Summer Camp 2013-1

Beginning in JULY, please, JOIN us as we celebrate our 20th Birthday Year with Three-Thrilling & Fun-Filled Weeks of Art, Puppet Theater and Garden-Farming!

Our Art and Garden-Farming day-camps are designed for children 5 years and older, teens, and, BIG people too!  We are ALL creative creatures and all deserve a chance to playfully work our selves back into a healthy, happy and balanced left and right brained world! Hooray!

Space is limited, so register as soon as you can! Don’t miss out on our big summer of birthday fun!

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CAMP #1 TCFF PUPPET CAMP! Happy Birthday Little Artshram! We invite caterpillars, children, youth and BIG people too, to help us celebrate our 20th year of good works (10 years in LANSING, AND ten years in Traverse City) by joining O’k Puppet Theater and the Pretty Good Players, at our TCFF PUPPET CAMP!

TCFF Puppet Campers will get a chance to create “toy theaters” and explore and create a musical, puppet performance with a Shakespearean twist. This camp includes learning story-scripting, drawing out a storyboard, how-to make puppets and the ancient art of mask-making w. present day-recycled materials. Two performances are being scheduled at weeks’ end at the TCFF Kidsfest, on Saturday August 2nd.

This is our fourth year of creating a musical puppet show for the Kidsfest at the Traverse City Film Fest! Once again, we’ll be working with the multi-talented, musician and composer Rokko Jans, along with a lovely group of TC SINGS! community choir folks.

TCFF PUPPET CAMP, 2-weeks! WEEK ONE: July 21-25th (Toy Theater FUN! Script and music development, Stage production and puppet build), 10am to 2pm, daily, M-F. WEEK TWO: (Complete stage production and puppet finesse, learn how to be/move puppets and rehearse/rehearse/rehearse) July 28-Aug. (10-2 each day with a special performance on Saturday, Aug. 2nd at Central Grade School as part of the TCFF Kidsfest.

This camp held at O’k Art Studio, 514 Second St. in the Alley, Traverse City, MI.

Fee: $150 (10 days)

We will offer a family discount for siblings and working to find sponsors for scholarships too!

MORE INFO and to Register:

231-735-8370

penny@littleartshram.org

www.littleartshram.org

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CAMP #2 GARDEN-FARMING CAMP! We LOVE being outdoors and spending time in the “tame” gardens and in the “wild” woods where we observe amazing things, have tons of energetic adventures and excellent explores that inspire us to learn about our connection and relationships to the big, wide world. And we’re going to write (and draw) all about it!

GARDEN-FARMING CAMP, 1-week! Aug.4-8th, 10am to 2pm, daily, M-F, with a family picnic and “book-signing” at our Friday Market at the Peace Patch Garden, in Traverse City. This camp held in a couple of places: at Spanglish! in the Village of Grand Traverse Commons, near our beloved Munson Woods, and, @ O’k Art Studio, 514 Second St. in the Alley, Traverse City, MI. Schedule/location will be shared once registration is complete. Fee: $130 (5 days)

We’re going to hang out in the woods and at a few urban garden-farm sites and consider where our food comes from, and who eats what, and why a forest-garden can teach us LOT’S about making us better designers of healthier, garden-farms! We’ll be journaling, cartooning, and interviewing other garden-farmers and learning ways in which soil, water, mushrooms and worms are as important as the seeds we plant!

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CAMP #3: LANSING PUPPET CAMP! A special HELLO to LANSING, Michigan! Thank you very much, Lansing, for being our birth-place and nurturing our creative, kid-making art-hearts for the first nine years as: ARTSPACE! So many good friends and so many wonderful memories of Summer Art Camps in the Old Town neighborhood on Turner Street in North Lansing, Michigan!

To reconnect with our Lansing families we are offering a week of LANSING PUPPET CAMP, 1- week, August 11th-15th—10am to 2pm, daily, M-F, with a special performance on Friday! Location tba. Fee: $130 (5 days)

Puppet Campers will explore the entertaining world of “toy theater”, learning story-scripting, drawing out a storyboard, how to make puppets and the ancient art of mask-making w. a present day-recycled twist, performance creation and how to make our puppets move—with a final Toy Theater Puppet Show Extravaganza!

MORE INFO and to Register:

231-735-8370

penny@littleartshram.org

www.littleartshram.org

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THANK YOU TO OUR 2014 Earth Day Parade Artists, Musicians, Planning and Organizational Partners, Sponsors, and all who showed up on parade day to celebrate our beautiful home-place on Planet Earth!

