Artist-in-Residence Program

Your children are one-of-a-kind, and so is the art they make.
That’s why we designed the Artist-in-Residence Program.


current artist: Sara Schalliol-Hodge

Sara Schalliol-Hodge is a mixed-media artist who explores the way things are made through whimsical and surreal prints. Check out her open studio hours to experiment with linoleum block print making, collaging and drawing techniques to create your own prints! 

sara's open studio hours*

11 am - 2 pm in The Art Studio

Friday, September 13
Saturday, September 14
Friday, September 20
Saturday, September 21

artist finale

Join us on Friday, September 27 from 11 am - 3 pm for extended open studio hours to say goodbye to Sara and check out her exclusive art installation.

*Open studio hours are subject to change.


Mixed media print by Sara

up next: Sammy Lee

Beginning in October, join Sammy Lee to use Hanji, a Mulberry paper from Korea – where she was born and raised – to explore felting and casting techniques. Learn to knead, pound and layer Hanji sheets to transform its fibers into a resilient material that is as tough as leather, while retaining its beautiful, luminous quality.

Artist-in-Residence Blog

To share the wonder and joy with you, we created an Artist-in-Residence Blog. Be sure to check it out regularly for cool videos, open studio hours, workshops, interviews with the artists and the collaborated works our artists make with you - Museum guests.

What is the Artist-in-Residence Program?

A truly special, exclusive art opportunity. Not only do professional Colorado artists come to work in the Museum and create beautiful art, but visiting guests of all ages contribute and collaborate.

The program is open to artists working in a variety of media, including sculpture, illustration, paints or textiles. Artists set up shop in The Art Studio and work for 2-3 months on a project to install at the Museum. Children and adults alike are invited to be part of this amazing program and witness the impact your creativity can make in the world!

Curious about the program? Check out this video to hear from some of our former artists about why this program is so amazing!

We are now accepting applications for the class of 2020. Learn more and apply here.


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  • Wed: 9 am - 7 pm
  • Sat, Sun: 10 am - 5 pm

Free First Tuesday Nights
Free Play 4 - 8 pm

Closed certain holidays.


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  • Seniors (60+): $12
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