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Demo & Dialogue





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Demo & Dialogue: Figure Painting Fundamentals with Alexander Soukas, Saturday, February 3, 1-3pm


Figure Painting Fundamentals
with Alexander Soukas

Saturday | February 3 | 1-3pm

Painting by Alexander Soukas © artist website>

Biography: Alexander Soukas' serious training in the fine arts began upon attending the Walnut Hill School for the arts, one of five high schools in the United States dedicated to rigorous training in music, ballet, theatre, writing, and visual arts.

Unsatisfied with his studies, and desiring to pursue a career as an artist, he began homeschooling as a way of earning his diploma while undertaking an apprenticeship with realist figure painter Jason Polins. Soukas studied traditional painting and drawing in Boston with Polins for 4 years, where he now visits as a guest instructor at Polins' atelier, The Boston School of Painting.

Years later, Soukas studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in a coordinated program with the University of Pennsylvania for a year before leaving to seek a more rigorous classical training at Studio Incamminati. While there, he worked for and studied under Nelson Shanks as one of his last apprentices.

Demo & Dialogue: Celebration of Mo'Print: Month of Printmaking with Joe Higgins & Jennifer Ghormley, Saturday, March 3, 11-4pm


Celebration of Mo'Print: the Month of Printmaking

Saturday | March 3 | 11-4pm

Creative Monotypes
with Joe Higgins | 11am-1pm

Monotype by Joe Higgins © artist website>

Joe Higgins © Day DreamBiography: I work in monotype and my pictures deal with the vexations of making connections of the spirit. The images are representational, but also conceptual and symbolic. I use distressed landscapes as a metaphor for the uncertainties of life, or interiors to express ineffable messages of the heart.

Iʼve shown in many venues including Boulder Art Center, Sangre de Christo Arts Center, Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, and the Aspen Art Museum. In 1988, I was awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship by the Colorado Council on the Arts.

Textiles: Printing on Fabric
with Jennifer Ghormley | 2-4pm

Monotype by Jennifer Ghormley © artist website>

Jennifer Ghormley ©& Fabric PrintsBiography: Ghormley actively shows her work and currently teaches at Metropolitan State College of Denver and Arapahoe Community College. She has conducted workshops at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Peninsula School of Art, and Ah-Haa School for the Arts in Telluride and was awarded a 2012 residency at the Venice Printmaking Studio in Italy.

Teaching Philosophy: I embrace students from a diverse range of experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. As artists, I feel we have the ability to learn a great deal from each other. My approach to teaching infuses humor with clear step-by-step instruction. This provides my students with not only the tools to create successful, technically precise fine art prints, but also the ability to celebrate the fun and joy of making art.

Demo & Dialogue: Oil Pastels into Abstraction with Marianne Mitchell, Saturday, May 5, 1-3pm


Oil Pastels into Abstraction
with Marianne Mitchell

Saturday | May 5 | 1-3pm

Painting by Marianne Mitchell © artist website>

Biography: Marianne Mitchell is devoted to transforming lives through the presence and practice of art.

Brilliantly composed and emotionally evocative, her abstractions bring harmony to one's whole being by engaging the heart, the mind, and the soul. She offers Artist Mastery programs that give an artist the skill and confidence to discover and master a cohesive Signature Artist Voice. Marianne believes that all people gain personal growth, vision and adaptability through creative exploration, infusing one's life with greater strength, purpose and value.

Marianne earned a BFA in painting from Washington University in St. Louis, with post-graduate work in Japan, China, and at the Vermont Studio Center. A recent Colorado resident, she is a Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Fellowship recipient and has had work shown nationally including New York, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Denver, the Los Angeles area, and internationally in Scotland and Germany. Her work is in many public and private collections in the United States and abroad including Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, and Tanzania.

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