Bemis School of Art Class Schedule - Spring 2022

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WINTER/SPRING 2022

CLASS CATALOG

Bemis School of Art


CONTENTS Class Levels & Registration Info

4

In-Person Semiprivate Courses

5–6

Summer Camp

7

In-Person Youth Courses

7–13

Military Artistic Healing

13

In-Person Adult Courses

14–20

Class index

20

Policies & Waivers

21

Fine Arts Center Events

22–23

Check in at front desk in the lobby of the FAC’s Bemis School of Art for classroom location and information

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE HOURS

Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

REGISTRATION ASSISTANCE AND QUESTIONS Phone: (719) 634-5581 Website: fac.coloradocollege.edu/bemis

PROGRAMS IN-PERSON: The spring 2022 session includes several in-person courses, semiprivate in-person courses, and workshops in a variety of mediums at the Bemis School of Art. These in-person offerings allow for a limited number of students to receive personalized instruction. All students must follow COVID-19 precautions outlined online at fac.coloradocollege.edu/visit to participate in in-person courses and workshops.

TO CONTACT BEMIS SCHOOL OF ART DIRECTLY Email: bemis@coloradocollege.edu Phone: (719) 475-2444

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

Bemis School of Art Uintah St.

IMPORTANT DATES

Pelham

HOLIDAYS & CLOSURES

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Nevada Ave.

Tejon St.

Bijou St.

Cascade Ave.

Presidents Day Monday, Feb. 21 Easter Sunday, April 17

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Platte Ave.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, Jan. 17 Spring Break Monday–Friday, March 21–25

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FAC member registration opens Dec. 6 Non-member registration opens Dec. 15

Cache La Poudre St.

Downtown Colorado Springs

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PARKING

818 Pelham Place Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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


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. As a result, our programs may look a little different this session. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are offering smaller, in-person courses to help with social distancing as well as requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of a registrant’s class for people 12 and older. At this time, masks are required to be worn indoors for people 3 years or older. Whatever your artistic interest, age, or skill level, the Fine Arts Center’s Bemis School of Art has classes to drive your passions. Build community with other artists while exploring and developing your artistic skills. Youth – Arts education cultivates the entire child, developing literacy, intuition, reasoning, imagination, and dexterity while allowing space for creative expression. To provide quality art education, the Fine Arts Center’s Bemis School of Art applies the Colorado Model Content Standards for Visual Arts to all youth classes. Adult – Adult courses range in experience level from absolute beginner courses aimed at building fundamental skills and medium familiarity to advanced courses designed to allow experienced artists to hone their skills. Military – Thanks to grants and individual donations, Military Artistic Healing classes are offered in a variety of mediums at no charge to military veterans, active-duty military, and their families. Accessibility – We are happy to accommodate students with accessibility needs. Please call (719) 475-2444.

Visiting Artists – We are proud to offer classes and workshops by visiting and regional professional artists. Past artists have included Cochiti Pueblo potter, Virgil Ortiz; Sundance award-winning filmmaker, Tom Shepard; Laguna Pueblo potter and poet, Max Early; and Loving Vincent painter and animator, Dena Peterson. Plein Air – This symbol designates a class that takes place outside ‘in the open air,’ not at the Bemis School of Art campus. Travel – This symbol designates a class that requires travel.

SUPPLIES

Supplies will be provided for youth classes, unless otherwise noted. Adults must provide their own supplies. Each course supply list may be found on the corresponding course webpage at :fac.coloradocollege.edu/ bemis. 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 on the corresponding course description.

CLASS INFORMATION Catalog Legend Class# Day(s)

Price # weeks

Date(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

Hours(s)

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.

Supported by:

BNSF Railway Foundation

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

ONLINE

Use our website (fac.coloradocollege.edu/bemis) to register for an art class at the Bemis School of Art today! Search all of our available classes using key words, course code numbers, class mediums, age group, instructor, or day of the week. Click on the class you’d like to register for to read the full description; review date, time, and location information; download your supply list, and add the class to your cart. Then, simply click Proceed to Checkout to complete our registration form and process payment.

