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    • 12 Feb 2018
    • 5 Mar 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • Studio Friction
    • 0
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    Studio Friction's Rope Bondage Series
    Beginner Course 1

    Cost/Tying Pair: Basic Price* - $125 | WRAPPED/TIED Price** - $110 | BOUND Price - $95
    Instructor: RopesInspireMe
    When: Monday February 12, 19, 26, and March 5 - 6-7:30 PM

    YOU'VE ASKED WE LISTENED! Starting in February we start our
    7 four week course series, from beginner to advanced

    Description: This course is our beginner level 1 course. In this 4- class course you will learn the basics of negotiations, anatomy and physiology for rope safety, tension, frictions, and use it all to build a 2-rope, suspension worthy, Takate Kote. 

    Basic Price includes the following: All 4 Classes, Basic WRAPPED Membership for each person, and entry into all Thursday Open Labs following the Monday's class

    WRAPPED/TIED Price includes all 4 classes and entry in all Thursday Open Labs following the Monday's class
    • 12 Feb 2018
    • 5 Mar 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • Studio Friction
    • 6
    Registration is closed


    Studio Friction's Rope Bondage Series
    Intermediate Course 1

    Cost/Tying Pair: Basic Price* - $150 | WRAPPED/TIED Price** - $135 | BOUND Price - $120

    Instructor: RopesInspireMe

    When: Mondays February 12th, February 19th, February 26th, March 5th from 7:45-9:15PM

    YOU'VE ASKED WE LISTENED! STARTING IN FEBRUARY WE START OUR
    7 FOUR WEEK COURSE SERIES, FROM BEGINNER TO ADVANCED. 

    Description: This course is our intermediate level 1 course. In this 4- class course you will build on what is taught in the beginner level 1 and level 2 courses. This course will start by teaching students how to check hardpoints for safety and finish with students suspending their partners in a postman suspension pose.


    Prerequisites: Ability to tie a 3 rope Takate Kote (or other suspension worthy chest harness) and suspension worthy Futomomo 


    Basic Price includes the following: All 4 Classes, Basic WRAPPED Membership for each person, and entry into all Thursday Open Labs following the Monday's class


    WRAPPED/TIED Price includes all 4 classes and entry in all Thursday Open Labs following the Monday's class


    • 24 Feb 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Studio Friction
    Register


    Hitchin' Bitches February Meetup

    We are back and ready to tie! Hitchin' Bitches is moving to Saturday AND adding an hour to the event!! The class is 2/24 from 2 PM - 5 PM!

    WHAT IS HITCHIN' BITCHES?
    Hitchin' Bitches is a global educational collective meant to teach women and others of minority genders to learn to tie (top) rope bondage. Together we are creating a safe space for those groups to both learn and practice rope. We want to create a thriving network so that we are representing (and are represented in) the broader kink, leather, and alt-sex communities. Anyone is welcome to attend; however, cisgendered men are not allowed to tie. Everyone else is welcome to tie or be tied, and cisgendered men are welcome (and encouraged!) to attend as bottoms (those who are tied).

    WHO ARE HITCHIN' BITCHES?
    We welcome those who identify along the various lines of our gender policy, which has been established by the International Hitchin’ Bitches group: "all women who live full time as women / MTF / FTM / genderqueer / intersexed persons / those who feel they still have links to the women’s community (we are seeking inclusivity)." Our goal is to create safe space for women and other gender minorities to a) learn to tie and b) to experience a peer-to-peer sharing format.


    • 1 Mar 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Studio Friction Main Room
    • 50
    Register


    Cost: $5 for members and $10 for guests. 

    Ever Thursday from 7 pm-9 pm Studio Friction opens the doors for members and guests to come practice their rope work. Make sure to some rope and maybe the partner you met at the Meet & Greet, no class will be offered but folks will be around to answer questions!

    • 3 Mar 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • 4 Mar 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • Studio Fricion
    Register

    MisterBacon Weekend Rope Intensive Sponsored by WhiskeyGinger


    Join us for 4 classes taught by Los Angeles-based MisterBacon! Space is limited. Please email queenwhiskeyginger@gmail.com with questions or to volunteer for this event!

