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DEC 2020–FEB 2021 CLASS CATALOG

Bemis School of Art


WELCOME Bemis School of Art will continue virtual course and workshop programming through the winter 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.

CONTENTS General Info

2–3

Virtual Info

4

Youth Courses

5-9

Military Artistic Healing

10

Adult Courses

11–19

Class index

19

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 Nov. 10 Non-member registration opens Nov. 17 Classes begin Tuesday, Dec. 1 Classes end Saturday, Feb. 27

FROM THE DIRECTOR We’ve made it to the homestretch of 2020 and one of the biggest takeaways for us from this year is — with challenges come opportunities. These days, your creative outlet is just a click away. From one-day workshops to multi-week courses, I invite you to explore our 30+ new classes in a variety of media for all ages and skill levels. All offered up virtually for you to enjoy from the comfort, warmth, and safety of your own home.

HOLIDAYS & CLOSURES

New Partnership with Artivism Colorado:

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Because we believe it is important to teach our children to be critical thinkers who possess the power to think outside the box and have compassion for all of creation, Bemis School of Art recently joined forces with Artivism Colorado. With the objective of helping to create strength in our youth and guide them to discover their passions and find their voices, these new classes encourage them to become key players in their own future. That’s something we can all get behind!

Winter Break Friday, Dec. 18–Sunday, Jan. 3

Hand Building in Clay, Cara McKinley Fundamentals of Photography, Michelle Mondragon Invigorate Your Art in 2021, Tara Kelley-Cruz Lets Keep Going With Oil Painting, Dena Peterson

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As always, we thank you for your support and continued patronage and we look forward to meeting you online!


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 have made the hard decision to continue virtual programming for winter to further prevent the spread of COVID-19, so our programs may look a little different this session. We look forward to providing on-site courses and programming after the new year.

FINE ARTS CENTER MEMBERSHIP PROGRAMS

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.

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 courses. 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)

VISITING ARTIST

This symbol designates classes taught by guest artists.

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

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!

EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES OF THE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM “The teacher was informative and so nice! She did a wonderful job over the internet. My daughter loves art and we have always wanted to take a course through Bemis. With the option to take this course online, it made it more accessible for us, and we were finally able to sign her up! Thank you for this opportunity.” – Parent of Bemis School of Art Student 4 | Information (719) 475-2444


YOUTH COURSES AGES 9–12

Virtual: Fundamentals of Colored Pencil

Virtual: Beginning Acrylic Painting

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

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 course includes live Zoom sessions. Supply list online.

Instructor: Jantzen Peake

VY6 $150 (Members $135) Thu 6-wks 12/3–1/21 No class 12/24 & 12/31, Winter Break

4:15–5:45 p.m. MT

REGISTER FOR VY6

Instructor: Jantzen Peake

VY7 $140 (Members $125) Mon 6-wks 12/7–1/25 No class 12/21 & 12/28, Winter Break

4:30–6 p.m. MT

REGISTER FOR VY7

DID YOU KNOW BEMIS SCHOOL OF ART OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS? Bemis offers limited full and partial scholarships to youth and adult students with demonstrated financial need. Some limitations apply. For more information, contact us at (719) 475-2444 or bemis@coloradocollege.edu.

APPLY NOW FOR A SCHOLARSHIP

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ARTIVISM COLORADO AGES 6–18

Artivism Colorado

About the Instructor

Artivism Colorado serves as the intersection of art and activism, teaching young artists to think like activists and to share their messages through art. Participants will be taught to use their creativity to raise awareness, mobilize, and inspire others.

Lisa Villanueva, Founder, Artivism Colorado

Bemis has joined with Artivism Colorado because we believe it is important to 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 strong individuals who are key players in their 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 emboldened to discover their passions and find their voice in society. Follow Artivism Colorado on Facebook

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“Originally from Chicago, I am an eclectic urban and Afrocentric artist. I work with many mediums, specializing in clay sculptures and the renovation of leather. 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. Intrigued by people I see on the street, I am excited to recreate the experience I had with them into a piece of art. You might see them in a friend, family member, or a colleague. Nevertheless, they are people you see daily whose beings connect with my spirit and ask that I tell their stories through my art. Look deep, and you too might see who I see, feel the misfortune, humility, pride, and distinction they made me feel. Their voices speak through me and I tell their stories.” Lisa partners with Bemis School of Art and various community art organizations to facilitate Artivism Colorado. She is also the author of a K-12 curriculum that she facilitates with her primary students.


