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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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August 16 | Location: Nottingham Park (8695 Allison St.)

Finding your voice as a Muralist | 4-5 p.m. or 6-7 p.m. | Ages 5+

In this class, you will be encouraged and guided in the use of color, movement, materials, photos, favorite written passages, and other unique materials to create a one of a kind mini mural.

August 27 | Location: Amherst Park (13085 N Pecos St.)

The Art of Storytelling | 10-11 a.m. or Noon-1 p.m. | Ages 5+

Participants will create a short storybook or comic book by putting a fantastical twist on real events in their own lives using original drawings and found images.

September 10 | Location: Nature Playground (3501 Creekside Dr.)

Explore, Create, Get Messy | 10-11 a.m. or Noon-1 p.m. | Ages 5+

Using multiple large shared canvases, participants will be encouraged to be playful, get messy, make big movements and take up lots of space! Inspired by Miss Frizzle’s “Take Chances, Make Mistakes, Get Messy!”

September 24 | Location: Cotton Creek (11199 Stuart St.)

The Art of Storytelling Part 2 | 10-11 a.m. or  Noon-1 p.m. | Ages 5+

Within old books, we will make completely new and personal pieces of art. We will use techniques such as collage, blackout poetry, painting, drawing and more. Participants are encouraged to bring pictures they’d like to include in their stories.

October 8 | Location: Faversham Park (6109 W 73rd Ave.)

Spooky Trees | 10-11 a.m. or Noon-1 p.m. | Ages 5+

Get into the Halloween spirit using ink and acrylic paint. Using both landscape and abstract painting techniques, we will create landscapes with spooky trees. Fun for the whole family!

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For questions, contact kcooke@cityofwestminster.us.