Workshop registrations are to be completed by the student and are on a first-come-first-serve basis. Virtual options are available for both days, but registration for Virtual Workshops is limited to those students participating in the Festival virtually.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 Workshops – Register Here

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 Workshops – Register Here

Surreal, Are You for Real (Mixed Media)

Instructor: Dorsey Lucas

Location: Grunin B-128 (Building 11b)

This 2D, 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. (50 minutes)

Max: 18 students

Tuesday: 9am, 10am, 11am

Wednesday: 9am, 10am, 11am

Dance Workshop

Instructor: Kimberlee Gerstheimer 

Location: Grunin PAA Dance Studio (Building 12)

This workshop is designed to offer participants an opportunity to use dance as a catalyst to openness and awareness.  The workshop offers the ability to gain confidence, empowerment, and recognize who they are as individuals and what they bring to the world. The exercises are rooted in self-discovery, collaboration, and reflection using improvisation, contemporary dance class elements, and collaborative creative opportunities.  (45 minutes)

Max: 15 students

Tuesday: 11:15am-12pm

Wednesday: 10:15am-11am

Vocal Workshop

Instructor: Dr. Sungji Kim

Location Tuesday 3/22: Grunin PAA Studio Theater (Building 12)

Location Wednesday 3/23: Main Stage (Building 11a)

Join OCC’s Dr. Sungji Kim for a vocal workshop. We’ll explore the vocal mechanism, learning basic breathwork that will help you improve as a singer, whether you specialize in popular music, musical theater, or classical music! Dr. Kim will also share about her career as a professional singer and inspire students to pursue their artistic dreams. (45 minutes)

Max: 30

Tuesday: 11am

Wednesday: 11am

What’s Your Dream? Vision Board Workshop

Instructor: OCC Enrollment Services

Location: INST-115 (Building 5)

What’s your plan after graduation? Are you interested in attending a post-secondary school, working in a particular field or discipline, or purchasing an ancient British castle on the moors? We can help! The purpose of this session is to encourage students to think about their academic & personal goals for the future, how they can reach them, and why college might be an important step for them to take. (45 minutes)

Max: 30

Tuesday: 9am, 10am, 11am

Wednesday: 9am, 10am, 11am


Instructor: Deanna Kwan

Location: Grunin B-124 (Building 11b)

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. (45 minutes)

Max: 18

Tuesday: 9am, 10am, 11am

Wednesday: 9am, 10am, 11am

Music Department        

Instructors: Beomjae Kim, DoYeon Kim, and Brian Gilmore

Location: Grunin A-203 (Building 11a)

Join OCC artist faculty Beomjae Kim, DoYeon Kim, and Brian Gilmore for a performance of music for flute, cello, and piano followed by an interactive discussion about reaching your full musical potential, the importance of private study, and the critical resources that Ocean County College has to offer. Whether you are an aspiring music major or just want to hone your skills and enjoy playing more, this workshop will explore ideas essential to growth, advancement, and enjoyment on your instrument. (45 minutes)

Max: 20

Tuesday 11am-11:45am

Wednesday 11am-11:45am

Writing Workshop

Instructor: Rick Carr

Location: Grunin B-127 (Building 11b)

Living through a stressful event can lead to a lot of static energy. Through creative writing, we can focus that energy and use it to create something beautiful, necessary, and sometimes even cathartic. Whatever the driving force may be, let’s use this time to craft that piece of writing that is waiting to come alive on the page!

(45 minutes)

The workshop will be held both virtually and in-person

Max In-Person: 20

Tuesday: 9:15am-10am

Wednesday: 10:15am-11am

Drop-In Activities

*Pre-registration not required, drop-ins welcomed

Labyrinth: This is a self-directed activity that will be available for the entire time in the main gym on both days

Crystal Chakra Bowls: will be available on Wednesday for 2-half hour sessions starting at 10:00am and 11:00am in the lower level of the gym (building 29).

Drum Circle: Both days, in the lower-level gym (or outdoors on the college mall if the weather allows) on-demand when a sufficient number of students gather.

Guided Meditation: 1 hour, will be available on Tuesday at 10:00am in the student recovery center (building 4) – unless it’s a large group, in which case we will move to the gym (building 29).

The Zen Zone: “Drop-in” art therapy – making wind chimes and mandala coloring, in the gym lobby.

Planetarium: Art and science come together at the Novins Planetarium! Drop by to see a film and laser performance.

Tuesday: 9am-9:20am, 10am-10:20am

Wednesday: 9am- 9:20am