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MARCH–MAY 2021 CLASS CATALOG

Bemis School of Art


FROM THE DIRECTOR

CONTENTS

As we and the world around us move into spring, many unknowns await us. In exploring our return to Bemis, we are beginning to offer a limited number of in-person, intensive mini-workshops for individual adults (or adults from the same household). For those of you who are not quite ready for in-person offerings, we will continue to offer a healthy number of virtual classes that utilize Zoom video conferencing sessions, prerecorded video content, and other virtual tools. Additionally, even though we are barely into 2021, we are eagerly looking ahead toward the summer session. We’ve included dates for Art & Acting in the Forest at La Foret summer camps. It was a great success last summer, masks and all!

Class index

4

Youth Summer Camps

5

In-Person Adult Courses

6-9

Virtual Youth Courses

11-14

FAC Theatre School

15

Military Artistic Healing

16

Virtual Adult Courses

17–19

Until then, we hope to see you on-screen or in-person throughout the Spring session. Here’s to a creative 2021!

Class Levels

20

Registration Info

20–21

All classes will meet virtually unless otherwise noted.

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 Feb. 8 Non-member registration opens Feb. 15 Classes begin Monday, March 1 Classes end Thursday, May 28

HOLIDAYS & CLOSURES

Spring Break Saturday–Sunday, March 20–28 Easter Sunday, April 4 Mother’s Day Sunday, May 9 Memorial Day Monday, May 31

PARKING

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Platte Ave. Nevada Ave.

Tejon St.

Bijou St.

Cascade Ave.

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A 28-space parking lot adjacent to the Fine Arts Center’s Bemis School of Art offers a safe drop-off location for children and a convenient parking area for registered students. Each enrolled student must pick up a parking permit from the art school’s front desk in order to use the lot. Call for detailed directions or visit coloradocollege.edu/fac.

In-Person – The Spring 2021 session includes a limited number of semi-private in-person courses and workshops at the Bemis School of Art. These in-person offerings allow for one adult student or a limited number of adult students within the same household to receive personalized instruction in a variety of mediums. All students must follow COVID-19 precautions Uintah St. outlined on the Fine Arts Center visit guideline Cache La Poudre St. webpage to participate Dale St. in in-person courses and workshops. nA

(off Cache La Poudre St. and Cascade Ave.)

Virtual – Bemis School of Art is continuing virtual course and workshop programming through the Spring 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.

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818 Pelham Place Colorado Springs, CO 80903

PROGRAMS

Downtown Colorado Springs

Cover images: Beyond Reality, Dena Peterson; Refine Your B&W Darkroom Printing Skills, Angela Crews; Floral Expressions, Linda Sagastume; Pleasing Pitchers, Rui Haagen


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 semiprivate in-person courses and will continue virtual programming this spring to further prevent the spread of COVID-19. As a result, our programs may look a little different this session.

FINE ARTS CENTER MEMBERSHIP 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.

SUPPLIES

Youth and adult students must provide their own supplies for all virtual and in-person courses unless noted otherwise. You can find each course’s supply list on the corresponding course webpage at fac.coloradocollege.edu/bemis

CLASS INFORMATION Catalog Legend

Class# Price Day(s) # weeks Date(s) Hours(s)

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

Not a member? Join today! Did you know that sustaining memberships start at $5/month? Make a big impact with a convenient and reasonable monthly contribution! 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. 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.

Educational activities supported by:

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VIRTUAL COURSES IN-PERSON COURSES – PRIVATE, SEMI-PRIVATE

These in-person offerings allow for one adult student or a limited number of adult students within the same household to receive personalized instruction in a variety of mediums. All students must follow COVID-19 precautions outlined on the Fine Arts Center visit guideline webpage. All students and instructors must wear masks or face coverings that cover one’s nose and mouth at all times and maintain a distance of 6′ from all other parties. Do not attend an in-person course or workshop if you or a member of your household has been diagnosed with COVID-19, has been exposed to COVID-19, or are showing any COVID-19 symptoms of illness. For the most up-to-date information and COVID-19 guidelines, please visit fac.coloradocollege.edu/visit. 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.

