Supporting Art Education in Colorado

2021 Master Classes 

November 4th- 6th, 2021

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• You MUST be registered for conference to attend a Master Class.

• Each Master Class is an additional $45 when registering, plus materials fee. 

• Master Class artists will receive a class list prior to conference. They will contact you regarding the class if necessary.


      

Mary Lynn Baird

Clay Printmaking   Thursday 9 AM - 4 PM

Class Description: Come create a clay monotype by applying colored slips, embedding textures and carving into the surface of clay. The resulting print becomes a multi-colored archival, monotype distinguished by its velvety surface and rich color. There is nothing like it!

Biography: I am a multi-disciplined, mixed media artist, art explorer, optimist, and collector of friends for the sake of art and community. Over the past 32 years I had the great love of teaching art to students K-6. Although I have always been an artist, my students artistically formed me in ways I never would have imagined. When I retired as an art teacher I knew I wanted to continue on my artist journey but I also knew I didn’t want to do it alone. So that is how Outside the box studiO came to be! What am I most artistically passionate about: Clay Monotype! If you haven't tried this form of art, it is a must! It is an intense, technical, and deeply layered process and becomes more beautifully complicated the further you explore. I have been developing this form of art for more than a decade. Mixed Media with Photo Image Transfer! I love layers, multitudes of mediums and then the addition of a subtle story through photo image transfer. My other love: Trying it all! I truly can’t get enough of unearthing and developing art skills in all mediums, sharing discoveries with others and becoming a sponge for new learning.

Materials Provided: Clay plate, universal tints, textures, stencils, chalks, grolleg, remay.

Materials to Bring: All materials provided.

Materials Fee: $30.00



     

Michael Cellan

Metal Foil Relief  Thursday 9 AM - 12 PM  

Class Description: We'll take a piece of matt board and cut it up. We'll use glue to adhere matt board toilet paper low relief images to the matt board substrate. We'll cover it with aluminum foil, press it down to define the shapes, and cover in black marker and lightly buff with steel wool.

Biography: Michael has been teaching art for many, many, many, many years.

Materials Provided: I will provide everything you need.

Materials to Bring: Supplies will be furnished.

Materials Fee: None



          

Andy Grossman aka- FROG

Clay Saggar Firing   Thursday 1 PM - 4 PM

Class Description: This class will discuss and participate in a clay saggar firing using a Cooperworks Kilns Blaze Barrel.

Biography: Andy has been working with clay for 15 years. His previous profession was in high end wood working and has a refined eye for the aesthetics of 3D work. Three years ago, Andy decided to become a full-time ceramist, selling his work at shows and online. He has also been working for Cooperworks kilns for 3 years learning about kiln building. Andy’s work is an exploration of ceramics as a whole, he enjoys trying new techniques and generally playing with all kinds of firings and finishes.

Materials Provided: Participants will be given one piece to decorate and fire in the kiln. A terracotta planter will also be provided for all pieces to be fired in the kiln, long with all other clay saggar firing materials.

Materials to Bring: Each participant is welcome to bring one piece no larger than 4"x4"x4" ( or it wont fit in the saggar) to be fired. use white clay for best results. ALL PIECES MUST BE BISQUED

Materials Fee: none

Artist Website: www.lockstudios.com




          

Christian Dore

Abstract Colorado from Sketching to Painting Thursday 1 PM - 4 PM

Class Description: ABSTRACT COLORADO: SKETCHING FOR BEGINNERS Ever wondered how an abstract expression breaks apart an image? This workshop explains the process of sketching Colorado with a unique and somewhat structured technique. This course is devised for keen sketchers and beginners to express their own style while gaining valuable drawing skills. You will create various works that evoke spectacular pieces of work and gain skills that will help build a strong portfolio of sketchbooks. In this acrylic painting workshop we'll go through each stage of the painting from start to finish. Create your own memorable abstract portrait of Colorado, messing nature into your own distinctive style.

Biography: Born and raised in Kent, England, Christian Dore’s artistic career began in London as a graphic designer for the BBC. A Colorado resident for the past several years, Dore’s current artistic focus has turned to painting, as the extraordinary landscape of his current home provides a grounding and inspiration for his work. It is the warmth and optimism of the Colorado landscape, enhanced by the dramatically changing seasons, which set the tone for Dore’s dazzlingly varied color palettes. His work is tribal in appearance with a distinct colorful texture that exudes Colorado and the artistic techniques of the North American Indians. Dore sketches prior to taking a paint brush in hand. His technique is simple: he works a painting over and over, endlessly layering with paint and mixed media elements, until he achieves the intensity of color and textural build up characteristic of his work. Dore’s bright colors and flurry of abstract forms are by no means frenetic, however, as each painting manages to convey a serene moment in time, a tranquil calm. Creating intense areas of color with heavily textured surfaces, Dore takes the expressive qualities of color to their fullest extreme. His belief in an enchanted inner vision leads to the creation of highly imaginative paintings, inspiring introspection and thought on the part of the viewer. Expressing his feelings about his surroundings, rather than illustrating them, Dore’s work immerses the viewer in a phenomenal visual experience as well as a rich inner journey.

