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Learning events

  • 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!

  • Oct 6, 2020

    • 5 PM Teen Council

      Teen Council Meeting

      Teen Council meetings happen every other Tuesday from August to May. Through this program led by AAM Educator, Elisabeth Strunk, local teenagers create and implement events for their peers. The Council follows the motto, “For teens, by teens,” to make the Aspen Art Museum a fun place for youth in the Roaring Fork Valley.

  • Oct 7, 2020

    • This Wednesday, make a self-portrait using a recycled jar filled with personal treasures as the body! After we draw a small self-portrait, we’ll spend some time thinking about the things we identify with and collect to fill our jars!

  • Oct 9, 2020

    • 4 PM Artist Coffee

      Artist Coffee

      Roaring Fork Valley artists are invited to join us for a cup of coffee to help celebrate the first in a brand-new series of weekly Friday afternoon artist gatherings at the AAM beginning Friday, October 9, at 4 p.m.

  • Oct 14, 2020

    • Create and combine different facial features like eyeballs, lips, ears, and noses to make silly faces and then apply them to rocks from outside! This activity is especially fun to make and trade with friends!