Montalvo Arts Center’s mission is to engage the public in the creative process, acting as a catalyst for exploring the arts, unleashing creativity, and advancing different cultural and cross-cultural perspectives. We achieve our mission by creating and presenting arts of all types, nurturing artists, and using our historic property in innovative ways.
Located in Silicon Valley’s Saratoga Hills, the Montalvo grounds include a 1912 Mediterranean-style Villa, its formal gardens, and two-acre Great Lawn; the historic Claire Loftus Carriage House Theatre and the Lilian Fontaine Garden Theatre; and 175 acres of trails through redwood trees. Below the Villa and across the creek are hidden ten free-standing live/work studios and the Commons of the Sally and Don Lucas Artists Residency Program (LAP), which hosts over 100 artists each year from diverse backgrounds across the nation and the world. The LAP is the third-oldest artist residency program in the United States.
Three special assets–our extraordinary physical environment and grounds, a rich diversity of multigenerational visitors, and artistically excellent programs–combine to make Montalvo a unique multidisciplinary arts organization that has become a place for people of all ages and all walks of life to engage in meaningful, accessible, and inspiring arts experiences.
P.O. Box 158, Saratoga, CA 95071
Bruce Munro at Montalvo: Stories in Light student extensions will be offered throughout the span of this astonishing exhibition. Based on the standard model of our student ﬁeld trips, these school visits will be an opportunity for students to more deeply engage with the exhibition through a guided tour, then by creating their own artwork in response to the installation. This will shine a light on various elements embedded in Munro’s work. We will offer three, discipline-speciﬁc tracks: Installation Art, Technology, and Literature.
Installation Art: (Adaptable to grades 2-12)
After touring the property and experiencing the Bruce Munro at Montalvo exhibition, students will be prompted to explore the conceptuality of installation art and sketch ideas for a work within their community. Referencing Munro’s Bacchus’ Spring, Gathering of the Clans, and Light Shower, students will experiment with common objects as modular units, and create Munro-inspired collaborations.
Technology: (Adaptable to grades 2-8)
In this STEAM based workshop, students will work within the intersection of art and science. After walking our grounds and experiencing the Bruce Munro at Montalvo exhibition, students will be prompted to explore the use of technology within artistic practices. Taking inspiration from Munro’s Silver Sea, which represents clusters of lilies, students will work through the basics of circuitry to produce their own illuminated stems.
Literature: (Adaptable to grades K-12)
How can we connect to a new place or environment through our favorite stories? When Bruce Munro visited Montalvo for the ﬁrst time he was instantly transported to the world of Narnia, created by author C.S. Lewis. Inspired by these stories, Munro curated pieces to tell the stories of Narnia through the mediums of light and sculpture. In response to Munro’s Dawn Treader, students will engage in a writing and illustration workshop where they will explore the generative process through which narrative gives rise to visuals and visuals inspire new narratives.
Tickets are $250.00 per group of 25 students. Each time slot can accommodate a maximum of 2 groups.
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For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: http://montalvoarts.org/events/munro_student/
Associate Manager, Youth and Family Programs
DATES (all Tuesdays; 9am & 12pm time slots available):
9am-11am or 12pm-2pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga, CA, 95071
$250.00 per group of 25 students. Maximum of 2 groups per time slot.