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$100 Gift Card

Gift cards may be redeemed onsite for tickets, memberships, or merchandise within the Shops in the Hamilton Building an Sie Welcome Center. Not valid for online purchases.

Gift cards should arrive within 5-10 business days.

Limit 1 per transaction. To purchase multiple gift cards, call 720-913-0130 to speak with an associate.

We look forward to your visit!

$25 Gift Card

Gift cards may be redeemed onsite for tickets, memberships, or merchandise within the Shops in the Hamilton Building an Sie Welcome Center. Not valid for online purchases.

Gift cards should arrive within 5-10 business days.

Limit 1 per transaction. To purchase multiple gift cards, call 720-913-0130 to speak with an associate.

We look forward to your visit!

 

$50 Gift Card

Gift cards may be redeemed onsite for tickets, memberships, or merchandise within the Shops in the Hamilton Building an Sie Welcome Center. Not valid for online purchases.

Gift cards should arrive within 5-10 business days.

Limit 1 per transaction. To purchase multiple gift cards, call 720-913-0130 to speak with an associate.

We look forward to your visit!

$75 Gift Card

Gift cards may be redeemed onsite for tickets, memberships, or merchandise within the Shops in the Hamilton Building an Sie Welcome Center. Not valid for online purchases.

Gift cards should arrive within 5-10 business days.

Limit 1 per transaction. To purchase multiple gift cards, call 720-913-0130 to speak with an associate.

We look forward to your visit!

1-Day Workshop | Cyanotypes

Students will have to opportunity to learn how to create cyanotypes using varying found objects, drawing on transparencies, photography, and the sun! This process is engaging and involves working with exposure to light. It is an accessible and fun way to learn how to draw with light exposure.

 

1-Day Workshop | Embroidery with Mixed Media

In this workshop, we will be embroidering on found photographs, postcards, and vintage imagery to create unique mixed media artworks. No art or embroidery experience is needed. Beginners welcome!

1-Day Workshop | Etching for Everybody: Drypoint Etching

Etching is an intaglio printmaking process where an image is incised onto a plate, then inked and printed on a press. This class seeks to demystify etching by teaching a method that is as simple as drawing. No expensive metal plates, no acid baths! Just an etching needle, a plexiglass plate, and you. We will learn what intaglio is, the difference between traditional acid etching and drypoint, and how to ink and print an image.

1-Day Workshop | Flow State

Flow State is a one-day workshop that explores the connections between intuitive painting, mindfulness meditation, and community. Participants will learn how to combine abstract painting and drawing skills with mindfulness meditation techniques, and will explore how this hybrid practice can be used to hold space for our Selves and each other. Participants will work individually and as a group using acrylic paint, pastels, paper and canvas. This class will connect to abstract works in the Denver Art Museum collection, including pieces by artists like Mark Bradford, Elaine de Kooning, Joan Mitchell, Sam Gilliam, Shinique Smith, and Sonia Gechtoff.

1-Day Workshop | Poetry: What's in a Name?

This class is a deep dive into the self: exploring the different names we use to label ourselves and others. Which of these names brings us wholeness? Which cause division? There is no hard line for this.

Through the poetry-centered writing class, we learn the vulnerability necessary to be honest on the page in a way that will make our work irresistible to a world that is craving authenticity and connection.  

 

1-Day Workshop | Upcycled Indigo Dyeing - May Session

Do you have old t-shirts, socks, bandanas, or pillow covers shoved in a corner of your closet?

Instead of throwing those away, you can transform the old garment with natural indigo dye at this workshop. Students will learn about the art of indigo dyeing and how to make natural indigo vats using fructose sugar, henna and iron ferrous sulfate. We will explore making various resist patterns including Japanese techniques, Shibori and Ita-jime.

 

1-Day Workshop | Wet Felting Bowls and Bags

This class teaches students how to wet felt a vessel. The two options provided to learn are bowls and handbags. You will learn the fundamentals of wet felting with a resist. The course will use the museum’s 2013 exhibition, Spun: Adventures in Textiles, as a point of inspiration. In relating to this exhibition, students will learn the importance and relationships of colors and the benefits of creating with fibers as a community. The finished product is satisfying, and the students can take home an object that is both utilitarian and a work of art.

4-Week Class | Block Printing on Fabric

In this class, students will learn how to carve their own block, and print on fabric. The class will begin by introducing students to block printing. We will spend one class exploring the museum, looking for inspiration in the exhibitions and designing the blocks we want to carve. Then students will carve their own block(s) and use them to print on fabrics and other textile goods.

4-Week Class | Bookmaking: One-Page Books

There are many book structures that can be made by folding and cutting a piece of regular printer paper. This class will introduce you to one page book structures. Each student will choose a structure and spend the rest of the sessions developing original content for their books by visiting the museum to search for inspiration. Students will write text, create collages, drawings, rubbings, etc., to fill the pages of their books. At the end of the class, photocopies will be made of each book, so that everyone leaves with a full set of each other³ books.

4-Week Class | Etching for Everybody: Drypoint Etching

Etching is an intaglio printmaking process where an image is incised onto a plate, then inked and printed on a press. This class seeks to demystify etching by teaching a method that is as simple as drawing. No expensive metal plates, no acid baths! Just an etching needle, a plexiglass plate, and you. We will learn what intaglio is, the difference between traditional acid etching and drypoint, and how to ink and print an image.

4-Week Class | Oil Painting

In this class, students will learn how to use oil paints as the primary medium by introducing fundamental painting techniques and materials. Students will study composition, basic color theory, painting terminology, methods of application, working from observation, and historical contexts. The primary subject will be figures and portraits in a landscape or atmospheric setting. Students will learn how to see, with an emphasis on composition, proportion, and balance. Denver Art Museum exhibitions, such as Eyes On: Julie Buffalohead and Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place, will be used to teach students how to contextualize the self and place both visually and conceptually.

4-Week Class | Poetry: What's in a Name?

This class is a deep dive into the self: exploring the different names we use to label ourselves and others. Which of these names brings us wholeness? Which cause division? There is no hard line for this. Through the poetry-centered writing class, we learn the vulnerability necessary to be honest on the page in a way that will make our work irresistible to a world that is craving authenticity and connection.  

6-Week Class | Flow State

Flow State is an abstract painting class that explores the connections between intuitive painting, mindfulness meditation, and community. Participants will learn how to combine abstract painting and drawing skills with mindfulness meditation techniques. Each workshop will present different ways this hybrid practice can be used to hold space for our Selves and each other. Participants will work individually and as a group using acrylic paint, pastels, paper and canvas. This class will connect to abstract works in the Denver Art Museum collection, including pieces by artists like Mark Bradford, Elaine de Kooning, Joan Mitchell, Sam Gilliam, Shinique Smith, and Sonia Gechtoff.

6-Week Class | Off-Loom Weaving

In this class, students will investigate a selection of fiber-based objects in the collection of the Denver Art Museum. The course will be an exploration into the process and techniques used by specific fiber artists to create their artworks. Focusing on notions of off-loom weaving, participants will be encouraged to explore various methods while responding to their own interests.

August 7-11 | Mixed Media Mayhem (ages 5-6)

Experiment with all kinds of media, from paint to paper to fabric and more! Play with materials and ideas like a true artist and take home art inspired by the many genres and materials seen in the museum’s diverse collections.

August 7-11 | Sculpt This, Sculpt That (ages 7-8)

From clay vessels to abstract sculptures, we have it all in the museum! We’ll take what we see in the gallery and apply it to our art in the workshop. At the end of the week, you’ll have all kinds of sculptures to share with family and friends!

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