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    • 13 Nov 2022
    • 11 Dec 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • Studio Friction Main Room
    • 4
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    Studio Friction's Rope Bondage Series:

    Intermediate 2

    Sundays 3:00-5:00pm 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, & 12/11

    (note 11/27 is skipped for the holiday weekend)

    Price per tying pair: Bound = $175, Tied = $200, Wrapped = $225

      Description:

      For continuing students from Intermediate 1, we go further into suspension-worthy ties, including two futos, the drum hip harness, and continued refinement of our chest harnesses. We will also continue the development of upline skills, new positions and begin working with transitions.

        Requirements:

        This class is open to tying pairs who have completed Intermediate 1 or qualify through an evaluation of skills to meet the level of Intermediate 1.

        • 6 to 10 thirty foot lengths of rope
        • 3 to 5 load rated carabiners, or
        • a suspension ring

        2 to 4 - 30' lengths of rope

                Instructors:

                LacyLeather (she/her)

                LacyLeather has been getting tied up for the past 5 years and she teaches regularly with CreativeMayhem. 

                CreativeMayhem (he/him)

                CreativeMayhem have been tying for 15 years and is one of the longest tenured rope tops in the Denver community. He has studied, taught, and performed internationally, and teaches regularly at Studio Friction when his schedule allows. 

                Important Information:

                • Studio friction membership is required to attend curriculum courses to enable us to maintain our 501(c)7 non-profit status. If you're not a member but interested in attending you can purchase a one-month membership for $10. Learn more by clicking here.
                • It is your responsibility to attend each class session. Course curriculum is typically sequential. Course instructors are not responsible for offering make-up classes or catching students up on missed material. (Note that some instructors will offer private lessons for missed classes.)
                • Be on time for class. Instructors are not responsible for waiting for late attendees.
                • Registration & payment required in advance.
                • Bring a photo ID that matches the name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of the first class (contact office@studiofriction.com with extenuating circumstances.) 
                • No refunds or credits for missed class sessions.
                • You must be at least 19 years old to attend events at Studio Friction.
                  • 10 Dec 2022
                  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
                  • Studio Friction Main Room
                  • 36
                  Register


                  Self-Suspension SATURDAYS

                  COST: FREE FOR BOUND AND TIED MEMBERS |

                  $10 FOR WRAPPED MEMBERS | $20 FOR Non-members

                  On the second Saturday of each month, self-tying and self-suspending enthusiasts are encouraged to take over the main floor of Studio Friction! Every evening begins with a quick demo or tie along for any interested in self-supenders. Attendees are welcomed to participate or free to tie/suspend themselves. Self-suspenders are encouraged to bring a partner or friend as a spotter though this is not required. Group spotters will be available throughout the event. Beginners are welcome. Skill sharing among attendees is encouraged, but not required.

                  All other types of rope folx are welcome and encouraged to come as well and tie upstairs or in the champagne room. It's a night for all folk to practice and enjoy rope together.

                  Important event information:

                  • You must arrive by 6pm so that our event volunteers have time to relax and play too.
                  • Registration & payment required online in advance.
                  • Bring a photo ID that matches the name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                  • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact office@studiofriction.com with extenuating circumstances)
                  • You must be at least 19 years old to attend events at Studio Friction.
                    • 14 Dec 2022
                    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
                    • Studio Friction Main Room
                    • 36
                    Register


                    OPEN ROPE LAB WEDNESDAY Nights

                    COST: FREE FOR BOUND AND TIED MEMBERS - $10 FOR WRAPPED 

                    Every Wednesday from 7-10 pm, Studio Friction opens the doors for members to practice their rope work. Make sure to bring some rope and a tying partner if you want to tie or be tied by another person. Self-suspenders and observers are welcome to come solo. Note that no class will be offered but knowledgeable folx will be around to answer questions!

                    Important event information:

                    • Studio friction membership is required to attend Wednesday lab to enable us to maintain our 501(c)7 non-profit status (per the IRS we can only earn 30% of our income from non-members). If you're not a member but interested in attending, consider joining us. Membership starts at $10 per month non-recurring.
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                    • Registration & payment required online in advance.
                    • Bring a photo ID that matches the name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                    • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact office@studiofriction.com with extenuating circumstances)
                    • You must be at least 19 years old to attend events at Studio Friction.
                      • 16 Dec 2022
                      • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
                      • Studio Friction
                      • 62
                      Register



                      Studio Friction's newest comedy show is hosted by our very own ChrisWellman. Chris is a kink & sex positive comedian who hosts both the Comedy & Kink and The Slut Down comedy shows in Denver.

                      The Knotty show is part stand-up comedy show, part rope demonstration. Colorado's goofiest comedians perform their craft alongside a couple of kinksters doing a suspension. Sometimes the comics roll with it and sometimes the comics get all blushy & bashful. Either way, hilarity ensues!

                      This show is 21+, BYOB, and will have donation libations and pizza available. Patrons are still welcome to bring their own sodas, water bottles, beer, and wine to enjoy (no hard liquor).

