Laura Wagner
August 17, 2022
Wednesday, 5:00PM – 8:00PM
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.

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


Renee Ramge
August 23, 2022
Tuesday, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Scholarships Available
No experience necessary, all supplies included.


Join fiber artist, Renee Ramge, in this month’s Creations and Libations class dedicated to embroidery. Learn how to repair and breathe new life into old clothes by adding a creative, embroidered design. With just a few materials required, embroidery is the perfect craft to take on your upcoming summer adventures. Participants are encouraged to bring their own old denim jeans to upcycle during class. Materials will be provided.

Aspen Strong


(In partnership with Aspen Strong)

Sheri Gaynor
September 10, 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.


Sheri Gaynor
September 11, 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.


Stanley Bell
September 10 – 11, 2022
Saturday – Sunday, 10:00AM – 4:00PM
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.

PRINTING WITH LIGHT: introduction to cyanotypes

Deborah Shannan
September 24 – 25, 2022
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00-3:00PM
Scholarships Available
Supplies included. All levels welcome.

Learn everything you need to know about cyanotypes in one weekend with artist, Deborah Shannan. This process, which can easily be done at home, produces beautiful, deep indigo prints using an emulsion of iron compounds and the power of the sun. Using natural materials and found objects, students create a series of prints and explore different ways to present their work, including making a hand bound artist book.

THE LANDSCAPE IN OIL: strategies for success

Dan Young
October 4-7, 2022
Tuesday – Friday, 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Scholarships available. Some supplies included.

This class will emphasize the fundamentals necessary for creating strong paintings. We will explore the planning process of how to start a painting to make sure we have roadmap for success. There will be individual attention and demos for your viewing pleasure. All levels are welcome.


Andrew Roberts-Gray 
October 10-14, 2022 
Monday – Friday, 9:00AM – 5:00PM 
Scholarships Available 

This advanced, weeklong painting intensive is for artists looking to deepen their practice and fortify their ability to make effective artworks. Through 1-on-1 discussions, class participants work directly with Mr. Roberts-Gray to sharpen the ideas and research that informs their work. Mr. Roberts-Gray will be present each morning, from 9AM-noon to meet individually with students, followed by independent studio time from noon-5PM. Students should come to class with the necessary supplies and source material needed to make their work.

Andrew Roberts-Gray makes work that references discrete cultural traditions including science fiction, the history of the painted landscape, and the development of the thinking machine. He is represented my Michael Warren Contemporary in Denver, CO.


Sarah Peterson
October 24 – 28, 2022
Monday – Friday, 9:30AM-3:30PM
Scholarships Available
All levels welcome. Supplies not included
Join artist Sarah Peterson in this weeklong class dedicated to understanding the materials and techniques of watercolor. Participants in this class embrace the unpredictable nature of watercolor while exploring techniques to control this illusive medium. Among other strategies in working with watercolor, students learn how to paint Alla Prima (wet-on-wet) which produces a fresh and translucent feel.

COLOR WOODBLOCK PRINTS: building images through layers

Curt Carpenter
November 12 – 13, 2022
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00AM-3:00PM
Scholarships Available
Supplies Included. Art-making experience is recommended
Learn how to carve and print a color reduction linocut. Progressive layers of carving and color printing result in rich, vibrant prints. By cutting away more and more of the block in between colors printing, the previous colors are revealed. By the end of the process, the block is sometimes “reduced” to almost nothing. Participants go from designing their images and cutting blocks, to printing a limited-edition print series using non-toxic inks on paper by hand and on a printing press. Students will come to class with a simple ink drawing: 6.25” x 6”. Image transfer, carving, registration, inking, proofing, and edition printing will be demonstrated. Small class size (limited to 6) will allow for individualized attention. Some experience is recommended.

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

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 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.

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.

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.