Erie Arts & Culture is hosting an Artist Classroom at Erie’s Blues & Jazz Festival August 2-4, 2019! Drop in anytime to make and take an art project, or to move and groove. Classes are instructed by professional teaching artists who work closely with Erie Arts & Culture’s Arts in Education Program.
Friday, August 2, 2019
3 - 5 PM ~ Madal Drum and Dance Workshop with Gyan Ghising
The Madal is the folk musical instrument of Nepal. The Madal, is used mainly for rhythm-keeping in Nepalese folk music, is the most popular and widely used as hand drum in Nepal.
5 - 7 PM ~ Create your own Superhero! with Larry Walczak
It's SUPERHERO SUMMER...!! We've seen the Avengers, Captain Marvel & now Spiderman on the big screen. You can create your OWN superhero...with your own super powers, costumes and even...supervillains..? Use your imagination and comic book fan and artist Larry Walczak will help you use paper, colored markers, cut-out colored paper & pictures to design YOUR hero to fight bad guys everywhere.
Saturday, August 3, 2019
11 AM - 1 PM ~ Mandala Clings with Annie Schmitt
Mandala Clings: Create your own mandala design to stick to a window or your favorite notebook! Using basic templates, patterns, and shape ideas, participants will draft their own unique design on paper and then transfer with permanent markers to contact paper.
1 - 3 PM ~ Sock Bunnies with Deb Sementelli
Sock Bunnies are a great addition to anyone’s Make your own fluffy friend with fiber artist Deb! Open to participants ages 7 and up, younger participants should have a parent present.
3 - 5 PM ~ Butterflies with Sarah Everett
Design your own fanciful butterfly to carry at jazz fest using mixed media art supplies! The more colors and patterns the better!
5 - 7 PM ~ History of Jazz and Drum Petting Zoo with Pat Ross
Pat Ross believes there is a connective effect that brings us together when we are clapp, tapping our feet, or playing on percussion instruments as a group. Come learn more about how this connection fueled the Jazz age and try your hand on some classic percussion instruments.
Sunday, August 4, 2019
12 - 2 PM ~ Henna Workshop with Fatima Athow
Henna is an important part of many weddings and celebrations in the Middle East, South Asia and East Africa. It is also a fun way to sport a temporary tattoo. Learn how to mix your own henna, create a cone, and then practice applying it from Fatima Athow, a henna master artist from South Sudan and her apprentices Ashol Akol and Julia Arounda.
2 – 4 PM ~ Balafon Workshop with Tasana Camara
Come learn about and play the Balafon! This West African Xylophone workshop will be taught by Tasana Camara a master percussionist from Guinea. Play hypnotic rhythms on the balafon, and learn a bit about West African culture and its fascinating music.
4 - 6 PM ~ Calligraphy with Bunyamin Aysan
Turning letters into art is as old as the printed word. Learn basic
techniques of creating beautiful italic hand lettering from Bunyamin Aysan, a native of Turkey now living in Erie.
We can’t wait to see you there!