When my parents first opened The Emporium’s doors almost 7 years ago, developing spaces to create was always a part of the long term vision. Many of you joined us for fancy make-and-takes at Girls Night Out and for various classes and workshops held at The E.

Recently we have loved having you join us for classes as we have tried to reclaim this part of our identity. The Copper Elm, Lulu’s House and Kikiboo have enjoyed creating with you while teaching you how to paint & glaze, planting, knit and felt. Given the interest in creating with us, we felt it was time to carve out a dedicated space to learning and creative expression within The Emporium. We look forward to having a private space where you can create, learn, and reflect along with us!

To celebrate all of our upcoming learning opportunities, we will be hosting classes during Castle Rock’s Art Fest in 2 weeks. We are thrilled that this event has been relocated to the downtown core and hope that you will all enjoy free admission this year, along with the ability to peruse all of the wonderful shops, restaurants, and other venues that call downtown Castle Rock home. We’d love to have you join us for a class or two!

 

 

      

Felting Animals. Want to try needle felting but don’t know where to start? Join Kikiboo for a class dedicated to creating an adorable, dimensional sculpture of a rabbit or cat. Learn basic needle felting techniques that you can use beyond this project!

Castle Rock Throw Pillow Painting Class. Show your support for this incredible town of ours with a hand painted Castle Rock throw pillow! Join The Copper Elm to learn how to paint adorable designs onto fabric, using all eco-friendly non-toxic products. 

 

   

Blended & Glaze Stained Sign Class. Learn to blend colors seamlessly using Wise Owl paints on the back board of this adorable sign. You will also learn to use glaze as a staining medium to create a farmhouse style frame. The entire project will be sealed with our favorite furniture salve for extra protection. Steel wording will be added at the end of the class, but designs are limited so choose your preferred word when registering!

Plant with Lulu: Terrariums. Create a beautiful terrarium with our plant enthusiast, Lulu. Choose from a variety of moss, small plants, accessories and small containers to create a terrarium you will be proud to display in your home!

 

      

Fashionista Jewelry Mannequin Workshop. Interested in showcasing your favorite jewelry with something you made yourself? This mixed media project, brought to you by Trulie, will include decoupaging sewing patterns onto a white 10″ jewelry mannequin base and completing the look with a fabric flower embellishment. 

Mommy & Me Library Tote Bag Painting Class. Join The Copper Elm and The Wondered Path as they team up to provide a space for parents (Dads are totally welcome!) and kids to work together to create a customized tote bag! 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. Bags will be painted, dried, and heat pressed so they are ready to take home by the end of the class.

 

     

Chalkboard Art with Alma. Join Alma to create a 5″x7″ piece of chalkboard art! No previous experience is necessary and the design process is simple and fun. Choose from several designs and if time allows, design both sides.

 

Interested? We’d love for you to join us by signing up here!