Fall Education Programs for Adults
Historic Walking Tours
Register online or by calling 303-651-8374. These tours sell out; pre-registration is required.
Tuesday, September 10, 10 am; $10 (494150.01)
Wednesday, September 11, 5:30 pm; $10, (494150.02)
Take a walking tour through the historic downtown businesses of Old Town Longmont with Museum Curator of History, Erik Mason. Discover the stories behind the buildings of downtown, and learn about the colorful characters who helped to make this community what it is today.
Historic 3rd Avenue
Tuesday, September 17, 5:30 pm; $10 (494151.01)
Wednesday, September 18, 10 am; $10 (494151.02)
Take a stroll along the stately homes of Third Avenue in Longmont with Longmont Museum Curator of History, Erik Mason. Hear stories of industrialists and bankers, plus tales of tragedy and murder, while seeing the homes built by some of Longmont’s wealthiest early citizens.
Eastside Historic Preservation
Tuesday, September 24, 10 am; $10 (494152.01)
Take a walking tour of the Historic Eastside neighborhood with Preservation Planner, Karen Bryant. See the beautiful architecture in Longmont’s first residential neighborhood, built in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Learn about some of the pioneers of Longmont and their contributions to the City, as well as historic preservation efforts and adaptive re-use of historic buildings.
Westside Historic Preservation
Wednesday, September 25, 5:30 pm; $10 (494153.01)
Take a walking tour of the Historic Westside neighborhood with Preservation Planner, Karen Bryant. This beautiful neighborhood, built during a period of prosperity in Longmont’s agricultural industry, includes the first free library and the oldest school still in use in Boulder County. Learn about what historic designation and historic significance means for property owners.
Art & Sip
Thursday nights, September 12–December 12
6:30 pm, $35
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 cowboy culture, pop art, and Day of the Dead-themed projects, complementing our fall exhibitions.
Thursday, September 12 (494000.06)
Cactus: traditional desert plant turned trendy southwestern icon! Paint your own cacti with acrylic on canvas.
Pop Art Block Printing
Thursday, September 19 (494000.07)
Channel your inner pop artist with bright colors and graphics. Design and cut your very own rubber block and then print on a
canvas tote bag.
Van Gogh Harvest Landscape
Thursday, September 26 (494000.08)
Using acrylic and canvas, paint a Van Gogh-inspired harvest landscape—rich autumn tones of yellow and orange will radiate under a blue sky.
Monarch Butterfly Creation
Thursday, October 3 (494000.09)
Every October, the monarch butterfly begins its migration to Mexico. Their arrival coincides with Day of the Dead, and they are said to represent the souls of ancestors returning to visit Earth. Create a monarch using re-purposed materials to remember your ancestors.
Gothic Cemetery Painting
Thursday, October 17 (494000.10)
Get spooky as you paint the dark corners and gravestones of your imagined Gothic cemetery with acrylic on canvas.
Succulent Watercolor Painting
Thursday, October 24 (494000.11)
Who is afraid of watercolor? Our instructor will guide you through a step-by step process to create your own delicate and
vibrant watercolor and ink painting of a succulent plant.
Thursday, November 7 (494000.12)
We’re reviving an art form popular in ancient Egypt and in French and Italian convents in the 1600s. It’s called quilling: making art with scrolled paper. Contemporary quillwork is fresh, bright, and surprisingly easy.
Bob Ross Tribute: Cabin Painting
Thursday, November 14 (494000.13)
Bob Ross once said, “All you need [in order] to paint are a few tools, a little instruction, and a vision in your mind.” We provide
the tools and instruction, and you bring the vision in your mind as we paint an acrylic landscape with a cozy cabin in the style of Bob Ross.
Thursday, November 21 (494000.14)
Take part in the age-old tradition of wreath making, with a hipster twist! These wreaths are stylish and sleek, an understated holiday decoration for your loft apartment, mid-mod ranch, or country cabin.
December Gifts: Cross Stitch Cards
Thursday, December 5 (494000.15)
Send your season’s greetings with handmade cards and cross-stitched sentiment. We’ll have lots of holiday puns and snarky inspiration for your stitching, or take a more traditional route.
December Gifts: Glass Ornament Painting
Thursday, December 12 (494000.16)
Personalize your holiday décor or create a special gift with a hand-painted glass ornament.
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.