YOUTH COURSES

Virtual: Artivism

Instructor: Lisa Villanueva Artivism enables and encourages young people to explore art ideas that evoke emotions while discovering the legalities and inconsistencies we have in human, civil, animal, and environmental rights. We strive to empower our students to discover their passions and find their voice in society. We will produce art for social change and learn what Artivism can do to change hearts and minds. This course includes live Zoom sessions and live Zoom studio hours. Supply list and kit pickup information online.

AGES 6-9

VY1 $65 (Members $50) Sat 1-day 2/6

Virtual Class: 1–2:30 p.m. MT Virtual Studio: 2:30–3 p.m. MT

AGES 9-12

VY2 $65 (Members $50) Sat 1-day 2/13 Virtual Class: 1–2:30 p.m. MT Virtual Studio: 2:30–3 p.m. MT VY3 $100 (Members $85) Tue/Thu/Sat 3-days 1/19, 1/21, 1/23 Virtual Class: 5–6 p.m. MT Virtual Studio: 6–6:30 p.m. MT

AGES 12-16

VY4 $65 (Members $50) Sat 1-day 2/20

Virtual Class: 1–2:30 p.m. MT Virtual Studio: 2:30–3 p.m. MT

AGES 16-18

VY5 $65 (Members $50) Sat 1-day 2/27

Virtual Class: 1–2:30 p.m. MT Virtual Studio: 2:30–3 p.m. MT

REGISTER FOR ARTIVISM

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VIRTUAL COURSES AGES 12–16

Virtual: Fundamentals of Drawing

Virtual: Beginning Acrylic Painting

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 course includes live Zoom sessions. Supply list online.

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 sessions. Supply list online.

Instructor: Jantzen Peake

VY8 $140 (Members $125) Wed 6-wks 12/2–1/20 No class 12/23 & 12/30, Winter Break

REGISTER FOR VY8

4:15–5:45 p.m. MT

Instructor: Jantzen Peake

VY9 $140 (Members $125) Mon 6-wks 12/7–1/25 No class 12/21 & 12/28, Winter Break

6:30–8 p.m. MT

REGISTER FOR VY9

LEARN NEW SKILLS & TECHNIQUES FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME “My child was initially hesitant but ended up having a great time and learned some new art skills. All my children have taken classes at Bemis and we were excited to see that a remote class was offered.” –Parent of Bemis School of Art Student

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YOUTH COURSES

Virtual: Let’s Leather Together

Virtual: Experimental Printmaking

Let’s leather together! Join us as we learn the fundamental skills you need to start working with leather. In this class you’ll be introduced to leatherworking techniques, tools, materials, and how to apply paint designs. We start with the basics and use our skills to create earrings, accessories, and more! This virtual course includes live Zoom class sessions and live Zoom studio hours. Supply list and kit pickup information online.

In this virtual workshop, we will explore experimental printmaking techniques. We will work with non-traditional materials and employ unconventional tools like cardboard, fruits, natural botanicals, and more. You’ll learn about twenty separate ways to print and make three of your own unique art pieces. Receive your own printmaking guides and prerecorded how-to videos to access after the workshop as well! This workshop includes live Zoom class sessions, live Zoom studio hours, and prerecorded content. Supply list online.

Instructor: Lisa Villanueva

VY10 $150 (Members $135) Tue/Wed/Thu 3-days 1/12–1/14 Virtual Class: 4–5:30 p.m. MT Virtual Studio: 5:30–6 p.m. MT

REGISTER FOR VY10

Instructor: Jasmine Dillavou

VY11 $75 (Members $60) Sat 1-day 1/16

Virtual Class: 5–7 p.m. MT Virtual Studio: 7–7:45 p.m. MT

REGISTER FOR VY11

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

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MILITARY ARTISTIC HEALING ACTIVE DUTY & VETERANS  ADULT

Virtual: Military Artistic Healing Instructor: Kim Nguyen Level A

Thanks to grants and individual donations, these 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.

