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2023 CAEA MidWinter Conference

  • March 04, 2023
  • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Arapahoe Community College Arapahoe Community College Art and Design Center at 2400 W. Alamo Ave, Littleton, Co 80160


(depends on selected options)

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2023 CAEA Midwinter Conference

Make Art & Chill


Saturday, March 4, 2023

8 AM - 3 PM Check in starts at 7:30, Class starts at 8:15

Arapahoe Community College
2400 West Alamo Street, Littleton, 80120

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Email Lisa Adams with questions at

Early Registration: Members - $90.00*, Non-Members - $105.00 *
Registration after February 26th and On-site Registration: Members - $105.00*, Non-Members - $120.00*

• Class sizes are LIMITED so SIGN UP FAST

• Conference begins at 8 AM and ends at 3 PM

• You got your first class choice unless otherwise notified.

• Bring water & necessary materials for your class.

• Breakfast and Lunch provided.

• Lunch served at 11:30 AM in Colorado Gallery of the Arts

• Park in lot J, Nevada Street. or in the RTD lot on Prince.

2023 CAEA  Studio Class Descriptions

Class Room Numbers


Jewelry Metals, AAD 3200: Amy Bailey

Ceramics, AAD 3500:  - Katy Caron

Abstract Acrylic painting, AAD 1010:  - Christian Dore

 Oil Painting Studio, AAD 1000 or 1040:  - Kathryn Petroff

Abstract Mixed Media painting, AAD 4030:  - Regan Rosburg

Photography, AAD - Angela Faris Belt

Christian Dore



  • Workshop: Abstract Colorado- An Introduction to Sketching &  Painting

  • 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.

  • Materials to bring

  • Sketchbook & HB Pencil

  • Canvas no bigger than 18 x 24 to start with

  • 1/2 " angled brush

  • 2 cheap house painting brushes

  • Fine tipped brush (Optional)

  • Water container

  • Dishtowel for drying

  • Palette Easel (optional)

  • Acrylic paints ( soft body or hard body

  • UNBLEACHED TITANIUM (very important)

  • Any Black

  • Only 2/3 additional colors of your choice ( think of the color you wish your painting to be)

  • Painting Clothes/Apron

  Kathryn Petroff 



Workshop: Fantasy Oil Painting and Dramatic Lighting

This class will explore dramatic lighting and unexpected pops of color within a dreamy oil painted landscape. Examples of my style can be viewed at will bring examples of in progress paintings to show step by step breakdowns of how I create certain effects. The image I’ve included gives an idea of style and color, but different compositional approaches will be guided through the class.


  • Materials to Bring: 

  • Bring a stretched or primed Canvas ( no larger than 18 x 24 suggested)

  • Oil paints

  • Walnut oil/ Linseed oil or Liquin

  • Oil brushes

  • Rags for clean and wiping

  • Gesso

  • Tissue paper ( will have some to share)

  • Blow dryer if you have one ( to speed the prep process)

  • Please bring a primed painting panel or stretched canvas 18 x 24 is the recommended size, bring whatever size you are comfortable with. Bring any oil painting supplies/brushes that you have or use. I will have some supplies to share. Bring a table top easel if you have a table top easel you can bring that too.

  • Regan Rosburg


    She is an Associate Professor at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, and is the artistic director of Cayo Artist Residency in Eleuthera (Bahamas). Regan Rosburg (b. 1977) is an interdisciplinary artist who weaves together science, psychology, history, and social engagement. With a passion for studying various ecosystems and biota, her work investigates not only the exquisite intelligence of ecology, but also the causes and ramifications of over-consumption.



    Workshop: Hidden Abstraction

    This workshop merges art, science and the natural world. Using a small handheld microscope as an exploratory device, participants will peer into the unseen, miraculous, mathematical surfaces of living organisms that surround us. Then, we will utilize photography, drawing, abstraction, water media (acrylic, watercolors, inks), and mixed media to create small paintings. 

    As we examine life on this small, intimate scale, we can find patterns that repeat among organisms, a commonality among species, and an inextricable link to the living world that sustains us. These organisms often appear in the background of our lives, and are often taken for granted. The goal is to instill appreciation, awareness, curiosity, and inspiration directly from nature. 

