Fun and educational pop culture-themed workshops taking place at our headquarters in Denver and throughout the metro area!

Spring 2020 Schedule

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February

Nerd Out Night: Sonic the Hedgehog

Friday, February 14, 5-8 p.m. 

Come celebrate everyone’s favorite blue hedgehog with video games, tv shows, comics, art creation, and more!

About this Event

Ages 8 and Up

$5

Gotta go fast! The movie adaptation of Sonic the Hedgehog releases today! Bring your friends and family and nerd-out at Pop Culture Classroom while we enjoy Sonic’s history including video games, TV shows, and comics. We’ll even be creating our own Sonic the Hedgehog artwork!

Did you know? Most of PCC’s workshops are ages 8+, meaning that interested kids, teens, and adults are welcome! PCC’s teachers use a mix of whole-group, small-group, and individual instruction to reach attendees specific needs and create a uniquely intergenerational learning experience.

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Spring into Cosplay: Floral Crowns and Makeup

Saturday, February 22, 10 a.m. -12 p.m.

Join our professional cosplay artists as they help you customize your floral spring look!

About this Event

Ages 8 and Up

$10

Spring is in the air, and PCC wants to help you prepare for the season! We’ll be running a how-to workshop for making floral crowns and creating floral make-up looks for all of your Spring Equinox and Easter celebrations, music festivals, or myriad of cosplay. Join our professional cosplay artists as they help you customize your look!

Educational Takeaways

  • Attendees will gain project management skills as they plan and execute their costume pieces.
  • Attendees will think creatively as they design and construct their costume pieces.
  • Attendees will expand their methods of self-expression.
  • Attendees will leave with knowledge of how to create their own floral crowns and makeup looks.

Did you know? Most of PCC’s workshops are ages 8+, meaning that interested kids, teens, and adults are welcome! PCC’s teachers use a mix of whole-group, small-group, and individual instruction to reach attendees specific needs and create a uniquely intergenerational learning experience.

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World-Building for Sci-Fi and Fantasy

Monday, February 24, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Learn the process and techniques that professional creators use to develop thrilling sci-fi and fantasy worlds!

About this Event

Ages 8 and Up

$10

Developing a fictional world can be a big task. How do professional creators dream up entire fictional settings like The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, a galaxy far, far away, or Hyrule? In this workshop, you’ll learn some of the process and techniques that creators use to flesh out thrilling sci-fi and fantasy worlds.

Educational Takeaways

  • Students will develop creative thinking and literacy skills as they learn how to elaborate on small ideas and turn them into full-fledged worlds.
  • Students will expand their methods of self-expression.
  • Students will leave with knowledge of skills that professional artists use to add detail to their worlds and bring them to life.

Did you know? Most of PCC’s workshops are ages 8+, meaning that interested kids, teens, and adults are welcome! PCC’s teachers use a mix of whole-group, small-group, and individual instruction to reach attendees specific needs and create a uniquely intergenerational learning experience.

Register Today


Family Game Night

Friday, February 28, 5-8 p.m.

Drop by Pop Culture Classroom and you can enjoy our curated collection of board, video, and virtual reality games!

About this Event

This event is ALL AGES.

$5

Looking for some wholesome fun on a Friday night? Drop by Pop Culture Classroom, and you can enjoy our curated collection of board, video, and virtual reality games! Learn how to play a new game or two or bust out an old favorite, and build community with us as we celebrate the experience of gaming together.

Register Today


March

Be a Better Dungeon Master

Wednesday, March 4, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Join Pop Culture Classroom as we talk about how to level up your DM skills and run an unforgettable campaign.

About this Event

Ages 8 and Up

$10

The Dungeon Master can make or break an RPG experience. Whether you’re an experienced DM or new to running campaigns, we’ve got some tips and tricks that will help you run an entertaining and enjoyable game! Come join PCC as we talk about how to level up your DM skills and run an unforgettable campaign.

