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Saturday Classes

At the Glen Eyrie Carriage House

Upcoming Dates

We Now Offer Classes For Our Guests on Saturdays

We are now providing 2 art classes for our guests or local friends on Saturday mornings.  See descriptions and registration information below.

Reserve online, below, or by phone at 719-265-7050.

Watercolor Painting

Led by Sherry Graf, who has been painting watercolors and teaching for over 5 years. Her classes are tailored for beginners. Spend 2 hours learning to watercolor with step by step instruction. All supplies are included, plus a handcrafted coffee drink from our Bookstore.

Each participant will leave with their painting. Children 12 and older are welcome with a paying adult. 

Find Peace in Drawing

This is a 2 hour class, led by Jennifer Boeke, will get you started on the adventure of drawing – beginners are welcome.

Class Objective: You will learn to switch to right brain thinking and see shapes from a new perspective.

  1. Contour Drawing – slow, determined lines. Learn to draw exterior lines by following the shape of the hand.
  2. Flip the image – draw an upside down image of General Palmer (the builder of the Glen Eyrie Castle). See the shapes of lines, curves and proportions.
  3. Gesture Drawing – quick, free-flowing, easy lines to show forms.  After a quick demo, make drawings of a tea pot and cups and an eagle.

All supplies are included to participate in the class, along with extra practice sheets to take. 

Sherry Graf

Sherry and her husband Jeff have served on Navigator Collegiate staff for 26 years. She discovered watercolor painting over 5 years ago and has started teaching classes at Haven school in Black Forest. Her desire is to help others discover watercolor and move past the roadblocks to creativity. 

Sherry sells her artwork and greeting cards in the Glen Eyrie Bookstore and online at SherryGraf.com.

Jennifer Boeke

When someone asks Jennifer how long it takes to paint a work of art, she replies, “All my life.”  For it is the places she has lived, the people she has known and the work experiences of a lifetime that come together to help create new paintings.

After receiving a BFA from Colorado State University, she began selling drawings of people of all races, ages, and cultures, in various shapes of daily life.  This led to illustrating for non-profits to raise awareness for their ministries.  Jennifer has created artwork for magazines, books, and billboards, then onto bigger venues of murals, theater sets and most unique… live-illustrations to complement speakers and worship services.  She began teaching drawing classes 30 years ago for high school and college students, and for break-out sessions at conferences.

And so, the journey of the professional artist continues after 50 years!

Jennifer’s artwork is for sale in the Glen Eyrie Bookstore.

See Jennifer’s work at her website: JenniferBoekeart.com

Registration Information:


The classes will start at 9:30 am on the day scheduled in a designated room in the Carriage House. Please ask at the Front Desk for details.  Please do not bring infants or small children to the class.

Payment is required at the time of reservation using a major credit card. Tickets are non-refundable, but may be transferred.

Guests who book an overnight stay in addition to their day event tickets will receive a programs discounted rate. Call 719-265-7050 for more information.

Please notify us in advance of any special needs you have.