NoCo Mini Maker Faire

November 30th, 2015
by Madalene

On October 10-11th, the Phoenix Asylum picked up our skills and crafts and attended the massive show-and-tell known as Maker Faire. Our first venture into this world was a soft landing with the help of our friends Karen and Will, at the NoCo Mini Maker Faire in Loveland, CO. Whether it was Conner showing off our Silhouette electronic cutter, Mark educating folks on the gems and minerals of Colorado, Madalene explaining the bats that make up her MakeyMakey project, or the many other members who helped us share what we do, we made a great impression and new friends.

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Doodles Big Top Tats at the Night Market

October 30th, 2015
by Madalene

Night Market 2015The Phoenix Asylum Inmates had a great summer! We did our second “Night Market” – a magical evening where the select invited individuals provide a world tucked inside the back of a moving truck. We descend upon an abandoned parking lot, with the location revealed late that day, and put on a fantastic performance filled evening.

Our idea for the evening was the one that got the most laughs in our brainstorming session: “What if a group of failed clowns opened a tattoo parlor?” and it went haywire from there! The many visitors who let us tattoo them with our special sharpies had no idea what they were in for, and we had a fantastic time: tattooing people and toasting our founder and namesake, Doodles the Clown.

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Instamorph Instructables Workshop

September 30th, 2015
by Madalene

Carrying on with our series of Instructables workshops, in April of 2015 we hosted a public workshop with the thermoplastic known as Instamorph. It’s a hard plastic that can be heated in water to temperatures of 150-160F, which makes it flexible for molding by hand. The material turns clear, making it easy to tell when it’s ready to mold. Everyone attending had a great time, and walked away with wands, sculptures, molded replacement parts and other cool items.

Check out our page of creations on Instructables!

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Need Space?

March 14th, 2015
by Crystal

Hello to all the lovely Artists and makers in the cyber world.

Do you need space for your work? Have a desire to stretch out and make things?  Phoenix Asylum has space available. Become part of a great artistic community, and enjoy a creative environment to bring your designs to the physical realm. For more information please email info@phoenixasylum.org

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