The Children’s Art School is celebrating fourteen years of creating in depth art education for interested and talented young artists. JOY OF ART classes, family series and outreach programs give tools to express ideas, nurture creative thinking and promote aesthetic literacy. The world of nature and master artists are our inspiration.
Children’s Art School JOY OF ART Summer weekly classes will start June 13 and end July 29.


 PORTRAITS  Take part in all the steps to create a self-portrait acrylic painting on canvas.  Young artists will learn how use brushstrokes, mix colors on a palette and plan our compositions to fill a space beautifully.  Learn how to arrange a pose.  Rembrandt's master portraits in golden light will be our guide.

ages 7+   times 9:00 am to 12:00 pm   fee $210               dates   June 13 to June 17


CLAY FANTASY   Imaginations soar to create 

a clay fantasy castle with high tower turrets.  Master slab and coil hand building techniques to construct a castle manor with a cast of knights, a fair princess and even a dragon.  Learn about the legends of castles and kings through tapestry colored threads and a Duke's Calendar, as you create a magical kingdom.

Ages  7+  times 9:00 am - 12:00 pm   fee $210


June 20 to June 24

SKETCHING SUMMER   Young artists will celebrate summer with sketching trips to Observatory Park.  Learn new and creative ways to use colored pencils to capture the action of what you see and complete finish drawings.  Construct your own special sketchbooks and find out why sketches are an important tool for all artists and designers.  Master Artist John Constable's sketches that captured changing sunlight and the race of clouds will guide our discoveries.

ages 7+   times 9:00 am to 12:00 pm  fee $210 dates  June 27 to July 1

PRESS PRINT SURPRISE  To print is to make an impression.  Explore the ways to print from etchings, collages to monotypes.  Learn how to pull a print and why it is always a surprise. Use a Wringer Press to create an artist's proof and design your own cards and posters.  Discover how to number your prints.  Find out how amazing prints are everywhere and tell stories.    

ages 8+  times 9:00 am to 12:00 pm  fee $210 

dates  July 11 to July 15


WONDERFUL WATERCOLORS  Explore the wonders of watercolors that flow with a life of their own.  Young artists will learn how to pull

color washes, discover new rainbow hues and brushstroke tricks. Master Artist Winslow Homer's paintings of adventure ships and children's games sill guide our wonderful watercolor discoveries.

ages 7+   times 9:00 am to 12:00 pm  fee $210 dates  July 18 to July 22

ARCHITECTURE FOR KIDS      Explore columns, domes and arches in this class investigating architecture.  Discover the different ways buildings have been designed and constructed from ancient to modern times.  Take a discovery tour of historic University Park Neighborhood with its landmarks and mansions.  Draw plans and build a

model for a futuristic habitat.

ages 8+  times 9:00 am to 12:00 pm  fee $210 dates  July 25 to July 29


 is a curriculum of essential skills and knowledge developed by the Children's Art School. It opens the gates of mastery for the young artist with building blocks to construct a tower of skills in drawing, painting and sculpture.  Individualized instruction and projects are developed with the goal of encouraging confidence to express creative ideas and developing artistic literacy.

Art Castles are offered Wednesdays afternoons during the school year and as an Outreach orVirtual Classes for Homeschoolers and Private Schools.

more about JOY OF ART

discover art that explores the world and lets the imagination soar

The Children’s Art School was established with the belief that creating art is essential to every child’s cognitive and personal development. We have originated a way of teaching art based on how children learn and the role art plays in developmental stages. Our classes are small to encourage individualized discovery learning and exploration. The Children's Art School is a DPS Community Resources arts organization and has been featured in Colorado Art Educators Association’s, Collage.  The Children's Art School presented Unfurling Dragons as part of the 2021 Cherry Creek Arts Festival's Creative Station Artivity Avenue.

JOY OF ART Registration is by phone or email.  For more information or a complete brochure, contact

303 369-7956 or hello@

We  look forward to your family being part of the   Summer Programs~

Merci bien ~ Thank You

St. Mary’s ACC Parish for hosting our classes and the sunlight classroom
Guiry’s for discounts and family coupons on great art supplies

     Children's Art School is located at
2290 South Clayton Street, Denver 80210,
 in the University Park Neighborhood.