                      Important Registration Information:

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

                      • Photo ID is required to be admitted.
                      • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact office@studiofriction.com with extenuating circumstances)
                          • 17 Dec 2022
                          • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
                          • Studio Friction Main Room
                          • 0
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                          Studio Friction Rope Intensive

                          Start Here: Foundations of Rope

                          COST per Tying Pair: WRAPPED Members - $80  | Tied Members - $60| Bound Members - $40

                          If you're not a member but interested in attending, consider joining us. Membership starts at $10 per month non-recurring. Learn more by clicking here.

                          Are you new to rope, interested, & excited to jump in? But you don't have time to commit 4 weeks of rope classes? Then this is the intensive for you with lots of great content in just 1 day.

                          Details:

                          • When: Saturday, Dec 17th from 10-5pm. Morning session from 10-1pm. Lunch from 1-2pm. Afternoon session from 3-5pm.
                          • Studio friction membership is required to attend curriculum courses to enable us to maintain our 501(c)7 non-profit status. If you're not a member but interested in attending you can purchase a one-month membership for $10. Learn more by clicking here.
                          • Course price is per tying pair. You must provide your own partner
                          • You must provide your own rope (2 to 4 lengths of ~30 feet). Rope is available to purchase from the studio during your first class.

                            Description:

                            This intensive will orient you to the Studio Friction space and get you started on your rope journey. There will be six hours of tying and plenty of time to answer any burning questions to jump start your rope bondage experience.

                            The morning session (10am-1pm) will cover discussion & tying.

                            • Consent
                            • Negotiation & safety
                            • Vetting Potential Partners
                            • Studio/venue Etiquette
                            • Setting a scene
                            • Rope types
                            The afternoon session (2-5pm) will cover practical tying.
                            • Beginner rope patterns & foundational techniques
                            • Single & Double Column
                            • Bunny ears
                            • Reverse tension chest harness
                            • Basic spiral Futomomo
                            • First rope of a 3 rope TK
                            This series is meant to give you the basics to step into using rope bondage at home safely, as well as be able to learn other floor-based topics in outside classes. Please note that both a partner and rope are required. Rope can be purchased at the studio, as needed.

                            No experience is necessary to take this class.

                            Note: Must test out of Beginner 1 with an SF instructor to sign up for Beginner 2.

                              Equipment: 4 to 6 - 30' lengths of rope

                              Instructors:

                              Avid (they/them)

                              Avid ties others, ties themself, and gets tied by others. They've been learning rope since 2015 and have been involved in the public community since 2018. A passionate educator by trade, Avid is excited to facilitate experiences and education for folx who are newer to the wide world of rope.

                              Switchtext (he/him)

                              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 16 years. He has learned so much in that time and enjoys knowing he has so much more to learn.

                              Important event information:

                              • A partner is required for all curriculum courses.
                              • Studio friction membership is required to attend curriculum courses to enable us to maintain our 501(c)7 non-profit status.
                              • It is your responsibility to attend each class session. Course curriculum is typically sequential. Course instructors are not responsible for offering make-up classes or catching students up on missed material. (Note that some instructors will offer private lessons for missed classes.)
                              • Be on time for class. Instructors are not responsible for waiting for late attendees.
                              • Registration & payment required in advance.
                              • Bring a photo ID that matches the name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                              • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact office@studiofriction.com with extenuating circumstances)
                              • You must be at least 19 years old to attend events at Studio Friction.
                              • 17 Dec 2022
                              • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
                              • Studio Friction Main Room
                              • 45
                              Register


                              SATURDAY ROPE TIME

                              COST: FREE FOR BOUND AND TIED MEMBERS - $10 FOR WRAPPED MEMBERS - $20 FOR GUESTS

                              Every Saturday from 5-8 pm, Studio Friction opens the doors for members to practice their rope work. Make sure to bring some rope and a tying partner if you want to tie or be tied by another person. Self-suspenders and observers are welcome to come solo. Note that no class will be offered but knowledgeable folx will be around to answer questions!

                              Important event information:

                              • You must arrive by 6pm so that our event volunteers have time to relax and play too.
                              • Registration & payment required online in advance.
                              • Bring a photo ID that matches the name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                              • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact office@studiofriction.com with extenuating circumstances)
                              • You must be at least 19 years old to attend events at Studio Friction.
                                • 19 Dec 2022
                                • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
                                • Studio Friction Main Room
                                • 43
                                Register


                                Tight Lines: A kink life drawing event

                                COST: Sliding scale $10/$15/$20

                                Please bring your favorite drawing materials; we will be drawing the human form in an array of kinky activities. Obviously, there will be a strong focus on rope, and we will likely start there, but eventually, there will be a range of kinks represented. We will create a relaxed atmosphere to see and draw fun, sexy things. 

                                If you are new to rope or kink, this will be a great low-pressure atmosphere to spend some time watching and drawing some beautiful kink. Models will pose for varying times in various kinds of positions. 

                                If you don't have them, we will provide some basic materials, but certainly, bring your favorite sketchbook/tablet/easel and mark-making supplies. 

