EDUCATION

At the Art Base, artists of all ages and abilities come together to engage their creativity, hone their technical skills, learn new processes and share in the alchemy of making art. The Art Base provides a vibrant schedule of art classes for adults and youth (both in school and outside of the classroom). We are always growing our partner and outreach programs and currently strive to make art accessible to the at-risk and under-served, including the developmentally disabled, teen parents and youth in addiction recovery.

YOUTH

Afterschool Art Clubs teach students the elements of visual art such as, line, shape, form, space, texture, value, color, perspective, and composition. Students create several original pieces of artwork including drawings, paintings and/or sculptures and in addition to learning artistic technique, students engage their imaginations.

SPIRIT ANIMALS
Liz Waters
September 12, 19, 26, 2017  • 3:30 – 5:30PM
For students entering grades 1 – 6
Members $45, Non-members $60

Description coming soon.

FALL FASHION
Liz Waters
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017  • 3:30 – 5:30PM
For students entering grades 1 – 6
Members $60, Non-members $75

Description coming soon.

ART OF GRATITUDE
Liz Waters
November 7, 14, 28, 2017  • 3:30 – 5:30PM
For students entering grades 1 – 6
Members $45, Non-members $60

Description coming soon.

HOLIDAY ART
Liz Waters

December 5, 12, 19, 3:30-5:30PM
For students entering grades 1 – 6
Members $45, Non-members $60

Description coming soon. 

ENRICHMENT WEDNESDAYS AT BASALT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
To resume Fall, 2017
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The Art Base partners with the Roaring Fork School District and the Aspen Community Foundation to offer inexpensive afterschool arts classes for students in Basalt on early-release Wednesdays. Students are provided a safe place to learn and grow on early-release Wednesdays and will explore cultures through art. Please register for this class through the Basalt Elementary School (fills fast).

Summer Art Camps are all-day/week-long programs designed to explore art fundamentals and community participation through hands-on art-making, gallery visits, and a final exhibition or event. Each week is themed-based and offers a creative art-making experience for all ages and abilities.

MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNTS
An annual membership of $50 to the Art Base allows you discounts on after school art programs, adult art classes and Summer Art Camps for the entire year. In addition to class discounts, members receive all email updates and an invitation to the annual membership picnic. If you are registering for multiple Summer Art Camps, or for more than one member of your family, please purchase your membership first by clicking here. You will receive a promo code, which will give you the membership discount. If you pay the non-member price you will automatically receive an annual membership to the Art Base.

SUPPLIES
Tuition includes class supplies. Please dress for mess, bring two snacks and lunch, a water bottle, and sunscreen.

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.

WAIVERS
Each workshop participant must complete an emergency contact and release form. Forms will be distributed prior to the start of the class or click here to download a fillable .pdf that you can complete and email to holly@theartbase.org.

WAITLIST
Let us know if you would like to be placed on a waitlist for a sold-out class. A limited number of need-based workshop scholarships are available for local families.

SCHOLARSHIPS
Please email info@theartbase.org for a scholarship application, or click here.

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS
Summer internships are offered for those entering 7th grade and beyond who are interested and committed to learning and working in the visual arts. Internships are individually designed to the meet the needs of the intern, the Art Base programs and the administration. Internship responsibilities include teaching assistance, event support, studio maintenance, administrative duties and independent projects. Successful candidates will have a passion for the arts and enjoy working with students of all ages. If you are interested in pursuing an internship at the Art Base, please complete the application and email it to info@theartbase.org.

SUMMER ART CAMP CALENDAR
Click here for our full Summer Art Camp calendar.

ART EXPLORE
Guinevere Jones
July 5 – 7 • 9:30A – 3:30P
For students entering grades 3 – 8
Members $120, Non-members $170

Making the town of Basalt your personal studio, paint in plein air at Old Pond park, assist with an urban-inspired graffiti mural, build gnome homes in the garden at the Basalt Library, and design a chalk art optical illusion. Collaborate with artists, organizations, and citizens to make art that has social relevance and community impact.

iRANCH: A DIGITAL STORYTELLING WORKSHOP
Derek Johnston
July 10-13 • 9:30A – 3:30P
For students entering grade 3 – 8
ACES and/or TAB Members $275, Non-members $225

