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Aspen Art Museum


Summer Workshops: Ages 4–5

2017 Workshops

Small Kids, Big ArtSOLD OUT
June 5–9, 9 AM–3 PM
Location: AAM Education Workshop
$300 Members/$325 Nonmembers

Create larger-than-life works in this playful mixed media Workshop focusing on proportion and scale. We’ll work together to design sizable works in bold colors and patterns that will make a big impact and stretch our perceptions of what art can be.

Summer Surprise
June 12–16, 9:30 AM–3:30 PM
Location: Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
$300 Members/$325 Nonmembers

Discover the wonders of summer in this painting Workshop designed for the curious young artist. Through guided exploration, we will uncover the flora and fauna at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies’ Hallam Lake nature preserve, using our brushes and paints to capture a series of unique summer scenes on canvas.

Super Everyday
June 26–30, 9 AM–3 PM
Location: AAM Education Workshop
$300 Members/$325 Nonmembers

A magic touch is needed to transform familiar objects into extraordinary artworks! We’ll use what we find in the studio as inspiration for new drawings, paintings, and three-dimensional works that come to life through our unique perspectives and creative stories.

Discover ColorSOLD OUT
July 10–14, 9 AM–3 PM
Location: AAM Education Workshop
$300 Members/$325 Nonmembers

What’s your favorite color? In this Workshop, we will explore color through painting, printmaking, scavenger hunts, and nature walks. By studying color and the relationships between hues, we’ll learn to appreciate nature, art, and the world around us!

Hide and Go SeekSOLD OUT
July 24–28, 9 AM–3 PM
Location: AAM Education Workshop
$300 Members/$325 Nonmembers

Ready or not, here we come! In this tactile Workshop, we will cut, sew, and assemble colorful animal masks and costumes with an array of soft materials and found objects. Making unique disguises will only be half the fun. We’ll celebrate with a performance in costume for our friends and family at the end of the week.

Collaboration StationsSOLD OUT
July 31–August 3 (no class on August 4), 9 AM–3 PM
Location: AAM Education Workshop
$245 Members/$260 Nonmembers

Let’s join together! This Workshop will encourage collaboration together and alongside 6–8 year olds to create one-of-a-kind pieces inspired by the artwork and artists on view. We’ll explore painting, sculpture, and drawing techniques as a team, and hop from station to station on our journey to understanding and appreciating contemporary art.

Flowers and Mushrooms
August 7–11, 9:30 AM–3:30 PM
Location: Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
$300 Members/$325 Nonmembers

Take a stroll along Hallam Lake and discover what nature has to offer! In this collaborative Workshop with the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, we will discover the beauty of the natural environment. We will use different mediums to capture what we see and find together—including watercolors, instant film, and drawing—and to create art just as beautiful as the area around us.

Ink Pad Play
August 14–18, 9 AM–3 PM
Location: AAM Education Workshop
$300 Members/$325 Nonmembers

How can we use common digital technology to create art? This experimental printmaking Workshop takes inspiration from Wade Guyton, presenting an introduction to different printmaking techniques. Together, we’ll learn the fundamentals of line, shape, and color as well as discover new ways to make a mark.

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.