Lectures and Programs

film series | for adults| for kids | teachers

Unless otherwise noted, events take place in the museum's Adventures in Art Center, C-level. Register by phone. Members receive priority registration and discounts.

Film Series

film Series | for adults| for kids | teachers

For film series information call 303-640-7910

Masterpieces of French Cinema

In conjunction with the Impressionism exhibition, our seven-week series highlights such masters as Jean Renoir, Jean-Luc Godard, and Alain Resnais. Join us for flicks from the silent era to the New Wave and beyond, hosted by Boulder Weekly film critic Thomas Delapa. Tuesdays, Sept. 28-Nov. 9
Two showings each Tuesday, 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm

Series tickets may be purchased at the DAM beginning Sept. 7th - $35 for DAM members, $40 nonmembers. Individual tickets $6 DAM members, $7 nonmembers purchased at the door, on a space available basis.

Adult Programs

film series | for adults| for kids | teachers

To enroll or for information call 303-640-ARTS (2787)

Assembling Impressionism
Timothy Standring, DAM Gates Foundation Curator of Painting and Sculpture, reveals what goes on behind the scenes of a major exhibition.
Wed, Sept. 15, 5-7 pm
Schlessman Hall at the DAM
Sponsored by the Friends of Painting and Sculpture (FOPAS), a DAM special interest group

The masterpieces of impressionism were not well received in their own time. Join Gwen Chanzit, DAM Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, as she takes a look at what was so radical about the work of Monet, Degas, Renoir, and other impressionists, as well as post-impressionists like Cezanne and Gauguin.
Four Thursdays, Oct. 14-Nov. 4, 1-2:30 pm
Denver Public Library Conference Center
$45 DAM members, $55 nonmembers

Sketching on Sundays

Spend four relaxing Sundays in our galleries coaxing your imagination out of hiding.

We'll sketch on a different floor of the museum every week. You'll get to use your growing skills to render impressionistic paintings and sculpture. Come to enjoy yourself, whatever your level of experience. Beginners welcome!
Sundays, 1:00-3:00pm
Oct. 3-24
$55 DAM members, $65 others
303-640-ARTS (2787)

Studio Sampler
Impressionistic Watercolors
Paint with watercolors in the style of Monet, Degas, and Renoir. Capture a moment in time, and immerse yourself in color. You'll look at this fall's Impressionism exhibition in a whole new light.
Sat, Oct. 30, 10 am-3 pm
$50 DAM members, $60 nonmembers

Studio Classes
Watercolor for Beginners
A great introduction for anyone who's always wanted to try watercolor. Learn about the basics of composition and color, and find out how to do washes and use various brushes. Discover talents you didn't know you had, and end up with your own finished watercolors.
Six Tuesdays, Oct. 5-Nov. 9, 6:30-9 pm
$115 DAM members, $125 nonmembers

Oil Painting for Novices

Chuck Ceraso starts you off with the basics-how to use brushes and the palette knife and how to mix colors and mass form.

After looking at oils in this fall's Impressionism exhibition for inspiration, you'll make simple still-life paintings in several styles.
Six Wednesdays, Oct. 6-Nov. 10, 6:30-9 pm
$125 DAM members, $135 nonmembers

Family and Kids Programs

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To enroll or for info call 303-640-KIDS (5437)

Free Family Drop-In Art Making
Impressionist Landscapes
Make your own masterpiece using the techniques of Monet and Pissarro.
Sat, Nov. 6, 10:30 am-3:30 pm

Saturday Workshop for 3-5 year olds (with adult)
Impressionist Playground
Imagine yourself in a place where trees are violet and the sky is the color of fresh butter. Look out at a bridge over a purple pond. Turn colors upside-down and inside-out in a painted world of your own.
Sat, Oct. 9
10 am-noon or 1-3 pm
Sat, Oct. 16
10 am-noon
One adult and one child: $20 DAM members, $25 nonmembers
$10 each additional family member

Sunday Workshop (for 6-12 year olds)
Fooling the Eye
Impressionist colors leap off the canvas. Learn how Monet painted glittering sunlight and how Degas captured the glow of stage lights. Play with brushstrokes, color, and texture, and make treasures of your own.
Sun, Nov. 14 6-8 year olds
noon-2 pm or 3-5 pm
Sun, Nov. 21 9-12 year olds
noon-2 pm
One adult and one child: $20 DAM members, $25 nonmembers
$10 each additional family member

Especially For Teachers

film series | for adults| for kids | teachers

To enroll or for info call 303-640-ARTS (2787)

Impressionism Teacher Workshop

Delve into the art of Monet, Renoir, van Gogh, Gauguin, C├ęzanne, and others. Focuses on this fall's extraordinary Impressionism exhibition. Includes slide lectures, a journey through the show, and hands-on activities.
Sept. 25 session sold out
Sat, Oct. 2, 8:30 am-3:30 pm

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