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.

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, CONSTRUCT, PERFORM
Liz Waters
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2019
Tuesdays, 3:30 –5:30PM
Ages 6 12
FREE

Learn the art of puppet making, stage construction, and playwriting. Celebrate as a group with a live performance on the final day.

PEN, PAINT, PRINT
Liz Waters
May 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019
Tuesdays, 3:30 –5:30PM
Ages 6 12
FREE

Learn unique 2D media techniques while focusing on plants and flowers in the merry month of May.

FUN WITH FOOD
Hanna Rather
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019
Wednesdays, 2:00 –4:30PM
Ages 6 12
FREE

Feed your creative soul with everything from potato stamps and beet dyes to paintings that bring your favorite foods to life.

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. Each session will feature a different monthly theme based on the calendar and timely holidays. Bring your children and join in on the fun!

May 5, 2019 | 10:00 – noon | Mother’s Day

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.

SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW
June 10 – 14, 2019
Monday – Friday, 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Members $275/Non-members $325

Ages 5-8
A collaboration with Theatre Aspen

Envision your own faraway lands, then use your artistic skills to bring them to life with puppets, theatrical backdrops, and more! This session culminates in a showcase where students will share their unique creations and perform the classic song, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”.

This class will be held at the Art Base, 99 Midland Spur, Basalt, CO. Register through www.theatreaspen.org or over the phone, 970.925.9313. 

ARTITECTURE
Liz Waters
June 17 – 21, 2019
Monday – Friday, 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Members $250/Non-members $300

Ages 6-12

Calling all architects and designers! Become an architect while celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus! Learn basic Bauhaus theories, exploring shape and color, and allow form to follow function while designing a Bauhaus-inspired 3D home for your favorite action figure, doll, or pet!

THE ART FORCE AWAKENS
Marge Dye
June 24 – 28, 2019
Monday – Friday, 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Members $250/Non-members $300

Ages 6-12

May the arts be with you while you use Star Wars as inspiration during the coolest camp in the galaxy. Createyour own light saber, explore slime, construct a glow-in-the-dark galaxy, illustrate a Death Star painting, and more during this action-packed week!

CREATIVE BY NATURE
Guinevere Jones
July 1 – 3, 2019
Monday – Wednesday, 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Members $140/Non-members $150

Ages 6-12
A collaboration with the Roaring Fork Conservancy

Discover the flora and fauna that make Basalt home. Investigate and illustrate aquatic insects and river dippers, make a floral portrait, create your own map of the confluence, learn about and build a 3D beaver lodge, and print a fish!

 

STARS AND STRIPES
Abby Gierke
July 1 – 3, 2019
Monday – Wednesday, 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Members $65/Non-members $75

Ages 4-5

Make and play in this process-driven mini-camp. Students will explore the art in cardboard with a variety of art materials and leave with a sculpture, play mask, and fun Fourth of July accessories!

THE STORY OF THE FOREST
Derek Johnston
July 8 – 12, 2019
Monday – Friday, 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Members $290, Non-members $340

Ages 11-14
A collaboration with Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

The forests affected by the 2018 Lake Christine Fire have many stories to tell. Focus on the ecological regeneration of the ecosystems that were burned. Participants will spend time walking around the burn zones, collecting footage and communicate these stories through a digital story.

This class will be held at Rock Bottom Ranch, 2001 Hooks Spur Road, Basalt, CO. Register through ACES online at www.aspennature.org or over the phone 970.925.5756.

FANTASTIC FASHION: ENCHANTED FOREST
Marge Dye
July 8 – 12, 2019

Monday – Friday, 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Members $250/Non-members $300
Ages 6-12

Learn the best parts of fashion ideation and design. Spend your day repurposing, embellishing, decorating, and modeling your own wearable art! Study color, shape, line, and texture. Learn illustration, pattern making, basic hand sewing, and beading in this this fabulous five-day fashion class. Theme: Enchanted Forest.

SALTY EXPLORATIONS
Sally Gierke
July 15 – 19, 2019
Monday – Friday, 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Members $250/Non-members $300

Ages 6-12

Create clay sea monsters, construct mixed media fish nets, make sand candles, tie dye pirate bandanas, paint with salt, and fly a fish windsock. Learn how to make whale and fish folded origami and use our new nautical vocabulary to create poetry.

