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Demo & Dialogue

Class

Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Children ages 5 to 21

Description

Throughout the year, our talented faculty offer demonstrations in their medium at ASLD or at the venues of our Demo Series partner, Meininger Art Supply. Take advantage of this great opportunity to observe artists in action and participate in a lively dialogue about their techniques and inspiration.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Demo and Dialogues are popular and well received by participants and our by our business partner, Meininger Art Supply. We consistently see an increase in course enrollment after demos, and have the opportunity to interact directly with art interested people to grow awareness about ASLD.

Visiting Artist Series

Class

Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

Description

Each year, the Visiting Artist Series brings several notable artists to ASLD offer lectures and classes, including community workshops, which supplement existing ongoing classes and workshops. This extraordinary opportunity allows students and artists from the community to work with and learn from some of today's most significant working artists. ASLD is indebted to the visionary support of the Olson-Vander Heyden Foundation and the advisory committee.

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Evidence of Program's Success

In August 2018, Visiting Artist Liene Bosquê worked with the immigrant communities of the D3 Arts Creative District to make a ceramic tile mural in the Westwood neighborhood. At ASLD, Bosquê gave a lecture and guided an interactive walking art experience, capturing textures of the neighborhood in clay. Participants in Westwood will work to create a wall mural that will be erected in their community.

Plaza Program | Partnership with Denver Public Library

Class

Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years)
Disabled, General or Disability unspecified
Ethnic/Racial Minorities - General
Families

Description

In partnership with the Denver Public Library, ASLD is offering intergenerational art workshops at over 11 library branches located in low-income neighborhoods outside of central Denver. All locations serve a high percentage of immigrant families. The programming provides free, weekly art workshops to intergenerational participants who may not have access to the arts.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Since it's inception, this program has grow from 6 libraries to over 11. We have since seen hundreds of people from different generations and different socio-economic background be about of this program.

Fine Art Education Classes and Workshops

Class

Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Disabled
Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged

Description

ASLD offers more than 250 classes and workshops annually attracting approximately 9,000 adults and children from across Metro Denver. Our classes cover a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, mixed media, ceramics, fine art prints, book and fiber art classes. Our scholarship program extends the reach of our art experiences to low-income and underserved populations. Our regionally and nationally recognized faculty artists provide individualized learning in styles that fit their personal philosophies, integrating demonstrations, instruction and critiques.

Please visit http://www.asld.org for more information and to access an online catalog of classes or call 303-778-6990.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Recently received an 82% satisfactory or above compiled from surveys completed by students, faculty and volunteers. Evidence of our success: (1) enrollment statistics are consistently high and increasing each year; (2) student satisfaction scores on surveys and verbal feedback are unfailingly positive such as, "ASLD is an invaluable treasure to the Denver community." and (3) affirmative relationship between faculty and students that contributes to overall feeling that "The arts really are for everyone, and Denver's League proves it like no place else!" Our participants thrive under the exceptional instruction offered by our professional art faculty and many have gone on to become professional, self-supporting artists affiliated with galleries, art centers, and museums.

Youth & Teen Art Classes

Class

Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Disabled, General or Disability unspecified
Ethnic/Racial Minorities - Other Specified
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged
Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Description

ASLD offers over 90 summer KidArt camps, afterschool programs, Saturday classes, Teen Studio Friday Nights and special art education events throughout the year for children, grades K-12. Youth classes emphasize the fundamental elements and essential vocabulary of art, encouraging students to explore and communicate as they create. Scholarships are available for children in need.
We also include three teen youth representatives on our board of directors in order to give voice to the younger part of our community,

Please visit http://asld.org/youth-programs/summer-camps-teen-studios/ for more information and to access an online catalog of classes or call 303-778-6990.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Evidence of program success: 1) increasing enrollment to over 3,000 youth students participating in year-round classes, an increase of 51% and summer camps filled close to capacity at 92%; 2) building awareness among parents, art educators, and teachers of ASLD's excellent youth art programs; and 3) encouraging young people to consider seriously an art or design degree or related career.

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