Events

 

"Two Old Guys" Exhibit Opening - ft. Peter Alphonso Martin & Mike Scieszka

02/22/2020 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM MT
  • $10.00
"Two Old Guys" will be an exhibit featuring the works of Peter Alphonso Martin and Mike Scieszka. An entertaining and warm exhibit for all ages.


The Durango Arts Center is moving into the New Year by innovating the Barbara Conrad Gallery.
In addition to showcasing featured artists, we will be offering:
An artist's "creation station"
Art related films & lectures
Monthly exhibit openings
Pop-up artisan markets  
Musical Performances

Basic Human Forms by Mike Scieszka

02/29/2020 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM MT
  • $50.00  -  member price
  • $60.00  -  non-member price
Human forms are difficult to draw and paint. We move, tilt, bend, sit, walk, run and come in an eclectic flavor of heights, ages, sizes, hair and skin color.

Many artists are uncomfortable adding into their works human shape and movements because of variability. Further the artist has to portray our movements on a two-dimension, static canvas!
By avoiding human shapes, an artist is missing adding focal points, fun and interesting perspectives.

To build techniques and confidence one needs a good understanding of average human proportions.

This class attempts to provide some straightforward examples and principles of human forms and proportions.

These principles have been used for centuries and more details are easily found in human drawing instructional manuals and videos.

All you need for this class is a sketch pad and your favorite pen or pencils. (and practice, practice, practice…  )

Florida Mesa March Grades K-5

03/02/2020 01:25 PM - 03/23/2020 02:25 PM MT
  • $39.00  -  member price
  • $42.00  -  non-member price
In its 26th year, After School Arts offers elementary students an opportunity to expand their art-making experience by working with a teaching artist. Every month, classes explore a new medium, artist, culture, or concept. The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression. Classes are held in the art rooms at the schools once a week. No class March 16th and 30th.

Early Release Mondays - March - Middle-High School Age Students

03/02/2020 03:30 PM - 03/30/2020 05:30 PM MT
  • $60.00  -  member price
  • $66.00  -  non-member price
Each week students will discover a new art medium, a new artistic skill, and study some of the greatest artists of all time! Draw, paint, sculpt and create! 

All materials, snacks, instruction and inspiration included. 6th - 12th grade 

Enroll and reserve your spot today! 

Call Deena Carney, Visual Art Education Director, with any questions: 970-259-2606 ext:15  Scholarships Available!  No class March 16th and 30th.

Animas Valley March Grades K-5

03/03/2020 02:55 PM - 03/31/2020 03:55 PM MT
  • $52.00  -  member price
  • $56.00  -  non-member price
n its 26th year, After School Arts offers elementary students an opportunity to expand their art-making experience by working with a teaching artist. Every month, classes explore a new medium, artist, culture, or concept. The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression. Classes are held in the art rooms at the schools once a week. No class March 17th.

Open Studio Figure Drawing - March

03/03/2020 06:30 PM - 03/17/2020 08:30 PM MT
  • $30.00  -  member price
  • $35.00  -  non-member price
Open Studio Figure Drawing - Bring your own art supplies to our Education Studio and discover two hours of intense drawing with a live model. No instructor, this is an open studio. First and third Tuesday of each month.
Drop-In $20

Riverview March Grades 2-5

03/04/2020 03:00 PM - 03/25/2020 04:00 PM MT
  • $39.00  -  member price
  • $42.00  -  non-member price
In it's 26th year, After School Arts offers elementary students an opportunity to expand their art-making experience by working with a teaching artist. Every month, classes explore a new medium, artist, culture, or concept. The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression. Classes are held in the art rooms at the schools once a week. No class March 18th.

After School Art at DAC March Grades K-5

03/04/2020 03:30 PM - 03/25/2020 04:30 PM MT
  • $39.00

Needham March Grades K-5

03/05/2020 03:05 PM - 03/26/2020 04:05 PM MT
  • $39.00  -  member price
  • $42.00  -  non-member price
In its 26th year, After School Arts offers elementary students an opportunity to expand their art-making experience by working with a teaching artist. Every month, classes explore a new medium, artist, culture, or concept. The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression. Classes are held in the art rooms at the schools once a week. No class March 19th.

