18 OCT 19 | WE LOVE PUBLIC ART!

DID YOU KNOW? WORKSHOP8 provides corporate and public art design!  In fact, when a client comes to us in the midst of a project and asks for an original art piece for either the interior or exterior of their building, we nearly can’t contain our excitement. Currently, we’re working on a 36-foot interior mobile that […]

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18 AUG 19 | ARTS STREET

Introducing Arts Street @ YEA Arts Street is a non-profit organization that we have had the pleasure of coordinating with on three of our projects: Gateway North, Gateway South, and The Aerie Apartments. Founded in 1995, Arts Street’s mission is to help low-income, high-risk youth channel their artistic talents into professional activities. Their programming encourages […]

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08 AUG 19 | A YEAR IN REVIEW

Hip Hip Hooray! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 8/8 | International WORKSHOP8 Day!  The best day of the year is here! As we celebrate another turn around the sun, I wanted to bring you up to speed with the goings-on at our studio over the past 12 months. Grab a coffee, a beer, […]

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08 JULY 19 | DENVER – IT’S LIT

MARIPOSA: URBANISM REIMAGINED Denver doesn’t fall short of exciting events in the summertime, and we’d like to add another fun one to your calendars. On Wednesday, July 17th, come join Downtown Colorado Inc., the Denver Housing Authority, Brandy LeMae, and more as they discuss the Mariposa Neighborhood Redevelopment project. The Denver Housing Authority’s Mariposa Redevelopment […]

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18 NOV 18 | We Painted a Mural!

Blue Bird with Triangles & Stripes This past September, as a part of the Boulder Creative Neighborhoods Mural Program hosted by Boulder Arts & Culture, WORKSHOP8 was chosen to paint another mural! Located at 19th & Quince Avenue in North Boulder, this program pairs artists with homeowners through a City-based public art program. Step 1: Create […]

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28 JUN 17 | windy city weekend

Chelsea’s tour of Chicago I just returned from a long weekend in Chicago, which was AWESOME. If you’re looking for a city that is beautiful, clean, easy to navigate, and has amazing architecture around every corner (and great pizza), Chicago should be your next vacation spot. I spent four days with best friends taking in the […]

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introducing the Aerie

aerie: “a lofty nest of a big bird” “a house or fortress on a hill” It’s built! We’ve worked on all aspects of this project, from architecture to art and signage and interiors and furniture selection, pretty intensively for the past couple of years, and this baby, the Aerie, is finally ready for roosting! thanks for reading […]

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all about that 8

Huzzah ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! It’s International WORKSHOP8 Day! 8/8. . .  the best day of the year is here again! To celebrate this momentous occasion, we wanted to bring you up to speed with the goings-on at our studio over the past 12 months, as well as share with you some things you […]

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be my guest

15th Street Design District Party 2016 just 11 days away Friday, April 29 5 to 8pm 15th Street in Boulder between Canyon and Arapahoe  Let us know if you are coming. Be my guest and party at the 15th Street Design District annual district crawl! Attendees are welcomed to visit the 15th Street Design District companies who open their doors […]

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mural morals

tips for painting a mural The team—front: Kate, Emily, Melissa, Shawn; back: Chelsea, Brandy, Amanda, Marcel, Joseph, and me (Ivan). how it began Every Monday morning, promptly at 11-ish, the WORKSHOP8 team assembles for “stand up,” an hour-long meeting where we discuss opportunities and the status of our projects. It was at one of these […]

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gotta love SF

I grew up in Amsterdam and lived there till I was 17. Since then, I have lived in several places near large cities, but not actually in a city. I lived in the Bay area in the early 90s and I now live 45 minutes outside of Denver. Two weeks ago, I had to travel […]

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in the bauhaus

Joseph and I took our daughter Carmen to Aspen last weekend to kick off the summer and spend a few days at one of our favorite get away spots, the Aspen Meadows Resort.  I couldn’t get my family to pose for me, so I had to borrow these images from the hotel web site. history […]

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SUMMER IS. . . coming down September 8th

All good things must come to an end and unfortunately, that includes summer. We will be de-installing our SUMMER IS. . . public art installation on September 8th. However, you still have time to make summer last! The platforms, stools, and t-shirts from the installation are all for sale! Delivery to your home is free […]

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SUMMER IS. . . the story

  “SUMMER IS. . .“, WORKSHOP8’s first art installation, is up at the Denver Art Museum (DAM)! We wrote about the DAM’s call for proposals and our pitch back in February and I asked you all to be my “summer lover” in May (which you can still do)! In case you missed it, here’s a fun-sized photo-packed version of the story: […]

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