Art and Music Week Monday Afternoon August 4 - Sunday August 10
This intergenerational camp, now in its 26th year, provides the opportunity to explore your creative side through expert leadership in a variety of mediums: pottery, watercolor and mixed media, creative writing, music and drama for youth (8 years and up) Younger children will be introduced to nature-based crafts and have the opportunity of two afternoon sessions at the pottery studio and/or watercolor. In addition there will be opportunities for adults to receive guidance in the writing of poetry and memoir, make music and/or glaze a pot. Evenings will be given over to campfires, group singing, brown bag dramatics, star-gazing. Program begins Monday afternoon, ends Sunday lunch. 5% discount for reservations by June 4. 5% Discount if guests bring new friends! 10% Discount for first time guests!
“Raku Pottery”Joel Bennett, assisted by Michael Hofmann
Joel has been a ceramic artist for over 38 years. A faculty member at Santa Rosa Junior College, he is active in the community as artist-in-residence, art and workshop instructor. An award-winning ceramist, Bennett’s work has been exhibited internationally and represented by galleries throughout California, the Southwest and Midwest.
We will begin with clay from the river, blended with other materials to create this year's Raku clay body. The "Vessel", in all its forms will be the focus of the workshop. Methods of handbuilding, such as pinching, coiling, slab construction, as well as wheel-throwing will be introduced. Textured surfaces and Raku glazing will be demonstrated. The workshop will culminate in an exciting evening of Raku firing!
Painting: Plein Aire and Landscape Kathleen Thompson
Kathleen received an MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute and is currently teaching at UCB-Extension in
San Francisco. She has exhibited her work widely and is the recipient of numerous awards including the Richard Diebenkorn painting award. She is a working artist living in Sebastopol.
Explore watercolor and mixed media in a beautiful, natural setting. Meadows, forested mountains, the Navarro river and old growth redwoods are a few of the landscapes we will be painting this summer at Riverʼs Bend. In these morning sessions, the basics of landscape painting will be discussed and demonstrated. We’ll paint on location or in the shade garden. Students are encouraged to experiment and develop their personal vision in response to the landscape. Open to all skill levels. Materials fee: 45.00
Drama and Theatre Arts for Youth
Jaime is producer of J Love Productions, childrens’ theatre at Nicholson Ranch Winery, and the Executive Director of the Sonoma Theatre Alliance. She will bring her "Who, What, When and Where" of creating a character. Ages 8 and upward. Adults welcome.
With the use of costumes and props Jaime will guide the participants through a week-long creation of their very own character through writing, improvisations and monologues.
Additional Progam Staff: Maggie Owens, 1st grade teacher and environmental educator, Bob Stanley, poet laureate of Sacramento, afternoon classes in poetry and memoir. Rick Love and Achi Ben Shalom, musicians.
Cost: includes 18 meals, dbl. occupancy lodging, and program. Adults - per person: Lodge or Vintage Cabin $725/ Rustic cabin. $595/ Tent Cabin $435/ Camping $380. Private room, add $120 (availability limited). Youth 10 – 16: Lodge, Vintage or Rustic Cabin $450/ Tent Cabin $375/ Camping $300. Under 10: Lodges, Vintage and Rustic Cabins: $300/ Tent Cabin $225/ Camping $150
Register early for best choice of lodging and discount. Mail your registration and fee of $100 to River’s Bend, P.O. Box 332, Philo, CA 95466 or call (707) 895-3990 to use a charge card. EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.