Olivia Martinez

Latinx Arts Community Leader and Children’s Program Coordinator

Olivia was raised in San Francisco, California, and graduated from Colorado College in 2020 with a B.A. in Education and minors in Southwest Studies and Spanish. She has worked at the Denver Art Museum and Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College and is also a certified Colorado Environmental Educator. Olivia completed her Master’s in Teaching at Colorado College with a focus on Elementary Education in 2021. When not working with young people she is always looking for good food, creating, and cruising around on her bike.

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

Email Address:

omartinez@andersonranch.org

Olivia's Upcoming Workshops

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    Open to All

    Subject to specific age requirements, students of any skill/knowledge level.

  • Ages 6 - 8

Jun 6 - 10, 2022
9AM-3PM

Light and Shadow Exploration

Olivia Martinez

Tuition $550
Code K0101-22

Look at the lamps in your house or the light shining through your window. Where does light come from and how does one harness it? This workshop explores light, where it comes from and how we see it in our daily lives. Students create lanterns, shadow drawings, cyanotype prints and stained “glass” along with many other light contraptions. They will also learn about the sun, stars, fire and artificial light through the exploration of the natural environment. Tissue paper, lucite, painting, wires and cardboard among many other mediums are used to create bright and beautiful works of art inspired by light! The course ends with a Light Festival, where family and friends are invited to the Anderson Ranch campus to view and share in the brilliant artworks the young artists create! This workshop is taught by a bilingual art educator who will support our English and Spanish speaking participants through the use of both languages during instruction.  El taller será dado por un profesor de artes profesional que apoyará tanto a nuestros participantes hispanoparlantes como a los que hablan inglés haciendo uso de ambos lenguajes durante la clase. Exploración de luces y sombras Observa las lámparas de tu casa o la luz que entra por tu ventana. ¿De dónde viene la luz y cómo se aprovecha? Este taller explorará la luz, de dónde viene y cómo la vemos en nuestra vida cotidiana. Los alumnos crearán linternas, dibujos de sombras, impresiones de cianotipos y "vitrales"; además de muchos otros artilugios luminosos. También aprenderán sobre el sol, las estrellas, el fuego y la luz artificial, a través de la exploración del entorno natural. El papel suave, las láminas acrílicas Lucite, la pintura, los alambres y el cartón, entre otros muchos medios, se utilizarán para crear hermosas y brillantes obras de arte inspiradas en la luz. El curso termina con un Festival de la Luz, en el que se invita a familiares y amigos, en el campus del Anderson Ranch para que vean y, ¡compartan las obras de arte brillantes que crearon los jóvenes artistas!

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    Open to All

    Subject to specific age requirements, students of any skill/knowledge level.

  • Ages 6 - 8

Jun 13 - 17, 2022
9AM-3PM

Fantastical Figures and Where to Find Them

Olivia Martinez

Tuition $495
Code K0202-22

Do mermaids always have to live in water? How are unicorns magical? Do all dragons fly? In this workshop, young artists explore the fantastical figures that many of us dream and read about.Students look to stories and animals for inspiration and create mythical creatures of their own using various mixed media such as paint, papier-mâché, collage and clay. Participants give their fantastical figures unique characteristics, create origin stories and use the surrounding environment for inspiration. They also create a home for their figures derived from nature, myth and legends. Finally, the fantastical figures will be released into the wild where friends and family can discover them on a magical quest. Ready, Set, Roar! This workshop is taught by a bilingual art educator who will support our English and Spanish speaking participants through the use of both languages during instruction.  El taller será dado por un profesor de artes profesional que apoyará tanto a nuestros participantes hispanoparlantes como a los que hablan inglés haciendo uso de ambos lenguajes durante la clase. Figuras fantásticas y dónde encontrarlas ¿Las sirenas tienen que vivir siempre en el agua? ¿Por qué los unicornios son mágicos? ¿Todos los dragones vuelan? En este taller, los jóvenes artistas explorarán las figuras fantásticas con las que muchos de nosotros soñamos y de las que leemos. Los alumnos se inspirarán en los cuentos y en los animales y crearán sus propias criaturas míticas, utilizando diversos medios mixtos como la pintura, el papel maché, el collage y la arcilla. Los participantes darán características a sus figuras, creando historias originales mientras usan el medio ambiente como fuente de inspiración. También crearán un hogar para sus figuras derivado de la naturaleza, los mitos y las leyendas. Por último, las figuras fantásticas serán liberadas en la naturaleza, donde amigos y familiares podrán descubrirlas en una búsqueda mágica. Preparados, listos, ¡a rugir!

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    Open to All

    Subject to specific age requirements, students of any skill/knowledge level.

  • Ages 6 - 8

Jun 27 - Jul 1, 2022
1-4PM *Half Day Schedule*

Wow! Pow! Pop Art!

Olivia Martinez

Tuition $325
Code K0418-22

Wow! Pow! Pop! This week we look at famous artists who were a part of the American Pop Art movement. We discover the Bandaid dot paintings of Roy Lichtenstein and his comic book imagery, Jim Dine’s energetic hearts, Andy Warhol's prints and portraits, and Claes Oldenburg’s giant colorful sculptures of everyday objects. We take our inspiration from these modern masters to create our very own Pop Art pieces. Students use a wide range of artistic media - such as paper-mâché, construction paper, paint, chalk, fabric, and more - to create bold, bright, and beautiful artistic creations. This workshop is taught by a bilingual art educator who will support our English and Spanish speaking participants through the use of both languages during instruction. 

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