Transforming hard cover books into spell journals and secret boxes is an outstanding craft project with a high WOW factor where gilded wax and dime store toys provide a creepy antique effect. Suitable for ages six through adult this workshop takes about 90 minutes and can be themed around Harry Potter, Lovecraft’s Necronomicon or just something sooky for Halloween
Handmade gifts favorite way to spoil my friends and if I can do that in the bar while enjoying a cold frosty one… WELL its a HOLIDAY MIRACLE
More and more frequently museums are including programming where art isn’t just presented but interacted with and guests are encouraged to make their own art, learn a new skill or just play around in an unfamiliar medium. As a guest presenter, I adore sitting down one on one with someone and letting them see how ordinary things can be admired objects or talking to a room full of kids about how art no matter how far away or unfamiliar can speak to all of us.
Making game play and design accessible to a diverse audience has been a central theme of my residency project. As kids we all play games, creating, exploring and ignoring rules is a condition of childhood. Playing and watching traditional sports is the most conventional way game play con ...
The object of Too Many Chefs is to create a full day of delectable meals from ingredient cards including dessert and midnight snack. You can expand your own recipes or play off your opponents designing signature dishes for more points. Be the 1st player to reach 100 to win or be voted to head chef by fellow foodies and you win. Too Many Chefs challenges players to get creative with their ingredients and with luck game play translates back into the kitchen inspiring real life menu and recipe design.
Believing that we are the stories we tell, self coined “fictional realist” arts educator Shawn Bowman creates tangible objects from imaginary narrative settings, specializing in subversive craft writing, humorous modern artifacts, workshop instruction and game design. Passionate about enabling creative communities, Bowman empowers students both young and old with hands on craft projects, literacy through comic writing and creating table top games working with organizations like Denver Comicon’s Pop Culture Classroom, Denver Public Libraries, Jeffco Libraries and is on the Board of Directors for Making Progress Colorado the producers of the Denver Maker Faire.
Her cheeky, text themed art has shown in numerous shows in Colorado and Oregon as well as her own 13’ Shasta trailer pop-up space “Gallery-a-Go-Go”. Want to throw a Pie Fight Party for your friends, she’s got notes. Need 60 hand illustrated faux journals to launch your Slenderman game release, she’s done that too. From tres chic “See Behind Sunglasses” for noir vixens to “Shrink-o-matic Sandwich Space Cannons” she’s designed a plethora of absurd objects for clients and friends.
Her BFA in Film Production from the University of Colorado led to a series of cinematic adventures as a location manager for feature films in NYC and ten year stint curating children’s content for independent film festivals for her distribution company IndieKid Films. Along with her art projects these days, she’s often found noodling around at Ax and Allies Automotive a vintage European sports car shop where she is a not-so-silent partner.