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FALL 2021 CLASS CATALOG

Bemis School of Art


FROM THE DIRECTOR

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As we move into this fall’s session, we are thrilled to open our doors to more students looking to both explore their creativity and express themselves through art making. While we are optimistic about our ability to invite more art makers into our classrooms, we continue to proceed with care and caution. With that in mind, this semester again brings two different types of studio arts offerings from Bemis: a select number of virtual classes for those who enjoy creating remotely and small group, in-person classes (between 3 and 10 students each) for those folks who are ready to join others in our studio classrooms. We hope to see you soon and welcome back to Bemis School of Art!

In-Person Semiprivate Courses

4–5

In-Person Youth Courses

6–7

In-Person Adult Courses

8–15

Military Artistic Healing

14, 19

Virtual Youth Courses

16–17

Virtual Adult Courses

18–19

Class index Fine Arts Center Events Class Levels

Tara Sevanne Thomas Director, Bemis School of Art Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

Registration Info

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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

REMOTE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE HOURS Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. MT

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

IMPORTANT DATES

FAC member registration opens Aug. 23 Non-member registration opens Aug. 30 Classes begin Monday, Sept. 20 Classes end Friday, Dec. 17

HOLIDAYS & CLOSURES

Veteran’s Day Parade Saturday, Nov. 6

PROGRAMS VIRTUAL: Bemis School of Art is continuing to offer virtual course and workshop programming during the fall 2021 session. Instructors will teach a variety of mediums at all levels using Zoom video conferencing platform, prerecorded video content, and other virtual tools. Virtual courses may offer live Zoom studio hours in addition to live Zoom course instruction to provide students with time to work on course projects while the instructor is available to offer personalized feedback and assistance. In order to participate in virtual courses, students will need access to a computer or smartphone with video and audio capabilities, and an internet connection.

Bemis School of Art

Fall Break & Thanksgiving Holiday Saturday, Nov. 20–Sunday, Nov. 28

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IN-PERSON: The fall 2021 session includes limited capacity, in-person, community and semiprivate courses and workshops in a variety of mediums at the Bemis School of Art. Community courses will allow for up to 10 community members per course, and the semiprivate workshops are open to small groups for personalized instruction. To participate, all students must follow current COVID-19 precautions as outlined on the Fine Arts Center’s website: fac.coloradocollege.edu/visit.

Cover art by Laura Raborn, Maggie Quinn, and Martha Mans


COVID-19 STATEMENT As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be ever-present across the nation, it is Bemis School of Art’s priority to protect the health and safety of our patrons, staff, and community. In doing so, we are offering a limited number of in-person courses and will continue virtual programming this fall to further prevent the spread of COVID-19. As a result, our programs may look a little different this session.

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 and medium familiarity 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.

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

Youth and adult students must provide their own supplies for all virtual and many in-person courses unless otherwise stated. Each course supply list may be found on the corresponding course webpage at: artschool.csfineartscenter.org/classes

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 Did you know that sustaining memberships start at $5/month? Make a big impact with a convenient and reasonable monthly contribution!

CLASS INFORMATION Catalog Legend Class# Day(s)

Price # weeks

Date(s)

Hours(s)

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. All students thank you in advance for your generous support.

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IN-PERSON ADULT COURSES — SEMIPRIVATE CERAMICS

Tantalizing Textured Mugs

Pleasing Pitchers

Whimsical Lidded Boxes

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.

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

Practice slab construction to hand build tantalizing mugs from textured clay slabs. Build several mugs that are three or four footed or darted with pedestals using simple measurements and flat patterns. Learn to apply glazes that relate to textured surfaces on your whimsical forms. You will not be able to resist filling your mugs with your favorite beverage! Supply list online. Ages 16–Adult

Learn slab construction to hand build a pleasing pitcher with whimsical forms using textured clay slabs. Move from flat to freestanding using simple measurements and flat patterns. Further embellish your pitcher with decorative elements made from coils that are attached to bodies, handles and spouts. Everyone will love your one-ofa-kind pitchers! Supply list online. Ages 16–Adult

Explore slab construction to hand build whimsical lidded boxes from textured clay slabs. Move from flat to free-standing using simple measurements and your own handmade flat patterns. These boxes are pure joyful self-expressive whimsy! Supply list online. Ages 16–Adult

Instructor: Rui Haagen

Limit 3 students A1 $220 (Members $205) Fri 2 weeks 11/5 10 a.m.–1 p.m. MT 11/12 10 a.m.–12 p.m. MT

REGISTER FOR A1

Instructor: Rui Haagen

Limit 3 students A2 $220 (Members $205) Fri 2 weeks 11/19 10 a.m.–1 p.m. MT 12/3 10 a.m.–12 p.m. MT No class 11/26 Fall break

REGISTER FOR A2

A wonderful way to try something new or expand your skills. Limit 2–3 students

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Instructor: Rui Haagen

Limit 3 students A3 $220 (Members $205) Fri 2 weeks 12/10 10 a.m.–1 p.m. MT 12/17 10 a.m.–12 p.m. MT

REGISTER FOR A3


FAC MEMBERSHIP EXPLORATION IS IN!

