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Throughout the year, Park Hill Art Club offers several Workshops in various mediums.  Workshops are open to members and non-members.

Composition Workshop

Registration opens December 16

Instructor: Kathleen Lanzoni

Demo Jan 16, 12-1 pm

Friday, January 31st & Saturday, February 1st, 2020

10 am – 4pm each day

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Composition in painting

The class will focus on learning about and creating compositions in painting. Pencil drawing and painting with watercolors will be the tools we use to practice compositions and create a final painting.

Class begins with a discussion and demonstration, then working together, step by step, we get right to work. Students will get individual feedback throughout the two days of class. We will discuss many aspects of compositions with emphasis on enjoying the process of deciding how to create a piece of art that makes you proud.

Kathleen is an award-winning artist with a passion for watercolor painting! Painting in the studio as well as Plein Air, she immerses herself in the fluidity and unpredictable qualities of watercolor paint to capture the brilliant light and colors of nature that are before her. The magic of layering translucent paint allows the light to shine from the surface, through the colors, to us as observers.

Kathleen paints in a realistic painterly style, bringing the effect of changing light and color that describes the atmosphere, context and shape of the scene to the paper. She is an experienced instructor, exhibiting in many juried shows and galleries as well as participates around the country in Invitational Plein air events.

Kathleen grew up in both Montreal and California, and for over 27 years has enjoyed the endless subjects that living in Boulder, Colorado, offers. Kathleen was formally trained at the Art Institute of Boston and at the Massachusetts College of Art, graduating from both schools with a BFA.

Expressive Portrait and Figure Workshop


Registration opens February 1, 2020

Instructor: Victoria Kwasinski

Demo Feb 13, 12-1 pm

Friday, February 28  & Saturday, February 29, 2020

10 am – 4pm each day


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Instructor Bio

This is a fun and informative workshop for artists who wish to learn the basics of rendering portraits and figures including proportions, shapes, values and color.  On day one, we will work from a live model doing quick sketches and long poses in black and white.  On day two, we will work from our drawings and photographs to create expressive figurative paintings.


The workshop is for artists of all levels and all mediums.

Woodcut Printmaking

Registration opens February 29, 2020

Instructor: Michael Keyes

Demo Mar 19, 12-1 pm

Friday March 27 & Saturday March 28, 2020

10 am – 4pm each day

$110 + $18 supply fee

Instructor Bio

Workshop Description

Goal: for participants to produce an edition of 5 black and white fine-art woodcut prints from their sketch or drawing. 

Participants will be introduced to wood and paper types, carving tools, inks, brayers, and printing tools used in making woodcut prints.  We will discuss how to store and safely transport paper, ink, tools, and equipment so that they can set up shop in an outside location temporarily, if desired, in order to make woodcut prints “en plein air” (weather-dependent).  This workshop will be held indoors.

Woodblocks, ink, paper, and accessories will be supplied, as well as carving tools for use. Participants must bring a sketch or drawing as a reference for the woodcut print to be produced. 

We will discuss the process of translating a black-and-white drawing into a dynamic woodcut print.  The instructor will demonstrate the steps to accomplish this.  Along the way, we will discuss sharpening and honing carving tools, the effects of hardness and porosity of wood, mixing oil-based ink to proper consistency, proper application of ink to the woodblock, hand-printing techniques to achieve desired results, and techniques to repair mistakes.

We will also briefly discuss multi-block color prints, and color/reduction woodcut prints. 

Instructor will have additional woodblocks and sheets of paper available for sale.


5209 Montview Blvd
Denver 80207

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