Youth Classes

Youth Programming is updated frequently and has options for children ages 5-12. All classes address Colorado Model Content Standards for visual arts. Children learn invaluable lessons through art-making, experimentation, and the power of creativity. For any programming questions please call 243-7337 x 2 or email info@gjartcenter.org.

Need-based scholarships are available. To apply, you must provide a completed scholarship application prior to registering. Applications must include all applicable financial and tax documentation. See our Scholarship Page for more information.



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SAC Week 1: I Heart the Outdoors

Rachel Egelston
19U-SAC-0002
Jun 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
9:00 AM-4:00 PM


Member $ 110.00 | Non-Member $ 135.00

(Camp will meet at the Botanical Gardens Wednesday, June 5)

Explore the natural world to find eco-friendly inspiration. Students will work with clay, pastels, and pencil. We will create mandala rock paintings, handmade paper, natural dyes, and flower and leaf pressing. Students will discover the works of Andy Goldsworthy and Alice Aycock.  We will study conservation groups, including the Nature Conservancy, World Wildlife Fund, and Oceana to develop projects.





SAC Week 2: Unlikely Art Tools and Materials

Rachel Egelston
19U-SAC-0004
Jun 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
9:00 AM-4:00 PM


Member $ 110.00 | Non-Member $ 135.00
The class will explore combining familiar and unfamiliar art materials! Students will make classic art with unusual tools from forks to sticks and more. Also included in this class is paper bead making, bottle fish, Capri Sun bags and shoe painting. From mixing colors to making flubber, children will gain a deeper confidence in experimentation and art making.




SAC Week 3: What's the Story

Rachel Egelston
19U-SAC-0006
Jun 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
9:00 AM-4:00 PM


Member $ 110.00 | Non-Member $ 135.00
How do you use art to create a character, become a character, or record a moment in your own personal story? Come explore artistic methods for creating characters, developing illustrations, creating storyboards and comics, mask making, and more! Develop you own character. Learn the process of sketch note taking which aids in the retention of academics. Come ready to bring your stories and ideas to life! Visiting guest artist will be Sharyl Peterson from Spellbinders.




SAC Week 4: Imagination Workshop

Rachel Egelston
19U-SAC-0008
Jun 24, 25, 26, 27, 28
9:00 AM-4:00 PM


Member $ 110.00 | Non-Member $ 135.00
Students will learn to paint, draw, and sculpt from their imagination. It may be beautiful, funny, or even a little spooky. Clay, papier-maché, recycled art, watercolor, pencils, markers, and mixed media will be some of the projects covered. This week we will focus on creating art from what we visualize in our imagination. Visiting guest artist will be Gayle Gerson, mixed media artist.




SAC Week 5: Open Studio and Process Art

Rachel Egelston
19U-SAC-0010
Jul 1, 2, 3, 5
9:00 AM-4:00 PM


Member $ 88.00 | Non-Member $ 108.00
This four-day week will allow students to investigate their creativity by using assorted 2- to 3-dimensional art materials and supplies. Students will be allowed to follow their passion and interests. 




SAC Week 6: Art Can Be Relaxing

Rachel Egelston
19U-SAC-0013
Jul 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
9:00 AM-4:00 PM


Member $ 110.00 | Non-Member $ 135.00
Students will work with clay, creating different possibilities of making potpourri dishes and candlesticks. Discover the art of yoga, meditation, and breathing techniques. Students will engage in writing journals, creating scented sachets, making their own potpourri, learning about tessellation, and more.




SAC Week 7: Art-estra

Rachel Egelston
19U-SAC-0016
Jul 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
9:00 AM-4:00 PM


Member $ 110.00 | Non-Member $ 135.00
Students will explore a variety of visual art materials as they create their own instruments and learn to play them. Students will create a ceramic mosaic and a batik. Visiting guest artist will be Rachel Davis from Opera Performance Society.




SAC Week 8: STEAM and Functional Art

Rachel Egelston
19U-SAC-0019
Jul 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
9:00 AM-4:00 PM


Member $ 110.00 | Non-Member $ 135.00
Discover why educators put Art in STEM. Projects will include Jackson Pollock “egg drop,” newspaper shoe challenge, morphing drawing, erupting paint, rainbow paper, and more. Students will create functional clay pieces and learn to weave and sew. Visiting guest artist will be Robbie Breaux, ceramic artist.




SAC Week 9: Art from Around the World and from History

Rachel Egelston
19U-SAC-0022
Jul 29, 30, 31
Aug 1, 2
9:00 AM-4:00 PM


Member $ 110.00 | Non-Member $ 135.00
Students will discover art making from different regions. Projects will include gyotaku, Sumi-e, Kabuki masks and God’s eyes. African mud and sugar skulls, as well as India folk art, Guatemalan worry dolls, Kente cloth, and more will be included. Visiting guest artist will be Masayo Weaver, Japanese Koto expert.




SAC Week 10: Hemberger Sustainable Architecture

Rachel Egelston
19U-SAC-0025
Aug 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
9:00 AM-4:00 PM


Member $ 110.00 | Non-Member $ 135.00
Imagine a building that uses very little energy, generates what power it needs, and fits in with its surroundings, then imagine how this building helps the people that live, work, or play in it. Students will bring this building to the drawing board and then construct it out of various materials. Students will learn techniques in drawing and creating perspective while using colored pencils and markers. Visiting guest artist will be Ed Madaris, master carpenter.