PHOTOGRAPHY

Benefits Include: • Year-round free admission to world-class exhibitions • Invitations to member-only events, tours, and more • Discounts on theatre tickets and Bemis School of Art classes, plus early class registration • Access and benefits at a long list of other museums across the U.S. through reciprocal programs. See a full list of participating museums online!

Refine Your Black & White Darkroom Printing Skills Instructor: Angela Crews

Level 1 – This class is for those with some

familiarity with the medium. This could include informal use of medium outside of the classroom. Spend three hours learning to refine your black and white darkroom printing skills with private instruction in contrast filters, split-filter printing, and/or cropping/positioning for artful presentations depending on the student’s skill level and goals. This darkroom experience will help you bring your printing skills to the next level and you will be encouraged to produce prints that you will be excited to enter in photography exhibitions and competitions. Supply list online. Ages 16–Adult Limit 2 students

A4 $150 (Members $135) Wed 1 day 10/6 10 a.m.–1 p.m. MT A5 $150 (Members $135) Wed 1 day 10/13 10 a.m.–1 p.m. MT A6 $150 (Members $135) Wed 1 day 10/20

2–5 p.m. MT

A7 $150 (Members $135) Wed 1 day 11/3

2–5 p.m. MT

A8 $150 (Members $135) Tue 1 day 11/9 10 a.m.–1 p.m. MT

REGISTER FOR DARKROOM PRINTING SKILLS

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Become a Sustaining Member Memberships can now be renewed for as little as $5 per month. Check out our Sustaining Memberships online for more information on this monthly payment option. FAC Sustaining Members receive the same benefits as Annual Members at the corresponding membership level and provide the FAC with a steady and reliable stream of income that allows us to plan big for the future. JOIN ONLINE TODAY AT fac.coloradocollege.edu/membership fac.coloradocollege.edu/bemis | 5


IN-PERSON YOUTH COURSES AGES 6–9

AGES 9–12

Introduction to the Elements of Art I

Introduction to the Elements of Art II

Clay Sculpture

This class is for young artists who have expressed a love for art and wish to create art projects free from typical restrictions in elementary school art classes. You will learn seven of the elements of art as well as the works of many famous artists. You will be guided to create a new art piece each day and spend the last days creating a final piece of your own design. Supplies will be provided.

While both reviewing and solidifying the aspects covered in Introduction to the Elements of Art, this course will introduce exciting new artists and projects. We will continue to create unique art pieces each day, as well as plan and implement your own designs for final projects. Supplies will be provided.

Getting your hands dirty and building things out of clay is a wonderful experience. Starting with a few basic construction techniques, this class quickly branches out to include several non-standard ones, too: fast fossil, thixotropic, dynamic oxidation, and at least one that will be created/ discovered by this class halfway through the session. No experience needed. Supplies will be provided.

Instructor: Aaron Bauer

Y9 $85 (Members $70) Sat 5 weeks 9/25–10/23 10–11:30 a.m. MT

REGISTER FOR Y9

Instructor: Aaron Bauer

Y10 $85 (Members $70) Sat 5 weeks 11/13–12/18 10–11:30 a.m. MT No class 11/27 Fall Break

REGISTER FOR Y10

Instructor: Jeremiah Houck and Bemis Instructors

Y11 $120 (Members $105) Fri 5 weeks 9/24–10/22 4–5:30 p.m. MT

REGISTER FOR Y11

FAC THEATRE SCHOOL Ages 5-18 | Offering innovative and comprehensive professional theatre training from award-winning instructors. Musical theatre, design, acting, play analysis, dancing, and the collaborative process are just a sampling of the rich curriculum offered. For details and to register visit fac.coloradocollege.edu/theatre-school. Photograph by Jeff Kearney, TDC Photography

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IN-PERSON YOUTH COURSES AGES 12–16

Teen Wheel Throwing Instructor: Maggie Quinn

Explore a variety of ceramic forms on the wheel with your peers. An excellent supplement for students without time in their schedule at school to take art classes, or for those who wish to expand their arts experience. Delve into ceramics in a low-pressure and supportive environment: no grades, no stress! Instruction will be at beginner level, but projects and demonstrations can be tailored to a variety of interests and abilities. Supply list online. Y12 $165 (Members $150) Sat 6 weeks 9/25–10/30 12:30–2:30 p.m. MT

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Finding your Voice! SelfExpression for Teens Instructor: Jasmine Dillavou

This workshop uses several creative activities to unlock your expressive voice through your art! Zine making and blackout poetry are just two ways we will dive into finding your own unique narrative and learning how to assert power through your creative endeavors. In addition, you will be provided with links to virtual content to explore on your own time outside of class if you so choose. These examples include political contemporary artists using zine making as a tool for artivism, examples of online black-out poetry, and resources to learn more about black-out poetry on YouTube. Supplies will be provided. Y13 $65 (Members $50) Sun 1 day 9/26

