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See below for a list of upcoming classes and workshops. CCA Core Classes are offered two to three times per year starting in January, April, June and September. Subscribe to our eNewsletter for updates on newly added classes.


  • Summer 2017 | Wednesday nights, 8 weeks*
    July 19, 2017 - September 13, 2017
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Fall 2017 | Wednesdays, 10 weeks*
    October 11, 2017 - December 20, 2017
    11:30 am - 2:30 pm

*Special note for Summer 2017: No classes week of August 20-26. *Special note for Fall 2016: No classes week of Nov 19-25 for Thanksgiving holiday. Explore bezels in a variety of shapes using fine silver bezel wire and learn to make your own bezel wire. Move beyond the standard oval-shaped bezel with round, rectangular, triangular, and irregular (more…)


  • Fall 2017 | 6 day workshop
    October 1, 2017 - October 6, 2017
    9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Join Patsy Croft for a week of enameling! Whether you are interested in imagery or abstract representation, take your work to the next level with this classical and exciting technique. Through studying color and applying its theory to enamels, gain a better understanding of shading, gradation, and layering enamel to make your jewels standout among others. Students will develop (more…)


  • Summer 2017 | 1-day workshop
    August 12, 2017
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

In this 1 day workshop, learn how to properly prepare PMC pieces for several different methods of adding color and decorative interest.  Students will learn how to use enamel, paint with 22kt gold PMC, utilize gold embellishments, and also use the ancient Korean technique of Keum-boo.   Prerequisites:  Introduction to PMC and Intermediate PMC. Instructor: Jennifer (more…)


  • Summer 2017 | Thursdays, 8 weeks*
    July 20, 2017 - September 14, 2017
    11:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Fall 2017 | Wednesday nights, 10 weeks*
    October 11, 2017 - December 20, 2017
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

*Special note for Summer 2017: No classes week of August 20-26. *Special note for Fall 2016: No classes week of Nov 19-25 for Thanksgiving holiday. In this workshop, be introduced to what happens when metal is stretched and compressed by successive hammer blows. Level 1 introduces the basics of forging and annealing. Prerequisite: Introduction to Silversmithing (or instructor’s (more…)


  • Summer 2017 | Thursdays, 8 weeks*
    July 20, 2017 - September 14, 2017
    11:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Summer 2017 | Thursday nights, 8 weeks*
    July 20, 2017 - September 14, 2017
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Fall 2017 | Monday nights, 10 weeks*
    October 9, 2017 - December 18, 2017
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

*Special note for Summer 2017: No classes week of August 20-26. *Special note for Fall 2016: No classes week of Nov 19-25 for Thanksgiving holiday. Complete projects and refine techniques learned in prior classes with guidance from the instructor. Instructor: Staff Prerequisite: Two multi-week CCA courses. See registration & cancellation policies (more…)


  • Fall 2017 | Mondays, 10 weeks*
    October 9, 2017 - December 18, 2017
    11:30 am - 2:30 pm

*Special note for Fall 2016: No classes week of Nov 19-25 for Thanksgiving holiday. Continue to build your skill set as additional techniques are introduced, including tube setting, roll printing, soldering findings, stamping, and making a step bezel. Projects may include a ring with a step bezel-set stone, earrings with tube-set faceted stones, or a (more…)


  • Summer 2017 | Thursday nights, 8 weeks*
    July 20, 2017 - September 14, 2017
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

*Special note for Summer 2017: No classes week of August 20-26. Learn the basics of working with and soldering gold wire as you create a 14K yellow gold pendant of your own design. Practice soldering with an oxyacetylene torch as you discover the wonderful working qualities of gold and expand your options for including gold (more…)


  • Fall 2017 | Monday nights, 10 weeks*
    October 9, 2017 - December 18, 2017
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

*Special note for Fall 2016: No classes week of Nov 19-25 for Thanksgiving holiday. Learn the basics of working with and soldering gold wire as you create a 14K yellow gold pendant of your own design. Practice soldering with an oxyacetylene torch as you discover the wonderful working qualities of gold and expand your options (more…)


  • Summer 2017 | Tuesdays, 8 weeks
    July 18, 2017 - September 12, 2017
    11:30 am - 2:30 pm

*Special note for Summer 2017: No classes week of August 20-26. Be introduced to the fundamental skills of jewelry making: proper use of hand tools, torches, flex shafts, polishers and more. Learn to layout, drill, pierce, file, form, solder and polish sterling silver with individual instruction, close-up demonstrations, and hands-on experience. Some tools are supplied by (more…)


  • Fall 2017 | Thursdays, 10 weeks*
    October 12, 2017 - December 21, 2017
    11:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Fall 2017 | Thursday nights, 10 weeks*
    October 12, 2017 - December 21, 2017
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

*Special note for Fall 2016: No classes week of Nov 19-25 for Thanksgiving holiday. Be introduced to the fundamental skills of jewelry making: proper use of hand tools, torches, flex shafts, polishers and more. Learn to layout, drill, pierce, file, form, solder and polish sterling silver with individual instruction, close-up demonstrations, and hands-on experience. Some (more…)


  • Intro Tool Kit 2017
    January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017
    12:00 am

CCA offers an Intro Tool Kit to help new students get just what they need. Intro Kits include all required supplies*. Please contact the school at 303.429.1401 or pay online at least 2 weeks prior to the start date of your class if you would like to order the Intro Tool Kit. See the list (more…)


  • Summer 2017 | Saturdays, 6 weeks*
    June 10, 2017 - August 19, 2017
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Summer 2017 | Wednesdays, 8 weeks**
    July 19, 2017 - September 13, 2017
    11:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Fall 2017 | Tuesdays, 10 weeks*
    October 10, 2017 - December 19, 2017
    11:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Fall 2017 | Tuesday nights, 10 weeks*
    October 10, 2017 - December 19, 2017
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Fall 2017 | Saturdays, 5 weeks**
    October 14, 2017 - November 11, 2017
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

*Meeting dates for Summer 2017 Saturday Lost Wax: June 10 & 24, July 8 & 22, August 5 & 19 **Meeting dates for Fall 2017 Saturday Lost Wax: October 14, 21 & 28, November 4 & 11 Experience the ancient art form of lost wax casting in a contemporary setting. Learn techniques to carve and (more…)


  • CCA Open Studio | April 2017
    April 1, 2017 - August 29, 2017
    11:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • CCA Open Studio | July 2017
    July 1, 2017 - July 31, 2017
    11:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • CCA Open Studio | Aug 2017
    August 1, 2017 - August 31, 2017
    11:30 am - 8:00 pm

Clear Creek Academy is now offering open studio hours for the Spring and Summer of 2017. Open Studio is available to current* or previously enrolled students of Clear Creek Academy only. Open studio hours are an opportunity for CCA students to continue personal projects in our studio space. Please note, time blocks for open studio (more…)


  • Summer 2017 | 5-day workshop
    August 23, 2017 - August 27, 2017
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

New this year! Advanced students may elect to do a bracelet project. You will need a larger pitch bowl to accommodate the length of the bracelet–see supply list for details. The ancient techniques of chasing and repoussé are currently experiencing a rebirth among silversmiths, jewelry designers and other artists of metalwork. During this intensive hands-on workshop, (more…)


  • Summer 2017 | Tuesday nights, 8 weeks*
    July 18, 2017 - September 12, 2017
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

*Special note for Summer 2017: No classes week of August 20-26. Learn to incorporate round tube settings into your designs. Students may choose to design a ring, pendant, or earrings, using faceted and/or cabochon stones. We’ll work during the first class to design and layout your project, determining what materials will be needed. Students should bring designing materials for the (more…)