Fall/Winter  2018-2019 Adult Classes

All classes meet at the Loveland Museum and all supplies are provided, unless otherwise noted. Classes are suitable for most skill levels. Please see registration policy for more details.
Ages 16 and older.

Registration begins September 20th at 10:00 am.

All classes meet from 1 – 4 pm **except as noted

$50 each ($40 for museum members) Except where noted.


Introduction to Alcohol Ink
Tuesday, October 9
Alcohol ink is a breathtaking art medium that is growing in popularity. Learn how to use this material to create beautiful paintings. Instructor: Pat Saunders-White

Stained Glass with Alcohol Ink
Wednesday, October 24
Create a hanging stained glass window with the vibrant colors of alcohol ink. Instructor: Pat Saunders-White

Autumn Leaves
Tuesday, November 13
Learn how to glaze with transparent watercolors and create an easy, colorful painting of fall foliage.  Instructor: Mary Giacomini

Figure Drawing: Gestures
Tuesday, November 27
We will practice drawing in charcoal, the form of a live (clothed) model, using short poses.  Instructor: Mary Giacomini

Colorful Attitude of Animals (2 sessions)
Wednesdays, December 5 & 12
Transform a photograph of your favorite animal into an acrylic painting. Bring one 8” x 10″ black and white copy photograph of the animal you are going to paint, with other photos for reference.  Instructor: Pat Saunders-White

Tuesday, January 22
Learn how to create color charts and mix primary colors to make cool, warm and grayed colors to use in your acrylic painting. Instructor: Mary Giacomini

Van Gogh Painting Workshop
Thursday, January 24, 10:30 am – 5:30 pm **
Dena Peterson will share what she learned as she studied and painted scenes for the film in the style of Vincent Van Gogh. A supply list will be available upon online registration. Instructor: Dena Peterson

Abstracts and Collage
Wednesday, February 6
Paint and paste your way to a loose and lively abstract collage and learn the basics of good composition. Instructor: Pat Saunders-White

Getting It Into Perspective
Tuesday, February 19
Understand how to draw houses and buildings in perspective. Bring an 8” x 10” photo of a building for reference. Instructor: Mary Giacomini

Purple Underpainting in Watercolor
Tuesday, March 5
Paint beautiful yellow flowers with depth using transparent watercolors techniques. Instructor: Mary Giacomini

In the Woods
Tuesday, March 26
With this watercolor project, you will learn to use mask to paint a forest of springtime aspen trees. Instructor: Mary Giacomini

Tree Line Drip Painting
Wednesday, April 10
Make abstract trees using acrylic fluid paint with a splash and drip method. Reduction painting will develop a beautiful effect making the trees pop. Instructor: Pat Saunders-White

Get to the Point
Tuesday, April 16
Learn to paint with dots of acrylic in the style of the impressionist Georges Seurat. Instructor: Mary Giacomini


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.