The Art Garage offers tween and teen summer workshops in a variety of mediums, register below! We also offer private lessons and they can be scheduled by calling 303-377-2353.

Our 2018 Tween and Teen Workshops: 


Tempera Batik: My Selfie 

July 15th (Sunday ONLY 10:00am-5:00pm)

Ages 11-13


Tempera Batik: My Selfie: Artists will combine portrait drawings with a process called tempera batik with blind contour drawings resulting in a beautiful masterpiece that will be uniquely you! Artists will working from a selfie to then fill in their shapes to create a colorful, expressive painting. Finally, they’ll complete the look with an India ink wash- which will result in the richly colored and antique finish that gives the process its name! REGISTER HERE!

Plein Air Painting

July 30- August 3rd (Monday-Friday 12:30pm-4:30pm)

Ages 12-18


Plein Air Painting: This week, we’ll leave the four walls of the studio behind and get up close and personal with the natural world. Class will travel off-site to locations around and near Denver to create drawings and watercolor paintings from the landscapes, plants and animals that we find there. Students will create studies and  completed artworks and learn drawing and painting fundamentals. Painting locations include City Park, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and the Denver Zoo throughout the week. Instructor and students will travel to off-site destination together with public transportation. Students will check in at start time and leave approximately 10 minutes after check in. Further itinerary and travel requirements will be emailed prior to class.

**Make sure to pack snack, water, and sun protection, small portable camping chairs are also recommended!

**If you have a family membership to any of the locations or guests passes you will not be using please bring them along!  If not, we will have tickets for you! REGISTER HERE!


Paint Your Pet!

August 5th (Sunday ONLY 10:00am-5:00pm)

Ages 11-13


Paint Your Pet: Create a portrait of your most spoiled family member (furry or feathered)! Artists will advance their drawing and painting skills and vocabulary including scale, blending, underpainting, highlights, shadow and detail. Each student will take home a completed pet portrait on a 18”x24” professional stretched canvas.

**Please Note: Students must send a high resolution image of the pet they would like to paint two weeks prior to camp start date. REGISTER HERE!

ART Garageband

August 6th-10th (Monday-Friday 4:30pm-6:30pm)

Ages 14-18


ART Garageband: In this class students will design and record their own art album. Using iPad’s students will create their own musical compositions using midi instruments as well as select instruments our instructor provides. Students will design their own album artwork, promo poster, and visualize the sounds they have created. Students will learn the basics of songwriting and music production along with the integration of visual imagery and how it relates to other art forms.  

** Please Note: Students will need to bring their own headphones. REGISTER HERE!