Classes in Boulder County, Colorado
Classes and Recreation Centers in Boulder County, Colorado
Summer 2014The 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.artunder.org; 303-229-1127.
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. Upcoming classes include Branding Basics, Introduction to HTML 5, and Marketing with Google AdWords. www.boulderdigitalarts.com.
Boulder Potters’ Guild
The Potters’ Guild offers classes and practice sessions for all skill levels, from beginning to master-level instruction, and summer Clay Camps for children. Check www.boulderpottersguild.com for a schedule, and sign up for email alerts about upcoming sales and other special events. 303-447-0310.
Mondays: These free weekly classes at 6:30pm offer information about the U.S. citizenship process and help participants prepare for the citizenship interview. June classes are at the Immigrant Legal Center, 948 North St., 2nd floor, suite #6. 303-441-4941 or 303-441-3956 (en español). www.boulderlibrary.org.
Community Holistic Health Center
This health center offers ongoing classes like yoga, meditation and pain relief. 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.
Fabricate Sewing Classes
Fabric boutique/sewing studio at 2032 17th St. offers a wide variety of classes, on topics like “Infinity Scarf,” “Fashion Design Sketching” and “Creative Appliqué.” Find a schedule and registration info at www.fabricateboulder.com.
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 and workshops for beginning and experienced potters, and open studio sessions for experienced ones. There are also Summer Clay Camps for children. Mudslingers is at 920 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). There are also fee-based classes most Sundays. Registration required. 1909 Ninth St. 303-786-9746; www.nomadbeads.com.
Peak to Peak Paragliding
1st & 3rd weekends: Beginning paragliding classes are held at Foothills Community Park; register at www.peaktopeakparagliding.com.
The Presser Foot
June 14: “Sewapalooza” is a day-long event with Bernina sewing machine experts sharing technology and techniques. Call 303-485-6681 to reserve a spot. At Pacific Event Center, 1330 Main St. in Longmont. The store, at 2001 N. Main St., also has ongoing sewing and quilting classes for all levels. www.thepresserfoot.com.
Boulder County recreation centers offer a variety of classes in sports and fitness, 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.
- Boulder: East Boulder Community Center, 5660 Sioux Drive; North Boulder Recreation Center, 3170 Broadway; South Boulder Recreation Center, 1360 Gillaspie Drive. 303-413-7270; www.boulderparks-rec.org.
- Lafayette: Bob L. Burger Recreation Center, 111 W. Baseline Road. 303-665-0469; www.cityoflafayette.com/recreation.
- Longmont: The main Rec Center is at 310 Quail Road. Classes are also offered at the St. Vrain Memorial Building, 700 Longs Peak Ave., and at Centennial Pool, 1201 Alpine St. 303-774-4800; www.ci.longmont.co.us/rec.
- Louisville: 900 W. Via Appia. 303-666-7400; www.louisvillerecreation.com.
School of Rock
Nationally known music school has two area locations: 3280 28th St., Unit 1, Boulder; and Broomfield, 11970 Quay St. Lessons in 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 like Runway Camp, Fashion Sketching and Steampunk Corsets, and special classes just for kids. The store is at 361 Second Ave. 303-652-0532; www.sewfreshstudio.com.