__MAIN_TEXT__
feature-image

Page 1

SUMMER 2021 CLASS CATALOG

Bemis School of Art


FROM THE DIRECTOR

CONTENTS

For many, this past year brought on a fierce case of cabin fever. As summer approaches, our traditional enjoyment of everyday activities in the great Colorado outdoors feels like a long-awaited gift. We weathered this storm together, we’ve been creative about staying connected in these unprecedented circumstances, and we’re energized and excited for the future with plans for the return of in-person studio arts classes, workshops, plein air painting and drawing, and our popular Art & Acting in the Forest camps at the La Foret Conference and Retreat Center in Black Forest.

In-Person Youth Courses CC Pre-College Course In-Person Adult Courses

We continue our dedication to providing community access to the arts in a range of formats to match individual comfort level, from continued virtual offerings to private and semiprivate sessions and in-person opportunities with the appropriate risk reducing measures in place. Our talented teaching artists are thrilled at the thought of getting back to the classroom with you all. It’s been a long time coming, but with new approaches to our practices and processes we’re embracing the opportunities of each new day. Also, we hope you’ll make plans to join us this summer for the FAC’s newly launched program: City as a Venue. It’s a summer-long celebration of the arts with theatrical performances, dance, music, site-specific experiences, interactive pop-up type opportunities, hands-on art activities from Bemis and more, presented in a variety of locations across the city!

5-9 10 11-16

Travel Courses

12

Virtual Youth Courses

17

Military Artistic Healing

18

Virtual Adult Courses

19

Class index

19

Class Levels

22

Registration Info

22–23

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 May 10 Non-member registration opens May 17 Classes begin Monday, June 7 Classes end Tuesday, Aug. 31

HOLIDAYS & CLOSURES Independence Day Sunday, July 4 Independence Day Observance Monday, July 5

Dale St.

Mesa

Monument St.

Rd.

Platte Ave. Nevada Ave.

Tejon St.

Bijou St.

Cascade Ave.

2 | Information (719) 475-2444

Cache La Poudre St. Pelham

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 fac.coloradocollege.edu.

Uintah St.

ve.

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

Bemis School of Art

nA

818 Pelham Place Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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

Gle

PARKING

PROGRAMS

Downtown Colorado Springs

In-Person – The summer 2021 session includes a limited number of semiprivate in-person courses and workshops at the Bemis School of Art. These in-person offerings allow for one student or a limited number of students within the same household to receive personalized instruction in a variety of mediums. All students must follow COVID-19 precautions outlined at the FAC’s website to participate in in-person courses and workshops.

Cover art: Mural by Jantzen Peake, Ceramic Serving Set by Cara McKinley, Watercolor by Karen Standridge, Oil Painting by Dena Peterson


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 summer 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. Plein Air – This symbol designates a class that takes place outside ‘in the open air,’ not at the Bemis School of Art campus.

Not a member? Join today!

SUPPLIES

Youth and adult students must provide their own supplies for all virtual and in-person courses unless otherwise stated. Each course’s supply list may be found on the corresponding course webpage at fac.coloradocollege.edu/bemis

CLASS INFORMATION Catalog Legend Class# Day(s)

Price # weeks

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

Date(s)

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.

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.

Educational activities supported by:  The Anschutz Foundation

fac.coloradocollege.edu/bemis | 3


IN-PERSON COURSES – PRIVATE, SEMIPRIVATE These in-person offerings allow for one 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 at fac.coloradocollege.edu/visit/. 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.

CIT

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:

YA

SA

VE

ART AND ACTING IN THE FOREST

NU

E

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. This is a socially distanced day camp open to the community for registration. $290 (FAC Members $275) per session LF1

Mon–Fri

5 days

6/14–6/18 9 a.m.–3 p.m. CALL TO JOIN WAITLIST

LF2

Mon–Fri

5 days

6/21–6/25 9 a.m.–3 p.m. CALL TO JOIN WAITLIST

LF3

Mon–Fri

5 days

7/5–7/9

9 a.m.–3 p.m. CALL TO JOIN WAITLIST

LF4

Mon–Fri

5 days

7/12–7/16

9 a.m.–3 p.m. CALL TO JOIN WAITLIST

LF5

Mon–Fri

5 days

7/19–7/23 9 a.m.–3 p.m. CALL TO JOIN WAITLIST

LF6

Mon–Fri

5 days

7/26–7/30 9 a.m.–3 p.m. CALL TO JOIN WAITLIST

4 | Information (719) 475-2444

REGISTER FOR SUMMER CAMPS


YOUTH COURSES AGES 6–9

What is Cubism?

