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Top Ceramics Classes For Adults In Denver

December 30, 2013 6:00 AM

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Art classes are not just for kids anymore. Have you always wanted to learn how to throw pottery on a wheel? Do you want to paint ceramics but question your ability to learn how to properly glaze? Then it is time to look into some fun ceramics classes that are just for grown-ups. You won’t be in a class filled with children. Instead, you’ll be surrounded by other like-minded adults, all there to learn more about the beautiful art of making and decorating ceramics. It is a fun way to express your creativity, meet some new friends and make some fun gifts for someone special in your life.

Ceramics in the City
1912 Pearl St.
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 200-0461
www.ceramicsinthecity.com

At Ceramics in the City, you’ll find a huge selection of ceramic bisques to choose from. Grab a bowl, a cup, a statue, an ornament or one of hundreds of other naked ceramic items. Then you’ll spend some time decorating and painting your ceramics, the employees will bake it and you’ll end up with a beautiful piece of art that makes a great gift for someone special. There are also a lot of fun classes offered at Ceramics in the City. Check the website listing for the current class selections which are often related to the next upcoming holiday. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you can probably find a great class where you make something wonderful for that special someone in your life. Classes are open to everyone, and you can even bring in your own food and drinks, or purchase some soda, coffee, beer or wine to really help you enjoy the class.

Stone Leaf Pottery
5891 Nolan St. #2
Arvada, CO 80003
(303) 463-8081
www.stoneleafpottery.com

Learn all of the basics about making ceramics and pottery at Stone Leaf Pottery. You’ll find all of the wheels, rollers, work tables and spaces needed to make tiles, functional items and more. Stone Leaf Pottery provides the clay, glaze, underglaze, brushes, tools and anything else you may need to create your ceramic work of art. Be sure to schedule an introductory class first, since the rest of the classes happen year-round and there isn’t a set start date. Then, once you fall in love with this great studio, you can purchase packages of five, 10 or 20 classes, which will include all the time you need to become a ceramics expert.

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Arvada Center Ceramics Studio
6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80003
(720) 898-7200
www.arvadacenter.org

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is known for its brilliant theatrical productions. However, did you know you can also take a plethora of art classes at the Arvada Center? The Arvada Center Ceramics Studio offers weekly classes for all levels of ceramics. You will learn firing techniques from local and nationally known ceramic artists through classes and workshops. There are both daytime and evening adult ceramics classes offered year-round, though specific dates are not yet set. Check the website for the next session.

Art Students League of Denver
200 Grant St.
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 778-6990
www.asld.org

The Art Students League of Denver is all about bringing art and art classes to everyone. This fully inclusive institution has a huge variety of art classes ready to teach you everything you could possibly need to show off your creative side. When it comes to ceramics, you can take classes on using a wheel, sculpture and more. Plus, there are a variety of levels from beginner to professional, offering you the ability to take several levels and continue growing with your craft. While classes are offered year-round, Art Students League of Denver has specific start and end dates, so be sure to sign up for the next available session.

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Buck Community Recreation Center
2004 W. Powers Ave
Littleton, CO 80120
(303) 797-8787
www.ssprd.org

One of the great things about living in such a big city is the variety of recreation centers offering all sorts of fascinating classes at very affordable prices. Buck Recreation Center is part of the South Suburban Parks and Recreation system, and you can take ceramics classes for adults at this fun rec center. The Decorative Ceramics class teaches perspective, brush strokes, glazing, color pairing and more as you find your inner artist and make lots of great decorative pieces for your home or to give away as a very special gift. The classes are small and the prices are reasonable, so sign up before the class spaces are all filled.

Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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