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Aspen Art Museum


Summer Workshops: Ages 12–14

2017 Workshops

Teen Design Challenge
July 17–21, 9 AM–3 PM
Location: AAM Education Workshop
$300 Members/$325 Nonmembers

Dream big in this open-ended, project-based Workshop for teens interested in designing and building for a better world. Using architecture and design as a framework for personal and group explorations in creative problem solving, we will respond to real life issues with the creation of innovative prototypes and artworks using a variety of traditional and nontraditional materials. Teens will unveil their design solutions at an art show for friends and family at the end of the week.

Fashion for Real
July 24–28, 9 AM–3 PM
Location: Aspen High School
$325 Members/$350 Nonmembers

This advanced Workshop for teens will cultivate a personal sense of style and brand- and client-responsive design. Throughout the week, we will move independently through all steps of the design process to create a wearable work of art for the 6–8 year old participants in the “Let’s Move” Workshop and performance. Prior experience with a sewing machine encouraged.

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.