Urban Sketching: Postcard Style

Join us for an immersive urban sketching workshop where we capture the spirit of Historic Downtown Cheyenne. This workshop is for anyone wanting to sketch more and capture the narrative of everyday life; no experience needed. Urban sketching allows for a natural curiosity about the world, as well as developing your power of observation.

This workshop will focus on a postcard style to capture the authentic scenery of our city. Learn techniques to convey the bustling energy of our downtown area and unique architecture. Whether it’s charming cafes or our western inspired streets, unleash your sketching skills and create memorable watercolor postcards that tell stories of Cheyenne’s charm!

Date/Time: Saturday, June 1st, 2024 2-4 pm
Number of Participants: 15
Facilitator: Tati Thompson
Where: Cheyenne Creativity Center, 1620 Thomes Ave
Materials: All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own sketchbook if you’d like.

Course Cost: $15.00

Zig-Zag Journal

Embark on a journey of creativity as you craft your very own Zig-Zag Journal. In this class, you’ll immerse yourself in the art of journal making, starting with the magical process of dyeing papers using coffee, tea, salt, and vibrant fabric dyes. With expert guidance, you’ll adorn the soft canvas cover of your journal, infusing it with your unique style and personality.

As you assemble your book, you’ll gather the dyed papers into sections, each destined to become a chapter in your masterpiece. The innovative Zig-Zag design offers versatility, allowing you to create a journal with dual purposes. Whether you envision it as a cherished diary and photo album or a multifunctional sketchbook and planner, the possibilities are boundless.

Join Izabela for a joy-filled, flowing, and creatively fulfilling class where imagination knows no bounds. Revel in the whimsy and child-like wonder of crafting, as you breathe life into a project that will surely warm your heart for years to come.

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 5th, 2024 5:30-7:30 pm

Number of Participants: 20

Facilitator: Izabela Tysver

Where: Cheyenne Creativity Center, 1620 Thomes Ave

Materials: All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring photos, paper, or other markings you’d like to add to your book! 

Course Cost: $25.00


Sketchbook Sessions: Nature & Botanicals

This month, meet us at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens and explore all the gardens has to offer! Learn different ways of looking at and identifying plants, and how to document all of their peculiarities. We’ll combine all of our findings into one unique detailed observational page.

Date/Time: Wed. June 26, 2024 5:30-7 pm
Number of Participants: 15
Instructor: Desirée Brothe
Where: Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, 710 S. Lions Park Drive (meet in front of the Botanic Gardens entrance)
Materials: Participants should bring materials of their choosing (ie. painting, drawing, mixed media, etc.)
Course Cost: Free, with a suggested donation of $5.00

Oil Paint Basics

Step into the vibrant world of oil painting with our immersive workshop designed for beginners. Whether you’re an aspiring artist or simply eager to explore a new medium, this class is your gateway to unleashing your creativity on canvas.

Led by experienced instructor, Steve Knox, this workshop covers the fundamentals of oil painting from start to finish. You’ll learn essential techniques such as brushwork, layering, and blending, as well as the equipment needed for execution in the medium.

Through hands-on demonstrations and still-life practice, you’ll discover the unique properties of oil paints, mastering their rich textures and luminous effects. This workshop invites you to embrace experimentation and the joy of painting with oils. Join Steve on this creative journey through the world of oil painting.

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 16th, 2024 5:30-7:30 pm

Number of Participants: 20
Facilitator: Steve knox
Where: Cheyenne Creativity Center, 1620 Thomes Ave
All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring any personal art supplies.
Course Cost: $25