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Register for our Year-Round Classes and special Workshops below in the Upcoming Events area.  Scroll down to find more events.  You must first become a PHAC member to register for classes or workshops. 

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For detailed information about our year long classes, workshops and instructors please see Course schedule and Workshop pages under the Class/Workshop Information Pull Down Tab on the Home Page.

Upcoming events

    • 08/10/2020
    • 6:00 AM (MDT)
    • 10/30/2020
    • 10:00 PM (MDT)
    Register

    Registration is open on the PHAC website for the following classes:

    What Makes Painting with Watercolor So Hard/Fun? Steve Griggs

    Painting Aspens with a Palette Knife and Acrylics: Candace French

    Learn to Paint Animals in Watercolor: Carol Newsom

    Exploring Basic Batik on Rice Paper: Laura McElfresh

    Woodcut and Linoleum Block Printing: Michael Keyes

    Exploring Mixed Media: Candace French

    Exploring Alcohol Inks: Candace French

    For all other schedule classes please click on the website address of the course instructor on the Fall 2020 Class Schedule to go to her/his/their website to register for a class.


    • 09/08/2020
    • (MDT)
    • 10/13/2020
    • (MDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • www.stevegriggswatercolor.com

    Painting with Watecolors Is So Hard/Fun?: Steve Griggs

    Painting with watercolor is so haarrrd!”  We hear it all the time. Even some experienced painters of oil and acrylics shy away from watercolor because of the complexity of painting with this medium.

    There is no denying watercolors are free-spirited and maybe even a little bit mischievous but, that is what makes them so interesting! By learning the fundamentals of painting with watercolor and getting to know and understand their non-conforming nature, you can start to work with them to create expressive and free paintings. Before you know it, youll be saying, Painting with watercolors is so fun!”

    During this class, beginner and intermediate level painters are invited to try out a variety of watercolor painting strategies and techniques to create loose, intuitive, free, and spontaneous effects. You will learn about color mixing, glazes, composition, drying time, thickness, and edges while painting short, warm-up sketches as well as finished landscape or cityscape paintings. 


    Plan to experiment, laugh, move out of your comfort zone, and be amazed at the beautiful paintings you create!


    • 09/15/2020
    • (MDT)
    • 10/06/2020
    • (MDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • www.newsomart.com

    Learn to Paint Animals in Watercolor: Carol Newsom

    Learn to paint animals in Watercolor! We will learn fur, scales, feathers, hair, and others. Each week we will focus on drawing and then painting new kinds of animal textures and how to do them beautifully in watercolor. I welcome students to submit photos to me, that they would like to see me demonstrate.  

    Bio: 

    My art career began in 1972 after graduating from Art Center College of Design with a major in illustration. Since that time I have illustrated over 150 children’s books for every major publisher in the U.S. as well as publishers in England, Greece and Korea. When I wasn’t working on children’s books, I was painting the scenery, wildlife, and people of Colorado. My watercolors are exhibited in galleries and shows across the state and the U.S. 

    Education:  a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

    • 09/29/2020
    • 9:00 AM (MDT)
    • www.lmcelfresh.com Pre-recorded

    Batik is a centuries old technique traditionally done on fabric using hot wax as a resist and multiple layers of dye.  The modern approach to Batik can be done on rice paper and has many similarities to the centuries-old craft. Layers of hot wax and paint are applied to the paper to create beautiful paintings. Experience with watercolor is helpful but not required.  This is a beginning class available to all level of adult students.  


      This class will explore the basic techniques and tools needed to create beautiful batik paintings on paper.  Students can expect to be guided through the process of creating two paintings using this technique.  Classes will be posted by Tuesday 9 am on ZOOM.  And additional support and the occasional live session on Facebook will be offered in a private Facebook group.  All content will be recorded and available to students for the duration of the class and through the end of 2020.  


    Bio:


    Laura is a Colorado native, artist, wife and mother.   She lives in Aurora with her family and their dog, Zoe.  After many years of exploration, Laura’s preferred artistic medium is batik on rice paper with water media.  One of the world’s oldest art forms, the intriguing process of batik, dates back over 2, 000 years ago in Asia, India, and the Far East and is traditionally done on paper. 

    Today, as a contemporary fine artist, Laura creates paintings using a technique she calls watercolor batik.  The batik process has many phases and all are integral to the creation of her “one of a kind” paintings. Laura has worked exclusively in the media for 7 years. 


