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Automotive Trim Upholstery

Learn how to reupholster your bucket or bench automotive seat. Learn to sew, layout, and build patterns to modify and upholster. Discuss safety, automotive upholstery terminology, and take apart and reinstall automotive seating. Some supplies are provided. A material list is given at the first class. Do not bring your project to the first class. Classes held at 13th and Glenarm, Denver.

Sat, Jan 24-Mar 21, 9-2 p.m., 9 wks            Emily Griffith Tech College
INDS 1045W01-81694                                                     $389


Discover Basic Interior Decorating

Eva Puterbaugh
Discover six design fundamentals to put into practice now. Sketch a room to scale and create the best floor plan. Discuss architectural elements, color theory, lighting, accessorizing, floor planning, stretching your budget, and furniture style compatibility.

Wed, Feb 4-25, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 4 wks               Littleton Campus
INDS 1009W01-81386                            $89, $15 material fee to instructor


Take any of these fun classes and take home a basket, container, or learn what grows in Colorado.


You may view the gardens for no additional fee prior to your class session. Check in at the gift shop and identify yourself as an ACC class participant for that day. Additionally, meet your instructor 10 minutes prior to the class start time in front of the gift shop at the main parking area. Classes are held in the Hudson Residence, a one-story home located northwest of the gift shop.


Earn a certificate in Floral Design Principles after you successfully complete the following series of courses, or you may take classes individually. You will have one year from initial registration to complete the program. A minimum number of students is required for each class. Classes focus on silk and fresh flower arranging. Classes are taught by Crystal Oleskevich, who owns her own floral business. Your instructor will submit your documentation for certification once you've complete all four of the required courses. Students have one year from the first class in the series to complete the certification. Certificates are issued by Arapahoe Community College and mailed to the address on file from your class registration. All of these floral design classes are taught at The Hudson Gardens and Event Center.

Special notes about the certificate:

You have one year from initial registration to complete the program and a minimum number of students is required for each class. Your instructor will submit documentation for certification once you’ve complete all four of the required courses. Certificates are issued by Arapahoe Community College and mailed to the address on file from your class registration.

Introduction to Floral Design Principles Demonstration

Crystal Oleskevich
Observe how to put flowers together using proven design principles. Get tips on purchasing fresh flowers and caring for flowers from your garden. Discuss the right tools and their care to create beautiful designs. 

Thu, Mar 5, 6-9 p.m.               The Hudson Gardens and Event Center
HRTC 1013W01-80754                                           $59

Concepts and Containers

Crystal Oleskevich
Learn to create arrangements. Discuss styles including traditional, contemporary, oriental, funky, seasonal and special events. Explore color, focal point, pop, texture, volume and size. Make an arrangement to take home, container provided. *Registration deadline Mar 5.

Thu, Mar 12, 6-9 p.m.          The Hudson Gardens and Event Center
HRTC 1033W01-80755            $59, $25 material fee to instructor

Creating Style, Shape and Color

Crystal Oleskevich
Learn to utilize shape and color to create a stylish arrangement for any occasion. Bring your own favorite vase or container and make an arrangement to take home. *Registration deadline Mar 12.

Thu, Mar 19, 6-9 p.m.             The Hudson Gardens and Event Center
HRTC 1034W01-80756             $59, $25 material fee to instructor

Arrangement Workshop and Critique

Crystal Oleskevich
The culminating workshop brings your flower arranging skills together.  Make an arrangement to take home. *Registration deadline Mar 19.

Thu, Mar 26, 6-9 p.m.            The Hudson Gardens and Event Center
HRTC 1035W01-80757              $59, $25 material fee to instructor


Mile High Magic: Plant What Grows in the Rocky Mountain Region

Crystal Oleskevich
Have you experienced frustration gardening in our wonderful climate with our not so wonderful soils? Learn the basics of gardening in the Denver area and the skills necessary to become an enthusiastic gardener. Discuss soils, amendments, appropriate plant material (perennials, annuals, shrubs, vines, trees) both native and non-native. Be prepared with materials and information to better equip you to enjoy successful gardening in the Rockies.

Thu, Feb 26, 6-9 p.m.             The Hudson Gardens and Event Center
HRTC 1006W01-81696                                      $59


Be Your Own Edible Landscaper! Grow Your Own Food!

Sharon Sherman
Growing plants for food is becoming trendy again! Our founding fathers and their families supported each other and their local communities in the same way. Design your own backyard healthy food oasis and learn how to maintain a sustainable garden that meets your needs. Visit some local growers online. *Take a tour of a hydro/aquaponics farm and resource center (The GrowHaus) to consider how edible gardening can be maintained all year through! Join this class to share stories about your gardens and what you find most enjoyable about the Colorado outdoors that you want to bring closer to home. 

Wed, Feb 4-18, 6:30-9 p.m., 3 wks                 Littleton Campus* closed
INDS 1041W01-81693                                              $89


Fun! Fast! Convenient! Great Content! Get a Certificate! All these courses are conducted online. Click on the class links below or visit our online section to see how easy and fun online learning can be.

Section Numbers Chart:

  • W01  Jan 21
  • W02  Feb 18
  • W03  Mar 18

To register for online courses, follow the specific class link and click on 'enroll now.'

Start Your Own Edible Garden             ONLI 1047      $119
Growing Plants for Fun and Profit       ONLI 2062      $119
Introduction to Interior Design             ONLI 2203      $119


Check out these online training programs in the Green Industry. All coursework is completed online for your convenience.

Certified Air Quality Manager ONLI 2240$1,125
Certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE)  ONLI 2241$1,325
Weatherization Energy Auditor  ONLI 2242$1,145
Building/Home Energy Analyst (HERS)  ONLI 2243$1,145

Several of the courses are open-entry. Courses with a firm start date are indicated with the course description. For more information and technical requirements, go to our knowledge base webpage.