RiNo Art District Pop Up Events

February

Photo of person wearing a knit hatMadame Defarge Knitting Salon: Double Dutch Brioche Knitting
Thursdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 6-8:30 p.m.
RiNo Art District HQ, 2901 Blake Street, Suite 165

Designed by Arlette, this cap with swirling decreases at the top, knits up as perfectly reversible. Brioche is a high end technique that challenges intermediate and advanced knitters alike. Our expert teacher, Janny Potter, will be on hand to help you every stitch of the way. Materials list will be sent with registration confirmation. Register online or call 720-865-1205.

Photo of colorful knit blanketMadame Defarge Knitting Salon: February Freestyling Edition
Thursdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 6-8:30 p.m.
RiNo Art District HQ, 2901 Blake Street, Suite 165

Freestyling happens all this month. Grab a portable handwork project and come stitch with like-minded makers. Free and open to the public, this fun night is a chance to create and socialize. Our expert knitting teacher, Janny Potter will be on hand to help you with any knitting or crochet questions, too.

Rhino Teaching Echidna to Knit drawing by morganobrienartBeginning Knitting: Curious Classes
Thursdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 6-8:30 p.m.
RiNo Art District HQ, 2901 Blake Street, Suite 165

Every Thursday night, we welcome walk-in students who'd like to learn how to knit. No materials, tools or registration needed for this introductory workshop and students are welcome to return on successive Thursday nights until they are 'freestyling.'
image © morganobrienart

Image of text that says "I'm going to make you so proud. -note to self."Notes to Your Future Self
Friday, February 2, 6-9 p.m.
RiNo Art District HQ, 2901 Blake Street, Suite 165

You’ve had a month to work on your new year’s resolutions. Maybe you’re killing it, maybe they’ve already gone out the window. At our First Friday event in RiNo, we want you to write it all down in a note to your future self. Make a prediction for next year’s you about where you’ll be in 2019 -- what you’ll accomplish, what you hope for and what you like about you that you would like you to show off to the world! And don’t forget to tell you how much you love you. Write it all down on a beautiful card we provide, seal it, address it and at the beginning of next year, we’ll mail it to you so you can see how well you prognosticated for yourself. Sips and nibbles and music, too.

Sketch of a woman in a fashionable dress and hatDr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School: February Edition
Sunday, February 4, 5-7:30 p.m.
RiNo Art District HQ, 2901 Blake Street, Suite 165

Make some art and be a part of the bigger picture. Dr. Sketchy's is back in Denver! Hosted by Denver's beloved burlesque queen, Vivienne Vavoom, ​this fun evening has everything: costumed models, fun themes, cash bar, great menu items, art-lovin' people. "Started by artist Molly Crabapple in 2005, Dr. Sketchy's is based on Molly's harebrained dream of a 'decadent' art class with fair pay and respect for the models and boozy fun for all, and has branches in over a hundred cities around the globe" -- Dr. Sketchy's Baltimore.

All skill levels welcome, from professional artists to office-meeting doodlers. Bring your favorite drawing supplies and tips for the models. Plus giveaways and prizes for attendees.

All dry mediums are okay, as are dip pens and neat watercolor sets. No oil paints, messy mediums or stinky mediums. Photographers are welcome as long as they do not use flash and are respectful of the other artists and do not block anyone's view. Seating is first come, first serve.

March

Photo of woman standing outside wearing a bright cardigan sweaterMadame Defarge Knitting Salon: Garment District
Thursdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 6-8:30 p.m.
RiNo Art District HQ, Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St.

We don’t often take the plunge to make a full garment in Madame Defarge’s Salon, but for this late winter workshop, our expert teachers are going to help you make a chic cardigan. You’ll learn or hone techniques like gauge swatching, picking up stitches, finishing and blocking. This workshop will run through April to allow students a generous amount of teaching and knitting time. Materials list will be sent with registration confirmation. Register online or call 720-865-1205.

Photo of colorful crochet blanketMarch Freestyling Edition
Thursdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 6-8:30 p.m.
RiNo Art District HQ, Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St.

Whether your fiber freak flag is crochet, needlepoint, cross stitch or knitting, grab a portable handwork project and come stitch with like-minded makers. Every Thursday night we gather for stitching and conversation.
 

Photo of a woman knitting with green yarnBeginning Crochet and Knitting: Curious Classes
Thursdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 6-8:30 p.m.
RiNo Art District HQ, Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St.

The best way to satisfy your curiosity, is to indulge it! Curious classes welcome walk-in students who'd like to learn how to knit or crochet. No materials, tools or registration needed for this introductory workshop and students are welcome to return on successive Thursday nights until they are ready to advance to their own projects or to our Madame Defarge intermediate workshops.

 

Photo of a woman dressed as Princess Leia with R2D2Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School: Cosplay Heroines
Sunday, March 4, 5-7:30 p.m.
RiNo Art District HQ, Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St.

Hosted by Denver's beloved burlesque queen, Vivienne Vavoom, ​this evening has everything: costumed models, fun themes, cash bar, great menu items, art-lovin' people. All skill levels welcome. Bring your favorite drawing supplies but please, no oil paints, messy or stinky mediums. Drinks available and food can be purchased onsite. We’ll have giveaways and prizes for attendees. Seating is first come, first serve. This month’s artist model is AniMae West and she’s serving up a selection of woman warriors for your inspiration.

Photo of the Zeppelin Station buildingFirst Friday: Zeppelin Station Grand Opening
Friday, March 2, 6-9 p.m.
RiNo Art District HQ, Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St.

Celebrate this new RiNo community gathering place. Cool local makers, great food and drink all in a chic-meets-industrial setting. DPL will be on hand with a step-up craft project at the new RiNo Made store featuring local artists and craftspeople. A fun night to check out one of Denver’s hottest new social destinations.