Juan de Fuca Festival workshops take patrons beyond music

By Peninsula Daily News staff

PORT ANGELES — Marketing your art and music.

Developing a personal “journey map.”

Learning about modern dance, tango and BrainDance.

This weekend these topics and more are being explored during the 20th annual Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts.

Workshops, classes and introductory sessions are slated at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 W. Fourth St., and nearby Port Angeles venues through Monday.

Admission to these activities is included — and in the case of art workshops, materials are provided — with a festival pass, unless otherwise noted.

Single-day passes are available at the Vern Burton center at $20 for a single-day ticket on Monday, $25 for today (Saturday) or Sunday.

Today (Saturday)

■   Noon to 1 p.m. — Dancer and teacher Kayla Oakes invites children age 5 and older to an introduction to the Juan de Fuca Discovery Arts Summer Camp, to be offered in Port Angeles from July 29-Aug. 2.

A BrainDance activity is part of this session in the Art Shack at the Vern Burton center.

■   12:45 p.m. — Zumba, a dance-fitness craze that stirs together salsa, merengue, cumbia, reggaeton and other dance styles from around the world, will arrive on the second-floor stage of the Elks Naval Lodge, 131 E. First St.

■   1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. — “The Lost Art of Hand-Lettering” with Jackson Smart delves into old-fashioned letterform, color mixing, brushes and fonts at the Vern Burton center's Art Shack.

Sunday

■   Noon to 1 p.m. — “Whole Person Drumming” workshop with Zorina Wolf of Sequim's Village Heartbeat Studio.

■   1 p.m. to 3 p.m. — The Balance Dance Company of Boise will offer a mixed-levels class in modern dance technique for participants ages 12 and older at the Port Angeles Dance Center, 124 E. Front St.

This class is free with a Juan de Fuca Festival ticket or $10 for drop-ins.

■   1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. — Art Factory with Melissa Klein, an artist and teacher who will set up a series of art stations for “creating art from the inside out.”

Klein will invite visitors to make “journey maps” using their personal mythology, symbols and favorite animals to envision the future.

No art experience is necessary for this workshop inside the Vern Burton's Art Shack.

■   7:15 p.m. — Tango in the Olympics, a local dance group, will offer support and instruction for everyone who wants to learn or practice the tango while Tangoheart, led by bandoneon player Bertram Levy of Port Townsend, plays.

The Elks Naval Lodge ballroom, 131 E. First St., is the place.

Monday

■ 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. — A card-making workshop with Amber Roundtree is open inside the Vern Burton's Art Shack, so festival-goers can come learn to make inexpensive, personalized greeting cards for any occasion.

Last modified: May 25. 2013 1:17PM
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