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Aug
9
Tue
Crafts for Focused Tots @ Quandary Antiques Cabin
Aug 9 @ 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
Aug 9 @ 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. 

Aug
10
Wed
Creative Crafts for Kids @ Quandary Antiques Cabin
Aug 10 @ 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
Aug 10 @ 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
Aug 10 @ 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. 

 

Clay Hand Building @ Ceramics Studio
Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Clay Hand Building @ Ceramics Studio | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

 

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 surface decorating techniques using underglazes and sgraffito 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. Projects created in this class will not be completed until they are fired in a ceramic kiln. Kiln firings occur when there is enough work to fill the kiln. To pick up kiln fired pieces, please see a Breck Create team member at Old Masonic Hall.

While participants will not be able to complete a fired project in one class, they are encouraged to take the Ceramic Glazing class or attend a Ceramic Open Studio to complete their projects.

Instructor: Melissa Michel

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

Aug
11
Thu
Sunography: Cyanotypes for Teens @ Randall Barn
Aug 11 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunography:  Cyanotypes for Teens @ Randall Barn | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States
 
Teens will learn the cyanotype printing process and the basics of analogue photo printing from mixing the chemistry to exposing and developing an image. During the class, participants will make cyanotype photograms of flora on paper and tote bags, and they will be encouraged to experiment with composition when creating their images. This class will take place indoors and outdoors, so please dress appropriately and be aware that this class is weather dependent.
 
Please note that prints and tote bags will still be wet by the end of class. While participants can take them home at the end of class, we encourage them to leave their projects to allow them to dry overnight.
 
Participants must be 12 or older to participate. The cost of the class includes materials.
 
Instructor: Micaela Cadungog
 
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 Drawing @ Randall Barn
Aug 11 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Beginner Drawing @ Randall Barn | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

 

Each week we will go over tips and tricks to learn how to draw from life. Learning to draw from life is actually about learning to really see. We’ll go over a variety of approaches to starting and completing a drawing as well explore different drawing medium. Some weeks may be focused on meticulous perspective, while other weeks may be all about expressive gestural mark making. Some weeks we’ll play with color, and other weeks we’ll get messy using charcoal. During the warmer months, if the weather is appropriate, we may go outside to draw.

Instructor: Kia Neill

Participants must be 15 or older to participate. The cost of the class includes materials and use of tools. Non-members: $30 Members: $23

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 Glassblowing @ Hot Shop
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Beginner Glassblowing @ Hot Shop | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

 

Learn the art of lampworking (a form of glassblowing) by developing and honing your skills. Work with a torch and flame to melt glass rods into works of art and explore the possibilities of Borosilicate glass. Your creativity will blossom as you craft pendants, beads, marbles and so much more. Safety is an extremely high priority in this class. Please wear natural fiber clothing (such as cotton or wool) and if possible, we encourage student with glasses to wear contact lenses. Glass pieces must be kiln fired overnight.  Completed pieces can be picked up the next day.

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

Instructor: Jared Clauer

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

 

Beginner Wheel Throwing @ Ceramics Studio
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Beginner Wheel Throwing @ Ceramics Studio | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

 

This adult class offers an introduction to the comprehensive process of ceramics and pottery, and students will practice both wheel throwing and hand building techniques. Other skills that will be covered include: wedging, trimming, and attachments. Each class will start with a specific skill-focused demonstration, and students can expect supportive guidance from our instructor.

Please note that ceramics is a multistep process. While participants will not be able to complete a fired project in one class, they are encouraged to take the Ceramic Glazing class or attend a Ceramic Open Studio to complete their projects.

Firings occur when there is enough work to fill the kiln.

Instructor: Melissa Michel

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

Aug
12
Fri
Nature Poems + Collage @ Old Masonic Hall Patio
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Nature Poems + Collage @ Old Masonic Hall Patio | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Nature has long inspired writer and artist alike.  In this workshop, combine words and visuals to create your own nature inspired work of art!

Class include use of tools and cost of materials.  Recommended for ages 6+.

