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Art School Programs

Our art school offers a wide variety of programs for different groups within our community. For more information on any of the following programs, call (719) 475-2444.

Special Programs

CC Pre-College 2022

Colorado College Summer Session invites rising juniors and seniors to join the CC community this summer. Enroll in one of our dynamic courses offered on subjects ranging from environmental science and the study of epidemics, to marketing and entrepreneurship, to cross-genre writing. CC’s summer session provides students with a rich opportunity to explore challenging academics, get inspired by the wondrous Rocky Mountain Region, and be supported by faculty that are invested in your success.

High School students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rhythm of the Block Plan and experience living on Colorado College’s campus during our Pre-College Block, which is specially designed for ambitious high school students.

Art and the Museum

Art and the Museum in the 20th Century

July 11–27, 2022
Professor Rebecca Tucker

Ever visited an art museum and wondered what to think about contemporary art? This course provides an introduction to the history of art since 1900, using the lens of the museum to understand issues in modern art and society. The class will undertake hands-on field work in museums in Colorado Springs and Denver. Students will learn skills in visual literacy, research, oral presentation, critical thinking, and will have the chance to do research with objects in the collection of the Fine Arts Center at Colorado College. Learn more about pre-college classes

This class is presented through a partnership between CC Summer Session and Bemis School of Art.
Supported by The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation in honor of Joyce Robinson

Military Artistic Healing

Military Artistic Healing

Thanks to grants and individual donations, Military Artistic Healing classes at the Bemis School of art are offered at no charge to military veterans, active-duty military, and their families. Bemis offers classes in a variety of mediums. Hands-on art therapy and writing workshops are also offered at Mt. Carmel Center for Excellence and Survivor Outreach Services at Fort Carson. Current Classes

Military Arts Connection

In partnership with Creative Forces®: NEA Military Healing Arts Network, the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, and Colorado Creative Industries are pleased to present Military Arts Connection (MAC), an online tool that connects military service members, veterans, and their families to a wide variety of local arts enrichment experiences. More


La Foret Art & Acting Camps

Enjoy outstanding arts education with instructors from the FAC’s Bemis School of Art set in the lush forest at the 400-acre La Foret Conference and Retreat Center. At this unique summer day camp, students experience a variety of artistic styles and techniques and explore their acting skills. Current Classes

Visiting Artists

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. Current Classes


Achieve Online School

Colorado College

Dale House

Emily Griffith Center

Fort Carson

Air force Academy

La Foret Conference & Retreat Center

Military Arts Connection

Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center

Forge Evolution, formerly Teen Court

Pink and Black

Hillside Community Center

Roundup Fellowship

School District 11 – Gifted & Talented Office & Indian Education, Title VI Program

Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8

School District 20

Women’s Educational Society

Poetry Heals


The Anschutz Foundation
Anna Keesling Ackerman Charitable Trust Foundation
Kirkpatrick Family Fund Colorado Creative Industries NEA Northrop Grumman