September 9, 2011

Free FRCC-museum painting and drawing drop-in class set for Sept. 11

A free drop-in drawing and studio painting class is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Community’s Studio at the Fort Collins Museum of Art (FCMOA), 201 S. College Ave., Fort Collins.

All materials will be furnished, and a limited number of day passes will be available for students to view the museum’s exhibition “Creating the New Century, Contemporary Art from the Dicke Collection.”

The class is called An Afternoon of Painted and Drawn Expression. In acknowledging Sept. 11 is Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance for the lives lost 10 years ago, Jennie Kiessling, Front Range Community College art instructor, said, “Drawing and painting and the arts in general are used as a gentle and therapeutic form of expression during times of great grief. It is a non-aggressive and productive act to express emotion.”

The Community’s Studio is a partnership between FRCC and FCMOA.

About the author:

John Feeley is director of public relations at Front Range Community College. He’s a retired soccer referee and newspaper editor whose subscription ran out.