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Performing Arts Workshops

Workshop 1
Title: Sock Puppet Performance: Water Pollution Awareness
Date/Time: April 15 / 3 – 5 p.m.
Instructors: Harry Gu (HWS Student) / Jordan Youngmann (Finger Lakes Institute) /Ryan Kincaid (HWS Alumna)
Location: Finger Lakes Institute, 601 S. Main Street, Geneva
Registration Limit: 20
Audience: Families/Children, Self-Advocates, Self-Advocate Group Advisors
Description: Children and their parents will be given the opportunity to make their own sock puppet. The workshop will include creating a script that promotes the effects of pollution in our environment. Children will have the option of acting out their script with their newly made puppets.

These workshops are open to all audiences, but are ideal for: People supported, direct support professionals, music/theater/movement instructors, HWS community

Workshop 2
Title: “Different”: Perspectives on the Disability Rights
Date/Time: April 16/11:55 a.m. -1:15 p.m.
Instructors: Emily Brown and actors of Arc of Monroe Community Arts Connection
Location: Winn Seeley Theater
Registration Limit: None
Description: A theater troupe from The Arc of Monroe Community Arts Connection will give a performance about perspectives on the Disability Rights Movement, followed by an open forum discussion.

Workshop 3
Title: Drum Circle with Matt Giordano
Date/Time: April 18/6 – 8:30 p.m.
Instructors: Matt Giordano, Percussionist and President of Drum Echoes
Location: First floor Scandling Student Center, Front Lobby
Registration Limit: None
Description: Hosted by the Geneva T.I.E.S. program, Matt Giordano leads youth and other participants in a cooperative performance with different percussion instruments.

Visual Arts Workshops

The following workshops are open to all audiences, but are ideal for: People supported, direct support professionals, recreation staff, art instructors, HWS community, families and friends. *One workshop is for a specific audience.

Workshop 4
Title: Water Drip Painting - This class is full.
Date/Time: April 8/ 9-11:45 a.m. or April 8, 1:30 – 4:15 p.m.
Instructors: Jessica Ophardt (The Arc of Monroe) / Host: Nick Ruth (HWS)
Location: Katherine D. Elliott Studio Arts Center
Registration Limit: 20 (each workshop)
Description: Symbolizing the fluidity of water, drip painting will give a new approach to an art form that expresses creativity for those who enjoy abstract paintings. Please register for only one of the two sessions being offered.

Workshop 5
Title: Chinese Ink Painting 
Date/Time: April 9 / 8:45 – 10:10 a.m.
Instructors: Natalie Reichel and Studio Artists of New York City United Cerebral Palsy / Host: Beth Kinne, (HWS Environmental Studies)
Location: HWS Scandling Student Center, 2nd Floor Vandervort Room
Registration Limit: 20 (including staff)
Description: Utilize water as the key to Chinese ink painting. Following a brief look into the history of this ancient art, participants will learn a series of ancient water and brush techniques used to simulate our natural environment in the form of a painting.

Workshop 6
Title: Rain Barrel Painting - This class is full.
Date/Time: April 10, 12 – 2 p.m,
Instructors: Sarah Meyer, Finger Lakes Institute /Christen Lersch, Ontario ARC with Joel Helfrich, HWS Environmental Studies
Location: Finger Lakes Institute, 601 S. Main Street, Geneva
Registration Limit: 15 (including staff)
Description: Learn about water issues while painting and adding creativity to a sustainable rain barrel for the environment. Rain barrels are used to collected and store rain water runoff for later use, promoting self-sufficiency. These barrels will be featured at the Gala event

Workshop 7
Title: Pointillism Watercolor Painting
Date/Time: April 12, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. (The 10 a.m. class is full.)
Instructors: Chelsea Xidis and Artists of SkylArc Studio
Location: Katherine D. Elliott Studio Arts Center
Registration Limit: 20 (each class)
Description: Using watercolors, participants will create a pointillism painting of a portrait, landscape. Pointillism is a painting technique in which small dots are applied in patterns to form an image.

Workshop 8
Title: Fiber Arts, Knitting (for Project Linus)
Date/Time: April 13, 12 – 3 p.m.
Instructors: Lesley Adams, HWS Chaplain and the CloseKnit Handwork Club
Location: Katherine D. Elliott Studio Arts Center
Registration Limit: 10
Description: New and experienced knitters are welcome to join this workshop. This is both a demonstrative and participatory workshop led by the instructor and an active knitting club. You may stop by to visit and watch the club as they work and then try your hand at this fiber arts skill.

Workshop 9
Title: Water Symbols & Signs
Date/Time: April 15, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Instructors: Jessica Ophardt, The Arc of Monroe
Location: Finger Lakes Institute, 601 S. Main St. Geneva
Registration Limit: 15
Description: Participants will discover ancient water symbols and their meanings while learning how to draw them. Also learn about the wellness of water in our environment. Lunch will be provided.

Workshop 10
Title: My Powerful Self
Date/Time: April 18, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Instructors: Janet VanLone, HWS Education / Kathleen York, The Arc of Monroe
Location: Scandling Center, 2nd Floor Vandervort Room
Registration Limit: 20
*Audience: Self-Advocates, Self-Advocate Group Advisors
Description: Participants will explore the meaning of empowerment and determine what thoughts, feelings, activities, and relationships help them to create an internal sense of power. Participants will then create a self-portrait using unique materials.

