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Art à la Carte Mobile Art Studio

Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Crafts, and more!

Welcome to Art à la Carte! Operated by Westminster’s Office of Cultural Affairs, the city’s mobile art studio will offer hands-on art instruction to small groups in a neighborhood setting.

This year, Art à la Carte will offer 16 days and 33 sessions of fun and dynamic classes that are suitable for the whole family. Plan to spend some time this summer honing your skills in watercolors, acrylic paints, and charcoal; making mini murals, custom comic books, sketch books; and enjoying time with your family in our beautiful neighborhood parks.

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**CANCELLED** May 21 | Location: Downtown Westminster Pavilion (5845 W. 89 Ave.) | Instructed by Denver Center of Performing Arts

Lunching With "Yoko" | Noon-12:45 p.m. | Grades K – 3

Using Rosemary Wells' storybook celebration of culture and diversity, "Yoko," theatrical play will be used as we become the rambunctious members of Yoko’s classroom discovering the power of "try everything," which will include packing an arts and craft lunch that is uniquely and deliciously you!

Squawk, Squeak, Purr, Bow Wow! | 1-1:45 p.m. | Grades K – 3

It’s "Pet Show" Time And How! Using Ezra Jack Keats’ storybook celebration of responsibility and creative thinking, we will use theatrical play to become the many pets – even the surprising one that Archie brings – of the book’s title. The session will include the creation of pet puppets and jar collections sure to be blue ribbon winners!

"They Say Blue": We Say A Rainbow of Colors Glows Inside of You | 2-2:45 p.m. | Grades K – 3

Using Jillian Tamaki’s storybook celebration of imagination and journey, "They Say Blue." Instructors will use theatrical play to explore the ways colors invite magical moments of transformation. Afterwards, we will create a rainbow journal that captures each participants' colorful thoughts.

June 7 | Location: Nature Playground (3501 Creekside Dr.)

Whimsical Tigers | 9-10 a.m. | Ages 5+

Using acrylic paints, we will explore whimsical approaches to painting tigers. Come to this class ready to capture your visions of tigers.

Painting Waterfalls | 11 a.m.-Noon | Ages 8+

Using acrylic paints, we will explore painting water and movement with a focus on beautiful waterfalls.

June 14 | Location: Amherst Park (13085 N Pecos St.)

Picasso Drawing Game | 4-5 p.m. | Ages 5+

Using Picasso’s abstract style, we will create new and unique faces with this fun, interactive dice game.

Tiny Fauvist | 6-7 p.m. | Ages 16+

Fauvism is an early form of Expressionism from the early 1900's. In this class, we will paint portraits using wild colors and contoured lines.

June 21 | Location: Big Dry Creek Park (1700 W 128th Ave.)

Sketching Flowers and Pollinators | 9-10 a.m. or 11 a.m.-Noon | Ages 5+

In this class, we will explore how flowers and pollinators have developed adaptations overtime to ensure flowers and food supply. We will make field sketchbooks and observe flowers under a microscope to view what pollinators are seeking. Students will sketch flowers and different pollinators.

June 28 | Downtown Westminster Pavilion (5845 W. 89 Ave.)

Become a Muralist | 4-5 p.m. or 6-7 p.m. | Ages 5+

In this class, we will use the mural concept to produce unique works of arts. We will begin by thinking of places and locations where murals have been and then explore the ways that murals impact our view of art and our community. We will create mini murals using paint, photos, book clippings, craft materials, etc.

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For questions, contact kcooke@cityofwestminster.us.