Park March Grades K-5

03/06/2020 03:05 PM - 03/27/2020 04:05 PM MT
  • $39.00  -  member price
  • $42.00  -  non-member price
In its 26th year, After School Arts offers elementary students an opportunity to expand their art-making experience by working with a teaching artist. Every month, classes explore a new medium, artist, culture, or concept. The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression. Classes are held in the art rooms at the schools once a week. No class March 20th.

Stillhouse Junkies

03/07/2020 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM MT
  • $21.00
Stillhouse Junkies "Calamity" Album Release show with special guests High Country Hustle
A portion of proceeds will benefit iAM Music Institute

PAINTING WITH ACRYLICS by Mike Scieszka

03/14/2020 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM MT
  • $127.00  -  member price
  • $137.00  -  non-member price
PAINTING WITH ACRYLICS: COURSE OBJECTIVES

To obtain a better understanding of how acrylic paint and different brushes interact to produce the desired outcome on canvas.

To explore basic color theory.

To explore basic principles of composition and design.

The last part is intended to allow the painter to implement lessons and concepts learned by creating their own work.

All Materials will be provided.  

Registration Deadline - Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

Riverview April Grades 2-5

04/01/2020 03:00 PM - 04/29/2020 04:00 PM MT
  • $65.00  -  member price
  • $70.00  -  non-member price
In its 26th year, After School Arts offers elementary students an opportunity to expand their art-making experience by working with a teaching artist. Every month, classes explore a new medium, artist, culture, or concept. The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.

After School Art at DAC April Grades K-5

04/01/2020 03:30 PM - 04/29/2020 04:30 PM MT
  • $65.00  -  member price
  • $70.00  -  non-member price
In its 26th year, After School Arts offers elementary students an opportunity to expand their art-making experience by working with a teaching artist. Every month, classes explore a new medium, artist, culture, or concept. The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression. Classes are held in the art rooms at the schools once a week.

Riverview April Grades K-1

04/01/2020 04:05 PM - 04/29/2020 05:05 PM MT
  • $65.00  -  member price
  • $70.00  -  non-member price
In its 26th year, After School Arts offers elementary students an opportunity to expand their art-making experience by working with a teaching artist. Every month, classes explore a new medium, artist, culture, or concept. The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.

Needham April Grades K-5

04/02/2020 03:05 PM - 04/30/2020 04:05 PM MT
  • $65.00  -  member price
  • $70.00  -  non-member price
In its 26th year, After School Arts offers elementary students an opportunity to expand their art-making experience by working with a teaching artist. Every month, classes explore a new medium, artist, culture, or concept. The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression. Classes are held in the art rooms at the schools once a week.

Park April Grades K-5

04/03/2020 03:05 PM - 04/24/2020 04:05 PM MT
  • $52.00  -  member price
  • $56.00  -  non-member price
In its 26th year, After School Arts offers elementary students an opportunity to expand their art-making experience by working with a teaching artist. Every month, classes explore a new medium, artist, culture, or concept. The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression. Classes are held in the art rooms at the schools once a week. 

Florida Mesa April Grades K-5

04/06/2020 01:25 PM - 04/27/2020 02:25 PM MT
  • $52.00  -  member price
  • $56.00  -  non-member price
In it's 26th year, After School Arts offers elementary students an opportunity to expand their art-making experience by working with a teaching artist. Every month, classes explore a new medium, artist, culture, or concept. The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression. Classes are held in the art rooms at the schools once a week. 

Early Release Mondays - April - Middle-High School Age Students

04/06/2020 03:30 PM - 04/27/2020 05:30 PM MT
  • $80.00  -  member price
  • $88.00  -  non-member price
Each week students will discover a new art medium, a new artistic skill, and study some of the greatest artists of all time! Draw, paint, sculpt and create! 

