EDUCATION

EDUCATION programs are designed to be accessible to everyone and encourage creative expression and life-long-learning through all-ages visual arts workshops and outreach programs in partnership with local non-profits and Basalt schools.

YOUTH

Afterschool Art Clubs teach students the elements of visual art such as, line, shape, form, space, texture, value, color, perspective, and composition. Students create several original pieces of artwork including drawings, paintings and/or sculptures and in addition to learning artistic technique, students engage their imaginations.

Using a variety of different art materials, children will create sculptures, paintings, drawings, and mixed media artwork based on a monthly theme! The instructor will meet the participants at the Basalt Elementary School flagpole immediately following school and pick up will be at the Art Base. Parents are welcome to drop off their child, and the Aspen Community School and Aspen Country Day School’s buses both drop off very near the Art Base. 

ORGANIZE, LAYER, TEXTURIZE
Liz Waters
March 5, 12, 19, 2019
Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:30PM
Ages 6 –12
FREE

Construct individual night owls while learning the art of upcycling and a variety of Eco-friendly artmaking processes.

PLAY WITH PATTERN
Madison Burke
March 6, 13, 20, 2019
Wednesdays, 2 –4:30PM
Ages 6 –12
FREE

Create fun and fabulous fabrics, paper, and prints using image repetition resulting in distinctive surface patterns!

DESIGN, CONSTRUCT, PERFORM
Liz Waters
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2019
Tuesdays, 3:30 –5:30PM
Ages 6 12
FREE

Learn the art of puppet making, stage construction, and playwriting. Celebrate as a group with a live performance on the final day.

COLLAGE EXTRAVAGANZA
Madison Burke
April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2019
Wednesdays, 2 – 4:30PM
Ages 6 12
FREE

Create illustrations and 3D art using recycled and handmade materials in the form of collage. Learn about color, shade, and texture!

DRAWING CLUB
Birdie Salg
April 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019
Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:30PM
Ages 11-13

$25 Members/$30 Non-members (per class)
$92 Members/$102 Non-members (4 classes)

Practice and refine your drawing skills using graphite, colored pencils, markers, and pastels. Students will construct comics and storylines by learning new techniques to create facial expressions, shading, and movement unique to each fiction and nonfiction illustration.

PEN, PAINT, PRINT
Liz Waters
May 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019
Tuesdays, 3:30 –5:30PM
Ages 6 12
FRE

Learn unique 2D media techniques while focusing on plants and flowers in the merry month of May.

FUN WITH FOOD
Madison Burke
May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019
Wednesdays, 2:00 –4:30PM
Ages 6 12
FREE

Feed your creative soul with everything from potato stamps and beet dyes to paintings that bring your favorite foods to life.

Fall Break Art Clubs are one-day art camps that focus on the season or specific theme. As an alternative to other activities, or for working parents, these camps offer creative art-making opportunities for a wide range of ages and interests. Students will use a variety of media to create original artwork to take home.

Thank you for a fun couple of days over the 2018 Fall Break! We look forward to seeing you during our after-school art classes and upcoming winter break camps!

Holiday Art Clubs and Winter Wonderland classes focus on the winter landscape and offer creative art-making opportunities for a wide range of ages and interests. Students will use a variety of media to capture the magic of winter in the Roaring Fork Valley.

WINTER BREAK CAMPS

 

Designed as an alternative to skiing, or for working parents, these all-day art classes for kids focus on the winter landscape and offer creative artmaking opportunities for a wide range of ages and interests. Students will use a variety of media to capture the magic of winter in the Roaring Fork Valley.

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Liz Waters
December 21
Friday, 9:30-3:30PM
$65 Members/$75 Non-members
Scholarships Available
Ages 6-12

 

Create homemade cards, decorations, and unique gifts for your loved ones during this one-day camp. Students celebrating all holidays, including winter, are invited to get in the giving spirit at the Art Base!

*Please contact the Art Base if extended afternoon hours are needed.

