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Tantalizing Textured Mugs

Bemis School of Art 818 Pelham Pl, Colorado Springs, CO

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! Level 0 – This class is for the true beginner with no […]

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Handbuilding in Clay

Bemis School of Art 818 Pelham Pl, Colorado Springs, CO

This exciting workshop will focus on the techniques of handbuilding 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. Level 0 – This class is for the […]

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Watercolor Mountain Landscape and Techniques

Bemis School of Art 818 Pelham Pl, Colorado Springs, CO

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 […]

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Military Artistic Healing

Bemis School of Art 818 Pelham Pl, Colorado Springs, CO

Discover the 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. Visits to the Fine Arts Center’s museum galleries using visual thinking strategies will increase group cohesion. There are many benefits to using art to express emotions — art can […]

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Story Making Through the Monotype Process

Bemis School of Art 818 Pelham Pl, Colorado Springs, CO

We will make prints using stencils and symbols that represent something important to our life experience. The prints will create an opportunity that will help each member share a personal story about who they are. Experience the freedom to begin a journey of self-discovery by making art that helps express yourself in a new way. […]

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Embroidery: Drawing & Painting with Thread

Bemis School of Art 818 Pelham Pl, Colorado Springs, CO

In this course, you will be introduced to the process of artistic needlework. Rob considers his work as drawing and painting with thread. Starting with basic exercises, learn color blending, shading, drawing, creating lines, and other fundamental embroidery techniques. With the support of the instructor, you will be encouraged to sketch design ideas from your […]

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Watercolor in Nature

Bemis School of Art 818 Pelham Pl, Colorado Springs, CO

Learn the basics of watercolor through the exploration of the outdoors. The first part of the class will be time to learn new techniques and the second half will be time to take your sketchbook outside, observe, and paint what you see. Students should dress according to the weather, wear sunscreen, and bring a water […]

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Painting in Nature

Bemis School of Art 818 Pelham Pl, Colorado Springs, CO

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!