at The Columbus Space
Two workshops will be offered! The first focuses on aesthetics in rope and photography. The second workshop will address setting the mood from the bottom. **While bottom-centered, this class is open and encouraged for tops and switches as well!**
As always RopeLab will be UPL: Unconference, Play & open rope 'n Lab time! Use the time in a way that is best for you!
Sunday, June 24, 2018
2 - 6pm
Date & Time: Sunday, June 24th 2-6pm
Location: The Columbus Space 180 Outerbelt St, Columbus, OH 43213
Cost: $10. Must have state issued ID and must be 19 years old to enter. Tickets will be available at the door, or save time and buy online (see left).
Dress: Nude or not, anything goes, but dress vanilla until you get in the main room. Please use a barrier to sit on (like a blanket or towel) if you are nude.
Bring: ID and rope/gear, water, personal snack (like energy bars), snacks to share (brownies, pie, snacks), blankets, towels, yoga mats, carabineers/rings, and other kinky toys.
Don't bring: Humans under 19, bad attitudes, private investigators, weapons, alcohol, or illegal drugs.
Though DWL has been shooting various subjects casually and professionally for more than seven years, his creative juices were spiked when he discovered fetish photography. Upon entering the kink scene four years ago, he found new artistic opportunities and challenges in kink photography, as well as a passion for capturing the unique energy of a scene. DWL is known for his journalistic style of documenting play, chasing moments of emotion, connection, joy, and pain. He also enjoys collaborating with other creative minds to bring ideas and visions to life in front of his lens. DWL is constantly trying new things and believes there is always more to learn. His favorite photo? “The one I haven’t taken yet."
EbiBex is a queer, masochistic bottom who first discovered rope bondage when she was a wee baby kinkster, but in the last four years has been able to fully immerse herself in the rope scene alongside her Owner, DomWithLens. She considers herself very lucky to have learned from, tied and collaborated with some of the best rope people around, and is constantly striving to grow as a rope bottom and model. Bex primarily approaches rope as a form of connection and partnership, as well as a form of artistic expression. She firmly believes rope bottoming should be accessible to everyone, and hopes sharing her experiences and knowledge will help others find their happy places in rope.
Ropesthetics: Applying Artistic Principles for Beauty in Rope
One of the most unique aspects of rope bondage is the visual element it offers. From art installations to performances, photography projects to tattoo inspiration, there is something about the aesthetic of rope that draws people. In this class, we’ll discuss and demonstrate a variety of artistic principles from photography and how they can be applied to your tying. What kind of mood do different body shapes or poses evoke? How do your up-lines complete the “picture?” What do we mean when we talk about “clean” rope or “chaotic” rope? We'll talk about things like lines and angles in both rope and bodies, directing the eye, different aesthetic styles, rules and how to break them, and the subjective nature of "beauty". Bring your rope and your creativity for this one!
But How Does That Make You Feel? - Setting the Mood from the Bottom
One of the most fun aspects of rope is how many “flavors” a tie can take. Sensual, silly, sadistic, educational, challenging, cathartic. But what makes a mood? What do those words mean? How do we, especially as bottoms, figure out the type of rope we’re looking for, and how do we articulate that to a partner to get a scene everyone enjoys? In this class, we’ll talk about the variety of moods a Rope scene can take, what can elements of a scene can evoke those moods, and do some practical exercises to better develop these type of negotiation skills. While bottom-centered, this class is open and encouraged for tops and switches as well!
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