The Secret Garden

Cutting into Color

Have you ever viewed Picasso’s work and wondered what he was thinking? In this workshop, we will explore just that and begin creating in Picasso’s style of Cubism. This 20th-century art movement will inspire us as we paint simple geometric shapes, interlocking planes, and assemble a collage. This style shows many possible viewpoints of a person or an object all at once. Maximum number of students from the same household: 5

This class is inspired by the classic book, The Secret Garden, by Frances Burnett. Learn to draw the main character Mary Lennox, paint colorful blossoms with art tissue and acrylic paints, and collage the graffiti garden in an art journal format. Fun for the whole family! Maximum number of students from the same household: 4

Matisse traded in his paint brush for a pair of scissors and you can, too! Explore collage using various layering techniques as Matisse did. Use found, prepared, and altered papers of various textures along with paints and pastels to create fabulous out-of-the box compositions. There is a $8 material fee per person payable to the instructor for supplies on the day of class. Fun for the whole family! Maximum number of students from the same household: 5

Instructor: Lisa Villanueva

Y1 $185 (Members $170) Thu & Fri  2 days  6/3–6/4  10 a.m.–12 p.m. MT + $25 per additional household member (call Bemis for additional registration)

REGISTER FOR Y1

Instructor: Linda Sagastume

Y3 $110 (Members $95) Thu 1 day 6/24 10 a.m.–12 p.m. MT Y4 $110 (Members $95) Sat 1 day 7/17 10 a.m.–12 p.m. MT Y5 $110 (Members $95) Sat 1 day 7/24 10 a.m.–12 p.m. MT + $25 per additional household member (call Bemis for additional registration)

REGISTER FOR THE SECRET GARDEN

Instructor: Barbara Dimond

Y6 $145 (Members $130) Sat 1 day 6/26 10 a.m.–1 p.m. MT Y7 $145 (Members $130) Thu 1 day 7/8

2–5 p.m. MT

Y8 $145 (Members $130) Fri 1 day 7/16 10 a.m.–1 p.m. MT Y9 $145 (Members $130) Fri 1 day 7/23 10 a.m.–1 p.m. MT + $25 per additional household member (call Bemis for additional registration)

REGISTER FOR CUTTING INTO COLOR

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.

fac.coloradocollege.edu/bemis | 5


YOUTH COURSES EXPRESSIONS OF SOCIAL CHANGE

In Collaboration with ArtivismCO

Artivism Colorado serves as the intersection of art and activism, teaching young artists to think like activists and to share their messages and expressions of social change through art. Students will be taught to use their creativity to raise awareness, mobilize, and inspire others. Bemis has joined with Artivism Colorado because we believe it is important that we teach our children to be critical thinkers who possess the power to think outside the box and have compassion for all of creation. The goal is not to influence any political opinions, but to create expressions of social change and develop strong individuals who become key players in their own future. With Artivism, young people are encouraged to explore art ideas that evoke emotions while investigating human, civil, animal, and environmental rights to produce change. They are empowered to discover their passions and find their voice in society.

About the Instructor: Lisa Villanueva, Founder, Artivism Colorado “Originally from Chicago, I am an eclectic, urban, Afrocentric artist. I work with many mediums, specializing in clay sculptures and the renovation of leather. I am an educator and youth and community activist by trade. I desire to uplift our future youth leaders through the arts. I designed a curriculum that fuses art and activism called Artivism. I created the Artivism classes to encourage and facilitate young people exploring art that invokes both emotions and change. As an activist myself, it is important I help others explore their passions in order to find their voice in what are ever-changing, often confusing societal norms.

6 | Information (719) 475-2444

Artivism Colorado is instrumental in dismantling hate and creating change agents. In our class time, we present human, civil, animal, and environmental rights issues in such a way to produce effective change. Artivism helps participants find their voices in society, because I truly believe our future depends on the change agents of the world.” Lisa now partners with Bemis School of Art and various community art organizations to facilitate Artivism Colorado. Lisa also authored a K-12 curriculum that she facilitates with her primary students. Follow Artivism Colorado on Facebook


YOUTH COURSES AGES 6–9

Artivism Empowers Youth Instructor: Lisa Villanueva

Are you concerned with how the future looks for your child? Are you trying to foster a community change agent? In this Artivism workshop, we enable, encourage, and empower you to do just that. Learn what role creativity plays in the Artivism movement as we explore and create art that evokes emotions and change! Learn about human, civil, animal, and environmental rights and explore how change can occur. Maximum number of students from the same household: 5 Y2 $185 (Members $170) Thu & Fri  2 days 6/17–6/18 10 a.m.–12 p.m. MT + $25 per additional household member (call Bemis for additional registration)

REGISTER FOR Y2

AGES 9–12

AGES 12–16

Artivism Empowers Youth to Change the World

Artivism Creates Change Agents

Are you concerned with how the future looks for your child? Are you trying to create a community change agent? In this Artivism workshop, we enable, encourage, and empower you to do just that. Learn what role creativity plays in the Artivism movement as we explore and create art that evokes emotions and change! Learn about human, civil, animal, and environmental rights and explore how change can occur. Maximum number of students from the same household: 5

Are you concerned with how the future looks for your child? Are you trying to create a community change agent? In this Artivism workshop, we enable, encourage, and empower you to do just that. Learn what role creativity plays in the Artivism movement as you explore and create art that evokes emotions and change! Learn about human, civil, animal, and environmental rights and explore how change can occur. Maximum number of students from the same household: 5

Y14 $185 (Members $170) Thu & Fri  2 days 7/8–7/9 10 a.m.–12 p.m. MT

Y20 $185 (Members $170) Thu & Fri  2 days 7/29–7/30 10 a.m.–12 p.m. MT

+ $25 per additional household member (call Bemis for additional registration)

+ $25 per additional household member (call Bemis for additional registration)

Instructor: Lisa Villanueva

REGISTER FOR Y14

Instructor: Lisa Villanueva

REGISTER FOR Y20

Scholarships for Artivism Bemis School of Art offers a limited number of partial scholarships for the Artivism program to youth students with demonstrated financial need.

APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP

fac.coloradocollege.edu/bemis | 7


YOUTH COURSES AGES 9–12

What is Cubism?

Painting & Collaging on Tyvek

Kids Clay

Have you ever viewed Picasso’s work and wondered what he was thinking? In this workshop, we will explore just that and begin creating in Picasso’s style of Cubism. This 20th-century art movement will inspire us as we paint simple geometric shapes, interlocking planes, and assemble a collage. This style shows many possible viewpoints of a person or an object all at once. Maximum number of students from the same household: 5

Tyvek is a plastic-like commercial building material. Repurposed, it is a fabulous pliable surface for collaging with papers, fibers, and painting. Using a simple heat method, we will create very unusually shaped and textured compositions on Tyvek. Collages can be perforated to add buttons or beads as well. Lots of experimental fun for the whole family! There is a $8 material fee per person payable to the instructor for supplies on the day of class. Maximum number of students from the same household: 5

Kids will have a chance to learn how to create ceramic objects using clay building techniques to complete a guided project. We will cover handbuilding with slabs, coils, molds, and a variety of tricks from the trade. Gain a memory and a keepsake in this exciting workshop! Supply list online. Maximum number of students from the same household: 5

Instructor: Lisa Villanueva

Y10 $185 (Members $170) Thu & Fri 2 days 6/10–6/11 10 a.m.–12 p.m. MT + $25 per additional household member (call Bemis for additional registration)

REGISTER FOR Y10

Instructor: Barbara Dimond

Y11 $145 (Members $130) Fri 1 day 6/18 10 a.m.–1 p.m. MT Y12 $145 (Members $130) Fri 1 day 7/30 10 a.m.–1 p.m. MT Y13 $145 (Members $130) Sat 1 day 8/7 10 a.m.–1 p.m. MT

Instructor: Cara McKinley

Y15 $180 (Members $165) Fri 2 wks 7/9–7/16 10 a.m.–12 p.m. MT Y16 $180 (Members $165) Fri 2 wks 8/6–8/13 10 a.m.–12 p.m. MT + $25 per additional household member (call Bemis for additional registration)

REGISTER FOR KIDS CLAY

+ $25 per additional household member (call Bemis for additional registration)

REGISTER FOR PAINTING & COLLAGING ON TYVEK

Students 16–Adult

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

8 | Information (719) 475-2444


YOUTH COURSES AGES 12–16

FAC THEATRE SCHOOL AGES 5–7 Budding Thespians Summer Camp

It is time to once again to raise the 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!

Mural Workshop

Instructor: Jantzen Peake This one-day workshop will walk you through the process of executing a mural. From finding a location to final production of the painted mural, learn how to talk with building owners, draft a proposal, and create concept drawings. Our final mural composition will be created on a 11-by14-inch wood panel or canvas. Supply list online. Maximum number of students from the same household: 5 Y17 $145 (Members $130) Fri 1 day 6/11 12:45–3:45 p.m. MT + $25 per additional household member (call Bemis for additional registration)

REGISTER FOR Y17

Pottery Wheel Throwing for Teens Instructor: Cara McKinley

The pottery wheel is a fun way to make ceramic objects! Come try your hand at this cool skill and learn what it takes to create on a pottery wheel. This session will give anyone an appreciation for a skill that can take years to master. Supply list online. Maximum number of students from the same household: 5 Y18 $250 (Members $235) Sat 2 wks 7/10–7/17 1:30–4:30 p.m. MT Y19 $250 (Members $235) Fri 2 wks 7/23–7/30 10 a.m.–1 p.m. MT + $25 per additional household member (call Bemis for additional registration)

REGISTER FOR POTTERY WHEEL THROWING FOR TEENS

$175 (Members $150) M-F 1 wk  6/21–25 or M-F 1 wk  6/21–25

9–11 a.m. 1–3 p.m.

AGES 8–13 Emerging Artists Summer Camps

These classes are designed for students who yearn to further develop their love and skills for the theatrical art form. Creating Characters (ages 8–10) $250 (Members $225) M-F 2 wks 6/7–18 12:45–4 p.m. Musical Theatre Madness (ages 8–10) $250 (Members $225) M-F 2 wks 6/7–18 9 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Best of Both Worlds (ages 8–10) $375 (Members $350) M-F 2 wks 6/7–18 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Advanced Musical Theatre (ages 11–13) $375 (Members $350) M-F 2 wks 6/7–18 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Let’s Make a Musical! (ages 8–13) $250 (Members $225) M-F 2 wks 7/26–8/6 9 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

AGES 14–18 Youth Rep Ensemble Summer Camp

The Fine Arts Center Theatre Company offers students interested in pursuing careers in performance and/or design & technical theatre a five-week intensive training program. $1,000 (Members $950) M-F 5 wks 6/28–8/1

9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Register for FAC Theatre School classes at fac.coloradocollege.edu/theatre-school

fac.coloradocollege.edu/bemis | 9


COLORADO COLLEGE SUMMER SESSION 2021 PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAM

Colorado College 2021 Summer Session Pre-College Program

Colorado College Summer Session invites rising high school juniors and seniors to join the CC community this summer. Enroll in one of our dynamic courses offered on subjects ranging from environmental science and the study of epidemics to marketing and entrepreneurship to cross-genre writing. CC’s summer session provides students with a rich opportunity to explore challenging academics, get inspired by the wondrous Rocky Mountain Region, and be supported by faculty that are invested in your success. High school students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rhythm of the Block Plan and experience living on Colorado College’s campus during our PreCollege Block, which is specially designed for ambitious high school students.

