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October 2021

Painting the Seasons: Autumn

October 2 @ 10:00 am
Bemis School of Art, 818 Pelham Pl
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
$60 – $75

Paint the vibrant, warm colors of autumn. Nature is a gold mine of inspiration—what better way to explore its countless variations than painting the seasons. Autumn colors provide rich inspiration for the landscape painter and this workshop will give you an opportunity to discover how to use opaque and transparent colors to express the glow of autumn leaves as wells as the nuances of foreground greens. Supply list online. Adult Instructor: Linda Sagastume Level I – This class is for…

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Museum Free Day

October 9 @ 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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Finding your Voice! Self Expression for Teens

October 9 @ 11:00 am
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One event on October 9, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on October 24, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on November 13, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on December 5, 2021 at 11:00 am

Bemis School of Art, 818 Pelham Pl
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
$50 – $65

This workshop uses several creative activities to unlock your expressive voice through your art! Zine making and blackout poetry are just two ways we will dive into finding your own unique narrative and learning how to assert power through your creative endeavors. In addition, you will be provided with links to virtual content to explore on your own time outside of class if you so choose. These examples include political contemporary artists using zine making as a tool for artivism,…

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Beading Basics

October 11 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until November 15, 2021

Bemis School of Art, 818 Pelham Pl
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
$150 – $165

Learn the techniques the professionals use to design, create, and finish earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. Create unique pieces to enhance your wardrobe, give as gifts, or create jewelry to sell. You will also learn techniques to repair vintage favorites to be worn again or revamp them into something new. Supply List online. Ages 16–Adult Instructor: Ona-Marie Engle Level 0 – This class is for the true beginner with no prior experience in the medium.

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Refine Your Black & White Darkroom Printing Skills

October 13 @ 10:00 am
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One event on October 13, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on October 20, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on November 3, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on November 9, 2021 at 10:00 am

Bemis School of Art, 818 Pelham Pl
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
$135 – $150

Spend three hours learning to refine your black and white darkroom printing skills with private instruction in contrast filters, split-filter printing, and/or cropping/positioning for artful presentations depending on the student’s skill level and goals. This darkroom experience will help you bring your printing skills to the next level and you will be encouraged to produce prints that you will be excited to enter in photography exhibitions and competitions. Supply list online. Ages 16–Adult Instructor: Angela Crews Level 1 – This…

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Virtual: Fundamentals of Digital Photography

October 13 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until October 27, 2021

$150 – $165

Learn the basic functions of your camera and how classic compositional rules apply to photography. Discover how to bring together the elements of manual mode to create intriguing images using shutter speed, aperture, and which ISO to use in different lighting situations. Also covered will be classic compositional approaches and how to use them to express your creative vision. An introduction to digital processing will round out the course. Supply list online. Ages 16–Adult Instructor: Michelle Mondragon Level I –…

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Guadalupe in the Guest Room

Guadalupe in the Guestroom

October 14 @ 7:30 pm
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Wed | 7 p.m. Thurs & Fri | 7:30 p.m. Sat | 5 or 7:30 p.m. Sun Matinées | 2 p.m.
Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
$20 – $45

Guadalupe in the Guest Room chronicles a funny and heartfelt story of shared grief and love between two people separated by a language barrier, ultimately proving that understanding doesn’t always require speaking the same language.  Guadalupe is living in the guest room of her son-in-law, Steve, while she works to translate from English to Spanish the children’s books her deceased daughter has written. Overcome with grief and separated by a language barrier, the unlikely housemates struggle to communicate. As Guadalupe and…

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Unique Platters & Pitchers

October 15 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until October 29, 2021

Bemis School of Art, 818 Pelham Pl
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
$120 – $135

Create a pitcher and platter set that expresses your personal uniqueness! Learn basic slab construction techniques to hand build plant or animal themed platters using templates, texturing tools and textured leaf molds. Then move on to the more complex process of building a pitcher using textured slabs and flat pattern templates. Under glazing, staining, and overglazing will be taught to suit this project. Supply list online. 16–Adult Instructor: Rui Haagen Level 0 – This class is for the true beginner…

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