Posts in Category: Art Classes

Painting Mentorship with Jane Hunt

We have some exciting news: Jane Hunt’s Colorado Mentorship Program is up and running!

This practical and fun painting mentorship group is open to painters of levels, and will give you the knowledge to improve your work while learning the fundamentals of painting from an award-winning landscape painter.

Art workshops at Art Makers Denver 2016

Seventeen instructors and 47 workshops in one big historic building. With lunch!

Art Makers Denver continues its annual urban art retreat, right in our neck of the woods, presenting three days of innovative workshops in a variety of mediums for “creatives” worldwide. AMD’s faculty consists of instructors from all over the country, including some of Denver’s best artists and artisans.

Lino and Letterpress Class – April 16th

On April 16 the Book Arts League will be holding an introductory lino and letterpress class with Julia Seko and Vivian Jean at the historic Ewing Farmhouse.

April 2016 Member Meeting & Watercolor Art Demonstration

We hold monthly meetings for members and friends of the Boulder Art Association. Meetings include networking, a short business meeting followed by an arts related presentation. In April we’re pleased to have world-class artist Randy Hale doing a watercolor demonstration. The meeting is free and open to the public!

Abstract Acrylic Workshop

Montrose Center for the Arts Presents
Texture – Color – Feeling
with Jan Sitts

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Art classes in Greenwood Village

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Feb 2016 Member Meeting & Mixed-Media Art Demonstration

We’ll post the the new date when we confirm details!

Monthly Member Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Meeting Agenda:

  • Networking 6:30 – 7:00 pm

  • Business Meeting 7:00 – 7:30 pm

  • Presentations 7:30 – 8:00 pm (the library closes at 8:00)

    • NCAR Community Art Program Call-For-Entry Announcement

    • Hands-On Mixed Media Art Demonstration by Jill Berry

NCAR Community Art Program Call-For-Entry Announcement

For over 50 years the NCAR Community Art Program has presented art exhibitions by a range of regional artists at the NCAR Mesa Laboratory in Boulder, CO.  Many of the artist featured in these art exhibitions are Boulder Art Association members including Betsy Cole, Xenia Sease and Diane Wood.

MesaLabEach year, hundreds of artists from the Rocky Mountain region, and beyond, participate in the jury process from which artists are selected for individual and group exhibitions.

The exhibit space is in the expansive cafeteria within the NCAR laboratory building and is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

We will review the jury process for the NCAR Community Art Program which occurs each spring for shows running from June through May of the following year.


The 2016 deadline for submitting artwork is April 11, 2016. 

For more information, please contact:

Audrey Lewis, Community Art Program
303-497-2570 (office)
303-725-2662 (cell)
Email Audrey through the contact page on the NCAR website

Hands-On Mixed Media Art Demonstration by Jill Berry

The Boulder Art Association is excited to have renowned artist, author, teacher and explorer, Jill Berry as our presenter at the February 2, 2016 meeting.


Jill K. Berry is a graphic designer, mixed-media artist and painter, teacher, maker of storytelling structures and author of 3 books.


After graduating with a degree in Design, she spent a year of graduate studies in Italy. Her work has been published in Somerset Studio, Letter Arts Review, Cloth Paper Scissors, Art Journaling magazine and many other books and publications. She has taught at three universities in Colorado as well as at several major art retreats. Jill K. Berry lives in Superior, CO.

This will be a hands on demonstration so feel free to bring anything you would like to incorporate into your work. Jill will furnish the basic materials: Paper, markers, glue sticks, colored pencils. You may want to bring your own scissors.


Find out more about Jill Berry on her website, on Twitter and on Facebook. Shown below are the three books that Jill Berry written:

Personal Geographies Book - Explorations in Mixed-Media Map Making

Personal Geographies Book – Explorations in Mixed-Media Map Making

Map Art Lab Book

Map Art Lab Book

Making Art From Maps Book

Making Art From Maps Book









Meeting Location:

Boulder Public Library
Meadows Branch – Meeting Room
4800 Baseline Road
Boulder, CO 80303

Optional RSVP on the Boulder Art Association Meetup page.

Stitching Afghans for Veterans – Wed, Nov 11th – Veterans Day

Volunteer to help veterans on Veterans day with internationally recognized fiber artist, art quilter, teacher and lecturer Denise Labadie!

Denise makes mittens from felted sweaters and lines them with cashmere or merino wool. They are the “warmest things to put on your hand” says her son and husband. She’s made so many felted mittens that she has become inundated with felted wool. Due to the excess, she came up with the idea for this project to help veterans.

In this volunteer “sew-in” session you will cut up sweaters and stitch squares and rectangles together to make afghans. When completed the afghans will be donated to veterans and the staff of the Veterans Hospital is “over the moon” with the idea.

Volunteer To Cut and Sew Afghans for Veterans

Denise is looking for volunteers to help cut and sew the afghans. The work is very easy and can be done by almost anyone. Each of the afghans will be about 40 x 40 inches when completed. You can help during this one session and you are welcome to continue to work on afghans at home while there is still a stock of sweaters available.

This volunteer “sew-in” day is on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2015, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. It will be held at the Boulder Art Association – Art Center behind the Meadows Shopping Center, in Boulder just east of the Meadows Branch of the Boulder Public Library.

Please contact Denise Labadie with any questions at or 720-352-0973.

Optional RSVP for this event on our meetup page.

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Go With The Flow – Paint Pouring Workshop

Go with the Flow

Tuesday, July 28
Boulder Art Association Art Center (map)
$75.00 (includes all Golden Paints and mediums)
To register contact:

Glass-like surface, marbelized color flows, stained color fields or faux-encaustic looks are all possible when you know the right combination of acrylic mediums and paints.  In this workshop we'll use several clear mediums, Fluid acrylics, and High flow Acrylics.  We'll also use Acrylic Flow Release to pour and stain raw canvas.  These techniques will show you how to use paint in a more abstract manner....going with the flow!  We'll a use heavier gel with interference paint  to give the look of encaustic or wax painting that much more easily done in acrylic.  This is a great overview of how and when to use each product for these more abstract color techniques. You'll create 4 small scale pieces using each application....great way to loosen up and see what the paints can do!


Mary Morrison

Mary lives and works in Denver, Colorado. She received her MFA in Visual Arts from The Art Institute of Boston/Lesley University in Boston, MA. She has worked full-time painting, teaching and exhibiting since 1990. Her current work is mixed media on canvas incorporating staining color applications, sewing, collage and drawing. Morrison's paintings have been collected by the State of Colorado Art in Public Places Program as well as many private and corporate collections.