Art Classes

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My Fall 2021 group classes are offered through the Art Students League of Denver, 200 Grant Street. Register on line (or in person) at ASLD.org 303 778-6990.
Limited enrollment!

Narrative Collage Workshop (2-day workshop on two consecutive weekend days)
Sundays 10/3 and 10/10, Saturdays 12/4 and 12/11
What story do you want to tell?  We’ll begin our first class with a series of small cut paper compositional studies to learn how art elements and design principles structure and impact visual narrative.  We’ll cover various collage techniques and materials in the creation of narrative or theme and ways to use personal ephemera to imbed meaning in your work.   Students will develop and create several finished collage works based on personal memory. Tools and basic supplies are furnished for the class. Students will receive a list of suggested personal collage items to collect upon registration as well as a few narrative prompts to consider.
 
Looking at Art:  Art Appreciation (4 classes, 2 hours per class, last class will be an  outside field trip to view art in person). Tuesdays
9/21 – 10/12
 If you struggle with what to make of contemporary art, or want to deepen your experience visiting galleries and museums, this class is for you. This workshop is for those who desire more meaningful interaction with all forms and styles of art.  A variety of fun, interactive exercises will help students learn to sharpen viewing skills and learn to “read” visual images, even those with unidentifiable subject matter.    We’ll learn about different art media,  techniques, and design principles.   This is not an art history class, but a foundational study in appreciation skills to help bring you deeper into the world of art.  Art is for everyone, and Denver’s vibrant art scene offers a wealth of opportunities.  Bring a friend or a partner!  
 
Deb Rosenbaum is a collage artist, printmaker, and sculptor whose work tells quirky visual stories. She was Visual Art Director at Denver School of the Arts and has over 35 years experience teaching art.   She has designed visitor experiences at the Berkeley Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, and the Clifford Still Museum.  You can view her work at debrosenbaum.com
 
Printmaking Sampler (5 classes).  Two sessions
09/14 – 10/12 and 11/30, 12/2, 12/7, 12/9/ 12/14
Tuesdays
Printmaking is a diverse medium using different processes to print a single image.   This workshop offers a basic introduction to several techniques and is appropriate for non-artists or artists who would like to try, or reengage, with printmaking.    This class will provide a “sampler” preparing students for further study with more specialized print classes offered by the League.    We’ll create small prints with a carved relief block, drypoint intaglio, several forms of monotype and (time permitting), a quick screen print.    Students will gain understanding of various print processes as well as appreciation for fine art prints. 

Includes all materials and tools (including easy cut rubber linoleum, linoleum cutters, Plexi plate, etching needles, brayers, barens, soy based inks, screens, squeegies, stencils, X-acto knifes, scissors, screen print base, paints, paper and pencil for sketching).  Most papers will be provided but students may want to purchase additional large papers for monotypes. You do not need to bring anything to the first class.   We will discuss papers in the second class.
 
Class Activities and Content
1 – 2 color carved reduction relief print
dry point intaglio print
Monotypes (reductive wiping, stencils and direct painting)
stencil screen print (time permitting)
Discussion and survey of prints in a variety of techniques
Original artist prints vs. mass produced prints
Design and image development appropriate for each technique
Experimentation  and layering print techniques
 





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