Gilpin County Community Center

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To register for CSU Extension classes call (303)582-9106.

Pottery

Wednesday Mornings: 9:30am-12:00pm, 6/26/19 - 8/21/19 (no class 7/3)

OR

Saturday Mornings: 9:30am-12:00pm, 6/29/19 - 8/24/19 (no class 7/6)

Classes can accommodate all levels of experience. Both throwing and handbuilding. 

Instructor: Steve Briggs

Session Fee: Resident: $120, Non-Resident: $140   (includes: class instruction, glazes, firings, extra studio time)

Clay Fees: New clay:  $12.50/25lb (fire clay, lower-fire red clay, and white stoneware)  

                  Recycled clay:  $.30/lb


Thursday Evenings: 5:30pm-8:00pm, 

None at this time

Instructor: Gabrielle Gewirtz

Each Session Fee: Resident: $, Non-Resident: $  (includes: class instruction, glazes, firings, extra studio time)

Clay Fees: New clay:  $12.50/25lbs (fire clay, lower-fire red clay, and white stoneware)  

                  Recycled clay:  $.30/lb


While there is a break between sessions, students can enroll in one of the bridge sessions: 
Bridge Session- Friday 8/2 - Wednesday 9/11
Session Fee: Resident: $48, Non-Resident: $60   (includesglazes, firings, studio time)

Clay Fees: New clay: $12.50/25lbs (fire clay, lower-fire red clay, and white stoneware)

                  Recycled clay:  $.30/lb


Independent Study/Open Lab

A few spaces for Independent Study/Open Lab are available with the Clay Studio. They are offered to students with a high degree of ceramic knowledge and skill, who are able to work independently while using the facilities of the Clay Studio. 

Produced work will typically be fired along with regular class firings. Exceptions are unusually large or numerous pieces, in which case a firing fee will be accessed. 

These positions are not open to production potters.  Emphasis in the Clay Studio is on learning and exploration. 

Before working in the Clay Studio, all students must sign in at the Front Desk. 

Enrollment for Independent Study coincides with registration and duration of the regular eight-week classes. 

Fee:   Resident: $120, Non-Resident: $140

Studio glazes and glaze materials are included in fee. Clay is extra.  Packaged clay is sold through the Studio in both a white stoneware and a fireclay at $12.50/25lb. A recycled clay is also available at $.30/lb.  Participants must use only clay purchased through the GCPR. 

Dog Training

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.

We will be focusing on manners, socialization & general obedience with agility. Introduction & use of clickers.

Day: Thursdays

Time: 6:30pm-8:00 pm

Dates: None at this Time

Fee: Resident $60, Non-Resident $75

Location: Indoor Arena


Instructor: Casey Newman


Stitchers-Get-Together

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!



CSU Extension Classes and Events

Call (303)582-9106 to register.


If you have property in Gilpin County, and have any of the following noxious weeds: musk, Canada, scotch or bull thistles, oxeye daisy, scentless chamomile, mullein, Chinese clematis, orange hawkweed, leafy spurge, wild caraway, and spotted or diffuse knapweeds, you can use our free weed-spray checkout program. If you don’t know how to recognize these weeds, take the class (above). The herbicide is low-toxicity, and you don’t need to use very much for it to be effective. We take a $100 fully-refundable deposit, and teach you how to use the herbicide and the sprayer (both included). You have three business days to work on your project. Call to reserve your best time in advance – 303-582-9106.


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.