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    • 13 May 2024
    • 10 Jun 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • Studio Friction Main Room
    • 3
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    Studio Friction's Rope Bondage Series

    Beginner course 2

    Instructors: Thomas and BetwixtBlushes

    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.

    May 13th, 20th, June 3rd, 10th
    (Please note May 27th is skipped due to the holiday)

    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:

    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.

    BetwixtBlushes (she/her)

    BetwixtBlushes is a regular in the Denver scene since 2015. She is an enthusiast of discussion groups, bottoms speaking up (especially in class), and thigh high socks. If you hear giggling, she's often the culprit.

    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 72 hours of event (contact office@studiofriction.com with extenuating circumstances)
    • You must be at least 19 years old to attend events at Studio Friction.
      • 22 May 2024
      • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
      • Studio Friction Main Room
      • 31
      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. Tie yourself, tie a partner, be tied by someone -- or even just stop by to socialize and observe! 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 Last Name listed in your online registration for admittance.
      • No admittance after 8:30pm
      • 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.
        • 24 May 2024
        • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
        • Studio Friction Main Room
        • 34
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        TNG At Studio Friction

        Bound & TIED Members: Free

        Wrapped Members: $10

        Non-Members: $20

        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 Last 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)
            • 25 May 2024
            • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
            • Studio Friction Main Room
            • 42
            Register


            SATURDAY ROPE TIME

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

            Every Saturday 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 Registration 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 Last 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.
            • 29 May 2024
            • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
            • Studio Friction Main Room
            • 45
            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. Tie yourself, tie a partner, be tied by someone -- or even just stop by to socialize and observe! 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 Last Name listed in your online registration for admittance.
            • No admittance after 8:30pm
            • 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.
              • 1 Jun 2024
              • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
              • Studio Friction
              • 5
              Register


              Studio Friction Rope Intensive:

              INTRO TO BAMBOO SUSPENSION

              w/ Shosty9/Matt and athena/ghost_sonata

              Price (per tying pair): 

              BOUND Members $20 | TIED Members $30 | WRAPPED Members $40

              Class Description:

              In this class, Matt & athena will walk through the basics of tying to overhead bamboo as a hard point, instead of a traditional single point. They will start from rigging the bamboo and proceed all the way to suspension exercises.

              Bamboo is different and nuanced, especially when so many of us are used to tying on single points. These differences will be discussed, as well as safety considerations.

              Following this discussion, Matt & athena will lead class participants in setting up their bamboo and instructing a tie off that is designed more specifically for bamboo suspension. Following this, two suspensions will be demonstrated that highlight some of the differences between tying to bamboo vs. a single point.

              The first will be a partial suspension that will allow for use of the newly instructed tie off, as well as give the rigger an opportunity to discover some of the differences of tying on bamboo. It will also give the person being tied an opportunity to experience the different sensations of a bamboo suspension.

              The second suspension will be a full suspension that will give the rigger the chance to play with different body positions on the bamboo, and more practice with tie offs. The person being tied will be able to experience the different ways a bamboo suspension affects their body, and will give them the opportunity to experiment with micro adjustments with their body to better manage these types of suspension.

              Throughout this class, athena will offer valuable information for persons being tied in respect to bamboo suspensions, including how to manage breathing, the different body sensations of a bamboo suspension, and other bottoming-related topics as they arise.

              Bamboo hard points will be provided. Riggers *must* provide their own safety shears/knife/cutting implement.

              Prerequisites and Equipment:

              Rigger: knowledge of a suspension worthy chest harness, understanding of tension in ties, familiarity with suspension line tie offs, and non-collapsible single column ties. Prior static suspension experience is strongly preferred.

              Bottom: clear and thorough communication skills, strong body awareness in rope (particularly in suspension), ability to adjust in rope while suspended, and ability to manage potentially stressful positions while suspended. Previous static suspension experience preferred.

              Equipment:

              Every tying pair will need about 10-12 lengths of rope in good condition (however many you need for suspension, plus a couple more), carabiners, and a cutting implement. An aftercare blanket and/or pillow, as well as snacks, are optional but nice to have.

              About the Instructors:

              Matt/Shosty9 (he/him) & athena/ghost_sonata (she/her)

              Matt has been a part of the Denver rope community since 2018. A true engineer at heart, he is focused more on the "why" of rope, breaking down patterns to understand their interaction. Athena's kink journey began 8 years ago, and she's spent her time exploring power exchange, consent education, giggly masochism, and plenty of time in rope.

