Teen Scene at Imagine Tent
The Teen Scene is hosted by Social Emotional Learning Coalition (SELC) an organization 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 on the festival grounds that is comfortable, safe and fun. This is an environment for young people to experience being present for themselves and for being seen and heard authentically by others.
Teens can participate in a number of activities, including:
- Mixed media art workshops and painting parties (more details below)
- Ukele workshops and jam sessions
- Chill zones with couches and snacks where teens can create their own space within the busy-ness of festival life.
- Mindfulness meditation, to get the teens’ day started well.
- Drumming workshops, featuring Minerva
Joe Klein, is the founder of Social Emotional Learning Consultants (SELC) and 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 advises 7th – 12th grade students at Springhouse Community School in Floyd and he teaches a graduate level course on mindfulness and social emotional learning (SEL) for teachers, social workers, nurses and counselors at Radford University. He also co-leads retreats on “Mindfulness as Self-Care” for helping professionals and retreats for college students and Young Adults.
Inward Bound Mindfulness Education(iBme) is dedicated to improving the lives of teens and young adults 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 Imagine Tent for fun ukulele workshops and jam sessions led by Mim and 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. They will be hosting all-instrument open jams for teens and adults! Advanced players are encouraged to help the beginners, and together we will make beautiful music! So bring your instruments!