Bemis School of Art - Fall 2022 Class Schedule

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Fall 2022 CLASSES

Bemis School of Art


CONTENTS Class Levels & Registration Info

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Youth Courses

5–10

Adult Courses

11–30

Military Artistic Healing

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Class Index

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Policies & Waivers

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Check in at front desk in the lobby of the FAC’s Bemis School of Art for classroom location and information

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE HOURS

Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

REGISTRATION ASSISTANCE AND QUESTIONS Phone: (719) 634-5581 Website: fac.coloradocollege.edu/bemis

PROGRAMS In-person courses, semi-private courses, and workshops are offered in a variety of mediums at the Bemis School of Art. The semi-private offerings allow for a limited number of students to receive personalized instruction. Military Artistic Healing classes are offered in-person as well as virtually for greater access for veterans, active-duty military personnel, and their spouses.

TO CONTACT BEMIS SCHOOL OF ART DIRECTLY

Offsite and travel classes are offered in partnership and collaboration with other organizations. Students attending offsite and travel classes or workshops must follow the COVID-19 guidelines provided by the host businesses.

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Bemis School of Art

Email: bemis@coloradocollege.edu Phone: (719) 475-2444

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Classes begin Monday, Sept. 19

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IMPORTANT DATES

Downtown Colorado Springs

PARKING

818 Pelham Place Colorado Springs, CO 80903

(off Cache La Poudre St. and Cascade Ave.) A private parking lot adjacent to the Fine Arts Center’s Bemis School of Art offers a safe and convenient parking area for registered students. Each enrolled student must pick up a parking permit from the Bemis front desk in order to use the lot. Call for detailed directions or visit coloradocollege.edu/fac.


COVID-19 STATEMENT

PLEASE NOTE: Exposure to COVID-19 is possible in public places. For the latest information on any COVID guidelines and requirements, visit the FAC website: fac.coloradocollege.edu/visit.

Whatever your artistic interest, age, or skill level, the Fine Arts Center’s Bemis School of Art has classes to drive your passions. Build community with other artists while exploring and developing your artistic skills. Youth – Arts education cultivates the entire child, developing literacy, intuition, reasoning, imagination, and dexterity while allowing space for creative expression. To provide quality art education, the Fine Arts Center’s Bemis School of Art applies the Colorado Model Content Standards for Visual Arts to all youth classes. Adult – Adult courses range in experience level from absolute beginner courses aimed at building fundamental skills to advanced courses designed to allow experienced artists to hone their skills. Military – Thanks to grants and individual donations, Military Artistic Healing classes are offered in a variety of mediums at no charge to military veterans, active-duty military, and their families. Accessibility – We are happy to accommodate students with accessibility needs. Please call (719) 475-2444. Specially Priced – This symbol designates a reduced price point.

Visiting Artists – We are proud to offer classes and workshops by visiting and regional professional artists. Past artists have included Cochiti Pueblo potter, Virgil Ortiz, Sundance award–winning filmmaker Tom Shepard, Laguna Pueblo potter and poet Max Early, and Loving Vincent painter and animator Dena Peterson. Plein Air – This symbol designates a class that takes place outside ‘in the open air,’ not at the Bemis School of Art campus. Travel – This symbol designates a class that requires travel.

SUPPLIES

Supplies will be provided for youth classes unless otherwise noted. Students enrolled in adult classes must provide their own supplies. Each course’s supply list may be found on the corresponding course webpage at artschool.csfineartscenter.org/ classes. There may be instructors who opt to provide specialty supplies for an additional materials fee payable to them on the first day of class. This option will be noted in the corresponding course description.

CLASS INFORMATION Catalog Legend Class# Day(s)

Price # weeks

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FINE ARTS CENTER MEMBERSHIP

Art students who are members of the FAC receive early registration privileges, discounted class prices, and much more!

Not a member? Join today! fac.coloradocollege.edu/membership

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ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERS: Fountain Valley School and University of Colorado Colorado Springs

WE VALUE YOUR SUPPORT

As a non-profit, the Fine Arts Center's Bemis School of Art is primarily funded through private donations and tuition. Course tuition covers only a portion of our costs, and we depend on your generous support to underwrite the remaining expenses. Help us carry out the mission of arts education by adding a $10, $25, or even $200 tax-deductible donation to your tuition payment this semester. You may also call (719) 477-4379 to underwrite art classes. Our students thank you in advance for your generous support.

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HOW TO REGISTER Please read all registration procedures and related policies carefully. You may register online or by phone. Full payment is due upon enrollment. Checks, cash, money orders, and all major credit cards are accepted. Registration should be made as soon as possible. Class sizes are limited and spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

ONLINE

Search available classes using key words, course code numbers, class mediums, age group, instructor, or day of the week. Download supply lists and add the class to your cart. Then, simply click Proceed to Checkout to complete our registration form and process payment.

BY PHONE

Call the Bemis School of Art at (719) 634-5581 during registration office hours, Monday through Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. with the course name(s), number(s), and method of payment to register over the phone.

TUITION ASSISTANCE The Fine Arts Center’s Bemis School of Art offers limited full and partial tuition assistance to youth and adult students with demonstrated financial need. Visit fac.coloradocollege.edu/art-school to request assistance or to donate to the fund.

CLASS LEVELS Level A – All levels welcome. Level 0 – This class is for the true beginner with no prior experience in the medium Level I – This class is for those with some familiarity with the medium. This could include informal use of the medium outside of the classroom. Level II – This class is for those who have taken at least one class in the medium. Student should be comfortable with the basics of how to use and manipulate the medium. Level III – This class is for those who have significant experience in the medium — two or more classes or a year or more of experience. Level IV – This class is for those with advanced skill or knowledge in the medium. This could include four or more classes or several years of experience. Student should be highly motivated and self–directed. Some classes in this level will require a portfolio review and/or approval by the instructor. Registration implies the responsible party understands the course levels above and has selected a course that matches their skill level. Students who are identified as being enrolled in a class above their actual level will be encouraged to move into a class that better fits their level of skills. 4 | Information (719) 475-2444


AGES 6–9

Virtual: What is Cubism?

Introduction to Acrylic Painting

This virtual class is full of surprises! You will be introduced to patterns, color mixing, and finding distinctive styles in shape. You will be challenged to go against the norm of painting and tell your story through art. Both classes will be on a virtual platform. Supply list online.

Learn traditional painting techniques, fundamental techniques of drawing, and a bit of color theory in this fun introduction to acrylic painting. Explore paintbrush techniques like blending, dry brush, layering, and so much more. Give your paintings a breath of life! Supplies will be provided.

Instructor: Lisa Villanueva

Y1 $75 (Members $60) Mon & Wed 2 days 9/19–9/21

Instructor: Jantzen Peake

4–5:30 p.m.

REGISTER FOR Y1

Y2 Wed

$120 (Members $105) 5 wks 9/21–10/19

3:45–5:15 p.m.

REGISTER FOR Y2

Block Printing

Introduction to Drawing

Learn how to create prints by carving into Styrofoam. You will be introduced to the art of printmaking and learn about lines, patterns, and contrast. Explore printing on varied materials, such as paper and fabric, as well as how to use found objects in printing with ink. Supplies will be provided.

You will be guided in a new way of looking at and seeing how you draw in this fun introductory drawing course. Explore how to bring light sources into your drawings and create a sense of depth. Learn about composition, perspective, color theory, and so much more. Create a masterpiece you will be proud of! Supplies will be provided.

Instructor: Jade Belanger

Y3 Thu

$120 (Members $105) 5 wks 9/22–10/20

REGISTER FOR Y3

Instructor: Jantzen Peake

4–5:30 p.m.

Y4 Thu

$120 (Members $105) 5 wks 9/22–10/20

3:45–5:15 p.m.

REGISTER FOR Y4

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YOUTH COURSES

My kid felt inspired, motivated, and excited to contribute to a collective and public art project.


