Art Center Promotes Exhibits and Classes – Estes Park Trail-Gazette

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On display

“From Creation – Natural Inspiration” featuring fiber art by member artist Mary Blanche Morse and guest artist Cari Cook is on display. The FACE of Fiber Show, featuring fiber artists from across the country, is also open to the public.

Fiber art at its finest on display by Art Center member artist Mary Blanche Morse and her guest Cari Cook and the FACE of Fiber of the Rockies exhibit from a national juried exhibition. Last weekend to see this exhibition which ends on July 16th.

Fiber art at its finest on display by Art Center member artist Mary Blanche Morse and her guest Cari Cook and the FACE of Fiber of the Rockies exhibit from a national juried exhibition. (Estes Park Art Center/Courtesy Photo)

Also on display in the gallery are the exceptional works of other artists who are members of the Art Center, including other works in oil painting, watercolour, pastel, jewellery, ceramics, charcoal, graphite, glass, wood, sculpture, fiber, photography, printmaking and mixed media.

"Sawhill Ponds" (Estes Park Art Center/Courtesy Photo)
“Sawhill Ponds” (Estes Park Art Center/Courtesy Photo)

Upcoming exhibition

The Beauty of the Natural World Through My Lens,” featuring Fellow Artist Photographer Scott Dorman.

The art center is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“From Creation – Natural Inspiration” featuring fiber art by member artist Mary Blanche Morse and guest artist Cari Cook is on display. (Art Center/courtesy photo)

Art classes in July

Painting the Summer Landscape in Pastel” with Lydia Pottoff

July 16, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Art Center members: $67.50. Non-members: $75.

This one-day workshop is designed for beginners and intermediate pastel enthusiasts.

Lydia is an award-winning artist whose studio is located near Lyon. She earned a BA in Fine Art and Graphic Communication from Metropolitan State University in Denver, and for the past twenty years has pursued pastel and oil painting, both outdoors and outdoors. studio. She said, “I will walk you through my process of painting a summer landscape, from sketch to completion. I will discuss the importance of creating a valuable miniature “roadmap” sketch to help you through your planning stages. Next, we’ll discuss various composition strategies and the process of underpainting and layering pastel using alcohol underpainting. I’m going to demonstrate a summer sky. And we’ll look at various techniques for making clouds “believable” and creating atmosphere in your paintings. You are welcome to bring your own photos or work from the ones I provide.

List of materials: provided

“Outdoors on site” with Cathy Goodale

July 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Art center members: $72. Non-members: $80.

We will do Plein Air landscape painting on site. We will continue to use Notan thought processes while painting from nature.

“Whimsey Poles” with Sandy Fritz

July 30, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Art Center members: $54. Non-members: $60.

Join Sandy Fritz in painting charming garden posts. She’ll walk you through the process of bringing your very own garden post to life. Come up with ideas or a theme and you’ll create something fun using a variety of mediums. All materials are provided by the instructor. The only exception is… if you would like a sun hat to complete your project, they are available on class day from Sandy for $20 (paid directly to her).

Our leader in the exciting world of “Whimsey Poles” is popular Loveland mixed media/collage artist Sandy Fritz, currently RVing across the country with her husband. Fortunately, she stops by Estes Park every summer to visit her father, Bill Fritz, from the art center, and enjoys teaching at the art center. “My art expresses my way of seeing the world; full of life, color and emotion,” says Sandy. And his motto is: “You ARE creative…you don’t know it yet.”

Materials List: All supplies are provided by the instructor, however, if you would like to purchase a sun cap to top off your creation, one is available from Sandy for $20 on the day of class.

Looking for students for the Art Center Mentorship Program

This is an exciting and popular Art Center program and an important way for Art Center artists to share their passion for the arts directly with members of the community.

Mentors are matched with mentees, of all ages, who want to learn a new medium and have the chance to work with an experienced artist who exhibits their work in our beautiful professional gallery.

The annual Mentor/Student exhibition in February is the highlight of the year, giving mentees the opportunity to see their own creations on display in the Art Center Gallery and learn something about the “business of art”. ‘art’ (appropriate framing, price, reception of the public, etc.) along the way.

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