Color Mixing Workshop: Mastering Flesh Tones for Portrait Painting
Jun
22
to Jun 23

Color Mixing Workshop: Mastering Flesh Tones for Portrait Painting

Brianna Lee | Color Mixing Workshop

June 22 - 23, 2019  | 10:00am to 5:00pm | Two Days

Skill Level Beginner to Advanced

Cost $375* General | $350* NUMU Members

Portrait artist Brianna Lee will guide you through mixing life-like and vibrant flesh tones like the Old Masters with her specially designed color wheel. After you complete your color mixing wheel, you will learn to use it as a guide by creating a master study of a painting by Rembrandt! All skill levels welcome.

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Coffee Tawk with NUMU Atelier Director, Gabriel Coke
Jun
27
12:00 PM12:00

Coffee Tawk with NUMU Atelier Director, Gabriel Coke

Coffee Tawk with NUMU Atelier Program Director, Gabriel Coke

Thurs, June 27th | 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Free with Admission | Free for NUMU Members
The Tawk will begin promptly at 12pm and conclude at 12:45pm

Coffee Tawk with NUMU Atelier Director,
Gabriel Coke

JJoin NUMU Atelier Director, Gabriel Coke for a tour of the exhibition, On the Shoulders of Giants: Selected Works from the NUMU Atelier Masters and Students. Gabriel will share the back-story of our burgeoning painting and drawing Atelier program. The Tawk will conclude with a tour of the Atelier Studio for more show-and-tell fun. Hope you can join us!

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Exhibition Opening: Greater Bay Area Open
Jun
28
11:00 AM11:00

Exhibition Opening: Greater Bay Area Open

Exhibition Opening
Greater Bay Area Open
June 28-September 8, 2019

In support of our local art community, New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU) is hosting the Greater Bay Area Open (GBAO) the biennial Los Gatos Art Association (LGAA) juried fine art exhibition. The exhibition is organized and produced by the LGAA and is juried by Richmond Art Center Executive Director, Ric Ambrose. GBAO opens at NUMU on June 28th and runs through September 8th. A public reception with the artists will take place on Friday, June 28th from 6pm to 8pm at NUMU. The LGAA is a non-profit organization established in 1948 dedicated to the enrichment and support of the arts community.

For more information about LGAA and the exhibition please visit www.lgaa.org

An opening reception will be held on Friday, June 28 from 6-8pm.
6-8pm, Public Reception, All welcome | RSVP Here 
Free with Admission | Free for Members

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Opening Reception: Greater Bay Area Open
Jun
28
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception: Greater Bay Area Open

Opening Reception
Greater Bay Area Open
June 28, 2019

Celebrate the opening of the Greater Bay Area Open (GBAO) with exhibiting artists. This biennial juried exhibition showcases works by Los Gatos Art Association members from Walnut Creek to Pebble Beach.

For more information about LGAA and the exhibition please visit www.lgaa.org

An opening reception will be held on Friday, June 28 from 6-8pm.
6-8pm, Public Reception, All welcome | RSVP Here 
Free with Admission | Free for Members

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Painting the Head in Oils with Warren Chang-Only 2 Spots Left!
Jun
29
to Jun 30

Painting the Head in Oils with Warren Chang-Only 2 Spots Left!

Painting the Head in Oils with Warren Chang-Only 2 Spots Left!

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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Portrait painting from Life with Adrian Gottlieb
Jul
25
to Jul 28

Portrait painting from Life with Adrian Gottlieb

Adrian Gottlieb Workshop | Portrait Painting from Life

July 25 - 28, 2019  | 10:00am to 5:00pm | Four Days

Skill Level Beginner to Advanced

Cost $800* General | $775* NUMU Members

NUMU invites students to spend four days under Adrian's instruction to practice the fundamentals of portrait painting in oil, using 16th and 17th century and experimental painting techniques. 


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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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David Gray Workshop | Painting The Classical Portrait From Life
Sep
12
to Sep 15

David Gray Workshop | Painting The Classical Portrait From Life

David Gray Workshop | Painting The Classical Portrait From Life

Date September 12 - 15 | 4 Day Workshop
Time 10am - 5pm
Skill Level Beginner to Advanced
Cost $750* General | $725* Members
Location: NUMU Studio at New Museum Los Gatos

In this intensive 4-day program, David will take you step by step through his four stage process of building a portrait from life. From under-drawing to final glazes, learn the tips and tools needed to achieve an accurate likeness in oil. The fundamental skills emphasized in the class will be drawing, value and color relationships, achieving a sense of three dimensional form, and paint handling. 

