Jul 2019

Week of Jun 30 to Jul 6

Mon, Jul 1 | Tue, Jul 2 | Wed, Jul 3
9:00 am-12:00 pm
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Step right up boys and girls…The circus is in town! This class will be inspired by the things that make a circus great: Games, clowns and cotton candy. This class will emphasize creating patterns and combining them with bold colors and pop-up elements to create stunning completed works. What happens when you mix polka dots, stripes, and stars? Let’s find out what happens when you let your imagination take a ride on the flying trapeze!

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Mon, Jul 1 | Tue, Jul 2 | Wed, Jul 3
9:00 am-12:00 pm
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Let’s travel together around the world to witness some of the most remarkable natural wonders humankind has ever laid eyes on. From the Great Barrier Reef, Aurora Borealis, Mount Everest, and then the Grand Canyon; students will be amazed by the beauty and wonder of mother nature. We will then use a variety of media to craft our masterpieces that will serve as keepsakes of this special week!

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Mon, Jul 1 | Tue, Jul 2 | Wed, Jul 3
9:00 am-12:00 pm
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Students will explore the creative process by using nontraditional materials and tools to create their completed masterpieces. Participants will challenge traditional notions of drawing by using unconventional methods, lemon juice and heat, charcoal powder, coffee, charcoal resist… and more! The instructor will draw inspiration from artists who think outside the box. Students will learn about color theory, composition, and elements of design.

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Mon, Jul 1 | Tue, Jul 2 | Wed, Jul 3
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
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Artists will learn about the life and art of Jean-Michel Basquiat, and use his methods of merging image and text with painting and drawing to create visually stunning artworks. Working on wood panels, artists will use collographs, a collage printmaking technique, and combine them with words, letters, numerals, pictograms and logos. Acrylics, oil pastels and gestural drawing will be used to create meaningful, personalized, process-based artworks.

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Mon, Jul 1 | Tue, Jul 2 | Wed, Jul 3
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
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Sure, we all love Van Gogh and Matisse, but there are countless contemporary artists that are lighting up the art world such as Tschabalala Self, Pia Camil, Torey Thornton and others! In this class, students will create beautiful masterpieces inspired by different living contemporary artists of THEIR time! That’s right, artists from the past 3-5 years that explore color theory, printing, and collage techniques.

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Mon, Jul 1 | Tue, Jul 2 | Wed, Jul 3
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
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This week, artists will choose their favorite spotted, striped, scaled and speckled animal as inspiration for the creative process. Students will use a variety of materials, and play with patterns and silhouettes to create visually interesting, modern compositions. Students will learn an advanced drawing skill called a grid technique. After learning this grid method, artists can enlarge any image by themselves and draw on a larger scale!

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Week of Jul 7 to Jul 13

Mon, Jul 8 | Tue, Jul 9 | Wed, Jul 10 | Thu, Jul 11 | Fri, Jul 12
9:00 am-12:00 pm
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Combining fantasy and art, students will create a 3D monster from their imaginary closets! From inception to completion students will sketch, build and paint colorful paper mache monsters inspired by a multitude of books, illustrations, and movies. Each monster will be complete with a name and home to live in!

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Mon, Jul 8 | Tue, Jul 9 | Wed, Jul 10 | Thu, Jul 11 | Fri, Jul 12
9:00 am-12:00 pm
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Do you think you can create art while moving your entire body? Let’s give it a try! Students will work on large scale drawings and paintings using uniquely developed directions from the instructor to create a one of a kind masterpiece possibly larger than you! Smaller works will also be created through exploration in order to help develop body awareness and gross motor skills. We will create art inspired by artists who depict movement visually like Keith Haring, as well as by listening to music! So come on over to The Art Garage if you like to move it, move it!

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Mon, Jul 8 | Tue, Jul 9 | Wed, Jul 10 | Thu, Jul 11 | Fri, Jul 12
9:00 am-12:00 pm
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The elephant has been a popular subject matter from stone-age carvings to modern age street art. Students will journey across cultures to learn about the different meanings behind this amazing creature. Artists will design and build an elephant head sculpture and create the meaning and symbolic images that resonate with them pulling inspiration from around the world. Your displayed elephant head is sure to bring your home honor, protection, luck, stability or whatever symbolic qualities it possesses!

