Create larger-than-life works in this playful mixed media Workshop focusing on proportion and scale. We’ll work together to design sizable works in bold colors and patterns that will make a big impact and stretch our perceptions of what art can be.
Discover the power of drawing to transform ordinary blank pages into incredible works of art. We will respond to creative challenges in the galleries, studio, and outdoors that hone our large-scale drawing skills. Throughout the week, we will explore techniques of shadowing, perspective, and contouring inspired by larger-than-life artworks and artists.
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 Heritage Park Care Center in Carbondale.
Drop-in Family Workshops at the AAM are designed to provide children and adults free opportunities to explore contemporary art and create works of art on their own. Families are encouraged to communicate, reflect, and produce as artists together.
Artist Focus: Gravity & Grace
Project Theme: Transformation Station
Drawing on the wealth of Spanish speakers in the Roaring Fork Valley, the museum presents an afternoon of activities for all ages, entirely in Spanish. Featuring guided tours, family art-making activities, and more, this special event is free and open to the public en Español.
Roll up your sleeves for pinching, twisting, carving, and squishing clay! Working individually and collaboratively over the course of this two-week Workshop, we’ll plan and problem-solve to create a variety of functional and decorative sculptures to be used at an outlandish tea party for family and friends at the end of the session.
Discover the wonders of summer in this painting Workshop designed for the curious young artist. Through guided exploration, we will uncover the flora and fauna at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies’ Hallam Lake nature preserve, using our brushes and paints to capture a series of unique summer scenes on canvas.
As an introduction to the work of American artist Wade Guyton (b. 1972), and Swiss artists Peter Fischli (b. 1952) and David Weiss (1946–2012), known together as Fischli and Weiss, and the forthcoming building-wide collaboration Wade Guyton Peter Fischli David Weiss, the Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Film copresent an evening of the artists’ films.
Break out of the mold by using traditional sculpture methods and materials to create greener spaces. Inspired by the artworks of Fischli and Weiss, we will use concrete and plaster to fabricate a variety of built landscapes for natural environments, inspired by the plant and animal life found in and around Aspen Center for Environmental Studies’ Hallam Lake.
Join us on Wednesday, June 21, at 5:30 p.m. for a members’ walkthrough of the museum’s building-wide summer exhibition Wade Guyton Peter Fischli David Weiss with AAM Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director, Heidi Zuckerman, and artists Wade Guyton and Peter Fischli. Opening Reception to follow at 6:30 p.m.
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.