Alpine Arts Center in Edwards hosts Thanksgiving art activities |

Alpine Arts Center in Edwards hosts Thanksgiving art activities

Vacations camps for children delve into all mediums of art, including clay, mixed-media sculptures, and paintings, such as the Thanksgiving fruit basket paintings pictured.

EDWARDS — When you’re ready for a break from the cold, Alpine Arts Center is the perfect way to spend a morning or an afternoon getting creative during vacation. From Thanksgiving vacation art camps to Cocktails & Canvas and Paint Pottery, Alpine Arts Center offers classes and drop-in activities for all ages.

Kids vacation art camps are scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday of Thanksgiving week. For flexibility, parents can register their children for individual art camp sessions or multiple sessions. Morning camps for ages 3 to 6 and 7 to 12 are held from 9 a.m. to noon, and 7-to 12-year-olds can also select to do afternoon or full-day camps. Lauren Merrill, owner of Alpine Arts Center explains, “Within a single camp session, children are exposed to multiple mediums such as painting, clay, sculpture and drawing. Our instructors are there to guide children through projects and make sure they are learning new art skills and having fun.”

For adults, Alpine Arts Center offers Cocktails & Canvas or Cocktails & Clay events every Wednesday and Saturday night, as well as a regular schedule of classes and private lessons. The cocktails classes are a great alternative to dinner and a movie, designed for artists of all levels, especially beginners. An instructor guides the group through a featured project of the night, which is either an acrylic painting on canvas or a clay sculpture. Beer and wine are served at Alpine Arts Center’s bar, and at the end of the class participants have a finished masterpiece to take home. In addition to scheduled classes, drop-in hours for paint pottery, crafts, clay and painting during vacation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., excluding Thanksgiving Day. Alpine Arts Center will help drop-in customers select a project that can be worked on independently for up to a few hours. Drop-in pricing is $12 per participant plus materials.

For more information on Alpine Arts Center programs and special vacation activities, visit http://www.alpinearts or call 970-926-2732.

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