Classes at Auric

We believe art is for everyone!

Develop your artistic skills in an inspiring space at Auric. With experienced instructors, a supportive environment, and a wide range of classes throughout the year to choose from, you will be able to explore your creativity in a fun and stimulating way.

Current Classes

  • Curiosity Journals with Kristy Kensinger

    Have you ever felt the urge to begin creating art but unsure how to start? Or are you a seasoned artist grappling with creative blocks? Join our workshop where we dive into methods to sustain a consistent art routine through art journaling, promoting exploration driven by curiosity. I believe that following your curiosity is key to developing your unique artistic style and voice. Together, we will uncover your interests and concepts, experiment with quick sketches, and incorporate mixed media materials to enhance layers and dimension.


    Materials
    All art materials will be included in the workshop.

    Drink and small snack provided. 2 Hour Workshop. No previous art experience necessary. Limited to 10 artists. Date subject to change.

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  • Encaustic with Shannon Mello

    Encaustic painting is a process of painting using beeswax and tree resin, and melting it into layers.

    In this four-hour session, students will expand on encaustic basics, learning to layer with brilliant alcohol ink and textures with shellac.
    Students will experiment with encaustic paints, charcoal transfers, shellac burn, and alcohol inks.  Students will walk away with a practice piece, a 6”x6” panel, and an 8”x8” cradled panel ready to
    hang.  

    Prior experience with encaustic basics is preferred but not required.  Come ready to get messy and creative.  Looking forward to sharing my passion with you!


    MATERIALS

    All supplies are included. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy in, bring your own drink of choice and I Shannon will supply some light snacks.

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  • Urban Sketching with Kristy Kensinger

    If you want to paint scenes from life and depict the essence of a city or
    location, join us for a workshop on urban sketching. These techniques can be applied in your daily life or to convey your travels. During the workshop, we will quickly sketch and paint our surroundings, highlighting the distinctive details, the architecture, and individuals to narrate the essence of a place
    from your viewpoint. Weather permitting, we will head outdoors in Colorado
    Springs to capture local scenes near the gallery. The focus will be on exploring line work, using expressive brushstrokes, swiftly capturing people in motion with form, and studying composition and perspective.

    Materials:
    All art materials will be included in the workshop.


    Wine included. 2 Hour Workshop. No previous art experience necessary. Limited to 10 artists. Date subject to change.

     

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  • Acrylic Landscapes with Ben Bires

    Do you love the natural beauty of our high plains and mountains? Come paint your own landscape with Ben's guided instructions. Using acrylic paint, we will work background to foreground with a simple, loose approach to mark-making. The class will go over techniques such as color mixing, blending and layering. We will have print outs of landscapes to work from, but feel free to bring in a photo if that's really what you want to try. You will leave class with a finished piece ready to grace your wall, and new skills to practice at home. If you are inspired to learn more, try Ben's 4-week Acrylic Landscapes class!

    This class happens as part of our satellite partnership at Auric Gallery, 125 E. Boulder Ave. Enjoy the natural light and curated beauty of this lovely space, as well as nearby dining and shopping.


    MATERIALS

    All supplies provided with a $20 fee payable to the instructor at the start of class. Please bring a smock or wear clothes that can get messy.

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  • Yoga at the Gallery with Lora Lantz

    Join Lora in the beautiful space of Auric Gallery for an All Levels Flow, with an emphasis on matching breath and movement. This is not your typical flow class. Lora will encourage you to engage with the art, the colors, and the energy of the space during your practice.


    Bring yourself, a mat and some water.

    Come join us!

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  • Creature Creations with Kristy Kensinger

    Kid's Mixed Media Class, Ages 8-12

    Exciting and whimsical mixed media animal art creations! Explore drawing and painting techniques to bring your own imaginative creatures to life. Join us in adding personality to each creature through a blend of collage and painting, and let your creativity run wild!


    Materials

    All art materials will be included in the workshop.

    Drink and small snack provided. 2 Hour Workshop. No previous art experience necessary. Limited to 10 artists. Date subject to change.

    Register