    Laura’s art is focused on creation, evolution, and the many phases and cyclical nature of life. She paints abstracted images from nature in an impressionistic style leaving the viewer to complete the image and connect on a more personal level with her art. 

    similarities to the centuries-old craft. Layers of hot wax and paint are applied to the paper to
    create beautiful paintings. Experience with watercolor is helpful but not required. This i
    This class will explore the basic techniques and tools needed to create beautiful batik paintings
    on paper. Students can expect to be guided through the process of creating two paintings using
    this technique. Classes will be posted by Tuesday 9 am on ZOOM. And additional support and
    the occasional live session on Facebook will be offered in a private Facebook group. All content
    will be recorded and available to students for the duration of the class and through the end of
    2020.
    Bio:
    Laura is a Colorado native, artist, wife and mother.
    She lives in Aurora with her family
    and their dog, Zoe. After many years of exploration, Laura’s preferred artistic medium is
    batik on rice paper with water media.
    One of the world’s oldest art forms, the intriguing
    process of batik, dates back over 2, 000 years ago in Asia, India, and the Far East and
    is traditionally done on paper.
    Today, as a contemporary fine artist, Laura creates paintings using a technique she calls
    watercolor batik. The batik process has
    • 10/01/2020
    • (MDT)
    • 10/29/2020
    • (MDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • Red Delicious Press Printmaking Co-op, 9901 E 16th, Aurora, CO

    Woodcut and Linoleum Block Printmaking: Michael Keyes

    Goal: for participants to produce an edition of 5 black and white fine-art woodcut prints from their sketch or drawing.

    Instruction: Participants will be introduced to wood and paper types, carving tools, inks, brayers, and printing tools used in making woodcut prints. We will discuss how to store and safely transport paper, ink, tools, and equipment.

    Woodblocks, ink, paper, and accessories will be supplied; carving tools may be borrowed for use. Participants must bring a sketch or drawing as a reference for the woodcut print to be produced.

    We will discuss the process of translating a black-and-white drawing into a dynamic woodcut print. The instructor will demonstrate the steps to accomplish this. Along the way, we will discuss sharpening and honing carving tools, the effects of hardness and porosity of wood, mixing oil-based ink to proper consistency, proper application of ink to the woodblock, hand-printing techniques to achieve desired results, and techniques to repair mistakes.

    We will also briefly discuss multi-block color prints, and color/reduction woodcut prints.

    Instructor will have additional woodblocks and sheets of paper available for sale.

    Only a sketch or drawing is needed to begin the class.

    Bio:

    Michael J. Keyes

    Aurora, Colorado, 80010 720-579-8760

    Michael Keyes is a painter and woodcut printmaker, and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Degree from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

    His areas of specialty are drawing, painting, and printmaking. He uses pencil drawing as the entry activity” and basis for painting and printmaking.


    • 10/10/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (MDT)
    • www.candacefrench.com

    Exploring Mixed Media: Candace French

    Explore the amazing world of mixed media! Experience creating exciting texture effects with tissue and foil. Students will be guided through "chalk talks", demos and be given lots of individual attention. Aspects of composition and what makes a piece "work" will be shared. Candace's teaching style is engaging and inspiring. No experience necessary. Experienced artists welcome. Supply list to be emailed prior to the class.

    Candace French is an award winning Mixed Media Artist who is committed to sparking joy through creating and teaching art. Her paintings involve layers of concealing, revealing and enhancing brilliant colors, texture and light. Above all, she adores texture. Candace takes an intuitive approach while experimenting with an ever-expanding range of mixed media. She also keeps her creativity alive by drawing inspiration from Mark Rothko and Clyfford Still. Candace enjoys playful expression and sees it as vital to her work. The greatest joy for her is in the endless possibilities of discovery and sharing her joy with others. For more information, visit Candace’s web site at: www.candacefrench.com

    • 11/07/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (MST)
    • www.candacefrench.com

    Exploring Alcohol Inks: Candace French

    Explore flowing vivid colors as you play with alcohol inks and create something beautiful. Students will be guided through demos and given lots of individual attention. Tips on how to work with alcohol inks on a tile or non-porous surface to direct the design and create an exciting composition will be shared. An overview of the materials and how to prepare the surface will also be provided. Candace's teaching style is engaging and inspiring. No experience necessary. Experienced artists welcome. Supply list to be emailed prior to the class.

    Candace French is an award winning Mixed Media Artist who is committed to sparking joy through creating and teaching. Her paintings involve layers of concealing, revealing and enhancing brilliant colors, texture and light. Above all, she adores texture. Candace takes an intuitive approach while experimenting with an ever-expanding range of mixed media. She also keeps her creativity alive by drawing inspiration from Mark Rothko and Clyfford Still. Candace enjoys playful expression and sees it as vital to her work. The greatest joy for her is in the endless possibilities of discovery and sharing her joy with others. For more information, visit Candace’s web site at: www.candacefrench.com

