Classes and Workshops

Using MIDI Controllers w/ Justin Forthuber

Join us for another one day workshop at Madelife! Madelife director of operations and music mentor Justin Forthuber will be leading an introductory workshop on MIDI controllers. Learn what a MIDI controller is, how to connect it to your computer, and start creating and recording your sound in this one-day workshop!   Topics that will (more…)

  • Using MIDI Controllers
    May 2, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Documenting your Artwork Part two: Editing and Post production

Documentation is an essential part of getting your work out there. Whether it’s building your website, submitting to a juried show, or in prep to make the perfect Christmas card. The first step is photographing it. Easier said than done. Come to madelife and learn how to accurately photograph your work while troubleshooting common problems (more…)

  • April 25, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Documenting Your Art (part 1): Photographing

Documentation is an essential part of getting your work out there. Whether its building your website, submitting to a juried show, or in prep to make the perfect Christmas card. The first step is photographing it. Easier said than done.   Come to Madelife and learn how to accurately photograph your work while troubleshooting common (more…)

  • March 28, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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MAKE YOUR OWN ZINE (part two): a one day workshop

In part two of making your own zine, learn how to use your drawings, ideas, poetry, stories, and photographs to create a zine using Adobe In-Design. Learn techniques for formatting, layout and printing, and walk away with a copy of your zine! This is the second part of a two-part workshop series taught by Renee Marino of (more…)

  • April 4, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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MAKE YOUR OWN ZINE (part one): a one day workshop

  Learn about zines, independent publishing, and hand-bind your own blank booklet. Use your booklet to generate ideas, write down inspo, and make sketches. Then come to part two and learn how to produce copes of your zine using Adobe InDesign. This workshop is taught by Renee Marino of Dirt Media (more…)

  • March 21, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Podcasting 101: a One Day Workshop

Podcasting 101 | Launch + Grow Your Podcast w/ Justin Forthuber + Lolly Creative Podcasts have become deaply entrenched in today’s culture and show no signs of going anywhere anytime soon. Many illustrators, photographers, and musicians have experience with creating engaging content, but have a hard time crossing over to this new medium.   Join (more…)

  • one day workshop
    February 28, 2019
    6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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15 Maker Questions | Ceramicist Bridget Dorr

Local Ceramicist Bridget Dorr will be leading a hands-on workshop at Madelife on November 15th. Madelife visited Bridget in her Boulder studio to ask her a few questions and to check out some of her beautiful work.   When & where did you first learn your craft? I first started pottery in college while getting my Art Therapy degree.  I took a ceramics class first semester and ended up declaring a ceramic minor that year. Who (or what) has been…

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Hand Built Ceramic Gifts w/ Bridget Dorr 

November 15th 6-9pm madelife Enjoy a relaxing evening of molding and sculpting clay into a personalized table piece with the guidance of local ceramicist Briget Dorr, who will take your hand crafted pieces to her studio, where she will fire, glaze, and finish them with the touch of a professional. Craft a personal piece for (more…)

  • November 15, 2018
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Studio Visit w/ Artist & Designer Alexa Allen

In anticipation of this week’s workshop with Alexa Allen, madelife visited Alexa in her studio for a quick chat and a look at her process and work.    When & where did you first learn your craft? I attended California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco and have a degree in furniture design. I worked in the Bay area for 8-9 years doing high-end custom cabinetry. When I moved to back to Boulder in 2009 (I am originally from here)…

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Building Brands | The foundations of brand building

Join Founder/designer of Angry+Bovine, Jay Ferracane, as he leads us through an immersive workshop designed to provide you with insights and approaches to building strong brands. Perfect for designers, creatives, creative entrepreneurs or anyone wanting to boost their foundational knowledge of brand building. This will be a working session with the intent of learning through application. (more…)

  • September 20, 2018
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Leatherwork Workshop w/ Alexa Allen

August 30th | 6pm – 9pm | @ madelife Join us for a hands-on DIY Luxury leatherwork workshop led by Artist & Designer Alexa Allen! In this 3 hr workshop, you will be introduced to the craft of making leather goods by hand. We will cover all the basics of how to construct your own hand-stitched (more…)

  • August 30, 2018
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Monoprint Workshop using AKUA water-based inks | w/ Artist & Instructor Amanda Barrow

Monoprint Workshop using AKUA water-based inks With artist / instructor Amanda Barrow Sunday September 23rd 10am to 3pm madelife $90 Limited to 10 participants Join us for an in-depth Monotype Printing Workshop with Printmaker & Instructor Amanda Barrow. Amanda will lead participants through a hands-on course designed to demonstrate various techniques using AKUA water-based inks. (more…)

  • September 23, 2018
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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