Painting and Drawing “Clinics”

Thursday, April 26
4 – 6 pm
$20 per session, pre-registration required
Instructor: Trish Murtha

See your work from a new vantage point to help you understand next steps, refinement or repair. Get gentle critique and advice in any media as your work is viewed through the eyes of a professional artist and teacher. Bring up to three pieces for this informal session and stay to learn from others about how to “see” your work. Especially helpful to those who think they can’t “fix” watercolors. Tricks of the trade revealed!

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Winter/Spring 2018 Adult Classes

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)

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Two-Part Collage and Color 
Thursdays, April 12 & 19, 1 – 3:30 pm
(2 session class)

Begin by creating a well-balanced composition using stencils and black on white paper. In the second session we will use color wheels to make our choices of color to add. Develop your painting with a primary, complementary, and two spice colors. Handouts and demonstrations are combined with individual attention for your success. Instructor: Pat Saunders-White

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Basics to Drawing 
Tuesday, April 17, 1 – 4 pm
This introductory class will show you step-by-step basic drawing skills that you can take home to draw what you see. Instructor: Mary Giacomini

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Colorful Blooms 
Tuesday, April 24, 1 – 4 pm
Spring is here! Celebrate by creating unique, abstract, and brilliant blooms in watercolor on Yupo paper. Instructor: Mary Giacomini

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Special Class!

Photo Mosaic Workshop with Artist Mark Guglielmo
Tuesday, May 29, 4:30 – 6 pm
FEE: $10 (Registration begins Thursday, April 26 at 10 am)

Ages 12+

Learn photo mosaic technique from self-taught artist, Mark Guglielmo. Participants will create a collaborative piece of artwork with the entire class with each student working on their own section. When finished, all of the pieces will fit together like a puzzle. You will be free to choose your media as well. Instructor: Mark Guglielmo

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Summer 2018 Adult Classes

All classes are suitable for any skill level, 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) Except where noted.
**Limited to 6 students

Registration begins for the following classes on Thursday, April 26 at 10 am.

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Plein Air Water Color Sketching
Tuesday, June 12, 12:30 – 3:30 pm
Meet at Benson Sculpture Park by the gazebo. Bring a beach chair or blanket to sit on, sunscreen and drinking water. Instructor will supply foam boards, watercolors, brushes and other needed supplies. Instructor: Mary Giacomini

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Collage Art
Tuesday, June 19, 12:30 – 3:30 pm
Promise not to eat the paste! Collage is simply the art of pasting together bits of found/discarded or painted paper to create a whole new work of art. Learn design basics, painting, and collaging techniques. Instructor: Pat Saunders-White

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Sail into the Sunset
Tuesday, June 26, 12:30 – 3:30 pm
Using watercolors, we will paint a summer sailboat enjoying the lake waves with a beautiful Colorado sunset background. Instructor: Mary Giacomini

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Tree Line Painting with Drips
Tuesday, July 10, 12:30 – 3:30 pm
Create abstract trees using acrylic paint in a watered-down drip method. The “takeaway” method, with opaque paint, will create a beautiful effect making the trees pop right off the paper. Instructor: Pat Saunders-White

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Colorado Columbine
Tuesday, July 17, 12:30 – 3:30 pm
Learn to watercolor paint Colorado’s delicate and beautiful state flower in several different styles. Instructor: Mary Giacomini
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From the Garden
Tuesday, July 24, 12:30 – 3:30 pm
Painting from life is the best learning experience. In this class, we will paint seasonal flowers, vegetables, and fruits. Instructor: Mary Giacomini

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Colorful Attitude of Animals
Tuesday, July 31, 12:30 – 4 pm
Paint your favorite animal in acrylic. Well known for her animal paintings, the instructor will do a step-by-step demonstration to achieve a successful painting. Please bring one 8×10 black and white picture and one 8×10 colored picture of the animal you wish to paint. Instructor: Pat Saunders-White

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Van Gogh Sunflowers
Tuesday, August 7, 12:30 – 3:30 pm
While gazing upon beautiful, live sunflowers, learn to paint their likeness using thick acrylic paint and pallet knives. Rival Van Gogh with your finished work!
Instructor: Mary Giacomini

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Special Class!

IMAGE AS MUSE
Photo and Image Interpretation Workshop

Thursdays, August 9, 16, 23, 30
5:30 – 8 pm
Adults (16 and older)
The first and last class will meet at the Loveland Museum. Participants will be given a schedule on where other classes will meet.

Fee: $30 tuition paid to Museum; $40 supplies paid to instructors on first day of class
Instructors: Bob Campagna and Sylvia Eichmann

In this workshop, learn from two highly creative and motivated Artworks Loveland artists who will combine their respective artistic talents to teach how the lost art of darkroom photography and image interpretation can affect how we see, feel, and read a photograph.

Bob will give an introduction to photography terms and concepts; demonstrate and instruct on camera functions and technical aspects of the camera; and lead students on a photo shoot and darkroom printmaking. Sylvia will offer an introduction to collage, image empathy and collage-making. She will also lead exercises inspired by image in areas such as poetry, dance, song, drawing, mixed media. The final class will allow time for photography and collage matting, presentation, critique, and feedback.

Registration begins on Thursday, April 26 at 10 am.