Oct 2019

Week of Sep 29 to Oct 5

Tue, Oct 1 | Tue, Oct 8 | Tue, Oct 15 | Tue, Oct 22 | Tue, Oct 29
4:30 pm- 6:30 pm
Description

This class will explore ceramic texture techniques and handbuilding skills. Students will create bowls, cups and slab tiles and and then the application of different textures methods with objects and tools. We will even create our own styrofoam press molds to create our own hand designed textures. Textures will be created by hand, with scraping tools and found objects. We will explore how different textures can be made when the clay is at different stages of the drying process. This in-depth look into textures will give students new ideas and new details to complete their ceramic creations.

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Tue, Oct 1 | Tue, Oct 8 | Tue, Oct 15 | Tue, Oct 22 | Tue, Oct 29
4:30 pm- 6:30 pm
Description

Handbuilding is a great start for any artist interested in ceramics because it gives the opportunity to work with very few tools and many possibilities. This class will help students build their skills in ceramic forms, planning and handbuilding. We will explore slip and score edges, complex pinch pots, coil building, slab pots and press molds. Students will make both abstract and functional ceramics in this class. Join us if you are interested in learning more about the world of ceramics!

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Tue, Oct 1 | Tue, Oct 8 | Tue, Oct 15 | Tue, Oct 22 | Tue, Oct 29
5:00 pm- 7:00 pm
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This class will continue to help students that are working towards an art portfolio or visual art audition? We will continue to help guide technical assignments, give constructive lessons and feedback to help aid your student’s application process. We will focus on creativity, observational skill and structured art elements and how to apply these to your student’s individual style. Still life, portfolio construction and passion for art will be heavily discussed and studied. This would be a great opportunity for students inquiring about enrollment at Denver School of the Arts or other visual arts schools. All levels welcome. (September's class is not a requirement for this class' enrollment)

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Wed, Oct 2 | Wed, Oct 9 | Wed, Oct 16 | Wed, Oct 23 | Wed, Oct 30
4:30 pm- 6:30 pm
Description

Charcoal is not simply black and white. In this class, artists will learn techniques to push the boundaries of this medium. Through both abstract and figurative work, we will explore value and texture using subtractive and additive methods. Students will bring in their own photograph from which to reference in their final charcoal drawing. Join us for this exciting study.

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Wed, Oct 2 | Wed, Oct 9 | Wed, Oct 16 | Wed, Oct 23 | Wed, Oct 30
4:30 pm- 6:30 pm
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One of the most difficult parts of painting is knowing where to start. This class will explore the importance of planning and sketching. Students will learn how to sketch freehand and quickly through rough exercises that will turn into their final paintings. This class will cover contour sketching, warm up techniques and creative prompts. We will then apply our sketch techniques with watercolor painting additions. This class is great for any artist interested in learning the start to finish of beginning painting.

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Thu, Oct 3
9:00 am-12:00 pm
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In this class, we will learn about Native American art from the southwest! We will take inspiration from Navajo sand paintings and learn about traditional storytelling through art while adapting our artwork to incorporate modern techniques. Lessons will be adapted appropriately for each age group as teachers integrate this theme into their classes.

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Thu, Oct 3 | Thu, Oct 10 | Thu, Oct 17 | Thu, Oct 24 | Thu, Oct 31
11:15 am-12:00 pm
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Here at The Art Garage we believe that it’s never too early to introduce your child to art! In this Toddler & me class, we’ll utilize your young one’s budding curiosity to explore a variety of visual art materials in a safe and supportive environment. Each class will focus on baby appropriate art materials and processes, all while helping your young one develop his or her fine motor skills. Each class will consist of 45 minutes of structured activities.

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Thu, Oct 3 | Thu, Oct 10 | Thu, Oct 17 | Thu, Oct 24 | Thu, Oct 31
12:30 pm- 2:30 pm
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Using paper, fabric, found objects, and various other materials, create amazing 2 and 3 dimensional compositions. You will layer, glue, nail, and sew your way to creating fantastic art pieces that could express personal or historical experiences, allow exploration in color and texture, or just give yourself time to express your creativity and make something with your own hands!

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Thu, Oct 3
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
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Come join us as we explore the world of blackout poetry in celebration of National Poetry Day! Starting with existing texts, we will black out words to reveal our own messages, combining the original artist’s creativity with our own in order to create something new. Lessons and materials will be modified in order to be appropriate for each age group.

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Thu, Oct 3 | Thu, Oct 10 | Thu, Oct 17 | Thu, Oct 24 | Thu, Oct 31
5:00 pm- 7:00 pm
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We will cut, etch and carve into surfaces to make our own printmaking plates. Artists will learn how to use the negative of an original block to depict shapes and forms within their prints. We will learn transfer techniques such as tiling, collagraph and drypoint etching. Join us for this special class where we will even use our own printing press!

