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.

FREE for FAC Members, Non-members pay regular admission

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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
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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, August 1, 2017 
  • 10:00am-11:00am
  • FREE for FAC Members, Non-members pay regular admission
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Painted Toes Society Public Opening

  • Community Gallery
  • August 18, 2017 – September 17, 2017
  • Members: Free
  • Adults: $8
  • Seniors, Students, or Youth 10+: $5
  • Youth under 10: Free

Oil Painting: Secrets for Glowing Colors!

If you love rich radiant colors, you’ll enjoy learning to create bright, loose colorful oil paintings by first “blocking in” with a colorful transparent underpainting and then adding opaque colors in the next layer.In this exciting class you’ll learn the “secrets” of one of the most popular “daily painting” methods as seen online. The overall focus is on how to create vivid interesting colors by layering in oils, but there will also be helpful tips for improving your color, value, design, edges and brushwork. Students will have the opportunity to work together “step by step” on the same painting (reference provided) as well as paint from their own references. This unique “wet in wet” oil painting approach works particularly well if you enjoy painting flowers, animals, and landscapes. This workshop is best for artists with some painting experience.

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  • Petersen Classroom 
  • Instructor: Aimee Deneweth
  • Weds & Thurs, August 23-24, 2017 
  • 9:30am-4:00pm daily 
  • Non members $230/  Members $195
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Art Business Series - Finding Your Own Artistic Voice

  • Petersen Classroom 
  • Kathy Beekman & Cyncie Winters
  • Saturday, September 9, 2017
  • 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Non members $55/ Members $45

The development of a personal artistic style differentiates you from other artists.   It’s how your artwork is easily recognized by others.  It’s about developing a personal identity that can bring forth the meaning you want to express in the world through your art.  In this workshop, artists will learn why it is important to have their own artistic voice and to explore the ways in which they can discover and develop their voice.  This is an exciting hands-on workshop, and artists are asked to bring a small portfolio of their artwork.  Cyncie Winter and Kathy Beekman are professional artists and art coaches who will lead you on a creative journey to finding your artistic voice by providing you with actionable steps that you will be able to implement immediately.

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.

Set Your Horizons

With a creative attitude towards landscape painting, instructor Kathy Beekman will lead you through this innovative and light hearted class.  This class is aimed at helping you discover the importance of properly placed horizon lines.  You will learn what a low and high horizon line accomplishes and where best to place your horizons if you want to create a feeling of great height, expanse of open space or the feeling of looking outward and upward, down upon your subject or deep into the far distance.  If you are looking for more oomph and more arresting and unexpected compositional qualities in your work then this is the workshop for you.  Instructor Kathy Beekman receives rave reviews from her students.  She creates a comfortable learning environment where class participants excel in the world of soft pastel. Participants do not need prior pastel experience.

  • Petersen Classroom 
  • Instructor: Kathy Beekman 
  • Saturday, September 16, 2017 
  • 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Non member $60/ Member $50
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Open Studio Exhibit Public Opening

  • Community Gallery
  • September 22, 2017 – October 15, 2017
  • Members: Free
  • Adults: $8
  • Seniors, Students, or Youth 10+: $5
  • Youth under 10: Free

Painting with Watercolors with Janet Nunn

Want to paint watercolors?  Join Janet Nunn in this painting driven class.  Each evening participants will learn new painting techniques while completing a painting.  This class is a great way to learn new things for established painters and learn to put a painting together for those new to watercolors.

  • Petersen Classroom 
  • Janet Nunn
  • October 24-26, 2017 
  • T, W, Th 5:30pm-8:30pm 
  • Non member $140/ Member $125
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Painting Notecards with Janet Nunn

In this class participants learn to paint notecards with watercolor techniques. We cover splattering paint, washes, masking the white of the paper, all on notecards.  This small format makes it easy to put a painting together. What a perfect time of year to create your own note cards. $5 materials fee

  • Petersen Classroom 
  • Janet Nunn
  • Saturday, November 11, 2017 
  • 10:00am- 4:00pm
  • Nonmembers $105/ Members $90
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THE PLEASURES OF PASTEL PAINTING – A WORKSHOP IN CREATING FEARLESSLY WITH JANE CHRISTIE

Jane Christie is a signature member of the Patel Society of Colorado, the pastel Society of America, Plain Air Artists Colorado, and associate member of Women Artist of The West and an international awarded artist. She is represented by Saks Galleries, Cherry Creek. She invites you to join her as she guides you on your artistic journey using her unique approach to creating a successful painting. All Levels are welcome. Experience is not necessary. Enjoy a stress free environment in which to relax and follow your creative path using Jane’s 3/3’s technique.

  • Petersen Classroom 
  • Jane Christie 
  • Saturday, November 18th, 2017 
  • 9:30am-4:30pm
  • Non member $115/ Member $80
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Pictures with Santa!

Enjoy cookies, cocoa, and a free family picture with Santa Claus while exploring and shopping the Holiday Art Market featuring fine handcrafted items and holiday gifts! 

Candlelight Walk

The annual candlelight walk starts at Foothills at 6pm for pre-walk caroling and dancing. Festive dress is encouraged. 

Kids Crafts during HART - Gingerbread houses

  • Peterson Classroom 
  • Saturday, December 2, 2017 
  • 1:00pm- 4:00pm
  • All ages 
  • Registration is REQUIRED and space is limited. 

Gingerbread houses can be a bit tricky to build, and really fun to decorate. We have found a solution with cardboard structures and lots of decorating materials. Come to top last year's creations!  

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Kids Crafts during HART - Gingerbread houses

  • Peterson Classroom 
  • Saturday, December 9, 2017 
  • 1:00pm- 4:00pm
  • All ages 
  • Registration is REQUIRED and space is limited. 

Gingerbread houses can be a bit tricky to build, and really fun to decorate. We have found a solution with cardboard structures and lots of decorating materials. Come to top last year's creations!  

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Kids Crafts during HART - Gingerbread houses

  • Peterson Classroom 
  • Saturday, December 16, 2017 
  • 1:00pm- 4:00pm
  • All ages 
  • Registration is REQUIRED and space is limited. 

Gingerbread houses can be a bit tricky to build, and really fun to decorate. We have found a solution with cardboard structures and lots of decorating materials. Come to top last year's creations!  

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