EDUCATION

At the Art Base, artists of all ages and abilities come together to engage their creativity, hone their technical skills, learn new processes and share in the alchemy of making art. The Art Base provides a vibrant schedule of art classes for adults and youth (both in school and outside of the classroom). We are always growing our partner and outreach programs and currently strive to make art accessible to the at-risk and under-served, including the developmentally disabled, teen parents and youth in addiction recovery.

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.

 

 

DESIGN, BUILD, AND DECORATE
Liz Waters
October 2, 9,16, 23, 30
Tuesday, 3:30-5:30PM
FREE

Design, build and decorate your own miniature haunted house, along with glow in the dark skeletons and spooky grounds.

PRINTMAKING THE SEASON
Abby Gierke
October 3, 10, 17, 24
Wednesday, 2:00-5:15PM
FREE

Learn and practice using a wide variety of artmaking materials and printmaking processes while exploring the season using found objects and observation. With an emphasis on exploration and discovery, students will have exposure to carving, cutting, stamping, stencils, scraping, and more!

*Students attending Basalt Elementary School will be met each early-release Wednesday by the flagpole in front of the school.

INFLATE AND CREATE 
Liz Waters
November 6, 13, 27
Tuesday, 3:30-5:30PM
FREE

Construct and mold a Thanksgiving turkey our of paper mâché and bring him to life with paint and real turkey feathers.

MIXED MEDIA and TEXTILES FOR THE TABLE 
Abby Gierke
November 7, 14, 28
Wednesday, 2:00-5:15PM
FREE

Explore the art, history, and place of textiles while thinking about what we see on the Thanksgiving table. Students will make a place-setting, vase, and other pieces connecting past with the present as we give thanks!

*Students will be met each early-release Wednesday by the Basalt Elementary School flagpole.

STAMP AND STITCH
Liz Waters
December 4, 11, 18
Tuesday, 3:30-5:30PM
FREE

Using stamps, paint, stitching, and collage—create a 12”x12” winter wonderland scene and holiday-themed holiday cards.

LOOKING FORWARD
Abby Gierke
December 5, 12, 19
Wednesday, 2:00-5:15PM
FREE

As a group, we will reflect on each month and create artwork to correspond to the 2019 calendar. Students will be exposed to a range of mixed media materials and make a calendar—taking home the gift that keeps on giving throughout the year.

MONDAYS WITH THE MASTERS

Sonya Taylor Moore
November 5
Monday, 3:30-5:15PM
$65 Members/$75 Non-members

Abstract Pablo Picasso Animals

The Art Base and The Yellow Canary join forces for a truly unique series of workshops. Every first Monday of the month we celebrate a great artist and create an amazing work based on their unique style.

MONDAYS WITH THE MASTERS

Sonya Taylor Moore
December 3
Monday, 3:30-5:15PM
$65 Members/$75 Non-members

Whimsical Vincent Van Gogh  Winter Trees

The Art Base and The Yellow Canary join forces for a truly unique series of workshops. Every first Monday of the month we celebrate a great artist and create an amazing work based on their unique style.

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.

SPOOKY PUMPKIN SCULPTURES
Madison Burke
October 18, 2018
Thursday, 9:30-3:30PM
$65 Members/$75 Non-members
Scholarships Available

Pumpkins, pumpkins, oh my! Turn a pumpkin into a scary sculpture of your choice! Who knows, we might even explore some pumpkin science during this one-day camp.

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

EXPLORING WATER: Fall Break 1-Day Camp
Marge Dye
October 19, 2018
Friday, 9:30-3:30PM
$65 Members/$75 Non-members
Scholarships Available

Explore water and the colors of water using a variety a materials and mediums. This one day will be filled with artmaking, science, and discovery while children are creating original artwork.

*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.

WINTER WONDERLAND
(Look for new classes December, 2018)

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.

FREE FAMILY CRAFTERNOONS
Dana Higbie
All Ages
10AM–2PM
Every Sunday during the Basalt Sunday Market
Free

Visit the galleries and participate in art and craft making for the whole family. Each month will feature a different art-full project. Bring your children and join in on the fun!


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.

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 holly@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 info@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 hannah@theartbase.org by June 8, 2018.

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)
Madison Burke
Every 4th Tuesday of the month

Tuesday, October 23, 1:00-2:00PM
$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
October 14, November 11, December 9
9:30AM-11:30PM

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.

PORTRAITURE
Staci Dickerson
October 10, 2018
Wednesday, 6 – 8:30PM
$35 Members/$45 Non-members
1 Punch

This class focuses on depicting only the face, head, and shoulders of a person. Using charcoal, mass the general shapes of the face and then practice concepts such as negative shapes and shading rhythms, to add more detail to features that make us unique.

IPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY
Summers Moore
October 13, 2018
Saturday, 12:30 – 4:30PM
$60 Members/$75 Non-members
2 Punches

Learn how to create amazing photographs with your iPhone by using new apps for shooting, organizing, and editing. Pick your favorite images to include in your own unique photo book.

PAINTING INTENSIVE
Jill Sabella
October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 2018
Sundays, 12:30 – 4:30PM
$175 Members/$200 Non-members
6 Punches

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. Supply list available online.

PAINTING A RIVER SCENE IN WATERCOLOR
Amy Beidleman
October 17, 2018
Wednesday, 6 – 8:30PM
$35 Members/$45 Non-members
1 Punch

Explore the various techniques, materials, and tools of creating a luminous watercolor painting. Using a river scene as inspiration, learn how to mix colors and apply them to a drawing—either freehand or by stencil. No prior drawing or painting skills necessary.

