Weekend@Wilson Registration & Event Selection

      1. Select your registration/lodging option, either on-campus or off-campus. Please note that selecting and paying for one of these is REQUIRED. Your registration and workshop selections are not complete without one of these selected.
      2. Select your workshops. Put a check next to the workshop you would like to attend (event details can be viewed by clicking on the workshop title). Please note the workshop times to avoid "double-registering" for events at the same time. A workshop with "***FULL***" at the end of its title has reached its class limit. If you would like to be added to a wait list for a full workshop, contact Kelly Ball at kball@warren-wilson.edu
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Includes 2 nights of dorm lodging, 4 workshops, Meals (Friday lunch - Sunday breakfast)
Adult - $100
Children (age 17 and under) - $60
Friday, June 26, 2015
Includes 4 workshops, 4 meals (Friday lunch and dinner and Saturday lunch and dinner). No lodging.
Adult - $75
Children (age 17 and under) - $ 35
Friday, June 26, 2015
How did ancient people think up those constellations? Come make a constellation of your own and share star stories from around the world.  In our second hour, we will look at some heavenly visitors-- meteorites from space-- and learn how to find our own micrometeorites. Ages 6 and up, children 5 and under with a parent.
Single class scheduled on 6/26/2015 at 1:00PM
Learn basic stringing and finishing techniques while making both a necklace and a pair of earrings. Design tips will be given to create jewelry designs that are comfortable, aesthetically pleasing and well made. A selection of genuine stones will be available to choose from. Ages 8 and up. Material fees: $12. Class limit: 18
Single class scheduled on 6/26/2015 at 1:00PM
The Farm Crew will lead a tour of our mixed-crop and livestock operation which continues. No age limit.
Single class scheduled on 6/26/2015 at 1:00PM
Learn how to create journals using a variety of materials such as scrap paper, cards, fabrics, and notions. Each journal will be unique through artistic choices in materials. Keep it for your travel notes, sketches or give it as a special gift. Easy, fun, and no experience required. Ages 12 and up. Class limit: 20.
Single class scheduled on 6/26/2015 at 1:00PM
Students will make a set of 4 tile coasters that can be personalized to their desires. The coasters will be ready to use by the end of the class and students can keep them or give them as a gift. Ages 18 and up. Material fees: $8. Class limit: 10.
Single class scheduled on 6/26/2015 at 1:00PM
We will go through a CSA box and teach participants healthy & creative ways to use those knows and unknowns of the produce world. The goal will be to use the ingredients with minimal other items necessary minus a few kitchen staples. The class will also teach participants how to store any items they might not be able to eat that week. No age limit. Material fees: $8. Class limit: 15.
Single class scheduled on 6/26/2015 at 1:00PM
Whether you have never stepped foot on a yoga mat or are a seasoned yogi, join this all levels class for a gentle practice of the basic yoga postures (asanas) and breath work (pranayama) to stretch, strengthen, and energize the body, and to calm the mind. The instructor, whose Yoga Alliance Certificate is currently pending, has been studying yoga for 8 years and recently completed a 230-hour teacher training at the Asheville Yoga Center. Mats will be provided. Wear loose fitting comfortable clothes that you can move in easily (jeans and other restrictive clothing discouraged). No age limit.
Single class scheduled on 6/26/2015 at 1:00PM
Learn the history and philosophy of cocktails from slings to martinis to today's craft cocktails. Overview of preparation, techniques, tools, and complimentary favors will be discussed. You'll have an opportunity to blend and taste during the workshop. Ages 21 and up. Materials fee: $16. Class limit: 30.
Single class scheduled on 6/26/2015 at 1:00PM
Come learn to cane a foot stool in the traditional herringbone pattern. Ages 6 and up. Material fees: $25. Class limit: 8.
Single class scheduled on 6/26/2015 at 1:00PM
Asheville continues to build as a major beer city. Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of two of our local breweries. Transportation will be provided; nominal charge for tastings which are payable directly to breweries. Ages 21 and up. Material fee: $5. Class limit: 12.
Single class scheduled on 6/26/2015 at 1:00PM
Learn to play with fire! This class will introduce you to safety, fire management, and proper hammer techniques for blacksmithing. Students will make a simple hook with a leaf. Expect to get dirty, so wear appropriate clothing. Blacksmithing is a 2-part class (two sessions offered both on Friday and Saturday). Ages 12 and up. Class limit: 6.
Single class scheduled on 6/26/2015 at 1:00PM
Join this workshop for an enjoyable couple of hours on the Bryson Climbing Wall and receive instruction in a fun and friendly environment. The workshop is open to beginners and those experienced in climbing. Ages 6 and up. Class limit: 12.