4–6 p.m. MT

Y14 $65 (Members $50) Sat 1 day 10/9

11 a.m.–1 p.m. MT

Y15 $65 (Members $50) Sun 1 day 10/24

4–6 p.m. MT

Y16 $65 (Members $50) Sat 1 day 11/13

11 a.m.–1 p.m. MT

Y17 $65 (Members $50) Sun 1 day 12/5

4–6 p.m. MT

Introduction to Murals Instructor: Jantzen Peake

Using acrylic paints, learn how to begin the process of painting on a wall, formulating concept designs, and transferring your design to a surface. Discover the fundamental techniques of drawing in different mediums, introduction to color theory, paint brush techniques, use of light sources, layering, and so much more! Supply list online. Y18 $85 (Members $70) Fri 1 day 11/5 4:15–7:30 p.m. MT Y19 $85 (Members $70) Fri 1 day 11/19 4:15–7:30 p.m. MT

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IN-PERSON ADULT COURSES DRAWING

Drawing with Your Eyes, Head, Heart, & Hands Instructor: Kathryn Romberg

Level 0 – This class is for the true beginner with no prior experience in the medium. Learn the practice of drawing through fascinating exercises, intense observation, refined coordination, and connecting with your subjects. Bring together your vision with your heart and your hands to create expressive drawings. Supply list online. Ages 16–Adult

A20 $205 (Members $190) Wed 8 weeks 9/22–11/10 6:30–8:30 p.m. MT

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PAINTING – ACRYLIC

Exploring Abstraction

Painting the Seasons: Autumn

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

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

Have you ever wondered what makes a good abstract painting? Are you curious about how to begin? These questions and more will be answered in this class. Strong abstract designs are the key to making any painting successful, even realistic ones. Discover the qualities of a strong abstract painting as well as several ways to create abstraction. Explore and experiment with creating abstract paintings in a safe and fun environment. Come with an open mind and a playful attitude! A $25 materials fee will be due to the instructor on the first day of class for all supplies. Ages 16–Adult

Paint the vibrant, warm colors of autumn. Nature is a gold mine of inspiration—what better way to explore its countless variations than painting the seasons. Autumn colors provide rich inspiration for the landscape painter and this workshop will give you an opportunity to discover how to use opaque and transparent colors to express the glow of autumn leaves as wells as the nuances of foreground greens. Supply list online. Adult

Instructor: Dena Peterson

A21 $145 (Members $130) Sat & Sun 2 days 11/13–11/14 10 a.m.–3 p.m. MT

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Instructor: Linda Sagastume

A22 $75 (Members $60) Sat 1 day 10/2 10 a.m.–1 p.m. MT

REGISTER FOR A22


IN-PERSON ADULT COURSES PAINTING – GENERAL

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Jamaica Field Expedition: Plein Air Painting Instructors: Phil Lear, Kat Tudor, Fiona Godfrey, Elton Senior Level A – All levels welcome.

REGISTER FOR JAMAICA FIELD EXPEDITION

Paint with local artists Phil Lear and Kat Tudor in collaboration with artists Fiona Godfrey and Elton Senior from Jamaica. Drink in the intoxicatingly beautiful landscape of the Good Hope Plantation in Trelawny, Jamaica. Enjoy the fabulous accommodations at Good Hope’s Coach House Villa and immerse yourself in a truly incredible creative experience. Lodging and tuition fees include eight days of accommodations and seven days of hands-on classes taught by four instructors, all ground transportation, meals, taxes, gratuity, and yoga classes tailored to our needs as working artists. There will be one scheduled day at the beach and one excursion to Stush in the Bush farm-to-table restaurant and home of Zionites Farm Organics. Arrival is Friday, Nov. 5 and departure is Saturday, Nov. 13. Course is open to all skill levels. Supply list online. Adults. J1 Deposit of $765 (Members $750) due by Sept. 1, 2021, to reserve your space. Balance due Oct. 1, 2021. Fri–Sat 9 days 11/5–11/13 Lodging and Tuition Options: Single Private Single Shared Bathroom Double Outdoor Accommodations: Tent Provided

$4,115 (Members $4,100) $3,515 (Members $3,500) $3,115 (Members $3,100) $2,215 (Members $2,200)

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

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IN-PERSON ADULT COURSES PAINTING – WATERCOLOR

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Enchanted Textures of Taos, New Mexico Instructor: Martha Mans Level II–IV This plein air water-media workshop takes place in and around the historic town of Taos, New Mexico. In 1915, Taos became famous as the home of the Taos Society of Artists and has remained an artist’s mecca ever since. Our instructor Martha has also become enchanted with New Mexico and uses its light and textures as the subject of her watercolor and oil paintings. The chamisa, sage, and cottonwood trees against the rugged mountains and mesas make up the enticing landscape of northern New Mexico that she paints. In autumn, the textures and colors are especially glorious—experience this inspiring environment for yourself! Martha will provide instruction in water-based media, including transparent watercolor, gouache, and acrylic, while you paint on-site in picturesque Taos. Improve your paintings with a greater understanding of elements of design, including employing rhythm in landscape painting and leading the viewer through the painting by providing a point of interest. Add strength to your composition using light, midtones, and rich darks. Learn how to achieve rich color using paint-to-water ratio. Supply list online. Adults. T1 $475 (Members $460) Mon–Fri 5 days 9/27–10/1 9 a.m.–6 p.m. MT Travel and lodging not included. Additional information will be provided after registration is complete.

