Etsy Crafting Party: Bonjour Paris
This year’s Etsy Crafting Party will be dazzling – we are drawing inspiration from the city of lights – Paris! Did you know that at one time Denver city planners aimed to pattern Denver’s layout after the grandest European city, hence the nickname Paris on the Platte. Yes, there was a time before the smoke-filled coffeehouse! Denver crafters are invited to celebrate Denver and Paris and lots of great crafting experiences at this annual Etsy Crafting Party sponsored by Fresh City Life and Denver Handmade Alliance. We’ll have three free crafting stations, great nibbles and sips, and some fun giveaways during the day. And for your inspiration, we’ll be showing a double feature of Moulin Rouge and Amélie. Bring your portable craft projects to work on, too!
French Postcards: 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. – Simple French phrases and words printed on high quality paper stock. Pick six favorites and embellish them with colored pencils, watercolor pens and just a dash of sparkle. Register online http://denverlibrary.org/node/5364 for one of three class times or call 720-865-1206.
C’est Si Bon, Street Scene: 2 p.m., 3 p.m. or 4 p.m. – Add your special touches to a painterly scene that has the feel of Parisian street art. Register online http://denverlibrary.org/node/5365 for one of three class times or call 720-865-1206.
Paris, Dinked: 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. – Choose from iconic images of Paris, draw or trace them, color ‘em in, shrink them down to size and finish them for a funky Frenchy jewelry piece. Register online http://denverlibrary.org/node/5366 for one of three class times or call 720-865-1206.
Roasted Chestnuts: 1:30 p.m. – Everywhere you go in Paris, street vendors are roasting chestnuts for snacking while people-watching – a favorite Paris activity! Our chef will teach you how to roast your own chestnuts on your stovetop for munching any time you’d like a bit of ooh la la! Registration is encouraged. Please register online http://denverlibrary.org/node/5367 or call 720-865-1206.