Materials Provided: None

Materials to Bring: Variety of pencil grades and sketchbook, canvas - no bigger than 18x24 (to start with) Half inch sable angled brushes Two inch cheap house painting brush Fine tipped brush optional Water container / cloth for drying water (prefer this than paper towel as it lasts longer) Palette Easel set up optional can work on a flat surface if you prefer. Paints: Acrylic - soft body or heavy body Unbleached Titanium (very important color) Any Black (very important color) Only two or three additional colors of your choice. Think of the color you wish the painting be. Painting clothes.

Materials Fee: None

Artist Website: www.christiandore.com



          

Robert Schroeder

Tin Foil Saggar Firing   Friday 9 AM - 12 PM

Class Description: In this class participants will do a Foil saggar Firing in a Cooper Works Kilns Blaze Barrel. Class will begin with discussion of the firing and proceed to decorating and firing. Pieces will be provided to fire and take home.

Biography: Robert Schroeder has been working in ceramics for 11 years. He has worked for Cooper Works Kilns for 10 years, building kilns and repairing/refurbishing clay equipment. Robert has practiced a variety of techniques and firing in his works. His primary focus is large vessels and Foils Saggars.

Materials Provided: Each participant will be given a piece to decorate and load into the kiln to be fired and taken home. all materials for the foil saggar process will be provided.

Materials to Bring: Participants are welcome to bring one piece of their own to foil saggar. Pieces must be bisqued, and for best results should be made from a white clay body.

Materials Fee: none

Artist Website: www.lockstudios.com



     

Jim Cooper

Cone 6 Reduction Firing  Thursday 8 AM - 12 PM

Class Description: This class will be doing a ^6 reduction firing in a Cooper Works 3.5RCWD kiln. This class will be split, with 3hrs on Thursday morning for discussion and glazing of pieces, and one hour Friday morning for unload and discussion of results.

Biography: Jim Cooper is a master kiln builder and potter from Colorado. He has Been in the ceramics business for over forty years. He has worked for companies like Laguna Clay, and Mile High Ceramics as a clay tester and formulator. He has also owned and operated Cooper Works Kins for 30 years. His kilns and clay formula are widely used, not only along the front range, but all across the U.S. Jim’s work is primarily functional pottery, and large decorative vases and jars. The bulk of Jim’s work is fired in ^10 Reduction, wood, and Salt/soda firings.

Materials Provided: Participants will be given one piece to glaze, load into the kiln, and take home. There will be a small variety of glazes provided for participants to experiment with. All tools and materials needed for glazing will be provided.

Materials to Bring: Participants are welcome to bring 2 Pieces that are bisqued and made from a ^6 clay body to glaze and fire. Pieces should be no larger than 4"x4"x4" (size of and average mug)

Materials Fee: none

Artist Website: www.cooperworkskilns.com




          

Greg Custer

Self Portrait in Oil  Friday 12 PM - 4 PM

Class Description: Participants are to paint self-portraits from observation using mirrors; applying (1) the study of color theory, (2) correct facial proportions, (3) drafting method for blocked-in values, (4) underpainting techniques, and (5) using paint to effectively portray facial shapes.

Biography: The one trait that is of the utmost value to Greg Custer is passion. He has lived his life to the motto; “Nothing great ever happens casually.” What triggers the passion for his impressionistic landscape painting can be ignited by setting foot on one of the assorted trailheads that explore the diverse terrain of our country’s southwest region. Greg moved to Colorado from the high plains of northwestern Kansas in 1980. The Colorado lifestyle has been a great fit for his art as well as supporting an active lifestyle. In addition to being a professional oil painter, Greg has been teaching art at a local charter school for the past ten years. His work with his students is diverse in mediums including drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. His students have produced prize winning works at the regional, state, and national levels. Whether Greg is in his studio painting a landscape or helping a student construct a sculpture, one can articulate that his life’s journey is an all encompassing experience within the arts.