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IN-PERSON ADULT COURSES PRINTMAKING

MIXED MEDIA

Ink Play: Drawing & Layers – Mono & Relief Prints Instructor: Kathryn Romberg

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

You will play with ink in order to discover what it can do and how to mix with other media. While monoprinting technically means only one copy, these techniques will allow you to use and reuse your drawings to create interesting multiple prints. You will move on to relief prints starting with Styrofoam and moving to a wellplanned linoleum block. Learn to connect printmaking and drawing together. Supply list online. Ages 16–Adult A23 $205 (Members 190) Thu 8 weeks 9/23–11/11 10 a.m.–12 p.m. MT

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Ultimate Mixed Media Sampler Instructor: Barbara Dimond

Level 0 – This class is for the true beginner with no prior experience in the medium. Experience a variety of art-making processes to find your creative niche using fabulous materials! Explore artful compositions in watercolor, collage, fabric collage, printmaking, pastel painting, simple bookmaking, mixing media and more. Explore works of known artists to inspire your works of art. Come explore your hidden talents and get back to making art! There is a $45 material fee due to instructor for all supplies. Adult A24 $315 (Members $300) Thu 9 weeks 9/23–12/2 10 a.m.–1 p.m. MT No class 10/7 & 11/25 Fall break

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Color, Texture and Surface Design

Instructor: Barbara Dimond Level 0 – This class is for the true beginner with no prior experience in the medium. Work on surfaces of Tyvek, prepared boards, and papers while discovering processes in Citra Solv marbling, historic paste paper, out of the box collage using image transfers, gelli printmaking, stenciling and more. We will layer colorants applied to surfaces such as inks, paints, and pastels to create visually texture to our unique compositions. Use materials in new and exciting ways! A $45 materials fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class for all supplies. Adult A25 $315 (Members $300) Wed 9 weeks 9/29–12/1 10 a.m.–1 p.m. MT No class 11/24 Fall break

REGISTER FOR A25

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

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IN-PERSON ADULT COURSES MIXED MEDIA

20 Prompts for Two Paintings: Learning to Create Free of Fear

Instructor: Laura Raborn

Level I – This class is for those with some familiarity with the medium. This could include informal use of medium outside of the classroom. Many of us let fear or a need for perfection halt our artistic endeavors. This fast-paced mixed media workshop will interrupt the tendency to overthink and will allow artists to break free of their inner critic. The curriculum includes various techniques such as stencil, collage, image transfer, and drawn line. Using timed prompts, we will alternate between two paintings and learn tricks that allow artists to use both skill and spontaneity. Supply list online. Ages 16–Adult A26 $115 (Members $100) Tue 1 day 10/19 10 a.m.–1 p.m. MT

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Words Matter When Language Becomes Art

Instructor: Laura Raborn

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: Laura Raborn

Study a variety of ways to include language in visual art in this thought-provoking class. The words can be a background, create a subtle message, be a graphic element or pattern, or become the central element of the artwork. We will look at contemporary artists who use language in their work. We will explore Christopher Wool, Barbara Kruger, and Jenny Holzer as well as looking back at how the Dadaists used language in their powerful collages. By discussing contemporary and historical use of words as art, students will not only learn how—but also why—to use text in their art making. Supply list online. Ages 16–Adult

In the first half of the day, we will experiment with an extensive list of mark making tools to create unique collage papers. We will test ink, colored pencil, oil pastel, charcoal, ball point pen, and markers—just to name a few. Because we are playing, and not focused on a “perfect” piece of art, the use of materials is relaxing and fun. In the afternoon we will use our altered papers and arrange the pieces in a variety of abstract collages. Supply list online. Ages 16–Adult

A27 $220 (Members $205) Wed & Thu 2 days 10/20–10/21 10 a.m.–4 p.m. MT

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Abstract Collage: How to Create a Visual Language with Altered Materials

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

A28 $150 (Members $135) Sun 1 day 10/24 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m. MT

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IN-PERSON ADULT COURSES FIBER ARTS

Embroidery: Drawing & Painting with Thread Instructor: Rob Watt

Level 0 – This class is for the true beginner with no prior experience in the medium. You will be introduced to the process of artistic needlework, learning to get more comfortable with the technique and discovering ways to problem-solve. We will start with basic exercises, learn color blending, shading, drawing lines, and other fundamental embroidery techniques. With support of the instructor, you will be encouraged to sketch design ideas from your imagination, photos, or natural surroundings, which will serve as a basis for your final piece of work. Supply list online. Adult A29 $105 (Members $90) Wed 4 weeks 9/22–10/13 7–8:30 p.m. MT

