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.

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. 

MONSTER MASH
Liz Waters
October 1,8,15,22,29
Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30PM
Ages 6-12
FREE

Explore 2D and 3D artmaking with monsters on your mind. Students will first design and draw their monster, and then make their fantastical beasts come to life using a variety of art materials.

SPOOKY PIÑATAS
Madison Burke
October 2,9,16,23,30
Wednesdays, 2:00-4:30PM
Ages 6-12
FREE

Ideate, design, and sculpt your very own piñata! Students will use paper mâché to build their own unique creature inspired by the season.

ART CLUB-PRINTMAKING
October 3,10,11,24
Thursdays, 4:00-5:30PM
Ages 11-13
$90 Members/ $100 Non-members
Scholarships Available

Practice and refine your illustrating skills using a variety of mediums. Students will work on individual and groups projects to learn new techniques such as, facial expressions, shading, and movement unique to fiction and nonfiction illustration. October theme: Printmaking

FALL INTO ART
Liz Waters
November 5, 12, 19
Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30PM
Ages 6-12
FREE

Using our own backyard as inspiration, students will create art using the flora and fauna of the Roaring Fork Valley. Students will be exposed to a variety of famous artists and techniques in order to walk away with fall-themed art.

HAND-BUILDING THE SEASON
Abby Gierke
November 6, 13, 20
Wednesdays, 2:00-4:30PM
Ages 6-12
FREE

Get creative in this hand-building clay class for kids. Students learns the basics of hand-building using themes in November as a foundation. Students will build and paint their own work to take home and last a lifetime.

DRAWING CLUB
November 7, 14, 21
Thursdays, 4:00-5:30PM
Ages 11-13
$90 Members/ $100 Non-members
Scholarships Available

Practice and refine your illustrating skills using a variety of mediums. Students will work on individual and groups projects to learn new techniques such as, facial expressions, shading, and movement unique to fiction and nonfiction illustration. November theme:

ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE
Liz Waters
December 3, 10, 17
Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30PM
Ages 6-12
FREE

Reimagine your very own holiday puppets and decorative mini-stage during the season of joy. Once you have created a storyline, design and create a setting for your mischievous elves or other characters to explore.

WINTER PRINTMAKING
December 4, 11, 18
Wednesdays, 2:00-4:30PM
Ages 6-12
FREE

Students will learn to use a wide variety of artmaking materials and printmaking processes or continue to hone their printmaking skills.  In this class, we will explore the season using found objects and observation leading to artistic exploration and discovery. Students will be exposed to carving, cutting, stamping, stencils, and scraping.

DRAWING CLUB
December 5, 12, 19
Thursdays, 4:00-5:30PM
Ages 11-13
$90 Members/ $100 Non-members
Scholarships Available

Practice and refine your illustrating skills using a variety of mediums. Students will work on individual and groups projects to learn new techniques such as, facial expressions, shading, and movement unique to fiction and nonfiction illustration. December theme:

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.

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

Visit the gallery and participate in art and craft making for the whole family. In conjunction with the Basalt Sunday Market, Crafternoons are held each Sunday beginning June 16 and will continue through September. Bring your children and join in on the fun!

The first Basalt Sunday Market Crafternoon will be June 16, 10:00AM-2:00PM!

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.

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 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.

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.

WATERCOLOR INTENSIVE
Sarah Peterson
September 16 – 26, 2019
Monday – Friday and Monday – Thursday, 9:30AM – 3:30PM
$675 Members/$725 Non-members
All levels welcome, supply list available online

Explore and honor your own personal style and the way YOU paint in this rare, two-week “intensive” workshop where you will be immersed in the alla prima (Italian, meaning at first attempt) technique of watercolor painting. After warming up during week one, sink into the blissful space of having painted every day and see what arises. In Sarah’s own words “We Must Risk Delight.”

FALL PHOTOGRAPHY
Summers Moore
September 28, 2019
Saturday, 12:30 – 4:30PM
$50 Members/$65 Non-members
All levels welcome, (DSLR, mirrorless and iPhone are all OK).

Explore how to take great fall photographs by choosing and refining composition, capturing light, and then using editing apps.  Learn how to define your creative vision, master your camera, and refine your composition, exposure, and editing.

