January 20, 2018

5 Things I Love About Zentangle® by Dusty Darrah

Although, I haven’t had any formal ‘art’ training, I enjoy drawing for pleasure. The pleasure comes from the feel of meditation I get from it. When I saw the Zentangle® method of creating beautiful pieces of art and tried it, I was hooked. I searched through the web and found many videos that walked me […]

Art for Everyone: Art Classes at CFU

At CFU we have art for everyone with our art classes at CFU.  You can dip your toe into a variety of media.  Classes are small so that teachers can give lots of individual attention.  Our art classes are low key and noncompetitive–just a chance to explore your creativity without stress. 7/6/17–Beginning Artistic Metal Welding  Or […]

Just in time for holiday gift making: arts & crafts classes galore!

Get off to a creative start in 2017.  See all of the art classes we’ve programmed for the first months of 2017. And remember: Even if you are not artistically inspired yourself, a CFU gift certificate makes a great holiday gift for those in your life for those who are. For every $25 you spend […]

Make a Living as an Artist: Terri Belford

Artists, you can do your art and be a business person at the same time.  Terri Belford has been making and selling art for decades and will share her strategies in these special workshops.  We’re excited to have Terri come to Denver to offer three workshops. On Friday, September 9 she offers a brand new […]

Summer Watercolor Intensive: May Yipp Returns!

May Yipp, one of CFU’s most beloved and respected art teachers, returns this summer to teach several sessions of No Fear Watercolor, Summer Intensive. If you’ve ever wanted to explore this wonderful medium (or even if you are an experienced painter but want new challenge and practice), don’t miss this chance to take May’s class […]

No More Starving Artists: Turn Your Crafts into Cash

The world needs creative people to follow their passions. Whether you’re a soapmaker, a felter, a furniture builder, or a glassblower, there may not be a better time than the present to follow your muse and make a living at it. Terri Belford comes to CFU with a resume of experience in the crafting business, going […]

CFU spring course catalog is out! See the new classes now

See all the new classes in the CFU spring course catalog now.  Get a jump start on registering.  The new catalog will be available in racks around town soon and in your mailboxes within a couple of weeks.  In the meantime, you can browse through the flip book version to look at the full listing […]

Enjoy Live Theater! The John Hand Theater

Live theater is special.  And the John Hand Theater is a special theater.  It’s an intimate space with no bad seats.  You see the actors up close, making the experience more personal and vivid.  Firehouse Theater Company presents the heart-warming comedy, “The Champagne Charlie Stakes”.  Written by Bruce Graham and directed by Jim Landis, the […]

Floral Design for the Holidays: Create your own centerpiece

Learn how to create an impressive triple candle, fresh evergreen centerpiece  to star on your holiday table. After this class, you’ll be creating arrangements like a pro, for a fraction of the cost of a florist. Learn the basics, including design, form and color . Our instructor, Sherry Chance has taught floral and interior design […]

Getting Ready for the Holidays: The CFU Way

The bombardment has started.  The ads are coming, telling all the stuff you need to buy for the holidays.  At CFU we take a different approach.  We program classes that will enable you to decorate your home or give gifts in personal ways.  Take a look at some ideas: 11/21/15–Modern Floral Design  Learn contemporary techniques to […]