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 to activities that are soothing and enjoyable

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Class Offerings

Acrylic Pouring/Fluid 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. $10 supply fee due at class. Instructor: Sammie Moenning

Floral Design - Edible Arrangement for Mother's Day 
Save money by making your own centerpiece. Create an edible arrangement that includes flowers, plus create a Mother’s Day card to accompany your bouquet. $15 supply fee due at class. Instructor: Flora Cardenas

Floral Design – From the Farmer’s Market
Learn design concepts for a bouquet that features Colorado garden flowers and beautiful vegetables! While you’re there, make an embellishment for your bouquet. $15 supply fee due at class. Instructor: Flora Cardenas

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.

Transformation Art
Begin by writing a short dialogue with yourself through a short journal entry and then create a colorful painting using layers to symbolize the soul of the piece. This technique demonstrates the power of transformation using exciting and different techniques to achieve your goals. Instructor: Chromatix

Mixed Media Painting
Incorporate painting and crafts using birds as a symbol of freedom. Start with a grid and use symbols to break away as you create a beautiful, intricate piece of art. Students are welcome to bring magazines, books and words/poems to incorporate into your piece. All experience levels are welcome and supplies are included in the fee. Instructor:  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 – Pearls and Bling!
Pearls are the hottest trend on the fashion airwaves. Learn how to take simple pearls and sparkly beads to make fun, fashionable, statement jewelry. $25 supply fee includes wire, selection of beads, 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

Sewing

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

Stained Glass

Stained Glass - Copper Foil
Let your light shine in glass as you make a small stained glass panel or box using the copper foil technique. $25 supply fee, payable the first day, includes use of tools, supplies, and glass.  Join the fun! 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

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)