Workshops and Dabblers

Workshops

June 25-26, 2022 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Instructor: Scott Roebuck​

LOUISVILLE ART CENTER
801 Grant Ave, Louisville, CO 80027

Member $110.00
BAG/Partner $130.00
​Non-member $150.00

Learn to use shape, perspective, color, and brushwork in plein air to design captivating artwork.  A big focus will be on quick studies and simplifying a scene inorder to capture the beautiful neighborhood and town around you.  By focusing on design, painters will find they can create wonderful plein air studies that can stand on their own or be used to develop larger works of art.  Since design is the focus, feel free to work in your choice of medium.  I often paint en plein air with oil and watercolor/gouache but feel free to use acrylic, pastel or a drawing medium.

Scott Roebuck

grew up in Chicago, and was first introduced to art by his grandfather who was an avid painter and cartoonist. Initially tennis was Scott’s passion and he spent much of his childhood on the tennis court. He continued playing tennis through college but he also became more serious about art and began to draw.

His first career was as a tennis pro but in his spare time he focused on his art working in watercolor, acrylic, then oil paint. Scott then trained to be a science teacher but always made time to work on his art.

The next few years Scott moved around from Chicago to Phoenix and then to the UK. This exposed him to different artists and techniques, pushing him to continually improve his own work.

​Now back in the US, in Colorado, he is enjoying the new landscapes that are inspiring him more than ever to experiment and hone his art skills.

Recent Awards:

  • Honorable Mention 2021 American Impressionist Society Associate Member Online Exhibition.
  • 2nd in Oils 2021 Lincoln Gallery National Art Show (Loveland, CO)
  • Best of Show  2021 Louisville Art Association National Fine Art Show (Louisville, CO)

Some of Scott’s work:

I would prefer you bring whatever you are most comfortable with, but you must have some version of:

  • a plein air easel
  • solvent (Odorless mineral spirits for oil ,water for watercolor or acrylic)
  • solvent container
  • brushes and/or palette knife
  • paint
  • rag/paper towel
  • pencil
  • sketch pad
  • palette
  • plenty of canvas/paper (small size like 6×8 at least 6) Please do not bring paper or canvas larger than 9×12 unless you are more experienced and prefer that. I would suggest sticking with 6×8 in order that you can do more studies.
  • bag or backpack

If you are not sure what to bring here is a minimalist-ish list

  • Aluminum or steel tripod ease
  • Gamsol (oil) or water (watercolor, acrylic)
  • Brush cleaning tank
  • Flat/filbert or round 2  #6, 2 #4, 2 #2, small palette knife
  • 4 rags
  • Palette
  • Paint: Cadmium yellow light, permanent alizarin, ultramarine, phthalo green,  yellow ocher, large titanium white
  • #2 pencil 5×7 sketch pad
  • 6-6×8 piece of canvas or paper taped to a board.

Member $110.00
AG/Partner $130.00
​Non-member $150.00

LAA and BAG Members: To get the discounted price, use your member code during check-out. Discount code can be found in your membership confirmation email and in the Member Center on the website.

Questions? Fill out the below form and click Send. Helen Harrison will reply.

July 16, 2022 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Instructor: Dianne Widom

LOUISVILLE ART CENTER
801 Grant Ave, Louisville, CO 80027

Member $55.00
BAG/Partner $65.00
​Non-member $75.00

Dianne Widom will teach her exciting and dramatic technique combining watercolor and acrylic gesso to create drama, texture and unique results.

This technique begins with gesso texture applied with a trowel shaped painting (palette) knife on
illustration board.

When dry, diluted watercolors are poured over the surface, adding pouring of diluted gesso, more watercolor, etc. as needed until desired effect is accomplished.

This is a wonderful technique for creating dramatic water effects, changing weather, trees, etc.

At my age, I’m all for having fun with my art and experimenting with new ideas that seem to pop into my head throughout the day.

I’ve been “doing art” of some form my entire life. Growing up with 2 siblings, I was simply the sister who was always drawing.

At age 34 I was asked to teach high school art. I have no college education — I was scared out of my mind. That is, until I got through the 1st 10 minutes of the job and realized I was going to love teaching!

Since then I’ve continued teaching painting classes for more than 40 years, including courses through the University Of Alaska during my family’s 12 years of living in AK.

