2012 LUMINARY WORKSHOPS

 

Throughout history and the world, luminaries have brought forth the essence of the human spirit! Luminaries made in the studio are constructed from reed-like cane and paper using white glue as a bonding material. You may choose to use an existing template or create your own design.

 

Projects usually take 2-3 days (10-20 hours) to make, so make plans to return to the studio to complete your piece during open studio hours after your workshop. Materials and tools will be available, but the materials are expensive and any extra contributions are certainly appreciated. Consider every session your invitation to expand your experience of luminescent imagination! To participate contact Nichole Rose at 360-786-0398.

 

LUMINARY BASICS

Beginning March 22 • Thursdays 6:00-8:30pm • Sundays 11:00am-3:00pm

Adults/Kids (9-12) • $10 • Nichole Rose

Get ready to light the night with your own amazing, luminescent creation! Learn how to frame and paper a luminary star, crystal, or other shapes that inspire you. We’ll also discuss mounting and lighting options. Keep in mind that projects can take longer than the scheduled workshop hours, depending on project complexity. Materials and tools will be available, but if you choose to take on a more complex form, costs may increase. Children 12 and under must have an adult to work with them. To register or learn more about the workshops, call Nichole Rose at 360-786-0398 or email nicholecrose@gmail.com.

 

All leading up to…

THE 8th ANNUAL LUMINARY PROCESSION: THE 5TH ELEMENT OF SPIRIT

Friday, April 27 • 9:00pm

Illuminate your night with a magical moment that will uplift and delight! Meet downtown at 5th and Washington. Bring your lanterns and luminaries! Please note that this year the route of the Luminary Procession has changed, so that the closing ceremony will be at Sylvester Park (not Capitol Lake).

 

2012 PROCESSION ART WORKSHOPS

 

The spirit, beauty, and intention of the Procession – to deepen our awe for and protection of the natural world – is as essential and heart-felt today as it was when the Procession began 18 years ago. The Procession invites your inspired imagination, joyful creating, and undaunted sharing. Join us in the Art Studio to help create an environmental pageant that engages our hearts and minds with the delight and beauty of the natural world. The Procession of the Species Celebration: Where Life on Earth Matters.

 

ART MATERIALS DONATION DROP-OFF!

Procession Community Art Studio

Every Day • 3:00-7:00pm

This is the day you’ve been waiting for to empty out your garage, basement, and closets of anything a person might use in a Procession art project! See the list of what we need at Procession.org. Bring clean recycled materials to the Art Studio throughout March and April.

 

ART STUDIO VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION

Every Saturday • 10:00am-Noon

16 years and up • Leslie Gowell

Want to get more involved with making the Procession happen? Come on Saturday mornings to join this year’s production crew. Learn to orient newcomers to the studio, help folks with batik, papier mache, and costuming projects, and maintain the Studio. Your volunteer shift is a great time to work on your own project too!

 

FISH ON STICKS!

Every Monday • 7:00-9:00 pm

Under 12 w/adult • $5 • Eli Sterling and Ann Pelo

One of the Procession’s most enduring keepsakes, this celebration art form is older than cardboard itself! Glittered, beribboned, and suspended high on bamboo poles, these spangles are cut from cardboard templates using the shapes and forms of nature – from lotus to orca – as your canvas!

 

BATIK BASICS

Every Tuesday • 7:00-9:00 pm

Under 12 w/adult • $5 • Linda DuPertius

Batik is one of the defining art forms of the Procession, and is used in windsocks, banners, and costumes. This workshop will teach you basic batik techniques and construction details for making windsocks and banners so you can fly your creative spirit through the streets.

 

HEADDRESS DESIGN

Every Wednesday • 7:00-9:00pm

Under 12 w/adult • $5 • Studio Staff

Parents! Easy headdresses for you and your family to construct and wear in one session. Come as a herd, a flock, or a pride! Fashioned from tag-board, this Central American art form allows you to create a headdress as elaborate or as simple as you like. Perfect wear for drumming in a band!

GETTING STARTED WITH PAPIER MACHE!

Every Saturday • Noon -1:00pm

Under 12 w/adult • $5 • Laura Killian & Wren Brastow

Roll up your sleeves and get into the goopy fun of papier-mache. Bring your own project idea or simply pitch-in on a work in progress. Either way,

we are experts at getting you started! Come on your own or with group of friends. Wear your old clothes!

 

OWL COSTUMES!

Every Saturday • Noon-2:00pm

Under 12 w/adult • $5 • Kris Geringer

Give a hoot and join the owl clan! We’ll make masks, wings – and even trees! And then we’ll soar through the Procession landscape as though on a moonlit night!