                                Switchtext isn’t an art instructor, but he does have an art degree and has spent a lot of time in life drawing classes. He is happy to offer input and suggestions on your work if you would like. 

                                If you are interested in posing and tying for these drawing sessions, reach out to nate@studiofriction.com

                                This is a BYOB event; please drink responsibly. Glass is not allowed in the studio; please make sure to bring cans or a cup to pour your drink into.

                                Important event information:

                                • Please arrive by 9pm so that our event manager has time to relax and draw too.
                                • Registration & payment required online in advance.
                                • Bring a photo ID that matches the name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                                • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact office@studiofriction.com with extenuating circumstances)
                                • You must be at least 19 years old to attend events at Studio Friction.
                                  • 21 Dec 2022
                                  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
                                  • Studio Friction Main Room
                                  • 40
                                  Register


                                  OPEN ROPE LAB WEDNESDAY Nights

                                  COST: FREE FOR BOUND AND TIED MEMBERS - $10 FOR WRAPPED 

                                  Every Wednesday from 7-10 pm, Studio Friction opens the doors for members to practice their rope work. Make sure to bring some rope and a tying partner if you want to tie or be tied by another person. Self-suspenders and observers are welcome to come solo. Note that no class will be offered but knowledgeable folx will be around to answer questions!

                                  Important event information:

                                  • Studio friction membership is required to attend Wednesday lab to enable us to maintain our 501(c)7 non-profit status (per the IRS we can only earn 30% of our income from non-members). If you're not a member but interested in attending, consider joining us. Membership starts at $10 per month non-recurring.

                                  • Registration & payment required online in advance.
                                  • Bring a photo ID that matches the name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                                  • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact office@studiofriction.com with extenuating circumstances)
                                  • You must be at least 19 years old to attend events at Studio Friction.
                                    • 23 Dec 2022
                                    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
                                    • Studio Friction Main Room
                                    • 43
                                    Register


                                    TNG At Studio Friction

                                    Bound Members: Free

                                    Wrapped & Tied Members: Sliding Scale: $10-20

                                    Non-Members: $15

                                    The Next Generation (TNG) Night is back at Studio Friction! A special event for the younger folx under 35. TNG is great for those new and experienced with rope alike. It’s a safe space to try out rope for the first time while also building community among the next generation. Skill sharing is encouraged from experienced riggers. And of course, non-rope activities are allowed too.

                                    Schedule:

                                    • From 7:30-8pm there will be casual instruction on a basic knot and safety.
                                    • Pending the availability of experienced riggers, there may be an opportunity for rope tastings throughout the night.
                                    • Arrive by 8pm to allow our volunteers time to socialize/play too!

                                    TNG is especially good for people new to Studio Friction as it’s one of our few regular monthly events that is open to non-members.  

                                    Bring your rope and/or curiosity and come hang out at Studio Friction's TNG Night!

                                    Important Event Information

                                    • This event is restricted to kinksters 35 years of age or younger. Older attendees in good standing are allowed to attend as an accompanied guest with their TNG-aged partner. Folx over 35 years of age will be required to arrive and leave with their TNG partner.
                                    • Attendees must arrive by 8pm to allow our check-in/manager volunteers time to socialize/play too!
                                    • Registration & payment required in advance.
                                    • Bring a photo ID that matches the name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                                    • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact office@studiofriction.com with extenuating circumstances)
                                        • 28 Dec 2022
                                        • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
                                        • Studio Friction Main Room
                                        • 40
                                        Register


                                        OPEN ROPE LAB WEDNESDAY Nights

                                        COST: FREE FOR BOUND AND TIED MEMBERS - $10 FOR WRAPPED 

                                        Every Wednesday from 7-10 pm, Studio Friction opens the doors for members to practice their rope work. Make sure to bring some rope and a tying partner if you want to tie or be tied by another person. Self-suspenders and observers are welcome to come solo. Note that no class will be offered but knowledgeable folx will be around to answer questions!

                                        Important event information:

                                        • Studio friction membership is required to attend Wednesday lab to enable us to maintain our 501(c)7 non-profit status (per the IRS we can only earn 30% of our income from non-members). If you're not a member but interested in attending, consider joining us. Membership starts at $10 per month non-recurring.

                                        • Registration & payment required online in advance.
                                        • Bring a photo ID that matches the name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                                        • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact office@studiofriction.com with extenuating circumstances)
                                        • You must be at least 19 years old to attend events at Studio Friction.
                                          • 3 Jan 2023
                                          • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
                                          • Studio Friction Main Room
                                          • 45
                                          Register


                                          Tight Lines: A kink life drawing event

                                          COST: Sliding scale $10/$15/$20

                                          Please bring your favorite drawing materials; we will be drawing the human form in an array of kinky activities. Obviously, there will be a strong focus on rope, and we will likely start there, but eventually, there will be a range of kinks represented. We will create a relaxed atmosphere to see and draw fun, sexy things. 

                                          If you are new to rope or kink, this will be a great low-pressure atmosphere to spend some time watching and drawing some beautiful kink. Models will pose for varying times in various kinds of positions. 

