Youth Classes

 

REGISTRATION FOR SESSION 4 FAMILY CLAY CLASSES IS OPEN!


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 Anderson

    SATURDAY: Ages 4 and above

    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!

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

     

    Youth Hand-Building

     

    Mondays: Ages 4-7

    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: $100

    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. Jana encourages 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
    Instructor: Hannah
    Cost: $100

    Wednesdays: Ages 8-12

    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
    Instructor: Curtis
    Cost: $100

    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.
    Instructor: Dakko
    Cost: $100


    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

    • Instructor: Curtis Rindels

    • Cost: $135

    Fridays

    • 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

    • Instructor: Jana Smith

    • Cost: $135

    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!

    Day & Time: Wednesdays 4:00 - 6:00 pm
    Instructor: Aaron Winston
    Cost: $168


     

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