 

INTRODUCTION TO SEWING AND OPEN SEW

Wednesdays and Sundays, March 14-April 25 •

Under 12 w/adult • $7-$10 • Kamuela Klemmer 

Use the (re)Fabulous Sewing Studio as the sewing home base for your Procession projects. Come for an orientation to the Sewing Studio on Wednesdays from Noon-1:00 pm, then join us for open sewing sessions on Sunday and Wednesday afternoons. Complete information at refabulousyou.com.

Note: This workshop takes place at the (re)Fabulous Sewing Studio.

 

GIANT FABRIC FLOWERS!

March 18, 25, April 22 (Sundays) 12:30-3:00 pm; April 3 (Tuesday) 6:30-9:00pm

Under 12 w/adult • $30 • Kamuela Klemmer 

These GIANT flowers will bring out the woodland sprite in you! Learn techniques for using recycled materials to create fabric and wire flowers to wear or carry. Bring colorful, shimmery fabric (that old bridesmaid or prom gown!), thread to match, and a dowel to make a one-of-a-kind marvel. More information at refabulousyou.com.

Note: This workshop takes place at the (re)Fabulous Sewing Studio.

 

BATIK BUTTERFLY & WOODLAND WINGS

March 25 and April 15 (Sundays) • Noon-4:00pm

Under 12 w/adult • $5 • John Kersting

Spin out of your winter cocoon and become the iridescent pollinator you know you are! Or maybe the soaring curve of woodland wings is more your style! In one day you’ll bend wire frames, design, and begin batiking your cloth wings. Plan 2–3 days to complete your wings and attach wings to wire frame.

 

BATIK GIANT STREET BANNERS

March 26 (Monday) • 6:30-8:30pm

Under 12 w/adult • $5 • Ben Alexander

Each year, the sight of giant colorful banners displayed on downtown lampposts ignites the community’s anticipation for another great Procession. If you have the basic batik experience required for this workshop, and are itching for a new artistic challenge, there is no better way than a street banner to get your creative spirit out into the public eye!

 

BASIC COSTUMING LAB!

April 3, 10, 17, 24 (Tuesdays) • 6:30-9:00pm

Under 12 w/adult • $20 • Kamuela Klemmer 

Do you need help figuring out how to make your Procession costume? Do you have an idea but don’t know how to translate it into wearable art? In this sewing lab, we offer sewing techniques and guidance to help you create your costume. Bring costume materials and your creative ideas! More info at refabulousyou.com.

Note: This workshop takes place at the (re)Fabulous Sewing Studio.

 

BE A BABOON!

April 4 (Wednesday), 7:00-8:30pm; April 14 (Saturday) 1:00-4:00pm

Under 12 w/adult • $5 • Chris Maynard

Join the baboon troupe! We’ll make masks and costumes and practice our baboon shuffle, as we prepare to bring our hairy cousins to the streets of the Procession!

 

GARGANTUAN PAGEANT DESIGNS!

April 8 (Sunday) • 1:00-4:00pm

Under 12 w/adult • Free! • Eli Sterling

It’s your artistic vision and you want it to be huge! But how? Bring your creative notions to the Art Studio and this workshop will help direct you toward creating your giant pageant masterpiece in the lightest way possible.

 

HORNS & BEAKS FOR MASKS

April 7 (Saturday) 1:00-4:00pm; April 11 (Wednesday) 7:00-8:30pm

Under 12 w/adult • $5 • Chris Maynard

Learn basic carving skills and make elegantly curving horns or beaks out of lightweight foam. Add your carving to a mask and voila: a shorebird, an owl, a raven, an antelope, a buffalo, or a deer. Chris can also guide you through making basic papier-mache, face-form masks.

 

HUMMINGBIRD HATS!

April 7 (Saturday) • 10:00am-1:00pm

Under 12 w/adult • $5 • Nichole Rose

Imagine a shimmering, colorful, lightweight hummingbird hat that stays on your head while you dance along the Procession route. Hats are constructed of tag-board (using a pattern) and embellished to your heart’s content with paint, glitter, and other accents.

 

PLASTER GAUZE MASKS!

April 8 (Sunday) and April 14 (Saturday) • 1:00-4:00pm

Under 12 w/adult • $5 • Ann Pelo

Use plaster gauze to mold your facemask and then use the mold to form another papier-mache mask and build from there. Allow nature to inspire you with creative embellishments of feathers, fur, papier-mache. Excellent accompaniment to Beaks & Horns Workshop. Bring a headband or scarf to tie your hair back.

 

FROGS, LIZARDS, NEWTS!

April 14 (Saturday) • 3:00-5:00pm

Under 12 w/adult • $5 • Ron Skrowronek

Calling all amphibians! Come and express your rough-skinned self by learning to make a helmet-style mask that can be made into any amphibian species. You will learn all the steps necessary to complete your papier-mache frog-head in one night, but plan 3-4 days to finish.

