Youth and Senior Hands-On Workshops

By collaborating with the local housing authority (Metro West Housing Solutions), 40 West Arts is able to identify under-served populations for its Youth and Senior Hands-On Art Workshops.  These workshops are developed and delivered by volunteer 40 West Artist Members and are offered on-site at several Metro West Housing Solution communities. They are free to all who attend. In the last 18 months, 40 West Arts Members have delivered more than 30 programs and workshops on location and in the community, reaching more than 300 community members. Workshops have been varied and focus on art projects that have clear, age-appropriate outcomes, such as ornament making, graffiti art, print-making, book-binding, found-object art, bead mosaics, community murals, yarn bombing, hubcap art, watercolor basics, abstract art, 3D Colfax lettering, plantable paper-making  and more. 40 West is currently seeking to raise additional funds to expand this program to additional facilities in the West Colfax community.

This is part of the 40 West Connects program! Funding provided by Xcel Energy Foundation and Lakewood W. Colfax BID.