Weekend@Wilson is an opportunity for alumni, families and friends to participate in workshops, experience dorm living and connect with other WWC community members. Contact Ellen Querin with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEEKEND@WILSON Wa r re n W i l s o n C o l l e g e J u n e 2 7 J u n e - 2 9 , 2 7 - 2 0 1 4 2 9 , 2 014 learn laugh live... 2 013 - 2 014 2nd Edition COURSE CATALOG Rates On-campus: Includes 2 nights of dorm lodging, 4 workshops, and 6 meals (Friday lunch-Sunday breakfast) Adult: $65 Children (age 17 and under): $35 Off-campus: Includes 4 workshops and 3 meals (Friday dinner, lunch and Saturday lunch). No lodging. Adult: $ 40 Children (age 17 and under): $15 Registration Online: http://www.warren-wilson.edu/~advancement By Mail: Include the classes you would like to register for along with a check made payable to Warren Wilson College. Send to: Warren Wilson College Attention Kelly Ball CPO 6376 PO Box 9000 Asheville, NC 28815 By Phone: Call Kelly Ball at 828-771-5810 Weekend@Wilson Daily Schedule June 27 – June 29, 2014 Friday, June 27 Time Event Location 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration Orr Cottage 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Welcome Lunch Morris’ Community Pavilion 12:30 p.m. Welcome Kickoff Pavilion 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Workshops (Session I) Various 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Break - Snacks Pavilion 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Workshops (Session II) Various 6:00 p.m. Social Display of crafts made in workshops BBQ Dinner Music provided by The Rain or Shine Goodtime Stringband Make your own s’mores Pavilion 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Pavilion Pavilion Saturday, June 28 Time 7:00 a.m. Trail Run 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast Location Meet in front of DeVries Gymnasium Canon Lounge, Gladfelter Student Ctr. 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Crafts at Warren Wilson College: Canon Lounge, Gladfelter 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Then and Now by Ian Robertson Workshops (Session III) Various 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch Cafeteria, Gladfelter 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Workshops (Session IV) Various 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Free Time 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Open Swim Dinner Pool, Devries Gymnasium Cowpie Café, Gladfelter (downstairs) 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Display of crafts made in workshops Cowpie Patio, Gladfelter Event Lantern & Camp Stove Display by Adam 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Stegall ‘07 Music provided by Doug and Darcy Orr Cowpie Patio, Gladfelter 7:00 p.m. Family Movie Night Canon Lounge, Gladfelter 7:00 p.m. Social Cowpie Patio 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Check Out Orr Cottage 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Breakfast Cafeteria, Gladfelter Student Ctr. 10:00 a.m. Church Service College Chapel Sunday, June 29 Campus Bookstore Hours Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Page 3 Workshops – Sorted by Session Session I – Friday at 1:00pm Session II – Friday at 3:30pm Double Session Asheville Brewery Tour (Part 1) Blacksmithing (Part 1) Foot Stool Caning (Part 1) Painting on Canvas (Part 1) Double Session Asheville Brewery Tour (Part 2) Blacksmithing (Part 2) Foot Stool Caning (Part 2) Painting on Canvas (Part 2) Single Session Crafting Using Felted Wool Design and Make a Necklace Fermenting Food at Home Introduction to EFT Make a Unique Tile Coaster Munchkin Tennis Team Challenge Course Single Session Children's Games Create a Terrarium Fiber Arts for Children Improve Your Carpentry Skills by Building a Bird House Make a Cobweb Broom Mobile Phone Photography Take a Walk through the Farm & Farm School Yoga for Beginners Session III – Saturday at 10:00am Session IV – Saturday at 1:30pm Double Session Appalachian Basket Making (Part 1) Blacksmithing (Part 1) Collage Workshop (Part 1) Decoupage on Glass (Part 1) Exploring Natural Dyes (Part 1) Tips to be a Better Birder (Part 1) Double Session Appalachian Basket Making (Part 2) Blacksmithing (Part 2) Collage Workshop (Part 2) Decoupage on Glass (Part 2) Exploring Natural Dyes (Part 2) Tips to be a Better Birder (Part 2) Single Session Creative Yoga Druid Qigong Explore Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts Farm and Animal Tour Fun on the Bryson Gym Climbing Wall Fun with Backyard Chickens Goals and Resolutions for Success Sewing Aprons Single Session Basic Homebrewing Designing a Container Garden Effective Public Advocacy Gardening for Kids Painting for Kids Workshop Legend Arts & Crafts Health & Wellness Fun for Kids