Ah Haa School for the Arts




"Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun."  - Mary Lou Cook

ARE YOU A QUALIFIED ART AND/OR CULINARY INSTRUCTOR? Ah Haa needs YOU! Email jess@ahhaa.org if you're interested in teaching.


This fall, Ah Haa will re-launch some of its core youth programming from years past, as well as some new classes. While we are still in the planning phases in terms of setting specific curriculum and instructors, our initial class offerings will include the following: (Classes in orange are live for registration; just click the session.)

Please Note: Due to the latest COVID safety recommendations in regards to the Delta variant of the virus, all participants will need to wear masks.

K-2, 3:30-5:30 pm. School pickup included
Basic Baking for Littles!– Mondays, November 8-December 13, five weeks (no class Nov. 22) Those on the waitlist for Bug Life will be given the option of taking this class instead. Registration open soon!

Early Release Art Tuesday, K-2nd grade, 2-5 pm. School pickup included.
Session 2: Clay: MountainsTuesdays, October 19-December 14, eight weeks (no class Nov. 23) FULL/WAITLIST

Early Release Art Club, 3rd-6th grade, 2-5 pm. School escort available.
Session 2: Mixed Media ManiaTuesdays, October 19-December 14, eight weeks (no class Nov. 23)
Tuition: $320 for full session or $45 drop in (subject to availability)

Ceramics Independent Studio Instruction Days, 7th-12th grade, 3:30-5:30 pm
Wednesdays, Sept. 1 - October 13,  (plus designated open studio times).

3rd-6th grade Art Immersion, 3:30-5:30 pm, School escort available.
Session 1 – Art LAB with Pinhead: Optical Illusions, Thursdays, September 23-October 28, six weeks, $240 (Register directly with Pinhead Institute, www.pinheadinstitute.org)
Session 2 – Thursdays, November 11 - December 16, six weeks (no class Nov. 25), $240. Info & registration available soon.

Working on the Wheel for 3rd-6th graders, 3:30-5:30 pm Thursdays, Sept. 23-Oct. 21, five weeks. $200.

7th-12th grade Art Immersion, 3:30-5:30 pm
Session 1: Teen Cooking Fundamentals  – Thursdays, September 9 - October 14, six weeks. $295
Session 2 – Teen Cooking Fundamentals 2 (a continuation, open to new and continuing students), Thursdays, November 11-December 16, six weeks (no class Nov. 25), $295. Info & registration available soon.

Ginormous Puppets & Props with Guest Artist Jacob Devaney – October 18-22. Monday-Thursday, 3:45-5:45 pm and Friday, 2-4 p.m. $185 (Telluride Schools half day). Ages 12+. Take full week or specific days of choice. FULL WEEK REGISTRATION, DAILY REGISTRATION (can choose multiple days)

More details and online registration are being updated as quickly as possible. We encourage you to fill out a tuition assistance form in advance of registration.

We're excited to welcome you into our beautiful new studios to experience diverse and exciting experiences that encourage artistic growth through a focus on process and experimentation that builds confidence and resilience.

Registration Policies


All registration must be completed online (you will find red “Register Now” buttons below the class descriptions). If you are unable to register online, please call 970.728.3886 or email info@ahhaa.org. Please have your credit card number handy to reserve a space. Early registration is highly recommended. If you have registered for a class, please complete the following forms before the class begins: General Liability Waiver and COVID 19 Waiver

The Ah Haa tries to keep classes small; if a class size reaches its limit, subsequent applicants will be added to a wait list.

Unless otherwise specified, all Ah Haa classes take place at the Ah Haa's new facility in the Silver Jack Building,  located at 155 W. Pacific Avenue

Tuition Assistance

Tuition assistance is available to all local and regional Telluride children and adults. For more information or to apply for assistance, please click the link above.

Online Registration Links: Manage Your Active Account | Register Now

Cancellations, Transfers & Refunds

Full tuition, less a $25 non-refundable processing fee, will be returned when cancellations occur 14 days or more before the class starts. No refund will be given when a cancellation is made less than 14 days before the class begins. Class transfers are subject to the same restrictions as cancellations, and a $25 administrative fee will apply.

Cancellations due to COVID-19

All classes are subject to cancellation based on the latest County and State safety guidelines regarding COVID-19. Please be sure to review the Ah Haa School’s COVID-19 Safety Protocols for more information about our efforts to keep students, instructors and staff safe during the pandemic. Before registering, all students are required to read and agree to abide by these guidelines. If the Ah Haa School is forced to cancel a workshop due to COVID-19, all students will receive a full refund. Students who cancel their registration as a result of COVID-19 exposure or infection are not guaranteed a full refund; decisions will be evaluated case by case.

Private Classes

Full payment is due at the time of registration. All private classes are non-refundable.


The Ah Haa School and its instructors reserve the right to cancel classes with low enrollment, but will make every effort to enroll additional students. If the minimum has not been met, registered students will be notified and refunded the entire class fee.

Please call 970.728.3886 or email info@ahhaa.org if you need to cancel or transfer a class.