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Learning events

  • Aug 19, 2020

    • 10:39 AM Art Studio Live!

      Art Studio Live!
      Map Your Journey

      Do you have a favorite spot in your house or neighborhood? Is there a place you’ve always wanted to explore? Follow an AAM Educator around Aspen and learn to make a personalized map of your journey.

  • Aug 21, 2020

    • 4 PM Slow. Look. Live.

      Evan Zislis

      A Colorado native, Evan Zislis joins the Aspen Institute with over twenty years of experience in the Roaring Fork Valley as an educator, social entrepreneur, and community advocate. With a career focused on building relationships through program development and organizational leadership, Evan’s expansive network in the public and private sectors strategically positions him to launch and direct the Hurst Community Initiative. A collaboration among regional partners, this initiative aims to find solutions to emerging issues and offer support to local populations hit hardest by today’s defining challenges.

  • Aug 26, 2020

    • Bring your kitchen utensils to life by turning them into puppets. Join us on Wednesday, August 26 at 2:30 p.m. (MT) for a unique Art Studio Live! experience. Minimal art supplies are needed for this project, but be sure to bring a big imagination and lots of creativity!

  • Aug 28, 2020

    • Leah Aegerter grew up in Seattle, WA, and received her BFA in Sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design in 2017. She has lived in the Roaring Fork Valley since graduating.

      David Wang has worked in the culinary field for the past decade, mostly in the Roaring Fork Valley. Through his time at various establishments here, David has honed his craft, developing his personal cooking style to highlight the flavors from his childhood and East-Asian heritage.

      Together, they will reflect on some of the common ideas that influence their two diverse disciplines and how working at Anderson Ranch has changed this summer.

  • Sep 2, 2020

    • Create natural collages using materials found outside! We will revisit the concept of impermanence from an earlier Art Studio Live! session by building collages, taking photos of them, and leaving outside for others to enjoy!

  • Sep 4, 2020

    • Slow.Look.Live. began as a way to reach out to people sheltering in various places due to COVID-19. Over the past five months, we’ve spoken with nearly two dozen creative minds across three continents about productivity (and the lack thereof), pivoting to respond to the global upheaval of the pandemic, and the increasing volume of conversations surrounding social justice and Black Lives Matter movements. We’ve meditated, danced, listened to music together, and heard directly from artists about their works in progress. We’ve even toured a compost heap to reflect on worms and cycles of life and death. In our last session of Slow.Look.Live., AAM Learning Director Rachel Ropeik and Assistant Curator Simone Krug reflect on the program and what they have learned from their collaboration.

  • Sep 9, 2020

    • In this week’s Art Studio Live!, we will recycle egg cartons and old art to make a 3-dimensional landscape. For this activity, be sure to save an egg carton, gather old 2-D artwork, and collect organic matter such as leaves, dirt, and rocks to transform into your 3-D wall hanging.

  • Sep 16, 2020

    • Join us this Wednesday on Art Studio Live! as we teach you how to make a fort using only two materials—newspaper and washi tape! When you’re done with your fort, you can use the newspaper to clean surfaces, wrap presents, etc.

  • Sep 23, 2020

    • Everyone loves opening gifts! Let’s make these presents more thoughtful and earth-friendly by using supplies we already have! This week, we will be learning how to make gift bows from magazines! They are beautiful and big, and best of all easy to make! Join Vanessa make gift-giving a little more sustainable!

  • Sep 30, 2020

    • Create beautiful weavings by using natural materials and old t-shirt or fabric scraps! This Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. (MT), make your own looms from found materials to create magical weavings!