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Mon, Jul 8 | Tue, Jul 9 | Wed, Jul 10 | Thu, Jul 11 | Fri, Jul 12
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
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Welcome aboard the art making train! There are so many ways to get around by air, land, and sea. Artists will explore various forms of transportation such as cars, buses, trains, airplanes…even submarines! Students will explore painting, drawing, and 3-D construction to increase fine and gross motor skills. We can even create our own locomotives from our vast imagination. Don’t forget to bring your GPS as you travel in your new personal-sized cardboard vehicle!

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Mon, Jul 8 | Tue, Jul 9 | Wed, Jul 10 | Thu, Jul 11 | Fri, Jul 12
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
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Students will explore the holiday Dias de Muertos (Day of the Dead) by creating their own skeleton figurine of a passed ancestor or their own unique form. The holiday celebrates family, tradition and symbolic spiritual journey. Students will use sculpture, drawing and miscellaneous found objects to create a dynamic piece of art. Students will explore famous art and artists that used inspiration from this vivacious and historic holiday such as José Guadalupe Posada, Alfonso Castillo, and Denver’s very own Botanic Garden sculptures.

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Mon, Jul 8 | Tue, Jul 9 | Wed, Jul 10 | Thu, Jul 11 | Fri, Jul 12
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
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We will use items found naturally in our world in this unconventional art class! We will make our own stick looms, create plant prints, and affirmation painted rocks to leave in our communities in order to spread positive messages. Branches will be our paintbrushes and sticks will be our knitting needles as we explore the resources that are available to us in our own backyard!

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Thu, Jul 11 | Thu, Jul 18 | Thu, Jul 25
5:30 pm- 7:30 pm
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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. *No class July 4th*

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Sun, Jul 14
12:30 pm- 4:30 pm
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Let’s explore the world of textiles! In this Batik workshop, students will learn all about this ancient Indonesian art form - from its history to its modern day application. Students will choose their color schemes, design their own patterns, and plan out their textile techniques. They will explore fabric dyeing methods as well as learn how to use wax as a resist in order to give fabric that richly colored and antiquated finish that batik is known for. We will supply fabric and all necessary materials for this exciting workshop!

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Week of Jul 14 to Jul 20

Mon, Jul 15 | Tue, Jul 16 | Wed, Jul 17 | Thu, Jul 18 | Fri, Jul 19
9:00 am-12:00 pm
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Come and experience the magic of Harry Potter’s Hogwarts. Inspired by the beloved books from author J.K. Rowling, students will explore a variety of materials and create magical pieces. Design your own magic wands, sorting hats and more! Make sure to learn your spell books forwards and back!

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Mon, Jul 15 | Tue, Jul 16 | Wed, Jul 17 | Thu, Jul 18 | Fri, Jul 19
9:00 am-12:00 pm
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Childhood classics such as The Giving Tree, Are You My Mother?, Mouse Paint, Harold and the Purple Crayon - to name a few! - will serve as the inspiration for your child’s artwork this week. Each day we will explore important themes from the stories we read before using a variety of art media to create meaningful pieces to take home and cherish. Each day will be exciting and different as we bring these treasured classics to life!

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Mon, Jul 15 | Tue, Jul 16 | Wed, Jul 17 | Thu, Jul 18 | Fri, Jul 19
9:00 am-12:00 pm
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We’ll travel the globe to discover new artists and exciting lands, but first we need to know how to greet one another and what art vocabulary to use, too! Each day a different influential artist, their culture, and particular language will inspire the pieces created. We’ll go to Spain to meet Joan Miro, then off to Japan to paint with Katsushika Hokusai, and on to Russia to listen to music with Kandinsky! Your young artists will feel like they traveled the world by the time this week is through.