My work has won awards in local, National and International competition. Years ago I gained Signature Membership in CWS (CO Watercolor Society) and RMNWS (Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society.

I’ve illustrated two Alaska children’s books and had two solo museum shows (Pratt Museum, Homer, Ak and Arthur Roy Mitchell Museum, Trinidad, CO.)

My plan is to continue happily painting until my last day on the planet 🙂

Some of Dianne’s work:

Recommended:

  • 1 or 2 sheets of illustration board (I will have 15”x20” sheets of Crescent #300 available for sale at my cost – $2.50 ea.)
  • Firm backing slightly larger to tape it to (I like to use an old piece of thick plexi glass). You may want to be prepared to work on 2 paintings throughout the day.
  • Masking tape for taping down edges of the illustration board to the backing 
  • 4 small jars with lids (about the size of baby food jars is good) 
  • Trowel shape palette/painting knife – medium size 
  • 3 or 4 tubes of watercolor paint, various colors (your choice). Some of my favorites are indigo, yellow or gold, thalo blue, burnt sienna, ultramarine blue, etc.
  • Spray bottle 
  • Mirror (for viewing work in reverse during painting process). 5”x7” is a good size.
  • Paper towels (also, roll of cheap toilet tissue works well for delicate blotting) 
  • Old toothbrush 
  • 1″ flat watercolor brush or larger. A few other brushes, various sizes. 
  • 2 containers for water
  • Small container of white acrylic gesso (in addition to the gesso supplied by Dianne.) 
  • Small container of white acrylic gesso (in addition to the gesso supplied by Dianne.) This is separate from the gesso in the materials list. Students will still need to bring regular gesso.
  • Instructor will supply newspapers to collect runoff water and paint (this gets messy:-) 

Please email Dianne if you have questions about the materials.   diannewidom @ earthlink.net

Member $55.00
AG/Partner $65.00
​Non-member $75.00

LAA and BAG Members: To get the discounted price, use your member code during check-out. Discount code can be found in your membership confirmation email and in the Member Center on the website.

Questions? Fill out the below form and click Send. Helen Harrison will reply.

August 6-7, 2022 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM**
Instructors: Denise Chaudhari & Helen Harrison
**Note Date Change!
LOUISVILLE ART CENTER
801 Grant Ave, Louisville, CO 80027

FACING THE FIGURE: Studying the Human Form from Portraiture to Proportions

SIGN UP FOR ONE DAY, TWO DAYS, OR AFTERNOON ONLY

1-DAY
Member: $68 (20% off)
BAG/Partner: $76.50 (10% off
​Non-member: $85

2-DAYS
Member $128 (20% off)
BAG/Partner $144 (10% off)
​Non-member $160

AFTERNOON PER DAY
$25 Select only if NOT registering for full days. No Discount

LAA PAYS THE MODEL FEE, BUT TIPS ARE CUSTOMARY

Note that the schedule has changed so the full figure is DAY ONE! Portrait is DAY TWO.

with live, costumed models each day!

In this one OR two-day workshop, artists will have the opportunity to learn and practice drawing our most familiar subjects, the human face and figure.

On day ONE, artists will work on understanding the full human figure. With instruction by local figure artist Denise Chaudhari, we will focus on the canons of human proportions and how to use simple sighting and measuring skills to capture an accurately proportioned figure. We will learn the “rules” of human proportion long established by the great masters, and how we can “break” those rules when faced with difficult or foreshortened poses

On day TWO, artists will have the opportunity to learn portraiture from Helen Harrison, with an emphasis on the overall proportions of the head as well as individual features. 

On both days, the morning session will be instructional and the afternoon session will be open to those who wish to practice drawing or painting the portrait or full figure from a live model. During the afternoon sessions instructional guidance will be offered.

THIS IS A CHANCE TO PRACTICE DRAWING FROM LIVE MODELS! In addition, you’ll get lots of information and help from Denise and Helen.

Denise Chaudhari

No stranger to the art world, Denise Chaudhari is a creative professional by day and an enthusiastic champion of art and local artists by night. Beginning her art education at the Rhode Island School of Design, Denise quickly learned the value of figure drawing as a requisite fundamental for all visual arts disciplines. Though she graduated with a BFA in Industrial Design, the skills learned while life drawing have played an important and consistent role in Denise’s artistic and creative development.

