Your Ah Haa Moment: Summer preview

Your Ah Haa Moment: Summer preview

[click “Play” to hear Rachel Loomis Lee speak about Ah Haa’s summer schedule]

Summer_10 All right. I hear you. Telluride is still high on powder since last Friday’s mega dump, a rite of Spring in this part of the world, and we are talking summer?

  But Rachel Loomis Lee, executive director of the Ah Haa School for the Arts, is looking through her poles into the future. Her summer catalog now put to bed, Festival season is just around the corner.

Summer at Ah Haa means exciting exhibitions starting in June with shows for Jared David Paul and Bill Krutzmann.

The list of Visiting Artists includes Diana Fayt, ceramics; Susie Billings, mixed media, watercolor collage; Jeanne Mackenzie, capturing the landscape in oils; Bruce Gomez, pastel painting; Kent Harris with potter Elmer Taylor; and Dave Edwards, award-winning photographer.

Highlights of the adult programming include everything from plein air painting with Meredith Nemirov at High Camp, 4 days and 3 nights of painting, creating and journaling in a rustic, stunning atmosphere, plus tile mosaics with Flair Robinson, printmaking with Jennifer Ghormley, stained glass with Marty Langion, and a five-night intensive “painting from within” class with Robert Weatherford. 

If cooking a favorite past-time, Ah Haa plans pair up with The Peaks for two culinary boot camps, July 13 – 17 and August 2 – 5. Chef Tina Luu visits Telluride from the Culinary Art Institute in San Francisco.

Ah Haa features over 140 camps for kids this summer, with adventures in every medium.Young people can make marionettes with Morgan Eckert and create fantastic clay creations such as piggy banks and monster masks with Jacey DePriest. Long time favorite instructor Brooke Ahana returns to teach portraits with personality, sketching classes, and courses in fashion design.

For young people 12+, Ah Haa offers Youth Discover Camps in targeted areas such as designing and making messenger bags, skate Deck art with Craig Wasserman, “monster bikes,” welding with Jon Hubbard.

The specialist of special events at Ah Haa this summer is the school’s 18th annual art auction. The 2010 theme is ARTopia.

For a full summer schedule or to register for classes online, people can visit

To learn more, click on the “play” button and listen to Rachel’s podcast. 

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