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. 

SNOW BIRDS
Liz Waters
January 7, 14, 21, 28 
Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:30PM
Ages 6 – 12
FREE

Immerse yourself in the lives of snow-loving birds and create a mixed-media portrait of your favorite winter bird. Build off of a flat canvas, while upcycling old treasures and adding new materials.

MAGICAL MASKS
January 8, 15, 22, 29
Wednesdays, 2:00-4:30PM
Ages 6-12
FREE

Transport yourself to new, wild, and imaginative places. Using papier mache, paint, and found objects, make your own 3D mask to hang on the wall or to wear as a costume!

ART CLUB – REMIX*
January 9, 16, 23, 30
Thursdays, 4:00-5:30PM
Ages 11-13
$90 Members/ $100 Non-members
Scholarships Available

Experience the art of music! Students learn about the concept, history, and techniques of appropriation within art and music, and how appropriation within the arts differs from plagiarism. Students will learn how sampling operates in modern music and visual art, and throughout the course will complete their own musical remix and album cover.

*This class requires students to bring their own device other than a cell phone. If you do not have your own device, please contact the Art Base to learn about device options.

RECYCLED ROBOTS
Liz Waters
February 4, 11, 18, 25 
Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:30PM
Ages 6 – 12
FREE

Create 3D robots using metal scraps, found objects, and other recylced materials. Students will illustrate a 2D design as a guide to make this unique piece of folk art come to life with bottle caps, forks, metal wire, aluminum cans, old computer parts and more.

TINY TREASURES
Abby Gierke
February 5, 12, 19, 26 
Wednesdays, 2:00 – 4:30PM
Ages 6 – 12
FREE

Zoom in to focus on a variety of small world art! Use old mint tins to create a world of your own, curate tiny terrariums that will house living plants, and design a mini masterpiece using a bite-sized canvas.

ART CLUB – SCREENPRINTING
McKenzie Stamper
February 6, 13, 20, 27 
Thursdays, 3:30 – 5:00PM
Ages 11-13
$90 Members/$100 Non-members
Scholarships Available

Students will learn the art of screen printing and use this medium to make illustrations pop!  This is a great alternative for middle school students looking for new after-school activities.

ANIMAL PORTRAITS
Liz Waters
March 3, 10, 17, 31
Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:30PM
Ages 6 – 12
FREE

Illustrate and paint your favorite furry animal this month! Don’t have one? No problem! Using an image or from memory, students will use collage, paint, and paper to create unique pet portraits highlighting realistic and imaginative features.

IN RARE FORM (Endangered Species)
Abby Gierke
March 11, 18*
Wednesdays, 2:00 – 4:30PM
Ages 6 – 12
FREE

Learn about the rare and endangered animals of the world through art. Choose an animal and use a variety of mixed media materials to create your creature using the medium of your choice—a rare chance to choose your own path.

*March is a very short month, there will be no class on March 4. 

ART CLUB
March 5, 12 
Thursdays, 3:30 – 5:00PM
Ages 11-13
$50 Members/$60 Non-members
Scholarships Available

Students will learn the art of screen printing and use this medium to make illustrations pop!  This is a great alternative for middle school students looking for new after-school activities.

SOLAR SYSTEMS
Liz Waters
April 7, 14, 21, 28
Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:30PM
Ages 6 – 12
FREE

Celebrate our Planet Earth this month with art projects to explore the solar system. Use glow-in-the-dark paint to represent our galaxy, glue resist for moon phases, and 3D mixed media art projects that will take you out of this world.

TREEHOUSE DREAMING
Abby Gierke
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Wednesdays, 2:00 – 4:30PM
Ages 6 – 12
FREE

Design and plan your very own dream tree-house and make it come to life. Explore different elements of architecture and spend time drafting your perfect getaway to make it come to life using cardboard, paint, tissue paper and nature items.

INSECT INSPECTION
Liz Waters
May 5, 12, 19, 26
Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:30PM
Ages 6 – 12
FREE

Get buzzin’ this month with insects! Create sculptural bugs living in the Roaring Fork Valley, paint whimsical critters flying in the sky, and use STEAM to make your very own bristlebot!

SEW WHAT?
Abby Gierke
May 6, 13, 20, 27
Wednesdays, 2:00 – 4:30PM
Ages 6 – 12
FREE

Learn the basics of thread and needle sewing to make a school of fish! Design and paint your own fabric, trace and cut each template, sew together and stuff! These unique school of fish will hang to make a magical mobile for your front porch or bedroom.

