Jan
26
Tue
Winter Wonderland Plein Air @ Gold Run Nordic Center
Jan 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Winter Wonderland Plein Air @ Gold Run Nordic Center

 

This class will take advantage of the beautiful winter scenery by taking our paints outdoors! We will spend the majority of class outside learning about light, color and layers in nature. All levels are welcome!

Materials suggestion:
Paints of choice, with at least five colors to mix between. Preferably a yellow ocher, blue, cadmium red, white and green. All colors can be made with these but the more the better!
A jar with a lid to rinse brushes
Rag/paper towel
Paint pallet/paper plate/ plastic Tupperware
Stool/bucket for sitting
Small easel if available
Paper/primed canvas/primed panel for painting on
Brushes – at least three sizes, small, medium, large
Water bottle for rinsing brushes/extra for drinking.

Add the optional $10 materials fee if you are not bringing your own materials. The materials fee includes the use of watercolor paint, brushes, pencils, and watercolor paper. Participants will take home any finished paintings.

Toddler Art – Take + Make Craft Kit @ Old Masonic Hall
Jan 26 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Toddler Art - Take + Make Craft Kit @ Old Masonic Hall

 

Entertain your toddler with mini-crafts for mini-artists. Projects are for ages 1-5 and provide parents an opportunity to be creative with their young ones. Reserve online and pick up your craft kits to complete them in the safety of your own home! A limited number of craft kits are available so only 2 kits per customer please.

Craft kits will be available for pick up from 9am-9pm Tuesday-Sunday from Washington Ave side of Old Masonic Hall. Please allow 24 hours between reservation and pickup. Video tutorials will be posted on our YouTube and Facebook every Tuesday and Friday.

 

1/12 – New Years Flower

1/15 – Bubble Painting

1/19 – Geometric Canvas Painting

1/22 – Pine Cone Decor

1/26 – Polar Bear Plate

1/29 – Handprint Sunflower

2/2 – Cardboard Roll Painting

2/5 – Tissue Paper Snakes

 

 

Crochet Circle – Online @ Online via Zoom
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Crochet Circle - Online @ Online via Zoom

 

Crochet Crafts is designed for beginners to learn to crochet with basic stitches and techniques, learn to read patterns and design your own crochet crafts. For example, a 5 x 5 square pattern will be used to build a scarf or vest. Participants must be 10 or older to participate.  

To complete this class at home you will need:

A pair of scissors

 

Tools + materials are available for a rent for a refundable $25 deposit.  Yarn color is green.  If you would like to purchase your own tools and materials, please see below list for recommendations. Non-members: $20 Members: $15

Instructor: Tracy VanAnderson

This is an online class held as a Zoom call. The deadline for registration is 12:00 pm on the day of the class.  The Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants at 12:05 pm the day of the class.

 

If you would like to purchase your own tools + materials, here is what is needed to participate in this class:

  • 1 skein of yarn preferably medium weight (Instructor recommends Caron Cakes brand)
  • 1 crochet needle – sized as suggested on the yarn package (Caron Cakes suggests 5 mm, US – H/8)
Young Writers Club @ Online via Zoom
Jan 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Young Writers Club @ Online via Zoom

 

Join us each week for inspiration, collaboration, and guidance in creative writing. We spend time each week writing, discussing a different novel, sharing our work and offering positive feedback for each other’s writing. Free journals are available to all students. To arrange for journal pick up email Drea Edwards at drea@breckcreate.org. 

For ages 10-14. *Age range flexible. To ensure a spot, register online.

Instructor: Kimberly Nicoletti

This is an online class held as a Zoom call. The deadline for registration is 3:00 pm on the day of the class.  The Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants at 3:05 pm the day of the class.

Jan
28
Thu
Kids N’ Clay – Online @ Online via Zoom
Jan 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Kids N' Clay - Online @ Online via Zoom

 

This class is designed for children to explore creative projects using ceramic clay through pinching, coiling and slab techniques. Each session will be a different project from sculpture to utilitarian to stimulate creativity in a playful way. Participants must be 6 or older to participate. The cost the class includes clay, tools and firing. Non-members $15 Members $12

Materials kits will be available for pick up from 9am-9pm Tuesday-Sunday from Washington Ave side of Old Masonic Hall. Please allow 24 hours between reservation and pickup.