All materials, snacks, instruction and inspiration included. 6th - 12th grade 

Enroll and reserve your spot today! 

Call Deena Carney, Visual Art Education Director, with any questions: 970-259-2606 ext:15  Scholarships Available! 

Animas Valley April Grades K-5

04/07/2020 02:55 PM - 04/28/2020 03:55 PM MT
  • $52.00  -  member price
  • $56.00  -  non-member price
In its 26th year, After School Arts offers elementary students an opportunity to expand their art-making experience by working with a teaching artist. Every month, classes explore a new medium, artist, culture, or concept. The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression. Classes are held in the art rooms at the schools once a week. 

Open Studio Figure Drawing - April

04/07/2020 06:30 PM - 04/21/2020 08:30 PM MT
  • $30.00  -  member price
  • $35.00  -  non-member price
Open Studio Figure Drawing - Bring your own art supplies to our Education Studio and discover two hours of intense drawing with a live model. No instructor, this is an open studio. First and third Tuesday of each month.
Drop-In $20

Florida Mesa May Grades K-5

05/04/2020 01:25 PM - 05/18/2020 02:25 PM MT
  • $39.00  -  member price
  • $42.00  -  non-member price
In it's 26th year, After School Arts offers elementary students an opportunity to expand their art-making experience by working with a teaching artist. Every month, classes explore a new medium, artist, culture, or concept. The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression. Classes are held in the art rooms at the schools once a week. 

Early Release Mondays - May - Middle-High School Age Students

05/04/2020 03:30 PM - 05/18/2020 05:30 PM MT
  • $60.00  -  member price
  • $66.00  -  non-member price
Each week students will discover a new art medium, a new artistic skill, and study some of the greatest artists of all time! Draw, paint, sculpt and create! 

All materials, snacks, instruction and inspiration included. 6th - 12th grade 

Enroll and reserve your spot today! 

Call Deena Carney, Visual Art Education Director, with any questions: 970-259-2606 ext:15  Scholarships Available!  

Animas Valley May Grades K-5

05/05/2020 02:55 PM - 05/19/2020 03:55 PM MT
  • $39.00  -  member price
  • $42.00  -  non-member price
In it's 26th year, After School Arts offers elementary students an opportunity to expand their art-making experience by working with a teaching artist. Every month, classes explore a new medium, artist, culture, or concept. The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression. Classes are held in the art rooms at the schools once a week.

Riverview May Grades 2-5

05/06/2020 03:00 PM - 05/20/2020 04:00 PM MT
  • $39.00  -  member price
  • $42.00  -  non-member price
In its 26th year, After School Arts offers elementary students an opportunity to expand their art-making experience by working with a teaching artist. Every month, classes explore a new medium, artist, culture, or concept. The theme for this month is Children's Voices and Animal Conservation. The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.

After School Art at DAC May Grades K-5

05/06/2020 03:30 PM - 05/20/2020 04:30 PM MT
  • $39.00  -  member price
  • $42.00  -  non-member price
In it's 26th year, After School Arts offers elementary students an opportunity to expand their art-making experience by working with a teaching artist. Every month, classes explore a new medium, artist, culture, or concept. The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression. 

Riverview May Grades K-1

05/06/2020 04:05 PM - 05/20/2020 05:05 PM MT
  • $39.00  -  member price
  • $42.00  -  non-member price
In its 26th year, After School Arts offers elementary students an opportunity to expand their art-making experience by working with a teaching artist. Every month, classes explore a new medium, artist, culture, or concept. The theme for this month is Children's Voices and Animal Conservation. The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.

Needham May Grades K-5

05/07/2020 03:05 PM - 05/21/2020 04:05 PM MT
  • $39.00  -  member price
  • $42.00  -  non-member price
In its 26th year, After School Arts offers elementary students an opportunity to expand their art-making experience by working with a teaching artist. Every month, classes explore a new medium, artist, culture, or concept. The theme for this month is Children's Voices and Animal Conservation. The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.

