COVID-19 Updates

ASLD continues to comply with public health guidelines for Denver County, including limitations on class size, mandatory mask usage for unvaccinated individuals, and contact tracing. We appreciate your continued efforts to keep ASLD staff, students and the larger community safe.

In support of our community’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Art Students League of Denver has developed procedures in accordance with guidelines from state & local government. Changes to our space and onsite classes include:

Individuals who are NOT vaccinated against COVID-19 (or are only partially vaccinated) are required to wear a mask at all times inside our buildings, including while entering & exiting and throughout classes. All individuals are strongly encouraged to wear masks while inside ASLD buildings regardless of vaccination status.

● Wash your hands frequently with soap for at least 20 seconds. CDC handwashing guidelines

● Bring your own materials to class and do not share materials.

● Communal spaces such as water fountains, vending machines, and refrigerators will be closed. Please plan accordingly. We ask that you refrain from eating in studios or sharing food while at ASLD.

● If you aren’t feeling well or have a cough, fever or symptoms of COVID-19, stay home.

● If you, or someone you’ve been in contact with, test positive for COVID-19, do not come to ASLD for 14 days or until you’ve tested negative.

● After taking an in-person class, if you test positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of being inside our building, you agree to inform ASLD staff so contact tracing may begin as soon as possible.

● If your class is cancelled due to a confirmed case of COVID-19, you will be notified immediately.

Watch our Fall 2020 welcome back video.

Learn about our new studio protocols

Covid-19 Building Operations FAQs

If you came into contact with someone at ASLD who tests positive for COVID-19, you’ll be contacted immediately.

Yes, in-person class capacity will be limited. We’ll also stagger start and end times to limit the number of people in our building at once.

In addition, our whole community will be responsible for keeping our studios clean. At the end of your class, we ask that you use the provided disinfectant to wipe down any communal items (like easels, wheels, etc.) so each room is prepped and ready for the next class.

All building and studio standards listed above apply to kids & teens. We also request that kids & teens maintain physical distance of 3 feet between each student during class.

Individuals who have NOT been vaccinated against COVID-19 must wear a mask at all times. Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a mask while inside our buildings, though we still strongly encourage wearing masks.

If you need a mask break during your class time, we ask that you step outside and enjoy our garden area. We appreciate your thoughtfulness and help in keeping your ASLD community safe!

If you have any questions about mask policy for yourself or others, we ask that you not intervene. Please notify a staff member and we will help.

Individuals who are NOT fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are required to wear a mask at ASLD. If you are not vaccinated and are unable to wear a mask, please let us know and we will try to accommodate you.

Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear masks at ASLD. You will likely encounter a mix of masked and unmasked individuals at ASLD. If you have a question or concern about mask use, please notify a staff member and we will address the situation.

PLEASE NOTE that figure models have the option to continue wearing masks regardless of vaccination status. You MAY NOT ask a figure model to remove their mask.

No, we will not require proof of vaccination.

Our primary interest is the safety and wellbeing of every member of our community. Thanks for your support as we navigate this time. If you need more information about our safety guidelines, feel free to contact Daniel McMahon, Business Administration Coordinator at


Please continue to check this page for the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 and ASLD operations. You can also subscribe to our email list to receive updates from us. We are closely monitoring the situation and will base any operating decisions on recommendations from the Colorado Department of Public Health. You can review the Center for Disease Control’s guidelines for prevention here.