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Register for our Year-Round Classes and special Workshops below in the Upcoming Events area.  Scroll down to find more events.  You must first become a PHAC member to register for classes or workshops. 

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For detailed information about our year long classes, workshops and instructors please see Course schedule and Workshop pages under the Class/Workshop Information Pull Down Tab on the Home Page.

Upcoming events

    • 02/06/2023
    • 8:00 AM
    • 03/06/2023
    • 7:00 PM
    • 5209 Montview Boulevard, Denver 80207

    You MUST have registered and paid to enter the show before entering label information. Click to register: 

    Please use this registration form to enter the labels for any hanging art you are submitting for the 2022 PHAC Fall Show.

    If you have problems, contact Amy Martin,

    • 02/06/2023
    • 8:00 AM
    • 02/27/2023
    • 6:00 PM
    • 5209 Montview Boulevard, Denver 80207
    • 36

    Welcome to registration for our Spring Show to be held March 31-April 2, 2023. We are looking forward to feature works from our many talented member artists.

    Artists can join or renew membership for the current 8/2022-7/2023 period at no cost. Members can register for the show starting Monday 2/6. Registration for nonmembers opens 2/15.

    Note if your registration includes hanging art you must complete the second registration, LABELS FOR HANGING ART so your artwork is labeled appropriately. This can be done at a later date, but must be before the close of Monday, March 6. 

    Click here to complete LABELS FOR HANGING ART.

    There have been some updates to the guidelines. A link to the guidelines can be found below. Please read through them carefully to make sure you are taking advantage of the new opportunities.

    A link to download the artist inventory sheet is also below. This sheet is in writable, Word format for convenience. 

    Show guidelines 

    Download inventory sheet 

    • 02/19/2023
    • 12:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Art Gym, 1460 Leyden St, Denver, CO 80220

    Acrylic is the most versatile painting medium. It's wonderful for creating realistic paintings, mixed media, collage, and abstract. It can even imitate watercolor and oil paint! Join instructor Lisa Riannson to explore a wide range of acrylic techniques.

    In this course you will paint:

    • A "watercolor" landscape on paper
    • A traditional still life on a canvas panel
    • An abstract on a hardboard panel

    By doing these step-by-step paintings, you'll learn many different acrylics techniques allowing you to bring your own artistic vision to life.

    Experience Level:

    Beginner to Intermediate

    Supplies to Bring

    • 8" x 10" hardboard panel (gessoed or non-gessoed)
    • 8" x 10" canvas panel
    • Mixed media paper pad or watercolor paper (preferably 300 lb.)
    Acrylic Paint
    (Any brand as long as they are "heavy body," instructor prefers Golden brand)

    Suggested colors:
    (Note: you can use an introductory set which includes these colors or colors close to the ones listed)

    • Titanium White
    • Mars Black
    • Hansa Yellow Medium
    • Naphthol Red Light
    • Sap Green 
    • Ultramarine Blue

    Optional Colors:

    • Yellow Ochre
    • Burnt Sienna
    • Translucent Iron Oxide
    • Quinacridone Magenta
    • Masterson Artist Palette Seal
    • Palette paper (instructor prefers Jack Richeson Grey Matters Palette Paper)
    • Paper towels (instructor recommends Scott blue shop towels)


    • 2" and 1" (can be from home improvement store or inexpensive set)
    • 16 round
    • 6 flat
    • Liner

    Pencil and eraser

    Water container

    Instructor will provide:

    Acrylic mediums, spray bottle, palette knife, sponge, artist tape, stencils, scrapers, collage paper, mixed media (colored pencils, oil pastels, paint pens), extra paper towels, white gesso, and high flow acrylic paint.

    In case of questions

    Contact instructor by email: or call: (303)-519-4543

    About the Instructor

    Lisa Riannson (Garrison) is a water media artist whose work is devoted to strong contrast, bursts of color, and attention to fine details. Regardless whether she is working in watercolor or acrylic, she's focused on creating a dynamic composition by strategically placing value and color. 

    She taught Portraits in Watercolor at the Park Hill Art Club in 2019. She has also taught at the Colorado Free University and her private studio. In Spring, 2020 she was a demonstrating artist at the Denver Art Museum. Her work has been shown at the Lone Tree Art Expo, Canon Gallery, SYNC Gallery, the CLIO Art Fair, and other local venues.

    • 02/27/2023
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Art Gym, 1460 Leyden St., Denver, CO
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    Let's have fun with color! Using the exciting medium of watercolor, you'll learn about taking a sketch and turning into a colorful, finished piece. 

    Our painting subject with be zinnia flowers. Our focus will be to enjoy learning watercolor techniques, composition, values, and color.

    SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate or above

    Class includes

    • Demonstration by instructor
    • Hands-on, step-by-step creation of your painting
    • Individual feedback by instructor
    • Discussion of creative painting techniques and process with emphasis on enjoying the flow of water and paint on paper.
    • Having FUN with the magic of watercolors!
    • Note we'll be taking a 30-minute break for lunch

    Supplies to Bring

    Watercolor Paints 
    (Any brand. Instructor uses professional grade Winsor Newton and Daniel Smith.)

    Suggested Colors
    • Winsor Orange
    • Opera (or other pink)
    • Red (Permanent Rose, Quinacridone Red, or Cadmium Red)
    • Yellow (Lemon Yellow, New Gamboge, or Cadmium Yellow)
    • French Ultramarine Blue
    • Cobalt Blue
    • Cerulean Blue
    • Green (Hookers and/or Sap Green)
    • Violet (Winsor Violet)
    Watercolor Palette

    Watercolor Paper (Instructor likes Arches brand paper)
    • Several sheets 
    • 9" x 12" or 11" x 14"
    • Cold Press, 140 lbs

    Watercolor Brushes

    • Large brush (#18 or 1-inch)
    • Round #12 or larger
    • Flat (1" or 1/2") or Small round

    Backing Board (to tape your paper to)
    Masonite or foam core

    • Masking tape (not blue painter's tape)
    • Water cups
    • Pencil and kneaded eraser
    • Paper towels/tissues
    • Sketch book


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