2021 SUMMER ART CAMPS

Each week, from June 14 to August 13, the Art Base will offer all-day, weeklong  summer art camps based on seasons, themes, and mediums including dance and art, printmaking, STEAM, nature and more! Online registration for summer camps opens March 22.

Summer camps will be in-person, with COVID-19 safety protocols in place. The safety and health of all students is our goal. Our camps will have a maximum capacity of 10 participants per week. Due to the changing nature of the pandemic, we will release our safety protocols to be consistent with the CDC recommendations leading up to summer camps in June. As guidelines change, we will notify all families and participants each week.

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CREATURES REAL + IMAGINED

Natalie Squillante
June 14 – 18, 2021
Monday – Friday, 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Members $300/Non-members $350
Grades 1-4 (6-10 Years)
Scholarships Available

Dinosaurs, dragons, deep sea creatures, unicorns, oh my! Venture into the world of both real and mystical creatures and the mythology that surrounds them. Bring your creatures and their stories to life through collage, printmaking, decoupage, sculpture and other mixed media art projects that feature your favorite magical beast or real-life friends.

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FASHION FORWARD

Natalie Squillante
June 21-25, 2021
Monday – Friday, 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Members $300/Non-members $350
Grades 1-4 (6-10 Years)
Scholarships Available

Recreate, update, recycle, and embellish! Whether a wall hanging or an object that adorns your body, create unique projects inspired by textile, fashion, and your own interests. Put your fashion forward as we spend the week creating wearable art and unique pieces for your room. Show it all off at the end of week fashion show!

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THE STORY OF THE FOREST

June 21-25, 2021
Monday – Friday, 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Members $315/Non-members $350
Grade 5-8 (10-14 Years)
Scholarships Available
A collaboration with Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

The forest ecosystems affected by the 2018 Lake Christine Fire have many stories to tell. Combining forest ecology and digital storytelling, focus on regeneration/recovery of the forest ecosystems and the underlying climate-related stories we have in this valley. Walk around the burn zones and collect footage of the forest two years after the fire to share through digital storytelling.

*To properly prepare for the class, participants must bring their own iPad, iPhone, tablet, or smartphone with a working camera. We expect that participants are familiar with their own device and bring it in a sturdy, protective case along with a charger. PLEASE make sure to have a video editor app downloaded on your device prior to class such as iMovie. A list of applications to download will be emailed 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.org or over the phone
970.925.5756.

5. CREATIVE BY NATURE

EARTH, AIR, WATER, FIRE

Traci Wilson
June 28 – July 2
Monday – Friday, 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Members $300/ $350 Non-members
Grades 2-4 (7-10 Years)
Scholarships Available

Earth, Air, Water, and Fire is a workshop about the natural world and all that it inspires. With a reverence for nature and for creativity, we will learn about artists who have used natural objects to create their work, i.e. Andy Goldsworthy, and then we will bring the outdoors into our studio to create our own multimedia works. Be prepared to paint, draw, sculpt, collage, and work through creative problem solving and critical thinking with nature as our guide. Join us for a week of nature and art immersion!

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FOOD AND FARMERS: A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY

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Kate Mutchler
June 28-July 2
Monday – Friday, 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Members $400/Non-members $445
Grades 5-8 (Ages 10-14)
Scholarships
A collaboration with Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

Using the livestock, vegetables, and the backdrop of Rock Bottom Ranch as your models, learn what makes a good photograph and tell stories of the world around you. Tell the story of Regenerative Agriculture at the ranch from farm to table. This week will culminate with the opportunity for photographers to sleep over at the ranch on Thursday night and prepare a healthy, seasonal dish in the RBR kitchen or over the fire!

Overnight details:
Mon-Wed: 9:30am – 3:30pm at Rock Bottom Ranch
Thursday: meet at Rock Bottom Ranch 9:30am ready with all overnight gear
Friday: pick up at Rock Bottom Ranch at 12pm

Kids will need their own sleeping bag and pad, essential clothes for the overnight. Some kids will bring their own tents to share. ACES provides healthy, kid-friendly dinner and breakfast. Overnight details and gear questions will be worked out at the beginning of the week.

