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

Fall 2019 Schedule

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October

Zombie Makeup Tutorial

Saturday, October 19, 10 a.m-12 p.m.

Ages 8 and Up
$10

Halloween is just around the corner, and the cinemas are full of scary flicks, including the long-anticipated Zombieland 2! Come in to PCC and learn how to turn yourself or a friend into a fun and friendly zombie, or a scary and gruesome zombie! All materials are provided, and we’ll be with you every step of the way.

Educational Takeaways

  • Learn stage-makeup fundamentals, such as highlight and shadow, and common tools that are used.
  • Learn how to take a makeup from a sketch/concept to a fully realized product.
  • Create a fun and friendly zombie makeup, or a gruesome zombie makeup.

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Learning Financial Literacy Through Pop Culture: Session 1

Monday, October 21, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Ages 8 and Up

$10

Pop Culture Classroom is excited to feature this very special workshop, taught by our friends at Canvas Credit Union, as well as Native American performing arts entertainer and comic book writer, Rose Red Elk.

In this session (Part 1 of 2), we’ll talk about the REAL cost of items such as cars, houses, insurance, medical expenses, etc., and how to plan for spending money on these items. We’ll also talk about checking and banking accounts, why you should have them, and how to effectively utilize them.

Just by registering for this workshop, each participant will receive a FREE copy of the Empowerment $aga, a series of comics all about financial literacy by Rose Red Elk.

Note: Each ” Learning Financial Literacy through Pop Culture” session is self-contained. You may choose to attend one, or both!

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Family Game Night

Friday, October 25, 5-8 p.m.

Ages 8 and Up
FREE

Looking for something FREE for you and your family on a Friday night? Drop by Pop Culture Classroom, and you can enjoy our curated collection of board and video 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.

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Creating Fantastic Fan Art

Monday, October 28, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

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

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

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November

Learning Financial Literacy Through Pop Culture: Session 2

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

Ages 8 and Up
$10

Pop Culture Classroom is excited to feature this very special workshop, taught by our friends at Canvas Credit Union, as well as Native American performing arts entertainer and comic book writer, Rose Red Elk.

In this session (Part 2 of 2), we’re talking about all things CREDIT, including loans, credit cards, credit scores, and interest. What sorts of purchases require credit? How do you decide if you should save up cash or open a line of credit? Should you accept loans from fiends/family/strangers, or stick with a bank? What about cash advance stores? Of course, all of this will be taught through comics and the lens of pop culture!

Just by registering for this workshop, each participant will receive a FREE copy of the Empowerment $aga, a series of comics all about financial literacy by Rose Red Elk.

Note: Each ” Learning Financial Literacy through Pop Culture” session is self-contained. You may choose to attend one, or both!

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Creating Mini Figures for Tabletop RPGs

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

Ages 8 and Up
$10

While having mini-figures for your RPG adventures can certainly enhance your experience, they can often take time, money, patience, and significant effort to customize to your liking. In this workshop, Pop Culture Classroom’s RPG experts will guide you through how to acquire your preferred figurines, what tools and skills you’ll need to customize them, and how to customize them, including tools and ways to begin making your own character home or with friends. PCC will provide all the tools so you need to begin customizing your own monster miniatures or terrain!

Educational Takeaways

  • Students will expand their methods of self-expression through practicing and experimenting with different tools for miniature making.
  • Students will learn what tools they need to create custom mini-figures and customize them.
  • Students will learn how they can transfer unique aspects of their imagination to build terrain or creatures.
  • Students will learn different methods of acquiring mini figures, such as in-store purchasing, online purchasing, and 3D printing.

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Patterns and Sewing 101

Saturday, November 9, 10-12 p.m.

Ages 8 and Up
$10

What’s a pattern, you say? Or maybe you’ve been cosplaying for a while and still don’t know which way is up on a sewing pattern? Join a master cosplayer in reviewing the basics of pattern reading and pinning, then add new tools to your skill set like personalized sizing, weights, and rotary cutting.

Educational Takeaways

  • Students will increase their making knowledge base with professional sewing terminology and techniques.
  • Students will gain literacy and problem solving skills as they follow numbered instructions.
  • Students will gain a new perspective on geometry and measuring
    Students will expand their methods of self-expression.

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Nerd Out Night: Frozen

Friday, November 15, 5-8 p.m.

Ages 8 and Up
FREE

Brrrr! Can you feel that? There’s a chill in the air! It could be because winter is coming… or it could be because Frozen 2 is releasing soon! Let’s nerd out together by watching theoriginal Frozen, having a disucssion about the movie, and participating in Frozen and winter themed crafts.

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VR Night!

Wednesday, November 20, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Ages 8 and Up
$10

Virtual Reality! Need we say more? Although VR technology is in its infancy, we know that it is here to stay! From gaming to art to communication, the possibilities with virtual reality are almost endless. Come hang out with the coolest nerds in town and check out multiple VR devices and experiences, and learn more about the technology’s history and where it’s headed!

Educational Takeaways

  • Students will learn about and experience modern technology.
  • Students will learn about the creative possibilities presented by virtual reality.
  • Students will build community as they meet others with similar interests.
  • Students will learn what types of VR devices are accessible to them at different price levels.

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Family Game Night

Friday, November 22, 5-8 p.m.

Ages 8 and Up
FREE

Looking for something FREE for you and your family on a Friday night? Drop by Pop Culture Classroom, and you can enjoy our curated collection of board and video 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.

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Transforming Ideas into Published Comics

Monday, November 25, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Ages 8 and Up
$10

So you have an idea for a great new comic book… but how do you actually turn that idea into a published product? Come join Pop Culture Classroom and professional comic book creators as we walk you through the steps and teach you about the differences between different methods of publishing. By the end, you too will be able to create and publish your very own comic book!

Educational Takeaways

  • Students will expand their methods of self-expression.
  • Students will learn how real-life comic creators get their work published, and how they can also get their work published.
  • Students will learn the struggles of comic publishing and learn how to navigate those struggles practically and emotionally.
  • Students will gain project management skills as they are talked through the creation process from brainstorming to publishing.

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December

Writing and Publishing RPG Adventures

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

Ages 8 and Up
$10

Playing pre-written modules and campaigns can be an amazing experience, but for some, being the author of the adventure is an even more rewarding feat! In this workshop hosted by Pop Culture Classroom’s RPG experts, learn how to write and publish your own adventures for others to play, and even offer them up for purchase!

Educational Takeaways

  • Students will gain critical thinking skills as they think about the audience and appeal of their campaign.
  • Students will build community as they collaborate with others to flesh out their campaign.
  • Students will gain knowledge of the RPG industry and fanbase.
  • Students will improve their communication and literacy skills as they convey their ideas to others and prepare them for publishing.
  • Students will expand their creative writing skills as they learn all the components that go into creating an RPG campaign. 

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Learning Animation Through Comics

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

Ages 8 and Up
$10

Comics can teach us a lot about animation, from framing to storyboarding to colors and more! In this workshop, you’ll learn how you can take concepts from comics and apply them to the basic principles of animation, and even get started making your very own animations!

Educational Takeaways

  • Students will learn basic animation concepts.
  • Students will expand their methods of self-expression.
  • Students will learn art composition skills.
  • Students will learn about the animation profession and struggles that animators might go through.
  • Students will gain project management skills as they learn how to bring an idea to life.

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Nerd Out Night: A Star Wars Christmas Special

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

Ages 8 and Up
FREE

The Holidays are upon us, which means it’s time to bust out the holiday classic: The Star Wars Christmas Special! Come enjoy a special screening of the movie, and participate in Star Wars themed holiday crafts. 

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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).