Youth & Family Classes

 

Registration for summer session is Now Open!
See class descriptions and links for registration below.


 

Did you know we offer Birthday Parties?

Studio Arts Boulder hosts birthday parties for kids of all ages! These events are a really fun way for your child to celebrate their big day, make some art, play with clay, and hang out with friends and family. You are welcome to bring food and decorate our kids' room. All pieces are glazed and fired by our staff and ready for pick up in about 3 weeks.
For more information, please visit Parties, or call 720-379-6033. 

 
 
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2019 Youth Sessions

Session 1: January 6 to March 2
Session 2: March 3 to May 4 *No Class March 24-30*
Short & Sweet: May 5 to 31 (Wheel Classes ONLY)
Summer Camps: June 3 to August 10
Session 3 - Family Classes: June 1 to June 29
Session 4 - Family Classes: July 6 to August 3
Session 5: August 24 to October 19 (no class Chili Bowl weekend)
Session 6: October 20 to December 21 (no class Thanksgiving week)

Registration opens at 8:00am, four weeks before each session, as follows:

Session 1: Closed
Session 2 & Summer Camps: Now Open
Short & Sweet and Session 3: Now Open
Session 4: Tuesday, May 28
Session 5: Monday, July 29
Session 6: Monday, September 23


Interested in learning about your child's pottery teacher? Visit our Instructors page!

Please note: Youth classes do not include access to open lab hours.


Beginner Hand-building

Welcome to the world of pottery! This class is designed for young children that are new to clay and working to develop their skills in hand-building. Students will learn the basics of hand-building, working to create fun and unique projects in functional pottery and creative sculpture. Children will learn to build strong, hollow forms, and will slip and paint their own work. Join us for these weekly classes where kids can get messy, learn about clay, and make new friends!

Day: Mondays
Ages:
4-7 years old
Cost: $105

Session 5: August 26 - October 14


Hand-building

Have fun and get creative in this handbuilding class for younger kids. Students learn the basics of hand-building, including problem-solving to make tall or hollow pieces. Instructors will encourage students to try new things and work to bring their ideas into creation. Students will slip and paint their own work.

Day: Tuesdays
Ages:
5-8 years old
Cost: $105

Session 5: August 27 - October 15


Intermediate Hand-building

This class is designed for older children and pre-teens to develop their skills in hand-building. Students will learn the basics of hand-building and experiment with more challenging projects and detailed forms. They will create fun and unique projects in functional pottery and creative sculpture, and finish their work with colored slips.

Day: Wednesdays
Ages:
8-12 years old
Cost: $105

Session 5: August 28 - October 16


Join us for these weekly clay adventure classes! Students will explore their imaginations through playing and creating with clay. These classes are a great way to have fun at the end of the week and develop your skills in pottery.

Day: Fridays
Ages:
6-9 years old
Cost: $105

Session 5: August 30 - October 18

Fun Fridays!


Family Clay!
Adult + Child Together

The Family Clay Class is a great opportunity for children to work together with an adult (parent, grandparent, aunt/uncle, etc.) to make hand-built pottery! Students will learn a variety of hand-building techniques using tools, textures, stamps, and molds. Judi will lead students in both functional and sculptural pottery projects and students will paint each finished piece with colored slips. Emphasis is on working on a project as a family. This is a fun class, built around community and creativity!

Instructor: Judi Anderson
Ages: 4+

Thursdays, Session 5: August 29 - October 17

Saturdays, Session 5: August 31 - October 19


Pre-teen Wheel-throwing

Great for students that are brand new to the wheel as well as those that are working to improve their throwing skills! Students will practice wheel-throwing on the potter's wheel as well as create hand-built pieces using the slab roller and extruder. On the final class, students will learn about glazing their pieces. Classes take place downstairs in the Pottery Lab.

Ages: 8-11
Cost:
$155

Thursdays, Session 5: August 29 - October 17

Fridays, Session 5: August 30 - October 18


Emphasizing creativity and enjoyment, this class is great for teenagers that are new to the wheel as well as those that are further developing their throwing skills. Classes will include both hand-building and wheel-throwing, trimming of thrown pots, slip decorating, and glazing of bisqued pieces. These classes are a great chance for students to learn a variety of techniques, ask questions, and play with clay!

Day: Wednesdays
Ages:
12-16
Cost:
$185

Session 5: August 28 - October 16

Teen Wheel-throwing


 

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