Creative Movement Workshops

The following workshops are open to all audiences, but are ideal for: People supported, direct support professionals, recreation staff, music/movement instructors, HWS community, dance groups, musicians, families and friends. *Two workshops are for specific audiences.

Workshop 11
Title: Inclusive Dance with Lucy Bowen McCauley
Date/Time: April 9, 1:25 – 2:50 p.m.
Instructors: Lucy Bowen McCauley, Bowen McCauley Dance / Host: Kelly Johnson, HWS Dance
Location: Winn Seeley Theater
Registration Limit: None
Description: Lucy Bowen McCauley, award winning choreographer and dancer joins The ARTS Experience and offers the opportunity for experienced dancers to enhance their knowledge of modern dance. Please note that this workshop requires advanced dance skills.

Workshop 12
Title: Laban Movement Analysis
Date/Time: April 10, 10:10 – 11:40 a.m.
Instructors: Emily Brown, The Arc of Monroe / Host: Donna Davenport, HWS Dance
Location: Winn Seeley Theater
Registration Limit: None
Description: Participants will take part in a multidisciplinary form of human movement. Laban Movement Analysis is a system for studying, understanding, describing, and notating all aspects of bodily movement.

Workshop 13
Title: Masters Class: Advanced Modern Dance
Date/Time: April 10, 1:25 – 2:50 p.m.
Instructors: Lucy Bowen McCauley / Host: Kathy Diehl, HWS Dance
Location: Winn Seeley Studio
Registration Limit: 5
*Audience: Practiced dancers with advanced experience in modern dance
Description: Lucy Bowen McCauley, award winning choreographer and dancer joins The ARTS Experience and offers the opportunity for experienced dancers to enhance their knowledge of modern dance. Please note that this workshop requires advanced dance skills.

Workshop 14
Title: Masters Class: Advanced Ballet
Date/Time: April 10, 3-4:30 p.m.
Instructors: Lucy Bowen McCauley / Host: Kathy Diehl, HWS Dance
Location: Winn Seeley Studio
Registration Limit: 5
*Audience: Practiced dancers with advanced experience in modern dance
Description: Lucy Bowen McCauley, award winning choreographer and dancer joins The ARTS Experience and offers the opportunity for experienced dancers to enhance their knowledge of advanced ballet. Please note that this workshop requires advanced dance skills.

Workshop 15
Title: Create & Move: Dance for Everyone
Date/Time: April 16, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Instructors: Donna Davenport, HWS Dance
Location: Winn Seeley Theater
Registration Limit: None
Description: Experience a more creative approach to the dance world as this class incorporates parts of your body in ways you didn’t think were possible.

Workshop 16
Title: Zumba
Date/Time: April 17, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Instructors: Carrie Bergeron, Self-Determination Advocate / Mimi Mahoney, HWS Student / Donna Davenport, HWS
Location: Winn Seeley Studio
Registration Limit: 35
Description: Get ready to move to the sound of Latin and International rhythms. Participants will learn Zumba dance techniques through a cardio workout.

Workshop 17
Title: Interactive Rhythm and Movement with new Morse Code Percussion/Cello Duo Hannah Collins and Michael Compitello
Date/Time: April 17, 11:50 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Instructors: Hannah Collins and Michael Compitello, New Morse Code / Host: Kelly Johnson, HWS
Location: Winn-Seeley Theater
Registration Limit: None
Description: This workshop integrates music, movement, dance, and health. Participants will experience music and movement as an active and joyful experience. The workshop will also emphasize multi-cultural dance and music with an active goal for participants to learn about diverse cultures through performing arts.

Workshop 18
Title: Global Water Dance and Drumming
Date/Time: April 19, 1:25 – 2:50 p.m.
Instructors: Cadence Whittier, HWS & Matt Giordano, Drum Echoes
Location: Winn-Seeley Theater
Registration Limit: None
Description: Global Water Dance is world event. The second global dance performance is scheduled for June 15, 2013. On this day, a series of dances centered on water issues are performing beginning in the Western Pacific Rim, then encircling the globe. They are broadcast online. Learn the choreography for a global water dance happening locally on June 15 to the rhythm of drums.

Educational Workshop

Workshop 19
Title: Science on Seneca Lake – Aboard the Scandling Boat
Date/Time: April 16, 12 - 3
Instructors: John Halfman, HWS Geoscience/ Jordan Youngmann, Finger Lakes Institute / Michelle Jungermann, Ontario ARC
Location: Finger Lakes Institute, 601 S. Main Street, Geneva
Registration Limit: 15, including staff
Audience: People supported, direct supports, HWS Community, environmental instructors. Please note that this is a 3 hour boat ride. There is limited restroom access on the boat. Capacity is very limited - register early. Please wear warm clothes for weather and wind.
Description: This is an outdoor education experience. Experiment with water and test sediment at the bottom of Seneca Lake while enjoying a scenic ride. If there is bad weather, the workshop will be held at the Finger Lakes Institute.

















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