WINTER WONDERLAND
Liz Waters
January 3-4
Thursday & Friday, 9:30AM-3:30PM
Two-Day Option $104 Members/$120 Non-members
One-Day Option $65 Members/$75 Non-members
Scholarships Available
Ages 6-12

 

Celebrate the New Year and winter during this two-day camp. Students will create snow globes and original winter wall-hangings while ringing in the new year. If weather allows, we will make our very own snow candy!

*One-day option available if needed. Please contact Abby Gierke, abby@theartbase.org or call 970.927.4123.

DO YOU WANT TO BUILD A SNOWMAN?
Abby Gierke
January 7
Monday, 9:30AM-3:30PM
$65 Members/$75 Non-members
Scholarships Available
Ages 6-12

 

It is your last day of winter break! Build a life-size snowman during this one-day camp. We will use cardboard, found objects, and other mixed media to complete this sculpture to last you through the winter!

*Please contact the Art Base if extended afternoon hours are needed.

Holiday Art Clubs and Winter Wonderland classes focus on the winter landscape and offer creative art-making opportunities for a wide range of ages and interests. Students will use a variety of media to capture the magic of winter in the Roaring Fork Valley.

SPRING ART CAMPS

Spring one-day art camps are designed as an alternative to skiing, or for working parents. These all-day art classes for kids focus on the the theme of nature and spring to offer creative artmaking opportunities for a wide range of ages and interests. Students will use a variety of media to capture the magic of winter in the Roaring Fork Valley.

FORAGING THE ROARING FORK
Yoli LaGuerre
April 29, 2019
Monday, 9:30AM – 3:30PM
$65 Members/$75 Non-members
Scholarships Available
Ages 6-12

Learn the art of fresh floral design and floral crafts. Students will create designs using seasonal fresh flowers and re-purposed local foraged bark, branches, and leaves.

FREE FAMILY CRAFTERNOONS
Dana Higbie
All Ages

Visit the gallery and participate in art and craft making for the whole family. Each session will feature a different monthly theme based on the calendar and timely holidays. Bring your children and join in on the fun!


April 5, 2019 | 10:00 – noon | Spring and Easter
May 11, 2019 | 10:00 – noon | Mother’s Day

Register online, in person at 99 Midland Avenue in Basalt, or by phone 970. 927. 4123. With questions, please email info@theartbase.org.

Summer Art Camps are all-day/week-long programs designed to explore art fundamentals and community participation through hands-on art-making, gallery visits, and a final exhibition or event. Each week is themed-based and offers a creative art-making experience for all ages and abilities. For scholarship information, please download our summer camp scholarship form and send to abby@theartbase.org or call 970.927.4123.

SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW
June 10 – 14, 2019
Monday – Friday, 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Members $275/Non-members $325

Ages 5-8
A collaboration with Theatre Aspen

Envision your own faraway lands, then use your artistic skills to bring them to life with puppets, theatrical backdrops, and more! This session culminates in a showcase where students will share their unique creations and perform the classic song, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”.

This class will be held at the Art Base, 99 Midland Spur, Basalt, CO. Register through www.theatreaspen.org or over the phone, 970.925.9313. 

ARTITECTURE
Liz Waters
June 17 – 21, 2019
Monday – Friday, 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Members $275/Non-members $325

Ages 6-12

Calling all architects and designers! Become an architect while celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus! Learn basic Bauhaus theories, exploring shape and color, and allow form to follow function while designing a Bauhaus-inspired 3D home for your favorite action figure, doll, or pet!

THE ART FORCE AWAKENS
Marge Dye
June 24 – 28, 2019
Monday – Friday, 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Members $275/Non-members $325

Ages 6-12

May the arts be with you while you use Star Wars as inspiration during the coolest camp in the galaxy. Createyour own light saber, explore slime, construct a glow-in-the-dark galaxy, illustrate a Death Star painting, and more during this action-packed week!