CLASS INDEX BY INSTRUCTOR

INSTRUCTOR CLASS Angela Crews A13, A14, A15, A16, A17, A18

Key:

Rui Haagen

A19, A20, A21

A= Adult

Cara McKinley

VA5, VA6, VA7

VA = Virtual Adult

Dena Peterson

A2, A 3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, A9, A10, A11, A12, VA4

VY = Virtual Youth

Jantzen Peake VY3, VY4, VY6, VY7, VY8, VY9, VA1, VA2

VMAH = Virtual Military Artistic Healing

Kim Nguyen

VMAH1

Linda Sagastume A1, VA3 Lisa Villanueva

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VY1, VY2, VY3


IN-PERSON YOUTH SUMMER CAMPS AGES 6–11

REGISTER NOW FOR BEMIS SUMMER 2021 DAY CAMPS AT LA FORET The FAC’s Bemis School of Art and La Foret Conference and Retreat Center present:

ART AND ACTING IN THE FOREST Enjoy outstanding arts education with instructors from the FAC’s Bemis School of Art, set in the lush forest at 400-acre La Foret Conference and Retreat Center. The FAC’s partnership with La Foret has a long history. Alice Bemis Taylor, one of the three benefactresses of the Fine Arts Center, had her summer home at La Foret. The Taylor Memorial Chapel, built in 1929, was designed by the Fine Art Center’s architect, John Gaw Meem. Stretch your imagination! Experience a variety of artistic styles and techniques, including painting, printmaking, and mixed media art while exploring elements of composition and design. Explore your acting skills, voice, movement, and characterization with theater games, mime, and improvisation. Art and acting will come together on Fridays with a special showcase performance and art exhibit for friends and family. La Foret staff will provide swimming in the afternoon, so bring your swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen. Each student should bring a lunch and snack and should be prepared for a variety of activities and weather. No open-toed shoes or sandals. Students may arrive after 8:50 a.m. La Foret is a licensed childcare premises and requires several forms for your child’s protection (Camp Health Form and Certificate of Immunization). Some require a doctor’s signature. All of the forms must be completed and given to La Foret prior to the first day of camp. Your child cannot participate until the paperwork is received. More information regarding COVID-19 requirements/guidelines will be provided closer to day camp start dates. $290 (FAC Members $275) per session LF1

Mon–Fri

5 days

6/14–6/18 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

LF2

Mon–Fri

5 days

6/21–6/25 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

LF3

Mon–Fri

5 days

7/5–7/9

LF4

Mon–Fri

5 days

7/12–7/16 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

LF5

Mon–Fri

5 days

7/19–7/23 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

LF6

Mon–Fri

5 days

7/26–7/30 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

9 a.m.–3 p.m.

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IN-PERSON ADULT COURSES EXCITING UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

PAINTING – ACRYLIC

Jamaica Field Expedition: Plein Air Painting with Phil Lear, Kat Tudor, Fiona Godfry, and Elton Senior Dates Coming Soon! Keep a look out for this exciting new painting workshop. Paint with local artists Phil Lear and Kat Tudor in collaboration with Fiona Godfrey and Elton Senior from Jamaica. Drink in the intoxicatingly beautiful land of the Good Hope Plantation and the warm people of the Jamaican countryside. Enjoy the fabulous accommodations and let yourself experience a truly incredible creative experience.

Painting the Seasons: Spring Edition Instructor: Linda Sagastume

Enchanted Textures of Taos, New Mexico

Level II

with Martha Mans

Paint the beauty of spring. Nature is a gold mine of inspiration— what better way to explore its countless variations than painting the seasons? Spring emerges from the fading colors of winter, providing unique color combinations. Explore warm and cool greens, the nuances of foreground bushes, and how to make soft transitions in different areas of your painting. Supply list online. Maximum number of adult students from the same household: 3. Adult

Fall 2021 Dates Coming Soon! 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.