Instructor: Kimberly Nicoletti

Toddler Art @ Quandary Antiques Cabin
Aug 12 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Toddler Art @ Quandary Antiques Cabin | Blue River | Colorado | United States

 

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

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

Hiking Sticks @ Fuqua Livery Stable
Aug 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hiking Sticks @ Fuqua Livery Stable | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Come learn how to size, sand, embellish and seal natural branches to create a personalized hiking stick.

Class includes the use of tools and cost of materials.  Recommended for ages 15+.

Instructor: Allen Schapansky 

Aug
13
Sat
Edible Foraging + Cooking w/ Wild Food Girl @ Colorado Mountain College Parking Lot
Aug 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Edible Foraging + Cooking w/ Wild Food Girl @ Colorado Mountain College Parking Lot | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Edible wild plants are the best kind of food—free, organic, and delicious. What edible plants can be found in Breckenridge? Join Wild Food Girl (Erica Davis) for a walk and talk on edible wild plants in the area—including identification, harvest, use, and sustainability—followed by hands-on food preparation and a tasting back at the Arts District. Erica has been eating wild plants for more than 20 years and is currently working on a book about the subject. Find her at www.wildfoodgirl.com.

Class includes the use of tools and cost of materials.  This class is recommended for ages 15+.  

Please note that this class starts at near the river at Colorado Mountain College Breckenridge Campus for foraging and resumes at Old Masonic Hall for the cooking.  Participants will need a vehicle.

Summer Saturday @ Quandary Antiques Cabin
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Summer Saturday @ Quandary Antiques Cabin | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States
 
Explore the Arts District campus and enjoy free activities and entertainment for the whole family, monthly from 10am–1pm. Bring your clean, label-free soft plastics for visiting Artist-in-Residence, Calder Kamin, to incorporate into a community sculpture to be debuted at Breckenridge International Festival of the Arts (BIFA) in August.* All ages welcome. Parents must attend with children.
 
Summer Saturday Activities
 
Gallery @ OMH: Exhibitions
 
Fuqua Livery Stable: Plastic Collection for Visiting Artist-in-Residence, Calder Kamin*
 
Quandary Antiques Cabin: All Ages Crafts w/ Karen Fischer
 
Tin Shop + Robert Whyte House: Visiting Artists-in-Residence
 
Ceramic Studio, Lower Level: Co-Op Artists
 
Ridge Street Art Square: Live Music on the AirStage
 
*6/18 + 7/16 dates only.

 

 

Spider Brooches @ Robert Whyte House
Aug 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Spider Brooches @ Robert Whyte House | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Join artist, educator and activist, Calder Kamin to turn trash into spider brooches, inspired by Ben Roth’s trail mix installation.  Recommended for ages 6+.

Class includes the use of tools and materials.

 

DIY Environmental Signs @ Randall Barn
Aug 13 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
DIY Environmental Signs @ Randall Barn | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

The time is now to speak up and take action about environmental sustainability.  Inspired by Justin Brice Guarglia’s We Are The Asteroid, make your own signs with ecological messages using paint on reclaimed wood.

Class includes use of tools and cost of materials.  Recommended for ages 10+.

Instructor:  Paige P. Scheuermann

Aug
14
Sun
Create A Musical Instrument @ Quandary Antiques Cabin
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Create A Musical Instrument @ Quandary Antiques Cabin | Blue River | Colorado | United States

Let’s make beautiful music together by create homemade instruments from varied materials. 

Class includes the use of tools and the cost of materials. Recommended for ages 1-6 (Parental supervision required).

Instructor: Paige P Scheuermann

Shrinky Dinks @ Fuqua Livery Stable
Aug 14 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Shrinky Dinks @ Fuqua Livery Stable | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Using permanent markers and a toaster oven, you’ll learn how to turn plastic waste into miniature artworks!

Class includes use of tools and cost of materials. Recommended for ages 6+.

Instructor: Kia Neill

Mirror Mosaics @ Quandary Antiques Cabin
Aug 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mirror Mosaics @ Quandary Antiques Cabin | Blue River | Colorado | United States

Upcycle old mirrors and CDs into a reflective mosaic composition.  

Class includes the cost use of tools and cost of materials.  Recommended for ages 15 and up.

Instructor:  Tracy Bligh