The After School Writing Club is for tweens, ages 10-14, and meets every Thursday from 5-6:30pm in Old Masonic Hall. 

Join us for inspiration, fun, and guidance in creative writing. Each week, the group will tackle new elements of the short story, including character development, plot twists, and creative endings. Students will also have the opportunity to submit work to be featured in a collection of local writing, published annually. To ensure a spot, register online. Walk-ins also welcome, first-come, first-served.

For more information contact  sonya@sonyadalrymple.com

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.

Fall/Winter Exhibition: Crafting Character
Oct 18, 2017–Apr 1, 2018

Summer/Fall Exhibition: Cloud of Wonder
May 2–Oct 1, 2018

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

Community Art Projects for Teen

Meet at Quandary Antiques Cabin on the Arts District campus to create community art projects. 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 Snowy Peaks and takes place on the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 12-2pm. No registration required. First-come, first-served.

For more information contact mindy.regner@summitk12.org

Teen Art Club + Focus Group

Local high school students (in grades 9–12) are invited to join the Teen Art Club from September through May of every year. This group meets at the Quandary Antiques Cabin every Thursday to create artwork, meet resident artists and visit temporary exhibitions. Participants will receive a student’ membership upon attending three sessions.

2018 dates + details

Thursdays, 3:45-5:15pm, pre-registration is not required and previous attendance is not necessary

Jan 11: Painting with Emily Wahl
Jan 18: Visit with Tin Shop Artist in Residence, Anya Rosen
Jan 25: Open Studio (independent projects)
Feb 1: Arts Alive Tour
Feb 8: Art Activity with Karen Fischer
Feb 15: School Break (no meeting)
Feb 22: Open Studio (independent projects)
March 1: Student Exhibition Planning Meeting
March 8: Visit with Secret Love Collective at the Robert Whyte House
March 15: Art Activity with Karen Fischer
March 22: Field Trip to Breckenridge Gallery
March 29: Visit with Megan Gafford at the Robert Whyte House
April 5: Student Exhibition Planning Meeting
April 12: Open Studio (independent projects)
April 19: SCHOOL BREAK (no meeting)

April 26: Install Art Exhibition at South Branch Library
May 3: Visit with Tin Shop Artist in Residence, Dena Peterson

For more information contact karen.fischer@summitk12.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