BY PHONE

Call the Bemis School of Art at (719) 634-5581 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.

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

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 the true beginner with no prior experience in 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. 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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IN-PERSON ADULT COURSES — SEMIPRIVATE CERAMICS These in-person offerings allow for one student or a limited number of students to receive personalized instruction in a variety of mediums, unless stated otherwise. All students must follow COVID-19 precautions outlined on the Fine Arts Center safety guideline webpage. All students and instructors must wear masks or face coverings that cover one’s nose and mouth at all times while inside any of our buildings, in addition to providing proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of their course. Do not attend an in-person course or workshop if you or a member of your household has been diagnosed with COVID-19, has been exposed to COVID-19, or are showing any COVID-19 symptoms of illness.

Find important COVID guidelines and requirements at fac. coloradocollege.edu/visit. Additionally, we ask that you arrive for in-person classes on time and promptly leave when class ends. Please do not enter Bemis School of Art buildings until your class begins. No additional visitors are permitted in the buildings at this time.

Unique Pitchers and Platters

Tantalizing Textured Mugs

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

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

Create a pitcher and platter set that expresses your personal uniqueness! Learn basic slab construction techniques to hand build plant, animal, or abstract themed platters using templates, texturing tools, and textured leaf molds. You’ll also learn the more complex process of building a pitcher using textured slabs with flat pattern templates. Underglazing, staining, and overglazing are taught to suit this project. Supply list online. Ages 16–Adult

Practice slab construction to hand build tantalizing mugs from textured clay slabs. Build mugs that have three or four feet, or build four-sided full-bodied forms using fold-up flat patterns. You will not be able to resist filling your mugs with your favorite beverage! Supply list online. Ages 16–Adult

Instructor: Rui Haagen

Maximum number of students: 5 A1 Fri

$220 (Members $205) 3 wks 2/18–3/4 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

REGISTER FOR A1

Instructor: Rui Haagen

Maximum number of students: 5 A2 $220 (Members $205) Fri 2 days 3/11 3/18

10 a.m.–1 p.m. 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

A3 $220 (Members $205) Fri 2 days 4/8 4/15

10 a.m.–1 p.m. 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

REGISTER FOR TANTALIZING TEXTURED MUGS

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IN-PERSON ADULT COURSES — SEMIPRIVATE CERAMICS

PHOTOGRAPHY

Whimsical Lidded Boxes

Pleasing Pitchers

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

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

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

Learn slab construction to hand build a pleasing large, medium, or small pitcher from textured clay slabs. Move from flat to free-standing using simple measurements and flat patterns. Further embellish your pitcher with decorative elements made from coils that are attached to bodies, handles, and spouts. Everyone will love your oneof-a-kind pitcher! Supply list online. Ages 16–Adult

Instructor: Rui Haagen

Maximum number of students: 5 A4 $220 (Members $205) Sat 2 days 3/12 10 a.m.–1 p.m. 3/19 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

REGISTER FOR A4

Instructor: Rui Haagen

Maximum number of students: 5 A5 $220 (Members $205) Fri 2 days 4/22 10 a.m.–1 p.m. 4/29 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

REGISTER FOR A5

Expand Your Black & White Darkroom Printing Skills 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. Spend four hours learning to refine your black & white darkroom printing skills with private instruction in contrast filters, splitfilter printing, and/or cropping/positioning for artful presentations depending on the student’s skill level and goals. This darkroom experience will help you bring your printing skills to the next level, and you will be encouraged to produce prints that you will be excited to enter into local photography exhibitions and competitions. Supply list online. Ages 16–Adult Maximum number of students: 6 A6 $185 (Members $170) Thu 1 day 2/24

10 a.m.–2 p.m.

A7 $185 (Members $170) Thu 1 day 3/3

10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Great teachers, great people.

A8 $185 (Members $170) Thu 1 day 3/10 12:30–4:30 p.m.

–Bemis student

A9 $185 (Members $170) Thu 1 day 3/31 12:30–4:30 p.m.

