Artists at Work

See art take shape right before your eyes and get the chance to witness an artist’s creative process first hand. Artists from all over the world visit the DAM and create their work on-site.  

Native Arts Artist in Residence

Duane Maktima

This winter, award-winning jeweler Duane Maktima joins the Native Arts Artist-in-Residence Program, working on-site to create new pieces and share his hand-crafted jewelry-making and metal-sculpting techniques with visitors. 

Drop in Saturdays for bracelet-making workshops or stop by to see the artist at work:

  • December 16-20
  • January 13-18
  • February 10-15

Jewelry Studio

November 16, 2014–March 15, 2015

Visitors are invited to explore their creativity in our hands-on Studio space (first floor Hamilton Building). In the Jewelry Studio visitors can explore the steps of jewelry design from inspiration to innovation, experiment with the tools and materials of jewelry making and learn from the experts through live demonstrations (weekends only). Jewelry Studio is fun for all ages with no experience necessary.  

Image: Courtesy Duane Maktima.


The Native Arts Artist-in-Residence program is generously supported by The Virginia W. Hill Foundation, Colorado Creative Industries, and National Endowment for the Arts.