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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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