Your Beach House Can ‘Ink the Squid’!

squid covers imageDo you have a beach house that you rent to visitors?  Would you like to support the next issue of the North Coast Squid?

The Manzanita Writers’ Series is launching a crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo.com to fund the printing costs of the North Coast Squid, A Journal of Local Writing.  The magazine’s mission is to give voice to local writers and artists, as well as those who have strong ties to the north Oregon coast.

In the past, we’ve funded the project in part with grants and sponsorships from local businesses and individuals. For this issue, we would like to try something new.

To prepare for the campaign we’re collecting “perks” to offer contributors.  For example, at the $25 level, each donor will receive the magazine and have their name printed on the donor page.  At a $100 donors will receive the magazine, recognition and a year’s pass to all six Manzanita Writers’ Series events.

For writers, we have levels to get a tour of Portland publisher Tin House and lunch with one of the editors or an online writing class with New York Times bestselling author, Jennifer Lauck.

We would like to add a beach weekend to our list of perks.  Do you have a home here at the coast that you already rent to visitors?  Would you be willing to donate a weekend’s lodging?

Your donation would make a huge impact as weekends away are among the most popular items in fundraising campaigns. Please contact us at hoffmancenter@nehalemtel.net or leave a message at 503.368.3846. The campaign will launch February 3, 2015, so please let us know by January 30th. Dates for the beach weekend would be arranged between the home owner and the donor once the campaign ends.

Summer Art Camp for Kids Big Success

pedersens drawing classTwenty-five children, ages five and half to fourteen, attended this summer’s week long art camp.

Four different classes met daily for two hour sessions:  Fine Art for Kids with Bjorn Lundeen, Acting & Improv with Willa Childress, Circus Arts with Sierra Gjerde,  and Drawing Monsters, Robots & Fairies with Ryan Pedersen.

Final presentations were held on Friday for each of the sessions, giving parents, grandparents, and community members a chance to see what the students learned.

Photo by John Freethy:  Ryan Pedersen’s class ‘Drawing Monsters, Fairies, and Robots’, shares their work and some really ‘monstrous’ faces.

 

 

 

Writers and Artists: Submissions Due August 31st!

ink the squid submit buttonDon’t forget to submit your work to the North Coast Squid:  deadline is August 31, 2014.  

Plus, there are still a couple of spots open in the August 23rd Writing Lab.  

Contact Tela Skinner via hoffmancenter@nehalemtel.net if you’d like to join us at the Lab to get feedback on your submission. 
 
The fourth North Coast Squid literary magazine, which showcases work of writers and artists who live on the north Oregon coast or have a strong connection to the area, will be published in Spring of 2015.
 
Writing will be accepted in the following categories: poetry, fiction, narrative non-fiction (which includes memoir).  Final selections will be made by literary judges from outside the local area:  Deborah Reed for fiction, Lauren Kessler for non-fiction, and Lindsay Hill for poetry.  Click here to find out more about each judge.
 
The magazine will be expanded to include selections from young writers under 18 years old.  The three best submissions, regardless of category, will be selected by the editors of Tattoo Magazine, a national award-winning high school literary and art publication based in Shoreline, WA.  The magazine is advised by Andy Barker, a member of the North Coast Squid editorial team.
 
Art categories include black and white photos and line drawings. Art and photos will be selected by the North Coast Squid’s editorial team.

“We invite writers and artists to submit work that goes beyond beach and ocean themes,” said Kathie Hightower, co-founder of the magazine and the Manzanita Writers’ Series.  “While we love the beautiful landscape here, we would like to include more diversity in the submissions.”
 
Submissions for consideration are due August 31, 2014. Only electronic submissions are accepted.  For the full submission guidelines, click here.  To submit, click here or on the image included in this post.
 
Writers and artists can find copies of the current Squid available for sale in these coastal retail outlets: Cloud & Leaf Bookstore and Manzanita News and Espresso in Manzanita, the Beehive in Nehalem, the Trillium Gallery in Wheeler, Beach Books in Seaside, Jupiter Books in Cannon Beach, and Lucy’s Books in Astoria. Net proceeds of the $5 cover price goes to the Hoffman Center to help fund future issues of the North Coast Squid.

