CLASSES & PRESENTATIONS


For Senior Center presentations, call Cindy Marino to register. 970-252-4884.
All classes listed without active registration link are subject to change.  Refreshments and hot and cold drinks available at all locations. Alcohol drinks(*) served at Mosaic and La Noue DuBois Winery.
Contact Me if you would like to book me for a presentation (Topic list here).
Click Here, if you would like to schedule an art class for your group of 6 or more persons.

August
08/07  Presentation. Time Bank, How it Started, what it is & how it works.  
1 pm. Senior Center/Ballroom, Montrose Pavilion. Free. (Info.)
Kate Burke’s history series explains time banking—a system of time-based currency with a long history of people helping people by exchanging time rather than money for shared talents, skills, resources, and services. PPT presentation with handouts. TBR board members will be there to answer questions.

September

09/07  Class. New techniques with Alcohol Ink
5:30-7:30 pm. Mosaic Montrose.  Completed.
Learn new techniques. Paint with pearl, metallic, and mixatives on special black paper. Paint fall with inks and ink pens and collage. Both can be framed.
Materials, tools, and adult beverage or soft drink included. (Cash bar open for extra inspiration.).
21 N. Cascade, Montrose. $40,  

09/11 Presentation. Ouray’s Goldfields & Bachelor Syracuse Mine
1 pm. Senior Center/Ballroom, Montrose Pavilion. Free. (Info.)
Kate Burke’s history series burrows into Ouray’s gold mining history. She shares tales of the men, the mountains, and the mines, including the Bachelor Syracuse Mine which today offers tours into Gold Mountain. PPT, handouts, displays of minerals and mining tools. Copies of book, Tales of the Bachelor Mine, from San Juan Publishing will be available. 

09/14 Class. DIY Fall Floral Wreath
5:30-7:30 pm. Mosaic Montrose. Completed.
Make a beautiful wreath for your front door that will last from season to season. Demonstration & Instruction. Tools provided. Includes grapevine wreath and lots of great materials to work with. Plus an adult beverage or soft drink.
21 N. Cascade, Montrose. $40. 

09/20 Presentation. Time Bank, How it Started, what it is & how it works.  
Noon. Montrose Women’s Club. Public Welcome. Lion’s Clubhouse. 602 N. Nevada Ave. Free. (Info.)

09/23 Class. Ink and Drink. Paint Wine Glasses with Alcohol Ink
1:30-3:30 pm LaNoue DuBois Winery. Completed.
Choose 2 wine glasses from various sizes and shapes to decorate with alcohol ink. (We’ll have extras if you need more). Demonstration, instructions, ideas, and all materials provided. Includes a glass of LaNoue DuBois wine (or non-alcoholic beverage).
67289 Trout Rd, Montrose.  $45.

October

10/12 Two ALCOHOL INK classes, same time, at Mosaic.

10/12 Class. Alcohol Ink Vases
5:30-7:30. Mosaic Montrose.  Completed.
Choose 2 vases from a selection of interesting sizes and shapes. (More available if you need them). Then paint them with alcohol ink and ink. Instruction, demonstration, samples, ideas, and all materials provided. Includes a beverage (wine, beer, soft drink).
Alcohol ink wine glasses class going on at same time.
21 N. Cascade, Montrose. $40.

10/12 Class. Alcohol Ink Wine Glasses
5:30-7:30. Mosaic Montrose.  Completed.
Repeated by request. Also makeup if you missed the Saturday class at LaNoue. Choose 2 wine glasses and paint them with alcohol ink, mixatives, and metallics. Instruction, demonstration, samples, ideas, and all materials provided. Includes a beverage (wine, beer, soft drink).
Alcohol ink vases class going on at same time.
21 N. Cascade, Montrose. $40.

10/14 Class. Paint your Pet at LaNoue.
1:30-3:30. LaNoue DuBois Winery.
Send me a pic of your pet, I’ll make a transfer for you, then you can paint your pet with acrylic paint on a 11″x14: canvas to take home. Demonstration and samples (of both realistic or abstract renditions), lots of instruction, and all materials, including canvas provided. Includes a glass of LaNoue DuBois wine (or non-alcoholic beverage).
67289 Trout Rd, Montrose. $50.

