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.

COVID-19 PROTOCOL UPDATE

Due to the unpredictable nature of the pandemic, the surge in Delta variant cases, and our commitment to be responsible to our constituents and ourselves, proof of vaccination is required for all class participants and instructors.

Individuals can opt to wear a mask, and are to be respected for doing so.

All kids under twelve and/or not yet able to receive a vaccine, must wear masks.

 You can scan and email your vaccine card to abby@theartbase.org or bring to your class. 

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GUITARS FOR VETERANS with Challenge America

Stanley Bell
October 21 and 28, 2021
Thursdays, 5:00PM — 7:00PM
FREE, registration required
Guitar and supplies included, all levels welcome

Collage, paint, or print your artwork on high quality working guitars to support veterans. Partnering with Challenge America, The Basalt Chamber of Commerce, and The Aspen Art Museum we are offering local businesses and artists the opportunity to decorate guitars that will go to Veteran participants in music therapy programs. These programs help Veterans use music to combat depression and heal the invisible scars of war.

We will unveil the decorated guitars during the Basalt Chamber of Commerce After Hours event on November 17. Judges will award prizes. The top three design award winners will have their guitars displayed at the National Veteran Arts Museum in Chicago.

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INTRO TO COLOR REDUCTION WOODCUT

Curt Carpenter
October 30-31, 2021
Saturday-Sunday, 10:00-3:00PM
$215 Members/ $235 Non-members
Ages 16 and up
Scholarships Available
Supplies included, some artmaking experience recommended

Learn how to carve and print a color reduction woodcut using progressive layers of carving and color printing resulting in rich, vibrant prints with artist, Curt Carpenter. From designing images and cutting blocks, to printing with non-toxic ink on rice paper, participants will take home a limited-edition print series. Prior to the start of the workshop, it is recommended to come to class with a simple 6.25”W x 6”H drawing or sketch in mind.

PAINTING A FINCH IN WATERCOLOR

Amy Beidleman
November 3, 2021
Wednesday, 5:30-7:30PM
$55 Members/ $65 Non-members
Scholarships Available
No experience necessary, supplies included

Explore your artistic expression through the watercolor painting of a finch. Learn various techniques and tools of this medium to create a bird from the finch species.

WOOD CARVING CLUB: UTENSILS

Laura Wagner
November 4, 11, 18 and Dec. 2
Thursdays, 5:00-7:30PM
Series: $225 Members/$250 Non-members
Single Class: $65 Members/$75 Non-members
Scholarships Available
All levels welcome, supplies included
 

Over the course of 4 sessions, students will learn the ins and outs of hand-carvingwooden objects through three ongoing utensil projects—butter/jam spreader, kitchen spoon, and a salad serving set. This offering can be taken as a series or single class. Single class participants should have some carving experience and will be given the option to carve a spread utensil or a spice/coffee scoop.

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ARTFUL DREAMING 1 & 2

Wewer Keohane
November 6, 2021
Saturday, 1:00-5:00PM
$75 Members/ $100 Non-members
Scholarships Available
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

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LONG-STITCH BINDING

Jennifer Roberts
November 13, 2021
Saturday, 10:00-4:00PM
$180 Members/ $200 Non-members
Scholarships Available
No experience necessary, supplies included

Long-stitch binding is the common term for a soft cover binding without adhesive, including multiple signatures sewn. This bookbinding variation includes many hundreds of variations and is a great option for a collection of poetry, essays, short story, journaling, sketching, and recipe collections because it is a decorative yet sturdy way to create a small edition. Students will explore creative variations including interior pockets and wrap-around covers.

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BEGINNING ENCAUSTIC

Nicole Nagel-Gogolak 
November 13, 2021
Saturday, 12:30-4:30PM
$65 Members/$85 Non-members
Scholarships Available
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. 

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INTERMEDIATE ENCAUSTIC

Nicole Nagel-Gogolak 
November 14, 2021
Sunday, 12:30-4:30PM
$65 Members/$85 Non-members
Scholarships Available
No experience necessary, supplies included

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

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ART, HEALING & HOPE

Sheri Gaynor, LCSW, Expressive Arts Therapist
November 14, 2021
Sunday, 9:30-11:30AM
FREE (Limited to 12 participants)
No experience necessary, supplies included

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. (Journals will be for sale at the Art Base for $15). 

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FIGURE DRAWING

Lindsay Jones
November 17, 2021
Wednesday, 5:30-7:30PM
$45 Members/$55 Non-members
Scholarships Available
No experience necessary, supplies included

In this fun and low-pressure figure drawing class learn the basics of composition and drawing setup. Using few tools, you will draw a live nude model in quick 15 minute sketches and then work your way into an hour pose giving time to explore depth of field and shadow.

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HOLIDAY CARD-CARVING

Ali O’Neal
November 20, 2021
Saturday, 12:00-5:00PM
$110 Members $125 Non-members
Scholarships Available
No experience necessary, supplies included

Make your own unique set of handprinted spring greeting cards while learning the art of woodblock carving. Create your own design and then carve into a block to keep and have with you for years to come. Come with your own design in mind or get inspired by artist Ali O’Neal of Thimble Fox.

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PUNCH NEEDLE

Jennifer Swanson
November 30, 2021
Tuesday, 5:30-7:30PM
$60 Members $70 Non-members
Scholarships Available
No experience necessary, supplies included

Learn the basics of punch needle in an evening. Design and create your own wall hanging with wool and monk’s cloth on an embroidery hoop. Learn different finishing techniques and leave with your own fiber art piece. Great for the holidays!

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WREATH-MAKING

Modern West Floral
December 3, 2021
Friday, 5:30-7:30PM
$65 Members/$75 Non-members
Scholarships Available
No experience necessary, supplies included

Learn how to make your own holiday wreath from scratch using a metal wreath base and locally foraged ever greenery and botanicals. Each class participant will leave with their own handmade 22-24″ wreath adorned with their choice of ribbon bow and botanical accents including pinecones and dried florals and grasses.

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FIGURE DRAWING:Monthly

Lindsay Jones
December 8, 2021
Wednesday, 5:30-7:30PM
$45 Members/$55 Non-members
Scholarships Available
No experience necessary, supplies included

In this monthly, fun, and low-pressure figure drawing class learn the basics of composition and drawing setup. Using few tools, you will draw a live nude model in quick 15 minute sketches and then work your way into an hour pose giving time to explore depth of field and shadow.

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PRINTING ON VELLUM PART 1:
Alternative Photographic Print Series

Deb Shannan
December 12, 2021
Sunda, 1:00-4:00PM
$70 Members/$80 Non-members
Scholarships Available
No experience necessary, supplies included

In the first class of a two-part photography series using vellum.  Learn how to print a photograph on translucent vellum with an inkjet printer. Combine it with white gesso and produce a photograph that will show greater luminosity and depth.  Participants should bring three digital images on a flash-drive; these can be taken with your phone or camera as either will create unique photographic prints.

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.