Children's Program

Code: K0304-21

    • Ages 9 - 12

Behind the Mask: printmaking magic

Jun 21 - 25, 2021

9AM - 3PM


Expand your child’s creativity through printmaking and an exploration into the animal world. Do dragonflies inspire dance? Perhaps tigers unlock a roar while butterflies inspire one to soar. Participants create a portrait that melds the human and beast into a stylized animal mask. The workshop looks at symmetry and proportion as students focus on facial details, layering texture, pattern and color to enhance their ideas. Final designs are transferred and carved into Soft Kut linoleum plates presented as a magical display of printmaking.


Ami Maes

Ami Maes is the Founder and Creative Director of HANDMAKERY: A Children’s Art Studio in Carbondale, CO. The studio focuses on inspiring children to create and express themselves through a variety of artistic mediums. Ami has instructed workshops and taught art in the Roaring Fork Valley for over 20 years. She brings a highly skilled and unique perspective to the creative process, which is why she was awarded the Mary Ellen Nix Excellence in Art Teaching Award through the Aspen Art Museum.

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Workshop Details

Lodging & Meals

Housing is limited and includes shared and private lodging options. Reservations will be managed on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier you reserve housing, the better your chance of receiving your preferred option. Please note: Workshop costs do not include accommodations. 

We have established a Business Safety Plan with added layers of precaution that prioritize the health and safety of our staff, students, faculty and guests while continuing to provide you with the Anderson Ranch experience that you know and enjoy.

The Ranch Café meal plan that is included with Room and Board fees strives to provide healthy, creative meals that will nourish your artistic creativity. The meal plan includes 5 days of continental breakfasts that will include a hot offering, 5 lunches with a selection of offerings, and 5 dinners.


Child & Teen Scholarships

Applications for scholarship support are encouraged. Specific scholarships are funded by Ranch supporters, both individuals and foundations, either through endowed funds or special gifts.

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