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The creative community in Northern Colorado is booming. There is a sense in NoCo that the music and art scene is on the verge of reaching new heights, with more unique venues and creative spaces helping to keep the creative community in the region and very much alive.
At Digital Workshop Center(DWC), located in Old Town Fort Collins, there is a creative approach all of its own.
Opened in 2006, Digital Workshop Center is a private occupational school focusing on software training for creative arts such as web design and graphic design. Also offered are hands-on, intensive programs for business applications, digital marketing, photography, and so much more. Classes, state-recognized certificate programs, and creative bootcamps are available at DWC to help those whose skills may be out of date, especially in the creative sector.
In the past year, DWC saw record growth in enrollment numbers and has shifted their focus to providing creative skills classes that are available for a student of any experience level. With more advanced classes and bootcamps in development for 2016, DWC is poised to be-
come one of the leaders in many of the most high-demand creative career fields. In addition, the community at DWC continues to grow with the opening of their community and co-working space earlier this year.
Recognizing this commitment to the creative community, DWC is excited to announce that they will be partnering with Scene Magazine to create a “Creative Community Calendar.” This new calendar will focus on the digital creative arts offered at DWC, but also highlight many of the other lesser-known creative classes offered in Northern Colorado. Classes to be included range from cooking to painting, 3-D printing to Maker Spaces.
As the State of Colorado experiences record growth in population, innovation, and small business, the high-demand creative skills that are essential to the economy’s growth are lagging behind. Too many companies in Northern Colorado are actively looking to hire, but forced to search outside of this region to recruit the talent needed in today’s emerging creative industries.
Stay tuned to Scene for next month’s launch of the Creative Community Calendar to find out what creative classes are happening right here in your neighborhood and how you can get started on a creative path of your own.
Digital Workshop Center:
324 Remington Street, #130
Fort Collins, 970-980-8091
Please keep the Larimer SBDC in the loop! Helping creative businesses with the business side of art is one of our priority industries! We can’t wait to see what this collaboration will possibly bring!