Courses and Price List

Drawing - Youth


This class provides an understanding of the tools necessary to create artwork and expound on fundamental techniques used in every form of art and the creative process itself. The course will go more in-depth and explore imaginative thinking, troubleshooting techniques, and experimentation; leading students onto a path in creating a more intuitive and artistic mind. 

Painting - Youth


Students will learn fundamentals of layout, design, and composition. Simultaneously, they will learn color theory and explore brush and stroke techniques while creating their work of art. 

They will also study and learn about the master painters, what inspired them, and the history behind their lives. 

Class time will be devoted to creating particular works of art including studying realism, abstract, cubism, and impressionistic art forms.

Fine Art Painting


Sessions include an array of exposure to master paintings, techniques and traditional methodologies. This is an adult course for any level.

Intro to Traditional Animation


This class teaches traditional animation. It illustrates the necessary first steps to understanding the concepts and procedures of animation. Throughout the course, students will discuss ideas and thoughts and learn the 12 principles of animation. They'll also create animations based on those principles. Students will be exposed to animation created by such studios as Pixar, Disney, Dreamworks, and Blue Sky Studios. A basic understanding of computers is necessary. This class has  limited space and special requirements. Please check with The Academy for more details (303) 907-7330. 

Character Development/Animation


Students will be shown how to get to the heart and soul of the character, and demonstrate the methods for bringing it to life through exploration in things like body shape, posture, facial expression, proportion, color, movement, developing backstory, examining archetypes, and reviewing the kinds of famous characters, humanoid or beast, who captured our hearts. 

Course Descriptions

The Academy provides a computer workstation, Parblo integrated graphics tablet plus specialized software for this class.