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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 (September-December)

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October 5-6, 2023
10:00am - 4:00pm

Art Center Members: $112.50, Non-Members: $125.00

“Painting Aspen”

with Jenifer Cline

This two-day workshop is designed for oil painters at all levels of experience.  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.

 

Here is how she describes this workshop: “What is it about aspens that draw so many artists to paint them? We will explore the forms of the trees and their canopies in terms of value relationships, color; including local tone, highlights and reflected colors, along with different styles of representation. An intriguing element of painting aspen trees is the compositional choices which challenge us from painting a single tree to the representation of an entire grove. All levels of experience are welcome.”  Materials List: Provided

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October 11, 2023
9:00am - 12:00pm

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

“Go Outside and Paint!”

with Gail Denton

Come along with energetic Colorado Plein Air Painter Gail Denton as you learn how to find paintable compositions while standing in the great big world! Whether you are newly curious, always wanted to but needed more information, or you want to get back into it, this workshop will give you the tools you need. You will learn what to take, where to go, when to go, how to choose your location and scene, what to wear, how to keep your painting and gear simple, and the true benefits of painting “in the light.” This supportive painting experience comes with tips to make it easier, more fun and less complex when painting in nature. With encouragement, this outing offers you a clear view into the adventure of plein air painting. Get a great template for “how it’s done.” Gail will demo her full set-up, from the back of the car to “paint-ready.” Ask all your questions! Take all your photos. All the steps will be shown! She will provide you with a resource list for everything she presents. Let’s learn how to go outside and paint! All levels of experience welcome. (16 years of age and up, please.)

 

New to the Art Center of Estes Park, Gail is a noted Plein Air Western Artist

with tons of enthusiasm and teaching experience including 40 years as an adult educator. “Big vistas, jagged peaks, rough trails, and flowering alpine meadows draw me outside to paint,” she says. And she’s eager to share her experience and knowledge with you!

 

Materials/Supply List: Provided. (Please take a look!)

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October 14, 2023
1:00pm - 4:00pm

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

"Underwater Garden: Zentangle® Under the Sea"

 with Minette Riordan

Let’s take those gorgeous fall colors under the water in this playful Zentangle®-inspired garden under the sea. We will use the Zentangle® method plus learn some pattern drawing techniques to capture the shapes and magic of starfish, anemone, and seaweed. Learn to use Derwent Inktense pencils and blocks to add rich layers of color and contrast to your garden design. No previous experience needed for this class, all levels are welcome.

 

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:

Derwent Inktense pencils and blocks to share, watercolor brushes,

spray bottles, pencils for drawing, 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 $10.00 that will provide you with all supplies you will need. The kits will contain: 2 Micron pens, white gel pen, pencil and 2 sheets of watercolor paper.

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October 18, 2023
10:00am - 4:00pm

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

“Painting Fall Colors Without A Brush”

Painting with Cathy Goodale

This class is a lot of fun watching the magic of watercolor as we throw the color on the paper. There is a freshness to the application that you cannot get with a brush.

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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November 8, 2023
10:00am - 4:00pm

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

“Tap Into Your Creative Centers”

Painting with Cathy Goodale

Find images of a variety of birds or of one bird in different stances. Use these shapes to create a composition.”

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

No Charge to Regular Students

“Christmas Surprise"

Painting with Cathy Goodale

I bring lunch to the class. This is my gift to students that took my classes this year. No charge--just the joy of painting together!

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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