Learn about the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead and the unique and colorful art projects featuring whimsical skeletons that are made to celebrate the holiday. These skeletons will be the inspiration for the participants in creating their own paintings and they will make the famous sugar skulls. $50 with…
Use artistic skills to discover animals, plants, and weather in a place where it is always warm, the tropical rain forest. Register online.
Attend an event where Colorado makers, inventors and artisan crafters showcase their creativity and resourcefulness. See hands-on demos, exhibits and activities featuring electronics, arts, music and new technology.
Explore history, science, art, and culture through hands-on activities like adobe brick making, building log cabins, and role-playing.
Face the facts and take a risk getting up close and personal with bravery in black and white. Produced with local creatives, Untitled Final Fridays is the museum's monthly late night program featuring workshops, performances, and tours with a twist. Experience the museum in an entirely different way—every time. Included with general admission, which is…
Do a fun pioneer craft activity, followed by morning 'tea" and snack. Ages 3-12. Register online. $10 ages 3-12, all other attendees are free.
Learn to harvest ripe produce with culinary plans in mind. Connect the abundance of the fall garden harvest with seasonal meals they can make at home. Autumn is also a time of change in the garden as the warm summer gives way to the cooler temperatures of fall. Explore the changing garden landscape while building…
Celebrate Asian art and culture for the Chinese New Year. Great Wall Academy performs, featuring dragon and lion dancer, and Chinese folk dances.
Make a turkey out of clay and actual feathers. Pee Wee Art is a fun hands-on art program that introduces preschoolers to the arts and allows for parents to assist with their child’s creative process. At each program your little artist will be introduced to a new art medium (drawing, painting, sculpture and more) that…
Oct. 7-8, 14-15, noon-6pm. Tour a variety of Boulder-area artists’ studios and learn about their creative processes. See website for participating artists.
Through Dec 23. Tue-Sat 11am-5pm. See the creative work of faculty at the University of Colorado Boulder including ceramics, film, multimedia and sculptural installations, painting, photography, and video works.
See a photo exhibit that showcases the worldview of Denver children who are living with cancer. The event is supported by The Pablove Foundation’s Shutterbug program, an organization that teaches children living with cancer in Denver to develop their creative voice through the art of photography. This gallery show is free and open to the…
Create fun and unique hands-on art projects on one, or all three days. Classes include glass painting, fabric painting, and cookies and canvas. All supplies are provided. Ages 6-12.
Find inspiration in the stars, planets, and galaxies. Students will start with pencil sketches and move onto painting and oil pastels to create a preliminary image that will then be recreated using wax and pigment through the medium of Encaustics. Ages 12-16. Supplies are included.
Learn about different comic book art and storytelling techniques and get hands-on art instruction from real-life comic book artists on things like designing characters, comic layout, and perspective drawing. Supplies are included. Ages 9-14.
In collaboration with the Biennial of the Americas, the Art Students League of Denver (ASLD) presents “Border: Both Sides Now” an exhibition featuring the work of 14 artists lending their creative interpretations of the immigration issue related to the US-Mexican border. Visit www.asld.org.
Join the Civic Center Conservancy to celebrate the unveiling of Civic Center Art in the Park: Tree of Transformation. This wonder-inducing installation—created by Denver-based artists Nick Geurts and Ryan Elmendorf of yetiweurks—brings art, music, and light together in a stunning and interactive display. Guests will enjoy treats from local food trucks Doppios Coffee & Sugardash,…
Experience a celebration of the city's arts and cultural scene including galleries, museums, theater and film. Part of this event is Free Night at the Museums where many museums are free between 5-10pm, accessible by a free shuttle.
View a variety of artwork often in non-traditional spaces and see local, national, and international shows throughout Boulder. Cost varies by event/venue.
Make a cute miniature indoor, outdoor Halloween party at this fun workshop, part of the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys Fall Show. Only 20 kits available so please sign up early. Ages 6-16. $20.
Explore the art of 5 local Chicana artists who have been working in their communities as activists, educators, and artists for the last 30 years.
Through May 2018. Tue-Sat 11am-5pm. See works by artists surrounding the concepts of Minimalism, Conceptualism and geometric abstraction, featuring prints, drawings, paintings and sculptures.
Learn to draw, paint, and sculpt using the ocean as inspiration during a 10 week session. Ages 6-12.
Enjoy art-making camps featuring workshops designed by visiting artists, inspired themes and BMoCA’s exhibitions. $75 member, $80 nonmemember. Reservations required.
