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2020 MidWinter Conference

  • February 29, 2020
  • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Arapahoe Community College Arapahoe Community College Art and Design Center at 2400 W. Alamo Ave, Littleton, Co 80160


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Art Conference

Saturday, February 29, 2020
Arapahoe Community College

2400 W. Alamo St. Littleton

Art & Design Center (AD)


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Contact Lisa Adams

Lisa Adams- 303.956.5365 call w/ questions 


Christian Dore 

  • Special Thanks to Angela Belt and Trish Sangelo for assistance with facilities, gallery, lunch and for opening their space to CAEA!

    As always we have a great variety of classes, fabulous teachers and an awesome venue at ACC!!

  • Conference begins at 8:00 am ends at 3:00 pm
  • Breakfast included
  • Check your materials list (it is in the original class descriptions on the CAEA website)
  • You will be enrolled in your first choice unless otherwise notified
  • Bring water
  • Park in Lot J, Nevada St. or in the RTD lot on Prince.
  • Catered Lunch -11:30 in the Colorado Arts Gallery in ACC’s Annex Bldg.

The CAEA MidWinter Art Conference focuses on the artist in each of us. It is a time for us to come together and make creative endeavors! Learn from leading artists from the state of Colorado. We will be featuring Large Organic Paintings, Figure Drawing, Copper Forging, Ceramics,Tintypes and Screen printing.

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  • On-site registration and breakfast opens at 7:30am. 
  • 11:00am door prize gathering with 1 hour lunch break to follow.
  • Lunch WILL BE provided onsite.

Conference Cost
Early Registration: 

CAEA Members: $75 
Non Members: $100 

Early Registration Closes on February 24th.

After February 24th and On Site Registration:

CAEA Members: $90 

Non Members: $120 

Master Class Offerings

Mitch Castor-Working with the FIGURE

**We will be working with a Live MODEL

This is a structural method of drawing for successful results, which includes:

 What you need to know about proportions/figural studies

  • What you need to know about proportions/figural studies
  • Composition control techniques
  • Use of simplified straight lines
  • Capturing angles for good gesture
  • Attention to negative spaces
  • Use of comparative measure
  • Large to small mass approach
  • Finishing with contours


18 x 24 drawing pad, Drawing pencils/erasers, Charcoal pencils/erasers

Christian Dore- Grandscapes  download-2.jpg

Work and be inspired with London born artist Christian Dore. His imaginative, intuitively explored and magical landscapes are filled with wonder and awe. You will start with a small 9 x 12 sketchbook and develop your sketches into a whimsical organic painting starting from a black gessoed surface.

Materials to Bring:  9 x12 sketchbook, canvas- max 20 x 20Acrylic paints/unbleached titanium/black, Acrylic brushes   

Kim Henkel- Copper Forged Bracelet

Kim Henkel moved here from Taos, NM for a taste of city life and the opportunity to work in a supportive art environment. Kim has instructed art for over 25 years, from the public schools to the university level.  She has also been a Park Ranger in the National Parks for over 15 years.  As a naturalist, art has been the channel in which her sculpture and jewelry evolve.  Kim has worked in art foundries, involved in the cast iron arts community

Make a copper forged and twisted bracelet.  Learn the basics of shaping, forging, bending metals as well as some basic soldering techniques.  The magic of metal alchemy will come alive as you heat and hammer a thick copper wire into a twisted forged bracelet.  

Materials to bring:

Water, safety glasses. 

Please wear all cotton, long pants and no open toed shoes.  Pull your hair back.

Materials Fee: $20.00

A kit includes Copper, expendable materials like the solder, Patina and Laquer. Each student will get one foot of #4 gage round copper wire.  More will be available. As well as a smaller gage if they have time to make another bracelet.

Kim Anderson- Portals: Exits, Entrances & Shrines

A Clay workshop

Kim Anderson is a mixed-media and ceramic artist from Denver, CO. She studied at The College of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and then Metropolitan State College of Denver, where she graduated with a BFA in 1994. Her work has been in many galleries and group exhibits, and in addition she co-owned Id Gallery from 2009-2012, where she curated shows along with showing her own work.

Using Low Fire Terracotta Clay the student artist will create Textural Reliefs of Spiritual Narratives through Portals and or inspired by the Tarot. The finishing techniques will also be demonstrated and students will have an opportunity to work with the process.

Materials to bring:  Clay tools

Jacqueline Webster-Introduction to Tintypes

Learn the basics of the positive wet-plate collodion process in this intensive one-day workshop. We’ll discuss the history behind the process, then work hands-on making tintypes in the darkroom in a small group environment. We'll cover all of the basics: necessary equipment, safety, chemistry, coating and sensitizing the plate, exposure, development, and varnishing. Cameras, chemistry and all materials will be provided. Please bring a work apron and wear clothes that you won’t mind getting stained.

Limited to 6 participants

Jennifer Ghormley- Stencil Screenprint & Recycled Journals

Using an e-xacto blade and frosted mylar, participants will cut stencils by hand and create full color multi-layered screenprints. No industrial equipment or chemicals required!  Mixed media can also be applied for added details and interest. Following that, we will transform the raw materials into recycled journals, utilizing a sewing machine to bind the books.

Materials Fee: $10.00

Contact us at:

EMAIL:     •      ANSWERING SERVICE: 1-719-422-3599
Colorado Art Education Association  
P.O. Box 4955
Greenwood Village, Colorado 80155

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