Discover the artist within!

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Our Mission


Art takes passion, drive, and interest.  Most people agree there is also a natural talent that is involved. The talent part is mostly the vision and the ability to create. We want to stimulate, challenge and encourage the imagination. 

In our class setting, we hope to bring artists into the discovery of concepts that most professional Artists already know. By understanding the complex system of visual art, we can direct students to find out how that system works. At that point, they will have made keys to unlock a storeroom of creative talents. 

At that stage, we explore what others have done before, compare and learn. And If they want to draw their favorite images in the styles of others, we won't discourage that desire in any way! It's all part of the learning process. 

Art can also be misunderstood. We can lose the ability as a society to distinguish good art from bad - Negative comments are not part of our curriculum. We aim to encourage! Artists strive to succeed on their own, and are usually are more critical of their work. You never have to tell someone that something needs more work to look more like the real thing. They know it. But to get to that goal, a person needs direction and to be given the proper tools. The Art Academy of Colorado delivers on this agenda.

Parent  Corner: 

Every youth class has a corner devoted to the parents. You are invited to stay, to watch and to learn. Then discuss and encourage with greater effect.

About Us

Emmy Award Winning

Jim Peters is the Academy Director. He is the former Art Director for all of 21st Century FOX owned and operated television stations from New York to Los Angeles. Partnering with Jim are incredibly qualified and experienced teachers ready to guide you through Discovering the Artist Within!

First-Rate Course Offerings

The Academy's curriculum is born out of a combination of years of experience and professional study. Focus includes traditional educational techniques along with imaginative concepts utilized in think tanks of real world companies. 

Our Mission

We strive to bring knowledge to students that will nurture, enhance and open the minds eye to the unique world of Art. Students will be guided through a development process designed to give a better understanding of core principles used in design and execution of all artwork. 

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The Art Academy of Colorado

36 S. Main St. Brighton, Colorado 80601

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