Denise has since established a widely varied design career including product development, graphic design, and technical illustration for companies as large as Microsoft and as boutique as Top Pot Doughnuts. Currently, Denise is the creative director for an industry-leading technology company based in Boston, as well as the creative director of Firsthand, producing independent fine art and craft markets, and is the owner/operator of The Drawing Room, where she teaches classes and workshops and hosts weekly non-instructional open nude figure sessions.

For those just starting out, or those who wish to expand their own experiences in figure drawing, The Drawing Room provides an opportunity for everyone to experience a little bit of art school, close to home and in an intimate setting.

For more information, or to register for classes, workshops, or open drawing sessions, please visit The Drawing Room’s website: www.figuredrawing123.com

Headshot of Denise Chaudhari and family

Helen Harrison

Helen has been drawing the portrait since she was a teenager and portraiture has remained her main passion ever since.

As an MFA candidate, Helen studied at Northern Illinois University in the early 90’s, but life changes meant that she had to leave the degree before her final show.

She has studied portraiture with Cedric & Joanette Egeli at their yearly Cape Cod portrait workshops as well as their January Figure/Portrait intensives. She has also participated in workshops with other well known portrait artists.

Portraits can be difficult, but with a basic knowledge of proportion and anatomy, you can draw beautiful and accurate likenesses. Anatomical instruction will emphasize the landmarks of the face so you will better understand what you are seeing and be able to draw it.

Helen before she went silver

Recommended (Starred items are necessary):

We encourage you to work standing, but if you need to sit, you can still work at an easel. Tables will probably not be set up because of the space involved.

  • Large (18 x 24, 16 x 18) drawing pad*
  • Bulldog clips & drawing board* (a large piece of foam core will work)
  • Easel (Helen & Denise can supply some easels. Let us know if you need a loaner)*
  • Charcoal, willow and compressed charcoal 
  • 2B or 4B Graphite sticks and 2B, 4B graphite pencils 
  • Chamois (4 x 6 or thereabouts)
  • Erasers, kneaded and plastic
  • Paper towels for cleanup

SIGN UP FOR ONE DAY, TWO DAYS, OR AFTERNOON ONLY

1-DAY
Member: $68 (20% off)
BAG/Partner: $76.50 (10% off
​Non-member: $85

Includes afternoon sessions

2-DAYS
Member $128 (20% off)
BAG/Partner $144 (10% off)
​Non-member $160

Includes afternoon sessions

AFTERNOON PER DAY
$25 5 spots per day

Afternoon only: select only if you are NOT signing up for a full day

No discounts for afternoon only

LAA PAYS THE MODEL FEE, BUT TIPS ARE CUSTOMARY


LAA and BAG Members: To get the discounted price, use your member code during check-out. Discount code can be found in your membership confirmation email and in the Member Center on the website.

Questions? Fill out the below form and click Send. Helen Harrison will reply.

Loosen up your technique by painting with a palette knife!

September 17, 2022 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Instructor: Sheri Farabaugh

LOUISVILLE ART CENTER
801 Grant Ave, Louisville, CO 80027

Member $55.00
BAG/Partner $65.00
​Non-member $75.00

Most of my paintings are as realistic as I can make them, but those paintings can take weeks to finish. So, it’s really enjoyable to go off the beaten path and do a quick painting with my palette knife. Color mixtures stay pure, the texture is beautiful and I can usually finish a painting in a few hours or for a larger one, a couple of days. I’ve found that some subjects work better with a palette knife than a brush. You can get as much detail as you’d like or just stress color and a semi abstract design. It’s loose and fun, and as a bonus there are no (or few) brushes to clean and minimal use of solvents and mediums.

I’ll talk a little about technique and composition, do a short demo, and the rest of the time will be spent helping you. The first painting will be from a photo that I bring just to make sure you start off simply, and then choose whatever you’d like.

I began painting after careers in tax accounting and biochemistry; I guess that’s just about as far from art as you could get. But a love of drawing and painting as a child and teen stayed with me until time permitted, and from the moment I took my first painting class as an early retiree, I was committed to learning everything I could. It seems like magic that with a squeeze of paint, good brushes, and a receptive surface, you can tell a story. The hope of pulling off that little miracle every now and then is what brings me to my studio almost every day.

