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December 2020

Papel Chicano Dos painting detail Soy Chicana

Papel Chicano Dos: Works on Paper from the Collection of Cheech Marin

December 4, 2020 - June 26, 2021
Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States

Experience artworks from 24 established and emerging Chicana/o artists created from the late 1980s to present day from the collection of Cheech Marin.

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Sweet Land performance

Sweet Land: A New Opera by The Industry

December 17, 2020 - January 25, 2021

Despite stellar reviews and sold-out performances, the world premiere of experimental new opera Sweet Land was forced to shut down two weeks ahead of schedule due to COVID-19. Fortunately, a final performance was captured on film to preserve a new work the Los Angeles Times called “opera as astonishment.” The Fine Arts Center Museum is pleased to provide access to this streaming version free of charge (first come, first served; 200 access codes available). Tickets to view the filmed performance have been made possible…

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January 2021

Abstract painting with mostly pastel colors

Invigorate Your Art in 2021

January 21 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 11, 2021

Whether you are a total beginner or a seasoned professional, there is much to learn in this virtual course that will improve your art. We will cover the artist’s mindset, composition, color, experimentation, process, adding texture, taking risks, and keeping your art practice fun. If you are uninspired or in a slump, this course will invigorate your art making practice. The principles and practices taught in this virtual course can be applied to any style of art. This course includes…

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Let’s Get Started with Oil Painting

Let’s Get Started with Oil Painting

January 23 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until February 20, 2021

If you have ever wanted to learn how to paint with oils, this class is for you. We will explore all the basics of oil painting for the beginner, including materials and their safe use, color mixing, types of brushwork, and more. Prerecorded demos and techniques will be available for you to watch and try at your leisure. We will also meet live in a Zoom classroom for discussion and feedback. Give it a try and Dena will be your…

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Oil painting of dandelions with a blue sky background

Let’s Keep Going with Oil Painting

January 23 @ 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until February 6, 2021

This virtual course will pick up where Let’s Get Started with Oil Painting  left off. We will explore more advanced brushwork, painting edges, how to paint specific subjects in the landscape, and floral subjects. You will also have the chance to get personalized feedback on your paintings. Take your basic knowledge of oil painting and go even further! Let’s Get Started with Oil Painting is a prerequisite for this class. This virtual course includes live Zoom sessions and prerecorded content. Ages 16-Adult

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Belle Epoque

Belle Epoque Virtual Class

January 25 @ 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, repeating until February 8, 2021

Repurpose a children’s board book and create an art journal inspired by La Belle Epoque, the beautiful era. Layers of gesso, acrylic paints, turn of the century ephemera, tea-stained paper, and stencils will be used to explore the patterns and nature-inspired motifs of this period. The art of Louis Tiffany and Gustav Klimt, prominent artists of this era, will also provide inspiration for creating expressive pages. This virtual course includes live Zoom class sessions and live Zoom studio hours. Ages…

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February 2021

Still life photograph of seashells

Fundamentals of Digital Photography

February 3 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until February 24, 2021

In this virtual beginning photography course you’ll learn the basic functions of your digital camera including how to bring together the elements of manual mode to create intriguing images using shutter speed, aperture, and ISO for different lighting situations. We will cover classic compositional approaches and how to use them to express your creative vision. An introduction to digital processing will round out the course to maximize the potential of your images. This virtual course includes live Zoom sessions. Ages…

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Virtual FAC Play Club

Virtual FAC Play Club!

February 4 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until May 6, 2021

First Thursday of the month, Oct. 1–May 6 (8 sessions) 7–8:30 p.m. Join FAC Theatre Company’s Producing Artistic Director, Scott RC Levy, for lively conversations about plays! It’s a book club for play lovers! Each month, a new play will be dissected, discussed and celebrated. 

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