The Girls Writing Club is for teens in 5th through 8th grade. The club meets 3 times per year on Monday afternoons, and participants must register in advance for each meeting.
 
Upcoming meetings:

Sunday, Aug 20, 2017, 2–3pm, Old Masonic Hall
Tween Girls (ages 11-14) are invited to Join Kathleen Willard on a creative outdoor journey to the BIFA Trail Mix installation on Moonstone. Participants will learn about female authors inspired by nature and will have the opportunity to compose on the trail.
 
Future dates: Dec 11, 2017; Apr 9 and Aug 13, 2018.

For more information contact Becca Spiro at 970 453 3187 ext 7 or becca@breckcreate.org

Student Exhibitions

Student exhibitions are co-curated by students at Summit High School and Breckenridge Creative Arts. Artwork reflects individual techniques, styles and themes. Student responsibilities include: selecting artwork, creating a gallery layout, writing wall tags and artist statements, running the opening reception and providing artist talks. Exhibitions are bi-annual in the lower level of the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center and Summit County South Branch Library.

Summer/Fall Exhibition: May 12–Oct 13, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, May 12, 5–8pm
Student-Led Gallery Tours: May 13/14 and 20/21, 2–3pm

For more information contact Becca Spiro at 970 453 3187 ext 7 or becca@breckcreate.org

Service-Based Art Projects

Meet on the Arts District campus every month to create service-based artwork. Projects will be thematic and donated to various organizations in the county including: St. Anthony Summit Medical Center, Animal Rescue of the Rockies and Family Intercultural Resource Center. This event is hosted by Summit County Youth and will occur on a quarterly basis starting in September 2017.

First project: Monday, Sep 18, 2017, Old Masonic Hall, 7–9pm.

For more information contact Becca Spiro at 970 453 3187 ext 7 or becca@breckcreate.org

Teen Focus Group

Local high school students (in grades 9–12) are invited to join the Teen Focus Group from September through May of every year. This group will meet on the Arts District campus on a monthly basis to visit resident artists and temporary exhibitions. Students will discuss public school art curriculum and provide feedback for Breckenridge Creative Arts based on their experience. Participants will receive a kids’ membership upon attending four sessions.

Meeting dates/times: 3rd Thursday of every month, 3:30–5pm, Quandary Antiques Cabin.

For more information contact Becca Spiro at 970 453 3187 ext 7 or becca@breckcreate.org

Teen Internships

BCA’s teen internship program serves Summit County high school students with the goal of increasing their exposure to the arts, developing leadership and critical thinking skills, and empowering youth to be role models through direct involvement with the community. Aside from receiving academic credit through this program, other benefits include: exposure to the local, national, and international art scene, career development and access to studios on campus. As formally trained assistants, interns may be called upon to co-run field trips, educational programs, and festival events.

In addition to the above opportunities, BCA’s internship program includes an apprenticeship component. Specifically, interns will be able to hone existing art skills and will learn new techniques through access to studios and free registration for campus classes. BCA will also pair interns with local artists who will act as alternative mentors for the duration of the internship.   

For more information or to request an application for an internship, please contact Becca Spiro at 970 453 3187 or becca@breckcreate.org