Finding beauty in the details has led me to a realistic style, and I am drawn to bold values and intricate patterns. I have studied with some of Colorado and Arizona’s best artists and am continually looking for ways to improve my craft. I am a Signature member of Oil Painters of America, the American Society of Marine Artists, and the American Women Artists, and an Associate Living Master of the Art Renewal Center. I have been featured and on the cover of Fine Art Connoisseur and featured in Southwest Art, Art of the West, and the International Artist magazine. I am represented by Mary Williams Fine Art, Boulder, CO and Abend Gallery, Denver, CO. My avid golfer husband Dave and I split our time between Colorado and Arizona.

Some of Sheri’s work:

Recommended:

MATERIALS LIST
▪ Mediums: oil works best, but heavy body acrylic would also work.
▪ 3 or 4 small primed canvas boards or primed wood boards. Size from around 8×8 to 9×12
▪ Palette knives Bring what you have. You’ll want at least one small (one inch or less make detail easier.
▪ A small brush or two
▪ Palette for mixing paint. I like the 12×16 blue and white plastic panels
▪ A jar of odorless solvent to clean brushes if you use them.
▪ Retractable paint scraper
▪ Roll of paper towels
▪ Photos of simple subjects. I will bring plenty of photos to share.
▪ Pigments:
⁃ You will use more paint than you do when you paint with a brush, so bring plenty.
⁃ Bring the colors you have and love, just be sure to have at the very least: red, yellow, blue and white.


What I use:
Permalba White, Cadmium Lemon, Indian Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Scarlet, Quinacridone Rose, Viridian, Ultramarine Blue,
and others: Raw Sienna, Transparent Red Oxide, Sap Green, Indigo, Cobalt Turquoise, King’s Blue, Violet

Member $55.00
AG/Partner $65.00
​Non-member $75.00

LAA and BAG Members: To get the discounted price, use your member code during check-out. Discount code can be found in your membership confirmation email and in the Member Center on the website.

Questions? Fill out the below form and click Send. Helen Harrison will reply.

SPECIAL EVENT!
Study with celebrated artist Desmond O’Hagan!
September 30, 2022 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
October 1, 2022 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Instructor: Desmond O-Hagan

LOUISVILLE ART CENTER
801 Grant Ave, Louisville, CO 80027

Member $190.00
BAG/Partner $215.00
​Non-member $240.00


Desmond O’Hagan workshops are for all levels of oil and pastel painters as well as acrylic, gouache, and other opaque mediums. The workshop is
designed for students to experiment outside their comfort zone and achieve the next level in their painting. Workshop will include lectures on a variety of art topics and daily demo.

Desmond O’Hagan was born in Wiesbaden, Germany and was raised in the United States.  He enjoys working in a variety of media, but his primary focus is pastels and oils.  Constantly challenging himself has translated into a fulfilling career in fine art encompassing several one-man shows and participation in group exhibitions in the United States, Japan, China, and France. 

Desmond’s art has been the subject of feature articles in numerous magazines including “The Pastel Journal“ (December 2010, May/ June 2003), “American Art Collector” (August 2008, May 2007), “International Artist” (February 2001), and many more. Desmond’s awards are too numerous to show in their entirety.

Some of Desmond’s work:

DESMOND O’HAGAN WORKSHOP MATERIALS LIST

All participants should have:
• paper towels, cleanup supplies and brushes or app and an easel.
• Two medium thick point magic markers (black and medium grey) and a few sheets of regular white paper.
• A good variety of photographs including figurative, landscape, urbanscape, etc.

PASTELS:
Set of soft pastels with a good variety of dark, medium, and light colors (no oil pastels or NuPastels) The brands I use are Unison, Rembrandt, Sennelier, and Jack Richeson soft pastels. If interested (but not necessary for the workshop), I recently designed a pastel set for Jack Rich- eson Co. called DESMOND O’HAGAN ESSENTIAL PASTELS which can be purchased at Dakota Arts and Judson
Art Outfitters:

https://www.dakotapastels.com/product/RichesonHR40DesmondOHagan?cat=242&idsku=18890
https://www.judsonsart.com/products/desmond-ohagan-essential-pastel-set-40?pos=40&
sid=9929f09df&_ss=r


Bring a drop cloth, pastel paper of choice (not too heavily sanded), easel, drawing board support for pastel paper, and photographs from which to work.

OILS:
The colors I use are Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue, Viridian, Burnt Sien- na, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Yellow Light, and Titanium White.

