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  • Nov 13

    • 2:30 PM Artist Coffee

      Artist Coffee

      CANCELED

      Advanced registration required
      Two one hour sessions on Fridays
      2:30-3:30pm and 4-5pm

      Roaring Fork Valley artists are invited to join us for a cup of coffee and our second iteration of a brand-new series of weekly Friday afternoon artist gatherings at the AAM.

  • Nov 15

    • Taking inspiration from AAM exhibiting artist Barbara Kasten’s colorful installations and photographs, we extend a special invitation to our community partners at Ascendigo Autism Services and all other families with children on the autism spectrum. Artmaking will be tailored to encourage all art abilities and to celebrate the different ways we see and experience the world. Participants will combine geometric paper shapes and recycled props to create temporary tabletop stage sets. Attendees, please bring mobile devices to photograph the artworks and stage set created!

  • Nov 18

    • Tune in this Wednesday as we walk you through different decorative options to bring your gratitude journal to life!

    • 5 PM Teen Curators

      Teen Curators Meeting

      The Teen Curators program allows participants to gain insight into different styles of curatorial practice. In this brand-new iteration of what has become a signature AAM highlight for teens, each curator will design their own creative project with support from museum staff.

  • Nov 19

    • 4 PM Teen Artists

      Teen Artists Meeting

      Teen Artists will meet with and learn from AAM staff, guest artists, and our creative community partners at Anderson Ranch. They will explore and build their art-making skills and present their work to the public in the spring.

  • Nov 20

    • 2:30 PM Artist Coffee

      Artist Coffee

      Advanced registration required
      Two one hour sessions on Fridays
      2:30-3:30pm and 4-5pm

      Roaring Fork Valley artists are invited to join us for a cup of coffee and our second iteration of a brand-new series of weekly Friday afternoon artist gatherings at the AAM.

  • Nov 22

    • kids ages 5–10, with adults

      Using scrap pieces of found materials, like paper and cardboard, and oodles of imagination, we will create 3D landscapes in an egg carton! Create a landscape that you’ve seen and love, or something completely out of this world!

  • Nov 25

    • 2:30 PM Art Studio Live!

      Art Studio Live!
      Gratitude Journal
      Prompts

      Join us this Wednesday for a visual gratitude journal prompt. Take a moment and think back at a memory that fills you with immense joy. Choose magazine or newspaper images that can evoke that same mental image or feeling.

  • Dec 1

    • 5:30 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.

  • Dec 2

    • You’ve heard of pop-up books, but have you heard of book sculptures? Tune in every Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. (MT) during the month of December as AAM Educator Vanessa Porras teaches a four- part, step-by-step series on the many options in creating one! Materials are super-simple, all you really need is a little patience and copious amounts of creativity!

      This activity is suited for those old enough to safely work with an X-acto style knife.