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Class Schedule

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?

2019 Adult & Kids Classes

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February 6 (Closed)

4pm - 7pm

Fabric Art with Rebecca Gilberto

"Marbling Madness" '

Adult Class:  Art Center Members: $18 Non Members: $20

Talented fiber arts instructor, Rebecca Gilberto lives and creates her exciting fabric art (much of it wearable!) in Estes Park.  Come and learn the art of marbling.  Learn how to use different rakes.  Learn designs that can be applied to silk or paper.  Class participants will leave with a silk scarf and papers.  The class is open to all ages!

Additional Supply fee:  $45 (pay instructor directly at the time of class) Instructor provides all supplies necessary for this class.

February 15 (Closed)

10am - 4pm

 Painting with Cathy Goodale (Oils or watercolor)

"What Darks Do for Your Paintings"

Adult Class:  Art Center Members: $72 Non Members: $80

This year we are pleased to offer a wonderful opportunity to paint with well-known local artist, Cathy Goodale, who will be teaching most months including a two-day plein air session in July. Your choice – oils or watercolor. Students at all levels of experience are welcome. Sign up for any number of classes…in advance or as the year progresses.  Bring old paintings that do not quite work! Bring paints, tracing paper and black marker.  Bring your own supplies/equipment. Bring a sack lunch, or grab something down the steps at Subway.

February 20 (Closed)

10am - 4pm

 Painting with Cathy Goodale (Oils or watercolor)

"Color Harmony and the Importance of a Limited Palette"

Adult Class:  Art Center Members: $72 Non Members: $80 

This year we are pleased to offer a wonderful opportunity to paint with well-known local artist, Cathy Goodale, who will be teaching most months including a two-day plein air session in July. Your choice – oils or watercolor. Students at all levels of experience are welcome. Sign up for any number of classes…in advance or as the year progresses.  Bring your own supplies/equipment. Bring a sack lunch, or grab something down the steps at Subway. 

February 23 (Closed)

7:00pm

Art & Architecture Lecture Series with Chuck Benson

"A Modern Master-The Art of David Hockney" '

All Ages:  Free To The Public!  No sign-up Required.

David Hockney, OM, CH, RA is an English painter, draftsman, printmaker, stage designer, and photographer. As an important contributor to the pop art movement of the 1960s, he is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. His works involve iconic imagery and vibrant use of color, portraiture, and landscape that sets him aside as one of the truly great innovators of his time. A Hockney Work recently sold for more than 90 million dollars! Come explore with us his unique and vibrant world of art!  Chuck Benson is an art and architectural historian, architectural designer and traveler in search of beauty and wonder.

March 20 (Closed)

10am - 4pm

 Painting with Cathy Goodale (Oils or watercolor)

"Understanding Greens–How to Mix Nature’s Greens"

Adult Class:  Art Center Members: $72 Non Members: $80 

This year we are pleased to offer a wonderful opportunity to paint with well-known local artist, Cathy Goodale, who will be teaching most months including a two-day plein air session in July. Your choice – oils or watercolor. Students at all levels of experience are welcome. Sign up for any number of classes…in advance or as the year progresses.Bring your own supplies/equipment. Bring a sack lunch, or grab something down the steps at Subway. 

March 23 (Closed)

7:00pm

Art & Architecture Lecture Series with Chuck Benson

"Master Woodworkers…in both Architecture, Cabinetry, & Design" '

All Ages:  Free To The Public!  No sign-up Required.

This final talk will start with Greene & Greene of Pasadena California, and their uncanny ability to design houses that ended up being custom and masterful cabinetry on an architectural scale!. From them, we will explore Master Woodworkers & Ceramics Designers of the United States such as Gustav Stickley, Ernest Batchelder, Artus Van Briggle, James Krenov, Sam Maloof, George Nakashima … and a few more that will delight and surprise!  Chuck Benson is an art and architectural historian, architectural designer and traveler in search of beauty and wonder.