Games & Learning Urban Homesteading Workshop Listing Appalachian Basket Making Asheville Brewery Tour Basic Homebrewing Blacksmithing Children's Games Collage Techniques and Creative Exploration Crafting with Felted Wool Create a Terrarium Creative Yoga Decoupage on Glass Design and Make a Necklace Designing a Container Garden Druid Qigong Effective Public Advocacy Explore Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts Exploring Natural Dyes Farm and Animal Tour Fermenting Food at Home Fiber Crafts for Children Foot Stool Caning Fun on the Bryson Gym Climbing Wall Fun with Backyard Chickens Gardening for Kids Goals and Resolutions for Success Improve Your Carpentry Skills by Building a Birdhouse Introduction to Emotional Freedom Technique Make a Cobweb Broom Make a Unique Tile Coaster Mobile Phone Photography Munchkin Tennis Painting for Kids Painting on Canvas Sewing Aprons Take a Walk through the Farm & Farm School Team Challenge Course Tips to Become a Better Birder Yoga for Beginners Page 5 We e ke n d @ W i l s o n Appalachian Basket Making Learn the basic construction techniques of a ribbed basket using vines, rattan and other materials. Materials fee: $15. Class limit: 15, ages 14 and older. Instructor: Joe Bruneau '86 Date & Time: Saturday at 10:00 AM and 1:30 PM (two part session) Asheville Brewery Tour Come explore two of the reasons why Asheville was named Beer City USA in 2010! Get a behind the scenes glimpse into two of the areaâ€™s famous breweries. Transportation will be provided; nominal charge Instructor: Jim Bailes '78 Date & Time: Friday 1:00 -5:00 PM (two part session) for tastings which are payable directly to breweries. Materials fee: $5. Class limit: 13, ages 21 and up. Basic Homebrewing This workshop will cover the basics of how to home brew beer. Participants will receive instruction on the equipment, handouts for the process and samples of home brew and extracts. Ages 21 and up. Instructor: Chris Smith-Naill '99 Date & Time: Saturday at 1:30 PM Page 6 We e ke n d @ W i l s o n Blacksmithing Learn to play with fire! This class will introduce you to safety, fire management, and proper hammer techniques for blacksmithing. Students will make a simple hook with a leaf. Expect to get dirty, so Instructor: Dale Morse '89 wear appropriate clothing. Blacksmithing is a 2-part class (two Date & Time: sessions offered both on Friday and Saturday). Class limit: 6, ages 12 Friday at 1:30 PM &3:30 PM OR Saturday at 10:30 AM &1:30 PM (two part session) and up. Childrenâ€™s Games Put away your electronic devices and enjoy playing Jacks, HopScotch, String Games, Chalk Drawings, Pick-Up Sticks and Jump Rope. Directions and coaching will be provided. Ages 6 and up, 5 Instructor: Peggy Burke '56 and under accompanied by an adult. Date & Time: Friday at 3:30 PM Collage Techniques and Creative Exploration The Collage Workshop is a four-hour event geared toward people interested in making art. No experience or artistic talent is necessary; just Instructor: Eric Singdahlsen '91 Date & Time: Saturday at 10:00 AM and 1:30 PM (two part session) a willingness to experiment and perhaps get a little messy. Following some instruction and demonstration on a wide variety of approaches to collage, participants will have ample opportunity to make collages to take home. Materials will be provided. Class limit: 12, ages 14 and up. Page 7 We e ke n d @ W i l s o n Crafting with Felted Wool Participants will create felt projects out of old sweaters and will be able to choose their pattern. Instructor will be providing all supplies as well as the felted sweaters. Everyone needs to bring scissors and a Instructor: Dorothy Engelsmanâ€” WWC Alumni Parent Date & Time: Friday at 1:00 PM tape measure, and we will be using rotary cutters and mats as well so anyone who has one should bring it. Materials fee for adults only: $5. Class limit: 15, ages 8 and up, 7 and under accompanied by adult. Create a Terrarium Craft your very own miniature biome. Using recycled and native materials, you'll learn terrarium construction and maintenance. All participants will leave with their custom creation. Supplies and inspiraInstructor: Cait Coffey '11 Date & Time: Friday at 3:30 PM tion included. Materials fee: $5. Class limit: 12, ages 7 and up, 6 and under accompanied by an adult. Creative Yoga Combining ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS (mind), with YOGA (body) and ART (soul). Explore the outdoors and take in the sights, sounds, feel of nature. Then bring that to the mat and through poses Instructor: Sandy Lasteinâ€” WWC Alumni Parent Date & Time: Saturday at 10:00 AM Page 8 express with the body the awareness received while exploring the gardens. Participants will end the session with a creative art project. Class limit: 12, ages 10 and up. We e ke n d @ W i l s o n