Current Offerings-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

Starry Northern Lights
Tuesday, June 1, 1-4 pm

With watercolors, paint a mountain landscape nocturne (night scene) with a colorful and glowing starry sky. Instructed by Mary Giacomini

Abstracts for Beginners
Tuesday, June 8, 5:30-7:30 pm

Learn a loose and painterly style of using soft pastel tones to make gorgeous abstracts. Instructed by Pat Saunders-White

Dripping Trees
Wednesday, June 16, 5:30-7:30 pm

Unexpected colorful drips, in this negative shape painting class, create a visually interesting painting of lively and vivid trees. Instructed by Pat Saunders-White

Delicious Thiebauld
Tuesday, June 22, 1-4 pm

With Wayne Thiebauld’s paintings of rich desserts and goodies as our inspiration, learn to paint your own delectable treats on canvas with acrylic paint. Instructed by Pat Saunders-White

Acrylic Pour
Wednesday, June 23, 1-4 pm

Learn how to create an acrylic pour on canvas and tiles. Once you pour, you can leave the painting as is, or use it for a background for a new painting. Instructed by Pat Saunders-White

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


Adult Art Classes-Progressive Skills

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Progressive Skills Class: Bring your own supplies so that you can learn how to properly use them and build upon them. Students will be provided with a list of supplies that they should bring.

Ages 16+
$90 non-members, $72 Museum members

Progressive Oils and Acrylics
Wednesdays, April 28 and May 5, 1-4 pm

Instructed by Mary Giacomini

Learn how to paint a complimentary underpainting with acrylic with loose oil strokes on top.

Progressive Oils: Italian Vacation
Tuesday and Wednesday, May 11 and 12, 1-4 pm
Instructed by Mary Landis

Go on an Italian vacation by painting grapes, vineyards, and villas. We will be using large canvases to make your trip to Italy fill lots of colorful space!

Progressive Acrylics: Monet’s Water Lilies
Friday and Saturday, June 4 and 5, 1-4 pm

Learn about Claude Monet’s history and his painting techniques while painting your own water lilies in the Monet style with acrylics. Instructed by Mary Landis

Progressive Oils: Painting Like Schmid
Mondays, July 12 and 19, 1-4 pm

In honor of late artist Richard Schmid, learn some classical oil painting techniques that this master used throughout his career. Instructed by Mary Giacomini

Progressive Oils: Perspective and Buildings
Tuesday and Wednesday, July 27 and 28, 1-4 pm

As we look at perspective and how to paint buildings, learn more about American realist painter, Edward Hopper. You will either mimic one of his paintings (easier) or just mimic his style (more challenging). Instructed by Mary Giacomini

Progressive Collage: Frankenhaler-Inspired
Tuesday and Wednesday, August 10 and 11, 1-4 pm

With inspiration from the late American abstract-impressionist painter Helen Frankenhaler, we will make beautiful layered collage work. Use torn papers to begin the process and then paint to complete the collage. *Supplies provided by Museum for this class. Instructed by Pat Saunders-White


Classroom Covid-19 Policies

Participation waivers must be completed before class and will be emailed to you are available upon arrival.

For the health and safety of our staff and students, additional classroom precautions will be in place, following guidelines from CDC, State of Colorado and Larimer County, regarding COVID-19. When you register, you will receive a confirmation note, with a list of these precautions. If you have questions before registering, please do not hesitate to call or email us.

 Please bring a cloth face covering, a full personal water bottle and a lunch. Parents will not be admitted into the classroom and will check students in and out in the lobby. A COVID will take place at check in. If you are sick, please do not attend class.


Loveland Museum Class Registration Policy

  • We depend on your enrollment for a successful class. Please plan your schedule carefully to avoid cancellations.
  • If you must cancel your registration, please call (970) 962-2410 at least five (5) business days before the class. You may choose to transfer to another class, retain a credit for a future class, or receive your money back. Cancellations made after the above deadline are creditable or refundable at 50% of the registration fee. If you do not call to cancel or do not show up for a class, your registration fee will be forfeited. For refunds, please allow for two weeks for checks to be processed.
  • No cash refunds.
  • The Museum has the right to cancel classes. If class enrollment is below the minimum requirement, a class may be cancelled. Class cancellation decisions are made three (3) days prior to class.