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Jun
24
Fri
Glazing Techniques @ Ceramic Studio
Jun 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Glazing Techniques @ Ceramic Studio | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

 

This class will discuss and demonstrate proper ceramic glazing techniques for mid-range-firing. Perfect for the student who has made ceramic pieces and needs glaze instruction or for experienced students that would like to learn new glazing techniques.

This class is designed for past clay hand-building participants or BCA ceramics open studio patrons that need glazing instructions for their bisque ware. Please make sure your pieces are bisque fired and ready to be glazed before class. *No outside studio bisque ware allowed, only bisque ware made in BCA ceramics studio.

Participants must be 15 or older to participate. The cost of the class includes glaze, use of tools, and other studio equipment.

Instructor: Melissa Michel

For classes taking place on the Arts District campus, participants should check-in at Old Masonic Hall, 136 S. Main St., prior to class. 

 

Beginner Mosaics @ Quandary Antiques Cabin
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Beginner Mosaics @ Quandary Antiques Cabin | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States
 
Participants in this class will create cohesive mosaic projects using a wide range of materials and techniques. Projects will range from indoor to outdoor, each using different bases, glues, and pieces. In addition, we will explore several mosaic style techniques, learning how to apply concepts like contrast, movement, glass shaping, and spacing.
 
Most mosaic pieces are a multi-step process. Most pieces are finished by grouting (though no-grout options will be discussed). Grout classes will be held separately, on the last Sunday of the Month.
 
Instructor: Jordan Thomas
 
For classes taking place on the Arts District campus, participants should check-in at Old Masonic Hall, 136 S. Main St., prior to class. 
 
Projects:
– 5/6 Terra Cotta Planter
– 5/13 Indoor Plaques / Frames
– 5/20 Up-cycled Bottle Lights
– 5/27 Door Number Plaque
– 6/3 Bead Earrings/Pendant
– 6/10 Pair of Coasters*
– 6/17 Terra Cotta Planter
– 6/24 Indoor Plaques / Frames
– 7/1 Record Clocks
– 7/8 Up-cycled Bottle Lights
– 7/15 Pair of Coasters*
– 7/22 Bead Earrings / Pendant
 
*Pair of Coasters Classes: Each participants will make two coasters. Take both classes to make a set of four coasters, or a second separate pair.
Intermediate Ceramics @ Ceramics Studio
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Intermediate Ceramics @ Ceramics Studio | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

 

This class is designed for the intermediate potter who can center and throw a tall cylinder and is ready to grow and advance to the next level of pottery shape making. This class will explore the process of making different shapes such as vases, bowls as well as mugs and handles. . 

To take this class, participants are required to have previously taken Beginner Wheel Throwing at BreckCreate in the past or to have communicated with the instructor about skill level PRIOR to registration.  Any participants who are not intermediate level will have their registration moved the a future Beginner Wheel Throwing class. You can email the instructor at scumugs@gmail.com

 

Instructor: Melissa Michel

Class participants, even pre-registered, are required to check-in at Old Masonic Hall, 136 S. Main St., prior to class. 

Zain Alam: Mountain Meditations @ Old Masonic Hall
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Zain Alam: Mountain Meditations @ Old Masonic Hall | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Join Artist-in-Residence, Zain Alam for an evening of musical storytelling.  Zain will share about his creative process and residency experience through a blend of audio, video and narration.  He will then perform music he composed during his stay described as “An Indian sense of raga is voiced through shimmering, single-coil guitars; concepts from Indo-Islamic poetry that find their way into lyrics blending English with Hindi-Urdu; the repetition of qawwali music restaged using the loops and breaks common to modern hip-hop.” The evening will conclude with a question/answer session. Light refreshments will be served.

Jun
25
Sat
All Ages Pick-A-Project @ Quandary Antiques Cabin
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
All Ages Pick-A-Project @ Quandary Antiques Cabin | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States
During these craft sessions you choose when you will arrive to complete a project of your choice. Each session there will be 3 different project options, that each will take about 60 – 90 minutes to complete. If you want to do more than one project, you can sign up for two or all three time-slots. Projects will cover a variety of crafts and mediums and will be more involved, so parents will need to assist very young kiddos. Participants ages 14 yrs and younger must be accompanied by an adult also registered for the workshop.
 
Time Slots. Arrive between:
9-10:15am (8 spots available)
10:45am-12pm (8 spots available)
12:15-1:30pm (8 spots available)
 
Instructor: Kia Neill
 
For classes taking place on the Arts District campus, participants should check-in at Old Masonic Hall, 136 S. Main St., prior to class. 
 
