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Recreation

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.

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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.

Calligraphy, Continuing

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Date: Mondays, July 17-August 21  l  9-11:30 a.m.
Location: Senior Center
Age: 18+ years
Cost: $70

Expand on your calligraphy skills by learning new letterforms and working with a variety of papers and colors. Register here.

Stained Glass, Foil Beginning

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Date: Tuesday, July 11-August 15  l  1-3 p.m.
Location: Senior Center
Age: 18+ years
Cost: $68

Create beautiful works of art in stained glass using the foil method. You'll learn to cut glass, grind, foil, solder, and finish stained glass masterpieces. Register here.

Painting, Bob Ross Style

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Floral Painting
Date: Thursday, August 17  l  6:30-8:30 p.m.
Age: 18+ years
Location: Senior Center
Cost: $61

Create a floral masterpiece using the Bob Ross painting technique with a certified Bob Ross instructor. Learn how to use this unique style to create your very own work of art. Register here.

Pottery

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