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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.

Fiber Arts

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Felting, Needle Style
Date: Saturday  l  9 a.m.-noon
Location: Senior Center
Age: 14+ years
Cost: $28

Create colorful handcrafted soft sculptures while learning the needle technique method on wool. Choose the date or theme you'd like to participate in and register here

  • Pumpkin House, 10/14
  • Cornucopia, 11/11
  • Angels, 12/9

Glass Arts

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Stained Glass, Foil Beginning
Date: Tuesdays, September 12-October 17  l  1-3 p.m.
Location: Senior Center
Age: 18+ years
Cost: $61 plus supplies

Create beautiful works of art using the foil method of construction. By the end of class you will have created two complete projects. Register here

Metal Arts

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Metal Wind Sculpture, Beginning
Date: Thursdays, October 26-November 16  l  9 a.m.-Noon
Location: Senior Center
Age: 18+ years
Cost: $93

Learn how to use basic hand tools and construct a mobile sculpture suitable for your garden or yard. Register here.

Metal Work, Advanced Exploration

Date: Wednesdays, November 1-December 13  l  9a.m.-Noon
Location: Senior Center
Age: 18+ years
Cost: $149

Work independently to fabricate complex kinetic wind sculptures. Must have taken Intermediate Metal Work class or have instructor approval. Register 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=.

Pottery Studio Features

  • 6 kilns (gas stoneware, electric, Raku)
  • 10-inch power grinder
  • 30-inch wide slab-roller
  • 28 potters' wheels (electric, kick; handicapped accessible)
  • 200-square feet of work surface
  • 2 clay extruders and dies
  • Clay mixer and pugmill
  • Compressor and vented spray booth
  • Library with periodicals, reference books, videos, and examples
  • More than 10 different clays
  • More than 40 glazes, slips, stains, engobes, and terra siglatta