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Class Schedule

Depending on individual circumstances, some of our teachers may need to ask their students to wear masks.

The Art Center offers adult classes in a variety of media throughout the year, primarily in the summer months. These are taught by well-known artists from the area and beyond, as well as by Art Center artists. Intergenerational and youth classes are provided as well.

If you would like to register for a class, you can contact the Art Center by phone and pay with a credit card (during gallery hours), drop by the gallery in person to pay by check/cash, pay by check through the mail, or use online registration/payment by using the sign-up links provided below. You will be provided a secure connection to PayPal for credit card payment.

If you pay using PayPal, PLEASE include the student's name under "instructions to merchant" at the PayPal site. This will insure that your payment is properly credited. Thank You.  Art Center Members receive a 10% discount on adult classes.  Not a member?

Adult & Kids Classes (May-June)

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Class Schedule

Depending on individual circumstances, some of our teachers may need to ask their students to wear masks.

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June 12, 2023
10:00am - 12:30pm

Art Center Members: $45.00, Non-Members: $50.00

"Felted Necklace with Flowers"

with Cari Cook

Cari Cook’s work as a fiber artist began 12 years ago and continues to evolve as she pushes the boundaries of what she can do with wool. She combines the softest of wools and miscellaneous fibers with her own hand dyed silk to create hats, bracelets, vests, jackets, shawls, and bags. Her designs reflect her love of horses, the beauty of nature, and impressionistic art. Cari and her husband reside on a small farm in Longmont, CO, and when she’s not in her studio, you can find her on her horse or working in the garden. Her website is: www.thequiltedhorse.net

 

In this class you will work with the softest of wools to make a unique felted necklace. You will learn how to make a cord and felted flowers and leaves. We will finish off the necklace by embellishing the flowers with beads. This class is about having fun while learning some basic felting techniques. No experience required. Adults and teens are both welcome to attend! The teacher will bring the necessary supplies, and there will be a $5 fee for each student (payable directly to the teacher on the day of class) for the wool and beads.

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June 14, 2023
10:00am - 4:00pm

Art Center Members: $72.00, Non-Members: $80.00

“Paint on Location ” (Weather permitting)

Painting with Cathy Goodale

Use the Notan thinking in two values (light and dark) as a starting point to design the subject. Simplify the subject by combining like values.

 

2023 will present another fabulous opportunity to paint with well-known local artist, Cathy Goodale, who will be teaching monthly from February through December 2023 at the Art Center. Sign up for any number of classes in advance or one at a time, as the year progresses. Each class will meet from 10 am to 4 pm in the Art Center classroom, unless otherwise noted. Students will provide their own supplies/equipment. Bring a sack lunch or grab something quick nearby. Cathy’s phone number: (970) 227-8577 in case you have specific questions about the classes themselves. The Art Center will handle all reservations, payments, and other housekeeping details.

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June 15, 2023

(Cancelled Due To Illness)

Pojagi: Traditional Korean Needlework

with Alice Ridge (Alice Ridge Quilts)

Alice Ridge hails from Indiana and has been a quilter for over 40 years and a traveling quilt teacher and speaker for some time. When not teaching and speaking, she travels internationally to learn more about the many different types of quilting and needlework techniques around the world. She says, “Quilting is my passion! I am a wife, mother, sister, and grandmother, but primarily — I am a quilter!”

 

Pojagi is an ancient type of needlework from Korea. Alice will bring many different pieces for everyone to look at. Typically the pieces are made from either silk, or raime (a plant fiber), which were originally used as utilitarian wrapping cloths. Today, Pojagi is an artwork all its own with designs ranging from simple to intricate.

 

In this class we will make two projects in the style of Pojagi, a pincushion in silk, and a small mat using Korean raime. All supplies for both projects are included in the class kit that should be purchased directly from the instructor on the day of the class for $30. Participants only need to bring general hand sewing supplies, i.e., thimble, small scissors, etc.

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June 17, 2023
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Art Center Members: $40.50, Non-Members: $45.00

"Farm Fresh Tangles"

with Minette Riordan

Watercolor paint meets Zentangle® in this playful and creative class. We will combine watercolor painting with Zentangle®-inspired pattern work to create an illustrative, expressive vegetable medley. This class is appropriate for any artist, whether you are beginning your creative journey, an avid tangler, or brand new to watercolor and Zentangle®.

 

Dr. Minette Riordan is a mixed media artist, writer, and creativity coach. She is an advocate for creativity as essential to the well-being of people and the planet. She has been teaching creative programs for over 10 years and has been a Certified Zentangle® Teacher since 2014. You can learn more about her work at www.MinetteRiordan.com.

 

Materials Provided by Teacher as part of Class Fee:

Each student will receive two sheets of quality watercolor paper, graphite pencil, printed design for tracing and painting, containers for water and paper towels.

Materials List: Provided for those who wish to bring their own supplies. However, you may purchase a kit directly from the instructor on the day of class for $20.00 that will provide you with all supplies you will need. Kits

need to be ordered in advance! (Please make sure the Art Center is notified when you register. If you register online, give us a call re: needing a kit.)

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June 23-24, 2023
9:30am - 3:30pm

Art Center Members: $135.00, Non-Members: $150.00

“Wonderful Watercolor Landscapes"

with Kathleen Lanzoni

Kathleen Lanzoni is an award-winning watercolorist who lives in Boulder, and has a passion for painting both in the studio and en plein air. She was given the Governing Board Award at the 2019 Estes Valley Plein Air event hosted by the Art Center and has a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and the Art Institute of Boston.

 

Let’s play with our paint and water! The focus of this fun filled two-day workshop of watercolor painting is using the amazing medium of watercolor in a variety of landscape scenes. The first day will be focused on creating distance in the landscape and the second day will be focused on painting water in a landscape. We will discuss washes, wet into wet, negative painting, values, color, and composition while painting the landscapes.  The day begins with discussion and painting exercises to get warmed up. Using our painting exercises as a learning tool we will create a full landscape painting. We will work step by step on the elements and the techniques of painting. Photographs will be provided for reference, or you may use your own landscape photos. Class is designed for advanced beginners to advanced painters.  Materials List: Provided

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June 28, 2023
10:00am - 5:00pm

Art Center Members: $72.00, Non-Members: $80.00

"Embellished Handmade Felt Tote Bag"

with Mary Blanche Morse

Mary Blanche Morse has been a professional feltmaker since 1993. Previously a Waldorf School teacher for nine years, she then began teaching feltmaking at fiber shops and festivals. Her classes focus on creating useful (and loveable) handmade felt projects using simple techniques and having fun experiencing the magic of feltmaking.

 

Sheep's’ wool (and fibers from other animals too) can be made into FELT with just soap and water, and agitation – rubbing, rolling, or whatever it takes. In these classes you can see how that happens, be artistic about it, if you like, and take home a piece of handmade felt art that you made yourself. FUN!

 

Choose colorful wools to make a useful and attractive tote bag. This project is hand-felted in one piece with a built-in cotton lining and straps. Use fun fiber embellishments to create unique patterns that become part of the felt surface during the felting process.

 

Class participants will learn and experience some basic principles and techniques of feltmaking, and finish a bag suitable to tote magazines, books, projects, laptop, or whatever. (Some feltmaking experience helpful, but not at all necessary!)

 

Bring: two towels and scissors to use in class.

All materials are provided by the teacher, and a materials fee of $15 is payable directly to the teacher on the day of class.

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