
7
9:00 AM09:00

Family Art Day

Family Art Day: Flowers in Bronze
Join us for an afternoon of hands-on art activities for the whole family! The event is inspired by our current exhibition, The Manresa Seasons, featuring sculptor David Kimball Anderson’s bronze still lifes. Drawing from the Japanese tradition of flower arrangement, Ikebana, and Pacific Northwest artist Morris Graves’ painted still lifes, Anderson combines these mediums in his constructed still-life sculptures. Children and their families will be able to come and create their own constructed still-life sculptures, using a variety of art media.

$10 non-members, free for members

At the Art Museum | 4 Tait Avenue | 408.354.2646

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