Art Students League of Denver Classes

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Parker Arts now presents Art Students League of Denver satellite classes in Parker! We are a community of artists where everyone is welcome to share their love of art.

Our Mission

The Art Students League of Denver provides an inclusive art community where professional artists guide individuals of all abilities to reach their highest potential.

Our Core Values

Community, Inclusiveness, Learning and Artistic Self-Expression


An annual membership with the Art Students League of Denver is available to those who wish to join our community. Your tax-deductible membership helps us provide an inclusive and inspiring art community, maintain our historic building and support artists. You can purchase or renew your membership today by calling the Registration Office at 303-778-6990 ext. 0.

Please visit Art Students League of Denver (or for memberships and class registration. Parker Arts satellite classes are held at Parker Art Culture and Events Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue. 


Watercolor Painting With Energy and Expression
Steve Griggs | Ability: Beginner, Intermediate
Ages 18+
Learn how to create lively watercolor paintings with free and generous brush strokes. During this workshop, beginner and intermediate level painters are invited to try out a variety of watercolor painting strategies and techniques to create loose, intuitive, free, and spontaneous effects. You will learn about color mixing, glazes, composition, drying time, thickness, and lost and found edges while painting short, warm-up sketches as well as finished landscape or cityscape paintings. There is sure to be a lot of laughter and camaraderie as participants move out of their comfort zones and encourage one another's efforts.
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $336
Monday, Sept. 9 – Nov. 4, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 13 – Mar. 16, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 13 - Mar. 16, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
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Fundamentals of Landscape Painting
Lorenzo Chavez| Ability: Advanced, Intermediate
We will focus on the ‘how and why’ of landscape painting. Students will improve their composition skills, understand the importance of simplification of shapes and masses, learn about values, atmospheric perspective, create a center of interest, and the use of edges, drawing and color. This workshop is for those who already enjoy working with pastels and/or oils, as well as committed students who wish to experiment with these mediums.  
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $234
Monday, Oct. 28 – Dec. 2. 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. $260
Monday, Jan. 6 – Feb. 24, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $234
Monday, Apr. 20 – June 1, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $234
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