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Arts, Crafts & Pottery

We offer a variety of classes in arts, crafts and pottery for all ages. Learn how to watercolor or woodwork or let your child develop their creative side! Our affordable classes are spread throughout the community, so there is bound to be a place that is convenient for you.


Register for Programs Online

To register for the programs below, visit our online database and search for the class to register. You can also call 970-221-6655 to register over the phone.

Holiday Artisan Market

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Date: Friday, Nov. 25 & Saturday, Nov. 26 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Location: Fort Collins Senior Center
Cost: No Fee

A premier craft fair welcoming more than 100 artisans and crafters to share their handmade creations. As one of the largest craft fairs around, the Holiday Artisan Market has become a Fort Collins tradition with thousands of shoppers in attendance.

Jewelry, Beginning

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Learn how to make your own necklaces, rings, and bracelets in this beginner jewelry making class. The focus of the class is on cutting and piercing with a jeweler's saw, filing, and soldering, as well as learning the proper techniques for polishing and finishing your work. This class is perfect for those with no metal experience, as well as those wanting to get back into jewelry making.

Register online here.

Holiday Pottery

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Tuesday & Thursday, Nov. 15-Dec. 1 (6-9 P.M.)
Saturday, Nov. 19-Dec. 3 ( 9 A.M.-Noon)
Age: 18 years & Up
Location:  Pottery Studio
Cost: $74

Make personal and unique holiday decorations such as Santa centerpieces, holly trivets , and holiday candleholders. Note: No previous experience necessary.

Register online here.


Private Pottery Instruction
Interested in having that intense one-on one time to rapidly develop your skills and knowledge? Private lessons are available for all levels. Fees vary depending on the program chosen. Not discountable.

Boy & Girl Scouts Badge Requirements
Scouts will learn the fundamentals of clay while completing the requirements set by the organization. Scouts will go on a tour and see the workings of a Pottery Studio. They will create a piece that they can personalize with their own creativity, which will be fired and glazed. Cost is $12.00 per child (5 children minimum). Not discountable.

Parents or Grandparents & Children Together
Among the many classes offered are classes specifically geared for a parent or grandparent to work with a child on pottery projects. Interesting clay projects will be completed in these unique classes. The projects are constantly being varied, so it is possible to re-register for classes as many times as you wish.

Contact Steve Dietemann for more information at 970.224.6028 or c2RpZXRlbWFubkBmY2dvdi5jb20=.