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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

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

2023 Pre-College Course: Art and the Museum in the 20th Century

Art and the Museum

July 10–26 (AH 125)

Instructor: Professor Rebecca Tucker 

Have you ever visited an art museum and wondered what to think about contemporary art? This course introduces 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 fieldwork in museums in Colorado Springs and Denver. Students will learn skills in visual literacy, research, oral presentation, and critical thinking, and will have the chance to do research with objects in the collection of the Fine Arts Center. 

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. 

Learn more about this course and others offered by Colorado College Summer Session

Complete the Summer 2023 Pre-College application



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