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 – 6th Grade, February 5, 2-4:30 PM
7th – 8th Grade, February 19, 2-4:30PM
Ages 10-13
FREE
*Class will take place in the BMS art room

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.

HEART-FULL TREASURES
Pam Porter
February 14, 2020
Friday, 9:30-3:30PM
$65 Members/$75 Non-Members
Scholarships Available
Ages 6-12

 

 

Spend the day of love decorating beautiful heart boxes with patterned papers, colorful buttons, handmade flowers and found objects. After the artmaking is complete, fill your box up with other Handmade Heart-Full Treasures. You will LOVE this Valentine’s Day class!

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

January 26, 10AM-noon | Valentine’s Day
February 23, 10AM-noon | Winter Wonderland
March 15, 10AM-noon | St. Patrick’s Day
March 29, 10AM-noon | Spring Celebration
May 24, 10AM-noon | Looking to Summer

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.

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.

PASTELS & BEYOND
Dave Notor
January 26
Sunday, 1:00 – 5:00PM
One Class: $40 Members/$50 Non-members
Series of 4 Classes: $115 Members/$125 Non-members (1/26, 2/23, 3/29, 4/11)
All levels welcome, supplies included

Explore composition, light and shadow, and develop skills that can be applied to both studio work and plein air painting. Create a painting using your choice of soft pastels, oils, acrylics or watercolors.

FOR THE LOVE OF HORSES
Amy Fulstone
February 1
Saturday, 10AM – 4PM
$70 Members/$85 Non-members
All levels welcome, supplies included

Explore in-depth the anatomy and movements of the equine form. Create an original painting or collage using the horse as inspiration.

PAINT & SIP
Liz Waters
February 4
Tuesday, 6 – 8PM
$35 Members/$45 Non-members
All levels welcome, supplies included, must be 21 to participate

With music playing and corks popping, create an original acrylic painting and explore your creative side. Use the inspiration image, or bring your own. BYOB! Theme: Love Ravens by Sarah Yeoman

RESIN MANDALAS
Pepper Weinglass
February 5, 12, 19, 26
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00PM
$125 Members/$135 Non-members All levels welcome, supplies included

Explore your inner Mandala. Create spheres of acrylic color layers between resin on a wood panel for a mesmerizing 3D effect.

WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUES
Tammie Lane
February 7 – 8
Friday and Saturday, 10AM – 4PM
$125 Members/$135 Non-members
All levels welcome, some supplies included

Learn new watercolor techniques from traditional to experimental. Expand and refine your skill base, explore your style and learn how to problem solve.

ART, HEALING & HOPE (Ages 15 – adult)
Sheri Gaynor, LCSW, Expressive Arts Therapist
February 9
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).

ART, HEALING & HOPE (Ages 15 – adult)
Sheri Gaynor, LCSW, Expressive Arts Therapist
February 9
12:30 – 2:30PM
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).

MIXED MEDIA MONOTYPES
Suzan Lotus Obermeyer
February 22
Saturday, 10AM – 4PM
$50 Members/$60 Non-members
All levels welcome, supplies included

Using the printing press, experiment with combining inks, found objects, and mixed media to create a monotype.

PASTELS & BEYOND
Dave Notor
Februay 23
Sunday, 1:00 – 5:00PM
One Class: $40 Members/$50 Non-members
Series of 4 Classes: $115 Members/$125 Non-members (1/26, 2/23, 3/29, 4/11)
All levels welcome, supplies included

Explore composition, light and shadow, and develop skills that can be applied to both studio work and plein air painting. Create a painting using your choice of soft pastels, oils, acrylics or watercolors.

DRAWING FUNDAMENTALS
Eric Von Schmidt
Thursdays, 6 – 8:30PM
February 27 and March 5
$70 Members/$80 Non-members
All levels welcome, supplies included

Explore all aspects of drawing 2D, 3D, lines, shapes, form, light and shadow. Study graphic and multi-point perspective and how to apply it to abstract and realistic artwork. This is a special opportunity to learn from Eric Von Schmidt who has illustrated for Disney, Universal, and more.

