Making and Doing with the DAM

Michael’s “Passport to Imagination” & the DAM Inspire Kids Creativity

Buckle up and hold on tight because the next stop on your imaginary road trip is the Denver Art Museum! This summer, the DAM will be inspiring creative children nationally through a partnership with Michael’s "Passport to Imagination” low-cost kids summer crafting program.  “Museum Road Trip” is this year’s theme, and features crafts inspired by seven North American museums. "Passport to Imagination" began on June 16 and is offered Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 am-12 pm through August 1. One museum is featured per week. The week of July 14, kids participating in the Michael’s crafting program will create crafts inspired by exhibits here at the Denver Art Museum. Here is a list of the fun crafts offered at Michael’s during the week highlighting the DAM:

Monday, July 14: “All About Me” Textile Art Quilt and Scribble Art

Wednesday, July 16: Modern Art with Foam and Pastel Lily Pad

Friday, July 18: Play with Food Portrait and Chenille Stem Flower Art

Children ages 5-12 can participate in two crafts per day at a cost of $2 per craft at any Michael’s Arts & Crafts store.  Sign up here to reserve a spot and avoid the "Are we there yet?” question on your imaginary road trip with Michael’s this summer! 

Elizabeth Young is an intern in the development department at the Denver Art Museum. Elizabeth has been at the DAM since February 2014 and her favorite exhibition that has been on view here is Becoming Van Gogh