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Art & Sip winter 2020

Winter/Spring Education Programs for Adults

Art & Sip

Thursday nights, February 6 - April 30
6:30 pm, $35

Register online or by calling 303-651-8374

Grab a drink and get creative with these classes for adults. Beer, wine, and spirits will be available for purchase in the Atrium Bar. This season you’ll see a special focus on art projects inspired by our current Terry Maker exhibit, including circles, dots, and resin.

Intro to Acrylic Painting
Thursday, February 6 (194012.01)
Learn how to use acrylic paints through color theory and mixing, composition, brushstrokes, and other helpful techniques. Leave with your own small abstract acrylic painting

Lovers in the Rain Painting
Thursday, February 13 (194012.02)
In celebration of Valentine’s Day, spend an evening painting a romantic scene with acrylic on canvas of a pair of lovers walking together amidst the trees.

Painting Poppies
Thursday, February 20 (194012.03)
The poppy has many symbolic meanings: remembrance, consolation, peace, extravagance, and beauty. Join us as we paint our own lovely field of poppies in acrylic paint on canvas.

Artistic Activism
Thursday, February 27 (194012.04)
Instructor Erin Angel is passionate about helping people find their voice and power. She’ll walk you through painting your own acrylic artwork that incorporates your favorite inspiring person or activist against a meaningful background.

Book Binding
Thursday, March 5 (194012.05)
Make your own custom journal to record your thoughts or as a gift. Create with us as you learn about bookbinding styles in other cultural traditions.

Resin Jewelry
Thursday, March 12 (194012.06)
Create a resin pendant and earring set using open bezels, your artwork, collaged images, alcohol ink, and resin. Bring small locket-sized photo images to add more personal meaning.

Abstract Circle Painting
Thursday, March 19 (194012.07)
This program is cancelled due to COVID-19 closures
Circles: they convey a host of meaning from the mathematical to the celestial. Paint an abstract artwork in acrylic on canvas centered on the visual theme of circles.

Painting Mandala Stones
Thursday, April 2 (194012.08)
This program is cancelled due to COVID-19 closures

The meditative art of mandala has been around for centuries and many people believe it to increase inner peace and focus. Join us on this artful journey to create your own mandala stones.

Sumi-e Painting
Thursday, April 9 (194012.09)
This program is cancelled due to COVID-19 closures

Experience the serenity of self-expression through sumi-e painting. We’ll teach traditional tools, materials, and brush methods to paint anything from bamboo, to animals, to a snowy landscape.

Intro to Watercolor Painting
Thursday, April 16 (194012.10)
This program is cancelled due to COVID-19 closures

Explore color theory and mixing, painting versus illustration, wet and dry brush techniques, and water management to create your own watercolor painting greeting cards.

Upcycled Earth Day Jewelry
Thursday, April 23 (194012.11)
This program is cancelled due to COVID-19 closures

Plastics are forever, so come create jewelry with reclaimed and recycled materials in observance of Earth Day.

Spring Flowers in Watercolor
Thursday, April 30 (194012.12)
Are you daydreaming about a garden in bloom? Let’s paint some flowers! We will be using watercolor paint to create a floral scene.


Looking for other programs for adults? Don't miss the many educational talks we have in the Stewart Auditorium as part of our Thursday Nights @ the Museum!


Registration Information

Preregistration is strongly encouraged if there is a registration code.

Register online, by phone, or in person. 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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