April 17 (Closed)

10am - 4pm

 Painting with Cathy Goodale (Oils or watercolor)

"Spring Flowers and Garden Patterns–Perspective of Flowers"

Adult Class:  Art Center Members: $72 Non Members: $80 

This year we are pleased to offer a wonderful opportunity to paint with well-known local artist, Cathy Goodale, who will be teaching most months including a two-day plein air session in July. Your choice – oils or watercolor. Students at all levels of experience are welcome. Sign up for any number of classes…in advance or as the year progresses. Bring your own supplies/equipment. Bring a sack lunch, or grab something down the steps at Subway. 

May 22 (Closed)

10am - 4pm

 Painting with Cathy Goodale (Oils or watercolor)

"The Importance of Edges in Composition"

Adult Class:  Art Center Members: $72 Non Members: $80 

This year we are pleased to offer a wonderful opportunity to paint with well-known local artist, Cathy Goodale, who will be teaching most months including a two-day plein air session in July. Your choice – oils or watercolor. Students at all levels of experience are welcome. Sign up for any number of classes…in advance or as the year progresses.  Bring your own supplies/equipment. Bring a sack lunch, or grab something down the steps at Subway. 

June 6 (Closed)

1pm - 3pm

Instructor:  Mary Jo Heyen

"Drawing From Our Dream Well"

Adult Class (16 & up):  Art Center Members: $27  Non Members: $30 

Our dreams are most often approached from our speaking about them or writing them down. Natural Dreamwork seeks “to bring dreams to life” and is aware that “images carry feelings.”  In this this non-traditional dream/art workshop we will approach our dreams from the artist’s way…the artistic expression of the image and then explore that image to what the dream’s message might be. Activities will include a brief description of dreamwork, the sharing of a written dream(s) brought to class, and then using a medium of choice participants will bring their dream to life by letting the artistic process and the image speak to them. Then, in a supportive space and with curious listening we will share together how the process unfolded for us and what insights we discovered. This dream/art workshop, will be facilitated by certified Natural Dreamwork practitioner, Mary Jo Heyen, and artist and Art Gallery Manager, Vickie Mastron.  The Art Center will provide supplies or participants may bring their own. We will intentionally be keeping it very simple… utilizing crayons, magic markers, even pencil.  No need to bring painting supplies!

June 11 (Closed)

10am - 4pm

Instructor: Kathleen Lanzoni

"Let It Flow!  Colorful Watercolor Landscapes"

Adult Class:  Art Center Members: $76.50 Non Members: $85

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 won several awards at last year’s 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.  

 

In this class, you will learn about painting colorful landscapes using the exciting medium of watercolor.  In addition to learning specific watercolor techniques, we’ll focus on the all-important design aspects of landscapes.  Lots of individual feedback throughout the day… as we have fun with the magic of watercolors!

Additional materials fee:  $3.00 (payable directly to teacher on day of class).  Materials list provided.

June 19 (Closed)

10am - 4pm

 Painting with Cathy Goodale (Oils or watercolor)

"Plein Air Painting at the Nursery Next to the Art Center"

Adult Class:  Art Center Members: $72 Non Members: $80 

This year we are pleased to offer a wonderful opportunity to paint with well-known local artist, Cathy Goodale, who will be teaching most months including a two-day plein air session in July. Your choice – oils or watercolor. Students at all levels of experience are welcome. Sign up for any number of classes…in advance or as the year progresses.Bring your own supplies/equipment. Bring a sack lunch, or grab something down the steps at Subway. 

June 21 (Closed)

1pm - 4:30pm

 Instructor: Sandy Fritz

"Whimsey Town -- Adventures in Mixed Media"

Intergenerational Class (see below):  Art Center Members: $54 Non Members: $60 

Whimsey Town is a FUN way to give mixed media a try. You will learn how to layer different mediums to express your whimsical side as I lead you through my art process.  We will be working with found objects, papers, acrylic and spray paints and charcoal for mark making. In the end you will have a FUN piece of art that shows your creative side. 

