Mar 2, 2012

March 2012 Workshops at Bemis

Precious Metal Clay
Of Mice and Men
Free Art--WOOHOO!
Modern Resilience: Black and White Photography
Goat Cheese Making Workshop
Goat Cheese Making

Although the Winter/Spring session for Bemis School of Art has already begun, there are still lots of one-day workshops available for adults that teach a variety of techniques. Unless noted, all these classes are open to beginners. The classes below still have space available—register soon before they fill up!

Introduction to Precious Metal Clay — Sat 3/3 After class, you'll leave with two to three pieces of finished fine silver jewelry. 

Mandalas the Art of Wholeness — Sat 3/10 From ancient to modern times, mandalas have been used to express wholeness, balance and unity. Employ multimedia from meditation to pastel, music and more to discover the innate wisdom of your own mandala.

Watercolor Collage: Cactus and Flowers (Intermediate) — Fri 3/16 Combine watercolor with collage to create a vibrant and textured painting. 

Bezels and Bails (Intermediate) — Sat 3/17 Explore more techniques of soldering (perhaps from your February one-day Learn to Solder class?) to create bezel boxes, bails and closures for your jewelry. Basic soldering skills are required.

Paining the Soul — Sat 3/24 Work with acrylic paints to tap into your Expressionistic self (think Milton Avery, George Biddle, Rico Lebrun -- all artists you can see in the FAC Permanent Collection!). Expressionism is a free and uninhibited way of painting, allowing you to bypass the limitations of objectivity and paint in a totally subjective manner.

Pastel Textures and Techniques — Sat 3/24 Incorporate new and unexpected materials, papers and boards to create new textures and techniques for your paintings. 

Watercolor Batik — Tue 3/27 Batik is traditionally a wax-resist dyeing technique used to embellish cloth textiles, but in this class, you'll use Kinwashi rice paper, watercolor paints and wax. This process requires patience, mostly due to the dyeing process, but it's worth it!

Resiliencethe FAC's multi-disciplinary spring project, will be supplemented by these additional Bemis workshops:
Goat Cheese Making — Fri 3/23 Hosted as the Westside Farm located in Colorado Springs, learn the entire process of cheese making from milking the goat to actual cheese production. Comes with a farm fresh lunch with a sampling of all the day's cheeses. 
Modern Resilience: Black and White Photography — Sun 3/18 Take example from Depression era photos (which are a part of the Resilience museum exhibition, including Dorothea Lange!) and go out and capture your own community. Beginning B&W film photography (film processing and printing) is required.

Longer class descriptions and instructor bios are available through the links. All classes have their own enrollment fee and possible supply list that you can check either in the online catalog or PDF version. Become a member of the FAC and enjoy numerous benefits, including discounted enrollment for Bemis classes.

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