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The Concepts of Strong Visual Design

Strong designs go far beyond looking cool. When you load a website, watch an ad on television or peruse magazine ads, are you looking at them with random purpose, or did someone sprinkle a breadcrumb trail for you to follow? A well-designed document leads viewers from point A to B, highlighting and emphasizing key components without shouting in all caps “HEY! LOOK OVER HERE!” While there are many creative and intricate ways to draw viewers to the important content like moth to flame, there are basic (and highly effective) methods that are commonly used in just about all of today’s media....

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Winter Art Exhibition: Linda Wells

We will be hosting a solo art exhibition by local fine artist Linda Wells in our classroom space from December 3 – January 30. Linda Wells is a full-time artist residing in Loveland, Colorado. Classically trained in watercolor, oil, acrylic and many other mediums, Linda is known for her award-winning equine art, which has appeared in art exhibitions across the nation. For this exhibition, Linda will be showing an array of small oil paintings, focusing mainly on Colorado plein air landscape and still life. Born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Linda has been an artist all of her life....

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August/September Artist Exhibition: J Brook Photography

FCDW is proud to be exhibiting a solo show of fantastic digital art by Jeff Gibford of J Brook Photography. A prolific and popular local photographer, you may have seen his work hanging recently at Café Vino, Poudre Studio Artists and Gallery, Café Ardour, and more. Gibford will be showcasing his vivid, eye-catching photography at FCDW from August 1–September 30. The exhibition will be on display for all of our students throughout the month, and will be available to the public by appointment. All of the pieces on display will be for sale. For more information on J Brook Photography, click...

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June/July 2012 Art Exhibition: James Steele, Photography & Digital Art

“The photography that I have created in my career shows the beauty I see through the lens. I know that when the shutter closes I have stopped that moment in time for the beholder to see and enjoy. I hope you enjoy my photography as much as I enjoyed creating the images.” –James Steele With over 54 years of photography experience, James Steele is one of the region’s leading photographers. Given his first camera at the age of eight, James realized from an early age that he wanted to be a photographer. He attended Weber College to study contemporary photography, mentoring under many...

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May 2012 Art Exhibition: Erin Thames, Photography

The Fort Collins Digital Workshop (FCDW) has long been a supporter of the arts – especially digital art and photography. To further show support for local artists, FCDW will be opening up its classroom and break room space to local artists starting on May 1, 2012. FCDW’s first art show will be a solo exhibition by Erin Thames. A prolific and popular local photographer, you may have seen her work hanging recently at Cafe Ardour, a coffee shop located at 255 Linden St. Erin is passionate about photography, and will be showcasing her nature and landscape photography at FCDW from May 1–May 27....

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