Robot vs Sloth

Robot vs Sloth Art Classes
and Events

Join us at Robot vs Sloth for various art classes and events.

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1 Year Anniversary Party! February 10th, 10am-7pm

Join us February 10th from 10am - 7pm to celebrate our 1 year anniversary!

Our first year has flown by and we could not have done it without you! Thank you to our fabulous staff, customers, artists, family and friends, and of course the Pike Place Market!

We will have goodie bags, giveaways, and live painting by a few of our artists. So save the date, we can't wait to celebrate with you!

10% of our sales during our anniversary weekend (2/9 and 2/10) will go to the Jaguar Rescue Center.
The Jaguar Rescue Center is the reason our owner and main artist, La Ru (Lauren Rudeck) fell in love with sloths.

To RSVP, click here.

Why Jaguar Rescue Center?
My obsession with sloths began seven years ago, when my husband and I spent a month in Costa Rica. We stayed two weeks on the west coast, then 2 weeks on the east coast. On the west coast we did not see any sloths, just tons of monkeys. When we went to the east coast, we stayed in Puerto Viejo, home to the Jaguar Rescue Center. Jaguar Rescue Center rehabilitates and then reintroduces into the wild lots of different animals: monkeys, sloths, and birds — any wild animal brought to their door. They are truly amazing.

I went on the Jaguar Rescue Center tour and then went back again the next day because I could not stop thinking of the adorable sloths. It was the first time that I had the opportunity to interact with sloths and monkeys so close up. (You can’t pet or feed the sloths, but you are inches away from them watching them move, eat, and sleep.) When I went we got to hold a baby monkey named Frida. She was adorable. I took a picture of my husband holding Frida, but when it was my turn he FORGOT to take a picture of me with Frida (I will never let him live this down).  I distinctly remember being so inspired by the Jaguar Rescue Center that I sat all night drawing the sloths we had seen that day. It was the first time I drew sloths.

They have a program where you can volunteer at the center for a few months; I obsessively read through all the program guides and was determined to one day volunteer there. Now, after having two kids, I realize this will probably won’t happen, but hope that one day I can bring them to the Jaguar Rescue Center so they can see all the inspirational work they do to rehabilitate wild animals.

The Jaguar Rescue Center began my obsession with sloths and inspired my sloth related artwork. In honor of them and all their work for animals, 10% of our sales on our anniversary weekend (both 2/9 and 2/10) will go directly to the Jaguar Rescue Center. Not in Seattle? No problem, 10% of our online sales 2/9 and 2/10 will also go to the Jaguar Rescue Center.

Past Events and Classes:

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November 24th: Robot vs Sloth Shop Small Saturday!

Join us for Shop Small Saturday: Saturday, November 24th from 10am-6pm! We will have give-aways, some meet the artist opportunities, and some fabulous deals (we will announce our sale the evening of Friday, Nov.23rd).

Other Robot vs Sloth Shop Small perks are:
+ The first 10 people with purchases over $50 get a free tote bag full of goodies from La Ru and other shop artists!
+ The first 20 people with purchases over $20 get a free La Ru Sloth on the Ferris Wheel Coffee Mug!

PLUS the Pike Place Market has photos with Santa, tree lighting, and more. For more information check out: Magic in the Market.

RSVP to Robot vs Sloth Shop Small Saturday here.

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December 8th: Emma Sancartier: Monsters You Should Know Book Signing

Seattle based artist Emma Sancartier of OddFauna just released an amazing new book: Monsters You Should Know. It if filled with monsters from around the world and beautiful art by Emma Sancartier.

Join us Saturday, December 8th, 2pm-4pm at Robot vs Sloth for a book signing and meet the artist event. We will have some books on hand, as well as OddFauna art prints and enamel pins.

Event is free to attend. RSVP to the event here. 


Fall/Winter Class Schedule coming soon.


Below are classes we've hosted in the past:

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Robot Cross Stitch Class
Friday, June 1st

Have you wanted to learn how to cross stitch or already know how and want to brush up on your skills? Join us, Friday, June 1st from 6:30pm-8:30pm, to cross stitch an adorable robot. You will be provided with a La Ru Robot Cross Stitch Kit (includes: fabric, hoop, needle, thread, and robot pattern), personalized instructions from Lauren Rudeck (La Ru), plus snacks and beverages. This kit has been featured in Make Magazine's 2016 Gift Guide. Class size is limited to 10, so please get your tickets early as we anticipate this will sell out fast.

Purchase your tickets here (a percentage of each ticket sale goes to Special Bunny: a bunny rescue in Carnation, WA). Ticket cost: $35, plus ticket fees.

During the class you will also receive a 20% discount to any purchase made at Robot vs Sloth.

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MayhemHere Art Painting Kit Class
Friday, June 15th

Join us Friday, June 15th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm, to paint a sloth with Mallory Milke of MayhemHere Art. During this two hour class you will get a sloth painting kit, created by MayhemHere Art, personalized instruction, plus snacks and beverages. Class size is limited to 10, so please get your tickets early as we anticipate this will sell out fast.

Purchase your tickets here (a percentage of each ticket sale goes to Special Bunny: a bunny rescue in Carnation, WA). Ticket cost: $45, plus ticket fees.

During the class you will also receive a 20% discount to any purchase made at Robot vs Sloth.

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Block Printing Class with Starheadboy
Friday, June 29th

Want to learn how to create your own block prints? Join us, June 29th, from 6:30pm - 9:30pm. This class will be taught by Starheadboy, the artist behind the famous Pablo the Missing Burrito Unicorn. During this three hour class you will learn to carve a linoleum block and create multiple prints of your image. You will receive a kit to keep with all of the supplies needed to create your own block prints; kit includes: carving knife with multiple heads, linoleum block, black ink, ink roller, and a foam tray for ink. Class also includes snacks and beverages.

Class size is limited to 10, so please get your tickets early as we anticipate this will sell out fast.

Purchase your tickets here. A percentage of each ticket sale goes to Special Bunny: a bunny rescue in Carnation, WA). Ticket cost: $65, plus ticket fees.

During the class you will also receive a 20% discount to any purchase made at Robot vs Sloth.