See the Mentor/Student Show at the Art Center – Estes Park Trail-Gazette

On display

“Mentor/Student Show”

Celebrating arts education, this annual show features three students mentored by three different artists from the art center.

Mary Benke – Holly Daley

Pauline Bustamante – Lucy Leija

Debbie Jansen-Elizabeth Suriano Tamagni

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Celebrating arts education, this annual show features three students mentored by three different artists from the art center.

In addition, artists and members of the Art Center who have taken a course at the Art Center in 2021 have their class creations displayed. How could we celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Art Center without honoring the 21 enthusiastic artists who took the risk to create the Art Center? Six of the 21 artists still live in Estes Park and still work. On display are our founding artists: Chris Switzer, Karen Dick, John Lynch, Jay Grooters, Leo Weber and James Frank.

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.

The art center is now open during winter hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Masks are recommended. Handmade masks are available for a $10 donation, along with free masks.

The Estes Park Art Center celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2022.

Celebrating 35 years with a $35 for 35 years campaign!

Celebrate! Celebrate! The Estes Park Art Center celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2022!

The Art Center opened its doors 35 years ago and we want to continue for another 35 years. We are asking for your help by asking you to donate $35 for 35 years, one dollar for each year, to raise additional funds to continue supporting the operation of the Art Center! Donate on our website www.artcenterofestes.com, drop off a donation at the front desk, or mail to 517 Big Thompson Ave, Unit 245, Estes Park, CO 80517 Join us in this effort by donating.

Thank you for helping us to continue for the next 35 years

Upcoming courses

Tangled Ribbons with Annie Reiser

March 12, 2022 10 – 4

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

Annie Reiser, Certified Zentangle® Teacher (CZT) enjoys introducing others to this meditative practice of mindful drawing; a technique using basic pen strokes to form patterns that can be combined into intricate patterns.

Give yourself a day of relaxation by mixing elegant swirling ribbons with me. Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, founders of the Zentangle® drawing method, designed a similar project that was so fun! Learn how to make perfect ribbons with ease and fill them with tangles; borders and fragments. For a change, we’ll be working large instead – on an 11×11 inch Opus tile in a warm beige color (included in the course fee) to create a “Renaissance” look. In the morning session we will learn how to make ribbons and ink them with beautiful tangle patterns. After lunch, we’ll shade our creations and add finishing touches like gold embellishments and sparkling highlights.

Materials provided by the teacher as part of the course fees.

Newsprint, painter’s tape, 03 Black Micron to share, colored pencils to share (see materials list for colors used if you wish to be your own), kneaded erasers, white gel pens and colorless solvent mixer to share.

Equipment List: Provided for those wishing to bring their own supplies. However, you can purchase a kit directly from the instructor on the day of the class for $8.00 which will provide you with all the supplies you will need.

Painting with Cathy Goodale

2022 will present another fabulous opportunity to paint with well-known local artist, Cathy Goodale, who will be teaching monthly from March to December 2022 at the Art Center. Register for any number of courses in advance or one at a time as the year progresses. Each class will meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Art Center classroom, unless otherwise specified. Students will provide their own supplies/equipment. Bring a bag lunch or grab something quick nearby. Cathy’s phone number: (970) 227-8577 in case you have specific questions about the courses themselves. The Art Center will handle all reservations, payments and other housekeeping details.

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An emotional connection to the animal will help you express the sentiment you want in any portrait.

March 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – “Animal Portraits”

Find a photo of a favorite animal. An emotional connection to the animal will help you express the sentiment you want in any portrait. The focus will be on design, texture, lighting, color and always value.

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

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