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Art programs galore in Steamboat

Youth, adult opportunities available this summer

Luke Graham

— Anyone interested in art will have a plethora of opportunities this summer. The Steamboat Springs Art Council and Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym are offering programs for artists of all ages.

The Arts Council is offering art camps for children all summer. The Kaleidoscope Summer Art Camps will be divided into three sessions between one and two weeks long. Classes will be from 9 a.m. to noon at the Depot Art Center and outdoors.

The Arts Council also has partnered with Steamboat Dance Theatre. The first session is June 28 to July 9, and those interested have to sign up for the full two weeks. Called Let's Move, the two-week session introduces children ages 7 to 10 to hip-hop and jazz dance technique. There will be a public performance during Art in the Park on July 10.

The program will offer tools for basic stretching and choreography. Costume creation also will be part of the program.

Scholarships for students who demonstrate financial need will be available at

There also will be camps called Let's Play from July 12 to 16 and 19 to 23 for ages 8 to 12 and Let's Create from Aug. 9 to 13 and 16 to 20 for ages 10 to 12. Children can sign up for one or both weeks. For more information or to register, call the Arts Council at 879-9008.

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"It's going to be a lot of fun," Arts Council Program Manager Rachel Radetsky said.

The Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym is in its fourth summer of offering art and pottery for children ages 5 and older. The sessions begin June 21 and end Aug. 16. The programs run Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m.

People can sign up for one session all summer or buy a 10-day punch card and get two sessions free. Punch cards are interchangeable. Early registration punch cards cost $280 until June 21.

For children ages 10 and older, the Arts & Crafts Gym also will have a monthlong session from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays through July. Those who sign up for the entire month will get 20 percent off. The projects will include mixed media collage, pottery, printmaking, sculpture, batik, screenprinting and working with recycled materials.

The Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym also now has a program for adults called the Yampa Valley Art Institute.

The program is designed for adults and teens to get instruction in all mediums. The classes will be weekend workshops and are designed for all levels. Local artists will teach them.

"We have something for everybody," Gym owner Diane Davis said.

For information about the classes or workshops, call Davis at 870-0384, e-mail or visit Participants can register and pay online.

— To reach Luke Graham, call 871-4229 or e-mail