Monthly drop-in Family Workshops at the AAM are designed to provide children and adults free opportunities to explore the galleries and create works of art on their own. Families are encouraged to communicate, reflect, and produce as artists together.
All Family Workshops are free of charge and are first come, first served for families with children ages 3–10. Workshops begin in the Education Workshop, giving families choices for self-guided or Educator-led activities and art-making stations.
Let’s explore the play between color and sunlight! Taking inspiration from contemporary artist Larry Bell, students will create a bright array of mixed-media artworks using translucent materials such as water, vellum, and cellophane, illuminating every color of the rainbow.
Make your directorial debut in this workshop designed for artists with a deep passion for storytelling. Hone your unique vision through storyboarding, character creation, and set design. Bring everything to life using a variety of animation techniques that will be shared in a special screening for family and friends at the end of the week.
Make-believe in this drawing and painting workshop where young artists will magically transform into the bugs and birds that live by the shores of Hallam Lake. After discovering the natural world through these new perspectives (and costumes), artists will respond by creating new artworks in all shapes, colors, and sizes.
Six actors embody different aspects of Bob Dylan’s life and work, offering insight into the complex musician. The nontraditional narrative reveals that there is no one single iteration of the artist.
A preference for pattern is needed in this workshop! We’ll mix, match, print, and patch to create a visual explosion of two- and three-dimensional artworks that can be worn or displayed. The workshop will conclude with a celebration of our creations for family and friends.
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.