Mushrooms – Nature’s Recyclers @ Robert Whyte House
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Mushrooms - Nature's Recyclers @ Robert Whyte House | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Join artist, educator and environmental advocate Calder Kamin to learn about nature’s recyclers: mushrooms!  In these workshops, participants will get to transform trash into art by creating mushrooms from various materials.  Those mushrooms will be added to Calder’s Trail Mix installation during the Breckenridge International Festival of the Arts.  Participants will get to take one mushroom home with them!

All Ages Pick-A-Project @ Quandary Antiques Cabin
Jun 25 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
All Ages Pick-A-Project @ Quandary Antiques Cabin | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States
During these craft sessions you choose when you will arrive to complete a project of your choice. Each session there will be 3 different project options, that each will take about 60 – 90 minutes to complete. If you want to do more than one project, you can sign up for two or all three time-slots. Projects will cover a variety of crafts and mediums and will be more involved, so parents will need to assist very young kiddos. Participants ages 14 yrs and younger must be accompanied by an adult also registered for the workshop.
 
Time Slots. Arrive between:
9:00am -10:15am (8 spots available)
10:45am-12:00pm (8 spots available)
12:15pm-1:30pm (8 spots available)
 
Instructor: Kia Neill
 
Raku Firing @ Kiln Yard
Jun 25 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Raku Firing @ Kiln Yard | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

 

Enjoy a summer day outside in the kiln yard, firing ceramic pieces in a special gas firing. Students will be hands on during the firing process and firings may last up to 6 hours. Instructions include loading and manning the kiln while firing, taking out molten hot pieces and handling reduction chambers, removing char from pieces as well as any prep work. Participants are allowed up to 5 bisque sculptural or decorative pieces to Raku. Pieces must be larger than 5 inches and Raku glazed no later than the night PRIOR to class.  Check out the Glazing Techniques class to learn about glazing for Raku firings.

Instructor: Melissa Michel

For classes taking place on the Arts District campus, participants should check-in at Old Masonic Hall, 136 S. Main St., prior to class. 

 

Collect-Curate-Craft: Listening Closely, Deeply @ Tin Shop
Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Collect-Curate-Craft: Listening Closely, Deeply @ Tin Shop | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Following in the tradition of Deep Listening pioneered by Pauline Oliveros, students in “Collect – Curate – Craft” will be led to explore in Breckenridge the richness of sound unveiled with nothing more than a microphone. They will then be guided through processes of finding form in the act of listening, labeling, and editing sound (and any accompanying photo/video) as outlined by cinematographer Walter Much in his book, In the Blink of an Eye.

Students will need to bring a cell phone for recording sound and video and preferably a laptop for editing sound and video.  A limited number of laptops will be available for use on campus during the workshop. Please note whether you will need one of ours during registration.

Instructor: Zain Alam

All Ages Pick-A-Project @ Quandary Antiques Cabin
Jun 25 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
All Ages Pick-A-Project @ Quandary Antiques Cabin | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States
During these craft sessions you choose when you will arrive to complete a project of your choice. Each session there will be 3 different project options, that each will take about 60 – 90 minutes to complete. If you want to do more than one project, you can sign up for two or all three time-slots. Projects will cover a variety of crafts and mediums and will be more involved, so parents will need to assist very young kiddos. Participants ages 14 yrs and younger must be accompanied by an adult also registered for the workshop.
 
Time Slots. Arrive between:
9-10:15am (8 spots available)
10:45am-12pm (8 spots available)
12:15-1:30pm (8 spots available)
 
Instructor: Kia Neill
 
Precious Metal Clay + Enameled Jewelry @ Hot Shop
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Precious Metal Clay + Enameled Jewelry @ Hot Shop | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

 

In this class, every other week participants will have the opportunity to create jewelry with precious metal clay or enameling.  See below dates for each project.

6/11: Torch Enameled Jewelry: Torch fired enamel glass on copper will be explored to create earrings or pendants to take home.

6/25 + 7/23: Precious Metal Clay: Using clay infused with silver and torch firing out the bonding agents to create silver charms. Add beads to take home a pair of earrings or pendants.

Participants must be 15 or older to participate. The cost of the class includes materials and use of studio equipment. 

Instructor: Sharon Speedy

For classes taking place on the Arts District campus, participants should check-in at Old Masonic Hall, 136 S. Main St., prior to class. 

 

National Repertory Orchestra: Opening Night @ Riverwalk Center
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm
National Repertory Orchestra: Opening Night @ Riverwalk Center | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Reserved Seating
Doors open at 5:30PM

Carl Topilow, conductor
Christophe Koenig, violin

On the Program           
Coleman: Umoja: Anthem of Unity                                                        
Glazunov: Violin Concerto
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5

Program Details
Valerie Coleman (b. 1970)
           Umoja: Anthem of Unity                              

Alexander Glazunov (1865-1936)
            Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 82
            Christophe Koenig, violin

    1. Moderato
    2. Andante – cadenza
    3. Allegro

-INTERMISSION-

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
             Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47

    1. Moderato – Allegro non troppo
    2. Allegretto
    3. Largo
    4. Allegro non troppo

Pictured: Carl Topilow and the 2021 NRO
Photo by LovePris

Jun
26
Sun
Mosaic Grouting @ Quandary Antiques Cabin
Jun 26 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mosaic Grouting @ Quandary Antiques Cabin | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States
 
This class teaches how to grout a mosaic project into finished pieces. We will cover how to buy and select grout. The process of identifying and selecting the best color of grout for a project. Learning how to apply the grout to the project, remove excess grout, and clean the project. Then the last step, sealing the mosaic.
 