*To properly prepare for the class, students must bring their own iPad, iPhone, tablet, or smartphone with a working camera. We expect that Students are familiar with their own device and bring it in a sturdy, protective case along with a charger. A list of applications 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.org or over the phone 970.925.5756.

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PRINTMAKING: A PORTRAITURE WORKSHOP

Vanessa Porras
July 6 – July 9
Monday – Friday, 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Members $300/ $350 Non-members
Grades 5-8 (Ages 10-13)
Scholarships Available

Discover the many phases of printmaking in this portraiture workshop where students will learn different printmaking techniques and their processes! Test the limits of monoprinting, challenge negative and positive space in linoleum relief carvings, and experiment with cardboard block printing. Students will end the week with a handmade art journal of faces!

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ADVENTURES IN ROBOTICS

Adam Good
July 12-16
Monday-Friday, 9:30AM-3:30PM
Members $300/ Non-members $350
Grades 5-8 (10-14 Years)

Creativity and science collide with hands-on art projects rooted in STEM.  Learning the basics of computer programming and mechanical design, use Lego Mindstorms to make a robot that creates art and have the chance to use various computer-aided design platforms to 3D print a work of your own!

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POWERFUL POLLINATORS

Kim Carpenter
July 12-16
Monday-Friday, 9:30AM-3:30PM
Members $315/ Non-members $350
Grades 5-8 (10-14 Years)
A collaboration with Aspen Center for Environmental Studies  

Learn about the powerful interactions of pollinators and plants through science and art.  Find out why birds, bees, bats, and beetles have such a special relationship with the plants they pollinate using all of your senses. Taste local honey, observe bees dance, and listen to them buzz while exploring this connection with mixed media art projects.

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.

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ART OF THE GARDEN

Jeanette Bullock
July 19 – 23, 2021
Monday – Friday, 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Members $300/Non-members $350
Grades 1-5 (6-10)
Scholarships Available

Sprinkle some art in the garden! In this class you’ll make upcycled birdhouses, windsocks, garden totems, rock art, driftwood sculptures, and clay stepping stones, all mixed media weather-friendly projects. Then, visit the Edible Garden in Basalt and help the town by creating new, artful herb placards which will be installed in the garden. Lettuce make some art together!

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MEXICO THROUGH COLOR

Emily Mata
July 26 – 30, 2020
Monday – Friday, 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Members $300, Non-members $350
Grade 1-5 (6-10 Years)
Scholarships Available

Dive deep into the world of color inspired by the different regions of Mexico and their traditional arts and crafts. In this bilingual workshop, students will explore Mexican artists and art through painting Alebrijes and calaveras, clay sculpture, making papel picado, muralism, and life-size piñatas.

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ANIMAL ART

Natalie Squillante
August 3 – August 7, 2020
Monday – Friday, 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Members $315/Non-members $350
Grades 1-2
A collaboration with Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

From black hogs to chickens, barn cats to donkeys, cows to ducks, and more—make new farmyard animal friends in this collaboration workshop with the Art Base at Rock Bottom Ranch. Learn about the different habits and behaviors of the ranch animals and wildlife and create unique mixed media representations of your favorite furry or feathered pal. Bring these animals to life by painting, sculpting, building and collaging. This workshop is for animal lovers only!

Prerequisite – Kids must have completed Kindergarten to attend this class.

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.

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ALL A-BUZZ

Abby Gierke
August 9-13, 2021
Monday-Friday, 9:30-3:30PM
Members $300/ Non-members $350
Grades K-3 (Ages 5-8)
Scholarships

Create costumes and decor for all things that go BUZZ, then stomp, jump and dance about it! Campers will use their artistic skills to create unique wearable art, props, and a forest-themed backdrop. Learn about critters and insects through art, then apply new knowledge to movement and dance to perform at the end of week.

This camp is a collaboration with Dance Initiative and will take place at the Art Base, 99 Midland Ave. Basalt, CO 81621.

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.

WHAT TO BRING

Art supplies are provided for all summer art camps. Please pack a lunch, water bottle and two snacks for your child. Dress your child for mess and have them bring a hat and sunscreen as we will be spending time outdoors. Your child must wear a mask while taking camps, workshops, or classes at the Art Base. 

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.