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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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May 22, 2024
10:00am - 4:00pm

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

"Flower Garden"

Painting with Cathy Goodale

2024 will present another fabulous opportunity to paint with well-known local artist, Cathy Goodale, who will be teaching monthly from January through December 2024 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.

In this class you will create a flower garden with pattern shapes rather than coping from photographs. Attacking greens – how to make a warm and cool green – what darks do for a painting. How do we find creativity? How addicted to photographs are you? Do you think this is true – You cannot use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.

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June 8, 2024
10:00am - 2:00pm

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

"Cell Phone Bag"

with Cari Cook

This class is perfect for a ladies’ or teens’ day out. Bring your friends and have a creative fun day and learn the basics of working with wool.  We will make a small bag (big enough to hold your cell phone and a few other small items) with a flower in the color of your choice. Then we’ll add a fabric pocket inside and finish with a leather cord for a handle. A $10 fee payable the day of the class with cover all the supplies you need. No experience required. Come expecting to have fun.

 

Cari Cook’s work as a fabric 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 if she’s not in her studio, you can find her on her horse or working in the garden. Her website is: www.thequiltedhorse.net

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June 13 & 20, 2024
1:00pm - 4:00pm each day

Art Center Members: $126.00, Non-Members: $150.00
Fee covers both class sessions and all materials.

“Baskets – Twined, Coiled & Plaited”

with Margaret Tullis

Come identify and make small vessels with each of these 3 basic basketry techniques. Choose from traditional reeds (dye instructions included), seagrass, cordages and novelty yarns as well inspiration for incorporating alternative materials to twist, stitch and manipulate. We will plait with paper! Be inspired by a collection from makers and artists around the world. Discussion the first session often makes for interesting show and tell the second week.

 

Beginners welcome, collectors too. There’s always more to share and learn. I’ll have tools to share. Some may wish to bring craft scissors, diagonal cutters, needle nose pliers. First session involves water. Personal towel suggested.

Margaret is a maker of baskets, small, the basics… and large rib style. She has exhibited in galleries, worked on Christo’s Surrounded Islands, and designed and produced craft kits for mail-order (HearthSong). Dedicated to spinning, felt making, and interlacements, she taught college level art education and many classes at Shuttles Spindles and Skeins in Boulder.

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June 14 & 15, 2024
9:30am - 3:30pm

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

“Wonderful Watercolor Landscapes”

with Kathleen Lanzoni

Let’s play with our paint and water! The focus of this fun-filled two-day workshop is using the amazing medium of watercolor in a variety of landscape scenes. Skies, trees, and depth in the scene will be our subject matter. We will work together, step by step, on the elements of landscape painting and the watercolor techniques to create the landscape. Let’s enjoy the flow of the paint!

 

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.

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June 17, 2024
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Art Center Members: $63.00, Non-Members: $70.00

"Introduction to SoulCollage®"

with Mary Mesropian

SoulCollage® is a creative and transformative process, in which you create your own personal deck of cards and consult your life questions using recycled images, your intuition, and your imagination. The method of SoulCollaging develops creativity and intuition and encourages self-discovery. SoulCollage® meets you wherever you are on this journey called life. You don’t have to be an artist to make SoulCollage® cards. Anyone can create and enjoy this powerful practice.

The card we will create in this class will relate to a particular part of your personality – Are you a Story Teller or perhaps a Rebel? What are your roles in life? Are you a Mother, a Teacher, or an Artist? Journaling is always part of the creative process of SoulCollage®.

Mary will provide all supplies necessary for this class, but please bring your own scissors with you!

After many years of working in social services, Mary Mesropian found her way back to art in retirement and trained to become a SoulCollage® facilitator in 2022. SoulCollage® combines her love of creating collages with combining a bit of the spiritual and the psychological.

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June 19, 2024
10:00am - 4:00pm

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

"Landscape Patterns"

Painting with Cathy Goodale

2024 will present another fabulous opportunity to paint with well-known local artist, Cathy Goodale, who will be teaching monthly from January through December 2024 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.

In this class we will paint on location (weather permitting.) We will paint from photographs if inside. We’ll limit shapes to 5 major shapes; and learn how darks can move you through a painting visually. How important are edges? We’ll draw trees. Why landscape can seem overwhelming. How to group shapes to simplify.

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June 21, 2024
1:00pm - 4:00pm

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

"Flower Frenzy"

with Sandy Fritz

Join us for a class of exploring art in a FUN way. Sandy will guide you thru her FUN art process. Great for any artistic level, especially beginners. “You ARE creative—you just don’t know it yet.” Join Sandy Fritz and explore the dynamic medium of alcohol inks. She will guide you thru techniques that will create whimsical flowers. You will create several small pieces of art and will be able to mat your favorite one to take home and enjoy. All supplies provided by the teacher.

 

Our leader into the exciting world of “Flower Frenzy” is popular Loveland mixed media/collage artist, Sandy Fritz, currently RVing around the country with her husband. Fortunately, she stops in Estes Park each summer to visit her dad, the Art Center’s own Bill Fritz, and enjoys teaching at the Art Center. “My art expresses how I view the world; full of life, color and emotion,” says Sandy.

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June 28, 2024
9:30am - 4:30pm

Art Center Members: $67.50, Non-Members: $75.00

"Nuno Felt Wrap"

with Cari Cook

In this class you will make a lightweight, beautiful, one-of-a-kind wrap. I will provide you with the softest of wools and hand-dyed silk. We will spend the day learning the basics of nuno felting. This class is suitable for teens and adults. Bring a friend or have a mother and daughter day out. Your kit fee of $35 (payable the day of the class) will include all the supplies you need. Contact me at least a week in advance to pick the colors you want to work with. caricolleencook@gmail.com If you have any questions or want to sign up at the last minute, email me and we can talk about what colors I have available.  Wear comfortable shoes, bring an apron and be prepared to have fun. We will take a half hour break for lunch. There is a sample of this wrap in the gallery. Come try it on and see what you will be creating.

 

Cari Cook’s work as a fabric 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 she’s not in her studio, you can find her on her horse or working in the garden. Her website is: www.thequiltedhorse.net

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