              Matt and athena are partners in both rope and life as a whole. When their first paths crossed in 2019, they initially discussed tying together in a totally casual context, primarily for Matt's "learning." That context lasted precisely two weeks before they started mapping out their future together. The two thoroughly enjoy teaching as a pair, with athena's extensive bottoming knowledge rounding out Matt's technical tying abilities. Aside from rope, they enjoy primal play, knives, impact, breath play, and fooling the muggles into thinking they're all about vanilla heteronormativity.


              Important Registration Information:

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

              • 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. Learn more by clicking here.

              • Photo ID is required to be admitted.

              • You must be 19 years of age or older to attend Studio Friction events.

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

              • 1 Jun 2024
              • 5:01 PM - 10:00 PM
              • Studio Friction Main Room
              • 36
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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.

              AND every first Saturday we teach a 1 hour 101 lesson, so if you have never done anything at all with rope, here is an easy starting point. Please arrive by 5:15 to participate in the lesson. We will be teaching a single column tie and one other beginner skill. Some loaner rope is available, and there is rope available for purchase as well. Curious what to wear if it’s your first time? Wear what feels comfortable, anything goes.

              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 Last 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.
                • 2 Jun 2024
                • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
                • Studio Friction
                • 0
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                Studio Friction Advanced Rope Intensive:

                Transitions on the Hashira  

                With Marilyn and BetwixtBlushes

                Cost/Tying Pair: WRAPPED Member Price - $70 |

                TIED Member - $50 | BOUND Member - $40 

                When: Sunday, June 2nd 12PM-4PM

                Description:

                Are you feeling confident in your single point or bamboo suspensions and curious about tying on the hashira? Have you tied/been tied on the hashira vertically, but struggled with where to go from there? If so, this class is for you!

                In this class, you will learn a transition sequence on the hashira going from a vertical suspension, to a side suspension, and ending in an inversion. The class will start with a discussion on the additional challenges and considerations of tying on the hashira (for both top and bottom!), followed by a demonstration of the transition sequence. Along the way, you will learn skills, tips, and trick for how to make hashira transitions more smoothly. The second half of class will be your opportunity to try the sequence! You will receive ample time to negotiate and decide what harnesses and options with in the sequence work best for you and your partner.

                This class is intended for those that already suspension experience. Tops should feel confident in their harnesses and upline management and bottoms should feel confident in their body awareness and ability to communicate needs and sensations during the tie. For the sequence, you will need to tie a suspendable chest harness, gunslinger, and futo and/or thigh cage. You will need to bring a full suspension kit, including rope of your choice for harnesses, synthetic rope for uplines, carabiners and additional hardpoint hardware, and safety scissors or other cutting implement.

                Required Pre-requisites & Equipment:

                • For Tops: Experience and confidence with multiple suspendable harnesses and with static and dynamic transitions.  Ability to manage unexpected challenges as they arise in a safe manner.

                  For bottoms: Experience with transition in suspension and/or ground, deep understanding of your own rope preferences and placement, responses, bodily needs, and limits

                  For both: skilled negotiation, communicate, and create physical and emotional safety for partner(s).


                • Full suspension kit with hardware and cutting implement

                  About our instructors:

                  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.

                  BetwixtBlushes (she/her)

                  BetwixtBlushes is a regular in the Denver scene since 2015. She is an enthusiast of discussion groups, bottoms speaking up (especially in class), and thigh high socks. If you hear giggling, she's often the culprit.

                  Important Registration Information:

                  • Please arrive on time or a bit early so that we can get started promptly.
                  • 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. Learn more by clicking here.
                  • All attendees must register and pay online, no admittance or registration at the door.
                  • Bring a photo ID that matches the Last Name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                  • You must be at least 19 years of age or older to attend Studio Friction events.
                  • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact us for extenuating circumstances).
                    • 4 Jun 2024
                    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
                    • Studio Friction Main Room
                    • 40
                    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 7:30pm 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.
                      • 5 Jun 2024
                      • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
                      • Studio Friction Main Room
                      • 50
                      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. Tie yourself, tie a partner, be tied by someone -- or even just stop by to socialize and observe! 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 Last Name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                      • No admittance after 8:30pm
                      • 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.
                        • 8 Jun 2024
                        • 5:01 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! 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 Last 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.
                          • 12 Jun 2024
                          • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
                          • Studio Friction Main Room
                          • 53
                          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. Tie yourself, tie a partner, be tied by someone -- or even just stop by to socialize and observe! 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 Last Name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                          • No admittance after 8:30pm
                          • 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 Jun 2024
                            • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
                            • Studio Friction Main Room
                            • 43
                            Register


                            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.
                            • Registration & payment required online in advance.
                            • Bring a photo ID that matches the Last 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.
                              • 15 Jun 2024
                              • 5:01 PM - 10:00 PM
                              • Studio Friction Main Room
                              • 45
                              Register


                              POtluck / saturday rope Time

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

                              Every Third Saturday from 5-10 pm, we gather as a community to share a meal, and time to practice rope. Bring a dish to share, we generally eat from 5-6, and tie after. 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 Last 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 Jun 2024
                                • 8 Jul 2024
                                • 4 sessions
                                • Studio Friction Main Room
                                • 0
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                                Studio Friction's Self-Tying Rope Bondage Series:

                                Self Tying 1: On the ground

                                This course is the right place to start.

