Hazelton Hootenanny 2018 Workshops
Hazelton Hootenanny Workshops
We've assembled a mix of workshops on the themes of Art, Food, and Sustainable Living/Permaculture and are introducing POP UP workshops this year too! Here is the proposed schedule, any changes will be posted at the event and announced throughout the day. CLICK HERE FOR MUSIC AND OTHER FESTIVAL INFO.
Pop-Up Workshops: In between the longer workshops and concerts, time slots are available for impromptu workshops that can last from 15 minutes to 45 minutes. If you are keen to teach a small group a new trick or skill that matches up with at lease one of our three themes of Art, Food, and Sustainable Living/Permaculture , please sign up in one of these slots at the Volunteer Info Centre. Each workshop leader will be entered into a draw for a special Hootenanny souvenir. This is an all ages opportunity.
Hip-Hop + Sacred Space is an interactive workshop that is designed to give youth the opportunity to learn Mob Bounce’s approach to combining cultural ways of knowing with contemporary methods of musical and artistic expression. Through this process, Mob Bounce teaches concepts and techniques in understanding and developing Sacred Space with lyric writing as a primary tool. To Mob Bounce, a Sacred Space is where we get to connect with spirit, personal power, and potential. Adults also welcome to join if space allows.
Permission to Paint: Take two hours out of your weekend to join this fun workshop where you learn to paint and can keep your painting. We have chosen a simple farm scene to paint and will be coached by local artist Martha Wertz of Smithers, BC. Martha paints with water colours and acylics, and makes fine jewellery using copper, silver, alumninum and semi-precious stones. There are only 20 spots available for this workshop so we encourage you to pre-register before Sunday August 19 and to contribute $5 towards refreshments we'll offer during this hands-on workshop. All supplies and artist fees have been provided by the Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council.
The Ultimate Vocal Warm-up: Interested in developing your vocal prowess? Learn easy, fun exercises to activate your voice while integrating the mind, body and soul connection. Led by Andrea Zonnis, you'll be impressed by her vocal power and range! Andrea is part of a duet with her husband, Adam and they'll be performing Saturday night at 7:00 pm. Sponsored by the Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council.
Music and Songs for Children: Under a unique partnership with the Spirit of the North Classical Music Festival in Smithers, we are proud to present this workshop led by Roxi Dykstra and the Orchestra North Academy. This workshop engages young children in musical activities and songs. Roxi Dykstra and special guests will inspire your child(ren) to sing and participate in this fun learning musical opportunity. Music teachers or parents who might be interested are welcome to come and learn new ideas. Recommended for ages 3 to 8, and for music teachers and parents. No sign-up required!
Classical improvisation session with Flora Camuzet (cello): As part of the Orchestra North Academy visit to the Hootenanny, we have a chance to learn from some pros on how to jam using classsical instruments. Bring your instruments! What perfect timing as the stage will be welcoming musicians to come up and improvise and collaborate together on Sunday afternoon!
Free Range Poetry: Share a poem or a tune you've written on the theme of Living with the Land. There will be time for some creative writing too so bring pen and paper. Don't be a free range chicken - check out this workshop! Led by Bruce Chandler of the Free Range Poetry Society based in the Hazeltons.
Brewing with Local Ingredients: Share ideas and experiences about using local ingredients. There are four breweries, two U-Brew shops, and dozens of homebrewers within three hours of the Hootenanny and we're betting most of them have experimented with some unique flavours. We'll create a list of local ingredients and where to source them, share some recipes, and do some taste testing. Cider and wine makers are most welcome here! This workshop takes place during Happy Hour - 5:00 pm on Saturday and will have a Show and Tell section so bring a bottle of your best to share and a cup, and/or some of your favourite local ingredients. Led by Bill Crosson, Head Homebrewer at Hazelton Hops.
Medicinal Teas and Tinctures: Honour wild and cultivated plants with active ingredients that that create a calm, comforting, peaceful state of mind. Some of the plants we'll meet include Teamaker hops, Scullcap, and St. John's Wort. We'll share some recipes and sample products created locally - please bring a tea cup. Join Laurie Gallant and special guests.
Magical Mushrooms: Join Amy Ciampicini in an educational and delicious exploration of fungi with medicinal benefits. Amy's passion is incorporating medicinal mushrooms into easy recipes and beverages, and she will share a few recipes and give a little talk about medicinal mushrooms in general. We'll be tasting her famous lattes made with organic maple syrup and milk as well as teas and coffees. A donation for the beverages is appreciated, suggest $5.
Sustainable Living/Permaculture Workshops
Marketing for the Independent Musician: This one hour workshop will set you up with a game plan for moving from your basement to the main stage. Led by Adam Zonnis, half of the duet Zonnis, a touring band that books 70 shows each year. Sponsored by the Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council.
Zombie Apocalypse: The Bad News: The zombie apolcolypse is coming and there is only one way to stop it - barricade Hwy 16 at Burns Lake permanently! The Good News: You travelled in to the future and know you have 10 years to prepare for the inevitable madness. Join us for an interactive workshop that will have as many twists and turns as your imagination. Led by the Food Wizards at the Northwest Food Security Partnership.
Permaculture Farm Tour: Ever wondered about living off-grid? Join the full-time dwellers at Bulkley Canyon Ranch on a tour that can include a forest garden, a view of the canyon, sheltland sheep and llamas, solar panels and a battery bank, a commercial organic hopyard, a built-in basement root cellar and a composting toilet system. This workshop will begin with a survey of what people are interested in and then we will do our best to show you what matters most. One scheduled tour per day, check the program and listen for announcements. Max. 20 people per tour.
Learning Circle for Festival Directors: Gather round and share your words of wisdom or despair on all topics from grant writing to volunteer recruitment. Who knows...maybe a new initiative will be hatched that we can collaborate on! Contact us if you are Festival Director for a complimentary pass and can join us for this session!Purchase Tickets via EventBrite