Do you have a budding artist on your hands? Have you found your kids doodling for hours, playing in paint or sculpting with clay? Then maybe it’s time to discover some new talents and help develop that creativity. There are lots of great classes offered for children of all ages, each with a different focus on a variety of artistic disciplines. Some classes invite you to take classes with your kids, while others are designed like summer camps with multiple days and disciplines. No matter what you choose, your kids will love getting to play and get messy while they learn all about a new artistic style.
There are a variety of art classes, camps and parties available for your young art enthusiast at Abrakadoodle. With rotating locations, you can find an Abrakadoodle class to suit any schedule. Check out the Art Around the World class to introduce your kids to artwork from six continents. Or try the Kids on Canvas class for classic painting techniques on stretched canvas. For beginners and the youngest of burgeoning artists, there is My First Art Class, which allows you and your child to play and learn about the art, art materials and more.
4760 E. Wyoming Place
Denver, CO 80222
Young Rembrandts is a program designed for student ages four to 12 with a variety of spring and summer workshops that are perfect for your child. Try out a drawing class with lessons that your kids will love. The ideas used during the class include lessons like drawing baseball still life or going on an imaginary trip to Japan to learn about the art behind the kimono. There are even young cartoon classes that allow your kids to find life behind everyday objects. In fact, there is so much to do that you may want to sign up for more than one class.
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Spark It Studios
2667 Xanthia Court
Denver, CO 80238
Since 2008, the team at Spark It Studios has been offering a huge variety of classes, camps and workshops for your budding artist. He or she can learn all about creating works of art from paint, glass, clay, paper mache, pencil, pastels and more. There are even classes that help discover art in found objects and dimensional items with plenty of options for getting messy. Classes are designed for ages four to 12 with lots of different fun to be had. You and your child will love all of the variety at Spark It Studios.
Mizel Arts and Cultural Center Summer Art Academy
350 S. Dahlia St.
Denver, CO 80246
The Mizel Arts and Cultural Center is known for its wonderful programs for children and the Art Academy is no exception. You can find lessons on a variety of art forms like pottery, drawing, painting and even bronze casting. These week-long sessions offer a huge variety of artistic education including subjects like problem solving, visual storytelling, composition and critique. There are programs for grades one through 12, so your kids will also get to meet lots of other budding artists of the same age.
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Denver Art Museum
100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway
Denver, CO 80204
Even the Denver Art Museum offers fun art options for your kids to develop their artistic side. The Create-n-Take class offers a chance to get a little messy learning and creating different projects that relate to exhibits in the galleries. Or check out CelebrARTE, which is offered on the third Sunday of every month. Your child will get art projects and lessons all geared towards creativity and culture. In fact, there are many different classes that allow you to drop in with your kids to play while learning about art and creating something fun to take home.
Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.