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Aspen Art Museum


Summer Workshops: Ages 9–11

2018 Workshops

Stop-Motion Animation
June 18–22, 9 AM–3 PM
Location: AAM Education Workshop
$240 Members/$300 Nonmembers

Make your directorial debut in this workshop designed for artists with a deep passion for storytelling. Hone your unique vision through storyboarding, character creation, and set design. Bring everything to life using a variety of animation techniques that will be shared in a special screening for family and friends at the end of the week.

Darwin’s Studio
June 25–29, 9:30 AM–3:30 PM
Location: Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
$240 Members/$300 Nonmembers

Hallam Lake is the perfect location to reflect on our personal and collective rituals. Young Darwins will observe and record daily experiences in the form of collecting, writing, photographing, and mapping, creating a diverse visual diary of how we connect to ourselves and the world.

Everything is Useful
July 2–3 & 5–6, 9 AM–3 PM
(No Workshop on July 4)
Location: AAM Education Workshop
$192 Members/$240 Nonmembers

Hey, don’t throw that out! Participants in this mixed-media workshop will gather and transform a variety of found objects and soft materials into spectacular one-of-a-kind collections, textiles, and sculptures offering both artists and viewers an opportunity to see the environment differently.

July 16–20, 9 AM–3 PM
Location: AAM Education Workshop
$240 Members/$300 Nonmembers

What does your favorite book say about you? Explore traditional and nontraditional bookmaking techniques that capture textures and forms from another world. We will create handmade books that stretch the expected function of a book, capturing the experiences of the week in a piece that is filled with personal meaning.

Fashion Forward
FULL July 23–27, 9 AM–3 PM
Location: Aspen High School
$260 Members/$325 Nonmembers

Become an eco-friendly designer! Students will be encouraged to dive into the future needs of fashion by creating a variety of sustainable fabrics, repurposing while developing the sewing skills necessary to create cool couture. We’ll wear and share our finished projects at a fashion show at the end of the week!

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.

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

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.