The Japanese artist Takashi Murakami combines highly refined classical Japanese painting techniques with distinctive Pop sensibilities. Known for his “Superflat” style, directly influenced by manga and anime, the artist creates works that explode with color and playfulness. For the 2015–16 ski season, in collaboration with Aspen Skiing Company, Murakami has produced four unique images, all of which embody his trademark visual aesthetic.
What do kids and water have in common? Find out in this wet and wild Workshop where splishing, splashing, science, and art coexist on the shores of Hallam Lake. Each day, participants will record their scientific discoveries using water-based paints and an array of techniques such as washes, drips, dyes, and resists. Celebrate the journey with friends and family at the end-of-the-week art show and all-camp performance.
This after-school program for middle school students (grades 7–8) is presented in collaboration with the Aspen Youth Center and provides hands-on experience in self-publishing in a collaborative group setting. Over the course of eight sessions, participants make their very own zine, which will be printed by the museum. An open house and application information session will be launched during the Middle School Night on January 20.
Wednesdays, January 25–March 1, 3–4:30 PM
Location: Aspen Youth Center
Generation Zine will be presented in Basalt in the spring.
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.