Nicole Banowetz is a professional artist working in sculpture, design, installation, and education. She has taught a variety of art workshops and youth training programs through Art Street, the Museum of Outdoor Arts, Rocky Mountain Survivor Center and the Denver Public Library. Nicole has taught workshops with youth in photographic sun printing, creating assemblages from found materials, building junk banjos, sewing magical monsters, creating concrete mosaic, product design, building pinhole cameras, and many others. Nicole believes that art is a powerful problem solving and empowerment tool for youth. The creation of art teaches students how to manipulate materials and achieve satisfying results. Nicole uses art to exert a positive influence on youth.
Nicole’s personal artwork focuses on loss, memory, and the obsessive desire to keep memory and the lost alive. There is a natural human need to preserve the things which are lost; the desire to make fragile things everlasting and by doing so somehow make ourselves feel stronger. She often combines photography with sculpture. Photography represents and preserves a loss. The image is of a moment that will never be as it was when that photo was taken. Photography freezes one moment among many, allowing us a glimpse or a memory of something lost. When mixed with sculpture this photograph gains a physical presence, bringing it to life. The combined emotional weight of these two media creates a powerful memorial.
Nicole graduated from Colorado State University with a BFA in sculpture and photography. She has also lived and worked internationally. She created large scale mosaic work in Chandigarh, India at Nek Chand’s Fantasy Rock Garden, and worked on restoring mosaic sculpture in Kerala, India. She has created and shown work in Ireland and England, and she has worked as a teaching assistant in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy.
Nicole Banowetz is available for full or part-time residencies.
Individual workshop and performance prices are determined by each artist. Please contact us for performance and workshop pricing for a particular artist. Visit our Pricing page for other pricing information.
Variety of Mediums
Workshop or Residency for grades K through 12th
Nicole will complete workshop with students in one of the following mediums: concrete mosaic tiles and sculptures, sun printing, glass ornaments, objects or jewelry, or fabric sculptures.