CREATIVE BY NATURE
Guinevere Jones
July 1 – 3, 2019
Monday – Wednesday, 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Members $165/Non-members $175

Ages 6-12
A collaboration with the Roaring Fork Conservancy

Discover the flora and fauna that make Basalt home. Investigate and illustrate aquatic insects and river dippers, make a floral portrait, create your own map of the confluence, learn about and build a 3D beaver lodge, and print a fish!

 

STARS AND STRIPES
Abby Gierke
July 1 – 3, 2019
Monday – Wednesday, 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Members $90/Non-members $100

Ages 4-5

Make and play in this process-driven mini-camp. Students will explore the art in cardboard with a variety of art materials and leave with a sculpture, play mask, and fun Fourth of July accessories!

THE STORY OF THE FOREST
Derek Johnston
July 8 – 12, 2019
Monday – Friday, 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Members $290, Non-members $340

Ages 11-14
A collaboration with Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

The forests affected by the 2018 Lake Christine Fire have many stories to tell. Focus on the ecological regeneration of the ecosystems that were burned. Participants will spend time walking around the burn zones, collecting footage and communicate these stories through a digital story.

This class will be held at Rock Bottom Ranch, 2001 Hooks Spur Road, Basalt, CO. Register through ACES online at www.aspennature.org or over the phone 970.925.5756.

FANTASTIC FASHION: ENCHANTED FOREST
Marge Dye
July 8 – 12, 2019

Monday – Friday, 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Members $275/Non-members $325
Ages 6-12

Learn the best parts of fashion ideation and design. Spend your day repurposing, embellishing, decorating, and modeling your own wearable art! Study color, shape, line, and texture. Learn illustration, pattern making, basic hand sewing, and beading in this this fabulous five-day fashion class. Theme: Enchanted Forest.

SALTY EXPLORATIONS
Sally Gierke
July 15 – 19, 2019
Monday – Friday, 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Members $275/Non-members $325

Ages 6-12

Create clay sea monsters, construct mixed media fish nets, make sand candles, tie dye pirate bandanas, paint with salt, and fly a fish windsock. Learn how to make whale and fish folded origami and use our new nautical vocabulary to create poetry.

JUNIOR NATURE ILLUSTRATOR
Hilary Forsyth
July 22 – 26, 2019
Monday – Friday, 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Members $290, Non-members $340

Ages 9-12
A collaboration with Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

Spend your days capturing and recording your field discoveries in a handmade journal—all while sharpening your drawing skills with a published illustrator! Class culminates with an original acrylic painting and papier-mâché sculpture.

This class will be held at Rock Bottom Ranch, 2001 Hooks Spur Road, Basalt, CO. Register through ACES online at www.aspennature.org or over the phone 970.925.5756.

WILD KINGDOM
Sonya Taylor Moore
July 22 – 26, 2019
Monday – Friday, 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Members $275/Non-members $325

Ages 6-12

Discover art in the wild kingdom! Create artwork inspired by big game animals and unique creatures. Use a variety of mixed media materials to construct and illustrate jellyfish, peacocks, elephants, bald eagles, and alligators!

PROJECT PHOTOSHOOT
Summers Moore
July 29 – August 2, 2019

Monday – Friday, 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Members $290, Non-members $340

Ages 9-13
A collaboration with Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

Learn about composition, contrast, and lighting while examining the power of photography. With the help of editing apps and professional printing services, create a polished photo book. Be the artistic director, artist, and editor all in one!

To properly prepare for the class, students must bring their own iPad, iPhone, tablet, or smart phone with a working camera. We expect that students are familiar with their own device and will bring it in a sturdy, protective case along with a charger. A list of apps to download will be emailed to participants in advance of the start date.

This class will be held at Rock Bottom Ranch, 2001 Hooks Spur Road, Basalt, CO. Register through ACES online at www.aspennature.orgor over the phone 970.925.5756.

ARTBOT ADVENTURES
Adam Good
July 29 – August 2, 2019
Monday – Friday, 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Members $275/Non-members $325

Ages 9-12

Using the foundations of STEAM, create unique art using digital and traditional tools! Learning the basic mechanics of movement, make a robot that actually creates art, construct a pendulum for illustration, and dive into the science behind explosions.

