Painting Demonstration

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Winter/Spring Programs for Adults

Register online through RecTrac, the City of Longmont's class registration software. See Registration information and Policies for more information. You can also register for any program by calling 303-651-8374 or in person at the Museum.

Lectures & Panels

Button Rock Preserve: Protecting Longmont's Watershed
Thursday, February 7, 6:30 pm;
free admission—tickets required

The inspirational legacy of Ansel Adams includes his major significance as an environmentalist. Learn about one of Longmont’s most important environmental resources: water. Find out what it takes to manage the water, forests, and recreation at Button Rock Preserve. Watershed Ranger Jamie Freel will explore these topics and share stories from the flood of 2013. Get your free ticket

On the Ground: Contemporary Landscape Photography after Ansel Adams
Moderated by Eric Paddock, Curator of Photography, Denver Art Museum
Thursday, March 14, 7:15 pm;
free admission—tickets required

For two centuries, idealized visions of the American West have lured people in search of adventure, wealth, freedom, and inspiration. Ansel Adams expressed the region’s breathtaking vistas with such skill that his photographs command our respect and inspire our environmental sympathies nearly 100 years after he made them. Join us for a lively conversation with contemporary landscape photographers as they attempt to square the idealism and grandeur of Adams’ vision with their own perceptions of today’s West. Get your free ticket
Co-presented with the Firehouse Arts Center.

A Community Forum on Fracking
Thursday, March 21, 7:15 pm;
free admission—tickets required
Join us for an evening dedicated to increasing public understanding of the hotly contested issue of hydraulic fracturing, “fracking,” for natural gas and oil. All sides will be heard in a safe and respectful environment. Get your free ticket

Art & Sip

Thursday nights, February 14 - March 21, 6:30 pm; $35

Grab a drink and get creative with these Thursday night art classes for adults. New projects each week, all with a focus on topics surrounding Ansel Adams’ life and work. Beer, wine, and signature drinks will be available for purchase at the Atrium bar. All materials are provided with class fees.

Register for classes

Luminous Cloud Painting
Thursday, February 14, 6:30 pm (194011.00)
We all know Ansel Adams became famous for his landscape photography, but have you ever noticed the breathtaking cloud formations that often take center stage in his images? Together, we will paint dense and thunderous clouds with the glowing radiance Adams captured so well.

Photo Transfer on Wood Panel
Thursday, February 21, 6:30 pm (194011.01)
Bring the past to life! In this class, we will transfer black and white images from the Longmont Museum’s archive of historic photographs onto wooden panels and adorn them with layers of stenciled pattern and lettering.

Painting the Front Range
Thursday, February 28, 6:30 pm (194011.02)
Ansel Adams’ iconic images of Colorado include the Maroon Bells, Independence Pass, the Spanish Peaks, and even our own Longs Peak. Explore how to capture that same atmospheric perspective as we paint a dramatic landscape of the Front Range together.

Photo Jewelry
Thursday, March 7, 6:30 pm (194011.03)
Photographic jewelry represents a moment in time—celebration, love, and remembrance. Handcraft a necklace featuring photos and charms to commemorate a special moment or person in your life. Bring your own tiny photographs that will fit in a .5" x .75" rectangular frame or a 1" circular frame.

Charcoal Drawing
Thursday, March 14, 6:30 pm (194011.04)
Few things are as elegant and poetic as a black and white photograph. Keeping to Ansel Adams’ favorite color scheme, together we will create monochromatic charcoal drawings.

Glowing Moon Art
Thursday, March 21, 6:30 pm (194011.05)
The moon has starred in a number of Ansel Adams’ most famous compositions, including Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, 1941 featured in our exhibition. Paint a silvery moon to adorn your personal space, complete with its own hanging equipment and backlighting feature.

Registration Information

Preregistration is strongly encouraged if there is a registration code.

Register online by phone or in person, or mail completed registration form to the Museum. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Register early, classes fill quickly!
Questions? Call 303-651-8374


Cancellation must be made at least two weeks prior to the session start date for a full refund. Cancellations made one week prior to class start date are subject to a 50% cancellation fee, cancellations made less than 1 week prior to start date are subject to a 75% cancellation fee. In the event the Museum cancels a class, registration fees are refunded in full.

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