                                          If you don't have them, we will provide some basic materials, but certainly, bring your favorite sketchbook/tablet/easel and mark-making supplies. 

                                          Switchtext isn’t an art instructor, but he does have an art degree and has spent a lot of time in life drawing classes. He is happy to offer input and suggestions on your work if you would like. 

                                          If you are interested in posing and tying for these drawing sessions, reach out to nate@studiofriction.com

                                          This is a BYOB event; please drink responsibly. Glass is not allowed in the studio; please make sure to bring cans or a cup to pour your drink into.

                                          Important event information:

                                          • Please arrive by 9pm so that our event manager has time to relax and draw too.
                                          • Registration & payment required online in advance.
                                          • Bring a photo ID that matches the name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                                          • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact office@studiofriction.com with extenuating circumstances)
                                          • You must be at least 19 years old to attend events at Studio Friction.
                                            • 4 Jan 2023
                                            • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
                                            • Studio Friction Main Room
                                            • 41
                                            Register


                                            OPEN ROPE LAB WEDNESDAY Nights

                                            COST: FREE FOR BOUND AND TIED MEMBERS - $10 FOR WRAPPED 

                                            Every Wednesday from 7-10 pm, Studio Friction opens the doors for members to practice their rope work. Make sure to bring some rope and a tying partner if you want to tie or be tied by another person. Self-suspenders and observers are welcome to come solo. Note that no class will be offered but knowledgeable folx will be around to answer questions!

                                            Important event information:

                                            • Studio friction membership is required to attend Wednesday lab to enable us to maintain our 501(c)7 non-profit status (per the IRS we can only earn 30% of our income from non-members). If you're not a member but interested in attending, consider joining us. Membership starts at $10 per month non-recurring.
                                            • Registration & payment required online in advance.
                                            • Bring a photo ID that matches the name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                                            • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact office@studiofriction.com with extenuating circumstances)
                                            • You must be at least 19 years old to attend events at Studio Friction.
                                              • 5 Jan 2023
                                              • 26 Jan 2023
                                              • 4 sessions
                                              • Studio Friction Main Room
                                              • 1
                                              Register


                                              Studio Friction's Rope Bondage Series:

                                              Beginner 1

                                              This course is the right place to start.

                                              It is perfect if you are brand new to rope, interested, & excited to jump in!

                                              Details:

                                              • When: Thursdays 7-9pm. Jan 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th
                                              • Studio friction membership is required to attend curriculum courses to enable us to maintain our 501(c)7 non-profit status. If you're not a member but interested in attending you can purchase a one-month membership for $10. Learn more by clicking here.
                                              • Course price is per tying pair. You must provide your own partner
                                              • You must provide your own rope (2 to 4 lengths of ~30 feet) although rope will be available to purchase from the studio during your first class.

                                                Description:

                                                This series is meant to give you the basics to step into using rope bondage at home safely, as well as be able to learn other floor-based topics in outside classes. Please note that both a partner and rope are required. Rope can be purchased at the studio, as needed.

                                                By the end of the Beginner 1 series, students will be able to:

                                                1. Identify the benefits and drawbacks to various types of rope
                                                2. Perform at least three different types of rope safety checks in appropriate situations
                                                3. Confidently negotiate with new and existing partners
                                                4. Seek and respect consent for sexual and non-sexual play activities
                                                5. Tie a Somerville Bowline single column tie that will not collapse
                                                6. Tie a reverse tension chest harness with appropriate tension
                                                7. Tie a double-column that won’t collapse
                                                8. Tie a bunny ears armbinder 
                                                9. Gain an initial understanding of shoulder mobility 
                                                10. Tie a spiral futomomo
                                                11. Understand the purpose and function of frictions
                                                12. Gain an initial understanding of a 2-rope TK

                                                Equipment:

                                                2 to 4 - 30' lengths of rope

                                                Instructors:

                                                TrainOnTheWater (he/him)

                                                Train has been practicing shibari on and off for the past 5 years and has been a part of the local rope community for the past year and a half. Mostly a top when it comes to rope, he has enjoyed many different styles of shibari from floor play to suspension, minimal to maximal, and is currently focused on improvised floor play and simplifying his ties. He loves teaching and has a passion for destigmatizing kink and making shibari and all forms of kink accessible and approachable for anyone interested. Outside of shibari, he enjoys photography, cooking, and spoiling his dog!

                                                BoatOnTheTracks (she/her)

                                                Boat is a neurodivergent queer kinkster. She has been bottoming with, and learning alongside Train in shibari for about 5 years, with a special focus on it in the past year and a half. She loves the communication and trust that rope demands between its users. She also really digs that rope bottoming forces her to practice grounding and letting go of control, two things that will probably be a lifelong practice.

                                                Despite being introverted, she is very happy to be back in community spaces after lock down. Once you get to know her, she becomes very silly and talkative. She is constantly in awe of how kink communities embrace learning, creativity, and diversity.

