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. Due to the changing nature of the pandemic, we will release our safety protocols the week leading up to each week of summer camp in an email to participants. As guidelines change, we will notify all families and participants.



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.



Natalie Squillante
August 2 – August 6, 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.



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

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.

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.


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. 

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.