Denver Art Museum and Botanic Gardens Series

Join Teacher Carmel on an 3-part adventure that explores art and nature. Beginning with the Botanic Gardens, and touring through the Denver Art Museum's Hamilton building and art and labs in the Martin building, kids will take inspiration from the natural world and precious artworks.

From participating in several reflective and exciting activities on-site with Carmel at The Creative Hub to stories and inquiry about what inspires artists, kids will traverse the gardens and museum buildings while analyzing and enjoying plants, paintings and mixed media artwork.

Week 1: Denver Botanic Gardens
Week 2: Hamilton Building, Denver Art Museum
Week 3: Martin Building, Denver Art Museum

About Carmel

Longtime Elementary Educator

With 30 years of elementary school education experience, Carmel knows what it takes to make learning stick while still being fun. Carmel is a certified educator and prides herself on being a facilitator to children's natural curiosities and learning abilities. Carmel values every aspect of learning equally—social growth, academic achievement, leadership, and kindness—and believes they are integral parts of every child's learning journey.

Carmel is vaccinated against COVID-19.

* Fully-vetted, background checked, and interviewed

What Parents Are Saying

Carmel was incredible! She clearly has a ton of experience teaching young children and our daughter had a blast!

Our Grasshopper experience was amazing! I have four very curious kids at different ages with different interests, and the experience had all four of them engaged the whole time. Also, as an educator, I was very impressed with how the teacher led the program. She obviously knew what she was doing, and the minute she left, my kids were asking for another experience.

Ms Carmel gave our kids a super fun experience with their friends and helped us out while we had to work over fall break. She was great with the kids and kept them engaged, learning and having fun!

“”
This was such a fun experience for our group of kids. Carmel was fabulous in every sense of the word. She loved on our kids, had such intentional lessons, and amazing communication.
Sisi DB
“”
My daughter loved her Grasshopper experience with Carmel today! She was engaged, learned a lot and had a blast. Highly recommend!
Katie D
“”
Carmel was incredible! She clearly has a ton of experience teaching young children and our daughter had a blast!
Todd R
“”
Ms Carmel gave our kids a super fun experience with their friends and helped us out while we had to work over fall break. She was great with the kids and kept them engaged, learning and having fun!
Stacey S
“”
My kids ages 8 and 5 loved the experience with Carmel. They had fun mixing colors and making unique paintings. Carmel was an absolute pleasure, kind, patient and engaging.
Jennifer H
“”
Our daughter was able to pronounce “Kandinsky” by the end of the experience. She also brought home some yummy cookies to share with us!
Todd R

Questions?