Telluride Festivals and Events

From Field to Screen: A Digital Photography Primer with Ben Jacobsen

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 12:30
Monday –  Thursday,  February 20 – 23   |  times vary  |  $285 tuition & materials* *STUDENTS MAY ENROLL IN INDIVIDUAL DAYS OF THE COURSE RATHER THAN THE FULL 4 DAYS AT A RATE OF $75 PER DAY. REGISTER HERE. Join visiting photographer Ben Jacobsen for a four-day photography intensive. From getting to know your camera and shooting in the field to the ins and outs of Adobe Lightroom, Ben will guide students through every aspect of capturing (and editing) the perfect image. Broken up into four separate classes, each session will cover a different aspect of photography. Students are welcome to take all or just part of the course. (Day 1)  February 20 ,  12:30-4:30pm :   Know Your DSLR Camera  – An introductory class to help students understand what their camera is...

The 18th Annual Telluride Comedy Festival

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 18:00
  Tickets - $30-$125 Telluride Comedy Festival keeps the local feel, while still remaining a world class event. Comedians from all over the country come to perform right here on our little stage. It’s a bit early to have information about the 2017 Telluride Comedy Festival, but it’s not too early to book lodging. Many veteran festivarians book their condos and hotel rooms a year in advance and the town of Telluride is mostly sold out six months before the festival! Come back later for more information on this festival. The Telluride Comedy Fest strives to be a world class event while keeping the grassroots feel and uniqueness of Telluride itself. Last year's lineup included seasoned veterans like Paul Scheer, Jason Mantzoukas, Rob Huebel, Seth Morris and Cameron Esposito,...

Photographing Beyond Barriers: A Visual Exploration

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 10:00
Photographer Deborah Sussex teaches her students to move past the barriers that can hinder creativity: fear of failure or how your work will be received, distractions, preconceptions, familiar subject matter. This three-day workshop at the Ah Haa School for the Arts will focus on vision and expression, and students will learn to contemplate why something catches their eye and how to convey what they observe. Each day will begin with a short demonstration of a particular concept, followed by a hands-on exercise. Images will be downloaded for a group discussion. Students should bring their own DSLR cameras and power/computer connection cords. They are also welcome to bring their own laptops.  The class takes place on Wednesday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cost is...

SMRC Chocolate Lovers' Fling

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 18:00
The 21st Annual Chocolate Lovers' Fling is a fundraiser for the San Miguel Resource Center, which works to eliminate violence and sexual assault in San Miguel County.  The Fling is themed each year and includes a tasting of delectable chocolate treats by local chefs, a silent auction, music, raffle, and cash prizes for the best dressed! This is always a fabulous night of dancing and fun -- all while supporting an incredibly worthy cause.  Doors at 7:30pm. Purchase tickets HERE .  Chocolate-Lovers-Fling-Poster.png

Design Inspriation: Bold Art with Text and Image with Kellie Day

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 14:00
Saturday &  Sunday, February 11 & 12   |   2 – 5pm    $195 tuition & materials Want to add a personal decorative touch to your living space? Artist Kellie Day will guide students through the process of creating bold, unique, mixed media artwork. Using stamps, stencils, layered papers, texts and lots of other quirky and interesting decoupage materials, students will create big, bright, art pieces. Kellie will guide students through the creative process, implementing her own graphic design background to help students make compelling layouts and exciting and distinct pieces. The class will integrate words with art to make bold, colorful images for home decor. REGISTER HERE.