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Mon, Jul 15 | Tue, Jul 16 | Wed, Jul 17 | Thu, Jul 18 | Fri, Jul 19
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
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This week artist will explore working with pen and ink with watercolor on wood! 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 to put onto wood as you brighten it with watercolor and your zentangle designs.

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Mon, Jul 15 | Tue, Jul 16 | Wed, Jul 17 | Thu, Jul 18 | Fri, Jul 19
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
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Join us for waves of FUN at The Art Garage this week! Artists will venture to the depths of the ocean and make new sea creature friends with Octopus, Jellyfish, Sea Turtles, Fish and Sharks. Artists will enjoy learning facts about these magnificent sea animals, all while learning the elements of art, developing new artistic skills, and exploring mixed media materials. Projects will include a stacked sea turtle mosaic, a monoprint fish, and octopus sculpture!

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Mon, Jul 15 | Tue, Jul 16 | Wed, Jul 17 | Thu, Jul 18 | Fri, Jul 19
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
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Join us in this fun paper sculpture class. Fold, crimp, curl, and create with paper! Each day students will get to take home their crazy creations and there will even be a paper sculpture challenge! Students will learn about the art of quilling, 3 dimensional works of art, and experiment with how to turn something from a simple sheet of paper into an exciting new sculpture!

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Week of Jul 21 to Jul 27

Mon, Jul 22 | Tue, Jul 23 | Wed, Jul 24 | Thu, Jul 25 | Fri, Jul 26
9:00 am-12:00 pm
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This week will be a picture of geometric, graphic, and abstract! Students will manifest their mid-mod spirit into “frame-worthy” art defined by this Modernist era. In the Bauhaus tradition of art and design we’ll create calculated sunbursts, Bitossi studio inspired “hand dishes,” colorful geometric designs on canvas, and wooden sculptures as we explore all things mid-century!

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Mon, Jul 22 | Tue, Jul 23 | Wed, Jul 24 | Thu, Jul 25 | Fri, Jul 26
9:00 am-12:00 pm
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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! Dr. Seuss was not just an author and illustrator, he was a sculptor too! To get the best understanding of what his characters would look like, he would build them in 3-D form to study every angle. Join us as we look to the beloved artist author Dr. Seuss and his menagerie of strange and unusual creatures for inspiration. After creating a 2D sketch of what your Seussian creature will look like, you will then use wood, wire, and paper mache to craft your 3D Seuss sculptures!

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Mon, Jul 22 | Tue, Jul 23 | Wed, Jul 24 | Thu, Jul 25 | Fri, Jul 26
9:00 am-12:00 pm
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This hands-on tinker-filled class will combine art and science, to encourage curiosity, exploration, and creative problem solving. Artists will use experiential art methods, like watercolor resists, and use non-traditional art materials, like fruit stamping and sticks as paint brushes, to create process based artworks that will build confidence and encourage individuality!

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Mon, Jul 22 | Tue, Jul 23 | Wed, Jul 24 | Thu, Jul 25 | Fri, Jul 26
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
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Big ones, small ones, cute ones, scary ones… Which dinosaur is your favorite? We will explore the lives of dinosaurs, what they ate and how they lived ages and ages ago. This week students will use clay, pencil, and a little paint to create many different dinosaurs. As a class we will create dinosaur footprint stamps that will literally stomp across our artwork! We will use visual resources and archeology to help us depict these larger than life creatures.

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Mon, Jul 22 | Tue, Jul 23 | Wed, Jul 24 | Thu, Jul 25 | Fri, Jul 26
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
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In this week long class we will look at the art of Eric Carle and his fantastic illustrations… Paying special attention to The Mixed Up Chameleon and all of his friends, of course! Students will explore a variety of different painting and printmaking techniques in order to create a bevy of interesting textures. They will then take these papers and rip and cut them up in order to create new, collaged animals and their environments!

