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RMCAD to host Mo’Print Steamroller Printing Event

10:00 AM
Saturday, Apr 12th

RMCAD is thrilled to host the Mo’Print Steamroller Printing Event on campus, Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. At this event, a steamroller will drive over custom-created woodcut printing blocks and fabric to create unique large-scale works. At least two prints of each block will be made. One will be sold at a silent auction with proceeds to benefit the Invisible Museum.

The Steamroller Print Event is a great opportunity for students, artists and the community to join together in a cooperative setting to celebrate the art of printmaking. In addition to hands-on printmaking activities, the event will feature music, food trucks and much more. The Mo’Print Steamroller Printing Event is free and open to the public.

To help participants prepare for the event, RMCAD and AIGA will be sponsoring a ‘Carve your own Colossal’ workshop with master printmaker Mark Lunning. Attendees will learn how to carve and prepare a printing block using traditional tools. The workshop will be held Sunday, March 23, 2-4 p.m. and will be free to RMCAD students and AIGA members.

For more information about the Mo’Print Steamroller Printing Event visit or contact Alicia McKim.



Cheryl Pope

6:30 PM
Thursday, Jun 18th

The Physicality of Space
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Lecture begins at 7:00 p.m.
Mary Harris Auditorium

This event is free and open to the public.
Seating is limited. Please RSVP here.

About the Lecture
In her lecture titled The Physicality of Space, artist Cheryl Pope will discuss her work in relation to the body. Pope will examine physicality from a variety of interrelated approaches including her experience as a boxer, her studio practice, and her performance work. Offering insights and connections between the body, experience, and exhibition, the artist will explore corporal identity at the nexus of art and design.

About the Lecturer
Cheryl Pope is a visual artist working in sculpture, installation, and performance mediums. Her work questions and responds to issues of identity as it relates to both the private and public self. For the past three years, her research has focused on issues of power, inequality, race, gender and segregation in Chicago, IL, where she is originally from and currently based. Pope’s work as an artist guide at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and her twelve-years of study under the artist Nick Cave prove to be dominant influences on her practice. Currently Pope is Assistant Professor in the Fashion Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she also earned her Masters in Design: Fashion, Body, and Garment. The artist exhibits nationally and internationally and received press from the New York Times and Vanity Fair among others.

The Identity Lecture Series
Cheryl Pope is the fifth and final lecturer in the VASD Program’s Identity lecture series. This series investigates the ways creative thinkers are presenting, challenging, and manipulating identities in art, design, and culture. We began the series with artist Hasan Elahi followed by a lecture with Judy Chicago. Poet and rapper Mykki Blanco presented the third lecture, and cartoonist, author, and educator, Lynda Barry gave the most recent presentation. By surveying a section of creative viewpoints on this subject, the VASD Program’s Identity lecture series explores various manifestations of today’s protean self.

VASD Program
The Visiting Artist, Scholar, and Designer Program explores critical, diverse, and creative inquiry. This interdisciplinary initiative enriches the academic experience at RMCAD and serves the greater Denver-metro community.

For more information, please go to
Facebook: Visiting Artist, Scholar, and Designer Program at RMCAD
Instagram and Twitter: @VASDProgram

Image credit:
still image from performance
Courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery
Photography by: James Prinz Photography




10:00 AM
Saturday, Jun 13th

Local Food, Art + Craft Market
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design

Come join your neighborhood's creative community as RMCAD hosts its first-ever FARMCAD—featuring food trucks, pop up boutiques, and fresh produce!

The event will take place on our beautiful, historic campus on the second Saturday of every month starting in June and ending in September. Come discover local artists and vendors selling their handmade goods and flavorful eats.

Visit for further details and vendors.



Summer 2015 High School Programs

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Monday, Jun 15th to Friday, Jul 31st

Registration for the 2015 Summer Programs is now open!
Click here to RSVP and begin the registration process.

RMCAD's Summer Programs provide an opportunity for upcoming high school students to pursue creative outlets during their summer months. We offer two summer program options. The first is a non-credit, weeklong intensive summer camp experience that is open to all high school students. The second is a four-week, pre-college, credit-bearing track for high school juniors and seniors.

