Child smiling in the paint studio

Paint Studio

Hamilton Building, Level 1

All artmaking activities and demonstrations are included in general admission, which is free for members and free for kids age 18 and younger.

Explore how painters use color and light to capture the world around them. You can experiment with watercolors, paint a portrait, or create your own abstract masterpiece.

Children in the paint studio
A family working in the paint studio

Artmaking & Demonstrations

Demonstrations by local artists happen from noon to 3 pm each weekend.

  • four paintings on easels in the Paint Studio at the Denver Art Museum
    Blog: Artist Interview

    Paint Studio Demo Artist Emeka Dragonfly

    Emeka Dragonfly will be in the Paint Studio demonstrating energistic light and color painting noon–3 pm on February 22-23 & February 29-March 1, 2020. The Paint Studio is included with general admission, which is free for members and youth 18 and under.

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  • 3 wine glasses and corks from wine bottles
    Blog: Artist Interview

    Paint Studio Demo Artist Lisa Garrison

    Lisa Garrison will be in the Paint Studio demonstrating painting light with watercolor noon–3 pm on February 15-16, 2020. The Paint Studio is included with general admission, which is free for members and youth 18 and under.

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  • painting of a stag in snow-covered pines and aspens
    Blog: Artist Interview

    Paint Studio Demo Artist Beatriz Gomez

    Beatriz Gomez will be in the Paint Studio demonstrating Colorado forest oil painting noon–3 pm on February 1-2, 2020. The Paint Studio is included with general admission, which is free for members and youth 18 and under.

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  • colorful geometric painting by Andrew Huffman
    Blog: Artist Interview

    Paint Studio Demo Artist Andrew Huffman

    Andrew Huffman will be in the Paint Studio demonstrating modulated: hard-line abstraction noon–3 pm on January 18-19, 2020. The Paint Studio is included with general admission, which is free for members and youth 18 and under. More

  • Sierra Montoya Barela in front of one of her artworks
    Blog: Artist Interview

    Paint Studio Demo Artist Sierra Montoya Barela

    Sierra Montoya Barela will be in the Paint Studio demonstrating still lifes and self-portraits noon–3 pm on December 28-29, 2019, and January 4-5, 2020. The Paint Studio is included with general admission, which is free for members and youth 18 and under. More

  • Still image from video of Brady Smith speaking in the Paint Studio
    Blog: Behind the Scenes

    How to Be More Creative

    We asked three Denver-based artists their advice for how people can be more creative. Check out their tips and then visit the Paint Studio (open seven days a week) to experiment with paint or see a weekend artist demonstration. More