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.

Please click on the links below to sign up for workshops.

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

In addition to the workshops below that require sign-ups, there will be drop-in art experiences around campus that do not require sign-ups.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Wednesday Workshop Sign-Up

Wednesday Portfolio Review Sign-Up

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

Mobile Workshop – 9am to 10:30am and 10:30am to 12pm – Max 25 students/session

Be a part of “Mobilizing Our Community!” Join mobile artist Kevin Reese, a visual artist from Washington, DC for a mobile making workshop here at the Teen Arts Festival. You’ll learn all the basics of mobile making as you collaboratively create a high-flying work of public art that celebrates balance and connection in our community.
Presented by: Kevin Reese

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

Planetarium Show – 10:00am and 10:30am – Max 50 students/show

Full dome arts and entertainment! Learn what the planetarium equipment does, then experience a selection of laser songs and videos that showcase what OCC’s Planetarium has to offer. This is a 30 minute show, but the door will be open, so students can join or leave at any time during the program. Note: It will be dark, and this experience will include flashing lights and lasers.
Presented by: Novins Planetarium

Portfolio Review – Individual Sessions every 15 minutes

Are you preparing your art portfolio for college admissions, and need some feedback? Bring your artwork to this special session for review by Brian Hanlon, he is there to encourage and provide constructive feedback. Brian Hanlon is a classically trained master sculptor and founder of Hanlon Sculpture Studio. With over 300 public and private art pieces since 1986, Hanlon is a world-renowned artist from Toms River, NJ specializing in bronze statues. Fifteen-minute individual sessions are available with Brian; and he respectfully requests students visit his website at https://www.hanlonsculpture.com/ prior to meeting with him to learn more about his art.
Presented by: Brian Hanlon

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. Be sure to bring your own instruments if needed!
Presented by: OCC Music Club

Friday, March 20, 2020

Friday Workshop Sign-Up

Friday Portfolio Review Sign-Up

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

Mobile Workshop – 9am to 10:30am and 10:30am to 12pm – Max 25 students/session

Be a part of “Mobilizing Our Community!” Join mobile artist Kevin Reese, a visual artist from Washington, DC for a mobile making workshop here at the Teen Arts Festival. You’ll learn all the basics of mobile making as you collaboratively create a high-flying work of public art that celebrates balance and connection in our community.
Presented by: Kevin Reese

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

Planetarium Show – 10:00am and 10:30am – Max 50 students/show

Full dome arts and entertainment! Learn what the planetarium equipment does, then experience a selection of laser songs and videos that showcase what OCC’s Planetarium has to offer. This is a 30 minute show, but the door will be open, so students can join or leave at any time during the program. Note: It will be dark, and this experience will include flashing lights and lasers.
Presented by: Novins Planetarium

Portfolio Review – Individual Sessions every 15 minutes

Are you preparing your art portfolio for college admissions, and need some feedback? Bring your artwork to this special session for review by Brian Hanlon, he is there to encourage and provide constructive feedback. Brian Hanlon is a classically trained master sculptor and founder of Hanlon Sculpture Studio. With over 300 public and private art pieces since 1986, Hanlon is a world-renowned artist from Toms River, NJ specializing in bronze statues. Fifteen-minute individual sessions are available with Brian; and he respectfully requests students visit his website at https://www.hanlonsculpture.com/ prior to meeting with him to learn more about his art.
Presented by: Brian Hanlon

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. Be sure to bring your own instruments if needed!
Presented by: OCC Music Club