Oryana

The Grand Traverse Circuit

Great Lakes Children’s Museum

TC Sings

The Leelanau School

Deep Blue Water Samba

Dirt Fest

Grand Traverse Mycology Society

and, ZPnet Design

and, Petra Productions

MANY THANKS TO: Joe and Carol Spaulding, Stephanie Mills, Nick and Dea Talantis, Rokko Jans, Jack and Susan Seaman, Lauri and Tom Meade, Leigh Fairey….

AND BIG Appreciation and much Love to our 2014 Eday Organizing/Planning/Volunteer Crew:

Heather Kingham

Matthew Seibel

Linda Collins

Chelsea Taylor

Anne Drake

Carol Laughing Waters

Kaz McCue & Leelanau School Kids

Lauri Mannion

The Bolde Family

Kerry Alspaugh

Sharon Markham

Petra Daher

Dwight Washington

Flo & Marika & Steve

BJ Christiansen

Bernie & Jalene

and, Penny Krebiehl

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Another Round of Gratitude for the 25th Annual Earth Day Parade!LittleArtshram.org
 
 
 

The 2014 Earth day Planning Group/Sponsorship, Little Artshram, Great Lakes Children’s Museum, TC Sings, The Leelanau School, Oryana, Deep Blue Water Samba, The Grand Traverse Mycological Society, and many others are pleased to announce our plans for a stellar, Earth Day Parade 25th celebration!

Saturday, April 26th, parade line-up Oryana Natural Foods Market @ 1pm, parade begins @ 2pm.

2014 THEME:  25th Year—”Best of“

Featuring folks in their well-loved, and much used costumes and masks, as well as, a puppet from each year or every 5 years—with appropriate parade signage designating it as such….include Horses and White Pine Trees in the puppet-mask-making this year.

PARADE ROUTE: From Oryana….Down 10th street,  right on Cass, right on State, left on Park, left Front, left on Union, right on 6th St. to Hannah Park.

Community picnic after parade @ Hannah Park.

We invite folks from throughout the Grand Traverse Region, including individuals, families, schools, organizations and ALL of the downtown businesses to help us celebrate 25 years of holding an Earth Day Parade and celebration in the GT Region!

COMMUNITY PICNIC begins approx. @ 3:30 pm @ Hannah Park directly after the parade. This is a ZERO-waste event, which means Pack it in, and Pack it Out.  Bring your picnic lunch, and a blanket or chair to sit on, with some picnic tables will be provided.

Musicians and songsters are invited to march along in our downtown Traverse City Earth Day Parade and attend the community picnic and perform in a beautiful outdoor setting, on a non-electric stage, at Hannah Park!

WE thank and are grateful for our Community Partners that have stepped forward to support this fine, community event so far:

Oryana

The Grand Traverse Circuit

Great Lakes Children’s Museum

TC Sings

The Leelanau School

Deep Blue Water Samba

Dirt Fest

Grand Traverse Mycology Society

Joe and Carol Spaulding, Stephanie Mills, Nick and Dea Talantis, Rokko Jans, Jack and Susan Seaman, Lauri and Tom Meade, Leigh Fairey….

AND our 2014 Eday Organizing/Planning/Volunteer Crew:

Marc Alderman

Heather Kingham

Matthew Seibel

Linda Collins

Chelsea Taylor

Anne Drake

Carol Laughing Waters

Kaz McCue & Leelanau School Kids

Lauri Mannion

The Bolde Family

Kerry Alspaugh

Sharon Markham

Petra Daher

Dwight Washington

Flo & Marika & Steve

BJ Christiansen

Bernie & Jalene

Zach Power designed our beautiful 25th Anniversary poster.

THANKS TO ALL!

YES! You can still become a Community Partner and ensure that the GT Earth Day Parade continues into 2015 and beyond. Download a sponsor/donation form here or you can directly donate via our Paypal account at the bottom of this announcement:  http://www.littleartshram.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/2014-Eday-Community-PartnerSponsor.pdf

PARADE DAY CONTACT:

Marc Alderman 231-276-2328

info@littleartshram.org

www.littleartshram.org

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25th Annual Grand Traverse Earth Day Parade, April 26, 2014LittleArtshram.org
 
 
 

Click here to view the PDF sign-up form to become a Community Partner and Sponsor

eday-parade-2014-flyer-LargeHOW IS this 25th Annual Community Event funded?

