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2017 Funshops

Gameshow Trivia

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

Life Drawing

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.

Daily Yoga

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.

Light-up-the-Dark Party

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.

Intuitive Painting

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

Teens only
Are you a teen new to LiG? Are you a veteran teen looking to meet new friends? Come on down to the Get Teen to Know You! We’ll play name games, have friendship speed dating and pizza! Hosted by the LiG Teen Scene.


 Improvisational acting, or Improv, is a fun, spontaneous type of theatre, but how does it really work? Join us to learn the basic guidelines of Improv, to play some fun games, and to learn to live life in the moment. All ages are welcome! Hosted by Maya Huck, Paige Murphy & Olivia Smith.

Team Building 

There are many life circumstances where bringing folks together to work for a common goal is necessary: co-workers, roommates, projects, sporting events, gaming, learning, service projects, relationships, study groups, playing music and more. Gather with other teens (all ages welcome) to discuss ways we have made team building work in our lives and tools and techniques to use in the future. Hosted by David Fjeld & Melissa Schaefers.

The Art and Science of Flirting

Teens only
Want to know how to signal your interest in another person? Is that cutey looking at YOU? How to make it known skillfully without creeping out the object of your interest. And once you’ve opened the lines of communication how do you make a date happen? Let’s practice flirting together in a non-stress, no expectation setting. Hosted by Chloe King & Melissa Schaefers.


Teens and everyone should travel abroad because it breaks barriers, expands perspectives, builds bridges to other cultures, increases strength, resilience and character, and shows that globally we are all connected. Let’s discuss the difficulties and solutions to making travel possible for all. Let’s hear from teens and young adults who have made trips abroad, what they’ve learned and what we can do to make travel part of our life experience. Hosted by the Leif Schmit.

Social Justice and Political Action

with Erika Davis-Pitre
Awaiting description. Hosted by the LiG Teen Scene.


Um, hey makeup yeah? Makeup, how to do it better. What’s up with society even?? Learn things like how to accentuate features of your face, how to find the right foundation, and how to not accidentally poke yourself in the eye when applying makeup there. We will be speaking our opinions and being open to those of others, as well as finding individual senses of style. Some people like a ton of makeup, others prefer just mascara, and there are plenty in-between.  Hosted by Chloe Asher Crane & Jayn Coburn.

Moving Out:  Buying, Renting and  Dealing with Roommates

Awaiting description. Hosted by the Leif Schmit..

Job Hunting/Resumes/Making a Living As an Artist

with Robyn Coburn and Lisa Weber
Awaiting description. Hosted by the LiG Teen Scene.

How to Argue Effectively/ Mock Debate

with Emily Smoot
Awaiting description. Hosted by the LiG Teen Scene.


Memes intro: much memes. Very discussion. Such learn about. Wow.  Hosted by the LiG Teen Scene.


More Funshops will be added soon!