Masterclasses

Masterclasses

CLAW is Clevelands annual Leatherweekend with hundreds of visitors participating in over 150 workshops.
Passing on knowledge in the community is their key objective. Darklands is thrilled to collaborate with the worlds biggest institute when it comes to sharing knowledge about play and fetishism.
We’re starting with a modest 13 workshops but plan to grow over the years.

Valid Access With

Valid Access With One of the Masterclass Tickets in Combination with a Dark World Pass, Alpha Madness Pass, Madness Pass or Darklands Day Festival

Available tickets

Workshop Room (THU)

Market Area (FRI)

Workshop Room (FRI)

House of the Heart (SAT)

Workshop Room (SAT)

Workshop Room (SUN)

Darklands Access

The following events will take place at the Darklands venue and require an additional ticket. Access to the Darklands venue is not included and you are required to purchase either a Darklands Day Festival ticket or a combi ticket.

Thursday March 5, 2020

Kink relationships
Workshop room – 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
By Matthew Bennett
€ 10 • 20 pers.
Together we’ll explore connection, values and meaning in kink relationships, allowing singles to better express their needs and those in any sort of kinky relationship to understand themselves and their partner(s) more deeply.

Friday March 6, 2020

Fetish Event Experience
Workshop room – 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
By Bob Miller
€ 10 • 20 pers.
Overview and group of some of the best fetish events in Europe and the United States, and what makes each one unique.

Cigar play
Cigar lounge – 6 pm 7 pm
Instructor Mr. Kristofer (Mr-S-Leather)
€ 10 • 20 pers.
Mr. Kristofer will give a short introduction on cigars and than elaborate on the various ways to practice cigar play including some finer techniques.

Unarmed bdsm
Workshop room – 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
By John Pendal
€ 10 • 20 pers.
Together we’ll explore the many different kinds of SM which can be practised with just the human body.

Saturday March 7, 2020

Demystifying IML
By Jeff Tucker
House of the Heart Restaurant – 11am – 12pm
€ FREE – NO TICKET NECESSARY • 20 pers.
This is an open question and answer session to help gain a better understanding of how the International Mr. Leather competition works and is intended for Misters who are considering competing at IML. There will be past competitors and judges as well as staff from IML present to facilitate the discussion.

Edge Play
Workshop room – 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
By John Pendal
€ 10 • 20 pers.
We’ll look at what the pitfalls are of edge play and what you should do when things go wrong. And practical tips for enjoying scenes where limits are pushed…

How to block pain
Workshop room – 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
By John Pendal
€ 10 • 20 pers.
What techniques do people use to process pain or block it completely? For a fun & knowledgeable introduction to pain management this is the class for you.

Dungeon disasters
Workshop room – 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
By John Pendal
€ 10 • 20 pers.
This BDSM class examines pitfalls of kinky scenes with tips for warning signs and ways to avoid a disaster. We also look at negotiation.

Thuddy Impact Play
Workshop room – 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
By John Pendal
€ 10 • 20 pers.
This class examines health risks, aftercare needed and how to maximise the endorphin rush that thuddy impact play inevitably brings.

Speeddating – Assplay
House Of The Heart Restaurant – 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
By Bob Miller
€ 10 • 20 pers.
A sexy version of the speeddating format. Two circles of people interact for 3 minutes, then they move on to the next person.

Speeddating – BDSM
House Of The Heart Restaurant – 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
By Bob Miller
€ 10 • 20 pers.
A sexy version of the speeddating format. Two circles of people interact for 3 minutes, then they move on to the next person.

Speeddating – Couples & singles
House Of The Heart Restaurant – 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
By Bob Miller
€ 10 • 20 pers.
A sexy version of the speeddating format. Two circles of people interact for 3 minutes, then they move on to the next person.

Sunday March 8, 2020

Bootblack Secrets
Workshop room – 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
By Krizsly
€ 10 • 20 pers
Mr International Bootblack Kriszly teaches skills and knowledge about boot blacking. whether you are interested in basic skills or special techniques, Kriszly will be happy to help you answer your questions. If you wish to send in questions in advance, you can do so to bootblack@darklands.com.

Alphatribe & you
Workshop room – 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
By Bob Miller
€ 10 • 20 pers.
Alphatribe Magazine is looking for writers, editors, researchers, photographers, artists, organizers, social media enthusiasts and all others who want to be part of our effort and success. We’ll tell our story and you tell us yours.

Nipple play
Workshop room – 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
By John Pendal
€ 10 • 20 pers.
This class looks at ways to including nipples in a BDSM scene.

What about trans*?
Transgender in the gay fetish community
Workshop room – 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

By Jonah Wagner
€ 0 • 20 pers.
In this workshop I would like to talk with you about transgender people in the fetish community. What are important topics to talk about? What are problems trans* people are still facing? How to deal with external and intrapersonal issues? How can we include transgender people and contribute to create a better community for the future? Please feel free to also bring in your own personal questions and experiences. This workshop is constructed as a moderated roundtable, leaving space for open discussions.