Bemis School of Art - Winter/Spring 2023 Class Schedule

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Bemis School of Art Winter/Spring 2023 Classes

ADMINISTRATIVE

OFFICE HOURS

Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–4 p.m. REGISTRATION ASSISTANCE AND QUESTIONS

Phone: (719) 634-5581 Website: fac.coloradocollege.edu/bemis

TO CONTACT BEMIS SCHOOL OF ART DIRECTLY

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

¡HABLAMOS ESPAÑOL!

Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre cualquiera de nuestras clases, no dude en llamarnos al número (719) 477-4348.

IMPORTANT DATES

FAC member registration opens Dec. 5 Non-member registration opens Dec. 12

Classes begin Monday, Jan 23

HOLIDAYS & CLOSURES

Winter Break Dec. 22–Jan. 8

Martin Luther King Monday, Jan. 16

President’s Day Monday, Feb. 20

Spring Break March 27–31

Open for special programming Easter Sunday, April 9

CONTENTS

Class Levels & Registration Info 4

Youth Courses 5 9

Spring Break Courses 10 11

Adult Courses 12 28

Military Artistic Healing 23

Class Index 29

FAC museum exhibitions 30

Policies & Waivers 31

PROGRAMS

In-person courses, semi-private courses, and workshops are offered in a variety of mediums at the Bemis School of Art. The semi-private offerings allow for a limited number of students to receive personalized instruction.

Military Artistic Healing classes are offered in-person as well as virtually for greater access for veterans, active-duty military personnel, and their spouses.

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

PARKING

818 Pelham Place, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (off Cache La Poudre St. and Cascade Ave.)

(719) 475-2444

Bemis School of Art

Bemis has a parking lot for registered students on the north side of the building off Cache La Poudre. Please make sure to pick up a permit for Bemis School of Art at the front desk on your first day of class. Bemis permits are good during your registered class time only. Please note that permits do not guarantee space in the parking lot.

If there is no parking available in the lot, there is street parking available at the base of the hill and around Monument Valley Park and Mesa Road. Please be aware of city permit parking signage along Cache La Poudre between the hours of 7 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday. Parking on Cache la Poudre requires a permit from the city. Bemis parking permits are not honored for on-street parking.

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Uintah St. Dale St. Monument St. Platte Ave. Cache La Poudre St. Cascade Ave. Tejon St. Nevada Ave. Bijou St. Mesa Rd.
Downtown Colorado Springs
Check in at front desk in the lobby of the FAC’s Bemis School of Art for classroom location and information
Glen Ave.
Pelham

COVID-19 STATEMENT

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

Whatever your artistic interest, age, or skill level, the Fine Arts Center’s Bemis School of Art has classes to drive your passions. Build community with other artists while exploring and developing your artistic skills.

Youth – Arts education cultivates the entire child, developing literacy, intuition, reasoning, imagination, and dexterity while allowing space for creative expression.

To provide quality art education, the Fine Arts Center’s Bemis School of Art applies the Colorado Model Content Standards for Visual Arts to all youth classes.

Adult – Adult courses range in experience level from absolute beginner courses aimed at building fundamental skills to advanced courses designed to allow experienced artists to hone their skills.

Military – Thanks to grants and individual donations, Military Artistic Healing classes are offered in a variety of mediums at no charge to military veterans, active-duty military, and their families.

Accessibility – We are happy to accommodate students with accessibility needs. Please call (719) 475-2444.

Specially Priced – This symbol designates a reduced price point.

Visiting Artists – We are proud to offer classes and workshops by visiting and regional professional artists. Past artists have included Cochiti Pueblo potter, Virgil Ortiz, Sundance award–winning filmmaker Tom Shepard, Laguna Pueblo potter and poet Max Early, and Loving Vincent painter and animator Dena Peterson.

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

Travel – This symbol designates a class that requires travel.

SUPPLIES

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

CLASS INFORMATION Catalog Legend Class# Price Day(s) # weeks Date(s) Hours(s)

FINE ARTS CENTER MEMBERSHIP

Art students who are members of the FAC receive early registration privileges, discounted class prices, and much more! Not a member? Join today! fac.coloradocollege.edu/membership

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

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

WE VALUE YOUR SUPPORT

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

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Supported by: Cover art by Amy Brown, Pat Musick, Zandra Zieman-Foster, Patrice Filler, Jantzen Peake, Sophia Hanna, Rui Haagen, Maggie Quinn, and Linda Sagastume

HOW TO REGISTER

Please read all registration procedures and related policies carefully. You may register online or by phone. Full payment is due upon enrollment. Checks, cash, money orders, and all major credit cards are accepted.

Registration should be made as soon as possible. Class sizes are limited and spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

ONLINE

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

BY PHONE

Call the Bemis School of Art at (719) 634-5581 during registration office hours, Monday through Friday 9 a.m.–4 p.m. with the course name(s), number(s), and method of payment to register over the phone.

TUITION ASSISTANCE

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

CLASS LEVELS

Level A – All levels welcome.

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

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

Level II – This class is for those who have taken at least one class in the medium. Students 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 –2-3 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. Students should be highly motivated and self–directed. Some classes in this level will require a portfolio review and/or approval by the instructor.

Registration implies the responsible party understands the course levels above and has selected a course that matches their skill level. Students who are identified as being enrolled in a class above their actual level will be encouraged to move into a class that better fits their level of skills.

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Introduction to the Elements of Art

Instructor:

This class is for children who enjoy their art classes in school and would appreciate greater freedom in what they create. The course will cover the 7 Elements of Art and the 12 Principles of Design, then guide students along a basic art creation process. By the end of the course, each student will have an art piece to share and present in front of their classmates. Supplies will be provided.

Y1 $145 (Members $130)

Sat 5 wks 1/28–2/25 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Y2 $145 (Members $130)

Sat 5 wks 3/11–4/8 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

REGISTER FOR Y1 OR Y2

Boxes and Treasures

Instructor: Alyson Blanton

Have you always been fascinated by treasures no one understands and need a special place for them? In this class we will construct clay boxes of differing sizes and shapes using various techniques to hold our special objects. We will also make our own treasures out of clay and other materials to place within our special box. Come construct, sculpt, and paint with us; there will be an equal emphasis on product and process. Supplies will be provided.

Y4 $120 (Members $105)

Mon 5 wks 3/13–4/17 (no class 3/27) 4:15–5:45 p.m.

REGISTER FOR Y4

Painted Sculptures

Instructor:

Create animal sculptures inspired by the Oaxacan-painted animals of Mexico. You will learn about color theory, rhythm, repetition, and how to mix colors. You will then apply these skills to a variety of projects including painting, pattern making, and sculpture. Sculptures will be made with wood in the shape of an animal or something else of your choosing. Supplies will be provided.

Y3 $95 (Members $80) Fri 4 wks 3/3–3/24 4:15–5:30 p.m.

REGISTER FOR Y3

The Mountain that Loved a Bird

Instructor: Linda Sagastume

Explore making art using painted papers and collaging them in the style of Eric Carle who illustrated The Mountain that Loved a Bird. Bold colors and shapes will come together to create pictures inspired by the illustrations in this book. A fun and playful approach will be encouraged as well as the freedom for creative expression. Supplies will be provided.

