Arts & Culture



Enhancing the Arts in Denver with Four Yearly Seasons of Creative Programming for all ages, including Painting, Drawing, Paper Arts, Pottery, Ceramics, Crafts, Jewelry, Needle Arts, Sewing, Dance, Music and Special Events. Our talented instructors bring a wide variety of artistic skills and activities to our public at a Recreation Centers throughout the City.

In partnership with the MY Denver Card, DPR's Arts & Culture team are offering FREE classes to MY Denver Cardholders. 

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Art Experience
Ages: 6-8
Participants will learn about different mediums and materials while creating their own art pieces.
La Alma Recreation Center; 11:30AM - 12:30PM
Fridays; June 12 - August 14

Chalk Drawing
Ages: 9-17
Join Larimer Square Chalk Artist Corbin Hillam in creating a design that will be enlarged into a colorful outdoor piece.
Athmar Recreation Center; 2:30-4:00PM
Wednesdays, June 17 - July 8

Cook Park Recreation Center; 1:00-2:30PM
Thursdays, June 18 - July 9

Ceramics and Pottery
Ages: 6-17
Sculpt your own creation or paint one that's already made!
La Familia Recreation Center; 1:00-2:00PM
Thursdays, June 11 - August 13

Drawing Cartoons
Ages: 9-17
Cartoonist and book illustrator Corbin Hillam will teach you how to create your own cartoons, action figures, unique lettering, and moving animations!  

Athmar Recreation Center; 2:30-4:00PM
Wednesdays, July 15 - August 19 (No class on August 5)

Cook Park Recreation Center; 1:00-2:30PM
Thursdays, July 16 - August 20 (No class on August 6)

Shapes and Surfaces
Ages: 9-17
Join local artist Bob Luna in creating 3 dimensional, sculptural creations with a variety of materials.
La Alma Recreation Center; 1:30-2:30PM
Fridays; June 12 - August 14 




In partnership with the MY Denver Card, DPR's Arts & Culture team are offering FREE art camps to MY Denver Cardholders. Camps last for five days (Monday-Friday). See details below.

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Drawing and Painting Camp
Ages 6-17
July 20-24
Aztlan Recreation Center; 11:00AM-12:00PM
Stapleton Recreation Center; 1:00-2:00PM
The Art Students League offers the opportunity to experiment with different artist materials to make wonderful works of art: colored pencils, pastels, watercolors, acrylic paints, papers, canvas, etc.

Jewelry Camp
Ages: 6-13
June 8 - 12
Southwest Recreation Center; 11:00AM-12:30PM
Use a variety of materials to make a different jewelry piece every day of this camp!

Piñata Camp
Ages: 6-12
June 15 - 19
Southwest Recreation Center; 11:00AM-12:30PM
Make a colorful paper Mache piñata for your family, and the last day make a big one for the class and break it!


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Arts & Culture

Coordinators
East - Lisa Neeper
720-865-0616
lisa.neeper@denvergov.org

West - Carol Rodriguez 
720-865-0550
carol.rodriguez@denvergov.org

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