Decoupage on Glass Learn the art of layering paper images under glass to create beautiful personalized decorative items for your home or as a gift. The instructor learned the craft from acclaimed decoupage artist John Instructor: Sabrina Reisinger '95 Date & Time: Saturday at 10:00 AM and 1:30 PM (two part session) Derian (www.johnderian.com) in New York City while working for 5 years as a studio artist. Materials fee: $10. Class limit: 6, ages 12 and up. Design and Make a Necklace Learn the basics of simple jewelry design and assembly, including the loop and coil technique to make earrings. Each participant will make a necklace and pair of earrings to take home. All stones used are genuine (e.g., freshwater pearls, shells, Instructor: Louise Noble '85 Date & Time: Friday at 1:00 PM semi-precious stones and Czech and India glass). The hardest part is picking your pattern so it may help to think about (or bring!) an outfit for which you need a necklace or a picture from a catalog of a simple necklace that you like. Materials fee: $12. Class limit: 18, ages 8 and up. Designing a Container Garden Containers are a great way to explore gardening without the commitment and physical labor of landscaping or maintaining a home garden. Container gardens are great for apartment dwellers with limited space or homeowners Instructor: Jordana Chalnick '98 who want to complement their existing landscape. This workshop will cover designing containers, choosing appropriate plant materials, color Date & Time: Saturday at 1:30 PM selection and plant care; as well as using containers for growing edible plants and herbs. Page 9 We e ke n d @ W i l s o n Druid Qigong Qigong combines breathing techniques with synchronized movements, focused intent, and meditation to facilitate excellence, open the pathways of the heartmind, and help practitioners drop into the zone. It is an integral Instructor: Jeremy Schewe '01 component of Oriental medicine in conjunction with Shiatsu, acupuncture/ pressure, diet, and other internal arts, often referred to as Chinese yoga. Date & Time: Saturday at 10:00 AM The instructor infuses elements of the Celtic mysteries into the practice. No experience is necessary; wear comfortable clothing. Effective Public Advocacy This is a personal skill enrichment workshop that offers hands -on experience with effectively advocating local and national issues. The workshop is non -political and will focus on technique, strategy, tactics, and presentation. Each attendee must Instructor: Jim Dedman '65 and Dan Redick '72 Date & Time: Saturday at 1:30 PM bring an issue of interest which will be examined in the workshop. Areas of discussion will include value-based issue analysis; theme development; the appeals to persuasion; incorporating commonality; organizational approaches; understanding how to frame effective questions and responses to questions; and creating understandable points. Notepads and pens are encouraged. Ages 17+. Explore Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts This workshop with visuals and handouts will explore nine Ancient Near Eastern artifacts which come from Assyrian, Babylonian, Egyptian, Persian, Instructor: David Burkeâ€” WWC Friend Moabite, and Canaanite sources. These artifacts shed light on biblical history and provide significant confirmation of certain historical details in the Bible from sources outside the Bible. Participants will be invited to Date & Time: Saturday at 10:00 AM Page 10 analyze each of these artifacts and relate them to specific Bible passages. We e ke n d @ W i l s o n Exploring Natural Dyes Humans have been dyeing their cloth with natural dyes for more than 5,000 years. Fibers can be dyed with color obtained from plants, lichens, minerals, and insects. In this workshop you will identify a few plants that you can harvest for natural Instructor: Melanie Wilderâ€” WWC Fiber Arts Staff Date & Time: Saturday at 10:00 AM &1:30 PM (two part session) dyeing, then you will dye a few cloth samples using a variety of dyes. The class will also explore the Japanese tradition of Shibori and obtain some beautiful color and designs in an Indigo Vat. Participants should bring an old t -shirt or apron to wear during the indigo dyeing. You will take home 1 dyed silk scarf, as well as a variety of dyed fabric samples. Materials fee: $5. Class limit: 8. Farm and Animal Tour Take a tour of the WWC farm operations to meet the animals and learn about the sustainable practices implemented here in the Swannanoa Valley. Instructor: WWC Farm Crew Date & Time: Saturday at 10:00 AM Fermenting Food at Home Make safe, easy, and mess-free ferments in your kitchen using a special vessel called a fido jar that has a gasket in the lid and a wire bail to clamp it shut. Fermenting in a fido creates an anaerobic environment so that no mold can grow