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, Art Mail. To get the latest on Untitled Final Fridays and other adult and college programs, check out the Denver Art Museum Collective. For information on public tours, go here. See the Related Exhibitions & Events box on this page for current listings.

A complete guide to all spring 2014 adult and college programs is available here.

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.

Spring 2014 studio classes:

Drawing for People Who Now Know They Can (Thursdays, March 13–April 17, 10am–12:30 pm)

Freedom, Passion, and Painting (Thursdays, March 13–April 17, 2–4:30 pm)

Exploring Watercolors (Saturdays, March 15–April 19, 10 am–12:30 pm)

Registration opens February 11 for members and February 18 for others.


Curious about art and art history? Sign up for the next course to expand your art expertise in a fun, laid-back setting. No finals here!

Spring 2014 course:

Radical Movements: Modern Art in the 20th Century (Sundays, April 13-May 4, 1–2:30 pm)

Tickets for this four-course package go on sale March 11. Register online or call 720-913-0130.

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. For information on upcoming topics go here.

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. For information on upcoming topics, go here.

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 go here 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).

Thread Studio Workshops

Quarterly on second Sundays, 1-3 pm in November, March & July

Take a detour of the galleries with a local textile expert and then pick up a new skill in a related hands-on workshop. Topics change every session. Free with admission, pre-registration required. The next workshop is July 13. Stay tuned for details.


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).