AGES 6–9

Figure Drawing

Ornament Painting

Learn how to draw body anatomy, including hands and faces, in this introduction to the basics of figure drawing. We will study proportions, expression, and movement. The focus will be on realistic figures, but we will also cover anime-style drawings. Work will be done in pencil and then finished with colored pencil. Supplies will be provided.

Painting is one of the best ways to transform glass ornaments into special, colorful decorations. Learn how to use acrylic paint to decorate ornaments. Create custom ornaments using a variety of painting techniques, such as layering, pouring, and more. Give as gifts or keep as a special memory. Let your imagination fuel your creativity. Supplies will be provided.

YOUTH COURSES

Instructor: Jade Belanger

Y5 Wed

$120 (Members $105) 4 wks 11/2–11/30 (no class 11/23)

Instructor: Melissa Newberry

4–5:30 p.m.

REGISTER FOR Y5

Y6 Sat

$65 (Members $50) 1 day 11/12

10–11:30 a.m.

REGISTER FOR Y6

AGES 9–12

Charcoal Portraits: Beginner Intensive

Introduction to Stop Motion Films

Learn the basics of value, shape, line, space, and perspective in charcoal by working through a series of portraits. Portraiture is the ultimate combination of these fundamentals, and charcoal is an affordable medium to learn with. There will be extremely light homework every week. Through demonstration, various exercises, and final projects, you will see notable improvement in these basic skills and your art overall! Supplies will be provided.

Learn film editing techniques and how to create storyboards, characters, sets, and movement in this introduction to creating a stop motion film. Form your characters with clay, create their sets with found objects, and edit films with basic stop motion software. Students must bring a recording device to capture and edit films. This can be a cellphone, iPad, tablet, computer, or camera. Cellphones and iPads preferred as they are the most compatible with the software that will be used. All other supplies will be provided.

Instructor: Sophia Hanna

Y7 Mon

$120 (Members $105) 5 wks 9/19–10/24 (no class 10/10)

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5–6:30 p.m.

Instructor: Jade Belanger

Y8 Wed

$135 (Members $120) 6 wks 9/21–10/26

REGISTER FOR Y8

4–5:30 p.m.


AGES 9–12

Introduction to Acrylic Painting

The Natural World

In this exciting course, you will learn basic drawing techniques such as composition, building the volume of an object, rendering techniques, bringing light sources into your paintings, an introduction to color theory, and more! Practice these techniques by working with still-life references, atmospheric perspective/landscape paintings, and more. Supplies will be provided.

The imagery of the natural world will serve as our inspiration for this class. Think science colliding with art and where this can lead the imagination. The images we will explore include butterfly wings, sea creatures, galaxies, bugs, and more. By looking up close at nature’s gifts and using pastels, colored pencils, paint, and gel pens, we will discover how the world around us is full of ideas for making colorful art. Supplies will be provided.

Instructor: Jantzen Peake

$120 (Members $105) 5 wks 9/21–10/19

5:45–7:15 p.m.

REGISTER FOR Y9

Y10 Thu

$120 (Members $105) 5 wks 9/22–10/20

3:45–5:15 p.m.

REGISTER FOR Y10

Beginning Wheel Throwing

Introduction to Drawing

The potter’s wheel! Across the globe, students have been learning how to throw pots for thousands of years. Join in and learn how to make, fire, and glaze bowls, plates, and lots of other vessel forms from wet clay. No experience needed! Supplies will be provided.

You will be guided in a new way of seeing how you draw in this fun introductory drawing course. Discover how to bring light sources into your drawings and create a sense of depth. Explore composition, perspective, color theory, and so much more. Create a masterpiece you will be proud of. Supplies will be provided.

Instructor: Jeremiah Houck

Y11 Thu

$165 (Members $150) 8 wks 9/22–11/10

REGISTER FOR Y11

Instructor: Jantzen Peake

4:15–5:45 p.m.

Y12 Thu

$120 (Members $105) 5 wks 9/22–10/20

5:45–7:15 p.m.

REGISTER FOR Y12

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Y9 Wed

Instructor: Linda Sagastume


AGES 9–12

3D Sculpture Design

Let’s Doodle

Let your imagination soar! 3D sculpture design is a unique and exciting way to explore your creative side using traditional and non-traditional art methods and materials. Take your ideas to the next level, from concept drawing designs to 3-dimensional sculptures. With polymer-based clay, the possibilities are close to limitless! Supplies will be provided.

Let’s learn about doodling! You will have the opportunity to create a variety of designs and develop them into exciting patterns, to fill spaces such as landscapes and masks. Learn about the interaction of colors and how to distribute them effectively to make your layouts even more interesting. This class is going to be fun, creative, and engaging! Supplies will be provided.

YOUTH COURSES

Instructor: Jantzen Peake

Y13 Fri

$120 (Members $105) 5 wks 9/23–10/21

Instructor: Prema Viswanathan

3:45–5:15 p.m.

REGISTER FOR Y13

Y14 Fri

$120 (Members $105) 5 wks 9/23–10/21

4–5:30 p.m.

REGISTER FOR Y14

Landscapes in Oil Pastels

Seasonal Doodles

Enjoy creating your favorite landscapes with oil pastels. Learn to draw the various elements found in landscapes while discovering the importance of the direction of strokes and blending of colors. Study the concept of background and foreground, as well as light and shadow effects to create vibrant landscapes. Supplies will be provided.

Let’s doodle the seasons! Students will have the opportunity to create a variety of designs and develop them into exciting patterns to fill in blank seasonal templates. We are also going to learn about the interaction of colors and how to distribute them effectively to make our art even more interesting. This class is going to be fun, creative, and engaging! Supplies will be provided.

Instructor: Prema Viswanathan

Y15 Sat

$120 (Members $105) 5 wks 9/24–10/22

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Instructor: Prema Viswanathan

3–4:30 p.m.

Y16 Sat

$120 (Members $105) 5 wks 10/29–12/3 (no class 11/26)

REGISTER FOR Y16

4–5:30 p.m.


AGES 12–16

Drawing Far and Wide: A Course on Perspective

3D Sculpture Design Instructor: Jantzen Peake

Instructor: Sophia Hanna

This course is all about perspective. Through indoor and outdoor exercises each week and two unique final projects (like a city block of haunted houses), you will develop the skills to create depth in any piece of art. Students with previous experience are welcome to join and hone their skills. We will cover 1-, 2-, and 3-point perspectives. Supplies will be provided. Y17 Tue

$120 (Members $105) 5 wks 9/20–10/18

5–6:30 p.m.

Let your imagination soar! 3D sculpture design is a unique and exciting way to explore your creative side using traditional and non-traditional art methods and materials. Take your ideas to the next level, from concept drawing designs to 3-dimensional sculptures. With polymer-based clay, the possibilities are close to limitless! Supplies will be provided. Y18 Fri

$120 (Members $105) 5 wks 9/23–10/21

5:45–7:15 p.m.

REGISTER FOR Y18

Introduction to Concept Art

Metal Embossing: Day of the Dead

This class is for pre-teens and teenagers who enjoy drawing ideas for fantasy and sci-fi worlds. The course will outline a process for guiding the design of characters, objects, creatures, buildings, or locations drawn right from your imagination. You will start by referencing source material and sketching to arrive at completed drawings. The goal is to visually craft an imaginary world and bring it to life. Supplies will be provided.

The fine art of metal embossing or metal relief, known as repoussé or repujado, is the working of metal to give volume and depth to decorative designs engraved on metal and crafted by hand. Your class project will be wrap-mounted tile using aluminum, or, if you prefer, your finished artwork can be on your own traditional frame. Several Día de los Muertos (or Day of the Dead) patterns and ideas will be provided. Bring your creativity! Supplies will be provided.

