Every child is an artist.
The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
We love this quote! … and the new year is an excellent opportunity to rekindle our inner child and get out of our normal routines. Maybe you’ve always wanted to learn how to paint, or even explore other creative artistic approaches like sculpting, or pottery. If you haven’t taken an adult art class yet, now is a great time to start! Denver offers a variety of programs and classes and our team has curated a list of locations for you to dabble and take your first steps, with the best art classes for adults in Denver.
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The Art Garage’s mission is to offer arts-based programs that inspire, empower and promote creative self-expression by people of all ages and backgrounds.
PRO Tip: Book your class packages in advance as they fill up quickly.
The Art Students League of Denver provides an inclusive art community where professional artists guide individuals of all abilities to reach their highest potential, utilizing courses and programs that foster growth for artists at every level.
There are a lot of different adult courses to choose from, with a quick and easy to use search facility to find exactly what you’re looking for.
- Registration for classes opens about a month before the class is scheduled to run.
- Get discounted rates by becoming a member.
- Some of the courses are ran in one of the two satellite locations. Note the location before registering.
Artistic Fox Art & Design Academy is a creative art school in Colorado for adults and children. They offer art classes and courses in painting, drawing, sculpting, design, and crafts.
Under the guidance of their experienced artist-educators, you will get real creative drawing skills in different techniques, as well as create your own works of art.
They have created a great atmosphere of real artist’s workshops, where you will learn to see as an artist, think as an artist and of course, draw like one!
The Arvada Center produces, curates, and also creates national-caliber arts, humanities, education, and entertainment that are designed to help you see, hear, feel, and think a little deeper.
Whether you’re looking to learn something new or hone your existing skills, no matter your age, the Arvada Center has something for you.
Their classes range from one-day workshops to 10-week courses exploring visual arts, dance, ceramics and more. Check out their site for information on the latest classes for adults.
PRO Tip: The Arvada Center provides free admission to their three on-site galleries.
The Colorado Free University offers a wide range of classes, of which a subset include Arts & Crafts. The name may be misleading, but while courses are not free, there are so many low cost classes that you are spoilt for choice.
Teachers drawn from the community design the classes for busy adults who want to get useful information and new skills without having to commit a great amount of time.
PRO Tip: Many classes are available to participate online.
You can pick from traditional or non-traditional art classes at the Curtis Center for the Arts. If you are new to art or want to improve your artistic skills, they have a class for you! For a complete list of classes check out their online catalogue.
PRO Tip: There is a 10% senior discount for ages 65 and older.
The Denver Art Museum is know for its amazing galleries as well as its unique exhibitions. What better place to take a course, connect with artists and learn a new skill. Their courses include 1-day, 4-week, and 6-week classes. Practicing artists lead and teach in a studio art environment in the “Creative Hub” (located on level 1 of the Martin Building).
Browse through their upcoming offerings and register today.
The Mizel Arts and Culture Center at the Jewish Community Center strives to produce, present, exhibit, preserve and advance the arts. It serves as a performance and exhibition venue, as well as an educational resource for people at every stage of life.
They provide many programs, of which includes an Art Academy, where adults can learn pottery, painting and drawing year round.