The outdoor Summer Art Market will be on June 14th – 15th, from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm each day. See the works of 200+ artists! There’ll be food and music to boot; join us for the fun and frivolities! I’ll be in Booth #11, so stop by and say hello!
I just love taking classes at the League with such knowledgeable staff of working artists. I’ve worked with John Lencicki, Rob Gratiot, and most recently Kevin Weckbach (more on that in future posts); and I’ve only scratched the surface.
A bit of history from the Art Students’ League of Denver website:
Modeled on the famous Art Students League of New York, Denver’s League first opened its doors in 1987 in the Lower Platte Valley with a handful of recognized artists teaching over one hundred students within its first year of operation. Today, located in the historic Sherman School in the West Washington Park area at 200 Grant Street, it engages over 600 students a month and attracts close to 60 noted artists to teach its diverse fine arts classes.
And about the renowned Art Student’s League of New York from their website:
Founded in 1875, the Art Students League has been instrumental in shaping America’s legacy in the fine arts. Many renowned artists – Georgia O’Keeffe, Jackson Pollack, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, and Norman Rockwell among them – have honed their skills at the League, which is dedicated to sustaining the great tradition of training artists.
Established by artists for artists, and continuing to hold to its founding principles, the League is an atelier school in which the language of art is taught and developed through immersion in the practices of drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and assemblage. With an emphasis on mastering skills and visual thinking, students engage in the process of making art. The format of ongoing classes allows students to learn at their own pace and from prominent artists who have a range of artistic philosophies and approaches. They also learn from their fellow students, many of whom have years of experience and add to the rich atelier learning environment.
The League offers the finest quality of art education for students at all levels. There are no prerequisites for enrollment or membership. By dedicating its tuition fees and a significant portion of its endowment to underwriting the cost of instruction, the League ensures that all who wish to attend can do so at affordable cost.
If you are interested in taking classes, whether you are experienced or just testing the waters, the Art Students’ League of Denver is a wonderful place to explore new worlds.
Sometimes all it takes is a good pair of glasses to see a little clearer.
Pair of Glasses
oil on panel