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Park Hill Art Club Winter Class Registration 2020

  • 11/29/2019
  • 4:00 PM
  • 01/02/2020
  • 11:30 PM
  • Park Hill Art Club


  • Learning to See Color is a class for artists and non-artists alike of all ages who want to learn about how color works and to apply their new color skills for practical color use.
    Color is the most powerful medium in visual art. Color constantly informs and influences our world in so many ways, physically, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. Learning to See Color introduces students to the principals underlying color interaction and how a practical understanding of how color works will enhance their lives.
    Students work with paint and colored paper in simple, straightforward exercises through a systematic process designed to help students discover for themselves how color works and allow them to experiment with their new-found color skills harnessing the power of color for optimum advantage at whatever task they set. 9 a.m. - Noon Room 209
  • Design is king! We will focus on creating interesting designs from photo references. First, to sketch out some preliminary ideas on arrangement of shapes so that it has interest and composition. Second, to prepare the ground or panel to get us to the end result as quickly as possible. Third, apply the paint in as few marks and meaningful marks as possible. Fourth, finish with light over dark to accent the center of interest.


    Room 207
  • This class is for painters of all levels and mediums. Each class begins with critique and dialogue about current work. The remainder of the class time is spent working on current work with one-to-one guidance from Victoria. Plan to bring current work and painting supplies to each class.


    Balcony room
  • My Monday morning class this fall will be all about creating fun, whimsical imagery. We’ll create eye- popping paintings of animals, people, and other subjects - but in a way that’s totally unexpected. These little creations will get you mixing and using colors in ways you might not have thought of, too. However, you must be willing to leave your inhibitions at the door, be brave, and ready to try new things. It’ll definitely keep you fresh and loose as you give yourself permission to have a good time with your brushwork.

    Yes, you can expect to receive color illustrated class handouts and well-prepared instruction, including demos each week. Everyone will have plenty of time to paint in class and will always receive a great deal of one-on-one attention from the instructor.

    Some experience in watercolor is recommended; class designed for all levels.


    Room 205
  • This winter our Monday afternoon watercolor class will focus on working wet-in-wet – establishing softer, atmospheric landscapes. We’ll deal with elements that include snow, ice, waterfalls, and lakes. Our lessons will include trees and forests, along with human influences and interactions. Our lessons will build one upon another. Our focus will be on Colorado imagery, but we will also have opportunities to visit other interesting locales in our reference material. Critiques will be designed to help everyone advance as we meet new challenges each week.

    This class is best suited for painters who want to stretch as well as hone their brush skills. You will be asked to think through your painting before setting brush-to-paper, have a coherent plan for how you intend to design your composition, understand the importance of assigning dominance to one shape, while supporting it with lesser important shapes. We will explore temperature dominance (color palette choices), and how to take the viewer to a specific place within your painting (near, middle, or far). The instructor’s lesson handouts, demos, and one-on-one instruction are all designed to help each painter push past limits to achieve new heights in their painting. Sign up early, these classes fill up fast!

    Intermediate level and above

    1-4pm Room 205
  • The first half of the course will be a focus on how to abstract elements from realism. The second half of the course will be focused on expressive painting and mark-making to create exciting non-objective abstracts.

    For more about

    Intermediate to Advanced Levels/All Mediums


    Balcony room
  • Monday 1-4 p.m. Jan 6 - Mar 2
  • "Loose and light, 'til you get it right!"

    In this class we will put pencil to paper, make light lines in a flowing manner, and observe the shapes and their interactions, as we develop, build, and sculpt beautiful drawings. The foundation of a good drawing is a combination of “mapping it out,” and building correct value relationships in the drawing.

    Concepts of observation, composition, perspective, measuring, “positive and negative” shapes, shading, and line quality will be discussed and implemented in the class.

    Supplies needed for the class are: a combination of 6 or more good #2 or HB pencils, and 2b,4b, 6b, 8b pencils and erasers (both hand-held and pencil-top), and a utility knife for sharpening the pencils.

    We will be working primarily with a still life setup, for practice with the basics, but we can also work from photo references. For sake of discussion in the first class, please bring a photo of the subject matter that you are interested in drawing.


    Room 209
  • Come join Jennifer and explore abstract design using new and exciting techniques and materials. This isn’t your typical painting class and you won’t be staring at the same still life or model for weeks at a time. Each week she will introduce you to different techniques or materials, and uncover the possible shapes they can create, adding dimensionality to your work. She will be using everything from joint compound to various papers, and with Jennifer’s hands-on approach, you will understand the full potential of each new material and find a way to make the art “your own.” Nine week class beginning September 19th. Bring your acrylic paints!


