Thursday Evening Clay: Basic Throwing and Hand Building
Hand-building intensive 4 week class: learn the basics through to intermediate hand-building techniques in clay and create functional or sculptural pieces (your choice). Wrap your head around the surface and color of your creations while making them. Bring a sketch book to class and plan to get a little messy.
Instructor: Gabrielle Gerwirtz
Wednesday and Saturday Morning Pottery Classes
Session I - Basics/Throwing Pots: Each week will focus on one of the following basic forms: cylinder, bowl, plate & bottle.
Session II - Basics/Glazing: Each week will focus on different glazing techniques including: dipping/pouring, wax resist, painting, sgrafitto, washes, staining and spontaneity vs. precision. Note: students should have bisque pieces that are ready to glaze the first week.
Session III (Saturday only) Larger Pots: Garden & Home.
Wednesday Morning Clay
Instructor: Steve Briggs
Saturday Morning Clay
Instructor: Steve Briggs
Sunday Morning Clay
Learn how to hand make decorative tiles with 3D accents. We will first learn how to make flat tiles that can be used for decorative accents in your home or garden. Then 3D accent tiles will be introduced to go with the flat tiles to make a backsplash or tile border more interesting. A variety of decorating methods will be discussed. Please bring your ideas and we will determine the best way to achieve your vision.
Instructor: Sherrill Cannon
Check back soon for details!
Instructor: Gabrielle Gerwirtz
Pottery Open Lab Time
Cost: $6 per hour. Lab Time is FREE for current pottery students.
Tuesdays beginning 6/7
4:00 - 5:00p: Combination Ballet, Tap & Acrobatics - Ages 6-8
5:00 - 6:00p: Acrobatics - Ages 9 & up
6:00 - 7:00p: Teen/Adult Tap
Wednesdays beginning 6/8
4:00 - 5:00p: Pre-School Combination Ballet, Tap & Acrobatics - Ages: 3-5
5:00 - 6:00p: Teen/Adult Ballet-Jazz
Cost per Month (one class): $40/members, $50/non-members
Cost per Visit: $12/members, $14/non-members
Ballet is the foundation for all types of dance. It teaches self discipline, poise and grace. Each class will include a warm-up at the barre, Ballet techniques in center floor, and progressions across the floor such as turns, leaps and a Ballet combination. Songs and dances will be taught for ages 3-5.
Acrobatics will improve large motor skills and build strength and flexibility. Young students will learn basic exercises and tumbling. Older students and those with previous acrobatic or gymnastic experience will be taught according to their ability.
Tap is an enjoyable way to learn rhythm and coordination. The students will learn basic to advanced Tap technique, progressions across the floor, turns and a Tap combination.
Instructor: Leslie Ann Chiucchi Dysart
Dates: Every first and third Thursday of the month
Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm
Cost: Drop-in fee to the Rec
ALL Stitchers wanted: sew, quilt, needlework, knit, crochet.... beginners welcome! Looking for Stitchers interested in getting together twice a month to finish those UFO's, learn something new, share your knowledge, get to know other stitchers. Bring your projects and show'n'tells!
Tae Kwon Do
Tuesday/Thursdays from 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cost for Adults:
Cost for Youth:
The tenets of order and simplicity is applied in this Korean martial art. Tae Kwon Do emphasizes increased coordination, balance, mental awareness, confidence and overall fitness. These family-oriented classes are ideal for children and adults.
Private/Semi-Private Tae Kwon Do Lessons with Layla Theriot
Cancelled until Fall 2016
This is an on-going, drop-in class. Kids will have fun learning basic Tae Kwon Do blocks and kicks, while also improving their coordination, balance, self-confidence and discipline.
Visit http://www.mountainacademymartialarts.com/ for more information.
The CSU Extension in Gilpin County offers classes that provide valuable information for a variety of different topics which may include: energy conservation, pine beetle control, noxious weeds and more.
For more information on classes please contact the Colorado State University Extension, Gilpin County Office at 303-582-9106 or email at email@example.com or visit the CSU Extension website: http://www.extension.colostate.edu/Gilpin
Creating a Weed Plan for your Mountain Property
Free - Saturday 6/18 - 10a - 12p - at the Exhibit Barn (230 Norton Dr.). Create your own week control plan including thing to consider, monitoring, week ID and timing of control. MUST RSVP by 6/16 (303)582-9106.
Plants and Pollinators Walk
$5 - Saturday 6/18 - 1p-2:30p - Leave from the Exhibit Barn (230 Norton Dr.) In honor of pollinator week, we will be taking a slow, easy wildflower stroll. We will identify plants and discuss the different ways in which plants attract pollinators. We will see how many different pollinators we can find on the plants.
Weed ID & Control Class
Free - Saturday 7/9 - 1p-3p - Exhibit Barn (230 Norton Dr.) This will be an easy and even fun class to help you identify and control weeds on your property. Bring in any plants you have questions about for identification and advice. We will have live plant samples as well.
Living in the Mountains Class
8/13 - We will cover a wide range of topics, from septic/well to evacuation/emergency preparedness and more.
Native Plant Master Courses
There is a wonderful and expanded selection of Native Plant Master Courses this year- check them all out and register at http://www.eventbrite.com/o/csu-extention-native-plant-master-program-metro-to-mountain-group-1715901818. Irene will be teaching two of these classes- the Native Plant Landscaping class on 5/4 and the Field Class at East Portal in July.
Save Some Money
Check out our Home Energy Audit Loan Kit for FREE to help you figure out ways that you can save energy and money in your home. Kit features a kilowatt meter, an air leak detector (infrared thermometer) and thermometers for your freezer and hot water heater to make sure they're at the most efficient settings.
Improve My Home Forest Quality
Reforest, plant for wildlife, diversify or plant a windbreak with low cost seedling trees. http://www.extension.colostate.edu/gilpin/hort/tree.shtml . Some species have already sold out, call for availability and for advice on what to plant.
Fun 4-H science-oriented afterschool programming at the Community Center on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please call the Rec Center to register (303) 582-1453. Cost is $6/day per child. The school bus will take your child to the Rec Center, you can pick them up at 6pm or earlier.
The Gilpin Archwood 4-H Club is in full swing with several activities currently available for youth ages 8-18. All prospective members are welcome to visit and explore several topics.
Regularly scheduled 4-H Club meetings (prospective members are welcome to check these out before enrolling) at the Extension Barn (230 Norton Drive).
Many think that if they do not have animals, there may be little else to do in a 4-H club. That is a common myth and in fact, the 4-H club is committed to helping foster positive youth development in our community in many ways. This is an inspiring factor behind a new series called "Show-Me 4-H" where youth ages 8-18 can come check out some of the thousands of topics available in the 4-H of today (no enrollment necessary)! Young people and their parents are invited and welcome. Please note: RSVPs to firstname.lastname@example.org are required so that enough materials and supplies can be made available for every participant.
Upcoming Monthly Show-Me 4-H Events:
Do you have a special trade, skill, hobby or passion that you might like to share with our area youth for a couple of hours? Please share with us! You can contact Organization Leader Heather Worrell at email@example.com or by calling (720)323-9228 to receive more information about sharing or participating in the Gilpin Archwood 4-H Club as a potential youth member, parent or community volunteer.