Category Archives: Art Classes

Watercolor classes offered by Kathleen Lanzoni

Watercolor Painting for Adults Art Classes with Kathleen Lanzoni
Location – The Boutique on Lookout in Gunbarrel
Instructor – Kathleen Lanzoni, kathleenlanzoni.com
Group Class 2 hours: $ 30 One class; $105 for Four classes
Private Class 1.5 hours:$ 90./class
Beg.– Mid-level  every Wednesday, 10:30-12:30 starting June 9th!

Kathleen Lanzoni has participated in the Open Studios Spring Art Fair for the past three years.
Beginners to advanced painters. Learn all about watercolor painting is these exciting classes for all levels of students.

We will learn washes, value, color mixing, composition and more. The main objective of the class is to teach classic painting techniques used with watercolors so that you may enjoy expressing yourselves and feel comfortable and control with the watercolors while creating an image.

Topics we will work on together include:
brush strokes, washes and wet into wet
layering colors to create new colors and mixing color, color wheel
dry brush drawing with paint, texture with salt, resist, plastic

Put it all together for a painting!

Materials: Kathleen will supply a list of materials upon registration

BMOCA to offer internships for high school students

The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) is currently accepting applications for its Youth Art Advisory Internship Program, a yearlong internship open to students currently enrolled in a Boulder County high school. Youth Art Advisory Interns work closely on the development of programming and events for The Studio Project, BMoCA’s teen program. In addition, Youth Art Advisory Interns lead educational tours of the museum’s exhibits as part of the Docent Program. Youth Art Advisory Interns also assist exhibiting artists and visit other museums and galleries as a part of the program.

This unpaid internship is an excellent opportunity for students interested in collaborative program development and arts outreach to gain behind-the-scenes museum experience. It will also require students to discuss interests and issues that concern teens today. Interns will meet with the museum’s Education Director and other Youth Art Advisory Interns on Wednesday afternoons from 4-5:30pm during the school year, beginning August, 2010. Accepted applicants must commit to the entire school year.

Visit www.bmocastudioproject.org or   http://www.bmoca.org/education to learn more about The Studio Project and the Youth Art Advisory Internship Program.

Artist workshop offered in Santa Fe

The Painting Experience workshop will be offered in Santa Fe from May 14-16. Stewart Cubley, coauthor of the groundbreaking book Life, Paint & Passion: Reclaiming the Magic of Spontaneous Expression, and Sarah Oblinger will be facilitating the workshop. The Painting Experience is sponsored by the Institute for Art and Living, a nonprofit arts education organization that has been conducting workshops throughout the United States as well as in Canada and Europe for more than thirty years, including at Omega and Esalen.

More information

Creating a home art space for children

The following article is written by Diana Mercer, Clementine Studio Founder, and provided by Clementine Studio, our hands-on, multimedia program that encourages the independent exploration of age appropriate art materials in a nurturing and inspiring environment. For more information, see www.openartsclementine.org

Supporting a child’s creativity includes providing a well-stocked space for them to do their thing. When designing an art space for your child, keep these elements in mind: Independence, Organization, and Inspiration.

Independence To encourage your child’s artistic independence, it is important to let go of any expectations for the outcome. For young children, it is the process of creating that is richly developmental. Encourage your child to make choices; the project that lights up their eyes, the materials they fancy, and how the project looks at the end (it’s hard, we know). Arrange art supplies in containers that make the contents visible and accessible to your child. Choose safe and age appropriate materials (child safety scissors, splat mats under the work space. Try interlocking foam floor tiles (from www.skiphop.com), so that all art time doesn’t require such close supervision. A little space goes a long way in creating an independent artist.

Organization Clean and well-organized spaces let children focus on their ideas and provide a sense of calm and order to the project at hand. This is not to say that the space won’t get messy, but your art area will be easier for you and your child to maintain when everything has a proper place. Also, art disasters like spilled paint and glue are less likely.

1. Put your child’s art up on the wall (We love a steel cable and clip system).
2. Choose clear jars for organizing materials by category (markers, crayons, paint, collage materials). We love the ‘candy store’ look.
3. Tape a photograph or drawing on the shelf of the item that goes in that spot. Even your young child can return items to their proper place.

Inspiration Creating an art area that is easy, manageable, and pretty is easy if you keep inspiration (for yourself AND your child) in mind. Choose colors that you both love for the walls and furniture, find beautiful, simple and natural materials, and remember to keep open spaces that will make room for new ideas. You won’t want to wait to start creating!

Call for Entry: 10th Annual High Peaks Art Festival

The 10th Annual High Peaks Art Festival will be held in Nederland on June 26-27. The show features a juried art fair, live music and – new this year – Clementine Studio™, with fun and creative art projects for kids. Clementine Studio™ is a full-time, art enrichment program for children and adults located at 2590 31st Street in Boulder, CO and is administered by Open Arts.

Booth fee is $160, no commission.

Deadline is April 1st. To receive an application contact Festival Coordinator Cathy Stiers: cstiersart@aol.com, 303- 748-2053.

Spring cleaning? Clementine Studio needs supplies!

The following items would be greatly appreciated at Clementine Studio. You can just drop them off at any time (leave them on the front entrance after hours) at 2590 31st Street in the Steelyards, just off 30th Street between Mapleton and Valmont Streets in Boulder. Thank you! All supplies will be used for children’s art classes and art workshops.

Felt
Fabric, Ribbon
Buttons, Dowels
Old scarves, Velcro
Small bits & pieces of wood or clothes pins to create chess pieces
Old game pieces
Rigid wrap, Gauze
Jewels or old costume jewelry or pins

Spring art classes & workshops now open for registration at Clementine Studio


Check out all the wonderful new art classes for kids in Boulder:

    Sunday Art Play
    Imagine & Create for Tots & Young Artists (3-5 year olds)
    Moms or Pops & Tots (20 months-3 year olds)
    Young Artist Studio Sampler/Old World Masters
    Miniature Madness
    Pulp Fixins
    Cityscapes & Country Views

Art Workshops for Children:

    Down the Rabbit Hole: Spring Break Camp
    Wild Wire Art
    Dream Weaving
    Mother’s Day Gift Making Workshop
    May Daze Celebration

Don’t forget about Clementine Studio’s Spring and Summer Art Camps!
Check out the details: www.openartsclementine.org