This summer both the Thursday evening and the Saturday morning classes will be making clay objects for outdoors. We call them garden sculpture, yard sculpture, totems, etc.: clay objects which will welcome summer and maybe even survive winter.
The Clay Studio has its sculpture garden area started last summer, which we can help to fill out with new work. Think of objects, too, for your own gardens and outdoor areas which surely need some clay art.
We will also be spending some time with the ongoing concern of making better mugs, bowls, plates- all of those handmade items which make food taste better and enrich our lives.
Saturday Morning Clay Instructor: Steve Briggs
Saturday Morning Clay
Instructor: Steve Briggs
Thursday Evening Clay: Basic Throwing and Hand Building Instructor: Steve Briggs
Instructor: Steve Briggs
Pottery Open Lab Time
Cost: $6 per hour. Lab Time is FREE for current pottery students.
Combination - Ballet, Acrobatics, and Tap (ages 6 - 10)
Preschool - Ballet, Acrobatics, and Tap (ages 3 - 5)
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!
Next class tentatively scheduled for Sept.10-Oct.15th.
Check back for details soon.
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
Mountain Plant Sale
At Exhibit Barn / Flea Market - Saturday, June 6 - 9:00a sharp
Youth 4-H Mountain to Metro
June 24-25 - Youth ages 10-12
Weed ID & Control
Saturday, July 11 - 1pm - Exhibit Barn (230 Norton Dr.) - Free
Saturday, July 18 - 8:00am - Meet at the Exhibit Barn (230 Norton Dr.)
Saturday, July 25 - 8:00am - East Portal Trailhead outside Rollinsville - Free
Wildflower Seed Sale & Weed Booth @ the Gilpin County Fair.
Saturday & Sunday, August 16 & 17 - Exhibit Barn (230 Norton Dr.)
Wildflower Seed Collecting & Sowing
Saturday, September 19 - 1:00pm - Community Center (250 Norton Dr.) - $5
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.