10 | Information (719) 475-2444

Introduction to Drawing: Landscape Immersion Instructor: Assistant Professor Kate Aitchison

In this class, students will explore introductory drawing techniques specifically in relation to the Colorado landscape. Emphasis will be on observational and technical drawing skills as we explore landscapes surrounding the Colorado Springs area, drawing outside on location. Students will gain fundamental skills by studying line, shape, value, and composition. These concepts will be explored using different mark-making tools, including charcoal, pencil, ink, and conte. Students will draw in the field from the landscape itself and in the classroom, learning technical concepts in a more controlled setting. Taking lessons from this multi-pronged approach, students will complete a portfolio of finished

drawings that speak to the complex nature of our contemporary landscapes. This class is presented through a partnership between CC Summer Session and Bemis School of Art. Supported by The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation in honor of Joyce Robinson AS 112

July 12–28

LEARN MORE ABOUT LANDSCAPE IMMERSION COMPLETE THE SUMMER PRE-COLLEGE APPLICATION


ADULT COURSES DRAWING

Fundamentals of Drawing Workshop Instructor: Jantzen Peake

PAINTING – INK

PAINTING – OIL

Exciting Ink on Handmade Papers: Paintings & Greeting Cards

Plein Air Painting: Keep It Simple

Instructor: Dena Peterson

Level 0

Instructor: Karen Standridge

Level II

Spend the day learning new drawing skills or brushing up on your existing skills. Learn to maneuver the pencil in ways that will relax a heavy hand. Give your art a sense of depth and life in this one-day workshop! Supply list online. Maximum number of students from the same household: 5. Ages 16–Adult

Level 0

Have you always wanted to learn to paint on location in the great outdoors? The key is learning how to simplify what you see. Strong paintings in the field require the elimination of detail and the ability to capture light. Learn how to bring light and texture into your paintings in a fun and supportive learning environment. Please note that this class level is for those with some experience in oil painting. This is a community course with up to 9 community members, socially distanced and outdoors. Supply list online. Adults

A21 $145 (Members $130) Fri 1 day 6/18 12:45–3:45 p.m. MT + $25 per additional household member (call Bemis for additional registration)

REGISTER FOR A21

Rich, transparent, and brilliant color are characteristics of drawing inks. Use them on the gorgeous surfaces of handmade papers and get a magnificent painting quickly and easily. We will plan simple compositions: trees in snow and springtime, lakes and rivers, mountains with clouds, and flowers spilling their colors off the edges. The works will be finished with a few lines made with a calligraphy pen and pearly powders for sparkle. There is a $50 material fee per person payable to the instructor for supplies on the day of class. Maximum number of students from the same household: 5. Adults A22 $130 (Members $115) Sat 1 day 6/19 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. MT A23 $130 (Members $115) Sat 1 day 6/19

A27 $145 (Members $130) Sat 4 wks  7/31–8/21 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. MT

REGISTER FOR A27

1–3:30 p.m. MT

A24 $130 (Members $115) Sat 1 day 7/10 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. MT A25 $130 (Members $115) Sat 1 day 7/10

1–3:30 p.m. MT

A26 $130 (Members $115) Sat 1 day 8/14 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. MT + $25 per additional household member (call Bemis for additional registration)

FEATURED CLASS

REGISTER FOR EXCITING INK ON HANDMADE PAPERS

fac.coloradocollege.edu/bemis | 11


ADULT TRAVEL COURSES EXCITING FALL TRAVEL WORKSHOPS — REGISTER NOW!

T

E V RA

L T

E V RA

L

REGISTER FOR J1

REGISTER FOR T1

Jamaica Field Expedition: Plein Air Painting

Enchanted Textures of Taos, New Mexico

Level A

Level II–IV

Instructors: Phil Lear, Kat Tudor, Fiona Godfrey, Elton Senior

Instructor: Martha Mans

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, Trelawny, Jamaica and the warm people of the Jamaican countryside. Enjoy the fabulous accommodations at Good Hope’s Coach House Villa and let yourself be immersed in a truly incredible creative experience. Lodging and tuition fees include eight days of accommodations and seven days of hands-on art classes taught by four instructors, accommodations, 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, departure is Saturday, Nov. 13. Supply list online. Adults. “One of the wonderful things about plein air painting, and one of the biggest challenges is its immediacy. I’ll be taking students step-bystep through some simple approaches to painting with acrylics on location, with a focus on painting with confidence, engaging with the exciting local color of our tropical surroundings, and having fun doing it. Think of each plein air painting as a journal entry in the story of your life!” —Phil Lear 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 $4,115 (Members $4,100) Single Shared Bathroom $3,515 (Members $3,500) Double $3,115 (Members $3,100) Outdoor Accommodations: Tent Provided $2,215 (Members $2,200)

12 | Information (719) 475-2444

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 Travel and lodging not included.