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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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Exhibition Closing: Warren Chang: Voice of the Fields
Jun
16
11:00 AM11:00

Exhibition Closing: Warren Chang: Voice of the Fields

Exhibition Opening
Warren Chang: Voice of the Fields
February 22-June 16, 2019

New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU) is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by Monterey artist, Warren Chang​. Voice of the Fields showcases​ Chang’s l​arge scale luminous paintings of the community who labor in the farms around the Salinas Valley. Chang was born and raised in Monterey and California’s agricultural environment is part of his daily life. Influenced by the John Steinbeck tales of his youth, Warren was drawn to field workers as subjects for his recent series of paintings.

Voices of the Fields​ will be on view in NUMU’s Spotlight Gallery from February 22 through June 16, 2019. An Opening Reception for the exhibition will be held on Saturday, February 23r​d​ from 2-4pm.

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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.


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Come Back, Give Back
Jun
1
1:00 PM13:00

Come Back, Give Back

Come Back, Give Back

Sat, June 1 | 1-3pm
Free for Members & Visitors 18 & under
General Admission $10


It’s Reunion Time! Calling Wildcats everywhere! Meet up at the Sis Boom Bah! galleries and celebrate all things Los Gatos High School - stroll through the new and updated exhibits, bring your yearbook, share, over share, and revel in your teenage years. 

While you are here, give back like a Wildcat! NUMU invites all visitors to adopt the Wildcat spirit of giving and participate in a drive to collect school supplies for county schools in need. We’ve partnered with Sacred Heart Community Service for their Pack a Back campaign to collect school supplies for students in need. The Pack a Back campaign gives over 3,000 backpacks filled with grade-level appropriate school supplies, to students from Kindergarten through 12th grade.

All museum visitors who bring in school supplies on June 1st will get free admission!


For a complete list of school supplies, click here.

Let us know you are coming! RSVP here: http://www.numulosgatos.org/sbb-events-happenings-come-back-give-back-rsvp

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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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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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Opening Reception: On the Shoulders of Giants: Selected Works from the Atelier Masters and Students
May
17
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception: On the Shoulders of Giants: Selected Works from the Atelier Masters and Students

Opening Reception | On the Shoulders of Giants: Selected Works from the Atelier Masters and Students
May 17th, 2019 | 6-8pm

Celebrate the opening of the exhibition of On the Shoulders of Giants: Selected Works from the Atelier Masters and Students, with exhibiting artists.  The exhibition showcases all levels of mastery in the traditional style of classical drawing and painting through the works of NUMU Atelier artists and Director, Gabriel Coke.

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Exhibition Opening: On the Shoulders of Giants: Selected Works from the Atelier Masters and Students
May
17
11:00 AM11:00

Exhibition Opening: On the Shoulders of Giants: Selected Works from the Atelier Masters and Students

Exhibition Opening
On the Shoulders of Giants:
Selected Works from the NUMU Atelier Masters and Students
May 17-October 13, 2019

Opening in the main gallery on May 17, On the Shoulders of Giants: Selected Works from the NUMU Atelier Masters and Students features the works of master artists and students from NUMU's Classical Drawing and Painting Atelier Program. The exhibition showcases all levels of mastery in the traditional style of classical drawing and painting. Featured artists include NUMU Atelier Director, Gabriel Coke, and Master Artists from NUMU’s Visiting Artists Workshops program: Adrian Gottlieb, David Gray, Brianna Lee Hardy, Jim McVicker, Cuong Nguyen, Sarah Sedwick, Enzo Segovia, Robert K Semans, Oliver Sin, Conor Walton, Zhaoming Wu, and Elizabeth Zanzinger.

