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

Girl Scouts: Juniors Drawing Badge

Girl Scouts: Juniors Drawing Badge


Saturday, June 1 |  9-11am

Scout Level: Juniors
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St, Los Gatos
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org

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

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

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Fields of Flowers: An Abstract Painting Workshop
Jun
8
to Jun 9

Fields of Flowers: An Abstract Painting Workshop

Fields of Flowers: An Abstract Painting Workshop with Betty Franks Krause - CLASS FULL-

Sat-Sun, June 8 - 9 |  10 am - 4pm

Skill Level: Beginners +  | Ages: 18 +

Fee: NUMU Members: $375  | General: $395

A $5 Materials Fee will be collected first day of class


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

 
Explore the magic and beauty of painting an abstract field of flowers inspired by your imagination and memory led by Bay Area artist Betty Franks Krause. Over the course of this two-day workshop, you will discover the unique process of mark making and engage with a blend of writing and scratching tools to unveil countless approaches to create cohesive work with color and composition all while loosening up and losing yourself in the field of flowers.

About the Instructor:
Betty Franks Krause is a San Francisco Bay Area based abstract artist whose work is inspired by incorporating color and infusing it with feelings of happiness, joy and warmth. Learn more about Betty here and follow her on Instagram and Facebook.


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR AUGUST WORKSHOP

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Painting the Head in Oils with Warren Chang
Jun
29
to Jun 30

Painting the Head in Oils with Warren Chang

Painting the Head in Oils with Warren Chang

Saturday-Sunday, June 29 -30 | 10am-4pm

Skill Level: Intermediate | Ages: 16 +

Fee: NUMU Member: $375  | General: $395

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

Develop and expand your portrait painting skills by concentrating on the whole human head while working with a limited paint palette. Over the course of this two day workshop, students will complete two portraits exploring the fundamentals of painting the head from life with emphasis on proportion, construction of the head, and value studies. In addition, students will delve into color mixing with special attention to skin tones, thus resulting in use of a limited palette.

This workshop is suitable for students with preliminary painting and drawing experience with the figure.

About the Instructor:
Warren Chang is an award-winning Monterey Bay Area artist with over 30 years of experience as a professional illustrator and fine artist. Chang is most known for his arresting narrative paintings of farmworkers from the Monterey County area. Warren is a featured artist in NUMU’s Spotlight Gallery with his exhibition, Warren Chang: Voice of the Fields, on view February 22nd through June 16th. Learn more about Warren here.


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Camp NU: Music Makers Camp
Jul
15
to Jul 17

Camp NU: Music Makers Camp

Camp NU: Music Makers Camp

July 15-17 | 9am-12pm

Ages: 6-11
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St, Los Gatos
Fee:  $165
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org

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

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

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Hand Painted Leather Wallet Workshop with Terry McInerney
Jul
21
10:00 AM10:00

Hand Painted Leather Wallet Workshop with Terry McInerney

Hand Painted Leather Wallet Workshop with Terry McInerney

Sun, July 21st |  10 am - 4pm

Skill Level: No Experience Necessary  | Ages: 18 +

Fee: NUMU Members: $75  | General: $95

A $50 Materials Fee will be collected first day of class


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


Materials Include: Quality vegetable tanned leather, solid brass hardware, design templates, water based leather dyes and a list of resources for leather working supplies upon departure.


Ever wanted to work with leather but don't know where to start? This is the class for you. Join us for the Hand Painted Leather Wallet Workshop led by Santa Cruz based artist, Terry McInerney. Students will discover the fundamentals and techniques of leather work including cutting, dying, stitching and riveting. Water based dyes will be used to paint these unique, one-of-a-kind wallets. By the end of the workshop, students will leave with up to two hand dyed wallets in addition to the knowledge and skills to continue this practice at home. A resource list of where to find leather working supplies will be provided upon departure.

About the Instructor:
Terry McInerney is a veteran of leather working artist with 10 years of experience. She creates and sells one of a kind leather bags and accessories under her brand name, “Nuala”. Terry’s studio is located at the Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz where she creates her leather goods and welcomes visitors to check out her work and process. Follow Terry on Facebook and Instagram.

