Adult Workshops

Questions? Contact programs@theartbase.org.

WATERS: MASTER THE MASTERS

Liz Waters
March 5
Tuesday 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
$45, scholarships available
All levels welcome. Supplies included. 

Punxsutawney Paul has forecasted an early spring this year – let’s work to usher in the season by painting Vincent Van Gogh’s “Blossoming Almond Branch in a Glass with a Book.” Students will be introduced to acrylic painting, brushes, and techniques. All levels are welcome.

SWANSON: CHUNKY KNIT HATS

Jennifer Swanson
March 6
Wednesday 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
$55, scholarships available
All levels welcome. Supplies included. 

Learn how to crochet using a simple pattern for a chunky winter beanie! Start the project during the class and then take home your skills and supplies to finish on your own. All supplies are included!

GAYNOR: ART, HEALING, & HOPE

Sheri Gaynor
March 9
Saturday 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM 
Free
All levels welcome. Supplies included. 

Experience the power of visual journaling to empower your life. This creative process is designed for healing, FUN, alleviating stress, and decompressing! Explore your inner world through paint, color, and images, 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 sketchbook or journal. Journals are available for $20 at The Art Base. We can’t wait to see you there and watch your creativity come to life!

Thanks to our friends at Headquarters for their generous support of this program and for helping The Art Base keep this class free and accessible to all!

GAYNOR: ART, HEALING, & HOPE

Sheri Gaynor
March 9
Saturday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Free
All levels welcome. Supplies included. 

Experience the power of visual journaling to empower your life. This creative process is designed for healing, FUN, alleviating stress, and decompressing! Explore your inner world through paint, color, and images, 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 sketchbook or journal. Journals are available for $20 at The Art Base. We can’t wait to see you there and watch your creativity come to life!

Thanks to our friends at Headquarters for their generous support of this program and for helping The Art Base keep this class free and accessible to all!

MILLER: FIGURE DRAWING 

Shawna Miller
March 13
Wednesday 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
$25; scholarships available
This class is recommended for students with intermediate to advanced figure-drawing abilities. Supplies included.

Practice your skills in this fun class led by artist Shawna Miller. Drawing from a live nude model, participants begin by making quick, gestural studies before working towards more developed drawings.

SELSKY: INTRO TO DRAWING WITH PASTELS

Amanda Selsky
March 14, March 21, April 4, and April 11
Thursdays 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
$185; scholarships available
All levels, including beginners, are welcome. Supplies included. 

Learn the art of drawing with soft pastels! In this introductory course, we will create drawings using this versatile medium while learning about drawing techniques, value and structure, color theory, and more. Other topics will include how to build rich surfaces, limit your palette, capture texture and surface, and interpret from photographs. Together, we will tackle still-life projects and landscape drawings.

Each class meeting includes 2 hours of instruction + 1 hour of studio time with the instructor present to answer questions and provide guidance, tips, and techniques.

SHANNAN: FROM HERE TO THERE – A PHOTO WALK JOURNEY

Deb Shannan
March 16
Saturday 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
$45, scholarships available
All levels welcome. Supplies included. Students must bring a cell phone or digital camera to class.

Using colors, lines, and shapes as a guide, we will take a short walk around Basalt and capture photo images along the way. After each walk, we will make a journal page using our printed photos as inspiration. Students will learn how to introduce constraints to their photographs, editing tips and tricks, different techniques for printing and displaying photographs, and more.

This class will be held each month, allowing participants interested in continuing the journey throughout the year to track seasonal changes through photo imagery, paint, collage, and writing.

All levels are welcome and all materials, including printing, are included. Please bring a cell phone or digital camera to class. We look forward to seeing you there!

DE WETTER: COLLAGE TECHNIQUES

Elizabeth De Wetter
March 23
Saturday 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
$45; scholarships available
All levels, including beginners, are welcome. Supplies included. 

Learn collage techniques from collage artist Elizabeth de Wetter in this interactive workshop. Students will learn where to source materials and explore different surfaces (paper, wood board, canvas, cardboard), adhesives/attaching materials (including embroidery/sewing), paper cutting and tearing techniques, altering and modifying found images using image transfers and weaving, and compositional considerations/principles such as texture, silhouettes, and layers. Students will have the opportunity to play with different collage techniques and will take home a finished piece.

WATERS: MASTER THE MASTERS

Liz Waters
April 2 
Tuesday 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
$45, scholarships available
All levels welcome. Supplies included. 

In honor of Joan Miró’s birthday month, we will recreate one of his famous lithographs, part of his Oda a Joan Miró collection. Students will be introduced to acrylic painting, brushes, and techniques. All levels are welcome!

SELKSY: DRAW OR PAINT YOUR PET!

Amanda Selsky
April 11
Thursday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
$35, scholarships available
All levels welcome. Supplies included. 

Bring your favorite cat or dog to life through drawing and painting in celebration of National Pet Day! This class will cover the techniques of using soft pastels and watercolors to create both realistic and more stylized pet portraits. Make sure to bring some photos of your animal(s) to class!

AspenOUT

AspenOUT Presents: CREATIONS & LIBATIONS

On the 4th Tuesday of each month, our local LGBTQIA+ community comes together to socialize, make art, network, and have fun with or without an adult beverage. The class will feature a variety of projects in a variety of media. All levels are welcome. You will feel comfortable exploring creativity if you have no experience making art and have fun if you are an accomplished working artist, all in a safe environment, which is why Creations and Libations was conceived.

SUPPLIES
Supplies for class projects are provided by the Art Base unless otherwise indicated in course description.

CANCELLATION POLICY
Please give as much notice as possible if you need to cancel a registration. Cancellations within 48 hours of class start are subject to cancellation fees up to the total cost of registration.

SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarships are available for all Art Base classes. Applications can be found on the Art Base website in both English and Spanish. Complete the online form or email the completed application and any questions regarding scholarships to programs@theartbase.org.

REGISTRATION DISCOUNT*
Art Base supporters of $50 and higher receive a 10% discount on all classes & workshops for you and your immediate family for 1 year from the date of donation. Enter the discount code provided to you in your donation acknowledgment email when registering for classes. *Discounts may not be applied after a registration is completed. Discounts may not apply to off-site partner programs. For questions regarding donations and discounts, email: info@theartbase.org.

PHOTO AND DIGITAL LIKENESS USAGE CONSENT
During classes and events at the Art Base, yours or your child’s image and/or likeness may at any time be captured by still photography, videography, or other photographic or electronic means. Unless consent is waived on the class registration form or the Art Base is notified in writing that you do not want your or your child’s imaged to be used, the Art Base reserves the right to use any such image, photograph, video, or the like for archival, social media, marketing, or other Art Base related purposes.