Instructor: Aaron Bauer

Instructor: Ronee Smith

Y19 Sat

$195 (Members $180) 6 wks 9/24–10/29

Y20 Sat

$195 (Members $180) 6 wks 11/5–12/17 (no class 11/26) 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

REGISTER FOR CONCEPT ART

Y21 Sat

$75 (Members $60) 1 day 10/1

1–3:30 p.m.

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YOUTH COURSES

REGISTER FOR Y17


AGES 12–16

Sugar Skull Making & Decorating

Simply Digital

Learn about the history and meaning behind the popular holiday Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, which originated in Mexico. Participants in this class will help prepare their own sugar skulls and icing for decorating a unique piece to take home. Get creative and expand your understanding of a rich piece of Latin culture. Supplies will be provided.

This class will introduce you to the basics of digital art. Learn how to create art like logos, anime characters, and NFTs. We will be learning how to create pixel art, add layers, use brush tools, blend, and much more. Discover and use multiple free software types to explore today’s digital art possibilities. Students will need to bring their own laptop/computer to class. All other supplies will be provided.

YOUTH COURSES

Instructor: Ronee Smith

Y22 Sat

$85 (Members $70) 2 wks 10/15–10/22

Instructor: Jade Belanger

9–11 a.m.

Y23 Thu

$120 (Members $105) 5 wks 10/27–12/1 (no class 11/24)

REGISTER FOR Y22

REGISTER FOR Y23

AGES 12–16

AGES 12–17

4:30–6 p.m.

Still Life Sketching

Teen Wheel Throwing

Oil pastels are a remarkably interesting medium for creating a still life with bright colors. Let’s learn the basic forms of still life, how to color them effectively using oil pastels, and the techniques to create multiple effects. Understanding the source of light and its effects on objects can look stunning and will bring your art to life with this medium. Supplies will be provided.

Explore a variety of ceramic forms that can be made on the wheel. This class is a terrific opportunity for students with limited time in their schedule to take an art class or for those who wish to expand their art experience. Delve into ceramics in a low–pressure and supportive environment with your peers: no grades, no stress! Instruction is at a beginner level; demonstrations can be tailored to a variety of interests and abilities. Supplies will be provided.

Instructor: Prema Viswanathan

Y24 Fri

$120 (Members $105) 5 wks 10/28–12/9 (no class 11/11, 11/25) 4–5:30 p.m.

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Instructor: Maggie Quinn

Y25 Mon

$165 (Members $150) 6 wks 10/17-11/28 (no class 11/21)

REGISTER FOR Y25

6–8 p.m.


DRAWING

Explore Mandalas

Instructor: Prema Viswanathan Level A – All levels welcome. A mandala is not only a spiritual symbol but also seen as a representation of the universe. Creating a mandala can help with concentration and provide a stress-free mind through a union of different lines, curves, forms, and colors. In this class, we will explore the endless possibilities of designs and layouts. Join us to express your happiness and goodwill towards others in a special way. Supply list online. 16–Adult A26 Thu

$135 (Members $120) 6 wks 9/22–10/27

3–4:30 p.m.

REGISTER FOR A26

Bemis ArtTrax: Drawing Bemis ArtTrax is a new curriculum created to provide equitable and accessible pathways to the arts. ArtTrax courses introduce the fundamental concepts of painting, drawing, and sculpting through a series of engaging exercises. Emphasis is not on producing finished works of art but rather on developing a basic skill set through practice and repetition. No prior knowledge or experience in the medium is needed or expected for level I classes. The courses then proceed sequentially, each level building upon what was previously presented. Supplies will be provided. 16–Adult ATD1 Drawing I Tue 4 wks

9/20–10/11

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4 wks

DRAWING I

10/25–11/15

REGISTER FOR DRAWING II Specially priced: $75

5:30–7 p.m. 5:30–7 p.m.

Comics!

Instructor: Nora Murphy Level I – This class is for those with some familiarity with the medium. This could include informal use of the medium outside of the classroom. This class is an introduction to comic fundamentals focusing on the readability and comprehensive storytelling of comics through panel layout, panel flow, and other basic elements of comic storytelling. Participate in various exercises to build the fundamentals of comics, concentrating less on the aesthetic side of comic art and more on readability. Supply list online. Adult A27 Thu

$165 (Members $150) 6 wks 9/22–10/27

6–8 p.m.

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ADULT COURSES

Instructor: Kathryn Romberg


DRAWING

Drawing from Life: Develop Daily Sketchbook Practice Instructor: Turner Black

ADULT COURSES

Develop drawing skills and cultivate daily creative practice by sketching from life. Learn to loosen your hand, frame your composition, and capture simple moments to create a cohesive body of work (and perhaps a lifelong habit)! We will use simple, durable materials that make it easy to incorporate drawing into your everyday routine. You’ll leave with a sketchbook and new practices to explore. This class includes visits to the Fine Arts Center museum galleries and more! There is a material fee of $21 due to the instructor on the first day of class. Adult $195 (Members $180) 10 wks 9/27–12/6 (no class 11/22)

Instructor: Michael Forde

Level A – All levels welcome.

Level A – All levels welcome.

A28 Tue

Seeing Correctly = Great Drawings Gain the confidence of knowing YOU can render images accurately and with dramatic realism. For many, the main obstacle to overcome in drawing accurately is seeing correctly instead of generalizing. Break the habit of looking only once. Begin to see things as shapes of dark and light, and the result becomes beautiful artwork. Supply list online. Adult A29 $165 (Members $150) Wed & Thu 4 wks 10/5–10/27

6–7:30 p.m.

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10–11:30 a.m.

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Plein Air Pastel Drawing: Architecture Focus Instructor: Vicki Square

Level I – This class is for those with some familiarity with the medium. This could include informal use of the medium outside of the classroom. What could be better than fall colors, being outdoors, and making art? We will start in the studio, then drive a short distance from CC’s campus to explore and draw the interesting architecture of historic homes. Composition, options on methods to develop drawings, and the use of pastel chalk will be presented, as well as a brief discussion on perspective drawing. Our sessions will present a range of light to complete at least three drawings Friday afternoon, Saturday morning, and Saturday afternoon. Supply list online. 16–Adult A30 $135 (Members $120) Fri–Sat 2 days 10/14 10/15 12

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1–4 p.m. 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Faces: Tips & Tricks Instructor: Michael Forde

Level A – All levels welcome. Work on understanding head and face painting and drawing in this two-day workshop. Over the weekend, students will learn proportions of facial anatomy and discover planes and angles of the face and head. Draftsmanship and design of space will also be covered. Learn the tricks for correct portraiture working with drawing the first day, and mixed media the second session. Supply list online. Adult A31 $95 (Members $80) Sat–Sun 2 days 11/19–11/20

REGISTER FOR A31

2–4:30 p.m.


PAINTING

Exploring Watercolor Instructor: Patrice Filler

Level 0 – This class is for the true beginner with no prior experience in the medium. Discover the unrivaled and endless possibilities of watercolor. Build a repertoire of skills from choosing proper materials, to creating brilliant colors, radiant blends, shadow, and light, all while incorporating traditional and experimental techniques. No need for natural talent, just come with the desire to learn the limitless possibilities of this magnificent, versatile medium. Supply list online. 16–Adult A32 Tue

$205 (Members $190) 8 wks 9/20–11/8

10 a.m.–12 p.m.

REGISTER FOR A32

Bemis ArtTrax: Painting Bemis ArtTrax is a new curriculum created to provide equitable and accessible pathways to the arts. ArtTrax courses introduce the fundamental concepts of painting, drawing, and sculpting through a series of engaging exercises. The emphasis is not on producing a finished work of art but rather on developing the basic skillset through practice and repetition. No prior knowledge or experience in the medium is needed or expected. The courses proceed sequentially, each lesson building upon what was previously presented. Supplies will be provided. 16–Adult ATP1 Painting I Mon 4 wks 9/19–10/17 (no class 10/10)

6–7:30 p.m.

