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November Lesson 2 
BH: Print Presentations 
DA: Print Presentations 
LEX: Print Presentations 


​Workshops 
4th Grade Face and Figure Drawing 
6th Grade Big Data Workshop 


Calendar

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​Important Reminders

  • 11/12 Monday -  Veterans Day Observed AD Office Closed 
  • 11/13 Tuesday - General Meeting at the NuMu Upstairs Gallery
  • 11/19-11/23 -  Thanksgiving Break AD Office Closed 
  • 11/26 Monday - Docent Movie Night 
  • 12/1 - Annual Los Gatos Children's Holiday Parade 
  • 12/6 - "Girls Night Out" Chamber of Commerce...raffle proceeds go to Art Docents
President's Letter

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November brings to mind a time of thankfulness.  It can be difficult sometimes, but important to remember that being grateful can help you focus on the positive things in life.

  • I'm grateful for the Art Docents and having the opportunity to work with students and share my love of Art!
    • Printmaking Workshop in 1st Grade
    • Face and Figure Drawing Workshops in 4th Grade
    • Big Data Art Workshop in 6th Grade Math classes
    • K - 8th grade lessons taught monthly

  • I'm grateful for our wonderful community that supports the Arts!
    • LGEF
    • Los Gatos Union School District
    • Town of Los Gatos
    • Home & School Clubs
    • Silicon Valley Creates
    • Los Gatos Rotary Clubs
    • Sereno Group Realty
    • Los Gatos Community Foundation
    • Board of Directors & Member Donations
    • And so many more....Sponsors of the Art Docents

  • I'm grateful for all our wonderful volunteers who make the Art Docents of Los Gatos thrive!
    • Docents who teach about 100 lessons each month and volunteer on committees that make our program strong
    • 15 Trainees & 2 Trainers who are working hard already
    • ​​Executive Board Volunteers...who tirelessly volunteer
    • Board of Directors who volunteer their time to help our non-profit organization
    • Teachers like Kelly Martin & Brandy Nelson who volunteer their time with Art Docents

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Here is a great art activity to do with you family I found at fun website...called  The Artful Parent

DIY Thankful Bunting - A Family Thanksgiving Art Activity
Before creating the thankful bunting, sit down and talk with your family about what you are each thankful for.

Talking about what you are thankful for can be a great way to foster family spirit and a sense of contentment so I recommend doing this activity often, not just at Thanksgiving.

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Gratitude is proven to buy happiness and even improve health!

House of Hope - Food Pantry Drive
A message from Bonnie W., Board of Director 

The House of Hope is hosting a Food Drive for those in need in our local community as they gear up for the Holiday Season. A barrel for collections will be conveniently located in the Art Docents Office for those who wish to participate. Any kind of canned goods would be welcome, but please remember to please check the expiration date on items donated. 

House of Hope - Calvary's Food Pantry

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Gratefully  Yours in Art!

Julie Ferrario
President 
​Art Docents of Los Gatos

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Committee Updates
Curriculum 

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6th Grade Big Data Art
lessons are happening NOW at Fisher!


The lesson has changed a bit from the pilot lesson back in May and it looks very good! Some tweaks were made and videos added. The lesson is unlike any lesson the Art Docents have taught before yet familiar in its creativity, fun and beautiful slides. Kids seem to enjoy the lesson and beautiful Data Portrait Spirals are being created to create a
6th Grade Big Data Art project to be displayed at the Art Show! 

Check out our featured artist Laurie Frick whose artwork has inspired our project!
Continuing Ed
  NuMu 106 E. Main St Los Gatos - General Meeting Location  

Have you visited the NuMu, Los Gatos' very own art and history museum?  Well here is your chance to get in for FREE!  We are switching things up this month and will hold our next General Meeting in the upstairs gallery.  Maureen Cappon-Javey, the Deputy Director, will lead an introductory tour of the museum including the current art exhibit Circle of Truth.

Circle of Truth is 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, 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. The Circle of Truth Project was launched in 2009 and completed in 2016.

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Movie Night:  The Silence of Mark Rothko   
Monday, November 26th at 7pm


We will watch the 2016 hour-long documentary about the American Abstract Artist Mark Rothko.  Please join us on Monday, November 26th at 7pm at the home of Theresa Bricker.  We will serve salted popcorn and you are welcome to bring a drink to share, but please do not bring food (due to family allergies).  Limited to 12 people due to size constraints. For more info on Rothko visit  http://www.markrothko.org/

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Holiday Parade 
62nd Annual Los Gatos Children's Holiday Parade

This year marks the 62nd Annual Los Gatos Children’s Christmas/Holiday Parade through downtown LG on Saturday, December 1st

Walking in the parade is a great way to show your support for the Art Docents and to include your kids and neighbors in the effort!

Sign up if you’re interested and we’ll keep you in the loop about meeting times, etc.


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Girls Night Out
Fashion Show 

Thursday, December 6 at Old Town
50 University Avenue, Suite 260
5:30-6:30 pm VIP Reception 
6:30 - 7:30pm Doors open & Cocktail hour
7:30-8:30pm Fashion Show
8:30-9:00 Dessert Reception

EVOLVE - The Art of Fashion

Join us for the event of the season - a fashion show curated by Dustin David Salon, with the latest fashions from our local Los Gatos boutiques.  
Tickets:
$95 - General Admission
Guaranteed seating, appetizers and desserts, free glass of champagne, discount card to Los Gatos businesses.  Chance to win a jewelry door prize!

 $175 - V.I.P. Admission
VIP Pre-Party from 5:30-6:30 featuring appetizers and hosted bar, Priority Seating, VIP swag bag, dessert. Chance to win a jewelry door prize!

Raffle Tickets:
Try your hand at winning a great prize from one of our featured boutiques or partners.
$20 each or 3 for $50

PROCEEDS FROM THE RAFFLE WILL BENEFIT
ART DOCENTS OF LOS GATOS


If you are interested in volunteering to help sell raffle tickets at the event and possibly getting to wear some of the jewelry and accessories from the local boutiques...sign up here for more information.

Docent Sign Up for Volunteering to Sell Raffle Tickets


Supporting LGEF....
Supports the Art Docents!