Current Offerings: All-Levels Adult Classes

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Adult Art Classes (Single-Day Classes)

Learn a new skill or renew an old one! No experience necessary for these classes- our instructors can adapt lessons to any skill level. All supplies will be provided by the Museum, unless noted in the class description. Classes will take place in the afternoon or evening.

Ages 16+
$50 non-members, $40 Museum members

Beginning Oils
Monday, June 28, 1-4 pm

Learn how to safely use oil paints, without the nasty solvents. A great introductory class to learn this strikingly colorful medium. Instructed by Mary Giacomini

Impressionistic Flowers
Tuesday, June 29, 5:30-7:30 pm

Learn a quick, easy, no-stress technique to paint impressionistic flowers with oils and a palette knife. Instructed by Mary Landis

Birds in Ink and Watercolor
Tuesday, July 6, 1-4 pm

Inspired by nature to create bird motifs in literary compositions, make an array of loose and carefree birds with pen, ink and watercolor. Instructed by Mary Landis

Luscious Layered Roses
Wednesday, July 7, 1-4 pm

Learn the “alla prima” style of painting as you layer wet paint to create gorgeous flowers. This palette knife painting technique with oils is easy to learn. Instructed by Mary Landis

Watercolor Flowers
Tuesday, July 13, 1-4 pm

We will draw inspiration from the late Charles Reid, as we paint loose and colorful flowers. Reid was known for his clean, crisp colors and use of light. Instructed by Mary Giacomini

Colorado Mountain Scape
Wednesday, July 14, 1-4 pm

Using pastels, we will create gorgeous impressionistic Colorado mountain landscapes. Instructed by Mary Giacomini

Color Exploration with Oils
Tuesday, July 20, 5:30-7:30 pm

Learn how to create monochromatic color schemes- or one color plus its variants created by mixing in black or white with the color. We will review hues, tints, shades and tone. Instructed by Mary Landis

Drawing “Right”
Monday, July 26, 1-4 pm

Learn to draw with the right side of the brain by using graphite, charcoal and black markers. “Trick” your brain into drawing things you see vs. what you know, for more accurate drawings. Instructed by Mary Giacomini

Vibrant Pastel Paintings
Tuesday, August 3, 5:30-7:30 pm

Learn how to “paint” with pastels by experimenting with colored papers, pastels and charcoal. Instructed by Mary Landis

Autumn Ink and Watercolor
Tuesday, August 24, 1-4 pm

Create a series of mini autumn landscapes with loose pen and ink drawings and splashes of watercolor. Instructed by Mary Landis


Classroom Safety:

Masks are not required in indoor City spaces. Individuals over age 11 that are not fully vaccinated are encouraged to continue wearing masks in all public indoor spaces where members of different households are present. Physical distancing is still encouraged indoors whenever possible.

For the health and safety of our staff and students, we will continue to have the following in place for classes and workshops until further notice:

  • If you are sick, please do not attend class.
  • General participation waivers must be completed prior to first class.
  • Please bring your own water bottle.
  • No food is allowed in the classroom at this time.
  • Each student will have their own table workspace
  • Supply sharing will be limited