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February 2019

The Power of Composition: Feb 5, 12, 19, 26

February 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
pARTiculars Art Gallery and Teaching Studio, 401 South Public Road
Lafayette, CO 80026 United States

This class is for adults and teens and meets on Tuesdays. Composition may be the single most important factor in whether a painting “works” or not. In this 4 week series you will dive deeper into the vast ocean of composition. Learn to stop mindlessly copying other artists work, or to being a slave to your reference material, and begin the journey of creating your own unique compositions. We will study some of the masters’ work, and you will engage in…

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Wednesday Building Blocks to Painting in Oils and Acrylics: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27

February 6 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
pARTiculars Art Gallery and Teaching Studio, 401 South Public Road
Lafayette, CO 80026 United States

Geared towards adults and teens, Getting a firmer handle on the basics of painting and design will give any artist a boost toward better paintings. You will learn through discussions, demonstrations, and one-on-one instructor help as you paint. This ongoing class will cover the six building blocks on a cyclical basis: design/shape, drawing/line, values, color, edges, and brushwork/detail. Supplies are provided on the students first day of class, and after that they will be expected to bring their own supplies.…

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Pen and Ink Sketching for Everyone-Feb 6, 13, 20, 27

February 6 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
pARTiculars Art Gallery and Teaching Studio, 401 South Public Road
Lafayette, CO 80026 United States
$120.00

Class meets Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm. Materials fee of $15 due to instructor on the first day of class. Join artist and teacher April Christenson to explore the many options and techniques that pen and ink offers. You can be a beginner or experienced artist to enjoy this class! Bring a 9”x12” spiral bound sketchbook, #2 pencil and several skinny black pens. We will discuss other specific supplies at the first session. Continuing students bring a photo (or two) to start…

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Loosen Up Your Painting: Feb 7, 14, 21, 28

February 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
pARTiculars Art Gallery and Teaching Studio, 401 South Public Road
Lafayette, CO 80026 United States
$160.00

This adult class meets on Thursdays and is for intermediate and above levels and most painting media. It is designed to help artists approach their painting in a loose and intuitive way. Discussion and description of other artists’ work will help the students see and create in new ways. Students are responsible for their own materials. Call Colleen for further information or questions. Contact: colleentuck@gmail.com, 303-621-4035

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Batik on Rice Paper-Feb 9

February 9 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
pARTiculars Art Gallery and Teaching Studio, 401 South Public Road
Lafayette, CO 80026 United States

Saturdays from 9:30 to 12:00 pm. This class will meet at Donnas home studio. Please contact her for directions. Learn the art of watercolor batik on rice paper using simple techniques to transfer your images or the ones provided to complete a piece of art. Color, design, ink and the use of wax are a vital part of this technique. The goals for this class are to have fun, learn this technique, and complete a piece of art. Handouts are…

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Drawing What You See and Beyond-Feb 12, 19, 26, Mar 5, 12

February 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
pARTiculars Art Gallery and Teaching Studio, 401 South Public Road
Lafayette, CO 80026 United States
$130.00

$15 materials fee to be paid to the instructor. Class meets on Tuesdays. If you can sign your name, you can draw, but you must learn how just like anything else. Basic drawing is the stepping stone to a better painting; seeing differently is the key to a great drawing. Give your drawings and paintings more depth, better perspective, and master the secret of lights, darks, and shadows. Bring a soft pencil (#2) and a 9”x12” spiral bound sketchbook to…

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Colored Pencils Drawing Studio:Feb 12, 19, 26, Mar 5, 12

February 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
pARTiculars Art Gallery and Teaching Studio, 401 South Public Road
Lafayette, CO 80026 United States
$130.00

Material fee of $15 to be paid to the insructor. Join this weekly Tuesday group to learn the magic of drawing with colored pencils, using Prismacolor or comparable pencils. Learn to match, blend and layer colors to create a drawing of your own choosing.  Bring a set of 24 Prismacolor pencils (do not get the Scholar Prismacolor), a strathmore "colored pencil" sketchbook 9"x12"; or a regular spiral bound sketchbook will also work. If you are a continuing student bring the pencils…

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Mosaic Leaves: Feb 15

February 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
pARTiculars Art Gallery and Teaching Studio, 401 South Public Road
Lafayette, CO 80026 United States

This class meets on a Friday and is designed for adults, teens, and kids ages 8 and up. There is a $10 materials fee payable to the instructor on the day of class. Come learn how to make a simple 4”x4” mosaic leaf design of your own creative inspiration. No grouting needed. All materials are provided. Feel free to bring small items to include.  Tools suggested: glass wheeled nippers & tweezers.Contact Delcia Litt, mtntopsg1@gmail.com

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Felt 3D Bird Workshop: Feb 16

February 16 @ 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
pARTiculars Art Gallery and Teaching Studio, 401 South Public Road
Lafayette, CO 80026 United States

This class is designed for all ages: kids 8 and up, teens, families, and adults. There is a $15 materials fee payable to the instructor on the day of class. Class meets on a Saturday and is limited to a class size of 8. Learn how to make a detailed 3D bird using needle and wet felting techniques. Sculpting, attaching, and creating embellishments will be demonstrated to enhance your bird design. Each student will make one bird during the workshop…

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American Cursive Handwriting:Feb 18, 25, Mar 4, 11, 18, 25

February 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
pARTiculars Art Gallery and Teaching Studio, 401 South Public Road
Lafayette, CO 80026 United States
$90.00

This Class is for adults and kids age 8years and olderMeets on MondaysThe reasons to learn cursive handwriting are numerous, not the least of which includes the neuro pathways created in the brain through hand-eye coordination. We will progress through a series of exercises designed to teach cursive compared to "printing" which will de-mystify the written words of our fore-fathers. This class is designed for kids and their parents to learn the principles of handwriting together; the adults will gain…

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