Chris Robinson Brotherhood

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 20:00
The Sheridan Arts Foundation presents TWO nights of  Chris Robinson Brotherhood  Live at the Sheridan Opera House. The band consists of Robinson, Neal Casal, Adam MacDougall, Jeff Hill and Tony Leonne. Show at 9PM, Doors open at 8PM - come enjoy a cocktail at the Sheridan SHOW Bar.  Tickets $40 GA, $50 Balcony reserved seating. PURCHASE HERE .  Chris Robinson Brotherhood - "I Ain't Hiding" - Mountain Jam 2014 Video of Chris Robinson Brotherhood - "I Ain't Hiding" - Mountain Jam 2014  

Functional Clay

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 17:30
Fine-tune your pottery craft at this four-week series at the Ah Haa School for the Arts with professional ceramic artist Goedele Vanhille. This class is intended for people with some ceramic experience, and students will learn intermediate and advanced wheel-throwing techniques. Budding ceramicists will be taught to make larger vessels, lids and handles, and how to make thinner ceramic walls.  The class takes place on Monday evenings from 5:30–8:30 p.m. and the cost is $250.    

Devendra Banhart

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 19:00
Live performance of psychedelic folk rock by Venezuelan American singer-songwriter Devendra Banhart at Club Red. Tickets $25- $45, Purchase HERE .  Doors at 7PM   Devendra Banhart - Saturday Night [Official Audio] Video of Devendra Banhart - Saturday Night [Official Audio]

Footloose, the Musical

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 17:30
The annual high school musical presented by the SAF Young People's Theater at the Sheridan Opera House.  This year's feature performance is "Footloose, the Musical," based on the film about a teen who moves to a small town where dancing and rock music have been banned. Showtimes Friday February 3rd, Saturday February 4th and Monday February 6th at 6PM.  Doors open at 5:30PM. No show Sunday February 5th Tickets $13 adults, $11 children age 18 and under.   Purchase in advance HERE , $1 more at the door.   

Leaping: How to Wildly Advance Your Writing

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 18:00
There is really only one way to improve your writing: by writing. Poet Laureate Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer offers a five-week course at the Ah Haa School for the Arts where students will be tasked to write a poem a day for thirty days; whether it's a late-night haiku about your cat or a sonnet in rhymed iambic pentameter, she says that what matters most is that you practice your writing. Trommer will give students a thirty-day inspiration booklet with sixty possible writing prompts, and will help guide them through the fun and creative writing process. The class takes place on Wednesday evenings and the cost is $200. Students will leave inspired and with a body of poetic work. 

Acting Out: Weekly Acting Class

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 18:00
Whether you want to become a better actor, or just a more confident presenter, this four-week acting workshop at the Ah Haa School for the Arts will give you the skills and the stage presence to do it. Telluride Repertory Theatre company member and actor-director Colin Sullivan will help you "act out," using a series of games, vocal work, movement exercises, script analyses, and dynamic audience exchanges to cultivate your acting ability.  The course takes place on Wednesday evenings from 6–9 p.m. and the cost is $200.  

Basic Batik & Shibori Session I with Kathy Green

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 18:00
Tuesdays & Wednesdays,  January 31 – February 8   |   6-9pm    $385 tuition & materials Discover the magical, colorful world of silk dyeing and batik. Spend four evenings (with optional open studio time on the weekend) learning about color, surface design, silk painting, wax resist, shibori, and other silk dyeing techniques, culminating in a final prayer-flags project. Dyes used during class are appropriate for silk and wool, as well as fabric blends that contain silk and wool. Finished pieces will be dry cleaned, to remove wax, and then dye set. (Please budget an additional $8 per piece for dry cleaning.) The materials fee includes seven scarves/fabric pieces, with the option of purchasing more fabric from the instructor. This class is limited to six...

Glass on Metal: Enameled Jewelry

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 10:00
Durango jewelry artist Tracey Belt takes students through a 3-day workshop where they will learn the latest techniques for fusing glass to metal. The class will use opaque and transparent glasses and enameling techniques including stenciling, sgraffito, and enamel pencils to stretch their creative wings and produce beautiful glass-on-metal designs, including a pendant.  Tracey Belt studied metalsmithing at the University of New Mexico, where she became intrigued by different metals and patinas. She was also interested in color, and went on to study lampworking, and leanred to make the glass beads that are the signature of her glass and metal designs. Belt also studied the ancient art of enameling under renowned artist Harlan Butt. Don't miss the opportunity to learn from her as she...

