Art classes, artist presentations, and Motown music

Added THU, MAR 2ND 2017

Montalvo Arts Center Weekly Newsletter
Get Creative with Classes This Spring
Spring Art Classes

Spring is a great time to renew your creative spirit, and we've got plenty of opportunities to help you get inspired. Our arts classes for adults will have you working in mediums from paint to collage to flower arrangement to ceramics. Taught by professional artists and certified instructors, these classes are a fun way to explore a new art form or improve on one you already know -- all in the beautiful setting of Montalvo.

Spring Art Classes
This series of Monday evening classes is led by internationally-renowned visual artist and former Lucas Artist Program (LAP) Fellow Dana Harel. Each class explores a different technique through examples from a well-known artist. No experience necessary; all required art supplies will be provided. The first session (Gelatin Prints: Andy Warhol) is SOLD OUT, but space still remains in Grattage Technique: Paul Klee (March 20) and Photo Transfer: Max Ernst (March 27).

Contemporary Floral Design
Taught by Mickie Anderson and Diane Graham, this series uses the principles of ikebana to refine and extend classical European traditions. Each Saturday morning class covers the basics before focusing on a specific technique. All skill levels are welcome; enrollment fee includes all flowers, a vase, and structural materials as needed. Remaining classes for the spring will focus on Line and Repetition (March 19) and Structure (April 9).

Wheel Form Ceramics
Learn how to create ceramic forms and learn trimming, glazing, and surface design techniques -- all on our new pottery wheels. This class, taking place from May 1-22, includes four Monday evenings of instruction and three Wednesday evenings of optional additional studio time. Fee includes enough clay to create your own pieces, which you can bring home to show off to your friends!

Click the button below for additional information about all of these classes. We hope to see you this spring!

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Experience 103 Shots at March 31 Open Access
Open Access: Cassils presents "103 Shots"

Join Lucas Artists Program (LAP) Fellow Cassils on Friday, March 31 at 7pm for a special Open Access featuring a screening of their haunting short film 103 Shots. 

Made in response to the Orlando shootings at the Pulse Nightclub in September 2016, this examination of human connection consists of a series of couples and friends bursting a balloon between their bodies with the pressure of an embrace. It was filmed in Dolores Park during San Francisco Pride with the help of over 200 volunteers.

Listed by the Huffington Post as “one of ten transgender artists who are changing the landscape of contemporary art,” the film's director Cassils has achieved international recognition for a rigorous engagement with the body as a form of social sculpture.

In addition to the screening, multi-faceted hip-hop artist, actor, poet, and educator Dahlak Brathwaite will discuss his latest projects and perform. LAP Fellow Rebecca Chesney will also present her work and describe a new project she is developing while in residence.

Tickets are just $10 (free for Montalvo members!). Get yours today by clicking below, or call the Box Office at 408-961-5858, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm. You can also click here to join the event on Facebook and share it with your friends.


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Motown Lives On with Masters of Soul March 30
Masters of Soul

Take the ultimate stroll down memory lane on Thursday, March 30 at 7:30pm with Masters of Soul -- a celebration of the legendary songs and performers that defined Motown and soul music.

This memorable show features stylishly costumed, fully choreographed performances of both male and female groups backed by a live band, with the incredible harmonies and smooth moves made famous by some of the greatest recording acts of all time. For a glimpse of what you'll experience, watch them perform in this video!

Don't wait! Get your tickets today. Click the button below or call the Box Office at 408-961-5858, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm.


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Upcoming Events at a Glance:

Sat, Mar 4, 9am-4pm: Arts In Your Classroom
Sun, Mar 5, 2:30pm: Mad Hatter's Tea Party SOLD OUT!
Sun, Mar 12, 3pm: The Saint Michael Trio: 250 Years of Trio Music SOLD OUT!
Mon, Mar 13, 6pm: Gelatin Prints: Andy Warhol SOLD OUT!
Thu, Mar 16, 7:30pm: Spyro Gyra SOLD OUT!
Fri, Mar 17, 8pm: Keola Beamer & Jeff Peterson
Sun, Mar 19, 10:30am: Contemporary Floral Design: Line and Repetition
By Appointment: Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours

Photo Credits: NZ / Andy Warhol, Flowers / Max Ernst, Une Semaine de Bonte / Paul Klee, Parnassum / Cassils, 103 Shots 

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