EARTH DAY PARADE & PUPPET building this week and next!
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Wednesdays, at Great Lakes Children’s Museum will be hosting workshops on:
April 3, 10, 17th, Wednesdays: 4-6 PM
at 13240 SW Bayshore Dr., Traverse City, Michigan, 49685
Space limited to 10 children per workshop, so please register in advance, 231-735-8370
Water Section
Fridays, SCRAP will be hosting workshops in their craft workshop space:

Fridays April 5th, 12th, and 19th from 5pm to 7pm

SCRAP is located at 821 Garfield next to Honey Baked Ham and the UPS store.

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Blackbird Arts: Saturdays and Sundays, April 6th, 7th, 13th and 14th:
Two weekends of open workshops, to build your mask and costume
and help with some of the BIG puppet and non-motorized float construction.

Saturday sessions are: 10 am-12 Noon, and 1 pm-3 pm

Sunday sessions are: 1 pm-4 pm

Blackbird Arts is located at 1485 Barlow St, Traverse City, Michigan 49686

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We ask folks to give a $10 Suggested donation per mask/costume at any
of our workshop locations to help offset costs of supplies and materials.
We also suggest you call in advance to register:

231-735-8370

info@littleartshram.org
Parade Storyboard, March 30th
EARTH DAY PARADE and PUPPET building this week and next!LittleArtshram.org
 
 
 

Sure we would LOVE to have you become a part of this year’s Earth Day Parade in Traverse City, Michigan!  Parade building workshops have begun and we could use MANY hands to make Good-work!  We’ve begun to add a choice of shifts the next two weekends and will be adding more shifts every day til the parade has paraded!  So please check back!

You can see what’s ready and waiting for you and sign-up lickety-splickety- quick by going to this link:

http://littleartshram.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=2353

MORE INFO ON Parade Building and Parade Day VOLUNTEERING:  231-735-8370

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Yes, it takes a WHOLE village to build an Earth Day Parade!…..here are a few descriptions of the opportunities we offer:

Parade Section Leader

Parade section leaders work with the Parade Artistic Staff (teams of 2 or 3 folks) and are skilled or willing to learn the skills of helping build a parade section including:  masks, costumes, BIG puppets and non-motorized “floats”.

Parade Section Assistants

Parade section assistants work with the parade section leaders(teams of 2 or 3 folks) and are skilled or willing to learn the skills of helping build a parade section including:  masks, costumes, BIG puppets and non-motorized “floats”.

Parade Building Crew

We need crew members in each of the parade sections to help build the puppets, masks, costumes and non-motorized floats.

Parade Performance Crew

The “performance” IS the parade—ours is a storytelling parade, divided into 5 sections.  This crew of folks, will wear, carry, push, and animate our other than human-species BIG back-pack and three-pole puppets and masked/costumes and non-motorized floats.

Parade Section Band

Musicians, drummers, chanters, singers are needed for five (5) parade sections.  The parade section bands come up with clever plans for music, singing, chanting and general jolly-parade-bally-hooing in each of the five sections, keeping the rest of the paraders’ feets movin’ to the beats!

Help the parade artist crew design and produce music-making instruments in the public workshops.

Workshop Assistants

Workshop assistants are scheduled at each of the parade building workshops, which will happen on Wed/Friday evenings, and Saturdays and Sundays during the day, asking folks to commit to 4 shifts.  Shifts begin Saturday March 30th through parade day.

Parade Street Patrol

A Parade Street Patrol on Parade Day….Our dear friend Reni Dengel, who just passed this year, used to head this task up on his roller blades, along with a handful of others who help us keep our parading crowd safe in the streets. We will also need this Parade Street Patrol to help set-up and organize our new location of parade-startup @ Oryana, and help direct parade parking away from their parking lot.

Bike Marshall

The Bike Marshall will work with the Parade Patrol on parade day (April 20th) helping to smoothly coordinate and integrate the Bike Brigade which will be arriving from NMC campus into the parade line-up and continue to “marshall” on their bike throughout the parade.  Meetup—Tuesday, April 9th @6 pm

Puppet Repairman or woman

We have a special need each year to examine and repair our dear old puppets that make appearances in our parade year after year.  This will involve paper maiche repair—possibly some re-engineering of back-packs/and-or pole design, as well as, costume repair or re-design.