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A10 $185 (Members $170) Thu 1 day 4/7

10 a.m.–2 p.m.

A11 $185 (Members $170) Thu 1 day 4/21

10 a.m.–2 p.m.

REGISTER FOR DARKROOM PRINTING SKILLS


YOUTH SUMMER CAMP AGES 6–11

AGES 6–9

The FAC’s Bemis School of Art and La Foret Conference and Retreat Center Present:

Art and Acting in the Forest

Drawing Sampler Instructor: Jantzen Peake

Enjoy outstanding arts education with instructors from the Fine Art Center’s Bemis School of Art set in the lush forest at the 400-acre La Foret Conference and Retreat Center. The FAC’s partnership with La Foret has a long history. Alice Bemis Taylor, one of the three benefactresses of the Fine Arts Center, had her summer home at La Foret. The Taylor Memorial Chapel, built in 1929, was designed by the Fine Art Center’s architect, John Gaw Meem. Stretch your imagination! Experience a variety of artistic styles and techniques, including painting, printmaking, and mixed-media art while exploring elements of composition and design. 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 a lunch and snack and should be prepared for a variety of activities and weather. No open-toed shoes or sandals. Students may arrive after 8:50 a.m.

In this fundamentals of drawing workshop, you will be guided into a new way of looking at how you draw. We will explore how to bring a source of light into your drawings, sense of depth, composition, introduction to color theory, perspective, and more! Supplies will be provided. Y1 $55 (Members $40) Fri 1 day 2/18

4:15–6:15 p.m.

REGISTER FOR Y1

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. Instructor: Jodi Papproth & Bemis instructor(s) LF1 $300 (Members $285) Mon–Fri 5 days 6/13–6/17 9 a.m.–3 p.m. LF2 $300 (Members $285) Mon–Fri 5 days 6/20–6/24 9 a.m.–3 p.m. LF3 $300 (Members $285) Mon–Fri 5 days 6/27–7/1

9 a.m.–3 p.m.

LF4 $300 (Members $285) Mon–Fri 5 days 7/11–7/15

9 a.m.–3 p.m.

LF5 $300 (Members $285) Mon–Fri 5 days 7/18–7/22 9 a.m.–3 p.m. LF6 $300 (Members $285) Mon–Fri 5 days 7/25–7/29 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

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IN-PERSON YOUTH COURSES AGES 6–9

Imagination Through Time: Ancient and Modern Image Making Instructor: Bradley Benedetti

This class will explore different imagemaking techniques inspired by the art of indigenous cultures around the world. Learn about different ways ancient and modern humans shared stories through illustrating animals, dreams, landscapes, and their people, while creating your own mixed media artwork. Supplies will be provided. Y18 $105 (Members $90) Sat 4 wks 1/29–2/19

10–11:30 a.m.

REGISTER FOR Y18

Introduction to the Elements of Art I

Introduction to the Elements of Art II

This class is for children who have expressed a love for art and wish to create art projects free from the typical restrictions in many elementary school art classes. The course will cover fundamental elements of art as well as the works of many famous artists. Students will create a new unique art piece each day and spend time creating a final piece of their own design. Supplies will be provided.

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

Instructor: Aaron Bauer

Y2 $120 (Members $105) Sat 5 wks 1/29–2/26

REGISTER FOR Y2

Instructor: Aaron Bauer

10–11:30 a.m.

Y14 $120 (Members $105) Sat 5 wks 3/19–4/23 (no class on 3/26)

REGISTER FOR Y14

Lot’s of information, visual examples, demonstrations! The instructor was very organized, and the class just flowed very smoothly. –Bemis student

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10–11:30 a.m.


IN-PERSON YOUTH COURSES AGES 9–12

Introduction to Acrylic Painting

Fundamentals of Drawing

Instructor: Jantzen Peake

Instructor: Jantzen Peake

Learn traditional painting techniques while giving your paintings a breath of life! You will learn fundamental techniques of drawing and painting and be introduced to color theory, paintbrush techniques like dry brushing, wet on wet techniques, layering, and so much more! Supplies will be provided.