Y5 $95 (Members $80)

Thu 4 wks 3/16–4/13 (no class 3/30) 4–5:15 p.m.

REGISTER FOR Y5

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YOUTH COURSES

Art and Acting in the Forest

Enjoy outstanding arts education with instructors from the Fine Art Center’s Bemis School of Art set in the lush forest at the 400acre 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. Cultivate 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 lunch and snacks 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 organization and requires several forms for your child’s protection (Camp Health Form and Certificate of Immunization). Some require a doctor’s signature. All 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. All forms can be found on the Bemis School of Art website.

Instructors: Jodi Papproth & Sophia Hanna

Ages 6–11

LF1 $345 (Members $330)

Mon–Fri 5 days 6/12–6/16 9 a.m.–3 p.m. MT

LF2 $345 (Members $330)

Mon–Fri 5 days 6/19 6/23 9 a.m.–3 p.m. MT

LF3 $345 (Members $330)

Mon–Fri 5 days 6/26–6/30 9 a.m.–3 p.m. MT

LF4 $345 (Members $330)

Mon–Fri 5 days 7/10–7/14 9 a.m.–3 p.m. MT

LF5 $345 (Members $330)

Mon–Fri 5 days 7/17–7/21 9 a.m.–3 p.m. MT

LF6 $345 (Members $330)

Mon–Fri 5 days 7/24–7/29 9 a.m.–3 p.m. MT

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YOUTH SUMMER CAMP – AGES 6–11
The FAC’s Bemis School of Art and La Foret Conference and Retreat Center Present:
REGISTER FOR ART AND ACTING IN THE FOREST

Fundamentals of Drawing

Instructor:

This course is a fun way to learn new drawing skills and how to train your eyes to really see. There is no “can’t” in this introduction to drawing course – only “I can!” You will be guided on how to render an object, bringing depth into your work. Explore how to use color and source of light to make your ideas come to life. Build your confidence in drawing through light homework, an introduction to color theory, value scale, still life studies, perspective, composition, and so much more! Supplies will be provided.

Y6 $105 (Members $90)

Wed 4 wks 1/25–2/15

REGISTER FOR Y6

4:15–5:45 p.m.

Beginning Wheel Throwing

Instructor:

Whether just starting out, or practicing recently learned skills, this class covers and reinforces everything necessary to be comfortable throwing pots. Design, throw, glaze, and fire bowls, plates, platters, bottles, vases, and more! These are skills that continue to help students for the rest of their lives. Supplies will be provided.

Y7 $165 (Members $150)

Thu 8 wks 1/26–3/16

REGISTER FOR Y7

4:15–5:45 p.m.

Fundamentals of Acrylic Painting

Instructor:

Acrylic painting is a fun, vibrant, and a fast-drying way to express yourself. Learn some basic drawing and painting techniques such as: composition, building up the volume of an object, rendering techniques, a variety of brush strokes, bringing a light source into your paintings, layering, introduction into color theory, and so much more! Practice these techniques by working with still life references, landscape paintings, and more. Whether you are just starting out or have never touched acrylic painting before, you will see notable improvements throughout this course, building confidence in your painting. Supplies will be provided.

Y8 $105 (Members $90)

Fri 4 wks 1/27–2/17

4:15–5:45 p.m.

Drawing Sampler

Instructor:

This fun workshop will guide you into some of the fundamentals of drawing. We will start to train the eye to see. You will learn a new way of looking at how to draw by exploring light sources, rendering techniques, layering, value scale, and a bit of color theory. Whether you’re just starting out or have never drawn before, you will see notable improvements in your drawings and will want to continue to expand your drawing skills! Supplies will be provided.

Y9 $65 (Members $50)

Fri 1-day 2/24

REGISTER FOR Y9

4:15–6:15 p.m.

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AGES 9–12
YOUTH COURSES
REGISTER FOR Y8

Teen Raku

Instructor: Alyson Blanton

Teen Wheel Throwing

Instructor:

YOUTH COURSES

ADULT COURSES

What could be more exciting than the sizzle of a hot pot in cold water? Experience the art of Raku while learning wheel throwing and handbuilding skills. In addition to the muddy fun of pottery, various glazing techniques will be explored. There will be Raku firings if conditions allow. Supplies will be provided.

Y10 $135 (Members $120)

Mon 6 wks 1/23–3/6 (no class 2/20) 4:30–6 p.m.

REGISTER FOR Y10

3D Sculpture

Instructor: Jantzen Peake

This fun introduction into 3D sculpture design is a unique and exciting way to explore your creative side using traditional and non-traditional art methods and materials. Take your ideas to the next level, from concept design to 3D sculpture. Some lessons include armature building, using various sculpture tools, layers, texturing, and so much more. With polymerbased clay the possibilities are close to limitless! Supplies will be provided.

Y12 $105 (Members $90)

Wed 4 wks 1/25–2/15 6:30–8 p.m. REGISTER FOR Y12

Explore a variety of ceramic forms on the wheel with your peers. This class is a great supplement for young artists without time in their schedule to take an art class or for those who wish to expand their arts experience. Dive into ceramics in a low pressure and supportive environment: no grades, no stress! Instruction is at beginner level, projects and demonstrations can be tailored to a variety of interests and abilities. Supplies will be provided.

Y11 $205 (Members $190)

Tue 8 wks 1/24–3/14 4:15–6:15 p.m

REGISTER FOR Y11

Fundamentals of Drawing

Instructor: Jantzen Peake

You will be guided into a new way of seeing how to draw in this fun introductory course. Learn how to create depth in your drawings by bringing a light source into your work. You will also learn about value scale, composition, perspective, the color wheel, and more. Discover the meaning behind the colors you use and how to use layering techniques to bring your drawings to life! Supplies will be provided.

Y13 $105 (Members $90)

Thu 4 wks 1/26–2/16 4:15–5:45 p.m.

REGISTER FOR Y13

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AGES 12–16

Fundamentals of Acrylic Painting

Bring a breath of life into your paintings! Learn about brushstrokes, color theory, composition, and a variety of other techniques that will build confidence in your painting skills. Improve your skills by learning basics of drawing and painting techniques like dry brush, wet on wet, layering, and rendering. You will also learn how to bring a light source into your paintings and will explore using different colors to add dimension. Learn how to use references and still-life studies to elevate your paintings! Supplies will be provided.

Y14 $105 (Members $90)

Thu 4 wks 1/26–2/16 6:30–8 p.m.

REGISTER FOR Y14

Contemporary Dream Catchers

Want to tap into your creative side? Want some healing crystals and calming energy in your home? Let’s honor the history of dream catchers while adding a modern twist with pops of color, soft materials, and beautiful crystals. You will learn the step-by-step process of weaving and creating a magical contemporary dream catcher with your own creative flair and style. Come with me on this fun and amazing journey of discovery and creativity! Supplies will be provided.

Y16 $95 (Members $80)

Wed & Thu 2 days 2/22–2/23 6–8:30 p.m.