9/27–10/1

9 a.m.–6 p.m. MT

Transportation to, from, and in Taos, NM not included. All ground transportation in Jamaica included. Additional information will be provided after registration is complete.


ADULT COURSES WATERCOLOR

PHOTOGRAPHY

Watercolor: Fun & Easy

MIXED MEDIA

Refine Your Black and White Darkroom Printing Skills

Instructor: Karen Standridge

Fiber Fusion Collage Instructor: Barbara Dimond

Level 0

Instructor: Angela Crews

Level 0

Beginners and experts will have fun in this informative workshop about watercolor basics. Never tried watercolor before because you heard it was difficult? No problem. Using only eight pigments, two brushes, and one painting knife, you will be amazed at what you can create. By the end of the session, you will have at least one painting to frame. Supply list online. Maximum number of students from the same household: 5. Adult

Level II

Create collages by layering fabulous fabrics, notions, fibers, and color with a simple heat process. Learn to perforate your composition so you can add beads and buttons. We will frame one work of art on a canvas, make a window hanging, and more! Leave with highly tactile and textural gems. There is a $9 material fee per person payable to the instructor for supplies on the day of class. Maximum number of students from the same household: 5. Ages 16-Adult

A28 $145 (Members $130) Thu 1 day 6/24 10 a.m.–1 p.m. MT A29 $145 (Members $130) Thu 1 day 6/24

2–5 p.m. MT

A30 $130 (Members $115) Sat 1 day 7/17 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. MT A31 $130 (Members $115) Sat 1 day 7/17

1–3:30 p.m. MT

A32 $130 (Members $115) Sat 1 day 8/14

1–3:30 p.m. MT

+ $25 per additional household member (call Bemis for additional registration)

REGISTER FOR WATERCOLOR: FUN & EASY

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 students from the same household: 2. Adult A33 $145 (Members $130)) Thu 1 day 7/1 9 a.m.–12 p.m. MT A34 $145 (Members $130) Thu 1 day 7/8 9 a.m.–12 p.m. MT A35 $145 (Members $130) Thu 1 day 7/22

1–4 p.m. MT

A36 $145 (Members $130) Thu 1 day 7/29

1–4 p.m. MT

A38 $145 (Members $130) Thu 1 day 8/12 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. MT A39 $145 (Members $130) Fri 1 day 8/13 10 a.m.–1 p.m. MT + $25 per additional household member (call Bemis for additional registration)

REGISTER FOR FIBER FUSION COLLAGE

A37 $145 (Members $130) Thu 1 day 8/5 9 a.m.–12 p.m. MT + $25 per additional household member (call Bemis for additional registration)

REGISTER FOR BLACK AND WHITE DARKROOM

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.

fac.coloradocollege.edu/bemis | 13


ADULT COURSES MIXED MEDIA

CERAMICS

Line, Color, Blend

Plates, Platters, & Tumblers

Drink Up! Cups, Mugs, & More

Level 0

Level I

Level I

Learn to mix and apply a variety of mediums with familiar and unusual materials onto a textured surface. Combine wet and dry chalk pastels, wax, inks, and more to create layered compositions rich in color and texture. There is a $9 material fee per person payable to the instructor for supplies on the day of class. Maximum number of students from the same household: 5. Ages 16–Adult

Working from templates, we will handbuild and decorate a plate and tumbler. Slabrolled clay will be transformed into functional ware that is fun and useful! After your pieces have been fired once, they will be decorated with underglaze decals to reflect your own personal artistic statement. Colors, patterns, and designs are determined by each individual. Join the fun, learn a new decorating technique, and make some clay art! There is a $5 material fee per person payable to the instructor for underglazes on the first day of class. Supply list online. Maximum number of students from the same household: 5. Ages 16-Adult

Using templates, the slab roller, and extruded clay slabs, you will learn different handbuilding practices to make drinking vessels. Once built, we will explore different techniques for staining and glazing your pieces to finish your completed drinking vessels—drink up! Supply list online. Maximum number of students from the same household: 5. Ages 16–Adult

Instructor: Barbara Dimond

A40 $145 (Members $130) Fri 1 day 8/13

Instructor: Maggie Quinn

2–5 p.m. M

A41 $145 (Members $130) Sat 1 day 8/14 10 a.m.–1 p.m. MT + $25 per additional household member (call Bemis for additional registration)

REGISTER FOR LINE, COLOR, BLEND

A42 $215 (Members $200) Thu 2 wks  6/10–6/17 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. MT A43 $215 (Members $200) Thu 2 wks  7/8–7/15 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. MT A44 $215 (Members $200) Thu 2 wks  8/12–8/19 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. MT

Instructor: Maggie Quinn

A45 $215 (Members $200) Thu 2 wks 6/10–6/17 12:30–3 p.m. MT A46 $215 (Members $200) Thu 2 wks 7/8–7/15 12:30–3 p.m. MT A47 $215 (Members $200) Thu 2 wks 8/12–8/19 12:30–3 p.m. MT + $25 per additional household member (call Bemis for additional registration)

