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Visiting Artist Series 
Work with and learn from some of today's most significant working artists.

Each year, the Visiting Artist Series brings several notable artists to the League to teach master classes, which supplement existing ongoing classes and workshops. This extraordinary opportunity allows students and artists from the community to work with and learn from some of today’s most significant working artists. The League is indebted to the visionary support of the Olson-Vander Heyden Foundation and the advisory committee.      



Thank you to our series sponsor!

    

Some of our past visiting artists have included:

  • John Balistreri, who demonstrated his techniques for making large-scale sculpture in clay and lectured on his pioneering work utilizing 3D rapid prototyping technology to create unique ceramic objects.
  • Jenny Morgan, who lectured and taught a Master Class on the psychological self-portrait.
  • Bonnie Stahlecker, who brought her bookmaking techniques to ASLD in partnership with the Guild of Bookworkers, and lectured on the evolution of her books to sculpture.
  • Patrick Horsley, who demonstrated his techniques in thrown and altered ceramic forms.
  • Bill Amundson, who lectured on his creative process and led a master class in drawing.
  • Jenny Dubnau, who taught a master class and lectured on her creative process in painting psychological portraits.
  • Del Harrow, who led students through exercises and experiments with new and old techniques in stoneware clay and casting slip after an instructor-lead visit to the concurrent Marvelous Mud exhibition at the Denver Art Museum.
  • Matt Brown, who introduced the Japanese Hanga Method in a woodblock printmaking workshop. See also Wood and Water article on Matt's work.
  • Ricardo Mazal, who presented his unique artistic process, which incorporates abstract painting along with digital photography and technology, monotypes, and video. See also Finding Meaning in the Abstract article on Ricardo's work.
  • Jeanette Pasin Sloan, who works in the great still-life tradition of Western art and takes a distinctly modernist approach to design and color.
  • Richard Notkin, whose teapots, ceramic sculptures, and tile murals are visual explorations into social and political commentary.
  • Chinese artist Yang Yang, who came to Denver with the Asian Arts Coordinating Council.
  • We introduced Zimbabwe sculptor Collen Nyanhongo.
  • Also, VSA arts Colorado partnered with us to bring deaf Israeli artist Uzi Buzgalo to the League to present workshops.


Advisory committee: Rachel Basye, Mark Friday, Tom Burke, Sandy Carson, Kim McCarty, Richard Chanzit, Peter Durst, Colleen Fanning, Homare Ikeda, Gayla Lemke, Katharine Smith-Warren and Sharon Walsh


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