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5th Annual Pam Harmon Arts & Achievement Day

paints and paintbrushMay 26, 2016
Sumner Memorial High School, Sullivan, ME

A day of celebration of the arts for RSU24 8th – 12th grade students

Workshop Descriptions

3-D Animation
Sessions 2 & 3: Kierstin H. – Limit 4 participants per session
Using computer technology, learn to use the program blender to create an animated figure.

A-MAZE-ING Survivors! Team & Leadership Fun
Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4: UMaine 4-H Centers at Tanglewood and Blueberry Cove – Limit 14 participants per session
Conquer the obstacles and overcome challenges we put in your way to lead your team to victory with these fun full-body games involving different kinds of mazes!

Airbrushing a Mural on a Fence
Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4: UName It! Scott Moshier – Limit 20 participants per session
We will teach how to use an airbrush and all students will get a chance to use it and look at it and see how it works We will incorporate your work from the day onto a wall of the school!

Art from the Heart
Sessions 1, 3, 4: Tammy Cox – Limit 10 participants per session
Easy painting for stress and anxiety relief. Using art skills to increase self esteem and find a peaceful center. This uses basic acrylic paints and canvas to create a work of art that comes from the heart. Instruction is on basic design with room for addition of your own creative flair. There is room for use of pastels as a medium as well. The “Art From the Heart” program fosters art skills with the encouragement to donate pieces to hospitals and nursing homes patients who need an emotional boost.

Art of Coding & Design
Session 2, 4: Jacob B. – Limit 10 participants per session
Join this fun session to not only learn the basics of coding and how it works but also develop new skills. You will learn the basics of programming design and leave with your very own app/game.

Bleached T-Shirt Design Studio
Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4: Ellen Johnson– Limit 10 participants per session
Using bleach and stencils created by you, create your own custom designed graphic tee to wear or gift.

Body Weight Strength & Balance Training
Sessions 1, 2, 3: Adam Lord – Limit 20 participants per session
Gyms are boring. Learn how to be creative and self-sufficient with your workouts by using nothing but your own body! Dive Bombers, Spiderman Pushups, and L-Seats…these are a few of the skills we will look at, and talk about working toward. No matter your current skill or strength level, there will be a variation of each exercise that will fit your ability and allow you to improve for the future.

Bracelet Making
Sessions 2, 3, 4: Shannon Sawyer – Limit 15 participants per session
Using needlepoint thread, you will learn to make bracelets by knotting the string in strips.

Cake Decorating
Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4: Stacie Young – Limit 10 participants per session
Come learn the basics of decorating cupcakes using a variety of tips, techniques and edible materials. You will experience hands-on decorating of have your own cupcake to enjoy.

Cheesecake Creations!
Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4: Jordan Crosby – Limit 10 participants per session
Come learn how to make cheesecake — YUM!

Color Fun Run in the Sun
Sessions 1, 2, 3: John Hunnefeld – Limit 20 participants per session
Enjoy exercising outdoors! While doing at least a one mile walk/jog/run (four times around the school building) while wearing a provided white t-shirt, you will be showered with various colors! Your t-shirtA will become an ‘art’ surface that can be worn proudly throughout the day & taken home.

Cookie Art
Sessions 1, 2: Alisa Long – Limit 10 participants per session
We will be cutting out and baking a traditional sugar cookie which we will then have fun decorating! Royal Icing will be tinted various colors and used to create layered colored patterns. Simple delicious cookies will become works of art as different techniques are used to make designs in the icing.

Creative Writing
Session 1: Norma Vela Safford – Limit 8 participants per session
Whatever genre of writing interests you, this workshop will help you with writer’s block, discipline, and other road blocks using the short story as a foundation for all writing.

Design Your Own Story Map
Sessions 1, 2, 3: Tora Johnson – Limit 12 participants per session
A story map combines pictures, videos, writing and maps in an interactive web page you can share. It’s easy and it’s free. With story maps you can show pictures and videos from a field trip; share pictures, video and maps of all the places your sports team played this season; tell the story of endangered animals; show your school spirit with a map and picture tour.

Designing 9 Patch Quilt Squares
Sessions 2: Lynne Witham – Limit 15 participants per session
Learn how to choose fabrics/geometric pieces and design your own personal version of a 9-patch quilt square that you can exhibit.

