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  • Remember Valentine's Day! 

    Our Gallery carries amazing handcrafted jewelry, sculpture, paintings, greeting cards, and more that celebrate this special holiday.  Try a warm woven scarf or a beautiful piece of pottery to touch the heart of a special person. Valentine Cookies just arrived!

    NEWS! A special piece of artwork will be given away to one of our wonderful customers during the month of February. Shop for yourself or a friend and with every purchase, enter your name anytime this month!

  • Friday, Feb 23 from 5pm-8pm

    Saturday, Feb 24 from 11am-4pm

    Alan Johnson

    pinstriper, painter

    When I'm asked how to learn Pinstriping or lettering I say "Just get the brush and play ." - Alan


    In 1968 Alan began his career as an Art Director in New York City advertising agency. By 1974 he decided that the commercial art world was not for him and moved his family to the country and started his own business which still thrives after over 35 years. His east coast studio is a restored barn and gristmill built in 1825 located in northwest New Jersey.

    When in Colorado, Alan works in his Loveland studio sketching and painting in bold color impressions of the enchanting southwestern landscapes. His experimental painting techniques and unusual color sense are utilized in his fine art painting of a spiritual nature.

    Alan has been so successful as an independent custom auto artist and pinstriper, he is continually being sought after for his vast experience and knowledge of antique, classic and custom automotive pinstriping details.

    He is able to remain independent, creating award winning masterpieces that adorn vintage auto and boat restoration projects, which appear in museums and private collections all over the country. He is a consultant for automotive paint manufacturers He has created his own line of signature brushes and written a how-to book on pinstriping.


    Rebecca Adams

    "I think the true beauty in art is found when we start looking at the ordinary just a little bit differently, even if it is in our own back yard." - Rebecca

    I was raised in Colorado and was blessed enough to live on the edge of a state park growing up. I learn to be a spotter of wildlife at a young age and if it moved, I saw it!  It wasn't until 5 yrs ago when I bought my first used DLSR camera that I realized that spotting wildlife everywhere was a rare thing. I was awakened to the idea this gift might bring joy to others. I started carrying my camera everywhere with me, often doing a 10-mile loop on my way home just to see what I could find. 

    The Passion of taking pictures locally filled my heart and quickly grew into a second career. Wanderlust quickly took over, and I've been able to take some amazing trips in hopes to capture things that not everybody gets a chance to see.

    Photography for me is a blessing and a gift. I have the pleasure of taking pictures of animals, beautiful places and also people.


    Byron Williamson

    clay artist

    "I believe that art is about being awake. Being in the present to be aware of possibilities" - Byron

    Byron Williamson received his B.F.A. in painting from Northwest Missouri State University in 1986. He went on to be a public school teacher for 25 years, painting in his spare time. In 2007, he began to use ceramics to create his paintings in 3-D.  Come in and enjoy his sense of design and humor!  His fish are collected and treasured, and each is exquisitely handpainted.  One of a kind creations!

    Some examples of his vibrant, fun “Fish” series.


    Evi Buckner-Opler

    wood carver

    "You are as limited as you think you are! "- Evi

    My father was a very talented and trained sculptor, who started his woodcarving career in Oberammergau, Germany, and ended his training at the Academy of Arts in Munich. He died in 1957, when I was a little girl. About 25 years ago, my mom gave me his woodcarving gouges which she had kept all those years, as I was making wooden signs, albeit mostly with a router.  I never had the desire nor time to do anything with those special tools, until my husband and I accidentally visited a woodcarving show in Loveland, CO. The Northern Colorado Woodcarving Club had their annual show and invited me to their club meeting the following Tuesday... the rest is history: I have enjoyed carving ever since!

    I started carving with bass wood. In spring 2013, a member presented a cottonwood bark carving demonstration at the monthly meeting ... and I was hooked. Cottonwood Bark is such a fun and versatile material and I better live a few more lifetimes with all the wood I have found and collected in the past two years. I truly love to create cottonwood bark cottages, inspired by the old castles I grew up with in Germany, letting the wood tell me, my gouges, what to carve next. There never is a set design, I choose a piece of wood and start carving, no drawing, just see what happens, what develops!

