Art After Noon: Drawing as Meditation


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Get lost in your work and see how far you can stretch your imagination with Tony Ortega for an afternoon of drawing. Through your Zoom screen, you will learn about controlled scribbling, contour lines, and more as Tony leads you through 1.5 hours of creative expression. 

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Artist bio: 

Tony Ortega holds an MFA in drawing and painting from the University of Colorado. He is the recipient of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts and the Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. Tony is known for his vibrant, colorful artwork and his lifelong goal is to contribute to a better understanding of the experiences, culture and history of Latinos through his art. He has taught art for over 20 years. His teaching philosophy is based in classroom learning and application to the art world. He teaches his students the formal skills of drawing, printing and painting, which includes color theory, composition and the use of materials. He teaches his students that art is a visual tool for the communication of ideas. He hopes to generate excitement and curiosity in his students that will foster their interest in the art world and their individual development.



About this series:

Art After Noon brings professional artists from throughout Colorado into your own home through Zoom to teach art and provide engaging, unique experiences. Designed specifically for people age 50+, these drop-in classes will inspire creativity and connection and will help you build artistic skills, all by using materials that you can find in your pantry or cabinets. Over the course of this series, we will explore printmaking, watercolor, collage, and other multi-media art forms. Each class is designed as a standalone experience -- come to as few or as many as you like. You must register for each one individually.

Please register below. If you have questions or need help registering, contact Amy DelPo at

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