The Arts Experience

Arts Experience Festival 2018

April 3-13, 2018

Mission

The Arts Experience is a partnership of Hobart and William Smith Colleges and the Collaborative of NY, Inc. The festival is an opportunity for participants, including people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, the college community, and the general public to explore various means of expression through the arts.

Vision

The Arts Experience will cultivate and embrace the spirit of inclusion through participation in the arts, artistic performance and celebration.


FESTIVAL SCHEDULE 2018

The Collaborative of NY, Inc. and HWS Colleges are pleased to present the 9th Annual Arts Experience: A Festival Celebrating Inclusion & the Arts with the theme of Transformations. Below you will find information about the various festival activities. All activities this year are held on the HWS campus and are free, wheelchair accessible, and open to all. Click on the ‘Register Here’ link to register. Registration is required for all workshops due to space limitations.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Workshop 1: Marble Stationary, 12:00 – 1:15 pm - CLOSED - WORKSHOP FILLED
Learn how to transform pieces of cardstock into marbled pieces of paper which can be used as cards or letters! No previous art experience is needed, but prepare to get a little messy. This class is meant for having fun, learning something new, and meeting new people!
Instructor: Elena Ludwig (HWS student)
Host: Mary Kelly (HWS Education)
HWS Scandling Student Center, Vandervort Room on the 2nd Floor (elevator access)
Max Participants: 40

Workshop 2: Sir Gawain & the Witch, 1:30 - 2:15 pm
Interactive theatre and music performance. Sir Gawain and the Witch tells a story of a knight who comes upon a unique set of circumstances while lost in the forest.  Ultimately, the moral of the story is unveiled and promotes a message of respect for all people. Our performance encourages audience members to join the fun.
Instructor: Nathan Merrill (Ontario Arc)
Host: Charlie Temple (HWS Education)
HWS Scandling Student Center, Vandervort Room on the 2nd Floor (elevator access)
Max Participants: 50


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Workshop 3: Creative Movement, 10:30 - 11:30 am - CLOSED - WORKSHOP FILLED
Explore the body’s expressive potential through individual and group activities, drawing, and dancing to different musical accompaniment.
Instructor: Cadence Whittier (HWS Dance)
HWS Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, Studio 104
Max Participants: 25


Thursday, April 5, 2018

Workshop 4: Metamorphosis in the Making, 11:55 am - 1:20 pm - CLOSED - WORKSHOP FILLED
Turn trash and recycling into beautiful works of art! Use cardboard, plastic, fabric, and wood to make beautiful wall hangings of organisms that go through metamorphosis in the natural world (frogs, butterflies). “One person’s trash is another person’s treasure!”
Instructors: Ryan Kincaid (St. Mary’s School)
Host: Darrin Magee (HWS Environmental Studies)
HWS Scandling Student Center, Vandervort Room on the 2nd Floor (elevator access)
Max Participants: 45

Workshop 5: Self-Determination, 12:00 - 1:00 pm - CLOSED - WORKSHOP FILLED
Carrie will share her story living with Down syndrome and steps to living a self-determined life. Includes performing pop songs through sign language. 
Instructors: Carrie Bergeron (Self-Advocate, National Speaker)
Host: Mary Kelly (HWS Education)
HWS Scandling Student Center, Vandervort Room on the 2nd Floor (elevator access)
Max Participants: 50

Workshop 6: Digital Transformations, 1:30 - 2:30 pm - CLOSED - WORKSHOP FILLED
Use state-of-the-art computers and art programs to transform simple photos into a variety of different artistic statements and drawing from musical inspiration. 
Instructor: Natalie Reichel (Adapt NYC)
HWS Host: Gabriella D'Angelo (HWS Art & Architecture)
HWS Scandling Student Center, Vandervort Room on the 2nd Floor (elevator access)
Max Participants: 24


Friday, April 6, 2018

Workshop 7: Transforming Nature to Art, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm - CLOSED - WORKSHOP FILLED
Nature printing with mixed media. Create and frame a print masterpiece using shapes and textures from nature. Bring elements of nature with you— pick a few interesting leaves or twigs before you leave for the day! The fresher the better.
Instructor: Christin Lersch, Dana Kincaid (Ontario Arc)
HWS Fribolin Farm, 56 White Springs Lane, Geneva, NY (accessible, with some uneven terrain)
Max Participants: 10

Workshop 8: House Dance Technique, 11:50 am - 1:15 pm - CLOSED - WORKSHOP FILLED
Explore a popular social dance form: House Dance! House dance is a social dance that started in the 70’s and 80’s and primarily danced to house music, generally characterized by repetitive 4/4 beats.
Instructor: Kelly Johnson (HWS Dance)
HWS Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, Deming Theater
Max Participants: 35


