Art is for everyone. Adults can get creative in a studio class, chat with local experts, dive deeper with an art-inspired course, use their senses to experience art, or hear from world-class art experts and artists at a lecture. To receive information on new courses and other education programs for adults, sign up for our monthly e-newsletter. To get the latest on Untitled Final Fridays and other adult and college programs, check out the Denver Art Museum Collective. Information about tours can be found on our Public Tours page. See the Related Exhibitions & Events box on this page for current listings.
Jump start your creativity, reignite your passion for a lost hobby, or pick up new skills with expert instructors by your side. There’s no time like the present to do what you love.
Stay tuned for registration information for fall classes: Drawing For People Who Think They Can't, The Art of Color Seeing, Painting Like the Impressionists, and Winter Open Studio.
A Closer Look: Gallery Conversations
Slow down and spend time with a single work of art in the DAM galleries. Join us in discovering overlooked details, exploring ideas, and making connections as we linger, look, and discuss.
There will be four gallery conversations this spring and summer. We are experimenting with our programs and invite you to come and try out this new offering. Get information on upcoming sessions.
Drop-In Drawing Sessions
Second Tuesday of the month, 1-3 pm
Take inspiration from the galleries with the help of a DAM art instructor and tackle a new drawing topic every month. All experience levels are welcome. Bring your own supplies or use one of our communal sketch pads. Free with general admission. Meet in the atrium in the Hamilton Building at 1 pm. Get information on upcoming topics.
Drop-In Writing Sessions
Fourth Tuesday of the month, 1–3 pm
Pick up a pencil and spark your creative interests in these informal writing sessions. With the help of a DAM instructor, try your hand at a new writing topic every month while visiting various museum galleries. All experience levels welcome. Bring your own supplies or use one of our notebooks. Free with general admission. Meet in the atrium in the Hamilton Building at 1 pm. Get information on upcoming topics.
First Wednesday of the month, 10:30 am; Third Wednesday of the month, 1:30 pm
Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the PreVIEW textile space. DAM curatorial and conservation staff offer monthly thematic discussions that share insider insights on their detailed work with textile art collection objects. These talks take place twice a month (same topic is covered in each session). Ticketed, $5 (in addition to general admission).
For details on upcoming sessions and ticket information check the Related Exhibitions & Events box on the right side of this page or call 720-913-0130. You will need to check in at a welcome center first for a general admission ticket (general admission is free for members; prices vary for nonmembers). Please arrive a little early to check in and place your belongings in a locker (if necessary).
All classes and courses are accessible to people with disabilities. To arrange for individual accommodations or access services, please make your request at the time of registration or call central registration at 720-913-0130. Wheelchairs are available to borrow complimentary from the museum on a first-come, first-served basis.
Adult programs are supported by William Randolph Hearst Endowment for Educational Programs, Nancy Benson Educational Endowment Fund, CenturyLink Endowment, James Kelley and Amie Knox Education Endowment Fund, Macy’s Foundation and the Citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).