Do you love watercolor?  Are you looking for ways to loosen your paintings?  Do you want to create fresh, colorful compositions?  All levels welcome.  Beginners will be given extra support; experienced painters will be given design challenges to deepen their understanding and ability to convey meaning.  $60 includes workshop instruction, plus a donation to the Montrose Center for the Arts.  ($20 materials fee paid to instructor, or save and bring your own watercolor supplies.  Materials list will be sent upon registration. )

MARCH 25; JUNE 10;  NOVEMBER 11 10AM-4PM   Montrose Center for the Arts, Montrose, CO    $60  registration link below  MONTROSE REGISTRATION

MARCH 22  10AM-2PM & APRIL  12  10AM-2PM   Western Colorado Center for the Arts, offsite workshop location: Blue Pig Upstairs Studio, 101 W. 3rd Street, Palisade, CO 81526  (970) 464-4819  $60  Please call the Blue Pig Gallery to register


MAKE A SPLASH WITH WATERCOLOR  This fall I will offer a full watercolor course at the Gunnison Arts Center running Mondays 6-8 PM from October 30-December 13, (with no class Thanksgiving week, 11/20/17.)  Expand your creativity, learn new techniques, and explore with fellow students.  All levels welcome: beginners will be given extra support; experienced painters will be given design challenges to deepen their understanding and ability to convey meaning.     $93.50 GAC member fee/$110 non-members includes 6 weeks of instruction and all materials. GAC WATERCOLOR REGISTRATION


“SKETCH JOURNALS…a sense of place”

“A SENSE OF PLACE” focuses on how to capture a place through understanding perspective.  Broken down into simple ideas, each lesson progressively builds on the previous lesson. What seems daunting can be mastered with a simple understanding of perspective and proportion.  We begin with simple elevation views, and go on to 1 and 2 point perspective drawings.  In a fairly short time, you will be able to convey complex ideas with charming details.  Learn to capture your travels and your neighborhood in fun sketches.

Montrose times and places: monthly on the second Tuesday or Saturday of each month : $25

  • June 13- Centennial Plaza  4:30-6:30 Tuesday
  • July 11- Centennial Plaza  4:30-6:30 Tuesday
  • August 12- Backstreet Bagels  2:30-4:30  Saturday
  • September 9- Backstreet Bagels  2:30-4:30  Saturday
  • October 14- Backstreet Bagels  2:30-4:30  Saturday
  • November 14- Centennial Plaza  4:30-6:30 Tuesday
  • December 9- Backstreet Bagels  2:30-4:30  Saturday


Sketch journaling at the Gunnison Arts Center begins Oct. 30.  It is held every Monday through Nov. 13th. Class runs from 6-8 PM.   REGISTRATION:GAC  LINK


Forgo the brush and experiment with the process of pouring watercolor to produce looser paintings with unique results.  Artist Cheri Isgreen will teach pigment rules and pouring techniques, as well as color theory, composition, and strategies for successful painting. Learn how pouring watercolors in a series of glazes allows depth of color to develop while preserving underlying layers and enhancing luminosity. Experience how this technique fosters a wide range of spontaneous colors while maintaining the harmony of a limited palette. All levels of painters are welcome, including first-time watercolorists.

JULY 28-30  10AM-4PM each day  Ah Haa School of the Arts, Telluride, CO

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION  or contact the Arts Center 970.728.3886

Bringing The Masters in Art Alive – Mondays and Wednesday 3-5 PM through Western State Colorado University Extended Studies: Oct 30-Nov 8
Do you love art? Bring it alive through creative discovery. Take a playful, exploratory, multimedia approach to exploring periods, movements, geography, and master artists through making art.  Emphasis is on creative expression and discovery.  Experience using a variety of art materials and technique while you learn about art history.  THIS IS NOT your professors’ art history classes! We take inspiration from master artists and famous artworks, as we create our own masterpieces. Join us for a fast paced course and get your creative juices flowing!  Cheri holds a Masters of Art in Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in Art Education.  $65 includes materials and instruction.  LEARN FROM THE MASTERS REGISTRATION

All levels welcome; beginners will be given extra support; experienced artists are given design challenges to deepen their understanding. $35 includes all materials. Call the Gunnison Arts Center for details. Registration www.western.edu/academics/extended-s or by calling (970) 943-2885.
Pre-registration is required.