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Washington Heights Arts Center and Lakewood Cultural Center offer a wide range of art classes and workshops. Well-appointed art studios are available at each location and drop-in studio use is available for registered students in most programs. Explore the current Lakewood Heritage, Culture & the Arts Classes brochure to browse for upcoming classes, camps and workshops.

Introduction to Photo Software
6-9 p.m., Tuesday, January 9
Lakewood Cultural Center
This class will introduce photo manipulation, what software tools exist and how to use them. Learn about various effects and how to improve and enhance your photos!
Dave Barry • Ages 18+
Activity # 177705 • $25

 

Craft-Tea
11 a.m.-Noon, Saturday, January 27
Lakewood Heritage Center
Join us for a fun pioneer craft or activity, followed by morning “tea” and snack with your little one!
Activity # 177720 • $10, ages 3-12, other attendees free.

 

Soapmaking
3-5 p.m., Saturday, January 27
Lakewood Heritage Center
Have you ever wondered how to make soap at home? Explore supplies, techniques and fun recipes, and take several pieces home! Andre Polo • Ages: 16+
Activity # 176701 • $40

 

Exploring Mosaic Andamento Workshop
9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, February 3
Washington Heights Arts Center
Students will focus on cutting different kinds of glass and arranging the mosaic tesserae to create contrast, flow and direction within the work. There will be no grouting in this class.
Alina Deac Pelegrin • Ages 18+
Activity # 177906 • $52

 

Primitive Rug Hooking
Noon-3 p.m., Saturday, February 3
Lakewood Heritage Center
This class is designed to teach the basics of rug hooking. After two classes, you will finish a beginner’s project! Call 303.987-7850 to register.
Cheri Talbot • Ages 18+ • $40

 

Let’s Make a Dance Workshop
6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 7
Lakewood Cultural Center Stage
Join us in this special workshop aimed at community members and non-dancers! Participants are guided through a choreographic process with Keigwin and his dancers using games and guided improvisation.
KEIGWIN + COMPANY Dancers
Ages 16+ Activity # 172905 • $25

 

A Painted Silk Scarf
10 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday, February 13
Lakewood Cultural Center
Learn the fine art of painting on silk. You will design and paint on a white silk scarf blank using a brush and stamping. Instruction will be given on how to create your personal stamp.
Jan Janas • Ages 14+
Activity # 170268 • $55

 

Watercolor for Everyone Workshop
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, February 17
Washington Heights Arts Center
If you want to find out if watercolor is for you, let us introduce you to everything you need to know. All materials provided.
Scott Ronzio • Ages 12+
Activity # 170217 • $25

 

Sketching with a Fountain Pen
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, February 24
Lakewood Heritage Center
Do you doodle with your pens? Learn sketching basics while exploring how to use a single nib to draw different line widths and build texture with dots, dashes and cross-hatches.
Renee Jorgensen • Ages: 16+
Activity # 176711 • $40

 

Introduction to Raku
9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, February 24
Washington Heights Arts Center
This one-day class will discuss the raku process including a firing demonstration, hands-on firing practice and glazing. Topics include safety, clay selection, glazes and their application and examples of successful work.
Michael Bowe • Ages 18+
Activity # 170101 • $30

 

Beginning Inkle Loom Workshop
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, February 24
Washington Heights Arts Center
The inkle loom is an ancient loom used to make decorative bands and cords. Using the modern day version of the loom, learn to make bookmarks, belts, sashes and more.
Robin Wilton • Ages 16+
Activity # 177314 •$68

 

Craft-Tea
11 a.m.-Noon, Saturday, February 24
Lakewood Heritage Center
Join us for a fun pioneer craft or activity, followed by morning “tea” and snack with your little one!
Activity # 177720 • $10, ages 3-12, other attendees free.