Park May Grades K-5

05/08/2020 03:05 PM - 05/22/2020 04:05 PM MT
  • $39.00  -  member price
  • $42.00  -  non-member price
In its 26th year, After School Arts offers elementary students an opportunity to expand their art-making experience by working with a teaching artist. Every month, classes explore a new medium, artist, culture, or concept. The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression. Classes are held in the art rooms at the schools once a week. 

Park February Grades K-5

02/07/2020 03:05 PM - 02/28/2020 04:05 PM MT
  • $39.00  -  member price
  • $42.00  -  non-member price
In its 26th year, After School Arts offers elementary students an opportunity to expand their art-making experience by working with a teaching artist. Every month, classes explore a new medium, artist, culture, or concept. The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression. Classes are held in the art rooms at the schools once a week. No class February 14th.

Needham February Grades K-5

02/06/2020 03:05 PM - 02/27/2020 04:05 PM MT
  • $52.00  -  member price
  • $56.00  -  non-member price
In its 26th year, After School Arts offers elementary students an opportunity to expand their art-making experience by working with a teaching artist. Every month, classes explore a new medium, artist, culture, or concept. The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression. Classes are held in the art rooms at the schools once a week. 

Riverview February Grades K-1

02/05/2020 04:05 PM - 02/26/2020 05:05 PM MT
  • $52.00  -  member price
  • $56.00  -  non-member price
In its 26th year, After School Arts offers elementary students an opportunity to expand their art-making experience by working with a teaching artist. Every month, classes explore a new medium, artist, culture, or concept. The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression. Classes are held in the art rooms at the schools once a week. 

After School Art at DAC February Grades K-5

02/05/2020 03:30 PM - 02/26/2020 04:30 PM MT
  • $52.00  -  member price
  • $56.00  -  non-member price
In its 26th year, After School Arts offers elementary students an opportunity to expand their art-making experience by working with a teaching artist. Every month, classes explore a new medium, artist, culture, or concept. The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression. Classes are held in the art rooms at the schools once a week. 

Riverview February Grades 2-5

02/05/2020 03:00 PM - 02/26/2020 04:00 PM MT
  • $52.00  -  member price
  • $56.00  -  non-member price
In its 26th year, After School Arts offers elementary students an opportunity to expand their art-making experience by working with a teaching artist. Every month, classes explore a new medium, artist, culture, or concept. The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression. Classes are held in the art rooms at the schools once a week.

Open Studio Figure Drawing - February

02/04/2020 06:30 PM - 02/18/2020 08:30 PM MT
  • $30.00  -  member price
  • $35.00  -  non-member price
Open Studio Figure Drawing - Bring your own art supplies to our Education Studio and discover two hours of intense drawing with a live model. No instructor, this is an open studio. First and third Tuesday of each month.
Drop-In $20

Animas Valley February Grades K-5

02/04/2020 02:55 PM - 02/25/2020 03:55 PM MT
  • $52.00  -  member price
  • $56.00  -  non-member price
In its 26th year, After School Arts offers elementary students an opportunity to expand their art-making experience by working with a teaching artist. Every month, classes explore a new medium, artist, culture, or concept. The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression. Classes are held in the art rooms at the schools once a week.

Early Release Mondays - February - Middle-High School Age Students

02/03/2020 03:30 PM - 02/24/2020 05:30 PM MT
  • $60.00  -  member price
  • $66.00  -  non-member price
Each week students will discover a new art medium, a new artistic skill, and study some of the greatest artists of all time! Draw, paint, sculpt and create! 

All materials, snacks, instruction and inspiration included. 6th - 12th grade 

Enroll and reserve your spot today! 

Call Deena Carney, Visual Art Education Director, with any questions: 970-259-2606 ext:15  Scholarships Available!  No class February 17th.

TIME: 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm 

PLACE: Upstairs in the DAC Art Studio 

WHAT: 2 full hours of creative, non-judgmental, ART FUN! Snacks included. 

