The Japanese artist Takashi Murakami combines highly refined classical Japanese painting techniques with distinctive Pop sensibilities. Known for his “Superflat” style, directly influenced by manga and anime, the artist creates works that explode with color and playfulness. For the 2015–16 ski season, in collaboration with Aspen Skiing Company, Murakami has produced four unique images, all of which embody his trademark visual aesthetic.
This monthlong program for kids at the 5–8 grade level is held weekly at the Aspen Art Museum. Taking place after school most Tuesdays from 3:30–5 p.m., these open-choice workshops provide the creative room for kids to explore who they are through individual and collaborative projects and art. Led by museum educators and teaching artists, participants have direct access to contemporary artists, artworks, and themes.
The makers of the Gratitude Card Set at the School of Life in London remind us that, as humans, we are often best at focusing on what is missing in our lives. While dissatisfaction can keep us from becoming complacent, we also often get into the habit of analyzing what we consider imperfect and forget to notice what is already very good.
This pack of sixty cards is designed to help us pause for a few moments to gain perspective. Packaged in an attractive box for that perfect place on your coffee table or nightstand, the Gratitude Card Set will remind you of things you are grateful for, and will help put you back in touch with your good fortune.
Headquartered in the Bloomsbury section of Central London, the School of Life offers classes and workshops, publishes books, writes articles, creates films, and makes and sells a range of objects and tools that assist in our quest for a more fulfilled life. Learn more about them here: https://www.theschooloflife.com/about-us/.
Tuesday–Sunday, 10 AM–6 PM
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.