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Classes at The Emporium


The Lost Art of a Handwritten Letter

It wasn't but a few hundred years ago that a handwritten letter was something more than just a few words put to paper. It was an experience, a time of the day dedicated to thinking about someone. From official business to writing sweet words to a suitor, letters held a symbolism that in our modern day is hard to match. Wouldn't it be nice to take a moment in your day to slow down and put simple thoughts to paper? Perhaps there is a long overdue thank you note you need to write or could you be so vulnerable as to write a love letter? Is there someone that needs to hear your words expressed on a letter only for it to be secretly cherished, kept in a sacred space and knowing it will be read in 50 years to a great-great-grandchild? We have created an experience for the sentimental writers that still remain. Nibble on sugar cookies and coffee while honoring that part in you that longs for connection. Delight in the writing pleasures of calligraphy pens, beautiful stamps, and many other whimsy writing instruments. Includes sugar cookies, coffee, and set of 10 personalized, laser engraved note cards from Krems Studios (beautiful stamps provided). Saturday, August 17; 10-11 a.m.$35 per adult; $35 per adult
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Painting Class 101 with The Copper Elm

New to painting? New to Wise Owl? Have a piece of furniture in need of a makeover? Looking to make some new friends and learn a new skill?? Come on down! This is a "Bring Your Own Piece" class where you will completely transform a small piece of furniture from your home. When you register, you'll receive an email with guidelines on how to choose an appropriate piece, how to properly prep your furniture before class, and a color consultation so you can choose the perfect shade. The day of class, you'll bring your furniture and I will provide all the products, tools, and guidance to completely transform it into a beautiful new piece!Snacks and cocktails will be provided. Sunday, August 18; 12-4 p.m.$95 per adult
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Mommy & Me Library Tote Bag Painting Class

Bring your kiddo and paint a customized tote bag, perfect for carrying your library haul home! This class will be taught by Sam from The Copper Elm, your local retailer of Wise Owl paint products, and Melissa from The Wondered Path, Castle Rock’s best toy store! We are teaming up to provide a class for parents (Dads are totally welcome!!!) and kiddos to work together to create a customized tote bag that will get your kids excited to head to the library! Stencils for the bags will be customized with your child’s name before class and then children will be able to pick which add ons they prefer during the class (dinosaurs, butterflies, trucks, paw prints, etc). Bags will be painted, dried, and heat pressed so they are ready to take home by the end of the class! All products used are eco friendly and non toxic, so your kids can have a blast without worrying about the risk! Parents will be heavily involved in the stencil application and painting process, so we recommend one child to each adult, possibly two if children are older. Please dress your child in comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting a bit of paint on. Please note that this event takes place during Castle Rock's Art Fest. Saturday, September 7; 10-11:30 a.m.$30 per child
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Felting Animals

Want to try needle felting but don't know where to start? Join us in this fun class and create an adorable, dimensional sculpture of a rabbit or cat. You will use basic needle felting techniques with a reusable mold and stencil. Your class kit will include 100% wool, felting needle, felting mat, embroidery needle and floss for whiskers along with encouraging instruction. Plan on about an hour to create your felted sculpture. Please note that this event takes place during Castle Rock's Art Fest. Saturday, September 7; 11 a.m.$39 per person
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Fashionista Jewelry Mannequin Workshop

Join us as we upcycle and dress up a plain 10" jewelry mannequin.  This mixed media project will include decoupaging sewing patterns onto a white base.  We will complete the look with a fabric flower embellishment.  All supplies are included and all levels welcome (necklaces sold separately).  This project is suitable for ages 10 and up, as long as they are accompanied by an adult. These make a wonderful accessory to showcase your favorite jewelry and make a great one-of-a-kind gift for a fashionista.
 Saturday, September 7; 1-2 p.m.$25 per personPlease note that this event takes place during Castle Rock's Art Fest.
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Plant & Sip with Lulu: Terrariums

Create a beautiful terrarium while sipping a glass of wine and relaxing in the shade of The Emporium's front porch. Lulu will provide a variety of moss and small plants, as well as, accessories and small containers. Drop in anytime between 1 p.m and 4 p.m.; each workshop is limited to 20 participants and the entire process takes about an hour.  Children are always welcome at half price with a paying adult. Wine and nibbles included. Call Lulu at 720-849-7055 with questions. Saturday, September 7; 1-4 p.m.$35 per adult; $17.50 per child (with paying adult)Please note that this event takes place during Castle Rock's Art Fest.
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Chalkboard Art with Alma

Come create a piece of chalkboard art! Class includes a 5" x 7" chalkboard with wooden base. The chalkboard can be designed to sit horizontally or vertically. If time allows, you can design on both sides! There will be several designs to choose from and Alma will guide you through the process, as well as, provide all of the supplies to design. No previous experience necessary, the design process is simple and fun! Saturday, September 7; 3 p.m.$30 per personPlease note that this event takes place during Castle Rock's Art Fest.
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Castle Rock Throw Pillow Painting Class

Show your support for this incredible town of ours with a handpainted Castle Rock throw pillow! This class will teach you how to paint adorable designs onto fabric, using all eco friendly, non toxic products! Class registration fee includes 20" x 20" pillow cover, down feather insert, Castle Rock stencil (for one-time use), and all painting supplies needed! Come dressed in comfy clothes and be ready to paint an adorable new throw pillow for your home. Please note that this event takes place during Castle Rock's Art Fest. Sunday, September 8; 10:30-11:30 a.m.$45 per person
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Felting Animals

Want to try needle felting but don't know where to start? Join us in this fun class and create an adorable, dimensional sculpture of a rabbit or cat. You will use basic needle felting techniques with a reusable mold and stencil. Your class kit will include 100% wool, felting needle, felting mat, embroidery needle and floss for whiskers along with encouraging instruction. Plan on about an hour to create your felted sculpture. Sunday, September 8; 1 p.m.$39 per personPlease note that this event takes place during Castle Rock's Art Fest.
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Chalkboard Art with Alma

Come create a piece of chalkboard art! The class includes a 10" square chalkboard design. If time allows, you can design on both sides! There will be several designs to choose from and Alma will guide you through the process, as well as, provide all of the supplies to design. No previous experience necessary, the design process is simple and fun! Sunday, September 8; 3 p.m.$30 per personPlease note that this event takes place during Castle Rock's Art Fest.
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