Arty Afternoons: an Art Workshop Series

Get to know your local artist community in this special collaboration with The Coeur d’Alene Arts and Culture Alliance. Each class will be led by a local artist who will teach you step-by-step how to make your own unique piece of art.  

Friday, May 10 (1 – 3pm) – For the love of trees – Join local artist Doreen Graham to explore how to create trees for your paintings. Learn valuable tools with exercises to help you in seeing values and shapes, then put your learning to work in creating an acrylic painting of Tubbs Hill! Supplies will be provided, but registration is required. A smart phone would be helpful to bring but is not required for participation. 


Past Programs:

Friday, July 21 (2 pm) –  Join local artist Sue Loughlin in the Community Room for a guided “Pour Painting” project, no experience needed! Learn different techniques to create a beautiful abstract painting by layering and pouring acrylic paint onto a canvas.

Wednesday, August 9 (1-3 pm) – In this first session, we will be Printmaking (or stamping) with fruit and vegetables. We will play with pattern, texture, shape, and color to create unique modern designs. Each person can make a series of mini prints to share in the little galleries and to take home.  Preregistration is required.  

Tuesday, September 26 (1-3 pm) – In the second session, we will make mixed media art collages using painted paper, construction paper, magazines, and newspapers. We will provide materials but feel free to bring your own craft paper or printed materials from home! 

Tuesday, January 23 (1 pm) – Automatic Drawings with Ink and Markers – The automatic drawing process is a technique long used by artists to access their unconscious mind and tap into their creativity. Join us at 1:00 in the Community Room for a fun, semi-guided drawing workshop using ink, watercolor paper, and markers. Create unexpected and surprising images using just a few simple materials and your imagination.  

Friday, February 23 (1 pm) Acrylic Painting- Join us for an afternoon of acrylic painting at 1:00 in the Community Room. Local artist Maggie Dawson will be leading us step-by-step to create a fun and whimsical painting on canvas. Learn basic painting techniques and go home with your very own unique piece of art! All supplies will be provided but registration is required. 


May 10 2024


1:00 pm