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Creative Shields Presents Colored Only- A workshop and art exhibit for The Hip Hop Coloring Book

The Hip Hop Coloring Book was created to educate and promote creativity through the medium of Hip Hop Culture. To celebrate the books release, Shields is hosting a coloring workshop and art exhibit that will allow you to experience the rich history, imagination and creativity of the Hip Hop movement through the pages of this book.

His medium of choice: paper, pencils, pens, crayons, markers, and watercolors.

Experience creativity outside the lines in the debut of this groundbreaking contribution to imagination, education, and Hip Hop.

“Hip Hop Coloring Book Art Class”
This afternoon class is the perfect weekend activity for families. RSVP at

“Art Show & Book Signing”
This Art Show is for both art and Hip Hop enthusiasts. Thirty of the Artist’s pieces will be on display. RSVP at

This event is open to the public.
A limited edition version of The Hip Hop Coloring Book will be made available for purchase at this events. Crayons not included.

Music by DJ Ezrakh
Beer has been lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery


Last year I had the pleasure of filming James Shields, visual artist, on the Brooklyn Bridge. Ever since then he has had his life changed in various ways. So I took a trip to Dumbo, Brooklyn to revisit James Shields and see how the artist is progressing. 


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James Shields had to buy one of his bracelets in order to get this photo.

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About a week or two ago I had the pleasure of interviewing a striving artist in Brooklyn, New York. My experience with James Shields gave me a tidbit of his world. His use of vibrant colors in his paintings can best be described by him as “Energy busting out.” The mixture of his personal experiences with his love of hip-hop is shown vividly through his work. The passion he has in his work is so strong that he decided to make it a career and that is decision I tip my hat off to. To see a person put his all into something he believes in, even to the point of making a decision that most people couldn’t; that is motivation at it’s best. I want to thank James Shields for helping me get a little bit closer to my work. He has shown me that being artist takes hard work and sometimes sacrifice. I guess in this case it’s no pain no gain. I’m just glad he gave me the encouragement to embrace a decision like the one he made, should I ever cross that bridge. Keep that good art coming James Shields, you have a fan in me.


“James Shields”

Twitter: @Creativeshields

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Artist: James Shields

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