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!

Registration will close 24 hours in advance. If you miss this deadline, please call the Art Base and we can assist in registration if there is still room in the class.

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PAINTING A RIVER SCENE IN WATERCOLOR

Amy Biedleman, Online
May 12, 2021
Wednesday, 3:00 — 5:00PM
$30 Members/$40 Non-members
Supply list sent upon registration, All levels welcome
Scholarships Available

Explore composition with the perspective of a river scene using values to create depth and atmosphere.

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LIVING WALL PLANTERS: Modern West Floral

Vanessa Gilbert, In-Person
May 15, 2021
Saturday, 10:30 — 12:30PM
$90 Members/$100 Non-members
Supplies included, All levels welcome
Scholarships Available

Learn the art and science of living wall arrangements while you create your own with Modern West Floral. During this class, you will learn how to determine what kind of light you have in your home and what plants will thrive in each type. You will leave your own 11” x 11” wall arrangement and with new knowledge to help you maintain your living wall.

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NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY

Jeremy Swanson, In-Person
May 22
Saturday, 6:00 — 10:30PM
$75 Members/$90 Non-members
No experience necessary, please bring SLR, smartphones or mirrorless camera
Scholarships Available
A collaboration with Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

 

Enjoy an evening under the stars with photography and astronomy. Gain tips for photographing the night sky, while also gaining knowledge of what you are seeing from a local astronomer. 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.

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BRINGING NATURE INTO THE STUDIO

Dan Young, In-Person
May 22 – 23
Saturday – Sunday, 9AM – 4 PM
$400 Members /$450 Non-members
Scholarships Available
Some painting experience recommended, supply list provided upon registration.

 

Work from photographs in the classroom to practice bringing the outdoors into your painting. Learn how to design, plan, and simplify your composition, apply brushstrokes and appropriately mix color. Weather permitting, Dan will demonstrate his process in the field and show how he uses the field studies in his studio.

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ABSTRACT PAINTING

Mindy Vernon, In-Person
May 25 & June 1
Tuesday, 5:00 — 7:30PM
$85 Members/$100 Non-members
All levels welcome, supplies included
Scholarships Available

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.

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WEEK OF WATERCOLOR

Sarah Peterson
In-Person
June 7-11, 2021
Monday-Friday, 9:30 – 3:30PM
$450 Members/$500 Non-members
Scholarships Available
All levels welcome

 

Practice the popular all prima technique of using wet-on-wet watercolor adding the colors all at once, resulting in a fresh and translucent feel.

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PAINTING AND BIRDING THE BELTED KINGFISHER

Amy Beidleman
In-Person, Rock Bottom Ranch
June 23, 2021
Wednesday, 5:00 – 8:00PM
$65 Members/$75 Non-members
Scholarships Available
All levels welcome, Supplies Included
A collaboration with the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

Join us at the inspirational setting of Rock Bottom Ranch for an evening of birds and watercolor! The class will start off with a short birding outing with ACES Bird guide Rebecca Weiss focusing on the Belted Kingfisher and other resident birds, their behavior, and how they interact with their environment. The students will then explore the various techniques, materials and tools of watercolor to paint several perspectives of the Belted Kingfisher. Let your creativity fly!

This class will be held at Rock Bottom Ranch, 2001 Hooks Spur Road, Basalt, CO.

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SPRING PASTELS

Dave Notor
April 18 and May 16, 2021
Sundays, 1:00 – 5:00PM
One Class: $45 Members/$55 Non-members
Series of 2 classes: $75 Members/$85 Members
Scholarships Available
All levels welcome, supplies included

 

Create a spring 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.

SUPPLIES
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.