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Art Center offers August classes – Estes Park Trail-Gazette

On the screen

“The beauty of the natural world through my lens” featuring photography by member artist Scott Dorman is currently on display.

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With John Lynch’s art of wood

In addition to photography by member artist Scott Dorman and woodworking by founding member John Lynch, there is an exhibit on the “Reflections in Water” thematic wall.

The gallery also displays the exceptional works of other members of the Art Center, including other works of oil painting, watercolor, pastel, jewelry, ceramic, charcoal, graphite, glass, wood, sculpture, fiber, photography, etching and mixed average.

The Art Center is open every day from 11:00 to 17:00

First Friday

The Art Center will be open from 5pm to 7pm on August 5th for the first Friday. Going for the Baroque will provide entertainment and light refreshments will be served.

Estes Valley’s Upcoming Plein Air Events

Thirty-six artists will arrive soon to participate in our fourth edition of the Estes Valley Plein Air. The public is invited to participate in Quick Paint, on August 20 from 8:30 to 12:00. You can watch artists produce a painting in 90 minutes; their works of art will be exhibited and then auctioned. The public is invited to attend the Opening Gala and the Award Ceremony, on 26 August from 5 to 7 pm with the awarding of the Prizes at 6 pm

Art courses in August

Landscape Collage – Welcome Beginners! with Sandy Fritz

August 6, from 10:00 to 16:00

Art Center members: $ 100. Non-members: $ 110.

Join Sandy Fritz in this dynamic landscape painting workshop. It will guide you through its multi-layered mixed media process. And it provides all the materials / supplies you will need to participate in this fun day of creativity. You will learn hand painted collage, sign making, spray painting to add visual interest and layered composition. The first part of the day “prepares” you to create a landscape of your choice over the course of the day. It’s a great workshop for all levels of artistic talent, including beginners. Sandy’s motto is: “You’re creative … you don’t know yet”.

Our leader in the exciting world of “Landscape Collage” is popular Loveland collage / mixed media artist, Sandy Fritz, who is currently cruising the country with her husband. Fortunately, she stops at Estes Park every summer to visit her father, Bill Fritz from the Art Center, and enjoys teaching at the Art Center. “My art expresses the way I see the world; full of life, color and emotion, ”Sandy said.

List of Materials: All supplies are provided by the instructor.

Cecy Turner paints / teaches in both oil and watercolor, and is particularly passionate about plein air painting.  (Art Center of Estes Park / courtesy photo)
Cecy Turner paints / teaches in both oil and watercolor, and is particularly passionate about plein air painting. (Art Center of Estes Park / courtesy photo)

Translation of small abstract drawings in realistic watercolors the size of a sketchbook with Cecy Turner

August 9, from 10:00 to 16:00

Art Center Members: $ 67.50. Non-members: $ 75.

Cecy Turner is an award-winning artist who lives in Dallas, Texas most of the year. She and her husband spend the summer in Estes Park and spend most of their days painting in the park. The Art Center has been lucky enough to persuade Cecy to spend a day in the city and run a course for us for the past few years. She paints / teaches in both oil and watercolor, and is particularly passionate about plein air painting.

He said, “In this one-day seminar, we will use water-soluble pencils to translate small (about 4 x 6), quick abstract sketches into lifelike watercolors the size of a sketchbook. This method can be applied to both your studio and open air paintings and is the one you will want to incorporate into your watercolor habits from now on! There will be demonstrations throughout the day. Weather permitting, those who wish can practice this method on the beautiful poplars just outside the Art Center after lunch.

List of materials: provided

Karen Ramsay, a celebrated Colorado artist and watercolor instructor, devotes her time to capturing the beautiful landscapes, urban scenes and figures that surround her.  (Art Center of Estes Park / courtesy photo)
Karen Ramsay, a celebrated Colorado artist and watercolor instructor, devotes her time to capturing the beautiful landscapes, urban scenes and figures that surround her. (Art Center of Estes Park / courtesy photo)

Watercolor Journal: Capturing Estes Park with Line and Color! With Karen Ramsay

August 16, from 10:00 to 15:00

Art Center members: $ 72. Non-members: $ 80.

Karen Ramsay, a celebrated Colorado artist and watercolor instructor, devotes her time to capturing the beautiful landscapes, urban scenes and figures that surround her. She has a passion for sharing and teaching students the techniques and joys of her favorite medium.

Estes capture online and watercolor! Put your sketchbook and some simple tools in your backpack and explore Estes Park with us! We will fill our pages with sketches and watercolor scenes from the area. The approaches will include simple sketches with pencil, ink and watercolor.

Through instruction, demonstrations and free time to explore, you will be able to capture the beauty that surrounds you. Participants will learn (or hone) some basic drawing and observing skills, along with some watercolor tips. We will then head to practice these skills in a variety of locations in the town of Estes.

This workshop is perfect for those who:

• Diarists who want to add illustrations to their writing

• Artists who want to fill their sketchbooks

• Gardeners and naturalists who want to know more about the world around them

• Travelers who wish to register their trips

• Dreamers, scientists, observers, recorders or anyone who wants to improve (or acquire!) Skills in all of these categories.

Supplies / Materials needed:

For those wishing to bring their own supplies, Karen has provided a list of materials.

Others will be able to purchase a full kit with everything needed from Karen on the day of class for $ 40. (Cash or checks accepted).

Everyone has to bring their own water container, please.

Materials List: Provided for those who wish to bring their own supplies.

Satellite exhibits

A new exhibition is now on display at Estes Park Health with Eileen Van Bare, Sally Richmond and Bruce Boynton. US Bank feature films Debbie Jansen and VERT showcased numerous artists.

Seeking students for the Art Center mentor program

This is an exciting and popular Art Center program and an important way for Art Center artists to share their passion for the arts directly with community members.

Mentors are matched with learners, of all ages, who want to learn a new medium and have the chance to work with an experienced artist showing their work in our lovely professional gallery.

The annual Mentor / Student exhibition in February is the highlight of the year, offering students the opportunity to see their creations on display in the Art Center Gallery and learn about “art biz” (framing, prices, greetings to appropriate audiences, etc.) along the way.

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