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!
Tune in this Wednesday as we walk you through different decorative options to bring your gratitude journal to life!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Please join us on Wednesday, December 2, at 10 AM MT, where Art Basel Miami Director Noah Horowitz will introduce this year’s digital edition of the fair. We will then visit five galleries, selected by the AAM, and introduced by art advisor and AAM National Council Member Mary Zlot. The directors of each gallery will lead us through a short highlights presentation of their virtual booth.
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.
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.