\ AUGUST 10, 2023
\#\#\# Fall Registration Now Open\!
\*\*Toddler and Me Classes\*\*
Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday Mornings
School Day Outs, Friday Workshops, and After School Art Clubs
Ceramics, Homeschool Art Club, and more!
Watercolor, Ceramics, Open Studio, and more!
\#\#\# Featured Fall Classes
\*\*Young Artists Art Club\*\*
9:30am - 1:30pm
At The Art Garage, we believe that our youngest learners benefit greatly from creative exploration through art based education that encourages cross-curriculum connections and kindergarten preparedness! Over the course of this 8-week series, students will complete many masterpieces and improve their technical art skills while expanding their knowledge of the world around them through age-appropriate lessons inspired by famous artists.
`[Snag your Spot!](`[`https://artgaragedenver.com/courses/4762`](https://artgaragedenver.com/courses/4762)`)`<br>
\*\*Homeschool Art Club\*\*
1:00 - 4:00pm
This 8-week class will explore artistic mediums, styles and history and is perfect for homeschool students or anyone looking for supplemental art education! Students will combine technical skills and processes to learn fundamentals of art while working on short-term projects and long-term masterpieces.
`[Ages 9-14](`[`https://artgaragedenver.com/courses/4760`](https://artgaragedenver.com/courses/4760)`)`<br><br><br>There's so much more to explore at The Art Garage! See all of our upcoming classes for toddlers, kids, teens, and adults `[HERE](`[`https://artgaragedenver.com/courses`](https://artgaragedenver.com/courses))!
\#\#\# Events in Our Community:
August Art Markets
`[Ridgeway Rendezvoux Art Festival](`[`https://www.ridgwayrendezvous.com/`](https://www.ridgwayrendezvous.com/)`)`
August 12th 9am - 5pm and 13th 10am - 4pm
`[Firefly Art Fest](`[`https://www.fireflyhandmade.com/summer-market`](https://www.fireflyhandmade.com/summer-market)`)`
August 26th 11am - 7pm and 27th 10am - 4pm
Anna Pausch is a teaching artist at the Art Garage. To see Anna’s gorgeous artwork and keep up to date on other events, check out her website!
\*\*Community Literature Initiative: Denver Chapter\*\*
Saturdays 12:00pm - 3:15pm
September 2023 - June 2024
Interested in the poetic art form? Want to complete a poetry manuscript in a supportive and productive community? Marissa Forbes will launch the Denver Chapter of Community Literature Initiative through a 10 month poetry to publication course. This all encompassing hybrid course includes weekly poetry lessons, prompts, and workshops that culminates in the completion of your full length poetry manuscript; you'll receive an author's copy as well as digital files ready for publication submission. Plus so much more. Click [`this link](`[`https://www.communitylit.org/poetry-publishing-class`](https://www.communitylit.org/poetry-publishing-class)`)` to learn more and `[this link](`[`https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdcFf-ZU5nnaBGieZ5e4eBWjtMhP0Q4rzYqU8-ZN3Bs95zERw/viewform`](https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdcFf-ZU5nnaBGieZ5e4eBWjtMhP0Q4rzYqU8-ZN3Bs95zERw/viewform)`)`to apply. This course is 18+. Tuition $250/month
\*\*Denver Zine Fest\*\*
August 19th 11AM - 5PM
Discover local and national zines at this annual festival organized by the Denver Zine Library, a nonprofit organization founded in 2003 whose mission is to preserve, protect and promote the culture of zines and self-published original work through archival collection, workshops and events.
\*\*LGBTQ\+ Writer’s Group\*\*
August 10th - Field trip to BIPOC Open Mic at The Mercury Cafe
August 17th - Heat
August 24th - Rebel
August 31st - Pavement
Each week will have a suggested topic to assist people that find such structure helpful, but writers can feel free to share on any topic of interest. This group is 18+.
\*\*Kid Quote of the Month:\*\*
“I didn't have time for camp yesterday. Did you know that I'm a vampire? Also a princess and I have a unicorn ranch. And I'm an astronaut. I'm really busy.”
\*raises hand during story time\* “One time when I was a baby I pooped rainbows\!”
Another kid: “Maybe you ate too many strawberries and blueberries?”
“Aliens don’t live on a planet, they live in space.”
Another kid: “Earth is in space.”
“So we’re aliens too!”
Tasty Food: Free Meals for Denver Youth
"Denver invites youth, ages 5-18, to enjoy breakfast, lunch, supper and/or a nutritious snack. Tasty Food meals include up to five food groups that are low in fat and prepared fresh. No ID or registration required - just show up and eat up, and YES ... you can bring a friend, or two, or three, or more!"
`[See Dates and Locations](`[`https://denver.prelive.opencities.com/Government/Agencies-Departments-Offices/Agencies-Departments-Offices-Directory/Office-of-Childrens-Affairs/ProgramsInitiatives/Tasty-Food`](https://denver.prelive.opencities.com/Government/Agencies-Departments-Offices/Agencies-Departments-Offices-Directory/Office-of-Childrens-Affairs/ProgramsInitiatives/Tasty-Food)`)`<br>
Partial and full scholarships are awarded to students of all ages for The Art Garage classes, camps, and workshops! Scholarships are based on financial need and demonstrated motivation.
Applicants are expected to have transportation to and from class, to attend class regularly, and to fully participate in all class activities. Students' participation and attendance will be recorded and will be considered by The Art Garage administration in awarding future scholarships.
Please fill out the scholarship application and find additional information `[HERE](`[`https://artgaragedenver.com/articles/87`](https://artgaragedenver.com/articles/87)`)`!
\*\*Donate your King Soopers Points to The Art Garage\!\*\*
Supporting The Art Garage is as easy as doing your grocery shopping with Kroger Community Rewards!
1\. Start by either logging into your King Soopers account or creating a new one \[HERE\]\([https://www.kingsoopers.com/signin](https://www.kingsoopers.com/signin))
2\. Go to "My Account" \(top right under profile icon\) then "Community Rewards" \(bottom left\)
3\. Search for "The Art Garage" or use our Organization Number: GA477
4\. Every time you input your Sooper Card number at checkout\, King Soopers will make a donation in support of The Art Garage at no additional cost to you\!
5\. If you run into any issues\, email us at [firstname.lastname@example.org](mailto:email@example.com)<br>
Do you have an old or outdated iPhone taking up space in your junk drawer? The Art Garage is currently seeking iPhone donations for photographing our students’ amazing artwork in our studios! We are accepting donations of iPhone models 11, 12, 13 or 14. Reach out to [firstname.lastname@example.org](mailto:email@example.com) to learn more!
“Did you know about 4.3 million children get access to arts and culture educational opportunities through funding provided by SCFD.”
The Art Garage’s is sponsored by SCFD; a cultural funding tax district that serves 7 counties in the Denver Metro Area. Did you know that SCFD can offer this funding because YOU voted for it? To keep the arts and culture alive and healthy in Denver, SCFD uses just one penny of every $10 sales tax dollars in the district to give back to the organizations like The Art Garage.
Thank YOU for voting for arts science and culture!
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