Happy Memorial Day!

Foothills Art Center is closed today. 

Calligraphy

  • Petersen Classroom
  • Instructor: Wendy Satsky 
  • Saturday, June 3, 2017 
  • 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Non members $75/ Members $60 (plus $10 materials fee) 

Calligraphy, the art of beautiful handwriting, is a fun and useful way to enrich your life. Add a personal, artistic touch to any everyday writing task and for special occasions.In this workshop, students will learn and practice basic calligraphy skills including writing with the metal nib pen and liquid ink, practicing the Foundational hand (lettering style) and visualizing and planning text with proper spacing for writing tasks. The final product for the class will be an artistically designed, addressed envelope.

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Members Only - Mindful Meditation

“When the flow of distracting thoughts subsides and the mind becomes still, a deep sense of happiness and contentment arises naturally from within.” — Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Mindful Meditation is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one’s physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Practicing mindfulness helps to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote a general sense of health and well-being. Join us to soak in the art and find a place of calm. 

  • Meditation is located in our Main Gallery. We will meet you at the main entrance.
  • 9:00am-10:00am
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Toddler Tuesday

This program is designed for families with children aged 18 months to 3 years. Parents will be able to enjoy time with their children without having to worry about the constraints of bringing their younger family members to public space. This hour will start with socializing and then continue with activities focused on creative and cognitive development. 

  • Main Gallery and Petersen Classroom
  • Tuesday, June 6, 2017 
  • 10:00am-11:00am
  • Non member $10/ Member $5 
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New Courtyard Dedication

Come celebrate the opening of the new Thom and Mary Ellen Williams Courtyard with live music from Ultraphonic Jazz and beer from Golden City Brewery! 

  • Thom and Mary Ellen Courtyard 
  • Thursday, June 8, 2017 
  • 5:00pm-8:00pm 
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Amuse Yeux: Miniatures Exhibit Opening

  • Community Gallery 
  • June 9, 2017- August 13, 2017
  • Members: Free
  • Adults: $8
  • Seniors, Students, or Youth 10+: $5
  • Youth under 10: Free

Members Only - Mindful Meditation

“When the flow of distracting thoughts subsides and the mind becomes still, a deep sense of happiness and contentment arises naturally from within.” — Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Mindful Meditation is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one’s physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Practicing mindfulness helps to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote a general sense of health and well-being. Join us to soak in the art and find a place of calm. 

  • Meditation is located in our Main Gallery. We will meet you at the main entrance.
  • 9:00am-10:00am
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So you want to be an art collector?

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Creating your own art collection is a fun and rewarding long-term project. If you are looking to start you own art collection, tonight's conversation with Doug Kacena is perfect for you! Doug is a Gallery Co-owner and Director, Artist, Curator, Studio Owner and Collector who will be speaking about collecting art in conjunction with our on view miniatures show, Amuse Yeux. 

  • Community Gallery 
  • Doug Kacena
  • Thursday, June 15th, 2017
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Non members $8/ Members FREE
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Members Only - Mindful Meditation

“When the flow of distracting thoughts subsides and the mind becomes still, a deep sense of happiness and contentment arises naturally from within.” — Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Mindful Meditation is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one’s physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Practicing mindfulness helps to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote a general sense of health and well-being. Join us to soak in the art and find a place of calm. 

  • Meditation is located in our Main Gallery. We will meet you at the main entrance.
  • 9:00am-10:00am
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Last Look with Hassan Najjar

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Join us before the end of Colorado Watercolor Society State Show and engage in discussion and object based interpretation with our Executive Director, Hassan Najjar. The viewers choice award will also be announced. 

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Painting Flowers with Watercolor - Janet Nunn

  • Petersen Classroom
  • Instructor: Janet Nunn 
  • Saturday June 24, 2017
  • 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Non member $105 / Member $90

Summer is the perfect time to paint some flowers with watercolors.  Janet has a unique way of painting flowers, sometimes plastic wrap, sometimes a straw, and other times just painting.  In this class, you will find a few ways to paint flowers and enjoy learning some fun watercolor techniques.

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SPARK!

In partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado, Foothills Art Center offers opportunities for participants with mild memory loss and their care partners to enjoy our art exhibitions and object based learning and discussion. SPARK! programs provide interactive and engaging experiences in comfortable settings guided by trained docents and volunteers. This program is FREE to attend, but registration is REQUIRED.  Please RSVP below,  or call/email Maura McInerney at 720-749-5513 or maura@foothillsartcenter.org

  • Main Gallery 
  • Sunday, June 25, 2017 
  • 11:00am-12:00pm

For more information on Alzheimer’s Disease and other SPARK! programs, please call the Alzheimer's Association Colorado Chapter at 303-813-1669 or visit www.sparkcolorado.org.

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Members Only - Mindful Meditation

“When the flow of distracting thoughts subsides and the mind becomes still, a deep sense of happiness and contentment arises naturally from within.” — Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Mindful Meditation is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one’s physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Practicing mindfulness helps to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote a general sense of health and well-being. Join us to soak in the art and find a place of calm. 

  • Meditation is located in our Main Gallery. We will meet you at the main entrance.
  • 9:00am-10:00am
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Happy 4th of July!

Foothills Art Center is closed today. 

AARP Free Day

Foothills is partnering with AARP to offer FREE admission to their members today! Check in at the front desk when you arrive with your AARP membership card. 

  • If you're age 50 or older you owe it to yourself to become an AARP member and receive your AARP membership card. For just $16 a year, you'll have access to exclusive member benefits, including:
  • Exclusive discounts on travel, dining, everyday purchases and more.
  • Award winning publication featuring in-depth articles, news and information that's important to you.
  • Savings on health products like eye wear and prescriptions 
  • Information for living well from experts on financial planning, healthy living, caregiving and more.
  • To join, call  1-888-OUR-AARP (1-888-687-2277) or register online.

Pen, Ink and Watercolor - Janet Nunn

  • Petersen Classroom
  • Instructor: Janet Nunn 
  • Saturday July 15, 2017
  • 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Non member $105 / Member $90

Using India Ink to sketch a subject is the basis for many paintings.  In this class learn how to add watercolors to the sketch and have a wonderful painting.

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Last Look with Hassan Najjar

Join us before the end of Variations on Growth and engage in discussion and object based interpretation with our Executive Director, Hassan Najjar.

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JeffCo Cultural Institutions Educator Professional Development Workshop

Teachers will earn 30 clock hours to use towards relicensure after completing this course

  • July 31, 2017 - August 4, 2017
  • 8:00am-4:00pm daily 
  • Participating Cultural Institutions: Foothills Art Center, Golden History Center, Colorado Railroad Museum, Dinosaur Ridge & Morrison Natural History Museum, Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum 
  • Teachers $160
JeffCo Teacher Professional Development
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