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A1 $135 (Members $125) Sat 1 day 5/15 11 a.m.–2 p.m. MT + $25 per additional adult household member (call Bemis for additional registration)

REGISTER FOR A1


IN-PERSONYOUTH ADULT COURSES PAINTING – GENERAL

Personal Painting Review Instructor: Dena Peterson Level II Have you been painting for a while but feel stuck or uncertain whether your paintings are working? Would you like time with an experienced artist and instructor who will give you individual feedback in an open and gentle way? Spend an hour with Dena Peterson to help strengthen your work! It’s often difficult to be objective about our own paintings. These individual sessions will offer constructive critique and help you progress your painting skills. Maximum number of adult students from the same household: 2. Adult A2 Thu A3 Thu A4 Thu A5 Thu A6 Thu A7 Thu A8

$65 (Members $55) 1 day 3/11 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. MT $65 (Members $55) 1 day 3/18 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. MT $65 (Members $55) 1 day 4/1 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. MT $65 (Members $55) 1 day 4/8 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. MT $65 (Members $55) 1 day 4/15 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. MT $65 (Members $55) 1 day 4/22 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. MT $65 (Members $55)

Thu 1 day 4/29 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. MT A9 $65 (Members $55) Thu 1 day 5/6 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. MT A10 $65 (Members $55) Thu 1 day 5/13 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. MT A11 $65 (Members $55) Thu 1 day 5/20 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. MT A12 $65 (Members $55) Thu 1 day 5/27 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. MT + $15 per additional adult household member (call Bemis for additional registration)

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IN-PERSON ADULT COURSES PHOTOGRAPHY

Refine Your Black and White Darkroom Printing Skills

CERAMICS

Tantalizing Textured Mugs Instructor: Rui Haagen

Instructor: Angela Crews

Level 0

Level II

Take advantage of this unique opportunity for a mindful oneon-one semi-private studio experience. Learn slab construction and glazing techniques to hand build two tantalizing mugs from textured clay slabs. Move from flat to free-standing using simple measurements and flat patterns. Build mugs that are round, oval, three or four footed, or darted with pedestals. You won’t be able to resist filling your mugs with your favorite beverage! Supply list online. Maximum number of adult students from the same household: 4. Adult

Spend three hours learning to refine your black and white darkroom printing skills with private instruction in contrast filters, split-filter printing, cropping, and positioning for artful presentations. This darkroom experience will help you bring your printing skills to the next level and encourage you to produce prints that you will be excited to enter in local photography exhibitions. Supply list online. Maximum number of adult students from the same household: 2. Adult A13 $135 (Members $125) Thu 1 day 4/1 9 a.m.–12 p.m. MT A14 $135 (Members $125) Thu 1 day 4/8 9 a.m.–12 p.m. MT A15 $135 (Members $125) Thu 1 day 4/22 1 p.m.–4 p.m. MT A16 $135 (Members $125) Thu 1 day 4/29 1 p.m.–4 p.m. MT A17 $135 (Members $125) Thu 1 day 5/6 9 a.m.–12 p.m. MT A18 $135 (Members $125) Thu 1 day 5/13 9 a.m.–12 p.m. MT + $25 per additional adult household member (call Bemis for additional registration)

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A19 $205 (Members $195) + $25 per additional adult household member (call Bemis for additional registration) Sat 2 days 4/3-4/10 4/3: 9 a.m.–12 p.m. MT 4/10: 9–11 a.m. MT

REGISTER FOR A19


IN-PERSONYOUTH ADULT COURSES AGES 12–16

AGES 12–16

Pleasing Pitchers

Whimsical Lidded Boxes

Level 0

Level 0

Seize this unique opportunity to engage in a mindful one-onone semi-private studio experience. Learn slab construction and glazing techniques to hand build a pleasing large, medium, or small pitcher from textured clay slabs. Move from flat to freestanding using simple measurements and flat patterns. These textured pitcher forms can be further embellished with decorative elements made from coils and pinched shapes that are attached to bodies, handles, and spouts. Wow your friends with your pleasing pitcher! Supply list online. Maximum number of adult students from the same household: 4. Adult

