The Japanese artist Takashi Murakami combines highly refined classical Japanese painting techniques with distinctive Pop sensibilities. Known for his “Superflat” style, directly influenced by manga and anime, the artist creates works that explode with color and playfulness. For the 2015–16 ski season, in collaboration with Aspen Skiing Company, Murakami has produced four unique images, all of which embody his trademark visual aesthetic.
Active Art invites seniors to engage in the social dimensions of art. Museum educators bring free, memory-enhancing activities to the assisted living community of Whitcomb Terrace in Aspen.
This monthlong program for kids at the 5–8 grade level is held weekly at the Aspen Art Museum. Taking place after school most Tuesdays from 3:30–5 p.m., these open-choice workshops provide the creative room for kids to explore who they are through individual and collaborative projects and art. Led by museum educators and teaching artists, participants have direct access to contemporary artists, artworks, and themes.
Registration is $15 per class, with an encouraged commitment of one month. Check Calendar for upcoming sessions. For more information on how to register, please contact the Education Department at 970.925.8050 ext. 33 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education Workshop support is provided by Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy and Mary and Patrick Scanlan. Scholarships for AAM Workshops are funded by Cari and Michael J. Sacks. AAM education programs are made possible by the Questrom Education Fund.
General operating support is provided by Colorado Creative Industries. CCI and its activities are made possible through an annual appropriation from the Colorado General Assembly and federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.