In this course, you will be guided into a new way of looking at how you draw. We will explore how to bring a source of light into your drawings, create a sense of depth, investigate composition, and consider color theory, perspective, and more! Supplies will be provided.

Y3 $135 (Members $120) Mon 6 wks 1/24–3/7 (no class on 2/21)

REGISTER FOR Y3

4:15–5:45 p.m.

Y4 $135 (Members $120) Wed 6 wks 1/26–3/2

REGISTER FOR Y4

4:15–5:45 p.m.

Fundamentals of Colored Pencil

Instructor: Jantzen Peake In this exploration of colored pencils, you will be guided into a new way of looking at how to apply a spectrum of color to your artwork, giving your work a sense of depth and composition. We will explore how to bring a source of light into your artwork and investigate color theory, blending/burnishing techniques, perspective, and so much more! Supplies will be provided. Y5 $135 (Members $120) Thu 6 wks 1/27–3/3

4:15–5:45 p.m.

REGISTER FOR Y5

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

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IN-PERSON YOUTH COURSES AGES 9–12

Acrylic Painting Sampler Instructor: Jantzen Peake

This quick taste of beginning painting offers a look at traditional painting techniques like dry brushing, drawing in different mediums, color theory, and under painting. Supplies will be provided. Y6 Fri

$55 (Members $40) 1 day 1/28

4:15–6:15 p.m.

Y7 Fri

$55 (Members $40) 1 day 2/11

4:15–6:15 p.m.

REGISTER FOR ACRYLIC PAINTING SAMPLER

Introduction to the Elements of Art I

Instructor: Daniel Regalado

Instructor: Aaron Bauer

This class is for young art makers who have expressed a love for art and wish to create art projects free from the typical restrictions in many elementary school art classes. The course will cover fundamental elements of art as well as the works of many famous artists. Students will create a new unique art piece each day and spend time creating a final piece of their own design. Supplies will be provided. Y15 $120 (Members $105) Sat 5 wks 1/29–2/26

REGISTER FOR Y15

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The Story of Me. Told by Me!

12–1:30 p.m.

We are the protagonists of our own stories. We see and interact with the world from our own point of view. By using cameras to show others how we interact with what we see, we can tell stories that allow us to foster a greater human connection with ourselves and the other people in our communities. Supplies will be provided. Y17 $135 (Members $120) Wed 6 wks 3/2–4/13 (no class on 3/23)

4:15–5:45 p.m.

REGISTER FOR Y17


IN-PERSON YOUTH COURSES AGES 12–16

Colored Pencil Sampler Instructor: Jantzen Peake

In this fast-paced sampler workshop, you will be guided into a new way of looking at how to apply color to your artwork. Explore colored pencil techniques that may be used to create a sense of depth in your art to bring it to life! Supplies will be provided. Y8 Fri

$55 (Members $40) 1 day 3/4

REGISTER FOR Y8

4:15–6:15 p.m.

Introduction to the Elements of Art II

Introduction to Acrylic Painting

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

Learn traditional painting techniques while giving your paintings a breath of life! You will learn fundamental techniques of drawing and painting and be introduced to color theory, paintbrush techniques like dry brushing, wet on wet techniques, layering, and so much more! Supplies will be provided.

Y16 $120 (Members $105) Sat 5 wks 3/19–4/23 (no class on 3/26)

Y9 $135 (Members $120) Mon 6 wks 1/24–3/7 (no class on 2/21)

Instructor: Aaron Bauer

Instructor: Jantzen Peake

12–1:30 p.m.

REGISTER FOR Y16

6:30–8 p.m.

REGISTER FOR Y9

Brought me out of my comfort zone and I ended up with three paintings. –Bemis student

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IN-PERSON YOUTH COURSES AGES 12–16

Fundamentals of Drawing Instructor: Jantzen Peake

In this course, you will be guided into a new way of looking at how you draw. We will explore how to bring a source of light into your drawings, create a sense of depth, investigate composition, and consider color theory, perspective, and more! Supplies will be provided. Y10 $135 (Members $120) Wed 6 wks 1/26–3/2

6:30–8 p.m.