REGISTER FOR PAINTING I ATP3 Painting II Mon 4 wks 11/7–12/5 (no class 11/28)

REGISTER FOR PAINTING II

6–7:30 p.m.

Aspen Painting

Instructor: Melissa Newberry Level A – All levels welcome. Haven’t painted since kindergarten? That’s o.k.! In this class, you’ll receive step-by-step guidance on how to create a painting of aspens. We will learn and practice painting techniques and explore acrylic paint together in this two-hourlong painting class. Leave with a beautiful painting of aspens made by YOU! Supplies will be provided. 16–Adult A33 Fri

$70 (Members $55) 1 day 9/23

5:30–7:30 p.m.

REGISTER FOR A33

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ADULT COURSES

Instructor: Ronee Smith


PAINTING

Art Car Project

Painting Big in Abstraction

Level 0 – This class is for the true beginner with no prior experience in the medium.

Level III – This class is for those who have significant experience in the medium — two or more classes or a year or more of experience.

Instructor: Cheyenne Teague

Instructor: Karen Mosbacher

ADULT COURSES

Have you ever seen an art covered car driving around town and wished you could create mobile art? Well now’s your chance to learn the steps to creating art on wheels. We will walk through creating a design, sanding, prepping, and the best part — spray painting. The design we create together will allow everyone working on the car to put their own creative stamp on this exciting group project! Let’s make some mobile art together. There is a material fee of $57.25 due to the instructor on the first day of class. 16–Adult A34 $165 (Members $150) Sat–Sun 2 wks 9/24–10/2

11 a.m.–2 p.m.

REGISTER FOR A34

Creating larger paintings can seem overwhelming, but this course will teach you the detailed steps to success in your endeavors. Karen Mosbacher, an international award-winning gallery artist, will work side-by-side with you, in and out of the classroom, to guide you on how to become proficient at painting on a large scale. This 8-week course will enrich your studio practice. This class price includes a 30x40” stretched canvas. Supply list online. Adult A35 Sat

1–4 p.m.

REGISTER FOR A35

Semi-Private: Time to Finish

City Lines in Watercolor

Instructor: Linda Sagastume

Instructor: Sophia Hanna

Level A – All levels welcome.

Level A – All levels welcome.

Gather up your unfinished paintings — whether oil, acrylic, art journal, or mixed media — and focus on completion. The instructor will be available for individual attention and guidance on next steps and how to finish your work. It will be a small group of artists enjoying community and sharing the rewarding process of finishing our pieces together. Bring your favorite palette of colors and necessary supplies. Recommended supply list online. Adult

Come along for a guided, plein air class focusing on city lines in watercolor. Through demonstration and various assignments, you will learn techniques for painting architecture quickly and beautifully! This relaxing class is a great way to unwind or hone your existing skills. Supply list online. 16–Adult

A36 Fri

$150 (Members $135) 1 day 10/7

REGISTER FOR A36

A37 Fri

$105 (Members $90) 3 wks 10/14–10/28

REGISTER FOR A37

Maximum number of students: 5

14

$315 (Members $300) 8 wks 10/1–12/3 (no class 10/29, 11/26)

10 a.m.–1 p.m.

4–6 p.m.


PAINTING

Basics of Oil: Still Lifes

Magic Door Painting

Level 0 – This class is for the true beginner with no prior experience in the medium.

Level A – All levels welcome.

Instructor: Michael Forde

Whether you’re just getting started or have never oil painted before, you will see notable improvement throughout this six-week intensive course focusing on still life! Painting the same thing repeatedly is the fastest way to build skills and confidence. Still life is a classic beginner’s tool for this. Through demos, light homework, exercises, and final projects, your progress will be astounding! Supply list online. 16–Adult A38 Sat

$165 (Members $150) 6 wks 10/15–11/19

10 a.m.–12 p.m.

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The image of a doorway is a very captivating idea — such curiosity of what might be inside! The drama of a portal serves as a fun project. Bring in your own reference material or work from the one provided. Dramatic shadows and bold color create a striking painting suitable for display. The project will be a finished acrylic painting on a small canvas. Which portal will your door open? Supply list online. Adult A39 Sat

$75 (Members $60) 1 day 10/22

3–5:30 p.m.

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Sensational Sunflowers

Basics of Oil: Hands

Level II – This class is for those who have taken at least one class in the medium. Student should be comfortable with the basics of how to use and manipulate the medium.

Level 0 – This class is for the true beginner with no prior experience in the medium.

Instructor: Patrice Filler

Instructor: Sophia Hanna

Sunflowers — the signal of seasonal passage — are begging for attention. One of the most exciting subjects to paint. Learn the construction of the flower. Incorporate light and shadow, depth and drama, brilliant color, hard, soft, and lost edges while staying away from a botanical rendering. Throw in a bit of glass glitter, pastel crayon, gold powder, instant coffee, and more. Create a painting that begs a smile! Supply list online. 16–Adult A40 Mon

$85 (Members $70) 1 day 10/24

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10:30 a.m–2:30 p.m.

Whether you’re just getting started or never have oil painted before, you will see notable improvement throughout this six-week intensive course focusing on hands! Painting the same thing repeatedly is the fastest way to build skills and confidence. Through demos, light homework, exercises, and final projects, your progress will be astounding! Supply list online. 16–Adult A41 Wed

$165 (Members $150) 6 wks 11/2–12/14 (no class 11/23)

3–5 p.m.

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ADULT COURSES

Instructor: Sophia Hanna


PAINTING

Basics of Oil: Portraits

Meditation Mondays

Level 0 – This class is for the true beginner with no prior experience in the medium.

Level 0 – This class is for the true beginner with no prior experience in the medium.

Whether you’re just getting started or never have oil painted before, you will see notable improvement throughout this six-week intensive course focusing on portraits! Painting the same thing repeatedly is the fastest way to build skills and confidence. Through demos, light homework, exercises, and final projects, your progress will be astounding! Supply list online. 16–Adult

Learn about the meditative art of mandala making! Mandalas represent the spiritual journey of the universe and have been known to aid in meditation for centuries. You will be introduced to the basics of creating a mandala using acrylic painting techniques. Supply list online. 16–Adult

ADULT COURSES

Instructor: Sophia Hanna

A42 Sun

$165 (Members $150) 6 wks 11/6–12/18 (no class 11/27)

Instructor: Jade Belanger

10 a.m–12 p.m.

A43 Mon

$120 (Members $105) 5 wks 11/7–12/12 (no class 11/21)

1–2:30 p.m.

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Portraits in Oil

Instructor: Lindsay Hand Level II – This class is for those who have taken at least one class in the medium. Students should be comfortable with the basics of how to use and manipulate the medium. Inspired by Rembrandt’s palette and layering techniques, this class will provide a solid foundation for developing portrait painting skills and/or expanding and enriching your current practice. Informed with the instructor’s years of personal development and experience, the approach is a simple, step-by-step process designed for minimal anxiety and a

solid foundation to continue to expand your skills confidently after the class ends. Non-toxic alternatives to the traditional mixing mediums and paints will be covered. As the course ends, adding one’s distinctive mark to these fundamental oil painting techniques and color palettes will be discussed and implemented. Please note that the last day will be a virtual class. Supply list online. Adult A44 $225 (Members $210) Sat, Sun 3 days Sat 12/3 Sun 12/4 Sat 12/10

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10 a.m–6 p.m. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.


EXCITING FALL PAINTING WORKSHOP – REGISTER NOW!

Enchanted Textures of Taos, New Mexico Instructor: Martha Mans Level II – IV Level II – This class is for those who have taken at least one class in the medium. Student should be comfortable with the basics of how to use and manipulate the medium. Level III – This class is for those who have significant experience in the medium — two or more classes or a year or more of experience.

