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Learning events

  • Apr 29, 2020

    • Join us for a fun and very hands-on Art Studio Live!, this Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. (MDT). We’ll be making our own dough and turning it into nature handprints inspired by the work of Kelly Akashi. Be sure to go outside and gather some natural materials. Looking forward to “seeing” you then!

  • May 1, 2020

  • May 6, 2020

    • Turn all those delivery boxes into your own imagined museum! Using the boxes and paper, we will create a space to install and display your favorite art pieces found in magazines, draw or color the walls with your own artwork, or make sculptures out of toys like Legos!

  • May 8, 2020

    • Is it necessary—or even feasible—to maintain the same habits and practices we held before the world went on lockdown? Los Angeles–based artist Clarissa Tossin, currently an artist-in-residence at the Curtis. R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer, New York, discusses a redefinition of productivity and her inspiration right now. Tossin also unveils in-progress projects and plays an excerpt from a recent score using 3-D-printed replicas of pre-Columbian musical instruments.

  • May 12, 2020

    • Join the AAM and a group of special guests on Monday, May 3, 5–7 p.m. (MT) to learn about a host of careers in the art world—artists, graphic designers, art educators, gallerists, museum professionals, and curators. This course will include a panel discussion and plenty of time for Q+A!

  • May 13, 2020

    • It’s time to repurpose those objects lying around your home to turn them into Marbled Monsters or Recycled Robots! Tune in today at 2:30 p.m. (MT) and we’ll teach you how to make marbled paper that bring yours to life “See” you then!

  • May 15, 2020

    • AAM exhibiting artist Oscar Murillo delves into the idea of being grounded as he spends time in his small hometown in the mountains of Colombia, finding sites of slowness and solitude in the local rural landscape. What is it like to be a global artist residing in a single location? Murillo looks to his flight # drawing series, often drafted on airplanes, in hotels, and other liminal spaces. Murillo asks viewers to consider what makes them feel present and, ultimately, liberated in this particular moment, one in which we may pause, reboot, and reset.

  • May 20, 2020

    • In this week’s Art Studio Live!, we will use recycled toilet paper tubes to make our own unique toy cars! Please join us this Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. (MT) on Instagram Live for a step-by-step tutorial. Vroom! Vroom!

  • May 22, 2020

    • AAM Educator and artist Teresa Booth Brown creates abstract geometric collages. Her presentation will invoke meditative experiences to lead viewers through a guided looking experience—focusing first on a single spot within a composition, then outward to explore a wider perspective. Booth Brown will also discuss her artistic practice with emphasis on her influences and recent projects.

  • May 24, 2020

    • Join the AAM and our special guests on Monday, May 24, from 5–6:30 p.m. (MT) for an informal portfolio review. In this session, you will be able to apply all the new knowledge you’ve gained from the Art School Prep series and discuss five artwork submissions of your choice. Spaces are very limited, so please apply soon.