Did you draw the hand to buy for a family member in this year’s Secret Santa and now you are looking for a unique gift that will truly inspire? Let the Ah Haa School for the Arts help you with your gift list. Completed your shopping list? Perhaps you deserve a treat yourself. Check out the courses Ah Haa has scheduled for this winter.

New for the season are printmaking options with beloved local artists Brittany Miller, Danielle DeRoberts and Nori Lupfer.

Monotyping, Image Transfers and Solar Plate etching can introduce a beginner or a seasoned artist to new ways of creating images.

Ah Haa’s Jewelry Studio is brand new. Yep, there will be a full time jewelry studio open for business all the time. As with the ceramics studio, individuals pay monthly to use the space and tools to create their own unique vision in metal: pendants, earrings, rings. Interested but a novice? Starting in January, local jeweler Jennifer Dewey holds a one-day metal smithing class every month.

Ah Haa continues its offerings in photography and design with beginning courses in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. The school also welcomes beloved local photographer Drew Ludwig, who offers an introductory course in Adobe Lightroom. Learn skills that can enhance your career or just intensify your passion for your hobby.

Burlesque is back for the third year in a row. Telluride Theatre’s Sasha Sullivan with sidekicks Melissa Sumpter and Sasha Golavenko help women embrace their creative side AND their sexuality. Class is divided between an introductory experience for brave women inspired by past performances and an advanced workshop for those lovely ladies who have already strutted their stuff.

Music lovers will delight in Ah Haa’s visiting artist this winter, Mike Dillon. A unique and exciting  percussion workshop in March will allow individuals to experience inspiring percussion lessons from a pro who’s worked with Ani Difranco, Garage a Trois and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, to name a few greats.

Other exciting offerings include Sewing Saturdays with local fiber artists; nuno felting scarves with Lucy Boody; how to fill an empty journal with local artist Michelle Curry Wright; the basics of Ayurveda; and long loved favorites such as Painting from Within with Robert Weatherford.

I could go on and on…

The point is once again to treat yourself or someone you love to a special something this winter. Letting out the artist within (and everyone has one) is guaranteed to bring love and joy in the new year. And we all need more joy and love in our lives.

Look for the Ah Haa School for the Arts’ winter catalog, which comes out before the new year or visit ( to explore the many creative choices offered for winter 2013.

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