Visual Arts

Professional Workshop With Tadashi

Ages: 15+ years
Advanced students will learn the meaning of being an artist through the inspirational and motivational teaching techniques of Tadashi Hayakawa. In this informal and self-motivated open studio, students will break away from formal art instruction and develop critical art appreciation while creating enthusiasm and energy for art expression. Students are encouraged to bring a current work in progress and must supply their own canvas or drawing/painting pads, with all materials including paint, brushes, pallets, etc. Donations made to Tadashi Hayakawa are encouraged. Please contact Tadashi at 303-475-8111 for workshop questions.
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $25 R/$27 NR

Saturday, 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
17314 Jan. 4
17315 Feb. 1
17316 Mar. 7
17317 Apr. 4
Please visit Tadashi's student exhibit at the PACE Center from Dec. 1 - Jan. 31.

Hands-On Introduction to DSLR Photography

Ages: 16+
This course is designed to help you understand and get more out of your Digital SLR or “super-zoom” camera. Full of tips, tricks, and live demonstrations, this class will help you understand Aperture, ISO, Shutter-Speed, RAW versus JPEG, and how to use them to your advantage using simple terminology. Discover easy methods for image editing, and take better pictures by using composition techniques and developing your artistic eye. Students should bring their camera and camera manual to class.
Instructor:  Steven Martin
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $65 R/$71 NR
17318 W, Feb. 5 – Mar. 4, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Artistry and Composition for Photography

Ages: 16+
This class will help you unleash your artistic potential and learn new ways of seeing your world. Dive deeper into compositional techniques to bring out the beauty and interest in your subjects.  With in-class demonstrations, you'll soon learn to take photos that are truly compelling and grab the viewer’s attention!
Instructor:  Steven Martin
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $55 R/$60 NR
17319 W, Apr. 8 – 29, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Beginning Fluid Acrylic Pour Paintings *New!

Ages: 13+
Paint pouring is a technique using acrylic paint and a flow medium to create unique abstract effects on canvas, wood, tile, old records and more. This class will give you the skills to design and paint beautiful pieces of art that will amaze your family and friends! In four weeks you will leave with a variety of paintings and the confidence to create these beauties at home. Warning: is it extremely addictive and fun for the whole family! Instructor will provide most supplies (for the first class) but students will need to purchase the painting surfaces of their choosing for the following class sessions (canvas, tiles, etc.).
Instructor:  Kay Gross
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $80 R/88 NR
18577 M, Apr. 27 – May 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Introduction to Digital Scrapbooking

Ages: 16+
Are you overwhelmed by your pictures? This four-week course introduces students to digital scrapbooking using Heritage Makers. During each class, students will learn techniques, strategies, and skills; then have time to work on their personal digital scrapbooking. Students may create digital books or individual digital scrap pages and pay for those products upon completion. Students will be able to continue working on digital scrapbooking at home when class is finished. (Heritage Makers software is free to use.) Students should bring a laptop with Adobe Flash installed.
Instructor:  Jennifer Wise
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $60 R/$66 NR
17421 Th, Apr. 30 – May 21, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

For Art Student's League of Denver satellite classes in Parker please visit our ASL webpage.