REGISTER FOR CUPS, MUGS, & MORE

+ $25 per additional household member (call Bemis for additional registration)

REGISTER FOR PLATES, PLATTERS, & TUMBLERS

FAC Connect A place outside our space to experience the arts: visual arts, performing arts, arts education and MORE, with new content added regularly. fac.coloradocollege.edu/connect

14 | Information (719) 475-2444


ADULT COURSES CERAMICS

Tantalizing Textured Mugs

Pleasing Pitchers

Whimsical Lidded Boxes

Level 0

Level 0

Level 0

Take advantage of this unique opportunity for a mindful, semiprivate studio experience. Learn slab construction and glazing techniques to handbuild 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 students from the same household: 4. Ages 16–Adult

Seize this opportunity to engage in a mindful, semiprivate studio experience. Learn slab construction and glazing techniques to handbuild a pleasing large, medium, or small pitcher from textured clay slabs. Move from flat to freestanding using simple measurements and flat patterns. Add coiled decorations, pinched flowers, or animal forms to your pitcher bodies, handles, and spouts. Wow your friends with your pleasing pitcher! Supply list online. Maximum number of students from the same household: 4. Ages 16–Adult

Enjoy this unique, semiprivate studio experience. Learn slab construction and glazing techniques to handbuild 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 students from the same household: 4. Ages 16-Adult

A48 $250 (Members $235) Fri & Sat  2 days 6/11–6/19 10 a.m.–1 p.m. MT

A52 $250 (Members $235) Fri & Sat  2 days 6/18–6/26  10 a.m.–1 p.m. MT

A49 $250 (Members $235) Fri & Sat  2 days  7/2–7/10 10 a.m.–1 p.m. MT

A53 $250 (Members $235) Fri & Sat  2 days  7/9–7/17 10 a.m.–1 p.m. MT

A50 $250 (Members $235) Fri & Sat  2 days 7/23–7/31 10 a.m.–1 p.m. MT

A54 $250 (Members $235) Fri & Sat  2 days 7/30–8/7 10 a.m.–1 p.m. MT

A51 $250 (Members $235) Fri & Sat  2 days 8/13–8/21 10 a.m.–1 p.m. MT

A55 $250 (Members $235) Fri & Sat  2 days 8/20–8/28  10 a.m.–1 p.m. MT

+ $25 per additional household member (call Bemis for additional registration)

+ $25 per additional household member (call Bemis for additional registration)

Instructor: Rui Haagen

REGISTER FOR TANTALIZING TEXTURED MUGS

Instructor: Rui Haagen

Instructor: Rui Haagen

A56 $250 (Members $235) Fri & Thu  2 days 6/25–7/1 10 a.m.–1 p.m. MT A57 $250 (Members $235) Fri & Sat  2 days 7/16–7/24 10 a.m.–1 p.m. MT A58 $250 (Members $235) Fri & Sat  2 days 8/6–8/14 10 a.m.–1 p.m. MT + $25 per additional household member (call Bemis for additional registration)

REGISTER FOR WHIMSICAL LIDDED BOXES

REGISTER FOR PLEASING PITCHERS

ClayTV 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’re 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.

fac.coloradocollege.edu/bemis | 15


ADULT COURSES CERAMICS

Ceramic Serving Set Instructor: Cara McKinley

Let the Clay Speak

Instructor: Sandy Friedman

Handbuilding at Large Instructor: Cara McKinley

Level 0

Level A

Level 0

Dive into this crash course in ceramics, using handbuilding techniques to create your own tableware. You will be presented with project ideas from which you will design, create, and glaze a small set of unique utilitarian ware based on the slab, coil, strap, and molding techniques demonstrated. Supply list online. Maximum number of students from the same household: 5. Adults

Allow clay to speak for you through either wheel throwing, handbuilding, or in combination. This workshop is open to all levels of experience, from absolute beginner to those with developed clay skills. Instruction in wheel throwing, handbuilding, glazing, and various firing techniques will be available. Each student will be able to create their own path as they become more involved with ceramics. Maximum number of students from the same household: 5. Supply list online. Ages 16-A

In this ceramics workshop, we will investigate different techniques for building large-scale ceramic ware using molds, slabs, and coils. Impress yourself by creating something you’ve always dreamed of making! Supply list online. Maximum number of students from the same household: 5. Adults

A59 $250 (Members $235) Sat 2 wks 7/10–7/17 10 a.m.–1 p.m. MT A60 $250 (Members $235) Sat 2 wks 7/24–7/31 10 a.m.–1 p.m. MT + $25 per additional household member (call Bemis for additional registration)

REGISTER FOR CERAMIC SERVING SET

A64 $250 (Members $235) Sat 2 wks 8/7–8/14 10 a.m.–1 p.m. MT A65 $250 (Members $235) Fri 2 wks 8/20–8/27

12–3 p.m. MT

A61 $180 (Members $165) Thu 2 wks 7/22–7/29

9–11 a.m. MT

A62 $180 (Members $165) Thu 2 wks 8/5–8/12

+ $25 per additional household member (call Bemis for additional registration)

9–11 a.m. MT

A63 $180 (Members $165) Thu 2 wks 8/19–8/26

9–11 a.m. MT

REGISTER FOR HANDBUILDING AT LARGE

+ $25 per additional household member (call Bemis for additional registration)

REGISTER FOR LET THE CLAY SPEAK

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

16 | Information (719) 475-2444


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!