Summer Art Camps
RMCAD’s Summer Camp provides weeklong, non-credit classes in different art topics. Summer Camp offers two sessions, held from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily. Participants can sample majors, expand their artistic skills, develop their portfolio and get a taste of what college life can be like for a serious art student. Summer Camp courses are available to high school students at any level of their art education, including those who will start their freshman year of college in Fall 2015.

This year we will offer the following intensive and creative summer art camps:

Session 1: June 15 - June 19
• Commercial Photography
• Character Design: Illustration
• Portfolio Development
• Graphic Design

Session 2: July 13 - July 17
• Advanced Character Design
• Intersecting Arts: Fashion, Design and Photography

Summer Camp Costs
Tuition + Supplies + Lunch: $750
Destination Package (optional for commuting students): $500

Pre-College Program
Our Pre-College program includes four-week intensive courses. Students will earn three credits for each course they choose while experiencing college life. This option is only available for high school juniors and seniors and recent high school graduates who are interested in transferring to RMCAD.

These experience-based courses are a great way to explore the RMCAD campus. By participating in the evening activities schedule, Pre-College students can also visit some of Denver’s top destinations, including Film on the Rocks at Red Rocks Amphitheater and the Denver Art Museum.

Pre-College students must meet all standard undergraduate admissions requirements. Applicants must submit an application, official transcripts that include a cumulative GPA, an Artist Statement, and a portfolio of 3-5 pieces. An in-person or telephone interview with an admissions counselor is also required.

The 2015 Pre-College Program runs from July 6 - July 31 and includes the following course options:

• PCAN 1110: Intro to Animated Storytelling
• PCCP 1110: Fundamentals of Digital Photography
• PCFS 1310: Construction I (Fashion)
• PCGD 1510: Rapid Visualization + Prototyping
• PCFD 1010: 2D Design
• PCFAC 1150: Intro to Ceramics
• PCIL 1020: Mastering the Pencil
• PCID 1510: Survey of Interior Design

Pre-College Program Costs
Tuition + Supplies + Lunch: $1250
Destination Package (optional for commuting students): $1250

Destination Package
Students can opt to include the Destination Package and stay at The Regency student housing. This package includes housing costs, all meals, program transportation, and all afternoon and weekend activities. Please visit The Regency's website if you would like to view the dorm amenities.



RMCAD to Host K-12 Educator Open Forum

4:00 PM
Tuesday, May 12th

Tuesday, May 12th
4-5:30 p.m.
On the campus of Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
Texas Building, Room 114
Refreshments and snacks to be served

RMCAD is excited to host an Open Forum for all Colorado K-12 educators. The Open Forum will focus on current and prospective RMCAD resources for K-12 educators, including a discussion of master’s programs, certificate options, workshops, and educator community outreach.

Colorado K-12 educators are encouraged to present topics for continued education workshops and campus events. RMCAD has hosted Professional Development Days workshops for Jefferson County Public schools—Douglas County Public Schools and Denver Public schools will be addressed as well. Please join us and let us hear your thoughts!



Spring 2015 Graduation

6:00 PM
Friday, Apr 24th

Congratulations graduates! The Spring Class of 2015 will be celebrated with a graduation ceremony in the Denver Performing Arts' Seawell Grand Ballroom Friday, April 24 from 6-8 p.m.

Address for the Seawell Grand Ballroom:
1101 13th St
Denver, CO 80204

This term's graduates:
Alexis Acebey
Tiffany Adams
Haley Aochi
Graham Ayers
Aaron Blair
Joseph Brown
Sidney Calimlim
Allysha Dunbaugh
Miles Dawson
Jenna Dwyer
Jordan Fickling
Arlexis Gallegos
John Hardin-Leeth
Katelin Hollacher
Darcy Huber
Alison Hughes
Thomas Lincoln
Catherine Llewellyn
Matthew Martines
Ellaura Martinez
Ryan Mathews
Michaela Molleur
Christian Myer
Daidre Ogden
Tera Proper
Preston Sawyer
Caitlin Schmidt
Megan Stack
Paige Coffer
Lindsay Tebeck
Angelica Valdez
Emily Walter
Janice Warriner
Marie Weimer
Skylar White
Yoshiko Yujiri
Melanie Zunic
Ricardo Avalos, Jr.
Staci Day
Daniel Lewandowski
Adam Zinkgraf



O.P Makeup Workshop + Studio

2:00 PM
Tuesday, Mar 31st

O.P Makeup Workshop
Tuesday, March 31 | 2-4 p.m.
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
$10 for students, $25 for industry professionals

O.P Makeup Studio
Thursday, April 2 | 6-8 p.m.
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
$10 for students, $25 for beauty enthusiasts
Ticket cost good for purchase of product
Please bring your own makeup/brushes, you'll be practicing application and will want your own materials!

