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Whether you already have a binder of EX Pokemon or are just starting out, Pokemon can be a lot of fun even without a smartphone– Pokemon TCG (the card game) was around long before Pokemon Go! Come compare and trade cards, show off your collection, wear your favorite Pokemon shirt, or learn to play the card game for the first time. Hosted by Leah Eads.
Life Is Good Rocks!
Come join us in the latest Art Abandonment craze, and let’s paint some rocks. Afterwards, we’ll meet up to do a lunchtime walk and hide our goodies around the conference grounds and surrounding area. Rock donations welcome and appreciated. Hosted by Saille Warner Norton.
Creating Minecraft add-ons (MCPE and Win10)
Ever want to tame a spider or ride a cow? It’s easier than ever to mod Minecraft. Anyone can create an add-on. You only need Notepad and Paint (basic text and image editing programs). We will walk through how to create a few simple add-ons and how to package and share them. If you bring a laptop you can follow along and have a add-on to share by the end of the funshop. If you do want to create your own add-on during the funshop bring a few digital pictures and an idea or two on how you would like to change a mob. Hosted by Scott Tucker & Nora Tucker.
Quick elimination style Pokemon trading card game tournament.
3 age groups – 6-10, 11-15, 16+
60 card deck needed to enter
Each participant will receive a gym badge button.
The winner of each age group wins a starter deck.
Hosted by Angela Kartischko & William Crawford.
Introduction to Emotional Acupressure
Learn how to use 2 emotional acupressure interventions to reduce or emilinate emotional distress. Hosted by Rachelle McCloud.
Lets Make Flubber!
We will be turning simple ingredients into a fun stretchy polymer. Flubber is given it’s name from the popular 1960’s film about a scientist inventing a substance that has special energy properties. While our goo won’t be as magical, it will still be entertaining. We will snap, stretch, squish and ooze our way to a good time. (Please note: one ingredient in this recipe is Borax. While this is a common laundry ingredient, it does require caution handling. Kids who can closely follow safety instructions can participate solo. Other kids will be asked to have a parent help.) Hosted by Misty Murphy.
Travel Notebooks & Journals
Learn how to record your travel memories by scraping, journaling, sketching or painting. If you don’t know how to draw, no worries! Spramani will show you how stunning travel journals can be created by collecting simple travel brochures, receipts, train tickets and basic doodles. This class is addicting and colorful and sure to get you journaling! We will discuss tips, and best art supplies, mediums that travel well, and compact for easy travel. Samples will be available for you to view. If you have a journal, bring it to class. There will be paper to bind and create your own to get started. Spramani will be reviewing and demonstrating many mix-media materials that work great for travel notebooks or journals. Best for kids 7 years and up. Hosted by Spramani Elaun.
Learn how to marbleize paper, learn what materials are needed, and make fun letterhead, note cards and tags. All materials are included in this workshop. Best for kids 7 years and up. Hosted by Spramani Elaun.
Dream Big Funshop: for the teens and young adults (and maybe the grownups who still have big ideas). What’s your biggest most aspirational idea EVER? How does anyone achieve it? Looking at the top of the mountain, from base camp, feels daunting, if your goal is to get to the top. Looking at it from a different angle feels doable. Practical and inspirational ways to find what you love and think about that dream. Think big thoughts and have big ideas. Don’t be afraid to do it. Come and inspire each other. All ages welcome. Hosted by Renee Cabatic & Jenny Cyphers.
The Audition Funshop
Ever wanted to audition for a play? You might not know what to expect. Bring your knowledge or lack thereof and join in a practice audition! All ages welcome. Hosted by Chloë Asher Crane
Dr. Who Discussion and Trivia
Dr. Who fans, this is for you! Let’s spend some time talking Dr. Who then enjoy Who trivia. Purple coats and bow ties welcome, along with other Who attire. Hosted by Seth Jones.
Hey, I’m Annabel, and this is the second time I’ll be hosting a trivia funshop because I love pretending I’m smart by using humor and big fancy words. Come here if you’re a giant nerd, or if I make you come. There are no other reasons I can think of for you to come.
A fun trivia example:
You: (filled with glee because my funshop is so great) astronomy for 500 please,
Me: (pulls it off my amazing gameshow themed poster board) what would a galaxy being flocculent, or fluffy tell you about the age of its stars?