AGES 9–12

Virtual: 2D Creature Design Instructor: Jantzen Peake

AGES 12–16

Virtual: Beginning Acrylic Painting

Virtual: Fundamentals of Drawing

This introduction to acrylic painting is a fun way to breathe new life into your paintings! Learn fundamental techniques of drawing in different mediums. Discover different painting techniques such as wet on wet and dry brush processes, color mixing, layering, and so much more. This virtual course includes live Zoom class sessions and live Zoom studio hours. Supply list online.

In this fun course, you will be guided into a new way of exploring how to draw. We will investigate how to create a source of light in your drawings, create a sense of depth, and learn about composition, perspective, color theory, and so much more! This virtual course includes live Zoom class sessions and live Zoom studio hours. Supply list online.

In this fun 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

VY66 $135 (Members $120) Tue 6 wks 6/8–7/13 Virtual Class: 4:15–5:15 p.m. MT Virtual Studio: 5:15–5:45 p.m. MT

VY67 $135 (Members $120) Mon 6 wks 6/7–7/19 Virtual Class: 4:15–5:15 p.m. MT Virtual Studio: 5:15–5:45 p.m. MT No class 7/5, Independence Day Observance

REGISTER FOR VY66

Instructor: Jantzen Peake

VY68 $135 (Members $120) Thu 6 wks 6/10–7/15 Virtual Class: 2:15–3:15 p.m. MT Virtual Studio: 3:15–3:45 p.m. MT

REGISTER FOR VY68

REGISTER FOR VY67

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

Students 16–Adult

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

fac.coloradocollege.edu/bemis | 17


ADULT COURSES THE HEALING POWER OF ART

An art therapist at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center’s Bemis School of Art, Kim Nguyen helps adults overcome trauma through creative expression. Published Aug. 30, 2016 Colorado Springs Style Magazine, by Linda Duval

Born in Vietnam, her mother was married at 15 and had Kim and her twin sister by the time she was 17 – and five kids in all by the time she was 30. Her parents migrated to South Vietnam when she was a child because they did not like living under Communist rule. Then, in April 1975, when Vietnam fell, her parents decided to escape from the country via a small fishing boat. Her father was conscripted into the Vietnamese Army, his salary barely enough to buy one bag of rice every payday. Her mom did other menial jobs so the family could survive. Wanting a better life for their family, they took months planning their escape from Communist rule. “We left Vietnam … with 25 people on that little boat,” she remembers. “The third day on the boat, it ran into a huge storm and the engine died. My father went up and tried to tie a blanket as a sail and he fell overboard. The waves were so huge, we saw him one minute and the next he was gone, swept away. We were all crying and mourning.” Nguyen was 13.

The boat just floated for several more days and landed ashore on Christmas Day — in Malaysia. A United Nations representative and the Red Cross helped them find new homes. The Nguyen family ended up in California. “We didn’t know anyone here” but their sponsors helped them find housing, clothes, furnishings and jobs. They helped them get green cards and got the children enrolled in school. Kim was a good student, but she didn’t find her calling until she took art classes. While getting her bachelor’s degree, she realized she was displaying her trauma on canvas. “I kept painting myself underground, or in a coffin,” she says. She aimed for an art education degree until one of the local art therapists came to class and talked about that field. “I said, ‘This is for me,’” she recalls, and went on to earn a master’s in art therapy. She came to Colorado in 1998 for a workshop “and I loved the weather.” She quickly found a job working with seniors, and eventually ended up at AspenPointe, a local outpatient mental health facility, in 2005. She teaches art therapy classes for them. A partnership between the facility and the Fine Arts Center got her working as an art therapist at the Bemis School of Art in 2009. When that partnership ended three years ago, she continued to volunteer at the school. She teaches one class for veterans and one for military families. Art therapy has helped Nguyen “release what was blocking me from being whole and balanced,” she says. “It is a way to tell my story without going into detail. The more you tell your story, the less power it has over you.” She is trained to interpret the art of others. “Sometimes they think I am psychic, but it’s all there in their art work. Words can mask (what’s really going on) but art doesn’t lie.” When she sees what art does for others, it also helps her heal, she adds. “When I tell soldiers I had PTSD, too, they come to believe that they also will find their way back to a normal life,” she says. “This is the purpose of my life.”

18 | Information (719) 475-2444

ACTIVE DUTY & VETERANS

Virtual: Military Artistic Healing Instructor: Kim Nguyen Level A 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 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 Tue 8 wks

$0 (Members $0) 6/15–8/3 5:30–7 p.m. MT

REGISTER FOR VMAH1 Thanks to grants and individual donations, these Military Artistic Healing classes are offered at no charge. Registration is required. This class is free of charge due to generous grants and donations. Please consider making a donation today to help keep this valuable program going so others like you can experience artistic healing and creative expression. You can donate directly from your online registration form in the Donation section, just before the Payment information section, or by calling (719) 477-4379. We thank you for your consideration and support.


