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Community Hang(out) 2019

The Community Hang(out) was created by one of our favorite former team members, Leah Brenner Clack. Although she’s still making and creating around Boulder, her legacy lives on at madelife. The Community Hang(out) brings together living artists and our arts-loving community for a night of fun, competition, and hanging out. The best part? 100% of sales go directly to the artists. Yup, that’s right. We don’t take a commission. In the spirit of bringing our community together to celebrate art and living artists, we simply open our doors,…

Opening Doors and Getting Drenched in Art

Opening Doors and Getting Drenched in Art

Madelife is a mutable space. From one day to the next, furniture gets moved around, meetings happen, creative projects get worked on, events happen, and you just never know what might pop up throughout the day. People are always passing through and the vibe waxes and wanes with the influx of employees, students, and passersby. One treat we love about our space and our work is the accessibility. You just never know who might walk in the door at any…

15 Maker Questions | Ceramicist Bridget Dorr

Local Ceramicist Bridget Dorr will be leading a hands-on workshop at Madelife on November 15th. Madelife visited Bridget in her Boulder studio to ask her a few questions and to check out some of her beautiful work.   When & where did you first learn your craft? I first started pottery in college while getting my Art Therapy degree.  I took a ceramics class first semester and ended up declaring a ceramic minor that year. Who (or what) has been…

Instructor Highlight | Laura Peuquet

Madelife joined writer and brand strategist Laura Peuquet for a quick talk about today’s social media trends, working for various clients, and branding strategy. Want to learn how to curate content strategically so that you reach the right audience at the right time? Check out Laura’s Smart Social Branding Course at Madelife! You have worked with a variety of clients and companies. How has your experience helped to hone your working process as a brand strategist? From working with a variety…

Instructor Highlight | Chelsea Chorpenning

Starting October 15th, Chelsea Chorpenning will be teaching an 8-week Lifestyle Photography Course at madelife! We met up with Chelsea for a quick discussion about her career, process, and life as a professional photographer!   How did you get started as a lifestyle photographer and how would you define the genre? I was given my first film camera when I was 15 after taking an intro to photography class in high school. I was instantly hooked. However, I didn’t see it…

20 questions w/ Jerod Barker

Madelife visited Community Hangout Winner and Natural Feels Artist Jerod Barker at his studio for a quick chat before his group show at Madelife! Don’t miss the opening reception of the Natural Feels Gallery Show, this Saturday at Madelife. Describe yourself and your work: I am easily distracted and always looking for something new, which could be why my medium and style tend to change with time. Who or what has been your biggest influence? My biggest influence has always…