This class is designed to allow participants of the Beginner Mosaic classes finish their mosaic projects. Participants are encouraged to complete and bring multiple mosaic projects to finish in the grout class. Participants must be 15 or older to participate. The cost of the class includes materials.
 
Instructor: Jordan Thomas
 
For classes taking place on the Arts District campus, participants should check-in at Old Masonic Hall, 136 S. Main St., prior to class. 
 
 
Beginner Oil Painting @ Randall Barn
Jun 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Beginner Oil Painting @ Randall Barn | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States
 
Enjoy the adventure of creating your own work of art each week while becoming familiar with the basic methods, techniques, and tools of oil painting on canvas. Create a new painting each week while learning to use a variety of oils, solvents, brushes and supports. Acquire skills in underpainting, scumbling, glazing, Impasto, Alla Prima, and Sfumato techniques.
Instructor: Tracy Bligh
For classes taking place on the Arts District campus, participants should check-in at Old Masonic Hall, 136 S. Main St., prior to class. 
 
May 8: Wet-on-Wet Cloud Painting: Create a cloud painting using wet-on-wet techniques. Learn how to form radiant, believable clouds by softly blending various paint tones.
 
May 15: Snowy Fox in the Woods – Impressionist Style: Using complimentary colors of orange and blue, create a soft Impressionist Style painting of a furry fox nestled in the snowy woods.
 
May 22: Painting Garden of the Gods with an Underpainting: Discuss the purpose of an underpainting. Paint beautiful rock formations under a bold blue sky using warm light and cool shadows to create rock forms.
 
May 29: Dillon Lake – Abstract Cubism Style!: Paint an abstract painting of Dillon Lake with horizontal, linear and diagonal breaks of bold colors to separate the sky, mountains, lake, trees and sailboats.
 
June 5: River Rock Study: Starting with an acrylic underpainting, add colorful, scumbled river rocks. Next use a wash to glaze over our rocky river bed to create the illusion of the rocks being immersed in water. (Note:
This project uses 2 mediums. First acrylic, then oil.)
 
June 12: The Great Sand Dunes National Park – O’Keefe Style: With the use of line, color and composition create a modern style painting of the The Great Sand Dunes similar to Georgia O’Keefe’s Modern Minimalist style seen in her New Mexico landscapes.
 
June 19: Larger Than Life Gestural Hand Study Painting: Sketch one or more “larger than life” gestural hand poses on a large canvas adding shadows. Block-in the background with a complementary color to make the hands become 3D.
 
June 26: Plein Air Two-Point Perspective Painting of the Breck Create Campus: Learn how to compose your image by using one, two and three-point perspective to create depth and dimension. Loosely paint in mountains, cabins, sidewalks, etc, focusing on light and strong shadows to create forms.
 
July 3: Mt. Baldy Sunset Painting-Impasto Style!: Create a colorful sunset painting of Mt. Baldy Impasto style using a thick application of paint to show texture and reflect light. 
 
July 10: Washington Street in Autumn – Large Landscape: Create a landscape scene of Washington St. First sketch in Peak 8 for the background, then add a few houses for perspective. Finally line Washington street with evergreen trees and golden Aspens. Paint your scene from back to front.
 
July 17: Larger Than Life Columbine Painting: Sketch large Columbine flowers to fill your canvas. Blend a variety of soft tints and shades to create depth and dimension on the Columbine petals and stems.
 
July 24: Into the Woods: Paint a trail through a sunbeam and shadow laid forest. Paint towering evergreens and aspens with a winding dirt trail. Learn how to create the illusion of depth by adjusting the size of your
path and trees as they descend into the background.
 
July 31: Plein Air of the Blue River across from the Riverwalk Center: We will pack up our canvases, palettes and easels and take a short stroll downtown to paint the Blue River (weather permitting).
 
August 7: Mayflower Gulch with Cabins -Expressionist Style: Create a loose painting which communicates visually the feeling of the massive rugged mountains and enduring cabins rather than painting them in great detail.

