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Arts 4 All is pleased to offer 4 exciting classes for your children this summer.


June 5th-9th, 11am-3pm, Blue Sage Curtis Hall

Start your singing career right here at the Blue Sage! The Vocal Summer Music Camp teaches you the basics of vocal production, rhythm, harmony, stage presence, and musical notation in a fun, creative, supportive environment. Stephanie Helleckson will be instructing this class that is open to children between the ages of 7 and 12, and will culminate in a short performance for parents and friends at 2:30pm on Friday 6-9. Students will need to bring a lunch for each day of the camp.

Circus Arts

June 26th-30th, 11am-3pm, Blue Sage Curtis Hall.
No class June 29th, class meets at Paonia VoTec building June 30th. Shorter class on July 3rd for preparation for July 4th Parade!

Circus Arts will be preparing participants to be a part of this years 4th of July parade with the North Fork Valley Parade and Marching Band. Participants will learn acrobatics,stilt walking, unicycling, juggling, balancing, and create fantastic costumes to be featured in this years parade. This workshop will build coordination, brain function and community as we come together in celebration of the bounty of agriculture and talent in the North Fork Valley!  Lorali Aby, Sonja Burke, and Stone Hunter will be instructing and are offering this class to students of all ages. Students 7 and younger will be accompanied by a parent and are invited for the first hour of class. Students will need to bring a lunch/water each day. This class will likely move outside as class needs and weather dictate.

Movie Making and Animation

July 10th-14th, 10:30-3:30, w/ all day Tuesday field trip (transportation and food provided) to Aspen Art Museum

Students will learn the art of putting imagery in motion as they explore a variety of techniques, including traditional stop-animation, claymation, hand-drawn animation, digital film and computer graphics like titling and film effects. Our distribution point will be digital with an emphasis on showing completed stories to a collected audience of family and friends.

Students are encouraged to explore creativity in storytelling with a variety of media, such as clay, photos, natural materials and groups of actors. We will work with equipment on hand, such as iPhones, iPads, digital cameras and laptops.

Daily demos and exercises educate young storytellers in technique, theory and history of the motion media. Students benefit from access to accounts with social media such as Instagram, Flipagram, Vine, iMovie, Garage Band, Soundcloud, YouTube, Vimeo and more. Social platforms, apps and software are the backbone of Independent, low-budget/ no-budget media distribution.

Katherine Hadar, CMU: Instructor of Art will be offering this class that is open for students 8-18. Please bring a smart device to each day of the class. If needed, the Delta Library District loans iPads, please reserve one for the week. Students will need to bring a lunch/water each day.

This workshop is a collaboration between Arts for All and the Aspen Art Museum. AAM education programs are made possible by the Questrom Education Fund. Support for Education Workshops is provided by the Melva Bucksbaum and Mary and Patrick Scanlan Education Workshop Fund. Scholarships for AAM Workshops are funded by Cari and Michael J. Sacks. Support for rural community outreach is provided by Melony and Adam Lewis.

Summer String Orchestra Program

July 17-21, 2017, Blue Sage Curtis Hall

11:00-11:45am Beginning String Orchestra

Explore the sounds and versatility of violin, viola, cello or bass.  Experience a connection with your creative self.  Learn basic skills that will propel you into a fascinating world of music.

12:00-1:30pm Continuing String Orchestra

Esprit De Corps is the name of the orchestra game.  Participation, cooperation, working together to achieve a unified musical experience eclipsing what one can do alone and sharing in that achievement – that is what this class is all about.  It’s the “US” in mUSic.

1:45-3:15pm Advanced String Orchestra

Time to work out those issues that have plagued you all year long.  With focused instruction on issues like shifting, vibrato, tone and style you can improve your level of playing. This class will include guided preparation for auditions/competitions including the Montrose Fiddle Contest. And for dessert – great music to play with your friends.

Friday 4:00 p.m. – Combined Orchestra Concert

Keith Ellison instructing with assistance from Cassandra Shenk, Kay Woods, Fran Stein, and Debbie Tenaple,



Arts 4 All registration

  • Classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Paonia Elementary School, 3:30-5:00

    From October 3rd through November 30.

    No classes Fall Break or Thanksgiving week. (10-10; 10-12; 11-21; 11-23)

    A Community Performance will follow the last class on November 30th at 5:30pm.

    This class is limited to 20 students ages 7 and up.

    The established value of this class is $100.
  • Classes are on Tuesdays and Wednesday at Paonia Elementary School Music Room, 3:30-4:30

    From October 17th through December 13th.

    No classes Halloween or Thanksgiving week. (10-31; 11-21; 11-22)

    A Community Performance will follow the last class, likely on December 14, time TBD.

    This class is limited to 20 students, in the 4th, 5th and 6th grades.

    The established value of this class is $100.

  • Photography:

    By signing below you agree to allow your child to be photographed during the class and understand that the Arts for All may publish these photos to help promote its children’s programs and solicit funding.

    Attendance Policy:

    While these classes are being offered on the reciprocal gift model, attendance is important. I understand that if my student has 2 unexcused absences they will be dropped from the class and also be ineligible for the following semester offerings.

    Liability Release:

    I understand that this document will prohibit me from bringing a lawsuit or otherwise claiming damages against Arts for All (the Blue Sage Center for the Arts, The Mountain Harvest Creative, The Learning Council, its owners, staff and volunteers. I understand that while Arts for All is committed to thorough supervision of all activities that there are inherent risks in the participation of any activity. Thus, I hold harmless the Arts for All, its owners, staff, and volunteers from accidents resulting from participation. My child is in good health and capable of participating in the Arts for All programs. I authorize, in a medical emergency, after reasonable effort has been made to notify me, that the Arts for All staff may seek emergency assistance and medical treatment at the parent/guardian’s expense. I certify that I have adequate insurance to cover any injury or damage my child may cause or suffer while participating, or I agree to bear the costs of such injury or damage myself.

  • This class is offered to the community as a Gift.
    We at Arts for All encourage participation in our classes and we do not limit students participation by ability to contribute money.

    Your participation in our class reflects community support and interest. Your contribution and reciprocation of the gift keeps this model viable. There are many ways that you can support our reciprocal gift model.

    Contribute money:
    Each Gift offering has an established value that reflects the cash value of the class. You are welcome to pay an amount that feels comfortable to you and your financial situation. Gift forward and pay above the established value and share in the generosity by providing for others less fortunate. This is an opportunity for you to be abundant and support great educational offerings in the North Fork Valley!

    Contribute time:
    Volunteer to set up and clean up events and classes, make costumes, assist the teachers, help with Administrative tasks, volunteer to share your gifts and teach a class. Help the nonprofits (Blue Sage, Mountain Harvest Creative and The Learning Council) that are providing the class. Your time and energy are valuable and add to the success of our offerings.

    Contribute Resources:
    The classes that we offer use all kinds of supplies and resources. Donations of musical instruments, art supplies, computers, iPads, circus arts supplies for juggling, stilt walking, clowning, snacks for students, or make a recommendation.

    Be Creative:
    Let us know how you feel that you can best support and participate in our Gift Model. Mix and match the above options, have fun! We welcome your creative efforts to help our community education model thrive.

    Thank you for your participation in our reciprocal gift model.