Past events

09/24/2020 Plein Air Painting: Audubon Center at Chatfield
09/17/2020 Plein Air Painting: 17 Mile House, Farm and Park
09/12/2020 Painting Aspens with a Palette Knife and Acrylics
09/10/2020 Plein Air Painting: Pine Valley Ranch Park
09/03/2020 Plein Air Painting: Audubon Center at Chatfield
08/27/2020 Plein Air Painting: Hudson Gardens
08/20/2020 Plein Air Painting: Cherry Creek Resevoir
08/13/2020 Plein Air Painting: South Valley Park
08/06/2020 Plein Air Painting: Crown Hill Regional Park
07/30/2020 Plein Air Session: Red Rocks Park
07/23/2020 Plein Air Session: Bear Creek Park
07/16/2020 Plein Air Session: Audobon Center at Chattfield State Park
07/09/2020 Plein Air Session: Star K Ranch
07/02/2020 Plein Air Session: Fish Back Park or Jefferson Park
06/25/2020 Plein Air Session: Washington Park
06/18/2020 Plein Air Session: Lair O' the Bear Park
06/15/2020 Spotlight on Members Show
05/30/2020 PHAC Saturday Art Chat with Anita Winter
05/23/2020 PHAC Saturday Art Chat with Steve Griggs
05/16/2020 Online interview with Laura McElfresh
05/06/2020 Online Interview with Jennifer Bobola
05/02/2020 Online interview with Jeffrey Keith
04/25/2020 Online interview with Rodgers Naylor
04/18/2020 Online interview with contemporary realist artist Alexander Soukas
04/11/2020 Interview, Q&A with Kathleen Lanzoni
03/16/2020 March Graphic Arts Hallway Gallery Show Cancelled
03/13/2020 PHAC Spring 2020 Classes, Workshops and Show and Sale Cancelled Due to Coronavirus
03/02/2020 Winter Classes End
02/28/2020 Workshop: Expressive Portrait and Figure Workshop: Victoria Kwasinski
02/28/2020 Submission to April Abstract Hallway Gallery Show: Closes March 6
02/17/2020 Park Hill Art Club Spring Class Registration 2020
02/13/2020 Workshop Demo: Expressive Portrait and Figure Workshop: Victoria Kwasinski
02/01/2020 Workshop Registration: Expressive Portrait and Figure Workshop: Victoria Kwasinski
01/31/2020 Workshop: Composition Workshop -- Kathleen Lanzoni
01/20/2020 MLK Day: No Class
01/16/2020 General Meeting -- Balcony Room
01/16/2020 Workshop Demo: Composition Workshop -- Kathleen Lanzoni
01/13/2020 Submission Deadline for February Hallway Gallery Show
01/13/2020 January Hallway Gallery Show Reception
01/06/2020 Winter Courses Begin
01/02/2020 Winter Class Registration Closes
12/16/2019 Workshop Registration: Composition in Painting -- Kathleen Lanzoni
11/29/2019 Park Hill Art Club Winter Class Registration 2020
11/21/2019 Hallway Gallery Show Reception -- Food
11/21/2019 Fall Classes End
11/18/2019 December 1st Deadline for January Hallway Gallery Show
10/25/2019 Weekend Workshop: Painting Creatively with Photos/Anita Winter
10/21/2019 Information Session PHAC 2019 Fall Show
10/15/2019 Deadline for November Hallway Gallery Show Submissions
10/14/2019 Columbus Day: No Classes
10/10/2019 Hallway Gallery Show Reception -- Urbanscapes
10/10/2019 Workshop Demo: Painting Creatively with Photos/Anita Winter
10/07/2019 LABELS FOR HANGING ART - Fall Show 2019
10/07/2019 PHAC Fall Art Show 2019 Instructor Registration
10/04/2019 PHAC Fall Art Show 2019 Registration
09/19/2019 Hallway Gallery Show Reception -- Trees
09/11/2019 Fall Class Registration Ends, with Exceptions
09/04/2019 Painting Creatively with Photos Registration Open
08/29/2019 Plein Air Paint Out at Botanic Gardens, Denver
08/16/2019 Park Hill Art Club Fall Classes 2019 Registration
08/01/2019 Annual Membership Renewal Begins
05/17/2019 Kathleen Lanzoni Watercolor Workshop
05/03/2019 PHAC Spring Art Show 2019
05/03/2019 LABELS FOR HANGING ART - Spring Show 2019
04/25/2019 Kathleen Lanzoni Watercolor Demo
04/11/2019 Information Session PHAC 2019 Spring Show
03/08/2019 Don Sahli - "Color, Value, Temperature; Oil Painting in the Russian Impressionist Style"
11/29/2018 PHAC Extended Thurs AM Open Classes (4 weeks) (no Instruction)
11/02/2018 PHAC Fall Art Show 2018
10/26/2018 Framing, Matting and Photographying Art for Shows with Carol Newsom

Email: parkhillartclub@gmail.com

Address:
5209 Montview Blvd
Denver 80207

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