    Microscope Project with examples (1).pdf

    Materials to Bring 

  • 11x14" Watermedia paper (for watercolors, acrylics, inks) .... one or two pads should do it, maybe people can do two paintings if they like 

  • disposable pallet (plates work for this, or you can get a pad of disposable pallet paper
  • Watercolors
  • Acrylic paints 
  • water jars 
  • Assortment of brushes in a multi-pack (the ones in the packets from Hobby Lobby, Guirys, Meininger's, or Michaels are good...get the ones with the soft reddish bristles, not the ones that look like fake horsehair). They do not need to be expensive. 
  • Assortment of different sized lids for printing circles (milk jugs, jars, bottle caps, etc) (I WILL BRING)
  • Gel Medium (gloss)
  • Self Leveling Gel 
  • wooden tongue depressors (I WILL BRING) 
  • salt (I WILL BRING)
  •  microscopes (I will bring &  AA batteries (one per microscope)
  • Glitter glue? Would be cool 
  • Mixed Media stuff (I WILL BRING SOME textures, papers, magazines, bubble wrap, etc.... ) 

    Katie Caron

    Click on the Link to see information and view Katie's work. 

    Class Limit- 10

     Materials to bring:· 

    • Black & White image for you to create your stencil 
    • Sharpie 
    • Flashdrive
    • Preferred Clay body ( I will have reclaimed clay available)
    • Brushes ( soft various widths)
    • Ceramic tools

    ·    Materials provided:·       

    Angela Faris Belt

    Angela Faris Belt is a visual artist who works with photographic media ranging from historic to digital processes. Creating artwork that centers on humankind’s relationship with the natural world, she combines specific media to underscore the concepts behind each body of work. Her work has been widely exhibited in prestigious juried and invitational exhibitions including Corden/Potts Gallery, BJ Spoke Gallery, Arvada Center for the Arts, The Dairy Center for the Arts, Foreman Gallery, and University of Notre Dame’s Photography Gallery.  Her work is held in collections including Kaiser Permanente, Reynolds & Reynolds, the Crowne Collection, and the Smithsonian Museum. Angela lives on an 8,400-foot mountainside surrounded by National Forest in Colorado’s Front Range. In addition to artwork, she is Program Chair of the Studio Art & Art History Departments at Arapahoe Community College; in her off-time she builds stone walls and participates in bark-beetle mitigation efforts. She is represented by Michael Warren Gallery.

    • Workshop: “Cyanotype and Beyond Workshop"

    • CLASS LIMIT: 10

    • Cyanotype is a photographic process known for its intense Prussian blue color. Invented in 1842, cyanotype is used by contemporary artists today. It’s simple enough to expose in the sun and develop in water, but in this fun, hands-on workshop we’ll explore some of the limitless possibilities for adding complexity to the process and combining with other media. In this workshop you’ll learn how to coat, expose, and process Cyanotypes, how to tone them to different colors, use with other chemicals, and other alternative ways to explore the process. You’ll make cyanotype prints of botanical specimens and other translucent objects, and experiment beyond the traditional methods with “wet cyanotype” techniques to add color to the mix!

       Materials to bring:

    • 1. 4-6 sheets of watercolor paper 11x14 or larger purchase at local art supply, online or Bostick & Sullivan Online they specialize in alternative processes) I recommend these as they work well with this process- Legion Revere Platinum 300, Legion Stonehenge 250/300, Arches Platine, Berger Cotton 320, Hahnemuble Platinum Rag 300 or Hahnemuble Sumi-e

    • 2. Objects to print flowers , leaves , grasses, patterned and translucent objects. Wet Cyanotype works best with organic objects, any translucent objects works with traditional cyanotype.

    • 3. A thumbdrive or  external hard drive  to take your digital images with you


    • Amy Bailey


    • Workshop: Introduction to Lapidary

    • CLASS LIMIT: 10 

    • Learn how to cut, shape, and polish rough semi-precious stones into cabochons. You will start from slabs and use a diamond saw and lapidary equipment to shape and highly polish the stones for a finished cabochon ready to set in jewelry. No experience needed. Stone slabs are provided. 

    • Materials to bring

    • Apron

        All Materials & Slabs Provided


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