The Earth Day Parade is funded entirely by donations and sponsorships. We do not charge a fee to folks attending workshops, asking only for a SUGGESTED DONATION of $20 per mask/costume/person. The Earth Day parade costs are minimal and include: materials and supplies we are unable to scavenge, for space rental, artists stipends for their design contributions, leadership and supervision of the workshops, and for permit fees and liability insurance that allows us to be in the streets on foot.

To become a Community Partner and give to the Earth Day Parade see the Community Partner levels listed  below.  You may also directly contact us. Little Artshram is a 501.c 3, tax deductible and non-profit organization.

You can pay online by clicking on the DONATE button at the bottom of this article.We accept both cash donations and checks made out to: Little Artshram, P.O. Box 844, Traverse City, MI 49865

It takes a whole village to build a 25th Anniversary BEST of-parade! 

Join us as a Community Partner in creating the 2014 Earth Day Parade

Join this fine group of local businesses and neighbors who’ve joined our Community Partners already: Oryana

The Grand Traverse Circuit

Great Lakes Children’s Museum

TC Sings

The Leelanau School

Deep Blue Water Samba

Dirt Fest

Grand Traverse Mycology Society

Joe and Carol Spaulding, Stephanie Mills, Nick and Dea Talantis, Rokko Jans, Jack and Susan Seamon, Lauri and Tom Meade….

 

Choose your level of commitment as a 25th Anniversary Earth Day Parade Community Partner, from one of our Best of Year levels:

1990, YEAR 1, $20 or more

Receive a A THANK YOU on our 2014 Grand Traverse Earth Day Parade Facebook page for you to share with your friends, family and neighbors. On-going updates and invitations to get involved in the parade-building action and news about our public workshops will be posted through parade day on April 26th!

1994, YEAR 5, $35 or more

A hand-made, one-of-a-kind postcard THANKING YOU and listing you as a Earth Day Parade Community Partner on our Facebook Page! A limited edition Earth Day Parade Song & Coloring book, and everything from the $20 pledge.

1999, YEAR 10 $50 or more

An illustrated 4-page guide on HOW-to make a mask and costume for the Earth Day Parade, or your next costume party, plus everything from the $35 pledge.

2004, YEAR 15 $100 or more

Three hand-made Seed Balls and planting instructions, plus hand-made, one-of-a-kind, postcard THANKING YOU and listing you as a Earth Day Parade Community Partner.

2009, YEAR 20 $500 or more

Listed as one of our Community Partners on all updated parade publicity, and ALL OF THE ABOVE which includes: A Thank you on our Facebook page, an illustrated 4-page guide with the HOW-to’s mask and costume-making, a hand-made and one-of-a-kind THANK YOU postcard, a limited edition Song & Coloring Book, and three hand-made Seed-Balls with planting instructions.

2014, YEAR 25 $1000 or more

A special position as a parade-section-Marshal or Marshal-ette, your choice of parade section, this year divided by years: 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 (first-pledge, first choice), plus everything listed in the $100 pledge.

Please, REMEMBER:

Our parade-building workshops are not just for little people—if you have an interest in art, 2-d or 3-d, or puppet-mask-making or theater or music-making and drumming please join us! We can also use extra pairs of hands as volunteer assistants and with various Eday Parade workshop tasks. Info and descriptions on volunteer opportunities here: http://littleartshram.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?start_over&id=5021

info@littleartshram.org

P.S.  ALSO, we ask that our friends and neighbors share this request with your friends, neighbors and email lists–if 250 friends and families supported us with a $20 donation, we could cover the actual cost of the parade! AND, we are hoping to have a very BIG turnout to our “Best of 25 Years” 2014 Earth Day parade workshops and the celebration itself.
and P.S..  To view a wonderful short video w. footage from last year’s parade w. the theme: “SEEDS! Awesome Vessels of Power!” check out it out here: http://youtu.be/PRplHchYLq4
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Grand Traverse Earth Day Parade–Become a Community Partner and Sponsor our 25th AnniversaryLittleArtshram.org
 
 
 

WONDROUS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!

Volunteering is a great way to be part of the GT Earth Day Parade community and to meet like-spirited people. Volunteers make it possible for Little Artshram and our friends and collaborators to offer community based art events like the Earth Day Parade, while acquiring hands-on puppet & mask building skills. More than 43 individuals volunteered nearly 1350 hours to Little Artshram during last years parade-building and community event.Our workshops begin NOW–this first week of April and continue through the 25th. Parade day is April 26th.