    Room 207
  • Thursday mornings, 9 am-noon

    Randy Hale will be at Park Hill on Thursday mornings to teach a drawing class. We’ll sketch people caught in candid moments; we’ll even sketch some animals! We’ll work with graphite, colored pencil on tinted paper, and occasionally introduce ink or watercolor background tones.

    Drawing of every sort helps the artist develop useful skills: eye-hand coordination, being able to “see” proportion & replicate scale accurately. Drawing is a skill learned thru practice. Without it a painter is adrift in a sea of good intentions. So we learn to SEE, and then replicate what we see by drawing shapes. All drawing is a series lines that form geometric shapes: cubes, cylinders, spheres, and cones. Join Randy on Thursdays - he’ll help you draw what you see! Demos and critiques – of course!


    Room 205
  • “A place where artists can work on their own art among other artists.” It is a good atmosphere working with other artists. Members may choose to draw or paint the still life, or do their own thing. Still life painters volunteer to bring in a still life subject, according to a schedule established at the first class.

    Eight weeks beginning Jan. 9th.


    Balcony Room
  • Bring your watercolor portraits to life! Using fundamental and intermediate techniques, you will learn how to paint portraits in watercolor and bring out the subject’s personality. We will draw and paint multiple portraits to practice how to accurately represent the figure and bring out their expression. We will also incorporate the background as an additional element to the portrait.

    Drawing experience is recommended.


    Room 209
  • Put your painting and doodling skills to work in creating an acrylic painting of your favorite animal. We will work loosely in creating our initial drawings and then focus on adding fun textures and patterns that will make our character or critter come alive. Artists of all levels welcome. Instructor will provide two cradled wood panels for each student.

    Supply list:

    Ballpoint pens

    Acrylic paints in a variety of colors including black and white. Since we'll be painting in small spaces, heavy body acrylics will be difficult to use. Instructor recommends high flow, fluid or craft paints.

    Paintbrushes in a variety of sizes, especially for use in small spaces

    Sketch pad or journal

    Tracing paper

    Photos of your favorite animals with a clear view of the face and eyes
    $10 per student supply fee.

    Four week class beginning Jan. 9th.


    Room 207
  • Do you like to get out of the house to be creative? Use our wonderful facilities to spend time on your own work. Register with a friend and make it social. Being an artist can be isolating. This is a chance to paint among your peers, ask for advice and critiques and talk all things art.

    Four weeks beginning February 6.


    Room 207
  • This class is for all levels and will cover all elements of painting especially composition, as this is often what determines the success of the painting. We will focus on the beginning stages of the painting though we will carry paintings forward to completion and cover all elements of the painting process. All subject matter is welcome. Students may bring reference photos or still life set-ups to work from. Students are encouraged to start a new painting each week, and are invited to experiment, take risks and enjoy the painting experience! There will be a brief discussion and demo by the instructor, but mostly this will be painting time with individual guidance to help you achieve your painting goals.


    Room 205
  • Learn how to create beautiful paintings using water and paint! This class is a fun, exciting, and easy atmosphere designed for growing your skills with your watercolor paints to create fresh colorful paintings. Together, we will learn watercolor techniques while painting skies, trees, animals, people and buildings. We put it all together for amazing results in a watercolor painting. To begin each class there will be a discussion and demonstration of our weekly topic. The class will include supportive critiques that help us all learn together.

    $10 Materials Fee

    This class is open to intermediate- advanced painters.

    Limit 22 students

    Seven week class


    Balcony room
  • Participants will be introduced to the process of woodcut printmaking, from constructing an effective drawing, preparing the block, transferring the drawing to the woodblock, cutting and gouging the block, to printing the image on suitable paper. In place of a press, we will use the hand-printing processes of a baren, or wooden or Teflon spoon. The goal will be to produce a small edition of beautiful black-and-white woodcut prints. Color woodcuts will be discussed, and accomplished on a limited basis. A
    materials fee of $10, which covers the cost of one basswood block (about 5” x 7”), the use of ink,
    brayers, and newsprint paper. Students need to purchase an Xacto knife (about $3), gouges (a set of Japanese gouges is about $15), and a wooden spoon (about $1).  They may come to the first class without tools, and see specifics of the tools needed.


    Room 209

Registration is closed

Winter classes for members of the Park Hill Art Club.


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