Draft Horses
Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4: Mandala Farm/Farm Tomorrow – Limit 12 participants per session
Meet our draft horses and see how we get them ready to work on the farm by helping to brush and harness them. Those who want to can try their hand at driving our horses.

Drag Racing Car Demo
Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4: Missy Merchant – Limit 15 participants per session
Come learn about Drag Car Racing. We will have a Drag Car on campus for you to see and will tell you about what goes into the sport.

Drum Line
Sessions 3: Jeff Waldrop – Limit 15 participants per session
Come learn the basics of marching snare drum, bass drum, and tri-tom playing in a drum line!

Everyday Photography
Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4: Tina Smith – Limit 8 participants per session
This workshop will cover “every day” photography and how to make those photos by following a few simple tips.

Felted Happy Cats!
Session 1: Samantha Leach – Limit 4 participants per session
Learn the art of Needle Felting and make your very own snazzy Happy Cat to take home with you!

Felted Juggling Balls
Session 1: Scylvia T. – Limit 4 participants per session
Learn the art of wet felting and leave this workshop with a set of your very own colorful juggling balls!

Fly Tying
Sessions 2, 3, 4: Andy Stephenson – Limit 10 participants per session
Learn to tie some of the most effective flies for Maine streams and lakes. We’ll tie the Wooly Bugger, a leach imitation that bass and salmon seem to love. We’ll also tie the Black Ghost, a minnow imitation ideal for trolling.

Getting Started as a Professional Singer
Sessions 2: Ann Delaney – Limit 15 participants per session
Do you love to sing in front of an audience? Imagine getting PAID to do it! Professional singing requires more than just a good voice: it is also a small business. This workshop will go over the essentials in getting started as a professional singer, including repertoire, booking gigs, promoting your performances, equipment, connecting with the audience, and more. The presenter, Ann Delaney, started performing in public at age 9, booked her first paid gig at 18, and now has over 30 years of experience singing in all types of venues in both Maine and the Midwest.

Glass Blown Pendants
Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4: Jana Prosser – Limit 6 participants per session
Discover the art of Lampwork Glass and learn to make a glass pendant using a propane/oxygen torch.

Go with the Flow Yoga
Sessions 3, 4: Beth Russet – Limit 10 participants per session
Do you feel stressed? In this workshop we’ll move through a fun, creative yoga practice that will help you relax, while building up your core strength and flexibility. No experience necessary – Everyone is welcome!

Hiking
Sessions 2, 3, 4: Ryan DiPompo – Limit 20 participants per session
Discover the great hiking available right next to Sumner year round! We will be hiking the Baker Hill and Long Ledges Preserve, part of the Frenchman’s Bay Conservancy.

Improv LIVE! & Groovy Group Games
Session 2: Lisa Reilich – Limit 14 participants per session
Explore the art of improvisation for the stage in this fast-paced and creative workshop using theatre exercises, group games and short vignettes. No experience needed – just a great attitude and an open mind.

Improv LIVE + SWORDS!
Session 4: Emma F. – Limit 14 participants per session
Explore the art of improvisation for the stage! We will be teaching sword fighting (theatrical, of course), and various other improv activities.

Improvisational Theatre Fun
Sessions 3: Megan Wallace – Limit 10 participants per session
Good at making things up as you go along? Want to learn how to be better at it? Come and have a bunch of laughs improvising your way through the afternoon.

Instruments from Trash
Sessions 3: Lisa Blanchette – Limit 8 participants per session
Anything can become a musical instrument! In this session you’ll be taking a piece of trash and creating a usable musical instrument.

Juggling
Sessions 1, 2, 4: Erin Shanahan & Amy Wheaton – Limit 10 participants per session
Would you like to learn how to juggle? Come learn the basics of juggling. Everyone will leave knowing how to juggle. If you already know how to juggle, you can learn and practice more advanced skills such as clubs and rings. Come learn and have fun!

Knitting Mesh Bait Bags
Session 3: Patrick G. – Limit 4 participants per session
Learn the art of knitting mesh bait bags and have a new skill that you can use for yourself or as a business.

Learn to Play the Steel Drums
Sessions 2: Laura J. – Limit 10 participants per session
Learn to play songs on the steel drums, a Caribbean instrument made from old oil drums. They’re really cool. You will have fun.

