COMMUNITY

March Newsletter

HANNAH BEAN  \  MARCH 20, 2022

### Program Updates

**Featured Classes**
See all of our upcoming classes and register to create with us at [HERE](http://artgaragedenver.com/courses)!

**Adult Drawing**
Tuesdays, April 5th-26th: 2PM-4PM
In this 4-week course, students will explore a variety of drawing materials by experimenting with different processes and techniques. We will cover observational drawing, and drawing from reference images, but also will have fun with patterns, doodles, repeating patterns, emotive drawing and more! Students of all levels are invited to join this fun workshop. Register [HERE](https://artgaragedenver.com/courses/3919)!

**Adult One Day Workshops!**
Our NEW one-day Adult Art Workshops make it easier than ever to fit creativity into your schedule!

**Seed Bomb Workshop**
Sunday, April 10th: 12PM-2PM
Come celebrate Earth Day the Art Garage way! In this one-day workshop, we will use native seeds, recycled paper, and natural dyes to create unique seed bombs and seed paper just in time for spring gardening, Earth Day, and Mother’s Day. Register [HERE](https://artgaragedenver.com/courses/3920)!

**Mother's Day Collage Workshop**
Sunday, April 24th: 12PM-2PM
Show mom some love with this one-day card making workshop! Students will bring in a photo of their mom or another loved one to be the star of their collage and will incorporate a variety of other media to create a unique, handmade card that is sure to wow your friends and family. Register [HERE](https://artgaragedenver.com/courses/3921)!

### Events in Our Community

**Joy Giles' Art Show**
March 6th - April 2nd, 2022
1200 Acoma St., Ste 101a, Denver, CO, 80204
Don’t forget to check out the artwork of Joy Giles, The Art Garage's incredible instructor and Community Liaison, at the Mad Greens right across from the Denver Art Museum! Joy's mixed media work will be on display until Saturday April 2nd, so if you didn’t get a chance to go to the opening you can still see and purchase her work throughout March!

**Traitor\, Survivor\, Icon: The Legacy of La Malinche**
Denver Art Museum: February 6th - May 8th, 2022
This exhibit examines the historical and cultural legacy of La Malinche. Both reviled as a traitor and hailed as the mother of Mexico, Malinche is an enigmatic figure whose legacy has been the subject of controversy and adulation from the 1500s through the present day. Learn more [HERE](https://www.denverartmuseum.org/en/exhibitions/malinche)!

**Elyse Lani's Virtual Art Show**
March 1st - May 31st, 2022
Elyse Lani, a Denver artist and one of The Art Garage's wonderful Studio Assistants, will have her work on display in a virtual show with the Still Point Art Gallery through the end of May! Be sure to check out Elyse and others' mixed media artworks in the "Mixing Mediums" virtual show [HERE](https://stillpointartgallery.myportfolio.com/mediums)!

### Community Resources

**Call to Action: Park Hill Schools Need Volunteers**
The pandemic has been hard on everyone, and our local schools are no exception! There are staff shortages and budget cuts at a time when students need more academic and social-emotional support than ever before. If you feel called to action, you can contact Volunteer_Services@dpsk12.org for additional information!

**Universal Preschool in Colorado**
We recommend [THIS ARTICLE](https://co.chalkbeat.org/2022/2/11/22929758/colorado-free-universal-preschool-high-quality-measurement-system) from Chalbeat.org for further reading on teachers’ needs! This article takes a look at the impact of free pre-k education in Colorado and efforts to help support educators in this new and exciting education development.

**Do you know of an artist who might like to be featured as our Artist of the Month?**
Contact paige@artgaragedenver.com to submit a local artist!

**I Loved This Book!**
Monthly book recommendations from The Art Garage's Community Liaison, Joy Giles

**The Cure For Dreaming by Cat Winters**
The Cure For Dreaming is a great read for Women’s History Month! Cat Winters successfully combines elements of women’s history, horror, coming of age issues, love, humor, and mysticism to create a captivating tale that makes us thankful for the women before us who fought so hard to ensure we have the rights we do today and to keep fighting for the equality we all deserve.

This story takes place in the year 1900 in Portland, Oregon. Olivia Mead wants more opportunities and greater equality for women - especially the right to vote. She’s young, smart and desperately wants to make her own decisions but her father has other plans for her. In an attempt to tame her rebelliousness, her father, the local dentist, has her hypnotized by the mysterious Henri Reverie who tells her she will “see the world the way it truly is”. At first this seems like a curse because what she sees is truly frightening, but by the end of the story, Olivia realizes her visions are just uncovering the truth.

**Looking for More?**
If you want to read more fantastic books with strong female characters written by amazing women try: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (I highly recommend getting this book on CD! The narrator, Bahni Turpin, is wonderful.) and all the books in The Lunar Chronicles (Cinder, Scarlett, Cress, and Winter) by Marissa Meyer

**Use Your Tax Return to Support Local Nonprofits!**
Through [ReFund Colorado](https://refundwhatmatters.org/), you can safely and easily donate all or part of your tax return to The Art Garage and other Colorado Nonprofits. After you've determined your refund amount, look for "Donate to a Colorado Nonprofit Fund" under the Voluntary Contributions Schedule

Enter:
- The Art Garage
- Registration number: 20143022386
- Amount you would like to Donate

Thank you for your support!


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