Taos’ light, color, and culture have inspired modern artists to create inspirational and memorable paintings for over 125 years. Taos is especially stunning in the autumn with glorious textures and colors. Professional artist and instructor Martha Mans will concentrate on watercolor and gouache painting with a special small presentation about how she creates her casein paintings, an increasingly popular medium. We will visit a different location each day with a demonstration by Martha to encourage you to experiment with water media techniques designed to help you hone your painting skills. After breakfast, we’ll start our day by gathering to watch a demonstration and receive technical advice. We will enjoy the rest of the day painting with a break for lunch and continue painting in the afternoon for as long as you’d like. Studying how other artists approach painting is important to your artistic growth. To further your art experience, Martha strongly encourages taking the opportunity to visit one or more of the wonderful museums and art galleries in Taos to study what other artists from past and present find captivating about Taos. We will gather for a critique in the afternoon around 4 p.m. before you head out on your own for dinner at one of the many wonderful restaurants Taos has to offer. Martha will take great care to make sure your experience as a painter in Taos is rewarding. She will work with each of you

as a group and as individual painters. You can expect her to help you work out your individual painting challenges and develop better ways of seeing subject matter to create more dynamically designed paintings. The Casa Benavides Historic Inn, in the center of Taos, will be our headquarters for this workshop. It is situated next to historic art-connected sites, such as the Mable Dodge Luhan House with its colorful past, where many early artists have stayed and painted. Additionally, it is also across the street from the Couse-Sharp Historic Site and studio museum. The artists, which these houses were named after, were part of the original “Taos Artists” group, which consisted of about 10 artists who were instrumental in putting Taos on the map as an art destination. It is also a few steps away from the historic central old town Taos Square. Information about lodging options will be shared after registration is complete. Immerse yourself in a complete painting experience both by creating art yourself and being in the presence of beautiful historic art and the surrounding landscape. Supply list online. Adult T1 $490 (Members $475) Mon–Fri 5 days 9/26–9/30

9 a.m.–6 p.m.

Travel and lodging are not included. Additional information will be provided after registration is complete.

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ADULT TRAVEL COURSE

Level IV – This class is for those with advanced skill or knowledge in the medium. Student should be highly motivated and selfdirected. Some classes in this level will require a portfolio review and/or approval of instructor.


PRINTMAKING

PHOTOGRAPHY

Woodcut, What a Relief! Instructor: Vicki Square

Level 0 – This class is for the true beginner with no prior experience in the medium.

ADULT COURSE

Woodcut is relief printmaking. Through cutting and manipulating a wood surface, actual textures are achieved and are translated into visual textures in printing the surface of the wood. We will be working in black and white only, developing a value range and conceptualizing a compositional image with a variety of lines achieved through cuts on the wood. Woodcut is a bold presentation of an artist’s vision. Come and explore this creative avenue! Drawing experience beyond a beginner level is needed for this course. Supply list online. 16–Adult A45 $195 (Members $180) Fri–Sat  3 days Fri 11/4 Sat 11/5, 11/12

1–4 p.m. 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

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Expand Your B&W Darkroom Printing Skills Instructor: Angela Crews

Level A – All levels welcome. Refine your black & white darkroom skills with instruction in film processing, printing with contrast filters, split-filter printing, and cropping/positioning for artful presentations. We will also explore techniques such as the Sabatier process. Work on honing your skills to produce beautiful exhibition quality prints. Consider a local art show for your work or build a portfolio you have already started. Supply list online. 16–Adult A46 Wed

$285 (Members $270) 8 wks 9/21–11/9

1–4 p.m.

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Storytelling in Photography Instructor: Bethany Alvarez

Level 0 – This class is for the true beginner with no prior experience in the medium. Welcome to Storytelling in Photography, a beginner-focused course in multi-image storytelling. We will explore the fundamental principles of photography: light, subject, and composition. Each core principle is paired with specialized time with your camera, fun challenges, and unique locations! Armed with your new talents, you will use these principles to create a final photo essay about a subject of your choice. Supply list online. 16–Adult A47 Thu 18

$145 (Members $130) 5 wks 9/22–10/20

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5:30–7:30 p.m.

Photographing with Vintage and Toy Cameras Instructor: Richard Rinker

Level A – All levels welcome. Here is your chance to have some serious fun using an inexpensive plastic film camera or that vintage camera that’s been gathering dust. Learn how to use simple cameras, with their perceived flaws such as soft focus and vignetting, to create beautiful, inspiring images. This course is a terrific opportunity for those who may be new to the B&W darkroom to learn how to process film and make handcrafted gelatinsilver prints from your negatives. Supply list online. 16–Adult A48 Tue

$225 (Members $210) 6 wks 10/11–11/15

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12:30–3:30 p.m.


ENAMELING

Enameling: Layered Images

Enameling: Glass Fused to Metal Instructor: Pat Musick Level A – All levels welcome. Develop your skills in enameling as you work with the dialogue among powdered glass, metals, kiln firing, and your own artistic vision. Working with techniques including sifting, wet inlay, sgraffito, painting with adhesive, and other application methods, you will explore the expressive qualities of glass on metal. An introduction to historic and contemporary enameling from many cultures complements your own explorations. There is a material fee of $35 due to the instructor on the first day of class. 16–Adult $225 (Members $210) 6 wks 10/22–12/3 (no class 11/26)

3:30–6:30 p.m.

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Level II – This class is for those who have taken at least one class in the medium. Student should be comfortable with the basics of how to use and manipulate the medium. This workshop explores using multiple layers of enamels to evoke a mood or tell a story. We will explore the different effects of light on transparent and opaque enamels and the shimmering qualities of light reflecting off metal through fired glass. We will consider the visual and metaphorical use of layers and balancing image clarity with ambiguity in service of the concept and design in the piece you complete. There is a material fee of $25 due to the instructor on the first day of class. 16–Adult A50 Sun

$145 (Members $130) 2 wks 12/4–12/11

10 a.m.–3 p.m.

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ENAMELING

SHOW YOUR WORK

Leveling Up: How to Create a Solo Art Exhibition Instructor: Sophia Hanna

Enameled Copper Pins & Pendants Instructor: Pat Musick Level A – All levels welcome. Explore the fusion of brightly colored glass with metal to make an enameled copper pendant or pin. You will learn to clean the copper, sift powdered glass onto it, fire it, and continue the process using basic enameling techniques, including wet inlay, enamel threads and lumps, and others. A choice of precut copper shapes will be available. There is a material fee of $15 due to the instructor on the first day of class. 16–Adult A51 Sat

$100 (Members $85) 1 day 12/10

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10 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Level A – All levels welcome. In this short lecture–style workshop, Sophia Hanna will go over the basics of how to acquire, plan, prepare for, and execute a solo art show! Sophia had her first solo show at 11 years old, followed by 4 more from 2018–2021. She’s also actively preparing for her largest solo show to date in 2023. With trial-and-error expertise derived from so many shows under her belt, she’s ready to show you how to do it and do it well! No supplies needed. 16–Adult A52 Mon

$50 (Members $35) 1 day 11/7

2–3 p.m.

A53 Mon

$50 (Members $35) 1 day 11/14

2–3 p.m.

A54 Mon

$50 (Members $35) 1 day 11/28

2–3 p.m.

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ADULT COURSES

A49 Sat

Instructor: Pat Musick


HAIKU

FIBER ARTS

The Art of Haiku

Palette Knitting

Instructor: Dave Reynolds

Instructor: Vicki Square

Level A – All levels welcome.

ADULT COURSES

Haiku is a type of short form poetry that originated in the 1600s in Japan but is still widely read today. In fact, its conciseness and brevity lend itself to today’s life. In this class, we will learn the history and various forms of haiku. We will read some of the traditional haiku and examples from today, including the contemporary journal Modern Haiku. You will come away with a better understanding and appreciation of the subject as well as a collection of your own finely tuned haiku. There will be a $15 materials fee due to the instructor on the first day of class for a copy of Modern Haiku. Supply list online. 16–Adult A55 Tue

$165 (Members $150) 6 wks 9/20–10/25

7–9 p.m.

