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Nov 26

An Entertaining Thanksgiving Placemat

By Sarah Spencer | Play

Forget the fancy napkins and table-top decorations—there are enough dishes to juggle and fires to avoid this Thanksgiving. Instead, why not skip the fancy and go for some DIY table decorations.

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Let’s start with something to entertain the guests while they wait for the turkey to come out of the oven — a decorated, and decorate-able placemat. Just make sure everyone has a few markers or crayons.

Learn how to make one yourself after the jump or download the above here and print it out on 11-by-17-inch paper.

11-by-17-inch text weight paper
Black fine-point marker
Your Imagination Some downloaded fun
Thanksgiving facts

Method to make your own:
1. Plan out your design on the 11-by-17-inch sheet of paper.
2. Draw the design in using a black fine point marker.
3. Write in fun facts for your guest to read
4. Take to your local copy shop and make copies for your guests.
5. Place them at the table just before dinner.
6. Put out a cup of markers (next to the wine) so guests can doodle!

Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 10

EVENT: Creative Clarity Lab at MOD PHX

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Join us on Monday Nov. 16 from 5:30 – 7:30 at MOD PHX

Creative Clarity Labs: Discover personal creativity is a professional asset


What to expect:

You will experience the transformational power of finding Creative Clarity through this hands-on, engaging workshop called a Lab. In Creative Labs we don’t talk at you—our fellow creators—we have a conversation with you around creativity. We share how tools of creativity are an opportunity to stop over-thinking and engage in play for a purpose. We ignore the idea of a final outcomes to create an environment where you have fun, and thus revive your inner creative ability.

We use art supplies, office supplies and introduce new tools, materials and concepts that lead to breakthroughs in ideation, problem solving and brain storming ability. A few hours of play helps build skills in personal creativity and relieves stress. And this month you can join us at MOD where you can drink a beer or a glass of wine while being creative!


2828 N. Central Ave. Suite 100 Phoenix, AZ 85004
1+(602)  687 9417

Oct 10

Bring your Playground equipment

By Sarah Spencer | Play

sewingplayBefore you join us at the McKinley Club, be sure to grab your playground equipment. That could be a pad of paper and markers, your favorite pen for writing poetry, a sewing machine or that rad set of watercolor pens you just discovered at Arizona Art! Git it together and git down here! Thursdays 4 pm to 5:30pm. See you then!