ANIMAL ART
Marge Dye
August 5 – August 9, 2019
Monday – Friday, 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Members $290/Non-members $340

Ages 6-9
A collaboration with Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

Make new farmyard friends and learn about the different habit and behaviors of the RBR animals and wildlife. In the afternoon, practice painting and drawing your favorite furry or feathered pal, and then bring it to life through sculpture!

This class will be held at Rock Bottom Ranch, 2001 Hooks Spur Road, Basalt, CO. Register through ACES online at www.aspennature.org or over the phone 970.925.5756.

MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNTS
To receive a discount on classes, you must be a member of the Art Base. Annual memberships to the Art Base start at $50. In addition to discounts on all workshops for you and your family, you will receive invitations to all opening receptions and art talks. Memberships expire one year from date of purchase.

WHAT TO BRING
Art supplies are provided for all Summer Art Camps. Please pack a lunch, water bottle and two snacks for your child. Please dress your child for mess, and bring a hat, and sunscreen, as we will be spending time outdoors.

REGISTRATION POLICY
To cancel a registration and receive a refund, notify us at least 10 days before the start of your workshop, we will refund your payment less a $50 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made within 10 days of the start of the workshop. 

WAIVER/PHOTO RELEASE
Parents will complete a waiver/photo release on the first day of class. To print this out and complete ahead of time, please go to theartbase.com/education/summer art camps. Your child’s photo or video may be used by the Art Base, unless you otherwise specify on the waiver/release forms. Forms will be distributed prior to the start of the class or click here to download a fillable .pdf that you can complete and email to abby@theartbase.org.

WAITLIST
Please let us know if you would like to be placed on a waitlist for a sold-out class.

SCHOLARSHIPS
The Art Base strives to provide scholarships to all students and families who demonstrate financial need. Our scholarship application form is available in both English and Spanish. To apply for a scholarship, please download an application here and submit your completed application to abby@theartbase.org.

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS
Summer internships are offered for those entering 8th grade and beyond who are interested and committed to learning and working in the visual arts. Internships are individually designed to the meet the needs of the intern, the Art Base programs and the administration. Internship responsibilities include teaching assistance, event support, studio maintenance, administrative duties and independent projects. Successful candidates will have a passion for the arts and enjoy working with students of all ages. If you are interested in pursuing an internship at the Art Base, please download an application form here and email completed applications to abby@theartbase.org by May 24, 2019.

ADULT

Week-long and weekend classes are offered year-round and include painting and drawing, sculpture, mixed media, and journaling with images. All abilities are encouraged, no experience is required!

2016-03-09 20.09.07SUPPLIES
All supplies are provided unless otherwise indicated. Supply lists are posted under the course description.

REGISTRATION POLICY
To cancel a registration and receive a refund, notify us at least 10 days before the start of your workshop, we will refund your payment less a $50 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made within 10 days of the start of the workshop.

TAB PUNCH PASS
Members of the Art Base can save up to 25% by purchasing an ARTBASE punch pass. Passes can be purchased online and then registrations are handled through email to holly@theartbase.org or by calling (970) 927-4123. If you are already a member, enter your membership code at time of purchase.

MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNTS
To receive a discount on classes and to purchase a punch pass, you must be a member of the Art Base. Annual memberships to the Art Base start at $50. In addition to discounts on all workshops for you and your family you will receive invitations to all opening receptions and art talks. Memberships expire one year from the date of purchase.

AFTERNOON ART (for retirees)
Liz Waters

Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 1:00-2:00PM (cancelled)
$5 per class (includes supplies)

Eagle County Building – 0020 Eagle County Drive

Using a hands-on approach, participants will practice using a variety of artistic mediums to create a piece of artwork. Mediums and topics of discussion will include, but are not limited to, printmaking, painting, drawing, collage, abstraction, realism and figure representation. This class is designed for members of the local senior centers and adults in, or nearing, retirement. Open to all skill levels.