POTTERY: HAND BUILDING
Sam Harvey
February 28, 29 and March 1
Friday, 6 – 8PM, Saturday, 10AM – 4PM and Sunday, Noon – 4PM
$80 Members/$90 Non-members
All levels welcome, supplies included

Learn clay hand building techniques including pinch, coil, and slab construction. Explore surface decoration and glazing. Walk away with handmade ceramic pieces.

PAINT & SIP
Liz Waters
March 3
Tuesday, 6 – 8PM
$35 Members/$45 Non-members
All levels welcome, supplies included, must be 21 to participate

With music playing and corks popping, create an original acrylic painting and explore your creative side. Use the inspiration image, or bring your own. BYOB! Theme: Nymphens by Claude Monet

PAINTING ROBINS IN WATERCOLOR
Amy Beidleman
March 4
Wednesday, 6 – 8:30PM
$35 Members/$45 Non-members
All levels welcome, supplies included

Using the beloved Robin as a muse, explore the various techniques, materials, and tools of watercolor applied to a drawing—either freehand or stencil. Capture and emphasize your individual artistic expression.

ART, HEALING & HOPE (Ages 15 – adult)
Sheri Gaynor, LCSW, Expressive Arts Therapist
March 8
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).

ART, HEALING & HOPE (Ages 15 – adult)
Sheri Gaynor, LCSW, Expressive Arts Therapist
March 8
12:30 – 2:30PM
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).

ABSTRACT PAINTING
Mindy Vernon
March 11 and 18
Wednesdays, 6 – 8:30PM
$70 Members/$90 Non-members All levels welcome, supplies included

Using oil paints, experiment with abstract painting by learning how to find inspiration. Using a variety of tools and brushes, create a painting with an intuitive, free, spontaneous style.

OIL PAINTING TECHNIQUES
Eric Von Schmidt
March 13 – 14
Friday and Saturday, 10AM – 4PM
$125 Members/$135 Non-members All levels welcome, supplies included

Shape your painting skills, find your own style, and learn to create a successful painting by combining composition, value, edges, and color. This is a special opportunity to learn oil painting from Eric Von Schmidt who has illustrated for Disney, Universal, and more.

PAINTING INTENSIVE
Jill Sabella
March 21, 28 and April 4
Saturdays, 12:30 – 4:30PM
$40 Members/$50 Non-members (one class)
$110 Members/$120 Non-members (series of 3 classes)
All levels welcome, supplies included

In an open studio setting, learn, refine and build your painting skills. Explore and define your own style. A still life will be set up during each class, or you can use your own image. Individual instruction and feedback available during class.

WEEK OF WATERCOLOR
Sarah Peterson
March 23 – 27
Monday – Friday, 9:30AM – 3:30PM
$350 Members/$400 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.

PASTELS & BEYOND
Dave Notor
March 29
Sunday, 1:00 – 5:00PM
One Class: $40 Members/$50 Non-members
Series of 4 Classes: $115 Members/$125 Non-members (1/26, 2/23, 3/29, 4/11)
All levels welcome, supplies included

Explore composition, light and shadow, and develop skills that can be applied to both studio work and plein air painting. Create a painting using soft pastels, or oil, acrylic or watercolors paints

SUNFLOWER IN WATERCOLOR
Amy Beidleman
April 1
Wednesday, 6 – 8:30PM
$35 Members/$45 Non-members
All levels welcome, supplies included

Using the sunflower as a muse, explore the various techniques, materials, and tools of watercolor applied to a drawing—either freehand or stencil.

PAINT & SIP
Liz Waters
April 7
Tuesday, 6:00 – 8:00PM
$35 Members/$45 Non-members
All levels welcome, supplies included, must be 21 to participate

With music playing and corks popping, create an original acrylic painting and explore your creative side. Use the inspiration image, or bring your own. BYOB! Theme: Black Iris by Georgia O’Keefe

ART, HEALING & HOPE (Ages 15 – adult)
Sheri Gaynor, LCSW, Expressive Arts Therapist
Every 2nd Sunday of the Month (except April) January 12, February 9, March 8, April 5, May 10
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).

ART, HEALING & HOPE (Ages 15 – adult)
Sheri Gaynor, LCSW, Expressive Arts Therapist
Every 2nd Sunday of the Month (except April) January 12, February 9, March 8, April 5, May 10
12:30 – 2:30PM
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).

PASTELS & BEYOND
Dave Notor
April 11
Saturday, 1:00 – 5:00PM
One Class: $40 Members/$50 Non-members Series of 4 Classes: $115 Members/$125 Non-members (1/26, 2/23, 3/29, 4/11)
All levels welcome, supplies included

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.