Who says dirty ranch hands and iPhones don’t go together? Experience the ranch life firsthand and then tell your story through engaging media elements such as time lapse video and audio. In this innovative iRanch class you get to be your own producer, writer, talent (a rancher perhaps?), and artistic director! Explore the ranch pastures and wetlands through the digital device lens and various applications as you learn the fundamentals of digital storytelling: multimedia movies that combine photographs, video, animation, sound, music, text, and often a narrative voice. Farm animals, RBR staff and ranch environment will inspire your digital stories highlighting various aspects of sustainable agriculture, farm to table movement, local wetlands, and well, the ranch lifestyle! A collaboration with Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) at Rock Bottom Ranch. Register through ACES online at www.aspennature.org or over the phone 970.925.5756.

ARTFUL ENTREPRENEURSHIP: A LEMONADE DAY WORKSHOP
Margaret Dye
July 10-14 • 9:30A – 3:30P
For students entering grades 2 – 6
Members $250, Non-members $300

Create the best lemonade stand ever! Develop a visual concept that then translates into a brand on your stand and implement graphic design and construction skills while you work with a solid wooden base. From creating a business plan, logo and marketing strategy, to crafting a delicious lemonade recipe and learning new leadership skills—you will be more than prepared to sell-out! Parents or guardians presence is expected on Lemonade Day, Saturday, July 15.

ANIMAL ART
Margaret Dye
July 17-21 • 9:30A – 3:30P
For students entering grades 1 – 6
ACES and/or TAB Members $275, Non-members $325

From black hogs to chickens, barn cats to donkeys, cows, ducks and more—make new farmyard animal friends in this collaboration workshop with the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies at their Rock Bottom Ranch campus. Mornings will be spent with an ACES naturalist learning about the different habits and behaviors of the RBR animals, and in the afternoon, practice painting and drawing your favorite furry or feathered pal and then bring it to life by creating a 3D papier mâché sculpture! This workshop is for animal lovers only!

A collaboration class with Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) at Rock Bottom Ranch. Register through ACES online at www.aspennature.org or over the phone 970.925.5756.

PROJECT PHOTOSHOOT
Summers Moore
July 24-28 • 9:30A-3:30P
For students entering grades 3 – 8
ACES and/or TAB Members $275, Non-members $325

Using the farmyard animals at Rock Bottom Ranch as your models, and the nearby flower gardens, streams, trees, and plants as a spectacular backdrop—learn what makes a good photograph (composition, contrast, lighting, etc.) and examine the power of photography to capture and tell stories about the world around you. Using photography editing apps and professional printing services, you choose the feature images and create your own book—be the artistic director, artist and editor all in one!

*To properly prepare for the class, students must bring their own iPad, iPhone, tablet, or smart phone 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. A collaboration with Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) at Rock Bottom Ranch.Register through ACES online at www.aspennature.org or over the phone 970.925.5756.

ART EXPLOSION
Jennifer Johnson
July 24-28, • 9:30A-3:30P
For students entering grades 1 – 6
Members $250, Non-members $300

Be the next generation of innovators and makers! Discover hands-on fun exploring the world of art and science. Paint with erupting watercolors! Go crazy creating colorful, slippery slime. Build your own wax lava lamp. Draw your “insides” in a life-size chalk portrait. Experiment with spin art, chromatography, compass painting, color mixing, molecules, maps and more!

THE WIZARDING ART OF HARRY POTTER
Pam Porter and Marge Dye
July 31-August 4 • 9:30A-3:30P For
For students entering grades 2 – 7
Members $250, Non-members $300

Step through Platform 9 3/4 and experience all things wizardry. With Harry Potter movies playing as a backdrop, make a paper mâché Sorting Hat, create a one-of-a-kind magic wand (that even Garrick Ollivander would approve of), design your own potions and bottles, make a Big Book of Monsters, create your own flying Snitch and more! On the last day, celebrate by crafting your own Butterbeer!

Holiday Art Clubs and Winter Wonderland classes focus on the winter landscape and offer creative art-making opportunities for a wide range of ages and interests. Students will use a variety of media to capture the magic of winter in the Roaring Fork Valley.