You: they are young boys
me: correct you get one singular intrinsically worthless point (if you get the most points you get to choose from 3 /mystery/ boxes, which all have different prizes varying in quality) Hosted by Annabel Paulson
Drawing the human figure is a difficult task, but life drawing is one of the best ways to learn how to draw the figure! Life drawing is where you draw from a live model and they pose for set amounts of time so you can draw them. This will be uninstructed for the most part but I’ll be able to answer questions and give tips as wanted! We’ll be doing several short poses (1-5 minutes), which are good for practicing gesture. And a few longer poses (5-10 minutes), which are better for shading and form. Bringing your own sketchbook is not required but if you have one and would like to use it feel free! I’ll be supplying paper and pencils for those who don’t bring a sketchbook. Hosted by Amelia Van Brink.
Meet and Greet for Newbies
We will help everyone attending the conference for the first time understand the flow of the conference, maneuvering logistics, tips on getting your needs met and answer any questions you might have about how to make the conference work for you and your family. Or if you’re not a newbie, come share your favorite conference tips. Hosted by Kristin Lake.
Trashion: Trash to Fashion
Using plastic, old clothes and linens and we’ll bring them new life together. We’ll use crochet, sewing, knitting, applique, fabric markers, fabric tying and more. Make a sweater into a purse or ripped pants into a skirt. Turn tee shirts into bags or bed sheets into yarn. Make your too small pants bigger or turn an old rice bag into a backpack. Make jewelry out of plastic from the recycling bin. The sky’s the limit. Hosted by Rebekah Cowell.
Basic Herbal Medicine
Come learn to make a few basic, safe for all ages herbal remedies from ingredients likely already in your kitchen and herbs you probably have in your backyard. We’ll focus specifically on a few basics and lightly touch on foraging, types of herbal medicines and other herbs. Hosted by Rebekah Cowell.
Join us for one hour of gentle, slow, deep stretching. Most poses are able to be modified for most bodies. This is a quiet, slow style of yoga that might leave littles a little squirrelly and bored, so use your discretion as to ages of attendees. The sky’s the limit. Hosted by Rebekah Cowell.
Fun with yarn!
Are you a knitter? Crocheter? Spinner? Whether you come to learn or just to hang out with other lovers of yarn, this is the funshop for you! Some yarn and tools will be provided for use in the funshop or bring your own. There will be at least three people available to teach as well. Hosted by Kristin Lake, Renita Smeatley & Rebekah Cowell.
Let’s shut off the lights and light up the dark! We’ll have some upbeat music, a disco ball light that responds to the music and lots of light up and glow items to play with. Feel free to bring your own as well! Hosted by Renee Cooper.
Acrylic painting on canvases with minimal instructions. The idea is to let creativity flow. Hosted by Bethany Sells.
ATC-Artist Trading Cards
What are Artist Trading Cards? Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) are simply pieces of art that are made out of cards measuring 2.5”by 3.5”. You can buy special paper already cut to this size, or better yet, simply use sturdy paper you already have at home. Old file folders, card stock, greeting cards – any paper that is not flimsy – can be cut to the right dimensions and used as an ATC. Think about baseball trading cards and look for paper about that weight. Or, be creative and use materials other than paper. Just keep to the 2.5” x 3.5” size. Once you have your 2.5 x 3.5” card, what you do with it is up to you. Draw on it, paint, collage, sew, embellish, write words.
In an ATCs funshop, all of the participants share materials, themes, techniques and ideas with others in the funshop to make unique ATCs. And we always schedule time for trading/swapping finished cards too!
ATCs Supplies needed from Home for this Funshop:
Cardstock-Cut to the 2.5″x 3.5″ size and leftover scraps.
Colored paper of various weights and sizes.
Old gift wrap, Magazines and Catalogs for collage cards.
Fabric scraps, Buttons and other sewing notions for
Watercolor paints, Crayons, Colored Markers, Gel Pens, Colored Pencils etc.
Scissors, Paper Punches, Glue, Tape, etc.
And any other Arts and Crafts supplies that you would like to share(Most Scrapbooking Supplies work well for making ATCs).
*Even if you don’t participate in the ATC funshop, we would really appreciate donations of art supplies from everyone!*
Hosted by Erika Davis-Pitre.
Cut & Paste Collage
Create a one-of-a-kind artwork by combining pictures and words cut from recycled magazines. Hosted by Bean Paulson.
Get-Teen to Know You Icebreaker Games
The Art and Science of Flirting
Social Justice and Political Action
Moving Out: Buying, Renting and Dealing with Roommates
Job Hunting/Resumes/Making a Living As an Artist
How to Argue Effectively/ Mock Debate