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Artist in Residence

The Artist-in-Residence (AiR) program offers students a chance to work with our own faculty artists and artists from the community. Students have the amazing opportunity to select the course of their choice! The Artist-in-Residence program will take place during Upper School Experience Centered Seminars, February 25 - March 21, 2013. There will be a showcase for this experience on Thursday, March 21, 2013 in the Louisa Performing Arts Center.

AiR Course Descriptions  

"Cyanotype Photography on Fabric"

Artist Jacqueline Rogers

Jackie Rogers is an independent Artist and photographer and has been teaching and leading workshops in the Colorado Springs region for over 15 years.  Recently she completed a teaching assignment at the International School in Switzerland.  Her workshop combines photographic processes and techniques from the 19th into the 21st century.  Students will create handmade cyanotype photographs using digital cameras to take pictures, and developing images that are converted into negatives using computers.  Experimenting with a variety of manual techniques like scratching, marking, and layering of negatives, photographic images are designed and enhanced.   Through trial and error timing, perfect exposures are achieved using the ultra violet rays from the sun.  This Cyanotype process results in a rich cobalt blue cotton fabric print.

Jacqueline Rogers is an independent artist & photographer teaching and leading workshops in the Colorado Springs region for over 15 years. She has lead Middle School Artist in Residence workshops for a number of years at CSS. Recently she completed a teaching assignment at the International School in Switzerland. She was also the organizer and promoter of the Body Works series of annual art & fashion shows in Colorado Springs.

"Painting the Still Life with Passion and Purpose”

Artist Patience Heyl

Patience Heyl is the Artist in Residence at the Broadmoor and has been instructing guests from around the world since 1999.  Her paintings are represented through numerous art galleries.  Patience will instruct how to paint with water-soluble oils and watercolors, along with the use of watercolor pencils.  A highlight of the workshop will be developing a harmonious palette through the understanding of color theory.  During her Artist in Residence visit students will learn how to set up a successful still life composition using color, tone, and emotional impact, all while developing a personal narrative style.  These are only a few of the topics that will be covered.

Combining her love of teaching with painting on location, Patience has been serving the Five Star Broadmoor Hotel as Resident Artist since 1999.  Instructing in painting, drawing and photography, Patience has instructed guests from around the world.  She is an accomplished artist and is listed in the Colorado Springs Penrose Library Special Collections Clipping file as founder of Art on Location at the Broadmoor.

Inspired by light and the poetry of nature, Patience captures an essence in her work that speaks louder than paint.  Known for her versatility and refusal to put limitations on herself, she displays a wide body of work from brush to palette knife. Compositions range from landscape, still life, to figure painting.  If there is a message to share, you will find that voice on her canvas.

Patience was selected as the artist to represent publications for Palmer Land Trust and her photography enhances the hallways of Memorial Hospital North in Colorado Springs.  Versatile in both watercolor and oil, Patience is included in private collections within the United States, Mexico, and Europe.  Her hotel paintings are exclusively sold through the Signature Shop, Lifestyles, and Spirit of the West, all located on hotel property.

Patience’s work was recently purchased by The Navigators at Glen Eyrie in Colorado Springs and hangs proudly in The United States Headquarters building.  In addition the artist is represented by Hunter-Wolff Gallery in Colorado Springs, Seven Arrows Gallery in Woodland Park Colorado, and Cobalt Gallery in Tubac, Arizona.  Patience’s artwork was recently juried and accepted by Oil Painters of America.

Past Artist-in-Residence Offerings

Dramatic Historical Reenactment
A Dwelling for the Future - Sculpture Installation
50's Show Choir

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