Thornton Arts Academy Classes, Camps, and Workshops

Summer registration has started for all city programs. 

Visit gocot.net/registration or call 720-977-5901.

AAC = Active Adult Center, 11181 Colorado Blvd.

TACC = Thornton Arts and Culture Center, 9209 and 9211 Dorothy Blvd.

TWRC = Trail Winds Recreation Center, 13495 Holly St.

Summer Camps (All supplies included)

Pottery Camp Ages 9-12 Fee: $60R/NR

Experiment with regular and air-dried clay and discover ways to build functional hand-built pottery as well as decorate tiles and mugs. 

Activity 291536-A Monday-Friday, June 24-28, 1-3 p.m. TACC

Painting and Drawing Camp Fee: $60R/NR

An immersive journey into the fascinating realm of colors, shapes, and creativity. 

AGES 6-9

Activity 291535-A Monday-Friday, July 15-19, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. TACC

AGES 10-13

Activity 291535-B Monday-Friday, July 15-19, 1-3 p.m. TACC

Jewelry Making Camp Fee: $60R/NR

A great class to learn how to make easy and beautiful jewelry projects for yourself or for gifting. 

AGES 7-10

Activity 291540-A Monday-Friday, July 22-26, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. TACC

AGES 11-14

Activity 291540-B Monday-Friday, July 22-26 1-3 p.m. TACC

Kidstage Drama Workshop Camp Ages 6-10 Fee: $60R/NR

Strengthen and build Teamwork, Leadership, Concentration, Memorization, Problem Solving, Creativity, Imagination and Self-Confidence. No acting or theater experience is necessary and first-time students are encouraged to attend. 

Activity 291530-A Monday-Friday, July 22-26 10 a.m.-12 p.m. TACC


Second Saturday Art Classes (All supplies included)

Watercolor Workshop with WCACO, AGES 10+

Dive into the world of watercolor. Learn basic watercolor

techniques and create a painting with Women’s Caucus for the

Arts Colorado Chapter. Supplies included. Free with registration.

291546-A, June 8, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. TACC


Art Therapy Workshop With Rachel Houseman, AGES 10+

Join our featured artist, Rachel Houseman, for a free artist talk

and fun hands-on exercises centered around the topic of Art

Therapy. All supplies included. Free with registration.

291547-A, July 13,11 a.m.-1 p.m. TACC


Paint Pouring Workshop, AGES 14+

This class is a fun, easy and entertaining introduction into acrylic

pour painting. We will prep the materials and contain the mess.

It’s great for all ages to learn paint pouring. All supplies included.

Fee: $20

296550-A, August 10, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. TACC


Inside The Orchestra - Music With Feeling, All Ages

A Quartet of orchestral musicians and a Teaching Artist from

Inside the Orchestra will guide young learners through a fun,

interactive performance. We’ll explore ways that music can help

us with emotional identification, articulation, and regulation.

The program will include orchestral classics, familiar songs,

and new favorites! Following the performance, join us for a DIY

instrument craft and an “Instrument Petting Zoo,” where kids will

be invited to get hands-on with some musical instruments! Free

family program for all ages with registration. Children must be

accompanied by parent or caregiver.

351545-A, September 14, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. TACC

351545-B, October 12, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. TACC


Collage Workshop And Meet The Artist With Shirlee Miyake, AGES 10+

Learn basic collaging techniques and get to know our featured

artist, Shirlee Miyake. Participants will make an art piece to take

home. All supplies included. Free with registration.

391546-A, November 9, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. TACC


For class information and cancellations due to weather or illness, or for special accommodations, please contact: Lisa Neeper, Arts & Culture Supervisor, at Lisa.Neeper@ThorntonCO.gov or 720-977-5882.


All information is subject to change.



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