Health & Well Being

Our priorities
The health, well-being and safety of our students, instructors, volunteers, staff, and visitors is a core value at Ah Haa School for the Arts and the American Academy of Bookbinding. Our policies, trainings and every day practice reflect this priority. As we learn to create, we learn the tools and resources to work in a productive and collaborative environment based on mutual respect and care.

COVID-19 and its variants are constantly evolving, and we remain mindful of the need to pivot as public health concerns or emergencies occur. Ah Haa School for the Arts and the American Academy of Bookbinding follow Colorado State COVID-19 orders and San Miguel County COVID-19 recommendations.


We celebrate the deep and resonating value of diversity that allows people of all experiences and backgrounds to discover, create, share, and thrive. We are committed to sustain a learning environment that values each person’s unique identity, history, and experiences. Through equitable partnerships we strive to be present and participatory with diverse communities that inform who we are and challenge us to become more fully human. We resolve to create access, opportunity, and meaningful change that nurtures diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging.


Ah Haa School for the Arts is committed to full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which prohibit discrimination against qualified persons with disabilities, as well as other federal and state laws pertaining to individuals with disabilities. We will provide reasonable accommodation(s) to all qualified individuals with known disabilities, except where their disability would be unduly disruptive or would result in undue hardship. If you have a question about accommodation, please contact Marty Wollesen, Executive Director



All adults 18 and over who work directly with children are required to submit to a state and federal background check.


Staff are regularly trained in First Aid and CPR. The nearest AED (automated external defibrillator) is located at Wilkinson Public Library.

If you have any questions about health, well-being or safety practices, please contact Marty Wollesen, Exective Director ( / 970.728.3886).