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Nature and Magical Beings

This week we’ll get inspired by the fantastical creatures that call the forest home! From fairies and gnomes to leprechauns and ogres, students will explore a variety of 2D and 3D materials as they learn about the myths and stories of these magical forest dwellers. Students will create imaginative recycled art homes for tiny creatures, experiment with incorporating natural materials into their artwork, and end the week with a myriad of magical... Show more

Five 9:00 am 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jun-6
Chow Down Ceramics

This class will be good enough to eat… well, our ceramics will look like they are, at least! We will spend the week learning handbuilding techniques in order to create functional ware like cups and plates we can use in our kitchens at home. We will also build ceramic sculptures of our favorite tasty delights - from cheeseburgers, to pasta, to desserts… and more! *Please note: We have a no refund policy. Be sure to visit our [Summer FAQ](htt... Show more

Five 9:00 am 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jun-6
Portraits with Pizazz

This week, campers will advance their drawing and painting skills as they create beautiful portraits with a colorful twist. The combination of realistic portrait drawing and paintings with backgrounds inspired by textile design will result in unique, contemporary portraits to admire. Inspired by the work of portrait artists Kehinde Wiley, students will create their own stencils to use as the grounds for their completed masterpieces. This class... Show more

Five 9:00 am 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jun-6
Space Odyssey

Students will have a week of space exploration through artistic expression. Glowing stars, bright galaxies, roaring rockets and more will spark the creative minds of your young artist! New discoveries will be found through many different mediums and methods. Art based in space will have your little explorers shooting for the moon! *Please note: We have a no refund policy. Be sure to visit our [Summer FAQ](https://artgaragedenver.com/article... Show more

Five 1:00 pm 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jun-6
Spy Camp!

Get ready for some artistic espionage in this super spy camp! Throughout the week, artists will uncover clues to help solve the mystery of a “stolen” piece of art at The Art Garage while creating 2D and 3D masterpieces of their own. Students will inspect art up close to uncover the techniques used by the artist and try them out in their own artworks and will repurpose recycled materials to create all of their own spy gear, including binoculars... Show more

Five 1:00 pm 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jun-6
Dr. Seuss Taxidermy

Ever wonder how to create a Bar-ba-loot in his bar-ba-loot suit? Or a Scraggle-Footed Mulligatawny? Then this week is for you! Join us as we look to the beloved artist author Dr. Seuss and his menagerie of strange and unusual creatures. After creating a 2D sketch, we will then use wood, wire, and paper mache to craft our 3D Seuss sculptures! *Please note: We have a no refund policy. Be sure to visit our [Summer FAQ](https://artgaragedenver.... Show more

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4 spaces available
Five 1:00 pm 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jun-6
All About Animals (at Graland Country Day School: Open to the Public)

This summer camp will be located at Graland Country Day School (55 Clermont St, Denver, 80220) and is open to the public. In this class, artists will use a variety of media to create a range of scaly, furry, spotted, and striped creatures. Students will learn facts about the critters they create as they explore painting, collage, mask making, paper mache, and more! Each student will receive an Art Garage t-shirt, movement will be incorporated ... Show more

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15 spaces available
Five 8:15 am 7-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jun-13
Colorado Animals

Have you ever seen a mountain lion in real life? How about a bighorn sheep? Let’s learn all about the animals that share Colorado as their home. We can draw, paint and create their environments together as we learn about each animal in this Colorado based art class. *Please note: We have a no refund policy. Be sure to visit our [Summer FAQ](https://artgaragedenver.com/articles/170) and [COVID FAQ](https://artgaragedenver.com/articles/152) p... Show more

Five 9:00 am 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jun-13
Cubism Cartoon Characters

Students will get to reimagine their favorite cartoon characters to create a work of art in the style of cubism! Learn all about the history of cubism and learn a new way of drawing big using techniques similar to grid drawing to recreate your own cartoon character. Students will work all week on creating a large art piece to take home! *Please note: We have a no refund policy. Be sure to visit our [Summer FAQ](https://artgaragedenver.com/a... Show more

Five 9:00 am 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jun-13
The Art of Acrylics

Join us this week to sharpen and develop your acrylic painting skills! Students will work on small, guided paintings throughout the week as they apply the elements of color theory and techniques for color mixing to their compositions. As artists master the basics, they will also design and create their own, larger, individual paintings combining everything they’ve learned into vibrant, balanced acrylic masterpieces. *Please note: We have a ... Show more

Five 9:00 am 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jun-13
Simple Machines

From wheels and levers to ramps and pullies, we will build a bevy of simple machines to help us create our art this week! Students will be both artists and engineers as they construct their simple machines and use them to paint, stamp and splatter their artwork. Students will learn about physics the fun way through constructing their art-making machines with a variety of recycled materials and experimenting with the results to create mixed med... Show more

Five 1:00 pm 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jun-13
MegaBugs!

