Art activities on tap at Alpine Arts Center in Edwards through Jan. 5 |

Art activities on tap at Alpine Arts Center in Edwards through Jan. 5

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Kids vacation art camps take place weekdays through Jan. 5 (except Christmas and New Year's day) at Alpine Arts Center.
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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 over vacation. From December vacation art camps to Cocktails & Canvas and pottery painting, Alpine Arts Center offers classes and drop-in activities for all ages. Arts instructors from the center can also travel for art classes to your home or hotel with 24 hours advance notice.

Reservations Recommended

Kids vacation art camps are scheduled weekdays through Jan. 5, excluding Thursday and Jan. 1. For flexibility, parents can register their children for individual art camp sessions or multiple sessions. Morning camps for children ages 3 to 6 and age 7 to 12 are held from 9 a.m. to noon, and 7 to 12 year olds can also select afternoon or full-day camps that run until 4 p.m. For vacation art camps, reservations are recommended as space fills quickly.

“We have lots of exciting lessons planned, from mountain scene canvas paintings to elf colored pencil drawings, clay coil pots, gingerbread houses and much more,” said Lauren Merrill, owner of Alpine Arts Center.

For adults, Alpine Arts Center offers Cocktails & Canvas or Cocktails & Clay events every Wednesday and Saturday night, as well as private or group 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. For featured projects and to register, see Alpine Arts Center’s online event calendar. There is also a special Christmas Eve Cocktails & Canvas, and a New Year’s Eve Cocktails & Canvas with a complimentary glass of champagne to start off the night.

The center is open for drop-in activities seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., excluding Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Drop-in customers can select projects such as paint pottery, canvas painting and clay sculpture that can be worked on independently for $12 per participant, plus materials.

Holiday Market

If you’d rather shop for art than create your own, then Alpine Arts Center has a holiday market going on now through the New Year. Find handmade, one-of-a-kind gifts such as pottery, knitting, jewelry, paintings and cards.

For more information on Alpine Arts Center programs, visit or call 970-926-2732.

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