Level III – This class is for those who have significant experience in the medium — 2-3 or more classes or a year or more of experience. Learn how to mix yarns and colors like a painter! Create your palette of colors and textures of yarns from your stash with Vicki’s guidance. The class will have a brief discussion about color wheel theories, and the instructor will present a fun tip for finding a style that you like. Begin knitting a sample piece from Vicki’s original chart that can continue as a scarf, pillow top, the beginning of a garment, or any other design of your choice. Supply list online. 16–Adult A56 $135 (Members $120) Fri–Sat 2 days 9/23 9/24

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FIBER ARTS

JEWELRY

1–4 p.m. 10 a.m.– 4 p.m.

Knitting Jams

Instructor: Vicki Square Level III – This class is for those who have significant experience in the medium – 2-3 or more classes or a year or more of experience.

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One Ring to Rule Them All Instructor: Zandra Zieman–Foster

Do you have a dilemma in your knitting: to fix or not to fix? Fixing mistakes in your knitting is not for the faint of heart! Join Vicki as she covers the basics as well as complicated methods to get out of a knitting jam. Correct orientation of stitches on the needle, basics of using a crochet hook to run a stitch down and back up, repairing a cable that is twisted the wrong way, fixing a hole in a finished piece, and cutting off a sleeve that is too long are some of the methods we’ll cover. Bring any of your knitting that needs a bit of reconstruction, and we’ll mend a little (or a lot)! Supply list online. 16–Adult

Level A – All levels welcome.

A57 $135 (Members $120) Fri–Sat 2 days 10/21 10/22

A58 Wed

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1–4 p.m. 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Rings made of tiny beads are fun to wear and even more fun to make. One ring will have you hooked and thinking of more possibilities! Stitch two rings over three classes using Delica beads, a needle, and thread. We will use the flat even count peyote stitch and a simple pattern to create the first ring to learn the method and structure. You will have the opportunity to design a second ring on graph paper or choose a free-form choice if desired. There is a material fee of $10 due to the instructor on the first day of class. 16–Adult $120 (Members $105) 3 wks 9/21–10/5

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5:30–8 p.m.


JEWELRY

MIXED MEDIA

Contemporary Dream Catchers Instructor: Cheyenne Teague

More Rings are Better than One Instructor: Zandra Zieman-Foster

Level I – This class is for those with some familiarity with the medium. This could include informal use of medium outside of the classroom. Step up to the next level and challenge your beading skills with the flat odd count peyote stitch. Different from the even count, the odd count has an added step on each end, making this stitch more complicated. The odd count peyote has a true center, making it possible for centered designs in the work. Students will stitch two rings over three classes using Delica beads, a needle, and thread. Join us to create unique rings! There is a material fee of $10 due to the instructor on the first day of class. 16–Adult A59 Wed

$120 (Members $105) 3 wks 10/19–11/2

5:30–8 p.m.

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Level 0 – This class is for the true beginner with no prior experience in the medium. Want to tap into your creative side? Need some healing crystals and calming energy in your home? Let’s honor the history of dream catchers while adding a modern twist with pops of color, soft materials, and beautiful crystals. You will learn the step-by-step process of weaving and creating a magical contemporary dream catcher with your own creative flair and style. Come with me on this fun and amazing journey of discovery and creativity! There is a material fee of $23 due to the instructor on the first day of class. 16–Adult A60 $145 (Members $130) Mon–Tue 2 wks 9/19–9/27

1–3:30 p.m.

A61 $145 (Members $130) Wed–Thu 2 wks 11/9–11/17

6–8:30 p.m.

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Ultimate Mixed Media

Create Your Own Tarot Deck

Level A – All levels welcome.

Level A – All levels welcome.

Using fabulous materials, experience a variety of artmaking processes to find your creative niche. Explore artful compositions in watercolor, collage (with various methods of Gelli plate printing), painted papers, fabric collage, simple bookmaking, and much more. We will also be visiting the Fine Arts Center museum as a class for inspiration. Join us and explore your hidden talents! There is a material fee of $63 due to the instructor on the first day of class. Adult

Interested in tarot? Are you a beginner or a seasoned reader? In this class, you will learn about the art history of tarot cards, their various systems of symbolism and interpretation, as well as basic image-making techniques to create your own deck of tarot cards using a medium of your choice. Supply list online. 16–Adult

Instructor: Barbara Dimond

A62 Thu

$315 (Members $300) 9 wks 9/22–12/1 (no class 10/6, 11/24) 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Instructor: Bradley Benedetti

A63 Sat

$185 (Members $170) 7 wks 9/24–11/5

10 a.m.–12 p.m.

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MIXED MEDIA


MIXED MEDIA

Start Your Week with Studio Practice

Color, Texture, & Surface Design

Level A – All levels welcome.

Level A – All levels welcome.

Join us as we create time in our weeks to share space and build creative practice into our lives! If you’ve been looking to incorporate more play, art, and community into your life, this class is for you. We will experiment with mixed media sketchbook techniques and focus on creating a space for self-expression and developing the habit of creating art as a regular and prioritized activity. Explore color, texture, word art, and more! Supply list online. Adult

This exciting course works with color and texture on various found, bought, and created surfaces. Make fabulous sculptural pieces using Tyvek, a repurposed commercial material. In this class, we will make historic paste paper using a traditional process of designing the paper surface with paints, tools, and created paste. We will also make fabulous Gelli plate prints with paints, stencils, hand designs, stamps for collages, and more! There is a material fee of $63 due to the instructor on the first day of class. Adult

ADULT COURSES

Instructor: Turner Black

A64 Mon

$195 (Members $180) 10 wks 9/26–12/12 (no class 10/10, 11/21) 10–11:30 a.m.

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A65 Tue

$315 (Members $300) 9 wks 9/27–11/29 (no class 11/22)

10 a.m.–1 p.m.

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Metal Embossing: Day of the Dead

Sugar Skull Making & Decorating

Level A – All levels welcome.

Level A – All levels welcome.

The fine art of metal embossing or metal relief, known as repoussé, or repujado, is the working of metal to give volume and depth to decorative designs engraved on metal and crafted by hand. Your class project will be wrap-mounted as a 5x5″ tile using aluminum; or, if you prefer, your finished artwork can be on your own traditional frame. Several Día de los Muertos (or Day of the Dead) patterns and ideas will be provided! Bring your creativity! Supplies will be provided. 16–Adult

Learn about the history and meaning behind the popular Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Participants in this class will help prepare their own sugar skulls and icing for decorating a unique piece to take home. Get creative and expand your understanding of a rich piece of Latin culture! Supplies will be provided. 16–Adult

Instructor: Ronee Smith

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Instructor: Barbara Dimond

$75 (Members $60) 1 day 10/1

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4–6:30 p.m.

Instructor: Ronee Smith

A67 Sat

$85 (Members $70) 2 wks 10/15–10/22

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12:30–2:30 p.m.


MIXED MEDIA

We are for

art enthusiasts,

Beginner Gold Leafing Instructor: Sophia Hanna

Level 0 – This class is for the true beginner with no prior experience in the medium. Have you ever finished a piece and felt like something was missing? Maybe it needs a little razzle dazzle! You will learn about the history of gold leafing, how to prepare surfaces and pieces for gold, and then the actual process of leafing. You will learn how to use sizing adhesive, apply leaf, burnish, and seal it all. You will leave with extra materials, a “final project,” and enough experience to experiment on your own! Supply list online. 16–Adult A68 Sun

$70 (Members $55) 1 day 10/2

12–2:30 p.m.

A69 Sun

$70 (Members $55) 1 day 10/9

12–2:30 p.m.

A70 Sun

$70 (Members $55) 1 day 10/16

12–2:30 p.m.

lifelong learners, cultural explorers, partners in humanity.