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

                                This self-tying rope bondage class is perfect for those interested in exploring the art of rope bondage on their own! This course is the first of a three-part self-tying/suspension series that will take you from never having touched rope before to dynamic self-suspensions in the air within 12 weeks.

                                In this first class, you will learn:

                                • General rope and self-tying specific safety
                                • Negotiations and consent skills with yourself
                                • Body awareness and setting boundaries
                                • Multiple single columns, including non-collapsible options
                                • Non-collapsible double column
                                • Multiple chest harnesses
                                • A hip harness with variations
                                • Leg tie options, including futomomo and mermaid ties

                                Whether you are a beginner or an experienced rope enthusiast, this course is a great way to explore the art of rope bondage on your own terms!

                                Details:

                                • When: Mondays 7-9pm - June 17 - July 8
                                • 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 individual. Bound members = $100, Tied members = $125, Wrapped members = $150.
                                You must provide your own rope

                                3-5 30' lengths of rope

                                Cutting implement, such as safety sheers

                                We will have treated Jute (8m long 6mm diam) for sale at the studio for $25 each

                                A few other rope sources are: 

                                Toronto Kinbaku Salon - https://torontokinbakusalon.com/collections/rope

                                Anatomie Rope Shop - https://shibaristore.com/

                                Senbound  http://sensuallyboundrope.com/

                                My Nawashi (untreated)  https://www.etsy.com/shop/MyNawashi

                                Rope - Hemp:

                                Twisted Monk  https://www.twistedmonk.com/

                                Instructors:

                                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.

                                Kennedy Be Mine (they/them, she/her)

                                Kennedy is queer, kinky and an avid self-suspender! Kennedy took her first rope class at studio friction in 2022 and has been tying ever since. They especially enjoy blending nerdy cosplay with shibari and loves the way rope can make every, body feel amazing.

                                Important Information:

                                • 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 72 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 June 10, 2024


                                  • 19 Jun 2024
                                  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
                                  • Studio Friction Main Room
                                  • 53
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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. Tie yourself, tie a partner, be tied by someone -- or even just stop by to socialize and observe! 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 Last Name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                                  • No admittance after 8:30pm
                                  • 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 Jun 2024
                                    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
                                    • Studio Friction
                                    • 69
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                                    Studio Friction's newest comedy show is hosted by our very own Chris Wellman. 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)
                                        • 22 Jun 2024
                                        • 7:00 PM
                                        • 23 Jun 2024
                                        • 1:00 AM
                                        • Studio Friction
                                        • 72
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                                        Studio Friction Presents: 

                                        Pride in Every Knot: A Shibari Celebration

                                        Saturday, June 22nd, 7 PM-1 AM

                                        Cost: Bound Members = Free | Tied Members = $10 |

                                        Wrapped Members = $20 | Non-members = $30

                                        Celebrate love, equality, and diversity at our spectacular Pride Party! Get ready to immerse yourself in a vibrant atmosphere filled with music, rope, and other fabulously kinky things. Whether you're part of the LGBTQ+ community or an ally, everyone is welcome to join in the festivities and embrace the spirit of pride.

                                        This is more than just a party; it's a celebration of love, acceptance, and solidarity. So come as you are and let your true colors shine bright! Grab your friends, wear your boldest outfits, and let's make this Pride Party an unforgettable experience for everyone. See you there!

                                        Important event information:

                                        • Registration & payment required online in advance.
                                        • Bring a photo ID that matches the name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                                        • BYOB with mixers and ice in the kitchen Play responsibly.
                                        • 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.
                                          • 26 Jun 2024
                                          • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
                                          • Studio Friction Main Room
                                          • 53
                                          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. Tie yourself, tie a partner, be tied by someone -- or even just stop by to socialize and observe! 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 Last Name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                                          • No admittance after 8:30pm
                                          • 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.
                                            • 28 Jun 2024
                                            • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
                                            • Studio Friction Main Room
                                            • 45
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                                            TNG At Studio Friction

                                            Bound & TIED Members: Free

                                            Wrapped Members: $10

                                            Non-Members: $20

                                            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 Last 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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