BATIK FABRIC
Deb Morrison and Liz Waters
April 18 – 19
Saturday and Sunday, 12:30 – 4:30PM$60 Members/$75 Non-members
All levels welcome, supplies included

Learn the traditional art form of using organic dyes and hot wax to create your own original batik fabrics.

DSLR CAMERA BASICS
Jeremy Swanson
April 22
Wednesday, 6:00 – 8:00PM
$35 Members/$45 Non-members
$65 Members/$75 Non-members (this class plus Beginning Lightroom)
All levels welcome, bring a DSLR Camera

Learn exposure, aperture, shutter speed and how all of the modes (Auto, P, S, A and M) work and when you should be using each mode. Explore depth-of-field, and motion blur.

ART ON THE EDGE
Stanley Bell
April 25 – 26
Saturday and Sunday, 10AM – 4PM
$130 Members/$145 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.

BEGINNING LIGHTROOM
Jeremy Swanson
April 29
Wednesday, 6:00 – 8:00PM
$35 Members/$45 Non-members
$65 Members/$75 Non-members (this class plus DSLR BASICS)
All levels welcome, bring a laptop with Lightroom installed (see supply list online)

Turn good images into excellent ones by processing them correctly in Lightroom. Discover the basics of organizing, editing and exporting for printing or to put on social media.

iPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY
Summers Moore
May 2
Saturday, 12:30 – 4:30PM
$50 Members/$65 Non-members
All levels welcome, please bring an iPhone

Take your iPhone photography knowledge to the next level. Explore in greater depth how to take great photographs by choosing and refining composition, capturing light, and using new editing apps.

PAINT & SIP
Liz Waters
May 5
Tuesday, 6 – 8PM
$35 Members/$45 Non-members
All levels welcome, supplies included, must be 21 to participate

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

ART, HEALING & HOPE (Ages 15 – adult)
Sheri Gaynor, LCSW, Expressive Arts Therapist
May 10
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).

ART, HEALING & HOPE (Ages 15 – adult)
Sheri Gaynor, LCSW, Expressive Arts Therapist
May 10
12:30 – 2:30PM
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).

MAROON BELLS IN WATERCOLOR
Amy Beidleman
May 13
Wednesday, 6 – 8:30PM
$35 Members/$45 Non-members
All levels welcome, supplies included

Using the road to Maroon Bells as inspiration, explore the various techniques, materials, and tools of watercolor applied to a drawing while on the move—either freehand or stencil. Capture and emphasize your individual artistic expression.

NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY
Jeremy Swanson
May 17
Sunday, 6 – 10:30PM
$75 Members/$90 Non-members
No experience necessary, please bring DSLR, smartphones or mirrorless camera
A Collaboration with Aspen Center for Environmental Studies at Rock Bottom Ranch

Gain tips for photographing the night sky. Learn how to successfully adjust your camera settings, shoot, and then edit for final touches. This workshop will be held at Rock Bottom Ranch, 2001 Hooks Spur Road in Basalt, CO.

BRINGING NATURE INTO THE STUDIO
Dan Young
May 15 – 17
Friday – Sunday, 9AM – 4 PM
$450 Members /$500 Non-members
$50 Early Bird Discount if registered by May 1, 2020 (please call 970.927.4123 to register)
Some painting experience recommended, supply list available online

While working from photographs in the classroom, practice bringing the outdoors in. Learn how to design, plan and simplify your composition, apply brushstrokes and mix and choose color. Dan will demonstrate how to paint a nocturnal scene, as well as a landscape painting.

CREATING DISTANCE IN A PAINTING
Tania Dibbs
May 20 and 27
Wednesdays, 6 – 8:30PM
$95 Members/$105 Non-members
All levels welcome, supplies included

Learn how to paint a realistic landscape by exploring how color, size, and brushstrokes create distance, atmosphere and capture mood.

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

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

2020 Application Process
The application period to apply for an art mentorship will be open from November 7 – December 2, 2019. Applications will be reviewed and mentees will be notified of their acceptance the week of December 16. Mentees should plan to attend a program meeting with a parent/guardian and mentor in January. You may email or drop off your complete application in person to Abby Gierke, abby@theartbase.org.

2020 Claudette Carter Art Mentorship Application

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.