The Girls Writing Club is for teens in 5th through 8th grade and alternates between FREE Open Studios and $15 Workshops. Open studios meet on a monthly-basis, between workshops, providing an opportunity for girls to collaborate on previous projects. Workshops are facilitated by professional authors, and provide an opportunity to hone writing skills and learn new techniques. Girls must register 24 hours in advance for the workshops. Please note: Starting in September, all dates will fall on the 3rd Monday of the month.

Upcoming Open Studios:
Monday Oct 16, 2017, 3:30-5pm
Monday Dec 18, 2017, 3:30-5pm
Monday Jan 15, 2018, 3:30-5pm
Monday March 19, 2018, 3:30-5pm
Monday April 16, 2018, 3:30-5pm

Randall Barn, Arts District Campus
FREE, pre-registration is not required and prior attendance at workshop is not necessary.

Come work on your writing in a comfortable, relaxed environment! Snacks will be provided and adults will be available to help you when/if you get stuck! If you are working on a poem, short story, or essay, please bring that to workshop. Bring hard copies of your writing or work from your personal computer.

Upcoming Workshops:
Monday, Nov 20, 2017, 3:30-5pm
Monday, Feb 19, 2018, 3:30-5pm
Monday, May 21, 2018, 3:30-5pm

Old Masonic Hall, Arts District Campus
Register in advance through BCA website
For information on workshop instructors and topics, visit BCA website calendar or see quarterly catalog.

For more information contact Becca Spiro at at 970 547 3116 ext 1 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: Art From the Heart
May 12–Oct 13, 2017

Fall/Winter Exhibition: Crafting Character
Oct 18, 2017–Apr 1, 2018
Opening Reception: Wednesday, Oct 18, 3:30–6pm
Student Tours: Saturday, Oct 21, 11am + Sunday, Oct 22, 11am 

For more information contact Becca Spiro at at 970 547 3116 ext 1or becca@breckcreate.org

Service-Based Art Projects

Meet at Old Masonic Hall on the Arts District campus two times during the academic year 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 takes place in Old Masonic Hall from 7-9pm. No registration required. First-come, first-served.

Upcoming projects:
Monday, Sep 18, 2017
Monday, Mar 19, 2018

For more information contact Becca Spiro at at 970 547 3116 ext 1 or becca@breckcreate.org

Teen Art Club + Focus Group

Local high school students (in grades 9–12) are invited to join the Teen Art Club + Focus Group from September through May of every year. This group will meet at Quandary Antiques Cabin on the Arts District campus twice a month to create artwork, meet resident artists and visit 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:

1st Thursday of every month, 3:30-5pm, Randall Barn, with Karen Fischer.
Sep 7
Oct 5
Nov 2
Dec 7

3rd Thursday of every month, 3:30–5pm, Randall Barn, with Becca Spiro. 
Sep 21
Oct 19
Nov 16
Dec 21

For more information contact Becca Spiro at at 970 547 3116 ext 1 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 at 970 547 3116 ext 1 or becca@breckcreate.org