Educational Takeaways

  • Attendees will exercise their critical and creative literacy skills while learning how to improve their dungeon mastery skills.
  • Attendees will leave with the knowledge needed to run a Dungeons and Dragons campaign with confidence.
  • The workshop will promote positive social interaction and collaboration with peers.

Did you know? Most of PCC’s workshops are ages 8+, meaning that interested kids, teens, and adults are welcome! PCC’s teachers use a mix of whole-group, small-group, and individual instruction to reach attendees specific needs and create a uniquely intergenerational learning experience.

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Creating and Publishing Web Comics

Monday, March 9, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Learn from professional comic artists all about creating and publishing web comics!

About this Event

Ages 8 and Up

$10

Whether they scroll across your social media feed or live on a blog, web comics (comics that can only be found online) have something for everyone! Learn from professional comic artists about the different forms that web comics can take, and how to successfully publish and maintain your own web comic!

Educational Takeaways

  • Attendees will learn and demonstrate drawing skills specific to storytelling in comics, specifically short-form web comics.
  • Attendees will think critically about how storytelling through images differs from storytelling through prose.
  • Attendees will develop graphic literacy skills.
  • Attendees will gain knowledge of the web comic landscape.
  • Attendees will expand their methods of self-expression.

Did you know? Most of PCC’s workshops are ages 8+, meaning that interested kids, teens, and adults are welcome! PCC’s teachers use a mix of whole-group, small-group, and individual instruction to reach attendees specific needs and create a uniquely intergenerational learning experience.

Register Today


Nerd Out Night: Star Trek: The Next Generation

Friday, March 13, 5-8p.m.

Pop Culture Classroom is here to introduce a new generation to Star Trek: The Next Generation.

About this Event

Ages 8 and Up

$5

Space, The Final Frontier. Captain Picard made his return to television this past January, but Pop Culture Classroom is here to introduce a new generation to Star Trek: The Next Generation! Join us as we explore what made this series so unique and groundbreaking when it originally aired, and why it still deserves your time today

Did you know? Most of PCC’s workshops are ages 8+, meaning that interested kids, teens, and adults are welcome! PCC’s teachers use a mix of whole-group, small-group, and individual instruction to reach attendees specific needs and create a uniquely intergenerational learning experience.

Register Today


Repurposing Unusual Materials for Cosplay

Saturday, March 21, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Join professional cosplayers as we talk about and practice using repurposed materials for cosplay!

About this Event

Ages 8 and Up

$10

Cosplay doesn’t have to be expensive, especially when you’re using repurposed materials! However, using repurposed materials means you might be using some things that seem unusual or less-than-ideal. Join our professional cosplayers as we talk about what you can repurpose (and how to do it), and give you some hands-on examples of repurposing for costuming!

Educational Takeaways

  • Attendees will gain project management skills as they plan and execute their costume pieces.
  • Attendees will think creatively as they design and construct their costume pieces.
  • Attendees will expand their methods of self-expression.
  • Attendees will leave with knowledge of how to create their own floral crowns and makeup looks.

Did you know? Most of PCC’s workshops are ages 8+, meaning that interested kids, teens, and adults are welcome! PCC’s teachers use a mix of whole-group, small-group, and individual instruction to reach attendees specific needs and create a uniquely intergenerational learning experience.

Register Today


Creating Comics: Layout and Lettering

Monday, March 23, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Learn tips and tricks from professional comic artists that will help you when designing the layout of your comic!

About this Event

Ages 8 and Up

$10

The way creators arrange the words and images on a page can be just as important as the artwork or the story. Does a comic’s layout add intrigue? Does the positioning of the text make a comic hard to follow? What tricks do the professionals use to help with their layout and lettering? Learn all of this and more from professional comic artists in this how-to workshop!

Educational Takeaways

  • Students will analyze comic text and layouts and think critically about how construction impacts comprehension and intrigue.
  • Students will think critically about how storytelling through combined images and text differs from storytelling through prose.
  • Students will think creatively about how they can adjust their own layout and text.
  • Students will develop graphic literacy skills.
  • Students will expand their methods of self-expression.

