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May
19
Thu
Beginner Drawing @ Randall Barn
May 19 @ 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

Beginner Wheel Throwing @ Ceramics Studio
May 19 @ 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. 

May
20
Fri
Toddler Art @ Quandary Antiques Cabin
May 20 @ 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

Glazing Techniques @ Ceramic Studio
May 20 @ 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
May 20 @ 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
 
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
May 20 @ 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. 

May
21
Sat
Photography for Hikers @ Varies by class
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Photography for Hikers @ Varies by class | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States
Improve your photography skills while enjoying some fresh air on some local trails. Learn some tips on photo composition to help you compose a dynamic shot to begin with, as well as tips on camera operation, whether you will be using your camera phone or your DSLR camera. In addition to bringing cameras, students should also be able and prepared for a light to intermediate hike, with proper footwear, attire, water, snacks, and anything else they may need. Anticipate 1-3 miles of hiking. Participants must be 10 or older to participate. The cost of the class includes materials.

Instructor: Kia Neill
 
Each session we will meet at a different Trailhead to explore and take pictures. Parking at the trail head could be busy, so allow for plenty of time to find a parking spot. Or consider taking the bus.
 
We will meet at the following locations on the following dates:
 
05/21  Meeting point: B&B Trail Head Parking : https://goo.gl/maps/jnrNWz3uuVX5azaP7
Bus: Breckenridge Free Ride Purple Route stop 305 French Gulch : https://goo.gl/maps/HvP7jtb1etLvBGEb8
 
06/11  Meeting point: Gold Hill Trail Head Parking : https://goo.gl/maps/kBVihZJuP4xk2Tng8
Bus: Summit Stage Bus Frisco/Breck stop Revette Drive : https://goo.gl/maps/2cj28tNnsoMkaz538
 
07/09  Meeting point: Snowflake Lake Trailhead : https://goo.gl/maps/uJKrE4fBpcqZZ2yMA
Bus: Breckenridge Free Ride Yellow Route stop 13 Beaver Run : https://goo.gl/maps/JYNzCvrUFSRAVbMt5
 
08/20  Meeting point: Iowa Hill Trail Head Parking
Bus: Breckenridge Free Ride Yellow Route stop 55 Breckenridge Terrace 2 :

 

 

Raku Firing @ Kiln Yard
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Raku Firing @ Kiln Yard

 

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

 

Collect-Curate-Craft: Listening Closely, Deeply @ Tin Shop
May 21 @ 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

May
22
Sun
Beginner Oil Painting @ Randall Barn
May 22 @ 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
 
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.

 

May
24
Tue
Crafts for Focused Tots @ Quandary Antiques Cabin
May 24 @ 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

 

Young Writer’s Club @ Quandary Antiques Cabin
May 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Young Writer's Club @ Quandary Antiques Cabin | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

 

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. For ages 10 and up. To ensure a spot, register online. Parents must register at Old Masonic Hall for first-time participants.

Instructor: Kimberly Nicoletti

 

 

May
25
Wed
Beginner Metalsmithing Projects @ Hot Shop
May 25 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Beginner Metalsmithing Projects @ Hot Shop | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States
 
In this class, students will be exposed to a new technique every week. No experience required. Students will be able to take home a finished project each week and will develop skills to explore their practice independently.
Please note that for advanced classes, participants must have prior metalsmithing experience in order to complete the project within the provided class time.

Instructor: Kerri Anne Stassen

04/06: Enameling
04/13: Stacking Rings
04/20: NO CLASS
04/27: Copper Pet/Name Tags

05/25 Stacking Rings
06/01 Spinner Ring
06/08 Stacking Rings
06/15 Bail Making With Silver Pendant – Advanced
06/22 Stacking Rings
06/29 Silver Pendant
07/06 Bezel Making With Silver Pendant – Advanced
07/13 NO CLASS
07/20 Spinner Ring
07/27 Silver Pendant
08/03 Stacking Rings

 

 

Clay Hand Building @ Ceramics Studio
May 25 @ 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 kilm. 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. 

May
26
Thu
Beginner Drawing @ Randall Barn
May 26 @ 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

Beginner Wheel Throwing @ Ceramics Studio
May 26 @ 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. 

May
27
Fri
Toddler Art @ Quandary Antiques Cabin
May 27 @ 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

Beginner Mosaics @ Quandary Antiques Cabin
May 27 @ 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
 
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.
Date Night: Gentle Strokes – Acrylic Painting @ Old Masonic Hall
May 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Date Night: Gentle Strokes - Acrylic Painting @ Old Masonic Hall | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States
Date Night Painting

Come mingle with other couples for an romantic evening of entertaining art instruction. Enjoy a drink while you complete an acrylic painting that is uniquely yours and hopefully gain a new talent that you are interested in exploring! Tickets will include 1 drink of beer or wine. Additional drinks are available for purchase. Participants must be 21 or older to attend.

Instructor: Tracy Bligh

May
28
Sat
All Ages Pick-A-Project @ Quandary Antiques Cabin
May 28 @ 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