                                                Boat is currently geeking out on the work of Lady Speech Sankofa, and The Dominance Playbook, by Anton Fulmen. She cares deeply about embracing differences and making conversations about sex, play, beliefs, and our varied internal operating systems more open. She loves hiking, drawing, rollerblading, collaging, and hearing what other folks are passionate about. And of course, her pets. And eating Train’s delicious pizzas.

                                                Important Information:

                                                • It is your responsibility to attend each class session. Course curriculum is typically sequential. Course instructors are not responsible for offering make-up classes or catching students up on missed material. (Note that some instructors will offer private lessons for missed classes.)
                                                • Be on time for class. Instructors are not responsible for waiting for late attendees.
                                                • Registration & payment required in advance.
                                                • Bring a photo ID that matches the name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                                                • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of the first class (contact office@studiofriction.com with extenuating circumstances.) 
                                                • No refunds or credits for missed class sessions.
                                                • You must be at least 19 years old to attend events at Studio Friction.

                                                *** NEW*** Studio Friction Curriculum Grants

                                                To minimize the inequities and financial barriers to rope bondage education, and to increase engagement and participation of a diversity of participants, Studio Friction is able to offer one Tuition Grant per 3-course succession of Beginner 1, Beginner 2 and Intermediate 1. This is a 3 course, 3 month series with the goal to educate students from their very first single column knot to their first suspension.

                                                A Wrapped membership - providing discounted access to other Studio Friction events - is included for all grantees. This is a limited opportunity of 6 to 10 grants per year based on Studio Friction curriculum program scheduling availability.

                                                If you would like to apply for a Studio Friction Curriculum Tuition Grant, please read through the Studio Friction Curriculum Course Grant - Qualifications and Application Process. From that page you will find the link to apply.

                                                Applications for this session due by December 30, 2022


                                                  • 7 Jan 2023
                                                  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
                                                  • Studio Friction Main Room
                                                  • 45
                                                  Register


                                                  SATURDAY ROPE TIME

                                                  COST: FREE FOR BOUND AND TIED MEMBERS - $10 FOR WRAPPED MEMBERS - $20 FOR GUESTS

                                                  Every Saturday from 5-8 pm, Studio Friction opens the doors for members to practice their rope work. Make sure to bring some rope and a tying partner if you want to tie or be tied by another person. Self-suspenders and observers are welcome to come solo. Note that no class will be offered but knowledgeable folx will be around to answer questions!

                                                  Important event information:

                                                  • You must arrive by 6pm so that our event volunteers have time to relax and play too.
                                                  • Registration & payment required online in advance.
                                                  • Bring a photo ID that matches the name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                                                  • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact office@studiofriction.com with extenuating circumstances)
                                                  • You must be at least 19 years old to attend events at Studio Friction.
                                                    • 9 Jan 2023
                                                    • 30 Jan 2023
                                                    • 4 sessions
                                                    • Studio Friction Main Room
                                                    • 7
                                                    Register



                                                    Studio Friction's Rope Bondage Series

                                                    Beginner course 2

                                                    Instructors: Avid & Mr. Neve

                                                    COST per Tying Pair: WRAPPED Members - $150 | Tied Members - $125 | Bound Members - $100

                                                    If you're not a member but interested in attending, consider joining us. Membership starts at $10 per month non-recurring. Learn more by clicking here.

                                                    Jan 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

                                                    This is meant to be a continuing course after you take Beginner 1.

                                                    If you would like to discuss joining this class without taking Beginner 1, please reach out to office@studiofriction.com

                                                    Description:

                                                    This series is meant to give you the basics to step into using rope bondage at home safely, as well as be able to learn other floor-based topics.

                                                    By the end of the Beginner 2 series, students will be able to:

                                                    1. Explain the benefits and drawbacks to each type of single column
                                                    2. Build a TK that maintains proper tension and structure
                                                    3. Learn appropriate suspension hardware
                                                    4. Tie an effective and sustainable hip harness
                                                    5. Tie an effective and sustainable arms-free chest harness
                                                    6. Understand ways to incorporate arms into an arms-free harness
                                                    7. Gain an initial understanding of a 3-rope TK

                                                    Equipment: 4 to 6 - 30' lengths of rope

                                                    Instructors:

                                                    Avid (they/them)

                                                    Avid ties others, ties themself, and gets tied by others. They've been learning rope since 2015 and have been involved in the public community since 2018. A passionate educator by trade, Avid is excited to facilitate experiences and education for folx who are newer to the wide world of rope.

                                                    Brad/MrNeve (he/him)

                                                    Brad (FetLife: MrNeve) is a rope addict, a giggling sadist, and a passionate educator. He began his kink journey in the Nashville, TN area over 10 years ago, where he first found a love for impact play, D/s dynamics, and the curiosity to always try something new. He firmly believes rope is for everybody (and every body). Consent, negotiation, and safer play for newcomers are all topics that he loves. When he isn't tying, you'll find him hiking, cooking, or spending time with his dogs Zero and Nala. 