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JEWELRY

Beading Basics

Instructor: Ona-Marie Engle Level 0 – This class is for the true beginner with no prior experience in the medium. Learn the techniques the professionals use to design, create, and finish earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. Create unique pieces to enhance your wardrobe, give as gifts, or create jewelry to sell. You will also learn techniques to repair vintage favorites to be worn again or revamp them into something new. Supply List online. Ages 16–Adult A30 $165 (Members $150) Mon 4 weeks 9/20–10/11 10 a.m.–1 p.m. MT A31 $165 (Members $150) Mon 4 weeks 10/25–11/15 10 a.m.–1 p.m. MT

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Off-Loom Bead Weaving: The Artful Netted Amulet Bag Necklace Instructor: Zandra Zieman-Foster

Level 0 – This class is for the true beginner with no prior experience in the medium. In the past, amulet bags have been used to hold meaningful items such as amulet stones, crystals, and healing herbs. In modern times, amulet necklaces are fun, and can still be used to hold small, meaningful items. Challenge your inner creativity and learn how to stitch a beaded bag necklace using the tubular netted stitch, and seed beads. Learn to problem solve: if there is a mistake in color or technique, do you leave it, or take out? Is there another creative solution? Additional beading stitches will be introduced to embellish these tiny works of art! Supply list online. Ages 16–Adult A32 $145 (Members $130) Thu 4 weeks 10/21–11/11 6–8:30 p.m. MT

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FAC THEATRE SCHOOL Adult Dance Class

Join us for high-energy classes featuring combinations from choreography featured in FAC productions as well as other iconic dance combinations. For details and to register visit fac.coloradocollege.edu/theatre-school. Photograph by Jeff Kearney, TDC Photography


IN-PERSON ADULT COURSES JEWELRY

ACTIVE DUTY & VETERANS

Off-Loom Bead Weaving: RAW Power Bracelet

CERAMICS

Military Artistic Healing

Altered Bowls

Instructor: Zandra Zieman-Foster

Level A – All levels welcome.

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

Discover techniques to inspire creative skills and gain greater self–awareness. Explore possibilities, develop your creativity, and gain personal insight through working with a variety of controllable mediums. There are many benefits to using art to express emotions: art can furnish a healthy outlet and an alternate way to communicate something that one cannot always put into words. The art can provide safe containment for emotions that are expressed and reflecting on the art can give new understanding and insight about feelings. Visual thinking strategies will be used to increase group cohesion. Supplies will be provided. Adult

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.

Large beads, bold colors, and simple designs make a striking statement with this right-angle weave beaded bracelet. The RAW method works well with large crystal rondelles and creates a flower-like center that can be bold or subtle, depending on the bead colors used. The method is repetitive, but has some complicated steps, so previous beading experience is helpful, and recommended for this class. There is a $25 materials fee due to the instructor on the first day of class for a beading kit. Ages 16–Adult A33 $85 (Members $70) Wed 1 day 11/17

1–4 p.m. MT

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Instructor: Kim Nguyen

Please note, this class is only open to activeduty military and veterans. An active duty, retiree ID, or DD-214 must be presented in order to participate. MAH1 $0 (Members $0) Wed 8 weeks 9/22–11/10 5:30–7 p.m. MT

REGISTER FOR MAH1 Thanks to grants and individual donations, these 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.

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Instructor: Rui Haagen

Don’t be bored with round, get out of round! Alter, cut, carve, and stamp your bowls. Learn to throw basic bowl forms in preparation for each type of the alteration processes. Discover the aesthetics and functionality for altered forms. Staining and glazing will be taught to suit this project. Be the envy of the party with your own unique functional clay art serving pieces! Supply list online. 16–Adult A34 $135 (Members $120) Fri 3 weeks 9/24–10/8 10 a.m.–1 p.m. MT

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IN-PERSON ADULT COURSES

Hand Building in Clay I

Unique Platters & Pitchers

Hand Building in Clay II

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.

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

By taking a ball of clay through the ceramic process to create a permanent object, this class will help one gain an appreciation for this special medium and its important properties. A beginner’s guide to hand building clay, this course covers traditional and not-so-traditional building techniques to create by hand. A variety of texturing and glazing techniques will also be covered, while celebrating individual style and interests. Supply list online. Adult

Create a pitcher and platter set that expresses your personal uniqueness! Learn basic slab construction techniques to hand build plant or animal themed platters using templates, texturing tools and textured leaf molds. Then move on to the more complex process of building a pitcher using textured slabs and flat pattern templates. Under glazing, staining, and overglazing will be taught to suit this project. Supply list online. 16–Adult

A continuation of Hand Building in Clay I, although new students are welcome to join. Advanced methods of building by hand will be taught. Learn a variety of methods in hand formed ceramics to gain confidence in the material. Larger forms, lidded objects with additions, and funky techniques will be brought into this course. Supply list online. Adult

Instructor: Cara McKinley

A35 $195 (Members $180) Thu 5 weeks 9/30–10/28 10 a.m.–1 p.m. MT

REGISTER FOR A35

Instructor: Cara McKinley

A36 $135 (Members $120) Fri 3 weeks 10/15–10/29 10 a.m.–1 p.m. MT

REGISTER FOR A36

Instructor: Cara McKinley

A37 $195 (Members $180) Thu 5 weeks 11/11–12/16 10 a.m.–1 p.m. MT No class 11/25 Fall break

REGISTER FOR A37

CLAY TV Don’t miss Bemis School of Art’s ClayTV, a meditative outlet for all things clay and clean enough for the tidiest of living rooms! Whether you are already a fan of the best plastic-elastic stuff on the planet, or just like watching things spin, tune in to Episodes 1 and 2 of ClayTV. Find it, along with other fun Bemis videos, on FAC Connect at fac.coloradocollege.edu/clay-tv.