Enjoy this unique and mindful one-on-one semi-private studio experience. Learn slab construction and glazing techniques to hand build whimsical lidded boxes from textured clay slabs. Move from flat to free-standing using simple measurements and flat patterns. The boxes you build can be further embellished with decorative elements made from slabs, coils, and pinched shapes. These lidded boxes are pure, joyful, self-expressive whimsy! Supply list online. Maximum number of adult students from the same household: 4. Adult

Instructor: Rui Haagen

A20 $205 (Members $195) + $25 per additional adult household member (call Bemis for additional registration) Sat 2 days 4/17–4/24 4/17: 9 a.m.–12 p.m. MT 4/24: 9–11 a.m. MT

REGISTER FOR A20

Instructor: Rui Haagen

A21 $205 (Members $195) + $25 per additional adult household member (call Bemis for additional registration) Sat 2 days 5/1–5/8 5/1: 9 a.m.–12 p.m. MT 5/8: 9–11 a.m. MT

REGISTER FOR A21

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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. 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. We encourage our students to browse through the Zoom website’s Frequently Asked Questions page and video tutorials to ensure students are familiarized with Zoom and ready to create when classes begin!

ENJOY QUALITY ARTS EDUCATION FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME “It was an amazing experience for my daughter. She was hesitant to try an online art class, but she connected with her peers and instructor, even in the virtual classroom… Kudos to this instructor for changing my daughter’s life… She was so happy to have found a new art style that she wouldn’t have otherwise been introduced to.”  – Parent of Bemis School of Art Student

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YOUTH COURSES AGES 6–9

AGES 9-12

Virtual: Spring & Things for Homeschoolers

Virtual: Fundamentals of Drawing

Imagine all the beautiful colors and shapes you see when spring arrives. Express your individuality and creativity in this virtual class as you create mixed-media projects inspired by spring motifs. Bring the magic of spring into your home with your completed project, give it as a gift, or share it with your friends. Join us to make some amazing spring things and surprise yourself! This virtual course includes live Zoom sessions. Supply list online.

Whether you want to improve your drawing skills or gain new ones, this virtual class is for you. Learn how to build a solid foundation in drawing. Delve into mark-making, perspective, gradient scale, color theory, and more with a friendly group of students learning and practicing together. This virtual course includes live Zoom class sessions and live Zoom studio hours. Supply list online.

VY1 $65 (Members $50) Mon & Wed 2 days 3/1–3/3 VY2 $65 (Members $50) Mon & Wed 2 days 3/15–3/17

VY3 $135 (Members $120) Tue 6 wks 3/2–4/13 No class 3/23, Spring Break

Instructor: Lisa Villanueva

REGISTER FOR SPRING & THINGS

10–11 a.m. MT 10–11 a.m. MT

Instructor: Jantzen Peake

Virtual Class: 4:30–5:45 p.m. MT Virtual Studio: 5:45–6 p.m. MT

REGISTER FOR VY3

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VIRTUAL COURSES AGES AGES 9-12 12–16

Virtual: Beginning Colored Pencil

Virtual: Spring & Things

Bring a whole new light to your art with various colored pencil techniques. Enhance your artistic style and express your creative voice with vibrant color. We will explore color theory, color blending, and other methods to advance your way of thinking in color. Still life studies will be investigated to understand depth, light, texture, and much more. This virtual course includes live Zoom class sessions and live Zoom studio hours. Supply list online.

In this class, you will be introduced to mixed media as we experiment with markers, water and marker color dispersion, collage, and paper. Explore color variations, balance, construction, and color mixing. This class will bring in the excitement of creating original works of art that can be gifted, hung, or treasured as a personal keepsake. This virtual course includes live Zoom class sessions and live Zoom studio hours. Supply list online.

