Member Trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico

Join your FAC staff and fellow members as we travel by deluxe motor coach to Santa Fe, New Mexico, the nation’s oldest capital city and art lovers’ haven.

We will spend two nights on the Santa Fe Plaza at the historic Hotel La Fonda, which blends “modern conveniences with the warmth of authentic New Mexican style.” Highlights of our trip include a Saturday morning private docent tour at the Georgia O’Keefe Museum, followed by a delicious luncheon prepared by the catering staff at Hotel La Fonda, and transportation Saturday afternoon to Museum Hill, where you may explore four world-class museums and botanical gardens.     

Must sign up by March  1st 2017

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Price Includes:

  • Deluxe Motor Coach Transportation
  • Snacks During Bus Travel
  • Two Nights’ Hotel Room
  • Docent Tour and Admission to Georgia O’Keefe Museum
  • Saturday Luncheon at Hotel La Fonda
  • Sunday Morning Art and History tour of Hotel La Fonda

 

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Art Business Series- Approaching Galleries with Confidence

  • Petersen Classroom 
  • Instructors: Kathy Beekman and Cyncie Winters 
  • Saturday, April 29, 2017 
  • 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Non members $55/ Members $45

Would you like to identify markets such as galleries, art festivals, and art consultants where you might sell your artwork and how to properly approach them for representation?  In this dynamic two hour presentation, you will learn the best steps to take in order to fulfill both of these objectives.  As an added benefit you will also receive practical tips to help you sustain your creative energy, maintain focus and stay committed to your goals throughout this process.  Kathy Beekman and Cyncie Winter are professional artists and art coaches who will give you pragmatic advice and concrete, actionable steps that you can begin implementing immediately to become more successful in marketing your artwork.

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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. 

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  • Main Gallery and Petersen Classroom
  • Tuesday May, 2, 2017 
  • 10:00am-11:00am
  • Non member $10/ Member $5 

Watercolor Painting Workshop – Bold and Free with Nancy Condit

Loosen-up with Nancy Condit; Artist/Owner of The Sand Dollar Gallery in Denver!  Energize and begin a new- fun relationship with watercolors. Nancy will demonstrate and share new approaches using masking tape, Caran-Dache crayons and collaging.  This class is designed to experiment, play with new techniques, and practice new brush strokes! All levels welcome. Please bring a sack lunch.

  • Petersen Classroom 
  • Instructor: Nancy Condit 
  • Saturday, May 6, 2017
  • 11:00am-4:00pm
  • Non members $130/ Members $95 (includes inspirational Watercolor book ($45 value) “Watercolor, My Second Career" by William Condit). Bill gained national recognition while working with Nancy for 27 years…founding the Sand Dollar Gallery. 
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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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Ben Butler Lecture

  • East Gallery
  • Saturday, May 13, 2017 
  • 5:00pm-6:00pm
  • Non members $8/ Members FREE 

Ben Butler is a prolific artist, with a unique organic style. Largely process driven, he and his assistants work fluidly as they allow the procedure of cutting wood and foam into organic shapes and molds to inform the final product. The outcome is surprising and awesome in both scale and intricacy. He constructs massive installations from wood, foam and concrete. Come learn more about Ben and his work during this engaging hour in the gallery! 

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Mom and me Jewelry Making

Create a wonderful memory with your child while learning to create beautiful jewelry with beads.  These easy to master wire working techniques will allow you to make jewelry for yourself and friends.   Students will have the opportunity to complete a beautiful smaller project during the class, while developing the skills they need to launch into a bigger project of their own design, and have some special time with a special person in your life. No prior experience necessary, but all levels are welcome. Price is per pair of attendees. (Children 6 years and older, plus $10 materials fee)

  • Petersen Classroom
  • Instructor: Jesse Mathes 
  • Saturday, May 13, 2017 
  • 9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. 
  • Non member (pair) $85/ Member (pair) $50 
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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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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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Art on Tap - Go Farm

Join GoFarm in the galleries as they cook a new recipe inspired by a work in the Colorado Watercolor Society State Exhibit. Participants will learn about our local farm cooperative, taste the resulting dish, and take home the recipe. Golden City Brewery will be providing the beer. PLEASE reserve your space in advance!

  • THIS IS A 21+ EVENT
  • Thursday, May 25, 2017
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Admission to Foothills Art Center and the program is free for our Members. Non-members gain free access to the program upon paid admission to Foothills Art Center.
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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

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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