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March 2024 Newsletter

SAVANNAH DUCHARM  \  MARCH 2, 2024

### **Teens Take the Art Garage March 16th, 2024, 3:30pm-6:30pm** (The Art Garage, 6100 E 23rd Ave, Denver, 80207) Join us for a FREE drop-in event featuring art-making activities with The Art Garage, instruments to play from [Colorado AMP](https://www.instagram.com/coloradoamp1/?hl=en#), writing activities with [Art from Ashes](https://www.instagram.com/afaphoenix/?hl=en), free snacks, and more! ### **We're celebrating Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) Month!** At The Art Garage, we believe art is for EVERYONE and we are honored that the SCFD supports us in our mission! ### **Featured Upcoming Classes** #### **After School Art Clubs** ###### **Painting** **Ages 6-8** **March 5th - March 19th** **Tuesdays, 4:30 - 6:30pm** In this three week class, we will use a variety of new and interesting projects to explore all the possibilities of paint including acrylics, watercolor, mixed media techniques, resist techniques, and so much more! ###### **Ceramics** **Ages 6-8 & 9-12** **Tuesdays and Wednesdays 4:30 - 6:30pm** Students of all skill levels will develop their ceramic techniques in this 3-week class! Each month will bring new projects and challenges as our skilled instructor leads young artists through the creation of fun and unique clay projects. ###### **Zines and Comics** **Ages 11-15** **March 5th - March 19th** **Tuesdays, 4:30 - 6:30pm** Explore simple bookmaking, character design, storytelling, and a wide variety of multimedia techniques in this 3-week class with the help of a skilled instructor. ###### **Fiber Arts** **Ages 9-12** **March 5th - March 19th** **Tuesdays, 4:30 - 6:30pm** Each month will bring new and exciting techniques and materials as students experiment with making dyes, dyeing fabric, weaving, painting and printing on fabric, and so much more! ###### **Drawing** **Ages 11-15** **March 6th - March 20th** **Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:30pm** Students of all skill levels will develop their drawing skills and techniques in this 3-week class! Each month will bring new projects and new skills, from perspective and proportion to value and observation. ### **Leprechaun Trap Making Workshop** **Friday, March 15th** **4:30 - 6:30pm** This 6-week session is perfect for any skill level and will be structured to ensure you learn the essential aspects of hand building, wheel throwing, and glazing. Students will develop and grow their ceramic skills through techniques and projects led by our skilled instructor. ### **Friday Workshops** **Every Friday, September-May** **9:00 - 12:00pm and 1:00 - 4:00pm** **Ages 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12** Have a Friday off? Or a half day? No problem! We've got you covered! Join us for a Friday Workshop where we'll explore artistic styles, mediums, and history and will be structured around our instructor's own lesson plan to bring students new and fun projects each week! **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)! ### **What's happening around Denver?** ###### **Partnership with Dirt Coffee** We will be hanging art at Dirt Coffee Bar's Mosaic Campus location. This month stop by to see our very own Elena Niermann, Elyse Lani, and Joy Giles! And don’t forget to grab a latte while you’re there. Stay tuned to see whose art will be up next! \*\*Divergent Inclusive Representation Transforms \*\*\(DIRT\) is on a mission to cultivate intentional workspaces for the neurodivergent population to gain meaningful\, integrated\, and equitable employment\. ###### **OMG You're So Pretty** **March 1st- March 31st** See work by three Art Garage team members, Elyse Lani, Marissa Forbes, and Alex Bugg at the Benchmark Theater. This exhibition embodies resistance to the unspoken social norms surrounding seeing fellow womxn as competition or rivals. Especially in a realm as unpredictable and subjective as the Arts. Instead, we will demonstrate this creative passion is so much more when you are uplifting and being uplifted by your peers. ###### **Open Studios** **at the Evans School** **March 16, every third Thursday** **12:00 - 6:00pm** **1115 Acoma St.** Right in the heart of Denver, take the opportunity to explore this historic, abandoned school and see the work of 40 different artists as they open their studios to the public. ###### **Open Mic with Community Literature Initiative** **Monday, March 18th** **6:00 - 8:00pm (sign up at 5:30)** **3212 E. Colfax Ave.** [**Marissa Forbes**](https://www.worldstagepress.org/product/brief-bleeding-margins/), one of our instructors here at AG, welcomes you to share your poetry or be a part of the audience at Hooked on Colfax ###### **Prints by Anna Pausch** Find Anna and her beautiful prints at the following locations this month: \*\*Printmaker Exhibition at the Art Gym \*\* Feb 22nd - Mar 17th [**https://www.artgymdenver.com/gallery/art-gym-gallery/**](https://www.artgymdenver.com/gallery/art-gym-gallery/) **Black Ink: A Mo’ Print** **Fundraiser** Friday, March 1st 6:00 - Midnight Prints are $10! TRVE Brewing Company **Open Portfolio** Saturday, March 9th 9:00 AM - 3:00pm Free to attend Denver Botanic Gardens [**https://www.moprint.org/events-2024**](https://www.moprint.org/events-2024) ### **Kid Quotes of the Month** "I've been to The Art Garage 18 times. Actually, this is my 19th time" -4 year old "People are saying I am a hilarious guy at school" -5 year old "I love art. It's just what I do." -6 year old ### **Community Corner** This month, we would like to highlight [**Collaborative Healing Initiative within Communities**](https://chicdenver.org/) (CHIC) for the amazing work they are doing in our community. CHIC's mission is to help families build generational legacies of health and wealth through education, workforce development, community organization, and community reentry programs.  ”It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” -Audre Lorde ### **Scholarships!** 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) ### **Tasty Food: Free Meals for Denver Yout**h 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! **SCFD is the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, a tax collected and distributed to nearly 300 cultural organizations in our seven-county Denver metro region.** Culture creates vibrancy for us individually and collectively. It gives our kids a unique perspective and understanding of the world. It inspires all of us to get off the couch, discover the radical and the beautiful, and stretches our capacity to be transformed. Through our diverse, local culture, we come together, we come to new ideas, we come to our senses. Beginning with taxpayers and with the expert shepherding of the SCFD, our collective mission is simple: We fund culture. The Art Garage is sponsored by SCFD. 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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Savannah Ducharm
Lead Artist

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