VY4 $135 (Members $120) Thu 6 wks 3/4–4/15 No class 3/25, Spring Break

VY5 $75 (Members $60) Mon & Wed 2 days  4/5–4/7 Virtual Class: 3:30–4:30 p.m.MT Virtual Studio: 4:30–5 p.m. MT

Instructor: Jantzen Peake

Virtual Class: 4:30–5:45 p.m. MT Virtual Studio: 5:45–6 p.m. MT

REGISTER FOR VY4

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Instructor: Lisa Villanueva

REGISTER FOR VY5


YOUTH COURSES AGES 12–16

Virtual: Beginning Acrylic Painting

Virtual: 2D Creature Design

This virtual course is a fun and inspiring way to bring your creative vision to life through acrylic painting. Discover different painting techniques by experimenting with various acrylic mediums, wet on wet and dry brush techniques, color mixing, and color blending to bring your acrylic painting skills to the next level. Not only will you learn from the instructor, but you will also learn from fellow students in this supportive acrylic painting course. This virtual course includes live Zoom class sessions and live Zoom studio hours. Supply list online.

In this fun virtual introduction to 2D creature design, we will dive into 2D drawing techniques, explore different art mediums, learn about color theory, and create our very own creature characters. Gain an understanding of basic drawing techniques, how to build up the volume and dimension of an object, and more. This virtual course includes live Zoom class sessions and live Zoom studio hours. Supply list online.

Instructor: Jantzen Peake

VY6 $135 (Members $120) Mon 6 wks 3/1–4/12 No class 3/22, Spring Break

Virtual Class: 4:30–5:45 p.m. MT Virtual Studio: 5:45–6 p.m. MT

Instructor: Jantzen Peake

VY7 $135 (Members $120) Mon 6 wks 3/1–4/12 No class 3/22, Spring Break

Virtual Class: 6:30–7:45 p.m. MT Virtual Studio: 7:45–8 p.m. MT

REGISTER FOR VY7

REGISTER FOR VY6

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 fac.coloradocollege.edu/bemis | 13


VIRTUAL COURSES AGES AGES12–16 12–16

AGES 12–16

Virtual: Fundamentals of Drawing

Virtual: Beginning Colored Pencil

Whether you want to improve your drawing skills or gain new ones, this virtual class is for you. Learn how to build a solid foundation in drawing. Delve into mark-making, perspective, gradient scale, color theory, and more with a friendly group of students learning and practicing together. This virtual course includes live Zoom class sessions and live Zoom studio hours. Supply list online.

Bring a whole new light to your art with various colored pencil techniques. Enhance your artistic style and express your creative voice with vibrant color. We will explore color theory, color blending, and other methods to advance your way of thinking in color. Still life studies will be investigated to understand depth, light, texture, and much more. This virtual course includes live Zoom class sessions and live Zoom studio hours. Supply list online.

VY8 $135 (Members $120) Wed 6 wks 3/3–4/14 No class 3/24, Spring Break

VY9 $135 (Members $120) Thu 6 wks 3/4–4/15 No class 3/25, Spring Break

Instructor: Jantzen Peake

Virtual Class: 4:30–5:45 p.m. MT Virtual Studio: 5:45–6 p.m. MT

REGISTER FOR VY8

Instructor: Jantzen Peake

Virtual Class: 6:30–7:45 p.m. MT Virtual Studio: 7:45–8 p.m. MT

REGISTER FOR VY9

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VIRTUAL FAC THEATRE SCHOOL AGES 5–7

AGES 8–13

Budding Thespians

Emerging Artists

It is time to once again to raise the virtual curtain on our youngest performers! Students will explore the magical world of theatre through games, rehearsals, and collaboration. Interactive instruction will have students dancing, acting, crafting and much more! Registration for this camp includes an “Imagination Pack” that will be delivered right to your front door. The final performance of this camp will stream to the public on May 7.

Rising theatre stars take note! This class is designed for students who yearn to further develop their love and skills for the theatrical art form. Daily theme exploration will allow these students to get a threedimensional view of performing and creating. Collaboration will be key to the work that we do. Registration for this camp includes an “Imagination Pack” that will be delivered right to your front door. The final performance of this camp will stream to the public on May 7.

