Pop Culture Classroom Workshops

Our exciting and diverse educational camps and workshops—which harness students’ existing interests in comics, movies, television, video games and other pop culture topics—create one-of-a-kind learning experiences for kids.

 

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All September workshops are FREE!

 

October – December is $10 per workshop or join the Classroom Clubhouse and get ALL Fall 2018 workshops for $100!

Intro to Comics & Graphic Novels
Monday, September 10, 4-6 p.m.

Ages 8-14
Do you want to learn what makes comics and graphic novels tick? Join this intro workshop to learn about the history, terminology, art styles, storytelling, and other elements that make comics and graphic novels so special.

Building Alter Egos
Monday, September 24, 4-6 p.m.

Ages 8-14
Ever wanted to be someone else for a day? This workshop will give you the tools to create your very own alter ego, complete with a backstory, powers, special tools, friends & nemeses, and much more!

World-Building in Comics
Monday, October 8, 4-6 p.m.

Ages 8-14
From Gotham to Smallville to Themyscira, a comic or graphic novel’s setting can make a world of difference. Come learn how comic artists build these imaginative settings for their characters, and then have the chance to create a comic world of your very own!

Create Your Own Comic Character
Monday, October 22, 4-6 p.m.

Ages 8-14
In this workshop, learn techniques the pros use to develop and draw characters in comics and graphic novels. You’ll have the chance to build a character from scratch and learn important drawing & design techniques – including thumbnails, quick sketches, and color – to help bring them to life on the page.

Comic Scripts 101
Monday, November 12, 4-6 p.m.

Ages 8-14
Join professional comic writers in this workshop to find out how to take a story idea and turn it into a comic script. You’ll learn how to use dialogue, sound effects, art direction, symbols, and captions to effectively tell a comic story.

Comic Drawing 101
Monday, November 26, 4-6 p.m.

Ages 8-14
Join professional comic artists in this workshop to find out how comics go from thumbnails, to sketches, to inks, to colors, to final publication.

Community Comics Night
Monday, December 10, 4-6 p.m.

All Ages
Looking for a fun way to make new friends and meet fellow comic creators and fans? Come join the fun at Pop Culture Classroom as we open up our doors and our collection of comics and graphic novels to our community.

Intro to Dungeons & Dragons
Wednesday, September 5, 4-6 p.m.

Ages 8-14
If you’ve ever thought of playing Dungeons & Dragons or are interested in learning and playing more role-playing games in general, come hang out at Pop Culture Classroom at this intro to D&D workshop!

Intro to Board Games
Wednesday, September 19, 4-6 p.m.

Ages 8-14
Always wanted to play board games but not sure where to start? Join Pop Culture Classroom for a primer on all things gaming and get a chance to try your skills at a variety of games in our on-site classroom.

Developing Game Characters
Wednesday, October 3, 4-6 p.m.

Ages 8-14
From Zelda to Lara Croft to Colonel Mustard, game characters strengthen our connection to the games we play. Come learn about how to develop your very own engaging, well-rounded character in this Pop Culture Classroom workshop focused on character designing for role-playing games.

How to Build a Board Game
Wednesday, October 17, 4-6 p.m.

Ages 8-14
Ever wonder how professional game designers build a board game? Join Pop Culture Classroom in this hands-on workshop to play, analyze, and learn about building real-life tabletop games.

World-Building for Games
Wednesday, November 14, 4-6 p.m.

Ages 8-14
A game’s settings can have a tremendous impact on how we play and enjoy games. In this Pop Culture Classroom workshop, learn how game designers create flush, vibrant worlds for tabletop and role-playing games and have the chance to build your very own imagined world from scratch.

Build a Game Board
Wednesday, November 28, 4-6 p.m.

Ages 8-14
Develop your very own game board! We’ll play and discuss different types of game boards in order to learn how they’re made, then you’ll have the chance to create an original game board of your very own.

Intro to D&D
Wednesday, December 5, 4-6 p.m.

Ages 8-14
If you’ve ever thought of playing Dungeons & Dragons or are interested in learning and playing more role-playing games in general, come hang out at Pop Culture Classroom at this intro to D&D workshop!

Community Game Night
Wednesday, December 19, 4-6 p.m.

All Ages
Looking for a fun way to make new friends and play new games? Come join the fun at Pop Culture Classroom as we open up our doors and our collection of games to our community.

Intro to Cosplay
Saturday, September 15, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Ages 8-14
Have you ever wanted to design your own costume but weren’t sure where to start? Join Pop Culture Classroom to learn the basics of cosplay and what it takes to bring characters from the page and screen into the real world.

Cosplay on a Budget
Saturday, October 20, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Ages 8-14
Looking to build a costume on a budget? This workshop will provide tools, techniques, and resources to help any cosplayer make a high-quality cosplay outfit from common household materials.

Building Cool Props
Saturday, November 17, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Ages 8-14
From Wonder Women’s lasso to Thor’s hammer, what’s a costume without a cool prop? Take your costume to the next level in this workshop by building custom props from scratch.

Community Cosplay Night
Saturday, December 15, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

All Ages
Looking for a fun way to make new friends and meet fellow cosplayers? Throw on your best costume and come join the fun at Pop Culture Classroom as we open up our doors to the cosplay community.

Social Justice with Black Panther
Thursday, September 13, 6-9 p.m.

Ages 8 and up welcome*
Calling all bingers! Join our film and television Nerd Out Nights to not only watch your most beloved movies and TV shows, but also to engage in one-of-a-kind discussions, activities and crafts centered around your favorite flicks.

The September 13th event will be Social Justice with Black Panther.

*This movie is rated PG-13. Children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The Science of Stranger Things
Thursday, October 10, 6-9 p.m.

Ages 8 and up welcome*
Calling all bingers! Join our film and television Nerd Out Nights to not only watch your most beloved movies and TV shows, but also to engage in one-of-a-kind discussions, activities, and crafts centered around your favorite flicks.

*This show contains scenes of violence and strong language. Children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Manga Madness with Spirited Away
Thursday, November 8, 6-9 p.m.

Ages 8 and up welcome
Calling all bingers! Join our film and television Nerd Out Nights to not only watch your most beloved movies and TV shows, but also to engage in one-of-a-kind discussions, activities, and crafts centered around your favorite flicks.

Stop-Motion Animation with Nightmare Before Christmas
Thursday, November 8, 6-9 p.m.

Ages 8 and up welcome
Calling all bingers! Join our film and television Nerd Out Nights to not only watch your most beloved movies and TV shows, but also to engage in one-of-a-kind discussions, activities, and crafts centered around your favorite flicks.

Final Friday Family Game Night
Friday, September 28, 6-9 p.m.

All Ages
Looking for a fun way to spend a Friday night with your family and friends? Come join Pop Culture Classroom’s Final Friday Family Game Nights – every last Friday of the month – as we open up our doors and our collection of games to the community. Light snacks will be provided and expect the occasional special prize!

Final Friday Family Game Night
Friday, October 26, 6-9 p.m.

All Ages
Looking for a fun way to spend a Friday night with your family and friends? Come join Pop Culture Classroom’s Final Friday Family Game Nights – every last Friday of the month – as we open up our doors and our collection of games to the community. Light snacks will be provided and expect the occasional special prize!

Final Friday Family Game Night
Friday, November 30, 6-9 p.m.

All Ages
Looking for a fun way to spend a Friday night with your family and friends? Come join Pop Culture Classroom’s Final Friday Family Game Nights – every last Friday of the month – as we open up our doors and our collection of games to the community. Light snacks will be provided and expect the occasional special prize!

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