Monthly drop-in Family Workshops at the AAM are designed to provide children ages 3–10 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.
From July 10–14, Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery will construct a temporary mandala sand painting dedicated to the Green Tara on Level 3 of the Aspen Art Museum as part of their annual visit to Aspen. Geshe Lobsang Tenzin, Founder and Spiritual Director of the Drepung Loseling Monastery and Professor of Practice at Emory University, will present a lecture reflecting on the mandala and monastic practices.
Using Op art as our muse, we’ll design and print a colorful medley of geometric patterns on fabrics to cut, sew, and assemble a wearable item and a unique accessory that express our individual tastes and flair for fashion with an eye-catching pop. We’ll unveil our designs for family and friends at the end of the session.
Join us in this workshop inspired by the majestic mountains of Colorado! We will adventure around Aspen, from Aspen Mountain to the Maroon Bells, in order to create 2-D landscape artworks based on our beautiful surroundings. Responding to the views around us, young artists will create realistic and imaginative landscapes using various mediums!
Design and build for a better world in this collaborative project-based workshop with a special focus on Bauhaus-inspired design. We’ll work to create a design solution that integrates the environment with daily needs. Teens will unveil their projects at an art show for friends and family at the end of the week. Taught by Pamela Rice, Associate Professor of Architecture at SUNY Orange, and Heike Hanada, architect of the new Bauhaus Museum in Weimar.
Presented in collaboration with the Aspen Music Festival and School (AMFS), this free chamber concert series features one-hour performances by the most advanced AMFS students and visiting musicians in Aspen.
Heike Hanada is a German architect who teaches at the Technical University in Dortmund and runs an architectural studio in Berlin. Her significant projects include participation in the 1999 Venice Art Biennale in cooperation with Tatsuo Miyajima, who represented Japan in the Japanese Pavilion. In 2008, Hanada won the competition for the extension of the Stockholm Public Library, and since 2012, she has designed and completed construction on the new Bauhaus Museum in Weimar.
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.