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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.

June Registration Workshop

11:00 AM
Friday, Jun 6th

RMCAD will hold a June Registration Workshop on Friday, June 6 2014, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. At this event, attendees can connect with RMCAD’s key faculty and administrators, including program chairs, admissions counselors, financial aid advisors and members of our executive team. Come ready to have your questions answered! If you have completed your portfolio or have artwork you would like to present to our faculty, you may do so at this event.

The event will take place on RMCAD’s campus, located at 1600 Pierce Street, Lakewood, CO 80214. When you arrive, please go to the first floor of the Texas Building, where our Registration Team will meet you.

Please confirm your attendance by emailing We look forward to seeing you on campus Friday!

Jeffco Professional Development Day

8:30 AM
Wednesday, Aug 13th

RMCAD will again partner with the Jefferson County Public School District to host a Professional Development Day for art educators. The event will take place at RMCAD on Wednesday, August 13, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Participants can earn Professional Development credits by engaging in workshops throughout the day.

Attendees can participate in three workshops. The following workshops have been confirmed:

  • Paper Fashion
    Inspired by the popular TV show Project Runway, participants in the Paper Fashion workshop will create one-of-a-kind garments and accessories using simple construction techniques and recycled paper.
  • Printmaking
    In this workshop, participants will learn how to create a simple Collagraph plate to make unique prints.
  • Pinhole Cameras
    This workshop brings participants back to the basics. Attendees will explore the history of pinhole cameras and create their own to take home.
  • Raku Fire
    Raku firing is a process in which pottery is fired at a low temperature and then moved, while hot, to a closed container filled with combustible materials, such as paper and sawdust. In this workshop, participants will learn about Raku glazes and fire tiles in a Raku Kiln.
  • Guerrilla Knitting
    Inspired by graffiti and street art, participants in this workshop will learn a basic crochet technique and the history behind yarn bombing.
  • 3D Chalk Art Perspective Showdown
    Working with pastels, participants will learn the fundamentals of 3D perspective chalk art and compete in a perspective showdown. Participants will be grouped together in teams and judged by RMCAD Outreach.

Registration includes lunch, snacks, materials and facilitation by RMCAD faculty. The day will conclude with a frozen yogurt social.

Additional details will be announced in July.

Please RSVP to this event here.

Watertower Art + Craft Market

10:00 AM
Saturday, Jul 19th

Thank you to all who attended the Watertower Art + Craft Market! More than 450 community members visited campus to enjoy food, music and the artwork of talented vendors. Keep an eye on the Watertower Art + Craft website for information about next year's market.

The annual Watertower Art + Craft Market took place on campus, July 19, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

2014 Assessment in the Arts Conference - Engaging Assessment: Assessment as a Community Experience

Saturday, Jul 19th to Sunday, Jul 20th

Thank you for your interest and support for the 2014 Assessment in the Arts Conference. Due to unforeseen changes in resources and staffing, this year's conference will not take place. At this time, it is unknown whether the conference will return in 2015. We encourage you to check back for future updates.


10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 31st to Sunday, Jun 1st

What: Denver Chalk Art Festival
Where: Larimer Square, downtown Denver

When: May 31, 2014 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and June 1, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

RMCAD is thrilled to return as a sponsor of the Denver Chalk Art Festival in Larimer Square. The school will also send a team of students to participate in the event. Denver Chalk Art Festival is a free event in which artists fill Larimer Square with chalk paintings. This year’s festival will be held May 31 and June 1, and will feature live music, vendors and a kid’s corner.

RMCAD is proud to present the Chalk Art Festival’s Youth Challenge. This component of the event features a dozen talented groups of youth and students from Colorado schools and organizations. All will compete for cash prizes that will go to their respective schools’ visual arts departments.

In previous years, RMCAD’s team of students has taken home the People’s Choice Award for their unique designs. We hope to experience more success this year and look forward to seeing you at the Denver Chalk Art Festival May 31 and June 1!

For more information click here.

RMCAD Welcomes Illustrator Will Terry to Campus

4:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Friday, May 16th to Saturday, May 17th

RMCAD has paired with the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), to bring illustrator Will Terry to campus for a special presentation and workshop.

Will Terry is a popular children’s book illustrator and blogger who has illustrated over seventeen children’s books. His illustrations have also appeared in national advertisements for Sprint, Pizza Hut and Citibank, and large publications such as Wall Street Journal, Better Homes and Gardens, and Time.

The lecture will be Friday, May 16, at 4:30 p.m. and will focus on Terry’s career and past work. The intensive workshop will be all day Saturday, May 17 and will feature portfolio reviews that evening.

For more information about the event click here. For more information on Will Terry click here.

Image detail courtesy of the artist.

Military Art Lecture On Campus

9:00 AM
Tuesday, Apr 8th

RMCAD is pleased to welcome military war artist, Mike Fay to campus on Tuesday, April 8, at 9 a.m.. Mike will give a special lecture in the Mary Harris Auditorium about his career in art and the history of artists in the military.

Mike, an ex-Marine and artist, is an expert in the subject of military art. He received his MFA in Illustration at the University of Hartford and currently has been working on a series of exhibitions centered on the Joe Bonham Project. The project embodies efforts of wartime through illustration to document the struggles of U.S. service personnel undergoing rehabilitation after traumatic war injuries.

His work has also been recognized by large publications such as the New York Times, Guardian (UK) and Fox News. His work has been shown at the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

This event open to the public. For more information about Mike Fay click here

Image courtesy of the artist.


9:45 AM
Saturday, Jun 7th

On Saturday, June 7 from 9:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m., RMCAD will host RMCAD Create Day. Prospective students can participate in workshops led by faculty to gain experience and build an understanding of the creative possibilities in art and design. Family and friends will also be able to interact with faculty and the admissions department. After the event, there will be an optional campus tour and an opportunity to meet with the admissions team.

Attendees will participate in two workshops The first workshop will be a session on Portfolio Development, where students will learn how to professionally document their work and assemble a portfolio for college admissions. Students will choose which session they would like to attend for their second workshop. Options include:
Draw!: Students will engage in fun drawing exercises with our Illustration faculty.
Design!: Students will learn the basics of Photoshop from our Graphic Design faculty.
Admissions Meet + Greet: Spend some quality time one on one with an Admissions Counselor to learn about the next steps.
Portfolio Development Workshop: Learn how to professionally document your work and assemble a portfolio for college admissions.

This event is free of charge.

Click here to RSVP.

Adobe Speaker Paul Trani to present at RMCAD

12:30 PM
Friday, Mar 14th

RMCAD is thrilled to welcome Adobe Senior Worldwide Creative Cloud Evangelist and RMCAD alumnus Paul Trani to campus on March 14, 2014. Trani will present on the current and future role of Adobe tools in design. The presentation will be held in the Mary Harris Auditorium from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Paul Trani has worked with Adobe as a writer and trainer for over a decade. His passion for educating and training designers has led him to Top Author status on and enabled him to create a robust stream of content for AdobeTV, Creative Cloud Learn and his own website. Before he joined Adobe, Paul worked as an interactive designer, trainer and author. He graduated from RMCAD with a BFA in Illustration.

Trani’s presentation will detail the “Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Creative Cloud”. He will discuss tips and updates to help users in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, After Eects, Edge Tools and Services and more.

The presentation is open to students, faculty, staff and the general public. There is no charge for attendance. However, RSVP is recommended. Click here to register. Learn more about Paul at Adobe Events.