Monday, April 9, 2018

Workshop 9: Walk a Mile in Their Shoes: Mirroring Movements, 10:15 - 11:40 am - CLOSED - WORKSHOP FILLED
This workshop will move from pairs to large group using mirroring as a pathway to expand our movement intelligence and experience new styles.
Instructors: Emily Brown & Dancers from A Moving Experience (Arc of Monroe)
Host: Cynthia Williams (HWS Dance)
HWS Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, Studio 104
Max Participants: 25


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Workshop 10: Creating a Book Planter, 10:30 - 11:30 am - CLOSED - WORKSHOP FILLED
Transform a hard cover book into a beautiful planter for a simple plant. Materials will be provided, including plant.
Instructor: Cathy Hanagan, Emily Fordam, Ann Hansen (Wayne Arc)
HWS Scandling Student Center, Vandervort Room on the 2nd Floor (elevator access)
Max Participants: 20

Workshop 11: My Invisible Illness & Guardian Angel at Work, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Join Cheyenne Eisenhut for a presentation about her diagnosis with a mental disability and an introduction to her service dog! Discover how Cheyenne’s service dog improved her life and gave her independence. Cheyenne will explain what a service dog is and the difference between a service dog, an ESA dog, and a therapy dog as well as best practices on how to interact with service dogs you encounter.
Instructor: Cheyenne Eisenhut (HWS student)
Host: Mary Kelly (HWS Education)
HWS Scandling Student Center, Vandervort Room on the 2nd Floor (elevator access)
Max Participants: 50

Workshop 12: Movement Improvisation, 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Students will participate in a variety of structured improvisations designed to improve their individual movement creativity, and recognition of the expressive capacities for movement expression.
Instructor: Cynthia Williams (HWS Dance)
HWS Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, Deming Theater
Max Participants: 30


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Workshop 13: The Art of Ordinary, 10:00 - 11:30 am - CLOSED - WORKSHOP FILLED
Circle weave with cardboard, and yarn using looms. Embellish your weaving with oil paints and pastels. 
Instructor: Maggie Cougevan (Arc of Yates - DRIVE)
Host: Nick Ruth (HWS Studio Arts)
HWS Scandling Student Center, Vandervort Room on the 2nd Floor (elevator access)
Max Participants: 30

Workshop 14: Tai Chi for All, 10:15 - 11:30 am - CLOSED - WORKSHOP FILLED
Explore the practice of Tai Chi with a certified instructor. Tai Chi helps with pain relief and increased mobility. Tai Chi also improves balance, muscle strength and joint flexibility and assists with relaxation, improves. Plus it is fun!
Instructor: Mandy Jensen (Arc of Schuyler)
HWS Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, Deming Theater
Max Participants: 25

Workshop 15: Express Yourself through Zumba, 12:00 - 1:00
An open forum Zumba class inviting all participants to modify their participation level and intensity to whatever works best for them. 
Instructor: Jamie Buttaccio (Ontario Arc)
HWS Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, Studio 104
Max Participants: 25

Workshop 16: Marshmallow & Straw Paint and Slime, 12:30 - 2:00 pm - CLOSED - WORKSHOP FILLED
Create a unique work of art using marshmallow and straw paint to apply your design to canvas. And create slime!
Instructor: Ashlee Landolf (Arc of Steuben)
HWS Scandling Student Center, Vandervort Room on the 2nd Floor (elevator access)
Max Participants: 30

Workshop 17: Group Collage Painting, 3:15 - 4:15 pm - CLOSED - WORKSHOP FILLED
A group collaboration in painting; each participant will add their own part to the painting, responding to what other participants have painted. The finished group painting will portray the various artistic styles of each participant.
Instructor: Megan Shenton (HWS student), Sarah Spear (Hillside Children’s Center)
Host: Nick Ruth (HWS Studio Arts)
HWS Scandling Student Center, Vandervort Room on the 2nd Floor (elevator access)
Max Participants: 35

Workshop 18: Trying On Dance, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Enjoy a brief modern dance performance by the HWS Dance Ensemble. Following this performance, audience members will be invited to participate and learn parts of the dance. Participants will learn a few dance gestures and steps before a second performance with everyone.
Instructors: Sophie Kaufman & HWS Dance Students
HWS Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, Deming Theater
Max Participants: No Maximum


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Workshop 19: Art Meditation I, 8:45 - 10:00 am - CLOSED - WORKSHOP FILLED
Guided visualization & relaxation exercise followed by silently working with a variety of arts materials to release creativity and personal expression.
Instructor: Michelle Ernst Modera
Host: Julie Kingery (HWS Psychology)
HWS Scandling Student Center, Vandervort Room on the 2nd Floor (elevator access)
Max Participants: 30