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VIRTUAL YOUTH COURSES VIRTUAL COURSES

Virtual courses and workshops are facilitated using Zoom video conferencing platform, prerecorded video content, and other virtual tools. Virtual courses may offer live Zoom studio hours in addition to live Zoom course instruction to provide students with time to work on course projects while the instructor is available to offer personalized feedback and assistance. To participate in virtual courses, students will need access to a computer or smartphone with video and audio capabilities, and an internet connection. We encourage our students to browse through the Zoom website’s Frequently Asked Questions page and video tutorials to ensure that they are familiarized with Zoom and ready to create when classes begin!

Zoom video conferencing platform website: zoom.us

Zoom frequently asked questions: support.zoom.us/hc/enus/articles/206175806Frequently-askedquestions

AGES 9–12

Virtual: Beginning Colored Pencil

Virtual: Fundamentals of Drawing

In this course, you will be guided into a new way of looking at how to apply color to your artwork. Creating a sense of depth and volume using perspective as well as layering and blending techniques. Discover how to use color theory, a light source, value scale, and composition to bring your artwork to life. Supply list online.

This virtual drawing course will guide you into a new way of looking at how you draw. We will explore how to bring a source of light into your drawings, a sense of depth, strong composition, and volume of an object. You will be introduced to color theory, one- and two-point perspective, and atmospheric perspective as well as layering and blending techniques. Supply list online.

Instructor: Jantzen Peake

Instructor: Jantzen Peake

VY38 $135 (Members $120) Mon 6 weeks 9/20–10/25 Virtual Class: 4:15–5:15 p.m. MT Virtual Studio: 5:15–5:45 p.m. MT

REGISTER FOR VY38

VY39 $135 (Members $120) Tue 6 weeks 9/21–10/26 Virtual Class: 4:15–5:15 p.m. MT Virtual Studio: 5:15–5:45 p.m. MT

REGISTER FOR VY39

Zoom video tutorials: support.zoom.us/hc/enus/articles/206618765– Zoom-video-tutorials Use your smart phone camera to hover over QR code and click the link to website.

Register for Virtual Classes and Try Something New “My child was initially hesitant but ended up having a great time and learned some new art skills. All my children have taken classes at Bemis, and we were excited to see that a remote class was offered.” –Parent of Bemis School of Art Student

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VIRTUAL YOUTH COURSES AGES 12–16

Virtual: Beginning Acrylic Painting

Virtual: Fundamentals of Drawing

Virtual: Beginning Acrylic Painting

Give your paintings a breath of life! This virtual acrylic painting course will introduce you to traditional drawing and painting techniques. You will discover fundamental drawing techniques, while using a variety of drawing mediums. We will explore composition, color theory, light sources, paint brush techniques, dry brushing, wet on wet techniques, layering/rendering, and so much more! Supply list online.

You will be guided into a new way of looking at how you draw in this fun virtual drawing course. Discover how to bring a source of light into your drawings, create a sense of depth, composition, color theory, perspective and so much more! We will explore how to use reference materials, layering and blending techniques, and how to utilize a gradient scale. Supply list online.

This acrylic painting course will introduce you to basic drawing and painting techniques, building up the volume of an object, rendering techniques, light source, the basics of color theory, learning from references, composition, atmospheric perspective in landscape paintings, and more! Supply list online.

Instructor: Jantzen Peake

VY40 $135 (Members $120) Thu 6 weeks 9/23–10/28 Virtual Class: 4:15–5:15 p.m. MT Virtual Studio: 5:15–5:45 p.m. MT

REGISTER FOR VY40

Instructor: Jantzen Peake

VY41 $135 (Members $120) Wed 6 weeks 9/22–10/27 Virtual Class: 4:15–5:15 p.m. MT Virtual Studio: 5:15–5:45 p.m. MT

REGISTER FOR VY41

Instructor: Jantzen Peake

VY42 $135 (Members $120) Fri 6 weeks 9/24–10/29 Virtual Class: 4:15–5:15 p.m. MT Virtual Studio: 5:15–5:45 p.m. MT

REGISTER FOR VY42

Students 16–Adult Check out the adult course section for additional choices in painting, drawing, ceramics, and more.

