Workshops

Art Gym partners with like-minded organizations and guest teachers to offer continuing education opportunities to our members and outside artists.

Art Gym members are also allowed to use our space to teach their own workshops. We provide this service to support members in their teaching careers. (scroll down to see Member-Taught Workshops)

 


Upcoming Art Gym Workshops

 

Art Gym Denver is now offering Adobe Creative Cloud Classes from Boulder Digital Arts

Ever needed to use Photoshop or Illustrator for a project, but felt intimidated, or didn’t know where to start? Boulder Digital Arts can help!

Art Gym is partnering with Boulder Digital Arts to offer classes in our digital lab. The first round of classes will be on Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Start with a 3-hour lecture for just the basics, then go more in-depth with an all-day hands-on workshop.

Check out the dates below and register soon – spots will fill up fast!

(*Note: BDA is also offering these classes at their Boulder location on different dates, so make sure you register for the classes at Art Gym)

 

Getting Started with Adobe Illustrator, Jan 18th, 6-9pm (3-hour lecture) REGISTER

Adobe Photoshop: Hands-On, Jan 23rd, 9am-5pm (All-Day Workshop) REGISTER

Adobe Illustrator: Hands-On, Feb 20, 9am-5pm (All-Day Workshop) REGISTER

 

BDA has been offering practical, skill-focused classes for over 13 years, and attracts students from all over the country for their powerful, streamlined courses. Learn More

 


 

Upcoming Guest Artist Workshops

 

Watercolor Monotypes with Stencils – Sue Oehme

In conjunction with the Month of Printmaking.

  In Out, Up Down 5, Sue Oehme

Saturday, March 3
10 am – 5 pm, with an hour for lunch/independent working
Cost: $75 + $15 materials fee.

Experience Level: beginner and beyond
Max Enrollment: 12

To register please call Art Gym at: 303-320-8347

In this 6 hour workshop we will explore printing watercolors from various substrates such as frosted vellum or coated mat board. The instructor will demonstrate the proper way to get the most out of each application of paint, as well as discuss various papers to use. After lunch, we will use vellum to cut stencils and compose them on the backing sheets to print multiple layered images. Using watercolors offers myriad ways to apply the paint including drawing with the tube, washes, and beautiful evaporated puddles.

Susan Hover Oehme owns and is the Master Printer of Oehme Graphics in Steamboat Springs.  Before launching OG in 2010, she was the Director/ Master Printer at Riverhouse Editions from 1996 to 2009.  Prior to her move to Colorado, she lived and worked in New York City and printed at Tyler Graphics with such artists as Frank Stella, Helen Frankenthaler, and Joan Mitchell, and also free-lanced in many smaller print studios based in the city.


Collographs: Plate-making and Printing with Sue Oehme

In conjunction with the Month of Printmaking.

  Pattern Language – Kind of Blue 2, Katie Kiefer

Monday & Tuesday, March 5 & 6
6 pm – 9 pm
Cost: $70 + $10 materials fee.

Experience Level: beginner and beyond
Max Enrollment: 12

To register please call Art Gym at: 303-320-8347

In this two-night collograph intensive, we will first learn the basics of how to make a plate and what materials to use, including different acrylic adhesives and coatings. The instructor will provide an assortment of flat collograph collage materials, but you are welcome to bring other items, such as lace, fabrics, leaves, textured papers etc. We will work with 9 x 12 mat board or Plexiglas plates as the substrate. On the second night, after the plates have dried and cured, we will look a various printing methods, including relief-rolling and traditional intaglio wiping, including mixing more than one color on the plate surface.

Susan Hover Oehme owns and is the Master Printer of Oehme Graphics in Steamboat Springs.  Before launching OG in 2010, she was the Director/ Master Printer at Riverhouse Editions from 1996 to 2009.  Prior to her move to Colorado, she lived and worked in New York City and printed at Tyler Graphics with such artists as Frank Stella, Helen Frankenthaler, and Joan Mitchell, and also free-lanced in many smaller print studios based in the city.


Back To Basics; Drawing with Confidence with Susan Rubin and Marjorie Leggitt

This fun four-day workshop, returns to the drawing basics of Line, Shading, Perspective, and Composition to bolster your drawing skills and boost your confidence. Susan and Marjorie will guide you through specific steps to better drawing. Understand how to “see like an artist” and activate your artistic intuition to draw line correctly the first time. Revisit the principles of light, form, and depth to flesh out compositions both big and small. Practice linear and aerial perspective to accurately portray physical and atmospheric depth. Develop composition strategies to create dynamic artwork. We’ll challenge and delight you with subjects large and small, indoors and out. Instruction, exercises, practice, and individual guidance will assure that in just four days you’ll firm up those shaky skills and draw anything better and faster every time.

Monday-Thursday, March 12-15, 2018 from 9:30am-3pm. Register now.


 

Upcoming Member-Taught Workshops

 

 

Monotype on Black Paper with Tony Ortega

In conjunction with the Month of Printmaking.

  Dos Mamas y Dos Hijos, Tony Ortega

Saturday, March 10
10 am – 5 pm, with a 1-hour lunch break
Cost: $70 + $15 materials fee.

Experience Level: beginner and intermediate
Max Enrollment: 12

To register please call Art Gym at: 303-320-8347

Students will be painting an image with opaque etching ink on a smooth Plexiglas plate and transfer the image onto an Arches Black cover stock paper on a printing press. The monotype pulled off the plate almost always has an element of surprise since the art created on the plate is flattened, squeezed and moved around the paper is pressed into the ink. The final result on paper may look quite different than the image on the plate.

Tony Ortega holds an MFA in drawing and painting from the University of Colorado and is currently an associate professor for Regis University. He is the recipient of the coveted Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts (1999) and the Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts (1998). He has been a working artist and teacher for the past 30 years and is known for his vibrant, colorful artwork. For more information, please visit his web site at: www.tonyortega.net


Contemporary Techniques for Moku Hanga with Leon Loughridge

Understanding and Using a Japanese Traditional Printmaking Process

In conjunction with the Month of Printmaking.

  Aglow, Leon Loughridge

Saturday, March 31
10 am – 5 pm
Cost: $65 + $22 materials fee. Materials include: Course Booklet; 2 Blocks 6×8”, 1 partially carved block; mixing cups; rice paste ink and pigment; assorted ink brushes; baren; printing paper.

Experience Level: beginner and intermediate
Max Enrollment: 8

To register please call Art Gym at: 303-320-8347

Using the Reduction Print Process, students will explore contemporary techniques for the traditional Japanese Moku Hanga printmaking process. Learn basic registration techniques, ink mixing options, value and color progressions, glazing and gradations. An emphasis will be on using alternative mediums and techniques for unique results.

Loughridge has developed an identifiable and unique style to his woodblock prints which are in private and museum collections nationally. He has given workshops and talks at the Salmagundi Club, NY; National Cowboy Heritage Museum, OK; Wichita Art Museum, KS; and CU Boulder, CO to list a few.


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