Man working with textiles

Learning Ancient Textile Techniques: Shabori and Indigo Dyeing

About the Educator

Theresa Clowes sculpts abstract landscapes with ephemeral fabric, discarded objects, translucent light, and opaque shadows. Theresa holds a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. In addition to being a professional artist, she has been an experienced teacher for 30+ years and is currently a Professor in the Art Education department at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD). She believes that being an artist does not stray far from being a teacher; they both come from the heart and soul. Curiosity around the data and history of the Colorado River drives her most recent work. This landscape highlights the complicated and strange predicament of having too much water and not enough at the same time. Rather than dwell in this ominous quandary, Clowes’ work explores the symbiotic interconnection with the context of contrasts. By incorporating ideas about interconnection and juxtaposition through both materiality and concept, her work reveals the prospect for equilibrium. She is represented by Walker Fine Art, Denver, and her extensive installation work has been exhibited in Denver’s Buell Theater, RedLine Arts, Silverthorne Performing Arts Center, and most recently as a permanent public art installation at 1900 16th Street, Denver.

Creative Classes

Connect with professional creatives, learn a new skill, and expand your own creative practice in 1-day, 4-week, and 6-week creative classes at the Denver Art Museum. These classes are taught by practicing artists and are taught in a studio art environment in the new Creative Hub located on level 1 of the newly reimagined Martin Building.