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Sponsor // Learn and save with Craftsy! One class for $19.99 


Some days are meant for creativity — and today is one of them! For the next 24 hours, you can pick up any one Craftsy class for $19.99 or less. Click here to unlock your special pricing. And don’t delay — this deal ends soon.

This offer is only available August 25 and 26, 2016. This offer is exclusive for Colossal readers, from our friends at Craftsy. One class per member. Prices are in U.S. dollars. This sale excludes classes from The Great Courses.

Sponsor // The PASEO 2016 Transforms the Streets of Taos Historic District in September 


A [email protected] projection piece by Markus Dorninger (Austria), 2014.

In Taos, New Mexico, one of the oldest communities in America, a new outdoor art festival prepares to welcome 25 experimental artists. The PASEO 2016 brings the temporary art of installation, performance and projection to the streets of Taos and engages the entire community, youth and visitors included.

Three international artists will present at The PASEO 2016. Cie. Willi Dorner, a dance company from Vienna, will incorporate Taos people in a roving dance performance. Alexandra Gelis of Toronto will present “Raspao,” her hybrid snow cone food cart vehicle and moving sound sculpture. Bert Benally, from the Navajo Nation and New York City, will construct “Sand Rays,”a responsive sand painting. Another 22 juried art installations will also be included in the festival.

The PASEO 2016 happens September 23 to 25. The participatory installations occur on Friday and Saturday, 5 to 10pm. “[email protected]” workshops, lectures and demonstrations will be on Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5pm. This is a New Mexico True event, part of the annual Taos Fall Arts Festival.

For the festival schedule, visit PaseoProject.org.

The North American Winners of the Polartec APEX Awards, the Future of Outerwear Design (Sponsored) 


While Polartec pushes the boundaries of fabric science, they rely on the inspiration of designers and developers to realize the beautiful shapes their fabrics can truly become. For nearly 20 years, the Polartec APEX Awards has recognized this collaboration by honoring the design teams who utilize Polartec fabrics to push boundaries and usher in the future of outerwear design.

To announce the 2016 winners, Polartec enlisted the help of specially designed android mannequins and the photography of Chris Hornbecker. Together with a team of veteran character and special effect artists, fabricators, digital artists, and stylists, Hornbecker’s energetic and emotional photography transforms mortal models into futuristic figures. Shot in and around Portland, Oregon, including the campus of Lewis & Clark College and Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood, the images highlight the forward-looking nature of the Apex Award-winning garments as they exist within native outdoor and urban settings.

This year’s seven North American Apex Award Winners:

   — Reebok – Polartec Alpha Lightweight Warmth Jacket, designed by Ashlie Malouin
   — Nike – Aerolayer Men’s Golf Vest, designed by James Drew, Scott Hutsenpiller, Abby Swancutt
   — Louis Garneau – Cove Hybrid Jacket & Rocket Skirt, Designed by Patrick Cote & Virginie Locat
   — DragonWear – Elements Flak Jacket, designed by Rosalie Lovett & Emelia Black
   — Altra – Lone Peak Neoshell 3.0 Mid, designed by Steven Shorten
   — Molosser – Aegis All-Weather Dog Jacket, designed by Larry Cockrell & Larry Herman
   — Reigning Champ – Ripstop Insulated Bomber Jacket, designed by Tung Vo



Polartec is the modern descendent of a century-old New England mill. From knits, wool and upholstery, to supplying military uniforms since World War I, Polartec earned its outdoor cred as the inventor of the original synthetic fleece that brought together function and fashion in the 1980s. Today, Polartec is the inventor of performance fabrics that breathe, regulate temperature, resist fire, and can even originate from upcycled plastic bottles.





Learn more about the Polartec Apex Awards, and this year’s winners, at apex.polartec.com.

This post was sponsored by Polartec.

Sponsor // Fill Your Fall With Art and Design Certificates at Parsons 


Make the most of back-to-school season at Parsons School of Design, part of The New School in NYC. Develop invaluable creative skill sets, and set out on a new career path in industry-leading areas like Graphic and Digital Design, Fashion Business, Fashion Design, Interior Design and Architecture Studies, and Fine Art. Autumn is your time for professional renewal.

Parsons is a globally top ranked art and design school. Its award-winning faculty and curriculum will place you at the forefront of art and design innovation. Fill Your Fall >>

Want to learn more? Join Parsons August 16 for the Continuing Education fall information session. Faculty will be on hand to discuss the latest courses and noncredit certificate options in all areas of study! RSVP now >>

Sponsor // Learn Travel Sketching in Mixed Media With 50% Off This Online Craftsy Class 


Capture the energy and excitement of travel in spontaneous sketches!

Whether you have just a few minutes to jot lines, or a half hour to make a small watercolor, start depicting your surroundings in stunning sketches. Learn how with professional artist Marc Taro Holmes in his online Craftsy class, Travel Sketching in Mixed Media. You’ll get 50% off Marc’s video lessons — a special, one-week offer for Colossal readers — and learn fun, fast and flexible techniques for sketching on location.

With these lessons, which you can watch anytime and as many times as you like, Marc will guide you through everything from elegant observational sketches in line, to bold silhouette drawings with a brush pen, watercolor sketching, layering techniques and more. Along the way, you’ll also pick up skills for visual storytelling and perspective drawing.

Visit Craftsy now to get 50% off the online class, Travel Sketching in Mixed Media, and enjoy your video lessons risk-free with Craftsy’s full money-back guarantee. Offer expires August 8, 2016 at 11:59pm MT.

Sponsor // New Cityscape Jewelry Features More Iconic City Skylines 


Anyone who has spent time traveling understands the feeling of nostalgia for a city’s cuisine, people, and architecture. Designer Ola Shekhtman understands this feeling and has transformed some of the world’s most iconic skylines and landmarks into a collection of wearable cityscapes.

Her architectural tributes range from the Barcelona ring, filled with Antoni Gaudí’s distinctive work, to the Seattle ring which features the Fermont Troll, a whimsical local public art sculpture.

In addition to wearable homages to major metropolises like London, Hong Kong, and Paris, you can now get your very own skyline ring for Chicago, New Orleans, Los Angeles and many more. All designs come in polished silver, 14k yellow, white or rose gold, 18k gold or platinum. Pendants are also available and earrings are coming soon!

View all of Shekhtwoman’s Cityscape designs here. For updates on her new designs, follow Ola on Instagram and Facebook.

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