To complete this class at home you will need:

  • Canvas or old pillowcase for a working surface. Thick newspaper also works.
  • Scissors
  • Plastic bag
  • Rolling Pin or a jar or bottle to be used as such
  • Water
  • Items around house to make texture (example: stamps, old jewelry, yarn, doilies, anything that will make an impression in clay)

Instructor: Melissa Michel

This is an online class held as a Zoom call. The deadline for registration is 1:00 pm on the day of the class.  The Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants at 1:05 pm the day of the class.

While tools and materials are included in the kit for this class, we kindly request that you return any reusable tools to the Breck Create drop box located at the Washington Ave. side entrance of Old Masonic Hall.  If you would like to keep the materials, we kindly request a small “pay it forward” donation which assists us in maintaining our creative offerings at low or no cost to all members of our community. 

Clay Hand-Building – Online @ Online via Zoom
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Clay Hand-Building - Online @ Online via Zoom

This class will experience clay hand building through the method of slab construction and slab manipulation, pinching and coiling to create decorative and also functional pieces. Projects will include cylinder vessels, slab boxes and pockets, tumblers, cups, mugs and plates. This class will also explore using underglazes and sgraffito techniques for surface decoration as well as texture techniques and slip trailing that will make your utilitarian pieces come to life with design.

Please note that ceramics is a multistep process. While participants will not be able to complete a project in a single class, they are encouraged to take another class and/or open studio to complete their project. Firings occur when there is enough work to fill the kiln.

To complete this class at home you will need:

Canvas or old pillowcase for a working surface. Thick newspaper also works.
Small mixing container
Xacto knife
Scissors
Plastic bag
Water
Items around house to make texture (example: stamps, old jewelry, yarn, doilies, anything that will make an impression in clay)

 

Instructor: Melissa Michel

Participants must be 15 or older to participate. The cost of the class includes clay and firing. Tools are available to rent for a $25 refundable deposit. Non-members: $30  Members: $23

This is an online class held as a Zoom call. The deadline for registration is 4:00 pm on the day of the class.  The Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants at 4:05 pm the day of the class.

 

If you would like to purchase your own tools + materials, here is what is needed to participate in this class:

Paper + Pencil

12” ruler

Paint brush

Rolling pin

An 8-piece ceramic tool kit that should include:

  • 1 double end loop trimming tool
  • 1 large loop trimming tool
  • 1 metal rib
  • 1 needle tool
  • 1 wire cutting tool
  • 1 wooden rib
  • 1 wooden modeling tool
  • 1 yellow sponge
Jan
29
Fri
Toddler Art – Take + Make Craft Kit @ Old Masonic Hall
Jan 29 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Toddler Art - Take + Make Craft Kit @ Old Masonic Hall

 

Entertain your toddler with mini-crafts for mini-artists. Projects are for ages 1-5 and provide parents an opportunity to be creative with their young ones. Reserve online and pick up your craft kits to complete them in the safety of your own home! A limited number of craft kits are available so only 2 kits per customer please.

Craft kits will be available for pick up from 9am-9pm Tuesday-Sunday from Washington Ave side of Old Masonic Hall. Please allow 24 hours between reservation and pickup. Video tutorials will be posted on our YouTube and Facebook every Tuesday and Friday.

 

1/12 – New Years Flower

1/15 – Bubble Painting

1/19 – Geometric Canvas Painting

1/22 – Pine Cone Decor

1/26 – Polar Bear Plate

1/29 – Handprint Sunflower

2/2 – Cardboard Roll Painting

2/5 – Tissue Paper Snakes

 

 

Oil Painting – Online @ Online via Zoom
Jan 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Oil Painting - Online @ Online via Zoom

 

A fun and vibrant afternoon class for all levels with no experience necessary. Participants will learn about the basic of oil, form and materials needed to bring a painting to life. With step by step instruction and guidance, participants will create a winter themed painting.

