Telluride Fire Fest: Youth Fire Art Workshop

Telluride Fire Fest: Youth Fire Art Workshop

The Telluride Fire Festival in collaboration with Coldharbour Institute and Alpine Achievers has created a two-day fire art program for local and regional high school students involving the five STEAM themes—science, technology, engineering, art, and math. The workshop will take place in two locations in and around Telluride.


Over the five days of the fire art program, students and their mentors will create a group art installation using their new skills and knowledge. Their creation will be showcased at the January 20-22 Telluride Fire Festival and then at each of the student groups’ communities, if practical.

Dates: November 19-20.

Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Locations in Telluride: Ah Haa School for the Arts, Artists Collaborative in Deep Creek Mine.

Cost: $400 (Scholarships are available.)

Tuition includes lodging, meals, transportation, and materials. The class is limited to 15 participants.

Artists, teachers, scientists, engineers, and craft persons will mentor students in their areas of expertise. Instructors will teach their art through welding, carpentry, clay, chemistry, math, physics, and, above all, safety.

Artists, Experts, and Teachers 

Three of our instructors for this special class are Jon Hubbard from Norwood, Brent Cain from Moab, Andy McKim and Natasha Mills from Moffat.


Student can apply for a scholarship by submitting two paragraphs about why a scholarship is needed for student participation and mail that here:

Students involved include those from all walks of life, from the surrounding counties. Some of the students will be coming from Saguache County as a result of a grant received for this workshop. The Festival is accepting scholarship donations for students wishing to take this once-in-a-lifetime fire art workshop. It just might launch a young, fire scientist/artist’s career!

The Telluride Fire Festival is able to offer this two-day workshop through support from various companies in Telluride and the region:
Coldharbour Institute,

Alpine Achievers,

Saguache County Sales Tax Grant,

Moffat Consolidated School District 2,

Ah Haa School for the Arts

Deep Creek Experimental

The Victorian Inn

Clark’s Market

Baked in Telluride

La Cocina de Luz

High Pie Pizzeria.

More About the Telluride Fire Festival:


The Telluride Fire Festival, a 501c3 organization, is an interactive fire art experience offering free workshops and outdoor displays of fire artistry free to attendees to enable all to immerse themselves in fire arts. Dates for 2017 are January 20-22.

For more about the Festival, to give a student scholarship donation, volunteer, or submit a fire installation for consideration, or subscribe to their enews, visit or email


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