You’ve never seen bugs like this! This camp is all about BIG BUGS, colossal cockroaches, mammoth mantids, tremendous termites… These insects exist, though luckily not here in Denver! Students will learn about some of the world’s biggest bugs (like the Hercules Beetle coming in at 6.6 inches long) and bring other small bugs to life by making them large scale! Both 2D and 3D materials will be used. *Please note: We have a no refund policy. Be... Show more

Five 1:00 pm 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jun-13
Against the Grain

Explore the beauty of pen and ink through zentangle warm-ups and sketches. Students will learn different kinds of mark making, such as cross-hatching and stippling, to shade and embellish their work. Develop your final drawing with nature as your canvas! See what happens when you combine your new knowledge of pen and ink with watercolor on wood! *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 Jun-13
Intuitive Painting (at Graland Country Day School: Open to the Public)

This summer camp will be located at Graland Country Day School (55 Clermont St, Denver, 80220) and and is open to the public. When you put the rules aside and trust your instincts you allow your creativity to flow and a blank canvas becomes full of possibilities. In this class, students will learn new ways to apply paint, be introduced to a variety of media, and learn how to rely on and follow through on their own ideas. Let's get messy! Each s... Show more

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13 spaces available
Five 8:15 am 7-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jun-20
Drawing with Dinosaurs

Let’s explore the world as the dinosaurs knew it! We will decorate our dino friends with sparkles, polka dots and stripes in this prehistoric inspired class, having fun while learning some interesting facts about these creatures who roamed long ago. We will also use sensory tables in order to act like archaeologists and dig up bones… only to then use them in our artwork, of course! *Please note: We have a no refund policy. Be sure to visit ... Show more

Five 9:00 am 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jun-20
Stompin' Through the Mesozoic Era

Big Ones, small ones, cute ones, scary ones… Which dinosaur is your favorite? This week campers will use clay, pencil, and a little paint to create many different dinosaurs. We will use visual resources to help us depict these larger than life creatures! *Please note: We have a no refund policy. Be sure to visit our [Summer FAQ](https://artgaragedenver.com/articles/170) and [COVID FAQ](https://artgaragedenver.com/articles/152) pages for up ... Show more

Five 9:00 am 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jun-20
Maskimals

Many cultures create masks to represent their animals. They are used in ceremonies and as tools for telling stories. This class will listen to animal stories and create their own animal masks using several different types of art materials including clay, paper, cardboard, plaster. and paint. *Please note: We have a no refund policy. Be sure to visit our [Summer FAQ](https://artgaragedenver.com/articles/170) and [COVID FAQ](https://artgarage... Show more

Five 9:00 am 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jun-20
Game On!

Let’s play games and make art! Students will Go Fish with shapes to collage with, make mixed media Candy Land inspired artwork, and do collaborative art projects inspired by musical chairs. Simon Says join us and create! *Please note: We have a no refund policy. Be sure to visit our [Summer FAQ](https://artgaragedenver.com/articles/170) and [COVID FAQ](https://artgaragedenver.com/articles/152) pages for up to date information.

Five 1:00 pm 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jun-20
Art Through the Classics

Can we pack an art history course into a week? Why, yes we can! Students will learn about a new artist every day of camp and explore artistic mediums and methods inspired by the best artists in history. Students will dabble in abstract (Kandinsky), impressionism (Van Gogh), cubism (Picasso), self portrait (Frida Kahlo), and pop art (Warhol) and come out at the end feeling empowered through creativity and art that has made an impact. *Please... Show more

Five 1:00 pm 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jun-20
Are You Surreal?

This week we’ll take a vacation from reality and dream big as we learn about the Surrealist movement and the artists that defined it, including Dali, Magritte, and Miro! Students will experiment with Surrealist concepts such as spontaneity, the subconscious, and dreams. We’ll engage in experiential art methods to enhance creativity and imagination, including collaborative drawing games and free association. We’ll use our wildest dreams to insp... Show more

Five 1:00 pm 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jun-20
Junk It Up! (at Graland Country Day School: Open to the Public)

This summer camp will be located at Graland Country Day School (55 Clermont St, Denver, 80220) and is open to the public. Accessorize with your recyclables! In this class, artists will make hats, masks, jewelry, shoes, and more with materials that might otherwise get thrown away. Let's get ideas flowing for ways to reuse your trash and design something FABULOUS! Each student will receive an Art Garage t-shirt, movement will be incorporated int... Show more

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15 spaces available
Five 8:15 am 7-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jun-27
Atlantis

Get your SCUBA gear ready - this week we’re headed on an artistic expedition to discover the lost city of Atlantis! Students will use their imaginations to design and create their very own under-the-sea civilization by combining 2D and 3D mixed media materials like painting, recycled materials, and even real seashells. Artists will explore Atlantis’ underwater environment to discover treasure, learn about sea creatures that cohabitate with the... Show more

Five 9:00 am 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jun-27
Music, Movement, and Paint

From Kandinsky to Chagall, art has always been intertwined with music! In this class, students will explore the relationship between music, movement, and creative expression. Artists will listen to various styles of music and match them to colors and images that express the same feelings, create musically inspired 2D masterpieces, and even create some colorful instruments of their very own using recycled material sculpture! *Please note: We... Show more

Five 9:00 am 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jun-27
Who WOOD Think?

Who would think you could make a toy car, a robot, and a miniature house out of wood? In this class, we will learn the basics of woodworking through age-appropriate projects guided by our skilled instructor. Artists will discuss shop safety, sharpen their fine motor skills, and learn to use simple tools as they design, build, and decorate a variety of projects using wood as the primary material. *Please note: We have a no refund policy. Be ... Show more

Five 9:00 am 3-hour classes
beginning on Mon Jun-27
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