PAINTING & BIRDING: Violet Green Swallow

Amy Beidleman & Rebecca Weiss
June 22, 2022
Wednesday, 5:00PM – 8:00 PM
$75
Scholarships Available
All levels welcome, supplies included

Join us at the inspirational setting of Rock Bottom Ranch for an evening of birds and watercolor! The class will start off with a short birding outing with ACES Bird Guide Rebecca focusing on the Violet Green Swallow and other resident birds, their behavior and how they interact with the environment. The students will then explore with Amy the various techniques, materials, and tools of watercolor to paint several perspectives of this variety of swallow. Let your creativity fly!

BEGINNING CYANOTYPES

Deborah Shannan
June 25-26, 2022
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00-3:00PM
$200
Scholarships Available
Supplies included. All levels welcome.

 

Cyanotypes are a historic photo printing process made with an emulsion of iron compounds and the power of the sun. This class will explore a little about the history behind this process and show you ways to make cyanotype photograms. Using natural materials and found objects, you will first create blue photograms, then learn how to use household chemicals to change the textures and colors in your images. On day two, we will discuss surfaces other than paper to print upon and you will create a book structure with one of your cyanotype prints.

CREATIONS & LIBATIONS
Presented by AspenOUT & The Art Base

On the 4th Tuesday of each month, LGBTQIA+ community and their allies come together to socialize, make art, network, and just have fun with or without an adult beverage. The class will feature a variety of projects in a variety of media for all levels. You will feel comfortable exploring creativity if you have no experience making art and have fun if you are an accomplished working artist, all in a safe, welcoming environment. (“Libations” are complimentary for class participants – must be 21 years of age with a valid ID). Wine provided by Wine Sellers LTD.

AspenOUT Creations & Libations Next Class

SPIRAL BOUND NOTEBOOKS

Jennifer Roberts
June 28, 2022
Tuesday, 6:00PM – 8:00PM
$20
Scholarships Available

No experience necessary, all supplies included.

(Must be over 21 years of age or older with a valid ID)
This month’s Creations & Libations class is taught by long-time Art Base instructor and book artist, Jennifer Roberts. Learn how to design and assemble your own spiral-bound notebook and personalize the cover with collage elements and other embellishments. These notebooks make great sketchbooks, journals, or gifts! As always, no previous experience is necessary, and all supplies are included.

BOTANICAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Deborah Shannan
July 9-10, 2022
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00-3:00PM
$300
Scholarships Available
Supplies included. All levels welcome.

Learn how to use your DSLR to make more interesting and dynamic botanical images by simplifying and isolating different parts of plants. We will discuss compositional techniques, controlling natural light, use of selective focus, and learn how to deal with backgrounds. You will also have the opportunity to shoot in a beautiful local garden. On the second day we will share images, learn some post processing techniques, and print some of our images.

Aspen Strong

ART, HEALING & HOPE

(In partnership with Aspen Strong)

Sheri Gaynor
July 9, 2022
Saturday, 9:30-11:30AM
FREE, in-person
All levels welcome, supplies included

Experience the power of community in an art class designed for healing, FUN, alleviating stress, and decompressing! Explore your creativity while making connections and drawing insight from within. All experience levels are welcome. The focus is on PROCESS, rather than the end result. Please bring your own sketchbook or journal. Journals are available for $15 at the Art Base, call to reserve.

ART, HEALING & HOPE (VIRTUAL SESSION)

Sheri Gaynor
July 10, 2022
Sunday, 9:30-11:30AM
FREE, online
All levels welcome
 

Experience the power of community in an art class designed for healing, FUN, alleviating stress, and decompressing! Explore your creativity while making connections and drawing insight from within. All experience levels are welcome. The focus is on PROCESS, rather than the end result. Please bring your own sketchbook or journal.

BEGINNING PHOTOSHOP: demystifying resolution, layers, and image size

Mathew Paul Jinks
July 23, 2022
Saturday, 9:00AM-12:00PM
$100, in-person
Scholarships Available
Supplies included, all levels welcome
 
Develop a true understanding for the fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop in this 1-day workshop for artists, designers, and creatives. Students in this class gain the skills required to begin using this amazing photo-editing software. No previous experience is necessary.

