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A visit to the Fine Arts Center can be something planned for months (and our most popular shows and classes sell out quickly, so a bit of planning can put you ahead of the pack), or it could be delightfully spontaneous. With so many things to do here, we strive to be as flexible as you are. See current exhibitions on view

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January 2021

3x3 Projects

3×3 Projects: Proposal Submissions

January 27 - March 5

Nine projects will be funded in the amount of $3,000 per project. Funds awarded will be inclusive and project teams will decide how to divide them accordingly. In the future there may be an opportunity to apply for additional funding to adapt these digital projects into physical experiences at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. Apply now!

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February 2021


The Arts & Social Action: The End of Their World, Welcoming in Ours

February 28 @ 5:00 pm
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One event on February 28, 2021 at 5:00 pm

This event offers a portal into the truths of six disciplined and worldly artists who often speak what is unspoken, drawing on themes of pandemics, uprisings, and survival. We will showcase the work, struggles, and lives of Trans women and Trans femmes of color who have world-ending ideas and dangerous dreams of a future that respects all gender autonomy. This work and the ensuing conversations will explore how trans feminine people incorporate art into their organizing and activism practices, through…

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March 2021

art supplies including colored paper, tape, paint, markers and more

Spring & Things for Homeschoolers

March 1 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until March 3, 2021

One event on March 15, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on February 17, 2021 at 10:00 am

Virtual class for ages 6-9. Imagine all the beautiful colors and shapes you see when spring arrives. Express your individuality and creativity in this virtual class as you create mixed-media projects inspired by spring motifs. Bring the magic of spring into your home with your completed project, give it as a gift, or share it with your friends. Join us to make some amazing spring things and surprise yourself! This virtual course includes live Zoom sessions.

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Vibrant acrylic painting of a lion

Beginning Acrylic Painting

March 1 @ 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Monday, repeating until April 12, 2021

This virtual course for ages 12-16 is a fun and inspiring way to bring your creative vision to life through acrylic painting. Discover different painting techniques by experimenting with various acrylic mediums, wet on wet and dry brush techniques, color mixing, and color blending to bring your acrylic painting skills to the next level. Not only will you learn from the instructor, but you will also learn from fellow students in this supportive acrylic painting course. This virtual course includes…

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pencil drawing of Frankenstein

2D Creature Design

March 1 @ 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, repeating until April 12, 2021

In this fun virtual introduction to 2D creature design, we will dive into 2D drawing techniques, explore different art mediums, learn about color theory, and create our very own creature characters. Gain an understanding of basic drawing techniques, how to build up the volume and dimension of an object, and more. This virtual course includes live Zoom class sessions and live Zoom studio hours. Ages 12-16

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Fundamentals of Drawing

Fundamentals of Drawing

March 2 @ 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 9, 2021

Virtual 6-week course for ages 9-12. Whether you want to improve your drawing skills or gain new ones, this virtual class is for you. Learn how to build a solid foundation in drawing. Delve into mark-making, perspective, gradient scale, color theory, and more with a friendly group of students learning and practicing together. This virtual course includes live Zoom class sessions and live Zoom studio hours.

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drawing of cat in window

Beginning Drawing – Using Your Eyes, Head, Heart, & Hands

March 2 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 27, 2021

Learning to draw involves connections – with your subjects and with yourself. In this virtual course, learn the practice of drawing through fascinating exercises, intense observation, refined coordination, and connecting with your subjects. You will learn how to practice drawing with your eyes, head, heart, and hands and see improvement in your drawing skills and perception. This course for adults includes live Zoom sessions.

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Youth Rep Ensemble

Youth Rep Ensemble

March 3 @ 4:00 pm
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One event on March 6, 2021 at 11:00 am

Virtual Spring Camp! Wednesdays & Saturdays, March 3–May 1 (8 weeks). This spring session for high school students will offer weekly workshops from esteemed faculty and guest instructors ranging from auditions technique, classical text, movement, voice work and more.  Students will also devise and rehearse for the first ever Fine Arts Center Theatre School Cabaret that will be streamed on May 7. This class is a must for students looking for a continuation of their skill development as well as…

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