Register here!

Osvaldo Perez of O.P Makeup Studio will host two separate on-campus workshop and studio sessions to discuss makeup techniques with students and industry professionals. Osvaldo Perez (better known as O.P) has been part of the beauty industry for over 25 years. He was trained by the House of Chanel, YSL, Christian Dior and Guerlain. To see video footage of O.P's work with Miss Universe Contestants, click here.

The first O.P Makeup Workshop on March 31 is open to students and industry professionals. It will include student attendees from Red Rocks Community College and Paul Mitchell, among other cosmetology institutes. Workshop fees will be donated to RMCAD's Fashion Design Scholarship. The following topics will be covered:
-The Theory of Makeup
-Color Theory and Color Harmony
-How Light Affects Makeup
-Cosmetic Highlighting and Contour
-How to Apply Artificial Lashes
-Monochromatic Techniques
-Classic Eye/Mature Eye Application Techniques

O.P Makeup's second studio session, April 2, will include a happy hour of appetizers and drinks. The studio will feature professional tips for everyday makeup application and is open to the general public. The session cost is $25 toward product.

About O.P:
While living in South Beach, Florida in the 80's, OP began to be involved in editorial work. House of Chanel in the 90's noticed his talent and offered him a position as a National Makeup Artist. In the mid-90's, O.P had the opportunity to meet his mentors, Dominique Montetouis and Heidi Hoartz—the creators of Beaute for the House of Chanel. In 1994, Dominique gave O.P his passport as "Citizen of the World" for House of Chanel, where he and other "Citizens" meet to collaborate for Chanel Beaute.

In 2010, O.P decided to leave Chanel and start a new venture as the Executive Director of Beauty School of America, where he noticed that what was challenging for many makeup artists was to produce a well blended finished makeup. He found that there was a great need to create a professional quality luxurious line of makeup that would produce a polished look. So, he created O.P Makeup Studio Cosmetics, a one stop shop for affordable luxury cosmetics.

In 2012, O.P started O.P Makeup Studio Productions. He hired Celebrity Makeup Artists to produce the ultimate dream team, "All my team members are stars in their own right, they do top current celebrities makeup.

O.P Makeup Studio Productions have produced many fashion shows such as the Cancer Society Luncheon for the past 2 years, Make a Wish Foundation, Cefin, and many local and National shows. His biggest accomplishment is Miss Universe 2014, where they gave him the opportunity to show the world his mission statement "Making the World More Beautiful One woman at a Time" and now he can claim "Making The World More Beautiful One Woman At A Time."

During his years of experience, O.P developed his own techniques. He wants to share his techniques with the world. His approach to educating everyone is to keep it simple and easy. He has created a method of instructions that anyone can follow and enjoy doing.

Makeup Artistry: Two words. "Makeup" equals technique, while "Artistry" is the individual combining colors that express the customer's personality. All products were researched and tested by O.P personally to insure that they meet his high expectations.



Denver Broncos Digital Media Talk

11:30 AM
Wednesday, Feb 25th

Ben Hunt, Director of Digital Media for the Denver Broncos, will present a talk sharing his experiences and careers in sports on Wednesday, February 25 at 11:30 a.m. in the Mary Harris Auditorium. Refreshments will be provided; the lecture is free and open to the public.

About the Lecturer
Ben Hunt is entering his 12th season working in digital media and sports. He is now the Director of Digital Media for the Denver Broncos where he oversees the club’s websites, social media, e-communication, mobile app development, and all web technologies. Prior to joining the Broncos, Hunt began his work in sports and digital media as a student at Marshall University, leading to an internship and as a graduate assistant for Marshall’s Sports Information office. In 2007 he joined the San Antonio Spurs as e-news coordinator, advancing in 2008 to interactive content coordinator and promoted in 2011 as manger of interactive content.