REGISTER FOR Y10

Fundamentals of Colored Pencil Instructor: Jantzen Peake

In this exploration of colored pencils, you will be guided into a new way of looking at how to apply a spectrum of color to your artwork, giving your work a sense of depth and composition. We will explore how to bring a source of light into your artwork and investigate color theory, blending/burnishing techniques, perspective, and so much more! Supplies will be provided. Y11 $135 (Members $120) Thu 6 wks 1/27–3/3

REGISTER FOR Y11

6:30–8 p.m.

Teen Wheel Throwing Instructor: Maggie Quinn

Explore a variety of ceramic forms on the wheel with your peers. An excellent supplement for students without time in their schedule at school to take art classes, or for those who wish to expand their arts experience. Delve into ceramics in a low-pressure and supportive environment: no grades, no stress! Instruction will be at beginner level, but projects and demonstrations can be tailored to a variety of interests and abilities. Supplies will be provided. Y12 $165 (Members $150) Fri 6 wks 1/28–3/4

4–6 p.m.

REGISTER FOR Y12

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 ADULT MILITARY COURSES

Watercolor Mountain Landscape and Techniques

In-Person: Military Artistic Healing

Virtual: Military Artistic Healing

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 discuss diverse ways to finish the foreground (in front of the mountains, such as trees, a river, a camping scene, etc.). Supplies will be provided.

Level A – All levels welcome.

Level A – All levels welcome.

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

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

Instructor: Ronee Smith

Y13 $85 (Members $70) Sat 2 days 2/19 & 2/26 1:30–3:30 p.m. Y19 $85 (Members $70) Sat 2 days 3/12 & 3/19

1–3 p.m.

Y20 $85 (Members $70) Sat 2 days 4/23 & 4/30

1–3 p.m.

REGISTER FOR WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUES

Instructor: Kim Nguyen

MAH1 $0 (Members $0) Mon 8 wks 1/24–3/28 5:30–7 p.m. (no class on 2/21 & 3/21)

REGISTER FOR MAH1

Instructor: Kim Nguyen

VMAH1 $0 (Members $0) Tue 8 wks 1/25–3/15 5:30–7 p.m. MT

REGISTER FOR VMAH1

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 and veterans. An active duty, retiree ID, or DD-214 must be presented to participate. fac.coloradocollege.edu/bemis | 13


IN-PERSON ADULT COURSES HAIKU

DRAWING

The Art of Haiku

Drawing with Your Eyes, Head, Heart and Hands

Instructor: Dave Reynolds 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. Haiku originated in the 1600s in Japan but remains widely read today. In fact, its concision and brevity lend itself to today’s life. In this class we will learn the history and various forms of haiku. We will read traditional haiku and examples from today, including the contemporary journal Modern Haiku. You will come away with a better understanding and appreciation of haiku, as well as a batch of your own finely tuned haiku. Supply list online. Ages 16–Adult A12 $165 (Members $150) Wed 6 wks 1/19–2/23

7–9 p.m.

REGISTER FOR A12

Instructor: Kathryn Romberg

Level 0 – This class is for the true beginner with no prior experience in the medium. Learn the practice of drawing through fascinating exercises, intense observations, refined coordination, and connecting with your subjects. Class includes learning about materials, perspective, highlights and shadows, and personal expression. Supply list online. Ages 16–Adult A13 $205 (Members $190) Tue 8 wks 1/25–3/15 6:30–8:30 p.m.

REGISTER FOR A13

Drawing Connections Instructor: Kathryn Romberg

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 class is for people that have had one drawing class or haven’t drawn in years and still feel like a beginner. It will include projects that will jump-start your drawing practice and help you find your voice. You will explore which materials suit you best, how to choose the subject matter, and how to use your sketchpad as a jumping-off point for other artmaking. Supply list online. Ages 16–Adult A14 $205 (Members $190) Wed 8 wks 1/26–3/16 6:30–8:30 p.m.

