Jun 13 2014

Ah Haa School Announces Visiting Artisits

The Ah Haa School for the Arts is proud to announce its roster of visiting artists for the upcoming summer schedule of classes.

There are nine artists accomplished teachers who will share their particular talents with students interested in fabric arts, painting, photography and mixed media work.

Montana painter Shawna Moore returns to Telluride again this summer to teach Encaustics: Wax, Paper, Paint & More, June 14-15.

For painters keen to explore more deeply the art of landscape painting, back-to-back, weeklong Telluride Painting School courses taught by Hank Pitcher and Gregory Botts will offer new insights this July 7-18.

Following Botts and Pitcher, New Orleans painter and former Anderson Ranch instructor Kathleen Loe will teach another Telluride Painting School class, From How to Why: Content and Confidence Development for Painters, July 21-25. Allowing each student to use their preferred media, including collage, this class will stimulate and offer a variety of paths to approaching subject matter.

One of Ah Haa’s biggest names from the workshop circuit this summer is pastel artist Sally Strand, who will teach The Color of Light, Aug. 1-4. This class is open to all levels and all mediums — not just pastel. Strand, from California, is fascinated with how light is works in the context of painting, and her incredible work appears to emanate light from within.

Gasali Adeyemo resides and works in Santa Fe, but hails from Nigeria where his commitment to the art and culture of the Yoruba people was planted. He teaches workshops in fabric dying, batik, embroidery and appliqué techniques. This summer, he will instruct students on the art of Yoruba Indigo Tie-Dye Technique during the Many Hands Fiber Arts Festival, Aug. 8-10.

For painters looking to dig deep into layered possibilities, oil and wax painter Lisa Pressman will lead a class titled Using Layered Media to Expand Your Vision, Aug. 15-18. “Each piece evolves over time: as I play translucent and opaque layers of paint against each other, draw, layer, cover up, sand and scrape, the paintings take on a life of their own, revealing elements that provoke a visceral response,” Pressman said.

And, for photographers, the Ah Haa School has invited Glen Randall to share his talent in the realm of fall colors photography with The Art & Science of Landscape Photography, Sept. 26-28. Randall’s intimate relationship with the natural world is evident, as he has photographed the sunrise, and sometimes sunset, from all 54 of Colorado’s Fourteeners.

The Ah Haa School for the Arts wraps up its visiting artist schedule with a five-day women’s retreat titled Going Out Going In, featuring North Carolina painter Brucie Holler, who is partnering with local writer Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer for a combined writing and painting experience. The retreat, Sept. 22-26, is meant to allow women to explore both inner and outer landscapes and move more wholly into the creative process.

For a complete class schedule, links to the artists’ websites and to register, please visit: www.ahhaa.org For more information, call 970-728-3886.

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