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June 2021

Virtual: Beginning Acrylic Painting

June 28 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday, repeating until July 19, 2021

This introduction to acrylic painting is a fun way to breathe new life into your paintings! Learn fundamental techniques of drawing in different mediums. Discover different painting techniques such as wet on wet and dry brush processes, color mixing, layering, and so much more. This virtual course includes live Zoom class sessions and live Zoom studio hours. Supply list online. Youth course ages 12-16. Instructor: Jantzen Peake

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July 2021

City as a Venue Pikes Peak illustration

City as a Venue: John Quincy Adams

July 3 @ 2:00 pm

Saturdays in the Park with the FAC FREE – pre-registration recommended | Acacia Park Bandshell Butterfly Effect Theatre Company presents profound theatrical stories that inspire our audiences and enrich our community.  Register for 2 p.m. performance Register for 7 p.m. performance

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Virtual: Fundamentals of Digital Photography

July 7 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until July 28, 2021

In this beginning photography course, you’ll learn the basic functions of your 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. Supply list online.…

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Plates, Platters, & Tumblers

July 8 @ 9:30 am
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One event on August 12, 2021 at 9:30 am

Bemis School of Art, 818 Pelham Pl
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States

Working from templates, we will handbuild and decorate a plate and tumbler. Slab rolled clay will be transformed into functional ware that is fun and useful! After your pieces have been fired once, they will be decorated with underglaze decals to reflect your own personal artistic statement. Colors, patterns, and designs are determined by each individual. Join the fun, learn a new decorating technique, and make some clay art! There is a $5 material fee per person payable to the…

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Museum Free Day

July 10 @ 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Second of the month, happening 36 times

An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, happening 36 times

One event on December 17, 2020 at 10:00 am

Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States

Museum Free Days are offered the second Saturday and third Friday of each month. Advanced timed tickets are required for museum entry. 

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Ceramic Serving Set

July 10 @ 10:00 am
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One event on July 24, 2021 at 10:00 am

Bemis School of Art, 818 Pelham Pl
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States

Dive into this crash course in ceramics, using handbuilding techniques to create your own tableware. You will be presented with project ideas from which you will design, create, and glaze a small set of unique utilitarian ware based on the slab, coil, strap, and molding techniques demonstrated. Supply list online. Maximum number of students from the same household: 5. Adults Instructor: Cara McKinley

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City as a Venue: E.P.I.C. Concert & Film

July 10 @ 6:00 pm

Saturdays in the Park with the FAC A double feature of music and film screening of The World of Us for the whole family FREE – pre-registration recommended | Acacia Park Bandshell E.P.I.C. Concert Join us in the park for an hour of non-stuffy chamber music (classical and new music) from EPIC (Educational Partnerships Immersive Concerts). EPIC is a non-profit music society of classical musicians dedicated to bringing a fresh approach to their craft, combining classical music with other genres. EPIC…

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Beyond the Surface: Ansel Adams Reconsidered

July 15 @ 6:00 pm

Ansel Adams is often celebrated for his formal contributions to the history of fine art photography as well as his environmental advocacy. In this roundtable conversation, Dr. Tara Kohn, Dr. Carlos Alonso Nugent and Dr. Karen Roybal bring a new perspective to the work of Adams, pushing beyond the surfaces of his images to address the ways his work frames questions about environmental unconsciousness, histories of dispossession, fractured identities, and legacies of violence. The conversation is moderated by Katja Rivera,…

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