  • Nature in Pots

    Shanel Cass-Caskey, instructor

    Come create pressed flowers pieces of pottery to add handmade, beautiful pieces to your home. The class will include 2lbs of clay and flowers to press into the clay. Glazing will be done off site, in your choice of colors.

    Class Fee $28.

  • 'A Scarf to Dye For' Class

    Deb Groesser, instructor

    Create your own personalized scarf. You’ll be surprised how much fun this is! Make it to match your wardrobe or give it as a gift. Everything is included….you just show up and you will leave with a gorgeous silk scarf.

    Class Fee $28.

  • Throwing Paint! Watercolor Class

    Deb Groesser, instructor.

    You can't help but loosen up in this fun class, ala Nita Engle style, as we throw paint and water with amazing results! Don't wear your best white clothing, and bring an old bath towel. Supplies are included,

    Class fee $38.

  • Mixed Media Faces Class

    Lynda Byrnes-Pelichowski, instructor.

    Come learn how to create two whimsical faces on 8x8 canvases using collage, paint and more! No experience necessary!

    Supplies are included, Class fee $32.

  • Acrylic Landscape Class

    DeWain Stoll, instructor.

    Acrylic paint is fun and easy to use. Learn this medium as you follow along and create your own landscape painting on canvas. We will explore the materials and experience the realistic landscape painting process.

    Class Fee $35. All supplies included.

  • What's Next? Quilting Class

    Julie Grillo, instructor

    You've enjoyed sewing quilt blocks and are now ready to learn about borders, quilting, binding. Bring your projects, your questions, and your machine. Julie will provide her experience and design ideas to help you achieve the next steps.

    Class Fee $24.

  • More Fun with Watercolor

    Deb Groesser, instructor

    More FUN with watercolor! Class paintings and techniques will be based on registered student requests. All supplies included.

    Class Fee $38.

  • Women In Aviation

    Come FLY with Us! We are celebrating Women of Aviation Worldwide Week with Free Fly-It-Foward® flights for Girls and Women of All Ages. March 5-11, 2018 at Northern Colorado Regional Airport in Loveland, CO. Sign up with us and let's FILL the Helicopter on Monday!

  • Name Plaque Class

    Sarah Parks, instructor

    Create a plaque celebrating your family. Stencils and personal instruction will help you make your plaque unique and professional! Choose from a variety of colors in class.

    Provide these details:

    • Family name and Year established.

    Then Sarah will design your personalized stencil.

    Class Fee $38

  • Appliqué Quilt Class

    Margie Michaels, instructor

    Learn how to Hand Appliqué on a 10 inch quilt block. All supplies will be provided. Students can bring a picture of something they would love to appliqué that is no bigger than 8“ tall and wide.

    Class Fee $32

  • Draw, Draw, Draw! Beginning Drawing Class

    DeWain Stoll, instructor

    Have FUN learning to draw! Join DeWain's relaxed class, and learn some quick, easy ideas and techniques to simplify the drawing process. You'll have finished drawings to take home and enthusiasm to keep drawing! All levels of artists welcome, including teens. Supplies included.

    $25 class fee.

  • Colorado Landscapes - Beginning Watercolor

    Deb Groesser, instructor

    Aspen trees, pines trees, rocks, mountains, streams, sunsets... so much of a Colorado landscape that we love. Join Deb as she teaches techniques to paint these beautiful scenes that we live in every day.

    Class Fee $38.

  • Jelly Roll Quilt Top Class

    Julie Grillo, instructor

    If you've been thinking "I'd like to learn to quilt" then join Julie for a wonderful day of learning to piece this quilt top using simple strip piecing techniques. Experience, quilting tools, and encouragement will be provided. All you need is a working sewing machine, thread, and a 1/4" seam. Wa-Lah!

    Class Fee $24, fabric extra if supplied.

  • Leather Wrap Bracelet Class

    Lynda Byrnes-Pelichowski, instructor.

    Join Lynda as she shows you how to create a beautiful double wrap leather beaded bracelet. Your choice of leather color and beads. Suitable for ages 13 and up. Call the Moose today to register.

    $35 includes all supplies.

    You'll love wearing your new treasure!

  • Dichroic Glass Jewelry Class

    Susie Morey, instructor

    Come assemble your own beautiful glass jewelry creations. Make a pendant with earrings, or two pair of earrings. Susie will fire and finish your jewelry in her studio kiln and it will be ready the following week. All supplies are included.

    $28 class fee

  • 'Your Art is in Your Heart' Acrylic Class

    Patti Stickler, instructor

    "Your Art Is In Your Heart" on a 16" x 20" canvas. We will use acrylic paints and a palette knife to create this abstract, full-color heart.

    Class Fee $40.

  • Watercolor Techniques - Skies, Trees & Water!

    (Filled but waiting list started)

    Deb Groesser, instructor

    Watercolor Artist/Owner Deb Groesser will share the wonder of watercolor with you as you create landscape paintings. This class is for those with or without watercolor experience...all you need to bring is a smile! All supplies will be included.

    Class Fee $38.

  • Fused-Glass Suncatchers Class

    Susie Morey, instructor

    Make a set of 3 fused glass sun catchers to decorate your windows with a sparkle of color! Created one week, and returned the next week, fired with metal clasp.

    Class Fee $25.

  • 'A Scarf to Dye For' Class

    Deb Groesser, instructor

    Create your own personalized scarf. You’ll be surprised how much fun this is! Make it to match your wardrobe or give it as a gift. Everything is included….you just show up and you will leave with a gorgeous silk scarf.

    Class Fee $28.

  • Vision Board Class

    Melissa Venable, local coach, author and instructor

    The Vision Board class was so popular we are offering one more class! "You Have To BELIEVE it to SEE It" Do you long to be more, have more, and do more in your life? Learn about the SCIENCE behind vision boards AND how to use them most effectively.

    Workshop fee $25, all supplies and handouts included.

  • Scrabble Tiles Class

    Sarah Parks, instructor

    Just in time for Valentine's Day ...but a beautiful addition to your home year-round! Create these easy peasy Scrabble tiles with us! (5.5" square tiles) Stencils and personal instruction will help you make your tiles unique and professional! Choose a white wash or natural color in class.

    Class Fee $35.

    Tile Options:

    1) LOVE/HOME reversible tiles with heart/CO flag.

    2) Letters for your family name or

    3) any word of your choosing. Additional tiles can be purchased for $5

    Note: Wood Tile Holder is NOT included in the class price but can be purchased for an additional $15 dollars, and painted in class

  • Make a Pinch Pot for Succulents Class

    Shanel Cass-Caskey, instructor

    Join us as we create Pinch Pots for your favorite succulents. Class will include 2lbs of clay, instruction on how to create your designs, and 1 succulent to be planted. Choose your glazing color, and it will be done off-site and returned to you completed.

    $30 class fee.

  • Pen & Ink Watercolor Class

    Deb Groesser, instructor

    Artist Deb will share 'understanding the line' and techniques for using the combination of ink and watercolor for some great results. Good for traveling and journaling, too. All supplies will be provided. Whether you are new to doing art or have experience under your belt, this will get you started or keep you inspired!

    Class fee $38.

  • Valentine Mixed Media Mini Paintings

    Lynda Byrnes-Pelichowski, instructor

    Join Lynda to explore mixed media techniques, full of layers and textures, and paint two mini masterpieces with Valentine themes... to give or to hang in your own home. Lots of fun!

    Class Fee $32

  • Valentine Felted Soap Class

    TeDi Jansen, instructor

    Felted soap is a wonderful unique gift or a great way to pamper yourself. It's a soap and lightly exfoliating washcloth in one! We'll be wet felting over our moisturizing goat milk soap with our homegrown wool and then adding a needle felt design. Good "clean" fun!

    Class Fee $30 ($10 for a 2nd soap)

  • January 2018 Class Schedule

    Call (970) 825-5704 to register for a class today!