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Thu, Oct 3 | Thu, Oct 10 | Thu, Oct 17 | Thu, Oct 24 | Thu, Oct 31
5:30 pm- 7:30 pm
Description

Each week, the instructor will give a short demo on different watercolor techniques at the beginning of class. Students will paint at least one painting each week with individualized instruction. Class will focus on different concepts including value, color theory and composition. Additionally, class will explore other themes such as complementary color schemes, gradated washes, combining collage and watercolor, texture and atmospheric perspective. All materials will be supplied for our students. However, students can bring their own supplies if desired.

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Fri, Oct 4
9:00 am-12:00 pm
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Come celebrate Kids’ Music Day and get inspired by world famous artist Wassily Kandinsky. Like Kandinsky, we will explore the relationship between sound and visual art as we use experimental painting methods in order to create our own abstract paintings to music! This class will accommodate a variety of ages.

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Fri, Oct 4
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
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Get in touch with your wild side with us on World Animal Day! We will make clay sculptures of our favorite animals in this class and learn about some ceramic fundamentals like slip and score and glazing. Lessons and materials will be modified in order to be appropriate for each age group.

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Week of Oct 6 to Oct 12

Mon, Oct 7
9:00 am-12:00 pm
Description

In this class, we will celebrate National Flower Day with floral and natural decoupage! Decoupage is an understated art form that is making a big comeback thanks to designers like John Derain. Like him, we will bring the outdoors inside with nature-inspired designs and cutouts. Lessons and materials will be modified in order to be appropriate for each age group.

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Mon, Oct 7 | Mon, Oct 14 | Mon, Oct 28 | Mon, Nov 4
12:30 pm- 2:30 pm
Description

This adult ceramics class welcomes all intermediate ceramicists. If you have taken a ceramics class before this class will help you expand upon glazing techniques as well as advancing handbuilding abilities. This class allows students to practice their skills as well as learn more intermediate to advanced skills within the world of ceramics. Our instructor will also conduct a lesson for our students to create functional wares for their own kitchens. $13.00 clay purchased first day of class, or students can use clay purchased from previous classes at The Art Garage. (No class October 21st)

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Mon, Oct 7
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
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We will look at world renowned architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Norman Foster and Zaha Hadid and draw inspiration from them to create our own junk art buildings! Will your building be a library, school or your dream house? Lessons will be adapted appropriately for each age group as teachers integrate this theme into their classes.

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Tue, Oct 8
9:00 am-12:00 pm
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“Lines, angles, triangles, squares, carried me far away to enchanting horizons,” Marc Chagall said of his childhood. Join us in this class to get inspired by this famous artist’s work and style. We will get carried away by shapes and colors and create our own abstract, surrealist paintings in the style of Chagall. This class will be adapted to accommodate for varying ages.

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Tue, Oct 8
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
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Let’s get inspired by some art form the southwest with Hopi Kachina dolls! We will learn about the traditional, religious crafting and use of these dolls and give them a modern twist by making junk art figurines that represent ourselves! Lessons will be adapted appropriately for each age group as teachers integrate this theme into their classes.

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Thu, Oct 10 | Thu, Oct 17 | Thu, Oct 24 | Thu, Oct 31 | Thu, Nov 7 | Thu, Nov 14
5:30 pm- 7:30 pm
Description

In this Level II ceramics class we invite previous students to come back and join us in making many functional objects. Students will be able to broaden their ceramics skills and expand their collection of wares. We will cover more wheel throwing techniques, functional ceramics and a more indepth look at glaze and underglaze. This class is for anyone looking to expand their knowledge of ceramics and the ceramics process. Students are able to bring their own clay from previous Art Garage classes or purchase more at $13/25lb.

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Fri, Oct 11
9:00 am-12:00 pm
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We will look at world renowned architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Norman Foster and Zaha Hadid and draw inspiration from them to create our own junk art buildings! Will your building be a library, school or your dream house? Lessons will be adapted appropriately for each age group as teachers integrate this theme into their classes.

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Week of Oct 13 to Oct 19

Mon, Oct 14
9:00 am-12:00 pm
Description

In this class we’ll get inspired by world famous artist Wassily Kandinsky. Like Kandinsky, we will explore the relationship between sound and visual art as we use experimental painting methods in order to create our own abstract paintings to music! This class will accommodate a variety of ages.

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Mon, Oct 14
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
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Today we will celebrate renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo by creating portraits that mimic her world famous style! We will use markers, paints, and pastels to create a bold central figure, then add surrealist details to bring in Frida’s unique flair. This class will be adapted to accommodate a variety of ages.

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Wed, Oct 16 | Wed, Oct 23 | Wed, Oct 30 | Wed, Nov 6 | Wed, Nov 13
5:30 pm- 7:30 pm
Description

Come explore the magic and ease of printmaking in this beginner and intermediate level adult printmaking class. You will carve, cut, glue and scrape your way to complete interesting relief blocks and drypoint plates. Learn various inking techniques and print beautiful suites of prints to keep for yourself or share with others. Students will be able to make their own set of greeting cards, matching wall print series or even their own personally made coloring books.