Did you know? Most of PCC’s workshops are ages 8+, meaning that interested kids, teens, and adults are welcome! PCC’s teachers use a mix of whole-group, small-group, and individual instruction to reach attendees specific needs and create a uniquely intergenerational learning experience.

Register Today


Classic Video Game Night

Friday, March 27, 5 – 8 p.m.

Come play forgotten favorites and learn about the video games of yore!

About this Event

Ages 8 and Up

$10

It’s Classic Video Game Night, which means it’s time to bust out the retro consoles and old-school classics, and throw down like it’s… well… anywhere between 1975 and 2005. Come play your forgotten favorites and learn a bit about the video games of yore!

Educational Takeaways

  • Attendees will learn about classic games that have influenced the video games they love today.
  • Attendees will learn about the histroy and growth of the Video Game Industry.
  • This workshop will promote positive social interaction and collaboration with peers.

Did you know? Most of PCC’s workshops are ages 8+, meaning that interested kids, teens, and adults are welcome! PCC’s teachers use a mix of whole-group, small-group, and individual instruction to reach attendees specific needs and create a uniquely intergenerational learning experience.

Register Today


April

Designing Cyberpunk

Monday, April 6, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Come learn about the genre and practice creating your own cyberpunk world with the coolest nerds in town!

About this Event

Ages 13 and up or parent required due to Cyberpunk’s themes and motifs.

$10

With the fast approaching release of the highly anticipated video game Cyberpunk 2077, we’re here to talk all things Cyberpunk! What is Cyberpunk? What are the genre’s roots? How do you design a unique cyberpunk world while stying true to the genre? Come learn and practice creating your own cyberpunk world with the coolest nerds in town!

Educational Takeaways

  • Attendees will think critically about cyberpunk’s origin, the reason for its creation, and its relevance today.
  • Attendees will learn aspects of pop culture history and influences through the lens of cyberpunk.
  • Attendees will learn how professional creators think when designing a world.
  • Attendees will expand their methods of self-expression

Did you know? This workshop is ages 13+, meaning that interested teens and adults are welcome! PCC’s teachers use a mix of whole-group, small-group, and individual instruction to reach attendees specific needs and create a uniquely intergenerational learning experience.

Register Today


Nerd Out Night: Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Friday, April 10, 5-8 p.m.

Enjoy a screening of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure and create your own fan art!

About this Event

Ages 8 and Up

$5

Bill and Ted are returning to theatres this year in Bill and Ted Face the Music! Before they do, we’re hopping into the time traveling phone booth to check out their first film, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Come enjoy a screening of the film and create your own fan art immortalizing The Most Excellent Duo.

Did you know? Most of PCC’s workshops are ages 8+, meaning that interested kids, teens, and adults are welcome! PCC’s teachers use a mix of whole-group, small-group, and individual instruction to reach attendees specific needs and create a uniquely intergenerational learning experience.

Register Today


World-Building for Horror and Zombie games

Wednesday, April 15, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

With high-profile games like Resident Evil and The Last of Us in our sights, we’re here to talk about everything zombies and horror.

About this Event

Ages 17+ or Parent Required due to langue, violence, and gore.

$10

Halloween may be months away, but horror and zombie games are everywhere! With high-profile games like Resident Evil and The Last of Us in our sights, we’re here to talk about everything zombies and horror. Specifically, how do you create a fictional game world filled with zombies or other horrifying elements while keeping it unique and engaging? Come discuss all of this and more, and begin creating a horrific universe of your own!

Educational Takeaways

  • Attendees will develop creative thinking and literacy skills as they learn how to elaborate on small ideas and turn them into full-fledged worlds.
  • Attendees will leave with knowledge of skills that professional artists use to add detail to their worlds and bring them to life.
  • Attendees will expand their methods of self-expression.

