Answers to some of our frequently asked questions:

General Information

We are located in the West Washington Park neighborhood in the heart of Denver, between Speer Blvd and Broadway on 2nd and Grant St.

Most of our classes are taught in the historic Sherman School and annex buildings located at –

200 Grant St
Denver, CO 80203

BUILDING HOURS
8 am – 7 pm | Mon – Thur
8 am – 5 pm | Fri – Sun

REGISTRATION HOURS
8:30 am – 6:30 pm | Mon – Thur
8:30 am – 4:30 pm | Fri – Sun

There are two small parking areas, one to the south and one to the north of ASLD’s property. Parking is first come, first serve at all times.

Free street parking is also available. However, please pay attention to adjacent parking signs and restricted times during street sweeping the first week of each month, April-November.

The best way to be notified about upcoming events is to SUBSCRIBE TO OUR E-NEWSLETTER, or you can see a current list on our EVENTS PAGE.

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Summer Art Market is always the second weekend in June. Find more up-to-date information on our SUMMER ART MARKET PAGE.

Membership

You may purchase your membership in one of three ways:

In person – Stop by our registration office in Denver at 200 Grant Street, and work with our staff to open an account and start your membership. You may purchase a membership with credit card, cash, or check.

Over the phone – Call our registration office at 303-778-6990 x0 to work with our staff to open an account and start your membership. You may purchase your membership using a credit card.

Online (Recommended) –

  • For NEW members: Go to the Login page and select “Create an Account.” Follow the on-screen instructions to fill in your name and contact information. Be sure to save your username and password in a place you can remember. Finish setting your preferences under the “My Account” tab.
Login-screen
  • For returning members: Login using the username and password you set up for your online account.

Please note — ASLD does not store usernames or passwords, and we cannot retrieve them for you. If you have lost or forgotten your username or password, please follow steps to RESET PASSWORD.

  • Add your desired membership option to the shopping cart and follow checkout instructions to pay using a credit card.

To find membership levels and associated benefits, visit the MEMBERSHIP page.

All of ASLD’s activities are supported by membership fees, tuition, donations and grants to provide an environment for world-class instruction by professional working artists, cultural engagement, and community outreach throughout the Denver Metro area.

All membership levels include:

  • Discounted tuition for classes
  • Access to open figure studies
  • Access to use open painting/drawing studios (excludes Ceramics Studio, Print Room and Fiber Arts Lab)
  • Library borrowing privileges
  • Exclusive invitations to special events and calls for entry
  • Early receipt of registration information (prior to receiving the printed catalog)

Additional benefits are available to those who wish to donate at a supporting level. Please visit our Individual Giving page to see a full list of benefits.

Classes & Workshops

The current course information can be accessed via our SEARCH FOR CLASSES feature on our website.

If you would like a printed catalog, please call the main office 303-778-6990 x0 to request one, or purchase a membership to automatically receive catalogs in the mail.

If you’re just getting started, take a look at COURSES AT-A-GLANCE to see what courses are currently offered. Click the link on the course title to view more information about the instructor, course objectives, required materials, and ability level. You may also use the SEARCH feature to help narrow courses for a specific medium or find a class taught by a specific instructor.

For more personalized help, please call the registration office at 303-778-6990 x0 to talk with any of our registration staff, who can answer questions and help you determine what types of courses meet your interests and ability.

Yes! We’ve structured our scholarship program to ensure arts education is accessible to all segments of the community. Visit the BIG HeART SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM page to learn who qualifies and to download an application form.

In general, we recommend bringing an apron and paper towels with you to any class you take at ASLD.

You can also find specific requirements for course materials by checking what is listed under each course description online. We recommend using COURSES AT-A-GLANCE to find to the course title, and follow the link to view the course description and required materials list. If no materials are listed, then everything will be supplied for you in class or explained to you by the instructor during your first class.

Often, as the start date for your course approaches, instructors will send an email with instructions or special materials to have prepared before class begins. Please make sure you check your spam and junk folders to be sure you don’t miss any messages.

The minimum age for adult courses is 18.

Yes! We offer ongoing courses for youth ages 6–17 in the Fall (August–December) and Spring (January–May). Summers are filled with week-long KidART CAMPS & TEEN STUDIOS.

To find youth courses currently being offered, use the SEARCH feature on the registration page. Navigate to the “Medium” drop-down menu to find “Youth and Teen.”

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If your class has been cancelled for any reason, one of our registration staff members will call to notify you, and we will send an email notification to announce the cancellation. You may also call the registration office at 303-778-6990 x0 to speak with someone regarding cancellations.

Please visit the HOLIDAY SCHEDULE page to see dates that ASLD will be closed.  Be sure to also check open studio closures during weeks when no classes are in session.

