drop-in classes weekly options for the spontaneous

drop-in classes

You don’t need to make a long-term commitment to attend these regularly scheduled classes – just try one out when you have the time and the desire. No previous experience is required, all materials are provided. Unless stated otherwise, you don’t even need to pre-register! If you already have experience with ceramics or jewelry, check out our Open Studio!

figureOpen Figure Studio

Stay tuned for summer schedule!  |  $15  |  No pre-registration necessary

Develop and refine your skills at rendering the human figure by taking advantage of Ah Haa’s ongoing open figure studio sessions. There is no instructor. Ah Haa provides a nude model; students bring their own materials and work at their own pace. Participants can decide as a group about the style and length of the model’s poses. This is a drop-in class; there’s no need to sign up in advance, just show up!

openstudioOpen Studio Ceramics

Come Anytime!  |  $75/month or $200/3 months (clay and firings extra)

Those who have taken an Ah Haa ceramics class, or have prior experience in ceramics, may work in the studio independently. Each student receives a storage shelf and after-hours access. Please call the Ah Haa School at (970) 728-3886 to schedule the required 20-minute orientation – or attend our weekly Clay Thursday class.


clayClay Thursdays


Stay tuned for summer schedule!  |  $35  |  all skill levels welcome

Drop in to experience the meditative joy of working with clay, or come weekly and emerge with a unique collection of your own pieces. New this winter, we are dedicating one Clay Thursday per month to wheel throwing, enabling beginners and never-evers to get a taste of what it’s like to create on a potter’s wheel. (Note: These are practice-only sessions; no pieces will be fired.)

canvascocktailCanvas & Cocktails

Stay tuned for summer schedule!  |  $25
All skill levels welcome!

Grab your friends, coworkers, or make it a unique date night and join different members of the Ah Haa faculty on Wednesday evenings for two hours of acrylic painting. Canvas and Cocktails is an upbeat, creative class for both the artistic and not-so artistic to learn some painting basics in a social atmosphere. New this winter: Each week presents a new theme, such as still life, landscape, pets, etc. Instructors vary, but each has their own unique approach to teaching and style of painting. No previous experience is necessary. BYOB. Read more at Telluride Inside… and Out. If you have a group of 6 or more, please call ahead to let us know you are coming (970) 728-3886.

pfwiPainting from Within

Thursdays, July 3-31  |  6 – 9pm  |  $50 + $15 materials

This class is for anyone who wishes to render their internal landscapes or the movement of their spirit through paint. The idea is to construct a painting both physically as well as conceptually, whether still life, landscape, abstraction, or other. Using acrylics, students learn the aesthetic, emotional, and spatial properties of the various colors and how to use them to convey work from the soul rather from than the intellect. They are given encouragement, constructive criticism, and technical advice.

By its nature, this class is always inclusive of all levels of experience, providing a safe, supportive atmosphere where beginners can mix with longtime painters. Since the Painting From Within philosophy is based on emotional rather than technical expression, all students are engaged in the same challenge.

The $15 materials fee provides students with one 30″x42″ sheet of paper (Fabriano Studio Watercolor), Blickrylic Student Acrylic paints, and palette paper. Additional sheets of paper are $5 apiece. Students may bring their own paints and brushes and pay for paper only. All students have use of a gator board, a variety of brushes, and plastic palette boards.

Five- and ten-class punch cards are available for $200 and $350 respectively (exclusive of materials). Please note: Punch cards expire one year after the date they are issued.