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Added THU, APR 13TH 2017

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Wheel Form Ceramics
Wheel Form Ceramics

Come learn how to create simple and complex ceramic objects by working on Montalvo’s pottery wheels in our Wheel Form Ceramics class beginning on Monday, May 1 at 6pm.

The class will teach you how to produce creative clay sculptures on a wheel, demonstrating various building, trimming, glazing, and surface design techniques. A small group size ensures individual guidance. 

Your enrollment fee includes four Monday evenings of instruction and three Wednesday evenings of optional additional studio time, during which you can continue to explore your developing clay skills. The instructor will be present at these studio sessions to answer questions and provide feedback and guidance.

To register, just click the button below or call our Box Office at 408-961-5858, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm.



A native Italian, Paola Pafumi has studied ceramics in the ASUC studio at UC Berkeley, exploring a wide variety of techniques. Her specialty is maiolica (tin-glazed, painted Italian pottery), which she learned by studying under masters of the art form in Faenza and Florence, Italy. 

Experience a Live Podcast with Weston Teruya
Open Access: Weston Teruya

Join us next Friday, April 21 at 7pm for a special Open Access event featuring a live taping of the Art Practical podcast (un)making. 

In each episode of (un)making, host and Lucas Artists Program (LAP) Fellow Weston Teruya talks with artists, cultural workers, or arts administrators of color about their work, their careers, and how they situate their practices in the world at large. This taping will be a conversation between Teruya and Bay Area visual artists and writers Jaime Cortez and Genevieve Quick, examining their complex use of narrative and the unexpected ways their creative practices inform one another.

Prior to the taping, you'll enjoy short presentations from award-winning performer Hanna Hartman and fiction writer Allegra Hyde. Both will present past work and discuss new projects under development.

Tickets are just $10 (free for Montalvo members). Purchase yours today through the button below, or call our Box Office at 408-961-5858 (Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm).

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You Can't Stop the Doo Wop
Doo Wop Project

Looking for a concert to lift your spirits? We've got just the thing: join us on Sunday, April 30 at 7pm for a super fun evening of catchy tunes and vocal harmonies with The Doo Wop Project!

Featuring stars of Broadway’s smash hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical, this quintet brings unparalleled vocal excellence to recreate -- and in some cases entirely reimagine -- some of the greatest music in American history. From bop to pop, they'll entrance you with tunes ranging from ‘60s classics to doo-wop-inspired renditions of contemporary songs.

Want to get a taste? We highly recommend it! Click here to listen to their "imprompdoo" harmonizing in a riff on "The Morse Code of Love," then buy your tickets today through the button below or by calling the Box Office at 408-961-5858, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm. 


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Art + Environmentalism in the Classroom
Endangered Marine Species: Shadow Box

On Wednesday, April 19 from 4-6pm, educators are invited to join us for Endangered Marine Species: Shadow Box, a hands-on integrated learning demonstration perfectly suited for any elementary or middle school classroom!

This workshop combines science, art, and engineering to demonstrate the consequences of human activity on marine species. You will conduct research examining what threats a specific endangered species is facing, make a simple circuit, and create an illuminated art object that you can keep, show, and share.

This exercise meets the Next Generation Science Standards unit on Earth and Human Activity. Lessons plans and online resources will be provided. To register, click the button below or call our Box Office at 408-961-5858, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm.


Michele Guieu  

Michele Guieu is a Bay Area artist and arts education specialist. Originally from Marseille, France, she received her M.A. in graphic design from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris (ENSAD). In her role as a Montalvo Teaching Artist, she develops projects and participatory installations to foster better understanding of our environment and the consequences of human activity on our watershed and oceans. 


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Upcoming Events at a Glance:

Sat, April 15, 10am: Sudden Oak Death Blitz 
Tue, April 18, 11:30am: Lalita Tademy
Wed, April 19, 4m: Endangered Marine Species: Shadow Box
Thu, April 20, 7:30pm: Four Bitchin' Babes presents Hormonal Imbalance v2.5
Fri, April 21, 7m: Open Access: An Art Practical Podcast with Weston Teruya 
Mon, April 24, 10am: 
Villa Tour & Trail Hike 
Mon, April 24, 4pm:
Artists Connect
Wed, April 26, 7:30pm: Cowboy Junkies SOLD OUT!
Thu, April 27, 7:30pm: Crystal Bowersox
Fri, April 28, 8pm: Herb Ohta, Jr. & Friends
By Appointment: Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours

Summer Camps now on sale!

Photo Credits: NZ / Marius Starkey / FTD Stage One / Tom Concordia  

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