 

Image Transfer on Clay Workshop
1 p.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, March 3
Washington Heights Arts Center
Begin or advance your skills in monoprint imaging from newsprint or plaster slabs and learn the process of creating laser decals. Bring thrown or hand-built pieces, not quite leather hard, or have slab pieces ready.
Jacki Roberts • Ages 17+
Activity # 170077 • $45

 

Primitive Rug Hooking
Noon-3 p.m., Saturday, March 3
Lakewood Heritage Center
This class is designed to teach the basics of rug hooking. After two classes, you will finish a beginner’s project! Call 303.987-7850 to register.
Cheri Talbot • Ages 18+ • $40

 

Elegant Hand Lettering: Beginning Copperplate
1-4 p.m., Saturdays, March 24-31, April 7
Lakewood Heritage Center
Build your skill and technique as you explore and develop the alphabet in copperplate lettering style. Learn how to mix an ink recipe, how to use stick ink, line guide sheets and experiment with color.
Renee Jorgensen • Ages: 16+
Activity # 176712 • $60

 

Flamenco Dance Master Class
3-4:15 p.m., Saturday, March 17
Lakewood Cultural Center Stage
The supportive and fun class aimed at dance students, seniors and the general public is a handson workshop with instruction in rhythmic handclaps, arm movements, body posturing and footwork. The flamenco technique is then woven into a short choreography.
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana Dancers • Ages 18+
Activity # 172910 • $30

 

Craft-Tea
11 a.m.-Noon, Saturday, March 24
Lakewood Heritage Center
Join us for a fun pioneer craft or activity, followed by morning “tea” and snack with your little one!
Activity # 177720 • $10, ages 3-12, other attendees free.

 

Kumihimo Braid-Making
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, April 4
Washington Heights Arts Center
Kumihimo, Japanese for “gathering of threads,” is a braid-making technique creating intricate, decorative cords.
Judie Dickinson • Ages 16+
Activity # 177312 • $38

 

All Hands On Deck Tea
10:30 a.m.-Noon, Saturday, April 7
Lakewood Heritage Center
This kid-specific mini tea party includes simple and fun hands-on activities that teach proper etiquette and manners. Boys and girls will love this interactive workshop!
Penelope Carlevato • Ages 6-14
Activity # 179702 • $25

 

Primitive Rug Hooking
Noon-3 p.m., Saturday, April 7
Lakewood Heritage Center
This class is designed to teach the basics of rug hooking. After two classes, you will finish a beginner’s project! Call 303.987-7850 to register.
Cheri Talbot • Ages 18+ • $40

 

Craft-Tea
11 a.m.-Noon, Saturday, April 28
Lakewood Heritage Center
Join us for a fun pioneer craft or activity, followed by morning “tea” and snack with your little one!
Activity # 177720 • $10, ages 3-12, other attendees free.

 

Bonfils Birthday Bash
3-4 p.m., Saturday, April 28
Lakewood Heritage Center
On the anniversary of May Bonfils’ birth, take a virtual photographic walk through her life in Belmar Mansion. Tea and cake will be served.
Katy Lewis • Ages 18+
Activity # 179701 • $10

 

Primitive Rug Hooking
Noon-3 p.m., Saturday, May 5
Lakewood Heritage Center
This class is designed to teach the basics of rug hooking. After two classes, you will finish a beginner’s project! Call 303.987-7850 to register.
Cheri Talbot • Ages 18+ • $40

 

The Art of Afternoon Tea
1-4 p.m., Saturday, May 5
Lakewood Heritage Center
Learn how to host your own tea! Make sandwiches and tea from traditional recipes, and set the table before enjoying a full tea.
Penelope Carlevato • Ages 15+
Activity # 179703 • $45

 

Pastel Landscape Painting
Workshop 1-4 p.m., Saturday, May 5
Washington Heights Arts Center
We will focus on using color to create harmony in landscape paintings. There will be a discussion and exercises followed by individual attention and encouragement. Some experience with pastel helpful.
Ruthann Woods • Ages 18+
Activity # 170249 • $35

 

Glass on Glass Workshop
9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, May 19
Washington Heights Arts Center
This workshop explores the techniques and a variety of materials used to create mosaics on glass (and generally glossy) substrates. No experience necessary.
Alina Deac Pelegrin • Ages 18+
Activity # 177907 • $45

 

Contact Information:

Washington Heights Arts Center
6374 W. 1st Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80226
Direct: 303-987-5436 | Email: hca@lakewood.org

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