REGISTER FOR Y16

Creative Sketchbook: Drawing from Life

Instructor:

Learn to draw from your life! Cultivate a daily creative sketch-booking practice and an observational eye. Learn to sketch life loosely, consider composition, and capture simple moments to create a cohesive body of work. We will use simple, portable materials that make it easy to incorporate drawing into your life. You’ll leave with a sketchbook and creative practices to take with you anywhere! This class includes field trips to the Fine Art Center galleries and other walking adventures! Supplies will be provided.

Y15 $180 (Members $165)

Mon 9 wks 2/6–4/17 (no class 2/20, 3/27) 4:30–6 p.m.

REGISTER FOR Y15

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16–Adult Check out the adult course section for additional offerings in painting, drawing, ceramics, and more.
Students Ages
My kid felt inspired, motivated, and excited to contribute …

SPRING BREAK YOUTH COURSES

Introduction to Murals

Instructor:

This fun one-day workshop is all about the steps in creating a mural. You will be guided to think about the materials needed, prep work, how to find a space, proposal writing, and how to work on a team. We will also learn different techniques such as brush strokes, concept drawings, color theory, and more. Join us for this collaborative class! Supplies will be provided.

Ages 12–16

Y17 $75 (Members $60)

Mon 1-day 3/27 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

REGISTER FOR Y17

Watercolor Techniques and Line Art

Instructor: Ronee Smith

Discover new watercolor techniques and try something new! You will begin learning about different watercolor techniques and exploring new ways to use them. We will also practice some line art with markers or pen and ink to incorporate with your watercolor techniques. All levels are welcome! Supplies will be provided. Ages 9–12

Y19 $75 (Members $60)

Mon 1-day 3/27 11 a.m.–2 p.m

REGISTER FOR Y19

Introduction to Watercolor for Teens

Instructor:

This spring break intensive workshop is for teens that want to try watercolor! They will learn basic watercolor skills including the basics of value, line, shape, form, perspective, and color. They will also explore how to assemble their own materials in the future to be able to paint anywhere. Everyone will have enough practice and confidence in their skills to keep tackling new things after class! Supplies will be provided. Ages 12–16

Y18 $105 (Members $90)

Mon–Wed 3 days 3/27–3/29 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

REGISTER FOR Y18

Colored Pencil Sampler

Instructor: Jantzen Peake

A fun and faster approach to colored pencils! Learn how to draw using this exciting medium. In class, we will be learning about the color wheel, value scale, highlight, core shadow, cast shadow, and blending techniques that will lighten the heavy handed. Patience is key to beginning this adventure into the basics of colored pencils. Supplies will be provided.

Ages 12–16

Y20 $65 (Members $50)

Tue 1-day 3/28 10 a.m.–12 p.m

REGISTER FOR Y20

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Drawing Sampler

Instructor:

This fun workshop will guide you into some of the fundamentals of drawing. You will be guided into a new way of looking at how to draw through exploring light source, rendering techniques, layering, value scale, and exploring a bit of color theory. We will start to train the eye to see in this informative foundation to drawing workshop. Whether you’re just starting out or have never drawn before you will see notable improvements in your drawings and will want to continue to expand your drawing skills! Supplies will be provided. Ages 9–12

Y21 $65 (Members $50)

Tue 1–day 3/28 1–3 p.m.

REGISTER FOR Y21

Acrylic Painting Sampler

Instructor:

This fun workshop will launch you into an exploration of acrylic painting. You will be guided on how to hold the paint brush to make a variety of marks, textures, and layers. Explore traditional and non-traditional painting techniques like dry brushing. You will begin to understand color theory in this class as well as learn how to create a sense of depth and how to bring light sources into your work. Bring your paintings to life in this supportive and fun acrylic painting workshop! Supplies will be provided. Ages 9–12

Y22 $65 (Members $50) Wed 1–day 3/29 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

REGISTER FOR Y22

CONTEMPORARY DREAM CATCHERS — FOR ALL AGES

Contemporary Dream Catchers for All Ages

Instructor: Cheyenne Teague

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

Want to tap into your creative side with people of all ages? Want some healing crystals and calming energy in your home? Let’s honor the history of dream catchers while adding a modern twist with pops of color, soft materials, and beautiful crystals. Learn the step-by-step process of weaving and creating a magical contemporary dream catcher with your own creative flair and style. Join us on this fun and amazing journey of discovery and creativity! There is a material fee of $23 due to the instructor on the first day of class. For all ages! Students under the age of 12 are encouraged to be accompanied by a participating adult.

YA1 $95 (Members $80)

Wed & Thu 2 days 3/8–3/9 6–8:30 p.m.

REGISTER FOR YA1

SPRING BREAK COURSES

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WHAT BETTER WAY TO SPEND YOUR BREAK THAN MAKING ART!

ADULT COURSES

Bemis ArtTrax: Drawing

Instructor: Kathryn

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

ATD1 $85 ArtTrax: Drawing I

Tue 4 wks 1/24–2/14

6–7:30 p.m.

In this course, you will learn the basics of drawing, such as contour lines, light and shadows, and how to embody gestures.

ATD2 $85 ArtTrax: Drawing II

Tue 4 wks 2/28–3/21

6–7:30 p.m.

In addition to reviewing topics in Drawing I, you will learn how to enhance your drawings using basic shapes, negative space, and perspective.

ATD3 $85 ArtTrax: Drawing III

Tue 4 wks 4/4–4/25

6–7:30 p.m.

This course, as well as building on the knowledge of the previous two courses, introduces new topics, such as how to work with accidents, how to choose your subject matter and style, and exploring abstractions.

Fundamentals of Drawing

Instructor: Jantzen Peake

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

Whether you are just getting started or have never drawn before, this course will give you all the tools and skills you need to begin your drawing practice! Learn the basics of drawing like perspective, value scale, color theory, volume of an object, and how to create a light source in your drawings. With these skills you will be able to create realistic drawings with depth. Impress yourself on what you can create with simple tools while building your confidence in your drawing skills. After this class, you will be ready for advanced drawing classes! Supply list online. 16–Adult

A23 $105 (Members $90)

Tue 4 wks 1/24–2/14 1–2:30 p.m

REGISTER FOR A23

Drawing Far & Wide: A Course on Perspective

Instructor: Sophia Hanna

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

Want to learn how to draw enticing pieces? Join us for this workshop all about perspective! Learn the basics of value, shape, line, and form. Through various exercises, students will develop a set of perspective and basic drawing skills to create depth in any art piece. Artists with some drawing experience are welcome to join and hone their skills. Supply list online.

Adults

A24 $65 (Members $50)

Sat 1–day 1/28 10 a.m.–12 p.m. REGISTER FOR A24

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DRAWING

Drawing from Life: Develop Daily Sketchbook Practice

Level A – All levels welcome.

Develop drawing skills and cultivate daily creative practice by sketching from life. Learn to loosen your hand, frame your composition, and capture simple moments to create a cohesive body of work (and perhaps a lifelong habit)! We will use simple, portable materials that make it easy to incorporate drawing into your everyday routine. You’ll leave with a sketchbook and new practices to explore. This class includes field trips to the Fine Arts Center! Supply list online. Adults

A25 $195 (Members $180)

Tue 10 wks 2/7–4/18 (no class 3/28) 10–11:30 a.m.