Please use water soluble oils or have odorless thinner for painting.

ACRYLICS:
Have the same colors available that are mentioned for oils or a set that includes similar colors. Have supports, canvasses or panels ready to paint on.

GOUACHE:
Have the same colors available or a set that includes similar colors. Have supports, canvasses or panels ready to paint on.

Member $190.00
BAG/Partner $215.00
​Non-member $240.00

LAA and BAG Members: To get the discounted price, use your member code during check-out. Discount code can be found in your membership confirmation email and in the Member Center on the website.

Questions? Fill out the below form and click Send. Helen Harrison will reply.

Oct. 15, 2022, 2022 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Instructor: Sandy Day Selbert

LOUISVILLE ART CENTER
801 Grant Ave, Louisville, CO 80027

Member $55.00
AG/Partner $65.00
​Non-member $75.00

$15 Materials Fee

Have you wanted to create diaphanous, deeply layered paintings as you’ve seen in cold wax and oil paintings, but don’t want to deal with mineral spirits clean up and long drying times? Have you oohed and awed over translucent, filmy encaustic, but didn’t want to heat wax in your studio?

Water based Cold Wax Medium will allow you to create similar effects and more without any solvents or heat. Powerwax can be mixed with any water based paints and clean-up is with hot water and dish soap

Learn to mix water based cold wax medium with acrylic and so many other things. Your imagination is your only limit! 

Sandy Day Selbert

Sandy spent the majority of her adult life living in Colorado and working in the fine wine import business.  She traveled extensively throughout the wine producing world, tasting wine and touring properties, always as a student and often as an educator.  There is art in wine.

Sandy is primarily a self-taught artist.  Being the wife of a custom builder, she had many opportunities for artistic endeavors and designed and crafted leaded stained glass windows for each of their houses.  After retirement there were finally available hours to dedicate to self-refection, self-expression and opening new areas of the mind.  She has always been fascinated with the magic of watermedia and decided to learn to paint.  Sandy was invited to join a small group of women artists painting on Ambergris Caye in Belize.  It was the beginning of a new chapter.   Her work is now influenced by many fine Colorado and National Water Media artists, with whom she has studied in workshop.  Sandy continues to seek inspiration through local and national artists, online media and through reading.  She is a Signature Member and Director of Workshops for the Colorado Watercolor Society.

Sandy loves to explore different products and techniques.  She often works in the abstract and has found her own voice by working intuitively and many times in the nonobjective.  Starting with a blank slate; adding shape, form, color, line & texture until the painting takes on its own voice.

Some of Sandy’s work:

Sandra will supply ($15 Materials Fee):

  • Powertex PowerWax cold wax medium to use in class
  • acrylic paints
  • watercolor powders
  • graphite powder
  • metal leaf
  • collage papers
  • textural tools and more.
  • Each person will receive:
  • an 11” x 14” piece of 300lb watercolor paper
  • an 11” x 14” canvas board to work on and take home.  

*Sandy is not sponsored or affiliated with any art suppliers and all products used are by personal choice and to share materials experiences.

What you will need to bring:

  • A board suitable for taping an 11”x 14” piece of 300 lb Watercolor paper
  • A palette suitable for CWM and acrylic paint ( this can be as simple as a small stiff board taped with freezer paper Shiny side up). The paper can be scraped and reused or tossed after use.
  • Masking tape
  • An old credit card or room key that can be cut up
  • Scissors
  • Any scraping tools that you may own
  • Any palette knifes that you have plastic or metal
  • Any water based paints of your own that you would like to try with CWM
  • Several old acrylic brushes 
  • Silicone or plastic bowl scrapers (raid your kitchen drawers)
  • Brayer
  • A Messermeister Silicone bowl scraper **If you think you will continue with this technique the Messermeister is my #1 most important tool. It is available at Amazon or at Messermeister (Click HERE)If you buy it and don’t like painting with it you can send it to your kitchen as a bowl scraper!

What you will take home:

  • 2 cold wax medium paintings on 300lbs watercolor paper
  • 1 or 2 cold wax medium paintings on canvas board
  • A bundle of ideas and an uncontrollable urge to PLAY with art supplies!

