Workshops

2017 Ocean County Teen Arts Festival
Workshops

Workshop sign-ups are now closed online. If additional spots are available, students may sign up the morning of the festival.

Improvising with Percussion – Wednesday

In this workshop, the teacher will discuss the basic elements of improvising in a musical situation using his medium, the drumset.  The workshop discusses listening, keeping time, supporting other soloist, as well as constructing an improvised solo.

Workshop Cap: 25 students per session

Jazz Theory By The Numbers – Tuesday

Music theory (jazz in particular) is based almost entirely on basic mathematical principles. Rather than learning theory and harmony through memorization, let’s try logic and formulas instead.  Using these ideas will allow for a practical approach towards improvisation and composition.

Workshop Cap: 25 students per session

Finding Your Sound on the Saxophone – Tuesday & Wednesday

Focus on sound production, color, quality, and projections. Discussing embouchure shapes and placements to achieve the desired sound of each musician.  Discussion on mouthpieces and reeds to help further develop a unique and desired sound.

Workshop Cap: 20 students per session

Contemporary Modern Dance – Tuesday & Wednesday

Class will begin with a sequential continuous warm-up.  This will lead to standing warm up phrases that will continue to engage the mind and body with the central focus on proper and dynamic alignment. Across the floor progressions will utilize moving in and out of the floor and acquiring movement information quickly and accurately.  The class will culminate in a center combination responding to the previously explored vocabulary, which will be highly physically with a focus on dynamic contrast, musicality and performance quality.

Workshop Cap: 40 students per session

Puppetry Workshop – Wednesday

Students will learn basic techniques in puppet design and puppet performance and will create wire sculpture and cloth hand puppets in the style of the Punch and Judy tradition. Students will walk away with this workshop with a functioning hand puppet of their own creation.

Workshop Cap: 25 students per session

Art Therapy and Self-Care Tags – Tuesday – ALL SESSIONS ARE FULL

Art Therapy is a profession that combines helping others and the use of art in the therapy session. Learn about the art therapy profession, required education, and how it provides healing. Participate in a creative and fun activity that art therapists use to promote self-love, self-care, and communication.

Workshop Cap: 20 students per session

Surreal, Are You For Real (Mixed Media) – Tuesday & Wednesday

This 2-D Hands on workshop utilizes drawing skills, collage and imagination! Students will be inspired by surrealists such as Rene Magritte and Salvador Dali. Your work can range from the serious to the ridiculous.

Workshop Cap: 25 students per session

Musical Theater Workshop – Wednesday

This workshop provides the unique opportunity to work on the three essential disciplines that make up musical theatre: singing, dancing and acting.  Students will review basic stage terminology, learn how to develop a character through song, and perform a dance from a Broadway show.

Workshop Cap: 25 students per session

Artist Trading Card (Mini Masterpieces) – Tuesday & Wednesday

Students will explore the creation of a series of ATC’s using a wide variety of materials-markers, papers, paints, stamps, etc. Created on 2 ½ X 3 ½ inch surface. These mini master pieces were developed in Switzerland in the late 1990’s as a way of getting artists to connect with one another. Now a worldwide, movement centered in Canada ATC’s are featured in arts shows and teaching sessions and are collected privately as well.

Workshop Cap: 25 students per session

Mosaic Glass (Mosaic Fish) – Wednesday – ALL SESSIONS ARE FULL

Students will learn how to score, grind and shape glass.  These glass shapes will then be arranged and permanently adhered onto the glass of a 4 x 6 or 5 x 7 photo frame.  The students will walk away with a finished work of art.  A large selection of stained glass and pebble glass will be supplied along with all tools/equipment necessary to make their mosaic.

Workshop Cap: 25 students per session

Juggling for Everyone! – Tuesday & Wednesday

Learn the basics of 3 ball juggling and if you already know how to juggle, let us teach you some new tricks!

Workshop Cap: 20 students per session

Makey Makey – Tuesday & Wednesday

Join the Music Club and Makers Club of OCC for an hour long presentation on the magic of Makey Makey.  A Makey Makey is a device that utilizes the power of electricity and technology to make any conductive surface resonate music in a variety of timbres. Students who participate in this presentation will be able to make their own music using creative resources—a staircase, tin foil, computer, and a Makey Makey device!

Workshop Cap: 25 students per session

3D Scanning – Tuesday & Wednesday

Join the Makers Club of OCC for an hour session of 3D scanning.  We will show you how to use a common gaming component, which you may have in your home, to produce three dimensional models on your computer.  You have the opportunity to create a scan of yourself. We will also explain how these models can be used in 3D printing, 3D animation and computer games.

Workshop Cap: 20 students per session

Japanese Kabuki Masks and Costume Art – Tuesday & Wednesday

The OCC Asian Club will provide students with a taste of Japanese culture by designing their own kabuki mask with the help of our members. They will design their own, and introduce them to the art of Kabuki theatre, history and dance culture.

Workshop Cap: 25 students per session

Open Mic – Tuesday & Wednesday

Join the OCC Music Club for an open mic.  Have the opportunity to share your talents with your friends or others in the Larson Student Center.

Workshop Cap: 1 entry per time slot