Our not for profit organization's mission is to encourage creative expression within individuals and communities through a neighborhood community center that provides a variety of visual arts classes and programming that inspires, empowers and heals and supports cultural, social and educational diversity. The Art Garage offers high-quality art education classes, workshops and summer classes taught by local practicing artists for kids, teens and adults. Students are able to explore creative art materials, learn and demonstrate art techniques and design original artwork. Students learn fundamental art elements, art vocabulary, artistic styles, famous artists and much more!
Our class sizes are small typically from 4-15 students allowing the teacher to work individually with each student. Our maximum class size is 20. If we have more than 15 students in a class we will have two teachers team teaching. We also have off-site programs at different schools in the area. To find out more about our programs in the schools, click here. We also offer memorable special events for kids, teens and adults focusing around an art project. We start our classes as young as three years old (they must be fully potty trained) and go all the way through adulthood. In order to have your child participate in any of our classes, there are three required forms to fill out after you register: Liability Waiver, Photo and Video Release and a Medical Form. If you do not complete these forms, your child will not be able to participate. After creating or signing into your account, these forms can be accessed here and submitted digitally.
We are excited to announce that we have started the ARK program which brings art to youth in residential treatment facilities focusing on self-expression and self-confidence in a supportive environment.
Summer classes at The Art Garage give students a week filled with creativity, inspiration, and laughter. We spend all year preparing for our week long summer workshops in one way or another and this summer we will have some of the most exciting classes we’ve ever offered! Our summer classes are for students ages 3-5(AM)/4-5(PM) 6-8 and 9-12. We also have teen workshops! All of our instructors are professional artists or art educators with extensive experience working with children and youth. The Art Garage classes are some of the most unique and creative classes being offered in Denver because our instructors generate their own one-of-a-kind themes and projects. We also encourage ideas from participants and parents, so feel free to share your ideas! Our morning classes (ages 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12) are Monday through Friday 9am-12pm and our afternoon classes (ages 4-5, 6-8 and 9-12) are Monday through Friday 1pm-4pm.
We are unable to prorate classes. Students are expected to attend summer classes Monday-Friday. The energy that fills each classroom is inspiring!
The Art Garage, 6100 E. 23rd Ave, Denver, CO 80207. 303-377-2353
"The Art Garage is a place where adults of all ages, teens, children, including toddlers of all backgrounds and economic levels can meet and do art together guided by skilled teachers of art, most of whom live and work in East Denver area. This type of community gathering place has been a rarity in East Denver." -Pat Clarke