Adult Art Classes
Registration for the Fall classes listed below will begin Tuesday, August 29 at 10 am.
Register by calling the Museum at (970) 962-2410 or stopping by the front desk.
All classes are suitable for any skill level, and all materials are provided and will meet at the Lovleand Museum unless otherwise noted. Pre-registration is required at least one week prior to each class.
Ages 16 and older.
$50 each ($40 for museum members)
Picasso Portrait Pillow
Friday, September 8, 1:30 – 4 pm
Paint a canvas Picasso pillow in colorful Pablo style. Under the influence of Picasso’s surrealistic period, we will use acrylics to make a fun piece of functional art. Instructor: Trish Murtha
Plein Aire at Lake Loveland
Tuesday, September 12, 1 – 4 pm
Meet at South Shore Park (on Eisenhower Blvd., south side of the lake) and paint watercolor sketches of the variety of subject matter on location. Bring a beach chair or blanket to sit on. Instructor: Mary Giacomini
Watercolors at the Foote Lagoon
Tuesday, September 19, 1 – 4 pm
Understand how to let the paint flow and have fun with watercolors. Complete two paintings using various techniques that allow the painting to practically paint itself.Learn masking, pouring paint, and the use of negative space. Instructor: Pat Saunders-White
Thursday, October 5, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Use pastels in the colors of your choice to experiment with three different supports: black suede board, white Stonehenge paper, and black Arches paper. Be amazed at how differently each will appear and “find your voice” with pastels. Instructor: Pat Saunders-White
Deconstructed Cow – Picasso Drawing
Tuesday, October 10, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Why does Apple Inc. use Picasso’s sketches to expand design thinking? In this exploration, students use charcoal or pastels to mimic Picasso’s work as his style transitioned again and again. Challenge yourself to see simple shapes and bring Picasso’s open-minded influence to your artwork. Instructor: Trish Murtha
Through the Aspens
Tuesday, October 24, 1 – 4 pm
With aspen trees as our subject, learn to create depth with aerial perspective using acrylic paints. Instructor: Mary Giacomini
Loose and Vibrant Flowers with Watercolor Pencil
Wednesday, November 1, 11 am – 1 pm
Use watercolor pencils and a loose, free technique that will give you the freedom to portray the transparency and delicacy of flowers charged with color. Bring photos to use. Instructor: Pat Saunders-White
Swirling Snowy Pines
Tuesday, December 5, 1 – 4 pm
Paint a snowy forest scene using lots of acrylic paint and a palette knife as your brush. Instructor: Mary Giacomini
Mixed Media Portraits
Friday, December 15, 1 – 4 pm
Create a Hung Liu style mixed media portrait on canvas using copies of old family photos. Various layers of quick drying acrylic paint and liquid watercolors will be added to create an expressionist, ethereal piece of artwork. Instructor: Trish Murtha