For some, the holidays can be very challenging. This challenge can be even more exacerbated by the very belief that we are supposed to be so joyful during this time, and that something must be wrong with us for not being so. Join this winter virtual class to learn techniques to enhance creative skills and gain greater selfawareness. Explore possibilities, develop your creativity, and gain personal insight through working with a variety of mediums. This course includes live Zoom class sessions. Supply list online. Adult 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 12/1–2/2 No class 12/22 & 12/29, Winter Break

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5:30–7 p.m. MT


ADULT COURSES DRAWING

Virtual: Beginning Drawing – Using Your Eyes, Head, Heart, & Hands

Virtual: Fundamentals of Drawing Instructor: Jantzen Peake

Instructor: Kathryn Romberg

Level 0

Level 0

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 course includes live Zoom sessions. Supply list online. Ages 16-Adult

Learning to draw involves connections with your subjects and with yourself. In this virtual course, learn the practice of drawing through fascinating exercises, intense observation, refined coordination, and connecting with your subjects. You will learn how to practice drawing and see improvement in your drawing skills and perception. This course includes live Zoom class sessions and live Zoom studio hours. Supply list online. Ages 16-Adult VA1 $140 (Members $125) Tue 6-wks 12/1–1/19 Virtual Class: 7–7:45 p.m. MT Virtual Studio: 7:45–8:30 p.m. MT No class 12/22 & 12/29, Winter Break

VA2 $140 (Members $125) Wed 6-wks 12/2–1/20 No class 12/23 & 12/30, Winter Break

6:30–8 p.m. MT

REGISTER FOR VA2

REGISTER FOR VA1

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ADULT COURSES PAINTING – OIL

Virtual: Fundamentals of Colored Pencil

Virtual: Let’s Keep Going with Oil Painting

Level 0-II

Level II

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

Prerequisite: Let’s Get Started with Oil Painting

Instructor: Jantzen Peake

VA3 $150 (Members $135) Fri 6-wks 12/4–1/29 No class 12/18, 12/25, & 1/1, Winter Break

REGISTER FOR VA3

4:15–5:45 p.m. MT

Instructor: Dena Peterson

This virtual course will pick up where Let’s Get Started with Oil Painting left off. We will explore more advanced brushwork, painting edges, how to paint specific subjects in the landscape, and floral subjects. You will also have the chance to get personalized feedback on your paintings. Take your basic knowledge of oil painting and go even further! This virtual course includes live Zoom sessions and prerecorded content. Let’s Get Started with Oil Painting is a prerequisite for this class. Supply list online. Ages 16-Adult VA4 $145 (Members $130) Sat 5-wks 1/9–2/6

REGISTER FOR VA4 GIVE THE GIFT OF CREATIVITY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON 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. 12 | Information (719) 475-2444

1–2:30 p.m. MT


ADULT COURSES TRAVEL

Virtual: Let’s Get Started with Oil Painting Instructor: Dena Peterson Level 0 If you have ever wanted to learn how to paint with oils, this class is for you. We will explore the basics of oil painting for the beginner, including materials and their safe use, color mixing, types of brushwork, and more. Prerecorded demos and techniques will be available for you to watch and try at your leisure. We will also meet live in a Zoom classroom for discussion and feedback. Give it a try and I will be your guide! This course includes live Zoom sessions and prerecorded content. Supply list online. Ages 16-Adult VA5 $175 (Members $160) Sat 6-wks 1/16–2/20

REGISTER FOR VA5

10–11:30 a.m. MT

Enchanted Textures of Taos, New Mexico with Martha Mans 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. This will be the environment that will inspire your paintings. Martha will instruct in how to use water-media, including transparent watercolor, gouache, and acrylic to 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.

FALL 2021 DATES COMING SOON!