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Mon, Jul 22 | Tue, Jul 23 | Wed, Jul 24 | Thu, Jul 25 | Fri, Jul 26
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
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Pottery has been an art form that has been practiced for thousands of years. Students in this class will create practical everyday items inspired off of traditional Carib work, patterns, and colors of the Carib people. Create as the Caribs did with coil and glazing techniques. We’ll also do some deep sea diving into the modern magical world of Jason deCaires Taylor’s underwater sculpture park, where coral reefs merge with human form to create stunning otherworldly creations! Projects include ceremonial bowls, garden sculptures and flower vases, as well as Jason deCaires Taylor inspired masks.

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Sun, Jul 28
12:30 pm- 4:30 pm
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In this glass etching workshop, students will learn about the power of positive and negative space as well as organic versus geometric shapes. We will apply hands-on science and safely play with corrosive materials to learn the art of etching! If they wish, students can bring their own smooth glassware to use, or take advantage of a variety of other glass surfaces supplied by The Art Garage. This exciting new class will be sure to intrigue all artists!

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Week of Jul 28 to Aug 3

Mon, Jul 29 | Tue, Jul 30 | Wed, Jul 31 | Thu, Aug 1 | Fri, Aug 2
9:00 am-12:00 pm
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In this functional hand-built ceramics class we will use coils to build vases, bowls and pots. We will start by cutting out templates that we hand design ourselves. Our templates will include the shapes of our functional ceramics and will help us with uniformity as we build. Students will learn the proper way to make coils, how to attach them correctly, and then how to smooth them into one cohesive piece. Texture and glaze techniques will be included as well. What will you make? A flower vase? A cereal bowl? A hot chocolate mug? Get ready to create ceramic pieces you will use for many years to come!

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Mon, Jul 29 | Tue, Jul 30 | Wed, Jul 31 | Thu, Aug 1 | Fri, Aug 2
9:00 am-12:00 pm
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Painting on canvas is fun, but how else can we create landscape, portrait, or abstract paintings? Let’s rummage through our ‘junk art’ supplies and explore fun and creative materials to paint onto! This week in class, students will learn painting techniques while pushing the limits of their creativity and critical thinking skills. Let’s think outside the frame to create some truly one-of-a-kind 2D and 3D paintings!

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Mon, Jul 29 | Tue, Jul 30 | Wed, Jul 31 | Thu, Aug 1 | Fri, Aug 2
9:00 am-12:00 pm
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Let’s explore the world as the dinosaurs knew it! We will paint 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!

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Mon, Jul 29 | Tue, Jul 30 | Wed, Jul 31 | Thu, Aug 1 | Fri, Aug 2
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
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This unique class will examine our feelings and social development by merging storytelling, peer interaction and - of course - art! Students will explore how different colors and materials can make them feel different emotions, and will investigate how they feel before and after making art. Each day artists will create one process and one product based project inspired by stories with themes such as empathy, good manners, and the keys to being an overall healthy and happy individual! Some stories include Do Unto Otters, Rude Cakes, and Please Mr. Panda. Projects will use acrylics, pastels, watercolors, markers, and more!

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Mon, Jul 29 | Tue, Jul 30 | Wed, Jul 31 | Thu, Aug 1 | Fri, Aug 2
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
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Come play the art game Exquisite Corpse, originally a drawing game created by Surrealist artists in the early 1900s collecting contrasting images to put together in one collective piece of art! This week students will be taking this to the next level and making their chosen collective images in 3-D form of ceramics. Students will work on drawings and ceramics both independently and collaboratively. Have you always wanted to make a Dorse, Tornadosaur, Caterpillow or a Catoose? Now’s your chance!

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Mon, Jul 29 | Tue, Jul 30 | Wed, Jul 31 | Thu, Aug 1 | Fri, Aug 2
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
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This class is all about metamorphosis and transformation! What new thing can you create by combining two unlike objects or animals? What can you make out of a seahorse and a saxophone? A pineapple and a porcupine? We will use the exquisite corpse method in both ceramics and 2D artmaking to really get our mashups mixed! Let’s find out in this class that will help advance your imagination and artistic skills through drawing, painting, and 3D materials!

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Thu, Aug 1 | Thu, Aug 8 | Thu, Aug 15 | Thu, Aug 22 | Thu, Aug 29
5:30 pm- 7:30 pm
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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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