2013 Summer Art Camps Set

HC SC Brochure 2013 Front Page HC SC Brochure 2013 Back PageThe Hoffman Center in Manzanita will host three art camps for kids this summer. The camps, following a theme of international culture, will be held the week of July 29 to Aug 2 at the Center building at 594 Laneda Ave. in Manzanita.

“Shadow Theater” (ages 6 – 10) will explore the art and history of this ancient craft. The campers will learn to create their own puppet play, and the week will end with a performance for family and friends. Led by Lynn Thomas, the camp will cost $65, with an additional $5 lab fee. Hours: 10 a.m. to noon daily.

“From Baobab to Douglas Fir – An Art Journey” (ages 8 -12) will explore the world of trees and their environments through adventures in watercolor, pen and ink, pastels and charcoal. Led by Angelle Soans, this camp will cost $65, with an additional $10 lab fee. Hours 10 a.m. to noon daily.

“Totems, Amulets and Talismen” (ages 8 – 12) students will learn to hand-build small animal figures from a variety of materials, based on animal totems, Japanese netsuke, amulets and imagery from mythology. Led by Kathleen Ryan, the camp will cost $65, with an additional $15 lab fee. Hours: 1 to 3 p.m. daily.

Lunch Bunch. New this year is an opportunity for art campers to stay at the Hoffman Center over the noon hour and be supervised while they eat their own sack lunches. The fee for this supervision is $15 per child for the whole week.

A limited number of scholarships will be available, thanks to a grant from the Juan Young Trust. Parents should ask about the scholarships when registering.

Register by visiting the Hoffman Center Web site at hoffmanblog.org and downloading the brochure; by phoning (503) 368-3846; or by e-mailing hoffmancenter@nehalemtel.net. All registrations must be received and paid in full by July 24.

 

Summer Kids’ Camp Line-Up Announced

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

Click here and here to download both pages of the registration form, or phone (503) 368-3846; or e-mail hoffmancenter@nehalemtel.net. All registrations must be received and paid in full by July 20.

Hoffman Center Welcomes New Board Member

 

Sharon Borgford joins Hoffman Center Board

Sharon Borgford, a resident of Manzanita and Lake Oswego, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Hoffman Center in Manzanita.

Borgford grew up in Lincoln City and Salem and spent most of her adult years living in Hillsboro and Lake Oswego. With college degrees in speech pathology and audiology, and in education, she taught for nearly 30 years in grades one through six.

In her classroom she incorporated art throughout the curriculum on a daily basis. A past member of the Oregon Writing Project, she joined her students in their writers’ workshops. Sharon retired from Hillsboro Schools in 2005 following 17 years of teaching sixth grade.

“I have an enduring appreciation for what people make by hand and the endless spin that can be put on familiar materials to create something totally new,” said Borgford.

Her classroom art activities included mask making, decorative paper techniques and bookbinding, ceramics, mosaics, papier-mâché, Science Design Technology, reader’s theatre, and audio and videotaping of student presentations and performance.

“We were very pleased that Sharon was interested in joining our board,” said president David Dillon. “She’s full of great ideas and is eager to get more involved – particularly with new and varied art classes and workshops.”

Borgford and her husband Rob built a home in Manzanita in 2009. Early on they marveled at the array of activities available throughout the community and particularly at the Hoffman Center.

The Hoffman Center is actively expanding its board to include a broader range of skills and experience as it develops more programs and strives to achieve long-term sustainability. Persons interested in learning more about the Center, including volunteer opportunities, are asked to contact board president Dillon at 503-368-3846 or hoffmancenter@nehalemtel.net.

 

Call for 2012 Summer Camp Art Instructors

Do you love working with kids? Do you have a background in the arts? Are you fun and creative? Do you want to make an impact on children’s lives this summer?