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ADULT COURSES PHOTOGRAPHY

Virtual: Catch, Collect, Create

Virtual: Photography Mentorship

Instructor: Kathryn Romberg

Instructor: Jeff Kearney

Level I

Level II

Catch the great images you see every day with your smartphone’s camera. Edit them to emphasize what you felt was important about the image. Create by using photo editing tools and methods to apply them to your art media. In this virtual course you will learn smartphone photography basics, photo editing basics, and multiple applications for your own work. This course includes live Zoom class sessions and live Zoom studio hours. Supply list online. Ages 16-Adult

Get personalized feedback in weekly one-on-one mentorship sessions with a 25-year industry veteran with experience in portrait, sports, entertainment, editorial, commercial, product, and travel photography. Meetings will be tailored to the technical level and interests of the individual student. From basic film and digital photography, to advanced concepts, portfolio reviews, and industry guidance, this course is intended to cover all photographic areas. This course includes live Zoom sessions. Supply list online. Ages 16-Adult

VA6 $110 (Members $95) Sat 4-wks 12/5–1/16 Virtual Class: 10–10:45 a.m. MT Virtual Studio: 10:45–11:30 a.m. MT No class 12/19, 12/26, & 1/2, Winter Break

REGISTER FOR VA6

VA7 $185 (Members $170) Mon 4-wks 1/4–1/25

5-6 p.m. MT

VA8 $185 (Members $170) Tue 4-wks 1/5–1/26

12:30–1:30 p.m. MT

VA9 $185 (Members $170) Wed 4-wks 1/6–1/27

12:30–1:30 p.m. MT

VA10 $185 (Members $170) Thu 4-wks 1/7–1/28

12:30–1:30 p.m. MT

VA11 $185 (Members $170) Fri 4-wks 1/8–1/29

10–11 a.m. MT

REGISTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY MENTORSHIP

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ADULT COURSES MIXED MEDIA

Virtual: Fundamentals of Digital Photography

Virtual: Belle Epoque

Level I

Level I

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 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

Repurpose a children’s board book to create an art journal inspired by La Belle Époque (the beautiful era). Layers of gesso, acrylic paints, turn of the century ephemera, tea-stained paper, and stencils will be used to explore the decorative patterns and nature-inspired motifs of the period. The art of Louis Tiffany and Gustav Klimt, prominent artists of the era, will provide inspiration for creating expressive pages. This virtual course includes live Zoom class sessions and live Zoom studio hours. Supply list online. Ages 16-Adult

VA12 $130 (Members $115) Wed 4-wks 2/3–2/24

VA13 $150 (Members $135) Mon 5-wks 1/11–2/8 Virtual Class: 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. MT Virtual Studio: 12:30–1 p.m. MT

Instructor: Michelle Mondragon

REGISTER FOR VA12

10 a.m.–12 p.m. MT

Instructor: Linda Sagastume

REGISTER FOR VA13

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

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ADULT COURSES MIXED MEDIA

Virtual: Invigorate Your Art in 2021

Virtual: Alternative Sculpting Techniques

Instructor: Tara Kelley-Cruz

Instructor: Cara McKinley

Level A

Level 0

Whether you are a total beginner or a seasoned professional, there is much to learn in this virtual course that will improve your art. We will cover the artist’s mindset, composition, color, experimentation, process, adding texture, taking risks, and keeping your art practice fun. If you are uninspired or in a slump, this course will invigorate your art making practice. The principles and practices taught in this virtual course can be applied to any style of art. This course includes live Zoom class sessions and live Zoom studio hours. Supply list online. Ages 16-Adult

This virtual course focuses on a technique called faux ceramics that uses accessible materials and has been reimagined during the pandemic. This sculptural technique combines historical and contemporary methods, comparable to a fusion of paper mâché and air-dry clay. We will develop sculptures together using this non-traditional building method through a series of prerecorded video demonstrations, exciting zoom presentations, and fun class exercises. This course includes live Zoom class sessions and prerecorded content. Supply list online. Adult

