Saturday, March 4, 2023
8 AM - 3 PM Check in starts at 7:30, Class starts at 8:15
Email Lisa Adams with questions at email@example.com
• Class sizes are LIMITED so SIGN UP FAST
• Conference begins at 8 AM and ends at 3 PM
• You got your first class choice unless otherwise notified.
• Bring water & necessary materials for your class.
• Breakfast and Lunch provided.
• Lunch served at 11:30 AM in Colorado Gallery of the Arts
• Park in lot J, Nevada Street. or in the RTD lot on Prince.
2023 CAEA Studio Class Descriptions
Class Room Numbers
Jewelry Metals, AAD 3200: Amy Bailey
Ceramics, AAD 3500: - Katy Caron
Abstract Acrylic painting, AAD 1010: - Christian Dore
Oil Painting Studio, AAD 1000 or 1040: - Kathryn Petroff
Abstract Mixed Media painting, AAD 4030: - Regan Rosburg
Photography, AAD - Angela Faris Belt
CLASS LIMIT: 20
Workshop: Abstract Colorado- An Introduction to Sketching & Painting
Materials to bring
Sketchbook & HB Pencil
Canvas no bigger than 18 x 24 to start with
1/2 " angled brush
2 cheap house painting brushes
Fine tipped brush (Optional)
Dishtowel for drying
Palette Easel (optional)
Acrylic paints ( soft body or hard body
UNBLEACHED TITANIUM (very important)
Only 2/3 additional colors of your choice ( think of the color you wish your painting to be)
Workshop: Fantasy Oil Painting and Dramatic Lighting
This class will explore dramatic lighting and unexpected pops of color within a dreamy oil painted landscape. Examples of my style can be viewed at katrynpetroff.com will bring examples of in progress paintings to show step by step breakdowns of how I create certain effects. The image I’ve included gives an idea of style and color, but different compositional approaches will be guided through the class.
CLASS LIMIT: 20
Materials to Bring:
Bring a stretched or primed Canvas ( no larger than 18 x 24 suggested)
Walnut oil/ Linseed oil or Liquin
Rags for clean and wiping
Tissue paper ( will have some to share)
Blow dryer if you have one ( to speed the prep process)
Please bring a primed painting panel or stretched canvas 18 x 24 is the recommended size, bring whatever size you are comfortable with. Bring any oil painting supplies/brushes that you have or use. I will have some supplies to share. Bring a table top easel if you have a table top easel you can bring that too.
She is an Associate Professor at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, and is the artistic director of Cayo Artist Residency in Eleuthera (Bahamas). Regan Rosburg (b. 1977) is an interdisciplinary artist who weaves together science, psychology, history, and social engagement. With a passion for studying various ecosystems and biota, her work investigates not only the exquisite intelligence of ecology, but also the causes and ramifications of over-consumption.
CLASS LIMIT: 15
Workshop: Hidden Abstraction
This workshop merges art, science and the natural world. Using a small handheld microscope as an exploratory device, participants will peer into the unseen, miraculous, mathematical surfaces of living organisms that surround us. Then, we will utilize photography, drawing, abstraction, water media (acrylic, watercolors, inks), and mixed media to create small paintings.
As we examine life on this small, intimate scale, we can find patterns that repeat among organisms, a commonality among species, and an inextricable link to the living world that sustains us. These organisms often appear in the background of our lives, and are often taken for granted. The goal is to instill appreciation, awareness, curiosity, and inspiration directly from nature.
Materials to Bring
11x14" Watermedia paper (for watercolors, acrylics, inks) .... one or two pads should do it, maybe people can do two paintings if they like
Click on the Link to see information and view Katie's work.
Class Limit- 10
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Angela Faris Belt
Angela Faris Belt is a visual artist who works with photographic media ranging from historic to digital processes. Creating artwork that centers on humankind’s relationship with the natural world, she combines specific media to underscore the concepts behind each body of work. Her work has been widely exhibited in prestigious juried and invitational exhibitions including Corden/Potts Gallery, BJ Spoke Gallery, Arvada Center for the Arts, The Dairy Center for the Arts, Foreman Gallery, and University of Notre Dame’s Photography Gallery. Her work is held in collections including Kaiser Permanente, Reynolds & Reynolds, the Crowne Collection, and the Smithsonian Museum. Angela lives on an 8,400-foot mountainside surrounded by National Forest in Colorado’s Front Range. In addition to artwork, she is Program Chair of the Studio Art & Art History Departments at Arapahoe Community College; in her off-time she builds stone walls and participates in bark-beetle mitigation efforts. She is represented by Michael Warren Gallery.
Workshop: “Cyanotype and Beyond Workshop"
CLASS LIMIT: 10
Cyanotype is a photographic process known for its intense Prussian blue color. Invented in 1842, cyanotype is used by contemporary artists today. It’s simple enough to expose in the sun and develop in water, but in this fun, hands-on workshop we’ll explore some of the limitless possibilities for adding complexity to the process and combining with other media. In this workshop you’ll learn how to coat, expose, and process Cyanotypes, how to tone them to different colors, use with other chemicals, and other alternative ways to explore the process. You’ll make cyanotype prints of botanical specimens and other translucent objects, and experiment beyond the traditional methods with “wet cyanotype” techniques to add color to the mix!
Materials to bring:
1. 4-6 sheets of watercolor paper 11x14 or larger purchase at local art supply, online or Bostick & Sullivan Online they specialize in alternative processes) I recommend these as they work well with this process- Legion Revere Platinum 300, Legion Stonehenge 250/300, Arches Platine, Berger Cotton 320, Hahnemuble Platinum Rag 300 or Hahnemuble Sumi-e
2. Objects to print flowers , leaves , grasses, patterned and translucent objects. Wet Cyanotype works best with organic objects, any translucent objects works with traditional cyanotype.
3. A thumbdrive or external hard drive to take your digital images with you
Workshop: Introduction to Lapidary
CLASS LIMIT: 10
Learn how to cut, shape, and polish rough semi-precious stones into cabochons. You will start from slabs and use a diamond saw and lapidary equipment to shape and highly polish the stones for a finished cabochon ready to set in jewelry. No experience needed. Stone slabs are provided.
Materials to bring
All Materials & Slabs Provided