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Summer Workshops

June 4–August 17, 2018

Summer Workshops at the Aspen Art Museum use art on view as a starting point for unique, creative art-making opportunities for a wide range of ages and interests.

Professional artists and educators guide participants through concept and material exploration. Each Workshop develops an understanding of contemporary art through fun hands-on projects, gallery explorations, and off-site excursions that culminate in a student exhibition, performance, or party. Small class sizes encourage making friends and developing individual expression, and each week culminates with a party celebrating the students’ final performance or exhibition.

AGES 4–5

  1. June 4–8: Pocket Pieces
  2. June 11–15: Color Play
  3. June 18–22: Bug’s-Eye View (Location: ACES) FULL
  4. June 25–29: Pattern on Pattern
  5. July 9–13: Drawings with FriendsFULL
  6. July 23–27: Nests and Nooks
  7. July 30–August 2: Collaboration Stations. $192 Members/$240 Nonmembers.
  8. August 6–10: Find Your Place (Location: ACES)
  9. August 13–17: Paleo Prints

AGES 6–8

  1. June 4–8: ROY G BIV FULL
  2. June 11–22: Mad Potters. $520 Members/$650 Nonmembers.
  3. July 2–3 & 5–6: Everything is Useful. $192 Members/$240 Nonmembers.
  4. July 9–13: Make it UPFULL
  5. July 9–13: Mountains & Murals (Location: Treehouse Kids Adventure Center, Snowmass)FULL
  6. July 16–20: Spectrum Studio (co-taught with the Aspen Science Center)
  7. July 16–20: Fashion Freestyle (Location: Aspen High School). $260 Members/$325 Nonmembers.
  8. July 23–27: Geo Art FULL
  9. July 30–August 2: Collaboration Stations. $192 Members/$240 Nonmembers.
  10. August 6–10: ARTrageous Sculptures
  11. August 6–10: Monochrome Mania
  12. August 13–17: Aperture Lab FULL

AGES 9–11

  1. June 18–22: Stop-Motion Animation
  2. June 25–29: Darwin’s Studio (Location: ACES)
  3. July 2–3 & 5–6: Everything is Useful. $192 Members/$240 Nonmembers.
  4. July 16–20: Bookmakers
  5. July 23–27: Fashion Forward (Location: Aspen High School). $260 Members/$325 Nonmembers.

AGES 12–14

  1. June 25–29: Teen Design Challenge
  2. July 30–August 2: Fashion for Real (Location: Aspen High School). $260 Members/$325 Nonmembers.

Time and Location

Unless otherwise noted, most Workshops run from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the AAM Education Workshop.


Unless otherwise noted, tuition for a full-week Workshop is $240 for members, $300 for nonmembers. All tuition costs include a $50 nonrefundable registration fee.

To Register

Early registration is encouraged as class size is limited. To register:

CALL 970.925.8050 ext. 133

In order to be confirmed for a Workshop, an Emergency Contact and Release form must be completed and signed. Payment covers Workshop costs and materials; participants need to bring any snacks and lunch to the Workshop.

Waiting List

There is no charge to be placed on a waiting list for a Workshop that has reached maximum capacity. If a space becomes available, the AAM Education Coordinator will contact the first individual on the waiting list in the order of their application and give twenty-four hours for them to officially register before moving on to the next person on the list.

Cancellation Policy

Thirty days prior written notice is required to receive a refund on Workshop registration costs. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made within thirty days of the start of the Workshop. Please note that tuition includes a $50 registration fee that is nonrefundable. If the AAM is required to cancel the Workshop, the Education Coordinator will contact each participant individually and fully refund the registration cost or reallocate the enrollment to another Workshop. Workshop registrations cannot be transferred to another person.

Art Educators in Training Internship for Teens

This exciting internship and career-building opportunity is for highly motivated high school students who are interested in the arts and demonstrate a love for working with children. Through direct experience teaching in a workshop format, Art Educators in Training build outstanding leadership and communication skills. Click here for more information.


The Aspen Art Museum is pleased to offer need-based scholarships for children and residents of the Roaring Fork Valley. A scholarship application is available for download here.

AAM education programs are made possible by the Questrom Education Fund.

Admission to the AAM is FREE courtesy of Amy and John Phelan.

Support for Education Workshops is provided by the Melva Bucksbaum and Mary and Patrick Scanlan Education Workshop Fund. Scholarships for AAM Workshops are funded by Cari and Michael J. Sacks.

AAM exhibitions are made possible by the Marx Exhibition Fund. General exhibition support is provided by the Toby Devan Lewis Visiting Artist Fund.

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.