 

Our leader into Whimsey Town is popular Loveland mixed media/collage artist, Sandy Fritz.  (Yes, she’s Bill Fritz’s daughter!) The multi-step process used in creating her art is what shows up on the canvas full of excitement and movement. “My art expresses how I view the world; full of life, color and emotion,” she says.

 

This class fits the bill as an Intergenerational Art Center Class!  It is perfect for adults (beginners to experienced artists in any medium) who may wish to attend with a younger family member/friend and budding artist.  (Accompanied young folks should be at least 9.  Unaccompanied young folks need to be at least 13).  All supplies are provided by the instructor.

June 24 - 25 (Closed)

10am - 4pm (both days)

Instructor: Cecy Turner

"Capturing Light In Oils"

Adult Class:  Art Center Members: $135 Non-Art Center Member: $150 (two days)

Cecy Turner is an award-winning artist who lives in Dallas, TX most of the year. Fortunately for us, she and her husband summer in Estes Park and she spends most days painting in the Park. For the first time this year, Cecy has agreed to teach a workshop while here… and we are so excited that she’s chosen the Art Center and will share her talents with us. She paints/teaches in both oil and watercolor, and is particularly fond of plein air painting. 

 

This two-day oil workshop will focus on ways to paint sunlight (not by using white paint), to depart from the photograph for a better composition. We will also learn ways to “bend a color” for more unity in your paintings. This is a landscape workshop, so we will also be discussing “those darned greens.” There will be a demonstration both mornings and plenty of individual instruction. One of the two days, we will paint a snow scene. Come to class with plenty of enthusiasm and a willingness to learn a lot!

June 29 (Closed)

Beginners: 9am - 12pm

Intermediate: 1pm - 4pm

Instructor: Lynn Jones

"Beginning and Intermediate Professional Colored Pencil"

Adult Class:  Art Center Members: $29.70 Non-Art Center Member: $33 (Morning Beginner Class Only)

Adult Class:  Art Center Members: $29.70 Non-Art Center Member: $33 (Afternoon Intermediate Class Only)

Noted expert in the art of professional colored pencil, Lynn Jones, lives and works in Wyoming. She loves Estes Park, and enjoys teaching at the Art Center in the summer.  This year, she’s doing a three-hour Beginning class in the morning and a three-hour Intermediate class in the afternoon. You may sign up for one or both classes. Ages from 12 and up are welcome.

Instructor provides paper and drawings to work from at no charge for both classes.  Supplies are the same for both classes - a list is provided in advance.  *Optional:  A set of colored pencils can be provided, at a nominal cost, by the teacher, if student does not have them. Payment for these is to be made directly to teacher on day of class.

Morning Beginner’s Class:

This class is for the beginner wanting to learn how to use professional colored pencil. This is not a coloring book class, but a class to teach you the basics of color and shading, techniques for getting professional results and what supplies will give you the professional art you desire. Drawings will be provided for you and a basic set of pencils is all that is needed. A fun class that will get you started on a new art medium! 

 

Afternoon Intermediate Class:

Continue your journey with colored pencils with this intermediate class. You will learn how to work on black and colored backgrounds, how to draw fur (for your fur baby portrait), how to select the best composition for your drawing and finishing techniques. We’ll also touch on managing your art inventory and entering competitions. Some previous experience in colored pencil would be helpful, but all are welcome!

Sign up for one or both classes (one hour lunch between classes). 

