A simple piece of Styrofoam can be turned into an amazing stamp, then you can print your own cards. Haz un sello bonito de un pedazo de unicel (poliestireno) y luego úsalo para imprimir tus propias tarjetas.
This arts exploration is designed to introduce participants to the fundamentals of visual and performing arts, while at the same time building a bridge between students and Denver’s vibrant arts community. ArtSkool students will build an appreciation for an art form with which they previously had little or no experience. ArtSkool includes collaborations with local museums, galleries, dance studios, theaters, and individual artists to create programming that gives participants the tools and confidence to enjoy the arts in Denver more fully.
Our favorite knitting teacher, Heather McKenzie, will be on hand to coach you on the basics of pattern and chart reading, as well as deciphering the idiosyncrasies of contemporary knitting patterns. Come for one class or all three. Bring your project that needs help, a difficult pattern or both. Heather will also have sample patterns and charts on hand as study guides. To register, go to http://denverlibrary.org/fresh or call 720.865.1206.
Our last chance to host a beginners’ knitting workshop this year! Fresh City Life has been creating new knitters since Fall of 2004 with the aid of our expert knitting teachers and the relaxing multiple-night classes. Learn the basics and we’ll help you move on to more advanced knitting as your confidence grows. All materials provided; $10 materials fee. To register for beginning knitting, go to http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#craft or call 720.865.1206.
For several years now, savvy knitter Janny Potter has been repurposing old sweaters by taking them apart, relaxing the fibers and reknitting the yarns into gorgeous lace shawls and other projects. In this three-part workshop, Janny will show you how to find the best sweaters for unraveling, pull apart the seams, relax the yarn, wash your materials and estimate the yardage for a future knitted piece. She’ll also let you in on the secrets of finding the best retired sweaters for unraveling. All materials provided; $5 materials fee.
Knit some cool fall flowers – big and bold – then felt them into very haute couture fascinator blooms to be attached to a coat, a belt, a bag, a headband or hat. Multiple designs will be available with many applications for home décor as well. Beginning knitting techniques are a requisite. Materials list provided with registration confirmation. To register, go to http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#arts or call 720.865.1206.
Button and magnet making with gorgeous retro Halloween images and some fun, mod stuff, too. We’ll bust out all of our tools and you’ll receive a Trick or Treat bag filled with the materials you’ll need to create a stash of All Hallows Eve accoutrements. All materials provided, $10 materials fee. To register, go to http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#crafts or call 720.865.1206.
Celebrate the crafts and the imagery of Día de los Muertos at this special Craft Services event. You’ll learn the technique of reverse painting on glass and create a colorful art piece for you or someone special. All materials provided; $10 materials fee. To register, go to http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#craft or call 720.865.1206.
This year, our goal has been to really impress with experiential DIY workshops, heavy on technique and begging for further exploration. Steampunk’d is no exception! Discover how to take almost any paper image and transfer it to another object or plane – glass, paper, tin, wood. In this workshop, you’ll create a set of steampunk coasters and learn all the steps to make more collaged objects. All materials provided, $10 materials fee. To register, go to http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#craft or call 720.865.1206.
Our lives intersect with color theory all the time: when we’re adding clothes to our wardrobe, when we’re looking at road signs, when we want to upgrade our interior or exterior house paint. Explore the foundations of color and learn about colors as we find them – in yarn, fabric, beads, furnishings and home décor. You’ll also have the opportunity to experiment with various color combinations that will calm or excite. Author, artist and designer Renna Shesso teaches this ABCs of color theory. Registration is required. Register online at denverlibrary.org/fresh or call 720-865-1206.