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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.


  • CCA Open Studio| January 2018
    January 1, 2018 - January 31, 2018
    11:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • CCA Open Studio | February 2018
    February 1, 2018 - February 28, 2018
    11:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • CCA Open Studio | March 2018
    March 1, 2018 - March 31, 2018
    11:30 am - 8:00 pm

Clear Creek Academy is continuing to offer  open studio hours for 2018. 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 are uninstructed and often (more…)


  • Fall 2017 | Wednesdays, 10 weeks*
    October 11, 2017 - December 20, 2017
    11:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Winter 2018 | Wednesday Day - 10 weeks
    January 10, 2018 - March 14, 2018
    11:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Winter 2018 | Thursday Nights - 10 weejs
    January 11, 2018 - March 15, 2018
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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 shapes in projects of your own design. We’ll work during the first class to design and layout your project, determining what materials will be needed. Students should (more…)


  • Winter 2018 | Wednesday Nights - 10 weeks
    January 10, 2018 - March 14, 2018
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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 raising anticlastic forms. Prerequisite: Forging & Forming: Level 1 and Intermediate Silversmithing: Level 1 Level 3 (more…)


  • Winter 2018 | Thursday Night - 10 weeks
    January 11, 2018 - March 15, 2018
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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 round and oval gemstones in heavy bezels and cast mountings. Includes a review of thin (more…)


  • Winter 2018 | Tuesday Night - 10 weeks
    January 9, 2018 - March 14, 2018
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Winter 2018 | Wednesday Day - 10 weeks
    January 10, 2018 - March 14, 2018
    11:30 am - 2:30 pm

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…)


  • Winter 2018 | Thursday Days. 10 weeks
    January 11, 2018 - March 15, 2018
    11:30 am - 2:30 pm

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 cuff-style bracelet. Instructor: Kathy Pritchett Prerequisite: Introduction to Silversmithing (or equivalent experience and instructor (more…)


  • Winter 2018 | Tuesday Night, 10 weeks
    January 9, 2018 - March 13, 2018
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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 elements in your silver work. Instructor: Kathy Pritchett Prerequisites: Introduction to (more…)


  • Winter 2018 | 2 weekends Feb 10 & 11-Feb 24 & 25
    February 10, 2018 - February 25, 2018
    9:30 am - 5:30 pm

The transformation of a rough rock to a polished gemstone is exhilarating! Learn to cut, shape and polish rough semi-precious material into cabochon shapes suitable for jewelry. Individualize your designs with custom-cut cabochons–it’s easier than you think! Instructor: Kathy Pritchett Prerequisites: None; Experienced students may repeat to continue working and learning! $20 studio fee (included above) | Students will be (more…)


  • Winter 2018 | Monday Days, 10 weeks
    January 8, 2018 - March 12, 2018
    11:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Winter 2018 | Monday Nights, 10 weeks
    January 8, 2018 - March 12, 2018
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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 CCA, but please see supply list for additional tools and (more…)


  • Tool Kit 2018
    January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018
    12:00 am - 11:55 pm

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…)


  • Winter 2018 | Tuesday Day - 10 weeks
    January 9, 2018 - March 13, 2018
    11:30 am - 2:30 pm

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 techniques and tools. Learn the entire process from carving to polishing your finished pieces. Prerequisite: (more…)


  • CCA Open Studio | Nov 2017
    November 1, 2017 - November 30, 2017
    11:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • CCA Open Studio | Dec 2017
    December 1, 2017 - December 30, 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…)