10/16 Presentation. Ouray’s Goldfields & Bachelor Syracuse Mine
Noon. Montrose Women’s Club. Open to the Public. Lions Clubhouse, 602 N. Nevada. Free. (Info.)

10/20-21 Show. Montrose Women’s Club Harvest/Holiday Bazaar.
9am-6pm Fri., 9 am-4 pm. Sat. Friendship Hall, Montrose Fairgrounds. With 4 Artists: Alice Billings, Kate Burke, Cathy Hartt, and Jessica Vergari. I will be making alcohol ink ornaments on Friday. Alice will demonstrate with liquid watercolor on Saturday Our group, Art by 4, will be in the SE corner.

10/23 Presentation. 4 Narrow Gauge Railroads, Silverton to the Mountain Mines
1 pm. Senior Center/Ballroom, Montrose Pavilion. Free.
Kate Burke’s history series explores the Silverton and San Juan Mining District and the trains that served it. Four narrow gauge trains traversed up to 7% grades, 30-degree curves, and passes over 11,000 feet to supply the mines, smelters, and mining communities. PPT, handouts, RR and mining displays. Framed photos and photo prints by Kate and James Burke available for sale.

10/28 Class. Fall Floral Decor at WHAFV
1:30-3:30. Welcome Home Alliance for Veterans.  Completed.
Make a beautiful, decorative fall wreath for your front door or create a table or wall fall display for inside decor. Everything provided. Includes a coffee or a soft drink).
21 N. Cascade, Montrose. $40.

November

11/11 Class. Alcohol Ink Christmas Ornaments
1:30-3:30. LaNoue DuBois Winery. Completed.
Get creative with alcohol ink as you decorate holiday ornaments. We’ll have lots to work with—various size and shape ornaments, alcohol inks, glitter, metalics, and holiday-themed decals. Samples, demonstration, and instruction. Includes a glass of LaNoue DuBois wine (or non-alcoholic beverage).
67289 Trout Rd, Montrose.  $50. 

11/16 Class. Alcohol Ink Christmas Ornaments
5:30-7:30. Mosaic Montrose Completed,
Get creative with alcohol ink as you decorate holiday ornaments. We’ll have lots to work with—various size and shape ornaments, alcohol inks, glitter, metalics, and holiday-themed decals. Samples, demonstration, and instruction.
Includes a beverage. 21 N. Cascade, Montrose.  $45 

11/27 Presentation. Otto Mears Other NG Railroads to the Silverton Mining District
1 pm. Senior Center/Ballroom, Montrose Pavilion. Free,
Kate Burke’s history series continues the saga of the 1880s narrow gauge trains that served the san Juan Mining District. Ride along with the Gladstone on the Silverton, Gladstone, and Northerly, and see how steam trains climbed over 11,000 feet to Animas Forks, one of the highest mining camps in North America. San Juan Mining District.

December

12/07 Class. DIY Christmas Wreaths at Mosaic
5:30-7:30 pm. Mosaic Montrose. [Register]
Everything provided including grapevine or metal hoop wreath. Lots of florals and decorative stuff plus ribbon, floral wire, and tools you need to work with it all. Plus you get Christmas Cookies and a drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic). Cash Bar, too, if you need more creative inspiration. Discount if you have previously attended my classes.
21 N. Cascade Ave., Montrose.  #120723holly $45.

12/06 Presentation. Silverton Railroad and Red Mountain Mining District.
8 am. The Forumn. Cascade Hall, Montrose. Free,
Kate Burke’s history series explores explains the how this narrow gauge railroad conquered Red Mountain Pass and the nearly impassable 21.5-mile route between Silveton and Albany in Ouray County. In less than 8 square miles, the Red Mountain District, at its peak, had over 3,000 people and 40 mines! [Story]

2024

01/09 Private Class, Mosaic