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You’re Going to Hear Me ROAR!

Can you draw razor sharp teeth, an array of stripes, or a fluffy mane? Learn about lions, crocodiles, zebras and more as we take an African Safari through the Serengeti and have some wild art adventures! Students will have a great time developing their fine motor skills while using mixed media techniques to create a different African animal each day. *Please note: We have a no refund policy. Be sure to visit our [SUMMER FAQ](https://artgarage... Show more

Five 9:00 am 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jul-22
Paper Mache Monsters

This week will be frighteningly fantastic! Students will create their own paper mache monster based on their personal story. Through drawing, practicing awareness, and even using writing, students will build and hold a space for their monster. With planning and problem solving students will create the paper mache structure and bring it to life with paint and found materials. *Please note: We have a no refund policy. Be sure to visit our [SUMM... Show more

Five 9:00 am 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jul-22
Starting From Sketch

All great art begins with an idea! And the best place for artists to store ideas is in a book. Learn how to use your sketchbook to influence your artwork. Students will explore a different set of materials each day and learn how to use them, sketch with them and incorporate them with other materials in your sketchbook. Our instructor will guide students through proper technical use of your sketchbook and cover some graphic novel and narrative ... Show more

Five 9:00 am 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jul-22
In The Secret Garden

Embrace the wonders of flowers! Your little artists will experiment with paint resist, sculpting, and watercolors while exploring this classical subject matter. Still life drawings will help in our study of flower structure to create colorful and vibrant masterpieces. Students will get the opportunity to witness the process and learn elements needed in growing flowers by potting their own while developing cognitive and fine motor skills. So gr... Show more

Five 1:00 pm 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jul-22
Opposites Attract

Black and white, big and little, positive and negative…join us this week as we let opposites inspire our art! We will utilize color theory, texture, and a variety of mixed media techniques to play with opposites and create contrast in this 2D class. Students will explore the concept of positive and negative space through 2D artwork inspired by Notan’s paper cuts and “quilt square” collages inspired by the quilts of Gee’s Bend. *Please note: W... Show more

Five 1:00 pm 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jul-22
What Can You Do with Yarn?

This class will make you think differently about that basket of unused yarn! Discover the world of textile art through a wild exploration of yarn! Students will learn various weaving and crochet techniques, while also studying contemporary artist HOTTEA and his involvement in the colorful world of yarn bombing. We will also engage in a collaborative guerilla art project as we yarn bomb the Art Garage and make the world a prettier place to be! ... Show more

Five 1:00 pm 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jul-22
Creatures of Light

Did you know that there are creatures that actually emit light? This is called bioluminescence and bio-fluorescence, and it is the basis for this week's inspiration at The Art Garage! We will take an artistic look at these fascinating critters, including glowworms, 'pyrotechnic' plankton, fireflies, jellyfish, coral, GloFish, and scorpions! We will then use bright neon colors, dark backgrounds, and even glow-in-the-dark paint to really make ou... Show more

Five 9:00 am 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jul-29
Watercolor Techniques

In this class, students will explore the wide variety of watercolor painting techniques such as wet on wet, resist, bruising, gradient wash and more! After exploring these techniques, students will choose their favorites to create a final masterpiece collage while considering composition, line and color. *Please note: We have a no refund policy. Be sure to visit our [SUMMER FAQ](https://artgaragedenver.com/articles/271)  page for up to date i... Show more

Five 9:00 am 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jul-29
Art that Moves

From mobiles to automata, we'll explore the world of kinetic art using found materials, sculpture and simple machines. We'll take inspiration from artists like Alexander Calder and Jean Tinguely. Projects will include mini matchbook automata, mobiles, clothespin automata. *Please note: We have a no refund policy. Be sure to visit our [SUMMER FAQ](https://artgaragedenver.com/articles/271)  page for up to date information. If you are interested... Show more

Five 9:00 am 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jul-29
All You Need is a Spoon!

It’s not just a cereal box… it can be a car, a plane, or even a robot! Or is it a house? That morning box of cereal can be turned into a magical art sculpture full of imagination! Students will develop their fine motor and language skills while ordinary objects spark their imaginations. Come and join the fun! *Please note: We have a no refund policy. Be sure to visit our [SUMMER FAQ](https://artgaragedenver.com/articles/271)  page for up to d... Show more

Five 1:00 pm 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jul-29
Fantasyland

If you could live anywhere, where would you live? Would it be in a leafy hut on a tropical island, or in an igloo on the North Pole? Is your fantasy home a real or imaginary place? When you imagine it, who is there with you? We will use traditional and nontraditional sculpture materials such as clay, recycled objects, wire, and tape to shape our wondrous new environment and its characters. *Please note: We have a no refund policy. Be sure to ... Show more

Five 1:00 pm 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jul-29
Role Playing Adventures

Join us for this exciting week of challenges, exploring new lands, making friends and enemies, solving puzzles and fighting monsters! In this camp artists will design and create their own role playing avatar using dice to decide our fate and to build a story arc for characters as we embark on a quest that will challenge decision making skills and determine our destiny! Artists will design costumes using cardboard and found materials, design a ... Show more

Five 1:00 pm 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jul-29
Be Your Own Superhero!