Single class scheduled on 6/26/2015 at 3:30PM
Farm fresh eggs from your own backyard? If you are a new poultry owner or just thinking about raising poultry, this workshop is for you. The class will include an overview on how to properly care for chickens, how to provide appropriate food and shelter, specifics of raising poultry for production of eggs or meat, and the benefits of specific breeds. Live chickens will be on hand to demonstrate proper handling techniques. Chickens are great additions to a backyard. They are entertaining to watch, provide nutrient dense eggs, create wonderful fertilizer and are an excellent way to reduce the population of pesky insects and ticks in your yard. No age limit.
Single class scheduled on 6/26/2015 at 3:30PM
Explore this traditional Appalachian craft and the basics of broom making while making your very own cobweb broom. The totally functioning cobweb broom is designed to access hard to reach areas, including reaching those pesky cobwebs. Broom corn can be irritating for those with sensitive skin, so please wear long pants and sleeves. Please bring a towel. Ages 16 and up. Material fees: $10. Class limit: 8.
Single class scheduled on 6/26/2015 at 3:30PM
Improve your carpentry skills and create wildlife habitat for your backyard by building a birdhouse. Bring your own creative ideas and found objects to personalize your birdhouse. Wood, nails, and hammers provided. Don’t miss this family friendly hands-on workshop. Ages 10 and up, younger than 10 with parent. Class limit: 10.
Single class scheduled on 6/26/2015 at 3:30PM
You will leave the workshop understanding basic yoga techniques and foundation poses to help you feel confident in a scheduled group class. The workshop will end with a discussion on nutritional and spiritual wellness. Ages 13 and up.
Single class scheduled on 6/26/2015 at 3:30PM
Walk through of the veggie and herb garden. Explore different places in the garden including the herb cabin and herb garden, blueberry and raspberry patches, veggie productions and hoop houses, chicken coop and the garden cabin. Stop along to way to discuss the process of growing fruits, herbs and vegetables and sample certain edible things. Take time enough for the kids to ask questions they may have about our food growing system and spend time with the chickens, as kids always love being around these docile creatures. Ages 3 and up. Class limit: 20.
Single class scheduled on 6/26/2015 at 3:30PM
Discussion on cold hardy and disease resistant grape varieties for challenging climates and steep slopes. Many of these varieties are grown in the Midwest and Finger Lakes. It is possible to make great wine from grape varieties that will survive very cold temperatures. Other areas discussed will be practical machinery for steep slopes, techniques in making wine from American and Hybrid grape varietals, organize practices, and the challenges of the wine and grape industry in North Carolina. We will also talk about our journey on the land that has become Morning Star Vineyards and sample wine from the grape variety we have planted in our vineyards. Ages 21 and up. Materials fees: $10.
Single class scheduled on 6/27/2015 at 10:00AM
Let’s play with pie! After all, what warms hearts and bellies more than a fresh, homemade pie? In this class we will discuss the art, logistics, and flavor potentials when creating your very own from scratch pies. We will go over seasonal recipes and each participant will have the chance to create two of their very own mini-pies (one savory and one sweet). Bring an apron if you so desire! We will also send you home with helpful tips, recipe cards, and plenty of pie inspiration. Ages 12 and up. Materials fee: $10. Class limit: 12.
Single class scheduled on 6/27/2015 at 10:00AM
Creative movement and dance are great ways for children to develop balance, strength, coordination and body control. Mindful movement is wonderful vehicle through which to cultivate self-awareness, self-acceptance, self-confidence, self-trust and self-expression. Dance is not only healthy for children physically, but it can also help them manage their moods and their stress, express their anger, frustration and fear, and bring themselves back into balance in a fun and creative way. This workshop for children will integrate my Nia® training and life-time history of ballet, modern, creative dance and yoga for a fun, interactive workout. No dance experience required. Ages 6 and up, younger than 6 with parent.
Single class scheduled on 6/27/2015 at 10:00AM
This workshop introduces the low elements of the Team Challenge Course. No ropes or harnesses but plenty of fun and challenging problem solving activities for all. All are welcome and it is great for families. Wear comfortable clothes to be active in the outdoors. Ages 6 and up. Class limit: 15.
Single class scheduled on 6/27/2015 at 10:00AM
We will walk around campus taking notes on different tree species and learning their scientific names (Impress your friends!) and interesting characteristics (ecology, habit, flower, fruit, leaf shape, bark etc.) about each to aid in identification.  After the first walkabout, we’ll sketch out/draw, color and add field notes onto 3x5 index cards. A second walk, we’ll gather additional notes on trees plus perhaps some native flowers planted in the landscaping and wild areas. Punch the cards’ corners and tie together (20 or so) to create your own guide to trees from WWC campus, the southeast. You will have your very own tree guide to keep. Ages 8 and up. Class limit: 10.