Sat 8 wks 3/6–5/1 9–11 a.m. No class 3/27

Sat 8 wks 3/6–5/1 9 a.m.–12 p.m. No class 3/27

Instructors: Sally Hybl (FAC’s The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins), Jessye King (FAC’s The Sound of Music, Busytown: The Musical)

Instructors: Carmen Shedd (FAC’s The Sound of Music, Matilda: The Musical), Ryan Miller (FAC’s The Sound of Music)

AGES 14–18

Youth Rep Spring

Instructors: Nathan Halvorson (Director of the FAC Theatre School, Matilda: The Musical), Rebecca Myers (FAC’s The Sound of Music, Shrek: The Musical), Stephanie McGuffin (Youth Rep Ensemble Music Director) This spring session for high school students will offer weekly workshops from esteemed faculty and guest instructors ranging from auditions technique, classical text, movement, voice work and more. Students will also devise and rehearse for the first ever Fine Arts Center Theatre School Cabaret that will be streamed on May 7. This class is a must for students looking for a continuation of their skill development as well as performance opportunities! Wed & Sat 3/3–5/1 Wed 4–6 p.m. Sat 11–2 p.m. No class 3/24 and 3/27

Join us for a vibrant and creative roster of classes this spring that will culminate in the very first Fine Arts Center Theatre School Cabaret! Students will rehearse and devise a performance that will star every student from every class that will be streamed to the public on May 7.

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ADULT COURSES ACTIVE DUTY & VETERANS  ADULT

DRAWING

Virtual: Military Artistic Healing

Virtual: Beginning Colored Pencil

Level A

Level 0-I

Discover techniques to inspire creative skills and gain greater self-awareness. Explore artistic possibilities, develop your creativity, and gain personal insight through working with a variety of controllable mediums. This course includes live Zoom class sessions. Supply list online. Adult

Bring a whole new light to your art with various colored pencil techniques. Enhance your artistic style and express your creative voice with vibrant color. We will explore color theory, color blending, and other methods to advance your way of thinking in color. Still life studies will be investigated to understand depth, light, texture, and much more. This virtual course includes live Zoom class sessions and live Zoom studio hours. Supply list online. Ages 16–Adult

Instructor: Kim Nguyen

Instructor: Jantzen Peake

Please note, this class is only open to active duty military and veterans. An active duty, retiree ID, or DD-214 must be presented in order to participate. VMAH1 $0 (Members $0) Tue 8 wks 3/2–4/27 No class 3/23, Spring Break

REGISTER FOR VMAH1

5:30–7 p.m. MT

VA1 $135 (Members $120) Fri 6 wks 3/5–4/16 No class 3/26, Spring Break

REGISTER FOR VA1

Thanks to grants and individual donations, the 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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Virtual Class 6:30–7:45 p.m. MT Virtual Studio: 7:45–8 p.m.


ADULT COURSES PAINTING – ACRYLIC

Virtual: Fundamentals of Acrylic Painting

Virtual: Floral Expressions

Level: 0-I

Level II

This virtual course is a fun and inspiring way to bring your creative vision to life through acrylic painting. Discover different painting techniques by experimenting with various acrylic mediums, wet on wet and dry brush techniques, color mixing, and color blending to bring your acrylic painting skills to the next level. Not only will you learn from the instructor, but you will also learn from fellow students in this supportive acrylic painting course. This virtual course includes live Zoom class sessions and live Zoom studio hours. Supply list online. Ages 16–Adult

Explore painting a magnified floral image inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe, an abstract floral piece, and a still life in this virtual course. Three paintings will be completed during this course using acrylic paints in a palette of your choice. We will examine the process of painting in an expressive style and gain an understanding of color composition and how neutrals work beside color to create a focal point. Small color studies will also be explored as a useful tool for painting. This virtual course includes live Zoom class sessions and live Zoom studio hours. Supply list online. Ages 16–Adult

Instructor: Jantzen Peake

VA2 $135 (Members $120) Fri 6 wks 3/5–4/16 No class 3/26, Spring Break

REGISTER FOR VA2

Virtual Class 4:30–5:45 p.m. MT Virtual Studio: 5:45–6:00 p.m.

