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  • Jun 9, 2021

    • In order to create a successful design to transfer onto a linoleum block, we need to think about patterns! Join AAM Educator Vanessa Porras today at 2:30 p.m. (MT) on instagram to learn about basic drawing techniques, line work, and pattern. Inspired by our June guest artist José Lopez’s work with agave plants, you’ll experiment by drawing different cacti and succulents.

      Para crear un diseño exitoso para transferirlo a un bloque de linóleo, ¡debemos pensar en patrones! Acompaña a la educadora de AAM, Vanessa Porras, hoy a las 2:30 pm MT para aprender sobre técnicas básicas de dibujo, líneas y patrones. Inspirado por el trabajo de José López con agaves, experimentarás dibujando diferentes cactus y suculentas.

  • Jun 12, 2021

    • 10:30 AM Experience

      Art in the Outdoors

      Registration Required

      Provides people of all ages with the opportunity to take art outside the museum walls. Led by museum educators and special guests, each session aims to spark creativity and wonder through activities in and around Aspen.

  • Jun 13, 2021

    • 8 PM Experience

      DisAbility Film Festival

      Registration Required

      DisAbility Film Festival
      An in person film festival presented in partnership with Western Colorado University’s Communication Arts/Film and Education Departments.

      Opening remarks will be presented by Dr. Tara Mason, Assistant Professor of Inclusive Education, and Jack Lucido, Professor of Communication Arts, Director of Film Studies and Chair of CALL Department.

      About the DisAbility Film Festival:
      Our mission is to raise awareness of the triumphs within inclusive education. We believe there are issues related to social justice & lack of educational opportunity for students served in special education. We want to explore creative pedagogy that serves students within inclusive classroom environments using film as a launchpad for discussion, advocacy and change in special education.

  • Jun 14, 2021

    • 9:30 AM Make

      Summer Workshops

      PreK children (ages 4 – 5 years) are invited to join us at the AAM for a week of creating art and making music! The AAM and Aspen Music Festival and School will be collaborating to provide kids with the chance to make their own instruments and design their own performance for a celebration at the end of the week.

  • Jun 16, 2021

    • When creating a linocut, the size of your gouges matter! Join AAM Educator Vanessa Porras today at 2:30 p.m. (MT) for a demo on making different gouge sizes and the different patterns and textures one can achieve through use of cutting tools. We’ll also be taking a close look at artist José Lopez ‘s prints to learn about the various carving techniques he uses to create dimension.

      ¡Al crear un grabado en linóleo, el tamaño de tus gubias importa! Acompaña a la educadora de AAM, Vanessa Porras, hoy a las 2:30 pm MT para una demostración sobre diferentes tamaños de gubia y los diferentes patrones y texturas que puedes lograr. Observarás de cerca los grabados de José López y aprenderás sobre las diversas técnicas de tallado que usa para crear dimensión.

  • Jun 20, 2021

    • 10:30 AM Make

      Sunday Workshop

      Registration Required

      The AAM welcomes the community to participate in an art-making workshop hosted on Level 3! Planned in collaboration with the museum’s Access Community Advisory Council, this workshop will focus on forms of expression and include art making activities for all ages. Gallery tours will be offered in American Sign Language, English, and Spanish.

      Join us two times per month on Level 3 at the AAM for art-making activities with a view!

  • Jun 21, 2021

    • 9:30 AM Make

      Summer Workshops

      Children ages 6 – 8 years are invited to join us for art adventures at the AAM. Inspired by art and the natural world around us, come ready to create artwork incorporating written word! The week will end with a celebration which includes a poetry slam!

  • Jun 23, 2021

    • Printing a relief print is an art in-and-of itself. Everything matters, from the type of ink to the paper you use. Today, at 2:30 p.m. (MT), AAM Educator Vanessa Porras will dive into artist José Lopez’s methods of printing and creating editions. You’ll also learn simple at-home techniques that will allow you to print without a press!

      Imprimir una placa en relieve es un arte en sí mismo. Todo importa, desde el tipo de tinta que utilizas hasta el papel. Hoy, a las 2:30 pm MT, la educadora de AAM, Vanessa Porras, se sumergirá en los métodos de impresión y creación de ediciones de José Lopez. También aprenderás formas sencillas en casa en las que puedes imprimir sin una prensa.

  • Jun 28, 2021

    • 9:30 AM Make

      Summer Workshops

      Children ages 9 – 11 years are invited to join us for art adventures at the AAM. Inspired by art, dance, and the natural world around us, come ready to create wearable works of art and performance art pieces! This workshop is in collaboration with VOICES.

  • Jun 30, 2021

    • Join us at 2:30pm MT for Art Studio Live! We’ll be finishing up our prints with a quick demonstration on how to add gold leaf with AAM educator Vanessa. Learn about the different ways to edition your prints inspired by artist José Lopez’s methods. We’ll have time to answer printmaking questions. Hope to see you there!