July 10 (Closed)

10am - 12pm

Mary Jo Heyen’s Class for Kids

"Kids Drawing Dreams"

Kids Class (Ages 7-11):  Art Center Members: $25  Non-Art Center Member: $25

Children intuitively know that their dreams matter and that their dream images are full of vivid feeling and meaning. This non-traditonal art workshop is designed to help children express their dream images and the feelings they carry through art. This can help them develop an on-going relationship with their dreams…even the scary ones. Activities will include sharing a written dream brought to class, bringing their dream images to life through art and then sharing with each other in a supportive space what they learned from giving expression to their dream images. This dream/art workshop, will be facilitated by certified Natural Dreamwork practitioner, Mary Jo Heyen, and artist and Art Gallery Manager, Vickie Mastron.  Supplies provided by the Art Center.

July 11 (Closed)

9am - 4pm

Instructor: Sandy Meyer

"Fun With Watercolor"

Adult Class:  Art Center Members: $59.40 (per day) Non-Art Center Member: $66 (per day)

Popular watercolor instructor, Sandy Meyer lives and paints in western Nebraska.  We are fortunate that she visits Estes Park each summer where  she’s been teaching a “Fun With Watercolor” class for a number of years.

Her classes will excite and enlighten your senses.  Sandy’s palette is full of pure, bright colors.  We’ll also experiment with color mixes… on the paper.  The first day, we will paint a larger than life flower.  Don’t worry, you can do it!  We will apply various textures as we go.  Be prepared to stretch yourself and let go.  Come with an easy breezy attitude and we will have fun creating!

 

You may sign up for one, two or all three classes.  Materials list provided, but instructor does not provide art supplies.  BYO!

July 12 (Closed)

9am - 4pm

Instructor: Sandy Meyer

"Fun With Watercolor"

Adult Class:  Art Center Members: $59.40 (per day) Non-Art Center Member: $66 (per day)

Popular watercolor instructor, Sandy Meyer lives and paints in western Nebraska.  We are fortunate that she visits Estes Park each summer where  she’s been teaching a “Fun With Watercolor” class for a number of years.

Her classes will excite and enlighten your senses.  Sandy’s palette is full of pure, bright colors.  We’ll also experiment with color mixes… on the paper.  The first day, we will paint a larger than life flower.  Don’t worry, you can do it!  We will apply various textures as we go.  Be prepared to stretch yourself and let go.  Come with an easy breezy attitude and we will have fun creating!

 

You may sign up for one, two or all three classes.  Materials list provided, but instructor does not provide art supplies.  BYO!

July 13 (Closed)

9am - 4pm

Instructor: Sandy Meyer

"Fun With Watercolor"

Adult Class:  Art Center Members: $59.40 (per day) Non-Art Center Member: $66 (per day)

Popular watercolor instructor, Sandy Meyer lives and paints in western Nebraska.  We are fortunate that she visits Estes Park each summer where  she’s been teaching a “Fun With Watercolor” class for a number of years.

Her classes will excite and enlighten your senses.  Sandy’s palette is full of pure, bright colors.  We’ll also experiment with color mixes… on the paper.  The first day, we will paint a larger than life flower.  Don’t worry, you can do it!  We will apply various textures as we go.  Be prepared to stretch yourself and let go.  Come with an easy breezy attitude and we will have fun creating!

 

You may sign up for one, two or all three classes.  Materials list provided, but instructor does not provide art supplies.  BYO!

July 22 (Closed)

10am - 4pm

Instructor: Jody Rigsby

"How To Add Creativity To Your Artwork"

Adult Class:  Art Center Members: $76.50  Non-Art Center Member: $85

Jody Rigsby is a delightful, super-creative Colorado artist currently living her dream… traveling around the country with her husband pulling a 36 foot trailer… experiencing one new adventure after another.  They have settled down long enough to manage an Estes Park resort for the 2019 tourist season, and we are lucky to be able to spend a day creating with Jody at the Art Center. She says: "This is a class for artists who have a desire to put more creativity, color, texture and fun in their work, overcoming any fears that might inhibit the process. I strive for each of the students to enhance their own pieces with what 'You' want to bring to the canvas and not what 'I' think it should look like."  Materials list provided.

