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Studio Friction Rope Intensive: Start Here: Foundations of Rope Bondage

  • 4 Dec 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Studio Friction
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Studio Friction Rope Intensive:

Start Here: Foundations of Rope Bondage

Cost/Tying Pair: New Member Price* - $90 per tying pair | WRAPPED Member Price** - $80 per tying pair | TIED Price - $60 | BOUND Price - $40

Instructors: Smitten_ and Switchtext

When: Saturday December 4th, 10 AM - 5 PM

Note: you must register and pay online, no admittance or registration at the door 

Do you live too far from the studio to come to curriculum classes, or are otherwise unable to come to a weekly class? This is the intensive for you. Lots of great content in one day! Drive in, make a day of it , maybe join us for open lab at 5 and drive home or spend the night in Denver!

About the class:

In this intensive Switchtext and Smitten will orient you to the Studio Friction space and get you started on your rope journey. With 6 hours of tying and getting all of your burning questions answered, this is a great place to jump start your rope bondage experience.

The morning session will cover the areas of consent, negotiation and safety, vetting potential partners, and studio/venue etiquette. We will discuss the setting of a scene, and cover the many different types of rope you can use in rope bondage.

For the afternoon portion, we will spend the day learning beginning rope patterns and foundational techniques that you can take home and enjoy immediately. We will challenge you from both the perspective of tying or being tied, teaching ties such as a single and double column, bunny ears, reverse tension chest harness, basic futomomo and the first rope of a 3 rope TK.

For this class, no experience is necessary. You will need 3 lengths of rope (about 8 meters or 30 feet each), a cutting tool (e.g. EMT shears, rescue hook). Yoga mats or similar, and/or a blanket may be nice. There will be some nice treated jute bondage rope available for purchase at the class ($20 per 8 meter piece).

Schedule:

10am - 1pm Discussion and tying

1pm - 2pm Lunch

2pm - 5pm Practical tying instruction

Prerequisites:

Not a one. 

Equipment:

You will need 3 lengths of rope (about 8 meters or 30 feet each), a cutting tool (e.g. EMT shears, rescue hook). Yoga mats or similar, and/or a blanket may be nice. There will be some nice treated jute bondage rope available for purchase at the class ($20 per 8 meter piece). This rope will work nicely for the ties we are going over.

About our instructors:

Smitten_

She/Her/Hers

Smitten has completed 5 levels of curriculum at Studio Friction and has been tying and teaching curriculum courses with Switchtext for the last year and a half. She also attends community classes and rope cons whenever possible. Smitten_ loves teaching and introducing new folks to rope and embraces rope for it’s unique connective qualities and unlimited creativity. 

Switchtext

He/Him/His

Switchtext is a designer and a co-founder and creative director of Studio Friction. He is more interested in sensations and understanding the elements of rope bondage than mastering someone’s specific pattern. Switchtext has been tying for 14 years. He has learned so much in that time and enjoys knowing he has so much more to learn. 

Important Registration Information:

  • All attendees must register and pay online, no admittance or registration at the door.

  • Photo ID is required to be admitted.

  • All attendees must sign a covid waiver and submit to a symptom check including a no touch temperature check

  • Masks are required for all attendees at Studio Friction, regardless of vaccination status.

  • All attendees must provide either: 

    • Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or 

    • Results of negative COVID-19 PCR test within 48 hours of the event you are attending (for curriculum classes, that would mean a weekly test)*

  • Hand sanitizer and surface sanitizer will be available throughout the studio

  • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact us for extenuating circumstances).

*The name on your COVID vaccine or test documentation must match the name on your ID.



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