Both of the Spring Pottery classes will primarily be working on functional objects to use when the combined classes share a meal (the Grand Brunch) on May 16th. Class participants will prepare all the food dishes and serve them on their pottery pieces.
In addition, all Spring Gilpin Clay Studio students will be able to participate in the Mountain Artisans Guild craft show May 1st & 2nd. Gilpin potters took part in their craft show in December. We sold a lot of our pottery and were invited to come back for the Spring show!
Thursday Evening Clay: Basic Throwing and Hand Building The focus of this class will be on creating place settings, both thrown and hand built. Several glazing techniques will be presented as well. Thought will be given to making pieces for the Mountain Artisans Guild show. Instructor: Gabrielle Gerwitz
Thursday Evening Clay: Basic Throwing and Hand Building
The focus of this class will be on creating place settings, both thrown and hand built. Several glazing techniques will be presented as well. Thought will be given to making pieces for the Mountain Artisans Guild show.
Instructor: Gabrielle Gerwitz
Saturday Morning Clay
This class will first work on vases, to be filled with fresh flowers for the Mountain Artisans Guild show. Bowls and serving pieces for the Grand Brunch will also be emphasized.
Instructor: Steve Briggs
Pottery Open Lab Time
Cost: $6 per hour. Lab Time is FREE for current pottery students.
Dogs and their owners will learn and practice basic commands including sit, stay, heel, come, down, tricks, canine health, owner responsibility, dealing with bad habits and socialization.
Instructor: Casey Newman
Prepare and complete a valid legal will in just three hours! Don't miss this fun and educational seminar taught by a licensed attorney. Participants will also have the opportunity to complete a living will, financial power of attorney, medical power of attorney and organ donation card at no extra cost.
Instructor: Rebecca Benetti
Jazz/Tap (ages 8 & up)
Acrobatics (ages 6 & 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 email@example.com or visit the CSU Extension website: http://www.extension.colostate.edu/Gilpin
Mountain Gardening Basics
At Clear Creek - Must Pre-Register - Saturday, May 2 - 9:00am - $15
Vegetable Garden Season Extension
At Exhibit Barn - Saturday, May 9 - 3:00p - $5
Mountain Native Plant Landscaping
At Exhibit Barn - Wednesday, May 13 - 6:00p - $10
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.