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6 Week | Painting Off the Edge: Acrylic & Collage

All Dates and Times for 6 Week | Painting Off the Edge: Acrylic & Collage
Date Start Time End Time
Aug 28, 2024 1:30 PM 3:30 PM
Sep 04, 2024 1:30 PM 3:30 PM
Sep 11, 2024 1:30 PM 3:30 PM
Sep 18, 2024 1:30 PM 3:30 PM
Sep 25, 2024 1:30 PM 3:30 PM
Oct 02, 2024 1:30 PM 3:30 PM

*Students will purchase their own materials and should expect to spend $30-70.


Class Description:

In this 6-week class, students will learn acrylic paint techniques and the use of found image collage. Emphasis will be placed on combining traditional painting approaches with contemporary collage to create meaning in students’ work. The museum’s art collection will be used as a point of inspiration for students to create their own artwork.


What to Expect:

Students should expect to be experimental in this class and to try new techniques that may challenge their initial ideas about what a painting is or isn't. Students should have a foundational understanding of the color wheel, primary and secondary colors. The class will culminate in a series of small studies/experimental paintings that can serve as inspiration for future and larger works.


The flow of the class will be:


-10 Minute Warm Up

-Gallery walk and talk

-Independent work time

-Group discussion



Week 1 - Exploring Materials

Week 2 - Color Studies

Week 3 - Mark Making, Patterns, Textures, and Layers

Week 4 - Found images and Unique self-made materials

Week 5 - Work Day 1

Week 6 - Work Day 2/Final work sharing


Class Cancellation Policy:

If a class or workshop needs to be cancelled due to inclement weather or teacher illness, a “make-up” day will be scheduled on a FRIDAY or SATURDAY as the educator’s schedule allows.




Students will purchase their own materials and should expect to spend $30-70.

GET THE MATERIALS KIT AT MEININGER’S ART SUPPLY or purchase the items individually.



Moe Gram is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Denver, CO and works on a diverse array of mediums that include painting, mural, collage, and installation. Gram graduated from California State University Bakersfield with a major in Visual Arts and a minor in Cultural Studies, during which she participated in a 6-month museum studies and studio art program in Florence, Italy. Currently, Moe's art can be seen in murals throughout Colorado, an installation at the Denver Art Museum's Creative Hub, the Arvada Center, Empower Field at Mile High, and at various locations throughout the Denver metro area and state of Colorado. Moe Gram’s work is distinctive, engaging, and thoughtful. Through her playful color palette, messaging, and juxtaposition of unique embellishments and found objects, Moe’s work encourages the viewer to absorb and reflect- for the betterment of oneself and collectively for us all.

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