What is Powerwax from Powertexcreation.com

  • Powerwax is a cold water-based wax. This cold wax doesn’t smell or irritates the eyes, which can be an issue with bee wax.
  • Powerwax is like a gel medium which dries transparent when no color pigments or paint is added.
  • Powertex wax is an artist quality medium that can be diluted with water and be mixed with acrylic paint, pigment powders, metallic pigments, sand, dyes and other compatible art materials. The proportions of medium to pigment depend largely on the characteristics of the pigments and the desired effects.
  • Powder pigments will appear more intense then when dry.
  • It is also possible to scratch into wet or dry wax.
  • Dry time depends on the thickness of the wax layer.
  • Once dry you can polish your artwork with a soft cloth which gives it a deeper satin sheen.
  • Wash tools with warm water and soap.
  • Contains no VOC.

Member $55.00
AG/Partner $65.00
​Non-member $75.00

$15 Materials Fee due when workshop starts.

LAA and BAG Members: To get the discounted price, use your member code during check-out. Discount code can be found in your membership confirmation email and in the Member Center on the website.

Questions? Fill out the below form and click Send. Helen Harrison will reply.

December 3, 2022 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Instructor: Annie Gifford

LOUISVILLE ART CENTER
801 Grant Ave, Louisville, CO 80027

Member $55.00
AG/Partner $65.00
​Non-member $75.00

Come join us for some fun sharing our common enthusiasm for art!

In this workshop, we will divide a picture of a rose into 9 segments, and each segment will be painted with a different color scheme or technique. The end result will resemble a subtle patchwork quilt. We will experiment with a variety of materials to create interesting textures in our paintings as well as explore ways to mix exciting neutrals and grays that have a different “twist”.

Students will bring their own painting materials, and I will supply the photo we will be using as inspiration as well as some supplies to share. I’ll demonstrate each technique as we go along. The techniques we will be working with best lend themselves to watercolor but could be tried with acrylics.

I look forward to painting together!

Annie

Anne Gifford paints with watercolor where she builds
successive layers of color to create her vibrant, rich, and detailed paintings.
She has lived in Boulder since 1976 and finds inspiration in the natural beauty of Colorado. Light, shadows, rocks, water, mountains, canyons, wildlife and whimsy are all part of her subject matter as she brings her own unique vision to her work.

She is an award winning artist and the eight time poster artist for the
Bolder Boulder 10K Memorial Day Race.
Among other awards, her paintings have been chosen to represent
the 150th Anniversary of Boulder County
and the 40th Anniversary of Boulder County Open Space.
She was an artist/owner of the Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery,
where she displayed her work and networked with local artists for over 40 years.

One of the most rewarding aspects of her long career is that it has provided her
with the opportunity to bring joy into the lives of others with her artwork,
and that is why she paints.

See Annie’s work on her website: www.annegifford.com

Some of Annie’s work:

Suggested Watercolor Supply List


Good places to shop in Boulder: Guiry’s, Michaels
*140# or heavier watercolor paper. Either an individual sheet taped to a painting board (which can be anything from a
scrap of smooth cardboard to the nice plastic watercolor backing boards sold at art stores). Pre-made watercolor blocks
(pads) with the gummed edges to hold the sheets together work fine, too. I have been happy with Arches and Lanaquarelle
brands of paper. Here are my favorite Arches pads: https://www.guirys.com/arches-w-c-block-10×14-300-cp

  • Watercolor brushes of your choice. A good starter set would be a #3 round, a #6 or #8 round, and a 1/2” flat brush.
    Don’t go for the ultra cheap sets…..the brush can be synthetic but needs to retain some firmness when wet. I like the lower
    cost Simply Simmons brushes with a pearly white handle….an awesome brush for the price! If you want to add in a few
    specialty brushes, I also enjoy my “rake” brush for grassy details, hair, and textures, etc. (I’ll show you my rake brush in
    class.)
  • A container for water to paint with
  • A handful of paper towels
  • *Masking tape
  • *Art masking fluid (be sure it says removable….NOT the permanent variety) Two favorites of mine are the Windsor Newton
    removable art masking fluid and the Incredible White Mask liquid frisket. https://www.guirys.com/wn-art-masking-fluid-75ml
  • A few toothpicks and an old, retired paintbrush to apply the masking fluid with.
  • A baggie of table and/or kosher salt. The more types of salt, the better: black, pink, and the large ice cream maker salt
    all achieve a variety of fun effects.
  • A @ 10” x 10”-ish square of both waxed paper and saran wrap, or at least the saran wrap (these are both great for
    creating texture).
  • a small piece of sponge, a cut up kitchen sponge is fine, larger sea sponges are good, too
  • a Palette to mix paint. White plastic palettes have individual wells or recesses to separate the colors. Here is the one that
    I use: https://www.guirys.com/craftech-w-c-palette-9×12
  • Paints: Tubes are often richer in color, but boxes are fine if that is what you have or prefer. If you are trying to avoid a
    huge investment, buying a prepackaged watercolor tube set with 8 – 10 basic colors in it is a good option to consider. I
    like Windsor Newton or Holbein’s artist series tube paints. The Windsor Newton student grade tube paints are less
    expensive and work well enough, too, but some colors are not as pure as in the artist series. I have indicated below the
    colors that are worth buying in the artist series.