Parade Day Merchandise table

Help gather, organize and set-up a parade merchandise table at the parade-line-up site on Saturday April 20th @ 9:00 am 1:30 pm; and help move it to NMC campus after the parade @ 2:00 pm @ our after-parade celebration with the Dirt Fest @ the NMC Welcome Center.

Parade Day Welcome/Info table

Help gather, organize and set-up a parade day WELCOME! table at the parade-line-up site on Saturday April 20th @ 9:00 am to 1:30 pm; and help move it to NMC campus after the parade @ 2:00 pm @ our after-parade celebration with the Dirt Fest @ the NMC Welcome Center.

SIGN-UP by visiting this link:  http://littleartshram.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=2353

Be a part of the Parade! Volunteer Opportunities Abound!LittleArtshram.org
 
 
 

IMG_6392Who eats seeds and helps to transport them to many places once they’ve been eaten?

Join us at the Puppet and Parade workshop and become an other-than human species and find out!  This year’s parade theme is “Seeds! Awesome Vessels of Power!”

SPRING BREAK WEEK!  Joining the Little Artshram parade-building crew this year is our special guest artist, George Meyer, who comes from the Ozark Mountains, by way of In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater in Minnesota!

George Meyer lives in Eureka Springs Arkansas, and brings 20 years of puppetry art experience through In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater, from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and The Village Theatre in Arkansas.  He is a skilled not only as a puppet builder and performer, but also as a lighting designer.  George is happy to be in Michigan again, since helping to build a parade in Lansing, in 1998 with Little Artshram’s/ARTSPACE crew.  George has deep love and great respect for the Earth and is honored to be a part of our 2013 Grand Traverse Earth Day Parade.

Come meet puppet artist, George Meyer, and begin working on your parade mask, costume and other BIG puppets that will help illustrate this year’s storytelling theme: “SEEDS! Awesome Vessels of Power!”

Blackbird Arts is located at, 1485 Barlow, Traverse City,

Michigan

Workshop sessions:

TODAY! Thursday March 28th

Saturday, March 30th

and Sunday, March 31st

Thurs/Sat. Sessions to choose from:

10 am-12 Noon, or

1 pm-3 pm

Sunday Session:  1 pm-4 pm

~ $10 suggested donation per mask-costume

~ Children under age nine (9), please bring an adult helper or friend

~Please call in advance, to reserve your space for the workshop, especially if you are a group of 3 or more

~Register via phone, with your choice of workshop date/time/location by calling: 231-735-8370

info@littleartshram.org

www.littleartshram.org

REGISTER for workshops @ 231-735-8370

Spring Break Week in Traverse City at the Puppet & Parade WorkshopLittleArtshram.org
 
 
 

It takes a whole village to build a garden-of-a-parade!  Join in creating the 2013 Grand Traverse Earth Day Parade: Seeds! Awesome Vessels of Power!

SPRING BREAK WEEK! Blackbird Arts will also be hosting a special three-days of workshops, joining the Little Artshram parade-building crew this year is our special guest artist, George Meyer, who comes from the Ozark Mountains, by way of In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater in Minnesota!

Come meet puppet artist, George Meyer, and begin working on your parade mask, costume and other BIG puppets that will help illustrate this year’s storytelling theme:  “SEEDS! Awesome Vessels of Power!”

Spring Break workshops will take place at Blackbird Arts is located at, 1485 Barlow, Traverse City, Michigan,

Workshop sessions:

Tuesday, March 26th,

Wed, March 27th,

and Thursday March 28th

Sessions to choose from:

10 am-12 Noon, or

1 pm-3 pm

~ $10 suggested donation per mask-costume

~ Children under age nine (9), please bring an adult helper or friend

~We suggest you call in advance, to reserve your space for the workshops

~Register via phone, with your choice of workshop date/time/location by calling: 231-735-8370

info@littleartshram.org

www.littleartshram.org

231-735-8370

Scooting Petal Faery & Lady Bug, 2010

PARADE WORKSHOPS COMING UP:

Also at Blackbird Arts: Saturdays and Sundays, March 30th-April 14th: Three weekends of open workshops, to build your mask and costume and help with some of the BIG puppet and non-motorized float construction.

