The Denver Art Museum has a number of ongoing online activities that should appeal to those who art enthusiasts. The specific topics change from month to month, but Drop-In Drawing takes place the 2nd Tuesday of the month, Mindful Looking the 3rd Tuesday, and Drop-In Writing the 4th Tuesday. Most require participation using Zoom. If you need help using Zoom, here are some instructions we crafted.
Drop-In Drawing Online at the Denver Art Museum
Tuesday, September 8, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Join Denver Art Museum Drop-In Drawing instructor Anna Kaye and local artist Victoria Eubanks, known for her encaustics, to explore the natural world through art via a free Zoom session.
Find a natural material that inspires you and make a sketch, take a photo, or collect it to bring to the session.
For this free Drop-In Drawing session, you will be invited to create artwork with your choice of materials, learn a variety of techniques using nature as inspiration, and virtually visit Victoria’s studio. We can’t wait to create art inspired by nature with you!
To participate via Zoom: Join us live a few minutes before the program start time. This session is free and open to all who would like to join. Advance registration is not required to attend Drop-In Drawing.
Learn more here: https://denverartmuseum.org/calendar/drop-in-drawing-online
Mindful Looking Online at the Denver Art Museum
Sowei Mask from Mende society in Sierra Leone, Africa
Tuesday, September 15, 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Slow down and spend time with one work of art each month during the DAM’s Mindful Looking program. In September, explore an intricately carved mask worn in coming-of-age ceremonies in Sierra Leone, Africa.
In Sierra Leone, senior members of the all-female Sande society sing and dance wearing sowei masks during girls’ coming-of-age ceremonies.
This month we’ll look more closely (with our eyes and with pencil and paper with simple drawing prompts) at the careful and creative artistry of this Sowei “helmet mask” from the late 1800s—one element of an elaborate masquerade that includes raffia and fabric—and explore the role of masquerade in cementing social bonds and marking milestones in Mende society.
As an object of deep social and spiritual significance, consider together the transformation of context in its display in an art museum.
To participate via Zoom: Join us live a few minutes before the program start time. This session is free and open to all who would like to join. Advance registration is not required.
Drop-In Writing Online at the Denver Art Museum
Tuesday, September 22, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Explore your creativity through the written word during an informal writing session led by Theresa Rozul Knowles from Lighthouse Writers Workshop in partnership with the Denver Art Museum. Free, and open to all levels, from published authors to the occasional journaler!
To participate via Zoom: Join us live a few minutes before the program start time. This session is free and open to all who would like to join. Advance registration is not required to attend Drop-In Writing.