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Aspen Art Museum opens registration for summer workshops in English and Spanish

Simon Klein
Aspen Art Museum
Children create art at Aspen Art Museum.

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After two years of COVID-19 restrictions at schools and at the Aspen Art Museum, Gaby Galindez expects a lot of energy at the museum’s summer workshops.

“It all depends on age,” she said, laughing. “We did have some workshops during the week before the museum closed — and I can tell you that the energy is very high. They're very excited to be out and about.”

Galindez, who is the school, youth and family programs manager at Aspen Art Museum, oversees its summer workshops, which just began accepting registrations.

Spots are filling quickly.

The museum’s collaborative program with the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies is already full. A lucky group of kindergartners will spend July creating art inspired by their study of bugs, flowers, trees and wildlife.

But there are still slots open in other workshops, with classes available in English and Spanish.

Simon Klein
Aspen Art Museum
Aspen Art Museum's summer workshops include a popular series of outdoor classes.

The museum also is partnering with Wilderness Workshop to take kids up Aspen Mountain, where Galindez will lead an art activity in Spanish.

This workshop, she said, "was built to give the Latino community access to the outdoors — which is usually a community that doesn't have access to outdoor activities."

That program is already full, according to museum marketing and communications manager Amy Roldan. But there are still spots open for workshops at the museum’s new workshop space, which staff members renovated while the museum was closed.

“We have so many spots open still at the onsite workshops,” she said. “We're just so excited for kids to sign up and have fun with art in person.”

The first weeklong workshops kick off in late June, and scholarships are available by emailing ggalindez@aspenartmuseum.org.