Classes & Workshops
|When:||View in Calendar » August 23, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm|
|Repeats:||Monthly on 4th Saturday until October 26, 2014|
|Where:||View Map » PLACE for Sustainable Living, 1121 64th Street, Oakland,CA 94608, USA|
|Cost:||$10-20 for individuals & $50 family rate|
|Contact:||PLACE for Sustainable Living
|Categories:||Art Classes Community Events Music Show Skillshare Summer Camp|
Family Fun Fest!
A Sustainable Urban Day Camp at PLACE!
DATES: Aug 23rd, (If there is enough interest then we’ll run it again on Oct 25th-Show us that you want this by emailing us!)
TIME: 9:30am – 5:30pm
COST: $10-20 sliding scale per individual. $5 for children under 5
No one turned away for lack of funds.
Pre-registration is necessary — Easy-peezy, just click on our green DONATE button located at the top of the page and please include this note in the paypal: “Family Fun Fest” and we’ll reserve your spot.
Join us for a day long mini festival for families. Starting with brunch and food themed puppet show, followed by 3 sessions of activities in gardening, arts & crafts, and music making.
We’ll host Kids Got Skillz, a talent show/open mic for young performers followed by featured performances by: The Big Tadoo Puppet Crew, members of Melita Silberstein of Octopretzel, Vir McCoy of Kid Kaleidoscope, & Human of The Human Revolution.
9:30am — BRUNCH
10:00am — Opening Circle
10:30am — Puppetry with The Big Tadoo Puppet Crew
11:00am — Activity Time Session #1
11:45am — Activity Time Session #2
12:30pm — LUNCH
1:30pm — Activity Time Session #3
2:15pm — Kids Got Skillz Talent Show
3:00pm — The Big Tadoo Puppet Crew
3:30pm — Members of Octopretzel & Kid Kaleidoscope
4:30pm — Human of The Human Revolution
5:30pm — Closing Circle
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You can be an eco champ,
Solar power your own lamp,
Make your very own potato stamp,
What else can you revamp,
Good luck trying to rhyme with that.
Go to fab lab and undo a clamp,
Come and learn a thing or two
From puppetry to cob mud goo
Plant a seed & watch it grow
Fix your bike, then go go go
Sing a song
Dance or tap a tune
Show your best, take no test
Just show us your style
And pick up the rest
Now you can’t get it out of your head!
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Summer Camp – Stay tuned as we prepare to roll out this exciting new program in 2015!
(Kids Ages 7-13)
ECOlogy • the ARTS • TECHnology!
A Safe‘n Natural Urban Landscape made 4 Fun Learning!
A dynamic and exciting camp at PLACE for Sustainable Living is being offered this summer for kids AGES 7-13 in the subjects of sustainability/permaculture, the arts, and technology. Classes include gardening, natural building, bike mechanics, outdoor cooking, cooperative games, music, drumming, and more.
• Permaculture Principles
• Skill building
• Eco awareness, experimentation, & education
• Community building & communication skills
• Cultural exchange/awareness
• Creativity, Play, & the Arts
Young Counselors: Positions will be available to young adults for Assistant Counselors with a week training. Inquire about this program by emailing us: email@example.com with “CIT” in the subject line.
If you wish to get on our waiting list for this camp, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org with “Camp Enrollment” in the subject line.
MAREN METKE is a mother, artist, teacher and musician who founded, taught at and ran her own private holistic multi-age school on Vashon Island, WA for 7 years. She also ran an arts, nature and compassionate communication based summer camp program for children for the last 13 years in Washington and California. Her learning-style based holistic philosophy supports a desire to see and hold each individual with care, respect and a fresh perspective, thereby aiming to experience the greatest connection and understanding possible.
Her goal is to help guide the student toward learning what best serves them in their learning, how to better enjoy or re-frame a situation and to have the communication skills and self connection to be able to express themselves or ask for what they need in the most effective way possible.
Maren is a co-founder of the WA NVC (Non Violent Communication or Compassionate Communication) Family Camp, and has been a core team member as well as the Youth Program coordinator since 2004. She also helped found other NVC family camps in D.C. and CA., organizing the structure of camp, implementing a family immersion Compassionate Communication Community Program, as well as training her staff of up to 12 NVC practitioners. Read more about Maren or go to website: www.livingcompassclassroom.com.
JONATHAN YOUTT is a puppeteer and drummer who has worked with children throughout the Bay Area since 1992. Jonathan has created summer and winter art & music camps for SF Park Recreation and has worked in Oakland through the Museum of Childrens Art (MOCH). Jonathan Youtt helped catalyze PLACE for Sustainable Living, in Oakland, CA in January 2011. It is a public serving experiential learning center showcasing and fostering sustainable living practices, urban gardening & homesteading, community resiliency & preparedness, social justice, food security and artistic expression. In 2002 he co-founded an edutainment project known as the Big Tadoo Puppet Crew, which is a puppet troupe that creates and performs politically and environmentally conscious puppetry. Moreover, as the brainchild & big mouth barker behind the Conscious Carnival, he has helped create eco-games of chance, which engage participants with entertaining and fun activities while they learn about a variety of issues concerning the environment and sustainability.
Jonathan also co-founded the Sustainable Living Roadshow and has been active in manifesting this shared vision ever since. Other projects that were co-founded and catalyzed by Jonathan include the Esperanza Sustainability Center, an educational center for urban agriculture, sustainable living strategies, and artistic expression, the Clean Fuel Caravan Coalition, a collective of clean fuel advocates sharing resources and information about renewable fuels, the Mission Village Market, a dynamic art, farm & flea market, and CELLspace, a collaborative arts center which provides a safe and supportive public environment for the exploration of art, education, performance and community building. And finally recently launched PuppetPLEX, a space that supports Bay Area artists who work in puppetry, props, costumes, masks, animation, video and musical theatre with a focus on educational entertainment.