Welcome back! DAVA classes will resume in person starting February 1, 2021.
Please visit our calendar to learn more.
DAVA’s community art center is an island of creativity in Aurora, Colorado. Every student that walks through our doors experiences the transformative power of high quality out-of-school programs that develop art, social, and life skills. Free year-round programming engages kids from pre-school through high school.
It’s not too early to tap into your child’s creative potential!
For kids ages 3-6 and their parent/guardian
Wednesdays and Fridays
10:00am - 12:00pm
What can you imagine? Come create it with us!
For youth ages 7-17
Monday through Thursday, 2:30 - 5:00pm
Fridays, 2:00 – 5:00pm
(Summer hours 1:30 - 4:30pm)
Job Training in Arts and Technology
Get ready for the real world and have some fun!
For middle school youth ages 11-14
Monday through Thursday, 4:00 - 6:00pm
(Summer hours 1:30 - 4:30pm)
Creative Action by Teens
Express yourself and make a difference!
For high school students
Fridays, 2:00 - 5:00pm
- Ana, Age 13
I like learning things I have never heard about. The guest artists and speakers that come to DAVA make us think of our future and how to be creative in any job we have. We talk about being responsible and never giving up.
Come visit us in the heart of the diverse and vibrant Aurora Cultural Arts District. DAVA’s Gallery welcomes the entire community into events that showcase the work of our student artists alongside professional artists from the metro area. All DAVA events are family-friendly and free.
Community College of Aurora Student Exhibition
April 1 – 30, 2021
Opening Night: Friday, April 2nd from 5:00-8:00pm (timed entry with reservations required)
Gallery hours: Monday to Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm, or by appointment
Chrysalis features artworks created by Community College of Aurora (CCA) students over the past year, including photography, 2D and 3D media projects.
For the first time, the CCA student show is being held off campus at the DAVA Gallery, creating connections between art students and the local art community. Students have come together, remotely forging connections and using art to show their resiliency and transformation during a challenging year. Like butterflies, they come out of their isolation to bring a new life to fruition.
Image by Allyson Bryant
Traveling Art School
DAVA’s Traveling Art School brings high quality arts experiences to local schools and community organizations. We custom design classes and provide art supplies and professionally trained art educators for a reasonable cost. Our team of instructors is ready to work with all ages, from pre-school through seniors. Give us a call to learn more!
Hannah, age 16, Junior Staff
Hannah B. (age 16) started at DAVA in 2015, and is the oldest child in a refugee family from Eretria. She joined DAVA’s Computer Art Lab because she was fascinated with learning new technology. She quickly mastered programs at DAVA and became an outgoing team leader and peer mentor in our Job Training program. Read More
Boris, age 18, DAVA Graduate
Boris’ involvement with DAVA programs began in 5th grade. Boris was part of our Open Studio and learned the “basics”- drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture. Read More