Member Preview Reception September 18, 2015 5:00 – 8:00 pm Registration coming soon! Members may bring two guests with them. Since 1974, when community watercolor artists approached then Director Marion Metsopoulos with the idea of a national watercolor show, Foothills Art Center has established its own interpretation of this exhibition by introducing “watermedia” as its emphasis. The goal was, and still is, to reach beyond the tradition of pure watercolor and embrace innovatio
November 14-December 31 | Member Reception: November 13, 6-8pm | Over 100 Colorado artists offer ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, paintings, woodworking, photography, holiday items, and much more. This unique holiday marketplace atmosphere will feature an array of options for everyone on your holiday gift-giving list.
January 23 – March 26, 2016 Member Preview Reception: January 22, 5:00- 8:00pm This exhibition will present the work of fine craft artists whose work speaks to contemporary social, political, environmental and other issues that concern us today.
April 16 – June 12, 2016 Member Preview Reception: April 15, 5:00 – 8:00pm This exhibition replaces Foothills Art Center’s longstanding biennial exhibition, Colorado Clay. Included in this exhibition will be juried and invited ceramic artists all who hail from the Mountain Standard Time Zone
June 25 – September 4, 2016 Member Preview Reception: June 24, 5:00-8:00pm For the first time in its history, Foothills Art Center is inviting outstanding American artists working in clay, fiber, glass, metals, wood and mixed media to exhibit major bodies of their work.
September 17 – October 23, 2016 Member Preview Reception: September 16, 5:00 – 8:00pm Now in its 43rd year, this is a perennial favorite of Foothills Art Center’s members and guests. The exhibition will feature around 70 works of art by national artists working in watermedia.
November 12 – December 31, 2016 Member Preview Reception: November 11, 6:00 – 8:00pm This annual fundraiser for Foothills Art Center provides the community an opportunity to shop for local and regional handcrafted items not found in large box or retail stores. It has become a tradition for Golden’s holiday season.
Description: Join us for an art supply drive to benefit Pleasant View Elementary School in Golden, Colorado. The school’s art budget is extremely limited this year: the district allocated only $1 per student. Traditional materials like paintbrushes and markers are needed, but so are silverware, bike parts, and other household items. Students will use these objects to make sculptures on the Nature Path behind Pleasant View. Foothills Art Center invites the community to bring art supplies and cash donations to Foothills Art Center or Pleasant View Elementary School. Donations will be collected through Sunday August 30. ART SUPPLY WISHLIST Construction paper Silverware Drills/drill bits Colored pencils Wooden spoons Metal and wood scraps Markers Bowls Shovels Paint brushes Mixers/blenders Rakes Nontoxic paint Hardware Cash donations also accepted.
Instructor: Pam Fortner Date: September 14, 21, 28, October 5 Time: 3:30pm – 6:00pm Price: 150 public/ 135 members + $15 for supplies at the time of the class. Description: In this series of classes we will start to learn more complicated binding techniques including the Coptic binding and modifications thereof. Students will create a classic Coptic-bound book and use that experience to stretch their creative wings into sculptural art book binding. Experience with the basics of bookbinding is useful. All supplies will be provided, however participants will be asked to bring some of their own bookbinding tools. A list will be provided to students after they sign up.
FAC members are invited to an exclusive first look at the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia exhibition. Enjoy light appetizers, beverages and conversation in a fun and informal setting. Invite a guest for a night they’ll remember. Awards ceremony will take place around 6:30pm. Members also receive 10% off their purchases in the gift gallery.
Instructor: T’Alyne Dates: October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, and November 7 Time: 9am- 11am Price: $120 public/ $108 members Download Supply List Description: Beginner and intermediate painters. This class provides a great foundation for continued painting. Topics include; selection of visual content, color mixing, expressive brushwork and the development of your personal painting style.
Instructor: Janet Nunn Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays October 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29 Time: 5:30pm – 8:30 pm Price: $150 public / $135 members Download Supply List Description: This six-session class is filled with a broad range watercolor painting techniques and is taught by one of our most accomplished and popular instructors. Each week participants will complete an entire piece utilizing these techniques.