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Learning events

  • Jun 15, 2015

    • How far will you go to reach your dreams? Inspired by the exhibition The Blue of Distance, this Workshop will explore how the color blue is related to wishes and longing. Taking cues from the artists in the exhibition, we will use photography, drawing, sound, and sculpture to create a group student exhibition that expresses our aspirations.

    • Move beyond the canvas in this tactile, experimental Workshop. We will take inspiration from Rodney McMillian’s mixed media works to create sculptural paintings that defy what we expect a painting to look like. We will incorporate fabric and other nontraditional materials to make active, energetic artworks that will surprise even the artists themselves!

      FULL. Wait-list available

    • A sense of adventure is needed for this Workshop where students will embark on real and imagined adventures at Hallam Lake and the Aspen Art Museum. Inspired by the exhibition The Blue of Distance, participants will hike across the meadows, imagine floating up to reach the sky, and make artworks that explore our relationship with the color blue. Artworks in all media will emerge as visual records of these exciting journeys. Collaboration with Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES). (FULL, Waiting list available)

  • Jun 17, 2015

    • 1 PM Tour

      Guided Tour

      Free, drop-in spotlight tours led by museum staff are offered every Wednesday and Saturday at 1 p.m.

  • Jun 20, 2015

    • 1 PM Tour

      Guided Tour

      Free, drop-in spotlight tours led by museum staff are offered every Wednesday and Saturday at 1 p.m.

  • Jun 21, 2015

    • Conceived as a space for artists to share their current practice in an intimate setting, this Workshop will be hosted by Rodney McMillian, using his AAM exhibition and publication as a departure point for conversation and activity.

    • 5:30 PM Experience

      Book Signing:
      Rodney McMillian

      Join Rodney McMillian for the launch of the publication produced in conjunction with his Aspen Art Museum exhibition, Landscape Paintings. In this special event, McMillian is available to sign his book, which provides a focused survey of the contemporary artist’s painting practice.

  • Jun 22, 2015

    • Explore artworks on view that use both chance experimentation and careful choices to make extraordinary creations. Students will have the opportunity to make their own artworks using both approaches, exploring painting, sculpture, and even performance.

    • What would a book about your life look like? For everyone with a love for words and art, this Workshop is for you! Taking inspiration from Nick Relph’s and Gabriel Kuri’s artist books, participants will learn basic bookbinding to make their very own artist book filled with their personal creations. Full, Waiting list available

    • Back by popular demand! For this year’s Lemonade Day–focused Workshop, participants will create their own business and brand inspired by the use of popular culture and icons. Each entrepreneur will learn creative leadership skills and make their very own personalized stand to be used on Lemonade Day.