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!

PAINTING INTENSIVE

Jill Sabella, In-Person
February 21, 28 and March 7
Sundays, 12:30-4:30PM
$135 Members/$150 Non-members
Scholarships Available
All Levels Welcome, Supplies Included

SABELLA.PAINTING INTENSIVE

Whether you’re new to painting or have been painting for years, join this class to learn the basics or refine your technique. Practice the process of creating a successful oil painting starting with small sketch studies, working into acrylic or oil paint, and leading into a larger format as a final piece to take home. Students will start by developing a charcoal study, applying an acrylic underpainting, and then using a limited palate and palette knife to add finishing touches with oil paints.

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.

DIGITAL AND TRADITIONAL PORTRAIT DRAWING

Andrea Kemp, Online
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Mondays, 6:00 — 8:00PM
$140 Members/$155 Non-members
All Levels Welcome
Scholarships Available

KEMP.DIGITAL DRAWING

Explore drawing the human form with digital or traditional tools. Learn the language that line, shape, and tone can communicate through the art of portrait drawing. This class will be open to both digital and traditional drawing mediums.  Join each week to draw a new portrait and to explore different approaches to portrait drawing. For more information contact the instructor: andreakempart@gmail.com

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.

INTRO TO SPOON CARVING

Laura Wagner
In-Person
March 6 or May 1, 2021
Saturday, 1:00 – 5:00PM
$90 Members/$100 Non-members
Scholarships Available
All levels welcome, supplies included

SPOONS

Learn to carve, shape, and finish your very own spoon with just a few hand tools and some basic woodworking knowledge. Following a brief introduction to the material, students will experiment with traditional wood-carving skills, using a variety of tools and techniques to complete a medium-sized kitchen spoon. With additional time, students may work on smaller spice and coffee scoops.

CHUNKY KNIT BLANKETS

Jennifer Swanson
March 9
Tuesday, 5:00PM –7:00PM
In-Person, All levels welcome
$35 Member/$45 Non-members
Scholarships Available
Students must purchase yarn prior to class

Swanson Chunky Knit

Knitting with arms, create a cozy, soft, chunky throw or blanket without using knitting needles or crochet hooks. Supplies: Look for the bulkiest yarn you can find. 1-ply yarn should be less than 60 yards per 100 grams. You will need 4-5 skeins. Knitting with it all at once will produce a blanket about 45″ x 60″.

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.

 

PAINTING A WINTER SUNRISE

Amy Beidleman
March 10
Wednesday, 3:00PM –5:00PM
Online, All levels welcome
$30 Member/$40 Non-members
Scholarships Available

PAINTING A WINTER SUNRISE

Using the medium of watercolor, learn how to create atmosphere and mood as well as perspective in a local scene.

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.

 

ART, HEALING + HOPE

Sheri Gaynor, LCSW, Expressive Arts Therapist
March 14, 2021
Sunday, 9:30 – 11:30AM
Online | Free
All levels welcome

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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, call to reserve.)

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

Notor Pastels

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.

DSLR BASICS

Jeremy Swanson, In-Person
April 21
Wednesday, 6:00 — 8:00PM
$35 Members/$45 Non-members
All Levels Welcome, bring a DSLR camera
Scholarships Available

SWANSON DSLR BASICS2

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 blur and motion blur.

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.

ART ON THE EDGE

Stanley Bell, In-Person
April 24 and 25
Saturday-Sunday, 10:00AM — 4:00PM
$185 Members/$200 Non-members
Some painting experience recommended, supplies included
Scholarships Available

Stanley Bell-Art on the Edge

Using a variety of mixed-media art supplies, experiment with the process of building up and break down your layers by by adding elements of collage, graffiti, printmaking, and illustration. Learn about artists influenced by outsider art, and with Stanley’s guidance, discover a new style. 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.

CARD CARVING: INTRO TO WOODBLOCK PRINTING

Ali O’Neal, In-Person
May 2, 2021
Sunday, 12:00 — 5:00PM
$110 Members/$125 Non-members
Supplies included, All levels welcome
Scholarships Available

Oneal_Woodblock cut

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.