MIX IT UP
Suzan Lotus Obermeyer
October 20, 2018
Saturday, 9:30AM – 4:30PM
$80 Members/$95 Non-members
3 Punches

Experiment with monotypes, collage, and mixed media. Play with additive and subtractive monotypes and explore how the two mediums work together. Discover and create collage elements and composition design through layering, mark making, and erasure.

ART FUNDAMENTALS SERIES
CLASS FOUR: PASTELS
Dave Notor
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 2018
Wednesdays, 6 – 8:30PM
$35 Members/$45 Non-members
$115 Members/$130 Non-members
1-4 Punches

This four-week series will investigate different artistic mediums including pen drawing, charcoal portraiture, watercolor painting, and pastel drawing. Class four focuses on using soft pastels on sanded paper. Study composition with an emphasis on light and shadow. Take one class or all four!

FOUND OBJECT ASSEMBLAGE SCULPTURE
Susan Olsen
October 27, 2018
Saturday, 9AM – 4PM
$80 Members/$95 Non-members
3 Punches

Combine twigs, branches, and driftwood with other found objects to create an assemblage sculpture that captures your own unique artistic expression. Experiment with concepts of design, assembly techniques, and finishes using tools, glue, and other mediums. Participants are encouraged to gather meaningful found objects such as wood, bones, and trinkets prior to class.

MIXED MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLAGE
Trace Nichols
November 3, 2018
Saturday, 12:30 – 4:30PM
$60 Members/$75 Non-members
2 Punches

Build a complex mixed media piece of artwork by learning how to combine translucent image transfers, collage, and paint. Experiment with different methods of layering and learn adhesion and finishing techniques.

PAINT & SIP
Liz Waters
November 6, 2018
Tuesday, 6 – 8PM
$35 Members/$45 Non-members
1 Punch

In a social and relaxed setting, discover how fun painting can be. Learn step by step how to prepare a surface, design a composition, build texture, mix colors, and apply acrylic paint to canvas board. Wine will be provided or BYOB! Theme: The Rooster by Pablo Picasso.

PAINTING PEOPLE IN WATERCOLOR
Amy Beidleman
November 7, 2018
Wednesday, 6 – 8:30PM
$35 Members/$45 Non-members
1 Punch

Discover how easy it is to include people in your watercolor painting. Explore how to capture proportion, poses, and lighting. Learn how to paint skiers, bikers, hikers, and fisherman in their proper attire simply by creating a certain arrangement of marks.

INTRODUCTION TO WORDPRESS
Jennifer Swanson
November 10, 2018
Saturday, 10AM – 4PM (sign up for a 50 minute time slot)
$60 Members/$75 Non-members (per slot)
2 Punches

Sign up for a one-hour time slot with Jennifer Swanson and receive a personalized introduction to building or editing your new or existing artist website. You must bring your own laptop and be prepared with passwords and your personal domain/hosting information or be prepared to purchase a new domain and hosting package.

WINTER LANDSCAPE WATERCOLOR
Amy Beidleman
December 1, 2018
Saturday, 12:30 – 4:30PM
$60 Members/$75 Non-members
2 Punches

Using the winter landscape as inspiration, explore in-depth how to create perspective, atmosphere, and mood in your watercolor painting. Explore the various techniques, materials, and tools of transparent watercolor painting. No prior drawing or painting skills necessary.

HOLIDAY WREATH MAKING
Liz Waters
December 2, 2018
Sunday, 12:30 – 4:30PM
$60 Members/$75 Non-members
2 Punches

Using a variety of materials, create a unique holiday wreath to decorate your holiday table or door just in time for the holidays.

PAINT & SIP
Liz Waters
December 4, 2018
Tuesday, 6 – 8PM
$35 Members/$45 Non-members
1 Punch

In a social and relaxed setting, discover how fun painting can be. Learn step by step how to prepare a surface, design a composition, build texture, mix colors, and apply acrylic paint to canvas board. Wine will be provided or BYOB! Theme: Snow Near Honfleur by Claude Monet.

SHIBORI SILK SCARVES
Jill Scher
December 8, 2018
Saturday, 12:30 4:30PM
$80 Members/$95 Non-members (take home 3+ silk scarves)
3 Punches

Learn how to make beautiful, one-of-a-kind silk scarves using Shibori, a Japanese dyeing technique from the 8th century that produces patterns using hand stitching, folding, tying, wrapping, clamping, and dyeing. Discover simple resist techniques and walk away with three or more scarves made with natural dyes.

ART ON THE EDGE
Stanley Bell
September 29 – 30, 2018
Saturday – Sunday, 10AM – 4PM
$140 Members/$165 Non-members
5 Punches

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.

ARTWORK FEEDBACK NIGHT WITH TANIA DIBBS
Friday, September 21, 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 artist Tania Dibbs at the Art Base on Friday, September 21, from 6-8pm. Being critiqued isn’t easy but often helps artists problem solve, spark new ideas, and progress. Known for her work in oils, encaustic and sculpture, Tania Dibbs explores the complicated relationship between the natural world and mankind in her most recent work. She has showcased her work in a range of solo and group shows across the United States.

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 the September Artwork Feedback Night online or by phone through the Art Base.

Allison Stewart, Artist

AFTERNOON ART (for retirees)
Madison Burke
Every 4th Tuesday of the month
Tuesday, June 26, 1:00-2:00PM
$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
10:00am – 2:00pm
Every Sunday during the Basalt Sunday Market

Visit the galleries and participate in art and craft making for the whole family. Each month will feature a different art-full project. 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.

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

 

For info, please email info@theartbase.org

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

Summer 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 hannah@theartbase.org by June 8, 2018.