in- Instructor: Jennifer Cloke '10 Date & Time: Friday at 1:00 PM side the jar, making it unnecessary to remove mold and scum off the top of your ferments--a daily requirement if you ferment in an open crock. Participants will get their own fido jar and learn how to pack and prepare their own ferments. They will also learn some of the microbiology around fermentation and some of science backing the powerful benefits of probiotics. Materials fee: $10. Class limit: 15, ages 14 and up. Page 11 We e ke n d @ W i l s o n Fiber Crafts for Children This workshop will be filled with education and hands on fun for all ages. You will learn about natural fibers and explore spinning with a drop spindle, making felted jewelry, and dyeing silk scarves. Class Instructor: Melanie Wilderâ€”WWC Fiber Arts Staff limit: 4, ages 5 and up. Date & Time: Friday at 3:30 PM Foot Stool Caning Come and learn to cane a foot stool in the traditional herringbone pattern. Materials fee: $15. Class limit: 6, ages 12 and up. Instructor: David Grist '75 Date & Time: Friday at 1:00 PM and 3:30 PM (two part session) Fun on the Bryson Climbing Wall Join this workshop for an enjoyable couple of hours on the Bryson Climbing Wall and receive instruction in a fun and friendly environment. This workshop is open to beginners and those Instructor: Bruce Hillsâ€”WWC Director of Outdoor Programs Date & Time: Saturday at 10:00 AM Page 12 experienced in climbing. Class limit: 12, ages 6 and up. We e ke n d @ W i l s o n Fun with Backyard Chickens Did you know that a chicken can run up to 9 mph? What determines the color of an egg's shell? If you find these questions interesting, then the Backyard Chicken class is for you! Learn the basic skills needed to start Instructor: Donna Kilpatrick '88 your own small flock of layers. Chickens are easy to raise, highly entertaining to watch and provide a simple, fun way for you and your Date & Time: Saturday at 10:00 AM family to raise delicious , beautiful, healthy eggs at home. Intrigued? Come to the class and you will never view a chicken, or an egg, the same way again! Gardening for Kids There are few things kids enjoy more than digging in the dirt, looking for worms, planting seeds and watching them grow. By cultivating their curiosity, you can help them develop a love for nature and Instructor: Erica Rawls '03 and Alexis Culver '03 Date & Time: Saturday at 1:30 PM gardening. In this hands-on workshop, kids will learn about planting seeds and enjoy their time in the garden with a garden tour, hands on activities and super-cool garden crafts! All ages welcome. Goals and Resolutions for Success The year is not quite half over, it’s the perfect time to ask ourselves “2014 New Year’s Resolutions - how are they working for me?” This lively group coaching Instructor: Mary Ellen Smith Schiller WWC Alumni Parent Date & Time: Saturday at 10:00 AM session, led by an ICF (International Coach Federation) certified coach, will explore why our Resolutions often are forgotten and how to get 2014 back on track! Get clear on what’s important, set powerful goals and design an action plan to achieve success. Join in a free draw to win a copy of StrengthsFinder by Tom Rath. Class limit: 15, ages 18 and up. Page 13 We e ke n d @ W i l s o n Improve Your Carpentry Skills by Building a Birdhouse Children will develop their carpentry skills by making a wooden bird house. Class limit: 10, ages 10 and up, 9 and under with an adult. Instructor: Doug Bradley— WWC Special Projects Supervisor Date & Time: Friday at 3:30 PM Introduction to Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), also known as the Tapping Solution, is a great way to release emotional stress and overcome Instructor: Betsy Keller '87 phobias and fears. This technique sets up a biofeedback link directly to the nervous system, creating a powerful opportunity to create life - Date & Time: Friday at 1:00 PM long changes in habits and emotional patterns. Ages 14 and up. Make a Cobweb Broom Learn how to make a simple cobweb broom. Wear long sleeves and long pants if you are allergic or sensitive to corn broom. Materials fee $10. Class limit: 10, ages 16 and up. Instructors: Mickey Sizemore— WWC Friend & Tom Wilder ‘05 Date & Time: Friday at 3:30 PM Page 14 We e ke n d @ W i l s o n Make a Unique Tile Coaster Learn to make a unique set of 4 coasters using just a few simple materials. All materials are provided but feel free to bring scrapbook paper. Let your creative side shine in this simple DIY project. Instructor: Susan Leading Fox '84 Materials fee: $10. Class limit: 8, ages 13 and up. Date & Time: Friday at 1:00 PM Mobile Phone Photography Learn to take beautiful pictures with your smartphone. This workshop will begin indoors with a discussion on photo editing and social media networks such as Instagram and Facebook. The class