To complete this class at home you will need:

  • Something to protect your work area like newspaper, carboard or an old pillowcase.
  • Paper towels or rags
  • Masking or Painter’s Tape

Participants must be 15 or older to participate. Tools are available for rent for a refundable $50 deposit. If you would like to purchase your own tools + materials, please see below list for recommendations. Non-members: $20 Members: $15

Instructor: Jaime Stang

This is an online class held as a Zoom call. The deadline for registration is 11:00 am on the day of the class.  The Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants at 11:05 am the day of the class.

 

If you would like to purchase your own tools + materials, here is what is needed participate in this class:

Canvas or Canvas board sized 11×14 or 16×20

2 in brush

Round detail brush

Round medium brush

Odorless Mineral Spirits

A cup or container for cleaning brushes

A paint palette or Styrofoam plates

An easel – standing or tabletop

A pencil and eraser

Oil Paints in the following colors:

  • alizarin crimson
  • cadmium yellow
  • ivory black
  • titanium white
  • ultramarine blue
Linocut Printmaking – Online @ Online via Zoom
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Linocut Printmaking - Online @ Online via Zoom

 

This beginner class will focus on linoleum block printmaking techniques. Participants will learn about printmaking materials as well as how to use tools safely to create a finished print by the end of class. Participants must be 15 or older to participate. 

To complete this class at home you will need:

Something to protect your work area like newspaper, carboard or an old pillowcase.

Paper towels or rags

Running water

 

Tools are available to rent for a refundable $50 deposit. If you would like to purchase your own tools + materials, please see below list for recommendations. Non-members: $20 Members: $15

Instructor: Callie Glidden

This is an online class held as a Zoom call. The deadline for registration is 4:00 pm on the day of the class.  The Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants at 4:05 pm the day of the class.

 

If you would like to purchase your own tools + materials, here is what is needed participate in this class:

4×6 in linoleum block

5×7 in Printmaking paper – Heavy stock

Barren

Brayer (roller)

Inking Plate or Piece of Plexi-glass

Linoleum Cutting Tool Set with numbers 1-5 gauge tips

Newsprint

Water based printmaking ink – Any color

Online Date Night: Light My Fire – Candle Making @ Online via Zoom
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Online Date Night: Light My Fire - Candle Making @ Online via Zoom

Mingle and make from the safety of your home! Try our first virtual Date Night and create candles with Breckenridge Candle Cabin!  These all natural, non-toxic, environmentally safe aromatherapy candles that will revitalize your spaces and mood.

Non-members: $25 Members: $18. Tickets will include 1 drink of beer or wine. Available drinks are Upslope Craft Lager, Upslope India Pale Ale, Black Box Cabernet Sauvignon + Black Box Pinot Grigio. Participants must be 21 or older to attend.  ID’s will be checked at pickup.  

Materials kits will be available for pick up from 9am-9pm Tuesday-Sunday from Washington Ave side of Old Masonic Hall. Please allow 24 hours between reservation and pickup.

 

To complete this activity at home you will need:

A heat safe vessel that can fit into a large saucepan

Large saucepan

Access to a stove

Markers, pens and other decorative tools

Optional: 1 oz of your favorite essential oil

 

This is an online class held as a Zoom call. The deadline for registration is 5:00 pm on the day of the class.  The Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants at 5:05 pm the day of the class.

Jan
30
Sat
Glass Beaded Jewelry – Online @ Online via Zoom
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Glass Beaded Jewelry - Online @ Online via Zoom

 

In this class, participants will create beautiful jewelry pieces choosing from handblown glass focal beads and finishing them with a variety of complimentary beads.

Participants must be 15 or older to participate. The cost of the class includes materials. Tools are available for rent for a refundable $50 deposit. If you would like to purchase your own tools, please see below list for recommendations. Non-members: $30 Members: $23

Instructor: Tricia Stokes

This is an online class held as a Zoom call. The deadline for registration is 4:00 pm on the day of the class.  The Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants at 4:05 pm the day of the class.

