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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.


  • Spring 2017 | 6-day workshop
    June 25, 2017 - June 30, 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…)


  • Spring 2017 | Tuesday nights, 10 weeks*
    March 28, 2017 - June 6, 2017
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

*Special note for Spring 2017: No classes week of April 10th for Patsy Croft workshop. 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 approval) Level 2 covers creating a hollow tube (spiculum) and (more…)


  • Spring 2017 | Wednesdays, 10 weeks*
    March 29, 2017 - June 7, 2017
    11:30 am - 2:30 pm

*Special note for Spring 2017: No classes week of April 10th for Patsy Croft workshop. Go beyond the basics as you build the fundamental skills for setting gemstones through a measured process that includes plenty of practice to help you gain confidence as you build this important (and sometimes challenging) skill. Level 1 Focuses on hammer setting (more…)


  • Spring 2017 | Tuesday nights
    March 28, 2017 - June 6, 2017
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

*Special note for Spring 2017: No classes week of April 10th for Patsy Croft workshop. 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…)


  • Summer 2017 | 1-day workshop
    June 10, 2017
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

In this 1-day workshop, students will expand their knowledge of PMC through stone setting techniques, mold making, simple soldering, attaching fine silver design elements and working with bezels.  Students will complete an embellished ring, clasp and pendant with a bezel set stone. Prerequisite: Introduction to PMC or Exploring PMC Instructor: Jennifer Knollenberg Specialized tools are required. See (more…)


  • Spring 2017 | Thursdays, 10 weeks*
    March 30, 2017 - June 8, 2017
    11:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Spring 2017 | Thursday nights, 10 weeks*
    March 30, 2017 - June 8, 2017
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

*Special note for Spring 2017: No classes week of April 10th for Patsy Croft workshop. 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 (more…)


  • Spring 2017 | Mondays, 10 weeks
    March 27, 2017 - June 5, 2017
    11:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Spring 2017 | Monday nights, 10 weeks
    March 27, 2017 - June 5, 2017
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

*Special note for Spring 2017: No classes week of April 10th for Patsy Croft workshop. 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. (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…)


  • Spring 2017 | Tuesdays, 10 weeks*
    March 28, 2017 - June 6, 2017
    11:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Spring 2017 | Saturdays, 7 weeks*
    April 1, 2017 - June 3, 2017
    10:30 am - 2:30 pm

*Special note for Spring 2017: No classes week of April 10th for Patsy Croft workshop. Experience the ancient art form of lost wax casting in a contemporary setting. Learn techniques to carve and sprue wax models and cast your projects using a variety of casting methods. Level 1 introduces the variety of waxes and carving (more…)


  • CCA Open Studio | April 2017
    April 1, 2017 - August 29, 2017
    11:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • CCA Open Studio | May 2017
    May 1, 2017 - May 31, 2017
    11:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • CCA Open Studio | June 2017
    June 1, 2017 - June 30, 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…)