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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 (August)

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August 6, 2022
10:00am - 4:00pm

Art Center Members: $100.00, Non-Members: $110.00

“Landscape Collage - Beginners Welcome"

with Sandy Fritz

Join Sandy Fritz in this dynamic landscape painting workshop. She will guide you thru her multi-layer mixed media process. And she provides all the materials/supplies you will need to participate in this fun day of creativity. You will learn about hand-painted collage, mark making, and spray painting to add layered visual interest and composition. The first part of the day you will “get ready” to create a landscape of your choice later in the day. It’s a great workshop for all levels of artistic talents including beginners. Sandy’s motto is, “You ARE creative… you just don’t know it yet.”

Our leader into the exciting world of “Landscape Collage” is popular Loveland mixed media/collage artist, Sandy Fritz, currently RV’ing 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.

Materials List:  All supplies are provided by the instructor.

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August 9, 2022
10:00am - 4:00pm

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

“Translating Small Abstract Designs into Sketchbook Sized Realistic Watercolors"

with Cecy Turner

Cecy Turner is an award-winning artist who lives in Dallas, TX, most of the year. She and her husband summer in Estes Park, and she spends most days painting in the Park. The Art Center has been lucky enough to have persuaded Cecy to spend a day in town and teach a class for us the past few years. She paints/teaches in both oil and watercolor, and is particularly fond of plein air painting.


She says “In this one-day workshop, we will use water-soluble value pencils to translate small (approx 4x6), quick abstract sketches into sketchbook sized realistic watercolors. This method can be applied to both your studio and plein air paintings and is one you’ll want to incorporate into your watercolor habits from now on! There will be demonstrations throughout the day. Weather permitting, those who want to can practice this method on the beautiful aspens right outside the Art Center after lunch.

Materials List: Provided


August 16, 2022
10:00am - 4:00pm

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

“Watercolor Journaling: Capturing Estes Park with Line and Color!"

with Karen Ramsay

Karen Ramsay, celebrated Colorado watercolor artist and instructor, devotes her time capturing beautiful landscapes, urban scenes, and figures that surround her. She has a passion for sharing and teaching students the techniques and joys of her favorite medium.


Capture Estes in line and watercolor! Toss your sketchbook and some simple tools into your daypack, and explore Estes Park with us! We will fill our pages with sketches and watercolor scenes of the area. Approaches will include simple sketches with pencil, ink, and watercolor.  Through instruction, demonstrations, and free exploration time, you will be able to capture the beauty around you. Participants will learn (or sharpen) some basic sketching and observation skills, along with some watercolor tips. We will then head out to practice these skills in a variety of locations in the town of Estes.  This workshop is perfect for those:

- Journal-keepers who want to add illustrations to their writing

- Artists who want to fill their sketchbooks

- Gardeners and naturalists who want to learn more about the world around them

- Travelers who want to record their journeys

- Dreamers, scientists, observers, recorders, or anyone who wants to improve (or acquire!) skills in all these        categories.


Supplies/Materials Needed:

For those who wish to bring their own supplies, Karen has provided a materials list below.

Others will be able to purchase a complete kit with everything necessary from Karen on the day of class for $40 (Cash or check will be accepted).  Everyone needs to bring their own water container, please.


Materials List: Provided for those wishing to bring their own supplies.


August 17, 2022
10:00am - 4:00pm

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

“Plein Air Florals"

Painting with Cathy Goodale

Our main focus today will be on color… specifically greens.

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.