Bemis School of Art

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LF2 Art & Acting in the Forest

Enjoy outstanding arts education with instructors from the Fine Art Center’s Bemis School of Art set in the lush forest at the 400-acre La Foret Conference and Retreat Center. The FAC’s partnership with La Foret has a long history.

Alice Bemis Taylor, one of the three benefactresses of the Fine Arts Center, had her summer home at La Foret. The Taylor Memorial Chapel, built in 1929, was designed by the Fine Art Center’s architect, John Gaw Meem.

Stretch your imagination! Experience a variety of artistic styles and techniques, including painting, printmaking, and mixed-media art while exploring elements of composition and design. Cultivate your acting skills, voice, movement, and characterization with theater games, mime, and improvisation. Art and acting will come together on Fridays with a special showcase performance and art exhibit for friends and family.

La Foret staff will provide swimming in the afternoon, so bring your swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen. Each student should bring a lunch and snack and should be prepared for a variety of activities and weather. No open-toed shoes or sandals. Students may arrive after 8:50 a.m.

La Foret is a licensed childcare organization and requires several forms for your child’s protection (Camp Health Form and Certificate of Immunization). Some require a doctor’s signature. All the forms must be completed and given to La Foret prior to the first day of camp. Your child cannot participate until the paperwork is received. All forms can be downloaded at the following links:

Art & Acting in the Forest La Foret Parent Handbook 2022

Art & Acting in the Forest La Foret Camper Health Form 2022

Art & Acting in the Forest La Foret Immunization Records 2022

Art & Acting in the Forest La Foret Immunization Letter 2022

Registration for this course implies acknowledgment and adherence to COVID-19 precautions outlined on the La Foret Conference and Retreat Center COVID-19 Protocols webpage.

Instructor: Jodi Papproth , Sophia Hanna

FAC Member Price: $285

Non-Member Price: $300

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Class Dates:

June 20-June 24


9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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5 sessions


La Foret

6145 Shoup Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80908

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FAC Members: Remember that you must login or register by phone at (719) 634-5583 in order to receive your member discount.

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