Oct 9, 2012

Interns' Choice from the Fall Bemis Catalog

The FAC interns in the Marketing and Museum offices have just begun their fall internships and are looking to share with you their favorites from this session's Bemis catalog. All of us are Colorado College students, and are just discovering all the awesome classes that are right across the street from campus! 

Kelly's struggle with pencil drawing. Bemis classes
will save her!

Kelly (Museum intern)
A77 Japanese and Chinese Ink Painting (Hutton)
Four-day workshop — Tue., & Wed., 11/27-11/28 or 12/4-12/5 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
$98 (Members $83)
Any (very limited) art experience I have is mainly with pencil. I'm interested in learning less "traditional" ways to make art, and watercolor and ink seem like good choices for an impatient person like me. This class explores different types of Japanese AND Chinese styles, such as Sumi-e, ink painting and flower and landscape works. 

Davis (Museum intern)
P1 Beginning Black & White Darkroom Techniques (Rinker)
(Already started) 9/17 - 12/3 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
$211 (Members $196
In this new digital age, I would love to get back to the basics. I grew up in a home filled with the works of fine art photographers, such as Ansel Adams and Harry Callahan. This class would help me begin the hands on journey of understanding the techniques used by purists in the field. Black and White Darkroom Technique would engage any photographer in a much more tactile way than merely sitting behind a computer.

Here's intern Annika with her beloved, and hopefully soon-
to-be immortalized through art, cat.

Annika (New Media Intern)
A50 Create a Portrait of Your Favorite Pet (Currell)
Sat., 12/8 | 9:00am-4:30pm
$98 (Members $83)
Everyone who knows me knows that I love my cat, Marcel, and I think he deserves a beautiful portrait of himself. As someone who studies art, I can always stand to improve my drawing skills, too. This workshop is a chance to develop basic skills in proportion, facial features, and texture drawing, while making a beautiful charcoal, pencil, or chalk pastel portrait of your favorite furry (or feathered or scaled) friend! 

Seema (New Media intern)
A79 Watercolor Batik (Filler)
Half Day Workshop — Sat., 10/27 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$68 (Members $53)
I have a profound appreciation for art but an inability to put any effort into decorating my living spaces. Creating a watercolor batik would most definitely be an interesting way to spruce up my barren walls and it would be kind of nice to be able to say "I made that!" whenever someone commented on it. Batiking creates paintings layer-by-layer and a piece from this class will most certainly add character (and uniqueness) to any room.

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