JUNIOR NATURE ILLUSTRATOR
Hilary Forsyth
July 22 – 26, 2019
Monday – Friday, 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Members $290, Non-members $340

Ages 9-12
A collaboration with Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

Spend your days capturing and recording your field discoveries in a handmade journal—all while sharpening your drawing skills with a published illustrator! Class culminates with an original acrylic painting and papier-mâché sculpture.

This class will be held at Rock Bottom Ranch, 2001 Hooks Spur Road, Basalt, CO. Register through ACES online at www.aspennature.org or over the phone 970.925.5756.

WILD KINGDOM
Sonya Taylor Moore
July 22 – 26, 2019
Monday – Friday, 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Members $250/Non-members $300

Ages 6-12

Discover art in the wild kingdom! Create artwork inspired by big game animals and unique creatures. Use a variety of mixed media materials to construct and illustrate jellyfish, peacocks, elephants, bald eagles, and alligators!

PROJECT PHOTOSHOOT
Summers Moore
July 29 – August 2, 2019

Monday – Friday, 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Members $290, Non-members $340

Ages 9-13
A collaboration with Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

Learn about composition, contrast, and lighting while examining the power of photography. With the help of editing apps and professional printing services, create a polished photo book. Be the artistic director, artist, and editor all in one!

To properly prepare for the class, students must bring their own iPad, iPhone, tablet, or smart phone with a working camera. We expect that students are familiar with their own device and will bring it in a sturdy, protective case along with a charger. A list of apps to download will be emailed to participants in advance of the start date.

This class will be held at Rock Bottom Ranch, 2001 Hooks Spur Road, Basalt, CO. Register through ACES online at www.aspennature.orgor over the phone 970.925.5756.

ARTBOT ADVENTURES
Adam Good
July 29 – August 2, 2019
Monday – Friday, 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Members $250/Non-members $300

Ages 9-12

Using the foundations of STEAM, create unique art using digital and traditional tools! Learning the basic mechanics of movement, make a robot that actually creates art, construct a pendulum for illustration, and dive into the science behind explosions.

ANIMAL ART
Marge Dye
August 5 – August 9, 2019
Monday – Friday, 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Members $290/Non-members $340

Ages 6-9
A collaboration with Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

Make new farmyard friends and learn about the different habit and behaviors of the RBR animals and wildlife. In the afternoon, practice painting and drawing your favorite furry or feathered pal, and then bring it to life through sculpture!

This class will be held at Rock Bottom Ranch, 2001 Hooks Spur Road, Basalt, CO. Register through ACES online at www.aspennature.org or over the phone 970.925.5756.

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.

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)
Liz Waters

Holidays and Special Classes
$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.

BRINGING THE OUTDOORS IN
Dan Young
May 17 – 19, 2019
Friday – Sunday, 9AM – 4 PM
$450 Members /$500 Non-members

Some painting experience required, supply list available online

Learn the fundamentals of landscape oil painting, including design, color, and composition. While working from photographs in the classroom, practice bringing the outdoors in. Through demonstrations both inside and outside, Dan will teach the importance of simplifying and editing the natural world, resulting in a stronger and more dynamic piece of artwork. Learn how to create a solid plan so that more time is spent painting and less time fixing mistakes.

NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY
Jeremy Swanson
May 18, 2019 (rescheduled due to weather, please call Holly, 970.927.4123)
Saturday, 6 – 10:30PM
$80 Members/$95 Non-members
2 Punches
No experience necessary, please bring dSLR, smartphones or mirrorless camera

Photograph the night sky. Gain tips for shooting the Milky Way, light painting, and star trails, while practicing editing basics for final touches or retouches.

PAINTING HYACINTHS IN WATERCOLOR
Amy Beidleman
May 22, 2019
Wednesday, 6
8:30PM
$35 Members/$45 Non-members
1 Punch
No experience necessary, all supplies included

 

Explore the process of painting a hyacinth in watercolor. Study the various colors and components of the flower, and then learn how mix hues and simplify the image into a successful composition.