Register Today


Prep Your Denver Pop Culture Con Cosplay

Saturday, April 18, 10:00 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Join professional cosplayers, and get advice on how to design and construct your own cosplay in time for DPCC 2020!

About this Event

Ages 8 and Up

$10

Denver Pop Culture Con is coming up fast, and its time to start planning out your cosplay! Come join our professional cosplayers and get advice on how to construct and design your own con cosplay. Whether this is your first costume or your 100th, you’re invited and welcome at this planning get together.

Educational Takeaways

  • Attendees will gain project management skills as they plan and execute their costume pieces.
  • Attendees will think creatively as they design and construct their costume pieces.
  • Attendees will expand their methods of self-expression.
  • Attendees will leave with a plan for completing their cosplay in time for DPCC 2020.

Did you know? Most of PCC’s workshops are ages 8+, meaning that interested kids, teens, and adults are welcome! PCC’s teachers use a mix of whole-group, small-group, and individual instruction to reach attendees specific needs and create a uniquely intergenerational learning experience.

Register Today


Manga Madness: Drawing for Manga

Monday, April 20, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Raise your manga game to PLUS ULTRA levels!

About this Event

Ages 8 and Up

$10

Come join professional comic artists and explore what differentiates Japanese manga from western comic art, and learn the skills you need to draw in a Japanese style!

Educational Takeaways

  • Attendees will gain critical thinking skills by analyzing the overt and subtle differences between Japanese and western comic styles.
  • Attendees will learn and demonstrate drawing skills specific to storytelling in Japanese comic art styles.
  • Attendees will develop graphic literacy skills.
  • Attendees will expand their methods of self-expression.

Did you know? Most of PCC’s workshops are ages 8+, meaning that interested kids, teens, and adults are welcome! PCC’s teachers use a mix of whole-group, small-group, and individual instruction to reach attendees specific needs and create a uniquely intergenerational learning experience.

Register Today


Family Game Night

Friday, April 24, 5-8 p.m.

Drop by Pop Culture Classroom and you can enjoy our curated collection of board, video, and virtual reality games!

About this Event

$5

Looking for some wholesome fun on a Friday night? Drop by Pop Culture Classroom, and you can enjoy our curated collection of board, video, and virtual reality games! Learn how to play a new game or two or bust out an old favorite, and build community with us as we celebrate the experience of gaming together.

This event is ALL AGES.

Register Today


May

Painting RPG Minis

Wednesday, May 6, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

In this workshop, we’ll guide you through a hands-on, step-by-step process for painting minis for tabletop game!

About this Event

Ages 8 and Up

$10

Whether you’re playing Warhammer, D&D, or any other game featuring miniatures, you’ll probably want to paint and customize your own figurines. Painting small, detailed figures might seem intimidating, but PCC is here to help you get started or refine your technique! In this workshop, we’ll guide you through a hands-on, step-by-step process of painting your minis to your liking.

Educational Takeaways

  • Attendees will expand their methods of self-expression.
  • Attendees will learn what tools they need to paint miniature figures.
  • Attendees will learn how they can transfer unique aspects of their character into their mini figure.
  • Attendees will think creatively as they customize their figures.

Did you know? Most of PCC’s workshops are ages 8+, meaning that interested kids, teens, and adults are welcome! PCC’s teachers use a mix of whole-group, small-group, and individual instruction to reach attendees specific needs and create a uniquely intergenerational learning experience.

Register Today


Creating Fantastic Fan Art

Saturday, May 9, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Pop Culture Classroom teachers will guide you through how to create a stunning piece of fan art.

About this Event

Ages 8 and Up

$10

Everyone is nerdy about something, so come show off your fandom with pride! Pop Culture Classroom teachers will guide you through how to create a stunning piece of fan art, incorporating your favorite characters into settings familiar and new. Come exercise your creativity and art skills, all while celebrating your very favorite things!

Educational Takeaways

  • Attendees will be able to recognize elements that make an art piece compelling.
  • Attendees will be able to recognize and discuss historical examples of art.
  • Attendees will expand their methods of self-expression.

