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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?

2022 Adult & Kids Classes (May-June)

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May 18, 2022
10:00am - 4:00pm

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

“Contour Drawing"

Painting with Cathy Goodale

Today’s art scene is becoming more contemporary. And so, today, we will use blind contour drawings of an object to go abstract. Bring several objects that you think are interesting shapes. You will be surprised at your drawing talent when you draw by looking only at the subject and not your paper. Try some! It is fun and interesting.

2022 will present another fabulous opportunity to paint with well-known local artist, Cathy Goodale, who will be teaching monthly from March through December 2022 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 14, 2022
10:00am - 4:00pm

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

“Harvest Baskets"

with Margaret Tullis

The Harvest Basket is of the Appalachian rib-style potato or gathering basket tradition, further derived from the willow work “field” baskets of England, Scotland, and Wales. We will use dyed and natural rattan soaked to relative softness, along with textures of contrasting cordages and found materials. We will build the frame by lashing the first ribs to a bamboo hoop or a ring of twisted vine rattan. Adding additional ribs, we will weave or “fill” the body of the basket with a variety of rattan sizes/colors along with the eclectic textures. Working with the strengths and weaknesses of the variety of materials, you will have the skills to design and build your own basket ideas. Bibliography and supplier suggestions included as well as a discussion of fiber reactive and natural dyes.

 

All materials necessary for making your own harvest basket will be provided by the instructor at a cost of $25 (cash or check please) payable directly to Margaret on the morning of class.

 

Margaret says, “Please wear comfortable clothes. This workshop is wet. Please bring a bath towel for your own use. I’ll have tools to share. But, if you have diagonal cutters or kitchen shears, needle nose pliers, an old aluminum knitting needle--all will be handy.”

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June 16, 2022
1:00pm - 4:30pm

All Participants:  $38.00 ea.

“Twill Baskets for Students 10-18 Years Old"

with Pauline Bustamante

Please Note: This class is NOT offered for students under 10. Younger students typically don’t have the eye/hand coordination necessary to perform these skills yet.

Pauline is a well-known textile artist in the Estes valley who taught art for 15 years in Jefferson County Schools, CO. In 2002, she was asked to be an Artist in Residence for Ardmore Schools in Oklahoma where she taught art and creative dramatics, K-6, for 5 years.

 

In this class, students will create their own woven reed basket using a twill technique. It all begins with skinny pieces of reed that are soaked in water till they are pliable. Then the magic begins when we start weaving the reeds together! Each student will have the opportunity to embellish their basket with colorful dyed reed and beads. The size of each basket will depend on the student. Each basket will be an original piece of art!

 

All supplies will be provided by the teacher.

 

Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting wet or stained. All the reed needs to be soaked in water to be pliable for weaving and sometimes the dyed reed colors can rub off on your hands or clothes.

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June 18, 2022
1:00pm - 3:30pm

Art Center Members: $32.40, Non-Members: $36.00

“Going Green"

with Annie Reiser

Annie Reiser, certified Zentangle® (CZT) teacher enjoys introducing others to this meditative practice of mindful drawing; a technique using basic pen strokes to form patterns that can be combined into intricate designs.

A beautiful gray “Zendala” is our canvas for this organic design based on one of the Zentangle® Project Packs. I picked out my favorite tangles from that project and put them together to represent a little round “Zen” garden that I know you will have fun drawing. The color theme is green rather than the typical black and white that Zentangle® is known for, thus the title. The price of the class includes a special, pre-marked gray Zendala. Limited to 12.

Materials Provided by Teacher as part of Class Fee:

1 pre-marked gray Zendala, kneaded erasers, white gel pens, red Micron pens

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 $10.00 that will provide you with all supplies you will need.

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June 19 & 20, 2022
10:00am - 4:00pm

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

“Watercolor Magic in 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.

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 a water scene to paint and the second will be focused on trees and creating distance in the landscape. We will discuss washes, wet into wet, negative painting, values, color, and composition while painting the landscape, using photographs for reference. The day begins with discussion and a painting exercise. Then we will create a full landscape painting using our exercise as a learning tool. Together we will work step by step on the elements and the techniques of painting. A photo that will be used to paint the class project will be provided for you or, you may use your own landscape photos.

Materials List: All students are expected to bring their own supplies/materials.

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June 22, 2022
10:00am - 4:00pm

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

“Notan Composition"

Painting with Cathy Goodale

Notan is a design concept involving the play and placement of light and dark elements as they are placed next to the other in the composition of art imagery. Bring photos of something you are excited about painting. We will use the NOTAN process to evaluate the photos. This is an important study for successful values in your paintings as well as seeing SHAPES not THINGS.

2022 will present another fabulous opportunity to paint with well-known local artist, Cathy Goodale, who will be teaching monthly from March through December 2022 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 23 & 24, 2022
10:00am - 4:00pm

Art Center Members: $121.50, Non-Members: $135.00

“Exploring Oil Painting: The Landscape

with Jenifer Cline

This two-day workshop is designed for both beginning and intermediate oil painters.

Jenifer is a well-known, award-winning artist whose studio is in Loveland. She is drawn to color and texture, emotions, and the challenge of light, and loves to explore how color and light create shape and depth in a painting. Plein Air work is her favorite focus as it allows the artist to portray the immediacy of the moment.

In this workshop, she says, “We’ll explore color, light, value and composition… all in an open and relaxed class setting. We will delve into different aspects of painting with oils – creating and using color, studying how light effects a landscape, making the scene your own and a variety of painting techniques. We will work from photographs you bring, or you may choose from any that I will provide. I work only with solvent-free oils (water soluble) – students are welcome to use any oil-based paints, but I would prefer that no Gamsol or solvents be in the classroom. If you do not have your own supplies, for a $10 materials fee I will have paints, brushes, and painting surfaces for you to use.”

Materials List: Provided