Adult Classes, Courses & More
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. 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. Spring 2014 studio classes are Drawing for People Who Now Know They Can; Freedom, Passion, and Painting; and Exploring Watercolors. Registration opens February 11 for members and February 18 for others. The classes begin March 13 or March 15.
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!
The winter course is Fixed Lens: A Look at the DAM's Permanent Photography Collection. Registration for the full four-session course begins January 7 for DAM members; January 14 for others. Tickets for individual sessions are open to registration on January 28. Register online at www.denverartmuseum.org/adultprograms or call 720-913-0130.
Drop-in Drawing Sessions
Second Tuesday of the month, 1-3 pm (beginning October 8)
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 El Pomar Grand Atrium in the Hamilton Building at 1 pm. For information on upcoming topics go here.
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) on the first and third Wednesdays, at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm respectively. Ticketed, $5 (in addition to general admission).
Details on upcoming sessions and tickets can be purchased here or by calling call 720-913-0130. You will need to check in at a welcome desk 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, 1-3pm in November, March & July
Free with admission, pre-registration required.
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. For information on the upcoming workshop check here.
All classes and courses are accessible to people with special needs. To arrange for individual accommodations or access services, please make your request at the time of registration. Wheelchairs are available on a first-come basis at no charge at the welcome desk.
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).