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VIRTUAL ADULT COURSES DRAWING

Virtual: Beginning Drawing Using Your Eyes, Head Heart and Hands Instructor: Kathryn Romberg

Level 0 – This class is for the true beginner with no prior experience in the medium. Learn the practice of drawing through fascinating exercises, intense observations, refined coordination, and connecting with your subjects. Bring together your vision with your heart and your hands to create expressive drawings. Supply list online. Ages 16–Adult VA43 $205 (Members $190) Tue 8 weeks 9/21–11/9 Virtual Class: 7–8 p.m. MT Virtual Studio: 8–9 p.m. MT

REGISTER FOR VA43

PAINTING

Virtual: Art for Social Justice

Instructor: Louise Cutler

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Virtual: Fundamentals of Digital Photography Instructor: Michelle Mondragon

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

Artists are the recorders of history and events: those happening now and those in the future. The past year brought about changes to our society that uncovered truths that were hidden and are now starting to be revealed. Truths that were previously only visible to some are now visible to many, many more than before. This course is about creating art that centers around social justice and using it to complete the narrative created by social injustice. Supply list online. 16–Adult

Learn the basic functions of your camera and how classic compositional rules apply to photography. Discover how to bring together the elements of manual mode to create intriguing images using shutter speed, aperture, and which ISO to use in different lighting situations. Also covered will be classic compositional approaches and how to use them to express your creative vision. An introduction to digital processing will round out the course. Supply list online. Ages 16–Adult

VA44 $185 ($170) Mon–Sat 6 days 9/20–9/25 7-8 p.m. MT

VA45 $165 ($150) Wed 4 weeks 10/6–10/27 10 a.m.–12 p.m. MT

REGISTER FOR VA44

REGISTER FOR VA45

Stay Creative at Home with Virtual Courses “Thank you for continuing to offer courses virtually throughout the pandemic. This has given me something positive to focus on and look forward to during a very difficult time.” –Bemis School of Art Student

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Enjoy Quality Arts Education from the Comfort of Your Home “Since I started this course with Ms. Kim, it has been extremely helpful to me in selecting the right colors and technique to painting. I always loved to paint but I was not motivated to do so until I learned about this course with Ms. Kim. I am very grateful that this virtual program is available to military personnel and spouses. It was a tremendous experience.” –Bemis School of Art Student


CLASS INDEX ACTIVE DUTY & VETERANS

Aaron Bauer

Y9, Y10

Angela Crews

A4, A5, A6, A7, A8

Barbara Dimond

A25, A26

Cara McKinley

A36, A38

Dena Peterson

A22

Elton Senior J1 Fiona Godfrey J1 Jantzen Peake

Y12, Y19, Y20, VY39, VY40, VY41, VY42

Virtual: Military Artistic Healing

Jasmine Dillavou

Y14, Y15, Y16, Y17, Y18

Level A – All levels welcome.

Jeremiah Houck

Y11

Discover techniques to inspire creative skills and gain greater self–awareness. Explore possibilities, develop your creativity, and gain personal insight through working with a variety of controllable mediums. There are many benefits to using art to express emotions: art can furnish a healthy outlet and an alternate way to communicate something that one cannot always put into words. The art can provide safe containment for emotions that are expressed and reflecting on the art can give new understanding and insight about feelings. Visual thinking strategies will be used to increase group cohesion. This course includes live Zoom class sessions. Supply list online. Adult

Kat Tudor

Instructor: Kim Nguyen

Please note, this class is only open to activeduty military and veterans. An active duty, retiree ID, or DD-214 must be presented in order to participate. VMAH1 $0 (Members $0) Tue 8 weeks 9/21-11/9 5:30–7 p.m. MT

J1

Kathryn Romberg

A21, A24, VA43

Kim Nguyen

MAH1, VMAH1

Laura Rabon

A27, A28, A29

Linda Sagastume A23 Louise Cutler VA44 Maggie Quinn Martha Mans Michelle Mondragon Ona-Marie Engle Phil Lear Rob Watt Rui Haagen Zandra Zieman-Foster

Y13 T1 VA45 A31, A32 J1 A30 Y1, Y2, Y3, A35, A37 A33, A34

REGISTER FOR VMAH1 Thanks to grants and individual donations, these 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.

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GUADALUPE IN THE GUEST ROOM Sept. 30–Oct. 24, 2021 BALLOONACY Oct. 23–Nov. 21, 2021 | Family Series RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA Dec. 2, 2021–Jan. 9, 2022 | Mainstage BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK Feb. 17–March 13, 2022 | Mainstage DON’T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS! THE MUSICAL! March 5–April 3, 2022 | Family Series LA CAGE AUX FOLLES April 21–May 15, 2022 | Mainstage THE WOLVES June 1–26, 2022 | Studio Series Experience a season of inspiration and empowerment, laughter and hope. For more information & tickets visit fac.coloradocollege.edu

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ARTS MONTH RONNY QUEVEDO: AT THE LINE Oct. 1–Dec. 5, 2021 | in the museum Working across printmaking, drawing, sculpture, and installation, Ronny Quevedo uses schematics—from dressmakers’ pattern sheets to architectural plans to geographical maps—in order to explore the formation of individual identity that is shaped by a fractured past.

GUADALUPE IN THE GUEST ROOM by Tony Meneses Sept. 30–Oct. 24, 2021 | Mainstage Theatre Guadalupe in the Guest Room chronicles a funny and heartfelt story of shared grief and love between two people separated by a language barrier, ultimately proving that understanding doesn’t always require speaking the same language.