Materials Provided: Supplies: Canvas and paint brush (will be given to each person), cool and warm primaries in gouache and Bristol board for color theory, oil paint and mediums, mirror, along with all handouts.

Materials to Bring: Everything will be provided except for your creativity.

Materials Fee: $14.00

Artist Website: www.gregcuster.com



     

Michael Cellan

Making Cool Art Using Photocopy Images  Friday 1 PM - 4 PM. 

Class Description: Come and learn Cellan's process of playing with photocopy or scanned images. You'll choose a pre-woven photocopy. Then use black and white markers and white-out to pull out the composition that exists inside of the weaving. This is just too cool and very close to magic.

Biography: Michael has been teaching art for many, many, many, many years.

Materials Provided: White out pens, fine point sharpies, medium point sharpies, clip boards, stack of images, white out bottles, 4x6 frame, etc.

Materials to Bring: Nothing. Supplies are furnished and you'll get to keep most of them.

Materials Fee: $8.00


Lea Andersen

Scratching the Surface: Sgraffito in Clay  Friday 1 PM - 4 PM

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Robert Schroeder

Traditional Raku   Friday 1 PM - 5 PM

Class Description: Participants will be doing a Traditional Raku Firing in a Cooperworks Kiln Blaze Barrel. Pieces will be provided to be glazed and loaded into the kiln.

Biography: Robert Schroeder has been working in ceramics for 11 years. He has worked for Cooper Works Kilns for 10 years, building kilns and repairing/refurbishing clay equipment. Robert has practiced a variety of techniques and firing in his works. His primary focus is large vessels and Foils Saggars.

Materials Provided: Participants will be given one piece to glaze, fire, and take home. there will be three glazes provided for participants to experiment with. all glazing tools and materials will be provided.

Materials to Bring: Participants are welcome to bring 2 pieces no bigger than 4"x4"x4" to gaze and fire. (PIECES MUST BE BISQUED)

Materials Fee: none

Artist Website: www.lockstudios.com


          

Andy Grossman aka- FROG

^6 Salt Firing   Friday 8 AM - 12 PM

Class Description: This class will be discussing and participating in a ^6 salt firing in a Cooerworks Kiln 3.5RCWD kiln. This will be a two part class, with 3hrs for discussion glazing and loading and one hour the fallowing morning to unload and discuss results.

Biography: Andy has been working with clay for 15 years. His previous profession was in high end wood working and has a refined eye for the aesthetics of 3D work. Three years ago, Andy decided to become a full-time ceramist, selling his work at shows and online. He has also been working for Cooperworks kilns for 3 years learning about kiln building. Andy’s work is an exploration of ceramics as a whole, he enjoys trying new techniques and generally playing with all kinds of firings and finishes.

Materials Provided: Participants will be given a piece to glaze, fire, and take home. All glazing tools ad materials will eb provided.

Materials to Bring: Each participant is welcome to bring 2 pieces each.

Materials Fee: none

Artist Website: www.lockstudios.com




     

Megan Morgan

Oil Pastels on Burlap Saturday 9:15 AM-1:15PM

Class Description: Learn to hand stretch repurposed burlap onto wooden canvases and draw on the surface with oil pastels.

Biography: Megan is a fine artist and graphic designer living in Louisville, Colorado. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Megan moved to Fort Collins, Colorado with her family in 1986. Megan graduated from Colorado State University in 1995 with a B.F.A. in Fine Art – Graphic Design. Megan worked as a junior designer at the prestigious Monigle Associates agency in Denver, CO before moving to Steamboat Springs in 1998 to fulfill a lifelong dream of rocky mountain living. Megan opened Strange Bird Designs as her small graphic design studio in 1999 working with many clients within the Steamboat Springs resort community. Megan returned to Colorado’s front range in 2012, where she owns & operates Strange Bird Designs together with her husband, Jamie, now based in Louisville, Colorado.

Materials Provided:  I will supply repurposed burlap to make canvases

Materials to Bring: Staple Gun – with staples, Wood Panel: any size ok- sizes to start with: 8 x 8”, 12”x 12- 7/8” depth), Oil Pastels – any brand, Objects for still life, Pictures for drawing references, Long Nose Pliers – for canvas, Scissors, Sennelier D'Artigny Pastel Fixative

Materials Fee: None

Artist Website: www.meganmorganfineartist.com


Josh Davies

Scratching the Surface: Sgraffito in Clay  Friday 1 PM - 4 PM

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EMAIL: caeaart@gmail.com         

ANSWERING SERVICE: 1-719-422-3599

Colorado Art Education Association  

P.O. Box 4955
Greenwood Village, Colorado 80155


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