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1200 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO 80203-2172   |    1.303.837.0825

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Our degree programs in the areas of Design, Media Arts, Fashion, and Culinary help you focus your talents and explore what you’re passionate about. In our collaborative environment, our instructors will guide and mentor you as we help you build the skills you need to start your creative career.

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The Art Institute of Colorado is located in the Golden Triangle, a young, growing region known for its outdoor lifestyle and growing culinary scene.

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Assignments Restaurant

Assignments Restaurant is the student-run restaurant at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Colorado. The restaurant serves as the dining lab for the school's culinary students, offering a unique combination of real-world experience and instructional content.

Under the supervision of chef instructors, students create dishes in the kitchen and run all aspects of the dining room. From food ordering and preparation to guest seating and serving, Assignments Restaurant is a complete instructional environment for students that offers a quality dining experience.

For reservations and additional information, call 303.778.6625.

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The Art Institute of Colorado - Denver Day of Rock – Amp the Cause Event The Art Institute of Colorado - Denver Day of Rock – Amp the Cause Event

(DENVER, CO May 2015) Tiffany Tomlin-Shanks, a student in the Associate of Applied Science in the Graphic & Web Design degree program at The Art Institute of Colorado, is the winner of the Denver Day of Rock Competition.  Tiffany will receive a $1,000 educational stipend and $1 for every t-shirt sold at Denver Day of Rock on May 23.

Event:  Denver Day of Rock
Date:  Saturday May 23, 2015
Time:  2:30 PM-9:30 PM
Event Area: Arapahoe, Curtis, Champa and Welton Street between 15th and 17th Street, including Skyline Park 1 and Skyline Park 2

The 6th annual Denver Day of Rock benefits Amp the Cause which supports 50 non-profit organizations in the Denver Metro area and is free to the public.  Music will showcase local, regional and national musicians from various genres.  

Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. The Art Institute of Colorado, 1200 Lincoln St., Denver, CO 80203. ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/3878 for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


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The Art Institute of Colorado Winners of the Molly Brown House Museum Designs The Art Institute of Colorado Winners of the Molly Brown House Museum Designs

(DENVER, CO March 2015) The Molly Brown House Museum designs were judged on Friday, March 13, by docents, staff, and volunteers of the Molly Brown House. All designs were on display in the Ai Colorado Penthouse for the review and included fashion drawings of Molly Brown wearing historic fashions and contemporary fashions inspired by Molly. Winners were announced at a special reception at the Molly Brown House on Friday, March 20, and included:

     o Specialized Patternmaking (taught by adjunct faculty Jade Johnson)

       1st Place.  Mackenzie Jackson

       2nd Place. Gabriel Tebalan     

       3rd Place. Javier Tapia Bernal

       Honorable Mentions: Margaret Sanzo and Pablo Pantoja

     o Advanced Fashion Illustration (taught by full-time faculty Cindy Bainbridge)

       1st Place - Anna McCabe

       2nd Place -  Alyssa Mezoui

       3rd Place -  Osswan Whittley

       Honorable Mentions: Antonio Tafoya and Edwin Ricke

The Molly Brown House Museum contest winners, who are students in the Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design degree program, are on display at the museum. The sketches will be made into postcards, posters, magnets, etc., to be sold soon in the Gift Shop.  

Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. The Art Institute of Colorado, 1200 Lincoln St., Denver, CO 80203. ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/2172 for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.



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The Art Institute System of Schools Celebrate Works of High School Teachers Across the Country The Art Institute System of Schools Celebrate Works of High School Teachers Across the Country

 -“What Those Who Teach Can Do” exhibits on Display at more than 50 Art Institute locations” -

[DENVER, CO], April 2015 –The Art Institutes system of schools (“The Art Institutes”) will have more than 50 Art Institutes locations in the United States host the “What Those Who Teach Can Do,” a national collaboration of gallery shows paying tribute to talented art educators across the country. In Denver, The Art Institute of Colorado will feature local high school art and media educators’ artwork in a month-long exhibition to celebrate their creativity, and thank them for positively affecting the lives of so many students.

A reception to celebrate the work of these Denver educators will be held at The Art Institute of Colorado on Thursday, April 16 at 4:30 pm. Senator Owen Hill will make a presentation at 5 pm. The Art Institute of Colorado is located at 1200 Lincoln Street, Denver. The exhibit is on display through Thursday, April 16. 

“We’re celebrating the creative work of local high school art and media educators,” said Tim Moscato, chief operating officer of The Art Institutes. “The collaboration of galleries is the stage we set to celebrate our teachers’ commitment to preparing our area high school students with their own passion and creativity.” 

This year will mark The Art Institutes’ fourth annual celebration highlighting educators’ artistic work, commitment and passion. Local teachers were nominated by someone in their area and invited to submit one piece for the exhibit. Artwork for submission included, but was not limited to, painting, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, audio/video, design, digital media, film, photography, illustration, culinary images and/or fiber arts. 

For more information about the exhibits taking place at The Art Institutes, please visit http://whatteacherscreate.com/

Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. The Art Institute of Colorado, 1200 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO 80203. ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.

To request accommodations in connection with this event, contact the Student Affairs Department or program organizer in advance at 303.837.0825.

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Work of Instructor Graces Cover of Colorado Homes and Lifestyles Magazine Work of Instructor Graces Cover of Colorado Homes and Lifestyles Magazine

(DENVER, CO April 2015) – Cecilia Tanoni, an Interior Design instructor at The Art Institute of Colorado, recently had her work featured on the cover of Colorado Homes and Lifestyles Magazine. The cover and spread features her work on a client’s downtown condo. Tanoni is also a graduate of The Art Institute of Colorado. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design in 2005. 

You can check out the Colorado Homes and Lifestyles Magazine spread here:
http://www.coloradohomesmag.com/January-February-2015/An-Artistic-Eye/

Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. The Art Institute of Colorado, 1200 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO 80203. ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/923 for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


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