|March 3-8, 2013, Grades 7-9|
A multi genre week of arts immersion
Nancy Ozaki and Gary Tsujimoto from One World Taiko in Seattle are returning for the fifth year to teach taiko at Explorations, 2013.
Have you ever wondered about the history of taiko?
In early times, the taiko was an integral part of daily Japanese life. It was used in religious ceremonies, imperial court music, and the Kabuki Theatre. Ancient warriors played the taiko to instill fear in their enemies and courage in their troops. Farmers used taiko to dispel insects from their crops, induce rain and to celebrate a good harvest. In some villages, the taiko was used to determine
the boundaries of the village; it was "As far as the taiko can be heard." Festivals, then as now, include the taiko to accompany dancers and to entertain festival crowds.
Today, the taiko is still part of Japanese life and has become a performing art in its own right.
The scholarship application deadline for Explorations is January 14. Apply early!
for all youth programs
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINES:
Explorations - January 14, 2013
Water World - March 11, 2013
High School Writers - June 11, 2013
DANCE This! - June 10, 2013
|Water World 2013|
|April 28-May 3, 2013, Grades 5-6An in depth exploration of marine science integrated with art
At Fort Worden State Park, Water World
takes a look at creatures in the sea and on the shore and examines habitat and water quality at a brackish lagoon and a freshwater pond teeming with life.
Last year during a hike on the beach, students discovered a tiny red octopus. A fine, but small, example of a Giant Pacific Octopus she was collected for the aquarium at the Marine Science Center. See how she's grown!Register here for Water World
|August 4-10, 2013, Grades 9-12A week of dance and choreography for dancers of all levels
At Dance This
students get to try out a whole variety of dance styles in one intensive week.
|Postcard from San Miguel
Art Pope by John Hillmer
John Hillmer, El Mundo Graphico & Art PopeYou may have wondered about the name for John Hillmer's graphic design class at Explorations:
El Mundo Graphico. John spends half or more of each year in Mexico, living in various different locations making art. For the last couple of years, winters have found him in San Miguel de Allende where both Spanish language and Mexican culture have infused his work in painting and graphic design.
He sent us the following from "The middle of Mexico."
"An international group is ambitously designing a $30 million arts and cultural center here in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Last year they asked me for my assistance in doing some design and illustration work. They accepted my contract and the work was about to begin. About the same time, the Pope came to Mexico and landed, among other places, in Guanajuato, a town about an hour from San Miguel. Suddenly, they told me we'd have to wait since the Pope's security was costing the state of Guanajuato some $3 million and the money would come out of funds earmarked for the arts. And so "The Art Pope"- done in a series I call "Foolosophy" on the pages of an old philosophy textbook titled Las Doctrinas Filosoficas en Latinoamerica - was born. I guess you could call it a protest (or Protestant?) piece. But more than that, it is a piece that smiles a little bit and celebrates art at all costs."
High School Writers work with Jennine Capů Crucet each morning, then participate in the Port Townsend Writers Conference every afternoon and evening.
Located at Fort Worden State Park, in the artist community of Port Townsend, Washington, Centrum welcomes artists of all ages for workshops, performances, and artist residencies.
P.O. Box 1158, Port Townsend, WA 98368
|We Thank Our Sponsors|
This program is generously funded by the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Additional sponsors include the Washington State Arts Commission, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, The Baker Foundation, The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, The Forest Foundation, The Peach Foundation, Rayonier Foundation, the Congdon Hanson Family, and nearly a thousand individual donors whose generosity celebrates the power of creativity to change lives.