Palisade Art & Chocolate Walk
Nov
24
10:30 AM10:30

Palisade Art & Chocolate Walk

Palisade Art & Chocolate Walk
Downtown Palisade, Colorado

At the tenth Annual Art & Chocolate Walk in Palisade, free chocolate takes center stage with numerous businesses offering unique holiday gifts and fun for the whole family. Participating shops and studios include The Blue Pig Gallery, Wedel Pottery Studio, Casual Gal Silversmith, A Country Cupboard, Underwood-Turning, Slice O’ Life Bakery, Sandy King Studio, Craig Gallery, CAVE, Mark Young, Deb’s Funky Folk Art, Nancy Lewis, and Everything Collectible.

The event is free and everyone is encouraged to complete a "punch card," by visiting all of the Art & Chocolate Walk locations.  When the card is punched by all participating merchants, it is entered into a drawing for a large basket brimming with fine art and chocolate from every vendor. A map of all participants' locations will also be provided.  A good place to start is The Blue Pig Gallery. 

According to Kay Crane, area artist and coordinator of the Art & Chocolate Walk, "Palisade is a wonderful arts destination for the Grand Valley, and the Art & Chocolate Walk is a fabulous way to start the holiday season and offers visitors unique art, jewelry, gifts and more at affordable prices. It’s also a great way to support Small Business Saturday!"

All events are free and open to the public to help support small businesses and people in the Grand Valley. For more information, call 970-464-4819.

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Apr
14
11:00 AM11:00

Honey Bee Festival

10th ANNUAL HONEYBEE FESTIVAL
April 13, Reception at The Blue Pig, 5 - 7:30 pm
April 14, Street Fair, 11 am - 4 pm

Palisade offers fun for the whole family at the
10th Annual Honeybee Festival!

Friday evening, April 13, join us for the annual reception at the Blue Pig Gallery from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and enjoy gourmet appetizers as The Meadery
pours honey wine. Browse art featuring birds, bees and blooms, as well as batik and encaustic works using bees' wax in the process. Everyone is welcome!

Dan Bean will be on hand on Friday evening from the Palisade Insectary to answer all your questions about bees and he will have some beneficial insects on hand as well, for show and tell! The kids will love it and so will you!

On Saturday, from 11 - 4 pm, bring the kids to town for lots of exciting events, including a spelling bee, a bee costume contest, face painting and sidewalk chalk art they can create themselves. More than 70 wonderful vendors will line the streets offering all kinds of treasures. And you'll find delicious food offerings at local restaurants and food trucks.

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Painting Ukranian Eggs with Wax resist
Apr
12
1:00 PM13:00

Painting Ukranian Eggs with Wax resist

Painting Ukranian Eggs with Wax resist
Instructor:  Susan Metzger 

April 12, 2018    1-3 pm
or
April 14, 2018, 1-3 pm

$25 class fee ($15 materials fee paid to the instructor)

Class size is limited so sign up today! Call the Blue Pig to Register at (970) 464-4819

Learn pysanky, a resist process similar to batik, and learn to create surprisingly intricate designs on an egg shell surface.

Students will use kistka – traditional tools for holding hot wax – to draw designs on the surface of eggs, and then dye them.  Students can create their own designs or use templates from traditional pysanky.

Students will leave the class with a large decorated egg.

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Canvas "Egg Shell" 
Mar
31
1:00 PM13:00

Canvas "Egg Shell" 

Canvas “Egg Shell”
Instructor: Cheryl Chittenden

Date: Saturday March 31  1- 5 PM

Cost: $30 (plus $15 MATERIALS FEE PAID TO INSTRUCTOR AT CLASS)

Class size is limited so sign up today! Call the Blue Pig to Register at (970) 464-4819

Experience the thrill of creating your own egg ornament. Using traditional Ukrainian tools put a "new age" twist on your design. Let your imagination be your guide. 

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INTRO TO COLD WAX PAINTING  taught by Susan Stanton
Mar
23
to Mar 24

INTRO TO COLD WAX PAINTING taught by Susan Stanton

Introduction to Cold Wax Painting
Instructor: Susan Stanton

Tuition: $90 (+$15 materials fee paid to instructor at class)

Class size is limited so sign up today! Call the Blue Pig to Register at (970) 464-4819

Come explore techniques and possibilities with cold wax & oil. Susan will provide demonstrations each day. All levels of artists are welcome (advanced & budding artists)!  You'll enjoy learning various techniques, including embedding papers, creating textures, and more! Susan will show you fun possibilities to explore and enliven your work.  

Students will come away with knowledge, inspiration, and 1-2 finished pieces. (Feel free to bring unfinished pieces of art as "cold wax" medium could be just what you need to make it work). 

Contact Susan Stanton with any questions: susanstantonart@gmail.com or call : 970-260-3654 

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Mar
16
1:00 PM13:00

Workshop: Fun with Color! – Donna Page

Fun with Color (NOT Boring Color Theory!)
Instructor: Donna Page
$60 (+$15 materials fee)

This four-hour workshop will introduce, explore, and give understanding to the characteristics of color in artistic compositions. The mysteries of mixing color, choosing combinations, and the use of aesthetic color relationships will be achieved by hands on creation of a color wheel an d experimentation in color intensity, saturation, and neutralization to achieve the color interaction, shades, and tints you desire in your artistic creations. Hands-on learning and developing a color vocabulary is emphasized. All still levels welcome!

To register, call the gallery: (970) 464-4819

About the instructor: Donna Page is a long time resident of Colorado and currently lives in Mesa, Colorado where she designs commissioned stained-glass creations. Fine art has always been an educational passion with practical application in a variety of media. The use of bold colors, texture and line in two-dimensional design has been the focus of this artist’s work for over 30 years. Several years ago exploration in stained glass freed the artist to experiment not only in color, line and textural design but to utilize and implement the unique, ever-changing effects and qualities of natural light on colored glass.

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Tuesday Watercolor with Nancy Lewis
Mar
13
9:00 AM09:00

Tuesday Watercolor with Nancy Lewis

Tuesday Watercolor with Nancy Lewis
March 13, 20, 27
$110.00

If you ever thought of trying your hand at watercolor painting this class for you. Join Nancy Lewis and explore the world with watercolor. Bring your own photos or use Nancy’s photos. 

This series of classes will focus on bringing the world alive with watercolor painting. The classes have been designed for all artistic levels and Nancy will assist each student, bringing their art to a new level.

The first part of each class will introduce a new watercolor skills. The rest of the class you will work on a project of your own liking. The class will have plenty of trial and error time, group discussions and individual attention. To help each person achieve their goals, Nancy will work with each student one-on-one providing valuable guidance.

Now is the time to light your artistic passion on fire!

Minimum of 5 students and a Maximum of 12 students. Pre-register and payment required. Call the gallery to register before the class fills up. (970) 464-4819

About the Workshop Leader

Nancy Lewis, a regional artist, has been an instructor at Colorado Mesa University, Colorado Institute of Art, Arapahoe Community College, and the Professional Training Center. Nancy has been teaching students new graphic skills for over 25 years.

Private or individual or children’s classes are also available on request.

If you have questions about the class, contact Nancy Lewis at (970) 462-7370.

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