    Tue 1.9.18       Crazy Birds Watercolor Class. Deb Groesser instructor
    Thu 1.11.18     Snowman & Winter Scene Watercolor Techniques. Deb Groesser instructor
    Sat 1.13.18      Painted Papers Collage Class. Carolyn Griebe instructor
    Sun 1.14.18     Leather Wrap Bracelet Class. Lynda Byrnes-Pelichowski instructor
     
    Tue 1.16.18     Painted Papers Collage Class. Carolyn Griebe instructor
    Wed 1.17.18    A Scarf to Dye For Class. Deb Groesser instructor
    Sun 1.21.18     Vision Board Workshop. Melissa Venable instructor
     
    Mon 1.22.18   Stained Glass Quilting Class. Julie Grillo instructor
    Thu 1.25.18    Dichroic Glass Jewelry Class. Susie Morey instructor
    Fri 1.26.18      Pen & Ink Watercolor Class. Deb Groesser instructor
    Sat 1.27.18     Painting BIG Flowers Class. Patti Stickler instructor

  • We are Still Celebrating for You

    December 22nd - 31st!

    Daily Events & Featured Artists


    Friday, Dec 22

    Shanel Cass-Caskey - pottery

    Feature: Pinch Pot Succulents will be for sale as well as many other beautiful pottery pieces. Buy any pot from Shanel and make a pinch pot for free!

      

    Drop-In Class: Pinch Pots. Learn to make a pot, and choose from 5 glazes, $15 each. Great activity for all ages - kids too!


    Saturday, Dec 23   (hours 9am-5pm)

    TeDi Jansen - lotions, soaps, weaving

    Feature: Offering 25% all scarves, and her homemade caramel with apples to dip.

      

    Drop-In Class: Mini Felt Soaps @ 11:30 & 2:30.

    Max 5 students, 30 minute class, $12 fee.


    Sunday, Dec. 24  (hours 11a-4p)

    Open House with Gift-Wrapping & Cookies

     


    Monday, Dec 25

    Gallery is closed, we hope you all have a wonderful day with family and friends

    Tuesday Dec 26-Saturday Dec 30

    Drop in for a cup of cheer, a warm smile, and a wonderful place filled with good energy, original artwork, and new friends. Bring your out-of-town-visitors too as we're always offering a FtCo Welcome!


    Sunday, Dec 31st

    Last Hours to get your Guess in to WIN the Jar of Chocolates! Make your guess before 3pm this day...

    --> Winner will be called at 3:15pm!

  • Daily Events & Featured Artists

    Dec 8th-14th

    Friday, Dec 8th

    Karen Bailey - painting, tiles, notecards
    Feature: Special sales on her gorgeous paintings, prints and gift items, as well as on her beloved inspirational tiles and cards.  Great stocking stuffers under $15!


    Saturday, Dec 9th
    Patti Stickler - acrylic painting

    Feature: Demo painting. Lots of Sales! Small & Medium size canvases for $20 (like cat below). All larger paintings on sale, too!  Colorful and happy!
    Enter to win this original floral painting shown below.

    Healing & Art Event (5:30-7:30pm)
    Wow!  This evening is for you!!  Massage, Acupuncture, and Energy Work provided by Fort Collins Community Acupuncture. Learn holiday stress-busting tips from Beyond the Mirror, LLC. Beautiful Artwork by Blue Moose Gallery Artists.
    RSVP:  http://www.communityacu.org/holiday-event-registration.html


    Sunday, Dec 10th
    Lynda Byrnes-Pelichowski - mixed media originals, gift tags, art journals and leather wrap bracelets

    Feature: delicious Chocolate Crunchies and recipe cards and a portion of her proceeds from art sales are donated to the FtCo Dream Weavers.  Lynda's mini originals are mini priced and amazing!