ADULT COURSES PAINTING - GENERAL

PHOTOGRAPHY

REGISTER FOR VA69

REGISTER FOR VA70

Virtual: Dena’s Art Dialogues

Virtual: Fundamentals of Digital Photography

Level II

Level I

Prerequisite: Completion of at least one previous course offered by Dena Peterson

In this beginning photography course, you’ll learn the basic functions of your camera, including how to bring together the elements of manual mode to create intriguing images using shutter speed, aperture, and ISO for different lighting situations. We will cover classic compositional approaches and

Instructor: Dena Peterson

If you are a previous student of Dena Peterson’s, you are invited to meet with her and other past students for an in-depth discussion of a variety of topics related to painting. Explore different themes each month based on students’ interests. Together, the class will investigate a wide variety of art, engage in lively discussion, and navigate new ideas. In addition to dynamic discussions, this course features live demonstrations and painting critiques. This will be a safe and fun group in which to grow as an artist! This course includes live Zoom class sessions. Adult VA69 $145 (Members $130) Fri 10 wks 6/18–8/20 10–11 a.m. MT

Instructor: Michelle Mondragon

how to use them to express your creative vision. An introduction to digital processing will round out the course to maximize the potential of your images. This virtual course includes live Zoom sessions. Supply list online. Ages 16–Adult VA70 Wed 4 wks

$125 (Members $110) 7/7–7/28 10 a.m.–12 p.m. MT

CLASS INDEX BY INSTRUCTOR Angela Crews

A33, A34, A35, A36, A37

Barbara Dimond

Y6, Y7, Y8, Y9, Y11, Y12, Y13, A38, A39, A40, A41

Cara McKinley

Y15, Y16, Y18, Y19, A59, A60, A61, A62

Dena Peterson

A27, VA69

Elton Senior J1 Fiona Godfrey J1 Jantzen Peake

Y17, A21, VY66, VY67, VY68

Karen Standridge

A22, A23, A24, A25, A26, A28, A29, A30, A31, A32

Kat Tudor J1 Kim Nguyen VMAH1 Linda Sagastume

Y3, Y4, Y5

Class Index Key:

Lisa Villanueva

Y1, Y2, Y10, Y14, Y20

A= Adult

Maggie Quinn

A42, A43, A44, A45, A46, A47

VA = Virtual Adult Y = Youth VY = Virtual Youth J = Jamaica

Martha Mans T1 Michelle Mondragon VA70 Phil Lear J1

T = Taos, NM

Rui Haagen

A48, A49, A50, A51, A52, A53, A54, A55, A56, A57, A58

VMAH = Virtual Military Artistic Healing

Sandy Friedman

A63, A64, A65 fac.coloradocollege.edu/bemis | 19


ON VIEW IN THE FAC MUSEUM Image: CiCi Segura González, Soy Chicana (detail), 2013 mixed media on gessoed paper, courtesy of the artist

An exciting exhibition from one of the most significant private collections of Chicana/o art in the world.

On view through June 26, 2021 | Sponsored by LART and the City of Colorado Springs Anna Tsouhlarakis, 1/It Keeps Going, 2019, Courtesy of the artist

On view through Aug. 21, 2021 | Sponsored by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant for Southwest Arts & Culture

WE’RE OPEN! Reservations required Book and review details on COVID-19 related safety protocols at fac.coloradocollege.edu 20 | Information (719) 475-2444


Summer 2021 – Out is IN! Join us for a summer-long celebration of the arts — theatrical performances, dance, music, site-specific experiences, art making opportunities, and more! From the Colorado College campus to neighborhood parks and community centers around the city, dive into a robust and diverse lineup of outdoor, mobile and socially distanced experiences as we bring this great city of ours together through the arts. Check out details online and mark your calendars for programs like:

Saturdays in the Park with the FAC June 26–Aug. 14 at Acacia Park Live performances, art demonstrations, local food trucks and more! (FREE) Front Range Fables Saturdays June 26–Aug. 7 at venues throughout the city A series of plays for young audiences written by local playwrights and based on historical events from the Pikes Peak region with art activities from Bemis School of Art. (FREE) She Loves Me July 29–Aug. 1 on the FAC Outdoor Stage

A charming musical romantic comedy performed by the FAC Youth Repertory Ensemble. (ticketed)

Working Aug. 24–Sept. 5 on the FAC Outdoor Stage A musical based on interviews with American workers that paints a vivid portrait of the men and women the world so often takes for granted. (ticketed) Classes & Camps

FAC Theatre School summer camps for ages 5–18 (see page 9) Art & Acting in the Forest summer camps for ages 6-11 (see page 4) Plein Air Painting for adults (see page 11)

And more!

Programming is being added throughout the summer. Visit fac.coloradocollege.edu for the latest.

fac.coloradocollege.edu/bemis | 21


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.

22 | Information (719) 475-2444


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.

fac.coloradocollege.edu/bemis | 23


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

Summer 2021 – Out is IN! Join us for a summer-long celebration of the arts — theatrical performances, dance, music, site-specific experiences, art making, and more! From the Colorado College campus to neighborhood parks and community centers, we’re bringing this great city of ours together through the arts. More on pg 21, full event schedule at fac.coloradocollege.edu

24 | Information (719) 475-2444

Profile for coloradocollege

Bemis Class Schedule - Summer 2021  

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded