Youth Classes


See class descriptions and links for registration below.

Want a fun activity for the whole family?

CLICK HERE to see the Fun Fall Programs scheduled in October, including a Mug Rug Series, Spooky Halloween, and One-of-a-Kind Trivets


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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2018 Youth Class Calendar

Session 1:  January 14 to March 24
Session 2: April 1 - May 26
Session 3: June 9 - July 7 (Family Clay only)
Session 4: July 14 - August 11 (Family Clay only)
Camps: June 3 - August 11
Session 5:  August 26 - October 20
Session 6:  October 21 to December 22 (no class Thanksgiving week)

Click Here to view or download the 2018 Youth Calendar at a glance.

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

Session 1, 2019: Monday, December 3, 2018
Session 2: Closed
Session 3: Closed
Summer Camps: Closed
Session 4: Closed
Session 5: Closed
Session 6: Monday, September 24th

Online registration is available at the links below.

Youth classes do not include access to open lab hours.

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



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

THURSDAY: Ages 3 and above
Session 6
: October 25 - December 20

SATURDAY: Ages 4 and above
Session 6: October 27 - December 15

Youth Hand Building

Mondays: Ages 4-7
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 handbuilding. 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 & Time: Mondays from 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Cost: $105
Instructor: Hannah Hanssens-Reed
Session 6: October 22 - December 17 * NO CLASS ON NOVEMBER 19 *
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Tuesdays: Ages 5-8

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. Nick will encourage students to try new things and work to bring their ideas into creation. Students will slip and paint their own work.

Day & Time: Tuesdays from 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Cost: $105
Instructor: Nick Swann
Session 6: October 23 - December 18 * NO CLASS ON NOVEMBER 20 *
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Wednesdays: Ages 8-12
Intermediate Hand Building

This class is designed for older children and pre-teens to develop their skills in handbuilding. 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 & Time: Wednesdays from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Cost: $105
Instructor: Nick Swann
Session 6: October 24 - December 19 * NO CLASS ON NOVEMBER 21 *
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Fun Fridays: Ages 6-9

Join us for these weekly clay adventure classes! Students will explore their imaginations through playing and creating with clay. Dakko works to encourage students to express themselves by building unique sculptural and functional forms, which are then painted with colored slips. These classes are a great way to have fun at the end of the week and develop your skills in pottery.
The focus of this class is on...
The rules the tools and the skills to meet the challenge of creativity and imagination!

Day & Time: Fridays from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Cost: $105
Instructor: Dakko Maurice & Jana Smith
Session 6: October 26 - December 21 * NO CLASS ON NOVEMBER 23 *
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Pre-Teen Wheel-Throwing:
Ages 8 - 11

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.

Thursdays, 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

  • Session 6: October 25 - December 20 * NO CLASS ON NOVEMBER 22 *

  • Instructor: Curtis Rindels

  • Cost: $155

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Fridays, 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

  • Session 6: October 26 - December 21* NO CLASS ON NOVEMBER 23 *

  • Instructor: Allison Achtenhagen

  • Cost: $155

  • Register at Eventbrite

Teen Wheel-Throwing:
Ages 12 - 16

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!

Wednesdays, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Session 6
: October 24 - December 19 *NO CLASS ON NOVEMBER 21 *
Instructor: Aaron Winston
Cost: $185
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