Youth & Family Classes
Registration for Short & Sweet and 2019 Session 3 opens Monday, April 1st at 8am!
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.
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: Now Open
Session 2 & Summer Camps: Monday, February 4
Short & Sweet and Session 3: Monday, April 1
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.
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
Family Saturday! Drop-in: May 11, May 18, May 25
10:00 am - 11:30 am (Child + Adult) - Register at Eventbrite
Session 3: June 1 - June 29
9:00 am - 10:00 am - $80 (Child + Adult) - Register at Eventbrite
10:15 am - 11:15 am - $80 (Child + Adult) - Register at Eventbrite
Longer class: 11:30 am - 12:45 pm - $95 (Child + Adult) - Register at Eventbrite
Session 4: July 6 - August 3
9:00 am - 10:00 am - $80 (Child + Adult) - Registration Opens May 28
10:15 am - 11:15 am - $80 (Child + Adult) - Registration Opens May 28
Longer class: 11:30 am - 12:45 pm - $95 (Child + Adult) - Registration Opens May 28
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.
THURSDAY: 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Instructor: Curtis Rindels
Short & Sweet: May 9 to May 30 - $75 - Register at Eventbrite
Friday: 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Instructor: Allison Achtenhagen
Short & Sweet: May 10 to May 31 - $75 - Register at Eventbrite
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!
Instructor: Aaron Winston
Wednesday: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Short & Sweet: May 8 to May 29 - $95 - Register at Eventbrite