REGISTER FOR A25

PAINTING

Colored Pencil Sampler

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

This fun, colored pencil workshop will lighten the heavy handed. You will explore color through colored pencils with blending techniques like burnishing, as well as explore how to bring a light source into your work. You will also learn about color theory, creating volume of an object, blending techniques, layering, texturing, and more! The techniques explored in class will help give your artwork a sense of depth! Supply list online. 16–Adult

A26 $65 (Members $50)

Thu 1–day 2/23 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

REGISTER FOR A26

Bemis ArtTrax: Painting

Instructor:

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

ATP1 $85 ArtTrax: Painting I Mon 4 wks 1/23–2/13

6–7:30 p.m. This course covers the basics of using watercolor including mixing colors, creating texture, and basic painting techniques.

ATP2 $85 ArtTrax: Painting II Mon 4 wks 2/27–3/20

6–7:30 p.m. In addition to reviewing topics in Painting I, this course also covers the basics of acrylic painting including materials needed, color mixing, pigment choice, brush-handling, and palette-knife techniques.

ATP3 $85 ArtTrax: Painting III Mon 4 wks 4/3–4/24

6–7:30 p.m. This course builds on the knowledge of the previous two courses, as well as introducing new topics such as how to create depth, basic perspective, and additional techniques. Students will have independent time to create a finished work of art or to get one on one help.

ADULT COURSES
DRAWING

ADULT COURSES

Fundamentals of Acrylic Painting

Instructor: Jantzen Peake

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

Whether you have never painted or are just getting started, this acrylic painting introduction is just for you! You will witness your progress throughout this four-week intensive course. You will learn drawing techniques, as well as an introduction to color theory, value scales, still life studies, landscape paintings, how to use references, and how to add light source in your paintings. Build confidence in your painting skills through light homework and final projects. Bring a breath of life into your paintings! Supply list online. 16–Adult

A27 $105 (Members $90)

Mon 4 wks 1/23–2/13 1–2:30 p.m. REGISTER FOR A27

Exploring Watercolor

Instructor:

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

Discover the unrivaled and endless possibilities of watercolor. Build a repertoire of skills from choosing proper materials, to creating brilliant colors, radiant blends, shadow, and light. All while incorporating traditional and experimental techniques. No need for natural talent, just the desire to learn the limitless possibilities of this magnificent, versatile medium. Supply list online. 16–Adult

A28 $205 (Members $190)

Tue 8 wks 1/24–3/14 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

REGISTER FOR A28

Painting the Seasons: Winter

Instructor: Linda Sagastume

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

Nature is a gold mine of inspiration — what better way to explore its countless variations than by painting the seasons?

The winter landscape lends itself to cool shadows and warm sunlit reflections. In this workshop, we will use a limited palette to simplify color mixing and create a harmonious painting. Attention will be given to creating shapes, values, soft and hard edges for capturing the winter landscape. Supply list online. 16–Adult

A29 $85 (Members $70)

Sat 1-day 1/28

10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Elevate Your Art: Textures in Painting

Instructor: Karen Mosbacher

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

Techniques like texturing can elevate your paintings extensively. Learn multiple ways to add exciting and intriguing textures to your paintings with color techniques, added substances, glazing applications, and more. Know when to add and remove areas in your work to create true depth, interest, and wonder. We will study our favorite artists’ techniques and discover new and exciting ways to make your paintings superior. Supply list online. Adults

A30 $205 (Members $190)

Sat 4 wks 1/28–2/18 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

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Watercolor Techniques and Mountain Landscapes

Level A – All levels welcome. Discover new watercolor techniques and try something new! In this class, we will examine the art style of contemporary artist Jen Aranyi, practice drawing a simple, abstract mountain range, then outline it with black Sharpies, and finish the sky with watercolors to create a galaxy-like effect. We will explore different ways to finish the foreground (in front of the mountains, such as trees, a river, a camping site, etc.). Supply list online. 16–Adult

A31 $95 (Members $80)

Sat 2 wks 1/28–2/4

A32 $95 (Members $80)

1–3:30 p.m.

Fri 2 wks 2/10–2/17 5:30–8 p.m.

A33 $95 (Members $80)

Sat 2 wks 4/15–4/22

2–4:30 p.m.

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Contemporary Mini Fresco-secco

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Level A – All levels welcome.

Explore painting with tempera paint on a plaster surface, similar to how experts did in the early centuries, but on a smaller scale. This method produces bright, vibrant paintings. Styrofoam provides a sturdy lightweight base for the plaster compound, and when it dries, makes a dry absorbent base for wet tempera paint. This medium is great for painting impressionistic style still life and flower arrangements, or even abstract style compositions. You will have the opportunity to paint 2 paintings, plus have some fun with abstract plaster shapes. There is a material fee of $5 due to the instructor on the first day of class. 16–Adult

A34 $120 (Members $105)

Fri 3 wks 2/3–2/17 5:30–8 p.m.

A35 $120 (Members $105)

Tue 3 wks 2/14–2/28 1–3:30 p.m.

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Time to Paint Your House!

Acrylic Painting Sampler

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

This is a sample workshop of the four-week fundamentals of acrylic painting course. Learn techniques in painting that will relax the heavy handed. You will learn about layering and variety brushstrokes that will create a sense of depth within your paintings. Give your paintings a breath of life! Supply list online. 16–Adult

A36 $65 (Members $50)

Thu 1-day 2/16 10 a.m–12 p.m. REGISTER FOR A36

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

Revive memories of your current or former residence while discovering how to create a realistic painting of architecture. Fond memories of your home can be preserved in an acrylic painting done by you. We will create one or two paintings of your home in this workshop culminating with a finished painting suitable for hanging or passing down to your family. Make a stunning keepsake painting of your residence! Supply list online. 16–Adult

A37 $85 (Members $70)

Sat & Sun 2 days 3/4–3/5 6–8 p.m.

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Basics of Oil Painting

Instructor: Sophia Hanna

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

Whether you’re just getting started or have never painted in oil before, you will see a drastic improvement throughout this intensive course! Painting the same thing repeatedly is the fastest way to build skills and confidence, so we will focus on still life and portraits. Through demos, light homework, exercises and final projects, your progress will be astounding! Supply list online. Adults

A38 $145 (Members $130)

Sat 5 wks 3/11–4/8 1–3 p.m.

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City Lines in Watercolor

Instructor: Sophia Hanna

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

Come along for a guided “plein air” watercolor class focused on city lines. Through demonstration and various assignments, you will learn techniques for painting architecture quickly and beautifully! This low-key relaxing class is a great way to unwind or hone your existing skills. Supply list online. Adults

A40 $105 (Members $90)

Sat 3 wks 4/8–4/22 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

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The Calligraphy of Trees

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

All trees breathe life! Trees have much in common, but their differences give each species a unique identity. We will explore the trunks, foliage, and branches of a variety of trees as well as their individual rhythmic patterns of growth. Play with color that is unpredictable in nature, incorporate light and shadow creating value and contrast. All while embracing your individual hand, developing your own unique calligraphy. Supply list online. 16–Adult

A39 $85 (Members $70) Tue 1-day 4/4 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

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Use Your Acrylics like Watercolors

Instructor: Michael Forde

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

Did you know that your acrylic paints are also water soluble? Learn how to use this medium like watercolors to add special effects to your work! This course will help you learn how to add drama and depth to your paintings. Using acrylics in a watercolor style is a way to get very dramatic contrast and value in your water media paintings. Add final touches with Prismacolor pencils to achieve a tight realism. Supply list online. 16–Adult

A41 $105 (Members $90) Wed & Thu 2 wks 4/12–4/20 6–7:30 p.m.