                                                    Important event information:

                                                    • A partner is required for all curriculum courses.
                                                    • Studio friction membership is required to attend curriculum courses to enable us to maintain our 501(c)7 non-profit status.
                                                    • It is your responsibility to attend each class session. Course curriculum is typically sequential. Course instructors are not responsible for offering make-up classes or catching students up on missed material. (Note that some instructors will offer private lessons for missed classes.)
                                                    • Be on time for class. Instructors are not responsible for waiting for late attendees.
                                                    • Registration & payment required in advance.
                                                    • Bring a photo ID that matches the name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                                                    • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact office@studiofriction.com with extenuating circumstances)
                                                    • You must be at least 19 years old to attend events at Studio Friction.
                                                      • 10 Jan 2023
                                                      • 31 Jan 2023
                                                      • 4 sessions
                                                      • Studio Friction Main Room
                                                      • 1
                                                      Register


                                                      Studio Friction's Rope Bondage Series:

                                                      Beginner 1

                                                      This course is the right place to start.

                                                      It is perfect if you are brand new to rope, interested, & excited to jump in!

                                                      Details:

                                                      • When: Tuesdays 7:00pm-9:00pm. Jan 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
                                                      • Studio friction membership is required to attend curriculum courses to enable us to maintain our 501(c)7 non-profit status. If you're not a member but interested in attending you can purchase a one-month membership for $10. Learn more by clicking here.
                                                      • Course price is per tying pair. You must provide your own partner
                                                      • You must provide your own rope (2 to 4 lengths of ~30 feet) although rope will be available to purchase from the studio during your first class.

                                                        Description:

                                                        This series is meant to give you the basics to step into using rope bondage at home safely, as well as be able to learn other floor-based topics in outside classes. Please note that both a partner and rope are required. Rope can be purchased at the studio, as needed.

                                                        By the end of the Beginner 1 series, students will be able to:

                                                        1. Identify the benefits and drawbacks to various types of rope
                                                        2. Perform at least three different types of rope safety checks in appropriate situations
                                                        3. Confidently negotiate with new and existing partners
                                                        4. Seek and respect consent for sexual and non-sexual play activities
                                                        5. Tie a Somerville Bowline single column tie that will not collapse
                                                        6. Tie a reverse tension chest harness with appropriate tension
                                                        7. Tie a double-column that won’t collapse
                                                        8. Tie a bunny ears armbinder 
                                                        9. Gain an initial understanding of shoulder mobility 
                                                        10. Tie a spiral futomomo
                                                        11. Understand the purpose and function of frictions
                                                        12. Gain an initial understanding of a 2-rope TK

                                                        Equipment:

                                                        2 to 4 - 30' lengths of rope

                                                        Instructors:

                                                        Thomas (he/him, fet: untiedbythomas)

                                                        Thomas joined Studio Friction and the Denver Kink community in April of 2022 and has been obsessed ever since. A rope top and self suspender, Thomas has a deep love for all things Shibari, whether that be taking every class possible, learning a new harness for suspensions, or compulsively shopping for new rope. He believes no scene is finished until the last bit of rope is removed, putting extra emphasis on connection, body movement, and intimacy. Recently stepping into the world of teaching, he is so excited to give back to the community that has taught him so much and share all of the education he has absorbed along the way.

                                                        Within the kink world, Thomas' interests include: grappling/wrestling, D/S dynamics, CNC play, and is willing to try anything at least 4 times. Outside of kink, Thomas can be found playing guitar, reading, training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, playing board games, walking his 2 dogs, and writing code. Thomas identifies as a cis, poly, het, white male and is constantly curious about human experiences different than his own.

                                                        Marilyn (she/her, fet: _Marilyn_)

                                                        Marilyn first entered the Denver rope community in 2019. After finishing the partnered curriculum in March 2020 (literally the Wednesday before Denver shut down!), Marilyn began self-tying as a way to maintain her rope skills. She quickly fell in love with the playful, energetic, and dynamic nature of it! She is happy to be back in Denver and to be exploring all that rope has to offer again, whether that's tying others, tying herself, or letting others tie her sometimes too.

                                                        Marilyn identifies as a queer, polyamorous, kinky switch. She's passionate about relationship anarchy, arguing the semantics of language, and the value of building connections. She's excited to be engaging with the Denver rope community in a new, bigger way through teaching and curriculum development.

                                                        Important Information:

                                                        • It is your responsibility to attend each class session. Course curriculum is typically sequential. Course instructors are not responsible for offering make-up classes or catching students up on missed material. (Note that some instructors will offer private lessons for missed classes.)
                                                        • Be on time for class. Instructors are not responsible for waiting for late attendees.
                                                        • Registration & payment required in advance.
                                                        • Bring a photo ID that matches the name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                                                        • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of the first class (contact office@studiofriction.com with extenuating circumstances.) 
                                                        • No refunds or credits for missed class sessions.
                                                        • You must be at least 19 years old to attend events at Studio Friction.

                                                        *** NEW*** Studio Friction Curriculum Grants

                                                        To minimize the inequities and financial barriers to rope bondage education, and to increase engagement and participation of a diversity of participants, Studio Friction is able to offer one Tuition Grant per 3-course succession of Beginner 1, Beginner 2 and Intermediate 1. This is a 3 course, 3 month series with the goal to educate students from their very first single column knot to their first suspension.

