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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 (July-August)

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July 1, 2024
1:00pm - 4:00pm

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

"Delve Deeper Into 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.

 

These cards delve deeper into the SoulCollage® world for those people interested in building a deck of SoulCollage® cards. There are 4 suits in a deck: Committee, the psychological dimension of your being; Community, the social dimension of your being; Companions, the universal human experience; Council, archetypal stories that link our personal stories to the larger stories of myths and culture.

 

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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July 12, 2024
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Art Center Members: $81.00, Non-Members: $90.00

"FUN Shine Lamp"

with Sandy Fritz

FUN Shine Lamps are a FUNtastic way to add art in a new way to your space. In this class you will learn how to use alcohol inks. It's a very dynamic medium with vibrant colors. Sandy will guide you with different techniques to make your art piece a success. You will choose the colors and design as you work. This medium has an element of surprise while dropping in color and patterns. You will leave this class with a fully functional lamp that you’ve created all by yourself. Perfect for all levels of experience. You don’t need to bring a thing. Sandy will provide all supplies/materials. “You ARE creative- you just don’t know it yet.”

 

Our leader into the exciting world of the “FUN Shine Lamp” 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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July 24, 2024
10:00am - 4:00pm

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

"Painting Water on Location"

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’ll be painting water on location – weather permitting. If inside, we will use photos. Take some photos of spots you like in a river, maybe ripples in a lake? Fear of movement and painting it. How to overcome this fear.

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July 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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August 3, 2024
10:00am - 4:00pm

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

“Painting Fall Aspens in Pastel”

with Lydia Pottoff

We’ll capture the color and personality of a group of aspens in fall color. We’ll first examine the structure of the tree and then develop a small study to guide us in color and design and simplification. We’ll discuss how the use of close value and temperature relationships hold the mass of the tree structure together. This will help us avoid the pitfalls of “spotty” foliage. We’ll also look at how we can use supporting elements in the landscape to direct us to the focal point in our design.

 

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 is a Signature member of the Pastel Society of Colorado.

 

Materials/Supply List: Provided (Note: Please read carefully as several things have changed this year, and students are expected to bring a couple of new items with them for class this time around.)

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August 15, 2024
10:00am - 4:00pm

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

"Pojagi: Traditional Korean Needlework"

with Alice Ridge (Alice Ridge Quilts)

Alice Ridge hails from Indiana and has been a quilter for over 40 years and a Traveling Quilt Teacher and Speaker for some time. When not teaching and speaking, she travels internationally to learn more about the many, many different types of quilting and needlework techniques around the world. She says, “Quilting is my passion! I am a wife, mother, sister, & grandmother, but primarily — I am a quilter!”

 

Pojagi is an Ancient type of needlework from Korea. Alice will bring many different pieces for everyone to look at. Typically the pieces are made from either silk, or raime (a plant fiber), and were originally used as utilitarian wrapping cloths. Today, Pojagi is an artwork all its own with designs ranging from simple to intricate.

 

In this class we will make two projects in the style of Pojagi, a pincushion in silk, and a small mat using Korean raime.  All supplies for both projects are included in the class kit that should be purchased directly from the instructor on the day of class for $30. Participants only need to bring general hand sewing supplies, i.e., – thimble, small scissors, etc.

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August 21, 2024
10:00am - 4:00pm

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

"Painting Without a Brush"

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 use animals or birds for the subject to paint. How does it feel to play with paint?

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