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The Figure in Watercolor

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

This weekend workshop is for those with existing watercolor knowledge, who want to branch into figure painting. You will learn how to build figures from references, how to paint skin, and hone your watercolor skills. Supply list online. Adults

A42 $85 (Members $70)

Sat & Sun 2 days 4/29–4/30 12–2 p.m.

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Black & White Film Photography

Instructor: Richard Rinker

Level A – All levels welcome.

Step into the darkroom to explore silver-process black-andwhite photography. You will learn how to process film and make handcrafted gelatin-silver prints from your negatives while gaining a better understanding of light, exposure, composition, and camera techniques. Expand your creativity and make each assignment a challenge to your artistic vision! Supply list online. 16–Adult

A43 $255 (Members $240) Wed 7 wks 1/25–3/8 6–9 p.m

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Fun in the Darkroom

Instructor: Angela Crews

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.

For eight weeks, learn to refine your black and white darkroom skills with instruction in film processing, printing with contrast filters, split-filter printing, and cropping/ positioning for artful presentations. We will also explore techniques such as the Sabattier process. We will work on honing your skills to produce beautiful exhibition quality prints. Consider a local art show for your work or build a portfolio you have already started. Supply list online. 16–Adult A44 $365 (Members $350) Tue 8 wks 1/31–3/21 10 a.m.–2 p.m. REGISTER

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Enameling on Granite Ware

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Level A – All levels welcome.

Camp dinnerware known as “granite ware” makes an easyto-enamel substrate for further enameling (powdered glass fused to the surface). We’ll create designs for a circular form, then apply enamels on six-inch-diameter plates, fuse them to the plate by firing for a few minutes, and repeat the process in many successive layers. Techniques and types of enamels used will include sifting, sgraffito, poured-on liquid enamels, and more! There is a material fee of $20 due to the instructor on the first day of class. 16–Adult

A45 $100 (Members $85) Sat 1-day 3/4 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

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Enameling: Rhapsody in Blues

Instructor: Pat Musick

Level A – All levels welcome.

Blue enamels, both opaque and transparent, are particularly brilliant and versatile. In this workshop, we’ll create compositions that maximize the various qualities of blue glass fired to metals, including transparent blues on silver foil, mixes and gradations of opaque blues, and overlays of transparents on opaques. This workshop gives beginners a solid grounding in enameling techniques; those more experienced address the design and expressive challenges of a limited palette — blue doesn’t just mean the blues! There is a material fee of $30 due to the instructor on the first day of class. 16–Adult

A47 $165 (Members $150)

Wed & Fri 2 wks 3/15–3/24 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Enameling: Multiple-Segment Pieces

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

A larger enameled wall piece can be made even with a small kiln by mounting multiple segments together. We’ll consider historical and contemporary works in enameling and other media made up of segments. In designing and making your piece with an overall image or composition spread over multiple sections, we’ll consider concept, imagery, shapes of segments (jigsaw vs. squares, for example), final size, visual texture, firing sequence, and other factors. The last class will include mounting and critique of the pieces. There is a material fee of $50 due to the instructor on the first day of class. 16–Adult

A46 $195 (Members $180) Sat 5 wks 3/11–4/8 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

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Jewelry Production & Lost Wax Casting

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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.

Advanced jewelry makers – this class is for you! Experience different ways to work with wax including wax modeling, carving wax, wax sheet construction, applying textures to wax, and metal to wax weight calculation. Spruing for casting and metal flow, investing for casting to achieve solid porosity free castings. To complete the project, you will also learn how to finish, polish, adjust size, hang balance for pendants, earring placement, and weight the pieces. Depending on time and student’s ability, stone setting may also be explored.

Please note that casting will be done off site at the instructor’s studio; more information will be shared on the first day of class. The instructor will show how to use flexible shaft tools. Each student will be provided with three to use and experiment with. Tools will be provided, and wax, casting materials, gemstones, tools, gold, silver, and platinum will all be available for purchase. 16–Adult

A48 $150 (Members $135) Wed 7 wks 1/25–3/8 4:30–6 p.m.

Whimsical Animal Necklace

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

Meow, hoot, woof! The possibilities are many when it comes to the Peyote stitch. Why not challenge your peyote skills to stitch up a whimsical cat, dog, or owl mini pouch necklace? This particular odd count tubular peyote method starts by building both sides of the pouch from the bottom up, from one line of strung beads. In addition, learn the twisted herringbone stitch to make a fun strap to complete the necklace. Ears, feet, and tails can be added for more details, as well as face design. Larger beads and metal findings can also be added if so desired. There is a material fee of $20 due to the instructor on the first day of class. 16–Adult

A49 $145 (Members $130)

Wed 4 wks 3/1–3/22 1–3:30 p.m.

A50 $145 (Members $130) Wed 4 wks 4/5–4/26

5:30–8 p.m.

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Anytime is a Great Time to Give the Gift of Creativity

Treat friends, family, and your special someone with a Fine Arts Center gift card to use throughout the FAC, including classes at Bemis School of Art!

Order a print or digital gift card today by calling us at (719) 475-2444! Gift cards do not expire and can be redeemed for any Bemis course.

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Cloth, Paper, Collage

Instructor: Barbara Dimond

Level A – All levels welcome.

Explore new and creative collage processes! Work with paint, pastels, inks sprays, and learn how to design with image transfers on a variety of surfaces such as tea bags, rice paper, glassine, deli papers, and more. With a variety of techniques, you will be able to create fabric paper and other prepared papers, either painted or printed. Additionally, you will discover the historic process of paste paper, a surface paper design with coloring paste. Then bring all your learnings together by making fabric fusion collages and adhering them to books and canvases. The possibilities are endless! There is a material fee of $63 due to the instructor on the first day of class. Adults

A51 $315 (Members $300)

Tue 9 wks 1/24–4/4 (no class 2/21, 3/28) 10 a.m.–1 p.m. REGISTER FOR A51

3D Sculpture

Instructor: Jantzen Peake

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

Let your imagination soar in this fun 3D sculpture design class. A unique and exciting way to explore sculpture. With polymerbased clay, the possibilities are close to limitless. Some of the lessons include concept design, rendering techniques, building armatures, form, layering techniques, texturing, working with sculpting tools and found objects, and so much more. Bring your 2D designs to life in this class! Supply list online. 16–Adult

A52 $105 (Members $90) Wed 4 wks 1/25–2/15 1–2:30 p.m.

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Contemporary Dream Catchers

Instructor: Cheyenne Teague

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

Want to tap into your creative side? Want some healing crystals and calming energy in your home? Let’s honor the history of dream catchers while adding a modern twist with pops of color, soft materials, and beautiful crystals. You will learn the step-by-step process of weaving and creating a magical contemporary dream catcher with your own creative flair and style. Come with me on this fun and amazing journey of discovery and creativity! There is a material fee of $23 due to the instructor on the first day of class. 16–Adult

A53 $95 (Members $80)

Wed & Thu 2 days 1/25–1/26 6–8:30 p.m.

