Art in Prison is a collaborative workshop series conceived by Art Students League of Denver (ASLD), developed in partnership with Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC). Workshops are offered to incarcerated individuals living inside the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility. Program offerings include a wide variety of techniques, mediums and processes for creative expression, taught by ASLD faculty teachers. Feedback has been positive and participants have advocated for their right to keep their artworks despite restrictive rules inside the prison.
Longtime artist and art educator Ann Cunningham reflects on her work with disabled youth and adults at Colorado Center for the Blind, which naturally aligned with the Arts in Society mission of “supporting the integration of arts and culture into multiple disciplines critical to the health and well-being of Coloradans.”