THE WINTER ART CAMPS SCHEDULE WILL BE AVAILABLE IN LATE FALL

Register online at theartbase.org, in person at 99 Midland Avenue in Basalt, or by phone 970. 927. 4123. With questions, please email info@theartbase.org.

ADULT

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!

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MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNTS
To receive a discount on classes, you must be a member of the Art Base. Annual memberships to the Art Base are $50. In addition to class discounts, members receive all email updates and an invitation to the annual membership picnic. To purchase a membership click here.

SUPPLIES
Supplies are provided (unless noted) for all ARTBASE Camps. Other workshop supply lists are posted under the class description on the website.

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.

ARTBASE Camps are designed to accommodate busy schedules. Shorter classes are offered on Wednesday nights and more in-depth half-day classes are offered on Saturdays throughout the season. Please feel welcome to bring your own beverage or snack!

ARTBASE CAMP TAB
ARTBASE Camp classes may be purchased individually, or by putting them on your TAB—an Art Base camp punch pass designed for the frequent class participant. TABS may be purchased in increments of four or eight and class reservations must be made in advance.

TAB of four punches for $100*  Click here to purchase.
TAB of eight punches for $200* Click here to purchase.
TAB = 25% savings per class
*ARTBASE Camp Wednesday classes require one punch, and ARTBASE Camp Saturday classes require two punches (some exceptions apply). To purchase a TAB, please call Holly at 970-927-4123 or click here.

Image by Allison Stewart

Fourth Tuesday of the Month (excluding June, July and August)
AFTERNOON ART
Liz Waters
Tuesday, 1:30-3:00P
$5 per class

In a fun and social environment, learn about current exhibitions at the Art Base and their historical context. Using a hands-on approach, participants will practice using a variety of artistic mediums to create work inspired by Colorado-based artists. Mediums and topics of discussion will include, but are not limited to, printmaking, painting, drawing, collage, abstraction, realism and figure representation. This class is designed for members of the local senior centers and adults in, or nearing, retirement.

August 26, 2017
LIVING COLOR
Allison Stewart
Saturday, 10:00A-4:00P
$90 Members/ $105 Non-members
Explore the interaction of light and color through painting and learn about the optical and emotional influence of color on the viewer. With Allison’s guidance, students will learn secrets of successful painting through guided exercises in color mixing, value, intensity, temperature and saturation. Use hues, tints, tones and shades to make a painting sing. Class will conclude with a final painting and critique. 

September 23, 2017
BEGINNING WATERCOLOR
Sarah Peterson
Saturday, 9:30A–3:30P
$90 Members/$105 Non-members
Experiment with watercolor painting, while being introduced to the alla prima technique by one of the Art Base’s most popular instructors, Sarah Peterson. Experience firsthand Sarah’s individualized attention toward her students of all levels.

September 25 – 29, 2017
WEEK OF WATERCOLOR
Sarah Peterson
Monday – Friday, 9:30A–3:30P
$350 Members/$400 Non-members
Practice the popular alla prima technique of using wet-on-wet watercolor and adding the colors all at once, resulting in a fresh and translucent feel. Experience firsthand Sarah’s individualized attention toward her students of all levels and create works that have special personal, cultural, societal, religious or philosophical meaning. With a strong focus on still life painting, influences also include flora, fauna and the natural environment.

September 30 – October 1, 2017
LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY DESIGN: SEEING WITH NEW EYES
Charles Gurche
Saturday – Sunday, 10:00A–4:00P
$250 Members/$300 Non-members
$25 early bird discount if registered before August 30

Practice photography by seeing and composing in new ways. With the guidance of a professional and published photographer, develop a personal vision and create unique, expressive photographs of the natural world. Learn to observe subjects carefully, break out of common routines, and create a vision. This workshop will mainly take place outdoors in and around Basalt and along the Roaring Fork River with critiques and analysis of images in the classroom.

October 9 – October 11, 2017
PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP
Guido Frick
Monday – Wednesday, 9:00A–3:00P
$525 Members/$575 Non-members
$25 early bird discount if registered before September 9

This is a special opportunity to study with internationally-known master impressionist painter Guido Frick. In this three-day painting workshop, Guido teaches the art of creating the painting, over and above capturing the scene. He teaches artists how to see, interpret and translate. Guido states “You will learn how to create not just a painting, but a piece of art.   You will also learn how to put soul, power and emotion into your painting to avoid ending up with just a copy of your subject.  Guido will demonstrate how to combine your visual impressions with your inner sensitivity to find your own artistic language, allowing your individual personality to be recognizable in every brushstroke.  You will be encouraged to show excitement and emotions to bring your painting alive.”