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Fields of Flowers: An Abstract Painting Workshop
Aug
3
to Aug 4

Fields of Flowers: An Abstract Painting Workshop

Fields of Flowers: An Abstract Painting Workshop with Betty Franks Krause—-CLASS FULL—-

Sat-Sun, August 3 & 4 |  10 am - 4pm

Skill Level: Beginners +  | Ages: 18 +

Fee: NUMU Members: $375  | General: $395

A $5 Materials Fee will be collected first day of class


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

 
Explore the magic and beauty of painting an abstract field of flowers inspired by your imagination and memory led by Bay Area artist Betty Franks Krause. Over the course of this two-day workshop, you will discover the unique process of mark making and engage with a blend of writing and scratching tools to unveil countless approaches to create cohesive work with color and composition all while loosening up and losing yourself in the field of flowers.

About the Instructor:
Betty Franks Krause is a San Francisco Bay Area based abstract artist whose work is inspired by incorporating color and infusing it with feelings of happiness, joy and warmth. Learn more about Betty here and follow her on Instagram and Facebook.


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Camp NU: Ocean Adventure Camp
Aug
5
to Aug 7

Camp NU: Ocean Adventure Camp

Camp NU: Ocean Adventure Camp

August 5-7 | 9am-12pm

Ages: 6-11
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St, Los Gatos
Fee:  $165
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org

Dreaming of an ocean themed art adventure? Your ship is about to come in -- at NUMU! We'll explore our museum setting while solving the riddles of a shipwrecked pirate expedition, create ships to sail across our mini-ocean, and learn about ocean wildlife with fun art and STEAM oriented projects!

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

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Introduction to Wool Painting with Galina Moskovkina
Aug
11
10:30 AM10:30

Introduction to Wool Painting with Galina Moskovkina

Introduction to Wool Painting

Topic: Still Life

Sunday, August 11th | 10am - 5pm

Skill Level: No Experience Required  | Ages: 18 +

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

A $15 Materials Fee will be collected on first day of class

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

Mesmerize your family and friends with an original three-dimensional still life painting using wool, you read that right, WOOL! In this one-day workshop, Bay Area Fiber Artist, Galina Moskovkina will demonstrate traditional techniques using this versatile medium with inspiration from a staged still life. Students will explore these new approaches to the art of painting and will create a 12” x 16” original piece of work to take home.

Required Materials for Students to Bring: Photo Frame (with glass) Size 12"x16", and sharp scissors.


About the Instructor:
Galina’s infatuation with art began in early childhood and continued into adulthood challenging herself to push the boundaries in painting using wool fiber as her medium. Inspired by the versatility of wool, Galina incorporates a unique process of creating original works of art by layering different colors and surface manipulation to create representations of landscapes, still life floral arrangements, and more. Learn more about Galina here.

 

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Shadowbox Altar Workshop with Kit Davey
Sep
8
11:00 AM11:00

Shadowbox Altar Workshop with Kit Davey

Shadowbox Altar Workshop with Kit Davey

Sunday, Sept 8th, 2019  | 11am-3pm

Skill Level: No Experience Required | Ages: 14+

Fee: NUMU Members: $100 | General: $120

A $10 Materials Fee will be collected the first day of class


A minimum registration of 7 students is required to offer this workshop. If the minimum requirement is not met, you will receive a cancellation notice one week before the program date.
 


All class fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable

Unveil the secrets to construct your own one-of-a-kind, 3-dimensional shadowbox altar led by Bay Area Found Objects artist, Kit Davey. Using cigar boxes as the core of the altars, students will apply layers of paper and found objects to create depth and develop a unique narrative resulting in an original work of art.  No art experience necessary!


Materials included with fee: Cigar boxes, assorted papers, glues and some 3-dimensional items and embellishments.

About the Instructor:

Kit Davey is a Redwood City artist who specializes in book and paper arts.  Visit her website to see more of her work: www.Found-Object-Art.com, or follow her on Instagram:  www.Instagram.com/daveykit.