 

If you would like to purchase your own tools, here is what is needed participate in this class:

Various pliers including:

  • Chain-nose
  • Flat-nose
  • Round-nose
  • Bent Chain-nose
  • Crimping
  • Side Cutters

A black permanent marker

Measuring tape

A dish or container to hold beads + crimps

Optional: Micrometer

Jan
31
Sun
Mucky Buddies – Take + Make Craft Kit @ Old Masonic Hall
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mucky Buddies - Take + Make Craft Kit @ Old Masonic Hall

 

A spin off of the Muddy Buddies kids ceramics class, Mucky Buddies is a non-ceramics sculpture class. We’ll make our own sculpture and art materials using mostly household items and explore different ways of creating and having fun with our homemade materials. We’ll make slime, salt dough, model magic and raid the recycle bin for project materials as well, and then sculpt all kinds of creations from monsters to holiday ornaments. Think mad-scientist meets artist. For most projects, things will get messy, so be prepared. Kids might want to create a “mad artist” notebook, to make notes on our experiments. Great for all members of the family!

Ages under 6 years will require hands on assistance of their parents or older siblings.

Each kit will contain projects for two individuals. A limited number of craft kits are available so only 2 kits per customer please.

Craft kits will be available for pick up from 9am-9pm Tuesday-Sunday from Washington Ave side of Old Masonic Hall. Please allow 24 hours between reservation and pickup.  Video tutorials to complete each activity will be posted on our YouTube and Facebook same day.

To complete this class at home you will need:

Something to protect your work area like newspaper, carboard or an old pillowcase

Mixing Bowl
Mixing spoon/spatula
Scissors
Rolling pin, or a jar or bottle to use as such

Optional, but helpful items to have on hand are:

Hole punch
Stapler
Hot glue gun
Food coloring

Developing Drawing Skills – Online @ Online via Zoom
Jan 31 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Developing Drawing Skills - Online @ Online via Zoom

 

This all levels drawing class focuses on strategies and exercises for drawing from life as well as the imagination, while exploring different drawing medium and approach. Each week we will cover different aspects of drawing as we practice skills in observation, understanding light, elements of design and composition; while not taking ourselves too seriously and have fun!

To complete this class at home you will need:

Something to protect your work area like newspaper, carboard or an old pillowcase.

 

Participants must be 15 or older to participate. Tools + materials are available to rent for a refundable $50 deposit. If you would like to purchase your own tools + materials, please see below list for recommendations. Non-members: $20 Members: $15

Instructor: Kia Neill

This is an online class held as a Zoom call. The deadline for registration is 12:00 pm on the day of the class.  The Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants at 12:05 pm the day of the class.

 

If you would like to purchase your own tools + materials, here is what is needed to participate in this class:

3 Drawing Pencils – 2H, 4H, 6B

2 Woodless Graphite Pencils – HB, 4B

2 erasers – kneaded and hard

1 large blending stump

3 Sharpie Markers – fine, ultra-fine, chisel tip

1 set of compressed pastels, 4 colors – white, black, tan, rust

1 set of primary color conte crayons, 4 colors – red, yellow, blue, green

2 pieces of black charcoal and 1 piece of white charcoal

Pencil sharpener

12” ruler

1 wooden skewer

2 paint brushes

Masking tape

Small amount of Acetone (i.e. nail polish) + small glass jar

A clipboard large enough to fit 9×12 in paper

An easel – standing or tabletop

9×12 in drawing or mixed media paper

9×12 in tracing paper

9×12 in clear acetate

9×12 in watercolor paper

Feb
1
Mon
Private Classes @ Arts District Campus
Feb 1 – Mar 1 all-day
Private Classes @ Arts District Campus

 

BCA offers private workshops of varying lengths in the following mediums: ceramics, crafts and artisanal products, drawing, glassblowing, metalsmithing, painting, photography, printmaking, textiles/sewing, welding and woodworking.

For individuals | $100/person

For groups of 3+ | $50/person

Class capacity depends upon medium.  To schedule a private workshop, please contact Drea Edwards at 970-547-3116 ext 3 or drea@breckcreate.org.

Please note: To secure preferred workshop date, reservations are best made two weeks in advance for both group and individual  workshops.  Scheduling is dependent on instructor availability.  Certain mediums may incur extra materials costs.

Participants will be charged full amount unless cancellation is requested 72 hours in advance.  Credit card information will be collected upon booking.

For the safety of our staff and patrons, all participants are required to wear a mask and to take a medical self-assessment at check-in.  Please allow a minimum of 10 minutes prior to class start for this updated registration process.

