Upholstery : Emily Griffith Technical College


We have full-time and part-time start dates throughout the year! Give us a call at 720-423-4700 to find out when our next available start date is.

Learn how to turn your drab furniture into something new and fresh! Our Upholstery program will give you the skills you need to upholster furniture of all types. 

You’ll learn the fundamentals including sewing, patterning, design, construction and various upholstery methods in just 8 sessions. 

After you’ve completed the furniture upholstery program, you can sign up to use our upholstery open lab and use our equipment to work on your upholstery projects with a skilled professional. 

We also offer a cushion sewing class where you can learn how to construct various common cushion styles, including box and welt, bull-nose, waterfall, and others. You’ll also learn how to sew pleat and Turkish pleat corners, zipper panels and compound cushions. 

Want more information? Get the Upholstery Program Flyer


"It helped me build my confidence; I know how to conduct myself professionally."

For Jay Wrathrall, coming back to school after 20 years was a daunting decision. “I was really anxious about going back to school at 40 years old.” But he decided to enroll in the GIS program after encouragement from friends and realizing that without additional education, he would continue to hit a wall in whatever industry he worked in. 

As a single parent to a 12-year-old son, he needed a program that could fit into his schedule and he didn’t have a lot of money to spend. It became clear very quickly that Emily Griffith was the right choice for him. “I get extra value for my money,” he says. 

Now Jay is almost finished with the program and says he has gained a lot of skills that will be useful in whatever career he decides to go into. “It helped me build my confidence; I know how to conduct myself professionally,” he says. “I feel like I’m in a pretty good place.” He gives a lot of the credit to his instructors, Jen Lillis and Donnie Kirk, who he says really made themselves available and gave him the support he needed to succeed!

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