FALL 2017

Registration for the Fall classes listed below will begin on Tuesday, August 29 at 10 am.

Please call the Museum front desk at (970) 962-2410 or stop by during regular business hours. We regret that online registrations will NOT be available this Fall.

School-Break Museum Adventures for Kids

Looking for a once-a-week activity for your elementary-aged kiddos to do while on break from school? Drop them off at the Museum for a supervised Museum Adventure. Each class will explore a new topic and complete exciting and creative projects.

Ages 6 – 11
10:30 am – 1:30 pm (please bring a lunch)
$20 ($16 Museum members) per class **Limited to 10 students

  • Fun and Fresh Pastels – Friday, October 6
    Use pastels to make beautiful drawings that are full of life, color and personality. Instructor: Diane Ramsey
  • Picasso Portrait Pillow – Thursday, October 12
    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
  • Picasso Portraits in Felt – Friday, October 13
    Use roving wool, hot water, soap, needles, and wool thread to create portraits in a Picasso-like surrealist style. Instructor: Elizabeth Morisette
  • Winter Inspirations – Tuesday, November 21
    Be inspired by winter’s natural beauty and its furry creatures and use air-dry clay to create our own seasonal sculpture. Instructor: Diane Ramsey
  • Family Flags – Wednesday, November 22
    Thanksgiving is a time for family and feast. Celebrate what your loved ones and the holiday mean to you by making a flag that you can wave over the dinner table with pride. Instructor: Elizabeth Morisette
  • Mixed Media Portraits – Friday, December 22
    Use copies of family photos to create a Hung Liu style mixed media portrait on canvas. We will add various layers of quick drying acrylic paint and liquid watercolors to paint an expressionist masterpiece. Instructor: Trish Murtha
  • Mexican Painted Pillows – Wednesday, January 3
    Adapt beautiful Mexican folk art and border designs to make colorful pillow designs. Instructor: Trish Murtha
  • Drawing Techniques for Kids – Thursday, January 4
    Use Conté and pastels to learn basic drawing techniques. Instructor: Diane Ramsey
  • Paper Baskets – Friday, January 5
    With recycled papers, make unique baskets that will add style to your bedroom décor. Instructor: Elizabeth Morisette