The ‘Strong Voices’ writing workshop for young adults has published a literary magazine of selected writings. The workshop, held in July 2012, focused on honing voice and message with the guidance of local writer/teacher Holly Lorincz.
A handful of writers, ranging from 12 to 20 sat in a hot room, smelling the Pacific Ocean steaming under a July sun. Instead of swimming, they hoisted cheap pens, covering page after page of spiral notebooks with ink, spilling a wide range of emotions and ideas into the open. The outcome? A truly inspired collection of writing. Click here to read the work of some of those students.
Photo: Teacher Holly Lorincz (center of back row) and writers from the Strong Voices workshop.
The Hoffman Center unveiled it’s new line-up for the summer kids’ camps. We will host eight art camps and two drama camps for kids this summer. Sessions will be held at the Center building at 594 Laneda Ave. in Manzanita.
The first drama camp will be held July 23-27. “Drama Light” (Ages 7+) Students will memorize a favorite poem and, after learning presentation techniques, perform it on stage during a final performance. Led by Aina Tonjes. Cost $65. Hours: 10 a.m. to noon daily.
The eight art camps will all be held the week of Jul. 30 – Aug. 3, with morning or afternoon sessions. Each camp will cost $65.
“Global Art Beat” (Ages 5-10) Students will learn to play instruments from Brazilian, African and Native American traditions. The kids will also learn to make costumes from each culture. The week will culminate in a music performance in costume. Hours: 10 a.m. to noon. Led by Lynn Thomas.
In “Tell Your Story: Poetry and Art Journal Workshop” (Ages 10-14) Students will learn new ways to tell their own stories – in poems and art journaling. Addressing hopes and dreams, treasures and secrets, monsters and scars. Hours: 10 a.m. to noon. Mindy Harwick will lead the camp.
“Beginning Basket Weaving” (Ages 9+) Students will work with reeds and other natural items. Additional embellishments, such as beads, can be added during the process. Hours: 10 a.m. to noon. Led by Marilyn Anderson.
“Adventures in Drawing” (Ages 8-12) Students will work creatively with pencil, pen and charcoal and learn how shape and line form the real world and imaginary ones. Hours: 10 a.m. to noon. Led by Angelle Soans.
“Gnomes, Homes, and Adventure” (Ages 5-8) Students will make clay sculptures of gnomes, trolls or elves, and then collect found objects to create an outdoor structure that would become their homes. Hours: 1 – 3 p.m. Led by Steve Albrechtsen.
“Writing from Life: Flash Fiction for Teens” (Ages 12-19) Students will learn to write short, fast and fun flash fiction by drawing on life for ideas — including the scary, the sweet and the downright strange. Publishing markets for teens will also be covered. Hours: 1-3 p.m. Led by Mindy Harwick.
“Traditional Mexican Coconut Masks” (Ages 10+) Students will use coconut shells as a basis to form facial masks using cones, seeds, pods and other natural items. The masks will be finished with plaster of Paris, paint and a sealant. Hours: 1-3 p.m. Led by Sharon Borgford.
“Adventures in Modern Painting” (Ages 8-12) Students will learn to make their own paintbrushes and mix paint, be introduced to the works of Miro, Klee, Kandinsky and Matisse, and experiment with the Modern abstract painting style. Hours: 1-3 p.m. Led by Peggy Biskar.
“We Are the World, Musical Theatre Creative Workshop” (Ages 6-12) Three-week class will run from Aug. 6–24. Students will learn vocal technique, acting, movement and basic musical theatre production. They will also create their own theatrical dialogue/narrative in a musical review format. A final performance will be presented for families on the last day of the class. Hours: 10 a.m. to noon. Led by Susan St. John. Cost: $100
A limited number of scholarships will be available, thanks to the support of local businesses, art lovers and a grant from the Juan Young Trust. Parents should ask about the scholarships when registering
Young writers are encouraged to sign up for a new opportunity this summer. STRONG VOICES is a writing camp for 14 to 20 year olds led by an accomplished writing teacher, culminating with a publication of the camp’s best writing and an Open Mic night. The camp runs Monday through Thursday, July 16th through July 19th, (from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and culminates in an Open Mic for the community on Friday, July 20th from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Camp Description: Do you ever find yourself ignored, suppressed or construed as inappropriate? Do you write witty, insightful Facebook posts that lead to unforeseen arguments? Or hand in a serious essay only to have the teacher think you’re mocking the assignment? Or do you just want to practice writing well? Then this camp is for you. Teacher/writer Holly Lorincz wlll help you use persuasive essay and short story formats to consciously craft a message and unique personal voice while understanding your impact on the reader.