    Drop-In Class: Mini Art Journal (10a-12p)
    Drop-In Class: Mixed Media Gift Tag (1-3p)


    Melissa Venable - author of new book "Finding FabYOUlous: A 'Self-Help with Sass' Guide to Finding, Celebrating and Capitalizing On the FabYOUlousness that Makes You, YOU"
    Feature: Christmas cookies, hot chocolate, and a book signing

    Drop-In Activity - book launch - come meet Melissa! Buy your book and get it signed!


    Monday, Dec 11th
    Sarah Parks - cookie-baker, sign-designer, painter

    Feature: Teaching two different fun sign classes Christmas Truck (10 am), Colorado Flag (3 pm), and selling her wonderful Moose Christmas cookies!  Another fun day at the Moose!

    Note: Please register for classes ahead of time.


    Tuesday, Dec 12th
    Linda Fitzgerald - mixed medium oil and acrylic artist and culinary chef

    Feature: Fabulous Wall art (original and prints), mugs, coasters, tote bags, pillows, note cards and delicious sauces and dip mixes all ready for wrapping up. You can sample her culinary dips and receive free recipe cards!

    Karryl - bronze sculptor and conservation artist
    Feature: Clay sculpting demos throughout the day, and will bring in smaller pieces of her beautiful work, in addition to her wild animals and sweet pet sculptures.  Karryl's bronze work has won awards across the country. Special prices today!

    Wednesday, Dec 13th
    Vicki McCargar - watercolor cards, bird collages, note card packages

    Feature: Free "paint your own card" with Vicki!  Christmas cookies, too!  Receive a free fabulous Vicki card with any purchases in Gallery over $50.

    Drop-In Activity: Watercolor Greeting Cards (2-5:30p)

    Ed & Janet Harper - woodworking
    Feature:  Demo (weather permitting) making wooden ornaments, and special orders available in addition to Ed's intricate crosses, animals, beautiful wooden rings and 'perfect for gifts' colorado signs.


    Thursday, Dec 14th
    Susie Morey - pottery, dichroic glass jewelry

    Feature: Specials and more inventory in addition to her egg separators, glass plant sticks, glass birds, jewelry, functional and beautiful pottery.  Sign up for her dichroic jewelry class at 6 pm!

  • DROP-IN CLASSES

    No need to register, just show up and create with our daily featured artists!

    Monday • Dec 4th • 11am-4pm

    Paint a Mini-Watercolor Painting

    Drop-In Class Fee $10

    Instructor: Deb Groesser


    Wednesday • Dec 13th • 2pm-5pm

    Paint a Watercolor Greeting Card

    FREE!

    Instructor: Vicki McCargar


    Tuesday • Dec 5th • 10am-1pm

    Make A Holiday Gift Bag

    Drop-In Class Fee $5

    Instructor: Julie Grillo


    Saturday • Dec 16th • 11am-5pm

    Paper Ornaments - Collage

    Drop-In Class Fee tbd

    Instructor: Carolyn Griebe


    Sunday • Dec 10th • 11am-1pm

    Mini Art Journal

    Drop-In Class Fee $10

    Instructor: Lynda Byrnes-Pelichowski


    Friday • Dec 22nd • 11am-5pm

    Make a Pinch Pot

    Drop-In Class Fee $15

    Instructor: Shanel Cass-Caskey

  • Dichroic Glass Jewelry Class

    Come assemble your own beautiful glass jewelry creations. Make a pendant with earrings, or two pair of earrings. Susie will fire and finish your jewelry in her studio kiln and it will be ready the following week. All supplies are included. $28 class fee.

    Susie Morey, instructor

  • Colorado HOME Sign Class

    Continuing with her feature day, Sarah Parks teaches you to create a perfect Colorado home decoration this month. Choose from this Colorado HOME sign or the classic CO Flag. Both projects' class fee is $35, and all supplies are included. Just come ready to have fun!

    Instructor: Sarah Parks

  • Christmas Tree Sign Class

    Join in as Sarah Parks, teaches two awesome Red Truck projects. The Christmas Trees sign is $45 - large 24"x21". You get to paint the sign, distress and apply individual vinyl stencils which give a crisp, professional look. The truck is 15" itself.