Mathew has 10 years teaching experience in digital arts at the College level in Chicago and 2 years video editing at Comedy Central in New York. Mathew collaborates frequently with artists in sound /photography and moving image.

NATURAL DYEING: Intro to Bundle Dyeing & pH Modification

Katie Browne
August 13, 2022
Saturday, 10:00AM – 1:00PM
$100, In-Person
Scholarships Available
All levels welcome. Supplies included.
 
Learn a natural dyeing technique called bundle-dyeing which creates botanical imprints using flowers, leaves, vegetable scraps, and other dye stuffs on natural fibers. Experiment with altering the dye colors by modifying their pH. These are fun and simple techniques that can easily be recreated at home. Students will leave with 2 naturally dyed items to keep or gift!

SPOON CARVING

Laura Wagner
August 17, 2022
Wednesday, 5:00PM – 8:00PM
$150
Scholarships Available
All Supplies included
 

Learn to carve, shape, and finish your very own wooden spoon in the beautiful open-air studio at Rock Bottom Ranch, in Basalt. Students in this class will learn traditional wood-carving skills and use a variety of tools and techniques to complete a small wooden spoon.

*This class is offered through a partnership with Aspen Center for Environmental Studies and takes place at Rock Bottom Ranch, 2001 Hooks Spur Road, Basalt, CO.

INTRO TO VIDEO EDITING

Mathew Jinks
August 27, 2022
Saturday, 9:00AM-12:00PM
$100, In-Person
All levels welcome, supplies included
 

In this quick intro class, we learn how to edit your own video footage using Adobe Premiere Pro. We look at project setup, basic editing of video and audio, adding separate audio, syncing 2 system audio with your video, basic color correction and adding LUT’s to your video. Students add audio effects for dialogue and non diegetic audio and export for web and social streams. Bring your own footage to edit in class, which can be shot on anything i.e iPhone or DSLR.

Mathew has 10 years teaching experience in digital arts at the College level in Chicago and 2 years video editing at Comedy Central in New York. Mathew collaborates frequently with artists in sound /photography and moving image.

ART ON THE EDGE

Stanley Bell
September 10 – 11, 2022
Saturday – Sunday, 10:00AM – 4:00PM
$250
Scholarships Available
All levels welcome, supplies included
 

Using a variety of mixed-media art supplies, experiment with the process of building up and breaking down layers by adding elements of collage, graffiti, printmaking, and illustration. Learn about artists influenced by outsider art and discover a new style under the guidance of Stanley Bell.

SUPPLIES
Supplies for class projects are provided by the Art Base unless otherwise indicated in course description.

CANCELLATION POLICY
Please give as much notice as possible if you need to cancel a registration. Cancellations within 48 hours of class start are subject to cancellation fees up to the total cost of registration.

SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarships are available for all Art Base classes. Applications can be found on the Art Base website in both English and Spanish. Complete the online form or email the completed application and any questions regarding scholarships to Paul Keefe, paul@theartbase.org.

REGISTRATION DISCOUNT*
Art Base supporters of $50 and higher receive a 10% discount on all classes & workshops for you and your immediate family for 1 year from the date of donation. Enter the discount code provided to you in your donation acknowledgment email when registering for classes. *Discounts may not be applied after a registration is completed. Discounts may not apply to off-site partner programs. For questions regarding donations and discounts, email: info@theartbase.org.

PHOTO AND DIGITAL LIKENESS USAGE CONSENT
During classes and events at the Art Base, yours or your child’s image and/or likeness may at any time be captured by still photography, videography, or other photographic or electronic means. Unless consent is waived on the class registration form or the Art Base is notified in writing that you do not want your or your child’s imaged to be used, the Art Base reserves the right to use any such image, photograph, video, or the like for archival, social media, marketing, or other Art Base related purposes.