Workshop 20: Drawing & Weaving, 10:00 - 11:30 am - CLOSED - WORKSHOP FILLED
Draw, color and cut a picture of your own design into strips and weave your project together with a neighbor’s artwork. Watch the unique transformation of the two projects merging into one!
Instructor: Janice Miller (Arc of Yates - SkylArc)
HWS Scandling Student Center, Vandervort Room on the 2nd Floor (elevator access)
Max Participants: 20

Workshop 21: Art Meditation II, 10:30 - 11:45 am - CLOSED - WORKSHOP FILLED
Guided visualization/relaxation exercise followed by silently working with a variety of arts materials to release creativity and personal expression.
Instructor: Michelle Ernst Modera
Host: Julie Kingery (HWS Psychology)
HWS Scandling Student Center, Vandervort Room on the 2nd Floor (elevator access)
Max Participants: 30

Workshop 22: The Bell Choir Experience Transformed, 12:15 - 1:15 pm - CLOSED - WORKSHOP FILLED
Experience a day in the life of the Ballantyne Bell Choir; an adaptive ensemble serving geriatric adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Learn through participating in a typical rehearsal along with members of the choir, culminating in the performance of a well-known song.
Instructor: Melissa Davis (Arc of Monroe)
Host: Mary Kelly (HWS Education)
HWS Scandling Student Center, Vandervort Room on the 2nd Floor (elevator access)
Max Participants: 45

Workshop 23: Beginner Salsa, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Enjoy learning beginning salsa moves.
Instructor: Nancy Cheri-Arif (Hillside Children’s Center)
Host: Cadence Whittier (HWS Dance)
HWS Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, Studio 104
Max Participants: 35


Friday, April 13, 2018

Workshop 24: Egg-ceptional Planting, 10:30 am - 12 pm - CLOSED - WORKSHOP FILLED
Prepare seed starter kits with recycled egg cartons for herbs, flowers, or vegetables to plant or give as gifts.
Instructor: Sarah Meyer (HWS Finger Lakes Institute), Alyssa Kelly & Laura Rollins (HWS students)
HWS Fribolin Farm (56 White Springs Lane, Geneva, NY) (accessible, with some uneven terrain)
Max Participants: 10

Workshop 25: Drum Making, 10:45 - 11:45 am - CLOSED - WORKSHOP FILLED
Make your very own drum using a 5 gallon bucket and duct tape - then listen to the sound it makes!
Instructor: Jacob Perry (Hillside Children’s Center)
HWS Scandling Student Center, Vandervort Room on the 2nd Floor (elevator access)
Max Participants: 30

Workshop 26: Creative Expressions & Youth Performances Lunch Hour, 12:00 - 1:00 pm 
Enjoy performances by the Youth Voice Band, the Creative Movement Ensemble with Leah Jacobs (HWS student) and youth dancers, Open Mic Poetry & Spoken Verse hosted by Jeremy Wattles (HWS Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning), and conversations with artists about their exhibit The Personal Growth Art Show (Arc of Onondaga). Pizza provided (no charge).
HWS Scandling Student Center, Vandervort Room on the 2nd Floor (elevator access)
Max Participants: 50

Workshop 27: Butterfly Experience, 12:45 - 2:15 pm - CLOSED - WORKSHOP FILLED
Learn about the transformation of a caterpillar to a butterfly and how to plant a butterfly garden that will sustain the lifecycle of the caterpillar to butterfly. 
Instructors: Mary Clise, Mary Lapp, Mary Lafleur, & Margaret Gulvin (Geneva Day Program)
HWS Fribolin Farm (56 White Springs Lane, Geneva, NY) (accessible, with some uneven terrain)
Max Participants: 10

Workshop 28: Drum Circle, 1:25 - 2:30 pm - CLOSED - WORKSHOP FILLED
Have fun, jam, and explore self-expression through percussion and rhythm with drums.
Instructor: Adam Fryer (Two Herons Drum Circle)
Host: Kelly Johnson (HWS Dance)
HWS Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, Deming Theater
Max Participants: 45

 

REGISTER

2018 Registration Info


Co-Sponsors

  • Collaborative of NY, Inc. (representing 15 ARC NY, Inc. chapters in Upstate NY)
  • HWS Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs
  • HWS Office of the President
  • HWS Education Department
  • HWS Dance Department
  • Hillside Children's Center

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MORE INFO

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Driving Directions

Things to Do In Geneva (PDF)


CONTACT

Email: artsfestival@hws.edu

Phone: (315) 781-4590


 

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