    If you already have some supplies, just use what you have and we’ll go from there. If you like using the tubes, I’ve listed
    my favorite colors, and as you continue to paint, I’m sure you will find some of your own. If you would prefer to start with
    the minimum number of colors that are necessary, I have marked the ones from which most colors can be mixed with an
    asterisk. Those would be the colors to purchase first.
    *Cadmium and/or Lemon Yellow
    Cadmium Red
    Opera Rose
    Alizarin Red or Permanent Rose
    *Ultramarine Blue
    Cobalt Blue
    Verditer Blue
    *Cerulean Blue (get the artist series as opposed to student grade…more $ but worth it)
    *Prussian Blue or Phtalocyanine Blue
    Raw Sienna
    Burnt Sienna
    *Burnt Umber
    Cobalt Violet
    *Quinacridone Magenta
    Quinacridone Gold
    *Naples Yellow (get the artist series)
    Sap Green
    *Viridian Green
    Raw Umber
    *Payne’s Gray

Member $55.00
AG/Partner $65.00
​Non-member $75.00

LAA and BAG Members: To get the discounted price, use your member code during check-out. Discount code can be found in your membership confirmation email and in the Member Center on the website.

Questions? Fill out the below form and click Send. Helen Harrison will reply.

Dabblers

Member $20.00 | AG/Partner $25.00 | Non-member $30.00
LAA and BAG Members: User your member code during check-out for a discounted price.

LAA and BAG Members: To get the discounted price, use your member code during check-out. Discount code can be found in your membership confirmation email and in the Member Center on the website.

CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF INTEREST

FUND RAISER: ALL PROCEEDS FOR THIS DABBLER GO TO LAA

June 18, 2022 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Instructor: Helen Harrison

LOUISVILLE ART CENTER
801 Grant Ave, Louisville, CO 80027

Member $20.00
AG/Partner $25.00
​Non-member $30.00

LAA and BAG Members:
To get the discounted price, use your member code during check-out. Discount code is in your membership confirmation email.

Learn to make your own paint from raw pigment and oil or acrylic base.

We will use all non-toxic pigments and walnut oil for oil paints or a non toxic, plant-based acrylic medium for Acrylics.

This is messy! Be sure not to wear your best/favorite clothing!

There will be a materials fee of $10.00

You must wear a mask for printmaking because of the pigment powders. Even non-toxic powdered pigment is not healthy to breathe. 

No prior experience necessary.

Helen will supply pigment, walnut oil, acrylic base, and tubes. Each attendee will get to make at least two tubes of paint. You will also need 2 palette knives and gloves are recommended.

If you have a glass muller and tempered glass plate, feel free to bring them.

Questions? Fill out the below form and click Send. Helen Harrison will reply.

FUND RAISER: ALL PROCEEDS FOR THIS DABBLER GO TO LAA

July 9, 2022 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Instructor: Helen Harrison

LOUISVILLE ART CENTER
801 Grant Ave, Louisville, CO 80027

Member $20.00
AG/Partner $25.00
​Non-member $30.00

LAA and BAG Members:
To get the discounted price, use your member code during check-out. Discount code is in your membership confirmation email.

Learn to make your own paint from raw pigment and gum arabic binder.

We will use all non-toxic pigments and natural gum arabic to make watercolor paint, with a few additions for gouache. Helen will supply pigment, the medium, half pans and tubes. Each attendee will get to make at least two pans or tubes of paint.

This is messy! Be sure not to wear your best/favorite clothing!

Equipment will be supplied. 