ART, HEALING & HOPE
Sheri Gaynor

Every Second Sunday of the Month
April 14, 2019
9:30-11:30AM

Free (limited to 12 participants)
Collaboration with Calaway Young Cancer Center

Experience the power of community in an adult 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 and the focus is on PROCESS, rather than the end result.  Please bring your own sketchbook or journal. Journals available for sale for $15 at the Art Base during class.

PAINTING INTENSIVE
Jill Sabella
March 10, 17, 31, April 7, 2019

Sundays, 1 – 5PM
$175 Members/$200 Non-members
6 Punches
All levels welcome, supply list available online

Explore in-depth the language of creating a painting. Using a limited palette, learn the fundamentals of composition by starting with a charcoal drawing. Create an underpainting using acrylics, and then learn color mixing and paint application using both a brush and palette knife.

WEEK OF WATERCOLOR

Sarah Peterson
March 25 – 29, 2019
Monday – Friday, 9:30AM – 3:30PM

$375 Members/$425 Non-members
All levels welcome, supply list available online

 

Practice the popular alla prima technique of using wet-on-wet watercolor adding the colors all at once, resulting in a fresh and translucent feel. Create works that have special cultural, religious, or philosophical meaning.

PAINT & SIP
Liz Waters
April 2, 2019
Tuesday, 6 – 8PM
$35 Members/$45 Non-members
1 Punch
No experience necessary, supplies included, must be 21 to participate

Explore your creative side while enjoying a drink. With music playing and corks popping, you’ll create an original painting with help from trained artist Liz Waters. BYOB! Theme: Van Gogh, Almond Blossoms.

COLOR IN LANDSCAPE PAINTING
Tania Dibbs
April 3 and 10, 2019
Wednesdays, 6
– 8:30PM
$60 Members/$75 Non-members
2 Punches
No experience necessary, supplies included

Create a landscape painting using oils or acrylics. Discover the art of mixing color specifically for Colorado landscape. Learn how to design a successful composition, as well as different methods of defining detail. Learn the basics, refine your skills, or receive feedback on your work.

PAINTING IN ALL MEDIA
Dave Notor
April 13
– 14, 2019
Saturday – Sunday, 12:30 – 4:30PM
$60 Members/$75 Non-members
3 Punches
All levels welcome, please bring your own supplies

Explore the process of creating a successful painting using the painting medium of your choice. Learn the fundamentals of composition, texture, mixing color, and using brushes, pastels or palette knives. Under Dave’s guidance, take your paintings to the next level.

PAINTING A ROOSTER IN WATERCOLOR
Amy Beidleman
April 17, 2019
Wednesday, 6
8:30PM
$35 Members/$45 Non-members
1 Punch
No experience necessary, supplies included

Use watercolor washes and bright strokes of color to create a rooster painting. Learn to paint eggs, chicks, and a close up of a rooster head. Explore using contrast, —learn how to preserve the white of the paper for highlights and the light in the eye.

DRAWING SERIES
Staci Dickerson

April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 2019
Wednesdays, 6 – 8PM

$125 Members/$140 Non-members
3 Punches
No experience necessary, supplies included

Drawing is a skill and not a gift, and anyone given the right instruction can learn to draw. In this four-week series discover, realize and access your observation skills by strengthening your eye-hand coordination and right-brain activation. Classes may also be taken individually.

DRAWING SERIES: SPATIAL RELATIONSHIPS
Staci Dickerson

April 24, 2019
Wednesdays, 6 – 8PM

$35 Members/$45 Non-members
1 Punch
No experience necessary, supplies included

Learn the concepts of shared edges, spatial relationships and positive/negative shapes. Build observation skills and see your subjects with new eyes.

POURING ACRYLICS
Mary Morrison (GOLDEN Artist Colors)
April 26, 2019
Friday, 12:30 – 4:30PM
$60 Members/$75 Non-members
2 Punches
No experience necessary, all supplies included

Discover how to use acrylic paint in a more abstract manner. Experiment with GOLDEN’s  mediums, Fluid Acrylics, High Flow Acrylics and Acrylic Flow Release. Create glass-like surfaces, marbleized color flows, stained color fields and faux-encaustic finishes.