    Whiskey Ginger is proud to present a weekend of rope instruction for Colorado taught by Mister Bacon! This weekend of rope will teach the basics of rope bondage, a classic harness, how to get what you want out of rope play, and how to safely and mindfully engage in rougher rope bondage play. We will have rope for sale onsite and all levels of skill or rope experience are welcome to attend any of these classes. Mister Bacon is also available for a limited number of private lessons on 3/3 and 3/4.


    **ALL REGISTRATION PRICES ARE PER PERSON***


    Class Descriptions

    Day 1 - March 3rd:

    Class 1: Shibari Basics – Rope bondage play for everyone!
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    Rope bondage is one of the most varied forms of play that exists. It can be soft and sexy, intense and sadistic, and a million other combinations of emotions and feelings. Learning the basics is an important part of being a responsible bottom or rigger, and will lead to much better scenes in your future.

    In the first half of this class, we will introduce some of the basics of rope bondage play: materials, potential risks, items both tops and bottoms may want to have in their rope kit, and negotiation specifically for rope scenes. We will then instruct students in how to tie a single and double column tie. These ties are the foundation of a large portion of rope bondage, so knowing how to do them properly is a must.

    In the second half, the instructor will lead students in a series of observational exercises designed to develop a relationship in rope play rather than worrying about a pre-determined pattern. Each exercise hones in on a particular aspect of the bottom’s range of reactions and how they can be combined to create different experiences for the person in rope.

    NOTE: The observational drills portion of this class will be intimate. You will need to get close enough to your partner to pay attention to their breath, sounds, skin, etc. If this makes you uncomfortable, you may not be able to participate.

    Class 2: The Box Tie - The classic harness made easy!
    2:00 PM - 4:30 PM


    The gote (box tie or arms-behind chest harness) is one of the most recognizable ties in Japanese rope bondage. Originally used in martial practice, it has evolved into a sexy tie used to show the vulnerability and strength of the bottom being tied. Endlessly variable, the tie enables tops and bottoms to create a harness for the feelings they want to embody, be they sensuality, objectification, suffering, or elation.


    We will instruct students in one way to construct this pattern. We will discuss wrap placement, different locks and frictions, as well as options for bottoms with varying levels of mobility.


    Day 2 - March 4th

    Class 3: Tie Like You Fucking Mean It – Getting what you want out of your play!
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    What do you do to make scenes hotter? Flirtier? Sexier? More fun? Negotiation is often taught as a sterile subject, something that needs to get done and rope patterns can get boring fast. In this class, we’ll re-examine your negotiations so you’ll look forward to doing them, and give energy and spontaneity to your rope style to actively engage your partner. Whether you want your scenes to be sexy, mean, or silly, and whether you’re a top, bottom, or switch, this class will be helpful to make your partners feel comfortable, heard, and excited to tie with you.


    Class 4 – Tie Like A Jerk - How to be sadistic for fun!
    2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Some people do rope play for sensual connection. Others do it to hear “Fuck you. That sucked. When can we do it again?” Sometimes it is difficult to get into the headspace you need to inflict pain and be "mean" in your play. In this class, we’ll show you how to intentionally be a jerk to satisfy bottoms that want you to be rough and aggressive with them! How?
    -Negotiation and safety for "mean" rope scenes, for tops and bottoms.
    -Demonstrations of painful ties, followed by lab time to explore your inner jerk.
    -How to figure out the level of "assholery" that’s appropriate for your scene.



    What to bring for all classes:
    • Layered clothing - you might be hot, you might be cold. Form fitting athletic clothing advised for those getting tied (bottoms). If you plan to wear a bra while getting tied, please wear a bra without underwire!
    • Yoga mat, blanket, or something padded if you intend to tie on the floor.
    • Water
    • Note-taking device
    • Safety Cutting tool - Safety Shears or Hook Knife
    • 1-6 lengths of 7-8m rope


    Rope Bondage Instructor: MisterBacon 

    MisterBacon (he/him/his) is a switch from Los Angeles. He began his rope education in 2013. He is an active member of the Devil Mask Society rope family. He currently teaches a monthly introductory rope bondage class in Culver City, CA, and has been privileged to be able to teach in Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Atlanta. Additionally, he has performed in Los Angeles and at the Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco.
    Known primarily for being a jerk with rope and for his elaborate negotiation style, MisterBacon strives to create scenes and classes that will allow others to feel his enjoyment of rope. Using his experience as a rope top and bottom, he aims to help people empathize with their partner as a way to improve their rope experience. Scenes are only as good as the interplay between all involved parties, so MisterBacon wants his partners and students to see the importance of getting to know the person they’re tying with beyond just their list of do’s and don’ts. He has been described as a “gleeful sadist.” 