                                                        A Wrapped membership - providing discounted access to other Studio Friction events - is included for all grantees. This is a limited opportunity of 6 to 10 grants per year based on Studio Friction curriculum program scheduling availability.    

                                                        If you would like to apply for a Studio Friction Curriculum Tuition Grant, please read through the Studio Friction Curriculum Course Grant - Qualifications and Application Process. From that page you will find the link to apply.  

                                                        Applications for this session due by January 5, 2023




                                                          • 11 Jan 2023
                                                          • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
                                                          • Studio Friction Main Room
                                                          • 44
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                                                          OPEN ROPE LAB WEDNESDAY Nights

                                                          COST: FREE FOR BOUND AND TIED MEMBERS - $10 FOR WRAPPED 

                                                          Every Wednesday from 7-10 pm, Studio Friction opens the doors for members to practice their rope work. Make sure to bring some rope and a tying partner if you want to tie or be tied by another person. Self-suspenders and observers are welcome to come solo. Note that no class will be offered but knowledgeable folx will be around to answer questions!

                                                          Important event information:

                                                          • Studio friction membership is required to attend Wednesday lab to enable us to maintain our 501(c)7 non-profit status (per the IRS we can only earn 30% of our income from non-members). If you're not a member but interested in attending, consider joining us. Membership starts at $10 per month non-recurring.
                                                          • Registration & payment required online in advance.
                                                          • Bring a photo ID that matches the name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                                                          • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact office@studiofriction.com with extenuating circumstances)
                                                          • You must be at least 19 years old to attend events at Studio Friction.
                                                            • 13 Jan 2023
                                                            • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
                                                            • Studio Friction Main Room
                                                            • 45
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                                                            Fab Lab open lab

                                                            COST: FREE FOR BOUND AND TIED MEMBERS - $10 FOR WRAPPED 

                                                            An affinity space for people who fall under the LGBTQIA+ umbrella.

                                                            This is a welcoming space to connect with others, practice or learn new techniques, and explore new kinks in a place where you can be comfortable being you.

                                                            We will not be checking for queer cards at the door. If you feel you will benefit from being in a space centered around and for the LGBTQIA+ community you are welcome and encouraged to attend. If you have any questions about this do not hesitate to contact the studio.

                                                            Important event information:

                                                            • You must arrive by 8pm so that our event volunteers have time to relax and play too.
                                                            • Studio friction membership is required to attend to enable us to maintain our 501(c)7 non-profit status (per the IRS we can only earn 30% of our income from non-members). If you're not a member, but interested in attending, consider joining us. Membership starts at $10 per month non-recurring. 
                                                            • Registration & payment required online in advance.
                                                            • Bring a photo ID that matches the name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                                                            • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact office@studiofriction.com with extenuating circumstances)
                                                            • You must be at least 19 years old to attend events at Studio Friction.
                                                              • 14 Jan 2023
                                                              • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
                                                              • Studio Friction Main Room
                                                              • 45
                                                              Register


                                                              Self-Suspension SATURDAYS

                                                              COST: FREE FOR BOUND AND TIED MEMBERS |

                                                              $10 FOR WRAPPED MEMBERS | $20 FOR Non-members

                                                              On the second Saturday of each month, self-tying and self-suspending enthusiasts are encouraged to take over the main floor of Studio Friction! Every evening begins with a quick demo or tie along for any interested in self-supenders. Attendees are welcomed to participate or free to tie/suspend themselves. Self-suspenders are encouraged to bring a partner or friend as a spotter though this is not required. Group spotters will be available throughout the event. Beginners are welcome. Skill sharing among attendees is encouraged, but not required.

                                                              All other types of rope folx are welcome and encouraged to come as well and tie upstairs or in the champagne room. It's a night for all folk to practice and enjoy rope together.

                                                              Important event information:

                                                              • You must arrive by 6pm so that our event volunteers have time to relax and play too.
                                                              • Registration & payment required online in advance.
                                                              • Bring a photo ID that matches the name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                                                              • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact office@studiofriction.com with extenuating circumstances)
                                                              • You must be at least 19 years old to attend events at Studio Friction.
                                                                • 18 Jan 2023
                                                                • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
                                                                • Studio Friction Main Room
                                                                • 44
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                                                                OPEN ROPE LAB WEDNESDAY Nights

                                                                COST: FREE FOR BOUND AND TIED MEMBERS - $10 FOR WRAPPED 

                                                                Every Wednesday from 7-10 pm, Studio Friction opens the doors for members to practice their rope work. Make sure to bring some rope and a tying partner if you want to tie or be tied by another person. Self-suspenders and observers are welcome to come solo. Note that no class will be offered but knowledgeable folx will be around to answer questions!

