This is an exploratory class of nature through painting. Students will learn the basics of watercolor in week one, basics of acrylic in week two, and by week three students will have their choice on which medium (acrylic or watercolor) they would like to continue exploring. Create some art in the beautiful outdoors!
Inspired by Rembrandt’s palette and layering techniques, this class will provide a strong foundation for developing portrait painting skills and/or expanding and enriching your current practice. Informed with the instructor’s years of personal development and experience, the approach is a simple, step-by-step process designed for minimal anxiety and a solid foundation to continue to expand […]
Discover the unrivaled and endless possibilities of watercolor. Build a repertoire of skills from choosing proper materials, 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.
The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's Bemis School of Art will host a free Art Adventure Day in our studios! Pop in to check out what we have to offer and explore your creativity in drawing, painting, and sculpture! Art Adventure Day will offer a variety of hands-on art projects in the Bemis School of Art […]
Class for ages 12-16. This course is all about perspective. Through indoor and outdoor exercises each week and two unique final projects (like a city block of haunted houses), you will develop the skills to create depth in any piece of art. Students with previous experience are welcome to join and hone their skills. We will cover 1-, […]
Classes for ages 16-adult. Get square! Explore the exciting possibilities of building square plates and mugs. Learn to handbuild with soft pre-textured clay slabs using flat patterns that fold up into 3-dimensional forms to create dynamic and self-expressive plate and mug sets. Glazing for textured surfaces will be taught. Supplies will be provided.
Taos’ light, color, and culture have inspired modern artists for over 125 years to create inspirational and memorable paintings. Taos is especially stunning in the autumn with glorious textures and colors. Professional artist and instructor Martha Mans will concentrate on watercolor and gouache painting with a special small presentation about how she creates her casein […]
Ages 9-12. Enjoy creating your favorite landscapes with oil pastels. Learn to draw the various elements found in landscapes while discovering the importance of the direction of strokes and blending of colors. Study the concept of background and foreground, as well as light and shadow effects to create vibrant landscapes. Supplies will be provided.