The 5280 Kids Guide
Whatever your kids want to do this fall—land a skateboard trick, become a jump rope champ, hold a tarantula—we've got you covered.
Classes at the Art Students League of Denver are held in a noncompetitive studio setting where K-12 students can learn the fundamentals of drawing, painting, ceramics, printmaking, and more, whether they're beginners or preparing portfolios. This fall, look for classes like ARTrageous Adventures for younger kids and Wheel Throwing for high schoolers, or ask about the Child and Parent Art Club to spend Saturday mornings painting or plaster-casting (key: not in your home) with your littlest ones. 200 Grant St., 303-778-6990, www.asld.org
Walk into the workroom of Niwot's Sew Fresh Studio and you're likely to find designer Nora McCray hunched over a sewing machine, surrounded by a herd of kids, and explaining the difference between a bobbin and a feed dog. (For the uninitiated, a bobbin acts like a thread spindle, and a feed dog helps move the fabric forward.) With a constantly changing calendar of kid-friendly classes, tykes can walk out with a new pair of PJs or a stuffed animal. 361 Second Ave., Niwot, 303-652-0532, sewfreshsewingclasses.com
Whisking, cutting, and mashing—the cornerstones of cooking—are just some of the tasks that kids master in Sticky Fingers Cooking's seasonal skills classes. Bonus: They'll learn to follow recipes and take home their very own utensils. Classes held at the Grant Avenue Church and Community Center, 216 S. Grant St., 303-648-4078, www.stickyfingerscooking.com