Sunday, February 18, 2018


Make Your Own Holiday Gifts

Get crafty this year and make your own one-of-a-kind holiday gifts!  Alpine Arts Center will help you think up that perfect gift.  Drop-in anytime and we'll get you setup for a fun activity that also saves you money buying gifts this year.  Here are some of our favorites:


-Clay Happy Holidays Plaques, Clay Platters, Clay Kids Handprints

-Paint Your Own Pottery

-Decoupage Tissue Paper Vases

-Holiday Cards

-Crafty Holiday Themed Projects (Christmas Trees, Snowmen, Snowflakes, Reindeer, etc.)


-Picture Frames

Have another idea?  Just give us advanced notice and we can have supplies ready for you anytime!


Different Points of View Gallery Information

More information about the artists:
Amy is an award-winning oil painters whose plein air pieces are known for the subtle color that she sees in nature as well as her expressive brushwork. Her studio paintings are created from her outdoor studies.  Collectors have remarked that her work often doesn’t shout at is quiet and serene. Amy Evans feels that it fills a void that current art trends are lacking, bringing serenity and beauty to one’s space.

Amy’s paintings have been in exhibits and galleries in Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, North Carolina, New Mexico, Virginia, and Wyoming. Her work is also in private and corporate collections throughout the United States. One of her paintings was recently selected for the annual Breckenridge Music Festival Poster.

Amy holds a B.A. with Distinction in Art from Rhodes College, Memphis, TN. She has also studied at the Art Students League of Denver, CO., and the former Taos Institute of Art.

She is a signature member and President of Women Artists of the West, a signature member of Plein Air Artists of Colorado, founding member of Piedmont Outdoor Painting Society in North Carolina, and an associate member of American Impressionist Society.

Click here for Amy's website and portfolio


Tricia Bass has a formal education in fine arts with a minor in art history from the University of Florida.  She has worked in several areas of art on her journey to becoming a painter, including free-lance illustrating and pottery.   Tricia considers herself a huge fan and student of study of deceased masters Sergei Bongart, Fedor Zakharov and Edgar Payne, as well as living legends Don Sahli, Scott Christensen and mentor and friend Scott Yeager.   She considers her work to be fairly Russian in style due to years of study with Sahli but is growing her own melting pot American style through the influence of others.  

40th Annual National Exhibition Women Artists Of The West, SourceTech Award, June 2010.
Plein Air Artists Of Colorado 2010 Taos Paint-Out, 3rd Place - Selected by jury of peers.
Wyoming Plein Air 2009, Cheyenne, Wyoming - 3rd Place
Paint, Sculpt, Shoot Evergreen 2008, Evergreen, Colorado - 2nd Place, Professionals Division
Lonetree Art Exhibit 2008, Lonetree, Colorado - 1st Place, Works on Canvas
17th Annual National Art Exhibition 2007, Fort Collins, Colorado - Honorable Mention
59th Blossom Festival 2006, Fremont, Colorado - Honorable Mention

Click here for Tricia's website and portfolio

Amy Dose The Pleasure of Seeing Materials List

Materials list


This is a list of basic supplies you’ll need. Feel free to substitute and bring the materials that you already have.


Acrylic Paint:

Titanium white

Cadmium Yellow Light (or Hansa Yellow)

Cadmium Red Medium (or Cad. Red Light or Naphthol Crimson)

Alizarin Crimson

Ultramarine Blue

Phthalo Blue

Optional colors: yellow ochre, raw sienna, cerulean blue, cobalt blue, phthalo green, burnt sienna, burnt umber, raw umber, mars or ivory black, dioxazine purple



3-6 primed canvases, in sizes you like


3-6 sheets of watercolor paper, (for example,  Arches 140#), 22x30 in.,  hot press(smooth) or cold press (textured)


a combination of paper & canvases, or masonite, wood, etc.


If you paint on paper, you’ll need: painting board(s), drafting or masking tape,1 in.


Brushes you have or a selection such as

Bristle: #10 flat, #5 flat, #6 round

Synthetic: #4 round


Palette, approximately 12x18 in.


Palette knife


Spray bottle


Paper towels, 1 roll of good quality such as Viva or Bounty or soft rags


Sketchbook or notebook and pencil or pen


Local suppliers:  Scully's



Please contact Amy Dose @ 970.471.2412 with any questions.

Ken Carpenter's Portfolio

Ken Carpenter's Portfolio