Here is a list of volunteer needs/jobs, and we will keep it updated weekly:

1.   Coordinator and Musicians for Community Picnic & Local Music Concert in Hannah Park

This opportunity is available for a well organized person along w. a collaborative group of folks who will join in and take on the final tasks and planning w. the Eday organizers and Oryana of the after-parade gathering, at Hannah Park on 6th Street.  We envision it as more of a “Community Sing-along” involving everyone present, scheduling acoustic music, singer-song-writers, along w. organizing the space for the community picnic to take place (Giving some direction to folks as they arrive, setting up 8 ft. tables and helping organize the Oryana food donation, reminding/announcing our zero-waste practices etc.)  The Community Picnic happens directly after the parade, at approximately 3:15 until 4:30 or 5 pm—depending on final plans.  We are working to raise funds to pay artists and musicians who are helping lead and supervise various Eday parade workshops and those who may step forward to coordinate the Community Picnic.  For one person w. a collaborative working group of support, willing to meet and also work w. the parade organizing crew.

2. Cardboard Collector/Runner

This job is offered each day of our workshops: April 1, 2 and 3rd (Spring Break @ GT Circuit) and April 8, 15, & 22nd (at the GLCM) and involves tracking down, picking up and delivering single-thickness cardboard to our workshop location—-and at the end of the workshops picking up un-used scraps and delivering them to a local recycling site. For one (1) person per workshop

3. Set-up Crew

Each day, of our workshops, one hour BEFORE the workshop has begun, we set-up the workshop site with various puppet-mask-making stations that workshop participants will cycle around through as they create their mask/costume. For three (3) people each workshop

3. Tools and Materials Assistant

Each day we have a job for a person to oversee, keep track of, and make sure all of our special Earth Day Parade tools and materials are in tip-top shape and working order. A general rule is that children/youth are NOT to have use of box-cutters/staplers/and other potentially difficult and dangerous tools to operate. The Tool and Material assistant will help cut cardboard and make sure we are all carefully keeping track of tools.

For two (2) people per workshop

4. Parade Workshop Assistant

The Assistant Artist is a job offered throughout the month of workshops working alongside of the Parade artists’ on specific masks, puppets and costumes and helping to lead discussion/info-sharing/design brainstorming w. the workshop attendants. We are working to raise funds to pay a stipend to each workshop assistant.  For 3 folks per workshop, and committed to being present for parade day, April 26th

5. Puppet and Mask-Maker

This job is offered to folks each day of the workshops, and is for artists who have skills in cardboard building and papier-maiche puppet and mask-making or those who are quick learners. The Puppet and Mask-Maker’s will work one on one and in small groups w. children/youth/adults who are designing, constructing and creating their Earth Day Parade masks/costumes. We are working to raise funds to pay a stipend to each volunteer puppet/mask-maker.  For 3 folks per workshop, and committed to being present for parade day, April 26th

6. Clean-up Crew

Each workshop requires a well-organized clean-up crew..It involves one hour after the workshop has ended, we stay at the workshop site to clean-up, pack-up and prepare for the next day’s workshop. For three (3) people each workshop

 

HOW IS this Community Event funded?

The Earth Day Parade is funded entirely by donations and sponsorships. We do not charge a fee to folks attending workshops, asking only for a SUGGESTED DONATION of $20 per mask/costume/person. The Earth Day parade costs are minimal and include: materials and supplies we are unable to scavenge, for space rental, artists stipends for their design contributions, leadership and supervision of the workshops, and for permit fees and liability insurance that allows us to be in the streets on foot.

To become a Community Partner and give to the Earth Day Parade click here for info on Community Partner/Sponsor levels.  Or donate directly via Paypal above. You may also directly contact us. Little Artshram is a 501.c 3, tax deductible and non-profit organization.

We accept both cash donations and checks made out to:

Little Artshram, P.O. Box 844, Traverse City, MI 49865

info@littleartshram.org

www.littleartshram.org

231-735-8370

 

P.S.  ALSO, we ask that our friends and neighbors share these email newsletters with your friends, neighbors and email lists.  We are hoping to have a very BIG turnout to our “Best of 25 Years” 2014 Earth Day parade workshops and the celebration itself.

 

and P.S.S. To view a wonderful short video w. footage from last year’s parade w. the theme: “SEEDS! Awesome Vessels of Power!” check out it out here: http://youtu.be/PRplHchYLq4
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WONDROUS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES! No Fooling!LittleArtshram.org