Ah Haa School for the Arts

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Summer 2020 Private Classes at Ah Haa

A customized art experience for individuals and families.

Ah Haa’s CREATE A CLASS program has been adapted for summer 2020 to ensure health and safety protocols during the current Coronavirus pandemic. The following options can be booked by individuals or families of up to 4 people who, ideally, have been quarantining together in Telluride for 7-14 days. Privates are available to ages 4 and up. Online Zoom classes can take place any time with no restrictions.

Classes can take place from 10:00am – 12:00pm or 1:00pm – 3:00pm. 

Metal Jewelry – Make a sterling silver ring, bracelet or pendant. Explore letter stamping, texturing, cutting piercing, and/or stone setting. (Adults only)

Wheel Throwing – Step by step, learn how to throw pottery on the wheel to form functional pieces, such as cups, bowls and plates. This class is appropriate for ages 8 and up.  (Note: Clay work requires additional time for firing and finishing.)

Play with Clay – Learn sculptural handbuilding techniques to create functional or non-functional pieces. (Note: Clay work requires additional time for firing and finishing.)

Explore Painting or Mixed Media – Learn basic techniques – color mixing, brush techniques & composition, or a variety of mixed media applications.

Private Cooking Class with Chef Bud Thomas – Learn in the comfort of your own home with the fabulously talented Chef Bud. These classes are only available to individuals and families who have sufficiently quarantined in the same residence for 7-14 days. Note: these classes have a different fee based on hours and subject matter. Fees will be provided upon inquiry.

PRICING: Current pricing for private classes is $75 per hour for one (two hour minimum), plus $25 per hour per each additional students. This price does not include materials, which run an additional $15-$35 per student, depending on the class. For summer 2020, there is a maximum of 4 related students, who must have been quarantined together in Telluride for no less than 14 days.

For virtual Zoom classes, please email us your request and we’ll put together a price quote.

CLAY PRIVATES: Clay projects have a typical turnaround time of 7-14 days due to our kiln firing schedule. Visitors wishing to ship fired work should fill out a shipping form and provide a credit card number. Projects will be taken to Ship It/Copy It for packaging and shipping and your credit card will be processed for that expense. Please keep this into consideration when choosing to book a clay private.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: All private class participants must follow strict health protocols to participate in a private Ah Haa class, including health checks upon arrival, frequent hand washing and sanitation, mask wearing within the building, and physical distancing with the instructor. A full check list will be provided upon booking, listing the specific protocols that each student must adhere to. This document requires a signature by each participant. Ah Haa requests that families from out of town refrain from booking privates until they have quarantined for 7-14 days.

CANCELLATION POLICY: There is a $75 cancellation fee on private classes. No refunds will be given for cancellations received within 24 hours of class start time.

Please allow at least three working days for us to process your request. Private classes must be paid in full at the time of booking, and online waivers must be signed in advance.

How to Book:
EMAIL YOUR REQUEST TO info@ahhaa.org. Make sure you include the number of people, ages, your chosen subject matter, and best contact info. 

We will get back to you with options as soon as we are able to secure an instructor. All classes are subject to instructor availability.

For additional information, call 970.728.3886.