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WooHoo!...we're TWO!!

It's that time again...when we look back on another GREAT year at artSPARK and feel sooooo much gratitude for those that have helped make it all happen. We would not be celebrating TWO YEARS if it weren't for you.


 
 

Think and work like artists and make your OWN ideas happen! artSPARK is a creative studio and unique art making space for ages 1-adult to explore ideas and processes. We offer classes, camps, parties, and workshops in the heart of Historic Downtown Littleton, CO. We have designed a community-based studio atmosphere where learners of all ages and abilities can engage with materials and practice authentic creativity in a variety of media. Andrea Rollins and Michele Hardesty co-founded this studio in the summer of 2016. They are experienced art teachers with a combined 42 years of art experience.  artSPARK is a Montessori and TAB (Teaching for Artistic Behavior) inspired studio.   It also has elements of a Reggio environment with its process-based approach and focus on each student as a unique individual.

 

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We emphasize CREATIVITY, IMAGINATION, INSPIRATION, IDEAS, PROCESS, PLAY, CHOICES, INNOVATION AND SELF-EXPRESSION.  We encourage practicing 21st century skills like CRITICAL THINKING, COMMUNICATION, COLLABORATION, RISK TAKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING--all vital to boosting self-esteem and future success in life. 

JOIN US AND MAKE IDEAS HAPPEN!

We're happy to help you find the perfect class, camp, workshop or party to meet you needs and age level. 

Create an account and contact us to discuss your needs and options. 

We have something for ages 1-adult!  Creativity is for everyone.  


HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING TODAY, THIS WEEK, OR THE NEXT.

SEE THE CALENDAR IN A MONTHLY VIEW.  (Monthly view is only available on a computer, not your phone or mobile device)

We're happy to help you find the perfect class, camp, workshop or party to meet you needs and age level.  Create an account and contact us to discuss your needs and options.  We have something for ages 1-adult!  Creativity is for everyone.    Join us today!


 

WHAT WE OFFER

*Starred classes offer package pricing which saves you money and allows for flexible scheduling. All packages can be shared with family members.

 


We are located at 5650 South Curtice Street, Littleton, CO in a beautiful Victorian house and Historic Landmark.  We have OUTDOOR SPACE including a yard/garden for outside art opportunities including plein air drawing/painting, a picnic lunch, or a breath of fresh air to move and get the wiggles out. We are also very excited to offer PARKING to our customers! In the front there is one driveway spot and street parking, but in the back you can drive straight to the house where there are some spots just for artSPARK. YAY!  **Please DO NOT park in The Tavern parking lot.  

 5650 S. Curtice St. Littleton, CO 80120 Parking in front on street or in designated spots in back with access from Nevada St. or the alley off of Powers.

5650 S. Curtice St. Littleton, CO 80120 Parking in front on street or in designated spots in back with access from Nevada St. or the alley off of Powers.

 Oil Painting, Patty Dwyer

Oil Painting, Patty Dwyer

Our ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE share their artistic passion and process in two of the rooms upstairs.  Get a glimpse of their work here and click on the photo to learn more about each artist.  We have these artists or other community artists offering classes/workshops on the artSPARK schedule that highlight the media and process they know best.  Go to our CLASSES or WORKSHOPS pages to see their offerings.  Join our newsletter to stay up to date!

 

 OIl Painting,  Heleen Koekemer

OIl Painting, Heleen Koekemer

Stop by on FIRST FRIDAYS from MAY-SEPTEMBER from 5-8 pm to meet the artists and see their work in person.  First Fridays celebrate art, history, and culture throughout Downtown Littleton with many merchants staying open later and offering discounts. 

Drop your 5-12 year old off for KIDS ART NITE on every First Friday from 6-8 pm so you can check it all out kid-free.  It's an Open Studio Pizza Party for them and a night out for you.  


We won Best Place to Make Art With Your Kids!

Westword's Best of Denver 2017 Issue

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We are Top 5 for Lessons and Camps!

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Thanks to The Essential Kids Guide to Denver for including artSPARK in their list!


TESTIMONIALS

Their philosophy on art education is so important! We need more kids to learn to think like artists, not just copy what another artist has done.
— Kristen B.
We loved the previous incarnation of Art Spark (Studio Arts) and look forward to this next offering.
— Nanette J.
I LOVE IT !!!! The owners Andrea and Michele have years experience as artists and teachers, now bringing their combined experience to the public. Can’t wait to come back for more.
— Doug M.
You have successfully sparked the artist in both of my boys! They had a blast at Spark Time camp and came home wanting to do MORE art!
— Sandy E.
My kids love artSpark. Art class day is their favorite day of the week!
— Sarah M.
I just picked my girls (8 and 6 yrs old) from their first camp at artSPARK. They loved it and were asking to go again before we were even in the car. They did several projects and learned new techniques - their favorite new thing was using a glue gun. The co-owner Michele, who is a former school art teacher taught the entire class (i.e. they got instruction from a very experienced and knowledgeable leader). My 8 yr old was also excited to have made a new friend with one of the other campers. We’ve already purchased and signed up for several future camps.
— Sheryl V.
My kids LOVED “Artsparks” art camp today, and opened up their own art studio in our living room, complete with a tour of all the stations and complimentary art lesson. Thank you artSPARK for providing this unique experience!
— Angie M.