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. 

FALL INTO ART
Liz Waters
November 5, 12, 19, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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.

HIBERNATION CREATIONS
Liz Waters
October 24, 2019
Thursday, 9:30AM-3:30PM
Ages 6-12
$65 Members/$75 Non-members
Scholarships Available

 

 

Explore animals who winter down under the snow using a variety of mixed media materials. Students will learn about unique animals that hibernate, and make them come to life using recycled materials, collage, patter, and color. Inspired by artist, Clare Youngs

DESIGNER HAUNTED HOUSES
Pam Porter
October 25, 2019
Friday, 9:30AM-3:30PM
Ages 6-12
$65 Members/$75 Non-members
Scholarships Available

 

 

During this one-day camp, design, paint, and decorate your own haunted house using fun fabrics, papers, cobwebs, and found objects. After lunch, fill your house with miniature pumpkins, clay goblins, ghouls, and other spooky treasures.

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.

MERRY ON MIDLAND
Holiday Ornament Decorating
All Ages 

4:00-6:00PM

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.

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.

DRAWING ON AN IPAD – cancelled
Margie McLain
November 12, 2019
Tuesday, 6 – 8PM
$35 Members/$45 Non-members 
No experience necessary, please bring an iPad

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.

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

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. 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.