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March 2019

March Workshop Series – Drawing & Painting

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Momentum Studio, 900 Keosauqua Way #104, Des Moines, IA 50309
Des Moines, IA 50309 US
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Workshops are free for anyone who identifies as having a disability, brain injury, or mental health issue.  Learn to paint and draw with local artist Kate Allender! This drawing series is created for you to take them all, but you are welcome to drop in for one or two workshops in the series. Week 1 - (March 7) Intro to the series. There will be drawing and color activities, plus you will have a fun portfolio assignment. Week 2 -…

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April 2019

Living Art: Succulent Plants Workshop

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Momentum Studio, 900 Keosauqua Way #104, Des Moines, IA 50309
Des Moines, IA 50309 US
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Momentum provides free art opportunities to underserved populations impacted by disability, brain injury, or living with a mental health diagnosis.  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 even a cactus…

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Knotty Nail Workshop

April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Momentum Studio, 900 Keosauqua Way #104, Des Moines, IA 50309
Des Moines, IA 50309 US
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Workshops are free for anyone who identifies as having a disability, brain injury, or mental health issue. We will be upstairs on the 4th floor of the building at our neighbor's studio, The Knotty Nail. String art is a new spin on old art.  It's simple, really.  Find a pattern or picture you like and you hammer nails around the outline.  Wrap string around it to make oh-so-pretty artwork for your home. Now, it sounds simple but there are a few tricks and secrets…

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May 2019

Block Printing Workshop

May 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Momentum Studio, 900 Keosauqua Way #104, Des Moines, IA 50309
Des Moines, IA 50309 US
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Workshops are free for anyone who is impacted by disability, brain injury, or mental health. In this hands-on class, you will create your design and carve your stamp block. All materials, tools, and instruction will be provided, including items to print on. Please be advised that we will be working with sharp carving tools. If you need physical assistance using hand tools, we are more than happy to accommodate you. Please reach out to the Momentum Coordinator for more assistance at 515-681-4099.…

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Drum Workshop

May 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gateway Dance Theatre, 315 East 5th Street ## 12, Des Moines, IA 50309
Des Moines, IA 50309 US
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Momentum provides free art opportunities to underserved populations impacted by disability, brain injury, or living with a mental health diagnosis.  PLEASE BE ADVISED: This workshop is located in the East Village, held at the Gateway Dance Theatre. We will be using recycled objects to create drums and other percussion instruments. Afterward, you will be able to learn how to play different African & Carribean rhythms led by a musician at Gateway Dance Theatre. If you have any drums at home, please bring them…

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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

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