Calendar: July 2018    

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  • Saudade (Our Flags) BEGINNING FRI, JULY 20
    OPENING EVENT: Friday, July 20, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
    Art on the Grounds: New Commissions 2018

    For 2018, Montalvo's Art on the Grounds program features three newly-commissioned works by Lucas Artists Fellows: an innovative sonic journey of a woodland trail, a communally planted peace garden, and a large-scale art installation. The opening outdoor festival, We the People, which will be the official debut of these three works, will also include a showcase of poetry and performance. It will be held ...

EVENTS

  • Saudade (Our Flags) SUN JULY 15, 2018 1:30 P.M. (Great Lawn)
    Open Access
    Making Together
    with Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons & Marila Dardot

    Join us for an afternoon of art and community as we celebrate the important contributions and experiences of the South Bay’s varied diaspora and collectively explore the question: what does peace mean to you?As part of the day ...

  • Dine on the lovely front veranda! WED JULY 18, 2018 NOON (Front and Side Verandas)
    Summer Luncheon

    The Montalvo Service Group is once again pleased to host its famous series of summer luncheons. Dine al fresco on the front and side veranda of the Villa, just as visitors did nearly a century ago! Bring your friends and ...
    Buy tickets Summer Villa Tour

  •  FRI JULY 20, 2018 6:30 P.M. (Park Grounds)
    We the People
    Art on the Grounds Opening Festival

    We the People is an invitation for the Bay Area community to join poets, musicians, and visual and sound artists from across the globe as we collectively consider: How can we expand our understanding of “we” and imagine new, more ...
    RSVP FREE EVENT!

  • A Summer Luncheon WED JULY 25, 2018 NOON (Front and Side Verandas)
    Summer Luncheon

    The Montalvo Service Group is once again pleased to host its famous series of summer luncheons. Dine al fresco on the front and side veranda of the Villa, just as visitors did nearly a century ago! Bring your friends and ...
    Buy tickets Summer Villa Tour

  • A Collective Installation MON, JULY 16 - FRI, JULY 20
    Public Art: A Collective Installation

    Using teamwork and creativity, students will collaborate with an established local artist to produce an installation on Montalvo’s grounds. The finished work will be unveiled to the public at Montalvo’s annual Art on the Grounds festival on July 20, 2018, where students will ... Register for 9 a.m. (Ages 13-17)

  • Art from Around the World MON, JULY 16 - FRI, JULY 20
    Art from Around the World

    Students will take a trip through art, history, and geography as they explore the creative traditions of different cultures! They will create sculptures, prints, metalwork, and jewelry inspired by the customs and practices of Africa, Asia, Oceania, and more. Register for 9 a.m. (Ages 6-10)

  • Strokes of Genius MON, JULY 16 - FRI, JULY 20
    Strokes of Genius: Painting Technique

    Color, form, line, shape, texture, value, volume: these are the basic elements of visual art. This class will give young artists the opportunity to explore these principles as they apply to painting and practice techniques associated with various paints and brushes. The week will end ... Register for 1 p.m. (Ages 6-10)

  • Out on a Limb: Become a Treehouse Master! MON, JULY 16 - FRI, JULY 20
    Out on a Limb: Become a Treehouse Master

    Students will learn about architecture, engineering, and the use of tools and materials as they build a treehouse on Montalvo’s grounds. Over the course of the week, students will be taught to safely use hand tools and gain an understanding of techniques used in ... Register for 9 a.m. (Ages 9-14)

  • Rhythms of West Africa MON, JULY 23 - FRI, JULY 27
    Rhythms of West Africa

    Explore the culture of West Africa through traditional dance, hand drumming, and mask making! Students will gain an understanding of the infl uences and signifi cance of these artistic practices, and perform for family and friends at the end of the week. Register for 1 p.m. (Ages 6-10)

  • Electronic Art MON, JULY 23 - FRI, JULY 27
    Electronic Art

    What can young minds accomplish with small electronics and their innate imagination? Pretty much anything! As they study and design low voltage circuits, students will come to understand the complex circuitry found in computers, robots, and more. Register for 9 a.m. (Ages 9-14)

  • Snapshot: Digital Photography MON, JULY 23 - FRI, JULY 27
    Snapshot: Digital Photography

    The focus is on creativity and self-expression in this photography class. Students will be introduced to the functionality of the camera, learn how to frame a shot, and practice other tricks for composing compelling images. Note: Cameras not included – please provide your own with manual ... Register for 1 p.m. (Ages 9-14)

  • Meet the Masters: Sculpture & Assemblage MON, JULY 23 - FRI, JULY 27
    Meet the Masters: Sculpture and Assemblage

    Students will reuse, repurpose, design, and construct with materials to create three-dimensional works. Projects will be inspired by artists like Pablo Picasso, Robert Indiana, Louise Nevelson, and Alexander Calder. Register for 9 a.m. (Ages 6-10)

  • Still Life: Paint What You See MON, JULY 30 - FRI, AUGUST 3
    Still Life: Paint What You See

    Students will hone their observation skills through the practice of still life rendering. Concepts such as light and shadow, proportion, space, and ratio will be explored. The young artists will fi rst capture images in sketches, then fi nish their works with various mediums including ... Register for 9 a.m. (Ages 6-10)

  • Music Production MON, JULY 30 - FRI, AUGUST 3
    Music Production

    This class is a crash course in the fundamentals of music production. Using instruments, traditional techniques, and modern digital software, students will compose, record, mix, and edit an original composition. Register for 1 p.m. (Ages 13-17)

  • Out on a Limb: Become a Treehouse Master MON, JULY 30 - FRI, AUGUST 3
    Out on a Limb: Become a Treehouse Master

    Students will learn about architecture, engineering, and the use of tools and materials as they build a treehouse on Montalvo’s grounds. Over the course of the week, students will be taught to safely use hand tools and gain an understanding of techniques used in ... Register for 9 a.m. (Ages 9-14)

  • Charlotte's Web MON, JULY 30 - FRI, AUGUST 3
    Let's Put On A Show: Charlotte's Web

    30 young actors. Five days. One dazzling performance. Can it be done? You bet! Students will be introduced to important theatrical skills such as acting, staging, set and costume design, and so much more—and perform for family and friends in a showcase at the ... Register for 9 a.m. (Ages 6-14)

  • Spy Camp: Art Heist MON, JULY 30 - FRI, AUGUST 3
    Spy Camp: Art Heist

    Students’ mission—if they choose to accept it—is to master the art of espionage. But before they can enter the field, they will need to earn their spy license by developing key sleuthing skills. As they hone their craft, they will explore Montalvo’s ... Register for 1 p.m. (Ages 6-10)




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