This after-school program for kids in grades K–4 is held weekly at the Aspen Art Museum from September through May. Taking place most Wednesdays from 2:30–4 p.m., these workshops recognize the value of exposing children to the arts at an early age and use the artist’s process as an educational tool. Museum educators and teaching artists lead classes that include activities in the gallery and take-home projects.
Classes are limited to fifteen participants. Prior registration is strongly encouraged.
Story Art is a community outreach program that provides playful exploration of storytelling for young audiences with their parents or caregivers. This free community program builds visual literacy and art appreciation. This session takes place at the Basalt Regional Library at 14 Midland Ave.
Domenico De Sole is the Chairman of Sotheby’s Board of Directors. He also serves as Cofounder and Chairman of Tom Ford International, and is a current Director at Gap Inc., and Newell Rubbermaid, Inc. De Sole is a passionate, longtime collector of contemporary art, and will discuss his recent experience in a four-year legal battle over his purchase of a Mark Rothko painting that was later revealed as a fake.
Active Art: Carbondale brings art to Heritage Park Assisted Living once a month. This program provides older adults opportunities to access contemporary art while supporting brain fitness and socialization. Residents are also able to visit the museum for guided tours throughout the year.
Active Art is a monthly program that provides older adults in the Roaring Fork Valley seasonal opportunities to access and engage with contemporary art and the wider community through art appreciation classes, museum tours, art-making activities, and collaborations. Active Art: Aspen takes place in seasonal cycles over three sessions. This session will take place at the Aspen Art Museum.
For the first three Fridays in March, join us on Level 3 from 3:30–5:30 p.m. for an Après-Ski offering of spectacular mountain views, live music, free snacks, and discounts at the café. Rotating lineups of local talent and an art station with Create Your Own Lift Ticket ensure fun for all ages.
Since 2005, the Aspen Art Museum
and the Aspen Skiing Company have collaborated to bring contemporary art to audiences in unexpected places. Each year, an artist is commissioned to produce artworks that are used on lift tickets for the winter season.
Create Your Own Lift Ticket workshops are offered throughout the season for kids and families to respond to these designs by creating a personal lift ticket with the help of AAM educators.
Tuesday–Sunday, 10 AM–6 PM
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.