The Creatives of Colorado High School Charter and Arts Street

Date posted: April 14, 2015


After spending a little time with Stella last weekend, helping to paint a Butterfly for LPNA’s upcoming art installation in the park, I was struck by three similar images hanging on the wall at Arts Street.

1.Tree mural Photoshop concept

1.Tree mural Photoshop concept

2.Tree Mural 3D Rendering

2.Tree Mural 3D Rendering

3.Completed Tree Mural Photo

3.Completed Tree Mural Photo

The timeline represented is a demonstration of the depth and level of work students can produce when presented with the opportunity. I was impressed to see the project from concept to creation and thought neighbors might agree. The La Alma Lincoln Park neighborhood is about community partnership, and it is great two see two organizations really supporting each other in building civic responsibility and pride. Both Arts Street and Colorado High School on Osage Street deserve a little recognition for reaching out to each other and the greater community.

 

Art Inspires Action

Art Inspires Action

In addition to the entryway project, students also designed and hand carved new signs for the school lobby, painted two murals, photographed the neighborhood, edited and printed photographic display and began a new mosaic project. Arts Street is watching increased participation and growing excitement as students see the potential of art far beyond just drawing and painting. The instructors work hard to translate artistic concepts that introduce practical real world skills in science and technology. They even built a 3D printer!

Keep up the great work!
Arts Street   www.arts-street.org
1079 Osage St., Denver, CO 80204
National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award Recipient
Colorado High School Charter
1175 Osage St #100, Denver, CO 80204
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