Visual Arts

Beginning Quilting

Ages: 18+
Students will learn the basics of quilting. We will start with tools, fabric choices and block choices. Students will put together four simple blocks that will be sewn together to form a small wall hanging. Students should bring a portable sewing machine and manual, scissors, and thread.
Instructor: Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
Location: The Schoolhouse
Fee: $150 R/ $165 NR
13264 T,W,Th May 15-17, 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Art Journaling

Ages: 15+
This class will start you on a path of keeping a journal of ideas and art. Students will create a journal using mixed media and collage, while finishing some pages and creating backgrounds for future work. All supplies included.
Instructor: Chris Stuart
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $50 R/$55  NR
10883 Sa, April 21, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Sorry, this class has been cancelled
12660 Sa, June 23, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Professional Workshop with Tadashi

Ages: 18+ years
Advanced artists will learn to reach their next level, develop critical art appreciation, while creating enthusiasm and energy for art expression with Tadashi Hayakawa. Students are encouraged to bring a current work in progress and must supply their own canvas or drawing/painting pads, with all materials including paint, brushes, pallets, water jar, drop-cloth, etc. Donations made to Tadashi Hayakawa are encouraged. Please contact Tadashi at 303-475-8111 for workshop questions.
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $25 
Saturday, 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
12620 May 12  
12645 June 30
12646 July 28 
12647 Aug. 18 

Mixed Media Collage on Canvas

Ages: 14+
Students will learn various mixed media tips and techniques, and complete a 12”x12” canvas collage using paper, fabric, paint, and ink. Students will make some of their own paper and cards. Art or craft experience welcome, but not necessary!
Instructor: Chris Stuart
Location: The Schoolhouse
Fee: $50 R/$55 NR
12658 Th, May 17, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (TSH)
12659 Sa, Aug. 11, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (PACE)

Intro to Outdoor Painting with Oils

Ages: 17+
Discover the joys of painting "en plein air" ! ALL PAINTING MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED! This workshop is for the beginning artist interested in the techniques and equipment needed for painting in the great outdoors. Pack your lunch and supplies and join us for a day of art. Students will need: folding chair, lunch, hat, sunscreen, bug spray, 8x10 sketchbook, soft pencil, and eraser. Materials fee will cover, canvas, paint, brushes, thinner, and paint palette. Please provide your own easel. If you do not have one, limited easels are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Instructor: Kris Iltis
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $75 R/$82 NR (Additional $15 fee payable to instructor.)
12661 Sa, May 5, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
12662 Sa, July 7, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Thank you so much for my introduction into oil painting.  Your class was everything I had hoped for--enough information and instruction to not be afraid to start painting and yet not over run with technical stuff that would/could be terrorizing and defeating.  I really enjoyed the day and can actually begin to see myself as a "painter". Anne Kozleski, Kris Iltis Student

Pastel Painting: From Line to Design

Ages: 18+
Take advantage of this chance to explore the soft pastel medium and learn about the artist's view of light in a one-day workshop.  Beginning or intermediate students will first experience using pastels to paint with the concepts of light and shadow interacting with a simple subject.  The second pastel painting will focus on seeing the play of light on landscape subjects and how it affects our color selections as we paint.  There is something in this workshop for all art students--no matter the level of experience.  The Instructor's focus is on helping you learn about pastels, and/or contemplating how to express light as an artist. Students will need a basic set of professional pastels, (Richeson Half-Stick Foundation Pastel Set, Landscape Set), 9” x 12” sanded paper, 9” x 12” support board, and a few household items – masking tape, latex or nitrile gloves, and a package of wet wipes for this class (Please email instructor two weeks before the class with questions or to purchase a starter pastel kit for $55 at  A detailed supply list will be emailed to students after registering for the class.
Instructor: Nancy Biesemeier Dee (
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $95 R/$104 NR
12663 Sa July 21, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.