Benefits

Don’t wait to create! Sign up to today and enjoy some of the benefits of participating in a fine craft class:

  • Enables you to create something unique that reflects your interests and spirit
  • Creates opportunities to form new friendships
  • Enables you to express thoughts and emotions that can be hard to put into words
  • Helps you shift your focus away from pain and stress to activities that are soothing and enjoyable

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Class Offerings

Floral Arrangement 

Floral Design - Harvest Time

Save money by making your own centerpiece and learn some design skills in this fun workshop. Create an artful arrangement that includes fresh flowers and dried decorative elements, plus create a Thanksgiving card to accompany your bouquet. $15 supply fee due at class. INSTRUCTOR: Flora Cardenas

Floral Design – Woodland Holidays

Learn design concepts and create a bouquet that says “Colorado.” While you’re there, make an artsy embellishment for your bouquet. $15 supply fee due at class for an arrangement you will take home. INSTRUCTOR: Flora Cardenas

Painting Workshops

Bottle Bottom Fluid Acrylic Painting

Acrylic pouring is an abstract, non-brush approach where creativeness flows onto canvas. Pour acrylic paints using fun techniques to create two beautiful, colorful, non-objective pieces of art.  Great for beginners. All supplies included in the fee. Instructors:  Chromatix

Paint Swipe

Similar to a paint pouring technique, paint swiping creates a beautiful art piece with acrylics on canvas. No experience is necessary and all supplies are included in the fee. Instructors: Chromatix

Palette Knife Abstract Art

Experiment with a palette knife as you learn to create lavender flowers on an abstract background using acrylic paint. No experience is necessary and all supplies are included in the fee. Instructors: Chromatix

Dotted Mixed Media

Learn dotting techniques and add a new twist to create a mixed media abstract floral that includes three-dimensional crafted butterflies. All supplies included in the fee. Instructors: Chromatix

Jewelry

Jewelry - Wire Wrap Pendant
Create your own pendant using classic wire-wrapping techniques. $30 supply fee includes wire, choice of cut stone, and tool rental. Instructor: Caren Johannes

Jewelry - Wire Wrapped Rings
Learn how to make a delicate three-bead ring and a bold huggie ring from different types of jewelry wire.  $30 supply fee includes wire, choice of cut stone, and tool rental. Instructor: Caren Johannes

Jewelry – Hoop Earrings

Hoop earrings are always in style. Learn how to make four different types of hoop earrings using wire, beads, common things from around your home, and a little inspiration.  $25 supply fee includes wire, earrings findings, beads, and use of jeweler’s tools.  Instructor: Caren Johannes

Fiber Arts

MAC's Bunka/Crochet Combo Class
Bunka is unique needlework art done with a punch needle and special thread from Japan. All Bunka supplies are purchased directly from the instructor. A beginner project costs approximately $55. You can also discover the basics of crochet or improve your skills during this combo class. Learn to read patterns and try new stitches – no supply fee. Instructor: Lois Weber.

Beginning
Start with the basics: filling a bobbin, threading the machine, changing a needle, selecting stitches and lengths, and machine maintenance. Learn basic mending skills such as hemming pants or dresses, repairing rips and pockets, and replacing zippers. Bring your project the first day, and a sewing machine in good working order. Instructor: Mary Anne Getchell

Needle Felting

Needle felting is an ancient process that entangles fibers to create fabrics and 3D objects. Learn to needle felt a sheep, using only wool and sharp barbed needles in the October class. Breed-specific wools will be available to make soft little sculptures of your favorite breed of sheep. An ornament for your Christmas tree will be presented in the November class. Supply fee of $15 includes wool, a set of felting needles, other craft materials and a list of resources for further learning. Instructor: Michelle Bowman

Sewing – T-Shirt Quilt

Be comforted by that collection of special t-shirts you’ve saved over the years by creating a one-of-a-kind quilt. Learn the best ways to construct a t-shirt quilt and add a border if desired. When all squares are sewn together, layer your piece with batting and backing. Learn how to “stitch in the ditch” by machine. Instructor: Mary Anne Getchell

Sewing – Table Runner

Create a small table runner for your holiday table – it also makes a great gift! Learn basic quilting techniques and bring a sewing machine in good working order. Instructor: Mary Anne Getchell

Glass Arts

Stained Glass - Copper Foil

Enjoy the restorative qualities of working in glass as you learn to make a stained glass panel or paneled box using the copper foil technique. $25 supply fee, payable first day, includes stained glass, supplies and use of tools for your project. NO CLASS Nov 28 INSTRUCTOR: Marva Moir

Stained Glass Lab
Need extra time and the tools to work on uncompleted projects? The lab is open on a space-available basis during the stained glass classes. Pre-requisite: completion of a stained glass class and ability to work on your own. No instruction provided. Bring your glass or purchase on site. Call 303-658-2213 at least two days in advance to confirm that space is available.

Glass Etching
Explore this fun and easy way to etch glass – start with a simple design on a basic piece that you can use later with more challenging pieces.  Class is for all levels – no experience required. $40 supply fee due at class includes materials to use again at home. Instructor: Loren Cybyske

Glass Fusing – Aspen Scene

Create an 8” x 8” aspen tree scene for the fall season. Project options include a food safe platter or window hanging. $25 materials fee due at class.

Glass Fusing – Dichroic Jewelry

Create approximately five pieces of jewelry using stunning fusible dichroic glass. $25 materials fee due at class.

Glass Fusing – Holiday Ornaments

Create between three and five glass holiday ornaments. Choose from a variety of designs or come with your own ideas. $25 materials fee due at class.

Wood Carving

From European chip carving to relief carving and carving-in-the-round, receive step-by-step instruction on using hand tools. Class focuses on individual projects with technical aid from the instructor. $8 supply fee for new students payable to instructor. Experienced students can use the class as studio time. Instructor: Joseph Sikora)