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 (July)
July 12, 2022
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Art Center Members: $31.50, Non-Members: $35.00
"Introduction to Zentangle®"
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. The beauty is that no drawing experience is required! If you can make a dot, a straight line, a curved line, and a circle – you have all the skills you need. Relax, and focus as you learn the philosophy and creative “ceremony” of Zentangle®. All levels and kids welcome.
Materials Provided by Teacher as part of Class Fee:
Handout, kneaded erasers and different sized pens to share.
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 $8.00 that will provide you with all supplies you will need. The kit will include: Muslim drawstring bag, a few Zentangle®. tiles, Micron pen, pencil, tortillion, bookmark with Zentangle® steps, Tangle Tags, piece of chocolate.
July 16, 2022
10:00am - 4:00pm
Art Center Members: $67.50, Non-Members: $75.00
"Painting The Summer Landscape In Pastel"
with Lydia Pottoff
This one-day workshop is designed for both beginners and intermediate pastel enthusiasts.
Lydia is an award-winning artist whose studio is located near Lyons. She received a BA in fine art and graphic communications at Metropolitan State University in Denver, and over the last twenty years, she has pursued pastel and oil painting, both plein air and studio.
She says, “I will guide you through my process of painting a summer landscape from sketch to completion. I’ll discuss the importance of creating a value ‘roadmap’ thumbnail sketch to help you in your planning stages. Then we’ll discuss looking at various compositional strategies and the process of underpainting and layering pastel using an alcohol underpainting. I’ll demo a summer sky. And we’ll look at various techniques for making clouds ‘believable’ and creating atmosphere in your paintings. You are welcome to bring your own photos or work from the ones I supply.
Materials List: Provided
July 20, 2022
10:00am - 4:00pm
Art Center Members: $72.00, Non-Members: $80.00
“Plein Air on Location"
Painting with Cathy Goodale
We’ll be doing Plein Air landscape painting on location. We will continue using the Notan thought processes while painting from life.
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.
July 30, 2022
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Art Center Members: $54.00, Non-Members: $60.00
with Sandy Fritz
Join Sandy Fritz in painting charming garden poles. She will guide you through the process to bring your very own garden pole to life. Come with ideas or a theme… and you’ll create something fun using a variety of mediums. All materials are provided by the instructor. The only exception is… if you’d like a solar cap to top off your project, they are available on the day of class from Sandy… for $20 (paid directly to her.)
Our leader into the exciting world of “Whimsey Poles” 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. And her motto is: “You ARE creative… you just don’t know it yet.”