From ongoing Saturday classes to Summer Teen Studios, emerging young artists can find plenty of guidance and serious art instruction at the Art Students League of Denver. In addition to these teen programs, students ages 16+ are welcome to take adult classes (with parent permission) and are invited to join our teen art community on Fridays for Teen Studio Nights @ ASLD!

Paint the Impossible | Karl Poulson
All Abilities

  • This class will explore how reference photographs can be used to create a painting or drawing of the impossible

Tuesdays, Jan 23 – March 13 | 6-9PM

$32 per class date, $37 for non-members

Karl Poulson

Jenna Almond Williams

Getting it Done: Making Art from Concept to Completion | Jenna Almond Williams
All Abilities

  • How do we incorporate inspiration, experiences and ideas into the art we want to make? This workshop focuses on taking our art past “looking cool” to a more meaningful level.

Mondays, Jan 22–Feb 12 | 6-8:30PM
$90 for 4-week workshop
$110 for non-members
Materials fee: $15

Kristen Gruenberger

Teen Ceramics | Kristen Gruenberger
All Abilities

  • Work in clay! Learn hand building techniques, and try your hand at the potter’s wheel.  Create fun and functional and sculptural ceramic art

Fridays, Feb 16 – March 23 | 6 – 9pm

$162 for 6-week workshop
$198 for non-members
Materials fee: $45 (includes all supplies and pizza dinner)

Teen Studio Night | Karl Poulson
All Abilities

Enrich and deepen your individual artistic voice by participating in a community of artists who want to venture beyond where school art classes go. Guided by individual instruction, learn to think creatively and critically about what inspires you. Consider the influence music and other media can have on the creative process, and drawing on these and other sources, learn how to communicate and express your ideas visually.

Year-round, Fridays, 6-9 pm
$15 per session, materials and dinner provided

Register online or call 303-778-6990×0.

Karl Poulson

Adult Ongoing Classes and Workshops

The Art Students League also welcomes high school students 16 years or older to explore our adult classes and Open Figure Studys. Students ages 16 and 17 must have a signed parental release form on file in the office. Our ongoing classes and workshops provide students greater opportunities to specialize in areas of drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics and other media.

Summer Teen Studio

We offer a range of summer studios for teens which run for one to two weeks providing a more intensive study of a particular medium or technique. Workshops are offered as morning and afternoon sessions. 

Click HERE to learn more about summer KidART Camps and Teen Studios.

Join our Board of Directors as a Youth Representative

This is a great way to get involved in Denver’s exploding fine arts community and also to fulfill high school graduation requirements for volunteer work. Click here for requirements and application details.


We offer youth and teen scholarships! Visit our Scholarships page for more information and updates.

****By registering your child for class, you authorize ASLD to use your child’s artwork and/or photo in future League marketing/promotional materials, including electronic formats.