DIY Poi and Toy: Thursday at 1:30pm
There was love, then there was concentration, then came poi. DIY Poi and Toy will be a fun filled session of fashioning your very own sock and rice practice Poi toys and then learning some of the basic skills it takes to not clock yourself in the noggin! Poi is not just an ancient dance of the Maori people but also a reflection of inner peace and communication with the self. The synchronized swinging and weaving of ball and string(or rice and sock) demand harmonious concentration of both sides of your brain which can lead to hours of fun play. We will go over the basic moves together and maybe a few hard ones. Challenging yourself with new and fun obstacles is the best way to get in touch with yourself and the world around you, so if poi seems too scary just remember that it’s not! Come down and poi around! (ALL dexterity appropriate ages welcome)
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The Joy of Tribal Face Painting: Friday at 1:00pm
A little basic color mixing lesson mixed with a little tribal inspiration will fuel this parent on child face-painting adventures! Tribes of ancient peoples had painted themselves for reasons of war, celebration and sacred ritual, and to represent family bonds. Pulling some inspiration from our primal elements and a few from our more inspired modern face painters you will create your own tribal make up to reflect your unique family. There are absolutely no limits on where you can take your face-painting and no such thing as a mistake, just happy accidents! We will be using non-toxic water soluble paints, applied by parents and perhaps some parents will get painted too! After painting we will all commence in our Unifier celebrations and head to the Children’s parade!