Start thinking about your desired superpowers for this high flying, stupendously courageous art class! Do you want to be invisible? Do you want superhuman strength? The possibilities are endless! Artists will create artwork that exemplifies their chosen super power as well as make their own cape and mask to fit the part! Once we have established our superhero selves we will create super hero self portrait plaques to finish out our unbounded we... Show more

Five 9:00 am 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Aug-5
Artists of Africa

In this week- long class, join us as we celebrate the colorful storytelling world of African Art! Students will be introduced to a different African Artist each day, and will learn about art made by painters, sculptors and more. Artists such as Kenyan painter Thandiwe Muriu, Ghanaian sculptor El Anatsui, and Congolese painter Chéri Samba will be just a few of our inspirations for artmaking in this class. *Please note: We have a no refund poli... Show more

Five 9:00 am 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Aug-5
Dishes for my Kitchen

In this class students will make plates, bowls, and cups using slab, pinch-pot, and coil techniques. We will find extra inspiration in decoration techniques from Mimbres pottery made in our region. Mimbres pottery was created from A.D. 1000 to 1150 by Native American artists that were early ancestors of the Pueblo Indians that inhabited large portions of Southwestern New Mexico. Everything will be made non-toxic and safe to serve on. *Please ... Show more

Five 9:00 am 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Aug-5
Monsters on Vacation

Even monsters need to hit the reset button every now and again! Join us for this week as we take our monster friends and help them set sail to a destination of their choosing! We'll begin the week by designing a monster, giving them a name, and some personality traits. Then we'll use a variety of media to depict our monsters in all of their favorite destinations - from beaches to mountains, and even a cruise! We'll also spend the week reading ... Show more

Five 1:00 pm 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Aug-5
Raising the Roof!

Get inspired by current architectural movements and design your own dream house! Students will make their own plans come to life in both 2D and 3D forms, while learning painting, pastel, and mixed media techniques. Then by using cardboard, paper tubes, and other recycled materials, we will create never before seen buildings from the inside out and from every angle. *Please note: We have a no refund policy. Be sure to visit our [SUMMER FAQ](ht... Show more

Five 1:00 pm 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Aug-5
Cryptic Creatures

Have you ever seen a Jackelope? How about a Chupacabra? This week we will be inspired by the weird world of legendary cryptids like Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster to create unique mythical busts of creatures using papier-mâché techniques. Students will incorporate a variety of surface painting and finishing techniques to bring their cryptic creatures to life! *Please note: We have a no refund policy. Be sure to visit our [SUMMER FAQ](https... Show more

Five 1:00 pm 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Aug-5
Udderly Inspired Art

Feeling mooooved to make some art? Then you’ll love this week which will focus on bovine inspired art making. We’ll look to artists who’ve immortalized the cow like Banksy, Franz Marc and Warhol and then create our own cow compositions using drawing, painting, and three-dimensional art materials *Please note: We have a no refund policy. Be sure to visit our [SUMMER FAQ](https://artgaragedenver.com/articles/271)  page for up to date informatio... Show more

Five 9:00 am 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Aug-12
Dream Like an Artist

Calling all daydreamers! You are in good company. Many famous artists use dreams to inspire their art. Be inspired to dream while experimenting with the artistic techniques of Marc Chagall, Minnie Evans, Salvador Dali, Joan Miro, and Remedios Varo. Through a variety of artistic styles students will express their visions and share them with others around them. *Please note: We have a no refund policy. Be sure to visit our [SUMMER FAQ](https://... Show more

Five 9:00 am 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Aug-12
Fabric Dyeing from Around the World

We are taking a step beyond the traditional summer camp t-shirt tie dye. 'Tie-dye' comes from various traditional forms of fabric dyeing from all over the world which we will learn about in this class. Throughout the week we'll talk about and practice Japanese shibori dyeing and West African indigo dyeing, and we will also be exploring both squirt bottle and immersion dyeing (in buckets). Finally, we will learn how to tie dye beautiful mandala... Show more

Five 9:00 am 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Aug-12
Barnyard Dance

Stomp your hands and clap your feet and get ready to paint to a barnyard beat! Students will create a stable full of large farm animals that express their love of color and shape. Each animal will have them moving to the beat! From paint to other art materials, students will work on a large scale to expand spatial understanding of what art can be! *Please note: We have a no refund policy. Be sure to visit our [SUMMER FAQ](https://artgarageden... Show more

Five 1:00 pm 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Aug-12
What a Spectacular View

Daydreaming of another world? Love nature and exploring unseen places? Come take an adventure in our multimedia drawing and painting landscape class. We will tour through the amazing views our world has to offer, while testing our thinking skills to create our own magical landscapes. Students will study other landscape artists to learn their techniques and also study color, shades, and texture. *Please note: We have a no refund policy. Be sur... Show more

Five 1:00 pm 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Aug-12
Inspired Zentangle Figure

We are going to combine two amazing drawing techniques: Grid drawing and Zentangles! Students will get to pick an important figure in their life, whether it be a superhero, their dog, or an artist that they love. We will work on drawing out these figures and then adding amazing zentangle designs to them. They will end up with an amazing piece of art that they are passionate about by the end of the week. *Please note: We have a no refund polic... Show more

Five 1:00 pm 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Aug-12
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