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On Point Quilting
May
25
1:00 PM13:00

On Point Quilting

This on-point quilt may look complicated to construct, but once you learn the technique, you'll discover that it's super fun and will surely want to make more.

In the class, every step of the quilting process will be covered. Once you have the skills, then you're off to make these as you please, in any and all sizes from baby quilts to lap quilts on up. Adjusting the pattern is easy once you make the first one!

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Macrame Tapestry Workshop
May
26
to May 27

Macrame Tapestry Workshop

Join Sara Brinson and learn to how create this beautiful macrame tapestry! You'll want to hang it on your wall and will smile every time you look at it, in that way that you feel when you think, "I made that. And it's amazing!" We'll spend the time in the focused happy place of creating. Sara's students have great success with this piece! You will too.

In this workshop, we'll play with ropes and knots and create a tapestry that you'll be proud to display and be successful at creating, building a foundation for your own future projects. This is an experience where you'll tap into that fun place of learning something new.

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First Friday: Open Dialogue Photo Exhibit & Storytelling Experience
Jun
7
6:30 PM18:30

First Friday: Open Dialogue Photo Exhibit & Storytelling Experience

Denver-based photographer Bri Erger has spent the last 24 months weaving together a dialogue between strangers who have never met, creating a safe and intimate space for them to both ask and answer open-ended questions to an anonymous "other." Her photographs, taken during the moments when they are answering another's question, often reveal just as much of their humanity as their own questions and answers do.

Now, the Open Dialogue project is being shown for the first time in Denver through a lens that is equal parts photo exhibit, community gathering, and storytelling experience.

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RiNo Made Salons: Building a Strong Web Presence
Jun
11
6:30 PM18:30

RiNo Made Salons: Building a Strong Web Presence

Creatives can benefit from having an awesome, intuitive website. Specialist librarian, Amanda Armstrong and guest speaker Joe Gosalvez, explore DPL's business databases and other free resources. Learn how to research potential customers and build free/cheap websites with curb appeal.

This is event if FREE but you must RSVP.

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Civics Refresher: Of, By and For the People: The Founding Documents
Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

Civics Refresher: Of, By and For the People: The Founding Documents

This workshop is the first of three created reconnect us to those founding documents that helped to build this country. We learned about them in school, but how much did we retain? This first workshop focuses on The Declaration of Independence. Taught by a master teacher in American History, Mark Hughes, this civics refresher will reawaken your curiosity for the words that make this land the United States of America. It’s a chance to be a better participant in our democracy.

This is event if FREE but you must RSVP.

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Sewing: Origami Bags
May
19
2:00 PM14:00

Sewing: Origami Bags

Design and create your own wonderful origami bag! Beginner levels and up can make it, and it's easy, stylish, and has a lot of room to hold a bunch of your important items, like a hairbrush, or a bag of chips, or a candy bar and your kombucha, scarf, and journal! And then some. You could even throw in some groceries and a ukulele. Okay, maybe it's not a Mary Poppins bag, but it truly is quite roomy!

Not only will you learn skills to grow your sewing abilities in this class, but you'll leave with a completed project that you'll fall in love with. This class is open to all levels. Ages 9 to 99! Children 12 and under must sign up with an adult.

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Business Strategy that Actually Works - Webinar
Apr
26
8:30 AM08:30

Business Strategy that Actually Works - Webinar

The key to getting what you want out of your business and life is finding ways to grow that work for you, not copying something that worked for someone else.

In this free webinar workshop you'll learn:

1. The secret to understanding what actions to take in your business that produce the most revenue.

2. How to leverage your personal commitments to find better clients more likely to convert and refer.

3. How to find ways to grow your business that feel great to you, that you'll actually do!

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Maximize Your Marketing (authentically & organically)
Apr
23
10:00 AM10:00

Maximize Your Marketing (authentically & organically)

If you are a Denver Entrepreneur who actually cares about the impact their actions have your community and the clients you serve- this workshop is for you. You’ll get:

1. A new way to communicate what matters to you and your prospective clients that makes marketing much more effective.

2. The secret to creating organic marketing strategies that are easy to execute and produce spectacular results.

3. Access to accountability structures that will ensure that you take the actions you need to be more successful.

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On Point Quilt
Apr
21
9:30 AM09:30

On Point Quilt

Learn all the techniques to make a quilt with this stunning, modern on-point pattern! In the class, you'll design, you'll cut, you'll piece, then quilt and bind! We'll cover every step of the quilting process, then you're off to make these as you please, in any and all sizes from baby quilts to lap quilts on up. For ease, we provide everything you need, from the sewing machines to the fabric and batting. Just bring your creative self!

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Batik Dyeing Workshop
Apr
14
11:30 AM11:30

Batik Dyeing Workshop

You'll love creating your own set of colorful batik flags, then definitely want to show them off. They will bring beauty and joy to any space, and then you'll want to dye all the fabric in the house, because it's so fun!

