Registration and Pricing
Registration opens at 10 am MST on the following dates:
- Monday, May 15: Museum Friends
- Wednesday, May 17: All members
- Friday, May 19: Open to everyone
Please be aware space is limited and advance registration is required.
For 6-week and 4-week classes, students will purchase their own materials. No Studio Fee.
For 1-day workshops, all materials provided with an additional Studio Fee of $30–$90.
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Creative Classes are held in the DAM’s state-of-the-art classrooms, located inside the Bartlit Learning and Engagement Center on level 1 of the Martin Building.
Class Cancellation Policy
If a class or workshop needs to be cancelled due to inclement weather or teacher illness, a “make-up” day will be scheduled on a Friday or Saturday as the educator’s schedule allows.
What to Expect
This class meets weekly on Wednesdays from October 11 to November 15, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. There will be four main components to this class, culminating in multiple artworks. Each class will be very hands-on, completing at least one technique. The first component is learning the process of gel plate monoprinting. Students will get the chance to experiment with this technique as well as complete a series of final prints. The second component is a basic introduction to illustration and drawing. The third component involves exploring and sketching in the museum’s galleries. The final component will involve learning image transfer and print embellishment.
- Class 1: Intro to the project, intro to gel prints and gel print
- experimentation day
- Class 2: Print day for all final gel prints
- Class 3: Basics of sketching, looking for shapes in objects and images and, adding your own style to a drawing
- Class 4: Drawing day in the modern/contemporary collection
- Class 5: Finalize drawings, explore embellishment and transfer designs on to prints
- Class 6: Finish drawings with paint pens, critique/print trade
Students will purchase their own materials and should expect to spend $50-100. A materials list will be provided to all students at least 4 weeks prior to the start of this class.
About the Educator
Chelsea Romaniello is a Denver based artist, born and raised in Colorado with artistic influence from her time living in Vancouver, Canada and Santiago, Chile. Her work has gained her a wide range of art skills including print- making, photography, mural art, and graphic design, but her passion is centered in illustration.
Her love for nature, animals and whimsy is the driving force behind much of her work. She loves capturing the meticulous beauty of the natural world and putting her own spin on the animals, characters and creatures. Her current work has allowed her to dive into large-scale illustration projects, where she gets to create worlds full of imaginative details. She hopes to help bring this whimsy and creativity into the design world as well as expand her illustrative projects through collaborations and commissions.
Creative Classes at the DAM
Creative Classes offer an opportunity to learn from local professional creatives in a studio art environment. Each class is uniquely designed by a creative educator for an adult audience, with specific connections to Denver Art Museum exhibitions and collections. Connect with professional creatives, learn a new skill, and expand your own creative practice.
Choose a 1-day workshop to try out a new technique or a 4-week or 6-week class for greater in-depth exploration. No prior is experience necessary. Explore the full class catalog today.