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Art Classes

Classes and workshops are offered year-round for all ages and all skill levels in most mediums. Classes and workshops are taught by professional artists with advanced degrees and/or years of teaching expertise. Fees vary according to class.

Classes and workshops take place at Aurora Public Library Central Location and at various recreation centers.

Follow these links to see our current class offerings for Art and Music Summer 2023. We are offering these classes for Fall 2023

Register Online for Classes and Programs

The Register Online link takes you to our online registration site and you will need to create an account with us if you don't currently have one. Creating a new account takes just a few minutes but gets you access to all of the classes offered through the City of Aurora. Please contact Heather Jones at 303.739.6591 or [email protected] if you encounter any issues.

Meet our instructors!

Hilliard Moore


Hilliard Moore retired from the telecommunications industry and opened the Great Western Art Gallery in Downtown Denver. As an artist, he specialized in painting Black Cowboys in the old west along with Cavalry and pioneers. The paintings were done from actual photographs taken during that time period. Art shows include the El Pueblo Museum and the Colorado History Society. His painting of Bill Pickett was displayed at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum. Hilliard's classes are perfect for anyone interested in trying art for the first time.

Drawing class photo

Hilliard Moore

Terra Necessary


Terra Necessary is a freelance illustrator, member of Atomic Pixies and educator. They have always worked to pursue art through a pop culture lens, working their art booth diligently at cons while earning a BFA in Drawing from Metro State College of Denver. They have shown and spoken on art and queer pop culture at shows across the U.S. including Denver Pop Culture Con, Anime Expo, Otakon, Planet Comic Con, Drag Con, and more; as well as creating the queer event Dandy Con. With the Atomic Pixies they explore pop culture, science and fantasy through an art nouveau lens, and were recently featured in Westword.

Photo of watercolor instructor                                   Terra Necessary selfie painting

Hope Blakely


Bob Ross painting classes and painting style classes are returning to Cultural Services in SeptemberHope Blakely, Certified Ross Instructor, will be offering both Bob Ross one day acrylic painting, mixed media workshops and acrylic painting classesSince becoming a Bob Ross Certified painting instructor in 2017 Hope Blakely has gone beyond fluffy clouds and happy trees. She still loves teaching Bob Ross classes, but the Bob Ross style of wet-on-wet painting is so adaptable, especially if you add animals, florals, or portraits. So, come for the Bob Ross workshops but stick around to try Hope’s acrylic painting and mixed media painting classes. 

If you are interested in learning more about any of our Visual Art
classes, contact Heather Jones at
[email protected] or 303-739+6591.

What Supplies Do I Need for My Class?

Click to see what you need for:

All Drawing Classes
Creative Drawing
Acrylic Painting
Oil Painting

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