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Learning events

  • May 12, 2021

    • According to 2018 EPA studies, there was an estimated 17 million tons of textile waste. ASL’s featured artist, Ali O’Neal, believes that “fast fashion overlooks unethical environmental and social inequities… where and how we spend our money is a vote for the world we want to live in. Life is not always fair, but fabric certainly can be.” Join AAM Educator, Vanessa Porras, at 2:30 p.m. (MT) to learn fun ways to upcycle your clothing by designing your own patches with an easy screen printing technique!

  • May 19, 2021

    • One of the best things about screen printing is seeing your design come to life by adding various colors. Inspired by this month’s guest artist Ali O’Neal’s most recent line for the Green is the New Black Fashion Show, we’ll be playing with some lilacs and lime green colors. Join AAM Educator, Vanessa Porras, at 2:30 p.m. (MT), as we continue to work on old textiles to convert them into new and vibrant clothing patches.

  • May 23, 2021

    • The AAM welcomes the community to participate in an art-making workshop hosted on our rooftop! Planned in collaboration with the High Country Sinfonia (HCS), we will be creating artwork together inspired by a live performance. Sketching materials provided.

  • May 26, 2021

    • Join us to wrap up the month of May by learning how to sew on the handmade patches we’ve made inspired by local artist Ali O’Neal. Join us for Art Studio Live at 2:30 p.m. (MT), so you can learn how to revive and upcycle garments in need of a little TLC.

  • Jun 2, 2021

    • Join us today at 2:30 p.m. (MT) on Art Studio Live! to meet our featured guest artist for June, Mexico City-based artist José Lopez. José began his career in the world of journalism, but after venturing into Mexico’s Lacandon Jungle for a photographic project to record cultural contamination, found his life changed forever. Find out how his own business building a mezcal brand led to him becoming an artist now specializing in linocut.

      Acompañanos hoy a las 2:30 pm MT y conoce al artista destacado José López de la Ciudad de México. José inició su carrera como periodista, pero poco después se aventuró en un proyecto fotográfico para grabar la contaminación cultural en la Selva Lacandona y su vida cambió para siempre. Descubre cómo su negocio en el mezcal lo llevó a convertirse en un artista especializado en linóleo.

  • Jun 6, 2021

    • 10:30 AM Make

      Member Workshop

      Registration Required

      Family members are invited to join us on our roofdeck at the AAM for an art-making experience for all! Inspired by the mountain view from the rooftop, participants will be creating mixed media mountain collages together.

  • 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.