Fresh City Life celebrates our GLBT community at this year’s Pridefest. When you need a break from all the pageantry in the park, come to the Acoma Plaza to cool down and have some fun. We’ll be serving up festival realness at our lemonade stand in the plaza. Sample some cooling beverages from our friends at Whole Foods Market and make a free button or fridge magnet commemorating an important figure or quotable quote from GLBT history. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#oscar http://denverlibrary.org/blog/serving-festival-realness-denver-pride-0
Create lasting, sculptural pieces using this lightweight and versatile art medium. Explore paper clay manipulation with our expert instructor and turn Paperclay® into an organic, expressive bouquet. Students will learn tips for creating different abstracted floral shapes and growth patterns! Finished work will be bas relief and, once it is dry, will be ready to hang on the wall. $10 materials fee, all supplies included. Registration required. Please register online http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#nature or call 720-865-1206.
Bring all your great veggies home from the farmers market in an earth-friendly crocheted bag that you made. Christa Rogers teaches this workshop on creating a sturdy and light bag that expands to hold lots of goodies. This workshop is for confident crocheters who know how to chain, single, double and triple crochet. There is a $15 fee for this workshop; all materials (except crochet hook) provided. Registration is required. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#mesh
We resisted the urge to call this class the Dapper Dan workshop after the 1970s plush doll that kids used to learn how to dress themselves. You’ll be knitting a clutch purse that will help you explore techniques that will multiply your fibers skills immensely. In this sweet little bag pattern (created for us by our teacher Ann Myhre), you’ll discover opportunities to put in a pocket, add buttonholes, create slip stitch colorwork, install a zipper by hand and add a flourish with crochet edgings.
Every Monday, 5-7:30 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Fresh City Lounge
No Registration Required
Every Monday evening the Fresh City Lounge is open for freestyle stitchers to come in and enjoy the company of other knitters. Bring any portable handwork. Please note, the Library will be closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.
McNichols Building at Civic Center Park 144 W. Colfax Avenue, Denver 80202
Hey, we know how to throw a craftacular shindig and this year’s Etsy craft party will be no exception. Like a bunch of meatballs, we’re going to roll into summer with a craft camp party. There’ll be crafting stations, a couple great summer camp movies, a hot dog commissary, bug juice bar and camp-y dessert.
Sign up to make a ceramic incense burner, old school lanyards, cycle-chic friendship bracelets and even send a personalized postcard to someone “back home.” Crafters are also welcome to bring their favorite portable handwork; a busy camper is a happy camper!