Like Zumba
Sessions 3, 4: Cathy Johnson – Limit 15 participants per session
Zumba offers a great cardio workout & all-over toning while dancing to Latin & other international rhythms. Have fun, burn calories, get fit!

Loop Based Music
Sessions 2: Zack Ramey – Limit 9 participants per session
Calling all music lovers!!! This workshop is for musicians and non-musicians alike. If you like exploring and music, welcome to LOOP-BASED MUSIC. If you like banging on stuff… if you like to express yourself through singing, spoken word, playing around, horsing around, moving around, we will be making noises of all kinds and making beats out of it.

Mind Stretchers
Sessions 2: Rick Glatz – Limit 15 participants per session
Come and be challenged in a series of mind games and activities that will “stretch” your problem-solving skills. Guaranteed that you will leave having broken out of your comfort zone.

Mini Catapault Construction
Sessions 2, 3: Jen Cowen – Limit 15 participants per session
You will use common materials to design and build small, hand-held catapults which can launch small objects up to 15 feet. Participants will learn simple engineering concepts and use the laws of motion to design their projects. After construction, we will put our catapults to the test by launching soft objects dipped in paint at a target.

Mini Paper Bag Scrapbook
Session 4: Alisa Long – Limit 10 participants per session
We will use paper lunch bags to create a special scrapbook style keepsake or special gift. Paper bags are folded in half and a binding is created in the middle to fashion a small scrapbook. The open bag ends create a place to tuck pictures, notes, or other keepsakes. The bottoms of the bags become little flaps that can hide words or pictures. You will leave with a very personalized book to keep for yourself or give away to someone special!

Photoshop/Graphic Design
Sessions 1: Nick Sarro – Limit 10 participants per session
Come learn about graphic design using Photoshop.

Primitive Fire
Sessions 1, 3: Scott Loren – Limit 10 participants per session
What would you do if stranded in the woods with few materials and no matches to start a fire? Learn how to make a fire without matches or lighter!

Race Car Demo
Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4: Delaney – Limit 20 participants per session
You will be able to inspect and learn about the design of the modified race car.

Sea Glass & Jewelry
Sessions 2, 3, 4: Billi Jo Warren – Limit 15 participants per session
Use found sea glass to create beautiful jewelry pieces. Learn how to identify what the sea glass likely originally came from by looking at the color of the glass.

Seaweed Pressing
Sessions 1, 2, 4: Carla Scocchi – Limit 10 participants per session
Explore the marine environment for inspiration in your artwork! In this workshop you will create marine botanical pressings and collages created from seaweed collected on the Maine Coast. Learn a little more about these beautiful specimens such as identification, habitat, and how seaweeds are considered the vegetables of the sea.

Show Choir for a Day!
Session 4: Lisa Blanchette – Limit 40 participants per session
Ever wondered what it takes to make a Show Choir routine? In one hour we will learn a short song and dance to perform.

The Painter & the Pendulum
Session 4: Zack Ramey – Limit 12 participants per session
This lesson combines science and building with art and gives you unlimited unique line design possibilities. Half the workshop will involve building a pendulum. Then we will experiment with it to make unique geometric paintings.

Tie Blankets
Session 1, 3: Nicole Eisenbart – Limit 8 participants per session
This workshop with teach you how to measure, cut, and tie fleece material together to make a no sew tie blanket!

TIG Welding in a Marine Application
Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4: Bryan Kennedy – Limit 10 participants per session
The welding process used in the marine building trades will be demonstrated.

What’s Better than Grilled Cheese?
Sessions 1, 3, 4: Kara Ibarguen – Limit 15 participants per session
Dulse grilled cheese, that’s what! Come experience the ocean’s bounty in a new way. We’ll explore a variety of sea vegetables, learn about where they come from, how we get them and how they can be used in our everyday lives. Discover the story of Maine Coast Sea Vegetables and the people who strive to bring the healthfulness and deliciousness of sea veggies to our neighbors near and far. They’ll be lots to taste and help create in this session!

Yoga for You
Sessions 1, 2: Mary Seward – Limit 10 participants per session
Want to try an ancient practice that’s sweeping the American mind and heart? Try yoga – this workshop will be an introduction to Hatha Yoga – learn some postures, breathing techniques and have some fun. Wear comfortable clothes and be willing to stretch yourself!!


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