 

Jun
28
Tue
Clay Animal Sculpture for Kids @ Ceramic Studio
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Clay Animal Sculpture for Kids @ Ceramic Studio | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

 

Welcome to the exciting world of clay sculpture! In this class, youth 6 and up will learn to use stoneware clay and a variety of tools to sculpt the wildlife of the Colorado Rocky Mountains!  Educational fun facts and photos will be introduced each class about the animal being sculpted. Each sculpture will be approximately 4-6 inches in height and will be kiln fired once the clay is dry. Attendees have the option of putting a mat underglaze on for color. 

June 7 Fox
June 14 Rabbit
June 21 Bobcat
June 28 Black Bear
July 5 Mountain Goat
July 12 Bighorn sheep
July 19 Moose
July 26 Wolf

For ages 6 and up. To ensure a spot, register online. Parents must register at Old Masonic Hall for first-time participants. Participants must be 6 or older to participate. The cost the class includes clay, tools and firing.

Instructor: Tracy Bligh

For classes taking place on the Arts District campus, participants should check-in at Old Masonic Hall, 136 S. Main St., prior to class. 

 

Crafts for Focused Tots @ Quandary Antiques Cabin
Jun 28 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Crafts for Focused Tots @ Quandary Antiques Cabin | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

 

This class would engage the young toddler from ages 3-5 in a focused art medium each week, emphasizing and enhancing their focus, fine motor, gross motor, communication, and visual artistic skills. For ages 3-5. To ensure a spot, register online. Parents are required to attend. Please register for child only.

Instructor: Paige P. Scheuermann

For classes taking place on the Arts District campus, participants should check-in at Old Masonic Hall, 136 S. Main St., prior to class. 

 

Teen Printmaking @ Randall Barn
Jun 28 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Teen Printmaking @ Randall Barn | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

 

Join us for a beginner class focusing on linoleum block printmaking techniques. Participants will jump into carving while learning about tools, methods of pressing, paper, inks, and more! We will work with soft cutting linoleum to create an image by taking away material. This class is designed for ages 12 – 19.Participants must be 12 or older to participate. The cost of the class includes materials. 

Instructor: Hannah Taylor

For classes taking place on the Arts District campus, participants should check-in at Old Masonic Hall, 136 S. Main St., prior to class. 

Jun
29
Wed
Creative Crafts for Kids @ Quandary Antiques Cabin
Jun 29 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Creative Crafts for Kids @ Quandary Antiques Cabin | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

 

This class would engage the youth from ages 6-12 in a focused art medium each week. Emphasizing and enhancing their focus and visual artistic skills. For ages 6 and up. To ensure a spot, register online. Parents must register at Old Masonic Hall for first-time participants. 

Instructor: Paige P. Scheuermann

For classes taking place on the Arts District campus, participants should check-in at Old Masonic Hall, 136 S. Main St., prior to class. 

 

Identifying + Drawing Mountain Flora @ Breckenridge Nordic Center
Jun 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Identifying + Drawing Mountain Flora @ Breckenridge Nordic Center | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States
 
Come and take a walk in the high elevation plant community. Look closely and consider the following: how do plants thrive while living at this altitude, where it snows during 8 months of the year and the ultraviolet light exposure is 40% more intense than at sea level?  We will observe this alpine environment to learn how to identify and record the life that grows in these mountains. We will explore a range of botanical drawing techniques, using pencil and pen as an attention-rich approach to seeing the resilient life that surrounds us. All art skill levels welcome!
 
Class time will include a combination of a short guided hike, illustration demonstrations, and time for participants to work independently.  This hike is rated easy for participants already acclimated to the altitude.  It starts at 10,000, is mostly flat with the possibility of needing to cross downed trees and shallow streams.  Please be prepared for several hours outside: wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes, a hat, have layers available, bring a water and a snack.    Expect to hike 1-1.5 miles roundtrip.
 
Participants must be 15 or older to participate. The cost of the class includes materials.
 
All classes will be held at the Cucumber Gulch Wildlife Preserve (Meet Outside Breckenridge Nordic Center, 9 Grandview Drive, Breckenridge).  As this class is held off campus, all participants must pre-register. Please note that the first three classes will be held on the upper trails which are only accessible via car.  The last three classes will be held on the lower trails that can be accessed via public transportation.  Please plan accordingly.  
Upcycled Sculpture for Teens @ Quandary Antiques Cabin
Jun 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Upcycled Sculpture for Teens @ Quandary Antiques Cabin | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Participants will be introduced to a variety of techniques in reusing and recycling found and everyday objects to create new works of art. From sculpture to wall hung works, we’ll explore a variety of mixed media and assemblage techniques while using materials such as cereal boxes, soda cans, bottle caps, old t-shirts, plastic bags, and so much more. Through creative experimentation, teens will explore expression through the medium of what essentially would be “trash”.

Participants must be 12 or older to participate. The cost of the class includes materials.

Instructor: Kia Neill

For classes taking place on the Arts District campus, participants should check-in at Old Masonic Hall, 136 S. Main St., prior to class.