It takes a gifted artist to become a great teacher and those who dare to teach never cease to learn.
Monday, January 27, 2014
A scene from "Give me a Box of Wolverines" by Suzanne Stutsman
This year's first guest workshop focused on how to create a dummy book. We very very fortunate to have Dorothia Rohner here for the 3-day intense workshop. All the 12 students on the class were challenged but left the class filled with information and inspiration. Dorothia has blogged about this workshop in her blog that you can find by clicking here.sketch.You can find the story line on Dorothia's blog and if you click here you are directed to a short YouTube clip about the progress.
Angela presenting her story to the class
The happy group of future authors with Dorothia Rohner, the instructor
Monday, January 20, 2014
(Still life with pears by Luis Meléndez)
Meléndez was born in Naples in 1716 and the family moved back to Madrid, Spain when Luis was one year old.
Unlike most of the 17th-century masters Meléndez subject matter is presented physically closer to the viewer, at a lower vantage point, encouraging the spectator to study the objects for themselves. The use of strong lighting to bring out the volume of the objects enhanced his extraordinary descriptive skill.
Learn more about Meléndez’ s life and his painting method on our course starting on February 11.
For more information and to register for the class please click here - only few more seats left.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Noxious Weeds: Deceivingly attractive invasive-plants
Cecily Mui – Noxious Weed Specialist, Colorado Department of Agriculture
Noxious weeds cost the United States millions in economic impacts annually. They affect the cost of food production, the delivery of water, and recreational access. They also crowd out native plants and degrade wildlife habitat. Many of these invasive plants arrived in the United States accidentally, but many others were planted into backyard gardens for their beauty and cultural values. When does a flower that brings cheer become a weed that threatens? Join us to learn about Colorado invasive plants that may be lurking in our backyards and how you can help control noxious weeds.
Cecily Mui is a Noxious Weed Specialist at the Colorado Department of Agriculture where she focuses on the widespread “List B” species that occur all over the state. She is an ecologist who worked in research, land management, and restoration. Whether in Colorado restoring native habitat along the South Platte River, assessing water quality in the High Atlas of Morocco - Peace Corps, or reclaiming mining fields from the Gold Rush era in the California Sierras; she has witnessed the negative impacts of invasive plants affecting these and other treasured landscapes. Cecily trains hundreds of everyday citizens to become Weed Warriors who enthusiastically combat noxious weeds.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Denver Botanic Gardens – Gates Hall
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Reserve your seat, please click here
Wednesday, January 1, 2014