The Craftsman & Apprentice

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Adult Workshops

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ADULT WORKSHOPS Inspired by the social experience of the artisan's workshop and folk schools around the world, we believe that learning a new craft is best done in a beautiful space with good people. Each of our workshop experiences is designed to allow you to get to know our instructors and their skills, to ask questions, explore new materials, and to have fun.  No experience necessary. Just bring yourself, maybe a friend or two, and your curiosity. We’ll take care of the rest.  NEW: Every Friday join us for an in-house C&a craft workshop. Each week is a different craft theme.  or Join us for a special guest teacher workshop taught by some of the finest craftspeople in Colorado.  We also book private workshops for you and your crew. Weekday, evenings, and brunch bookings available. Look here for more info.   

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After School Series and Friday Drop-in

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AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES AND DROP-IN  The afternoon hours are the perfect time for kids to take a break from their studies and flex their creative craft muscles. We offer a variety of ways to make and do. We now offer series and drop-in classes for kids of all ages.

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Family Friendly

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The family that makes together, stays together. Designed for multi-generational connection. These family friendly programs give you and those kiddos a chance to make + connect.  Join us for a family friendly special event or two.

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Friday Night Craft Social

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FRIDAY NIGHT CRAFT SOCIAL Get together on a Friday night for your much needed DIY fix. Every Friday night our talented staff instructors will be on hand teaching a new craft skill. We believe in quality materials, building real skills you can take with you, great teachers, good people, and spending time together in a beautiful place. Just bring yourself, maybe a friend or two and we'll take care of the rest. Except the booze, that's BYOB. 

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Homeschool

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We love the homeschool/unschool crowd around here. Bring us your smart independent kids to the shop for a little making + doing.  We believe that the best learning comes from making connections to our interests and passions. Our Program Directors have years of experience developing workshops and classes that align to enhance your curriculum. Have an idea for a project or theme? We're here to help. We are happy to book homeschool groups and activities on alternative days/times/locations. Private lessons or groups up to 20. Reach out for more information.

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Kids Workshops

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Make + Do We believe in the power of creative play and building self sufficiency through heritage craft traditions like woodworking and fiber arts. All of our program offerings are based on the notion that kids are smart and capable of some pretty tough work. Pair great materials and instruction with creativity and the freedom to make mistakes, and you've got a place where kids thrive on making and doing. When kids explore materials, ideas, and techniques in a safe place, they can both succeed and fail with the confidence of knowing that it's all part of the process. We've taken what we know from more than a dozen years working with kids and created programming that speaks to the craftsperson in all of us.   MORE WAYS TO MAKE... Got an idea? Looking for programming for toddlers + teens? Reach out + let's make it happen. We put together high quality maker classes for all ages. Group class minimum of five participants. Private lessons available.        

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Parents' Night Out

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We love a good parents' night out and now you can book one for you and your crew. Send the kids to us for two and half hours while you head out for the evening or the day. We'll get crafty with a theme of your choice. Check out our birthday party page for ideas. Good times for all. Details: $280 for groups up to ten kids $25/each additional child up to 20 Add a half hour more for $50 Craft, Pizza and DIY sodas from Backyard Soda Company included  Ages 5+ only $125 deposit required to confirm booking Bonus: Make it a fundraiser and we'll donate 15% of ticket sales back to the school or charity of your choice.  Optional: We are happy to set up a booking page to allow parents to easily register their own kids. If you choose this option, the $125 deposit will be refunded to the organizer once all registrations are paid. We'll even make a custom invite for your event.  Reach out via email or call 303.718.3012 to book.  Details: $280 for groups up to ten kids. $25/each additional child.  Add a half hour more for $50.  Craft, Pizza and DIY sodas from Backyard Soda Company included.  Ages 5+ only.  $125 deposit required to confirm booking.  Reach out via email or call 303.718.3012 to book.     

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Pre-school Playdate

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 We believe in the power of making and doing. Creative build/play for kids 1.5 -5. Preschool playdates now available Monday, Tuesday, Thursdays + Fridays. Bring the littles to us. We'll take care of the mess.

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Private Events

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Work with us to plan your next great event. From maker birthday parties to corporate retreats and weddings, we’ve got you covered. Our workshop is the perfect space to host your next event. Rent just the space or let us put all the pieces together. With our network of Denver creatives, we are able to pull resources for private workshops, catering, music, drinks, invitations, flowers, and more.  

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School Break Days

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School Break Days Drop your kids at the shop for a day of good old fashioned making and doing. Each day off is a different art, craft, or DIY theme that will keep your child happy & engaged. We provide snacks, outdoor playtime & a safe atmosphere for exploration. Our camps are perfect for kids ages 5-11 and run 9-3pm. NEW! Add an aftercare option 3-5:30pm.  Have older kids? Reach out for more information on our pre-teen and teen private workshop options.  NOTE: Summer 2018 registration will open January 1st. 

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Summer Camps

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Maker Camps Making + doing all summer long for kids ages 5-11*.  We love summer. Long sunny days are meant for making and playing. At our camps, kids are free to explore materials and techniques in a small, safe and supportive environment. We only accept 20 kids per week in any of our camps. You can rest assured that we'll tailor your child's experience to their age, interests, and strengths. With multiple themes to choose from, send the kids for a week or two. There's sure to be something for everyone this summer.  *NEW! We're hosting a very special week of off-site camp for kids ages 11-15. Shelters, Shacks and Shanties with PAPER AIRPLANE July 16th-20th. Space is limited to 8 participants.  Looking for a half day option? We're hosting Toy Shop Camp at Graland Country Day.  Please contact us at craftsmanandapprentice@gmail.com to be placed on the waitlist for any of our sold out camps.  2018 CAMP CALENDAR: June 4th-8th: Toy Shop June 11th-15th: Ancestral SkillsJune 18th-22nd: Puppet PartyJune 25th-29th: Toy ShopJuly 2nd-6th: Fiber Arts: Day passes available. No camp July 4th. July 9th-13th: Ancestral SkillsJuly 16th-20th: Shelters, Shanties, and Shacks. Off-site for kids ages 11-15July 16th-20th: Puppet PartyJuly 23rd-27th: Toy Shop July 30th-3rd: Ancestral SkillsAugust 6th-10th: Puppet PartyAugust 13th-17th: Ancestral SkillsAugust 20th-24th: Toy Shop

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Teen/Tween Programming

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Make and connect for kids ages 11+. We've collaborated with our favorite modern crafters to create programming that connects craft to activism, history, and community. 

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Weekend Workshops. Kids Edition.

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Weekend Workshops. Kids Edition. Sometimes a weekend is all you need to get that special project done. We'll be hosting pop-up weekend workshops for kids and teens all season long. 

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