Workshops

2020 Ocean County Teen Arts Festival
Workshops

Below please find a listing of Workshops offered at the 2020 Ocean County Teen Arts Festival. Session times are as follows unless otherwise noted: Session 1: 9:00am-9:55am, Session 2: 10:00am-10:55am, Session 3: 11:00am-11:55am.

Online Workshop Registration will open at 10:00am on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.

All students are encouraged to pre-register online for Workshops. We cannot guarantee space will be available if registration is not submitted in advance.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The Art of Floral Design – Sessions 1 & 2 – Max 20 students/session

In this interactive presentation, we will explore floral veritals from around the world, color theory and placement to create two signature designs using beautiful fresh flowers.
Presented by: Narcissus Florals

Bucket Brigade Drum Jam & Funshop! – All Sessions – Max 25 students/session

Everyone will play drums in this exciting funshop! This class is exciting and appropriate for the aspiring drummer or for participants with no prior drumming experience. Participants will learn basic sticking technique that will enable them to tap into their natural ability to play the snare drum (bucket). They will build their confidence while saying and playing powerful rhythms! Participants will improvise and create exciting rhythms culminating a BUCKET BRIGADE JAM! Bring an open heart and mind!
Presented by: Mary A. Tashjian

One Love Steel Pan – All Sessions – Max 12 students/session

Students will learn to play fun and simple melodies on the steel pan drums. Participants will sing and play colorful folksongs, including “One Love” by Jamaica’s Bob Marley. Students will have the opportunity to create their own melodies while exploring the history and origin of the Caribbean steel pan drum.
Presented by: Amy Schindler

Beatbox and Song Writing – All Sessions – Max 25 students/session

Join World Beatbox Champion Kaila Mullady and American Beatbox Champion Mark Martin in a high energy workshop where you will create sounds and learn technique you never thought possible!
Presented by: Kaila Mullady

Eastern Brush Painting – All Sessions – Max 15 students/session

This workshop is an introduction of Eastern brush painting. Students will learn a variety of ink and brush techniques to create landscape painting, bird painting, and animal paintings. Basic principles of art and design will be investigated. Students will explore brush techniques emphasized in Chinese painting, such as texture (cunfa) and the dotting methods (dianfa).
Presented by: Chung-Fan Chang

Empty Bowls – All Sessions – Max 30 students/session

In this workshop students will create hand-built clay bowls with textures and unique patterns inside of paper template bowls. The bowls made by Ocean teens at the festival will be later sold for a charity fund raising event hosted by the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen in Toms River later this year.
Presented by: Mil Wexler Kobrinski

What’s Your Dream? – All Sessions – Max 25 students/session

The purpose of this session is to encourage students to think about their academic & personal goals for the future, how they can reach them, & why college may be an important step for them to take.
Presented by: OCC Admissions

Glass Mosaic for Community Mural Inclusion – Sessions 2 & 3 – Max 14 students/session

Students will learn how to use tools to cut or shape glass and design a mosaic. Students will make musical note mosaics that will then be included in a mural on OCC property. Students will be able to add this mural making experience to their resumes/college applications!
Presented by: Yvonne Yaar

Open Mic – 12:00pm – 1:30pm – In Person Sign-Ups

Join the Music Club for an open mic! Take this opportunity to share your talents with your friends and others at the Larson Student Center. Bee sure to bring your own instruments if needed!
Presented by: OCC Music Club

Additional Workshops with details TBA:

Drop In Art – Stencil
Mobile Workshop
Planetarium Show

Friday, March 20, 2020

Bucket Brigade Drum Jam & Funshop! – All Sessions – Max 25 students/session

Everyone will play drums in this exciting funshop! This class is exciting and appropriate for the aspiring drummer or for participants with no prior drumming experience. Participants will learn basic sticking technique that will enable them to tap into their natural ability to play the snare drum (bucket). They will build their confidence while saying and playing powerful rhythms! Participants will improvise and create exciting rhythms culminating a BUCKET BRIGADE JAM! Bring an open heart and mind!
Presented by: Mary A. Tashjian

One Love Steel Pan – All Sessions – Max 12 students/session

Students will learn to play fun and simple melodies on the steel pan drums. Participants will sing and play colorful folksongs, including “One Love” by Jamaica’s Bob Marley. Students will have the opportunity to create their own melodies while exploring the history and origin of the Caribbean steel pan drum.
Presented by: Amy Schindler

Beatbox and Song Writing – All Sessions – Max 25 students/session

Join World Beatbox Champion Kaila Mullady and American Beatbox Champion Mark Martin in a high energy workshop where you will create sounds and learn technique you never thought possible!
Presented by: Kaila Mullady

Eastern Brush Painting – All Sessions – Max 15 students/session

This workshop is an introduction of Eastern brush painting. Students will learn a variety of ink and brush techniques to create landscape painting, bird painting, and animal paintings. Basic principles of art and design will be investigated. Students will explore brush techniques emphasized in Chinese painting, such as texture (cunfa) and the dotting methods (dianfa).
Presented by: Chung-Fan Chang

What’s Your Dream? – All Sessions – Max 25 students/session

The purpose of this session is to encourage students to think about their academic & personal goals for the future, how they can reach them, & why college may be an important step for them to take.
Presented by: OCC Admissions

Origami – It’s More Than A Peace Crane! – All Sessions – Max 30 students/session

Origami is a fun, creative, surprising, and challenging craft. Test your listening, fine motor, sequencing, and spatial perception skills. Expand your artistic horizons while experiencing the magic of turning paper into an amazing work of art.
Presented by: Deanna Kwan

A Space for Oneself (Art Therapy) – All Sessions – Max 15 students/session

Participants will be offered natural and human-made materials to create a 3-dimensional space. This experiential art workshop will include a short guided meditation, creative work time, and the option to talk about the process.
Presented by: Barbara Atwood

Alborada Spanish Dance – Session 3 – Max 40 students/session

Join Alborada Spanish Dance Co. for a Flamenco workshop. Very upbeat, totally different dance form. Very exciting!
Presented by: Eva Welsh

Jazz Dance Workshop – Session 3 – Max 20 students/session

The warm-up will focus on the social and kinetic elements of jazz, alignment, dynamic stretching and preparation for locomotor movements in center and across the floor. The class will culminate in a lively center combination based on the previously explored vocabulary emphasizing dynamic contrast, musicality and performance.
Presented by: Catherine Mancuso

Open Mic – 12:00pm – 1:30pm – In Person Sign-Ups

Join the Music Club for an open mic! Take this opportunity to share your talents with your friends and others at the Larson Student Center. Bee sure to bring your own instruments if needed!
Presented by: OCC Music Club

Additional Workshops with details TBA:

Portfolio Review
Drop In Art – Selfies
Mobile Workshop
Planetarium Show