Camp will feature lectures, guided writing times, as well as instructor and small group feedback. Journals, handbooks and writing utensils will be provided. Upon request, work will be scored as a h.s. portfolio entry. Writers must provide lunch, transportation and $65 fee.
To reserve your spot mail the Strong Voices registration form with your check to the Hoffman Center, PO Box 678, Manzanita, OR 97130
Preschool Dance with instructor Joselyn Edelstein
4 week class in February
$40 for all 4 (can make weekly payments, but it is not a drop in class)
older children ok with instructor approval
Jocelyn Edelstein has studied modern dance, hip hop,kundalini yoga, Afro Brazilian Folkloric Dance and Capoeria for the past 10years. Edelstein’s studies have taken her from Oregon to Brazil and back again where she has taught classes and workshops for ages ranging from 3 to 80 years old. Edelstein is the founder of the Urban Body Project, a multi-media organization that explores the relationship between dance and community. UBP is currently in post production for their upcoming feature length documentary, Believe The Beat. More info on her classes can be found at www.danceharvest.com.
Class Description: Intro to Dance for Kids!
This class for beginners will introduce basic movement derived from various styles, including ballet, modern, hip hop and Brazilian folkloric dance forms. Our class will use dance, games and imagination to explore movement concepts and rhythm. The class is open to pre-school children ages 3-4. Please wear clothing that is comfortable to move in. Dance shoes optional. Water bottle recommended.
Introduction to Stage with instructor Annie Naranjo-Rivera
4 week class in February
$40 for all 4 (can make weekly payments, but it is not a drop in class)
older children ok with instructor approval
Annie Naranjo-Rivera has taught both visual and performing arts classes for over 10 years. She has been blessed with the opportunities to act, direct, stage manage, choreograph, and participate in costume and set design for numerous note worthy children’s theaters for over 10 years. Naranjo-Rivera currently runs the drama program for Nea-kah-nie Middle School, where the children are preparing to put on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz this upcoming spring.In addition, Naranjo-Rivera has taught everything from playwriting, to improvisational acting, to voice with children of all ages in both Clatsop and Tillamook counties. Naranjo-Rivera runs the Hoffman Center’s Art and Drama Camp for Kids, which will be headed into it’s fourth summer this year. Information about past classes and theater performances can be found at hoffmanblog.org by selecting Art Camp and Drama Camp categories.
Class Description: Intro to the Stage for Kids!
This entry level class will allow kids to play and explore the imaginary world of the stage. We will learn about storytelling, costumes and make some of our own props to tell famous stories.Each child will learn to develop their own unique “voice” on the stage and have a blast doing it. We will practice movement, singing with instruments, will play improvisational acting games and possibly make up some games of our own! This class is open to pre-school children ages 3-4.Please wear clothing that is comfortable to move in. Water bottle recommended.
If a child is enrolled in both classes there is a $10 discount–$70 for both.
Complete the Spring Dance and Drama Brochure to register and mail it to PO Box 678 Manzanita 97130.
With a cast of 13 children ages 4-12, ranging from beginners to seasoned performers, dancers and singers. Under the wing of Director, Annie Naranjo-Rivera, the cast has put together this “whimsical” version ofPeter Pan, complete with pirates, fairies, mermaids, and more!
The production features original choreography. The members of the cast will have had 3 weeks of rehearsals, including designing and constructing the sets, props and costumes. This is a performance not to be missed!
Admission is $10 for evening shows, and $5 for the daytime show. Advance tickets are available at Cloud & Leaf and Moxie’s.
Wed, August 24 – 6:00 pm
Thur, August 25 – 11:00 am
Fri, August 26 – 6:00 pm
Sun, August 28 – 6:00 pm
Mon, August 29 – 6:00 pm
Tue, August 30 6:00 pm (earlier time!)
Thursday, Sunday and Monday performances will include a talk back with the actors where the audience can ask questions.
Our first Hoffapalooza, held Saturday, July 23, 2011 was conceived as an opportunity to show off the wide variety of programs that go on at the Hoffman Center, and to show them off all at once. In a six-hour timespan we had hundreds of people come through the building. A frequent comment, even from full-locals, was, “I had no idea there was this much going on.” It was great to hear that. It meant we were successful.
