Adult Programs

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.

Read the complete guide to all fall 2014 adult and college programs for more information.

Studio Classes

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. 

Keep your drawing skills fresh in between fall and winter classes. Check out our Winter Open Studio: Maintaining Sketching Skills—registration is now open for individual sessions! 

This spring, we’re offering an intermediate/advanced level drawing class, Drawing for People Who Now Know They Can and a painting class for all skill levels, The Art of Color Seeing.  

Conversation Lounges

Join us for our Brilliant Conversation Lounges, a series of informal expert-led talks exploring a variety of jewelry-related themes.  

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.

Textile Talks

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 online 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).