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Relax, be creative, and make new friends!

Welcome

Trish has over thirty years of experience teaching art to students of all ages.  She teaches a wide variety of classes in many different media. Classes generally run from two to three hours at a cost of $28 to $48 depending on time and materials involved.  Materials are included in the class fee unless noted.  Class offerings for the month are listed below or you may schedule a class at your convenience as long as there are at least two participants. Laughing Heart Studio can comfortably accommodate up to four people. Private lessons and home parties are also available.

Class offerings

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Mosaics

Use a variety of materials to create a simple project such as a garden stone, cigar box or picture frame. Adhesives, tools and techniques will be discussed as well as finishing techniques.

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Alcohol Inks

Spontaneous and colorful results can be achieved by applying alcohol inks to tile. No artistic skills are needed! Make 4 tiles to use as coasters or wall decoration. Consider hosting an in-home party!

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Yard Art

Make whimsical art for your garden from recycled glass, plates, bowls, metal and more. This technique can be used to make garden flowers, towers or bird baths. Easy to assemble, you choose the project you will make. 

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Life Masks

 Have your face cast and use the casting as a mold to create a paper mask.  

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Drawing

Gentle "how to" guidance provided through simple exercises designed to boost your confidence and improve your drawing skills. Play with a variety of drawing materials including pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, markers and pastels to discover the medium you like the best.

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Printmaking/Gelli Printing

You can make a print with anything from a potato to your own hand carved designs. Prints can be used for cards, book covers, collage and/or other pieces of art. 

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Collage

Cut and paste to create an art piece from your photos, magazines, calendars, wrapping paper, stickers, gemstones and more. Collage can be used to create a "vision board" or "soul collage" cards. These classes are also offered through Laughing Heart Studio.  

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Assemblage

Similar to the art of collage but three-dimensional using a combination of found objects for construction. 

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Beginning Watercolor

Learn some basic watercolor techniques including wet and dry brush, resist, salt pour and spatter. 

JANUARY CLASSES

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This winter I will be teaching a variety of classes through the Longmont Recreation Center. Go to their website and click "online registration" or simply call (303) 651-8404 to register as it can be difficult to navigate their website.

COLLAGE FOR SELF DISCOVERY
During this class participants will search magazines for images that speak to them in some way. Pictures can be cut, combined and pasted together to create several small collages. This is a creative way to deepen your understanding of self as you face the coming year and the changes, challenges and desires you encounter along the way. You are encouraged to bring small personal photos or clippings to incorporate into your collage.
Saturday Jan 11th or Jan 25th from 1-4:30 
St Vrain Memorial Building 
Cost: $38 resident/$47.50 non-resident

DRAWING ESSENTIALS FOR ADULTS
Gentle "how to" guidance provided through simple exercises to improve your drawing skills. We will use a variety of materials including pencil, pen & ink, charcoal, marker and pastels to discover the medium you like the best. Great for those with no experience or who want to relearn some basic drawing principles. Material list provided on registration.
Monday Evenings Jan 13th-Feb 3rd from 6:30-8pm
St Vrain Memorial Building
$58.00 resident/$72.50 non-resident

WATERCOLOR BASICS FOR ADULTS
Experience the "magic" of watercolor by painting a series of miniatures. Learn some basic painting techniques including wet and dry brush, resist, salt pour, spatter and more.
Tuesday Jan 14th or Feb 4th 2-4pm
St Vrain Memorial Building
$28 resident/$35 non-resident + $5 material fee

ALCOHOL INKS
Spontaneous and colorful results can be achieved by applying alcohol inks to tile. No artistic skills needed! Make 4 4x4 tiles suitable for coasters or wall decoration. Finishing techniques will be discussed.
Friday Jan 17, 2-4pm
St Vrain Memorial Building
$28 resident/$35 non-resident + $5 material fee

ALCOHOL INKS / ADVANCED TECHNIQUES
Designed for those who have had previous experience working with alcohol inks. We will use brushes, q-tips, rubber stamps and permanent markers for greater control of the medium. We will complete three 6x6 tiles to create a landscape, a floral design and a pet portrait.
Tuesday Jan 21st 6-8pm or Saturday Feb. 1st 10-12pm
St Vrain Memorial Building
$28 resident/$35 non-resident + $8 material fee