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Painting Symbols with Judy Gittelsohn
Sep
28
to Sep 29

Painting Symbols with Judy Gittelsohn

Painting Symbols Workshop with Judy Gittelsohn

Saturday, September 28 |  10 am - 3pm

Skill Level: Beginning - Advanced  | Ages: 18 +

Fee: NUMU Members: $135  | General: $150

A $25 Materials Fee will be collected first day of class


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

 
A minimum registration of 6 students is required to offer this workshop. If the minimum requirement is not met, you will receive a cancellation notice one week before the program date. 


Materials will include various GOLDEN Brand Paints and Mediums

Transform letters, words and symbols into paintings with GOLDEN Paints Certified Instructor, Judy Gittelsohn. In this workshop, students will explore the interpretive nature of words and their meanings, by choosing letters of their choice, dissecting them, and responding to them using various Golden Paints and mediums. This workshop is perfect for artists of all abilities and for those who just want to paint and have a good time experimenting!

About the Instructor:
Judy Gittelsohn is a Certified Golden Paints Working Artist and has been painting in California since 1977. Learn more about Judy here and follow her on Facebook and  Instagram.


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Zhaoming Wu Workshop | Alla Prima Clothed Figure Painting
Oct
4
to Oct 6

Zhaoming Wu Workshop | Alla Prima Clothed Figure Painting

Zhaoming Wu | Alla Prima Clothed Figure Painting

October 4 - 6, 2019  | 10:00am to 5:00pm | Three Days

Skill Level Intermediate to Advanced

Cost $700* General | $675* 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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Beginner's Wire-Wrap Jewelry Workshop with Kathryn Janoff
Oct
19
to Oct 20

Beginner's Wire-Wrap Jewelry Workshop with Kathryn Janoff

Beginner’s Wire-Wrap Jewelry Workshop with Kathryn Janoff

Saturday, October 19, 2019 |  11 am - 3pm

Skill Level: Beginning - Advanced  | Ages: 18 +

Fee: NUMU Members: $50  | General: $70

A $20 Materials Fee will be collected on the day of the workshop

All class fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
 
A minimum registration of 8 students is required to offer this workshop. If the minimum requirement is not met, you will receive a cancellation notice one week before the program date. 

Dive head first into the eclectic world of wire-wrap jewelry design led by Blue Orb Jewelry artist and designer, Kathryn Janoff. In this workshop, students will create two pairs of  “pierced-ear” earrings that explore the basics of jewelry-making including, earring design development, material experimentation, and current trend exploration. Bring a friend and have fun designing timeless works of wearable art.

About the Instructor:
Kathryn Janoff is a local artist who designs and crafts her unique jewelry under the name of Blue Orb Gallery. Her love of natural gemstones and art glass, Czech glass, color, and pattern, goes way back to childhood and has influenced her many original designs. Blue Orb Jewelry is featured in the NUMU museum store. Can’t get enough of Kathy’s work? Follow her on Instagram.


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Sarah Sedwick | Painting the Dynamic Still Life
Nov
1
to Nov 3

Sarah Sedwick | Painting the Dynamic Still Life

Sarah Sedwick | Painting the Dynamic Still Life

November 1 - 3, 2019  | 10:00am to 5:00pm | Three Days

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Cost: $450* General | $425* NUMU Members  

Paint looser, and more confidently. During this three-day workshop with Oregon artist Sarah Sedwick, learn a step-by-step approach to alla prima oil painting, from black-and-white studies to brilliant color! Build a beautiful composition with life and movement, and pack your paintings with rich, harmonious color while simplifying your palette. Get a new perspective on the still life, and learn tips for bringing inspiration to your home studio practice.

We will cover the basics of value and composition design, and do quick, fun exercises to focus on loose, energetic brushwork before creating a finished piece. Sarah will demonstrate, and work with each student individually. Painters of all levels are welcome. Instruction is in oils. (Ages 15 and above.)