    Event Organizer: WhiskeyGinger 

    WhiskeyGinger (they/them) is a submissive and Rope Power Bottom. Whiskey dove into the Denver public kink and rope communities in 2015. Since then Whiskey has experienced 1 year of being in a 24/7 power dynamic and loves the emotional and spiritual growth that authority exchange relationships can bring. Kink community involvement is paramount to Whiskey and they have served as a member of the educational committee for Hitchin' Bitches Denver, as an Educational Liaison for Bondage Expo Denver, as a volunteer for Colorado Leather Fest, and Secretary for the Denver Rope Bite Board. Whiskey facilitates VERB – VERY ENGAGED ROPE BOTTOMING, bottoms for rope performances, and teaches Rope Bottoming 101. They participate in kink conferences including Thunder in the Mountains, Sin in the City, Kinkfest, Bondage Expo Dallas, Bondage Expo Denver, and Dark Odyssey: Surrender.



    • 6 Mar 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Studio Friction
    • 73
    Register


    Cost: $5 for guest and free for our members

    Join us for a meet and greet the Tuesday before our Beginner Class! This will be a place to come and meet potential rope partners and play some mixer games. Some snacks will be provided but please bring something to share if you'd like! 

    We'd love ideas on how to make this more fun! Send Diana an email with suggestions to Diana@studiofriction.com


    • 8 Mar 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Studio Friction's Main Room
    • 40
    Register

    Cost: $10 - Guests - $5 - WRAPPED & TIED members - Free - BOUND members.

    Join us every second Thursday of the month for a beginner rope class to coincide with our open lab! Doors will open at 6:45 and close at 7:15 when the class begins. We have capped the class at 40 people so make sure to register today! 


    Don't forget to bring some rope (we will have some on sale for $6 a 30' length), a partner isn't a bad idea but there may be some folks you could partner up with! 

    • 11 Mar 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Studio Friction
    Register

    Switchtext will be doing a workshop where you will learn how to treat your natural fiber rope to make it soft, smooth and ready for skin contact. We will review running or polishing rope, burning off loose fiber, wax/oil application, and possibly baking. 

    Come out and spend the day getting your rope in shape for tying with your rope community.

    Bring: 

    • Rough, raw rope ready to treat (fresh my nawashi rope will be available for sale at $6/hank)
    • Your favorite oils / waxes (some will be available for your use) 
    • Camp stove with fuel if you have one, as this will allow more people to get their rope burned off
    • A carabiner or two
    • Work gloves if you have them
    • Clothes that you don’t mind having lots of rope fiber on. 

    Switchtext (He/Him) is a designer with an intense interest in craft. He co-founded and is the creative director for Studio Friction. He is more interested in sensations and understanding the elements of rope bondage than mastering someone’s pattern. He’s been tying for 10 years, and has learned a lot but he knows he has lots to learn.


    • 15 Mar 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Studio Friction Main Room
    • 50
    Register


    Cost: $5 for members and $10 for guests. 

    Ever Thursday from 7 pm-9 pm Studio Friction opens the doors for members and guests to come practice their rope work. Make sure to some rope and maybe the partner you met at the Meet & Greet, no class will be offered but folks will be around to answer questions!

    • 16 Mar 2018
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • 17 Mar 2018
    • 1:00 AM (EDT)
    • Studio Friction
    Register


    Our monthly Play Party.

    Check out the space where there is always room for rope and more - great floor spaces, a variety of different types of hardpoints, and plenty of space to mingle.

    Light snacks and drinks provided. 

    Must be 19 years of age or older.


