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

Art Base Art Boxes

In the interest of maintaining healthy and safety for our participants and the community, we have adjusted our summer art opportunities for children.

We look forward to offering art experiences for children at home through our pre-order Art Boxes. Art Boxes are themed with specific art projects, all art supplies necessary to complete projects, and easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. Art Box participants will also receive an online tutorial for projects included in your Art Box. Each box has 2-3 projects to get you through your week. Art Base Art Boxes are made with ages 6-10 in mind, but great for all ages!

Art Boxes will be available for preorder beginning June 8 on this page.

ANIMAL ART
Madison Burke
August 3 – 7
Monday – Friday, 9:30AM – 3:30PM
$315 Members/$350 Non-members

Grades 1 – 2 (Ages 6 – 8)
A collaboration with Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

 

Paint, draw, and sculpt your favorite furry and feathered pals of Rock Bottom Ranch!Make new farmyard friends and learn about the different habits and behaviors of the RBR animals and wildlife. 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.orgor over the phone 970.925.5756.

 If you are interested in applying for an art camp scholarship

download an application here

descarga una aplicación aquí

Our priority deadline for scholarship applications is April 30. Applicants will be notified of their application status within 2 weeks following this date. Thank you and please email abby@theartbase.org or call 970.927.4123 with any questions.

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.

Thank you to Oriental Trading for helping to supply our summer camps with an assortment of art supplies!

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 heredescarga una aplicación aquí 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 application form here o aplicación en español and email completed applications to abby@theartbase.org by May 13, 2020.

Are you surviving middle school? Is middle school hard? Come express yourself at Art Funk! This class is social and fun and will focus on healthy, creative expression. Class will be held once a month for 5th and 6th graders and once a month for 7th and 8th graders in the Basalt Middle School art room. All supplies will be provided.

ART FUNK
Jeanette Bullock, MS, ATR
5th – 8th Grade, May 6, 3-4:00 PM
5th – 8th Grade, May 20, 3-4:00 PM
Ages 10-13
FREE
Class will take place online*

 

How are you feeling about social distancing? Need a break from online school? Come express yourself at Art Funk Online! This class is usually hosted at the Basalt Middle School twice a month and is supposed to be social and fun, and will focus on healthy, creative expression. This is a free opportunity for middle school age kids!

*Once you have registered, you will be sent a link to login to Zoom and a list of recommended supplies to have on hand for the class.

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.

Check back in August to view our Fall 2020 After-School Art Programs for ages 6-10 and 10-13.

Our classes are month-long and ongoing classes with a final project complete at the end of the month. Participants will enjoy learning and working with new mediums and techniques to create art.

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. 

In-Service camps offer creative art-making opportunities for a wide range of ages and interests. Each camp is designed to match the season or holiday surrounding the camp date during winter. Students will use a variety of media to capture the magic of winter in the Roaring Fork Valley.

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.

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.

FREE FAMILY CRAFTERNOONS
Dana Higbie
All Ages

Please check back for updates regarding Crafternoons and the Basalt Sunday Market.

Visit the gallery and participate in art and craft making for the whole family. Bring your children and join in on the fun! Crafternoons will begin again in January.

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

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.

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 the date of purchase.

ONLINE ART, HEALING & HOPE (Ages 15 – adult)
Sheri Gaynor, LCSW, Expressive Arts Therapist
June 14
9:30 – 11:30AM
FREE (limited to 12 participants, register online

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 during class).

PAINTING A BLUE HERON
Amy Beidleman
June 17
Wednesday, 5 – 7:30PM
$45 Members/$55 Non-members
All levels welcome, see supply list below
A collaboration with Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

 

At the Inspirational setting of Rock Bottom Ranch, students will explore the natural history and various techniques, materials and tools of watercolor to paint several perspectives of the Great Blue Heron.

This class will be held at Rock Bottom Ranch, 2001 Hooks Spur Road, Basalt, CO.

*New Online Offering*

EXPLORING ALTERNATIVE PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESSES: CYANOTYPES
Mathew Jinks
June 23, 25, 30 and July 2
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5 – 7PM
$140 Members/$155 Non-members without supplies
$180 Members/$195 Non-members with supplies
All levels welcome, see attached supply list
*This is an online class

 

A practical online class exploring the processes and inherent experimental nature of Cyanotypes. Great for digital photographers who want to explore alternative analog processes including coating, developing and toning prints made in the sun using digital interneg acetates, toned in tea and coffee, made from images you have taken.

ART ON THE EDGE
Stanley Bell
July 18 & 19
Saturday-Sunday, 10:00AM-4:00PM
$140 Members/$155 Non-members
All levels welcome, supplies included

 

Experiment with the process of building up and breaking down layers of paint while adding elements of collage, graffiti, printmaking, and other mixed media to your piece. Study artists influenced by outsider art and illustration, and with Stanley’s guidance, discover a new edgy style.

Creativity Club

Creativity Club is a monthly art program for adults and young adults with developmental disabilities offered in partnership with Mountain Valley Development, Ready for the World and Ascendigo.

In 2017, 12 participants honed their focus and creativity skills while gaining self-confidence and independence through participating in artmaking activities that emphasized experimentation and self-expression, not strict project
outcome.  The Art Base provides this program free of charge.

ART, HEALING & HOPE
Sheri Gaynor

Every Second Sunday of the Month
9:30-11:30AM OR 12:30-2:30PM

Free (limited to 12 participants)
Register above in Adult Workshops section (space is limited)

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. Register for each class under the adult workshop section.

TEEN

2020 Claudette Carter ARTMentorship – Meet the Mentees!

The 2020 art mentorships are underway! This year four high school students are working with practicing and retired artists and creative professionals working the their respective commercial trades. Mentees are learning firsthand what it takes to be a working artist. Mentees are introduced to the full cycle of the artistic process, from concept, creation, to promotion of the artwork.

2020 Mentors + Mentees:

The 2020 art mentorships are underway! Due to COVID-19, the culmination of this mentorship be an online exhibition beginning May 1. Stay tuned for this virtual opportunity and conversations between each mentorship teams with our curator, Lissa Ballinger.

ANALYN HOFFNER, freshman at BHS + Nancy Lovendahl (Abstract Realism)
“When I’m not at school you can find me outside hiking or skiing—always incorporating nature into my art.” Analyn is particularly interested in an abstract realistic style of art and is really excited to learn about art as a career and finding more meaning in her work.

CODY THOMPSON, junior at BHS + Mathew Jinks (Digital Media)
“I fell in love with art freshman year thanks to my high school art teacher, Sunny McClain. I am interested in exploring different mediums of art and I’m really excited to see what I can do and learn with my mentor Mathew Jinks.”

KATHERINE DAVILA, senior at BHS — Summers Moore (Photography)
“My interests involve photography, painting art, and drawing. “Art helps me express my emotions through different mediums. This mentorship will help me show my view of the world.”

 

TANNER BEAZLEY, freshman at CRMS — Doug Graybeal (Architecture)
“I have been fascinated with building creative things since I was little and I have been interested in architecture for most of my life.   Tanner is excited to learn the steps of creating an architectural project and the interaction between nature and the built world.

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.

Haga clic aquí para obtener más información y descargar una aplicación.

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 heredescargar una aplicación en español 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 and submit your completed application o aplicación en español to abby@theartbase.org.