REGISTER FOR A14

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 toward 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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IN-PERSON ADULT COURSES PAINTING

Focusing on the Figure: Expressive Sumi Ink & Watercolor Figure Drawing

Channeling Van Gogh: Add Passion to your Floral Paintings

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.

Instructor: Aly Davis

In this course, you will create a series of short studies of the figure, both from observation and photograph. Utilizing paper, sumi ink and watercolor, we will explore contour line drawings to express our artistic individuality. In this class, there is no right or wrong way to draw, and by the end of the course you will have a new portfolio for your practice. This class is for anyone who has the passion to draw without restrictions. Supply list online. Adult A15 $165 (Members $150) Sat 6 wks 1/29–3/5 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

REGISTER FOR A15

Instructor: Dena Peterson

Learn to paint florals in the style of Vincent Van Gogh with Dena Peterson, painter/ animator for the Academy Award nominated film, Loving Vincent. Vincent believed in painting what he felt, rather than just what he saw. We will capture the feel and energy of flowers, rather than simply rendering them, combining Vincent’s techniques with your own in this supportive and fun class. Supply list online. Ages 16–Adult A16 $95 (Members $80) Sat 1 day 2/5 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. A17 $95 (Members $80) Sat 1 day 2/19 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

REGISTER FOR CHANNELING VAN GOGH

Group Painting Reviews Instructor: Dena Peterson

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. Are you curious whether the paintings you are creating are “good?” Feedback from others who are not artists may not be helpful. How do you judge your own work objectively? This class will offer you an opportunity to learn about your work and the work of others in a supportive and educational group format. Dena has been a judge and juror for several local and national art shows. Bring in your work and let her help you make it stronger! Adult A18 $75 (Members $60) Sat 1 day 3/5

10 a.m.–1 p.m.

A19 $75 (Members $60) Sat 1 day 4/2

10 a.m.–1 p.m.

REGISTER FOR GROUP PAINTING REVIEWS

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IN-PERSON ADULT COURSES PRINTMAKING

Beyond Relief: Dry Point and Paper Litho Instructor: Kathryn Romberg

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. Have you done some printmaking and want to do more? In this class you will learn to expand your printmaking vocabulary to include paper lithography and dry point. Learn how to use these techniques in addition to relief and mono prints. Supply List online. Ages 16–Adult A20 $285 (Members $270) Wed 8 wks 1/26–3/16 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

REGISTER FOR A20

JEWELRY

MIXED MEDIA

Rings: Peyote Style

Cloth, Paper, Collage

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

Instructor: Zandra Zieman-Foster

One Ring to rule them all! Rings made of tiny beads are fun to wear and fun to make. One ring may not be enough to satisfy your creative appetite, and you may find it hard to stop thinking of more possibilities! Previous beading experience is helpful for this class as we will be using Delica beads, graph paper, and the flat Peyote stitch method. $15 materials fee due to the instructor on the day of class. Ages 16–Adult A21 $60 (Members $45) Wed 1 day 1/26

5:30–8 p.m.

A22 $60 (Members $45) Wed 1 day 3/16

1–3:30 p.m.

REGISTER FOR RINGS: PEYOTE STYLE

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Instructor: Barbara Diamond

Explore new creative processes in collage working on unusual surfaces. Create fabric paper on muslin, prepared papers, and design with image transfers on tea bags, rice paper, handmade papers, and more! Discover the historic process of paste paper (paper design with colored paste). Create fabric fusion collages adhered to simple books and canvases. Work with paints, inks, pastels, and metallic sprays. There is a $50 material fee due to instructor on the first day of class. Ages 16–Adult A23 $315 (Members $300) Tue 9 wks 1/25–3/29 10 a.m.–1 p.m. (no class on 3/22)

