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October 2018

Painting Pumpkins

October 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Momentum Studio, 900 Keosauqua Way #104, Des Moines, IA 50314
Des Moines, IA 50314 US
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Free

Let's celebrate our love of the Autumn season and paint pumpkins! This will be a fun-filled afternoon using acrylic paint, glitter, and Googly Eyes! Hot apple cider and sweet treats will be provided to enjoy while we work. Your instructor will be Linda, a dedicated participant at the Momentum Studio. She has put together a laid back workshop, offering several different designs for participants to choose from. 

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Covered Bridge Tour

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Momentum Studio, 900 Keosauqua Way #104, Des Moines, IA 50314
Des Moines, IA 50314 US
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Community Support Advocates offers free workshops through their Momentum program for artists impacted by a disability, brain injury, or living with a mental health diagnosis. We will be visiting 2 covered bridges in Iowa to sketch or take photos, the first will be the Red Covered Bridge in South Des Moines and then travel to the Imes Bridge in St. Charles, Iowa. Transportation will be provided so space is very limited for this workshop.

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November 2018

Mirroring Images: Ink Blot Painting

November 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Momentum Studio, 900 Keosauqua Way #104, Des Moines, IA 50314
Des Moines, IA 50314 US
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This workshop is provided free to individuals who identify as having a disability, brain injury, or mental health issue.  We will be making our own inkblots and talking about the images found through this process of unstructured creativity. Inkblots can help anyone neatly sidestep their logical brain to access their creative right brain right away.  What one sees in an inkblot can be the beginning for a short story for creative writers, aid in character development for the budding playwright, provide…

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LAUGH & LOSE Fundraiser!

November 16 @ 8:00 pm - November 17 @ 12:00 am
Gas Lamp, 1501 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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Friends, Laughter, and Beer. All for a Great Cause! Laugh & Lose: A Comedy Battle Royale, a fundraising event for (MOMENTUM) a non-profit art program for artists impacted by disability, brain injury, & mental health. Local weatherman, Jason Parkin, & Jackie Schmillen from KCWI Channel 23 will be our emcees for the evening! Compete to win a custom WWE belt and bragging rights for just $10!  You can also support us by attending, or making an online donation today! Rules: 2 contestants…

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Advocacy Workshop!

November 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Polk County River Place, 2309 Euclid Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50310 United States
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Let Community Support Advocates help you articulate your story to influence change! This is the perfect opportunity to craft your story. Speak about your experience with a voice and message that motivates the listener. You will also have the opportunity to learn how to tell CSA’s story, to tell people who we are, what we can offer, and why they should care. Join us for one, or both Advocacy Workshops- REGISTER HERE!

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December 2018

DIY Canvas Creation

December 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Momentum Studio, 900 Keosauqua Way #104, Des Moines, IA 50314
Des Moines, IA 50314 US
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Free

Momentum provides free art opportunities to underserved populations impacted by disability, brain injury, or living with a mental health diagnosis.  There are times when we cannot afford to buy canvas to paint on and we have to get creative! We have invited an artist to come and share a way that he has made his own canvas! Learn how to create your own canvas using items that can be found around the home, or purchased at your local consignment shop.…

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The Momentum is Studio #104 on the first floor of Mainframe Studios, located at 900 Keo Way Des Moines, IA 50309