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 Cuong Nguyen | Portrait in Pastel
Nov
7
to Nov 10

Cuong Nguyen | Portrait in Pastel

Cuong Nguyen | Portrait in Pastel 

November 7-10, 2019  | 10:00am to 5:00pm | Four Days

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

Cost: $550* General | $525* NUMU Members  

Our good friend Cuong has become widely successful in many media. His love for pastel painting combines his expertly rendered drawings with his masterful use of color. Cuong is always ready to share and demonstrate his methods of creating highly realistic skin tones. His love for detail and beauty show in his prolific body of work. His workshops are always fun and inspiring.

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Oliver Sin | Figure Charcoal Drawing
May
18
to May 19

Oliver Sin | Figure Charcoal Drawing

Oliver Sin | Figure Charcoal Drawing

May 18 - 19, 2019  | 10:00am to 5:00pm | Two Days

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

Cost: $400* General | $380* NUMU Members  

Come explore techniques for mastering expressive Figure Drawing with vine charcoal from live model. Oliver will work with each student as we practice gesture and longer poses from a professional figure model. This class is ideal for young students needing practice with a lightly clothed action and gesture model. Just bring the suggested materials and enjoy the weekend with Oliver Sin.

Material list: Extra Soft Vine Charcoal, willow charcoal, 18"x24" Strathmore 70lbs drawing paper medium surface on drawing board, Kneaded eraser, and final fixative.

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Girl Scouts: Brownies Painting Badge
May
11
9:00 AM09:00

Girl Scouts: Brownies Painting Badge

Girl Scouts: Brownies Painting Badge


Saturday, May 11 |  9-11am

Scout Level: Brownies
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St, Los Gatos
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org

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

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

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All Things Spring!  |  Spring Family Art Day
Apr
13
12:00 PM12:00

All Things Spring!  | Spring Family Art Day

Spring Family Art Day | All Things Spring!

Saturday April 13 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $15 Materials Fee*

Spring Family Art Day is in full bloom at NUMU! Join us this year as we celebrate spring with seed bombs, succulent planters, garden decor and other fun art projects. Family Art Day offers the entire family the opportunity to explore art through crafts, easy hands-on stations, and live demos. Register in advance HERE!

Presented in collaboration by Los Gatos-Saratoga Recreation and New Museum Los Gatos. 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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Oliver Sin | Portrait Charcoal Drawing
Apr
13
to Apr 14

Oliver Sin | Portrait Charcoal Drawing

Oliver Sin | Portrait Charcoal Drawing 

April 13 - 14, 2019  | 10:00am to 5:00pm | Two Days

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

Cost: $400* General | $380* NUMU Members  

Come explore techniques for mastering expressive portraiture with vine charcoal from live model. Oliver will work with each student as we practice drawing from a live model. The studio is well equipped with easels and good lighting. Just bring the suggested materials and enjoy the weekend with Oliver Sin.

Material list: Extra Soft Vine Charcoal, willow charcoal, 18"x24" Strathmore 70lbs drawing paper medium surface on drawing board, Kneaded eraser, and final fixative.

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

Girl Scouts: Brownies Letterboxer Badge

Girl Scouts: Brownies Letterboxer Badge


Saturday, April 6 |  9-11am

Scout Level: Brownies
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St, Los Gatos
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org

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

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

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

  • Adult chaperones must sign in at the front desk 

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

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

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

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Curiously Strong:  Create a Collage Book to fit in an Altoids Tin
Mar
31
11:00 AM11:00

Curiously Strong: Create a Collage Book to fit in an Altoids Tin

Curiously Strong:  Collage Bookmaking in an Altoids Tin with Kit Davey - CLASS FULL-

Sunday, March 31, 2019  | 11am-3pm

Skill Level: No Experience Required | Ages: 14+

Fee: NUMU Members: $100 | General: $120

A $7 Materials Fee will be collected by instructor the day of workshop.

All class fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable

Join us as we transform an Altoids Tin into an artistic, one of a kind, container for an original mini accordion book. Students will create covers and pages for their books, then add beautiful book garnishes such from stitchery embellishments, and pop -ups to book-within-a-book. This workshop is suitable for artists of all skill sets and abilities.

The instructor will provide tins, special glue, pre-cut book board, an array of colorful paper and collage images for students to use in their own creations.