Instructor: Alexis Culver '03 Date & Time: Friday at 3:30 PM then moves outdoors for hands-on photography and wraps-up in the classroom. Participants should bring a smart phone and a charger. No prior experience is necessary; just an interest in learning to take better pictures for sharing! Class limit: 15. Munchkin Tennis This outdoor, on the tennis courts workshop invites participants to enjoy drills, games, and skill building in a fun filled way. All participants need to bring their own racket. Tennis balls will be Instructor: Logan Burkeâ€”WWC Friend provided. Class limit: 8, ages 5 through 10. Date & Time: Friday at 1:00 PM Page 15 We e ke n d @ W i l s o n Painting for Kids In this workshop you will create a mixed media art piece with bubbles, paint, paper and a turtle. Wear old clothes that you don't mind getting paint on. Materials fee: $2. Class limit: 8, ages between Instructor: Ellen Zeman '80 6 and 10 recommended. Date & Time: Saturday at 1:30 PM Painting on Canvas Let your creativity flow in this painting workshop. Students will use acrylic paint on canvas and all materials are provided. Class limit: 8. Instructor: Ellen Zeman '80 Date & Time: Friday at 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm ( two part session) Sewing Aprons Bring your machine (or just yourself, a few machines will be available) and make an apron with pocket/s suitable for cooking, gardening, or the workshop. If you can sew a straight line, your sewing skills are sufficient â€“ machines will be set up Instructor: Laura Fultsâ€” WWC Friend Date & Time: Saturday at 10:00 AM Page 16 and ready to go! Folks with no sewing knowledge are welcome with a sewing friend. Fabric, thread, and trim provided. You are welcome to bring some of your own additional trim if you wish. Materials fee: $5. Class limit: 10, all ages welcome (children must be accompanied by an adult). We e ke n d @ W i l s o n Take a Walk through the Farm and Farm School A conversation between Diana Sanderson, the College's archivist, and Ernst Laursen '49, Farm Manager from 1959-1997. Instructor: Diana Sandersonâ€” WWC Archivist Date & Time: Friday at 3:30 PM Team Challenge Course This workshop introduces the low elements of the Team Challenge Course. No ropes or harnesses but plenty of fun and challenging problem solving activities for all. Especially fun for parents and Instructor: Bruce Hillsâ€” WWC Director of Outdoor Programs Date & Time: Friday at 1:00 PM children to experience together! Wear comfortable clothes to be active in the outdoors. Meet at DeVries Gym. Class limit: 15, ages 5 and up. Tips to Become a Better Birder Birding is the fastest growing leisure pursuit in the country. Learn a 10 step approach to improve your ability to identify birds through family groups, habitat, silhouette, behavior, birding by ear, field marks, seasonality, commonality, general impression and elimination. Hand -outs will be given to reinforce Instructor: Paddy Cunningham '80 Date & Time: Saturday at 10:00 AM and 1:30 PM and support your birding journey. An easy hike along the river will follow the class. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for the walk. If possible bring binoculars and a field guide. Class limit: 20, ages 12 and up. Page 17 We e ke n d @ W i l s o n Yoga for Beginners Whether you have never stepped foot on a yoga mat or are a seasoned yogi, join this all levels class for a gentle practice of the basic yoga postures (asanas) and breath work (pranayama) to stretch, strengthen, and energize the body, and to calm the mind. The instructor, whose Yoga Alliance Certification is currently Instructor: Sabrina Reisinger '95 pending, has been studying yoga for 5 years and recently completed a 230 -hour Date & Time: Friday at 3:30 PM (one hour workshop) fitting comfortable clothes that you can move in easily (jeans and other restrictive Page 18 teacher training at the Asheville Yoga Center. Mats will be provided. Wear loose clothing discouraged) We e ke n d @ W i l s o n Page 19 Weekend@Wilson Do you have a proclivity for photography, a bent for baking, or a yen for yoga? Then consider being an instructor! Taking place in June, Weekend@Wilson is a time for alumni, families and friends to participate in workshops, experience dorm living and connect with other WWC community members. We are looking for folks to lead workshops at next summerâ€™s event. If you have a skill, talent or interest to share with the group, please consider participating. Past workshop topics include gardening, painting, jewelry making and wine tasting. If youâ€™re interested in leading a workshop, email email@example.com for more information. Office of Advancement Warren Wilson College WWC CPO 6376 PO Box 9000 Asheville, NC 28815 Phone: 800-934-3536 Fax: 828-771-5850 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org