Each week students will discover a new art medium, a new artistic skill, and study some of the greatest artists of all time! Draw, paint, sculpt and create! 

All materials, snacks, instruction and inspiration included. 6th - 12th grade 

Enroll and reserve your spot today! 

Call Deena Carney, Visual Art Education Director, with any questions: 970-259-2606 ext:15  Scholarships Available!  No class February 17th.

Florida Mesa February Grades K-5

02/03/2020 01:25 PM - 02/24/2020 02:25 PM MT
  • $39.00  -  member price
  • $42.00  -  non-member price
In its 26th year, After School Arts offers elementary students an opportunity to expand their art-making experience by working with a teaching artist. Every month, classes explore a new medium, artist, culture, or concept. The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression. Classes are held in the art rooms at the schools once a week. No class February 17th.

Musical Theatre III - DYT JR Company

01/16/2020 04:30 PM - 05/16/2020 05:30 PM MT
  • $250.00  -  Member
  • $270.00  -  Non-Member
6th - 12th Grade
Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm
1/16/2020 - 5/16/2020

This class will focus on musical theatre performance techniques and skills. The DYT JR Company will make up the chorus and ensemble of the DYT Creativity Festivity main stage show.

Class will be perfoming Disney's Aice in Wonderland Jr, based on the book by Lewis Carrol

Musical Theatre IV- DYT Company

01/15/2020 04:00 PM - 05/16/2020 06:00 PM MT
  • $375.00  -  Member
  • $395.00  -  Non-Member
6th - 12th Grade
Wednesdays 4:00-6:00pm
1/15/2020 - 5/16/2020

This class will focus on musical theatre performance techniques and skills. The DYT Company will make up the Principals and Featured cast of the DYT Creativity Festivity main stage show.

Class will be perfoming Disney's Aice in Wonderland Jr, based on the book by Lewis Carrol

**This class is by audition or resume/video submission only.  Limited spaces available. Contact jason@durangoarts.org for audition requirements. 

Audition requirements Wed DYT company class

-Prepare approximately 32 bars of any musical theatre song that shows off your range and vocal ability.
We will have the ability to play a track to play off a phone or tablet or a CD. **There will be NO accompanist to play live at the auditions**
A capella is totally fine for the audition.

-Theatrical resume or list of experience.

Slots will be available for sign ups on --
Fri - Jan 10 530-630
Sat - Jan 11 2-3
To schedule a time, please contact Jason Lythgoe at Jason@durangoarts.org or 970-259-2606 ex 20.

Musical Theatre II - DYT Apprentice

01/14/2020 04:30 PM - 05/16/2020 05:30 PM MT
  • $250.00  -  Member
  • $270.00  -  Non-Member
3rd - 6th Grade
Tuesdays 4:30-5:30pm

MT2 will focus on musical theatre vocal and character technique. Students will learn musical numbers and be part of the DYT Creativity Festivity with their own musical theatre performance.
The class will be performing Journey of the Noble Gnarble - A New Children's Musical. Based on the book by Daniel Errico
1/14/2020 - 5/16/2020

Musical Theatre I

01/14/2020 03:30 PM - 05/16/2020 04:30 PM MT
  • $250.00  -  Member
  • $270.00  -  Non-Member
Tuesdays 3:30-4:30pm | 1st - 3rd Grade

An introduction into the world of musical theatre, this class builds fundamental skills in voice, dance, and acting. We offer a nurturing, supportive environment in which children can feel confident trying out new activities!

Students will learn musical theatre numbers to perform a showcase of material during the DAC's Creativity Festivity.

Musical Theater - Dance

01/13/2020 04:30 PM - 05/16/2020 05:30 PM MT
  • $250.00  -  Member
  • $270.00  -  Non-Member
5th - 12th Grade
Mondays 4:30-5:30pm | 1/13/2020 - 5/16/2020

This class will focus on the fundamentals and techniques of musical theater dance. Class will include learning dance combinations, audition prep and be part of the choreography for the DYT Creativity Festivity main stage show.