REGISTER FOR A23


IN-PERSON ADULT COURSES CERAMICS

Line, Color, Blend

Cutting into Color

Beginning Wheel Throwing

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

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

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

This mixed media class focuses on layering color with the use of pastel, paints, inks, and many new products. Learn to combine various materials on prepared surfaces, textured papers, and board, while creating fabulous visual and tactile textural works. We will explore wet and dry pastel techniques and Gelli printing and stenciling, layer upon layer! Learn innovative approaches in art. There is a $28 materials fee due to the instructor on the first day of class. Ages 16–Adult

Matisse traded in his paintbrush for a pair of scissors, and you can, too! Explore various collage techniques inspired by the method artists like Matisse and Motherwell used to layer papers and colorants. With the use of prepared papers as well as paints and an array of pastels, you will create fabulous out-of-the-box compositions. Experience vibrant, textural, and layered color. There is a $28 materials fee for all supplies due to the instructor on the first day of class. Ages 16–Adult

This introduction to wheel throwing will focus on the basic methods of centering clay while throwing bowls and cylinder forms such as mugs and vases. Use a variety of finishing and glazing techniques to produce finished works of art. No previous experience required. Supply List online. Ages 16–Adult

A24 $195 (Members $180) Thu 5 wks 1/27–3/3 (no class on 2/17)

A25 $195 (Members $180) Thu 5 wks 3/31–4/28

Instructor: Barbara Diamond

Instructor: Barbara Diamond

10 a.m.–1 p.m.

REGISTER FOR A24

Instructor: Jamie Howard

A26 $245 (Members $230) Mon 8 wks 1/24–3/28 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. (no class on 2/21 & 3/21)

10 a.m.–1 p.m.

REGISTER FOR A26

REGISTER FOR A25

FAC THEATRE SCHOOL Adult Dance Class

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

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IN-PERSON ADULT COURSES CERAMICS

Crystalline Glazes

Handbuilding Ceramics

Intermediate Wheel Throwing

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 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.

Instructor: Jamie Howard

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. Supplies will be provided. Ages 16–Adult A27 $345 (Members $330) Tue 10 wks 1/25–4/5 9 a.m.–12 p.m. (no class on 3/22)

REGISTER FOR A27

Instructor: Cara McKinley

Instructor: Jamie Howard

A beginner’s guide to hand building clay, this course covers traditional and not-sotraditional building techniques to create by hand. A variety of texturing and glazing techniques will also be covered, while celebrating individual’s style and interests. Supply List online. Adult A28 $165 (Members $150) Wed 4 wks 1/26–2/16

REGISTER FOR A28

6–9 p.m.

This re-introduction to wheel throwing will focus on the basic methods of centering clay while throwing bowls and cylinders such as mugs and vases. Use a variety of finishing and glazing techniques to produce finished works of art. Some experience required. Ages 16–Adult A29 $285 (Members $270) Wed 8 wks 1/26–3/16 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

REGISTER FOR A29

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

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IN-PERSON ADULT COURSES

Wheel Thrown and Altered Bowls Instructor: Rui Haagen

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. Don’t be bored with round, get out of round! Alter, cut, carve, and stamp your bowls. Learn to throw basic bowl forms in preparation for each type of alteration process. Staining and glazing will be taught to suit this project. Be the envy of the party with your own unique functional clay art serving pieces! Supply List online. Ages 16–Adult A30 $135 (Members $120) Fri 3 wks 1/28–2/11

10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Handbuilding in Clay

Thrown and Altered Ceramics

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

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

This exciting workshop will focus on the techniques of hand building to communicate your style. Build what you want and learn how to transform a malleable ball of clay into a piece you love. This course demonstrates different building techniques and how to finish your work with glazing. Supply List online. Adult

Throwing on the potter’s wheel and hand building combined into one fun class to make unique work! Use the pottery wheel to make while learning new techniques to alter your work with molds, sprigs, texturing, and hand forming, along with other methods. Supply List online. Ages 16–Adult

Instructor: Cara McKinley

A31 $135 (Members $120) Sat 3 wks 1/29–2/12

10 a.m.–1 p.m.

A32 $135 (Members $120) Sat 3 wks 4/16–4/30

10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Instructor: Cara McKinley

A33 $225 (Members $210) Wed 6 wks 3/2-4/13 (no class on 3/23)

6–9 p.m.