PAINTING INTENSIVE
Jill Sabella
September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 2019

Sundays, 12:30 – 4:30PM
$175 Members/$200 Non-members
All levels welcome, supply list available online

Learn the steps involved in a successful oil painting by developing a charcoal study, applying an acrylic underpainting, and then using a limited palette and palette knife to add finishing touches with oils.

PAINT & SIP
Liz Waters
October 1, 2019
Tuesday, 6:00 – 8:30PM
$35 Members/$45 Non-members 
No experience necessary, supplies included, must be 21 to participate

With music playing and corks popping, create an original painting and explore your creative side. Use the inspiration image, or bring your own. BYOB! Theme: Oriental Poppies, 1928 by Georgia O’Keeffe

INSTAGRAM FOR ARTISTS
Amy Groom
October 2, 2019
Wednesday, 6 – 8PM

$35 Members/$45 Non-members
No experience necessary, please bring a smartphone, tablet or lapto

Learn how to use Instagram as a platform to market your artwork, or to use socially. Learn the basics of setting up an account, posting updates, gaining followers and more.

PRESS
Suzan Lotus Obermeyer
October 5, 2019
Saturday, 12:30
4:30PM
$60 Members/$75 Non-members
No experience necessary, supplies included

Using the printing press, experiment with combining inks, found objects, and mixed media to create a monotype. Come prepared to play, explore, and relax into this process.

DRAWING THE ANIMAL FORM
Amy Fulstone

October 8 and 15, 2019
Tuesdays, 6 – 8:30PM
$75 Members/$90 Non-members 
No experience necessary, supplies included

Develop an understanding of the anatomy of wildlife and domestic animals and then learn how to draw them. Explore form, perspective, gesture, and expression.

CAPTURING LIGHT AND SHADOW IN WATERCOLOR
Amy Beidleman
October 9, 2019
Wednesday, 6 – 8:30PM
$35 Members/$45 Non-members
No experience necessary, supplies included

Explore the various techniques of observing and capturing light and shadow in a watercolor painting. Combine paints to create special colors and levels of luminosity and apply to a drawing—either freehand or stencil.

ARTFUL DREAMING I & II
Wewer Keohane
October 12, 2019
Saturday, 12:30 – 5:00PM
$60 Members/$75 Non-members

No experience necessary, supplies included

Find inspiration from dreams, poetry, and life experience through a guided process by Wewer Keohane, PhD in Creative Arts/Psychology of Dreams. Unlock access to authentic creativity—starting with a simple collage composition, and then further developing your art intuitively from subconscious symbolism. Wewer’s book, Artful Dreaming, is included in the tuition. For those that have taken Wewer’s class, you will take your dream art to the next level, learn new techniques and deepen your process.

ART, HEALING & HOPE
Sheri Gaynor

Every Second Sunday of the Month
October 13, 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.

ABSTRACT PAINTING
Mindy Vernon
October 16, 23, 30, 2019
Wednesdays, 6
8:30PM
$95 Members/$110 Non-members
No experience necessary, supplies included

Explore the process of abstraction and paint with more freedom and spontaneity. Using mixed media, experiment with mark-making techniques, and discover what works for you. Through creating small studies, practice intuitive painting­—then design and create a large abstract piece.

VISUAL STORYTELLING
Glenn Smith
October 19, 2019
Saturday, 10AM – 4PM
$60 Members/$75 Non-members
No experience necessary, supplies included

This class will focus on conceptualizing a message that you want your art to convey by first writing a concise short story about, i.e.; love, hate, joy, anger, cats, or cattle and then sieving your words into 1-, 2- or 3-dimensional works of art. This will be an exercise in adding depth, as well as meaning into your work.

ADULT ART AND PLAY
Liz Waters
October 22, 2019
Tuesday, 6 – 8:30PM
$35 Members/$45 Non-members

No experience necessary, supplies included

Channel your inner child and explore your creativity by experimenting with a plethora of art materials and techniques. Project: Mixed Media and Transfers on Wood Panel

ART ON THE EDGE
Stanley Bell
October 26
– 27,  2019
Saturday – Sunday, 10AM – 4PM
$130 Members/$145 Non-members
No experience necessary, 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.

