Jul 2019

Week of Jun 30 to Jul 6

Mon, Jul 1 | Mon, Jul 8 | Mon, Jul 15 | Mon, Jul 22
5:30 pm- 7:30 pm
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Our students will learn about the colorful world of Batik in this textile based art class. Our instructor will teach you the basics of using hot wax application and water-based dyes so you can create a dynamic color wheel using batik techniques. Next, students will create a “white line batik” by using a stained glass style design and learn more about the wax removal and batik dye processing. As students learn more about the wax resist technique they will move into multi-colored dying and color theory associated with their batik dying projects. Join us for this very new and exciting fiber arts class!

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Sun, Jul 7 | Mon, Jul 8 | Tue, Jul 9 | Wed, Jul 10 | Thu, Jul 11
8:30 am- 4:30 pm
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This special event will take our artists into the natural environment of Golden, Colorado! Artists will set up their easels and learn techniques from their own surroundings. Participants will learn many different watercolor skills such as color choices, watercolor glazing and resists. The Plein Air Event will conclude with a reception, awards ceremony and artwork sale on July 11th. Students are able to submit their completed plein air masterpieces in the art show. The first day students will meet at Meet at Golden History Park at 923 10th St. Golden, Colorado. (Ages 15-99 will be in the same group for all 5 days) Registration closes June 11th!

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Sun, Jul 7
8:30 am- 4:30 pm
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This special event will take our artists in the picturesque landscapes of Golden, Colorado! Artists will set up their easels and learn techniques that are inspired by their very own surroundings! Participants will learn many different watercolor skills such as dry and wet applications, color theory and resists. The Plein Air Event will conclude with a reception, awards ceremony and artwork sale on July 11th. Students are able to submit their completed plein air masterpieces in the art show. Please be sure to bring a packed lunch! Registration closes June 11th!

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Sun, Jul 7 | Mon, Jul 8 | Tue, Jul 9 | Wed, Jul 10 | Thu, Jul 11
10:00 am- 3:00 pm
Description

This special event will take our artists into the natural environment of Golden, Colorado! Artists will set up their easels and learn techniques from their surroundings. Participants will learn many different watercolor skills such as color choices, watercolor glazing and resists. The Plein Air Event will conclude with a reception, awards ceremony and artwork sale on July 11th. Students are able to submit their completed plein air masterpieces in the art show. The first day students will meet at Meet at Golden History Park at 923 10th St. Golden, Colorado. (Ages 15-99 will be in the same group for all 5 days) Registration closes June 11th!

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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
Description

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
9:00 am- 4:00 pm
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This special event will take our artists in the picturesque landscapes of Golden, Colorado! Artists will set up their easels and learn techniques that are inspired by their very own surroundings! Participants will learn many different watercolor skills such as dry and wet applications, color theory and resists. The Plein Air Event will conclude with a reception, awards ceremony and artwork sale on July 11th. Students are able to submit their completed plein air masterpieces in the art show. Please be sure to bring a packed lunch! Registration closes June 11th!

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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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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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Wed, Jul 10 | Wed, Jul 17 | Wed, Jul 24 | Wed, Jul 31
5:30 pm- 7:30 pm
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Come explore the magic and ease of printmaking in this beginner and intermediate level adult printing 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, Jul 11 | Thu, Jul 18 | Thu, Jul 25
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. *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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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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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
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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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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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
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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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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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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