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LOCATION: RiNo ArtPark - 1900 35th St

CATEGORIES: Art Events | RiNo Sponsored | RiNo ArtPark | Art | Workshops


July 12 & 26, August 2 & 16, 6–8pm

Grab the kiddos, a blanket and a snack, or grab some food from a nearby restaurant, and join us for some low-key suppertime art in the park!

This July and August we'll be getting outside to make a host of unconventional and totally cool interactive objects together, from building art cars to making needlepoint graffiti. Workshops are free with all supplies included, but you will need to pre-register. Kids, teens and their adult friends are all encouraged to participate with individual and group projects. Pets welcome, and snacks and drinks will be available if you don't want to bring your own!

About the instructor: Arts educator Shawn Bowman specializes in renegade art education creating 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.

July 12: Felted Geodes

With a little soapy water and wool roving we’ll be creating our own soft rocks which have gorgeous layers when cut in half. Danielle Olinger, the outreach coordinator for School of Mines Museum of Earth Science, will be on hand to tell us how geodes are formed, where to find them and other cool facts about rocks and minerals.


July 26: Natural Mandalas

Patterns, and harmonies surround us in the natural world from the parallel blades of grass in the park to the round pebbles in the river. Using plants and rocks we’ll experiment with these geometries and colors creating our own temporary outdoor installations and have paper mandalas for you to color and take home.


August 2: Art Cars

Some folks just can’t leave their art in a museum and would rather travel around with it or even inside of it! In this workshop we’ll design our own tiny art cars using toys, googly eyes and other fun found objects. Along the way we’ll talk about the phenomenon of art cars and roadside museums and other homegrown exhibits.


August 16: Graffiti Needlepoint

Taking inspiration from some of our favorite graffiti walls and fonts we’ll create our own tiny masterpieces on fabric with sewn embellishments. Denver muralist and artist Wiser Oner will be on hand talking about all the unique ways you can take wild style art into other projects from tattoos to car wraps and woodworking.


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