CONTEMPORARY QoR WATERCOLORS:
NEW TECHNIQUES AND SURFACES
Mary Morrison (GOLDEN Artist Colors)
April 27, 2019
Saturday, 10AM – 1PM
$55 Members/$60 Non-members
2 Punches
No experience necessary, all supplies included

Explore new techniques and surfaces using Golden’s QoR watercolors on a variety of traditional and nontraditional substrates. Experiment with paper and raw canvas, seal with varnish and skip the glass and mat.

DRAWING SKILLS: STILL LIFE
Staci Dickerson

May 1, 2019
Wednesdays, 6 – 8PM

$35 Members/$45 Non-members
1 Punch
No experience necessary, all supplies included

Use blind contour drawing, edges, relationships, and negative and positive space toexplore drawing a still life.

PAINT & SIP
Liz Waters

May 7, 2019
Tuesday, 6 – 8PM

$35 Members/$45 Non-members
1 Punch
No experience necessary, all supplies included, must be 21 to participate

Explore your creative side while enjoying a drink. With music playing and corks popping, you’ll create an original painting. BYOB! Theme: Wine will be provided or BYOB! Theme: Andy Warhol: Flowers.

DRAWING SKILLS: PROPORTION + PERSPECTIVE
Staci Dickerson
May 8, 2019
Wednesdays, 6 – 8PM

$35 Members/$45 Non-members
1 Punch
No experience necessary, all supplies included

Explore using vertical and horizontal reference points to understand proportion, as well as composition using perspective and changing viewpoints.

DRAWING SKILLS: SHADING
Staci Dickerson
May 15, 2019
Wednesdays, 6 – 8PM

$35 Members/$45 Non-members
1 Punch
No experience necessary, all supplies included

Use shading in your drawing to create the illusion of 3D on a 2D surface.

BRINGING THE OUTDOORS IN
Dan Young
May 17 – 19, 2019
Friday – Sunday, 9AM – 4 PM
$450 Members /$500 Non-members

$50 Early Bird Discount if registered by April 15, 2019
Some painting experience required, supply list available online

Learn the fundamentals of landscape oil painting, including design, color, and composition. While working from photographs in the classroom, practice bringing the outdoors in. Through demonstrations both inside and outside, Dan will teach the importance of simplifying and editing the natural world, resulting in a stronger and more dynamic piece of artwork. Learn how to create a solid plan so that more time is spent painting and less time fixing mistakes.

Please call Holly to register and to receive the early bird discount.

NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY
Jeremy Swanson
May 18, 2019
Saturday, 6 – 10:30PM
$75 Members/$90 Non-members
2 Punches
No experience necessary, please bring SLR, smartphones or mirrorless camera

Photograph the night sky. Gain tips for shooting the Milky Way, light painting, and star trails, while practicing editing basics for final touches or retouches.

PAINTING HYACINTHS IN WATERCOLOR
Amy Beidleman
May 22, 2019
Wednesday, 6
8:30PM
$35 Members/$45 Non-members
1 Punch
No experience necessary, all supplies included

 

Explore the process of painting a hyacinth in watercolor. Study the various colors and components of the flower, and then learn how mix hues and simplify the image into a successful composition.

ARTWORK FEEDBACK NIGHT WITH JAY AND INGRID MAGIDSON
Spring (TBD), 2019, 6 – 8PM

The Art Base and Carbondale Arts are now offering monthly Artwork Feedback Nights at alternating locations—the next Feedback Night will be facilitated by gallery owner, Jay Magidson and artist, Ingrid Magidson at the Art Base on Friday, January 18, from 6-8pm. Being critiqued isn’t easy but often helps artists problem solve, spark new ideas, and progress. For more information on Ingrid’s work visit https://ingridmagidson.com/.