Great Designs

Instructor: Kathryn Romberg

Level A – All levels welcome.

Would you like to add more intrigue in your work? Whether you are just getting started or have been working in your medium for years, this class is for you! Design for all mediums relies on a basic set of elements and principles. In this class, you will learn about color theory, the elements of design, and other basic principles. When you are finished with this class, you will have a sketchbook of valuable ideas and a better understanding of how to use the basic “grammar” of art. Supply list online. Adults

A54 $205 (Members $190) Wed 8 wks 1/25–3/15

7–9 p.m.

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Drips, Drops, and Strokes of Color

Instructor: Barbara Dimond

Level A – All levels welcome.

Dive into new ways of blending and applying color to your fabulous collages! Learn how to layer multiple colorants to achieve a highly satisfying visual texture. Use acrylic paints dripped and blended, paint sticks, spray shimmer color, and rubbing alcohol to rework resurfaced magazine sheets, crumpled metallic tissue paper, onion skin paper, and more. Join us and create fabulous compositions of color and texture! There is a material fee of $36 due to the instructor on the first day of class. Adults

A55 $195 (Members $180)

Thu 5 wks 1/26–3/2 (no class 2/16) 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

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Abstract Botanicals

Instructor: Linda Sagastume

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

An art journal, bound in class together, will be used to experiment with acrylic paint layering techniques, collage, organic shapes and mark making to create abstract botanical images. Discover how the negative space can be used to create high impact paintings with bold colors. The final project will incorporate discoveries made by art journaling and your signature style, into an abstract botanical painted on white gesso board. Supply list online. 16–Adult

A57 $165 (Members $150)

Sat 6 wks 2/4–3/11

10 a.m.–12 p.m

Make Your Own Zine

Instructor: Jasmine Dillavou

Level A – All levels welcome.

Zine-making came about in the 1930’s but quickly became its own subculture of artists wanting to share their ideas in cool, easy ways! In this two-day workshop, you’ll learn about the history of zine making, see examples from Skateboard Zines of the 80’s to today’s contemporary political Zines PLUS you’ll make three different styles of Zines to tell your very own stories. Create your very own booklets and learn about a culture of collaboration! Supply list online. 16–Adult

A56 $70 (Members $55) Sat & Sun 2 days 1/28–1/29 2:45–4 p.m

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Start Your Week with Creative Practice

Instructor: Turner Black

Level A – All levels welcome.

Join us to create dedicated time in your weeks for your creative practice. If you’ve been looking to incorporate more art into your life, this class is for you! We will experiment with mixed media 2D and sketchbook techniques with a focus on creating a regular space for play, self-expression, and loosening our creative minds. Explore everything from line and texture to mark making and word art, plus creative community conversation topics each week! Supply list online. Adults

A58 $195 (Members $180)

Mon 10 wks 2/6–4/24 (no class 2/20, 3/27) 10–11:30 a.m.

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Extraordinary Collages

Instructor: Barbara Dimond

Level A – All levels welcome.

Collaging is more than just pasting papers together. Learn the elements of composition by layering a vast selection of various prepared and bought papers. Create on a choice of surfaces, such as Tyvek, a commercial product, and various weighted boards. Integrate and blend paints, pastels, and simple prints on tissue, rice, and deli paper. You will make highly textured and colored compositions in various techniques. Are you ready to create something extraordinary? There is a material fee of $36 due to the instructor on the first day of class. Adults

A59 $195 (Members $180)

Thu 5 wks 3/16–4/20 (no class 3/30) 6–9 p.m.

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Mixed Media Mythology

Instructor: Amy Brown

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

Bring mythology to life! Mix up drawing and painting to create a vivid depiction of a modern-day creature in this short, spring break offering. Plan to stretch your skills through watercolor, ink, and colored pencil. This is a short course that will result in a fabulous piece of imagery. Bring your coffee and tasty treats to create a relaxed atmosphere. Supply list online. 16–Adult

A61 $85 (Members $70)

Tue & Wed 2 days 3/28–3/29 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

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Gold Leafing

Instructor: Sophia Hanna

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

Have you ever gotten to the end of a piece and felt like something was missing? Maybe it needs a little razzle dazzle! You’ll learn about the history of gold leafing, how to prepare surfaces and pieces for gold, then the actual process of leafing. Aka how to use sizing adhesive, apply leaf, burnish, and seal it all. Join us and learn how to make your 2D visual art come to life! Supply list online. Adults

A60 $70 (Members $55)

Sun 1-day 3/19 12–2:30 p.m

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Inspired Postcards

Instructor: Linda Sagastume

Level A – All levels welcome.

This workshop is inspired by Mary Chenoweth, iconic Colorado College professor of art, and the woman who carved the wooden doors at the entrance to Bemis School of Art. Let us explore collage through a playful expression of making small postcard-sized art influenced by Mary’s, Matisse’s, and Picasso’s work. Gather your stash of ephemera from travels or precious papers you have been hanging onto and transform them into small pieces of art. Supply list online. 16–Adult

A62 $75 (Members $60)

Sat 1–day 4/22 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

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Thanks to grants and individual donations, Military Artistic Healing classes are offered at no charge. Registration is required. If you are interested in donating to the Bemis School of Art to support Military Artistic Healing and its arts programming, please call (719) 475-2444. Please note, these courses are only open to active-duty military, veterans, and their spouses. An active duty, retiree ID, or DD-214 must be presented to participate.

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Virtual: Military Artistic Healing

Instructor: Kim Nguyen

Level A – All levels welcome.

Discover the techniques to inspire creative skills and gain greater self-awareness. Learn to utilize artistic and creative exercise, through therapeutic processes, to develop selfexpression and healing. Explore possibilities, develop your creativity, and gain personal insight through working with a variety of controllable mediums. Increase personal management of life stressors by utilizing artistic exercises outside of class to help with trauma. All classes will be virtual. Supply list online. Adults

VMAH1 $0 (Members $0)

Tue 8 wks 2/7–4/4 (no class 3/28) 5:30–7 p.m. M.T

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Military Artistic Healing: Ceramics

Instructor: Sandy Friedman

Level A – All levels welcome. This ceramics class will allow you to have an arts enrichment experience and unleash your inner creativity. You will learn the handbuilding techniques of pinch pot, coiling, and slab building to successfully create forms of your choosing. You will also explore how to add exterior texture on your pots as you create them. Additionally, you will learn glazing techniques and finally, have the opportunity to try throwing a pot on the potter’s wheel if you like. Supplies will be provided. Adults

MAH1 $0 (Members $0)

Sat 5 wks 2/25–3/25 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

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For additional offerings, check out our art making opportunities and more at our partner location Mount Carmel Veterans Service Center. Learn more at veteranscenter.org

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Bemis ArtTrax: Clay Sculpture

Instructor: Cara McKinley Javernick

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

ATS1 $85 ArtTrax: Sculpture I

Wheel Throwing

Instructor: Jamie Howard

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

Build on your basic knowledge of throwing and further your technical understanding of clay. More complex functional forms, refinement of throwing skills, advanced decorating and glazing techniques will be demonstrated. This class will review, and critique fired results to foster the development of personal style. Supply list online. 16–Adult.

