With summer just around the corner, Alpine Arts Center is kicking off a new scholarship program for adults to take advantage of their summer class and workshop offerings. Alpine Arts Center's summer schedule runs from June 1 through Aug. 31, with a full lineup of classes such as beginning pottery and digital photography, and a variety of special workshops including "the amazing airbrush," "Internet marketing for artists," Photoshop, plein air painting and more. Anyone who lives or works in Eagle County can apply for a scholarship.
"We want adults in our community to be able to take advantage of the variety of classes we have to offer, whether they are interested in learning a new skill for professional development or want to pursue art for personal reasons," said Lauren Merrill, owner of Alpine Arts Center. "The adult scholarships are not based solely on financial need, and the committee will consider each applicant's individual situation and award scholarships to the most deserving candidates."
According to Merrill, Alpine Arts Center has a youth scholarship program in place through The Youth Foundation, which has provided a number of families with the financial means to expose their children to the visual arts. Applications are currently being accepted for Alpine Arts Center's summer camps, offered for ages 3-6, 7-12, and teens. These camps are based on weekly themes such as "animal adventures" and "sparkle, shimmer and glitter" for kids, and "teen clay camp," "two dimensional art" and "textiles" for teens. Camps incorporate many art mediums including painting, clay sculpture, drawing, printmaking, jewelry and mixed-media, and involve both indoor and outdoor art activities.
"Both scholarship programs are important to growing the arts in our community, especially at a time when the arts are being cut from schools and the economy has forced many people to limit spending" Merrill said.
To apply for either scholarship, go to Alpine Arts Center's website and fill out an application. Adult scholarship applications are due by May 25 for committee review, and scholarships for children and teens are accepted on an ongoing basis. To make a donation to support either or both of these scholarship programs, contact Alpine Arts Center.
For more information about Alpine Arts Center, their scholarship programs, or to view their summer schedule and register online, visit www.alpineartscenter.org or call 970-926-2732.