An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 17 from 6-8pm.
6-7pm NUMU Members and Exhibiting Artists and Guests Preview | 7-8pm, Public Reception

NUMU Atelier Program Director Gabriel Coke founded the Atelier in 2015 and teaches classical drawing and painting classes for adults and teens. Gabriel has also developed a robust Visiting Artists Workshops program at NUMU that invites regional and local contemporary masters to lead week and weekend-long intensive workshops to the Atelier throughout the year. This  program has grown out of Coke's many friendships with painters across the United States and Europe. Coke has studied with teachers and working artists in Seattle, Santa Fe, France, Norway and New York City. Gabe has worked and studied at The Grand Central Academy of Art in New York, Frovik Kunstskole in Norway, Ecole Albert deFois in France, The Studio of Anthony Ryder in Santa Fe, New Mexico, The Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, Washington, The Concrete Tower, and Old Arcata Creamery in Arcata, California.

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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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Boy Scout Workshop  |  Sculpture Merit Badge
May
5
1:00 PM13:00

Boy Scout Workshop | Sculpture Merit Badge

Boy Scout Workshop  |  Sculpture Merit Badge-SOLD OUT—-

Sunday, May 5, 2019  |  1-3pm
$40 per participant

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


Taught by Elizabeth Greer, Merit Badge Counselor.

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Teen Week-Take a Break @ NUMU!-CANCELLED
Apr
29
to May 2

Teen Week-Take a Break @ NUMU!-CANCELLED

Teen Week-Take a Break @ NUMU!-CANCELLED


Just in time for exams season! Come, relax, and enjoy a week of youth-centered activities in the NUMU galleries. We’ve partnered with Spirit of Youth Yoga, to lead you through a week of self care, mindfulness, and gentle exercise.

Movement Monday Unwind with yoga
Treat Yo’Self Tuesday Mix essential oils
Wellness Wednesday Learn healthy coping strategies
Art Therapy Thursday De-stress through art making

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Exhibition Opening: In the Artist's Studio: Featuring Charlotte Kruk
Apr
26
11:00 AM11:00

Exhibition Opening: In the Artist's Studio: Featuring Charlotte Kruk

Exhibition Opening
In the Artist’s Studio: Featuring Charlotte Kruk
April 26-August 4, 2019

In the fourth installment of In the Artist’s Studio, NUMU invites you into the studio of San Jose-based sculptress Charlotte Kruk for an introduction to her work, creative process, and life as an artist. Best known for her wearable sculptures crafted from repurposed food and candy wrappers, Kruk transforms discarded materials (candy wrappers, cookie boxes, paper, sugar bags, and plastic spoons and forks) into fine art. In this exhibition, visitors will see examples of her vibrant and colorful wearable sculptures and playful ceramics. Kruk’s work is a response to environmental, cultural, and personal experiences. Also on view are some of Kruk’s art making tools and personal items, along with photographs of private studio spaces, which are rarely open to the public. 

NUMU’s In the Artist’s Studio exhibition series, introduced in 2018, supports the museum’s mission to share stories in new ways. Most people do not have the opportunity to visit an artist’s studio and learn firsthand how artwork is made, and more importantly why it is made. Through this program, NUMU offers insight into the practice of artmaking and shares with the community the ingenuity, intelligence and empathy that goes into the creative process.

In the Artist's Studio 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.

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Coffee Tawk with Art Historian, Allison Railo
Apr
25
12:00 PM12:00

Coffee Tawk with Art Historian, Allison Railo

Coffee Tawk with Art Historian, Allison Railo

Thurs, Apr 25th | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free with Admission | Free for NUMU Members

This month’s Coffee Tawk will take visitors on a historic journey through the progression of Digital Photography led by Art Historian, Allison Railo. Taking inspiration from the process of experimentation and adaptation, Allison will provide guests with insight into the diverging but concurrent trends of digital photography and alternative processes.

Allison Railo is an Art Historian with experience working in museum and gallery institutions in the Los Angeles area. She studied World Arts and Cultures at UCLA and completed a Master’s Degree in Museum and Gallery Management at City University,  London. In addition, to receiving her second Master’s Degree in Art History and Visual Culture from San Jose State University, where she focused her research on Contemporary Alternative Process Photographers in the Bay Area.


