Teens can participate in a number of activities, including:
- Collage journaling, a unique tool for self-expression, which gives teens the opportunity to discover their inner creative voice (more details below)
- Juggling Dojo Classes~ Learn to juggle without struggle! The juggling masters of the Juggling Dojo weave together juggling, song and rhythm in their teaching and performance. These emissaries in the art of Flow will guide and inspire you in the art of dancing with gravity. The Juggling Dojo invites you into the adventure of playing towards a world that works for everyone!
- Chill zones with couches and snacks where teens can create their own space within the busy-ness of festival life.
- Real Talk with Teens~ A presentation and facilitated discussion by licensed addictions counselor and mindfulness educator, Joe Klein.
- Mindfulness activities, such as Qi Gong and meditation, to get the teens’ day started well.
- Drumming workshops, featuring FloydFest Teen Scene veteran Minerva
- Upcycle T-Shirt Workshop
- Raising Voices in the Garden of Song workshops~ Join us in the adventure of vocal empowerment. In the garden of song we encourage and dare each other to sing boldly and listen closely. Our voices will take flight as we sing a rich mix of chants, rounds and freedom songs. Participants will leave this garden party with vital song seeds to sow amongst friends and neighbors! All voices are welcome. If you can talk, you can sing.
- Teen Open Mic and more!
Imagine Tent Stage
The Teen Scene is hosted by Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme), a Floyd-area non-profit dedicated to helping young people experience a deeper sense of connection and belonging with themselves, others and the natural world. The Teen Scene Lounge provides teens with a place of their own that is comfortable, safe and fun, and where they can participate in a number of activities, including collage journaling, Juggling Dojo Classes, mindfulness activities such as Qi Gong and meditation, or simply relax in the ‘Chill Zone’ with couches and snacks.
Joe Klein, is the founder of Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme). He has over 20 years experience working with youth as an educator, counselor and soccer coach. Joe brings playfulness and a whole body experiential integration to his work with young people. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Substance Abuse Counselor and a long term practitioner of mindfulness meditation, yoga and Chinese internal martial arts. Joe teaches a graduate level course on mindfulness and social emotional learning (SEL) for teachers, social workers, nurses and counselors at Radford University and also co-leads retreats on “Mindfulness as Self-Care” for parents, students and helping professionals in Southwest Virginia.
Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme) is dedicated to improving the lives of teens, parents and professionals through mindfulness retreats and outreach programs. What we do can be described as inner education. On retreat and in school and community settings, participants learn life-long skills that help them gain a deeper awareness and understanding of their mind and body. Our participants learn to cultivate more kindness and compassion towards themselves, others, and the natural world. These are skills that have many proven benefits, and most importantly they teach us how to embrace and enjoy our lives.
Workshops with Katherine Devine in the Imagine Tent!
For FloydFest 2015~Fire on the Mountain, Katherine Devine offers a Painting Party, and mixed media workshops for teens and adults.
Mixed media workshop for teens: Come for the workshop ,pick up some new tips and techniques and stay to create your own work of art to take your FloydFest experience to a new creative level!
Global Village Painting Party: For teens and adults, bring a snack or beverage, relax and create an acrylic painting inspired by with live music and step by step encouragement!
Originally from Providence, Rhode Island, Katherine received her undergraduate degree in art from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, and her Master’s degree from Hollins University. She received the Woman of Achievement Award in Art from DePaul Community Resources in 2011, and the People’s Choice, top Three Best Local Artists from the readers of City Magazine in 2013.
She has more than 20 years experience exhibiting and teaching in a variety of media to all ages. She currently teaches private art lessons and shows new work in her studio in Roanoke, Va. She is delighted to be welcomed back to FloydFest, with some new creative ideas for teens and adults!
Want to play the ukulele?
The ukuleles are coming to FloydFest! One of the nation’s largest ukulele stores is based in Floyd County. Join Mim of Mim’s Ukes in the Children’s Universe for fun family-friendly ukulele shows followed by a workshop for the kids! The week will end with a performance from our newest, littlest, ukers!
The world-famous Mim will be joined by special guest ukulele super-star Narcisso “Seeso” Lobo. A singer/songwriter from Chicago, Narcisso is known in the ukulele world as “The Human Jukebox.” He never seems to run out of songs. Mim will also be hosting all-instrument open jams for kids, teens and adults! Advanced players are encouraged to help the beginners, and together we will make beautiful music! So bring your instruments! Also look for her in the Teen Scene, for ukulele workshops geared to teens and adults.