Our mission is to provide a variety of visual art classes and art-based community activities. We are a non-profit organization who provides a neighborhood community center that brings people together through the Arts. We support 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. 

We are excited to announce that we have started the A.R.K  (Art Reaching Kids) 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 Monday-Friday. The energy that fills each classroom is inspiring and we hope you’ll be able to join us for some creative art camps this summer!

In 2017 we will be offering summer classes the weeks of:

Each age group, week, morning and afternoon classes will have their own unique theme to explore and create their own art master pieces!

June 5th-9th

June 12th-16th

June 29th-23th

June 26th-June 30th

*3-day camp, July 5th-7th (no classes July 3rd and 4th)

July 10th-14th

July 17th-21st

July 24th-28th

July 31st-4th

August 7th-11th

August 14th-18th

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