    Option 2: The Christmas Truck (pictured above) is $35 size 8"x11.5". You paint your truck, distress if desired and apply vinyl letters to the bottom block. Paper Modge Podge will be used as well.

    Bring a friend and enjoy a few hours of creating. All supplies included.

    Instructor: Sarah Parks

  • Mini Art Journals & Mixed Media Holiday Gift Tags - Drop-In Classes

    Learn how to make your own personalized mini art journal. It's great fun and easy!  Make it to use yourself or give as a gift. Everything is included….you just show up and have a great time! 


    Drop-In Class Fee $10.


    Also, you can choose to create an original mixed media holiday gift tag with Lynda on this drop-in creation day. Class Fee $7.

    And come enjoy her delicious "fudge crunchies" dessert and nab the recipe card! (free)


    Lynda Byrnes-Pelichowski, instructor

  • "A Scarf to Dye For" Class

    Create your own personalized scarf. You’ll be surprised how much fun this is! Make it match your wardrobe or give it as a gift. Everything is included….you just show up and you will leave with a gorgeous silk scarf. One evening class, one daytime class. Choose which works best for you.

    Class Fee $28. 
    Deb Groesser, instructor

  • Easy! Jelly Roll Strip Quilting Class

    If you've been thinking "I'd like to learn to quilt" then join us for a wonderful evening learning to piece this quilt top using simple strip piecing techniques. Bring your own colorful 2.5" strips (40 total = a jelly roll pack) or choose your jelly roll packs the evening you come. Experience, quilting tools, and encouragement will be provided. All you need is your sewing machine, thread and a 1/4" seam. Wa-lah!

    Class fee $24, fabric extra if supplied.

    Instructor: Julie Grillo

  • Learn How to Hand Quilt Class

    New Teacher, New Class! Join Margie Michaels as she shares her love of hand quilting. In a small class setting, you will learn to hand quilt and will get to take home a finished ornament quilted in class.

    Class fee $35, register today! All supplies are included.

    Instructor: Margie Michaels

  • Fabric Bags Class - Seen 3 Ways!

    Fabric Bags are so simple to make and will enhance a special gift you've chosen to put inside! Join the class and you'll learn to make three different styles of gift bags - the patterns can become any size you desire. All fabric and tools will be provided, you simply need to bring your sewing machine and thread! This is a great way to turn fabric scraps into beautiful gifts. $24 class fee, all fabric and tools included.


    Julie Grillo, instructor

  • Watercolor Techniques - Skies, Trees & Snow Class

    Watercolor Artist/Owner Deb Groesser will share the magic of watercolor with you, as you create a painting or two. This class is basically for beginners, but those with experience are welcome, too. You will learn some useful and amazing watercolor techniques as you jump into this fun world of art. Relax and play as you discover your artistic side. Supplies will be provided. Class Fee $38.


    Deb Groesser, instructor.

  • Pen & Ink with Watercolor Class

    Designed for beginners, but all levels are welcome. Artist Deb will share techniques for using the combination of ink and watercolor for some great results. Good for traveling and journaling, too. All supplies will be provided. Just bring your smile! Class Fee $38.

    Deb Groesser, instructor.

  • More Kid’s Summer Camps

    with artist, Midge Toomey, coming in July and August:

    July 17-20 - Chagall Camp

    August 7-10 - Picasso Camp

    Call to sign up now for these camps, too.


    Additional Classes

    coming in July and August….. more info later!

    Acrylic painting ….with Patti Stickler

    Lightroom for your photographs …...with Stephanie Cox

    Pen & ink with watercolor …..with Deb Groesser

    Plein air oil painting …..with DeWain Stoll

    Creating a watercolor journal …..with Lynda Pelichowski

    and more!

  • Sign up now for one or all of these fun classes!

     

    Also, coming to the Blue Moose Gallery after the Holidays ….. 

    classes in photography, mosaic, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, drawing, acrylic, portrait painting, watercolor and more! 

  • Potter Susie Morey will be teaching a pottery class and you will create one of these beautiful serving dishes...

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