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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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March 2021

Ceramic turquoise plaque with ferns

Ceramic Plaque Making

March 18 @ 5:00 pm
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One event on March 18, 2021 at 5:00 pm

6-week adult course. This virtual course focuses on plaque tile making through a series of personalized prerecorded video demonstrations, exciting Zoom presentations, and fun class interactions to celebrate the techniques of building in clay. Texturing, slip decoration, glazing techniques, and how to work from a photo reference will be covered. This process can be done by anyone anywhere, from outside in a park to the kitchen counter. This course includes live Zoom class sessions and prerecorded content. A detailed and…

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Theatre Playwriting Workshop

Online Workshop: Writing Theatre for Young Audiences

March 18 @ 5:45 pm

Thursdays, March 18, March 25, April 8, and April 15, from 5:45 p.m.–7:15 p.m. MST A good story is a good story, but how we execute it can make all the difference in the world, especially when the audience is a group of third-graders on a field trip. In this workshop, multi-award-winning playwright and active participant in the theatre for young audiences (TYA) movement Idris Goodwin will break down some of the core and fundamental opportunities and challenges to writing…

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April 2021

Virtual FAC Play Club

Virtual FAC Play Club!

April 1 @ 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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snowy landscape painting with heavy blue shadows

Beyond Reality

April 3 @ 1:00 pm
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One event on April 3, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Are you feeling a little tired of strict realism in your paintings, but just don’t know how to break away? How do we move beyond our training of copying our subjects toward a more expressive interpretation? In this virtual course, Dena will lead you through exercises designed to help you bring more abstraction, excitement, and passion to your work. This course includes live Zoom sessions and prerecorded content. This is a four week adult class.

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Abstract painting of flowers is warm tones

Floral Expressions

April 12 @ 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, repeating until April 12, 2021

Explore painting a magnified floral image inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe, an abstract floral piece, and a still life in this virtual course. Three paintings will be completed during this course using acrylic paints in a palette of your choice. We will examine the process of painting in an expressive style and gain an understanding of color composition and how neutrals work beside color to create a focal point. Small color studies will also be explored as a useful tool for…

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Monthly Member Tour

Museum Free Day

April 16 @ 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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Jeron Braxton

Jeron Braxton: Glucose and Octane

April 17 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 29, 2021

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

Stemming from a collaboration with Colorado College’s Black Student Union launched in Black History Month, the Fine Arts Center is proud to present a special curated installation of digital work from self-taught artist and award-winning filmmaker Jeron Braxton. On view now in the FAC museum’s Hybl Screening Room, the installation consists of 2 Sundance Festival award-winning animated videos. Glucose is a short film investigating the colonial history of sugar as the engine of the slave trade. Octane deals with the…

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drawing of cat in window

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

April 20 @ 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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