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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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June 2021

Virtual: Military Artistic Healing

June 22 @ 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 3, 2021

Discover techniques to inspire creative skills and gain greater self-awareness. Explore artistic possibilities, develop your creativity, and gain personal insight through working with a variety of controllable mediums. This course includes live Zoom class sessions. Supply list online. Adult Please note, this class is only open to active duty military and veterans. An active duty, retiree ID, or DD-214 must be presented in order to participate. Instructor: Kim Nguyen

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Virtual: Dena’s Art Dialogues

June 25 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until August 20, 2021

Prerequisite: Completion of at least one previous course offered by Dena Peterson. If you are a previous student of Dena Peterson’s, you are invited to meet with her and other past students for an in-depth discussion of a variety of topics related to painting. Explore different themes each month based on students’ interests. Together, the class will investigate a wide variety of art, engage in lively discussion, and navigate new ideas. In addition to dynamic discussions, this course features live…

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City as a Venue

June 26, 2021 - September 5, 2021

Through careful planning and proper precautions, we’re excited to bring the arts to you with City as a Venue, a summer-long celebration presenting a robust calendar of outdoor, mobile, and socially distanced arts experiences to the community. Join us for theatre, dance, music, site-specific experiences, pop-up events, and more. From the Colorado College campus to neighborhood parks and community centers, we’re bringing this great city of ours together through the arts.

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City as a Venue: Front Range Fables

June 26 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 7, 2021

Three fantastical fairy tales based on historic events in the Pike’s Peak region, to entertain, educate, and foster empathy. By filtering these stories through the lens of Fairy Tale and Fable, we invite students to experience history in a very approachable manner. These plays are written by three local playwrights and will be cast with 15 local actors. Each play will be performed 3 times allowing for many families to socially distance view the productions in each location. June 26 FAC…

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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

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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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