RiNo Art District Pop Up Events

October

Black and white photo of a woman in a flowered dress pouring a drink from a tapped barrel into a glass mug.Cider House Rules Culinary Demo with Chef Shellie Kark
Sundays, October 28, and November 4, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Cultivated Synergy, 2901 Walnut St.

There are rules in the cider house...and in the kitchen. Talented Chef Shellie Kark shows you the rules of using ciders and ales to flavor your cooking -- and as always she talks about how to bend the rules to make cooking a personal experience for you. Local RiNo makers will help support this cooking demo with a variety of ciders and ales with which Shellie will season her dishes. Recipes and samples included. Please register for these events. More details will follow here as Shellie chooses what to make for you and the local brewers sign on. 

An image of a piece of paper with typewritten words on it that say "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" repeated several times.Exquisite Corpse Writing Workshop with Lighthouse Writers
Tuesday, October 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St.

Have you ever wanted to collaborate with a group of artists? The Surrealists started the Exquisite Corpse enterprise for this very purpose, as a sort of party game or parlour trick, a kinetic placement of ideas and images. So let’s create our monster: no rules, no theme, no demands, except that all contributions are concealed until the body of work is complete, then we will step back to wait for the lightning.

In this workshop hosted by Lighthouse Writers, you will look at how the process began as a visual art form, and you will learn how wonderful it can be to be detached from subject, writing for the sake of writing, automatically and without purpose other than to assist a bigger picture – lines will become limbs and poets will become the donors. The finished body may end up being absurd; but the variability at play, the unforeseen elements and group participation will gloriously disrupt the conscious mind’s affinity for procedure, and possibly invite change to the way you frequently structure your poems.

Please register for this workshop

Black and white photo of a man dressed in a white shirt and pants linking arms with several well-dressed women on each side.DIY Home Edition: Positive Image Crafting on Instagram
Saturday, October 27, 2-4 p.m.
Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St.

The phrase ‘image crafting’ has a negative connotation: using social media to convince your friends and followers that your life is better than, well...theirs. But we are taking the phrase and righting it. Learn easy tricks and editing techniques to make your social media streams look polished, more professional and enjoyable galleries for you and your fans. Social media is a personal account of your life -- and lets you add beauty to the world. Photograph food, friends, the great outdoors with more confidence. Please register for this workshop.

November

Photo of several glasses of cider sitting on a table.Cider House Rules Culinary Demo with Chef Shellie Kark
Sunday, November 4, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Cultivated Synergy, 2901 Walnut St.

There are rules in the cider house...and in the kitchen. Talented Chef Shellie Kark shows you the rules of using ciders and ales to flavor your cooking -- and as always she talks about how to bend the rules to make cooking a personal experience for you. Local RiNo makers will help support this cooking demo with a variety of ciders and ales with which Shellie will season her dishes. Recipes and samples included. Please register for these events. More details will follow here as Shellie chooses what to make for you and the local brewers sign on. 

Painting of a dark-haired woman in a red top and denim shorts sitting on a haystack and waving to someone in a red tracker.Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School: November Edition
Sunday, November 4, 5-7:30 p.m.
Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St.

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. All skill levels welcome -- giveaways and prizes for attendees. All dry mediums are okay, as are neat watercolor sets. Please register for this event

Black and white photo of a blonde woman leaning over a glass table and writing a letter with a pen on paper.Write a Letter of Gratitude with Lighthouse Writers
Tuesday, November 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St.

Letter writing is a lost art form, which allows for deep communication and conversation that can cross the boundaries of time and space. In today's fast-paced, social media frenzy, it's rare that we connect and communicate on such a profound level. In this workshop, author and instructor Courtney Morgan from Lighthouse Writers will guide you in writing a letter of gratitude to anyone--living or dead--to share your appreciation and love. Stationary and stamps provided; bring your favorite pen. Registration is required for this workshop.

Image of the painting "Mona Lisa" but with a different face.Bad Art Night: Because It’s In There Waiting to Get Out
Saturday, November 10, 7-9 p.m.
Converge Denver, 3327 Brighton Blvd.

The challenge is to make the worst piece of art in the alotted time. Worst art pieces will be rewarded with unconstructive criticism, guffaws and prizes. Plus bragging rights. Hosted by Converge Denver and Denver Public Library. All supplies provided. Please register for this event

Photo of a several different denominations of money spread out with 3 paint brushes laying on top.RiNo Made Salon: The Business of Being Creative: Record Keeping Made Simple
Tuesday, November 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St.

This workshop is a must have for those of us who know how to paint, create, and express ourselves but forget where we put that last receipt!  Learn quick and simple ways you can stay organized on the run.  We'll explore how to keep track of your business expenses (cash, check and card) as well as your income. Taught by Carla M. Vaughn, founder of Financial Literacy First. Please register for this class.

Photo of stars knit from white yarn sitting on a book with buttons and thread.DIY Home Edition: Knitted Stars
Thursday, November 29, 6-8:30 p.m.
Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St.

Knitters take note: our last DIY event of the year will make you starry-eyed. Expert Janny Potter will walk you through this pattern and she’ll return for a second night in December to assist you in completing your stars. Please register for this event. Notes about materials and supplies will be sent to all registrants.