What we're about

This is a group for anyone who is interested in the Arts and Art classes in and around Lafayette, Colorado. We have shows, events, classes and workshops monthly in most of the visual arts. Meet artists, and other art enthusiasts, experience art in action, develop professional/personal relationships with the creative community, and grow your skills. Learn about our artists and their creative process. We have over 500 events planned for the upcoming year. This is a group for anyone who wants to learn more about artistic pursuits.

Upcoming events (4+)

LOOSEN UP YOUR PAINTING

pARTiculars Art Gallery and Studio

$135.00

ACRYLIC PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS
Instructor: Cathy Faughnan (www.cathyfaughnan.com)
Adults and Teens - minimum 3, max 8 participants
Tuesdays, 10:30 - 1:00pm
• September 6, 13, 20 & 27 - $135, no drop-ins
Description: Have you always wanted to learn to paint but just did not know how to get started? Look no further as this is a class designed for new beginning acrylic painters. The course will run for four consecutive weeks and is designed to get you started with the basics of acrylic painting. Please plan to attend all classes as they will build on each other. At the end of the 4 weeks, you will have created several pieces along with an art journal.
Materials: A specific materials list will be provided. If the student would like a “materials kit” that can be arranged for $50 payable directly to the instructor at the first class. The "materials kit" will include paints, brushes, art journal, canvas and wood panels that are yours to keep. If you already own some of the materials, please contact the instructor to discuss and the fee can be adjusted. A materials list will be sent to all enrolled students. If you would like to order a “materials kit” please let the instructor know 1 week prior to the start of the session.
Bring to class: Please bring all supplies to the first class. If you have requested a “materials kit", it will be ready for you on the first day
Week 1 - Yes you can draw - Students will start an art journal built on a daily practice of drawing/sketching to aid in learning to “see” and then translating objects and images to paper first using pen/pencil and then paint. Students will be asked to add to the journal throughout the month to aid in advancing their confidence and skill.
Week 2 - Let’s play with paint and color - Students will learn about color theory using analogous and complementary colors to create a “negative” shape painting on a wood panel. We will discuss ideas for each student's main painting that we will start on Week 3.
Week 3- Time to Paint - Students will do a series of quick small paintings with large brushes to get comfortable. Once warmed up, students will get started on their main painting. Individualized suggestions will take place as students get started.
Week 4 - You are an Artist - Students will continue working on their painting with guidance and hopefully move toward a finished piece. We will review each other's work and make positive suggestions at our final "Art Show and Tell”
Sign up: www.particularsart.com
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BEGINNING PAINTING WITH SOFT PASTELS

pARTiculars Art Gallery and Studio

$140.00

BEGINNING PAINTING WITH SOFT PASTELS
Instructor: Linda Bice (www.lindabice.com)
Adult & Teens - Minimum 2, maximum 8
Prerequisite -Linda's Intro to Pastels, or those with a little soft pastel experience
Thursdays, 1:00-3:00pm
• Sept 8,15,22,29 - $140, drop in $35 *
• Nov 3,10,17 - $105, drop in $35 *
• Dec 1, 15 - $70, drop in $35 *
*$35 drop in after receiving confirmation from Linda.
Materials fee: $10 for 4 weeks to use my pastels, $3 per sheet of 9x12 sanded paper
Description:
Class is designed for those who have taken Linda’s intro pastel class or those who have a little soft pastel experience. Students will learn through demo, practice, constructive and kind critique and individual hands-on assistance. We will study a light version of all the major painting components: value, perspective, color theory and composition.
Bring to class: Bring your own pastels or use mine for an additional fee of $10 for 4 weeks. Bring your own paper or purchase from me at cost ($1-$4 per sheet).
Sign up: www.particularsart.com
Contact: [masked][masked]

METALSMITHING: How to Make a Woven Bracelet - at Barb's Home Studio

pARTiculars Art Gallery and Studio

$60.00

METALSMITHING: How to Make a Woven Bracelet - at Barb's Home Studio
Instructor: Barb Amador - Class will meet at artist’s home studio in Lafayette - call Barb for address
Adults - No prerequisite required; maximum 2 students
Mondays, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
• Sept. 5 - $60
• Oct. 10 - $60
• Nov. 7 - $60
• Dec 5 - $60
Materials fees: $25 per class for copper components or $35 for sterling silver - cash or check, payable to instructor in class.
Description:
In this class students will create their own handmade twisted woven bracelet. The look can vary depending on the metal used and how many twists or textures used. All information will be explained and handouts with complete instructions will be provided. We will use a wire weaving jig to give your bracelet a uniform look. Soldering isn't necessary for this project.
Sign up: www.particularsart.com
Contact: [masked];[masked]

BEGINNING ACRYLIC PAINT POURING – in Laurie Adams’ home studio

pARTiculars Art Gallery and Studio

$55.00

BEGINNING ACRYLIC PAINT POURING – in Laurie Adams’ home studio in Broomfield (contact Laurie for directions)
No Experience Necessary
Instructor: Laurie Adams (www.loreleiarts.us)
Adult & Teens - ages 13 and over**.** Minimum 2, maximum 6

Evenings:
Thursdays, 6pm – 8:30pm
• September 8th - $55
• October 13th- $55
• November 17th - $55
• December 8th - $55

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Fridays, 1:00pm – 3:30pm

• September 30th - $55

• October 28th - $55

• November 18th - $55

• December 9th - $55 |
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Materials Fee: None
Description: No previous experience needed. No artistic talent needed! Acrylic pouring is fun and easy. Free flowing acrylic paint is poured using different techniques onto a canvas to create one-of-a-kind abstract paintings. We will experiment with the Dirty Pour, Flip Cup, Puddle Pour, and more. Class time should allow you to complete one 8x8” canvas and two 10”x10” canvases (or similar size). Following the class, the canvases will require 24- 48 hours of drying time so they will need to be picked up a few days later. Arrangements can be made if you would prefer to pick them up at pARTiculars Gallery.
Bring to class: All materials provided except you may want to wear old clothing.
Sign up: www.particularsart.com
Contact: [masked];[masked]
Contact Laurie for private, group or youth lessons.

Past events (1,793)

Needle Felting Techniques

pARTiculars Art Gallery and Studio

$50.00

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