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE LIGHT

Sandy Kaplan
November 2, 2019
Saturday, 12:30
4:30PM
$60 Members/$75 Non-members
All skill levels, please bring a smartphone or DSLR Camera

Explore different ways to capture light in portraiture, whether you are photographing a person, an animal, an object, etc. Discover how to use light to express what you want to say about your subject. Learn how to use the available light, and add light when possible. Explore natural light, strobe light, back light, direct light, side light, window light, daytime, or nighttime.

PAINT & SIP
Liz Waters
November 5, 2019
Tuesday, 6 – 8:30PM
$35 Members/$45 Non-members
No experience necessary, supplies included, must be 21 to participate

With music playing and corks popping, create an original painting and explore your creative side. Use the inspiration image, or bring your own. BYOB! Theme: The Boats, or Regatta at Argenteuil, circa 1874, By Claude Monet

SUNRISE VS. SUNSET IN WATERCOLOR
Amy Beidleman
November 6, 2019
Wednesday, 6 – 8:30PM
$35 Members/$45 Non-members
No experience necessary, supplies included

Explore the difference between capturing the fleeting moments of light during dusk and dawn while creating a watercolor painting. Combine paints to create special colors and levels of luminosity and apply to a drawing—either freehand or stencil. No prior drawing or painting skills necessary.

PAINTING IN PASTELS
Dave Notor
November 9, 2019
Saturday, 12:30-4:30PM
$60 Members/$75 Non-members

Create a landscape painting using soft pastels on sanded paper. Explore composition, light and shadow, and develop skills that can be applied to both studio work and plein air painting.

ART, HEALING & HOPE
Sheri Gaynor

Every Second Sunday of the Month
November 10, 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.

DRAWING ON AN IPAD
Margie McLain
November 12, 2019
Tuesday, 6 – 8PM
$35 Members/$45 Non-members 
No experience necessary, supplies included

Learn traditional drawing and painting techniques using the latest digital technology. Learn iPad applications to create still life, landscape, portrait, or cartoon drawings.

PAINTING THE SKY
Tania Dibbs
November 13 and 20, 2019
Wednesday, 6 – 8:30PM
$95 Members/$105 Non-members
No experience necessary, supplies included

Learn how to paint a variety of clouds against a realistic sky. Explore color, brushstrokes, and form to create atmosphere and capture mood.

ADULT ART AND PLAY
Liz Waters
November 19, 2019
Wednesday, 6 – 8:30PM
$35 Members/$45 Non-members

No experience necessary, supplies included

Channel your inner child and explore your creativity by experimenting with a plethora of art materials and techniques. Project: Mixed Media Printing on Paper

PAINT AND SIP
Liz Waters
December 3, 2019
Tuesday, 6:30 – 8:30PM
$35 Members/$45 Non-members
No experience necessary, supplies included, must be 21 to participate

With music playing and corks popping, create an original painting and explore your creative side. Use the inspiration image, or bring your own. BYOB! Theme: Winter Sun Lavacourt2

CHUNKY KNIT BLANKETS
Jennifer Swanson
December 4, 2019
Wednesday, 6 – 8:30PM
$35 Members/$45 Non-members
Yarn not provided, supply list available online

Create a cozy, soft, chunky throw or blanket without using knitting needles crochet hooks.

HOLIDAY WREATH MAKING
Joan Tidwell
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Saturday, 12:30 – 3:30PM
$60 Members/$75 Non-members

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

ART, HEALING & HOPE
Sheri Gaynor

Every Second Sunday of the Month
December 8, 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.

ADULT ART AND PLAY
Liz Waters
December 10, 2019
Wednesday, 6 – 8:30PM
$35 Members/$45 Non-members

No experience necessary, supplies included

Ring in the Holidays! Experiment with a wide variety of art materials and techniques, while channeling your inner child and exploring your creativity. Project: Create Your Own Ornaments, Holiday Cards, Wrapping Paper, and Gift Tags!

SPIRIT OF WINTER IN WATERCOLOR
Amy Beidleman
December 14, 2019
Saturday, 12:30 – 4:30PM
$60 Members/$75 Non-members

Some experience necessary, supplies includedUsing the winter landscape as inspiration, explore in-depth how to capture the spirit of winter by creating perspective, atmosphere, and mood in your watercolor painting.

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.

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:
Mathew Jinks/Aidan Ziets, Basalt High School
Andrea Wendel/Sarah Teague, Colorado Rocky Mountain School
Summers Moore/Jesenya Lopez, 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 and submit your completed application to abby@theartbase.org.