Laugh Your Craft Off: Pom-Poms


Pom-Pom Making Workshop with Artist Katy Batsel & Comedian Danny Ramos

[Image description: A vibrant neon green graphic with the text “LAUGH YOUR CRAFT OFF” printed eight times: seven times in blue and the eighth time in yellow. In the center of the graphic is an illustration of pink hands with red nails, and the hands are holding on to a yellow and pink pom-pom, with a red play button in the bottom right.]

About this Event


Laugh Your Craft Off is a series of virtual craft workshops where you can make things with artists while comedians tell jokes. We’ve paired up artists and crafters with comedians to take your grandma's craft circle to a whole new level. Your grandma never crafted on Zoom anyway. (But she would love it, you should invite her.) There will be laughs, there will be crafts, so grab yourself a drink and come hang out with us (virtually)!


Learn how to make yarn pom-poms with local artist Katy Batsel! Katy will teach techniques to make poms with a pom maker or just with things you have around your house, as well as some techniques to make your poms the best they can be. What do you need a pom-pom for? Pretty much everything. Think: decorations, earrings, the top of your hat, cat toys...the list continues.

This workshop will be hosted by local comedian, Danny Ramos. So get ready to laugh your crafts off.

Suggested materials include:

  • yarn
  • a pom-pom maker or some cardboard
  • sharp scissors

Want to up your pom-pom game? Purchase a craft kit from MCA Denver to receive all of the materials needed to make the pom-poms of your dreams! Make sure to select the CRAFT KIT option when you RSVP above. All purchased craft kits must be picked up at the museum before, Wednesday, December 23 at 4PM.


Katy Batsel is a fiber artist and educator living in Denver, Colorado. Her work focuses around craft and DIY as cathartic actions, both in subject matter depicted in art and in the actual process of creating the works. She has a B.A. from the University of Georgia in Sociology and Women's Studies.


Danny Ramos has been within the Denver arts community for nine years, doing work ranging from improv, to short films, to acting in local community theater. He has been a member of the Black Actors Guild, a Denver-based education and production company, since 2011. Danny has won a number of local stand up competitions such as Ratio's Battle Royal and Comedy Works' Thick Skin. He also was a Comedy Works New Faces 2019 semi-finalist.