The Young Artist Studio

Connect with contemporary artists and young creatives. 

Work in a variety of media.  

Discover new artists and ideas in the changing exhibitions at the CVA.

The Young Artist Studio offers free, hands-on workshops for youth ages 11+ every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 - 5:30 pm.

The Young Artist Studio is an inclusive and diverse community of young artists, makers and creatives just like you. We welcome youth across the metro area who are interested in learning new techniques and exploring the themes, media and cultures found in CVA's exhibitions. 


Upcoming Sessions: 

January 8 - March 22  ::  Photomontage 

April 2 - May 23  ::  3rd Annual YAS Printmaking Exchange
Learn a variety of printmaking techniques including block printing, collograph, monotype, transfer and more. Make a series of prints to share and take home a diverse portfolio of prints by other young artists.

MSU Denver art education students apprentice in the studio developing curriculum and teaching new media to young artists. Graduates from our apprenticeship program enter successfully into careers in schools, community and arts organizations with experience teaching project based, exploratory units based on primary source exploration.  Young artists benefit from instructors enmeshed in contemporary learning theory with expertise in a variety of media.


First Fridays

The studio is open each First Friday for families to make work together! Denver's Art District on Santa Fe hosts a monthly art walk on First Fridays. Families can explore different medium in the studio in response to the current exhibition in the gallery. No registration necessary.

A Note On Accessibility:

CVA is committed to being accessible to all. Visits to the gallery address the human experience and are universally accessible. Our space is navigable for visitors with physical disabilities. Sign language interpretation, large print and translation services are available with advanced request.