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. Information about tours can be found on our Public Tours page. See the Related Exhibitions & Events box on this page for current listings.
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Fall 2014 studio classes are Drawing for People Who Think They Can't and Wild Color: Oil Painting in the Spirit of Fauves. Classes begin September 25. Registration begins August 26 for DAM members; September 2 for others. Register online or call 720-913-0130. Note: For these classes, materials are not provided. Please consult the supply lists for each class to determine the materials needed.
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!
There are no adult courses planned for the fall of 2014. Please check back for more info on our Conversation Lounge, a speaker series featuring local experts discussing a variety of topics, planned for January and February 2015.
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.
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).
Try continuing education classes
At local Community college, summer workshops at local art schools.
Since you're in the medical profession, cost shouldn't be a factor. Take a sampling of beginning classes: life drawing, acrylic, watercolor and oil painting, maybe a ceramics class to hone your 3D skills. Also try "Mixed Media" which can open up new avenues with respect to the process.
Most painting is about process anyway....might as well explore it.
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