Saturday sessions are: 10 am-12 Noon, and 1 pm-3 pm

Sunday sessions are: 1 pm-4 pm   $10 Suggested donation per mask/costume.

Blackbird Arts is located at 1485 Barlow St, Traverse City, Michigan 49686

Wednesday workshops, at Great Lakes Children’s Museum:

April 3, 10, 17th, Wednesdays: 4-6 PM

at 13240 SW Bayshore Dr., Traverse City, Michigan, 49685

$10 Suggested donation per mask/costume.

Space limited to 10 children per workshop, so please register in advance, 231-735-8370

Fridays, SCRAP will be hosting workshops in their craft workshop space:

Fridays April 5th, 12th, and 19th from 5pm to 7pm

$10 Suggested donation per mask/costume.

SCRAP is located at 821 Garfield next to Honey Baked Ham and the UPS store.

THANK YOU TO OUR  2013 Parade “Workshop Partner “organizations below.

AND, we invite other folks & local business, organizations and schools to sponsor the parade!

See more sponsorship information for the 2013 Earth Day Parade below.

 

Spring Break! PUPPET & PARADE Workshops!LittleArtshram.org
 
 
 

It’s Earth Day Parade-building time!

Check out the schedule which also includes public workshops March 26th-28th, during SPRING BREAK, and on Saturdays/Sundays at Blackbird Arts, Fridays’ at  SCRAP, and Wednesdays at the Great Lakes Children’s Museum

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Blackbird Arts, 1485 Barlow, Traverse City, will be the home-base of our community parade building workshop for the next four weeks!

PUPPETEERS! ARTISTS! MUSICIANS! & VOLUNTEERS & INTERNS, join us:

March 23-24th we will begin with a  workshop set-up, offering “Parade Section Leader” positions to budding puppeteers, artists, musicians; hosting a special training for Parade volunteers; parade storyboard brainstorming and construction.

PARADE  BUILDING Workshop, for children, youth, of all ages! Schedule and General information:

  • Children under age nine (9), please bring an adult helper or friend
  • We suggest you call in advance, to reserve your space for the workshops.
  • Register via phone, with your choice of workshop date/time/location by calling: 231-735-8370

 

SPRING BREAK WEEK! Blackbird Arts will also be hosting a special three-days of workshops on

Tuesday, March 26th, Wed, March 27th,  and Thursday March 28th

with sessions running on those days from 10 am-12 Noon, and 1 pm-3 pm

Register in advance by calling 231-735-8370, $10 suggested donation per mask-costume.

Saturdays and Sundays, March 30th-April 14th: Three weekends of open workshops, to build your mask and costume and help with some of the BIG puppet and non-motorized float construction.

Saturday sessions are:  10 am-12 Noon, and 1 pm-3 pm Sunday sessions are:  1 pm-4 pm

$10 Suggested donation per mask/costume.  Blackbird Arts is located at 1485 Barlow St, Traverse City, Michigan 49686

Wednesdays, April 3-17th:

Great Lakes Children’s Museum will be hosting workshops on:

April 3, 10, 17th, Wednesdays: 4-6 PM

at 13240 SW Bayshore Dr., Traverse City, Michigan, 49685

$10 Suggested donation per mask/costume.  Space limited to 10 children per workshop, so please register in advance.

Fridays, April 5th-19th:

SCRAP will be hosting workshops in their craft workshop space:

Fridays April 5th, 12th, and 19th from 5pm to 7pm

$10 Suggested donation per mask/costume.  SCRAP is located at 821 Garfield next to Honey Baked Ham and the UPS store.

To REGISTER or for additional information:

231-735-8370  or  info@littleartshram.org

 

Let’s build a parade for THE most important “Holiday” we can celebrate: EARTH DAY!!!LittleArtshram.org