The Craftsman & Apprentice

The Craftsman & Apprentice

Saturday School

10:00am - 3:00pm MST
Jan 30, 2021 - Mar 27, 2021 (5 days)
Ages 5 - 11 yrs 
Craftsman & Apprentice
Photo for Saturday School (Art) by The Craftsman & Apprentice
Photo for Saturday School (Art) by The Craftsman & Apprentice
View dates and holidays (4 classes)


Think Breakfast Club only no one’s in trouble. Send the kids to the shop for a whole Saturday of crafty goodness. Our kids have worked so hard at school and let’s face it, this year has been weird. They deserve some time to let their creativity flow. It’s good for their mental health! You deserve some time to yourself. Leave the kiddos with us and you go home and binge watch Netflix, snuggle your sweetie, take a hike, catch up on work, go to the grocery store, whatever. The day is your oyster. Each Saturday school session will focus around one DIY project. Mid-day, we’ll pause our maker time and have a picnic and spend some time playing outside. We’ll send them back to you happy, refreshed and the good kind of tired.
Dates + Themes:
January 30th: Cardboard Castles

We’ll provide the cardboard forms and your maker will have the opportunity to construct and decorate their own mini-castle complete with a peg doll court and loads of mini-details.

February 13th: Big Love

We’ll spend the day making oversize hearts to demonstrate our love and appreciation for those around us. Each maker will start with a large ⅛” plywood heart, then design, paint and decorate to their heart’s content. This is one of my favorite projects and can hang in your kiddo’s room for a little DIY love decor.

February 27th: Mouse Trap

Inspired by the wacky and wonderful game of MouseTrap. Makers will design their own board game with Rube Goldberg style moving parts. Board games are a crowd favorite around here and in this Saturday School, we’ll take them to a whole new level.

March 13th: Celtic Crafts

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we’ll explore the tradition of the Celtic Knot. Celtic knots have been around since the 4th century, these complete loops have no start or finish. They are said to represent friendship, loyalty and love. Only one thread is used in each design which symbolizes how life and eternity are interconnected.Owner, Delanie Holton-Fessler will guide makers through the process of designing and crawling Celtic Knot patterns. Makers will then apply their skills by creating copper toolings and wood burned plaques.

March 27th: Magic Tree House
We’ll learn all about treehouse design then plan and build miniature tree houses at 1:16 scale using real sticks, popsicle sticks and plenty of low-temp hot glue. We’ll even add in peg doll characters and loads of details. These mini treehouses will provide hours of imaginative play long after our day is over.


COVID Class Policy

Our classes are now capped at 10 participants.
Curbside pick-up and drop-off only.
Campers must wear a mask.
Instructors will wear a mask.
Makers must wash their hands for 20 seconds upon arrival,anytime they enter or exit the building, after using the restroom, and before heading home.
Makers will have their own work areas as well as a set of supplies and materials and be instructed on ways to interact but keep their physical distance from one another.
We do our best to maintain social distancing, however it is not always possible.
We have an air filtration system and will have doors and windows open as much as possible.


All class registrations are non-refundable but are transferable to others.
Please keep your child home if they or anyone in your household has any symptoms of COVID. Note: We are unable to provide refunds or credits in the case of illness.
In the case of COVID related closure, all classes will move to a remote option. Supply kits will be available for pick up.

Craftsman & Apprentice
1325 E 22nd Ave
Denver, CO 80205
Payment Options
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• Sibling Discounts: Second Child (10%), Third Child (10%), Any Additional Child (10%)

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