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October 2017

2017 Momentum Exhibition

October 5, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hoyt Sherman, 1501 Woodland Ave
Des Moines, IA 50314 United States
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Please join us in appreciating the work of artists with disabilities at the Momentum: Works of Growth and Recovery Annual Exhibition. This year, the exhibition will be hosted at Hoyt Sherman Gallery on October 5, 2017. The reception will take place from 6-7:30 PM.  This one night only event is held annually in October and boasts a diverse range of talent. This is a free, family-friendly event. Come enjoy the impact of art and disability services.  Our 2017 show is…

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May 2018

Arts Aloud

May 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Momentum Studio, 900 Keosauqua Way #104
Des Moines, IA 50314 United States
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Arts Aloud promotes self-expression as seen through an artistic lens. Be prepared to be introduced to theatre games that encourage imagination and coordination. Explore creative writing; poetry forms, short stories, essays by using prompts to promote conversation. We will provide participants with a notebook to use for this workshop. This workshop is meant to gage the interest in developing a weekly or bi-weekly theatre group and creating a performance for your family and friends. If you are interested in performing or doing…

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June 2018

Art Terrarium Workshop

June 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Momentum Studio, 900 Keosauqua Way #104
Des Moines, IA 50314 United States
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In this workshop you'll get your hands dirty while learning how to create your very own indoor garden. Learn the techniques on how to plant in a non-draining container. You will get to choose from a wide variety of succulents, rocks, moss, shells and gems to create your very own mini ecosystem. Each participant will have their choice of 2-3 succulents or evan a cactus to use for their terrarium. We have different planters available for you to create your…

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Photography Walkabout Workshop

June 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Momentum Studio, 900 Keosauqua Way #104
Des Moines, IA 50314 United States
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Community Support Advocates offers free workshops through their Momentum program for artists impacted by disability, brain injury, or living with a mental health diagnosis. Please join us as we take a walkabout outside in the neighborhood of our studio to capture the scenes and textures of downtown Des Moines. Since this will be an outdoor workshop please dress accordingly with a good pair of walking shoes. This workshop will be limited to the amount of cameras we have for participants…

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Des Moines Art Festival

June 22 @ 11:00 am - June 24 @ 5:00 pm
Des Moines Sculpture Garden

Visit our booth at the Des Moines Art Festival. Community Support Advocates will be there providing a fun kids activity near the corner of 11th & Grand! Interested in volunteering with us? Call Shannon Kaster at 515-681-4099 to get more information.

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July 2018

Copper Wire Workshop

July 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Momentum Studio, 900 Keosauqua Way #104
Des Moines, IA 50314 United States
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Community Support Advocates offers free workshops through their Momentum program for artists impacted by disability, brain injury, or living with a mental health diagnosis. Learn Techniques or working with different types and thicknesses of wire. We will take time to practice on wire and allow you to choose your favorite wire for your project. You will create an artistic, twisted wire TREE as a wall hanging, paperweight or decorative gift. You will learn how to use needle nose pliers, wire…

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