Hoffman Center Art Camps provide youth with an opportunity to sample a range of artistic mediums, including painting, ceramics, print making, mixed media, writing, music and drama. For the summer of 2012, the Hoffman Center is looking for energetic, creative, and fun Art Instructors to lead its summer art camps. We are seeking applications from individuals to teach morning and afternoon art camps from July 30-August 3 and a three week drama camp from Aug 6-24.

New this year: Morning and afternoon sessions will be offered during week 1 of the camp (July 30-Aug3), from 10am-12pm and 1-3pm.

Interested individuals should submit an application and class description/proposal. Previous experience in art instruction is desired.

Completed applications should be sent to Lynn Thomas. Application deadline is Friday, May 11th at 4pm.

Kids’ Art Camps Set for August

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.

Hoffman Center Offers Summer Drama Camp

Cast members from “Cassie the Crab and Rosita the Island Girl” , the 2009 Drama Camp production.

The Hoffman Center in Manzanita will offer a three-week Summer Drama Camp for children ages 5 to 18. Led by Annie Naranjo-Rivera, the camp will be held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays, from Aug. 2 through 20 at 594 Laneda Ave.

 Students will audition for, rehearse and perform a full-length stage production of  “A Thousand Paper Cranes.” The play tells the story of young Japanese girl and her magical wish.

 Students will learn about stage acting, projection and movement, in addition to making original costumes and artwork for the production.

 No performing experience is necessary. Tuition for the camp is $100 for the whole session. As the camp runs over the lunch hour, participants should bring a lunch.

 Naranjo-Rivera has over 10 years of experience working with children on the stage. She studied at Lewis and Clark College for her BA in Theatre Arts. She has worked with numerous children’s theaters around the country, directing, stage-managing, designing sets and props, choreographing, and designing stage lighting.

 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 now by downloading Kids Camp Registration Form, phoning 503-368-3846 or e-mailing hoffmancenter@nehalemtel.net.

Summer Art Camps for Kids

Lynn & the Boom Wackers (Summer 2009)

The Hoffman Center will host seven Summer Art Camps for kids during the week of Aug. 2-6. 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.

“It’s All in the B-A-G,” a class for kids 5-10, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon each day and be led by Lynn Thomas. Students will perform simple tunes on recorders and boomwhacker, learning the difference between rhythm and pitch, and experiment with a variety of sounds while playing traditional folk songs. Lab fee $10.

“Clay PlayShop,” for ages 7-10, will be held 10 a.m. to noon each day and be led by Glenna Gray. Students will learn coil, ball and slab building techniques and explore surface decoration possibilities, and finally glaze and fire their own pieces. Lab fee $15.

“Dreams and Themes,” led by Mia Steury, will run from 10 a.m. to noon each day. Students, ages 5-10, will explore the secret world of dreams on canvas and create paintings inspired by the vibrant works of Mark Chagall. Lab fee $10.

“In Your Own Words,” for ages 5-10, will be led by local poet Travis Champ from 10 a.m. to noon each day. Students will learn to write their own stories, legends or adventures, and end up making a book to fill with their own words. Lab fee $5.

“Make Your Own Puppets,” will be led by Janet Maher from 10 a.m. to noon. She will teach kids ages 8-12 how to sculpt the head for their own puppet with clay and paper-mâché, paint and decorate a face, add hair, feathers or sequins, then design and attach a cloth body. Lab fee $8.

Nichole & Kids show off their art (Summer 2009)

“Multimedia Extravaganza” will be held 1 – 3 p.m. each day. Leader Nichole Poole will help students experiment with a variety of artistic media. “Come fearlessly and ready for fun,” says Nichole. “There are no rules in this class!” Lab fee $8.

“Hot Off the Press,” for ages 12 and up will also be held 1 – 3 p.m. daily. Sarah Skye Archer will lead students as they write journals and learn to print their own works on the Center’s printing press. Lab fee $5.

A limited number of scholarships will be available, thanks to the support of local businesses and art lovers. Parents interested should ask when registering.

To register download the Kids Camp Registration Form , phone 503-368-3846 or e-mail hoffmancenter@nehalemtel.net. Space is still available, so register now.