Using place and memory as inspiration, we'll explore gesture and emotion to create abstract drawings, taking inspiration from Women of Abstract Expressionism. More
Using Creative Crossroads: The Art of Tapestry exhibit as inspiration, we will be exploring the art of frottage, a French term meaning “to rub.” More
Our new Mindful Looking gallery program is a “slow art” experience that invites participants to explore the DAM collection one work at a time. More
Monthly program on the fourth Tuesday of the month.
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.
Meet in the El Pomar Grand Atrium of the Hamilton Building, level 1. All experience levels welcome, bring your own supplies or use one of our notebooks. More
Explore the meaning of place and home through Danny Singer’s photographs of North American prairie towns. More
This class is SOLD OUT.
In this beginning level class with artist David Johnson, students will weave tapestries of their own design using historic and cultural sources for inspiration. Classes are held on Saturdays March 12, March 26 and April 9, from 1-4 pm. More
Using cubism as thematic creative impulse, we’ll do a series of writing exercises that engage with our subject matter from multiple points of view. More
Use the bold, tactile architectural designs seen in the exhibition Case Work to create geometric drawings. More
Untitled: Flip Side on Friday, October 30 (6–10 pm) is here to uncover hidden mysteries in the collection and turn the town upside down in a night of museum mayhem. It’s the last Untitled of the year and we’re leaving no stones unturned to bring you a great All Hallow’s Eve eve here at the Denver Art Museum. More
Explore unique facial features through a tutorial on portrait drawing. More
We’ll create characters—protagonists and antagonists—and then toss them into some complex situations. More
Explore the transparent surface of Mylar to create compelling layers of blurred and crisp marks, using the Asian Art collection as inspiration. More
This month we’re going to focus exclusively on memoir writing—telling stories from your own life experience. Using the paintings from A Place in the Sun we’ll tap into the bright recollections of our lives and combine memory and wisdom into sentences and stories. More
In this session, we’ll embark on several creativity exercises, working to inform—and derange—our usual modes of writing. Using the artwork of Kenneth Josephson, we’ll explore metaphor and image, we’ll try our hand at writing games, and we’ll produce work we might not recognize as ours. More
Take inspiration from the modern & contemporary art collection to create a dynamic composition through a scavenger hunt drawing exercise. More
Learn how to draw a still-life object hyperrealistically by exploring the concept of trompe l’oeil in the European and American art galleries. More
We’ll take our cue from the Super Indian exhibition to explore concepts of character and persona, and how what we sometimes think—and see—isn’t always the whole story. More
Take inspiration from Virgil Ortiz’s figurative ceramic forms and “decorate” them with your own symbolic, inventive patterns. More
Timothy J. Standring, Gates Foundation Curator of Paintings and Sculpture, will share his curatorial insights and many behind-the-scenes stories related to his research on the exhibition Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio. More
Artist Jamie Wyeth and curator Timothy J. Standring discuss Jamie’s relationship with his father Andrew, their artistic methods, as well as the many personal stories that underscore the creation of the paintings and drawings in the exhibition More