Youth Classes



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. 

    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: Closed
    Session 2: Closed
    Summer Camps: NOW OPEN
    Session 3 & 4: NOW OPEN
    Session 5: Monday, July 30th
    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 Miller

    SATURDAY: Ages 4 and above

    Session 3: June 2 - June 30 (5-Week Session)

    Session 4: July 14 - August 11 (5-Week Session)

    We do not offer regular youth classes during the summer.
    Please check out our summer camp offerings!

    Registraion for Youth Session 5 (August 26 - October 20) opens on Monday, July 30th.


    Youth Hand-Building

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

    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.

    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!