Vail Valley art center has creative classes |

Vail Valley art center has creative classes

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado –Alpine Arts Center, the new Vail Valley arts center located in Edwards, now has its first session of classes underway and a variety of workshops and events planned for the next month.

Today and Friday, Alpine Arts Center is holding a spring break art camp, with activities for children in kindergarten through third grade in the mornings and fir kids in grades four through six in the afternoons. Projects include clay, paint, collage, 3-D art, and printmaking, taught by Lynne Perry. –

Also on the schedule for kids is an art pajama party Friday night from 6 to 9 p.m. Parents can enjoy a dinner out while the kids engage in a night filled with art activities, pizza and entertainment, all in their pajamas.

On Saturday, Alpine Arts Center has a number of adult and teen workshops going on throughout the day. From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Cody Downard will teach a “Camera to Computer” workshop, which is for everyone who needs help getting photos off of their camera and onto a computer for editing, printing, e-mailing, Facebook, and backing up for safekeeping.

Then, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., join instructor Katherine Sanz as she teaches beginning techniques for making jewelry with wire and metal. Finally, from 1:30 p.m. . to 3:30 p.m., professional artist Kevin Donahue will lead a beginning drawing workshop covering shading techniques and proportion.

In April, Alpine Arts Center will kick-off the month with a gallery show opening on April 2, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The exhibit of Vail Valley artists is being put on by the Eagle Valley Artists Alliance. During the opening, meet the artists, enjoy a reception including hors d’oeuvres, and view artwork for sale displayed in the gallery.

Also coming up in April is a “pastel compositions” workshop on April 17 and 24 led by Lynne Perry, and a “creative calligraphy painting” workshop on April 19, taught by Wendy Satsky. Creative calligraphy painting is about capturing the grace and energy of words and nature, and opening up creative possibilities. The registration deadline for this workshop is April 2.

Alpine Arts Center also welcomes drop-ins. Guests interested in dropping in for a regularly scheduled class are encouraged to view the class offerings on the Web site and then call ahead to check availability. However, no reservations are necessary to drop-in and work independently in the facilities, whether it be to throw on the potter’s wheel, paint your own pottery, or purchase supplies.

For more information on Alpine Arts Center’s classes and schedule, please visit

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