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Aspen Art Museum


Summer Workshops

June 3–August 16, 2019

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 3–7: Please Touch the Art! Sold Out
  2. June 17–21: Pint Sized Collections (Location: ACES) Please register through the ACES registration system. Sold Out
  3. June 24-28: All You Can Art Sold Out
  4. July 8–12: What Can Dots Do?
  5. July 22–26: Shapes, Colors & Collages Sold Out
  6. August 5–9: Artists’ Jubilee Sold Out
  7. August 5–9: Over the Horizon (Location: ACES) Please register through the ACES registration system.
  8. August 12–16: The Things Around Me: Mixed-Media Workshop Sold Out

AGES 6–8

  1. June 3–7: By Hand
  2. June 10–14: Reimagine Your World
  3. June 17–21: Form vs. Function
  4. June 24–28: Large-Scale Constructions
  5. July 1–3 & July 5: Drip, Splat, Repeat Sold Out
  6. July 8–12: Look Twice: Op Art
  7. July 8–12: Mountains & Imagination (Location: Treehouse Adventure Center, Snowmass). Sold Out
  8. July 15–19: Love for Landscapes
  9. July 15–19: Fashion Freestyle (Location: Aspen High School) Sold Out
  10. July 22–26: Here and There
  11. July 29– August 1: Make Me a Memory
  12. August 5–9: Artists’ Jubilee Sold Out
  13. August 12–16: Another Dimension Sold Out

AGES 9–11

  1. June 17–21: Stop-Motion Animation Sold Out
  2. June 24–28: What in the World: Nature-Inspired Forms (Location: ACES) Please register through the ACES registration system.
  3. July 1–3 & July 5: Drip, Splat, Repeat Sold Out
  4. July 22–26: Street Style Sold Out
  5. July 29– August 2: Artists’ Wordshop

AGES 12–14

  1. June 10–14: Graphic Design
  2. July 15–19: Teen Design Studio: Bauhaus Challenge
  3. July 29–August 2: Friends on Trend (Location: Aspen High School)

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.

Please follow individual links above to register

Early registration is encouraged as class size is limited.

For questions 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.


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.