Living Soundscapes: A digital, vegetal interface to spark your creativity for all-ages
Aug
25
1:00 PM13:00

Living Soundscapes: A digital, vegetal interface to spark your creativity for all-ages

Facilitator: Joah Lui

On a recent trip to Toronto, I met artists Tosca Teran and Andrei Gravelle (nanotopia.tv) and began to learn about hacking technology to create Bio-Sound-Art with mycelium, plants and other living bodies. With them, I was able to build and bring back my very own portable Bio-sonification module to sample, amplify and record microscopic fluctuations in conductivity. Could this be what our ENERGY or QI sounds like? If you’d like to experience what the invisible layers of the forest sound like, bring some art supplies and join me for a quiet and contemplative time to draw, paint, write, sculpt, etc. This will be a 2-hour experience culminating in a temporary gallery exhibit at the end of the workshop.

All ages welcome with children 15 years and under accompanied by an adult.

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Forest Trekking: Plant and animal ID of the Clack Creek Forest
Aug
11
1:00 PM13:00

Forest Trekking: Plant and animal ID of the Clack Creek Forest

Facilitator: Ross Muirhead (with special guest)

Ross Muirhead will lead participants on the Clack Creek Gallery Loop Trail.  He'll provide tree and plant identification and the signs of Elk, Deer, Bear and Wolf.  The hike is moderate rating and is 2 to 3 hours in duration, including stops, on a flagged trail.  It is a Mature forest (80-160 years old), however due to it being well-established it structurally functions as an old-growth forest.  

All ages welcome with children 15 years and under accompanied by an adult.

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Your Story Will Be Heard: An all-ages storytelling workshop
Aug
4
1:00 PM13:00

Your Story Will Be Heard: An all-ages storytelling workshop

Facilitator: David Roche

DESCRIPTION:

Stories build community—so your first assignment will be to listen and to look at the storyteller with warm eyes to help bring out the storyteller's deepest truth. Then you will offer appreciation. We may ask for a time limit so that everyone gets a chance. All levels of experience, all ages welcome but story content and style is entirely up to the person telling the story. We love shy storytellers because they tend to save their words for exactly the right time.

All ages welcome with children 15 years and under accompanied by an adult.

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Wild Stages: Site-specific theatre in the wilderness
Jul
21
1:00 PM13:00

Wild Stages: Site-specific theatre in the wilderness

Facilitator: Kendra Fanconi

This 2.5 hour workshop will give you a foundation in envisioning outdoor and wild locations to make site-specific theatre. Walk the Clack Creek forest with theatre-maker Kendra Fanconi, and learn how to unlock the character of a place. We will look at some sites as a group and provide time to develop your own visions for sites you discover in this mossy green wonderland. For performers or outside-eye types of any age and any level of experience.

All ages welcome with children 15 years and under accompanied by an adult.

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Feeling the Textures of the Forest: An all-ages drawing workshop
Jul
7
1:00 PM13:00

Feeling the Textures of the Forest: An all-ages drawing workshop

Blessing and Welcome by:  Mus-wiya (Jamie Dixon) - shishalh elder

Jamie will bless and welcome us all to the Clack Creek Forest situated on unceded shishalh lands thereby opening the Living Forest Institute 2019 Summer Program. 

Facilitator:  Marleen Vermeulen

DESCRIPTION

I would love to guide you in ‘feeling’ the forest in the stillness. Through sketching the textures in the bark and details on the forest floor, you’ll feel more present to what is. Looking with a specific focus, it will make you see what might otherwise go unnoticed. By the end of the afternoon, I guarantee you won’t be a spectator to looking at the beauty, but you’ll rather be one with your subject. You will have a different relationship with what you sketch and will ‘feel' the connection.

All ages welcome with children 15 years and under accompanied by an adult.

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