VA14 $110 (Members $95) Thu 4-wks 1/21–2/11

VA15 $140 (Members $125) Fri 3-wks 2/12–2/26

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

REGISTER FOR VA14

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REGISTER FOR VA15

9 a.m.–12 p.m. MT


ADULT COURSES PRINTMAKING

Virtual: Beginning Printmaking for Small Spaces & Meaningful Sharing

Virtual: Experimental Printmaking Instructor: Jasmine Dillavou

Instructor: Kathryn Romberg

Level 0

Level I

This virtual workshop will explore experimental printmaking techniques. We will work with non-traditional materials and employ unconventional tools like cardboard, fruits, natural botanicals, and more. You’ll learn about twenty separate ways to print and make three of your own unique art pieces. Receive your own printmaking guides and prerecorded how-to videos to access after the workshop as well! This workshop includes live Zoom class sessions, live Zoom studio hours, and prerecorded content. Supply list online. Ages 16-Adult

Create small-scale, meaningful works meant to share in this virtual course. Tap into images, color, and symbolism meant to convey messages beyond words using the basic tools and materials of printmaking. Learn the basics of monoprints, relief prints, collagraphs, and paper lithography using simple but effective basic tools. This course includes live Zoom class sessions and live Zoom studio hours. Supply list online. Ages 16-Adult VA16 $170 (Members $155) Thu 8-wks 12/3–2/4 Virtual Class: 7–7:45 p.m. MT Virtual Studio: 7:45–8:30 p.m. MT No class 12/24 & 12/31, Winter Break

REGISTER FOR VA16

VA17 $75 (Members $60) Mon 1-day 2/1

Virtual Class: 5–7 p.m. MT Virtual Studio: 7–7:45 p.m. MT

REGISTER FOR VA17

VIRTUAL COURSES OFFER MORE OPPORTUNITY FOR CREATIVITY “The instructor was extremely organized and professional. I think the instructor did an excellent job having the class be virtual and I’m grateful to Bemis for offering classes during the pandemic.” –Bemis School of Art Student

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ADULT COURSES SCULPTURE

CERAMICS

Virtual: Creature Sculpture Design

Virtual: Ceramic Plaque Making

Instructor: Jantzen Peake

Instructor: Cara McKinley

Level I

Level 0

Let your ideas soar and your creatures roar! Explore your creative creature side using traditional art methods and materials in this unique and exciting class. Take your ideas to the next level from two-dimensional concept design to three-dimensional sculpture. With polymer-based clay, the boundaries are almost limitless. This virtual course includes live Zoom sessions. Supply list online. Ages 16-Adult

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, live Zoom studio hours, 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

VA18 $140 (Members $125) Tue 6-wks 12/1–1/19 No class 12/22 & 12/29, Winter Break

REGISTER FOR VA18

4:15–5:45 p.m. MT

VA19 $175 (Members $160) Thu 3-wks 12/03–12/17

REGISTER FOR VA19

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Virtual Class: 9 a.m.–12 p.m. MT Virtual Studio: 12–1 p.m. MT


INDEX CLASS INDEX BY INSTRUCTOR

Cara McKinley

VA15, VA19, VA20

Dena Peterson

VA4, VA5

Jantzen Peake

VY6, VY7, VY8, VY9, VA2, VA3, VA18

Jasmine Dillavou Jeff Kearney

VY11, VA17 VA7, VA8, VA9, VA10, VA11

Kathryn Romberg

VA1, VA6, VA16

Kim Nguyen VMAH1 Linda Sagastume VA13

Virtual: Handbuilding in Clay Instructor: Cara McKinley Level 0 In this virtual course, we will join together from afar as we connect through the experience of ceramics. This beginner’s guide to handbuilding clay features a series of personalized 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, live Zoom studio hours, 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 VA20 $295 (Members $280) Thu 6-wks 1/7–2/11

REGISTER FOR VA20

Lisa Villanueva

VY1, VY2, VY3, VY4, VY5, VY10

Michelle Mondragon VA12 Tara Kelley-Cruz VA14

Virtual Class: 9 a.m.–12 p.m. MT Virtual Studio: 12–1 p.m. MT Key: VA = Virtual Adult VY = Virtual Youth VMAH = Virtual Military Artistic Healing = Visiting Artist

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

CLASS LEVELS 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. 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.

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

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.

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.

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