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April 2020

Beginning Watercolor for the Nature Enthusiast

Apr 25, 2020
$80

Start your painting journey through learning the fundamentals of the watercolor medium and an exciting method of applying paint in a fresh and vibrant way. The day will be spent learning varied techniques, setting up a palette of colors, and studying the importance of shapes and values. This information will be the jump-start you need to become a watercolor artist in nature, both indoors and out. Meets at the Field Institute Instructor: Karen Ramsey

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June 2020

Kids’ Art in the Park

Jun 17, 2020
Free

In this creative series, students can unleash their creative potentials through various art forms including 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 own…

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NEW! Colors & Their Values: Painting for All Levels

Jun 20, 2020
$80

Value is the lightness and darkness of color and is the most important consideration in your composition. In this one-day class we will briefly renew our understanding of the color wheel and color relationships. Correct value placement in landscape painting will be discussed as well as the four properties of color: hue, intensity, temperature, value and how both color and value work together to construct a painting. Using “color-finders” and “value-finders” we will be able to interpret the landscape through…

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Sketchbook Journaling: Wilderness, Wildlife & Wonder in Watercolor

Jun 25 - Jun 26, 2020
$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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July 2020

Kids’ Art in the Park

Jul 1, 2020
Free

In this creative series, students can unleash their creative potentials through various art forms including 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 own…

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Kids’ Art in the Park

Jul 15, 2020
Free

In this creative series, students can unleash their creative potentials through various art forms including 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 own…

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NEW! Discovering “NOTAN” in the Landscape: A Graphite & Pen Field Sketching Class

Jul 16 - Jul 17, 2020
$160

Landscapes can be overwhelming - trees, shrubs, buildings, clouds - there is so much out there! Take a deep breath, it's not as hard as you think. NOTAN is the Japanese word meaning "dark/light". In this class, discover how to look at the landscape through new eyes by approaching the scene as a harmony and arrangement of light and dark shapes. Using simple tools, Marjorie guides you to go beyond direct imitation of what you see by simplifying "things" into…

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NEW! Drawing for Painters

Jul 18 - Jul 19, 2020
$160

A strong drawing is the backbone of a good painting. Early summer is a great time to brush up on your drawing skills to make your paintings stronger and better. Practice your skills and try something new! Relationships of shapes, values and perspective in painting, which determine the strength or weakness of the composition in your work, will be discussed and explored. With plenty of practice time, you will become more confident in drawing and experimenting with edges, shapes, values,…

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Kids’ Art in the Park

Jul 29, 2020
Free

In this creative series, students can unleash their creative potentials through various art forms including 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 own…

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August 2020

Watercolor Brushstrokes: Painting the Landscapes of RMNP

Aug 6 - Aug 7, 2020
$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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September 2020

NEW! Sketching with Colored Pencil & Watercolor

Sep 12 - Sep 13, 2020
$160

Enjoy Rocky Mountain National Park while learning the basics of field sketching with colored pencils and watercolor! Demonstrations will include techniques for the application of color with both mediums; layering and mark-making. Sketching and drawing tips for sketching outdoors will be included. Participants will leave with a better understanding of colored pencil and watercolor and how to use them in the field. Meets at the Field Institute Instructor: Suzie Garner

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