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.
Julian Schnabel was born in 1951 in Brooklyn, and currently lives and works in New York and Montauk. The grand scales and gestures of his paintings established his renowned Neo-Expressionist style, and his full-length feature films have earned him Best Director prizes at the Cannes Film Festival and Golden Globes, among others. His work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Tate, London, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
If you could share your thoughts with the world, what would you say? In response to the exhibition, The Revolution Will Not Be Gray, students will explore the history of printmaking. Students will learn how to transform an idea of their passionate choice into printed artworks that can be shared and reproduced with friends, family, or community members.
Turn your ideas into moving actions! In this playful Workshop, students will develop a storyline with a setting and characters, draw a storyboard, and use a digital camera to animate their own film. After one week of production, a special screening will be held for family and friends in the Education Workshop. Students are asked to bring a digital camera or tablet.
Gabriel Orozco was born in 1962 in Jalapa, Mexico, and currently lives and works between New York, Paris, and Mexico City. The artist is internationally renowned for concept-based work across various media, and his exhibition at the Aspen Art Museum explores the poetry of chance encounters while blurring the boundary between art and the everyday. Among numerous solo exhibitions, a recent retrospective of his work took place beginning at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and traveling to Kunstmuseum Basel, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, and Tate Modern, London. He is the recipient of the 2016 Aspen Award for Art.
Sculpt, score, and glaze your own pots in this wild ceramics Workshop! Students will learn hand-building techniques for decorative and functional pieces. To show off our creations, we’ll plan a crazy tea party for our family and friends at the end of the week.
Take a trip to Utopia Island, a special place in the heart of Aspen where nature and imagination reign. Here, kids work together to make the world a better place using their creativity. From exploring natural surroundings to making recycled artworks to give to others, students will quickly learn that knowledge is power and the earth needs you!
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.