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June 2019

Sketchbook Journaling: Wilderness, Wildlife & Wonder in Watercolor

Jun 6, 2019
$144 – $160

Toss your sketchbook and some simple tools into your daypack, and explore Rocky Mountain National Park! Through guided exercises and free exploration, create a record of personal, authentic interaction. Learn (or sharpen) some basic sketching and observation skills; then go to various locations in the park to put these skills to work. Approaches will include simple sketching with pencil, ink, and colored pencil or watercolor. Guided activities for observing, sketching, and some (brief) writing will help participants discover the many…

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Kids’ Art in the Park

Jun 19, 2019
Free

In this creative series, students can unleash their creative potentials through various art forms including photojournaling, painting, sketching, and crafting. These artistic activities will allow students to see the world through a new lens and discover that Nature is truly an artist. Each day will focus on a different art medium, offering a new perspective and skill set. Rocky Mountain National Park is one of our world’s most beautiful places, and this is an opportunity to take home your very…

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Watercolor Brushstrokes: Painting the Landscapes of RMNP

Jun 27 - Jun 28, 2019
$144 – $160

Learn the techniques to capture the park’s landscapes in watercolor. Open your eyes to the surrounding beauty, and learn ways to paint skies, mountains, water, trees and much more. Basic drawing skills and familiarity with watercolor skills are required. This class will consist of part classroom and part field location. Meets at the Field Institute Instructor: Karen Ramsay

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NEW! Colors of the Kawuneeche: Painting for All Levels

Jun 29, 2019
$72.00 – $80.00

It has been said that color is the “Heart and Soul” of a painting.  This one-day workshop focuses on the color of place as much more than we can see.  We will discuss our reaction to colors and the roles that color dominance, color change, painting warm-to-cool, intensity of color and the use of a limited palette affect the power of a painting.  Color becomes a powerful vehicle for taking the viewer on a journey through your painting.  Color can…

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July 2019

Kids’ Art in the Park

Jul 3, 2019
Free

In this creative series, students can unleash their creative potentials through various art forms including photojournaling, painting, sketching, and crafting. These artistic activities will allow students to see the world through a new lens and discover that Nature is truly an artist. Each day will focus on a different art medium, offering a new perspective and skill set. Rocky Mountain National Park is one of our world’s most beautiful places, and this is an opportunity to take home your very…

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Kids’ Art in the Park

Jul 17, 2019
Free

In this creative series, students can unleash their creative potentials through various art forms including photojournaling, painting, sketching, and crafting. These artistic activities will allow students to see the world through a new lens and discover that Nature is truly an artist. Each day will focus on a different art medium, offering a new perspective and skill set. Rocky Mountain National Park is one of our world’s most beautiful places, and this is an opportunity to take home your very…

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Painting the Kawuneeche: Intermediate Watercolor Class

Jul 20 - Jul 21, 2019
$144 – $160

This two-day class will take you several steps beyond the basics to a deeper understanding of aerial perspective, linear perspective, simplifying shapes, linking values and more exciting compositional choices to challenge you and take your paintings to the next level. We will paint using the glorious Never Summer Mountains as a backdrop for our inspiration. Time will be spent developing the art of seeing abstractly for more dynamic and stronger compositions. Expect to work with analogous, complementary and discordant colors…

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Kids’ Art in the Park

Jul 31, 2019
Free

In this creative series, students can unleash their creative potentials through various art forms including photojournaling, painting, sketching, and crafting. These artistic activities will allow students to see the world through a new lens and discover that Nature is truly an artist. Each day will focus on a different art medium, offering a new perspective and skill set. Rocky Mountain National Park is one of our world’s most beautiful places, and this is an opportunity to take home your very…

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August 2019

NEW! Sketching with Colored Pencil

Aug 10 - Aug 11, 2019
$144.00 – $160.00

Field sketching with colored pencil in a sketchbook. Learn the different types of colored pencils and how to use them to their fullest potential. Discussions will include techniques for the application of color by layering and mixing color; laying down washes of color; mark-making/strokes; using toned paper and using white. Sketching and drawing tips for sketching outdoors will be included. You will leave with a better understanding of colored pencils and approaches to use them to their fullest potential. Meets…

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NEW! Write Your Rocky Mountain National Park Story

Aug 10, 2019
$72 – $80

Do you have special memories of Rocky Mountain National Park you’d love to write about? Have you ever imagined a fictional mystery, history, romance or sci fi adventure set in the Park? Does Rocky inspire you to write poetry? Come spend the day outdoors at a beautiful setting in the Park and have fun writing whatever you want! A story, a memoir, a poem, a kid’s book, even “My Day at Rocky.” We’ll have writing prompts, sample writings, help with…

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October 2019

Photojournaling: The Story Behind the Photos

Oct 4 - Oct 6, 2019
$270 – $300

Photos are worth a thousand words, so the saying goes. But consider the impact of a photo when it is accompanied with a written story? Photographers of all levels will enjoy this introduction to the world of photojournaling. Learn the basics of photographing wildlife, landscapes and wildflowers in the park as part of a story. Then, go into the field to capture a story along Trail Ridge Road and in the Kawuneeche Valley on the park's west side. A workshop…

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