Did you know? Most of PCC’s workshops are ages 8+, meaning that interested kids, teens, and adults are welcome! PCC’s teachers use a mix of whole-group, small-group, and individual instruction to reach attendees specific needs and create a uniquely intergenerational learning experience.

Register Today


Mystery Box Board Game Design Challenge

Friday, May 15, 5 – 8 p.m.

Compete in teams in a board game design challenge for a chance to win FREE passes to Denver Pop Culture Con 2020!

About this Event

Ages 8 and Up

$5 per participant.

It’s Game On! at Pop Culture Classroom! Gather your team of up to 4 participants and compete to create the best board game possible in a 2-hour time limit, using only the “mystery box” items provided to you by PCC! When it’s all said and done you’ll show of your work to our panel of judges, and the winning team will be rewarded with free 3-day passes to Denver Pop Culture Con 2020!

  • Attendees will form their own team of up-to 4 participants.
  • Attendees may ONLY use the materials provided to them
  • If an attendee wishes to participate but does not have a team, they will be matched up with a team upon arriving or they may compete
  • independently.
  • No attendee will walk away empty handed!

Educational Takeaways

  • Attendees will gain project management skills as they plan and execute their costume pieces.
  • Attendees will think creatively as they design and construct their costume pieces.
  • Attendees will expand their methods of self-expression.
  • Attendees will leave with knowledge of how to create their own floral crowns and makeup looks.

Did you know? Most of PCC’s workshops are ages 8+, meaning that interested kids, teens, and adults are welcome! PCC’s teachers use a mix of whole-group, small-group, and individual instruction to reach attendees specific needs and create a uniquely intergenerational learning experience.

Register Today


Getting Into Voice Acting

Saturday, May 23, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Come learn from a professional voice actor all about how you can get your foot into the voice acting industry!

About this Event

Ages 8 and Up

$10

Voice actors are everywhere! From animated films and TV shows, to video games, to radio and TV commercials, creators are always looking for voice actors to contribute to their work. How do voice actors get started? What do you need to impress at an audition? Come learn from a professional voice actor about how you can get your foot into the voice acting industry

Educational Takeaways

  • Attendees will expand their methods of self-expression
  • Attendees will expand their creativity as they consider new ways to present themselves and their vocal tool.
  • Attendees will think critically about what casting directors are looking for and how to stand out.

Did you know? Most of PCC’s workshops are ages 8+, meaning that interested kids, teens, and adults are welcome! PCC’s teachers use a mix of whole-group, small-group, and individual instruction to reach attendees specific needs and create a uniquely intergenerational learning experience.

Register Today


Family Game Night

Friday, May 29, 5-8 p.m.

This event is ALL AGES.

$5

Looking for some wholesome fun on a Friday night? Drop by Pop Culture Classroom, and you can enjoy our curated collection of board, video, and virtual reality games! Learn how to play a new game or two or bust out an old favorite, and build community with us as we celebrate the experience of gaming together.

Register Today


We strive for every student who wants to attend our summer camps to have the opportunity to do so! We offer full and partial scholarships for students who meet the criteria detailed in our scholarship forms. Please submit the form at least three weeks (21 business days) before the start of camp. All forms will be reviewed by our staff and applicants will be notified within 5-7 business days (before the start of camp).

¡Queremos que todos los estudiantes que quieran asistir a nuestros campamentos de verano tengan la oportunidad de hacerlo! Ofrecemos becas completas y parciales para los estudiantes que cumplen con los criterios detallados en la forma para las becas. Envíe la forma al menos con tres semanas (21 días hábiles) antes del inicio del campamento. Todas las formas serán revisadas por nuestro personal y los solicitantes serán notificados dentro de los 5-7 días hábiles (antes del inicio del campamento).

Pop Culture Classroom

2760 W. 5th Ave.
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 325-1236
 
Hours
9am-5pm Monday-Friday