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427 E Colorado Ave
Colorado Springs, CO, 80903
United States

719-520-1899

CHARGE: A CREATIVE OUTLET FOR YOUR TEAM

CHARGE
A CREATIVE OUTLET FOR YOUR TEAM


In everything we do, Cottonwood strives to promote and facilitate the idea that any skillset can be raised to the level of an art form. For professionals in our community we offer a new groundbreaking program to connect your business know-how with your artistic potential: CHARGE | A Creative Outlet for Your Team. Our creative team building workshops are designed to promote innovative thinking, unconventional problem-solving, and group synergy in a relaxed and inspiring atmosphere. Students will walk away, not just with a refreshed mindset, but also a heightened sense of the impact and power of their own craft in the workplace. 

The timing is up to you: choose a date and start time that fits with your schedule. Then select one of our four amazing instructors (listed below) to work with your team. Each instructor is able to tailor your experience, whether you’re looking for a revitalizing break from the office routine or need an fresh approach to a specific project. 

3 hour class: $100 per attendee, which covers your custom workshop, all art materials, and food and drink for the group
1.5 hour class:  $60 per attendee, for your custom workshop and art materials

For more info or to schedule a workshop email or call Annie Pieper at classes@cottonwoodcenterforthearts.com or 719-520-1899.


MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS


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CASS MULLANE | PROSPER CREATIVELY, LLC

Cass is a contemporary artist who finds inspiration in texture, color and all things tactile. Her curiosity and passion for experimentation have resulted in interesting surface design and the incorporation of unusual techniques and materials in her work.  From melted felt to metal to painted fusible web, her designs are intuitive and textural. 

Cass also has an acumen for business, which has given her a unique professional niche: teaching corporate teams how to use art techniques to cultivate creativity at the office. 

Vision boards, handmade journals, and watercolor-and-ink experimental pattern-making are just a few examples of the powerful tools Cass shares in her classes. Her students leave with inspired new thought processes and heightened focus as well as beautiful artwork.


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DEB PREWITT | BLUE TWIG STUDIO

Deb is a mixed media artist who believes in the power of art and creativity to change a life. She writes, “If we all create and play just a little bit more, we will be happier people. Which means our families will be happier, and our communities will be happier, and thus the world will be a better place to live in.” 

Deb specializes in an art process called Zentangle©. It involves making simple deliberate ink strokes which build on each other in beautiful, mesmerizing and surprising ways. Her method is easy to learn, and increases focus, relieves stress, improves team building, encourages mindfulness, and nurtures inherent creative abilities. Teams working with Deb will experience a delightful break from the stress and over-stimulation of the office environment, while enjoying each other’s company and unique creative expressions.


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AL B JOHNSON | STUDIO 103

Al B draws inspiration from the Abstract Expressionists, but no artistic influence is off limits, and the finished pieces are decidedly his own. Over the past year he has perfected and shared his recipe for acrylic paint pouring, mixing color, and using texture to dazzling effect, much to the delight of his students.  

Composition, value, and color balance are touched on in his classes, but there is plenty of room for the happy accident, giving students a fun, hands-on exploration of their intuitive side.


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TERZA EKHOLM | ARTIST POWERED BY B.A.N.K.™

Discovery and unconventional media are the hallmarks of Terza’s artwork. Curious about many fields, including technology and language, she explores natural and spiritual themes by experimenting with silk fibers, sheers, paints, inks, and other interesting materials.

For Terza, creativity is about relaxing the rigid framework that our day-to-day work so often requires. Through free-flow playing with sand, salt, baking soda, vinegar, paint, and ink, students will unlock untapped inspiration and experience the positive effects of following an unfamiliar path.