You may contact Aubrey Ryan, Customer Service & Database Manager, or Rachel Basye, Executive Director, with feedback about your classes. You may also leave a letter with staff at the registration office.

Registration

You may register for classes and events in one of three ways:

In person – Stop by our registration office at 200 Grant Street in Denver and work with our staff to sign up for classes. You may pay tuition and material fees with credit card, cash, or check.

Over the phone – Call our registration office at 303-778-6990 x0 to work with our staff to register for classes. You may pay tuition and material fees with a credit card.

Online (Recommended) –

  • For NEW students: Go to the Login page and select “Create an Account.” Follow the on-screen instructions to fill in your name and contact information. Be sure to save your username and password in a place you can remember. Finish setting your preferences under the “My Account” tab.

Login-screen

  • For returning students: Login using the username and password you set up for your online account.
    Please note – ASLD does not store usernames or passwords, and we cannot retrieve them for you. If you have lost or forgotten your username or password, please follow steps to RESET PASSWORD.
  • Use the SEARCH feature to find courses you’re interested in taking, and select “Begin Registration” to add each course to your shopping cart. Follow instructions to checkout using a credit card.

Please note that there are some “Call to Register” classes. You will need call our registration office for these classes.

  • Students enrolling for a workshop are required to pay for all scheduled classes at the time of registration. Workshops cannot be prorated.
  • Membership is required for a few of our programs, such as Open Figure Study and Youth Summer Camps.
  • Adult courses are for ages 18+, although some may allow 15–17-year-olds with a waiver

Guide to Student Ability Levels

Beginner 
Students have limited or no experience in the fundamentals of art or in a specific art medium.
Intermediate
Students have a good foundation in the fundamentals of art including the principles of design and composition, and a level of proficiency in the technical aspects of a given medium.
Advanced
Students have technical mastery of a given medium and the fundamentals of art, and are interested in cultivating and exploring a personal aesthetic.
All Levels 
Students from experienced beginners to advanced will have individualized instruction within the given structure and definition of the class. A range of student abilities will be represented.

Yes, most of our courses may be observed for the first 30 minutes without having to register. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the class starting and check-in at the registration desk.

ASLD Refund Policy as of November 2018

Course Cancellation & Refund Policy:

When ASLD must cancel a course for any reason (weather, low registration), 100% of course fees will be refunded to the student.

For Student Cancellations:

Refunds will be issued only for cancellations received at least 7 days prior to the start of your course. To request a refund, please email Aubrey Ryan, Customer Service and Database Manager at a.ryan@asld.org (preferred), stop by or call our office 303.778.6990 x0 at least 7 days prior to the start of the course. Include the name of the course you wish to drop and a brief explanation for your request. The League reserves the right to refuse any refund request (except on cancelled classes). Please allow up to 2 weeks for refunds to be processed.
* No refunds will be given if a substitute artist teaches a class due to the temporary absence of the scheduled faculty member.
* Course registrations may NOT be transferred to future dates. Membership and Material Fees are NOT Refundable.

Unfortunately, gift certificates are not available at this time.

Instead, you are welcome to purchase a gift membership or gift registration for a friend or relative. Please call or visit the registration office to work with our registration staff to process this gift purchase.

Online Accounts

We recommend this help article for help searching for classes online.

  • For NEW students: Go to the LOGIN page and select “CREATE AN ACCOUNT.” Follow the on-screen instructions to fill in your name and contact information. Be sure to save your username and password in a place you can remember. Finish setting your preferences under the “My Account” tab.

Login-screen

  • For returning students: Login using the username and password you set up for your online account.
    Please note – ASLD does not store usernames or passwords, and we cannot retrieve them for you. If you have lost or forgotten your username or password, please follow steps to RESET PASSWORD.
  • Use the SEARCH feature to find courses you’re interested in taking, and select “Register” to add each course to your shopping cart.
  • Follow instructions to checkout using a credit card.

Please note that there are some “Call to Register” classes. You will need call our registration office for these classes.

 

Please review this help article for steps to reset your password. If you continue to have problems logging in, please contact registration staff to verify the email address on your account.

Please review this help article for steps to view a list of contacts on your account and manage their contact information and/or memberships. If you continue to have problems, please contact registration staff to verify your account.

Open Studios

Please review the chart regarding OPEN STUDIO requirements and availability, or find open studio information in our current catalog.

The ceramics studio requires that students are enrolled in a ceramics class to cover the costs of staff, equipment, glaze materials and firing.

Family and friends may not attend open studios unless they are members and following the appropriate guidelines set for each specific studio, per our STUDIO GUIDELINES.