Participation in Artwork Feedback Night is limited to four people—artists are invited to bring works in progress or finished works for a 20–30 minute critique in a casual environment (BYOB). This event is free for current members of the Art Base or Carbondale Arts, $20 for non-members. Please register for online or by emailing holly@theartbase.org.

Allison Stewart, Artist

AFTERNOON ART (for retirees)
Madison Burke
Every 4th Tuesday of the month

$5 per class (includes supplies)
Eagle County Building – 0020 Eagle County Drive

Using a hands-on approach, participants will practice using a variety of artistic mediums to create a work of art. Mediums and topics of discussion will include, but are not limited to, printmaking, painting, drawing, collage, abstraction, realism and figure representation. This class is designed for members of the local senior centers and adults in, or nearing, retirement. Open to all skill levels.

FAMILY

FAMILY CRAFTERNOONS
Dana Higbie
All Ages, $5/child
10 – noon
Special events throughout the year and every Sunday during the Basalt Sunday Market

Visit the galleries and participate in art and craft making for the whole family.  Bring your children and join in on the fun!

Please contact us for details, info@theartbase.org

Register online at theartbase.org, in person at 99 Midland Avenue in Basalt, or by phone 970. 927. 4123. With questions, please email info@theartbase.org.

TEEN

The Claudette Carter ARTmentors is a program for high school juniors who are considering the arts as a career. Mentees are paired with professional artist mentors who help them learn firsthand what it takes to become a working artist. Mentees are introduced to the full cycle of the artistic process, from concept, creation, to promotion of the artwork, culminating in an exhibition at the Charles J. Wyly Gallery.

2019 mentors + mentees will be announced soon!

2018 mentors + mentees:
Nancy Lovendahl/Jaden Costello, Basalt High School
Nicole Nagel-Gogolak/Ashlyn Dunn, Aspen High School
Summers Moore/Anika Chapman, Roaring Fork High School

The Art Base provides a variety of internship opportunities year-round, with the majority offered in conjunction with the summer workshops.

Summer internships are offered for students entering eighth grade through  college who are interested and committed to learning and working in the visual arts. Internships are individually designed to the meet the needs of the intern, the Art Base programs and administration. Internship responsibilities include teaching assistance, event support, studio maintenance, administrative duties and independent projects.

Successful candidates will have a passion for the arts and enjoy working with students of all ages.

Click here for more information and to download an application.

Please contact us for details, info@theartbase.org

Register online at theartbase.org, in person at 99 Midland Avenue in Basalt, or by phone 970. 927. 4123. With questions, please email info@theartbase.org.

REGISTRATION POLICY

To cancel a registration and receive a refund, notify us at least 10 days before the start of your workshop. We will refund your payment less a $50 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made within 10 days of the start of the workshop.

Please register early

By registering early, you help to insure minimum enrollment, plus you don’t miss out on the class that you want to take. If we must cancel a workshop, you may receive credit toward a future workshop, or you may receive a full refund. $25 Early Bird Discount is available if you register one month prior to the start date of the class!

Membership

An annual membership to the Art Base is tax-deductible. Memberships include classes at the member price for a full year. Members receive all email updates and invitations to our events and exhibitions. Membership also includes admission into the Art Base’s annual open and summer membership picnic.

SCHOLARSHIPS

The Art Base strives to provide scholarships to all students and families who demonstrate financial need. Our scholarship application form is available in both English and Spanish. To apply for a scholarship, please download an application here and submit your completed application to info@theartbase.org.

INTERNSHIPS

Internships are offered for students entering 8th grade and beyond who are interested and committed to learning and working in the visual arts. Internships are individually designed to meet the needs of the intern, the Art Base programs, and administration. Internship responsibilities include teaching assistance, event support, studio maintenance, administrative duties, and independent projects. Successful candidates will have a passion for the arts and enjoy working with students of all ages. If you are interested in pursuing an internship at the Art Base, please download an application here and submit your completed application to info@theartbase.org.