Faculty & Staff Details

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Lydia Brokaw

Westminster Campus
Office Location
Westminster Campus Humanities & Fine Arts

Born in Denver and educated in Jefferson County, Lydia earned a B.A. from Metropolitan State University and teaching certificate from the state of Colorado. After graduation, she worked in a variety of fields ranging from substitute teacher and graphic artist to art gallery director. In 1991 she moved to Tampa, Florida to attend the University of South Florida where she studied studio art, was a teaching assistant and received a Master of Fine Arts. Upon her return to Denver she did a variety of community art activities and was an art instructor. Lydia is currently full-time art faculty at Front Range Community College, Westminster Campus, where she is also Art Lead Faculty, Visual and Performing Arts Gallery Co-Lead and State Art Discipline Co-Chair. Additionally, she is active in a variety of art events and is a member of SPARK Gallery, a co-op, artist-run gallery located in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe.
Teaching Philosophy
Step into new territory beyond your comfort zone. Put your perfectionism outside the door. It is good to experience the unknown, even if only in small amounts – for the rewards can take you down paths you never knew existed.
Teaching Experience
1999 - present Front Range Community College, Westminster Campus
1998 Lead Artist, Neighborhood Cultures of Denver, Standing Taller, Denver CO
1998-99 Substitute Teacher, Denver and Aurora
1996 Children’s Program Assistant, Metropolitan Ministries, Tampa FL
1994-95 Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of South Florida, Tampa FL
1994 Lead Artist, Community Art Program, University of South Florida, Tampa FL
1986-88 Substitute Teacher, Denver and Aurora
University of South Florida, Master of Fine Arts, 1995
Metropolitan State University, BA, Magna cum Laude, 1981
Courses Taught
  • Drawing 1-4
  • Painting 1-4
  • Visual Concepts 2-D Design
  • Visual Concepts 3-D Design
  • Figure Drawing
  • Figure Painting
  • Portraiture
Additional Information

Honors, Awards, Exhibitions

2014 SPLINTER!, Foothills Art Center, Golden CO
2005 - present SPARK Gallery, Santa Fe Art District, Denver CO
Yearly group exhibitions and one-person exhibitions
2011 Botanica Spectaculum II, Republic Plaza, Denver CO
2011 Spark on the Road, Tointon Gallery, Greeley CO
2010 Invitational 3-D Media Exhibition, Aims Community College, Greeley CO
2010 Regional Community College Art Exhibition, Colorado State University, Pueblo CO
2010 ConStructural, Canyon Gallery, Boulder Public Library, Boulder CO
2004 Clay, Paper, Paint, Colorado Gallery of the Arts, Arapaho Community College, Englewood CO
2003 Technically Speaking, University Memorial Center Art Gallery, University of Colorado, Boulder CO
2003 Lessons in Art, Dairy Center, Boulder CO
2000 Book as Art, Boulder Library, Boulder CO
1995 Spiral: Down From the Mountain, Up From the Ocean, M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition,
University of South Florida Gallery, Tampa FL
1991 CORE New Art Space 10th Anniversary Reunion Show, Denver CO
1988 Contemporary Southwest, Potsdam College, touring exhibition, SUNY NY
1988 Dakota Artist Guild, Rapid City SD