 

Feb
2
Tue
Winter Wonderland Plein Air @ Gold Run Nordic Center
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Winter Wonderland Plein Air @ Gold Run Nordic Center

 

This class will take advantage of the beautiful winter scenery by taking our paints outdoors! We will spend the majority of class outside learning about light, color and layers in nature. All levels are welcome!

Materials suggestion:
Paints of choice, with at least five colors to mix between. Preferably a yellow ocher, blue, cadmium red, white and green. All colors can be made with these but the more the better!
A jar with a lid to rinse brushes
Rag/paper towel
Paint pallet/paper plate/ plastic Tupperware
Stool/bucket for sitting
Small easel if available
Paper/primed canvas/primed panel for painting on
Brushes – at least three sizes, small, medium, large
Water bottle for rinsing brushes/extra for drinking.

Add the optional $10 materials fee if you are not bringing your own materials. The materials fee includes the use of watercolor paint, brushes, pencils, and watercolor paper. Participants will take home any finished paintings.

Toddler Art @ Old Masonic Hall
Feb 2 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Toddler Art @ Old Masonic Hall

 

Bring your toddler to the Arts District Campus for a mini-class for mini-artists. Projects are thirty minutes long and will provide parents an opportunity to be creative with their young ones.

For ages 1-5. To ensure a spot, register online. Parents are required to attend. Please register for child only.

Instructor: Paige P. Scheuermann

All participants must wear a mask and will be screened upon arrival. Please allow a minimum of 15 minutes prior to class start for the registration process.

Crochet Circle – Online @ Online via Zoom
Feb 2 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Crochet Circle - Online @ Online via Zoom

 

Crochet Crafts is designed for beginners to learn to crochet with basic stitches and techniques, learn to read patterns and design your own crochet crafts. For example, a 5 x 5 square pattern will be used to build a scarf or vest. Participants must be 10 or older to participate.  

To complete this class at home you will need:

A pair of scissors

 

Tools + materials are available for a rent for a refundable $25 deposit.  Yarn color is green.  If you would like to purchase your own tools and materials, please see below list for recommendations. Non-members: $20 Members: $15

Instructor: Tracy VanAnderson

This is an online class held as a Zoom call. The deadline for registration is 12:00 pm on the day of the class.  The Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants at 12:05 pm the day of the class.

 

If you would like to purchase your own tools + materials, here is what is needed to participate in this class:

  • 1 skein of yarn preferably medium weight (Instructor recommends Caron Cakes brand)
  • 1 crochet needle – sized as suggested on the yarn package (Caron Cakes suggests 5 mm, US – H/8)
Young Writers Club @ Online via Zoom
Feb 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Young Writers Club @ Online via Zoom

 

Join us each week for inspiration, collaboration, and guidance in creative writing. We spend time each week writing, discussing a different novel, sharing our work and offering positive feedback for each other’s writing. Free journals are available to all students. To arrange for journal pick up email Drea Edwards at drea@breckcreate.org. 

For ages 10-14. *Age range flexible. To ensure a spot, register online.

Instructor: Kimberly Nicoletti

This is an online class held as a Zoom call. The deadline for registration is 3:00 pm on the day of the class.  The Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants at 3:05 pm the day of the class.

Feb
3
Wed
After School Art @ Old Masonic Hall
Feb 3 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
After School Art @ Old Masonic Hall

 

Get creative in a fun and relaxed environment! During each session, children will work on a new project, pushing the boundaries of imagination and invention. They will have the opportunity to explore new materials and techniques using a variety of mediums.

For ages 6 and up. To ensure a spot, register online. Parents must register at Old Masonic Hall for first-time participants.

All participants must wear a mask and will be screened upon arrival. Please allow a minimum of 15 minutes prior to class start for the registration process.

Kids N’ Clay @ Old Masonic Hall
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kids N' Clay @ Old Masonic Hall

 

This class is designed for children to explore creative projects using ceramic clay through pinching, coiling and slab techniques. Each session will be a different project from sculpture to utilitarian to stimulate creativity in a playful way.

Participants must be 6 or older to participate. The cost the class includes clay, tools and firing. Non-members $15 Members $12

All participants must wear a mask and will be screened upon arrival. Please allow a minimum of 15 minutes prior to class start for the registration process.