Thursday, September 8, 2022

Autumn Art Classes in Loveland, Colorado

 The Loveland Museum has expanded their classroom and I'm loving it! We offer a variety of mediums.  All supplies are included in these classes so it's a chance to try something before you spend a bunch of money.  You can see the entire list at and register online.

Adult classes I'm teaching this Fall at the Loveland Museum 2022:


Color Basics (media: color wheel, oil paint)  

Friday, September 23, 1-4 pm

Using toxic free solvents and oil paint, learn how to make the exact colors you are looking for in your paintings.

Hike in the Woods (media: oil paint)

Friday, September 30, 1-4 pm

Take a virtual walk into the Autumn woods, as we paint beautiful fall colors in oil paint. 

Golden Aspens of the Rockies (media: oil and acrylic paint)

Friday, October 7, 1-4 pm

Paint golden aspens on a vertical canvas, using a palette knife impasto with mixed media of oil and acrylic paints

Panoramic Snow Scene (media: oil paint)

Friday, December 12, 1-4 pm

Paint a horizontal oil landscape with a cozy cabin in the woods, among snowy pines. Finish with a layer of impasto-style, thick paint. 



Walk to Remember (media: pastels) 

Friday, November 4, 1-4 pm

Create a simple impressionistic Autumn landscape using pastels on sanded paper. 


Watercolor Techniques: Skies

Monday, September 19, 1-4 pm

Paint skies, clouds, atmosphere

Watercolor Techniques: Garden Harvest

Monday, October 3, 1-4 pm

Paint a garden harvest in the loose style of Charles Reid

Watercolor Techniques: Fall Landscape

Monday, October 24, 1-4 pm

Learn to mask a fall landscape in large shapes and fresh color, mixed on the paper

Watercolor Techniques: Sunflowers

Monday, November 7, 1-4 pm

Paint a realistic sunflower with a purple underpainting and transparent colors

Watercolor Techniques: Snowy Aspens

Monday, December 5, 1-4 pm

Paint a snowy aspen winter scene with masking tape and transparent colors


I also teach an oil painting class Thursday afternoon out of my home studio west of Loveland.  The class is currently FULL but if openings arise I can let you know if you contact me here.




Saturday, April 2, 2022

Upcoming Art Classes

 I currently teach ONLY oil painting at my home studio.  The class is currently full but things change.  If you are interested in ongoing oil or being on my 'sub' list, let me know.

I DO teach a variety of art classes through the Loveland Museum.

Here's a list: 

Draw Proportion (media: pencil)

Wednesday, April 13, 1-4 pm

Expand your drawing skills by learning some techniques to create realistic drawings of old barns. Reference photos provided, but you can also bring your own. Instructed by Mary Giacomini

Swirling Iris (media: acrylic impasto)

Monday, May 9, 1-4 pm

Swirling thick acrylic paint with palette knives on canvas will bring to life gorgeous Van Gogh-like flowers. Instructed by Mary Giacomini

My Favorite Things - $50

(media: oil paint)    

Monday, June 20, 1-4 pm

Bring in a simple object from home that you'd like to use as inspiration. Learn the basics of petroleum free-oil painting, as safely as possible, while creating a keepsake. Instructed by Mary Giacomini


Palette Knife Poppies (media: acrylic paint)

Monday, June 6, 1-4 pm

Swirl some brilliant layers of color with palette knives onto canvas to create a thick, rich flower painting. Instructed by Mary Giacomini

Surfs Up! (media: oil paint)

Monday, July 11, 1-4 pm

Escape to the tropics and paint a vibrant beach scene while learning how to safely use oil paints.  Instructed by Mary Giacomini

Fresh from the Garden (media: watercolor)

Monday, July 18, 1-4 pm

Use a loose watercolor technique, in the style of Charles Reid, to make gorgeous floral paintings.  Instructed by Mary Giacomini

Sunset Palm Trees (media: watercolor)

Monday, July 25, 1-4 pm

In this easy watercolor class, we'll use a wet on wet technique with brilliant colors to paint palm trees that are basked in the sunset. Instructed by Mary Giacomini

Atmospheric Oils (media: oil paint)

Monday, August 22, 1-4 pm

Learn to paint an atmospheric landscape of the Rocky Mountains with solvent free oil paint. Instructed by Mary Giacomini

Impressionistic Pastels (media: pastels)

Monday, August 29, 1-4 pm

“Paint” your favorite landscape using layers and dabs of colorful pastels on sanded paper. Bring an 8 x 10" photo for reference, or use one provided by the instructor. Instructed by Mary Giacomini