About the Instructor:

Kit Davey is a Redwood City artist who specializes in book and paper arts.  Visit her website to see more of her work: www.Found-Object-Art.com, or follow her on Instagram:  www.Instagram.com/daveykit.


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Mar
24
1:00 PM13:00

Boy Scout Workshop | Art Merit Badge

Boy Scout Workshop  |  Art Merit Badge

Sunday, March 24th, 2019  |  1-3pm
$40 per participant

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

Taught by Elizabeth Greer, Merit Badge Counselor.

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Oliver Sin | Portrait Charcoal Drawing
Mar
23
to Mar 24

Oliver Sin | Portrait Charcoal Drawing

Oliver Sin | Portrait Charcoal Drawing 

March 23 - 24, 2019  | 10:00am to 5:00pm | Two Days

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

Cost: $400* General | $380* NUMU Members  

Come explore techniques for mastering expressive portraiture with vine charcoal from live model. Oliver will work with each student as we practice drawing from a live model. The studio is well equipped with easels and good lighting. Just bring the suggested materials and enjoy the weekend with Oliver Sin.

Material list: Extra Soft Vine Charcoal, willow charcoal, 18"x24" Strathmore 70lbs drawing paper medium surface on drawing board, Kneaded eraser, and final fixative.

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

Girl Scouts: Juniors Drawing Badge

Girl Scouts: Juniors Drawing Badge


Saturday, March 2 |  9-11am

Scout Level: Juniors
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St, Los Gatos
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org

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

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

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

Girl Scouts: Brownies Painting Badge

Girl Scouts: Brownies Painting Badge


Saturday, February 2 |  9-11am

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

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

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

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CANCELED--MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Pop Up Art
Jan
5
12:00 PM12:00

CANCELED--MakerSpace Open Studio  | Pop Up Art

CANCELED—MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Pop Up Art

Saturday January 5 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $8 Materials Fee*

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

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

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

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Camp NU: Hogwarts Winter Break Camp
Jan
4
9:00 AM09:00

Camp NU: Hogwarts Winter Break Camp

Camp NU: Hogwarts Winter Break Camp

January 4 | 9am-2pm

Ages: 6-11
Location: New Museum Los Gatos, 106 E. Main St, Los Gatos
Fee:  $95
If you have questions, please email makerspace@numulosgatos.org

Join us for a winter break at Hogwarts! Campers will try their hands at wandmaking and table quidditch, brew up a fun STEAM project in potions class, take a quick trip to Zonko’s for a DIY prank workshop, and even learn to draw with quills. Campers will find a magical mixture of art, STEAM projects, and games waiting for them at NUMU.

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

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Snow Globes
Dec
29
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Snow Globes

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Snow Globes

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

“Yule” have a ball at NUMU! We'll be creating our own snow globes; using shrinking plastic to design personalized figurines. Join in a craft that's really shakin'!

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

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

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Snowy Puff Paintings - Cancelled
Dec
22
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Snowy Puff Paintings - Cancelled

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Snowy Puff Paintings - Cancelled

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

Celebrate winter by using puff paints to create extended images of your favorite snowy day activities. Kids will create their own puff paints and use them to make cool 3D images!

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

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

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Canning Jar Wreaths - Cancelled
Dec
15
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Canning Jar Wreaths - Cancelled

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Canning Jar Wreaths - Cancelled

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

Ring in the season with a small ribboned wreath! We'll use canning jar rings, ribbons, yarn, and lots of holiday spirit to create miniature festive wreaths.

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

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

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Salt Dough Snowflakes - Cancelled
Dec
8
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Salt Dough Snowflakes - Cancelled

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Salt Dough Snowflakes

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

There's snow way you'll want to miss our latest project! Join us as we create salt dough snowflakes that will add some sparkle to your home!

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

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

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Girl Scouts: Juniors Drawing Badge
Dec
8
9:00 AM09:00

Girl Scouts: Juniors Drawing Badge

Girl Scouts: Juniors Drawing Badge


Saturday, December 8 |  9-11am

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

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

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

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  *Cancelled*
Dec
1
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | *Cancelled*

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Cancelled

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

Hi all! In consideration of street closures and traffic from Los Gatos Annual Holiday Parade we’ve decided to cancel this MakerSpace Open Studio workshop. Go out and enjoy the parade! We apologize for any inconvenience. Happy Holidays!