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Anytime is a Great Time to Give the Gift of Creativity Treat friends, family, and your special someone with a Fine Arts Center gift card to use throughout the FAC, including classes at Bemis School of Art! Order a print or digital gift card today by calling us at (719) 475-2444! Gift cards do not expire and can be redeemed for any Bemis course.

I love the classes offered, the instructors are fantastic, and I love hands-on learning.

Through our museum galleries, performance spaces, and classrooms, we invite you to experience a site of creativity, collaboration, connectivity, and communion for all.

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ART OF MUSIC

ADULT COURSES

Thanks to a generous grant, the reduced price is offered for a limited time only.

Mindful Music: The Virtual Series with Molly Lord Molly Lord, Creator of Tuned–In Productions and your facilitator Thomas Dawson, Jr., Motown Group, The Commodores & film producer David Wilcox, Singer, songwriter, performer & storyteller extraordinaire Livingston Taylor, Songwriter, performer, college professor, author & (yes, brother to James Taylor) A wildly inspiring online fun dive into what really happens when music crawls inside your mind. The answer will change your tune in life. Music lovers get your screen cued up, feet propped, a cold drink poured, and the popcorn bowl filled. Prepare to leave the musical shallows for deep places you’ve never gone before.

Tuned-In: The Soundtrack of Your Life with Molly Lord

Two wildly fun, life-changing days with very cool people and intriguing dialogue offer life-altering insights and deep music listening from Bach to Rock. Explore how six human behavior patterns (archetypes) — the victim, wanderer, warrior, caregiver, innocent, and magician — aim to run your life’s show. Discover how to choose music to positively direct that show to the outcome you desire. Imagine directing the music you love to gain clarity, wisely read and respond to difficult situations and people, learn to hold onto joy when life is on a roll, and shape your state of mind, health, and even relationships. Yes, music can support it all! Lunch and refreshments are included. Adult A72 $160 (Members $145) Sat–Sun 2 days 10/22–10/23 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

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The first of the series provides you with four hours of intriguing “music and mind” education, insights, and music. Discover three secrets you never knew about the music you love and three intriguing interviews with national music artists exploring their insights into those secrets and weaving their personal music into the dialogue. You’ll never listen to music the same again. Your job is to relax, push play, and listen. Really listen. 16–Adult A71 Introductory price: $145 Enjoy at your own pace from now until Dec. 15, 2022

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Please note, these courses are only open to active–duty military, veterans, and their spouses. An active duty, retiree ID, or DD-214 must be presented to participate.

IN-PERSON — ADULT

VIRTUAL — ADULT

In-Person: Military Artistic Healing

Virtual: Military Artistic Healing

Level 0 – This class is for the true beginner with no prior experience in the medium.

Level 0 – This class is for the true beginner with no prior experience in the medium.

Discover techniques to inspire creative skills and gain greater self-awareness. Explore possibilities, develop your creativity, and gain personal insight in working with a variety of controllable mediums. Visits to the Fine Arts Center’s museum galleries using visual thinking strategies will increase group cohesion. Supplies will be provided. Adult

Discover the techniques to inspire creative skills and gain greater self-awareness. Explore possibilities, develop your creativity, and gain personal insight in working with a variety of controllable mediums. All classes will be virtual. Supply list online. Adult

Instructor: Tina Reyero

MAH1 $0 (Members $0) Mon 8 wks 9/19–11/14 (no class 10/10)

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5:30–7 p.m.

Instructor: Kim Nguyen

VMAH1 $0 (Members $0) Tue 8 wks 9/20–11/8

5:30–7 p.m. MT

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Thanks to grants and individual donations, Military Artistic Healing classes are offered at no charge. Registration is required. If you are interested in donating to the Bemis School of Art to support Military Artistic Healing and its arts programming, please call (719) 475-2444.


CERAMICS

Beginning Wheel Throwing Instructor: Jamie Howard

ADULT COURSES

Level 0 – This class is for the true beginner with no prior experience in the medium. Level I – This class is for those with some familiarity with the medium. This could include informal use of the medium outside of the classroom. Build on your basic knowledge of throwing and further your technical understanding of clay. More complex functional forms, refinement of throwing skills, and advanced decorative glazing will be demonstrated. This class will review, and critique fired results to foster the development of personal style. Supply list online. 16–Adult A73 Mon

$245 (Members $230) 8 wks 9/19–11/14 (no class 10/10) 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

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Bemis ArtTrax: Clay Sculpture Instructor: Cara McKinley Javernick

Bemis ArtTrax is a new curriculum created to provide equitable and accessible pathways to the arts. ArtTrax courses introduce the fundamental concepts of painting, drawing, and sculpting through a series of engaging exercises. Emphasis is not on producing a finished work of art but on developing basic skills set through practice and repetition. No prior knowledge or experience in the medium is needed or expected. The courses proceed sequentially, each lesson building upon what was previously presented. Supplies will be provided. 16–Adult ATS1 Sculpture I Wed 4 wks 9/28–10/19

6:30–8 p.m.

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REGISTER FOR SCULPTURE II Specially priced: $75

6:30–8 p.m.

The Clay Challenge

Instructor: Maggie Quinn and Rui Haagen Level III – This class is for those who have significant experience in the medium — 2-3 or more classes or a year or more of experience. This is an opportunity to challenge yourself and improve your clay art skills. Experience two unique perspectives from two different Bemis ceramic instructors. The instructors will facilitate a new topic each week. Spend each class creating clay works to meet the challenge. Through self- and peerdirected critiques, watch your throwing skills grow. Are you up to the challenge? Supply list online. 16–Adult A74 Wed

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$345 (Members $330) 10 wks 9/21–11/30 (no class 11/23)

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9 a.m.–12 p.m.


CERAMICS

Crystalline Glazes Instructor: Jamie Howard

Level III – This class is for those who have significant experience in the medium – two or more classes or a year or more of experience. Learn how to properly make, apply, and fire crystalline glazes while discovering the most attractive forms for these spectacular glazes. This is a fantastic opportunity to advance your knowledge of wheel throwing and glazing in general. Throughout the course, you will become familiar with glaze materials to create original glazes and learn how to load and unload kilns. Join us to create unique, beautiful pieces of pottery! Supply list online. 16–Adult

Instructor: Virgil Ortiz Level A – All levels welcome.

Using visual storytelling and sculpture, you’ll learn about the central cast of characters from Virgil Ortiz’s screenplay Revolt 1680/2180 and how they shape the fantastical world he’s creating through clay and multimedia art. Ortiz takes the participants of this workshop on a journey through the processes he used to create his latest characters — the Recon Watchmen. Using a raku clay body, press molds, and as many hand-carved details and embellishments as wanted, you will create your own version. Supplies and raku firings will be provided. 16–Adult A75 $265 (Members $250) Mon–Fri 5 days 10/10–10/14

12:30–3:30 p.m.

A76 $265 (Members $250) Mon–Fri 5 days 10/10–10/14

5:30–8:30 p.m.

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A77 Thu

$345 (Members $330) 10 wks 9/22–12/1 (no class 11/24)

9 a.m.–12 p.m.

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Alternative Techniques in Clay Instructor: Cara McKinley Javernick Level A – All levels welcome.

I loved the class, the instructor, and the other students :)

Throwing on the wheel does not have to be in the round, and the wheel does not have to be used in a traditional way! Learn to rethink the potter’s wheel and handbuilding techniques for a unique way to create with clay in this fun-filled workshopstyle class. Funky additions, vibrant coloring techniques, and exciting building methods make this class an exciting way to mix up your artistic style. Supply list online. 16–Adult A78 Thu

$225 (Members $210) 6 wks 9/22–10/27

6–9 p.m.

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Recon Watchmen Raku Press Mold Masks


CERAMICS

Square Plates and Mugs

Animal Sculpting

Level A – All levels welcome.

Level A – All levels welcome.