A63 $295 (Members $280)

Mon 10 wks 1/23–4/10 (no class 2/20, 3/27) 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

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6:30–8 p.m. In this course, you will learn how to use vocabulary, tools, and the process of creating in clay to create a functional vessel using slab building and cone 5 glazing techniques

Tue 4 wks 1/24–2/14

Introduction to Ceramic Sculpture

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

ATS2 $85 ArtTrax: Sculpture II

Tue 4 wks 2/28–3/21

6:30–8 p.m.

Building on knowledge from Sculpture I, you will learn how to design and create plaques and/or tiles out of slabs using hollowing techniques, finishing techniques, underglaze, and low fire glaze.

ATS3 $85 ArtTrax: Sculpture III

Tue 4 wks 4/4–4/25

6:30–8 p.m. Synthesizing the knowledge from Sculpture I and II, you will learn how to design and create a small sculpture using an armature, hollowing, and single firing techniques.

A fun introduction course to handbuilding ceramic sculpture that will allow your imagination to soar. You will be guided on how to plan your sculpture through drawings. Take your concept drawing to the next level and create a threedimensional sculpture creating interest from every angle through unique texturing, glazing applications, and so much more! Learn handbuilding techniques and explore traditional and non-traditional tools to sculpt with, including creating some tools of your own. Take your ideas to the next level. Supply list online. 16–Adult

A64 $145 (Members $130)

Mon 4 wks 1/23–2/13 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

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Wheel Throwing

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

Wheel throwing is an amazing activity that has been around for thousands of years. Come touch clay while you connect with the basic skills of this ancient pastime. Learn centering techniques to produce forms such as bowls, mugs, and vases. Use a variety of finishing and glazing techniques to produce finished works of art. Supply list online. 16–Adult

A65 $295 (Members $280)

Mon 10 wks 1/23–4/10 (no class 2/20, 3/27) 6:30–9 p.m.

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Crystalline Glazes

Instructor: Jamie Howard

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

Learn how to properly make, apply, and fire crystalline glaze while discovering the most attractive forms for these spectacular glazes. This is a fantastic opportunity to advance your knowledge of glazing in general and produce beautiful pieces of pottery. Supply list online. 16–Adult.

A67 $345 (Members $330)

Thu 10 wks 1/26–4/6 (no class 3/30) 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

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Rock ’n’ Roll & Stamp: Clay Texturing Tools

Instructor: Rui Haagen

Level A – All levels welcome. Make your own expressive set of clay texturing tools from clay! Build hollow balls, eggs, flying saucers, rolling cylinders, rolling coils, and stamps, then carve your unique textures into leather hard surfaces to be bisque fired and ready for texturing clay. The possibilities are endless! Impress plants, transfer your own designs, and create your own signature stamp. Press found objects in the clay and create sprig molds. Now you are ready to rock ’n’ roll and stamp a clay slab! Supply list online. 16–Adult

A66 $135 (Members $120) Wed 3 wks 1/25–2/8 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

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The Magic of Raku: Texture & Wall Hangings

Instructor: Maggie Quinn

Level A – All levels welcome.

Learn the magic of the Raku firing process with special attention to texture on clay. Combine textures and glazes to make a finished wall hanging. Detail your hanging with yarns, natural trimmings, or any material that you can incorporate into your personal design. Each finished hanging is a statement of your personality! Supply list online. Adults

A68 $225 (Members $210)

Thu 6 wks 1/26–3/2 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

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Student Driven Clay Project

Instructor: Cara McKinley Javernick

Level A – All levels welcome.

Plan, design, and execute what you want while learning the techniques of handbuilding in clay along the way. This student-designed, instructor-informed mini class will focus on a project envisioned by the student, with plenty of editing and process help from the instructor. Join us to make your ceramic dreams come to life! Supply list online. Adults

A69 $135 (Members $120)

Thu 3 wks 1/26–2/9 6–9 p.m.

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Mugs, Mugs, Mugs

Instructor: Rui Haagen

Level A – All levels welcome.

Have a blast learning to handbuild irresistible mugs from pre-textured clay slabs. Start with cylinder mugs with buttons, make footed mugs, then move on to bot-bellied square bottom mugs using fold-up flat patterns. Glazing for textured surfaces will be taught. You won’t be able to resist filling your mugs with your favorite beverage! Supply list online. 16–Adult

A71 $135 (Members $120)

Fri 3 wks 1/27–2/10 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

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Wheel Throwing: The Wolfe Approach

Instructor: Jeremiah Houck

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

Where do you draw the line between practice and finished product? What makes your pieces exceptional? This class explores the differences between learning how to throw and deciding what to make. Design, plan, and execute pieces that you (and others!) are happy with. Supply list online. 16–Adult

A70 $295 (Members $280)

Fri 10 wks 1/27–4/7 (no class 3/31) 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

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Small Sculpture

Instructor: Cara McKinley Javernick

Level A – All levels welcome.

Always wanted to build a sculpture, but just not sure where to start? Start here! Build a figurine, small bust, or even an abstract expression in this workshop style class. Learn to form, hollow out, coil build, sgraffito, and more! You will leave this class with beautiful artwork that reveals their individual style and expression. Supply list online. Adults

A72 $105 (Members $90)

Sat 2 wks 1/28–2/4 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

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Throwing Off the Hump

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

Rough center only once, fine center just the top, then throw off the hump! Learn to throw multiple repeated shapes; mugs, tea bowls, small plates and bowls, hollow ornaments, mortars and pestles, and spoon rests. Learn how to remove the pot from the hump and then how to trim that pot. You will be able to modify the form while still on the hump. Get creative and find more possibilities for throwing off the hump. Various glazing processes will be explored to finish off your works of art. Supply list online. 16–Adult

A73 $195 (Members $180)

Wed 5 wks 2/15–3/15 10 a.m.–1 p.m

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Let the Clay Speak

Instructor: Sandy Friedman

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

Do you want to learn how to work better with clay and develop advanced techniques? Then, this is the class for you! This course is open to intermediate and advanced level students. You will learn new techniques to create more advanced forms in wheel throwing. You will also have the opportunity to pursue handbuilding, sculptural work, and/or a combination of any of these methods. Supply list online. 16–Adult

A75 $285 (Members $270)

Tue 8 wks 2/21–4/18 (no class 3/28) 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Cuttin’ Up: Piercing and Carving

Thrown Forms

Level II – This class is for those who have taken at least one class in the medium. Students should be comfortable with the basics of how to use and manipulate the medium. Push the envelope, cut through, and carve into clay walls! Experience the excitement of creating your own designs for carving and piercing a thrown or handbuilt vase, bowl, or sphere. Learn how to create and transfer your design onto a 3D ceramic form, and control clay hydration for the perfect surface. Functional or not, the textural and piercing possibilities are endless! Glazing will also be taught in this course. Supply list online. 16–Adult

A74 $195 (Members $180) Fri 5 wks 2/17–3/17 12–3 p.m.

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Build a Container

Instructor: Cara McKinley Javernick

Level A – All levels welcome.