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Exhibition Closing: Warren Chang: In the Artist's Studio
Apr
14
11:00 AM11:00

Exhibition Closing: Warren Chang: In the Artist's Studio

Exhibition Closing
Warren Chang: In the Artist’s Studio
January 31-April 14, 2019

​New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU) is pleased to feature artist Warren Chang in the ​In the Artist’s Studio​ exhibition ​series from January 31 through April 14, 2019 in the Mike and Alyce Parsons Reception Area. The exhibition presents an introduction to Chang’s work, and creative process. Visitors will see the Artist’s sketchbooks, art making tools, personal items, and photographs of his private studio space, which is rarely open to the public. Chang will also conduct an informal presentation and demonstration of his artmaking process at NUMU on Saturday, April 13, from 2-3pm.

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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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Talk & Tour with Artist Warren Chang
Apr
7
2:00 PM14:00

Talk & Tour with Artist Warren Chang

Talk & Tour with Artist Warren Chang
April 7, 2019 | 2-3pm

Join Artist, Warren Chang for a Talk and Tour of his installation, In the Artist's Studio and his exhibition of paintings of Monterey fieldworkers, Voice of the Fields.  Chang will share his artistic approach, creative process and inspirations for his work.

NUMU’s In the Artist’s Studio exhibition series, introduced in 2018, supports the museum’s mission to share stories in new ways. Most people do not have the opportunity to visit an artist’s studio and learn firsthand how artwork is made, and more importantly why it is made. Through this program, NUMU offers insight into the practice of artmaking and shares with the community the ingenuity, intelligence and empathy that goes into the creative process.

Free for Members | Free with Admission

2pm-3pm: RSVP here

Not a NUMU member? Please join! Enroll here

In the Artist's Studio 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.

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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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History of the Teenager with Dr. Elizabeth Sweet-CANCELED
Mar
23
4:30 PM16:30

History of the Teenager with Dr. Elizabeth Sweet-CANCELED

History of the Teenager with Dr. Elizabeth Sweet-CANCELED

Sat, Mar 23rd 2019 | 4:30-6pm
Free for Members and 18 and under | General Admission $10

Join us for an enlightening discussion with noted sociologist and TEDx speaker, Dr. Elizabeth Sweet as we explore topics examining the history of the teenager in the 20th and 21st centuries. NUMU Exhibitions Manager Cristiano Colantoni will lead the exhibition tour and journalist and podcast host, Sarah Lai Stirland will moderate the discussion. (this program is generously supported by Ron Cassel)

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

A three-dimensional yearbook-style exhibition that explores what it has meant to be a LGHS Wildcat over the course of the school's 100 years+ history.  
For complete exhibition information, go here: http://www.numulosgatos.org/sbb

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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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Exhibition Opening: ArtNow: Annual Santa Clara County Juried High School Exhibition
Mar
21
11:00 AM11:00

Exhibition Opening: ArtNow: Annual Santa Clara County Juried High School Exhibition

Exhibition Opening: ArtNow: Annual Santa Clara County Juried High School Exhibition

March 21 - May 5, 2019

ArtNow is an annual juried Santa Clara County high school art exhibition and educational program, presented by New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU). The ArtNow Exhibition and supporting programs offer opportunities for high school student artists, from Palo Alto to Gilroy, to gain real-world experience in participating in a juried museum exhibition. Each year, a new theme is chosen for the exhibition and students are asked to submit works based on that theme.  The theme for ArtNow 2019 is Dare.  $10,000 in scholarships and awards are given to participating students in support of pursuit of professions in the visual arts.

Applications to the 2019 ArtNow exhibition are open to all Santa Clara County high school students, grades 9-12, public, private, and homeschooled. Applications and art submissions open Monday, November 12, 2018 and close Monday, January 14, 2019. The exhibition opens at NUMU on March 21, 2019 with a student reception and awards ceremony. A professional development scholarship, and cash awards in several categories, including painting, watercolor and drawing, sculpture, and video art will be awarded at the opening reception. The exhibition closes on May 5, 2019. 

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Coffee Tawk with NUMU Curatorial Team
Mar
14
12:00 PM12:00

Coffee Tawk with NUMU Curatorial Team

Coffee Tawk with NUMU Curatorial Team

Thurs, Mar. 14 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free with Admission | Free for NUMU Members

This Month's Tawpic 

Walk and Tawk! Go behind the scenes  with NUMU’s Curatorial Team

Ever wonder how museum's produce exhibitions? Hang out with NUMUExhibitions Manager, Cristiano Colantoni, and Exhibitions Designer, Julie Ho Sung and see how they work their magic and present NUMU shows that you love to love. 
Don't miss out ! RSVP to Coffee Tawk

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Wildcats Show and Tell
Mar
10
1:00 PM13:00

Wildcats Show and Tell

Wildcats Show and Tell

March 10, 2019 | 1-3pm
Free for Members and 18 and under | General Admission $10

Calling all Wildcats!  Show us what you've got, and Tell us your stories.  Bring your treasured Los Gatos High School memorabilia to NUMU and share the stories behind them.  The museum is still looking for new items to display as the exhibition evolves.  Already have something on display?  Come by and tell us all about them as well as any other cherished LGHS memories.  We'll see you there!