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Thu, Oct 17
9:00 am-12:00 pm
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Come celebrate National Pasta Day with us at The Art Garage! We will color dried noodles, rice, and other edible goodies before using them as design elements in our composition, in the end creating a one of a kind Pasta Portrait! Lessons will be adapted appropriately for each age group as teachers integrate this theme into their classes.

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Thu, Oct 17
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
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In this class we will take inspiration from Shantell Martin’s Denver Art Museum installation: “Words and Lines.” Like Martin, we will create multimedia word art that explores identity in a way that is meaningful and accessible for all ages. This class will be adapted to accommodate for varying ages.

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Fri, Oct 18
9:00 am-12:00 pm
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Come join us as we cut, paint, fold, and sculpt colorful geometric paper sculptures inspired by artist Ray Eames. We’ll learn about mid-century modern design and complementary colors while we turn simple, painted triangles into geometric towers, balls, and shapes from our imaginations! Classes will vary slightly to adapt to each age group.

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Fri, Oct 18
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
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Come join us as we cut, paint, fold, and sculpt colorful geometric paper sculptures inspired by artist Ray Eames. We’ll learn about mid-century modern design and complementary colors while we turn simple, painted triangles into geometric towers, balls, and shapes from our imaginations! Classes will vary slightly to adapt to each age group.

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Week of Oct 20 to Oct 26

Mon, Oct 21
9:00 am-12:00 pm
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Come join us as we learn about French Impressionist Claude Monet and celebrate the first day of his exhibit, “The Truth of Nature,” at the Denver Art Museum. We will learn about Monet’s life, style and try recording our own impressions of nature in paint. This class will be adapted to accommodate for varying ages.

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Mon, Oct 21
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
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Today we will take a look at Postmodern art such as intermedia, installation art, conceptual art, and even video art. We will then take these non-traditional forms of artmaking and make a piece that reflects our own Postmodern ideas about what art can and should be! Lessons will be adapted appropriately for each age group as teachers integrate this theme into their classes.

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Mon, Oct 21 | Mon, Oct 28 | Mon, Nov 4 | Mon, Nov 11 | Mon, Nov 18
5:30 pm- 7:30 pm
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Great for any skill level, you will produce your very own birdhouses in this class and experiment with ceramics techniques along the way. We will begin with building slab structures, then learn a variety of techniques to customize your birdhouse and make it your own. You will get an introduction to a variety of texture techniques for decorating your house's walls, slip and score techniques for adding ornamentation and flair, and glazing techniques to bring color and shine to your finished product. These whimsical birdhouses will be fired and ready for pick up in time for the holiday season and make perfect gifts or festive additions to your own backyard! Additional material cost for clay: $13.00/25lb bag.

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Tue, Oct 22
9:00 am-12:00 pm
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The Surrealists were artists that used the subconscious, and their dreams, as the subject matter for their artwork. Today we will look at famous Surrealist artists such as Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo, and Rene Magritte. We will then make a mimetic work of art by choosing one of their pieces and then altering it in order to put our own, Surreal spin on it.

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Tue, Oct 22
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
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We won’t string you along - string art is one of the funnest ways to make mesmerizing, surprising, abstract masterpieces! We’ll explore pulled string art, as well as yarn painting, in order to learn about abstract compositions and have fun trying out different shapes, techniques, and colors! Lessons will be adapted appropriately for each age group as teachers integrate this theme into their classes.

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Thu, Oct 24
9:00 am-12:00 pm
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Come celebrate National Food Day by learning about the work and style of Italian painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo, who put fruits and vegetables together in a way that the eye would read as a human portrait. Students will use food as their inspiration in this culinary ‘arts’ focused class! How will you incorporate food into your art? This class will be adapted to accommodate for varying ages.

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Thu, Oct 24
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
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In this class, we’ll get inspired by Claes Oldenburg’s larger-than-life sculptures of food for National Food Day. We will create junk art sculptures of our favorite foods like tacos, pizza, and even Oldenburg hamburgers! This class will be adapted to accommodate for varying ages.

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Fri, Oct 25
9:00 am-12:00 pm
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Come celebrate Frankenstein Day with us by building your very own junk-art monster! Will your monster walk like a zombie or swim like a sea monster? Will it have three heads, one eye, or five arms? In this class, we’ll let the materials inspire our imaginations as we create unique and scary monsters to help us get ready for Halloween.

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Fri, Oct 25
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
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Today is Picasso’s birthday! Let’s celebrate one of art’s most recognizable figures by creating animal portraits in this famous Cubist style using oil pastels, markers, and paint. This class will be adapted to accommodate for varying ages.

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Week of Oct 27 to Nov 2

Thu, Oct 31 | Thu, Nov 7 | Thu, Nov 14 | Thu, Nov 21
9:00 am-11:00 am
Description

Join us in this class for a hands-on introduction to the creative process for young artists ages 3-5! We will build foundational creative thinking skills through experimentation with color, pattern, texture, and form and use the exploration of familiar and new materials to blend the development of gross and fine motor skills with play and creativity. This class will not only develop your child’s artistic skillset, but also provide a fun exploratory class they are sure to enjoy!

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