Learn how to build a basic container form. Customize your own container and make it not-so-basic by adding texture, appliqués, handles, feet, and glaze. Explore traditional and non-traditional handbuilding techniques. Come build your own fantastic box or jar! Supply list online. Adults

A76 $105 (Members $90)

Sat 2 wks 3/4–3/11 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

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ADULT COURSES

Jars, Jars, Jars

Instructor:

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.

Go from throwing small to throwing big! Create a tall thrown sculptural jar by stacking multiple smaller segments together. You will learn to connect two to three six- to eight-inch-tall thrown cylinders to build a jar. Once the jar and lid are thrown, modify the form through the addition of textured slabs to create sculptural elements. Explore the possibility of carving and/or sgraffito decoration. Glazing textured tall forms will be taught. Supply list online. 16–Adult

A77 $195 (Members $180)

Wed 5 wks 3/22–4/26 (no class 3/29) 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

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Handbuilding Ceramic Sets

Instructor: Cara McKinley Javernick

Level A – All levels welcome.

Do you love matching sets? Come build your own matching set of wares in this course. The possibilities are endless with sets. Learn to build with slabs, coils, templates, additions, and stamps! Create a pour over coffee set, a mortar and pestle, sugar and creamer, the list goes on. Use your ceramics to serve drinks, snacks, or whatever you choose. Supply list online. Adults

A79 $165 (Members $150)

Thu 4 wks 4/6–4/27

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6–9 p.m.

Just Scratching the Surface: Sgraffito in Clay

Instructor:

Level A – All levels welcome.

Sgraffito comes from the Italian word for scratch, so just scratch the surface to reveal your design! Explore the exciting visual and textural possibilities of sgraffito decoration on white clay using contrasting and varied colored underglazes. Learn a cool hack to easily transfer design onto 2D and 3D surfaces! Make a tumbler and a platter. Look at wood or linoleum block cuts and prints for your textural design inspiration. Clear over-glazing will be covered in this class. Supply list online. 16–Adult

A78 $195 (Members $180)

Fri 5 wks 3/24–4/28 (no class 3/31) 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

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Landscape Tile

Instructor: Cara McKinley Javernick

Level A – All levels welcome.

Bring a picture of your favorite landscape to capture on a ceramic tile, creating your very own lasting memento! In this workshop style mini class, you will create a single plaque style tile using perspective, textural, and slip application tricks and other techniques for you to use in your finished works of art. Supply list online. Adults

A80 $105 (Members $90)

Sat 2 wks 4/8–4/15 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

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Aaron Bauer Y1, Y2

Alyson Blanton Y4, Y10, A65

Amy Brown A61

Angela Crews A44

Barbara Dimond A51, A55, A59

Cara McKinley Javernick ATS1, ATS2, ATS3, A69, A72, A76, A79, A80

Cheyenne Teague Y16, YA1, A53

Jamie Howard A63, A67

Jantzen Peake Y6, Y8, Y9, Y12, Y13, Y14, Y17, Y20, Y21, Y22, A23, A26, A27, A36, A52, A64

Jasmine Dillavou A56

Jeremiah Houck Y7, A70

Jodi Papproth LF1, LF2, LF3, LF4, LF5, LF6

Karen Mosbacher A30

Kathryn Romberg ATD1, ATD2, ATD3, A54

Kim Nguyen VMAH1

Linda Sagastume Y5, A29, A57, A62

Maggie Quinn Y11, A68

Michael Forde A37, A41

Pat Musick A45, A46, A47

Patrice Filler A28, A39

Sandy Friedman MAH1, A75

Sophia Hanna LF1, LF2, LF3, LF4, LF5, LF6, Y18, A24, A38, A40, A42, A60

Richard Rinker A43

Ronee Smith Y19, ATP1, ATP2, ATP3, A31, A32, A33

Rui Haagen A66, A71, A73, A74, A77, A78

Turner Black Y15, A25, A58

Wade Petersilie A48

Zandra Zieman-Foster Y3, A34, A35, A36, A49, A50

CLASS INDEX
LIVE ON STAGE MARCH 2–APRIL 2, 2023 Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda Directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh FAC THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS TICKETS & PERFORMANCE DETAILS

FAC MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

Suchitra Mattai, Tethered , 2020, vintage saris, wire, and found object, dimensions variable, courtesy of K Contemporary, Denver, photo by Wes Magyar

Colorado, Phase One (detail). Courtesy the artists.; Bottom left image: Eiko Otake, A Body on Wall Street , 2016. Photo by William Johnston.; Bottom right image:

Top left image: Fritz Scholder, (Mission/Luiseño), New Mexico Number 21 , 1965; Top right image: Desert ArtLAB Eco-Installation/Edible Landscape, Pueblo

ACTION/ABSTRACTION REDEFINED

Through Jan. 7, 2023

Action/Abstraction Redefined is organized by IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, NM and was co-curated by Dr. Lara Evans, Professor of Art History, IAIA Research Center for Contemporary Native Arts Director; Tatiana Lomahaftewa-Singer, curator of collections, IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts; and Dr. Manuela Well-Off-Man, chief curator, IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts. Support for this exhibition and its national tour is provided by Art Bridges. BREATHE

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details at fac.coloradocollege.edu/museum
exhibition
INTO THE PAST:
CROSSCURRENTS IN THE CARIBBEAN
LANDSCAPES
INVITED MYSELF,
Through Jan. 29, 2023 CHICANX
Through Feb. 12, 2023 EIKO OTAKE: I
VOL. II Feb. 3–July 30, 2023 THE GIFT March 3–June 18, 2023

POLICIES & WAIVERS

Registration implies the responsible party understands and agrees to the following policies and waivers.

POLICIES

General

• The FAC’s Bemis School of Art reserves the right to change class instructors when necessary.

• Use of studios for commercial production work is not allowed.

• Studios are reserved for the use of registered students only.

• Tuition fees are for the entire course as scheduled regardless of attendance. No refunds or make up classes will be given for absences. We do not pro-rate tuition.

• Students should register for courses within the level range (listed above) that accurately matches their skill level.

• Parents must arrive to pick up their children on time. A childcare fee may be assessed for children waiting for more than 15 minutes.

• The FAC’s Bemis School of Art reserves the right to refuse enrollment to participants with a history of unacceptable behavior.

• Disorderly conduct or misbehavior while on Fine Arts Center grounds 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 the FAC. Parents must arrange for child’s transportation home immediately (as applicable).

• Students should refrain from attending class if they are feeling unwell.

Withdrawals, Refunds, 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. We do not pro-rate tuition.

• 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.

• There is a $10 withdrawal fee for Fine Arts Center members and a $20 withdrawal fee for nonmembers if notice of withdrawal is given a week prior to the class start date.

• Failure to attend sessions or notification to the instructor will not be regarded as an official notice of withdrawal.

• Request for a course transfer must be received by the Bemis front desk staff by phone (719) 4752444 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.

Course Cancellations and Changes

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 gift card 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 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.

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.

Photograph by Jeff Kearney, TDC Photography
ON STAGE DEC. 1–23
30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903
on
as a
TICKETS & DETAILS
Based on the story The Greatest Gift by Philip Van Doren Stern Adapted by Joe Landry | Directed by Marisa D. Hebert See this beloved American holiday classic come to life
stage
captivating 1940s radio broadcast.