 

CHEAP SUNGLASSES MASKS

April 21 (Saturday) • 10:00am-Noon • 2:00-4:00pm

Under 12 w/adult • $5 • Nicole Mercier & Linda DuPertuis

Running out of time? Enliven your Procession experience by adding to your costume a Cheap Sunglass Mask. These half-masks may feature antenna, beaks, ears or horns. So bring a pair of sunglasses to the Studio and get ready to create!

 

All leading up to . . .

THE 18TH PROCESSION OF THE SPECIES CELEBRATION!

Saturday, April 28 • 4:30pm

Be in Your Element!  Earth • Air • Fire • Water

Line-up begins at 3:30pm downtown at Legion and Cherry. Participation fee: bring two cans of food for the food bank to the registration table. Advance registration on-line at procession.org. Thank you!

2012 MUSIC & DANCE WORKSHOPS

Music is the heartbeat of the Procession – bridging the hearts and minds of both performers and observers. These workshops are designed to place musical groups throughout the Procession, but we need more music and more types of sounds and rhythms than what is offered here. No matter what your level of expertise, if you would like to form a group, or if you have a group all ready to shake, rattle, and roll, then please accept our invitation to be in the Procession’s composition!

 

CROW DRUMMERS • ELEMENT EARTH

Every Tuesday • 7:00-9:00pm • Under 12 w/adult • $10 • The Evergreen State College Campus

Dig your roots deep into the Earth with natural rhythms in the style of West African percussion and dance. Drummers and dancers of all abilities are invited to join-in with this ensemble lead by TESC faculty Cynthia Kennedy. Bring a jimbe, bells, shakers, or even a 5-gallon bucket for a drum. All skill levels. Contact Bret Benraven: 360.790-3080 for more information.

 

DRUM FUN • ELEMENT WATER

Every Wednesday • 7:00-9:00pm
• Under 12 w/adult • $10 • United Churches, 110 11th Ave SE, Olympia

Bring your drum if you’ve got one, but there are always percussion instruments for sharing. This workshop of drum circle rhythms is totally improvisational, with simple instruction and huge on camaraderie and fun! Contact Scott Bishop at 360-943-1938.

PLANET PERCUSSION • ELEMENT FIRE

Every Thursday • 7:00-9:00pm
• Under 12 w/adult • $10 • Eagles Ballroom, 4th Avenue and Plum Street, Olympia

The Planet is on fire! Join the solar flare rhythms of fantastic hand percussion. Diversity is the key in this memorial that carries forth the spirit of founder Jay Sicilia. Dance led by Mercy Kariuki-Mcgee. All skill levels welcome. Instruments provided. Contact Laurie Peterson at 360-481-1609.

 

ARTESIAN RUMBLE ARKESTRA • ELEMENT WATER

Every Friday • 5:00-6:00pm • 12 years + • $10 • Percival Landing at the Kissing Statue, Olympia

Dust off that horn, tune up that snare, and join Olympia’s funkiest marching band! It all started when local artesian wells met our resident earthquakes at the Tectonic Plate Dance, and poof – the Artesian Rumble Arkestra was born! Ability to read music is helpful, but you are welcome to play no matter how rusty! Contact Lee Mohler at

360-705-1974.

 

LEAF CUTTER ANT LINE DANCE • ELEMENT EARTH

Every Sunday • Noon-2:00pm • Under 12 w/adult • $10 • Eagles Ballroom, 4th Avenue and Plum Street, Olympia

It’s a line dance! Glitter up your mandibles and dance a Samba Reggae Conga line while carrying a bright green cut of leaf on your head. A sensation at the 2012 Illuminated Ball, a costume workshop is included. All skill levels. Contact Karen Crown at 360-528-0207.

 

MAS-UDA • ELEMENT AIR

Sundays • 2:00-4:00pm • Under 12 w/adult • $10 • Eagles Ballroom, 4th Avenue and Plum Street, Olympia

Winged migration is the theme for this lead group for the element of Air. Discover a captivating mix of ethnic, tribal and cabaret style belly dancers with traditional Middle East drumming. Your adventurous spirit is all that is needed. All skill levels. Contact Kashani at 360-459-3694.

 

SAMBA OLYWA • ELEMENT AIR

Every Sunday • 4:30-6:30pm • 13+ w/adult • Eagles Ballroom, 4th Avenue and Plum Street, Olympia

Everyone is invited to slip out of your chrysalis and join Samba OlyWa in the marvelous migration of the Monarch Butterfly! No matter your level of experience, your flight is welcome! Instruments provided. Contact Julie Kelen at 360-866-6129.

 

MAKE YOUR OWN DRUM BUCKET!!!

Every Wednesday • 5:30-7:30pm • Under 12 w/adult • $5 • Scott Bishop and Cathy Stapel • Procession Art Studio

Don’t have a drum? Learn to sand down a 5-gallon bucket then use clever design techniques to create your own personal flair. And when it is all said and done, you’ll be knocking down rhythms with the best of them! Excellent for any Procession band!

 

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