BALLOONACY by Barry Kornhauser Oct. 23–Nov. 21, 2021 | Family Theatre Series Full of imagination and friendship, Balloonacy explores the power of unlikely companionship in an uplifting and lighthearted show for all ages.

Image: Ronny Quevedo, no hay medio tiempo / there is no halftime (after Glissant and Quevedo) (detail), 2017, Custom printed vinyl and vinyl tape, Photo by Hai Zhang

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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 size is limited and spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Full classes are indicated online and will be communicated via email or over the phone.

ONLINE

Use our website (fac.coloradocollege.edu/bemis) to register for an art class at the Bemis School of Art today! Search all of our available classes using key words, course code numbers, class mediums, age group, instructor, or day of the week. Click on the class you’d like to register for to read the full description; review date, time, and location information; download your supply list, 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) 475-2444 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. Registration implies the responsible party understands the course levels below and has self-selected a course or courses that match their skill level. If Bemis identifies a student enrolling for a class below their skill level they may be asked to withdraw and/or switch into a course that’s a better match.

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 of the instructor.

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POLICIES & WAIVERS Registration implies the responsible party understands and agrees to the following policies and waivers. All students must follow COVID-19 precautions outlined on the Fine Arts Center visit guideline webpage, to participate in in-person courses and workshops. Additionally, we ask that you arrive for in-person classes on time and promptly leave when class ends. Please do not enter Bemis School of Art buildings until your class begins. No additional visitors are permitted in the buildings at this time.

POLICIES General

• The Fine Arts Center at Colorado College’s Bemis School of Art (henceforth, Bemis School of Art) reserves the right to change class instructors when necessary. • Disorderly conduct or misbehavior while on Colorado College grounds or participating in a virtual course will not be allowed and may result in suspension from class(es). • Suspension due to misconduct does not release the student/parent from financial obligation to Bemis School of Art. • No pets are allowed on campus. Service animals are welcome. • Bemis School of Art reserves the right to refuse enrollment to participants with a history of unacceptable behavior. • Parents must arrive to pick up their children on time. A childcare fee may be assessed for children waiting for more than 15 minutes. • Bemis School of Art does not prorate tuition. • Tuition fees are for the entire course as scheduled regardless of attendance. No refunds or make-up classes will be given for absences. • Use of studios for commercial production work is prohibited. • Bemis School of Art studios are reserved for the use of registered students during class time only. • Bemis School of Art parking spaces are reserved for the use of registered students during class time only. • Enrollment in class does not guarantee a space in the Bemis School of Art lot. Please use street parking as needed.

VIRTUAL POLICIES Students registered for virtual courses are expected to conduct themselves as if participating in an on-site Bemis course. As a virtual course registrant, Bemis asks that you please be aware of your surroundings during virtual class sessions. Ensure your Zoom camera background is simple and clear of any foot traffic, including family members moving in and out of view, bright backlighting, or anything else that would be distracting to fellow students and the instructor. If need be, you can choose to turn off your camera in Zoom and turn it back on when you’re ready.

Withdrawals and Transfers

• Tuition fees are for the entire course as scheduled regardless of attendance. No refunds or make-up classes will be given for absences. • Notice of withdrawal must be received by the Bemis front desk staff by phone (719) 475-2444 or email bemis@coloradocollege.edu no later than one week prior to the first day of class. • No refunds will be given to participants who elect to withdraw from a class once it has begun. • Failure to attend sessions or notification to the instructor will not be regarded as an official notice of withdrawal. • There is a $10 withdrawal fee for Fine Arts Center members and a $20 withdrawal fee for non-members. • Request for a course transfer must be received by the Bemis front desk staff by phone (719) 475-2444 or email bemis@coloradocollege.edu no later than one week prior to the first day of class. • Participants may transfer classes one time per semester. Each additional course transfer will incur a $10 transfer fee. • Checks returned are not honored for any reason and will be subject to a $15 NSF charge and subject to prosecution to the fullest extent of the law.

Cancellation

The Bemis School of Art reserves the right to cancel, combine, or reschedule classes. If it is necessary to cancel a class for any reason, all registered participants will be informed as soon as possible and given the opportunity to transfer into another class. If a participant does not wish to transfer into another class, they may instead opt to receive a letter of credit to use toward any future Bemis School of Art course or a refund in the method in which they originally paid (card, cash, or check).

WAIVERS Publicity Waiver

Unless informed otherwise in writing, the Bemis School of Art considers photographs taken of students and their artwork to be permissible for publication in Colorado College, Fine Arts Center, and Bemis School of Art informational and promotional publications, including websites and social media.

Medical Care Waiver In the event of illness or injury, the staff of the Bemis School of Art will act as the agent in obtaining medical care for registered students and have permission to contact the participant’s emergency contact(s) on file.

VIRTUAL WAIVER By registering for a Bemis School of Art virtual course, you are acknowledging that instructors and fellow students of said course may be able to view everything in the line of sight of all shared camera video during live Zoom sessions. Virtual courses may be recorded for quality assurance and promotional publications, including websites and social media.

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