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Aspen Art Museum


Summer Workshops

June 5–August 18, 2017

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.

New this summer: Let’s work together! Drawing inspiration from the collaboration between artists Peter Fischli, David Weiss, and Wade Guyton, on view this summer at the AAM, there will be chances to collaborate across Workshops.

AGES 4–5

  1. June 5–9: Small Kids, Big Art – SOLD OUT
  2. June 12–16: Summer Surprise (Location: ACES)
  3. June 26–30: Super Everyday
  4. July 10–14: Discover Color – SOLD OUT
  5. July 24–28: Hide and Go Seek – SOLD OUT
  6. July 31–August 3: Collaboration Stations ($245 Members/$260 Nonmembers) – SOLD OUT
  7. August 7–11: Flowers and Mushrooms (Location: ACES) – SOLD OUT
  8. August 14–18: Ink Pad Play

AGES 6–8

  1. June 5–9: Supersize Drawing
  2. June 12–23: Mad Potters Two-Week Workshop ($600 Members/$650 Nonmembers)
  3. June 26–30: All Around Aspen (Location: Aspen Historical Society)
  4. July 3–7: Fourth of July Parade: A Work in Progress ($275 Members/$295 Nonmembers) – SOLD OUT
  5. July 10–14: Fancy Fashionistas (Location: Aspen High School, $325 Members/$350 Nonmembers) – SOLD OUT
  6. July 17–21: Action and Reaction (co-taught with Aspen Science Center) – SOLD OUT
  7. July 24–28: Let’s Move (co-taught with SOULSKIN Dance) – SOLD OUT
  8. July 31–August 3: Collaboration Stations ($245 Members/$260 Nonmembers) – SOLD OUT
  9. August 7–11: Operation: Opposites Attract
  10. August 14–18: Press Print – SOLD OUT

AGES 9–11

  1. June 19–23: Concrete Jungle (Location: ACES)
  2. July 3–7: Fourth of July Parade: A Work in Progress ($275 Members/$295 Nonmembers)
  3. July 10–14: Stop-Motion Animation
  4. July 17–21: Fashion Forward (Location: Aspen High School, $325 Members/$350 Nonmembers) – SOLD OUT
  5. August 7–11: Model Makers

AGES 12–14

  1. July 17–21: Teen Design Challenge
  2. July 24–28: Fashion for Real (Location: Aspen High School, $325 Members/$350 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 $300 for members, $325 for nonmembers. All tuition costs include a $50 nonrefundable registration fee.

Special promotion for AAM members at the Family level and above ($100+): enroll in any class and receive one class free if purchased before May 17, 2017. Offer limited to one per family. Classes in collaboration with Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, Aspen Historical Society, and Aspen Science Center are excluded from this offer.

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.

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.