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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. This program features a variety of projects in a variety of media levels and no art experience is needed. Attendees can exploring creativity and have fun, with or without any art experience.

Creations and Libations is a welcoming space for LGBTQIA+ community members in the Roaring Fork Valley. Safe, social spaces like these have been historically difficult to come by which is why we partnered with AspenOUT to create a fun, social, art environment and experience where the LGBTQIA+ community can build their community.

To that end, we prioritize this offering for those who identify as LGBTQIA+.

We also welcome allies as guests of attendees or who are regularly and actively involved in LGBTQIA+ organizations and LGBTQIA+ volunteer activities that support this community. If you do not identify as a member of this community and are interested in this class, please email programs@theartbase.org to request a waitlist spot or to express interest in taking the class in the future for general adult education. Thank you!

UPCOMING CLASSES

WELLER: SILHOUETTED POP CULTURE ILLUSTRATIONS

Tuesday March 26
6:00PM-8:00PM
$20
Scholarships Available
All levels welcome. Supplies included.

Join artist Brian Weller and learn how to hand draw silhouettes by using old-fashioned drawing techniques and then applying watercolors around the image to make a cool piece of art. Explore various possibilities and techniques of illustration!

PAST CLASSES

February 2024

MORRISON: GELLI-PLATE PRINTMAKING

Tuesday February 27
6:00PM-8:00PM
$20
Scholarships Available
All levels welcome. Supplies included.

Join artist Erin Morrison in the exploratory experience of breaking past creative stagnation, by combining printmaking and collage techniques! Morrison will introduce the experimental process of gelli-plate printmaking without a press, using a range of materials alongside stenciling methods to generate unique patterns and textures that can then be manipulated, cut apart, and reassembled. Participants will work alongside the instructor to build a small series of 2 – 5 thought-provoking studies on paper.

October 2023

SOPHIA CATTO- OH MY GAUDI: A NOUVEAU PERSPECTIVE ON RECYCLING 

Tuesday October 24
6:00PM-8:00PM
$20
Scholarships Available
All levels welcome. Supplies included.

We will create recycled sculptures inspired by the iconic architect Antoni Gaudí is an exciting and artistic way to explore eco-friendly art. Gaudí’s work is known for its organic and whimsical forms, making it a great source of inspiration for environmentally conscious art. What’s more, even though Gaudí and his modernist contemporaries lived over 200 years ago, they actively used recycled materials in their high-end designs.

September 2023

STANLEY BELL- MIXED MEDIA

Tuesday September 26
6:00PM-8:00PM
$20
Scholarships Available
All levels welcome. Supplies included.

The class will be taught by artist Stanley Bell who shares his techniques and mixed media process of building up and breaking down layers using drawing, painting, collage, graffiti inspired spray painting and other materials to complete artworks.

January 2023

PAUL KEEFE – FAST & FUN SCREENPRINTS 

Screenprint original designs onto t-shirts or other pieces of fabric in this fast and fun workshop. Learn how to create simple graphics quickly (without using emulsion or exposure equipment) and leave with a new skill for your future creative projects.

February 2023

COURTNEY KENNY- PAINTING A STILL LIFE 

Still life paintings have been a method that artists have used thought history as an opportunity to experiment with new techniques, forms, and styles. In this class we will paint a still life using acrylic paint. Come and find your style!

March 2023

COLLAGE A PORTRAIT 

Design and create a portrait using magazines clippings, photographs, and other found objects.  We will provide you with a black and white photo to work from. Students are more than welcome to bring their own photo.  Art experience is not required.

APRIL 2023

LINDSAY LATVA- EVENING OF FELTING

Join us for an evening of felting! You will learn the basics of needle felting and make your own fuzzy wool creation. This is a great introduction to the wonderful world of fibers as a 3D material.

May 2023

GABRIELA GALINDEZ- POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE LANDSCAPES

Join us for an evening of learning basic principles of design. Participants will create a unique positive and negative landscape using only black paint. A reference image of the beautiful mountains that surround us will be provided. Students are welcome to bring their own image. Art experience is not required.

June 2023

SHERI GAYNOR- ART as ACTivism

Artists like Judy Chicago, Keith Haring, The Guerrilla Girls, Emory Douglas and Banksy, have used art to share their voices and challenge the status quo. Art has been used to protest British colonial rule in the 18th century, Women’s Suffrage and Civil Rights, the Vietnam War and AIDS Awareness.

Join Sheri Gaynor, LCSW, Registered Art Therapist for ART as ACTIVISM. We begin the evening with a short documentary showing the history of art as activism. We will then use collage and mixed media to create postcards that can be used to voice and share your feelings and opinions with whomever you choose.

July 2023

BRIAN WELLER- 2D ILLUSTRATION 

If you enjoy cartoons, comic book art, fantasy and animation then this class is right up your alley. Join master cartoonist Brian Weller and delve into the world of 2D Illustration. Students will learn how to create custom characters from scratch using templates, and cover drawing styles from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s,and today! This is a zany and toon filled class that inspire you to the looniest.

August 2023

AMANDA SELSKY- DRAWING WITH SOFT PASTELS

Bring a favorite fruit or vegetable to life through pastel drawing! This class will go through the techniques of using soft pastels, including composition, layering, color theory, and more. Bring home your very own colorful still life of a greater than life size fruit or vegetable.

June 2022

JENNIFER ROBERTS – COLLAGE BOUND JOURNALS

Learn how to design and assemble your own spiral-bound notebook and personalize the cover with collage elements and other embellishments. These notebooks make great sketchbooks, journals, or gifts!

April 2022

LIZ WATERS & PAUL KEEFE – RAUSCHENBERG, IMAGE TRANSFER, SILK SCREEN ACRYLICS

Creating works of art in Rauchenberg’s style utilizing mixed media of acrylic paints, image transfer, collage and silk screen printing.

March 2022

HANNAH STOLL – ACRYLIC STILL LIFE

Learning the basics of still life painting using a primary color acrylic palette.

January 2022

LIZ WATERS – ANDY WARHOL

Pop art inspired acrylic paintings in Warhol’s trademark style.

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 Gabriela Galíndez, gabriela@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.