Art Play Dates

artists at a workshop

Art Play Dates and Workshops for 2017

Hi all! I’m so excited — last week I announced via my newsletter which teaching artists we have in store for the new year. From the looks of my inbox and our Facebook group, you are excited, too!

Below is a table that shows what’s scheduled so far. You can also subscribe to the group’s Google calendar. This page and the calendar will be updated as often as needed and any changes and additions will be noted in the newsletter. As soon as I have all workshop registration information, I will add it to this site and link from this page.

2017 schedule (updated 6/13/17)

*Art Play Dates are free and are held from 10 am to 1 pm in the downstairs workshop at the Community Creative Center in Fort Collins, unless otherwise noted.

**Workshop details and registration information TBA; there will be links to those from this table in coming weeks.

 dateswhat is islocationteachermedia
January21Art Play Date (9a-noon)downstairs workshopn/an/a
February18Art Play DateIdea Labn/an/a
March11Artists' Garage SaleWolverine Farm Letterpress & Publick Housen/an/a
18Art Play DateIdea Labn/an/a
April15Art Play Datedownstairs workshop at Community Creative Centern/an/a
28-30workshopsKelly Kilmermixed media art journaling
May12-14workshopsCANCELEDMichael deMengassemblage
20Art Play Datedownstairs workshop at Community Creative Centern/an/a
June17Art Play Datedownstairs workshop at Community Creative Centern/an/a
23-25workshopsCANCELEDMindy Lacefieldmixed media painting, journaling
July7-9workshopsCANCELEDThomas Ashmanjewelry, books, assemblage
15Art Play Datedownstairs workshop at Community Creative Centern/an/a
21-23workshopsCANCELEDKristen Powersmixed media, journaling, rubber stamps, watercolor
August19Art Play Datedownstairs workshop at Community Creative Centern/an/a
25-27workshopsIdea Lab at Community Creative CenterCarol Ann Waughfiber arts
September8-10workshopsLeighanna Lightassemblage
October21Art Play Datedownstairs workshop at Community Creative Centern/an/a
November18Art Play Datedownstairs workshop at Community Creative Centern/an/a
December16Art Play Datedownstairs workshop at Community Creative Centern/an/a

Reminder: Art Play Date #8 is this Saturday

We’ll be meeting in the basement classroom/workshop at the Community Creative Center on Matthews Street in Fort Collins tomorrow, Saturday, December 17. Bring your projects and hang out for a few hours with your arty pals.

I sent out the newsletter last night and in case you aren’t on the mailing list, you can see it here.

Now I must get back to the Christmas prep. I love this time of year! See you tomorrow!


Art Play Date #6 Notes

Well, I am putting a reminder in my calendar to take photos next time. Will you remind me, too? 🙂

We had a nice time on Saturday! We had Sonia (making some paper flowers), Mildred (crocheting her temperature blanket), Aleta (painting) and Jessica (watercolors in her journal). I was working on catching up on my 3-year-old’s scrapbook.

Here’s some of the stuff we discussed:

  • Chit chat: The weather (we talked about it a LOT!) and being Colorado transplants and a bit about our native states and countries
  • Shopping opportunity: Cowboy Church is having a craft fair on October 29 and Mildred will have a table there
  • Workshop: Jennie Kiessling is teaching a journaling workshop at Artworks in Loveland, beginning October 27 (5-week course)
  • Book recommendation: Blue and Yellow Don’t Make Green by Michael Wilcox
  • Idea: Have a workshop on how to set up an Etsy shop (I will make this happen)
  • Idea: Set up links to all members’ only presence(s) (Working on this!)

Well, that’s all the news that’s fit to print today. See you next month!

Community Creative Center

Art Play Date #1 is This Saturday!

You may be wondering where I’ve been. *looks around the room mysteriously* Well, that’s a story for another day. The most important thing is that…

Art Play Dates are back!

Starting this Saturday, April 23rd (sorry for the late notice; I’ll do better next time), you and your fellow creatives are invited to meet up in the Idea Lab at the Community Creative Center in Fort Collins from 9a-noon. Bring a project you’re working on and settle in for a few hours of socializing and creating.

Here’s our agenda:

  • 10 minutes to gather and set up our spots
  • 10 minutes of introductory speech from me
  • 15-30 minutes (or as needed) for introductions and show & tell (2-5 minutes per person)
  • The rest of the time will be for creating and talking!
  • 10 minutes at the end for cleanup, as we need to be out by noon.

Thanks to the Community Creative Center for co-sponsoring this Art Play Date!

Future Art Play Dates will be held in the basement workroom at the CCC on the 3rd Saturday of each month.

The Community Creative Center is located at 200 Matthews Street in Fort Collins.

Please RSVP on our page so that we know to expect you!

Questions? Comment here and I’ll get right back with you. I also set up a new Facebook group for discussions, so you could ask your question there, if you prefer.