Single class scheduled on 6/27/2015 at 10:00AM
Tapping or EFT (the Emotional Freedom Technique) is a simple way to overcome fears, phobias, stress and even reduce chronic pain! EFT is easy to do and fun to learn. In this class you will learn a sequence of EFT points to tap and also points on the body to tap to reduce fear, enhance the immune system and even a spot to tap to reinforce joyful experiences and memories! Ages 10 and up.
Single class scheduled on 6/27/2015 at 10:00AM
Learn the basic construction techniques by using vines, rattan and other materials. Ages 14 and up. Material fees: $15. Class limit: 15.
Single class scheduled on 6/27/2015 at 10:00AM
Learn to play with fire! This class will introduce you to safety, fire management, and proper hammer techniques for blacksmithing. Students will make a simple hook with a leaf. Expect to get dirty, so wear appropriate clothing. Blacksmithing is a 2-part class (two sessions offered both on Friday and Saturday). Ages 12 and up. Class limit: 6.
Single class scheduled on 6/27/2015 at 10:00AM
Learn the art of layering paper images under glass to create beautiful personalized decorative items for your home or as a gift. The instructor learned the craft from acclaimed decoupage artist John Derian (www.johnderian.com) in New York city while working for 5 years as a studio artist. Ages 12 and up. Material fees: $10. Class limit: 6.
Single class scheduled on 6/27/2015 at 10:00AM
Discover through hands-on experience how to make creamy, moisturinzing soap using the cold-process method. Learn to safely work with lye and experiment with different oils, fragrances, herbs, and natural colorants. This beginner's class will reveal how the properties of various oils and additives produce different soap types. Ages 18 and up. Material fees: $8. Class limit: 24.
Single class scheduled on 6/27/2015 at 1:30PM
This pen turning workshop will appeal to the beginner as well as advanced turners. All aspects of how to turn a pen using a lathe will be covered. Using blanks from wood found on Warren Wilson College’s campus, each participant should complete two ball point pens. Ages 10 and up. Material fees: $10. Class limit: 8.
Single class scheduled on 6/27/2015 at 1:30PM
The biggest news in the art world this year was Metropolitan Museum of Art’s acquisition of folk art. Contemporary folk art, produced by untrained artists is rapidly growing in significance. Why? The work is often intense, quirky, mesmerizing, and full of wit and wisdom. What should you look for in purchasing or starting a collection? How do you tell good folk art from bad? What makes some pieces more valuable? Learn about the artists, the works, connoisseurship, and where to find contemporary folk art with K. Johnson Bowles. Bowles is a former museum director, folk art collector, author of award winning exhibition catalogues on contemporary folk art, and recipient of the Award of Distinction by the Folk Art Society of America in 2011. She is also vice president for advancement at Warren Wilson College. Ages 18 and up.
Single class scheduled on 6/27/2015 at 1:30PM
Discussion and guided group sharing include: Sugar Blues - how sugar affects your health and your mood, how to identify hidden sugar in your diet, how to manage & eliminate cravings; Eating for Energy - how to avoid the afternoon slump and feel energized all day, eating for balance; and Fail to Prepare, Prepare to Fail - Healthy shopping, cooking and eating, simple everyday tips and solutions. Recipes and educational handouts. Ages 12 and up, younger than 12 with parent.
Single class scheduled on 6/27/2015 at 1:30PM
Teams of participants will create their own original five-minute plays based on plot clues given by their director--a graduate of the Wilson theatre program. Each team will perform their play for the other teams before the end of the workshop. No theatre experience necessary! Performers, playwrights, and stagehands of all ages are encouraged to join in the fun! Ages 7 and up, younger than 7 with parent.
Single class scheduled on 6/27/2015 at 1:30PM
We will make homemade play dough and finger paints and then have fun playing around with them. Kids will be able to take some play dough home with them.
Single class scheduled on 6/27/2015 at 1:30PM
Travel Latin America through music and dance! This is an intro class and you will learn basic movements from each dance to get your feet moving, heart pumping, and most of all, learn to dance! No experience necessary, and all are welcome. Please dress comfortably and wear shoes that you can move in. If you have dance shoes, even better! So are you ready to dance? Ages 15 and up.
Single class scheduled on 6/27/2015 at 1:30PM
Lace-up your running shoes and Join JT Wagner, Computer Services and Kelly Ball, Advancement Office. Length, difficulty, and pace can be adjusted to accommodate all. Breakfast snacks will be available after the run.
Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 7:30 AM
This registration is for Weekend@Wilson instructors only. On-campus registration includes: 2 nights of dorm lodging, 4 workshops, Meals (Friday lunch - Sunday breakfast)
Friday, June 26, 2015
This registration is for Weekend@Wilson instructors only. Off-campus registration includes: 4 workshops, 4 meals (Friday lunch and dinner and Saturday lunch and dinner). No lodging.
Friday, June 26, 2015

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