2022 Funshops

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Roll/Flip and Write Board game

Saille is back to host another round of Flip/Roll and Write board games, for ages 1-99+. Modern roll (dice) / flip (cards) take Yahtzee to a whole new level. We’ll play one of the following: Welcome To…, Cartographers, Three Sisters, Fleet, or Silver & Gold. Hosted by Saille Warner Norton.

Morning & Evening Tapping (EFT)

EFT Tapping works to rewire the brain to bring both the body and mind back into balance. I have been a specialist in EFT/Tapping since 2000. It has helped my children and me process the sudden death of my husband and, recently, the loss of our home in the Boulder fires and everything in between. We all know conferences can be overwhelming and even scary. New people, new activities, new ideas. Join me for AM Tapping and PM Tapping daily to help keep the overwhelm to a minimum and your joy high. Hosted by Lucretia Holcomb.

D&D Character Building

Have you ever had an existential crisis while conceptualizing a character? Have you ever thought that a character might be unrealistically detached from their past traumas or experiences? Do you not want your character to be static over a story? This is the funshop for you if you’re interested in any of the above. We will be meeting to discuss, create, and eventually play our own Dungeons and Dragons characters. The talks are meant to be applicable to any roleplaying game or character but D&D sheets will be provided. Intended for teens and young adults. A D&D One-shot Game will follow the next day. Hosted by Damon Zerbe.

D&D One-shot Game

Wanna come play low commitment Dungeons and Dragons? All are welcome as we play through our characters in a D&D classic: Arena fighting. The premise for our one-shot is that each of the characters were hired to capture each other dead or alive. I hope you come and let your creativity shine. D&D can run pretty long so be prepared if we go over our allotted time. Intended for teens and young adults. Hosted by Damon Zerbe.

Color Your Conference T-shirt

This design is just begging to be colored in! Bring your conference t-shirts and your
creativity to the Art Studio to fill your shirt with color. We’ll have printed pages of the design
available to pick colors and practice on then finalize with fabric markers.

Hosted by Kim Zerbe.

Button Making

Put your favorite image, artwork, or saying on a button! Hosted by Carolyn Groves.

Did Someone Say Pizza?

Of course someone said pizza! It’s a LIFE is Good tradition. If you’re a teen, come on down to the Teen Room on Thursday for some free pizza and soda! Check the schedule for the exact time. Hosted by the LIFE is Good Teen Scene.

Dance, Dance, Dance

Come dance with us! No dance experience required. We’ll do some fun, easy drills to warm up and get you movin’ and groovin’. Then we’ll learn a short dance routine to perform at the Talent Show together! You can also just come and learn the dance for fun!! We hope to see you there!!🕺🏼💃🏼 Hosted by Aliana &Viola Cerullo.

Happiness Tips

Looking for more happiness? Come learn some tips for quick joy boosts, as well as longer term happiness. Body position, reflection, humor, and laughter included. Hosted by Mai Lon Brosseau.

Making Art-dolls!

Come make interesting characters with wire frames, cloth, and clay! I’ve been making these as stop-motion puppets, and generally just to have, hold and fawn over… and you can too! I’ll have some pre-formed wire frames, an assortment of cloth scraps, embellishments, paint, and other delightful nonsense you can use 🙂 This funshop is appropriate for all ages, the wire is somewhat pokey so please watch out for your youngers. Teens should especially creating a new friend! Hosted by Fredrick-Amelliary Van Brink (He/They/She).

SKUNK!

All ages welcome. No experience required for an easy to learn game of chance. You can earn points quickly, but can lose them just as fast with the roll of the dice. The name of the game is “Don’t get skunk’d!” Hosted by Chrissie & Ben Korolsky.

Morning Yoga

Join us for a short revitalizing morning yoga practice guided by Yoga with Adrienne on YOUTUBE! That’s right, we’re practicing virtually AND together at the same time. 😎 We’ll follow a 15-20 minute practice that is open to any level. The point is just to move your body and find what feels good!  We will have a few yoga mats to share, but do bring your own yoga mat if you can. Hope to see you there. ☀️ Hosted by Viola Cerullo.

Handlettering 

Do you love to draw block letters, 3D letters, bubble letters, fancy curly letters? Or wish you knew how? Come and share the way you like to draw letters or learn from others. We’ll have fun practicing a variety of artful lettering that you can use for cards, signs, or just to create your own unique handwriting style. And I’ll show you a website where you can turn your handwriting into your very own font. Hosted by Leah Eads.

Your Moment of Zen

Come enjoy a mini vacation as you’re guided through a very simple meditation that is guaranteed to relax and refresh. The busier your mind, the better! Hosted by Alan Eustace.

Warrior Cat Roleplay Session 

Warrior Cat fans unite!  If you are interested in roleplay games and would like to create an on the fly Warrior Cat roleplay, come join us! Hosted by Betsey Tufano.

Furry Meetup

This is the place where people interested in the furry community, roleplay, fursuit making, etc. can meet. Open to all ages, come and show off your fursuit or fursona and meet other furries. Hosted by Betsey Tufano.

Make a Marble Maze

Design your own, unique marble maze using straws and a paper plate! Hosted by The Cook Family.

Origami

Let’s fold paper into cool shapes! Hosted by Kiera Cook.

Super Smash Brother’s Tournament! 

Enjoy competitive gaming? Sign up for the Super Smash Brother’s Tournament!  Hosted by Alex Cook.

Playground Games

Let’s play classic playground games like red light/green light and Simon says. Hosted by The Cook Family.

Art Space

Art Space is a place to bring any projects you’re working on. Or just come gather with other creative people to connect. Hosted by Violet Foronjy.

Paranoia

Let’s play Paranoia! Paranoia is a fun tag-type game you play with bandanas that hang out of your pocket or waistband. Hosted by Vivian Foronjy.

Barbies!

Come and play Barbies with us. Hosted by Zadie Cook.

Resources Show and Tell

Show and Tell isn’t just for traditional school settings! We’ll use the classic format to share unschooling resources that have helped us in our unschooling journey. I’ll start off sharing a few I’ve relied on and then open it to others to add to the conversation. Together we’ll compile a list of books, podcasts, articles, cartoons and more. It’s okay to come and listen, you don’t have to share. If you’re new to unschooling my hope is this will give you some ideas of where to find out more. If you’ve been unschooling awhile you might enjoy hearing about resources you aren’t familiar with as well as chiming in with ones you’ve enjoyed. Hosted by Molly Mulvaney.

Morning Walk

Meet in the lobby and power walk through the neighborhood as a group.  Part exercise, part conversation, this is a great way to connect and start your day! Hosted by Carolyn Fein

MUSIC IS LIFE!

Anyone is welcome to come join us in an improvisational rhythm circle. One thing that all of us have in common is that our hearts have beats. In a rhythm circle, we can create a flow of musical energy with one another. Bring your drums, percussive instruments or play your body parts if you choose. Let’s create some music together! Hosted by Mary King.

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 & Carolyn Groves.

Artist Trading Cards

Open to all ages. 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. Hosted by Erika Davis-Pitre.

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
    embellishment.
  • 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!*