Children's Program

Code: K0202-22

    • O

      Open to All

      Subject to specific age requirements, students of any skill/knowledge level.

    • Ages 6 - 8

Fantastical Figures and Where to Find Them

Jun 13 - 17, 2022

9AM-3PM

Concept

Do mermaids always have to live in water? How are unicorns magical? Do all dragons fly? In this workshop, young artists explore the fantastical figures that many of us dream and read about.Students look to stories and animals for inspiration and create mythical creatures of their own using various mixed media such as paint, papier-mâché, collage and clay. Participants give their fantastical figures unique characteristics, create origin stories and use the surrounding environment for inspiration. They also create a home for their figures derived from nature, myth and legends. Finally, the fantastical figures will be released into the wild where friends and family can discover them on a magical quest. Ready, Set, Roar!

Faculty

Sophie Catto

Sophie Catto is a lifelong resident of the Roaring Fork Valley and an enthusiast for all things crafty! She is currently studying international affairs at CU Boulder but is looking forward to pursuing the arts more seriously. Her passions lie mostly in teaching, writing, and visual arts, particularly in the realm of world-building and character creation. She believes in the power of stories to change and improve lives and feels that children have a unique ability to generate whole worlds with their untapped imaginations. Most recently, she taught an afterschool workshop at the Art Base. She hopes to attend CalArts in a few years to study illustration, and possibly animation.

Learn More

Join Waitlist for Fantastical Figures and Where to Find Them

Workshop Details

Lodging & Meals

Anderson Ranch closely follows guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of Colorado and the Pitkin County Health Department. In order to operate safely during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Anderson Ranch has made significant modifications to our housing and meal offerings.

Summer 2022 workshop participants ages 13 and up will be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination. Studio program participants are required to show proof that they have received the complete Covid-19 vaccine (i.e., two weeks have passed after receiving the second dose of either the Moderna or Pfizer MRNA vaccines or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine). Additionally, if six months have passed since completing the Moderna or Pfizer series or two months have passed since receiving the J & J vaccine, then a booster is also required. Ideally the booster would have been administered at least two weeks prior to coming to Anderson Ranch.

We have established a Business Safety Plan with added layers of precaution that prioritizes 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.

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.

COVID-19 Safety Plan

Anderson Ranch is closely following local and national health and safety guidance. At this time, Anderson Ranch visitors and public program and event participants are not required to show proof of vaccination. Studio and artistic program participants ages 13 and up will be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination.
Studio and artistic program participants are required to show proof that they have received the complete Covid-19 vaccine (i.e., two weeks have passed after receiving the second dose of either the Moderna or Pfizer MRNA vaccines or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine). Additionally, if six months have passed since completing the Moderna or Pfizer series or two months have passed since receiving the J & J vaccine, then a booster is also required. Ideally the booster would have been administered at least two weeks prior to coming to Anderson Ranch. Click here for additional health and safety information.

Learn More

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

Learn More

You Might Also Be Interested In

  • O

    Open to All

    Subject to specific age requirements, students of any skill/knowledge level.

  • Ages 9 - 12

Aug 15 - 19, 2022
9AM - 3PM

The World of Wearable Art

Lilian Lara

Tuition $495
Code K1114-22

Take art to the next level and actually become a piece of art in this workshop where students create fantastical masks and costumes out of a variety of mixed media. Papier-mâché, fuzzy and patterned fabric, and even plain old cardboard are used to spur inspiration and creativity. Finally, students work their wearable art on the runway in a dazzling presentation to friends and family at the end of the week. This workshop is taught by a bilingual art educator who will support our English and Spanish speaking participants through the use of both languages during instruction.  El taller será dado por un profesor de artes profesional que apoyará tanto a nuestros participantes hispanoparlantes como a los que hablan inglés haciendo uso de ambos lenguajes durante la clase. El mundo del arte que se puede llevar puesto Lleva el arte al siguiente nivel y conviértete en una obra de arte en este taller en el que los estudiantes crearán máscaras y disfraces fantásticos con una variedad de medios mixtos. Se utilizarán papel maché, telas difusas y estampadas e incluso cartón viejo; para estimular la inspiración y la creatividad. Por último, al final de la semana los alumnos pondrán en escena su arte que se puede llevar puesto en una deslumbrante presentación ante sus amigos y familiares.

Learn More

  • O

    Open to All

    Subject to specific age requirements, students of any skill/knowledge level.

  • Ages 4 - 5

Aug 22 - 26, 2022
9AM - 12PM

Art: It All Makes Sense!

Olivia Martinez

Tuition $325
Code K1215-22

Art shouldn’t just be seen, but experienced with all five senses. This course explores how art can be touched, heard, tasted and smelled. Together, artists create ceramic work with varying textures, recreate their favorite foods as artwork, create sound instruments from recycled items, make prints from nature—to name just a few examples of the senses awakening. Pack your imagination and prepare yourself for a multi-sensory art experience. This workshop is taught by a bilingual art educator who will support our English and Spanish speaking participants through the use of both languages during instruction.  El taller será dado por un profesor de artes profesional que apoyará tanto a nuestros participantes hispanoparlantes como a los que hablan inglés haciendo uso de ambos lenguajes durante la clase. Arte: ¡todo tiene sentido! El arte no solo debe verse, sino que debe experimentarse con los cinco sentidos. Este curso explorará cómo el arte se puede tocar, oír, saborear y oler. Juntos, los artistas crearán obras de cerámica con diferentes texturas, recrearán sus comidas favoritas como obras de arte, crearán instrumentos sonoros a partir de elementos reciclados, harán impresiones de la naturaleza... por nombrar solo algunos ejemplos para despertar de los sentidos. Prepara tu imaginación y prepárate para una experiencia artística multisensorial.

Learn More

  • Ages 4 - 5

Aug 29 - Sep 2, 2022
9AM - 12PM

Pirates at Sea

Olivia Martinez

Tuition $325
Code K1316-22

Argh matey! In this workshop, become a pirate and seafarer, sail along the seas, search for treasure, create a sailing companion and a map of sea monsters to avoid. Get ready to create eye patches, pirate ships, papier-mâché parrots and discover the most valuable treasure of all: the imagination. This workshop is taught by a bilingual art educator who will support our English and Spanish speaking participants through the use of both languages during instruction.  El taller será dado por un profesor de artes profesional que apoyará tanto a nuestros participantes hispanoparlantes como a los que hablan inglés haciendo uso de ambos lenguajes durante la clase. Piratas en el mar ¡Ay amigo! En este taller conviértete en pirata y marinero, navega por los mares, busca tesoros, crea un compañero de navegación y un mapa de monstruos marinos que debes evitar. Prepárate para crear parches de ojos, barcos piratas, loros de papel maché y descubrir el tesoro más valioso de todos: la imaginación.

Learn More

Thank you for subscribing to our newsletter.

Tell us what you're interested in!