Just in time for Halloween, we’ll be making creepy 3D transformations from donated books. You’ll learn cool decorative techniques which have snakes, bugs and skeletons popping from the cover- perfect for decorating your secret lair, mad scientist laboratory or just sprucing up the crypt. https://jeffcolibrary.bibliocommons.com/events/search/local_start=2019-10-25%20TO%20&fq=branch_location_id:(ED)/event/5cb619bb62206f0373f5b6a3
Smaug, Toothless, Rhaegal, Viserion, Drogon, and Norberta are some of the famous dragons in literature- On the 19th you’ll create a pin honoring your favorite- In this two hour workshop we’ll paint glass eyes and combine them with polymer clay and special paints to make a fantastic fantasy heirloom to take home. The workshop is free and open to all ages, pre registration is preferred. https://www.anythinklibraries.org/events/dragons-eye-pin
In celebration of National Poetry Month, we will use paint chip samples to create verbal & visual poems by cutting & pasting the samples into a collage. Let the random words guide your poem, or create something motivated by entirely color!
Blushing Rose Bud, Mood Indigo, Pudding Pot, Azure Blue & Patriot Red… color pallets evoke a mood, guide design choices and even take a political stance! But without adjectives to name these colors, how can we describe the subjective nature of colors? Are words and colors disparate abstracts? And how does understanding color lend itself to poetry? Enjoy crafting & conversation at this unique event!
I’ll be one of eight artists booths where participants will have the opportunity to work with and explore fabrics and fibers in hands on, creative ways. Three of my Denver comic artist friends, Kristina Maldonado Badhand, Dion Harris and Terra Necessary have designed paper dolls for my table that we’ll dress in vintage fabrics and scraps, in an exploration of representation in past and the current craft world. Within the comics industry there has been an conscious effort to promote artists of color, women and people who are LGBTQ. By including illustrators, colorists and writers from traditionally marginalized communities, comics are able to reach larger audiences while presenting work from authentic and talented voices.
Other participating artists:
// Collaborative Weaving with Holly Foerster Harrison of Textile Restyle
// Fabric Collage with We Made This
// Scrappy Stories with Betterish
// T-Shirt Tote Bags with the Denver Sewing Collective
// Wrapped Branches with Sonya Erickson aka Doctorigami
// Yarn Dying with Independence Street Yarn
// Yarn Spinning with Kim Mirus
Tickets: $8 adults, $5 children, free for kids under 5 http://www.recreativedenver.org/classes-workshops/redefinefabric
765 SANTA FE DRIVE, DENVER, CO, 80204 720-638-3128 INFO@RECREATIVEDENVER.OR