    • 17 Mar 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Studio Friction
    Register


    Hitchin' Bitches March Meetup

    We are back and ready to tie! Hitchin' Bitches is moving to Saturday AND adding an hour to the event!! The class is 3/17 from 2 PM - 5 PM!

    WHAT IS HITCHIN' BITCHES?
    Hitchin' Bitches is a global educational collective meant to teach women and others of minority genders to learn to tie (top) rope bondage. Together we are creating a safe space for those groups to both learn and practice rope. We want to create a thriving network so that we are representing (and are represented in) the broader kink, leather, and alt-sex communities. Anyone is welcome to attend; however, cisgendered men are not allowed to tie. Everyone else is welcome to tie or be tied, and cisgendered men are welcome (and encouraged!) to attend as bottoms (those who are tied).

    WHO ARE HITCHIN' BITCHES?
    We welcome those who identify along the various lines of our gender policy, which has been established by the International Hitchin’ Bitches group: "all women who live full time as women / MTF / FTM / genderqueer / intersexed persons / those who feel they still have links to the women’s community (we are seeking inclusivity)." Our goal is to create safe space for women and other gender minorities to a) learn to tie and b) to experience a peer-to-peer sharing format.


    • 18 Mar 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Studio Friciton

    knotty queers

    Hosted by _Nil

    Join us Saturday January 20th from 3-4 PM for the first of our monthly rope class taught by queers, specifically for queers. Cost is $10 cash only at the door.

    Knotty queers is a gathering of kinky, witchy, rowdy queers sharing an interest in rope bondage and bringing more vibrant queerness to the Colorado BDSM scene. We are space for people with queer and non-normative identities to learn skills, discuss related topics, and share in our kinky passions. Knotty queers is open to everyone regardless of experience. Our aim is to create safer spaces for folks to explore bdsm, kink, and rope bondage and carve out space for a more queer presence in the larger Colorado BDSM community.

    This month the focus will be on TBD

    This is a Studio Friction Partner event, all payments will be cash and collected at the door.

    About our host _Nil:

    Raised in the womb of Colorado’s mountain majesties, _Nil is a non-binary, queer witch and curator of spiritual-sexual synchronicity. Nil is of both the earth and the celestial, carved from the rigid geometry of crystal formations, and cradled in the craters of the moon. They are consecrated as one with the mystic and the erotic, interweaving the sacred into practice and play, and are a proud purveyor of all things creepy and curious. Nil first found love in the natural fibers of a well spun rope while at Girl Scout camp, and they’ve been tying ever since. Always a crystal in one hand and rope in the other, Nil regards kink as the ultimate artistic catharsis and uses their craft to banish gender, fracture binaries, and conjure queerness to challenge the norm. As an advocate for infiltrating the kink community with radical expressions of gender and identity, Nil endeavors to surge the presence of queer and non-normative bodies in BDSM culture. Nil is currently pursuing a PhD and believes in the power of knowledge. Whether in a group workshop or a one on one exchange, Nil will arm you with their arsenal of BDSM geek-ery. Nil is a Denver based sex therapist and educator, and can be found teaching, performing, and playing with Denver Bound, Boulder Burlesque, and Studio Friction. They are the founder of “knotty queers”, host workshops and curate performances about queer inclusivity, working with energy and magic in play, and modifying rope work for queer and trans bodies.
    • 18 Mar 2018
    • 8 Apr 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • Studio Friction
    • 10
    Register


    Studio Friction's Rope Bondage Series

    Beginner Course 1

    Cost/Tying Pair: Basic Price* - $125 | WRAPPED/TIED Price** - $110 | BOUND Price - $95
    Instructor: SwitchText
    When: Sunday March 18th, 25th, April 1st, 9th

    YOU'VE ASKED WE LISTENED! Our next SERIES starts mid march!

    Description: This course is our beginner level 1 course. In this 4- class course you will learn the basics of negotiations, anatomy and physiology for rope safety, tension, frictions, and use it all to build a 2-rope, suspension worthy, Takate Kote. 

    Basic Price includes the following: All 4 Classes, Basic WRAPPED Membership for each person, and entry into all Thursday Open Labs following the Monday's class

    WRAPPED/TIED Price includes all 4 classes and entry in all Thursday Open Labs following the Monday's class
    • 22 Mar 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Studio Friction Main Room
    • 50
    Register


    Cost: $5 for members and $10 for guests. 

