The Art Underground
The Art Underground, at 901 Front St. in Louisville, is a nonprofit center that offers classes for all ages in dance, theater, music, photography, film and visual arts. It also hosts workshops, exhibits and other arts-related events. www.theartunderground.org; 303-229-1127.
Bach Camp Registration
January: The Boulder Bach Festival presents a weeklong educational event for all ages: Boulder Bach Festival Performance Practice Institute, June 10-14. Online registration begins in January; sign up early as it’s likely to fill up quickly. www.boulderbachfestival.org.
Book Arts League
The Book Arts League teaches both traditional and contemporary techniques of book- and papermaking, typography and binding. See www.bookartsleague.org for an updated class schedule and information about the historic Ewing Farm in Lafayette, now the permanent home of BAL’s letterpress printing studio.
Boulder CPR & First Aid
Certified American Red Cross instructors teach first aid, CPR, babysitting and lifeguarding. Classes are held at various locations throughout Boulder County. 303-668-8079; www.bouldercpr.com.
Boulder Digital Arts
BDA offers workshops, classes, certificate programs and events for digital artists and creative professionals working in film/video, Web/interactive, photography and graphic design. Visit boulderdigitalarts.com for information.
Boulder Potters’ Guild
The Potters’ Guild offers classes for all skill levels for adults and sometimes for children, from beginning to master-level instruction. Check boulderpotters
guild.com for a schedule, and sign up for email alerts about upcoming sales and other special events. 303-447-0310.
Brain Gym Plus
Citizenship Classes at Boulder Public Library
Mondays: These free weekly classes at 6:30pm offer information about the U.S. citizenship process and help participants prepare for the citizenship interview. At the Main Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave. 303-441-4941 or 303-441-3956 (en español). www.boulderlibrary.org.
Community Holistic Health Center
This health center offers ongoing classes on yoga, herbs, nutrition, life coaching, reflexology, qigong and more. 409 S. Public Road, Lafayette; 303-666-6192; www.communityhhc.org/classes.
Boulder Parks and Recreation Department’s EXPAND program sponsors adventures, services and recreation programs—including sports, fitness, camping and swimming—to children, teens and adults with disabilities. 303-413-7216; www.ci.boulder.co.us/parks-recreation.
Lifelong Learning Program
Boulder Valley School District offers classes for adults, kids and teens in subjects like writing, dance, health and fitness, money, languages, and gardening. 720-561-3768; www.bvsd.org/LLL.
Mudslingers Pottery School
Mudslingers offers small group lessons for beginning and experienced potters, and open studio sessions for experienced ones. Mudslingers is at 820 Main St., Suite 1, Louisville. 303-926-0996; www.mudslingerspottery.com.
Nomad Bead Merchants
Saturdays: Free “Beading Basics” classes happen on a drop-in basis each week from 10am-1pm. Then, at 2pm, “make and take” sessions let you create your own unique jewelry (materials fee applies). Designs change every week; see preview online. Registration required. The store is at 1909 Ninth St. 303-786-9746; nomadbeads.com.
Origami Folding Sessions
Going far beyond sports and fitness classes and athletic leagues, Boulder County recreation centers also offer a variety of classes in healthy living and nutrition, arts and crafts, social dancing and more. Visit each center’s website for a schedule and registration info, or pick up a brochure in person.
School of Rock
Nationally known music school now has two area locations: Boulder, at 3280 28th St., Unit 1, and a brand-new one in Broomfield, 11970 Quay St. Lessons include guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and vocals. www.schoolofrock.com.
Sew Fresh Studio
Sew Fresh Studio in Niwot offers full sewing programs for beginners and intermediates, plus other workshops and summer camps like Runway Camp, Fashion Sketching and Steampunk Corsets. The store is at 361 Second Ave. 303-652-0532; www.sewfreshstudio.com.
Tool School is the Center for ReSource Conservation’s new educational outreach program, designed to teach tool skills to adults and kids. Topics include “Lose Your Fear, Not Your Fingers” and “Building Raised Garden Beds.” There’s also an extensive Tool Library. CRC is at 6400 Arapahoe Road. See the schedule at www.resourceyard.org/toolschool.