Check the gallery for some photos of the big day.
The Hoffman Center in Manzanita host its first Hoffapalooza Saturday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to highlight and celebrate the programs and activities that take place at north Tillamook County’s art, culture and education center.
“We’ve been making physical and program improvements to the Center over the past few months and felt the summertime would be a great opportunity to show off what we’re all about,” said event organizer and board member John Freethy. “Considering the scope of what goes on here, ‘Hoffapalooza’ seemed a great name for the event.”
Visitors will be invited to explore a number of family-friendly activities, including clay, drawing, writing, reading, drama, music, letterpress, and book and paper arts. Program volunteers will be on hand to demonstrate and discuss each activity.
“Hoffapalooza” will also feature performances throughout the day by local musicians, dramatic or comic presentations, and raffle prizes. Local artists and students of the center will also have their art on display and for sale. There’s no admission to the event, however proceeds of the raffle and art sales go to the Hoffman Center operating fund.
The Hoffman Center in Manzanita will host its annual three-week Kids Summer Drama Camp August 1 – 29, with the final event to be a production of “Peter Pan.” The camp, for ages 5 – 18, will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays. Tuition will be $160.
Director Annie Naranjo-Rivera will teach projection and movement and how to perform on stage. Participants will also create original artwork and costumes for the production.
The one-act stage play is based on the classic story by J. M. Barrie.
Past Hoffman Center Summer Drama Camps have featured “Cassy the Crab” and “A Thousand Cranes.”
A limited number of scholarships will be available for this year’s camp. Parents interested should ask when registering.
Register by visiting the Hoffman Center Web site at hoffmanblog.org and downloading the Summer_Art_Camps_Brochure; by phoning (503) 368-3846; or by e-mailing hoffmancenter@ nehalemtel.net. All registrations must be received and paid in full by July 22.
The Hoffman Center in Manzanita will host eight morning and afternoon Summer Art Camps for kids during the week of Aug. 1-5. All sessions will be held at the Center building at 594 Laneda Ave. in Manzanita. The classes will cost $65 per student, with a separate lab fee added on.
“Look! Learn! Listen!” a music and art class for ages 5-11 (or with instructor’s approval), will be held from 10 a.m. to noon each day and led by Lynn Thomas. Students will learn to paint what they hear in music, and also receive a violin, viola or cello to play for the week. (Lab fee $10)
“Bookbinding and Printmaking” For ages 5+, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. Barbara Temple-Ayres will lead a teach making a hardbound book covered with paper the students decorate. Kids will use off-press printmaking techniques, including rubber stamps, monoprints, bubbles, chalk and marbling. (Lab fee $5)
“Illuminated Manuscripts” For ages 9+, will run from 10 a.m. to noon daily. Sarah Archer will explore the relationship between text and images, using drawing, collage, and block printing with antique wooden type. Students will turn words into works of art.
“Beginning Drawing” For ages 8-14, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. Angelle Soans will teach basic drawing techniques and how to add textures using pencil, charcoal and marker in a sketchbook, which students will take home at the end of the week. (Lab Fee $10)
“Clay PlayShop” For ages 5-10, will be run from 1 to 3 p.m. daily. Antoniette Naranjo-Rivera will teach building techniques and explore surface decoration possibilities. Each student will glaze and fire his/her very own piece. ($15 lab fee)
“Intro to Stage Lighting” for ages 7-18 will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. daily. Instructor Annie Naranjo-Rivera will teach the unseen wonders of light design for the stage. Students will make their own lighting plot, then hang and focus lights to set the mood for a show.
“Creative Writing Laboratory” For ages 7-13 (or younger with instructor’s approval), will be held 1 to 3 p.m. Local poet Travis Champ will delve into the world of poetry. Students will create their own booklet of poems to take home at the end of the week. (Lab fee $5)
“A Taste of Everything” For ages 8+, will be held 1 – 3 p.m. Instructor Nicole Poole will let students experience a wide range of techniques: life drawing, printmaking, collage, sun-print making, and one day of surprises. (Lab fee $10)
A limited number of scholarships will be available, thanks to the support of local businesses and art lovers. Parents interested should ask when registering.
Register by visiting the Hoffman Center Web site at hoffmanblog.org and download the Summer_Art_Camps_Brochure; by phoning (503) 368-3846; or by e-mailing hoffmancenter@ nehalemtel.net. All registrations must be received and paid in full by July 22.