Annual Fundraiser

2015 Annual Fundraiser & Thank You Gifts

Girl, Dog, Horse Sitting On Road

The future looks brighter when viewed with friends.

Why Should You Donate to the Folk School?

Since our first adult workshop in September of 2013 (Good Gut Bugs: Basics of Lacto-Fermentation), we have been working hard to create and sustain a wide variety of hands-on programs for adults & children.  In addition to offering anywhere from 8-16 DSC_0388adult craft & traditional skills workshops per month, we have also created a year round homeschool enrichment program and children’s summer and holiday camps that reflect our core value of connecting to one’s self and others through the work of the hands.

Folk schools, which tend to exist in the eastern United States, are much less prevalent in the West – but a rich tradition of folk arts and crafts is alive and well all over the country!  The Living Arts School is pleased to be the first folk school in the Rocky Mountain region, and seeks to champion and support those craftspeople who are keeping traditional ways of “making” alive.20140329-2C6B6064

Looking ahead at the coming year, we need to build up our team in order to keep the folk school’s fires burning.  Gone are the days when our director Elizabeth could manage everything single-handedly.  Now we’re asking for some support from you, to help us create more administrative and organizational support for the folk school.

Our goal is to raise $5000 by the end of the year.  We need your help to reach our goal!

A Small Good Thing Our Way of Saying Thank You!

Out of gratitude for your generosity, we are offering a few different (and they are unique!) thank you gifts.  Remember, All donations are tax-deductible when made payable to our fiscal sponsor, Boulder County Arts Alliance.  We are grateful for gifts of any amount!

Snail Mail

Donations $5-24: Real Mail

Receive a hand-signed thank you card and receipt for your tax-deductible donation.

One Ticket

Donations $25-49: One Ticket to Documentary Screening

Receive 1 free advance ticket to our screening of the inspiring documentary, A Small Good Thing.  Screening will be held at (the shiny, newer) Alfalfa’s Community Room, 785 E. South Boulder Rd., Louisville on Saturday, January 23rd at 7pm. See the trailer by clicking here. [Also will receive Real Mail.]

Two Tickets

Donations $50-149: Two Tickets to Documentary Screening

Receive 2 free advance tickets to our screening of the inspiring documentary, A Small Good Thing.  Call up a friend and make an evening of it!  See the trailer by clicking here.  [Also will receive Real Mail.]



Donations $150-299: Lollipop Making Kit

Receive a lollipop making kit and give it a whirl.  Or a swirl.  Kit will include instructions for making inverted sugar syrup, which is an alternative to corn syrup!  [Also will receive Two Tickets to Documentary Screening and Real Mail.]


Cup of Coffee

Donations $300-699: Coffee with the Director

Receive a chance to have coffee with Living Arts School’s fascinating director, Elizabeth Uhrich.  Not only will you be wowed by Elizabeth’s rich history as a homeschooler, you’ll also be able to hear the story of how Living Arts was not the first school she started.  Or, she will happily (and would much rather) talk with you about your life the entire time! [Also will receive Lollipop-Making Kit, Two Tickets to Documentary Screening and Real Mail.]


Donations $700+: Dinner at the Director’s House

Receive the rare treat of meeting Elizabeth’s famed husband, baby girl, tiny dog and three chickens, and enjoy a homemade dinner at their home (only somewhat under construction). [Also will receive Coffee with the Director, Lollipop-Making Kit, Tickets to Documentary Screening and Real Mail.]

How Can I Donate Today?

It’s super easy to make a tax-deductible donation to the Living Arts School.  You have options!

Donate Online

Click on the big red button to make your donation today using a credit or debit card.Donation Button

Donate by Mail

Snail mail your donation by sending a check written out to Boulder County Arts Alliance.  Please mail your donation to Living Arts School, PO Box 511, Erie, CO 80516.