Workshops

2019 Ocean County Teen Arts Festival
Workshops

Sign-ups for Wednesday, March 20th are now closed online. If spaces remain, workshop sign-ups will be available in the Grunin Center Lobby on the morning of the event.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Chinese Brush Painting (Visual Art)
9am ⋅ 10am ⋅ 11am, 15 students/session

Workshop Presenter: Chung-Fan Chang, Assistant Professor of Art at Stockton University
Description: This workshop is an introduction to Chinese brush painting. Students will learn a variety of ink and brush techniques to create landscape, bird, and animal paintings. Basic principles of art and design will be investigated. Students will explore brush techniques empathized in Chinese painting, such as texture (cunfa) and the dotting method (dianfa).

Character and World Building (Writing)
9am ⋅ 10am ⋅ 11am, 24 students/session

Workshop Presenter: Ashley Larsen, Editor-in-chief of Seascape, Ocean County College’s Literary Magazine
Description: In this creative writing workshop, students will be taught the basics and importance of character and world-building in a story. Through fun group exercises, peer-review, and practice, students will be able to create their own unique and original characters and worlds to match. Students will be able to leave with a strong confidence in their character/world building skills in creative writing.

Contemporary/Modern Dance (Performance)
11am, 25 students/session

Workshop Presenter: Catherine Mancuso, Dance Instructor at Ocean County College
Description: 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 physical with a focus on dynamic contrast, musicality, and performance quality.

Empty Bowls (Visual Art)
9am ⋅ 10am ⋅ 11am, 30 students/session

Workshop Presenter: Mil Wexler Korinski, Artist
Description: In this workshop, students will create hand-built clay bowls with textures and unique patterns inside of paper template bowls. The bowls made by students participating in this workshop will be donated to a charity fundraising event hosted by the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen in Toms River, NJ. The event will take place later this year during World Hunger Month.

Handmade Iris Papermaking (Visual Art)
9am ⋅ 10am ⋅ 11am, 30 students/session

Workshop Presenter: Front Line Arts, a non-profit organization with a mission to connect and build communities through socially engaging arts practices rooted in papermaking and printmaking.
Description: In this workshop, students will learn the process and techniques of making handmade paper from the beautiful flowering iris plant. From pulping to pulling sheets, “couching,” and printing on wet sheets, this is a fascinating Global Process you will want to check out!

Kabuki Theatre (Visual Art/Performance)
10am ⋅ 11am, 20 students/session

Workshop Presenter: The Ocean County College Asian Culture Club
Description: This workshop will include a small presentation and history of Kabuki Theatre. Members of the Asian Culture Club will be dressed up and perform in the traditional attire of a Kabuki actor. After the presentation, participants will create and paint their own Kabuki mask.

Live Out Loud! Writing and Performing Spoken Word Poetry (Writing/Performance)
9am -10:30am ⋅ 10am – 12pm, 20 students/session

Workshop Presenter: Angela Kariotis, Curriculum Director, Workshop Facilitator and Playwright for the Elizabeth Youth Theatre Ensemble’s “For the Sake of Our Bodies”
Description: When it comes to creative writing, starting is always the hardest part. In this workshop, we’ll start out writing our poems in a fun and collaborative way. Up on our feet, out of our seats. These are “identity poems”. We will be writing about the subject that we know the best: ourselves! Students will be supported with tools that will spark their writing and creativity. Then, we will work to bring our poems to live with our voice. We will learn how to “mark our script” to make our poem theatrical. From Page to Stage!
*Please note, this workshop had alternate timings. Please plan accordingly when registering for workshops.

Mosaic Glass (Visual Art)
10am ⋅ 11am, 14 students/session

Workshop Presenter: Yvonne Yaar, Project Manager and Artist
Description: In this workshop, students will learn how to cut glass and design a mosaic. Each student will leave class with their mosaic framed and ready to display.

Surreal, Are You For Real?! (Visual Art)
9am ⋅ 10am ⋅ 11am, 23 students/session

Workshop Presenter: Kathryn Dorsey Lucas, Artist and Educator based in Red Bank, NJ
Description: This 2-D hand-on workshop utilizes drawing skills, collage, and imagination! Surrealists such as Rene Magritte and Salvador Dali will inspire students. You work can range from the serious to the ridiculous.

Whose Line is it Anyway? (Performance)
9am ⋅ 10am ⋅ 11am, 15 students/session

Workshop Presenter: The Ocean County College Improv Club
Description: Don’t be afraid! We know improv can be intimidating, but don’t worry: OCC’s Improv Club will show you how easy and FUN improvising can actually be by playing games that can be seen on TV’s “Whose Line is it Anyway?”.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Art Therapy and Self-Care Tags (Visual Art)
9am ⋅ 10am ⋅ 11am, 25 students/session

Workshop Presenter: Mary Gambarony, Manager of Art Therapy as Riverview Medical
Description: Art Therapists can help people of all ages to overcome challenges and experience healing. Learn about the profession and how art therapists use the creative process to assist individuals, groups, and communities with healing and growth. Create your own self-care tags; see how it is used to promote self-awareness, self-care, self-love, and foster communication.