REGISTER FOR A33

REGISTER FOR HANDBUILDING IN CLAY

REGISTER FOR A30

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CLASS INDEX CERAMICS Aaron Bauer

Y2, Y14, Y15, Y16

Aly Davis A15 Angela Crews Barbara Dimond

A6, A7, A8, A9, A10, A11 A23, A24, A25

Bradley Benedetti Y18 Cara McKinley

A28, A31, A32, A33, A34

Dan Regalado Y17 Dave Reynolds A12

Ceramic Tiles and Plaques Instructor: Cara McKinley

Level 0 – This class is for the true beginner with no prior experience in the medium. This workshop-style class focuses on plaque tile-making through a series of demonstrations 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. Anyone can get involved and the process can be done almost anywhere, from outside in a park to a countertop. Supply List online. Ages 16–Adult A34 $135 (Members $120) Thu 3 wks 4/14–4/28

Dena Peterson

A16, A17, A18, A19

Jamie Howard

A26, A27, A29

Jantzen Peake

Y1, Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6, Y7, Y8, Y9, Y10, Y11

Jodi Papproth

LF1, LF2, LF3, LF4, LF5, LF6

Kathryn Romberg Kim Nguyen

A13, A14, A20 VMAH1, MAH1

Maggie Quinn Y12 Ronee Smith Y13 Rui Haagen Zandra Zieman-Foster

A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A30 A21, A22

6–9 p.m.

REGISTER FOR A34

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

POLICIES General

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

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

Withdrawals and Transfers

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

Cancellation

The Bemis School of Art reserves the right to cancel, combine, or reschedule classes. If it is necessary to cancel a class for any reason, all registered participants will be informed as soon as possible and given the opportunity to transfer into another class. If a participant does not wish to transfer into another class, they may instead opt to receive a 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 WAIVER By registering for a Bemis School of Art virtual course, you are acknowledging that instructors and fellow students of said course may be able to view everything in the line of sight of all shared camera video during live Zoom sessions. Virtual courses may be recorded for quality assurance and promotional publications, including websites and social media.

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FINE ART CENTER EVENTS & MORE!

e g a t S n o e Liv Experience a season of inspiration and empowerment, laughter and hope. NEXT UP: RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA Dec. 2, 2021–Jan. 9, 2022 | Mainstage BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK Feb. 17–March 13, 2022 | Mainstage DON’T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS! THE MUSICAL! March 5–April 3, 2022 | Family Series LA CAGE AUX FOLLES April 21–May 15, 2022 | Mainstage THE WOLVES June 1–26, 2022 | Studio Series For more information & tickets inquire visit fac.coloradocollege.edu

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Give the Gift of the Arts! Perfect for art lovers of all ages, FAC gift cards are available for purchase online and redeemable for —

Kukuli Velarde: CORPUS On view in the museum Jan 14–April 9, 2022

An installation of sculpture and textiles that encourages reflection on the meaning of survival in the face of colonialism by blending Indigenous and European aesthetics in a critical representation of the celebration of Corpus Christi in Peru. Image: Kukuli Velarde, San José y El Niño, 2017. Courtesy the artist.

· Art classes at Bemis School of Art · Museum admission · Theatre and performing arts event tickets · Theatre subscriptions · FAC memberships Purchase online at fac.coloradocollege.edu/ gift-card

SHOP

An exciting new vision for retail at the Fine Arts Center! Presenting a beautiful mash up of the handmade, locallysourced, and inclusive goods locals love paired with a selection of items designed to expand and enrich your FAC experience. fac.coloradocollege.edu/bemis | 23


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

LIVE ON STAGE DEC. 2–JAN. 9

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s

Music by Richard Rodgers Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II New Book by Douglas Carter Beane Original Book by Oscar Hammerstein II

TICKETS: fac.coloradocollege.edu | (719) 634-5583

Find important COVID guidelines and requirements at fac.coloradocollege.edu/visit.