Morning Session

How to get the kid in you to step up to the canvas. "I have many techniques to get an artist to think freer and looser. A demonstration of how and why I mix my colors with more intensity than what we see. I will use my process, show how I pull creativity from images and how I bring it all together to enhance my work."

Afternoon Session

We will paint onto a medium sized canvas/paper (about 11 x14) using the medium you are comfortable with, oil, acrylic, pastels, watercolor or any other. We will work on an image that the student wants to repaint. "I will then give individual attention, ideas and techniques to each student depending on their idea of the outcome they would like to see. Playing and joyfully experimenting is what this class is all about."

July 24 - 25 (Closed)

Two-Day Plein Air Workshop

Adult Class:  Art Center Members: $198 Non Members: $220 (two days)

Wonderful opportunity to paint “en plein air” with well-known local artists, Cathy Goodale and Jim Biggers, who will be teaching this terrific two-day workshop.

September 11 (Closed)

10am - 4pm

 Painting with Cathy Goodale (Oils or watercolor)

"Painting Fall Colors"

Adult Class:  Art Center Members: $72 Non Members: $80 

This year we are pleased to offer a wonderful opportunity to paint with well-known local artist, Cathy Goodale, who will be teaching most months. Your choice – oils or watercolor. Students at all levels of experience are welcome. Sign up for any number of classes…in advance or as the year progresses.  If weather permits we will paint outside on location. We will have some fun applying paint in different ways (watercolor only).   Bring your own supplies/equipment. Bring a sack lunch, or grab something down the steps at Subway.

September 19-20 (Closed)

10am - 4pm (each day)

Instructor: Cliff Austin

"Landscape Painting in Pastel – From Photos"

Adult Class:  Art Center Members: $162 Non Members: $180 (2 days)

Cliff is an award-winning fine artist whose studio is in Aurora, CO.  A graduate of the Denver Institute of Technology and the Rocky Mountain School of Art, he has been painting (both in studio and en plein air) and illustrating since 1980.

 

This exciting two-day workshop will give students the opportunity to explore various techniques in pastel for approaching landscape painting and for planning ahead… including creating notans.  In addition to “how to” demos and tutorials designed for each individual’s natural way with pastels, there will be plenty of one-on-one and ongoing critique.

October 16 (Closed)

10am - 4pm

 Painting with Cathy Goodale (Oils or watercolor)

"Painting from Photographs in a Creative Way"

Adult Class:  Art Center Members: $72 Non Members: $80 

This year we are pleased to offer a wonderful opportunity to paint with well-known local artist, Cathy Goodale, who will be teaching most months. Your choice – oils or watercolor. Students at all levels of experience are welcome. Sign up for any number of classes…in advance or as the year progresses.  How to choose a subject. How to avoid just copying a photo.  Bring your own supplies/equipment. Bring a sack lunch, or grab something down the steps at Subway.

November 13

10am - 4pm

 Painting with Cathy Goodale (Oils or watercolor)

"Composition–Shapes that Form Your Painting and How To Limit Them"

Adult Class:  Art Center Members: $72 Non Members: $80

This year we are pleased to offer a wonderful opportunity to paint with well-known local artist, Cathy Goodale, who will be teaching most months. Your choice – oils or watercolor. Students at all levels of experience are welcome. Sign up for any number of classes…in advance or as the year progresses.  Bring your own supplies/equipment. Bring a sack lunch, or grab something down the steps at Subway.

December 4

10am - 4pm

 Painting with Cathy Goodale (Oils or watercolor)

"Painting Santa Without Using Edges"

Adult Class:  Art Center Members: $72 Non Members: $80

This year we are pleased to offer a wonderful opportunity to paint with well-known local artist, Cathy Goodale, who will be teaching most months. Your choice – oils or watercolor. Students at all levels of experience are welcome. Sign up for any number of classes…in advance or as the year progresses.  Bring your own supplies/equipment. Bring a sack lunch, or grab something down the steps at Subway.

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