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Art, Naturally
Hartley Nature Center

Immerse yourself in nature to connect with your creative side. Local artists lead one evening painting, felting, and sketching classes at Hartley Nature Center. All materials and one beverage included. Class tuition includes a non-refundable $5 registration fee.

Monday, September 24 | 7-9:30pm Karen Savage Blue, Painting under the full moon

Karen Savage Blue grew up roaming the fields of Hartley and is excited to share this natural sanctuary with participants of all levels. Paint with an award-winning artist whilst sipping a beverage under the full moon. All supplies and one beverage included.

Friday, November 16| 6-8:30: Adam Swanson, Painting in the Yurt

Share a beer with local artist Adam Swanson while infusing art into your expressive self. Paint a unique work of art under guided instruction that provides structure for the beginning artist yet room to experiment for the more experienced. All supplies and one beverage included.

Friday, January 25, 2019 | 6-8:30:  Mary Reichert, felting 
Felt is an incredibly versatile fabric, everything from the slippers on your feet to the house you live in can be made from felt!  In this evening course we will learn the basics as we make a set of coasters or trivets and begin to understand, hands on, why wool has been so valued throughout the centuries.  

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 6-8:30: Susanna Gaunt, nature sketching and collage 


Acrylic Painting: Color
Adam Swanson
Wednesdays October 10- November 14 (no class October 31)
$155 ($195 non-member)

Infuse energy into your paintings by experimenting with color relationships and learning basic color theory. Whether you are a beginning or advanced acrylic painter, this class offers enough space to learn and grow with group and individual tutelage. Open to all levels. Materials list: acryliccolor.pdf

$10 non refundable registration fee included in tuition

Watercolor Workshop with Keith Thompson
Wednesday-Friday November 7-9
$175 ($220 non-member)

Watercolorist Keith Thompson emphasizes the elements and principals of design through demonstrations and guidance in this three-day workshop. Painting from photographs and sketches, students combine images while learning how to simplify their work by eliminating objects. Thompson fosters a welcoming environment, inviting questions and narrating his thought process during demonstrations and aims to make the workshop a personal lesson for all participants. Materials list: keiththompson.pdf

$50 non refundable registration fee included in tuition

Full payment is due by October 24. Refunds will not be made after this date unless your registration can be filled by someone on the waitlist and will not include the $50 deposit.

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