Tim Ziebarth, founder of the Art Students League of Grand Lake, is a beginner-intermediate painter. His experience began in 2001 by taking a class at the Denver Art Museum entitled "Drawing for People Who Think They Can't", and was followed by 10 more classes and workshops over the next 5 years at the Denver Art Museum, Arvada Center for the Arts, and at a private studio, covering drawing, color theory, painting with light and color, values, composition and portrait painting. Media studied have been charcoal, pencil, ink, oil, acrylic, pastel, and watercolor. Instructors have included Chuck Ceraso, Kimberlee Sullivan and Joan Kresek.
His focus up to this point has been learning and developing technique, and has settled on acrylics as his primary medium. He does not consider himself an artist (yet), but a technician. His work to date has been centered on realism - attempting to "see" correctly and completely, then capturing the picture using techniques acquired.
Examples of Tim's work are: