Whatever your artistic interest and whatever your age or skill level, we have classes to drive your passions at the Fine Arts Center’s Bemis School of Art, a year-round facility. Experienced artists and art instructors, large studios and limited class size create a motivational and supportive environment to explore and develop your talents.
The Fine Arts Center grew out of the foundation of the Broadmoor Art Academy, and our art school honors that legacy by striving to recruit instructors at the national level. One example would be Sundance Film Festival award-winner Tom Shephard (Scouts Honor), who offers a number of documentary classes.
We’re also proud of our school’s outreach efforts. Thanks to a partnership with AspenPointe, we offer art-therapy classes geared toward the military and their families, helping them process the after-effects of war. Another partnership with AspenPointe has reached out to victims of the Black Forest Fire, helping them turn their charred family treasures into works of art.
Our art school offers classes at Library 21c, expanding our reach up north. We have classes that earn credit at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. And we have many, many classes that take advantage of our accredited museum, using the masterpieces in our collection as both subject matter or inspiration.
Take a moment to browse our catalog, and you’re sure to find the perfect class to tap into your greatest artistic potential.
We offer courses for all ages and skill levels, including drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, mosaics, jewelry making, art history, photography and more.
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While the existing kiln-power of the Bemis clay studio is completely adequate for our current needs, expanding the program is impossible without adding new devices.
Hand-made gift certificates are available in any denomination and are good for any class of the recipient’s choice at Bemis School of Art. Purchase a great gift today at the administrative desk of Bemis or call 719.475.2444.
Select courses are available for academic credit through the Extended Studies Program at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Students will be required to complete additional projects and essays to receive credit. To register for your extended studies 1 credit hour: go to uccs.edu. A $62 UCCS processing fee will be required in addition to Bemis tuition fees. Classes meet at Bemis School of Art unless otherwise noted.