You and your family are invited to join us every third Saturday of the month for art and literacy activities hosted by the Chicano Humanities and Arts Council (CHAC), a collective of artists dedicated to promoting Chicano/Latino art and culture. On Saturday, August 17, we will explore the life and self-expression of Frida Kahlo. Become inspired and create your own self portrait, incorporating a variety of techniques such as drawing, painting, collage, and writing.
Join Denver Craft Ninjas at the Sam Gary Branch of the Denver Public Library for custom made stamps and hand printed tote bags.
Each attendee will received all the materials they'll need to make their very own stamps and, using fabric paint, will learn to use their stamps on a tote bag. This is a fun project that allows attendees to explore stamp making. For grades 4 and up.
Once a month, the Denver Art Museum throws one of the best parties – Untitled. This month’s theme is Signature. Fresh City Life is bringing their signature brand of fun with a station celebrating all types of decorative fonts. Stop by and make a signature ring with your specially chosen font and we’ll tell you what your choice says about you! General admission for Untitled events is $10 and the Fresh City Life station is free with admission. For more details, please visit the Denver Art Museum website. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#gather
Bring new dimension to your knitting with this 3 part workshop that really pops the top. Expert Ann Myhre, owner of Knitty Cat, brings her mad genius to this class – you’ll learn simple and intricate methods for adding bas relief (raised) details to your knitting projects. You’ll also explore how to knit negative spaces (holes, really) into your pieces. It is knitting with a Pop! $20 materials fee, all yarn included. Registration is required and will open on Wednesday, July 24.
Wednesdays, August 7, 14 and 21, Noon-2 p.m. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#pop
This intermediate knitting, 4 part workshop explores the technique of toe-up sock knitting. Taught by our expert knitters Janny Potter and Ann Myhre, you’ll bring your sock knitting anxiety to heel in a great class while creating a cozy pair of socks for cool autumn weather. Choose from a gorgeous selection of self-striping yarns for this project. Cost of yarn for this workshop is $8.50 and students bring their needles from home or their favorite LYS. Registration is required and will open on Monday, July 22.
Mondays, August 5, 12, 19 and 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Join us for a special presentation for families about backyard beekeeping with local beekeeper Siobhan Keleher. Following the presentation, decorate a pot to take home and plant your own bee attracting plant. Supplies are limited, so one pot per family please!