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October 14, 2017
HORSES, HORSES, HORSES
Summers Moore
ARTBASE Camp
Saturday, 3:00 – 7:00PM
$80 Members/$95 Non-members or 3 TAB Punches
Collaboration with WindWalkers

Study from life—the beauty, grace, and strength of horses using photography. Learn what makes a good photograph (composition, contrast, lighting, etc.), discover photo editing apps, as well as printing options. Enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres and a “horse-themed” short film and “ride” away with a print of your favorite image.

Please contact us for details, info@theartbase.org or by phone 970. 927. 4123.

MAKERS MEETUP
Heidi Johnson
First Sunday of the Month
12:00 – 5:00 pm
February 5, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3, November 5, December 3
FREE

Meet up with other makers in this open studio session and experience working on your own artwork or project in a group setting—a great opportunity to share ideas, be inspired by other mediums and find new resources. While no instruction will be provided, please drop in and bring your own projects and supplies. Open to all knitters, crocheters, quilters, embroiderers, painters, mixed media artists and more

Allison Stewart, Artist

Fourth Tuesday of the Month (excluding June, July and August)
AFTERNOON ART
Liz Waters
1:30-3:00P
$5 per class

In a fun and social environment, learn about current exhibitions at the Art Base and their historical context. Using a hands-on approach, participants will practice using a variety of artistic mediums to create work inspired by Colorado-based artists. Mediums and topics of discussion will include, but are not limited to, printmaking, painting, drawing, collage, abstraction, realism and figure representation. This class is designed for members of the local senior centers and adults in, or nearing, retirement.

FAMILY

Sunday Crafternoons
Dana Higbie
All Ages
Sundays, 10:00am – 2:00pm (during summer/fall only)

A great opportunity to visit the galleries and participate in art and craft making for the whole family during Basalt’s Sunday Market. Each week will feature a different art-full project. Bring your children and join in on the fun!

$5/child

Please contact us for details, info@theartbase.org

Register online at theartbase.org, in person at 99 Midland Avenue in Basalt, or by phone 970. 927. 4123. With questions, please email info@theartbase.org.

TEEN

The Claudette Carter ARTmentors is a program for high school juniors who are considering the arts as a career. Mentees are paired with professional artist mentors who help them learn firsthand what it takes to become a working artist. Mentees are introduced to the full cycle of the artistic process, from concept, creation, to promotion of the artwork. The 8-month experience culminates in a solo show at the Charles J. Wyly Gallery.

2017 ARTmentors:

Nancy Lovendahl/Natalia Plascencia
Ingrid Magidson/Megan Rusby
Gina Sheldrake/Mae Houston

For info, please email info@theartbase.org

The Art Base provides a variety of internship opportunities year-round, with the majority offered in conjunction with the summer workshops.

Summer internships are offered for students entering eighth grade through  college who are interested and committed to learning and working in the visual arts. Internships are individually designed to the meet the needs of the intern, the Art Base programs and administration. Internship responsibilities include teaching assistance, event support, studio maintenance, administrative duties and independent projects.

Successful candidates will have a passion for the arts and enjoy working with students of all ages.

Click here for more information and to download an application.

Please contact us for details, info@theartbase.org

Register online at theartbase.org, in person at 99 Midland Avenue in Basalt, or by phone 970. 927. 4123. With questions, please email info@theartbase.org.

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.

Please register early

By registering early, you help to insure minimum enrollment, plus you don’t miss out on the class that you want to take. If we must cancel a workshop, you may receive credit toward a future workshop, or you may receive a full refund. $25 Early Bird Discount is available if you register one month prior to the start date of the class!

Membership

An annual membership to the Art Base is tax-deductible. Memberships include classes at the member price for a full year. Members receive all email updates and invitations to our events and exhibitions. Membership also includes admission into the Art Base’s annual open and summer membership picnic.