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Art Facilities

Art Department Facilities and Programs

Art History and Art Appreciation program                                                                                                                                                   

  • foundation courses include ART110 (Art Appreciation), ART111 (Art History I), and ART112 (Art History II); core transferable courses that fulfill humanities electives requirements.
  • special topics courses and workshops ranging from Romanticism to Modern Art at the Denver Art Museum; will soon include courses on cinematic arts.
  • summer study abroad program: Art History in France.
  • sponsorship of Denver Art Museum internships.

Painting, Drawing, Design, and Printmaking Program

  • variety of classes from all levels of drawing, design, figure drawing, oil painting, watercolor, and mixed media, to printmaking.
  • classes include off-campus courses and workshops in New Mexico, Colorado, and France.
  • traditional based program, each instructor brings their own viewpoint and style of teaching to the class. Our instructors begin with learning to draw and paint what we observe in life.
  • greater emphasis on self-expression, experimentation and professionalism as the student advances.

Photography program

  • designed for beginning through advanced photography students and practitioners who wish to learn or improve photographic skills in a wide variety of approaches.
  • classes conducted in a hands-on workshop method - student/instructor contact at a maximum.
  • up-to-date and expertly maintained facilities
  • individual color darkrooms, large group black and white darkroom, film developing areas, critique and lecture classroom, studio and mounting room.

Jewelry/Metals program

  • largest Jewelry/Metals program in the Denver metropolitan area.
  • well-equipped studio for casting, soldering, forging, and diamond setting, and contemporary techniques such as titanium and aluminum anodizing.
  • beginning to advanced classes with workshops on special topics.

Ceramics program       

  • designed to provide a strong background in the technical and aesthetic aspects of working with clay. Throwing, handbuilding, and sculpture techniques are the foundation.
  • studio complete with 18 electric potter's wheels and kickwheels, 6 electric kilns, 3 gas kilns.
  • processes include stoneware and porcelain, raku, low fire salt, sawdust firing, and electric firings including majolica, commercial glazes, underglazes, one wood-fired kiln and one salt and wood-fired kiln.