Instructor: Linda Sagastume

VA3 $125 (Members $110) Mon 4 wks 4/5–4/26

Virtual Class: 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. MT Virtual Studio: 12:30–1 p.m. MT

REGISTER FOR VA3

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ADULT COURSES PAINTING – GENERAL

CERAMICS

Virtual: Beyond Reality

Virtual: Handbuilding in Clay I

Level III

Level 0

Are you feeling a little tired of strict realism in your paintings, but just don’t know how to break away? How do we move beyond our training of copying our subjects toward a more expressive interpretation? In this virtual course, Dena will lead you through exercises designed to help you bring more abstraction, excitement, and passion to your work. This course includes live Zoom sessions and prerecorded content. Supply list online. Adult

In this virtual course, we will be together from afar as we connect through the experience of ceramics. This beginner’s guide to handbuilding clay features a series of personalized prerecorded video demonstrations, exciting Zoom presentations, and fun class exercises. Traditional and not-so-traditional building, texturing, and glazing techniques will be covered, while celebrating individual style and interests. This course includes live Zoom class sessions and prerecorded content. A detailed and strict dropoff for firing procedure, complete with size, weight, and amount limits will be provided by the instructor. Supply list and kit pickup information online. Adult

Instructor: Dena Peterson

VA4 $130 (Members $115) Sat 4 wks 3/13–4/17 No class 3/20 & 3/27, Spring Break

REGISTER FOR VA4

Instructor: Cara McKinley

1–2:30 p.m. MT

VA5 $200 (Members $185) Thu 5 wks 3/4–4/8 No class 3/25, Spring Break

9 a.m.–12 p.m. MT

REGISTER FOR VA5

ENJOY MORE FLEXIBILITY WITH VIRTUAL COURSES “Learning about different art expression forms inspired me… I also enjoyed getting to know other people in the process. The online format worked wonderful with my schedule. I hope there will be another online session.” –Bemis School of Art Student 18 | Information (719) 475-2444


ADULT COURSES

Virtual: Ceramic Plaque Making

Virtual: Handbuilding in Clay II

Level 0

Level 0-1

This virtual course focuses on plaque tile making through a series of personalized prerecorded video demonstrations, exciting Zoom presentations, and fun class interactions to celebrate the techniques of building in clay. Texturing, slip decoration, glazing techniques, and how to work from a photo reference will be covered. This process can be done by anyone anywhere, from outside in a park to the kitchen counter. This course includes live Zoom class sessions and prerecorded content. A detailed and strict drop-off for firing procedure, complete with size, weight, and amount limits will be provided by the instructor. Supply list and kit pickup information online. Adult

Optional Prerequisite: VA Virtual: Handbuilding in Clay I

Instructor: Cara McKinley

VA6 $170 (Members $155) Thu 6 wks 3/11–4/22 No class 3/25, Spring Break

REGISTER FOR VA6 CLAYTV

Instructor: Cara McKinley

5 p.m.–7 p.m. MT

Explore handbuilding clay at home in this virtual course featuring a series of personalized prerecorded video demonstrations, exciting live Zoom presentations, and fun class exercises. We will be building on learned techniques to hand-form clay through traditional and not-so-traditional building, texturing, and glazing practices. You will be guided through the handbuilding process while celebrating your style and interests. This course is a continuation of VA Virtual: Handbuilding in Clay I, although students new to clay are welcome. This course includes live Zoom class sessions and prerecorded content. A detailed and strict drop-off for firing procedure, complete with size, weight, and amount limits will be provided by the instructor. Supply list and kit pickup information online. Adult VA7 $200 (Members $185) Wed 5 wks 4/14–5/12

4–7 p.m. MT

REGISTER FOR VA7

Don’t miss Bemis School of Art’s ClayTV, a meditative outlet for all things clay, clean enough for the tidiest of living rooms! Whether you’re already a fan of the best plastic-elastic stuff on the planet, or just like watching things spin, tune in to Episode 1 of ClayTV. Find it, along with other fun Bemis videos, on FAC Connect. fac.coloradocollege.edu/bemis | 19


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 COURSE 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@coloradogollege.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@coloradogollege.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 COURSE 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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