Event Contact:
Dave Hoblick, Director of Outreach



Month of Photography Denver: Student Exhibition

4:00 PM
Wednesday, Mar 18th
Photo by: Dan O'Neill

As part of the Month of Photography Denver, RMCAD's Commercial Photography department will host an exhibition of student work in the school's Rotunda building beginning Wednesday, March 18 at 4 p.m.

An exhibition by Commercial Photography student Jacob Holschuh, For Me, the Future..., will also be featured in Spivak through March 20, 2015. Holschuh explains: For Me, the Future... is a portraiture series that investigates individuals from all walks of life. I introduce myself to people in public settings and carry on a conversation. I document their expressions as they speak about their needs, desires, feelings and personal agendas’ in terms of the future. I also ask them to write down a brief statement; their handwriting reveals a sense of touch and is a window to their humanity.

A closing reception for this exhibition will be held March 20 from 6-10 p.m. To view the online Month of Photography publication, visit



On-Campus Workshops with Colorado Photographic Arts Center

9:00 AM
Saturday, Feb 14th

RMCAD will partner with the Colorado Photographic Arts Center to host two workshops sessions in February and March. Current RMCAD students can receive scholarships for these workshops to attend for free. To apply for a scholarship, please contact Randy Brown at

Workshop #1:
Wet-Plate Collodion
Saturday & Sunday: February 14-15, 2015
9am – 4pm
Instructor: Jeff Graves
Tuition: $202.50 for members, $225 for non-members. Add $30 Materials Fee
Location: Darkroom at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
To register for this workshop, please click here.

In this hands-on two-day workshop, participants will learn the basics of making Wet-Plate Collodion, Ambrotype, and Tintype positives—including history; mixing and handling chemistry; exposure and development process; and troubleshooting techniques. Everything needed to make wet plates will be supplied.

About the Instructor:
Jeff’s interest in photography started in 1994. While fulfilling his artistic needs with canvas and oils, Jeff decided to start photographing subject matter that he wanted to paint. About a year later Jeff developed his first roll of black and white film and never looked back. Currently, Jeff works primarily with large format cameras printing in silver, platinum/palladium, and wet plate collodion making black glass ambrotypes. Jeff’s images have appeared in numerous juried venues and institutions including The Center for Fine Art Photography, The Center for Photographic Art, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Black and White Spider Awards, PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, Black and White Magazine, View Camera Magazine, as well as numerous juried art festivals.

Workshop #2:
Digital Workflow Basics: From Capture to Output
Saturday & Sunday: March 14 – 15, 2015
9 am – 4 pm
Instructor: Frank Varney
Tuition: $247.50 for members, $275 for non-members
Location: Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
Level: Intermediate, Advanced
To register for this workshop, please click here.

In this workshop, students will gain a comprehensive technical understanding of how to produce high quality digital images from capture to ink-jet print. Topics include RAW vs. JPEG workflow, camera controls, software choices, and the basics of color management. Students will have an opportunity to participate in a photo walk, calibrate their monitors, and make an ink-jet print during this 2 day workshop. This class is taught from the perspective of RAW capture using an integrated workflow between Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Students should provide their own laptops and DSLR cameras. If you do not have one please let us know. Lunch and printing paper is provided.

About the Instructor:
Frank Varney has been an active corporate location and fine art photographer, as well as a collegiate level photography instructor for over 30 years. He worked as an assistant instructor in 2013 and 2014 for the National Geographic Expeditions Wyoming’s Cowboy Country Photography Workshops. Frank holds an MFA in Photography from Maine Media College and a BA in Communication Arts from University of Denver. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including AARP The Magazine, ELLE, Glamour, First for Women, and Ladies Home Journal, along with The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes (by Christopher James, Delmar Cengage Learning, 2008) and Photography for the 21st Delmar Cengage Learning, 2006). He was Technical Editor for Perfect Digital Photography 2nd Century (by Katie Miller, Edition (by Jay Dickman and Jay Kinghorn, McGraw-Hill 2009).