January 1, 2018, All Day
There will be no trash and recycling service. Trash and recycling will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week.
January 2, 2018, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ City Hall
January 4, 2018, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ City Hall
City Manager's Conference Room
January 5, 2018, 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM @ Curtis Center for the Arts
This thorough exploration of watercolor painting offers instruction and opportunities for practice in basic wet and dry techniques, washes, blends and use of transparency. Students will explore and practice with a variety of special techniques for solving texture and masking problems.
January 6, 2018 - February 28, 2018 @ Curtis Center for the Arts
The American West, once the uncharted, undiscovered territory is not without its limitations. This picturesque open landscape is now shared by man’s footprint of over-development, industrial pollution and destructive mining practices. On the contrary, the ever-growing city brings us modern day conveniences, cutting-edge technology, infrastructure and anthropological opportunities. This exhibition explores the wild frontier juxtaposed with the urban habitat, and how we as humans both resist and rely on these finite environments. Our guest curator is Robin Whatley Program Manager at the Art Students League of Denver.
January 8, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Curtis Center for the Arts
Learn the building blocks of painting with watercolor in this ongoing Monday series. This is a casual class where a beginner can feel comfortable learning to paint and an intermediate can continue to grow as a watercolorist.
Beginners and Intermediates are welcome as we start the year off painting. Instruction, demos, and learning/reinforcing the fundamental building blocks. This is a great way to start the new year and brighten up the Winter!
January 8, 2018, 6:00 PM @ Council Chambers
January 9, 2018, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Curtis Center for the Arts
This class introduces students to how to draw the human figure using the foundations of drawing as well as the fundamentals of drawing the human figure.
Much of the class time will focus on the process of drawing and students will finish the session with a longer study for presentation.
Students will learn how to draw the human figure from a clothed model.
January 9, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Curtis Center for the Arts
Learn to create exciting marbling and small to large cell effects while pouring color into your art. In this class, students experience three unique approaches to pouring acrylics while learning tips for a successful pour. Work created is a complete work of art or a wonderful background to a layered artwork.
Instructed by Candace French
January 10, 2018, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Curtis Center for the Arts
If you love rich radiant color in your artwork, you’ll enjoy learning to create bright, loose colorful oil paintings by working with opaque paint colors layered over a colorful transparent background.
In this exciting class, you’ll learn the “secrets” of one of the most popular “daily painting” methods as seen online. The overall focus is on how to create vivid interesting colors by layering in oils, but you’ll also explore and review key elements such as value, design, edges and brushwork.
Students will have the opportunity to work together “step by step” on the same painting as well as painting their own reference materials. This unique “wet in wet” oil painting approach works particularly well if you enjoy painting flowers, animals, and landscapes.
January 10, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Curtis Center for the Arts
Begin or develop your drawing skills by learning how to draw using proper techniques such as contour and implied drawing, perspective, proportion, space and value.
Through demonstrations, one-on-one instruction and hands-on exercises students will gain confidence in their craft by drawing still life, figures, nature, interiors and cityscapes using charcoal and graphite.
January 13, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Curtis Center for the Arts
The American West, once the uncharted, undiscovered territory is not without its limitations. This picturesque open landscape is now shared by man’s footprint of over-development, industrial pollution and destructive mining practices. On the contrary, the ever-growing city brings us modern day conveniences, cutting-edge technology, infrastructure and anthropological opportunities. This exhibition explores the wild frontier juxtaposed with the urban habitat, and how we as humans both resist and rely on these finite environments. Several of the artists will be on hand to discuss their works.
January 15, 2018, 6:00 PM @ City Hall Community Room
January 16, 2018, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ City Hall
January 17, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ City Hall
January 20, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM @ Curtis Center for the Arts
You won’t want to miss our Coffee & Canvas workshops offered Saturdays throughout the year. This is a chance to gather some friends and spend the morning nurturing your creative side!
Birds of a Feather - Ring in the New Year with creative time for yourself amongst friends. We’re using lots of fun mixed media tricks and tools in this Saturday workshop ~ stencils, instant coffee grounds, collage papers and Inktense pencils! We are going to create this collage from a bare canvas on up to a colorful and charming finished piece. Along the way, you’ll learn a variety of mixed media techniques you can use beyond this class.
Instructed by Renee Reese
Ages 16 and older
January 22, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Curtis Center for the Arts
Pee Wee Art is a fun hands-on art program that introduces preschoolers to the arts and allows for parents to assist with their child’s creative process. At each program your little artist will be introduced to a new art medium (drawing, painting, sculpture and more) that they will use to create their own work of art.
Foil Painting - Using circles and swirls, preschoolers will create their own unique and colorful work of art.
Ages 3 to 5 years old
Child must be accompanied by a parent and/or care giver 13 years and older
January 25, 2018, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ City Hall
January 27, 2018, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Curtis Center for the Arts
Learn how to use a palette knife to paint beautiful aspen landscapes. This workshop is fun and exciting as you practice palette knife painting techniques with acrylics. Students will be guided step-by-step in painting a background of skies, fields or mountains. Then, add aspens for an amazing acrylic landscape.
Instructed by Candace French
Ages 16 and older