In this workshop, you will play with paint, colors, and friends to learn about the resist-and-dye batik making process. You will learn a traditional Japanese technique, a form known for its stunning and often unpredictable textures and tone. You will then use what you learned to create your own set of vibrant, personalized flags.

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RiNo Made Salons: Traits and Practices of Successful Creatives
Apr
9
6:30 PM18:30

RiNo Made Salons: Traits and Practices of Successful Creatives

Join Stephen Toma, founder of Denver Handmade Homemade, as he discusses how to set yourself apart as a handmade entrepreneur, focusing on how to hone in on successful traits for selling your work and doing well in the marketplace. This workshop will help handmade businesses find clarity and security in a competitive setting. How on earth will you be able to find your niche? What advantages can you harness?

This event is free but you must register.

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Half-Square Triangle + Partial Seam Star
Apr
7
1:00 PM13:00

Half-Square Triangle + Partial Seam Star

In this skills building class, you'll learn how to sew Half-Square Triangles + make a Partial Seam Star (8-Point Star Block) This class is perfect for anyone wanting to have more piecing skills in their repertoire. These skills can be applied to your quilting, collage work, textile accessories, home decor, and/or apparel. The applications are endless.

Half-Square Triangles have all the capabilities and half the sewing of the log cabin. High contrast fabrics and clean geometric lines provide a modern look.

Eight-Point Star Block is a traditional block used in star quilts. You'll tackle partial seams to create beautiful and exact points to make this 8-point star that will surely shine in traditional or modern designs.

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Connect Through Conflict
Apr
5
to Apr 6

Connect Through Conflict

Are you practicing inclusion and equity in your daily life? Are you ready to deepen that practice in yourself, your relationships, and your community? Then this 2-day training is for you!

Over the course of two days, you will participate in a series of workshops, discussions and think labs. All of these experiences will be centered around individual and group identity development, empathy-building and communication. These experiences will challenge you to navigate topics centered around anti-oppression and inclusion, and equip you to address these topics in your own context, professional or personal. Whether you consider yourself an inclusion expert, novice, or anywhere in between, you can expect to be challenged, sharpened, and empowered.

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Spiritual Direction Panel
Apr
1
6:30 PM18:30

Spiritual Direction Panel

Maybe you’ve heard of it and maybe you haven’t… it’s Spiritual Direction. We’re four Spiritual Directors with a passion to educate on what Spiritual Direction is and how it’s a resource for your life and the lives of those around you. We’ve created this monthly panel to answer your questions around this ancient practice. Every month we’ll chat about a different topic relating to Spiritual Direction so we can cover everything you’d want to know. Join us… every month… same day (first Monday) same time, same place. We’d love to meet you.

Here’s a teaser: Spiritual Direction is recognizing and responding to the Divine.

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Piecing Skills: Crazy Patch + Paper Piecing
Mar
31
1:00 PM13:00

Piecing Skills: Crazy Patch + Paper Piecing

In this skills building class, you'll learn about Paper Piecing and how to make a Crazy Patch Block. These skills can be applied to your quilting, collage work, textile accessories, home decor, and/or apparel! There are so many applications. It's endless!

Paper Piecing provides precision for intricate points and difficult angles. A simple design introduces this technique with many possibilities.

Crazy Patch is a modern twist on the Victorian style using cotton fabric. It is sewn with strip piecing and irregular angles. They look complicated, but in this class you'll unlock the secrets and see how fun and easy they can be! You'll leave with 2 8-inch square blocks.

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Using Alignment to Create Consistent Revenue
Mar
26
9:30 AM09:30

Using Alignment to Create Consistent Revenue

The key to sustainable and responsible growth in any business is consistent revenue. Discovering business development strategies that align with your strengths and commitments is vital to your success.

The Kite + Dart Group are experts at helping entrepreneurs develop individual strategies to grow their businesses without compromising their values or commitments. They want to teach you some of what they've learned helping over 100 clients create huge breakthroughs in revenue over the last three years…for free.

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Sewing for Beginners
Mar
21
6:30 PM18:30

Sewing for Beginners

During class, you will practice:
*The basics, like the nitty gritty to get started, making a bobbin, threading the machine
*Simply get comfortable with using a sewing machine
*Walk away with the cutest pincushion ever

Ages 9 to 99! I'm a huge fan of multi-age classes, believing that we all can learn from each other.

Only 6 spots available.

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Songwriters Listening + Share Circle
Mar
13
6:30 PM18:30

Songwriters Listening + Share Circle

It's true! Songwriters need an ear and an audience, and creating in captivity is fun for no one. Okay, maybe it is fun for some, but we believe that Creativity + Connection inspire Genius! That said, in our work/loveshop, you'll have the opportunity to share your songs with other songwriters and get feedback to make that song even better.

We'll start with a songwriting exercise that builds on each individual voice, allowing each of us to grow and learn from each other. Then we'll all share the seeds of the songs that we're working on.