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

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

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Elephant Seal Balloon Collage
Nov
24
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Elephant Seal Balloon Collage

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Elephant Seal Balloon Collage

Saturday November 24 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $8 Materials Fee*

As the elephant seals return to Año Nuevo join us in making a 3-D collage tribute to all things elephant seal. Use paint, markers, paper, and a balloon to recreate a handsome elephant seal portrait.

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

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

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Unicorn Mitten Puppets
Nov
17
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Unicorn Mitten Puppets

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Unicorn Mitten Puppets

Saturday November 17 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $8 Materials Fee*

Get ready to make some magic! Bring in old mittens to upcycle them into funny unicorn puppets with paint, glitter, and rainbow yarn!

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

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

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Diwali Banners
Nov
10
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Diwali Banners

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Diwali Banners

Saturday November 10 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $8 Materials Fee*

Come celebrate Diwali; the festival of light over darkness at NUMU! We'll be using fabrics, felts and glue to make garlands known as "Toran" or "Bandanwar". These beautiful garlands are a traditional means of decorating doorways and windows to welcome guests with a bright and beautiful entryway.

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

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

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Cuong Nguyen | Portrait in Pastel
Nov
9
to Nov 11

Cuong Nguyen | Portrait in Pastel

Cuong Nguyen | Portrait in Pastel 

November 9 - 11, 2018  | 10:00am to 5:00pm | Three Days

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

Cost: $450* General | $425* NUMU Members  

Our good friend Cuong has become widely successful in many media. His love for pastel painting combines his expertly rendered drawings with his masterful use of color. Cuong is always ready to share and demonstrate his methods of creating highly realistic skin tones. His love for detail and beauty show in his prolific body of work. His workshops are always fun and inspiring.

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

Takbon Texture Printmaking with Cindy Davis

—Canceled—Takbon Texture Printmaking with Cindy Davis

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

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

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

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

About the Instructor:

Cindy Davis was introduced to printmaking while staying in Perugia, Italy where she became a student of artist and Franciscan Padre Diego Donati. Cindy helped form a print cooperative in Columbus Ohio, where for 20 years she has taught numerous classes in a variety of techniques. 


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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Dancing Skeletons
Nov
3
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Dancing Skeletons

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Dancing Skeletons

Saturday November 3 |  12pm - 4pm  |  $8 Materials Fee*

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

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

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

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

Girl Scouts: Brownies Painting Badge

Girl Scouts: Brownies Painting Badge


Saturday, November 3 |  9-11am

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

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

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

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MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Dia de los Muertos
Oct
27
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Dia de los Muertos

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Dia de los Muertos

Saturday October 27 |  12pm - 3pm  |  $15 Materials Fee*

Celebrate el Dia de los Muertos at NUMU with a variety of fun craft projects. We'll be decorating traditional sugar skulls with royal icing, beads, and colored foil. Decorate a miniature nichos for your home, make a tissue paper marigold, and more! Plus add a treasured memory to our ofrenda.

Every Saturday from 12pm-3pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers young visitors a hands-on opportunity to explore, discover and create. Ages 4+, no new entry after 2:30pm. 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  |  Floating Phantoms
Oct
20
12:00 PM12:00

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Floating Phantoms

MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Floating Phantoms

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

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

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

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

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Abstract Expressive Painting with Zoya Scholis
Oct
7
11:00 AM11:00

Abstract Expressive Painting with Zoya Scholis

Abstract Expressive Painting with Zoya Scholis

Sunday, October 7, 2018  

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

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


All class fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable

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

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

MakerSpace Open Studio  | Mini-Haunted Houses

CANCELLED-MakerSpace Open Studio  |  Mini-Haunted Houses

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

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

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

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

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

Girl Scouts: Brownies Letterboxer Badge

Girl Scouts: Brownies Letterboxer Badge


Saturday, October 6 |  9-11am

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

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

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

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

  • Adult chaperones must sign in at the front desk 

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

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

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

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