Glass on Metal: Enameled Jewelry with Tracey Belt

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 10:00
Wednesday –  Friday, January 25 – 27   |   10am-1pm    $210 tuition & materials  Students will learn the art of fusing glass to metal to create beautiful jewelry and metal embellishments. Using opaque and transparent glasses, the class will explore various enameling techniques such as stenciling, sgraffito, and enamel pencils. Students will complete numerous glass-on-metal designs, including an enamel pendant. Tracey Belt first encountered jewelry making in an elective metalsmithing course while studying at the University of New Mexico. She was drawn immediately and completely to the craft that would become her career and passion. Initially intrigued by different metals and patinas, she then went on to pursue her curiosity for color by studying the process of...

The Art of Stained Glass

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 17:30
  Students at this Ah Haa class with instructor Tami Huntsman will be able to look at different pieces of glass and learn about the history of stained glass before embarking on their own project. They will choose a design and the glass to fit the project, cut each piece, apply the copper foil, and solder. Every member of class will create at least one piece of stained glass art that they can take home.  The class takes place on Mondays from 5:30–8:30 p.m. and the cost is $300. Ah Haa will provide eye protection, gloves, and aprons, but students are asked to wear close-toed shoes and long sleeves.

The Art of Stained Glass

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 17:30
Mondays,  January 23 – February 13   |   5:30-8:30pm    $300 tuition & materials Using the copper foil technique, students will explore the world of stained glass. After looking at different types of glass and learning some stained glass history, students will choose a design for their stained glass projects. Then they’ll choose glass to fit the project, cut each piece, apply copper foil, solder, and then solder. All students will emerge with at least one stupendous piece of stained glass art! Ah Haa will supply eye protection, latex gloves and aprons. Please wear close-toed shoes and long sleeves.   REGISTER HERE.

The Art of Stained Glass with Tami Huntmsan

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 17:30
Mondays,  January 23 – February 13   |   5:30-8:30pm    $300 tuition & materials Using the copper foil technique, students will explore the world of stained glass. After looking at different types of glass and learning some stained glass history, students will choose a design for their stained glass projects. Then they’ll choose glass to fit the project, cut each piece, apply copper foil, solder, and then solder. All students will emerge with at least one stupendous piece of stained glass art! Ah Haa will supply eye protection, latex gloves and aprons. Please wear close-toed shoes and long sleeves.   REGISTER HERE.

Dustbowl Revival Live in Concert

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 20:00
The Sheridan Arts Foundation presents Dustbowl Revival live in concert with their reinvented and bolder free flowing sound.  This band has opened for acts such as Trombone Shorty and Lake Street Dive, and has recently reinvented their funky stringband sound.  Show at 9pm, doors open at 8pm - come out early and enjoy a cocktail at the Sheridan SHOW Bar. Tickets $15 General Admission, $25 Balcony reserved seating.  Purchase tickets HERE.   Video of Dustbowl Revival - "Honey I Love You" - Twisted Oak Wine Cellar  

KOTO Lip Sync

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 21:00
The 39th annual KOTO Lip Sync is an event you definitely won’t want to miss! This lip sync competition has $750 prize money on the line for the best performance.     Tickets $20 GA, $40 Balcony reserved seating.  Purchase tickets HERE .   2017-KOTO-Lip-Sync-Poster-663x1024.jpg

Telluride FIRE Festival

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 18:00
Inspired by Burning Man, The Telluride Fire Festival will be centered around a free public and interactive experience of fire artistry. The fire displays will occur from when darkness falls to late evening on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. These displays will be held both in Mountain Village and on 'Main Street' and all stationary art intallations will be available during the day for viewing.  Telluride Fire Festival Video of Telluride Fire Festival Click here for a 2017 schedule!