Get square! Explore the exciting possibilities of building square plates and mugs. Learn to handbuild with soft pre-textured clay slabs using flat patterns that fold up into 3-dimensional forms to create dynamic and self-expressive plate and mug sets. Glazing for textured surfaces will be taught. Supplies will be provided. 16–Adult

Sculpt your favorite animal in clay! This class will guide students through the process of sculpting an animal form on a handcrafted frame. Simplify this seemingly complicated process using fun techniques developed exclusively by Cara. Texture, face sculpting, animal features, color, glaze application, and some other not-so-traditional techniques. Supply list online. Adult

ADULT COURSES

Instructor: Rui Haagen

A79 Fri

$135 (Members $120) 3 wks 9/23–10/7

A80 Fri

$135 (Members $120) 3 wks 12/2–12/16

Instructor: Cara McKinley Javernick

9 a.m.–12 p.m. 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

A81 Sat

$225 (Members $210) 6 wks 9/24–10/29

10 a.m.–1 p.m.

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REGISTER FOR PLATES AND MUGS

Unique Platters and Pitchers

Let the Clay Speak

Level A – All levels welcome.

Level II – This class is for those who have taken at least one class in the medium. Student should be comfortable with the basics of how to use and manipulate the medium.

Instructor: Sandy Friedman

Instructor: Rui Haagen

Wow your friends with your own platter and pitcher set that expresses your personal uniqueness! Start with a platter to learn basic soft slab handbuilding using texturing tools and pre-made patterns or create your own pattern. Then build a pitcher using textured slabs with flat pattern templates. Glazing for textured surfaces will be taught. Supplies will be provided. 16–Adult A82 Fri

$135 (Members $120) 3 wks 10/14–10/28

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9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Do you want to learn how to work better with clay and develop more advanced techniques? Then this wheel throwing class is for you! This course is open to intermediate and advanced level students. You will learn new techniques to build more advanced forms with the opportunity to pursue handbuilding, sculptural work, and/or a combination of any of these methods. Supply list online. Adult A83 Tue

$205 (Members $190) 8 wks 10/18–12/13 (no class 11/22)

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9–11 a.m.


CERAMICS

Raku Leaf Shadowboxes

Handbuilding Partyware

Level I – This class is for those with some familiarity with the medium. This could include informal use of the medium outside of the classroom.

Level A – All levels welcome.

Instructor: Maggie Quinn

Instructor: Cara McKinley Javernick

This class, for beginning and intermediate skill levels, will teach the basics of the Raku firing process in creating shadowbox wall hangings imprinted with fall leaves. You will finish with matte and gloss copper or crackle glaze before firing your art to hang and enjoy. Tools and materials are provided, just bring your imagination and join the serendipitous fun of the Raku firing process! Supplies will be provided. Adult A84 Tue

$165 (Members $150) 4 wks 10/18–11/8

Learn how to build in clay using traditional and non-traditional handbuilding techniques. Get creative with this fun medium to build some exciting functional wares to use in everyday life or for special occasions. Slab building, coil building, and glaze applications will be covered to create lasting beautiful works of art that can be used to share your favorite foods and drinks! Supply list online. Adults A85 Thu

$225 (Members $210) 6 wks 11/3–12/15 (no class 11/24)

6–9 p.m.

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Pleasing Pitchers

Ceramic Wall Sculpture

Level A – All levels welcome.

Level A – All levels welcome.

Learn slab construction to handbuild a large, medium, or small pitcher from pre-textured clay slabs with the opportunity to make your own clay texturing tool! Move from flat to freestanding using simple flat patterns. Glazing for textured surfaces will also be taught. Everyone will love your one-of-akind pitcher! Supplies will be provided. 16–Adult

In this exciting course, students will learn how to design and create a wall sculpture using mosaic, plaque, and tile-making techniques. Come create beautiful works of art and learn some new tricks in clay with slip, underglaze, and sgraffito methods along with glaze applications. Supply list online. Adult

Instructor: Rui Haagen

A86 Fri

$105 (Members $90) 2 wks 11/4–11/18 (no class 11/11)

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Instructor: Cara McKinley Javernick

9 a.m.–12 p.m.

A87 Sat

$225 (Members $210) 6 wks 11/5–12/17 (no class 11/26)

10 a.m.–1 p.m.

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REGISTER FOR A84


CERAMICS

CLASS INDEX Aaron Bauer

Y19, Y20

Angela Crews

A46

Barbara Dimond

A62, A65

Bethany Alvarez

A47

Bradley Benedetti

A63

Cara McKinley Javernick ATS1, ATS2, A78, A81, A85, A87 Cheyenne Teague

A34, A60, A61

Instructor: Jade Belanger

Dave Reynolds

A55

Level 0 – This class is for the true beginner with no prior experience in the medium.

Jade Belanger

Y3, Y5, Y8, Y23, A43, A88

Jamie Howard

A73, A77

Jantzen Peake

Y2, Y4, Y9, Y12, Y13, Y18

Jeremiah Houck

Y11

Karen Mosbacher

A35

Kathryn Romberg

ATD1, ATD2

Kim Nguyen

VMAH1

Linda Sagastume

Y10, A36

Lindsay Hand

A44

Lisa Villanueva

Y1

Maggie Quinn

Y25, A74, A84

Melissa Newberry

Y6, A33

Michael Forde

A29, A31, A40

Molly Lord

A71, A72

Nora Murphy

A27

ADULT COURSES

Ceramic Flowerpots

Love your plants? Want them to grow in style? Join us to learn to create ceramic flowerpots for your beloved plants. You will use handbuilding techniques such as slabs and pinch pots to create a variety of different flowerpots. Learn to create accessories for your plants, such as drainage plates, watering tools, and décor. Supply list online. 16–Adult A88 Sun

$135 (Members $120) 6 wks 11/6–12/18 (no class 11/27)

1:30–3 p.m.

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Pat Musick

Whimsical Lidded Boxes Instructor: Rui Haagen

Level A – All levels welcome. Have a blast learning the slab construction process used to handbuild whimsical lidded boxes from pre-textured clay slabs. Move from flat to free-standing using simple measurements and your own mirror image flat patterns. Glazing for textured surfaces will also be taught. These boxes are pure joyful self-expressive whimsy! Supplies will be provided. 16–Adult A89 Wed

$105 (Members $90) 2 wks 12/7–12/14

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9 a.m.–12 p.m.

A49, A50, A51

Patrice Filler

A32, A39

Prema Viswanathan

Y14, Y15, Y16, Y24, A26

Richard Rinker

A48

Sandy Friedman

A83

Sophia Hanna

Y7, Y17, A37, A38, A41, A42, A52, A53, A54, A68, A69, A70

Ronee Smith

Y21, Y22, ATP1, ATP2, A66, A67

Rui Haagen

A74, A79, A80, A82, A86, A89

Tina Reyero

MAH

Turner Black

A28, A64

Vicki Square

A30, A45, A56, A57

Virgil Ortiz

A75, A76

Zandra Zieman-Foster

A58, A59


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Photograph by Jeff Kearney, TDC Photography

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30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903

ACTION | ABSTRACTION REDEFINED On view through Jan. 7, 2023 Presenting modern Native American art from the 1940s through the 1970s, this exhibition features 55 artworks by leading artists such as Fritz Scholder (Mission/Luiseño), George Morrison (Chippewa), and T.C. Cannon (Kiowa).

Action/Abstraction Redefined was co–curated by Dr. Lara Evans, Professor of Art History, IAIA Research Center for Contemporary Native Arts Director; Tatiana Lomahaftewa–Singer, curator of collections, IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts; and Dr. Manuela Well–Off–Man, chief curator, IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts.

Fritz Scholder (Mission/Luiseño), New Mexico Number 21, 1965, oil on canvas, 71.375 x 55", MoCNA Collection MS–27

Support for this exhibition and its national tour is provided by Art Bridges