Beginning Sun Style Tai Chi
Durango Recreation Center
Every Monday: 8:15 am to 9:15 am   The regular practice of Tai Chi has many benefits including improved balance, strength, flexibility, stress reduction and improved overall health and well-being. In this class, you will learn a series of movements put together into a short form that can be practiced in as little as five minutes a day. We will also practice Qigong (health exercises).    Instructor Denise Lane has been practicing Tai Chi for most of her adult life. At the request of her Shifu (Master Teacher), she began teaching in 1996. She is certified in Yang, Sun, Qigong, and Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention.
Monday Middle School/High School Afternoon Art
Durango Arts Center
Mondays | 8 Classes | 4:00 - 5:30 | Sept 25 - Dec 4. Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects! Drawing, Painting and Ceramics are part of this great class!
Junior Art and Craft Classes
Artsy Crafty Studio
Tuesdays | 6 Classes | 3:30 - 5:00 | Sept 5 - Oct 10. Back to school is here and we will be having more adventures making fun new projects! For Artists aged 6 -9.
Tuesday After School Art, Making the World a Better Place! Ages 8 - 11
Durango Arts Center
Tuesday | 10 Classes | 3:30 - 5:00 | Sept 26 - Dec 12 (No class October 31st and no classes the week of November 20th) Art gives meaning to our lives and helps us understand our world. Join us for Making the World a Better Place Through Art! 10 weekly classes focusing on culture and humanity will become our most important subject. Students will explore ceramic clay, sculpture, college, and painting. The Durango Art Center Visual Art Classes offer fun, noncompetitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.    For questions, please email Deena Carney, Director of Arts, Education and Gallery. Scholarships are always available.
Figure Drawing
Durango Arts Center
Tuesdays | 10 classes | 6:00 - 8:00 | Sept 26 - Dec 5 With a live model, and an excellent instructor, where all supplies are included, at the DAC on Tuesday Nights!   Figure drawing is the practice of drawing from a live model in different poses. It trains your eye to see things that photographs just can't capture. This makes you more perceptive in all of your work—The biggest reason to practice with the human figure is because it has so much to offer. Mastering the figure is about more than just shapes and muscles and bones.   For questions or concerns, please email Deena Carney at No class week of November 19th.
October Junior Classes
Artsy Crafty Studio
Tuesdays | 6 Classes | 3:30 - 5:00 | Oct 10 - Nov 7   Scary Good Fun for ages 6 - 9
Green Level Adult Improv Class
Durango Arts Center
Tuesdays | 4 Classes | 6:00 - 8:00 | Oct 24 - Nov 28   Adult Improv with Mary Quinn   DAC is sponsoring a 4-week class with veteran improv actor and teacher, Mary Quinn, to help you fall in love with the art of improvisation! This class is built to introduce beginners to the fundamentals of improv with a series of exercises that will unlock your creativity and remind you how fun it is to play well with others. Say "Yes, And…" and jump in for some fun (and a little funny along the way)!   $100 for four weeks  Students, Teachers, & Service Worker - $60   Email Tess for the student, educator, and service industry discount.   Due to the nature of improv, this class is restricted to students 18 years and older.
Tween/Teen art and craft classes
Artsy Crafty Studio
Wednesdays OR Thursdays | 6 weeks | 4:00 - 5:30 | Sept 6 - Oct 12 Ok, where did summer go? School has started and a new session of art classes is beginning too! Look forward to 6 weeks of creative fun as we make cool projects and have a super good time doing it!
The Art of Painting - Our Lives on Canvas
Durango Arts Center
Wednesday | 10 Classes | 10:00 - noon | Sept 27 - Dec 7  All supplies are included! No class the week of November 19th.   Express yourself through painting and develop your artistic style in this inspiring class! Art has always been a creative way to preserve history, presenting various views and scenarios through the ages. In this session we will use our paintings to preserve our own history while working to create memories of our lives on canvas. Come and join us each week, with Deena Carney and learn how to paint using different painting mediums, from September to December! Students will be exposed to a variety of tips, tricks and techniques used in creating masterpieces in acrylic, oils, guache, and watercolor. Beginners are welcome! This class is also perfect for students with previous painting experience or have taken this class before. Give yourself time and space to paint, laugh, and make new friends in an educational, non-judgemental environment! For questions or concerns, please email Deena Carney at
After School Art Making Mania! Ages 8 - 11
Durango Arts Center
Wednesdays | 10 Classes | 3:30 - 5:00 | Sept 27 - Dec 6 (No class the week of November 20th) Art has the power to change the way we see the world, showing us new perspectives, ideas, and values. Join us for Art Making Mania, where each class, students will create extremely unique and very expressive artwork, influenced by the ideas and values of your student. This class will focus on a variety of drawing, painting, sculpture and collage projects.   Our classes offer fun, encouraging, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression. For questions, please email Deena Carney, Director of Arts, Education and Gallery at or Mr.B, our Assistant Director, at Scholarships are always available.