Character and World Building (Writing)
9am ⋅ 10am ⋅ 11am, 24 students/session

Workshop Presenter: Ashley Larsen, Editor-in-chief of Seascape, Ocean County College’s Literary Magazine
Description: In this creative writing workshop, students will be taught the basics and importance of character and world-building in a story. Through fun group exercises, peer-review, and practice, students will be able to create their own unique and original characters and worlds to match. Students will be able to leave with a strong confidence in their character/world building skills in creative writing.

Ballet Dance (Performance)
11am, 14 students/session

Workshop Presenter: Lindsey Grites Weeks, Ocean County College
Description: This ballet workshop focuses on dancers’ spinal alignment, core support, and coordination of port de bras for balance and pirouettes. Based in the movement principles of the Cecchetti Method of ballet training, dancers will concentrate on stability through barre exercises, center adagio and pirouettes, and a traveling pirouette combination.

Empty Bowls (Visual Art)
9am ⋅ 10am ⋅ 11am, 30 students/session

Workshop Presenter: Mil Wexler Korinski, Artist
Description: In this workshop, students will create hand-built clay bowls with textures and unique patterns inside of paper template bowls. The bowls made by students participating in this workshop will be donated to a charity fundraising event hosted by the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen in Toms River, NJ. The event will take place later this year during World Hunger Month.

Handmade Iris Papermaking (Visual Art)
9am ⋅ 10am ⋅ 11am, 30 students/session

Workshop Presenter: Front Line Arts, a non-profit organization with a mission to connect and build communities through socially engaging arts practices rooted in papermaking and printmaking.
Description: In this workshop, students will learn the process and techniques of making handmade paper from the beautiful flowering iris plant. From pulping to pulling sheets, “couching,” and printing on wet sheets, this is a fascinating Global Process you will want to check out!

Juggling for All! (Performance)
9am ⋅ 10am ⋅ 11am, 20 students/session

Workshop Presenters: Ron and Sue Schopperth, retired educators who delight in teaching individuals to juggle
Description: Learn the basics of three ball juggling. If you already know how to juggle, let us teach  you some new tricks!

Kabuki Theatre (Visual Art/Performance)
10am ⋅ 11am, 20 students/session

Workshop Presenter: The Ocean County College Asian Culture Club
Description: This workshop will include a small presentation and history of Kabuki Theatre. Members of the Asian Culture Club will be dressed up and perform in the traditional attire of a Kabuki actor. After the presentation, participants will create and paint their own Kabuki mask.

Live Out Loud! Writing and Performing Spoken Word Poetry (Writing/Performance)
9am -10:30am ⋅ 10am – 12pm, 20 students/session

Workshop Presenter: Angela Kariotis, Curriculum Director, Workshop Facilitator and Playwright for the Elizabeth Youth Theatre Ensemble’s “For the Sake of Our Bodies”
Description: When it comes to creative writing, starting is always the hardest part. In this workshop, we’ll start out writing our poems in a fun and collaborative way. Up on our feet, out of our seats. These are “identity poems”. We will be writing about the subject that we know the best: ourselves! Students will be supported with tools that will spark their writing and creativity. Then, we will work to bring our poems to live with our voice. We will learn how to “mark our script” to make our poem theatrical. From Page to Stage!
*Please note, this workshop had alternate timings. Please plan accordingly when registering for workshops.

Meet a Cinematographer and Producer
9:30am -10:30am, 50 students/session

Workshop Presenter: Novins Planetarium/Sebastien Bauthier
Description: Have you ever wondered what it takes to make a 360 degree film? Join us in the Novins Planetarium to screen Continuum and speak with the filmmaker of this amazing show. This full dome movie made its United States premiere at the Novins Planetarium and, during this session, you will have the chance to speak with director Sebastien Gauthier via Zoom. Gauthier is the programming agent and head of directorial and script writing duties for Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan in Montreal, Canada.
*Please note, this workshop had alternate timings. Please plan accordingly when registering for workshops.

Surreal, Are You For Real?! (Visual Art)
9am ⋅ 10am ⋅ 11am, 23 students/session

Workshop Presenter: Kathryn Dorsey Lucas, Artist and Educator based in Red Bank, NJ
Description: This 2-D hand-on workshop utilizes drawing skills, collage, and imagination! Surrealists such as Rene Magritte and Salvador Dali will inspire students. You work can range from the serious to the ridiculous.

Whose Line is it Anyway? (Performance)
9am ⋅ 10am ⋅ 11am, 15 students/session

Workshop Presenter: The Ocean County College Improv Club
Description: Don’t be afraid! We know improv can be intimidating, but don’t worry: OCC’s Improv Club will show you how easy and FUN improvising can actually be by playing games that can be seen on TV’s “Whose Line is it Anyway?”.