Saturday Morning Clay - Sculptural Objects & Functional Art:
Planning and building techniques for making small functional and non-functional sculptural objects out of clay. We will make several small sculptures keeping in mind that art can be enjoyed every day.
All levels welcome. Instructor: Sherrill Cannon
Thursday Evening Clay - Beginning Ceramics:
Learn hand-building and an introduction to throwing. The class will focus on creating sets. What are sets? Anything that can be presented together in multiples of two or more: Candlesticks holders, table setting, teapot and cups... wherever your imagination takes you... we will teach you the technique to create what you love - in clay. We will also focus on surface decoration techniques as well.
Instructor: Gabrielle Gerwitz
Pottery Open Lab Time
Cost: $6 per hour. Lab Time is FREE for current pottery students.
Combination - Ballet, Acrobatics, and Tap (ages 5 - 10)
Acrobatics (ages 6 & up)
Jazz/Tap (ages 8 & up)
Hip Hop (ages 8 & up)
Combination - Ballet, Acrobatics, and Tap (ages 6 - 10)
Preschool - Ballet, Acrobatics, and Tap (ages 3 - 5)
Ballet/Lyrical (ages 8 & up)
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.
Jazz incorporates flexibility, strength and dynamics with the newest Jazz technique taught to popular, age appropriate music. All classes will include a warm-up, stretches, walks, progressions across the floor, turns, leaps and a Jazz combination incorporating the different styles of Jazz. A class in Ballet technique is suggested.
Lyrical dance is a modern dance form which fuses Ballet and Jazz. It is often referred to as Contemporary Dance. The goal of a lyrical dancer is to convey the emotion of a song's lyrics. Emotional expression of the face and body are necessary to tell the story of the song to which the dance is performed. Classes will include a warm-up, technique in center floor, progressions across the floor including turns and leaps, and a Lyrical combination. A class in Ballet and/or Jazz is suggested.
Hip Hop is street dance with a modern flare taught to the latest age appropriate Hip Hop music. All classes will include a cardio-pop warm-up, stretches, progressions across the floor, and a Hip Hop combination. A class in Jazz technique is suggested.
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!
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the CSU Extension website: http://www.extension.colostate.edu/Gilpin
Get Out and Have Some Fun This Winter
Come to the second annual Cabin Fever Festival on February 21 from 1-4pm at the Gilpin Community Center. We will have our own George Blevins teaching a cartooning class (not to be missed!), snowshoeing (weather permitting), avalanche awareness, winter bird ID and feeding, kid's programs with a Hawaiian theme and more.
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.