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Fruita’s Ultimate Paint-and-Sip! 
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I’m very pleased to announce the addition of Capella of Grand Junction as a new site for art classes offered by Banjo Cat!

Capella is a Mesa County-based assisted living and memory care facility that was recently awarded the 2022 Pinnacle Customer Experience Award. 

Their personalized approach is designed to encourage growth, passion, and enthusiasm for all of life’s promises and possibilities, regardless of age or individual ability. 

I’m so excited to be a part of the great work they’re doing by offering art classes to their wonderful residents this year!

PRIVATE REGISTRATION

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The Wellspring Project is a 5-day summer intensive for middle school students that will address the complexities of the Colorado River and provide participants with the opportunity to respond artistically to that experience. Through field experiences, an overnight river trip, and interactions with stakeholders interested in how the Colorado River is allocated and protected, students will engage in a myriad of opportunities and learn more about this valuable resource. 
 
By engaging youth in this project, we hope to build a foundation of heightened awareness and create a wellspring of ideas and conversations that will carry on the important work that will be needed to care for and preserve one of our very foundations of life.
 
Overview:
What: A 5-day rafting, camping, field studying, art-making summer adventure
When: June 27-July 1, 2022
Who: Middle School students 
Where: The Colorado River and field locations across the Grand Valley
Cost: FREE

REGISTRATION FULL

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YOUTH ART SUMMER SESSIONS
Ceramics/Clay
Ages 11-15 and 5-10
July11-15 and July 12-16
6:00-7:30pm
Fruita Community Center

Fruita students will have a blast with ceramics this summer! Join us for three weeks of clay-forming fun, exploring techniques such as coiling, pinching, slab building, and carving! We will produce multiple projects in this class and celebrate our work in an exciting art show and reception through Happy Trails Colorado and the Red Rocker Gallery in downtown Fruita. Students are welcome to participate in one or both of our summer 2022 sessions. Hope to see you there! All materials and kilnwork included.


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ADULT PAINT-ALONG
“Orange Slices”
Ages 18+
July 20
6:00-7:30pm 
Fruita Community Center

Yes, you can paint this! Come enjoy a no-pressure art class where you will learn, step-by-step, how to complete this beautiful painting. Join us for an evening of camaraderie and creative fun! All materials included.


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SENIOR PAINT-ALONG
“Pear Painting”
Ages 55+
August 15
2:00-3:30pm 
Fruita Community Center

Drawing on classical painters' techniques, we will create a still-life of a pear that looks simply delectable! We will pay special attention to light and shadow, and learn about a few finer details that add a sense of realism to our work. All materials included.

REGISTER HERE