                                                                Important event information:

                                                                • Studio friction membership is required to attend Wednesday lab to enable us to maintain our 501(c)7 non-profit status (per the IRS we can only earn 30% of our income from non-members). If you're not a member but interested in attending, consider joining us. Membership starts at $10 per month non-recurring.
                                                                • Registration & payment required online in advance.
                                                                • Bring a photo ID that matches the name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                                                                • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact office@studiofriction.com with extenuating circumstances)
                                                                • You must be at least 19 years old to attend events at Studio Friction.
                                                                  • 20 Jan 2023
                                                                  • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
                                                                  • Studio Friction
                                                                  • 70
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                                                                  Studio Friction's newest comedy show is hosted by our very own ChrisWellman. Chris is a kink & sex positive comedian who hosts both the Comedy & Kink and The Slut Down comedy shows in Denver.

                                                                  The Knotty show is part stand-up comedy show, part rope demonstration. Colorado's goofiest comedians perform their craft alongside a couple of kinksters doing a suspension. Sometimes the comics roll with it and sometimes the comics get all blushy & bashful. Either way, hilarity ensues!

                                                                  This show is 21+, BYOB, and will have donation libations and pizza available. Patrons are still welcome to bring their own sodas, water bottles, beer, and wine to enjoy (no hard liquor).

                                                                  Important Registration Information:

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

                                                                  • Photo ID is required to be admitted.
                                                                  • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact office@studiofriction.com with extenuating circumstances)
                                                                      • 21 Jan 2023
                                                                      • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
                                                                      • Studio Friction Main Room
                                                                      • 45
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                                                                      SATURDAY ROPE TIME

                                                                      COST: FREE FOR BOUND AND TIED MEMBERS - $10 FOR WRAPPED MEMBERS - $20 FOR GUESTS

                                                                      Every Saturday from 5-8 pm, Studio Friction opens the doors for members to practice their rope work. Make sure to bring some rope and a tying partner if you want to tie or be tied by another person. Self-suspenders and observers are welcome to come solo. Note that no class will be offered but knowledgeable folx will be around to answer questions!

                                                                      Important event information:

                                                                      • You must arrive by 6pm so that our event volunteers have time to relax and play too.
                                                                      • Registration & payment required online in advance.
                                                                      • Bring a photo ID that matches the name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                                                                      • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact office@studiofriction.com with extenuating circumstances)
                                                                      • You must be at least 19 years old to attend events at Studio Friction.
                                                                        • 25 Jan 2023
                                                                        • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
                                                                        • Studio Friction Main Room
                                                                        • 44
                                                                        Register


                                                                        OPEN ROPE LAB WEDNESDAY Nights

                                                                        COST: FREE FOR BOUND AND TIED MEMBERS - $10 FOR WRAPPED 

                                                                        Every Wednesday from 7-10 pm, Studio Friction opens the doors for members to practice their rope work. Make sure to bring some rope and a tying partner if you want to tie or be tied by another person. Self-suspenders and observers are welcome to come solo. Note that no class will be offered but knowledgeable folx will be around to answer questions!

                                                                        Important event information:

                                                                        • Studio friction membership is required to attend Wednesday lab to enable us to maintain our 501(c)7 non-profit status (per the IRS we can only earn 30% of our income from non-members). If you're not a member but interested in attending, consider joining us. Membership starts at $10 per month non-recurring.
                                                                        • Registration & payment required online in advance.
                                                                        • Bring a photo ID that matches the name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                                                                        • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact office@studiofriction.com with extenuating circumstances)
                                                                        • You must be at least 19 years old to attend events at Studio Friction.
                                                                          • 27 Jan 2023
                                                                          • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
                                                                          • Studio Friction Main Room
                                                                          • 45
                                                                          Register


                                                                          TNG At Studio Friction

                                                                          Bound Members: Free

                                                                          Wrapped & Tied Members: Sliding Scale: $10-20

                                                                          Non-Members: $15

                                                                          The Next Generation (TNG) Night is back at Studio Friction! A special event for the younger folx under 35. TNG is great for those new and experienced with rope alike. It’s a safe space to try out rope for the first time while also building community among the next generation. Skill sharing is encouraged from experienced riggers. And of course, non-rope activities are allowed too.

                                                                          Schedule:

                                                                          • From 7:30-8pm there will be casual instruction on a basic knot and safety.
                                                                          • Pending the availability of experienced riggers, there may be an opportunity for rope tastings throughout the night.
                                                                          • Arrive by 8pm to allow our volunteers time to socialize/play too!

                                                                          TNG is especially good for people new to Studio Friction as it’s one of our few regular monthly events that is open to non-members.  

                                                                          Bring your rope and/or curiosity and come hang out at Studio Friction's TNG Night!

                                                                          Important Event Information

                                                                          • This event is restricted to kinksters 35 years of age or younger. Older attendees in good standing are allowed to attend as an accompanied guest with their TNG-aged partner. Folx over 35 years of age will be required to arrive and leave with their TNG partner.
                                                                          • Attendees must arrive by 8pm to allow our check-in/manager volunteers time to socialize/play too!
                                                                          • Registration & payment required in advance.
                                                                          • Bring a photo ID that matches the name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                                                                          • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact office@studiofriction.com with extenuating circumstances)



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