We believe that art is for everyone.

A community of artists where you can share your love of art.

Whether you’re looking to add some creativity to your everyday life or want to make a living as an artist, the Art Students League of Denver has something for you.

You’ll have the opportunity to study with regionally and nationally recognized working artists in a wide selection of media.

There is no set curriculum, so you’re free to explore what interests you! Gain hands-on experience in our courses, workshops and summer camps, no matter how old you are or whether you’ve made art before. In all studio classes, instructors individualize learning in a style that fits their personal philosophy and integrates demonstrations, study of master artists and group critiques.

Community engagement with diverse communities is central to the Art Students League’s mission and realized through partnerships with performing arts groups, public schools, museums and other art centers.

Join us! You’ll find your muse here.

Why choose Us?

Our Mission

The Art Students League of Denver empowers people to experience the joy of art in their own way.

Why choose Us?

Our Vision

The Art Students League of Denver will be a central hub for artistic self-expression that fosters conversation throughout the entire Denver metro area and beyond.

Why choose Us?

Our Core Values

Learning & Development
Unique Self-Exploration
Professional Instruction

Code of Conduct

We are committed to having an environment that is courteous, respectful, and welcoming to all members of our community.
Our Code of Conduct offers guidelines on how to behave while in our buildings. 

The Art Students League of Denver opened its doors in 1987.

Modeled on the famous Art Students League of New York, The Art Students League of Denver first opened its doors in 1987 with a handful of recognized artists teaching over one hundred students within its first year. Today, located in the historic Sherman School in the West Washington Park area at 200 Grant Street, ASLD engages over 900 students a month with over 200 noted artists who teach diverse fine arts classes throughout the year. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, ASLD is supported by private donations, tuition, foundation grants, and the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District.

Sherman School

Built in 1893, the Sherman School is a prominent landmark that represents the grandeur and pride that was once part of the public school image. Rising above the surrounding residential neighborhood, the main Richardson Romanesque structure features a sandstone base and arched portico entries that welcome students today as they have for 110 years. The building was designed by architect Henry Dozier, and is one of only a few of his structures that are still in existence.​​​​​​​

The Annex & The Artful Gardens

The Annex building on the North side of the main building was built in 1920 and is typical of the “bungalow school.” It was designed with a decidedly homey character to accommodate kindergarten children, featuring fireplaces in its two rooms that today are spacious multipurpose studios.

Once covered in blacktop and surrounded by a rusted chain link fence, the surrounding gardens were landscaped in 2001 and have since been lovingly designed, planted through the hard work of our esteemed volunteers. The gardens include many native Rocky Mountain Region perennials. Funding was generated through private donations and foundation contributions.​​​​​​​