There will be a materials fee of $10.00. Students should bring watercolor paper/brushes to test their paints.

You must wear a mask for paint making because of the pigment powders. Even non-toxic powdered pigment is not healthy to breathe. 

No prior experience necessary.

Helen will supply pigment, the medium, half pans and tubes. Each attendee will get to make at least two pans or tubes of paint.

Most equipment will be supplied. You will also need 2 palette knives and gloves are recommended.

There will be a materials fee of $10.00. Students should bring watercolor paper/brushes to test their paints.

If you have a glass muller and glass plate, feel free to bring them.

REMEMBER THAT YOU MUST WEAR A MASK! This is safety precaution for dealing with powdered pigments.

Questions? Fill out the below form and click Send. Helen Harrison will reply.

August 13, 2022 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Instructor: Renee Woolard

LOUISVILLE ART CENTER
801 Grant Ave, Louisville, CO 80027

Member $20.00
AG/Partner $25.00
​Non-member $30.00

LAA and BAG Members: To get the discounted price, use your member code during check-out. Discount code can be found in your membership confirmation email and in the Member Center on the website.

If you’ve always wanted to try watercolor but were afraid to try it, this is the class for you!  Let’s dive into the water together by dabbling with watercolor.

This will be a beginner Dabbler where we will explore the basics –  tools, color mixing, and simple watercolor techniques.  We will practice the techniques we learn to create a few paintings.

No prior experience necessary.

Renee is drawn to puzzles and processes. Her entire corporate career in Information Technology was nothing but that. Tackle the problem (the puzzle) and create a solution (the process).

She approaches art in the same way. So, when she was told that watercolor was a difficult medium to work with, she took on the challenge to dispel this myth. Deeply inspired by nature and the scenes around her, everything she sees is a potential painting. The puzzle to work out is the composition and the process is how to get it on paper.

Her paintings have been in several juried shows in both Texas and Colorado.

Renee invites you to start the journey in discovering how fun and free watercolor can be.

Some of Renee’s Work:

Recommended:

  • Prang watercolor set (at least the 8 color set) or watercolor tubes in any Red, Blue, and Yellow
  • Palette for mixing colors
  • Brushes- Bring what you have in a small, medium, large size if you have them.  I recommend the following for students that want better than student grade brushes.  
    • Good brushes – Princeton Neptune short handle rounds sizes 6, 10, and 12 •
    • Better brushes – Silver Black Velvet short handle rounds sizes 8, 10, 12 plus the Jumbo Round Small 
  • Paper – pad or spiral Canson XL Watercolor Paper
  • ¾ inch  masking tape
  • Board to tape your paper to – gatorboard, Masonite, anything stiff. 
  • Pencil for drawing
  • Eraser
  • Credit card or hotel key
  • Spray bottle
  • Container for Water
  • Sponge
  • Paper towels or lotion-free kleenex

I buy most of my supplies at www.dickblick.com or www.jerrysartarama.com

Questions? Fill out the below form and click Send. Helen Harrison will reply.

September 24, 2022 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Instructor: Elaine Riley

LOUISVILLE ART CENTER
801 Grant Ave, Louisville, CO 80027

Member $20.00
AG/Partner $25.00
​Non-member $30.00

LAA and BAG Members:
To get the discounted price, use your member code during check-out. Discount code is in your membership confirmation email.

Zen Line Drawing is all about drawing lines to create beautiful patterns that can be combined to produce a piece of art on paper, wood, glass, cards, and so much more. In this workshop, you will learn how to deconstruct and draw designs, combine various designs into a pleasing composition, and learn how to get started on multiple substrates.   No art experience is necessary, and supplies are few. So, join the workshop and discover this relaxing, fun, and creative method of Zen Line Drawing.  

Some of Elaine’s work:

Recommended:

  • Micron pen (black) in sizes 1, 3, and 5. They can be purchased in a pack with these sizes or individually at art supply stores.
  • 8 ½ x 11 notebook, white paper. Sketch paper works fine. No lined or graph paper, please.
  • #2 Pencil and eraser

Questions? Fill out the below form and click Send. Helen Harrison will reply.

Note: Full refunds, Less credit card fees if paid by buyer, are available up to four weeks before the beginning of the workshop. After that, the student must find a replacement and negotiate payment with the replacement. If you need to cancel, contact the workshop team. The team may be able to help find a replacement.