About Sis Boom Bah! The Life and Times of Los Gatos High School, opening at NUMU September 8th
A three-dimensional yearbook-style exhibition that explores what it has meant to be a LGHS Wildcat over the course of the school's 100 years+ history.  
For complete exhibition information, go here: http://www.numulosgatos.org/sbb
To rsvp, go here: http://www.numulosgatos.org/sbb-show-and-tell-rsvp

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Exhibition Closing: The Circle of Truth
Mar
10
11:00 AM11:00

Exhibition Closing: The Circle of Truth

Exhibition Closing:
The Circle of Truth
October 19, 2018 - March 10, 2019

NUMU is pleased to present the first public showing of the traveling exhibition, The Circle of Truth, a wholly unique collaboration of 49 contemporary artists, each sequestered and unknown to one another, working in absolute secrecy. Taking a full nine years from launch to completion, The Circle of Truth is a modern, visual take on a common childhood classroom exercise wherein a secret message was whispered from student to student, often referred to as the Rumor Circle, or the Telephone Game.

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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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Opening Reception: Warren Chang: Voice of the Fields
Feb
23
2:00 PM14:00

Opening Reception: Warren Chang: Voice of the Fields

Artist Reception | Warren Chang
February 23rd, 2019 | 2-3pm

Meet artist Warren Chang at a reception celebrating the opening of an exhibition of his large-scale paintings, Voice of the Fields, on view in the Spotlight Gallery. A virtual tour of Chang's Carmel studio and insight into his artistic practice is also on view in the exhibition, In The Artist's Studio, in the Mike and Alyce Parsons Reception area. 

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Exhibition Opening: Warren Chang: Voice of the Fields
Feb
22
11:00 AM11:00

Exhibition Opening: Warren Chang: Voice of the Fields

Exhibition Opening
Warren Chang: Voice of the Fields
February 22-June 16, 2019

New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU) is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by Monterey artist, Warren Chang​. Voice of the Fields showcases​ Chang’s l​arge scale luminous paintings of the community who labor in the farms around the Salinas Valley. Chang was born and raised in Monterey and California’s agricultural environment is part of his daily life. Influenced by the John Steinbeck tales of his youth, Warren was drawn to field workers as subjects for his recent series of paintings.

Voices of the Fields​ will be on view in NUMU’s Spotlight Gallery from February 22 through June 16, 2019. An Opening Reception for the exhibition will be held on Saturday, February 23r​d​ from 2-4pm.

Voice of the Fields is generously sponsored by The Winfield Gallery.

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Coffee Tawk with NUMU Executive Director and Guest Tawker
Feb
21
12:00 PM12:00

Coffee Tawk with NUMU Executive Director and Guest Tawker

Coffee Tawk with NUMU Executive Director and Guest Tawker

Thurs, Feb. 21 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free with Admission | Free for NUMU Members

February’s Topic: Explore NUMU’s Permanent Collection

Get a rare and inside look into the NUMU Collections Lab with Exhibitions & Collections Manager, Cristiano Colantoni. See where and how NUMU's extensive collection of art and historical artifacts are stored when not on exhibit.  Learn about the museum's digital cataloging project. And, get pro tips on how to preserve family heirlooms.

P.S. Food and drink are not allowed in the collections lab, so please enjoy your coffee and cookie before you join the tawk.

RSVP to Coffee Tawk

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Boy Scout Workshop  |  Sculpture Merit Badge
Feb
10
1:00 PM13:00

Boy Scout Workshop | Sculpture Merit Badge

Boy Scout Workshop  |  Sculpture Merit Badge

Sunday, February 10, 2019  |  1-3pm
$40 per participant

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


Taught by Elizabeth Greer, Merit Badge Counselor.

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