Durango Figure Drawing
Seed Studio | Smiley Building
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday | 6:00 - 8:00 This figure drawing session is a chance to practice and refine your artistic skills with a group of like minded friends.   Bring your preferred artistic medium. A nude model will complete a series of poses of varying lengths using a professional lighting setup. There is a $20 artist's fee ($15 for students). No experience needed!    For questions, contact us! No need to RSVP!   Interested in modeling for some extra money? Please inquire.
October Tween/Teen Classes
Artsy Crafty Studio
Wednesdays | 7 Classes | 4:00 - 5:00 | Oct 18 - Nov 30  It's spooky time! This October we will create some scary good projects such as a darling Ghostie, Magic Potions, and a Fancy Crow! When November rolls around, we will kick it off by making the cutest Pie Bunting, ever!
Afternoon Art for Teens! - Masks and Advanced Art Projects
Durango Arts Center
Thursdays | 10 Classes | 4:00 - 5:30 | Sept 28 - Dec 7 (No class the week of November 20th) Create outrageous Masks of your choice using a variety of three-dimensional forms, mediums, materials and paints. This class session also offers a variety of advanced, open-studio, projects including ceramic clay, sculpture, drawing and painting. The Arts can improve motivation, concentration, confidence, and teamwork! You will find that here at The Durango Art Center where our classes offer fun, noncompetitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.   For questions, please contact Mr.B, Assistant Visual Arts Director. Scholarships are always available.
Magical Art and Happiness!
Durango Arts Center
Thursdays | 6 Weeks | 6:00 - 8:00 | Sept 28 - Nov 2 Introductory class into the World of ART!  This class introduces the fun and relaxation of drawing in both pencil and ink, acrylic painting and ceramic clay. Leave your stress and anxiety behind. All supplies, laughter and instruction included!
Kids Aikido
Thursdays | 4 Classes | 11:00 - 12:00 | Oct 5 - Oct 26. Kids ages 8 and up will learn a nonviolent approach to dealing with conflicts and bullying. They will practice fundamental movements, exercises, and Aikido techniques. Throughout the series, kids will get to experience what it feels like to blend with an attack or a problem in order to move skillfully and resolve the issue. Participants will also develop mindfulness habits through meditative breathing practice. They will learn how to handle the bokken (sword) and jo (short staff) to improve their physical coordination. Expect plenty of fun games, too.   When kids train in Aikido, they come away with greater confidence, balance, coordination, and focus.
Develop Your Psychic and Intuitive Abilities
Body and Soul Healing
Thursdays | 5 Classes | 5:30 - 7:30 | Oct 5 - Nov 2. This fun 5 week class (a psychic skills celebration!) includes techniques and practice with Remote Viewing (receiving impressions about a distant or unseen location), Psychometry (reading the energy of sentimental objects), Telepathy (sending and receiving thoughts), Aura Reading (you'll read each other's aura), Mediumship (talking to loved ones and Spiritual Guides on the other side) and a Group Past Life Regression where you'll experience one previous lifetime and gain valuable insight to help you in your life now.   We'll use "intuitive play" exercises to access and explore all these areas. This is a great sampler where you will develop a variety of intuitive and psychic skills in a fun and natural way.   Pre-registration required. Please use the registration form using the website link.
Free Friday Yoga
Lively (a boutique)
8:30 am | We have a rotation of local yoga instructors who teach to all skill levels. Bring a mat and a friend! Sign Up on our website.
Homebuyer Education Class in Durango
Fort Lewis Campus
Three different classes offered | Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 2 | Tired of renting? Join our Homebuyer Education Class. Learn what it takes to become a homeowner and gain access to local down payment assistance funds. Topics covered include: Budget, Credit, Insurance, Lending, Down payment Assistance Programs, Real Estate, Inspection, and Home Maintenance. Space is limited. To register please visit:
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