Create a large sculpture from design to construction and finish with painting. Use tools, wire, paper mache and paint. Students learn various techniques from wire shaping to collage and textual layering. $75 All supplies included Ages 9-14.
Learn about famous artists and recreate their masterpieces using a variety of materials which will include watercolor resist painting, collage, oil pastels, and other mixed media materials. Supplies are included. Ages 6-12.
Enjoy national art with local flavor. See a national juried art show with nearly 100 exhibiting artists in 13 categories, including ceramics, mixed media, digital art, photography, metalworks and drawing. For a complete list of participating artists, visit http://cherryartsstanley.org/exhibiting-artists/. In addition to the artists, visitors will enjoy children’s activities at Creation Station, interactive art installations,…
Learn how to make pumpkin smelling puffy paint to use to make a fall/Halloween work of art. Pee Wee Art is a fun hands-on art program that introduces preschoolers to the arts and allows for parents to assist with their child’s creative process. At each program your little artist will be introduced to a new…
Celebrate The Day of the Dead with traditional gigantes, giant puppets made by local artists, and altars for the dead, created by members of the community.
Enroll in a school-day-off camp where kids can enjoy games, sports, indoor climbing, arts and crafts, and more. $66 per day Boulder residents, $82 per day nonresidents. Reservations required.
Sept 1-Oct 27, Mon-Fri 8am-5pm; Sat-Sun 9am-4pm. See 51 quilted works by 33 different artists, based on the theme of diversity.
Learn how to act and put on a theatrical showcase. Throughout the camp participants will learn different acting styles through fun interactive games and everyone will receive a role to perform in the production. $100 Includes costume, props, makeup and lunch on performance day 8 to 12 years old Please be advised that participants will…
Create your very own board game. In this two-part workshop, learn how board games get made and then have the chance to design a game of your very own. Kids do not have to participate in both workshops. Take one or both. $50 Includes all supplies Ages 9-14.
Mon.-Fri. 10am-4:30pm. Also accessible to ticketed patrons during Macky Auditorium performances. See the drawings of artist Sherry Wiggins in India ink, graphite and gouache as well as photography, inspired by her residency in Delhi, India, to explore the work of artist Nasreen Mohamedi. Part of the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art’s BMoCA at Macky series.
Preschoolers will create colorful and beautiful leaf paintings using watercolor spray paint. Pee Wee Art is a fun hands-on art program that introduces preschoolers to the arts and allows for parents to assist with their child’s creative process. At each program your little artist will be introduced to a new art medium (drawing, painting, sculpture…
Celebrate the opening of a new facility and see a wide variety of water-media works of art. Acclaimed painter, Stephen Quiller, will be jurying the event. Wine and refreshments will be served.
Tour an exhibit by Nathan Abels, which embeds contemporary technologies and icons into scenes from a perspective of faith, ritual, and religion.
Enjoy a weekend of local art, local beer, and local music. Family-friendly activities also available. Souvenir mug and unlimited beer samples: $25 online in advance, $30 day of. Admission if you’re not drinking is $5. Kids under 12 get in free.
Celebrate Boulder artists at a variety of diverse events including public art exhibits, theater, performances, and more, in different venues around the city.
Shop local handmade artisan goods including home décor, jewelry and accessories, adult and children's fashions, and more. Note: This event was rescheduled from Nov. 18-19.
Show your true colors or look the other way at a transformative night of personal identities and powerful change. Produced with local creatives, Untitled Final Fridays is the museum's monthly late night program featuring workshops, performances, and tours with a twist. Included with general admission, which is free for youth 18 and younger. College students…
View a solo exhibition by Joel Swanson, which explores the structures and technologies of language, their materialities, and their modes of signification through digital art, sculpture, and interactive installations, in the MacMillan Family Lobby and Hand-Rudy Gallery.
Attend a talk with artists Josiah Lopez, Antonia Fernandez, Justin Favela, Daniel Salazar, Carlos Fresquez, and Jerry Vigil and learn about their connection to the Pachuco movement.
See works created by women in Paris from 1850 to 1900, a time of great social, cultural, and artistic change. The exhibition will trace how, despite societal challenges, women embraced their artistic aspirations and helped create an alternative system that included attending private academies, exhibiting independently, and forming their own organizations.
Learn about crayon resist painting to make a colorful spider web. Costumes welcome. Pee Wee Art is a fun hands-on art program that introduces preschoolers to the arts and allows for parent’s to assist with their child’s creative process. At each program your little artist will be introduced to a new art medium (drawing, painting,…
Thu.-Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-3pm. See demonstrations and purchase handmade works from weavers, knitters, bead artists, quilters, spinners, felters and basket makers.