How do you make learning fun? Try board games, cosplay and comic books. That’s the philosophy of Pop Culture Classroom, the nonprofit organization behind Denver Comic Con. The group is hosting a series of after-school educational workshops for local kids on topics they already love. Each workshop and event during September will be FREE for attendees. Beginning in October workshops are priced at an affordable $10.
Pop Culture Classroom was founded in 2010 and is a charitable organization that educates through alternative approaches to literacy, learning, and character development.
Included in the new lineup of fall programing is a “Game On Series” which includes role-playing and board game-based workshops, a “Comic Series” with comics-focused drawing and storytelling workshops, and a “Cosplay Series” featuring costume design workshops for amateurs and pros alike.
Workshops will occur weekly each month from September through early December. In addition, Pop Culture Classroom will offer “Nerd Out Film Camp and TV Nights” for kids to geek out over the latest films and discuss them.
“Final Friday Family Game Nights” held on the last Friday of the month for all ages and family members.
Each workshop is led by experienced educators and professional artists to help kids dive deep into the world of pop art. Most of the time they are having too much fun to realize they are learning.
Each of Pop Culture’s fall workshops is $10 per participant and is open to kids ages 8 to 14. For a complete schedule of programming and registration information, go here. The Pop Culture Classroom is at 2760 W. 5th Ave., Denver.