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Paint Your Own Batik Flags
Mar
10
11:30 AM11:30

Paint Your Own Batik Flags

You'll love creating your own set of colorful batik flags and will leave with unique and striking final products!

You'll definitely want to show them off. Hang them over your door or in your garden. They will bring beauty and joy to any space, and then you'll want to dye all the fabric in the house.

In this workshop, you will play with paint, colors, and friends to learn about the resist-and-dye batik making process.

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Learn to Sew
Mar
7
4:30 PM16:30

Learn to Sew

This series is dedicated to anyone wanting to learn the basics or reacquaint themselves with their sewing machine.

During the three-week series, students will:
*Learn the basics, like the nitty gritty to get started on your sewing journey
*Simply get comfortable with using a sewing machine
*Complete two projects
Dates: March 7, 14, 21, 4:30-6pm

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RiNo Made Salons: The Business of Being Creative: The Art of Taxes
Mar
5
6:30 PM18:30

RiNo Made Salons: The Business of Being Creative: The Art of Taxes

Structured with artists in mind, this workshop is designed to walk you through your tax return, addressing common artist concerns and important IRS regulations pertaining to creative practices. This important seminar will be presented by Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) Board Treasurer, Doug Scheetz. We’ll also have a special guest, Rachel Quintana, an expert in sales tax (how to collect it, track it and remit it).

Don’t miss this important tax-time workshop; FREE and open to all. 

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Changing the Conversation: How to Market Using Empathy and Consent
Feb
26
9:30 AM09:30

Changing the Conversation: How to Market Using Empathy and Consent

Are you a business owner that values authenticity as well as revenue? If so, this workshop is for you.

At The Kite + Dart Group, we are experts at helping impact-driven entrepreneurs develop creative strategies to grow their businesses in ways that are consistent with their commitments. In this 180 minute workshop, you'll learn the secret of using authenticity, alignment, empathy, and consent to create new conversations with prospective clients that will love you as much as you love them. We promise you'll leave with the tools you need to get the clients you want, in a way that reflects the uniqueness of you and your business.

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Ukulele Fun
Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Ukulele Fun

Come play a few songs with us! We'll introduce you to some chords on the ukulele and learn a song or two. Bring your curious mind, an open heart, and your desire to have fun! You can't hold a ukulele, strum it, and feel bad at the same time. It's actually impossible! Once you start to strum, you have to smile. We'll spend the hour learning and strumming and if your heart desires, singing too! The class will be taught by Ellen and me, and it is our joy to teach others about this instrument, sing together, encourage others to sing and use our voices for our joy. We have room for 6.

We have a few ukuleles to share during the class if you don't have your own.

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All-Purpose Tote Class
Feb
9
10:30 AM10:30

All-Purpose Tote Class

Join us on Saturday, Feb. 9, for an all-day class, and spend the day learning and sewing an all-purpose tote created by Denver-based designer Roz Barhaugh of Bag Lady Bags!

Arrive at 10:30am to choose your fabric. Then at 11am we'll start! We’ll sew the bag together, and voila! You have your very own personalized bag designed and created by YOU to use when traveling, going to the beach, or for everyday as you please.

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Spiritual Direction Panel
Feb
4
6:30 PM18:30

Spiritual Direction Panel

Maybe you’ve heard of it and maybe you haven’t… it’s Spiritual Direction. We’re four Spiritual Directors with a passion to educate on what Spiritual Direction is and how it’s a resource for your life and the lives of those around you. We’ve created this monthly panel to answer your questions around this ancient practice. Every month we’ll chat about a different topic relating to Spiritual Direction so we can cover everything you’d want to know. Join us… every month… same day (first Monday) same time, same place. We’d love to meet you.

Here’s a teaser: Spiritual Direction is recognizing and responding to the Divine.

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RiNo Made Salon: Photographing Your Artwork for Online Promotion
Feb
2
1:00 PM13:00

RiNo Made Salon: Photographing Your Artwork for Online Promotion

Photographer Amy K. Wright teaches this workshop on product photography for creatives and entrepreneurs. Amy will share with you the best methods to create enticing photos of your work for social media, website promotion and juried art shows. This workshop is FREE, but you must RSVP.

See Amy's work at www.amykwright.com.

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New Year's Mala Necklace Class
Jan
26
12:30 PM12:30

New Year's Mala Necklace Class

Our January 5 workshop date sold out, but we have added this date for you 🙏

THIS IS A SPECIAL PRICE FOR THE NEW YEAR! Two tickets for $70 for you and a friend, a playmate, or a creativity buddy who supports you in your intentions for the new year. Only 5 tickets available (10 people limit).

In this fun workshop, you and one other will customize your very own talisman, a mala beads necklace expressing your unique story and style, making it one of a kind and perfectly attuned to you! You have the opportunity to make a meaningful and beautiful necklace to focus on your personal intentions.

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