    Ever Thursday from 7 pm-9 pm Studio Friction opens the doors for members and guests to come practice their rope work. Make sure to some rope and maybe the partner you met at the Meet & Greet, no class will be offered but folks will be around to answer questions!

    • 24 Mar 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 25 Mar 2018
    • 1:00 AM
    • Studio Friction
    Register


    N³ Party - Non-Normative Night
    Hosted by: Hitchin' Bitches & Knotty Queers

    When: Saturday March 24th from 9 PM-1 AM
    Where: 740 Lipan St. Denver, CO 80204

    Join Studio Friction, Hitchin' Bitches, and Knotty Queers for our monthly Non-Normative Night! This party is geared towards everyone in the LGBTQ++ rainbow to come and play, socialize, and generally have a great time! Join _Nil, grrldomme, Princess-Yum-Yum, and all the Knotty Queers and Hitchin' Bitches as we celebrate our first Queer Party at Studio Friction!

    Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Please email diana@studiofriction.com with any questions!

    *This party is open to all people who identify as part of, are allies of, or generally love the LGBTQ++/Queer communities. We will not be checking queer cards (though we may have a spot to issue everyone their's if they want) and trust those who decide to attend will be INCLUSIVE and ACCEPTING of all people in attendance.
    • 29 Mar 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Studio Friction Main Room
    • 50
    Register


    Cost: $5 for members and $10 for guests. 

    Ever Thursday from 7 pm-9 pm Studio Friction opens the doors for members and guests to come practice their rope work. Make sure to some rope and maybe the partner you met at the Meet & Greet, no class will be offered but folks will be around to answer questions!

Past events

22 Feb 2018 Studio Friction's Open Rope Lab
17 Feb 2018 Yamuna Body Rolling with Angelina
15 Feb 2018 Studio Friction's Open Rope Lab
10 Feb 2018 Studio Friction's Grand Opening Mardi Gras Masquerade
8 Feb 2018 Beginner Rope Class and Open Lab @ Studio Friction
6 Feb 2018 Rope Meet and Greet - hosted by Studio Friction
1 Feb 2018 Studio Friction's Open Rope Lab
30 Jan 2018 BONUS Beginner Rope Class and Open Lab @ Studio Friction
25 Jan 2018 Studio Friction's Open Rope Lab
20 Jan 2018 Knotty Queers
19 Jan 2018 Studio Friction Play Party
18 Jan 2018 Studio Friction's Open Rope Lab
11 Jan 2018 Beginner Rope Class and Open Lab @ Studio Friction
9 Jan 2018 Rope Meet and Greet - hosted by Studio Friction
4 Jan 2018 Studio Friction's Open Rope Lab
28 Dec 2017 Studio Friction's Open Rope Lab
21 Dec 2017 Studio Friction's Open Rope Lab
19 Dec 2017 Weekly Rope Meet and Greet - hosted by Studio Friction
17 Dec 2017 Hitchin Bitches December Meetup
15 Dec 2017 Studio Friction Rope Night
14 Dec 2017 Beginner Rope Class and Open Lab @ Studio Friction
12 Dec 2017 Weekly Rope Meet and Greet - hosted by Studio Friction
7 Dec 2017 Studio Friction's Open Rope Lab
5 Dec 2017 Weekly Rope Meet and Greet - hosted by Studio Friction
2 Dec 2017 Studio Friction Presents: Torsion and Torsion-based Suspension Transitions instructed by pandoradreams and VinoRosa
30 Nov 2017 Studio Friction's Open Rope Lab
19 Nov 2017 Intermediate Transitions - by RopesInspireMe
19 Nov 2017 Hitchin Bitches November Meetup
18 Nov 2017 Studio Friction Rope Night
16 Nov 2017 Studio Friction's Open Rope Lab
14 Nov 2017 Weekly Rope Meet and Greet - hosted by Studio Friction
10 Nov 2017 Bliss Pre-Opening Party



Thanks for visiting Studio Friction! 

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740 Lipan St
Denver, CO 80204

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