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. Please click here for direct access to ASLD Parker satellite classes.

Upcoming Classes

Painting Landscapes: Outdoors

Instructor: Lorenzo Chavez | Ability: Beginner, Intermediate
This workshop will focus on teaching the fundamentals of outdoor landscape painting using oil and/or pastel. Pastel and oil are great landscape sketching mediums—their consistency of color and quick handling are valuable when working outdoors. We will cover concept emphasis, shape, line, values, colors, edges and the importance of an emotional involvement. Atmospheric and linear perspective, understanding the natural light and color outdoors will be discussed and applied. 
All workshop days will be spent in the field (weather permitting) where we can observe and study the outdoors first hand. Demonstrations and critiques will be conducted on a group and individual basis. 
Mondays, June 4 - 25 | 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Mondays, July 9 - 30 | 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$114 for 4-week workshop, $138 for non-members
SPECIAL NOTE: Students will meet at The Schoolhouse (19650 E. Mainstreet, Parker) for the first class; then will meet at a pre-determined paint location for each class following.

Register Here for the April workshop only.
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Watercolor - Coming Soon!

Steve Griggs | Ability: Beginner, Intermediate

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 edges while painting short, warm-up sketches as well as finished landscape or cityscape paintings.
Session A: Monday, Sept. 10-Oct. 1 | 1PM-4PM
Session B: Monday, Oct. 15-Nov. 5 | 1AM-4PM
$47.50 for 1-day workshop, $57.50 for non-members
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Fundamentals of Landscape Painting - Coming Soon!

Lorenzo Chavez| Ability: Advanced, Intermediate
This workshop will focus on the how and why of landscape painting. We will concentrate on improving our composition skills, understanding the importance of simplification of shapes and masses, understanding the importance of correct values, atmospheric perspective, creating a center of interest, the use of edges, drawing and color. This workshop is for those who already enjoy working with pastels and/or oils, or committed students who wish to experiment with these mediums.
SPECIAL NOTE: Workshop will be held at the PACE center in Parker.
Mondays, Oct. 22-Nov. 26 | 9AM-12PM
$171 for 6-week workshop, $207 for non-members