BEGINNING ENCAUSTIC
Nicole Nagel-Gogolak
June 1, 2019
Saturday, 12:30 – 4:30PM
$50 Members/$65 Non-members
$90 Members/$120 Non-members (both classes)
No experience necessary, supplies included

Explore encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, where colored hot wax is applied onto wood panels. Take home one or more small, finished pieces.

INTERMEDIATE ENCAUSTIC
Nicole Nagel-Gogolak
June 2, 2019
Sunday, 12:30 – 4:30PM
$50 Members/$65 Non-members
$90 Members/$120 Non-members (both classes

Take encaustic to the next level by incorporating images or photographs into your pieces. Walk away with one or more small, finished encaustic pieces!

WEAVING
Kerstin Bendl
June 5, 2019
Wednesday, 6 – 8:30PM
$35 Members/$45 Non-members
All skill levels, some supplies included (looms available for $30)

Stay current with contemporary art trends—textiles are so in! Create a unique wall hanging while learning the basics (or building on your existing skills) of warping and weaving on a loom. Use various fibers, create fun textures, and play with patterns and fringes.

ART, HEALING & HOPE
Sheri Gaynor

Every Second Sunday of the Month
June 9, 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.

PAINTING A CUTTHROAT TROUT IN WATERCOLOR
Amy Beidleman
June 12, 2019
Wednesday, 6 – 8:30PM
$40 Members/$50 Non-members
A collaboration with Roaring Fork Conservancy
No experience necessary, supplies included

Learn about the cutthroat trout from a local Roaring Fork Conservancy naturalist. Then, using this gorgeous fish and its wild coloring and patterns as inspiration, explore the various techniques, materials, and tools of transparent watercolor painting.

PAINTING THE WESTERN TANAGER IN WATERCOLOR
Amy Beidleman
June 19, 2019
Wednesday, 5 – 8PM
$45 Members/$55 Non-members
A Collaboration with Aspen Center for Environmental Studies at Rock Bottom Ranch
No experience necessary, supplies included

Using the Western Tanager as a muse, in the inspirational setting of Rock Bottom Ranch, explore the various techniques, materials, and tools of transparent watercolor painting. Combine paints to create special colors and levels of luminosity and apply to a drawing—either freehand or stencil. This workshop will be held at Rock Bottom Ranch, 2001 Hooks Spur Road in Basalt, CO.

ART, HEALING & HOPE
Sheri Gaynor

Every Second Sunday of the Month
July 14, 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.

NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY
Jeremy Swanson
July 26, 2019
Friday, 6 – 10:30PM
(corrected from brochure)
$75 Members/$90 Non-members
No experience necessary, please bring DSLR, smartphones or mirrorless camera

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. If inclement weather, the class will be held on Saturday, July 27.

ART, HEALING & HOPE
Sheri Gaynor

Every Second Sunday of the Month
August 11, 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.

BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION
Susan Rubin
August 26
– 28, 2019
Monday – Wednesday
9AM – 3PM
(45 minute lunch)
$245 Members/$295 Non-members (supplies not included)
All levels welcome, supply list available online

Botanical illustration is the intriguing intersection of art and science, depicting blooms with both accuracy and artistic flair. Start with a lesson in careful observation. Understand how to “see like an artist” and activate your artistic intuition. Revisit the principles of light, form, and depth to flesh out compositions. Practice perspective to accurately portray physical and atmospheric depth, while developing composition strategies to create dynamic artwork while staying true to your subject. We’ll work out the strategies to illustrate plants, then apply these drawing skills to any medium (watercolor, oils, acrylics or pencil) for some beautiful color!

ART, HEALING & HOPE
Sheri Gaynor

Every Second Sunday of the Month
September 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.

BEGINNING WATERCOLOR
Amy Beidleman
September 11, 2019
Wednesday, 6 – 8:30PM
$35 Members/$45 Non-members

No experience necessary, supplies included

In a fun, relaxed setting, learn the basics of watercolor painting including materials, tools, techniques, color, and value in this class designed specifically for those with little or no experience painting with watercolors.

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.