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.

HOLIDAY ART
Liz Waters

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

Using a variety of art materials, create holiday artwork, ornaments and gifts that kids (and parents alike) will love!

 

Creativity Club
Chelsea Richards
1:50-4:30PM
Explore, express, create!
Did you know that creativity is among the top five applied skills sought from new college grads by business leaders? The Art Base Creativity Club is designed to nurture creativity and help prepare students for a future of successful problem solving and critical thinking. Through the use of imagination or original ideas, students will be encouraged to explore new art materials and techniques and visually express themselves. The class will focus primarily on process as opposed to the finished product. The instructor will meet students at the Basalt Elementary School flag pole immediately following school and pick up will be at the Art Base. Space is limited to 12 students, so please register or call 970-927-4123 to make sure there is room in the class.

December 6, 13, 20
Members $45, Non members $60
Scholarships available – please call 970.927.4123

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.

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.

WINTER WONDERLAND
Liz Waters
Thursday, December 21 and/or
Friday, December 22
9:00A – 4:00P
$60 members/$75 nonmembers (per day)
Ages 5 and up
Designed as an alternative to skiing, or for working parents, these all-day art classes for kids focus on the winter landscape and offer creative artmaking 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.

December 21, 2017

December 22, 2017

Sunday Crafternoons
Dana Higbie
All Ages, $5/child
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!

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.

DECEMBER 2, 2017
PIQUE ASSIETTE
Liz Waters
Saturday, 12:30 – 4:30PM
$60 Members/$75 Non-members
$80 Members/$95 Non-members (Parent/Child Team) or 2 TAB Punches
ARTBASE CAMP

Create a mosaic masterpiece that features your name, street number, or word that you love (or anything you choose) using glass, mirror and ceramics. Learn how to cut, glue and grout while exploring design, pattern, color and texture resulting in a timeless piece of artwork. Participate as an adult individual or a parent/child team.

January 27 – 28, 2018
EXPLORATION + DISCOVERY: ART ON THE EDGE
Stanley Bell
Saturday – Sunday, 10:00AM – 4:00PM
$150 Members/$200 Non-members
Experiment with the process of building up and breaking down layers of paint while adding elements of collage, graffiti, printmaking and other mixed media. Use contemporary themes to create new work that explores color, process, and self-interpretation. Study specific artists influenced by abstraction, pop culture, outsider art and illustration, and with Stanley’s guidance, discover a new edgy style.

January 31, 2018
WINTER IN WATERCOLOR
Amy Beidleman
Wednesday, 6:00-8:30PM
$35 Members/$50 Non-members
or 1 TAB Punch
ARTBASE Camp

Using the winter landscape as inspiration, create an original painting while exploring the different techniques of watercolor. Learn the methods of mixing and applying color either to a self-created drawing or a pre-drawn image (no prior drawing or painting skills necessary).

OPEN STUDIO

Please call to inquire about open studio days and times.

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.