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Class Schedule

 In accordance with the most recent Larimer County order, face coverings must be worn in the gallery effective Oct. 20, 2021. The order requires that all persons aged 3 years and older wear face coverings and outlines limited exceptions, including for individuals who cannot medically tolerate a face covering. 

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

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January 29, 2022
1:00pm - 3:30pm

Art Center Members: $32.40 Non-Members: $36.00

“Tangled Frost Flower"

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.

This cool blue “frost flower” is based on the tangle pattern, Fassett, by certified Zentangle® teacher, Lynn Mead. Inspired by Shie Naritomi, my design incorporates other tangles and fragments to capture the mood of swirling snowflakes in a nighttime storm. We will draw on a luscious gray Zendala tile by Zentangle® (included in class fee), shade with a variety of pencils, and add sparkling highlights with white charcoal.

 

Materials Provided by Teacher as part of Class Fee:

Electronic handout on how to draw the frost flower, kneaded erasers, white gel pens to share plus Zendala tile.

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.

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February 6, 2022
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Art Center Members: $34.20, Non-Members: $38.00

“Tangled Valentine Pillow Box"

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.

Hearts and roses; what says “Be Mine” better? We’ll craft this lovely pillow box for that special Valentine gift made with two Zendalas. Be one of the first to learn Annie’s new tangle pattern she calls “Eros,” an anagram for “rose” and the Greek god of love (also known as Cupid) that is the centerpiece on the top of this paper pillow. A lacy heart styled with the Zentangle® pattern Mooka and gems is featured on the flip side. Mooka fronds and the Lunar Flux tangles embellish the side panels. Relax and enjoy creating a true gift of the heart for that special Valentine in your life. Class fee includes two Zendalas and one square tangle tile.

 

Materials Provided by Teacher as part of Class Fee:

Embossing tools, Colored pencils: Prismacolor White PC938, Scarlet Lake PC923, and Black Cherry PC1078, kneaded erasers, and white gel pens to share, two Zendalas and one square tangle file.

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 $6.00 that will provide you with all supplies you will need.

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March 12, 2022
10:00am - 4:00pm

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

“Tangled Ribbons"

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.

Treat yourself to a relaxing day tangling elegant swirling ribbons with me. Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, founders of the Zentangle® drawing method, designed a similar project that is so much fun! Learn to make perfect ribbons with ease and fill them with tangles; borders, and fragments. For a change, we will be working rather large - on an 11x11-inch Opus tile in a warm beige color (included in class fee) to create a “Renaissance” look. In the morning session, we’ll learn to make ribbons and ink them in with beautiful tangle patterns. After lunch, we’ll shade our creations and add finishing touches like gold embellishments and sparkling highlights.

 

Materials Provided by Teacher as part of Class Fee:

Newsprint paper, painter’s tape, 03 Black Micron to share, colored pencils to share (see materials list for colors used if you wish to being your own), kneaded erasers, white gel pens, and colorless solvent blender 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.

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April 9, 2022
1:00pm - 3:30pm

Art Center Members: $32.40, Non-Members: $36.00

“Friendship Zendala"

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.

Get back to Zentangle® basics with this beautiful black and white “friendship” Zendala; dubbed so because you will each have a hand in every Zendala drawn in class. Beginning with a prestrung design, Annie will lead you through several original Zentangle® patterns. You will draw one, then pass the Zendala to a neighbor. Annie will demonstrate another pattern that you will draw now on the “shared” tile. Then you will again pass it to your neighbor before drawing the next pattern. This continues until all spaces in the “string” are filled. You each receive a finished tile that all class participants have participated in drawing. This memorable shared experience is great as a community-building activity that you can share in your workplace, church, or with friends and family. Class fee includes 1 prestrung Zendala.

 

Materials Provided by Teacher as part of Class Fee:

Handout, kneaded erasers, pencil sharpener 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 $6.00 that will provide you with all supplies you will need.

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April 22 & 23, 2022
10:00am - 4:30pm (Day 1)
  9:00am - 5:00pm (Day 2)

Art Center Members: $162.00, Non-Members: $180.00

“Plein Air Painting In Layers"

with Marie Massey

Award-winning artist, Marie Massey, has been painting professionally for 20 years and teaching the “Painting in Layers” method adults working in oil and acrylic for 10 years. She’s an avid plein air painter and does 5 to 7 plein air painting events annually.

Come and plein air paint the astounding beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park in the spring of 2022 with Marie in this two day workshop. We’ll begin on Friday morning, April 22 at 10am in the Art Center classroom with a demonstration of the Painting in Layers Method and explain the materials used and the steps necessary to paint outdoors using oil and/or acrylic paints. There will be a break for lunch and then the class will meet to paint at a location within Rocky Mountain National Park from 1 to 4:30 pm. During the painting period, Marie will facilitate and coach students through their painting, giving individual instruction at the students’ easels, critiques and helpful tips.

On Saturday, April 23we will again paint in Rocky Mountain National Park beginning at 9am. We will do one painting in the morning and one in the afternoon. Then, from 4 to 5 pm on Saturday, Marie will provide a critique of all the student paintings.

During the painting process, students will learn how use the Painting in Layers method to quickly design and build a composition with depth through perspective, values and color. Finally they will fine-tune their work by pushing and pulling values, softening and sharpening edges and adding details.